10 items from 2017
Rebecca Lea Sep 18, 2017
The film: A mysterious new shop called Needful Things opens in the town of Castle Rock, owned by the mysterious Leland Gaunt (Max von Sydow). The residents discover that the antique shop provides them with exactly what they’re looking for, no matter how specific. The price to pay isn’t of the ordinary variety, however, and Gaunt invites his customers to commit pranks on their fellow townsfolk which steadily escalate in complexity and consequence. It soon attracts the attention of Sheriff Alan Pangborn (lately of The Dark Half and now in the form of Ed Harris).
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A satire on greed culture, small town politics, and mob mentalities, Needful Things is one of »
Designated Survivor has some new company. Deadline reports Bonnie Bedelia has joined season two of the ABC TV show.On the political thriller, Bedelia will recur as "Eva Booker, the President’s (Kiefer Sutherland) mother-in-law. Eva was widowed 20 years ago, is fiercely devoted to her daughter (Natascha McElhone) and grandchildren, and is an unabashed fan of her son-in-law." She joins regular cast members Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Lamonica Garrett, Tanner Buchanan, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q.Read More… »
Per our sister site Deadline, the actress will recur during Season 2 of the ABC drama as Eva Booker, a widow of 20 years and a former secretary to a Department of Defense contracting officer. Eva is fiercely devoted to her daughter (Natascha McElhone) and grandchildren, in addition to being an unabashed fan of her son-in-law, President Tom Kirkman (Sutherland).
Designated Survivor Season 2 premieres Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 10/9c on ABC.
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- Tim Surette
Bedelia will play Eva Booker, the President’s mother-in-law. Widowed 20 years ago, she is fiercely devoted to her daughter (Natascha McElhone) and grandchildren, and an unabashed fan of her son-in-law. She spent her career working as a secretary to a Department of Defense contracting officer.
Bedelia previously starred as Camille Braverman on the hit NBC series “Parenthood.” Her additional credits include feature films “Die Hard” and “Die Hard 2,” “Presumed Innocent,” and “Heart Like a Wheel.” She is reped by Innovative Artists and Howard Entertainment.
“Designated Survivor’s” first season proved to be a hit for ABC. The show put up solid numbers in the Live+Same Day ratings, but showed impressive growth in delayed viewing week after week. The series stars Kiefer Sutherland, McElhone, Adam Canto, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn, Tanner Buchanan, Ben Lawson, Lamonica Garret, and »
- Joe Otterson
Former Parenthood star Bonnie Bedelia is set for a key recurring role opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the second season of of ABC's drama series Designated Survivor, from the Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. Bedelia will play Eva Booker, the President's (Sutherland) mother-in-law. Eva was widowed 20 years ago, is fiercely devoted to her daughter (Natascha McElhone) and grandchildren, and is an unabashed fan of her son-in-law. She spent her working life as a secretary to… »
The actress will play Eva Booker, the mother-in-law of President Tom Kirkman (Sutherland). A widow for 20 years, she is fiercely devoted to her daughter (Natascha McElhone) and grandchildren and an unabashed fan of her son-in-law. Following her blue-collar upbringing, she spent her working life as a secretary to a Department of Defense contracting officer while her husband worked as a salesman. Described as beautiful with an easy elegance about her, Eva is also »
- Kate Stanhope
There are some movies that come at us with all the subtlety of a charging rhino. There are others that encourage us to lean in, listen closely, and absorb every detail. The Scent Of Rain And Lightning, a mystery-thriller based on a novel by Nancy Pickard, falls into the latter category - which is one reason why it's such a must-see movie.
Told with intimate close-ups and a dreamlike blurring of the past and present, The Scent Of Rain And Lightning tells the story of Jody Linder (Maika Monroe), an Oklahoman 20-something whose psychological wounds are reopened when a lank-haired, loathsome character named Billy (Brad Carter) is suddenly released from prison. When Jody was still a child, her parents were both brutally murdered, and the finger of suspicion quickly fell on Billy. »
Based on the best-selling novel, the film follows a young woman (Maika Monroe) as she learns her parents’ killer has been released from jail. When rumblings in her small Oklahoma town suggest he may be innocent, she questions everything from the police investigation to the witnesses, uncovering her own family secrets to piece together the shocking truth.
Alongside Monroe, the film features Maggie Grace (“Lost”), Mark Webber (“Green Room,” “Scott Pilgrim vs the World”), Bonnie Bedelia (“Parenthood”), Will Patton (“The Good Wife”) and Justin Chatwin (“Shameless”).
“The Scent of Rain & Lightning” makes its world premiere at the upcoming Atlanta Film Festival. »
- Allison Picurro
Writer-director Del Shores’ 2000 comedy “Sordid Lives” could be described as John Waters meets Jeff Foxworthy, a collision of you-might-be-a-redneck tackiness and camp grotesquerie, like the Deep South made over by drag queens. Despite mostly withering reviews, the film picked up a cult following in Lgbt circles, inspiring a short-lived television series in 2008 and now a sequel, “A Very Sordid Wedding,” that brings some actors back and replaces others, but mostly doesn’t mess with the chain-smoking, big-haired irreverence that appealed to arthouse audiences 17 years ago. Shores’ yen for broad theatrics is an acquired taste — and its stylistic indifference is more naturally suited for stage than screen — but fans of the original won’t be disappointed, even as it seems unlikely such a belated sequel will expand their ranks.
Set in Winters, Texas, the name of the real-life rural town where Shores (“Daddy’s Dyin’: Who’s Got the Will? »
- Scott Tobias
10 items from 2017
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