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Today in Soap Opera History (February 15)

1967: Peyton Place's Allison famously cut her hair.

1980: AMC's Palmer toasted Nina on her 19th birthday.

1985: Santa Barbara's Kelly blew up a car.

2010: AMC's Greenlee revealed herself to be alive at her wedding."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1952: On Search for Tomorrow, Jim and Sam received photos of Keith kissing another woman.
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Film Review: ‘Kepler’s Dream’

Film Review: ‘Kepler’s Dream’
There’s plenty of intrigue on the New Mexico ranch our heroine is shunted off to in “Kepler’s Dream,” but little suspense is wrung from it in this tepid family drama adapted from a well-reviewed Ya novel by Juliet Bell. Opening in a dozen markets nationwide simultaneous with a VOD launch, the film is more likely to access viewers in home formats. But even fans of the book are likely to find this translation flat.

When her divorced mother (Kelly Lynch) requires a lengthy hospital stay to undergo a procedure that represents her last hope of beating advanced leukemia, 11-year-old Ella (Isabella Blake-Thomas) must live elsewhere. Her father (Sean Patrick Flanery), who runs a fishing-expedition business, claims he’s too busy to take on the responsibility, but then he’s always been a deadbeat dad. With no other options, Ella is dumped in the lap of a grandmother she’s never met, one her father
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Film Review: ‘Greater’

Film Review: ‘Greater’
When it comes to the all-time greatest walk-on (i.e. non-scholarship) college football player, Arkansas offensive lineman Brandon Burlsworth easily bests Notre Dame’s more famous Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger. In terms of their biopics, however, “Greater” — an account of Burlsworth’s inspiring rise and tragic demise — pales in comparison to the latter’s beloved “Rudy.” An insistent, clunky sermon about triumph through faith, David Hunt’s film is so determined to turn its subject into a Christ-like saint that it loses any sense of him as an actual flesh-and-blood man, the result being a third-string sports saga only apt to play to its devout target audience.

Burlsworth was a heavyset Arkansas kid who, without any prior commitment from the nationally ranked team, fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming an Arkansas Razorbacks member in 1994 — a feat that was then surpassed when he became an all-American offensive lineman during his senior year,
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Cinelinx's 2014 Summer Movie Guide: May

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Well folks, it’s April and over the last couple weeks, we’ve seen movie studios step up their marketing for some hotly anticipated films. We’ve been flooded with new trailers, images, and posters for a variety of films slated to hit this year, which can mean only one thing...Summer Movie Season is right around the corner (seems like just yesterday we were handling the 2013 Summer Movie Awards)! With the wealth of films hitting in these upcoming months it’s easy for moviegoers to be overwhelmed. Thus, as we have in years past, we present our Summer Movie Guide, so you know what’s coming, when, and decide for yourself if a film is worth your time. Come inside to learn about all that May has to offer!

We’re running this guide very similar to how we have in the past. We’re breaking down each page
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Body of Proof Review: What's Left Behind

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"Daddy Issues" brought Body of Proof full circle, as Megan Hunt finally got answers concerning her father's death... and made some decisions about her future.

There was plenty to enjoy in this hour. Megan was finally able to exhume her father's remains, only to find they weren't there. That was the moment I knew that whatever happened to David Hunt, his wife wasn't involved.

I had always wondered why Joan fought so vehemently to keep the details surrounding her husband's death a secret. But I suppose it was simply the guil of a grieving widow who believed she should have seen the signs in her supposedly suicidal husband.

When Joan heard that his body had gone missing, she was truly shocked and finally understood that Megan's suspicions were correct. It was quite the turn around from the anger she'd been exuding over Megan's investigation.

Tommy certainly stepped up his game.
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Netflix unlikely to bid for Premier League TV rights

Netflix unlikely to bid for Premier League TV rights
Netflix has said that it is unlikely to bid for Premier League football television rights when they become available. The Us subscription streaming giant yesterday launched in the UK and Ireland, offering subscribers a library of TV shows and films on multiple connected devices. In the face of competition from the likes of Amazon's LoveFilm and Sky, Netflix is under pressure to secure exclusive content to differentiate itself to customers. There are few more coveted TV rights in the UK than the Premier League, which helped transform Rupert Murdoch's Sky into a pay-tv powerhouse in the 1990s. Us technology giants Google and Apple are rumoured to be interested in entering the billion dollar bidding for the rights when they come up for tender this year, as a way to bolster their content streaming services. However, Netflix's chief product officer David Hunt said (more)
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Afm 2011: First Details and Sales Art - Living Dark: The Story of Ted the Caver

Grief can make you do all sorts of stupid things. As a matter of fact, during the grieving process you shouldn't be doing anything other than giving yourself a chance to heal. But hey! This is the world of horror movies, man! You just lost your dad? Why not go spelunking?!?

Below you'll find the first details and art for Living Dark: The Story of Ted the Caver which is being sold at Afm this week. Directed by David Hunt, the flick stars Chris Cleveland, Matthew Alan, Circus Szalewski, and Mark Hayter.

Synopsis

Based on the popular "Ted the Caver" Internet urban legend, The Living Dark tells the story of two estranged brothers, reunited for their father's funeral. Attempting reconciliation, the brothers stumble upon the sealed entrance to a nearby cave, where they are slowly forced to confront the true, nightmarish cause of their father's death.

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Salt Sequel Happening at Sony Pictures

Salt Sequel Happening at Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures is moving forward with a sequel to the 2010 action-thriller Salt, with Angelina Jolie expected to reprise her starring role.

The studio has hired Kurt Wimmer, who wrote the original Salt, to write the sequel screenplay. While Angelina Jolie has not officially signed on for the sequel, the actress will likely return if the script comes together in the right way. Back in August, we reported that Angelina Jolie expressed interest in returning for a Salt sequel.

Phillip Noyce directed Salt, although he revealed back in December he would not direct a Salt sequel.

Salt starred Angelina Jolie as a CIA agent who is accused of being a Russian double-agent, which forces her to go on the lam to clear her name. Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and August Diehl also starred in Salt, which grossed over $300 million worldwide.

Salt was released July 23rd, 2010 and stars Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber,
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Body of Proof - Episode 1.08 - Buried Secrets - Recap

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Quality time between Megan and her mom (Joanna Cassidy) is interrupted by another 'Db' dead body.

"You care more about the dead, because they can't talk back."

"Believe it or not, they have something to say."

Joe Salerno, 18-year veteran homicide detective with Philadelphia Police has seemingly been killed in a hit and run scenario. To make matters worst, he was Detective Sam Baker's friend. Megan tells her and Bud that he was already dead when the car hit him. He was killed then thrown over a bridge.

Due to the high profile case, the Chief is coming down hard on Dr. Hunt.

Talking with the widow, Sam and Megan learned that Joe had been moody and distant with his family and stopped making origami for his young daughter. And Bud found out that Joe was obsessed with solving the death of a teenage lacrosse player.

Peter couldn't help
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Who Are The Best Actor Frontrunners for the Daytime Emmys?

By Matthew Cormier

HollywoodNews.com: Now that we know who is contending for a pre-nomination slot at the Daytime Emmy Awards, it’s time to take a closer look at each of the acting categories. The key to winning a Daytime Emmy is episode selection. To stand out amongst this group of industry legends, an actor will need to submit a tape that displays enough range and impact to make voters take notice. Good submissions are usually self-contained episodes showing a clear beginning, middle and end to a character’s emotional arc.

Best Actor has the potential to be a very competitive race as every show has to decide between multiple veteran performers. The frontrunners among these contenders are discussed below.

All My Children

David Canary (Ex-Adam Chandler)

Ricky Paull Goldin (Dr. Jake Martin)

Vincent Irizarry (Dr. David Hayward)

Michael E. Knight (Tad Martin)

Michael Nouri (Caleb Cooney)

Walt Willey
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"Inception" Tops Visual Effects Society Nominations!

The Visual Effects Society (Ves) has announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Ves Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in 24 categories of film, animation, television,

commercials and video games.

Christopher Nolan's "Inception" dominated the nominations receiving four nods. Nolan will also be honored at the event with the inaugural Ves Visionary Award. Ray Harryhausen will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Ves Awards will take place on Tuesday, February 1 and will air exclusively on Reelzchannel Saturday, February 19 at 10p Et/Pt with encore presentations throughout February.

Here's the complete list of nominees for the 9th Annual Ves Awards:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual-Effects Driven Feature Motion

Picture

Inception

Paul Franklin Visual Effects Supervisor

Chris Corbould Special Effects Supervisor

Mike Chambers Visual Effects Producer

Matthew Plummer Visual Effects Producer

Iron Man 2

Ben Snow VFX Supervisor

Ged Wright VFX Supervisor

Janek Sirrs VFX Supervisor

Susan Pickett VFX
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Jon Lindstrom Reveals His "High" Ride In Music and Soaps - Part Three

In Parts One and Two of our interview with the musician-actor Jon Lindstrom, the fan favorite shared his passion for music with The High Lonesome, playing with the band in Hollywood during the wild 1980s, as well as his memorable roles as Mark on Santa Barbara and twins Ryan/Kevin on General Hospital. In Part Three below he shares what happened when Kevin spun off to Port Charles, offers insights into backstage decisions made in daytime, as well as the challenges and vindication of portraying Craig on As The World Turns.

We Love Soaps TV: The characters of Kevin and Lucy [Lynn Herring] were so popular on General Hospital in 1997 that you were spun-off into the new soap Port Charles. What was that like for you?

Jon Lindstrom: I was thrilled. Basically they were asking us to come do a show that was half as long for more money. I said,
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Salt Blu-ray and DVD to Hit Shelves on December 21st

The summer action-thriller Salt has been officially announced for a Blu-ray and DVD release this December 21. We had previously reported that the movie was hitting shelves on December 7, but now we have more details on this impending action-thriller, which arrives in three separate formats. Salt will be released in the theatrical and Deluxe Unrated Edition on DVD, both with a $28.96 Srp price tag, and the Deluxe Unrated Edition Blu-ray, which will be priced at $34.95 Srp. You can take a look at the cover art for all three editions and the special features below:

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her
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Camilla Belle and Jesse Williams Get Really 'Dirty' in 'Dirty Dancing' Trilogy

Camilla Belle and Jesse Williams have been bonded by the excitement and sexiness of capoeira. In the final installment of the "Dirty Dancing" trilogy "Dirty Dancing 3: Capoeira Nights", released by Funny or Die, Camilla tries to convince her dad of her love for capoeira, which he thinks is nothing but a fight.

The trailer starts with Camilla dancing with a common guy in a ball in Brazil when the "When a Stranger Calls" actress has her eyes on Jesse who doesn't "dance normal" like them. Later, Camilla and Jesse find themselves attracted to each other which then leads them to start practicing capoeira together. They even recreate a famous lift from the 1987 romantic film.

Though so, Camilla and Jesse end up not dancing like normal people do as the dance turns out to be a "dirty" one. Instead of dancing passionately, Camilla and Jesse enjoy hitting, kicking in their
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Salt DVD and Blu-ray Available on December 7th

The Angelina Jolie action-thriller Salt will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 7. We don't have pricing details or cover art images as of yet, but we'll be sure to keep you updated with any further information on this new title. In the meantime, you can take a look at the special features below. The movie stars Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Angelina Jolie stars in Columbia Pictures' Salt, a contemporary espionage thriller. Before becoming a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Jolie) swore an oath to duty, honor, and country. She will prove loyal to these when a defector accuses her of being a Russian sleeper spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture, protect her husband, and stay one step ahead of her colleagues at the CIA.

Special Features:

Filmmakers' CommentaryUnrated Filmmakers' CommentaryUnrated
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Salt Sequel Being Lined Up?

Angelina Jolie could appear in a Salt sequel The Angelina Jolie action film Salt is still in theaters, currently at over $150 million worldwide and, according to The Los Angeles Times, a sequel could possibly happen.

The site reports that screenwriter Kurt Wimmer has, "ideas for how to advance the story," and director Phillip Noyce was reportedly also interested in directing a sequel. Star Angelina Jolie also wants to return and doesn't have a commitment to another film as of now. Noyce also doesn't have another film lined up at this time.

Apparently, Sony wants to see how the film performs in international markets before moving forward with a sequel. The film will open in U.K., Germany and South American markets in the upcoming weeks.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on a Salt sequel as soon as we have more information.

Salt was released July 23rd, 2010 and stars Angelina Jolie,
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Sdcc 2010: Watch the Salt Panel!

The cast and crew of Salt stopped by Comic-Con 2010 yesterday to promote their new action flick, which is in theaters now. In attendance were Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, director Phillip Noyce, and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Take a look below!

Salt Panel #1

Salt Panel #2

Salt Panel #3

Salt Panel #4

Salt was released July 23rd, 2010 and stars Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl, Daniel Pearce, Hunt Block, Andre Braugher. The film is directed by Phillip Noyce.
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Angelina Jolie Shows Off Some Legs at L.A. Premiere of 'Salt'

Angelina Jolie has brought some glamorous vibes to the Los Angeles premiere of the upcoming "Salt". The actress who stars as Evelyn Salt in the action movie wowed fans by showing off some legs when hitting the black carpet that rolled out in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater on Monday night, July 19.

Coming to the special screening event accompanied by longtime partner Brad Pitt and actor father Jon Voight, the 35-year-old beauty dazzled in a sequined Emporio Armani Lbd that she paired with nude Ferragamo peep-toe pumps. She completed her look with an Asprey cuff and her own diamond earrings. In the meantime, Brad kept a classy appearance in a three-piece Tom Ford suit.

Angelina wasn't the only big name in Hollywood gracing the black carpet. Her co-star Liev Schreiber was also seen attending the premiere on the special night. Arriving to the event accompanied by his actress wife Naomi Watts,
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Angelina Jolie Takes Brad Pitt to 'Salt' Los Angeles Premiere

Few days away from the U.S. release of "Salt", Columbia Pictures has held the premiere for the film at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday, July 19. Stealing the spotlight at the black carpet event was Angelina Jolie who came with her longtime lover Brad Pitt.

The couple who once teamed up in "Mr and Mrs Smith" looked matching in their dark ensemble with Jolie wearing a strapless Emporio Armani mini-dress and Pitt donning three-piece Tom Ford suit. The depicter of Evelyn Salt in the action movie finished off her look with Ferragamo shoes, an Asprey bracelet and earrings.

Another "Salt" star, Liev Schreiber, also took his spouse, Naomi Watts, to join the glamorous event. He was later sandwiched between Jolie and his wife when posing for cameras. They were additionally joined by other cast members, Hunt Block and Olya Zueva, helmer Phillip Noyce and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
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