A creaking plot still affords Katharine Hepburn a chance to show how genuine polish can put a shine on worn-out silver. It's an uphill struggle, even for Hepburn, and co-star Ryan O'Neal's shots at…
With this end-of-the-year special, Spy magazine uncovers its own counterintelligence. What has long grown stale on the page quickly feels even dumber on screen.
Chanticleer Films' ever-fascinating Discovery Program, which gives industry professionals a first-time opportunity to direct a short film, brings "Hogg's Heaven," written and directed by Michael…
Eagerly anticipated Tom Arnold sitcom comes across as a hybrid of the old Dick Van Dyke Show and "Buffalo Bill." And that's not bad at all. Show merits its plum spot in ABC's sked.
That said, Stern's duel for air time with Garry Shandling was fascinating television, aimed, it seems, at the kind of person who slows down to observe car wrecks on the freeway.
NBC's "A Town Torn Apart" aims for inspiration in troubled times and hits the target in intent, entertainment proficiency and performances. The trouble on the "message" aspect is that it's shooting a…
Ashot at a strong, informative if fictional look at early black filmmakers and the white disregard of their talents is frittered away by writer Daryl G. Nickens' overly extended teleplay, by Helaine…
Once a mere "700 Club" pulpit, The Family Channel has lately become a venue for ex-"SCTV" club members like Eugene Levy, director and co-star of "Partners 'n Love"--as good a romantic-comic telepic…
Two-hour telepic "A Jury of One" is promoted as the pilot for a potential series "inspired" by real-life on-the-beat experiences of Joseph Wambaugh. Gritty and well-acted, production is pleasingly…
NBC's hit Saturday a.m. teen series goes prime time with "Saved By the Bell--Hawaiian Style," a TV flick that makes "Beverly Hills, 90210" look mature.