Writer-director Rowan Joffe’s adaptation of S.J. Watson’s bestseller honors the lurid spirit of the page-turner enough to satisfy fans, but he doesn’t transmute the material into something richer and deeper as, say, Hitchcock would.
A dog. An often naked couple. A ship docking.
They invented the word “creepy” for that smile, a goofy, confident grin that reaches its full breadth just when you’re starting to realize how deranged this guy really is.
The service is a good start. But the network needs to do more to make it worth the money — especially as HBO and other channels start to compete for online dollars.
“I would not ever, ever, ever put my kids in danger. … That is my past. I have not seen that person in 10 years.
The African-American comedian wins her on-camera role after serving as a writer on the show last season.
“The cable business is evolving from mainly selling you a pay TV package to mainly selling you a broadband Internet service,” says FBR Research analyst Barton Crockett.
Fallon says he was inspired by his daughter, Winnie Rose, whose first word, alas, was “Mama.”
William Luce dramatized Dickinson’s homebound life by combining details from biographies, her poetry and her letters into an entrancing one-woman show, “The Belle of Amherst,” that he wrote for the gifted and versatile Julie Harris in 1976.