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Spoiler Warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “The Americans” season 3, episode 7, titled “Walter Taffet.”
Noah Emmerich has been angling to direct an episode of “The Americans” since season one. The thesp, who plays FBI agent Stan Beeman on FX’s Cold War drama, asked the showrunners early in the run what it would take for him to get to try his hand behind the camera.
They told him to take advantage of being on the show and soak up every aspect of production: From the initial production meetings all the way through the editing and sound mix. “Any time I had time off as an actor I would hang out and observe what I could,” Emmerich says. By the end of season two, Emmerich knew he had the gig.
He didn’t know it would be such a doozy of an episode. Among the events of tonight »
- Geoff Berkshire
In the second season of The Americans, the ratings dropped 25-32%. Fortunately, FX renewed the series for a third year anyway. Will the ratings rise this time around or will they fall? Will the show be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? We'll have to wait and see.
Taking place in the 1980s, The Americans revolves around the lives and secret work of Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) -- two Soviet Kgb officers who are posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Others in the cast include Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner, Alison Wright, Richard Thomas, and Lev Gorn.
In case Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis don't do it for you, here's another epic space adventure worth ascending... Battle Beyond The Stars (1980) Director: Jimmy T. Murakami Stars: Richard Thomas, Robert Vaughn, Sybil Danning When his planet is threatened by a merciless villain, a young man heads out to find the universe's greatest warriors to help him defend it. Battle Beyond The Stars is an example of a movie being utterly cheesy, obviously low-budget, and still »
- Jason Adams
3 items from 2015
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