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Kevin Rahm on Lethal Weapon's Boys Club, Avery's Secret Past

Tonight Lethal Weapon gives us inside look at Captain Brooks Avery when a dark secret of his is uncovered during an investigation into the murder of a Texas Ranger. He turns to Trish for help and...we'll have to wait and see what happens.

We chatted with Kevin Rahm about Avery's secret past, the fan love for Lethal Weapon, and Rahm's upcoming psychological thriller, Clinical, which drops on Netflix this Friday, the 13th.

TV Fanatic: How can such a good guy like Avery have any dark secrets?

Kevin Rahm: [laughs] I think you might be projecting on Avery. I think he is a good guy, but I think we all have things in our past we’re not proud of. Anytime those things or light is shined upon those things you have to make a decision on how you’re going to handle that,

How’d he manage to hire Trish as his lawyer?
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Vancouver Film: "Arrow", "Bates Motel", "Riverdale"

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Thanks to VancouverFilm.Net, here is the Vancouver Film Production Update for September 2016, including "Arrow", "Bates Motel", "Riverdale" and a whole lot more: 

Everything EVERYTHINGFeature

Local Production Company: Everything Productions Canada Ltd.

Producer: Elyssa Dutton

Sep 06/16 - Oct 07/16

Live Like Line


Local Production Company: Live Like Line Productions Ltd.

Director: Sean McNamara

Producer: Charles Rapp

Aug 02/16 - Sep 13/16



Local Production Company: Tcf Vancouver Productions Ltd.

Director: Shane Black

Exec. Producer(s): Bill Bannerman

Producer: John Davis

Oct 17/16 - Feb 08/17

Sweet Virginia


Local Production Company: Sv Pictures Inc

Director: Jamie Dagg

Exec. Producer(s): Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Chris Ferguson

Producer: Jordan Barber

Aug 22/16 - Sep 17/16



Local Production Company: Tully Productions BC Inc.

Director: Jason Reitman

Exec. Producer(s): Jason Cloth, Ron McLeod, Aaron Gilbert

Producer: Aaron Gilbert, Helen Estabrook

Sep 21/16 - Nov 02/16



Local Production Company: Hskl Productions Canada Inc.

Director: Stephen Chbosky

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Oscar Nominated Moody Pt.2: From Fagin to Merlin - But No Harry Potter

Ron Moody as Fagin in 'Oliver!' based on Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist.' Ron Moody as Fagin in Dickens musical 'Oliver!': Box office and critical hit (See previous post: "Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor, Academy Award Nominee Dead at 91.") Although British made, Oliver! turned out to be an elephantine release along the lines of – exclamation point or no – Gypsy, Star!, Hello Dolly!, and other Hollywood mega-musicals from the mid'-50s to the early '70s.[1] But however bloated and conventional the final result, and a cast whose best-known name was that of director Carol Reed's nephew, Oliver Reed, Oliver! found countless fans.[2] The mostly British production became a huge financial and critical success in the U.S. at a time when star-studded mega-musicals had become perilous – at times downright disastrous – ventures.[3] Upon the American release of Oliver! in Dec. 1968, frequently acerbic The
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The Bates Motel - Original Television Series Soundtrack Checks In August 25th

Varèse Sarabande Records will release the Bates Motel - Original Television Series Soundtrack, featuring the original score composed by Chris Bacon, digitally and on CD August 25th. We have all the details you need right here.

Chris Bacon burst onto the film-scoring scene with his full throttled score for Duncan Jones’ hit thriller Source Code. He earned his first Emmy® Award Nomination for the underscore for the second half of NBC’s "Smash" Season 1.

His recent work includes the score to John Putch’s Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike, Season 2 of "Smash," and Stephen Gyllenhaal’s Sworn to Silence.

“In my early conversations with the show's producers about the score's direction, they made it clear that we are not trying to re-create or pay homage to the original Psycho, which was good news because that's one of the most iconic and recognizable scores of all time and my attempts to
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Cougar Town Ep. 5.10 “Too Good to be True” shows a comedy on auto-pilot

Cougar Town Season 5, Episode 10 “Too Good to be True

Written by Jen D’Angelo

Directed by John Putch

Airs Tuesday nights at 10pm Et on TBS

Integrating Tom into the main ensemble of Cougar Town has produced mixed results for the show; while I enjoy his fantasy Cul de Sac and Jules constantly forgetting every single personal detail of his life, there’s certainly been a little too much attention paid to Tom’s life and mannerisms in recent memory. This often leads to easy, ‘wacky’ comedy that plays hard on his creepy attraction to Jules and his nerdier qualities – hardly rewarding avenues for a character who’s had the most depressing existence of all of them. And it feels like “Too Good to be True” is on the precipice of addressing this when his daughter arrives in town; instead, what we get for sitting through 20 minutes of farce is a pleasant,
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Cougar Town Ep. 5.06 “Learning to Fly” never quite takes off

Cougar Town Season 5, Episode 6 “Learning to Fly

Written by Michael Lisbe & Nate Reger

Directed by John Putch

Airs Tuesday nights at 10pm Et on TBS

Underneath the many gimmicks, recurring gags, and generic sitcom tropes of “Learning to Fly”, there are some interesting stories to be told: both Jules’ fear of things going too well in her life and the entirety of the Bobby/Travis plot are terrific avenues for character exploration. However, only the latter of these two really culminates in anything interesting – and being that it’s delegated to B/C plot territory for most of the episode, there’s only so much it can do to enhance what’s around it.

There’s certainly interesting ideas to parse out of the episode’s material (that is, save for the petty, predictable Ellie/Andy stuff), most of it symbolic: the death of Big Tippi isn’t really effective
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Cougar Town Ep. 5.05 “Hard On Me” is another solid Chick-centric episode

Cougar Town Season 5, Episode 5 “Hard On Me”

Written by Mary Fitzgerald

Directed by John Putch

Airs Tuesday nights at 10pm Et on TBS

There aren’t many recurring characters who bring as much gravitas to a comedy as Ken Jenkins does on Cougar Town. Anytime Chick Cobb shows up in town, Cougar Town morphs from a slapstick comedy about 40-somethings into something more existential, using the established father/daughter relationship to explore some of the more difficult, unanswered questions we face as we head into the middle portion of our lives. “Hard On Me” is no exception: even when it’s not focused on Chick and his Alzheimer’s, death (in the form of an infected Ellie) hangs over the entire episode, a symbolic reminder of life’s cruelest inevitability whenever Chick isn’t on-screen.

As expected, Chick’s presence yanks the attention away from anything else going on this season,
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Cougar Town Ep. 5.04 “The Trip to Pirate’s Cove” proves there’s still gas left in the tank

Cougar Town Season 5, Episode 4 “The Trip to Pirate’s Cove”

Written by Peter Saji

Directed by John Putch

Airs Tuesdays at 10pm Et on TBS

A personal emergency kept me from writing a Cougar Town review last week – but even if I hadn’t, there wouldn’t have been much to say about “Depending on You”, outside of “Tom’s cul-de-sac is funny/weird” and “hey, Bobby and Ellie should hang out more often.” Given that this week’s “The Trip to Pirate’s Cove” is the 80th episode of Cougar Town, it’s unsurprising I entered with low expectations, especially knowing we were in store for a half-hour full of pirate jokes.

All that being said, “The Trip to Pirate’s Cove” isn’t half bad – and it’s probably the single funniest episode of the season, to boot.

Where “The Trip to Pirate’s Cove” elevates itself over
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World 3-D Film Expo: “Creature From The Black Lagoon” & “Jaws 3-D”

World 3-D Film Expo: “Creature From The Black Lagoon” & “Jaws 3-D”
After opening day of the World 3-D Film Expo III at the Sid Grauman Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, where two diverse hits from 1953 where aired, Hondo and House Of Wax, the next day brought with it the blockbuster outing of the entire festival. Especially for monster kids.

Following The Maze and Bwana Devil, Saturday brought us Jack Arnold’s Creature From The Black Lagoon on the big screen, in 3-D, how it was intended to be seen, with star Julie Adams (aka Kay Lawrence, the luminescent bombshell in the classic white swimsuit) in attendance for a Q&A after the show. It doesn’t get much better than that.

I was blessed with the opportunity to talk with Julie Adams and her son Mitch Danton before the festival, in an interview that is forthcoming (stay glued to Facebook, Twitter, and the website for details!). At the Expo, I was able
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Revisiting Star Trek Tng: A Matter Of Honor

Review James Hunt 14 Jun 2013 - 07:30

Our Star Trek: Tng look-back reaches the show's best episode yet by some margin, the gripping A Matter Of Honor...

This review contains spoilers.

2.8 A Matter of Honor

The Enterprise welcomes aboard a group of new crew members who are joining as part of an exchange program, including an eager-to-please Benzite who looks exactly like Wesley's friend Mordock. Don't worry, though, Mordock hasn't graduated in record time! He's actually Ensign Mendon, and looks the same because he's from the same Geostructure as Mordock. Glad that's cleared up. It's definitely nothing to do with wanting to re-use existing prosthetics that already fit a specific actor, anyway.

Down at the shooting range, Riker and Picard play the futuristic equivalent of Duck Hunt while discussing the idea of sending an officer to a Klingon ship through the exchange program. Riker volunteers, ostensibly "because it's never been done before,
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Jean Stapleton Dead: ‘All In The Family’ Actress Passes Away At 90

So sad! The actress behind one of the most iconic wives in television history died of natural causes on May 31. She was 90 years old.

Jean Stapleton, who played Edith Bunker on the iconic show All in the Family passed away at the age of 90 on May 31 in New York City. Her family stated that she died of natural causes.

Jean Stapleton: Iconic Actress Dies At 90

Jean breathed comic and endearing life into Edith, Archie Bunker’s long-suffering wife on All in the Family, one of the most popular television shows in the 1970s. She won three Emmys for the role and her co-star Carroll O’Connor, who played Archie, once wrote, “The benign, compassionate presence she developed made my egregious churl bearable.”

She was born in 1923, the daughter of a billboard salesman and an opera singer. She got her big acting break in 1949 when she was cast in the national touring company for Harvey.
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'All in the Family' Star Jean Stapleton Dies

'All in the Family' Star Jean Stapleton Dies
Jean Stapleton, best known for her role as Archie Bunker's wife Edith on All in the Family, died Friday in her New York City home of natural causes her family announced today.

She was 90 years old.

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Stapleton won three Emmys for her role as Edith on the long-running CBS sitcom, which aired from 1971 to 1979. She was a veteran of the stage, film and television, and was also nominated for Emmys for her roles as Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1982 CBS television film Eleanor, First Lady of the World and for a guest appearance on the ABC series Grace Under Fire.

Stapleton is survived by her children, television producer Pamela Putch and film and television director John Putch.
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All in the Family’s Jean Stapleton Dies at 90

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All in the Family’s Jean Stapleton Dies at 90
Jean Stapleton, the actress who played Archie Bunker’s long-suffering wife, died in New York City home Friday of natural causes, her family announced Saturday. For her role as Edith Bunker — a character Carroll O’Connor described as a "benign, compassionate presence" in his autobiography of the late actress — Stapleton won three Emmy awards. According to the La Times, she had worked in Hollywood since her 1949 break in the national touring company of Harvey and was last seen in 1998's You've Got Mail. She is survived by her two children, television producer Pamela Putch and film and television director John Putch.
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Jean Stapleton, Who Played Edith Bunker on ‘All in the Family,’ Dead at 90

Jean Stapleton, Who Played Edith Bunker on ‘All in the Family,’ Dead at 90
Jean Stapleton, who won three Emmys and charmed audiences as the “dingbat” Edith Bunker on the groundbreaking TV show “All in the Family,” died Friday in New York of natural causes. She was 90. Nearly 50 at the time, Stapleton had already worked onstage and in film and television for many years when she was cast by Norman Lear as the wife of Archie Bunker, played by Carroll O’Connor. Lear said, “This will be short and sweet. Never as sweet as I’d wish it to be if I took a month to write it. I only just learned that Jean Stapleton, our beloved Edith — or Edith, our beloved Jean Stapleton– has passed. Back in 1971, possibly the first time I was asked by a journalist ‘What is Jean Stapleton like, my reflexive response was: ‘She’s always where she is.’ I was surprised by my answer, never had the thought before
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All in the Family's Jean Stapleton Dead at 90

All in the Family's Jean Stapleton Dead at 90
Veteran actress Jean Stapleton, a three-time Emmy winner for her iconic portrayal of All in the Family‘s Edith Bunker, passed away at her New York City home on Friday, from natural causes, the Los Angeles Times reports. She was 90.

Stapleton’s television career began in the 1950s, with appearances on Starlight Theatre, Lux Video Theatre and The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse. She went on to guest-star on several series, including Dennis the Menace, Dr. Kildare, Car 54 Where Are You? and My Three Sons, before settling into the role of outspoken, unapologetic bigot Archie Bunker’s wife in CBS’ All in the Family,
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'All in the Family' star Jean Stapleton dead at 90

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'All in the Family' star Jean Stapleton dead at 90
New York (AP) — Jean Stapleton, the stage-trained character actress who played Archie Bunker's far better half, the sweetly naive Edith, in TV's groundbreaking 1970s comedy "All in the Family," has died. She was 90. Stapleton died Friday of natural causes at her New York City home surrounded by friends and family, her son, John Putch, said Saturday. Little known to the public before "All In the Family," she co-starred with Carroll O'Connor in the top-rated CBS sitcom about an unrepentant bigot, the wife he churlishly but fondly called "Dingbat," their daughter Gloria (Sally Struthers) and liberal son-in-law Mike, aka Meathead...
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'All in the Family' star Jean Stapleton dead at 90

'All in the Family' star Jean Stapleton dead at 90
Stage, film, and television actress Jean Stapleton, best known for her role as Archie Bunker’s devoted wife Edith on All in the Family, died on June 1 at her home in New York City. She was 90.

As originally envisioned by All in the Family creator Norman Lear, Edith Bunker was a tart voice of truth meant to put her bigoted husband Archie in his place. Even in the January 1971 pilot episode of the immediately controversial series, Edith gives it right back to her husband, like every sitcom wife from Alice Kramden in the past to Peg Bundy in the future.
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Jean Stapleton Dies at 90

Jean Stapleton Dies at 90
Jean Stapleton, who played Archie Bunker's wife, Edith, in All In the Family passed away from natural causes on Friday, May 31. She was 90. Her son, John Putch, told the Associated Press that she died in New York City, surrounded by her friends and family. According to the AP, Stapleton received eight Emmy nominations and won three times during her eight-year tenure with the popular 1970s comedy. She also earned Emmy nominations for playing Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1982 film Eleanor, First Lady of the World and [...]
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Cougar Town Ep 4.15/16 ‘Don’t Fade On Me’/'Have Love Will Travel’ is a lot of sticky-sweet wish fulfillment

Cougar Town Season 4, Episodes 15 & 16 ‘Don’t Fade On Me’/'Have Love Will Travel’

Directed by John Putch

‘Don’t Fade On Me’ written by Melody Derloshon & Blake McCormick

‘Have Love Will Travel’ written by Mary Fitzgerald & Peter Saji

Cougar Town returns for season 5 in 2014

It’s been an interesting season for Cougar Town, one that’s had it’s share of emotional highs (‘Make It Better’) and overly broad comedic lows (last week’s ‘The Criminal Kind‘). Tonight’s two-part season finale falls somewhere in the middle: it’s one of the funnier episodes of the season, but is often too sentimental for its own good, despite having its heart in the right place in the most important moments, when the themes of family and hope are at their strongest.

A lot of tonight’s two episodes – ‘Have Love Will Travel’ in particular – felt like an old version of Cougar Town
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Cougar Town Ep 4.12 ‘This Old Town’ is a mixed bag of jokes with a good heart

Cougar Town Season 4, Episode 12 ‘This Old Town’

Directed by John Putch

Written by Melody Derloshon

Airs Tuesdays at 10pm Et on TBS

Cougar Town‘s fourth season has simultaneously inched in two different directions: broader with its humor, and deeper with its emotional beats, focusing often on the three big M’s of adult life: marriage, maturity, and mortality. That season-long dichotomy is in full effect once again in ‘This Old Town’, a first half filled with jokes about being old, and a second half that takes the idea much more seriously.

At its core, ‘This Old Town’ is about the comfortable trappings of maturity – having a set schedule, taking things slowly, and being surrounded by predictable people. It’s overtly shown with Jules, Ellie and Grayson, who embrace the life of the elderly like it’s a job – Grayson even buys a cardigan to wear to the early-bird dinner special.
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