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Will & Grace's Eric McCormack Sings About Gun Awareness on New Concept Album — Hear the Moving First Single

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Will & Grace's Eric McCormack Sings About Gun Awareness on New Concept Album — Hear the Moving First Single
Emmy Award winner Eric McCormack is known for providing comedic relief on Will & Grace, but now the actor is teaming up with other performers to highlight a very serious issue.

McCormack, 54, alongside Tony nominee Terrence Mann and Oscar nominee Tess Harper, will be featured on a new concept album entitled Guns: The Album.

“I was thrilled to contribute, in my small way, to this project,” McCormack tells People exclusively. “Musically, it is brilliant and soaring and ambitious as hell. Culturally, it is downright crucial.”

McCormack lends his voice to the song “Welcome to the Gun Show.” Described as “a mix of filmic anthems,
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The Man in the Moon (1991)

Robert Mulligan’s late career gem is a beautiful, fad-free tale of teenage romance with universal appeal, famed for introducing Reese Witherspoon to the screen. She’s truly a sensation, as is the actress Emily Warfield as the older sister who ‘steals’ Reese’s beau. Photographed by Freddie Francis, this tops even Mulligan’s To Kill a Mockingbird.

The Man in the Moon

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1991 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 100 min. / Street Date May 16, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95

Starring: Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland, Reese Witherspoon, Jason London, Emily Warfield, Bentley Mitchum.

Cinematography: Freddie Francis

Film Editor: Trudy Ship

Original Music: James Newton Howard

Written by Jenny Wingfield

Produced by Mark Rydell

Directed by Robert Mulligan

I certainly didn’t want this one to get away. I started work at the newly reconstituted MGM in 1991, when it was pretending that the ownership upsets and financial woes of
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Forest Whitaker, Garrett Hedlund & Tom Wilkinson Join Drama ‘Burden’

  • Deadline
Exclusive: As the film prepares to go into production, principal cast has been set for The Firm’s drama Burden, with Garrett Hedlund in the title role joined by Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, Oscar nominees Tom Wilkinson and Tess Harper and Hands of Stone‘s Usher Raymond IV. Written and directed by Andrew Heckler and inspired by true events, the film follows Mike Burden (Hedlund), an orphan raised within the Ku Klux Klan who attempts to break away when the girl he falls in…
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Horror Channel announces Haunted Halloween Season

The Horror Channel has announced its special Haunted Halloween Season, presenting a selection of movies which will take possession of the nation’s TVs every night for two weeks in October – from Saturday 17th to Saturday 31st, at 9pm.

Sat 17 Oct @ 9pm – An American Haunting (2005) *Network Premiere

The wind whispers ominous warnings of death before a malevolent entity arrives to claim the life of a young girl as director/writer Courtney Solomon brings author Brent Monahan’s chilling, fact-based story of supernatural murder to the screen in this tale of terror starring Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek & James D’Arcy.

Sun 18 Oct @ 9pm – Dark Summer (2015) *UK TV Premiere

From Paul Solet, director of the acclaimed hit Grace, comes a suspense thriller focusing on a 17-year-old boy, Daniel, on house arrest for stalking, Mona, a female classmate online. He thinks he has piggybacked his neighbours’ wireless signal but then things start to
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'Criminal Minds' Recap: Who Kidnapped a Congressman's Wife?

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'Criminal Minds' Recap: Who Kidnapped a Congressman's Wife?
The clock is ticking in Criminal Minds' "Rock Creek Park" to get a congressman's wife back alive, but it's up to the Bau to figure out just who's responsible for the kidnapping while also trying to find her.

This episode almost seems to be one of those cases where having a recognizable actor gives away the ending, or in this instance, part of it. Tess Harper plays the congressman's mother, and it's impossible to imagine that they would cast her without giving her scenes like her last two. That does make for a predictable episode and because I watch many procedural dramas, (and have for years), I also saw the "twist" at the end.
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New Criminal Minds Season 10,Episode 18 Not Airing Tonight,Delayed Until Next Week

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Hey, "Criminal Minds" peeps. Yes, it's true guys. We regrettably have to inform you that your favorite show will be totally missing from the line up ,tonight, as CBS makes way for a special 2 hour episode of it's hit reality show, "Survivor." Instead, you'll be treated to the new episode 18 labeled, "Rock Creek Park," next week, Wednesday night, March 25th at 8pm central time, so be sure to jot that date down on your TV calendars. CBS did deliver the official press release/description for episode 18. It reads like this: " When a congressman's wife disappears, the Bau will look at his political enemies as possible suspects. Description number 2: When the wife of an up-and-coming congressman disappears, the Bau will investigate his political enemies as possible suspects. Academy Award-nominated actress, Tess Harper ("Crimes of the Heart," "Tender Mercies"), guest stars as Dinah Troy, the congressman's mother. Stay tuned.
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New Criminal Minds Season 10,Episode 18 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

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Recently, CBS served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Criminal Minds" episode 18 of season 10. The episode is entitled, "Rock Creek Park," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting stuff as the sudden disappearance of a congressman's wife, sparks up a new Bau investigation, and more. In the new,18th episode press release: When a congressman's wife disappears, the Bau will look at his political enemies as possible suspects. Press release number 2: When the wife of an up-and-coming congressman disappears, the Bau will investigate his political enemies as possible suspects. Academy Award-nominated actress, Tess Harper ("Crimes of the Heart," "Tender Mercies"), guest stars as Dinah Troy, the congressman's mother. The episode was written by Erik Stiller, and it was directed by Hanelle Culpepper. Episode 18 is set to air on Wednesday night, March 25th at 8pm central time on CBS.
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Influential Cult Classic Filmmaker Black Dead at 77: Worked with Perkins, Redgrave, Mitchum

Cult movie classic ‘Pretty Poison’ filmmaker Noel Black dead at 77 (photo: Tuesday Weld and Anthony Perkins in ‘Pretty Poison’) Noel Black, best remembered for the 1968 cult movie classic Pretty Poison, died of pneumonia at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on July 5, 2014. Black (born on June 30, 1937, in Chicago) was 77. Prior to Pretty Poison, Noel Black earned praise for the 18-minute short film Skaterdater (1965), the tale of a boy skateboarder who falls for a girl bike rider. Shot on the beaches of Los Angeles County, the dialogue-less Skaterdater went on to win the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film and tied with Orson WellesFalstaff - Chimes at Midnight for the Technical Grand Prize at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival. Besides, Skaterdater received an Academy Award nomination in the Best Short Subject, Live Action category. (The Oscar winner that year was Claude Berri’s Le Poulet.) ‘Pretty Poison’: Fun and games and
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‘Frank’ Review

Stars: Michael Fassbender, Domnhall Gleeson, Scoot Mcnairy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tess Harper, Hayley Derryberry, Mark Huberman | Written by Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan | Directed by Lenny Abrahamson

Frank, the latest film from the supremely promising Lenny Abrahamson, is perhaps one of the most passive-aggressive films ever made. A film which brings people in with the promise of Michael Fassbender only to have him wear a giant Frank Sidebottom head throughout. A film which seems to have been given permissions and access by the oh-so-hip SXSW festival and the titan of social media, Twitter, only to have the film acidically mock and berate those who attend and use them respectively. A film that casts the likeable Domnhall Gleeson as our narrator through its crazy journey only to have him succumb to ever higher levels of being an awful human being, albeit one who feels like he could be just like many members of the audience (hey,
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Director-Producer Stockton Briggle Dies at 79

Stockton Briggle, who directed such performers as Rock Hudson, Dick Van Dyke, Ann Miller and Joe Namath on stage, died March 22 in Beverly Hills after a long battle with cancer. He was 79. For television, Briggle produced the miniseries The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987) starring Alec Baldwin and Raul Julia; Bridge to Silence (1989), with Marlee Matlin and Lee Remick; and Willing to Kill: The Texas Cheerleader Story (1992), starring Lesley Ann Warren and Tess Harper.  He and late partner Steven Willig founded Briggle/Willig Productions in the 1970s, and they worked with such actors as Fannie

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Fassbender In New Pics From Musical Comedy ‘Frank’

Michael Fassbender is truly unrecognisable in his latest role as Frank, a papier-mache-headed singer. Keyboardist Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) soon joins Frank’s band and finds himself on a strange adventure of music and comedy. Based on the character of Frank Sidebottom, the cult comedic personality created by Chris Sievey, the film is said to be based on Sievey’s life but also has a fictional element to it. It’s already received some glowing reviews from the festival circuit and as these stills seem to suggest, it’s going to be a fun and celebratory mix of music and comedy.

Frank is released in the UK on 2nd May. It stars Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Tess Harper, and Hayley Derryberry.

Source: Indiewire

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First Frank Clip Online

Weird indie band experiments? Safe words? Michael Fassbender in a large papier-mâché head? It can only be Frank, and the frankly barmy first clip is online courtesy of The Playlist. With Fassbender choosing to obscure his mug in a Frank Sidebottom-alike head, the story, from The Men Who Stare At GoatsJon Ronson and Peter Straughan, finds Domhnall Gleeson playing Jon, who joins a band led by the eccentric Frank. Loosely based on comedian and musician Chris Sievey (with influences from Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart), Frank tells the story of a group who want to make some truly new music, and go about it in very strange ways.The film comes from Lenny Abrahamson, who last brought us What Richard Did, and promises to deliver much more madness than even the rest of the indie fare as it hits the Sundance Film Festival. With Scott McNairy, Maggie Gyllenhaal,
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Sunlight Jr. – The Review

Around the time of the last presidential elections we heard quite a bit about the income discrepancies in the Us thanks to the Occupy Wall Street movement protests that eventually spilled over into that election campaign (still recall that “parasite” speech) with talk about the “job creators” and the “takers”. Well it was only a matter of time before a film producer would focus in on the “have-nots” or as Occupy called themselves, the “99 percent”. Time to shine a light on the “working poor”. Or better yet let’s upon the movie drapery and let Sunlight Jr. shine in.

Down in balmy Clearwater, Florida Melissa (Naomi Watts) lives in a grimy, run-down motel with her paraplegic boyfriend Richie (Matt Dillon). They’re barely scraping by on her cashier job at the dingy 24-hour gas and convenience shop, Sunlight Jr. ,and his disability checks. She’s got to put up with
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Sunlight Jr. | Review

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Bleak House: Collyer Returns to the Slipping Down Life

After her fantastic 2006 directorial debut, Sherrybaby, director Laurie Collyer returns with a sophomore feature, Sunlight Jr., which sees a return to similar themes of downtrodden events in the lives of the economically disadvantaged, as crafted around a strong central female vantage point. As such, it also belongs to a certain subset of indie cinema featuring A list beauties made plain (or as plain as one can try to make them) in working class roles with lives dictated by the trap of minimum wage. Here we have Naomi Watts in another sterling performance in a role that’s the seeming antithesis to her stint as Princess Di in the anticipated biopic that drops next month. But the highest praise here should be reserved for Collyer, once again proving she’s adept at capturing a believable portrait of people living day by
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On American Poverty, Sunlight Jr. Walks the Line Between Empathy and Exploitation

On American Poverty, Sunlight Jr. Walks the Line Between Empathy and Exploitation
For depictions of American poverty, there's a fine line between empathy and exploitation. Sunlight Jr. repeatedly tiptoes on, around, and over that threshold, ultimately coming off as the socially conscious drama it sets out to be thanks to a roster of lived-in, relatable performances. Like her last film, 2006's underseen Sherrybaby, Laurie Collyer's newest shines a light on the fiscally downtrodden by way of a struggling working woman, Melissa (Naomi Watts), a Florida gas station cashier who also supports her wheelchair-bound boyfriend, Richie (Matt Dillon). On any given day, she narrowly fends off a sexually harassing manager, a stalker ex-boyfriend (Norman Reedus), an alcoholic mother (Tess Harper) who herself scrapes by as a foster parent of 11 small children, ...
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Sunlight Jr. Movie Review

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Sunlight Jr. Movie Review
Title: Sunlight Jr. Gravitas Ventures/ Samuel Goldwyn Films Director: Laurie Collyer Screenwriter: Laurie Collyer Cast: Naomi Watts, Matt Dillon, Norman Reedus, Tess Harper Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 10/21/13 Opens: On demand October 7, 2013. In theaters November 15, 2013 Have you noticed the way political candidates and office-holders alike deal with the subject of poverty? George W. Bush, questioned on why he did not favor Medicare for all, stated that for treatment, “the uninsured can go to the emergency room,” as though that gives them the same care as the insured. Both major candidates for the U.S. presidency, Barak Obama and Mitt Romney spoke forever about “the middle class.” [ Read More ]

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Sunlight Jr. Trailer Starring Noaomi Watts & Matt Dillon

Watch the Sunlight Jr. movie trailer starring Naomi Watts, Matt Dillon, Norman Reedus and Tess Harper. The film opens October 7th On Demand, and November 15th, 2013 in theaters and spotlights hard-working convenience store clerk Melissa (Watts) and her disabled boyfriend, Richie (Dillon), who are trapped in a generational cycle of poverty. Their luck may be changing when they learn that Melissa has become pregnant. But as soon as she loses her job and they get evicted from the motel they live in, their joy vanishes. Through this adversity, the couple realizes that they can never lose everything as long as they have each other.
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Hard-Hitting Trailer For Drama ‘Sunlight Jr.’ Starring Naomi Watts & Matt Dillon

A powerful, hard-hitting trailer has arrived for writer/director Laurie Collyer’s new drama Sunlight Jr which is led by Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon. Collyer’s debut feature film was the acclaimed drama Sherrybaby starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as a recently-released former alcoholic mother trying to battle in her sobriety, while attempting to get back into her baby daughters life. Alcoholism is another strong theme in this effort too which will be available On Demand in the Us on 7th October and limited theaters on 15th November. No word yet on a UK date.

Sunlight Jr. spotlights hard-working convenience store clerk Melissa (Naomi Watts) and her disabled boyfriend, Richie (Matt Dillon), who are trapped in a generational cycle of poverty. Their luck may be changing when they learn that Melissa has become pregnant. But as soon as she loses her job and they get evicted from the motel they live in,
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Exclusive: The Poster for Sunlight Jr.

Writer/director Laurie Collyer's new drama Sunlight Jr. will be available On Demand October 7 and in theaters on November 15 and we've got the first look at the poster for the film. Sunlight Jr. spotlights hard-working convenience store clerk Melissa (Naomi Watts) and her disabled boyfriend, Richie (Matt Dillon), who are trapped in a generational cycle of poverty. Their luck may be changing when they learn that Melissa has become pregnant. But as soon as she loses her job and they get evicted from the motel they live in, their joy vanishes. Through this adversity, the couple realizes that they can never lose everything as long as they have each other. Norman Reedus ("The Walking Dead") and Tess Harper co-star. Click the poster for a bigger version!
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Australia loses Reclaim

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The producers of thriller Reclaim have shifted the location from Australia to Puerto Rico after Screen Australia turned down their pitch for investment.

Erskineville Kings director Alan White is set to direct the film written by Luke Davies (Candy) and Carmine Gaeta. The plot follows an American couple, Steven and Shannon, who are mourning the death of their unborn child in a car accident.

The screenplay originally had the couple visiting Australia to adopt an Afghan child, who mysteriously vanishes from their hotel room, but the location has changed to Puerto Rico and the girl they.re adopting is an orphan from Haiti.

Casting is yet to be finalised but Jacki Weaver and John Cusack are attached. Shooting is due to start in Puerto Rico in mid-October.

.We.re disappointed we have to move offshore,. one of the producers, Ian Sutherland, told If. Screen Australia rejected the project despite a
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