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The Good Wife, Season 6, Episode 13: “Dark Money”
Written by Keith Eisner
Directed by Jim McKay
Airs Sundays at 9pm Et on CBS
After the relative, unexpected disaster that was “The Debate,” in which the Kings bit off way more than they could chew thematically speaking, it makes sense that The Good Wife would return after its brief hiatus with an episode that mostly plays it safe. Accordingly, “Dark Money” is a total comfort-zone hour in theory, replete with the meta-gags the series has grown increasingly in love with, a legendary guest actor playing sharply against (recent) type, and a set of new plots for familiar returning characters. Should be a surefire slam dunk, right?
Not so much. For starters, the principal returning character of the episode – that is, the one we’ve not seen in a while – is Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker), the bourgeois almost-definite-murderer for whom the series »
- Simon Howell
Alicia Florrick has a gay brother who happens to be one of her closest confidantes — an inconvenient truth my brain struggled mightily to suppress during this week’s installment of The Good Wife.
After all, to acknowledge the Alicia-Owen bond while big sis made not a peep of protest during a homophobic rant by a potential fat-cat campaign donor (a fantastically nasty Ed Asner) raised some painful questions: Has a heated run for state’s attorney cracked Alicia’s moral compass? Has her desire for victory and thirst for power turned her into a “bad person”? Or has Alicia always »
The Good Wife is back and suddenly everything feels right. Sunday nights are complete once again! In "Dark Money" Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker) helped usher the CBS drama back to the airwaves with a defamation suit against a TV show. The Good Wife really let Baker go to town and gave him a dual role—he also played the actor playing the Colin Sweeney-esque character—which was absurd and delightful at the same time. Julie White of Go On played the opposing counsel. When Diane (Christine Baranski) and Cary (Matt Czuchry) basically destroyed her case, White's character sought to prove Sweeney killed his first wife. Can't be defamatory if it's true. Things weren't really going Colin »
Recently, CBS delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Good Wife" episode 13 of season 6. The episode is entitled, "Dark Money," and it turns out that we're going to see see some pretty interesting stuff go down as Diane and Cary take on a television show lawsuit for Colin Sweeney, and more. In the new, 13th episode press release: Diane and Cary will represent Colin Sweeney when he files suit against a television producer for basing an unflattering character on him. Press release number 2: When Colin Sweeney accuses a television producer of basing an unflattering character and show on his life, Diane and Cary are going to have to prove that they are capable of handling his case as Alicia focuses on the race for State's Attorney. Also, Alicia is going to compete against Frank Prady for a major campaign donation, Ed Asner guest stars as a »
Wait a second… is there a clause in Citizens United preventing campaign donors from getting hands-y?
That might be the thought going through candidate Alicia Florrick’s mind in the following first-look photos from The Good Wife‘s spring return (Sunday, March 1, 9/8c on CBS).
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The network’s official description for the hour, titled “Dark Money,” reads as follows: “When Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker) accuses a television producer of basing an unflattering character and show on his life, Diane and Cary must »
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The acclaimed CBS drama returns March 1, with – not surprisingly – a highly entertaining episode in which:
1) Lemond Bishop finally calls »
The Humbling Millennium Entertainment Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: B Director: Barry Levinson Screenwriter: Buck Henry, Michal Zebede, based on a Philip Roth Novel Cast: Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Nina Arianda, Dylan Baker, Charles Grodin, Dan Hedaya, Billy Porter, Kyra Sedgwick, Dianne Wiest Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 1/13/14 Opens: January 23, 2015 There may be some truth to the idea that actors—like Al Pacino’s character in Barry Levinson’s “The Humbling”– can lose their minds, unable to untangle reality from fantasy. Levinson, best known in these parts for “Rain Man” (an autistic savant who lives in his own world), takes on a similar theme [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
Author, journalist, and fellow First Time Fest juror Gay Talese hosted an Alabama Night in New York screening at Paramount Pictures of Ava DuVernay's Oscar nominated film Selma, a forceful and passionate look at a turning point in Civil Rights history. David Oyelowo in a spectacular performance as Martin Luther King Jr., Carmen Ejogo as his wife Coretta, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as Alabama Governor George Wallace, Keith Stanfield as Jimmie Lee Jackson, with Oprah Winfrey, Common, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tessa Thompson, Dylan Baker, Giovanni Ribisi, Martin Sheen and Alessandro Nivola are part of the remarkable ensemble.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Or The Unexpected Convenience of Sexism: Levinson’s Perplexing but Deviously Funny Stab at Roth
Decades passed between initial adaptations of novelist Philip Roth’s novels (1969’s Goodbye Columbus; 1972’s Portnoy’s Complaint) before filmmakers like Robert Benton and Isabel Coixet mounted their own renditions to varied reception in the past decade or so with The Human Stain (2003) and Elegy (2008), respectively. After a decently received found footage horror film with 2012’s The Bay, seasoned director Barry Levinson adapts The Humbling, which, like Roth’s novel itself, initially received some of the same unfavorable notices from Venice and Toronto Int. Film Fests. But Roth’s novels are exactly the kind of difficult narratives that used to make for a tradition of daring cinema that’s been eclipsed by safety and sanitization in an effort to decrease offense and increase mass satisfaction. That’s not to say that Levinson is entirely successful »
- Nicholas Bell
Will Mike get kissed and tell? That’s the dilemma facing the Mike & Molly lawman in this sneak peek from Monday’s episode (8:30/7:30c, CBS).
In the episode “The Last Temptation of Mike,” guilt eats at the Chicago cop when he gets a bit flirty with a rookie (played by Go On‘s Sarah Baker), and she reciprocates by planting one on the big guy.
In the video above, Mike reveals the unsolicited kiss to partner Carl, then the two debate about whether Molly should be told about it as well.
Such a sticky sitch! Where do you stand? »
Written by Paul Webb
Directed by Ava DuVernay
UK / USA, 2014
Selma is a shining example of how to create an informative biographical drama that still packs an emotional wallop. Rather than trying to portray the entire life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, director Ava DuVernay captures the essence of King by wisely focusing on three tumultuous months in his life. David Oyelowo delivers a mesmerizing performance as the civil rights icon, showing us a man whose passion is rivaled only by his intellect and political cunning. Selma takes an unflinching snapshot of American history that, sadly, feels more relevant today than ever before.
Nestled between the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a perilous 13 month period that would forever define America’s cultural identity. Racial segregation was legally dead, but Jim Crow was still alive and well in the American South. »
- J.R. Kinnard
The People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday honored the best most popular people and creations in music, movies and television. Now, TVLine is giving out our awards — for the craziest moments of the night.
From Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting’s “apology” (don’t call her a feminist!) to Viola Davis’ kick-ass speech (feel free to call her a feminist!), the two-hour ceremony was an embarrassment of memorable — and, at times, super awkward — riches.
And we wouldn’t choose to have it any other way.
Browse our gallery of the best show moments below, then drop a comment: What was your favorite interaction of the night? »
The following contains spoilers from this week’s Person of Interest.
On Tuesday night, CBS’ Person of Interest — as it is now almost expected to do during its “trilogy” events — dealt viewers a devastating blow when Shaw put her life on the line (and seemingly lost that bargain) in the name of assuring the rest of Team Machine safe escape from Samaritan’s equally trigger-happy troops.
The bad news? Viewers may have seen the last of Shaw, at least among the living. The good news: The character’s exit was orchestrated for the most joyous of reasons, as Sarah Shahi is pregnant with twins. »
Tonight as CBS’ The Mentalist christens its new, final time slot — Wednesdays at 8/7c — Special Agent Abbot will be pressured to cross a line.
As seen in the sneak peek above, Abbott’s former DEA boss, Bill Peterson (played by The Good Wife’s three-time Emmy nominee, Dylan Baker), has seen his agency’s conduct come into question. Abbott of course has a job to do as he investigates possible malfeasance, but that doesn’t keep Peterson from trading on their past to ask a favor.
Will Abbott book passage on this guilt trip? Press play above, and tell us »
A new clip from Selma has been released.
The Oscar-tipped drama from director Ava DuVernay focuses on Martin Luther King's campaign for equal voting rights in 1965 Alabama, which he pursued through a historic march from the town of Selma to Montgomery.
The film's all-star supporting cast includes Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B Johnson, Tim Roth as Alabama governor George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Dylan Baker as J Edgar Hoover and Oprah Winfrey as civil rights activist Annie Lee Cooper.
Selma received four nominations at the upcoming Golden Globes awards, and is widely tipped as a frontrunner in this year's Oscar race.
Selma is released on February 6 in the UK. »
'Selma' movie review: Politically salient in the early 21st century and 'beautiful in all the ways of cinema' (photo: David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in 'Selma') The title of director Ava DuVernay's historical drama Selma tells us what the film is about, while implying what it isn't about. In other words, Selma is not about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- wonderfully played by British actor David Oyelowo -- even though the reverend is the film's gravitational center and its emotional weight accrues to him. Just like what took place in Selma, Alabama, back in 1965. In fact, Oyelowo's presence is as transfixing as that of the young Ben Kingsley in his transformative interpretation of Gandhi in Sir Richard Attenborough's 1982 titular classic about one of Dr. King's inspirational figures. Unlike Gandhi, however, Selma is a single canvas on which a few months in Dr. »
- Tim Cogshell
16 items from 2015
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