Ellen Burstyn

A&E’s ‘Coma’ Remake Delivers Big Chills

Posted on 09/2/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentTired of feeling hot and sticky this weekend?  Well, there are big chills guaranteed if you tune into A&E’s four-hour “Coma” tomorrow and Tuesday nights (Sept. 3 and 4). You may remember the 1978 medical thriller starring Genevieve Bujold and Michael Douglas, directed by Michael Crichton.  This time around, an acting A Team including Geena Davis, Richard Dreyfuss, James Woods and Ellen Burstyn surrounds sleuthing med student Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”) and her teaching doctor/love interest, Steven Pasquale (“Rescue …

A&E’s ‘Coma’ Remake Delivers Big Chills

Posted on 09/2/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentTired of feeling hot and sticky this weekend?  Well, there are big chills guaranteed if you tune into A&E’s four-hour “Coma” tomorrow and Tuesday nights (Sept. 3 and 4). You may remember the 1978 medical thriller starring Genevieve Bujold and Michael Douglas, directed by Michael Crichton.  This time around, an acting A Team including Geena Davis, Richard Dreyfuss, James Woods and Ellen Burstyn surrounds sleuthing med student Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”) and her teaching doctor/love interest, Steven Pasquale (“Rescue …

Good TV This Week: Sigourney Weaver Gets ‘Political’

Posted on 07/15/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentAnyone looking forward to scathing wit or incisive drama from a program touted as a “Limited Series Event” — one rich with Oscar and Emmy winners in its pedigree, no less — had better dial down their expectations before watching “Political Animals.”  However, this dishy, inside-the-Beltway USA summer soap with Sigourney Weaver as a Hillary Clintonesque former First Lady-turned-Secretary of State just might hook you in spite of its occasional attacks of cringe-worthy dialogue and other flaws.   Premiering tonight, …