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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, April 8, 2006

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

Tom Cruise and Samantha Morton star in "Minority Report," an action-detective thriller set in 2054, when psychic technology identifies future criminals.


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"Minority Report" (2002), 7 p.m., ABC. In 2054, crime prevention has reached a peak: People predict who will commit a crime, then arrest them in advance. That's terribly efficient, but could it go wrong? With Tom Cruise starring and Steven Spielberg directing, it could have been a masterpiece. It isn't, because Spielberg let his film seem coolly detached. The result is merely a very good movie, with some hints of greatness.

"Back on Campus," 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 p.m., ABC Family. At Drexel University in Philadelphia, four people spend a semester with their parents as roommates and students. The results vary. Tonight, Phil Marino keeps up with his son's partying; Charlene Ciccarone tries to match her daughter and gets falling-down drunk. Damaris Phillips tries to catch her usual sleep. Kevin Seborg has trouble coaxing his diligent daughter into leaving her studies. These are diverse people, adding up to a fairly interesting tale.


Crimetime Saturday *

* "Without a Trace," 7 p.m., CBS. This rerun involves the disappearance of a woman from a homeless shelter.

* "Criminal Minds," 8 p.m., CBS. In a rerun, a bomber seems to be copying the style of Adrian Bale, who once killed six of Gideon's colleagues. Now Gideon must confront him in prison, trying to determine who might be the copycat.

"Tuckerville" season opener, 10 and 10:30 p.m., TLC. New adventures of country music star Tanya Tucker and her three kids. There's a sadness to seeing Tucker, 47, try Botox and anti-smoking efforts. Her kids (ages 7, 13 and 16) are likable with the usual problems. But when was the last time you tried to get bail for your kids' baby sitter?

"Saturday Night Live," 10:30 p.m., NBC. Antonio Banderas hosts, with music by Mary J. Blige.


Get the latest news and weather at 6 and 10 from KHNL News 8's Diane Ako and Paul Drewes, plus sports with Reid Shimizu.