Television is celebrating its diamond anniversary this month, but the movies have been exploring the medium’s facets for even longer. Here are 10 of the most bizarre and most brilliant depictions of the small screen on the big screen.
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NEW YORK — The day was bright and sunny, much like the future the 1939 World’s Fair was promising.
The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony may well go into the books for its “Who’d have thought?” surrealistic moments.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — “I should write a book.” We’ve all heard that statement before from friends or family or co-workers. We might even have said it ourselves. We all have stories to tell, whether real or fictional.
ABERDEEN AMERICAN LEGION, 112 W. 1st St., bingo Sundays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. with free coffee.
It’s not a surprise, but still good to hear: HBO has picked up “Game of Thrones” for two additional years.
The storm between the Weather Channel and DirecTV has finally cleared.
“And the Dark Sacred Night” by Julia Glass; Pantheon ($26.95)
“The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis” by Thomas Goetz; Gotham ($27)
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For a film that’s 66 years old, “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” is full of surprises.
LOS ANGELES — Walt Disney Co. has thrown down the gauntlet at Warner Bros. by scheduling the next installment of its Captain America film series to open on the same day its competitor releases a combined Superman-Batman movie.
We’re animals, after all. Fish, birds, reptiles, dogs, even humans, part of the same family tree. Watch it grow in Wednesday night’s trio of eye-openers, mindblowers and tearjerkers, kicking off PBS’ weekly Think Wednesday “nature, science and technology” block.
Silly, broad, and goofy, “Deadbeat” is the perfect comedy for a streaming service like Hulu. You can run through all 10 episodes like a bag of chips, in one or two sittings. You’ll probably feel bloated afterward but you’ll enjoy scarfing them down.