Author Archives: Roger Catlin

Sunday TV: New ‘Interview with a Vampire’

A new interpretation of “Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire” (AMC, 10 pm.) is set in New Orleans at the turn of the last century with Jacob Anderson as Louis de Pointe du Lac, Sam Reid as Lestat de Lioncourt and Eric Bogosian as the journalist hearing their story.  Amanda Warren stars as the newly […]

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Saturday TV: 48th Season Start for ‘SNL’

 The season opener of “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) is always worth noting, though the prospects seem shakier than usual at the dawn of the 48th season, following a huge slate of departures, including Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Andy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Melissa Villaseñor and Alex Moffat. The new additions are largely unknown, as […]

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Friday TV: ‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’

Zac Efron, Russell Crowe and Bill Murray star in Peter Farrelly’s latest film. “The Greatest Beer Run Ever” (Apple TV+, streaming) adapts a true story about a guy who went to great lengths to get some stateside beer to his buddies in Vietnam.  Only 29 years after the popular original Halloween classic about a group […]

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Thursday TV: ‘So Help Me Todd’ from CBS

Skylar Astin plays a bumbling son who helps his lawyer mother investigate cases in the new light drama “So Help Me Todd” (CBS, 9 p.m.). Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden plays the mom.  A number of popular network comedies begin their seasons tonight. The sleeper among them is “Welcome to Flatch” (Fox, 9 p.m.), the charming […]

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Tav Falco’s Panther Burns On the Prowl

Rock ’n’ roll is a sound and it is a style and Tav Falco’s been straddling both since the late 1970s. The latest version of Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, on a cross country tour, stopped at The Runaway in D.C. for a midweek show that was strangely mesmerizing and altogether rocking thanks largely to his […]

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Wednesday TV: Netflix’ Dark Marilyn Story

The latest interpretation of Marilyn Monroe comes from Ana de Armas, starring as the Hollywood bombshell in an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel “Blonde” (Netflix, streaming), a film in which Adrien Brody plays Arthur Miller and Bobby Cannavale is Joe DiMaggio. It’s Netflix’ first NC-17 film, which hints at what direction it goes. As protests […]

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Tuesday TV: The New ‘Rookie’ Spinoff

Familiar TV face Niecy Nash stars in the spinoff “The Rookie: Feds” (NBC, 9 p.m.), about a new FBI agent making her way in Los Angeles, in a series where there’s as much attention to her personal life as there is the case of the week.  In the new series “Reasonable Doubt” (Hulu, streaming), Emayatzy […]

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Capital Radio, 9-26: The Falling Leaves

There’s no denying fall is here, especially after a couple hours of songs about falling leaves, summer’s end and the chill in the air. Plus three versions of “September Song.” There was time, too, to salute some of the music of George Gershwin, born this day in 1898, and salute the birthdays of musicians from […]

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Monday TV: Saving Nature from Tourism

The efforts of environmental activists in keeping one of Philippines’ most beautiful islands from becoming a tourist playground for the rich, are chronicled in the new documentary “Delikado,” making its premiere on “POV” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).  The computer-generated animated new series “My Little Pony: Make Your Mark” (Netflix, streaming) picks up where […]

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Sunday TV: Global Citizen Live Concert

Metallica and Mariah Carey don’t often share a bill, but they do so tonight, co-headlining the 10th annual Global Citizen Live Concert (FX, 5p.m.; ABC, 7 p.m.), which isn’t exactly live; it was taped Saturday at New York’s Central Park in a show that also included Rosalía, Måneskin, the Jonas Brothers and Mickey Guyton. Also […]

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