Monday, August 1, 2011

Latest reviews of the Encore Moby Dick miniseries

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Encore cable network takes another stab at 'Moby Dick'
New Orleans Times-Picayune Mon, 01 Aug 2011 06:18 AM PDT
New miniseries airs at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday (August 1 and 2) on Encore.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette Mon, 01 Aug 2011 02:49 AM PDT
"Moby Dick" (8 p.m. on Chs. WAM and ENCR. Part 1 of 2) Herman Melville's classic novel of whaling in the 1840s follows the adventures of vengeful and obsessed Capt. Ahab (William Hurt) as he pursues the great white whale that took his leg. Charlie Cox co-stars as Ishmael. Directed by Mike Barker.

'Moby Dick' gets fitted for mini-series
The Cincinnati Enquirer Mon, 01 Aug 2011 02:33 AM PDT
William Hurt and Ethan Hawke, stars of the new 'Moby Dick' mini-series, are latecomers to the novel.

âMoby Dickâ assumes viewer hasnât read book
Lawrence Journal-World Sun, 31 Jul 2011 22:10 PM PDT
Some books you just have to read. Like F. Scott Fitzgeraldâs âThe Great Gatsby,â Herman Melvilleâs âMoby Dickâ has suffered any number of unsatisfying screen adaptations. A book so filled with strange ruminations and poetry just doesnât hold up when boiled down for action.

Encore's 'Moby Dick' goes off the deep end
Boston Herald Sun, 31 Jul 2011 21:19 PM PDT
Call me bored. Encore's adaptation of Herman Melville's "Moby Dick," the cable network's first original miniseries,...

Television review: 'Moby Dick'
Los Angeles Times Sun, 31 Jul 2011 20:10 PM PDT
William Hurt stars as Captain Ahab in the new version on Encore, but Herman Melville seems to be missing. William Hurt stars as Captain Ahab in the new version on Encore, but Herman Melville seems to be missing.

TV Highlights: âMoby Dick,â âKoran by Heartâ
Washington Post Sun, 31 Jul 2011 17:20 PM PDT
âMoby Dickâ (Encore at 8 p.m.), the two-night original miniseries starring William Hurt as Captain Ahab and Ethan Hawke as Starbuck, is previewed by Hank Stuever on Page C1. Ashley and the two remaining bachelors â Ben F. and J.P. â are in Fiji to meet her family on the season finale of âThe Bacheloretteâ (ABC at 8), which causes all sorts of drama, and not only because Ashley leaves one guy ...

Encoreâs lavish new âMoby Dickâ: There whale be blood
Washington Post Sun, 31 Jul 2011 16:30 PM PDT
High school English teachers, your attention please! I have wonderful and terrible news. Encore, that glorious waster of weekend afternoons on cableâs desolate seas, has finally decided to show something besides an endless loop of â Dumb and Dumber .â For its first offering, itâs bringing out âMoby Dick,â a lavish, exciting, well-acted and admirably thorough movie adaptation of Herman Melvilleâs ...

Television Review: Ahab Has a Wife and a Heart. Oh, and a Whale.
New York Times Sun, 31 Jul 2011 16:06 PM PDT
Encoreâs two-night mini-series âMoby Dickâ takes liberties with the novel, including a family back story for Captain Ahab.

TV critic's picks: Ahab's losing battle
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune Sun, 31 Jul 2011 12:36 PM PDT
It's been a while since I read my Herman Melville, but I still recall the 1851 novel "Moby-Dick" as a whale of a tale thanks to the author's ability to weave powerful Shakespearean language with a sense of adventure and a hint of dread that something lurks beneath the waters a lot more intimidating than Bruce the Shark of "Jaws."

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