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Bryan Cranston’s one-man MLB show


Bryan Cranston's next career move is a surefire hit.

Bryan Cranston’s next career move is a surefire hit.

How does Bryan Cranston follow up a banner year after winning a Tony for his riveting performance as LBJ in All the Way on Broadway, and an Emmy for the legendary TV show Breaking Bad?
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Charles Keating, Goodnight Sweet Prince


With James Cromwell and Charles Keating, two wonderful men.

With James Cromwell and Charles Keating, two wonderful men.

“Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night sweet prince;
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” —Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
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TV ads go for the creepy


Toaster Strudel Boy has a strange, "You WILL eat that strudel," look in his eyes.

Toaster Strudel Boy has a strange, “You WILL eat that strudel,” look in his eyes.

Creepy sells. At least that seems to be one of the main trends in TV ad campaigns. Purveyors of everything from breakfast pastries to deodorant are doing the creepy dance in an effort to get consumers to part with their money.
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Kapow! Zonk! Batman is coming!


On the must have list: Batman The Complete Television Series Limited Edition. (In Blu-ray and DVD)

On the must have list: Batman The Complete Television Series Limited Edition. (In Blu-ray and DVD)

Holy Blu-ray, Batman! The complete Batman TV series is coming to Blu-ray and DVD.
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America’s Test Kitchen gets failing grade


While Cook's Illustrated Magazine touts itself as not having advertisements, its TV show America's Test Kitchen has serious commercial underwriters.

While Cook’s Illustrated Magazine touts itself as not having advertisements, its TV show America’s Test Kitchen has serious commercial underwriters.

What’s cooking with America’s Test Kitchen? A lot of home cooks really like this PBS cooking show as well as its offspring Cook’s Country and Cook’s Illustrated Magazine, the publication that spawned them.

But many of these same fans believe they’ve been burned by the company’s overly aggressive marketing campaign which they claim floods them with spam and solicitations and dupes them into spending money on products they don’t want.
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James Garner, lovable moments


James Garner as the affable Jim Rockford.

James Garner as the affable Jim Rockford.

James Garner was such a good actor. You felt like you knew him, and wanted to have a beer and a shish kebab with him. He was so laid back and charmingly funny, anything and everything he did from movies to TV commercials, was worth watching.
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Bryan Cranston’s coming back to the small screen


A round of applause indeed Mr. President, on your return to TV.

A round of applause indeed Mr. President, on your return to TV.

Bryan Cranston is coming back to television! No, not for Breaking Bad and not for Better Call Saul.
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Christopher Walken as Captain Hook


Get used to the tick tocking sound of the croc, Mr. Walken — Scene from Pulp Fiction

Get used to the tick tocking sound of the croc, Mr. Walken — Scene from Pulp Fiction

Ingenious! NBC has announced that in its next musical, Peter Pan Live! which will be telecast on Dec. 4, they’ve cast Christopher Walken as Captain Hook.
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Christopher Walken talks raccoons as big as kangaroos


Christopher Walken discusses balmy weather and more with Jon Stewart.

Christopher Walken discusses balmy weather and more with Jon Stewart.

Plugging his new movie Jersey Boys, Christopher Walken described life in Connecticut to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.
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Game of Thrones: Every dog and dragon has its day


Happy Father's Day Dad. Love, your son.

Happy Father’s Day Dad. Love, your son.

The season finale of Game of Thrones, “The Children” had something in common with the film Pulp Fiction. Bad things happen when you’re on the throne, so to speak.
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