Day: February 11, 2020

“High Fidelity” has a high love for music

“High Fidelity” keeps marching across the media landscape.
It was a 1995 Nick Hornby novel … a 2000 John Cusack movie … and a 2006 Broadway musical. Now it’s a streaming series – a good one – arriving Friday(Feb.14) on Hulu.
In each version, we meet Rob, a young record-store owner who composes top-5 lists while facing romance setbacks.
Details change along the way. Rob was originally white and male; now the role is beautifully played by Zoe Kravitz (shown here), who is neither. Read more…

Best-bets for Feb. 13: Drama and comedy cohabit

1) “Grown-ish,” 8 p.m., Freeform. This well-crafted comedy-drama leans way to the drama side tonight. Nomi(Emily Arlook, at right with Yara Shahidi) takes the first ultrasound of her pregnancy; that’s followed by celebration … arguments … and life-changing questions. It’s a smart and serious episode, peppered by some comedy, with Sky in the midst of a serious debate: Is her new boyfriend black or white? Read more…

Cable celebrates a long and lustful life

The long life and wondrous career of Kirk Douglas will be celebrated on Turner Classic Movies
.That will be March 5, with some of the best-known films at nighttime. It will be “Lust for Life” (shown here, 1956) at 5:45 p.m., “Paths of Glory” (1958) at 8 and “Spartacus” at 9:45.
Douglas died Feb. 5, after a life that was extraordinary in its length (103 years), its impact and how far he had leaped. His first memoir illusttrated that leap with its title: “The Ragman’s Son.” Read more…