4 items from 2015
Department of Homeland Security, meet your newest recruit: Peri Gilpin.
The Frasier vet has landed a recurring role on Scorpion‘s second season as Deputy Director of Homeland Security Katherine Cooper, according to TVInsider. Gilpin’s character will first appear in Episode 4 and will take the reins from Alana De La Garza’s Deputy Director Adriana Molina. (De La Garza, as previously reported, has been cast in the forthcoming Criminal Minds spinoff, Beyond Borders.)
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Director Michael Mayer is finally getting underway with his movie adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull. The Tony-winning director of Spring Awakening, American Idiot and Hedwig And The Angry Inch is at work in York with Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy and Mare Winningham heading the cast and Jon Tenney, Glenn Fleshler, Michael Zegen, and newcomer Billy Howle rounding it out. Lot of stage talent here, including Stephen Karam, who… »
We're just 9 days away from the launch of another Smackdown Summer. Rather than announce piecemeal, we'll give you all five lineups in case you'd like more time to catch up with these films (some of them stone cold classics) over the hot months. Remember to cast your own ballots during each month for the reader-polling (your 1979 votes are due by June 4th). Your votes count toward the final Smackdown win so more of you should join in.
These Oscar years were chosen after comment reading, dvd searching, handwringing, and desire-to-watch moods. I wish we had time to squeeze in a dozen Smackdowns each summer! As it is there will be Two Smackdowns in June, a gift to you since this first episode was delayed.
Sunday June 7th
The Best Supporting Actresses of 1979
- NATHANIEL R
Our look at underappreciated films of the 80s continues, as we head back to 1988...
Either in terms of ticket sales or critical acclaim, 1988 was dominated by the likes of Rain Man, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Coming To America. It was the year Bruce Willis made the jump from TV to action star with Die Hard, and became a star in the process.
It was the year Leslie Nielsen made his own jump from the small to silver screen with Police Squad spin-off The Naked Gun, which sparked a hugely popular franchise of its own. Elsewhere, the eccentric Tim Burton scored one of the biggest hits of the year with Beetlejuice, the success of which would result in the birth of Batman a year later. And then there was Tom Cruise, who managed to make a drama about a student-turned-barman into a $170m hit, back when $170m was still an »
4 items from 2015
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