Brian Lowry

  • TV

L.A. setting the TiVo trend

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The 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner" depicts a nightmare vision of Los Angeles in 2019 . Fortunately, most of that image hasn't yet come to pass, though many faces here do look a little plastic…

Tad Hilgenbrinck
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Review: 'Jekyll'

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Shrewdly contemporizing the oft-told tale of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," BBC America infuses some clever 21st-century wrinkles into the story -- starting with the split…

Review: 'The Company'

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The challenge of condensing Robert Littell's nearly-900-page novel, combined with some unfortunate casting choices, ultimately defeats "The Company" -- a handsome six-hour limited series that…

Marketplace

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Review: 'Indie Sex'

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Stretching this documentary on sex in cinema over four nights primarily to pair its original production with movies like "Boogie Nights" and "Spanking the Monkey," IFC's "Indie Sex" provides an…

  • Biz

The Couric Effect

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Precisely a year ago, Katie Couric was on top of the world -- on the verge of becoming the first woman to anchor a nightly newscast solo, a milestone that sent broadcast news into tumult and made her…

Review: 'Murder'

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So slickly produced it's easy to overlook just how inane the premise is, "Murder" enlists two teams of contestants to play at being crime-solvers in what's clearly designed to approximate a real-life…

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