Daily Archives: January 29, 2012

Milch’s Faith in ‘Luck’ Audience

There’s no question that tonight’s first episode of “Luck” on HBO is a tough one – a new series about life at the track with no specific explainer about what’s going on and who’s who. This is usually accomplished in film and TV narratives by having a newcomer introduced to the scene and having it […]

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How Jeremy Irons Became a Bar Rag

The latest credit for the distinguished Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons comes tonight on a new episode of “The Simpsons,” as a 1,000 year old piece of cloth that has ended up as the bar rag at Moe’s, narrating his own story. Speaking before reporters at the TV Critics Association winter press tour earlier this month […]

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Sunday TV: Patience for Good ‘Luck,’ SAG Awards

It may be difficult to muster the requisite excitement for the start of the new series “Luck” (HBO, 9 p.m.). After the pilot from David Milch and director Michael Mann already showed late last year as a “sneak peak” following the “Boardwalk Empire” finale. And tonight’s somewhat confusing, somewhat mumbly first episode doesn’t make that […]

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Everybody Sings Dylan

How many Bob Dylan tribute albums have there been – just in the last decade or so? There was the international cast on the soundtrack to his “Masked and Anonymous”; the terrific covers on the soundtrack to “I’m Not There”; the gospel, blues and reggae salutes to his songbook, the live covers on the “30th […]

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