8 items from 2014
The Annie musical – inspired by Harold Gray’s Little Orphan Annie comic strip (which debuted in 1924) – has been around since the latest 1970s; multiple film and TV adaptations have sprung up over the decades since then, including John Huston’s 1982 movie (starring the likes of Albert Finney, Carol Burnett and Tim Curry) and Disney’s 1999 made-for-tv feature of the same name (featuring Kathy Bates, Victor Garber and Alan Cumming).
Annie (2014) is a full-blown modernization of the original musical, complete with new (read: contemporized) renditions of famous tunes like “Tomorrow” and “Hard-Knock Life” (supervised by Jay-z), in ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
As we get ever closer to the BAFTA and Oscar Awards Hollywood is in overdrive with all the studios trying to get their movies noticed and hoping that all the attention helps in their bid for awards. While all the focus is on these movies, what of the films from last year? One of the biggest winners last year taking the Oscar for Best Picture was Argo so it’s no surprise that the Argo: Declassified Extended Edition blu-ray was released in the UK this week.
Set in 1970 Argo is the Hollywood retelling of a CIA mission which itself was born out of the idea of a Hollywood Movie. When Iran brings down its government and lays siege to the American »
- Paul Metcalf
It was a star-studded night at Manhattan’s Pierre Hotel as over 150 artists — including stars Tim Gunn, Stephen Colbert, and Audra McDonald (and yes, even some Muppets) — came out to celebrate stage and screen star Neil Patrick Harris at the Drama League’s 30th annual all-star gala.
It’s no secret that Harris — who will soon be back on stage starring in a new version of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which opens April 14 — has garnered quite an admiration from the communities he’s been involved in. But there was no question Monday night that Harris is admired for more than just his talent. »
- Andrea Towers
Sleepy Hollow airs its two-hour season finale tonight (8 p.m. Et on Fox) with John Noble returning as Sin Eater Henry Parrish and Victor Garber guesting as the estranged father of Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison). Since Mison – whose character is still trying to free his wife Katrina (Katie Winter) from purgatory while battling evil with Abbie (Nicole Beharie) – and costar Orlando Jones, whose Capt. Frank Irving must answer for the deaths surrounding his daughter’s demonic possession, couldn’t offer too many spoilers about the genuinely unexpected twists that lie ahead, we asked them to reveal a few details about themselves instead. »
- Mandi Bierly
The Good Wife, Season 5, Episode 12, “We, The Juries”
Written by Keith Eisner
Directed by Paris Barclay
Airs Sundays at 9pm on CBS
A few times a season, The Good Wife likes to do a “judicial gimmick” episode, throwing the attorneys into a fish out of water situation and watching as they flail, trying to adapt to something they simply do not prepare for in an average trial. “We, The Juries” is one such episode, throwing Will, Diane, Alicia, and Cary into a complicated single trial with two defendants and a bifurcated jury—one for each client. This complicates things not only for both prongs of the defense, but for the prosecution and the judge (played by the always welcome Victor Garber as an imminently decent, efficiency-minded jurist increasingly overwhelmed by the demands of the system he decided on to try the case).
The case involves a newly minted couple accused of drug smuggling. »
- Jordan Ferguson
20th Century Fox
In any good TV show, there are those stand-out performances which force you to tune in, week after week. When those shows end, you look forward to seeing those actors in exciting new role. Yet surprisingly, they just disappear.
It doesn’t always happen of course. Allison Janney’s Cj Cregg in The West Wing, Alyson Hannigan’s Willow in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Victor Garber’s Jack Bristow in Alias. Given the strength of these performances, the associated actors have gone on to star in other shows. But other performances are just as fantastic and these actors should have had tons of shows (of films) lined up for them to star in. Yet they just vanish into the ether, never to be seen again.
Here at WhatCulture, we recently looked at 10 awesome movie actors that seemed to have vanished. Now let’s look at some »
- Baz Greenland
Reception to NBC’s new drama Chicago P.D. wasn’t quite as cold as the temps these days in the windy city: The latest law drama from Dick Wolf only generated a 2.0 rating/6 share in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen. Still, that’s flat with the debut last January of Deception, that amusing little Revenge ripoff with Victor Garber, Tate Donovan and I can’t remember who else.
It wasn’t the easiest night to premiere: the drama that stars the (still smoking) Jason Beghe and the is-she-seriously-playing-a-detective? Sophia Bush had CBS’ popular People’s Choice Awards for competition. »
- Lynette Rice
New Sleepy Hollow season 1 second half spoilers revealed by show creator. Recently, "Sleepy Hollow" co-creator, Roberto Orci, chatted it up with the folks over at TV Line to deliver some,new 2nd half spoiler goodness, and it turns out that the fears of Sleepy Hollow will finally come to a climax. More secrets about Ichabod's lineage and ancestors, will come to light, and everything is going to be left in a really difficult place, and more. In their spoiler reveal, they said: "We've always said, the devil doesn't win by coming into your room and murdering you. The devil wins by turning neighbor against neighbor," co-creator Roberto Orci says of the show's final Season 1 episodes. Along those lines, "The fear that exists is Sleepy Hollow is finally coming to a climax, and the question is: Will the town destroy itself?" Looks like Abbie and Ichabod will be busy, especially when »
8 items from 2014
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