TV and Other Stuff TV and Other Stuff

IT TAKES TWO

From the Nov. 17, 1995, Deseret News IT TAKES TWO — Kirstie Alley, Steve Guttenberg, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Philip Bosco, Jane Sibbett; rated PG (mild profanity, mild vulgarity,...

Endorsement quotes on movie boxes aren't always what they seem

From the March 22, 2013, Deseret News While browsing in a local music/movie store recently I began thumbing through a basket filled with $2 Blu-rays and discovered that one had my...

Beatles concert was a magical mystery tour

    From the March 5, 1999, Deseret News As a teenager growing up in the 1960s in Long Beach, Calif., my live entertainment tastes were quite eclectic. I was as likely to...

2 new Beatles cover albums are sure bets

  From the Sept. 28, 2007, Deseret News A friend of mine collects Beatles covers — that is, Beatles songs performed by other singers, not album covers. He started doing this...

News flash to TV execs: Kids aren't watching

From the May 31, 2012, Deseret News A few months ago my wife and I went into a department store to look at new televisions, finally having decided to abandon our old living-room set...

Hollywood thinks 50-year-olds have no wallets

From the April 2, 1999, Deseret News Joyce tells me it's the proverbial good news/bad news scenario when you turn 50. You see, I turned 50 last year, and my wife has been 49 for . ....

Hey, Hollywood! Older people go to movies, too

From the Aug. 14, 2009, Deseret News A decade ago, when I turned 50, I wrote a column about how it felt to fall out of the Hollywood demographic. According to conventional show-biz...

'Blue Bloods' is a show with genuine depth

From the Jan. 13, 2011, Deseret News CBS IS SHAKING UP its TV schedule again, and one show that has been getting pushed around is a favorite in my house, "Blue Bloods." Off the air...

THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE

From the June 3, 1987, Deseret News THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE — Alvin & the Chipmunks, the Chipettes; animated feature; rated G. Imagine 75 or 80 minutes of listening to...

Will Smith is a big draw, even in bad movies

From the July 11, 2008, Deseret News My wife is quite disappointed in Will Smith. Well, not Smith personally but in his lousy latest film, "Hancock." Yeah, yeah, I know. It earned...