8 items from 2011
Christmas is about traditions, and TBS once again has scheduled 24 hours of A Christmas Story (starting at 8 p.m. on Dec. 24)* from Ralphie and Randy to Scut Farkus and those turkey-gobbling Bumpus mutts. Joining them on the holiday vigil, TLC offers up a four-hour block of Christmas lights spectaculars from 4-8 p.m., and a certain lady network wraps up their annual multiweek affair known as Falalala Lifetime. For everyone else who has had enough of the holiday spirit, there are plenty of alternatives. Read on for a schedule of Christmas Eve marathons.
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- Lanford Beard
“We’ve had a very big year, the two of us as characters, and [Paul Adelstein and I] as actors have had just a really incredible year with good stuff to chew on,” Strickland tells TVLine. “The wedding episode is no less interesting, trust me.” The actress adds with a laugh, “It’s a lot of fun.”
Airing Thursday, May 5 (the same night that Callie and Arizona are due to trade vows on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy), Private Practice »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
John Rothman, Cristine Rose and Tess Harper have signed up for guest roles in Private Practice. TV Guide reports that Rothman and Rose will appear as Cooper's parents, while Harper has joined the cast as Charlotte's mother. They are expected to appear in the episode of the show scheduled to air on May 5. Rumours have suggested that the parents will be arriving in the show to take part in Cooper (Paul Adelstein) and Charlotte (KaDee Strickland)'s upcoming wedding. "Cristine gave me a list of all the people whose mothers she's played, which was pretty hilarious," Adelstein joked. "I've loved [Rothman] since I was a kid. John was who I wanted to be like when I grew up." (more) »
- By Catriona Wightman
Ready to meet the parents, Private Practice viewers?
In casting news that makes it clear Coop and Charlotte will be getting married this spring, KaDee Strickland tells TV Guide we'll be introduced to "the in-laws for the first time" on May 5.
Teases Strickland: "There's a scene where we all meet for the first time, and it was so awkward - in a good way. We were all feeling real dirty by the end of it."
Well... okay then! Consider our interest piqued. »
- email@example.com (TV Fanatic Staff)
Charlotte and Cooper’s wedding day is right around the corner, and the Private Practice Powers That Be are working overtime to make sure everything goes smoothly — right down to picking the perfect parents for the twosome. Heroes fans will be happy to hear that Christine Rose has been cast as Coop’s mom, while Mr. Freedman will be played by Ghostbusters‘ John Rothman, says TV Guide Magazine. Tess Harper (Silkwood) will play Charlotte’s mother/Big Daddy’s widow, Augusta, and all three parental units will be introduced in the ABC drama’s May 5 episode.
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- Megan Masters
No Country For Old Men (2007) Direction: Joel and Ethan Coen Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald, Garret Dillahunt, Tess Harper, Barry Corbin, Stephen Root Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen; from Cormac McCarthy's novel Oscar Movies Josh Brolin, No Country for Old Men Synopsis: West Texas, 1980: A hunter (Josh Brolin) stumbles upon numerous dead bodies, a stash of heroin, and $2 million in cash lying about in the region's arid wasteland near the Rio Grande. He takes the money and runs, but is followed by a cold-blooded killer (Javier Bardem). All the while, the aging local sheriff (Tommy Lee Jones) tries to find both the hunter and the killer. The Pros: Javier Bardem as the pathological killer Anton Chigurh. Although at first it may seem like Bardem has little to do — his enigmatic, humorless character basically has one expression throughout the whole film [...] »
- Andre Soares
Helmed by Meir Sharony and penned by Kathy Cotter, new thriller 'Fatal Secrets' is scheduled to hit DVD and be available On-Demand from 29 March 2011. Previously known as 'Balancing the Books' this little flick has had to wait quite a while to see a release having been shot all the way back in 2009. 'Saw II's sexy cop Dina Meyer (below), whom you may remember getting topless in Paul Verhoevens' 'Starship Troopers', stars along with Vincent Spano, Lea Thompson ('Back to the Future'), Lela Rochon, Ed Begley Jr., 'Ghostbuster's Ernie Hudson, Tess Harper and Erik Aude. Check out the trailer and synopsis below. »
Chew on this. What do you get when you cast Dina Meyer, Lea Thompson, Ernie Hudson, Vincent Spano, Lela Rochon, Tess Harper and Ed Begley Jr.? You get Fatal Secrets , a thriller by Meir Sharony that was shot in 2009 and is finally making its way to DVD and VOD March 29 through Mti Home Video. In the film, a charming man with a secret background pushes an attractive woman to her breaking point. So, she enlists her two best friends to help confront him. The women underestimate the consequences when they take matters into their own hands, as their opponent forces them into a desperate situation, where everyone has to pay a price. »
8 items from 2011
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