For a “Doctor Who” finale that accomplishes quite a lot in a rather brief amount of time, “The Name of the Doctor” is an incredibly smooth ride.
Just think of everything on Steven Moffat’s “to-do list” here: revealing the Doctor’s greatest secret, explaining the mystery of Clara the Impossible Girl, bringing back River Song and the Great Intelligence, closing out the season and setting up… Continue reading 'Doctor Who' finale Season 7 episode 13 review: 'Name of the Doctor' is a smashing finish
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For Mother’s Day, Lifetime is celebrating the most important mama of all: Georgia Holt, who gave us Cher. The result is Dear Mom, Love Cher, a candid, if blithely rose-colored documentary. There are great revelations: Mama Cher can sing! Mama Cher almost aborted baby Cher!
Writer-director P. David Ebersole gathers Cher (billed as a producer and “creator”)… Continue reading ‘Dear Mom, Love Cher’ review: Inside the crazy, talented life of Georgia Holt
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The Big C is bringing closure to cancer-stricken Cathy Jamison (Laura Linney) with a four-episode miniseries. Subtitled hereafter, even the opening credits have a nostalgic air, scrapbooking through Cathy’s journey through illness. Gone along with her tranquil opening swim in her home pool, the too-good-to-be-true serenity of season’s 3 Puerto Rican escape (when Cathy quite literally jumped
What an odd, enjoyable, little “Doctor Who” episode “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” is: An hour full of reveals and near-reveals ultimately erased by a trick of space and time. Or are they?
Clara’s rocky relationship with the TARDIS has been a recurring element of these past five episodes and “Journey” begins with the Doctor attempting to force a little quality time between the two “women” in his life… Continue reading 'Doctor Who' Season 7 episode 10 review: 'Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS'
Jackie Robinson’s story is told in this iopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road for minorities … Read More
This weekend, “42,” the harrowing real-life story of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American baseball player to play in the whites-only baseball league, slides into theaters. It’s certainly a huge, important story (42 is the only number retired from the whole of Major League… Continue reading '42' Review: 10 Things You Should Know