Category Archives: Winter Press Tour 2017

How Trent Reznor Met Ken Burns

It seemed an odd contrast: The sexagenarian Beatle bob of Ken Burns vs. the darker, calculated spikes of the rock star. But where the documentarian is pegged with using (or overusing) old timey fiddle music on his epics like “The Civil War” or “National Parks,” Trent Reznor is slashing and burning in Nine Inch Nails. [...]

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Little Hope for ‘The Young Pope’

One of HBO’s most confounding new series — more than “The Leftovers,” more than “Westworld” — begins tonight with “The Young Pope” (HBO, 9 p.m.). Already a target on internet memes, the Italian series stars Jude Law as an arrogant new American pope who angers the college of cardinals and acts weird, but not weirdly [...]

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When David Lynch Met TV Press Tour

What are we to expect of “Twin Peaks”? The bizarre and exasperating series that shook up the zeitgeist more than a half century ago is suddenly back with an 18 hour return, on Showtime. It picks up in real time 25 years later with many of the same characters. There have been few hints at [...]

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Jim Carrey Recalls Stand Up Days

Jim Carrey jumped on the main stage at the old Ice House in Pasadena, one of the oldest comedy clubs in the country, the other night. He was one of the biggest names at the TV Critics Association’s winter press tour so far. But while he struck a pose similar to his standup heyday and [...]

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First Big Topic at TV Press Tour: Rape

The TV Critics Association began its winter press tour in Pasadena last week, only a couple of days after the Rose Bowl left town. It will stretch until just before the inauguration of the 45th president. So naturally it was expected that questions for the 100 or so shows presented at the event would involve [...]

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