Sat, October 3
The third film in Lifetime’s burgeoning "Unauthorized" franchise tackles the FOX nighttime soap that made ’90s icons of Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Luke Perry, Tori Spelling, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tiffani Thiessen. Documenting the Aaron Spelling series’ turbulent first four seasons, when the show faced several near cancellations amid feuding between cast members and producers, "The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story" features Dan Castellaneta as Spelling.
Originally shown last February, this 40th-anniversary event packs as many current and past "SNL" regulars as possible -- along with guest stars and musical performers from the show's history -- into a three-hour slot. Such early Not Ready for Prime Time Players as Chevy Chase and Bill Murray return, and one of the most memorable moments involves Betty White and Bradley Cooper. This repeat is a prelude to the 41st-season premiere (with host Miley Cyrus) that follows.
An enormous box-office hit, director Clint Eastwood's engrossing 2014 drama tells the true story of Chris Kyle (Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper), a rodeo rider who becomes a Navy SEAL assigned to use his expert shooting skills to protect military comrades. He becomes a target of enemy forces, and his multiple tours of duty ultimately take a toll on his relationship with his wife (Sienna Miller). Co-stars include Kyle Gallner, Max Charles, Luke Grimes, Sam Jaeger ("Parenthood") and Eric Close.
If you know the title phrase, you probably can guess that this 2015 documentary -- originally released to coincide with the Lorne Michaels-mentored show's 40th anniversary -- traces the history of "Saturday Night Live." Cast alumni Chevy Chase and Tina Fey and frequent guest host Alec Baldwin are among those who offer comments on the program's history, augmented with plenty of archival footage that includes moments that never were seen on the air.