Here are the recommendations from Daniel’s show today. Please give us your comments.
- NBC’s Richard Engel has done some fascinating reporting from Iraq and has collected many video diaries while he was there. Daniel recommends you check out MSNBC for some of those reports. You can also watch them at the MSNBC web site. They also have a very informative interactive video virtual tour section where you can learn more about the ethnic, religious, and political powerplays in and around Iraq. Check out MSNBC and check out their web site for more details.
- Last weekend Daniel’s and his wife saw Music and Lyrics. He said it’s a fun, light, romantic comedy. Here’s a brief synopsis.
Has-been and former 1980s pop star Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) gets the comeback chance of a lifetime thanks to quirky lyricist Sophie (Drew Barrymore) in this romantic comedy. When teen singing sensation Cora Corman asks Alex to write a song and record the duet with her, Alex can’t refuse — but he also can’t write lyrics. Alex’s luck changes when he meets Sophie, and when the two sit down to write, the chemistry turns solid gold.
- On TV, Daniel recommends It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World on Turner Classic Movies at 8pm ET. Daniel called it a 3-hour farce and a funny movie. Synopsis:
Before literally kicking the bucket when his car careens over an embankment, “Smiler” Grogan (Jimmy Durante) tells onlookers he’s stashed $350,000 in stolen loot beneath “the big W” in the town of Santa Rosita … and thus begins a mad dash to recover the dough. But unbeknownst to the greedy motorists, police captain T.G. Culpepper (Spencer Tracy) — who’s been awaiting a break in the Grogan case for 20 years — is stalking their every move.
- Also, on WUSF-16 is Judgement at Nuremberg at 8pm ET. Daniel called it one of the first movies about the Holocaust and everything that emanated from that. He said it has a great All-Star cast. Synopsis:
This Academy Award-winning film by Stanley Kramer stars Spencer Tracy as American judge Dan Haywood, who’s chosen to guide a 1948 tribunal that’s trying Germans suspected of engaging in atrocities during World War II. Against the backdrop of the Cold War, Haywood must obtain justice in a case with raised stakes and mixed emotions. Features Maximilian Schell in an Oscar-lauded performance as defense counsel for the Nazi prisoners.