2001: A Space Odyssey

1968, Movie, G, 160 mins


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Stuart Freeborn on set, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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Movies-on-TV: Ken Fox's Picks for the Week of Feb. 4

Idiocracy courtesy 20th Century Fox

Monday, Feb. 4, at 2:45 pm/ETGimme Shelter | SUND It's been said that the '60s came to a crashing halt at California's Altamont Speedway where, in 1969, the Rolling Stones at their most satanic played "Sympathy for the Devil" while the Hell's Angels rampaged and a young man died. You'll get no argument from me: This classic concert film from the Maysles brothers captures the dark twilight of the Age of Aquarius.Tuesday, Feb. 5, 8 and 9:45 pmEnter the Dragon | AMC Bruce Lee is a legend for a reason, and even if you don't think you like "chop-socky" flicks, you need to check this one out. Lee stars as a martial-arts expert who enters a contest held in a remote island fortress, a setup that's been copied endless times ever since. This was Lee's last completed film before his untimely death in 1973, and he's spectacular.Wednesday, Feb. 6, 8 pmVertigo | TCMI still personally prefer Notorious and Shadow of a Doubt, but I certainly won't throw down with anyone who contends that this dark a... read more

House and Crew Take On a Space Case

Number 9? Number 9? The erstwhile Number 6 changed his number - and his fate, with a suggestion of tequila shots. Kal Penn by Isabella Vosmikova/Fox

Episode Recap: The Right StuffOooohhh, trippy. Gotta love an opening sequence that references both Stanely Kubrick's classic a href=" 2001: A Space Odyssey and House's acid trip last season. I'm sure synesthesia (the Patient of the Week's initial diagnosis, a condition in which she "started to hear with [her] eyes") is awfully disconcerting, but it sure looks neat.To start things off, House assigns his group of hopefuls the task of diagnosing Buddy Ebsen, the original Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, who had to give up the role after he developed a life-threatening allergy to the costume's silver paint. But a far more interesting — and breathing, paying — test case walks in the door, in the form of an Air Force captain and NASA hopeful, who offers House $50,000 in cash to figure out what's wrong with her, on the condition of preserving her anonymity. (Apparently NASA doesn't send biological lemons into orbit.) So House introduces her to the class as Osama bin Laden and sets ... read more

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