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NCIS: La Sneak Peek: The Dangerous Mission to Save Hetty!!

With apologies to the late President Gerald Ford, my fellow American TV viewers, our long national nightmare is over.

Well, let's hope so, anyway.

At 9 p.m. Sunday, March 11, Sam, Callen, Kensi and Deeks, joined by Hetty's Vietnam War-era colleagues A.J. Chegwidden, Charles Langston and Sterling Bridges, head to Vietnam to rescue Hetty from her captor Dang on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 Episode 14.

And by bringing Hetty back from Southeast Asia, the squad may be saving fans of the series as well.

The L.A.-based team has survived many threats over the past eight seasons. But this season they're facing the Death of a Thousand Cuts.

Hetty's "retirement" has left Executive Assistant Director Shay Mosley, a paper-pushing bureaucrat brought in to replace Granger, in charge.

Related: NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 Episode 13 Review: Cac Tu Nhan

Apparently unfamiliar with the maxim "If it ain't broke, don't fix it,
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Sad! Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump is Not best ‘Saturday Night Live’ president of all time, so who is? [Poll Results]

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Sad! Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump is Not best ‘Saturday Night Live’ president of all time, so who is? [Poll Results]
Alec Baldwin‘s impression of President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” may be good enough for the Emmys, but it’s not good enough for our readers. In our recent “SNL” poll, Baldwin’s tweeter-in-chief was named the second best presidential performance of all time, behind — you guessed it — Will Ferrell as George W. Bush. Ferrell returned to Studio 8H this weekend and brought back his bumbling Dubya to great fanfare, so the fact that he was fresh in our readers’ minds probably didn’t hurt. Do you agree that Ferrell’s Bush is the best “SNL” Potus ever? Give us your thoughts down in the comments section.

Since its premiere in 1975 NBC’s “Saturday Night Light” has made waves by skewering the current sitting Potus, beginning with Chevy Chase‘s take on Gerald Ford. The current President Trump has been taken on by a plethora of performers over the years,
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Which ‘Saturday Night Live’ presidential performance gets Your vote? Alec Baldwin as Trump, Will Ferrell as Bush … [Poll]

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Live from New York, it’s … the President of the United States! Since its creation in 1975 NBC’s “Saturday Night Light” has made waves by skewering the current sitting Potus, from Chevy Chase‘s Gerald Ford to Alec Baldwin‘s Donald Trump. Of all the “SNL” presidential performances through the decades, which one gets Your vote? Give us your thoughts by voting down in our poll below.

Some presidents were played by several different cast members over the years — for example, Trump has been taken on by Baldwin, Darrell Hammond, Taran Killam and even Leslie Jones. So in our poll we’ve narrowed down each president to his most iconic performance.

Baldwin won an Emmy in 2017 for playing the nation’s current tweeter-in-chief. Most of his sketches were opposite two-time Emmy champ Kate McKinnon who portrayed many political figures including Hillary Clinton, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, Elizabeth Warren, Betsy DeVos and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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10 Great Directors Who Should Make Horror Movies — IndieWire Critics Survey

10 Great Directors Who Should Make Horror Movies — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What filmmaker would you most like to see try their hand at a horror movie?

Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko), Pajiba/Riot Material

I struggled with this question, because a lot of the directors I have adored have worked in horror, be it Tim Burton (“Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands”), Robert Zemeckis (“Death Becomes Her”), Edgar Wright (“Shawn of the Dead”), Frank Oz (“Little Shop of Horror”), Guillermo del Toro (“Crimson Peak”), Bong-Joon Ho (“The Host”), Jim Jarmusch (“Only Lovers Left Alive”), or Taika Waititi (“What We Do In the Shadows”). Part of what I love about the genre is the way is can be reshaped with vision, color,
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Everything You Need to Know About Kendall Jenner's NBA Star Beau Blake Griffin

Everything You Need to Know About Kendall Jenner's NBA Star Beau Blake Griffin
Kendall Jenner‘s courtship with NBA player Blake Griffin is heating up.

The stars recently stepped out for a special double date with Jenner’s sister, Kylie, and her rapper boyfriend Travis Scott at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood. A source told People that the couple “had a blast” together.

“She thinks he’s dorky and funny, but also cool and sexy — he has a certain attractive ‘swagger,’ ” another insider said of Jenner, 21, and Griffin, 28. “They are seeing each other more, and Blake is doing everything in his power to make Kendall his girlfriend.”

“She’s always working
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‘Mindhunter’ Season 1 Review: This Fascinating Textbook of a TV Show Thrives on Hidden Monsters — Spoilers

‘Mindhunter’ Season 1 Review: This Fascinating Textbook of a TV Show Thrives on Hidden Monsters — Spoilers
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for the entirety of “Mindhunter” Season 1. For a spoiler-free review, please click here.]

“If what we’re doing doesn’t get under your skin, you’re either more messed up than I thought or you’re lying to yourself.”

Shouted by Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) in an episode primarily focused on the flat-topped agent himself, the above quote ended up defining the tragic arc of his partner, the confounding, stubborn, and all-too-proud Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff). By the end of 10 episodes, if not long before, it became frustratingly apparent just how deeply Holden had been lying to himself. Not only

Played out with an attention to detail Dr. Wendy Carr (Anna Torv) would admire, Holden’s arc came to define the best and worst of “Mindhunter’s” engrossing and occasionally overwhelming first season. His home life was a mess, both over-talkative and uninventive, but work is where he earned his money.

Read More:‘Mindhunter’ Review: David Fincher’s Netflix Return Debates the Origins
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Ryan Gosling's Tribute to His Late Dog Will Melt Your Heart

Ryan Gosling's Tribute to His Late Dog Will Melt Your Heart
Actor Ryan Gosling is currently out promoting his latest project, Blade Runner 2049, which has been getting early rave reviews from critics and fans alike, but he took time out on the Ellen show to pay tribute to his dog, George. George passed away in December of last year, but Gosling wants to make sure that his memory lives on since he was such a large part of the actor's life. Ryan Gosling shared stories about George and laughed as he recalled the good times during the course of George's 17 years with Gosling.

While promoting Blade Runner 2049 on Ellen, Ryan Gosling was given the chance to pay tribute to George and even revealed that he wears his dog tag around his neck as a form of tribute. Gosling recalls that George started to age and compared him to an aging rock star. He explains.

"George, as he started to age,
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Watch Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford Crack Up in Hysterical Blade Runner 2049 Interview

Watch Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford Crack Up in Hysterical Blade Runner 2049 Interview
Ryan Gosling struggled to stifle his laughter while hosting Saturday Night Live last week, but the actor and his Blade Runner 2049 co-star Harrison Ford didn't even try to keep it together during a recent interview with ITV's This Morning. The interview got off to an awkward start when the interviewer, Alison Hammond, admitted that she had never seen the original Blade Runner, which Ford starred in back in 1982. "I appreciate your candor," Gosling said after having a laugh. Still, Hammond carried on. "Bleak. Dystopian. An absolute nightmare to be honest with you—that's just my interviewing techniques. But let's talk about the movie, Blade Runner...
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Tom Brokaw To Keynote 2018 Nape Charities Luncheon

Nape Summit announced today award-winning journalist Tom Brokaw as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Nape Charities Luncheon as part of the 25th annual Nape Summit Week taking place February 5-9, 2018, in Houston.

Brokaw spent his entire distinguished journalism career with NBC News, covering Ronald Reagan’s first run for public office, the rise of the Sixties counter culture, the assassination of Robert Kennedy and the 1968 presidential campaign. He served as the White House correspondent during Watergate and took over Meet the Press in 2008. Brokaw has won every major award in his craft, including Peabody, duPonts, Emmys and lifetime achievement recognition, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2014.

“We are honored to have Tom Brokaw, one of the most influential figures in American journalism, join us in celebrating and giving back to America’s veterans at the 2018 Nape Charities Luncheon,” said Greg Riedl, chairman of the Nape Operators Committee.
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying
Reviews of director Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” are flooding in, and they are (almost) all glowing.

The follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic “Blade Runner” has earned an impressive 97% score on Rotten Tomatoes, with many critics claiming that “2049” may even surpass the original. Variety‘s Peter Debruge raves that the film “delves deep into the existential concerns suggested by the earlier film, as screenwriters Hampton Fancher (who also co-wrote the original) and Michael Green raise evocative questions about human-android relations and the nuances that will one day be used to tell them apart.”

Check out what the critics are saying before the movie hits theaters Oct. 6:

Variety‘s Peter Debruge:

“Whereas it took five different versions for Ridley Scott to satisfyingly answer the question raised by Philip K. Dick’s speculative-fiction novel, ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ (four of which suggest the director himself didn’t quite recognize what was most fascinating
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Glitzy Evening Before Bash Raises More Than $2 Million for MPTF

Glitzy Evening Before Bash Raises More Than $2 Million for MPTF
Saturday’s Evening Before bash in Century City was once again the starriest draw of Emmy weekend, and it was all for a most worthy cause. The 11th annual Emmy-eve fundraiser raised more than $2 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

The outdoor lawn space was packed with CEOs, showrunners, Emmy nominees and other stars. The activation booths ringing the prime schmoozing spots included temporary tattoos courtesy of sponsor Ford and the chance to win free flights from sponsor Delta Airlines.

As ever, it’s the conversations that make Evening Before such a memorable night. Donald Glover was spotted in a huddle with “Stranger Things” creators Matt and Ross Duffer. “Better Call Saul’s” Bob Odenkirk had a long chat with his former “Saturday Night Live” colleague Greg Daniels and YouTube’s Susanne Daniels. Ryan Murphy communed for a time with “Modern Family’s” Jesse Tyler Ferguson. “This Is Us” star Sterling K. Brown laughed it up
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Richard Madden interview: Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

Rob Leane Sep 15, 2017

Game Of Thrones' Richard Madden chats to us about C4’s new sci-fi series, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, starting this Sunday...

Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones, Cinderella, Bastille Day) is starring in one episode of Amazon and Channel 4’s sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.

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He’ll play Agent Ross in The Hood Maker, an adaptation of Dick’s short story of the same name, which is set in a dark future where the government uses telepathic individuals (known as ‘Teeps’) to monitor the minds of the masses. Madden’s Ross is on the side of the government.

We joined Madden and a group of other journalists for a roundtable interview in London, long after his filming was finished,
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All About New Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s Dad — an Indy 500 Winner Dubbed the 'Flying Dutchman'

All About New Bachelor Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s Dad — an Indy 500 Winner Dubbed the 'Flying Dutchman'
Arie Luyendyk Jr. is about to embark on a speed dating journey as the newest leading man on The Bachelor, but that need for speed runs in the family.

The reality star’s father, Arie Luyendyk, is a Dutch former auto racing driver with two Indianapolis 500 wins under his belt.

The senior Luyendyk grew up in the Netherlands, where his father owned a garage, according to the New Netherland Institute. As a result, he got behind the wheel of race cars as a teenager and quickly made a name for himself in Europe, winning the Dutch Formula Ford champion
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Amazon grabs James Gunn's Starsky & Hutch TV reboot

Kirsten Howard Tony Sokol Sep 1, 2017

Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn will produce a rebooted Starsky & Hutch series for Amazon, it's been confirmed...

Amazon have snatched up the recently-unveiled Starsky & Hutch reboot show from James Gunn's production company.

This is the first time the popular director has wanted to pursue a project on the small screen.

“When I was a kid, Starsky & Hutch was the first ‘adult’ show I ever saw, and I fell in love,” he explained in a statement. “It instilled in me a lifelong love of gritty street shows, of killer 70’s threads, and muscle cars. So when Neal Mortiz asked me if I wanted to be a part of an all new Starsky & Hutch on TV, I was instantly intrigued. I teamed up with the two writers I trusted most in the world to work with us, my brother Brian Gunn and my cousin
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These Guys Were Almost Han Solo in Star Wars, Not Harrison Ford

These Guys Were Almost Han Solo in Star Wars, Not Harrison Ford
When Lucasfilm announced plans for a standalone Han Solo prequel, there didn't seem to be an actor in Hollywood who didn't want a crack at playing the younger version of the character made famous by Harrison Ford. Producer Kathleen Kennedy and the film's original directing team looked at a slew of actors between the ages of 17 and 34. At one point, the short list reportedly included Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Jack Raynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen, and Blake Jenner, before the role was ultimately given to Alden Aron-Reich. But the search for the original Han Solo was just as wide searching, and possibly a little more difficult to nail down, with quit a few Hollywood icons targeted for the role.

Since the release of the original Star Wars film in 1977, a slew of names have surfaced as prospective would-be Millennium Falcon piloting smugglers who were nearly cast
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It’s Official! Donald Trump is Now a National Joke as President (video)

Donald Trump was the star attraction once again on the new “Saturday Night Live” spinoff, “Weekend Update,” officially solidifying the President as a national joke He eclipses former presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush. Ain’t America great! Since taking office in January, Trump has single handedly upended late night television and other comedy shows simply by being himself. ...Read More
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Why Bob Newhart Wanted to ‘Intentionally’ Break Boundaries in Television

Why Bob Newhart Wanted to ‘Intentionally’ Break Boundaries in Television
On Sept. 16, 1972, CBS premiered the beloved sitcom “The Bob Newhart Show,” starring the popular comic as Chicago psychologist Dr. Bob Hartley.

The funny and whip smart sitcom only received four Emmy nominations during its six seasons. But Tuesday evening at the Wolf Theatre in North Hollywood, the TV Academy paid homage to the show —which is celebrating its 45th anniversary — with a sparkling and hilarious conversation between 88-year-old Bob Newhart and Conan O’Brien.

“I’m so glad about tonight,” proclaimed Newhart on the academy’s recognition of the series’ milestone anniversary.

O’Brien, who had worked with Newhart on a comedy bit at the 2006 Emmy Awards, said he grew up watching “The Bob Newhart Show” on Saturday nights after “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and before “The Carol Burnett Show” with his brothers and father.

Peter Bonerz joined Newhart and O’Brien about an hour into the 90-minute tribute. “You
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Jurassic Park: 10 things you might have missed

Paul Bullock Aug 3, 2017

You may have seen Jurassic Park a dozen times, but there loads of details that are easy to miss. Details like these...

Last week, visual effects artist Todd Vaziri took to Twitter to shatter the illusions of Jurassic Park fans everywhere. "When people watch this 24-year old mega-blockbuster," he tweeted, "they point and laugh at the totally obvious disappearing raptor on each viewing, ya?"

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What, Todd? The what!?

Alongside this tweet, Vaziri also posted a slowed down Gif of the moment in question and - yep - there it is. During the final set piece, in which the T-Rex (somehow silently) stomps into the Visitor's Centre and gobbles up the Velociraptors, one of the Raptors disappears. Not eaten by the Rex, just gone. One frame, she's there, the next she's not, the following one she's there again.
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All of the Films Joining FilmStruck’s Criterion Channel this August

Each month, the fine folks at FilmStruck and the Criterion Collection spend countless hours crafting their channels to highlight the many different types of films that they have in their streaming library. This August will feature an exciting assortment of films, as noted below.

To sign up for a free two-week trial here.

Tuesday, August 1

Tuesday’s Short + Feature: These Boots and Mystery Train

Music is at the heart of this program, which pairs a zany music video by Finnish master Aki Kaurismäki with a tune-filled career highlight from American independent-film pioneer Jim Jarmusch. In the 1993 These Boots, Kaurismäki’s band of pompadoured “Finnish Elvis” rockers, the Leningrad Cowboys, cover a Nancy Sinatra classic in their signature deadpan style. It’s the perfect prelude to Jarmusch’s 1989 Mystery Train, a homage to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the musical legacy of Memphis, featuring appearances by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Joe Strummer.
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