Seldom ever have so many films among those nominated for “Best Picture” at the Oscars been set against or directly dealt with so many momentous historical events and realities of the recent past.
In 1984, Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman published a small independent comic book depicting four genetically altered terrapins, trained in the ancient art of ninjitsu. Two years later, “Turtle Power” was sweeping through the nation faster than a hungry turtle devouring leftover pizza.
At the end of the summer, NBC appeared primed for a ratings resurgence behind a slew of high-profile new shows, many of them receiving sparkling reviews from critics. However, a month and a half into the fall season, viewers are still low and the clock has already expired on a […]