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Love letter to Bernie Mac doesn't get to the white meat

In recent days, there has been lots of commentary about why we mourn celebrities. In the case of the late, great Bernie Mac, the answer is obvious: he was funny. With his bug-eyed faces and his blunt, sometimes profane delivery, the Mac Man could make you laugh to tears.

That gift is celebrated in the documentary "I Ain't Scared Of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac" (10 p.m. Sunday, Comedy Central). As you watch, Mac will make you laugh again, and his tribute might make you a little weepy too.

Jackson and Jones' skilled performances fuel "The Sunset Limited"

"The Sunset Limited" (HBO, 9 tonight) is not your typical Saturday night TV viewing. This is weighty, challenging material, a 90-minute conversation between an atheist and a believer.

It also stars Tommy Lee Jones (also the producer) and Samuel L. Jackson, actors skilled enough to make two men mostly sitting in a tenement debating, dynamic and compelling. Plus, it's based on a play by Cormac McCarthy so the writing is thought-provoking, wry and intelligent.
 

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