Day: April 27, 2021

“Mosquito Coast” spans Theroux generations

You kind of expect Justin Theroux to be well-read.
His mom is a novelist. His dad is merely a lawyer, but four paternal uncles have written novels.
And his link to “The Mosquito Coast” – by Paul Theroux, one of those uncles – is especially strong. “I have a long history with the novel,” he told the Television Critics Association.
He was 10 when it was published, 15 when it became a movie, with Harrison Ford and River Phoenix. And now, at 50, he stars in a seven-hour mini-series (shown here) that starts Friday (April 30) on Apple TV+ Read more…

Best-bets for April 29: football stars, political puppets

1) Football draft, 8-11:30 p.m. ET, ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. As other shows stumble in the ratings, live events get extra attention. This year, ABC will be there for the full ride – the first round tonight (expected to start with Jacksonville choosing Trevor Lawrence, shown here) … the second and third, 7-11:30 p.m. ET Friday … and the final four, noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. Only 224 players will be drafted, but ABC says it has prepared packages on 450 possibilities, with vignettes on 35. It will have 50 cameras in the draft hall, plus others with 40 players and each of the 32 teams. Read more…