The problems with "Evan Almighty" mostly boil down to questions of scale. The movie warns of an imminent flood, yet delivers only sprinkles of laughter or anything approaching magic.
Viewers of CNN International often hear tales of woe from far-flung corners of the globe, but several countries with tumultuous histories are currently being featured on the channel in a different…
Insomniacs across the United Kingdom have found an addictive reason to stay awake in "Springwatch: Nightshift." Devoid of diva casts, the BBC Two show merely positions infrared lenses around a Devon…
Self-proclaimed "Star Wars" geeks, the producers of "Robot Chicken" deliver a big wet kiss to the film series' fans with this clever animated special -- a rapid-fire barrage of gags that includes…
After its success with "The Closer" -- a slimmed-down version of "Law & Order" reruns primarily distinguished by Kyra Sedgwick's star presence -- TNT again dips into the retro bin, providing this…
"Meadowlands" owes a more-than-passing debt to Patrick McGoohan's paranoid 1960s classic "The Prisoner," albeit adding a family twist that won't remind anybody of "Father Knows Best."
"The Trial of Tony Blair" engages in a similar flight of near-future speculation -- darkly satirizing the outgoing British prime minister not only wrestling with lost power but facing extradition in…
High drama contenders.
Variety staffers select drop-dead drama scenes
"Two and a Half Men" co-creator Chuck Lorre is serious -- for once -- about a proposed writer swap between two CBS stalwarts: his hit Monday-night comedy and the network's flagship crime drama "CSI…
There's a long and venerable history of musical-comedy duos, from the Smothers Brothers to Tenacious D. At first, this New Zealand-imported tandem seems like any of the cut-rate slacker comedies that…