Posts by Gene Williams

Can ‘S.I.L.A.’ Shake Jimmy Smits’ Losing Streak

After starring in quickly-cancelled shows like Cane and Outlaw the actor is hoping to hit it big with the new show S.I.L.A., which will premiere this fall on NBC. Gene Williams looks at the ups and downs of Smits' career.

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Tangled Review

Gene Williams reviews Disney's "Tangled," a film with excellent animation that measures up well.

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Rough Fall Season for Freshman TV Shows

It's still October and several fall shows have already been cancelled. Fox's "Lone Star" got great reviews, but lasted just two episodes. ABC's mockumentary "My Generation" met similar fate. And NBC's "Outlaw" is under arrest. Gene Williams looks at a year that's seen few new successes.

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Broadcast Networks Back in Emmy Picture

Cable shows have taken home some of the biggest awards at the Emmys in recent years, with HBO being a darling of the Academy. But the broadcast networks seem to be on the way back, as Glee, Modern Family, and The Good Wife could take home numerous honors come Sunday.

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Disney Movies Bring Out Some Big Names

From Nicolas Cage to Robin Williams to Johnny Depp, big name actors keep popping up in Disney movies. Gene Williams examines this trend and offers his own take on who is the current king of Disney films. Hint: It's not The Rock from The Tooth Fairy or John Travolta from Old Dogs.

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A Reality Revolution?

Gene Williams predicts Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution to win for Outstanding Reality Program in our "Road to the Emmys" Series.

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A Grand Chance for Danes

Some fantastic names populate the list of nominees for Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or TV movie, but it's Claire Danes from Temple Grandin who is favored to win. Gene Williams reports in Road to the Emmys.

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‘Waiting for Superman’ Rises to the Occasion

After winning an Oscar for "An Inconvenient Truth", Davis Guggenheim is back with "Waiting for Superman", taking a look at education. The film won the Audience Award at Sundance and is the early frontrunner for Best Documentary. Gene Williams saw the movie at the LA Film Festival.

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