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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 20, 2006

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

Kim Delaney is a seismologist in "10.5" and Frank Langella joins her as her scientist dad in the sequel, "10.5 Apocalypse."


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"10.5" (2004), 7 p.m., NBC. If you're planning to see the sequel that's a big "if" tomorrow or Tuesday, then you might catch the original first. An earthquake is rippling down the West Coast with fierce aftershocks. A beautiful seismologist (Kim Delaney) predicts disaster. Some officials ignore her (the way disaster-film officials always do). In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, this film already seems like nostalgia. It reminds us of the days when we thought cities could evacuate and the FEMA director could be heroic.


"Talking to Heaven," 4 p.m., Hallmark. Before becoming a producer of "Ghost Whisperer," James Van Praagh nurtured this film, which he said was based on his life of being contacted by the dead. The story may seem iffy, but lots of talented people are involved. Stephen Gyllenhaal directed, with Ted Danson as Van Praagh, a man who speaks to the dead. Mary Steenburgen, Queen Latifah, Michael Moriarty, Diane Ladd and Jack Palance are in support.

"Remember the Titans," 7 p.m., ABC. This earnest film is based on a real-life situation in which a black football coach took over at a previously segregated school. There are some stirring moments, and Denzel Washington is excellent in the lead.

"CSI: Miami," 7 p.m., CBS. This rerun puts Horatio against Walter Resden, who has eluded him before. Twice Resden has been suspected of being a serial killer. Now he's back and dating the daughter of one of his alleged victims.

"Without a Trace," 8 p.m., CBS. A perfect student disappears. In learning more about her, police find possible reasons.

"Saturday Night Live," 10:30 p.m., NBC. The 31st season finale has Kevin Spacey as guest host. Nelly Furtado is the musical guest.


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