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Feature Simon Brew 28 Aug 2013 - 05:51
More than 20 years old it may be, but time has been unusually kind to the hacker caper thriller Sneakers, Simon writes...
Proverbial cards on the proverbial table: I love Sneakers. I'm a big fan of caper movies at the best of times, but this one's always been a favourite. There's an easy charm, an absence of nastiness, and a sheer sense of fun in here that's always appealed to me. Plus, it doesn't matter how many times I watch it, it doesn't feel dated. Even though it clearly is.
However, I've got to share two bugbears first. I don't like to start on negatives, but these moments really get me every time, and very slightly sully an otherwise stupendous Sneakers soup. Guttingly, both moments unfortunately involve Ned Rierson himself, the marvellous Stephen Toblowsky, in a cameo role that pops up towards the end of the film. »
As the newly picked-up broadcast series are gearing up for production, they’ve brought in producing directors. Here are some notable hires on new drama series. Jace Alexander will be co-executive producer/director on hot NBC drama The Blacklist. He is with ICM Partners and Fineman Entertainment. Ghost Whisperer creator John Gray will serve in the same capacity on CBS’ Reckless, while Ken Olin will be producing director on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow. Other producing director appointments: Dan Lerner (Lucky 7), Tim Busfield (Mind Games), Sam Hill (Almost Human), Jonas Pate (Believe), Deran Sarafian (Star-Crossed) and Nelson McCormick (Gang Related). Related: 2013-14 Schedule Grid & Top Face-Offs »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, “Pilot”
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Thomas Schlamme
Original airdate September 18, 2006
For one blissful pilot we were allowed to believe that Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was going to be the return to television that Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford and Aaron Sorkin deserved. It was funny, wry, and features pretty much everything that’s ever been great about Sorkin.
There have been many unfair comparisons to 30 Rock which started around the same time but really the only similarity was that the two shows featured plots that revolved around fictional shows, in this case it was a late night sketch show called Studio 60. That’s where the similarities end. There was more of a biting humor and realism to Studio 60 on the Sunset strip that all came out in the pilot.
The show starts with an epic Network style meltdown by »
Everything distinctive about “The Fosters” — an ABC Family drama eager to promote Jennifer Lopez’s involvement as a producer — appears to have been extracted during the pitch meeting, indicating a show either built by committee or incorporating too many notes. Although the series has its heart in the right place, focusing on a lesbian couple raising teenage foster kids, as well as a birth child from a previous marriage, it’s an utterly by-the-numbers affair. Give the channel credit for trying, and the material feels tonally compatible with its other hours. Still, the premiere does little to merit laying down roots.
Callie (Maia Mitchell) is introduced receiving a beating in juvenile hall, on the eve of her release. The kindly Lena (Sherri Saum) reluctantly agrees to take her in (“It’s just for a few weeks,” she sighs), much to the chagrin and surprise of her partner, Stef (Teri Polo »
- Brian Lowry
In an effort to regain some composure after a truly lackluster episode, many shows would do something amazing like feature a cold open where Billy Burke tosses an unconscious Timothy Busfield down an industrial laundry chute, and simply call it a day. But that’s not enough for Revolution. No, Revolution is willing to go the extra mile and also cast Michael Gladis (a.k.a. Paul Kinsey), as reparation for last week’s mostly unsuccessful episode, ‘Home.’
To that end, ‘The Love Boat’ also manages to throw Giancarlo Esposito back into thick of things, as Tom Neville joins Miles’ “adorable rebel cause” in an effort to thwart Monroe from weaponizing the anthrax virus. In order to do this, the two much put aside their differences and work together to retrieve Dr. Stephen Camp ...
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- Kevin Yeoman
No, really, that’s the title of the episode. “The Love Boat.” Haha, I love Eric Kripke. Seriously, one of the best things about his show “Supernatural” were the titles. That, and the characters. Officially, this is the plot for tonight’s ep: Miles (Billy Burke) and Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) find themselves fighting for the same cause but Miles still doesn’t trust him. And Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos), Jason (Jd Pardo) and Nora (Daniella Alonso) attempt to pull off a daring river rescue of Dr. Stephen Camp (Timothy Busfield) to keep deadly anthrax out of the hands of Monroe (David Lyons). Meanwhile Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) and Aaron (Zak Orth) are captured and threatened by Militia forces. I love the preview, where Neville tells Miles to “go easy there, Tex”. Hilarious. I love Giancarlo Esposito and I love his Neville. I hope they never kill him off. Go ahead and kill Monroe off, »
First you might have gasped, but then came the love, because People.com readers, overwhelmingly, responded favorably to those who rose to the defense of Kim Kardashian and her unorthodox maternity wear choices. At the same time, Melissa Gilbert's wedding dress proved nothing less than a source of amazement. So here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from readers this week - what made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, awestruck, even angry. In the meantime, please keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story - this way you can tell us exactly what you think. »
- Stephen M. Silverman
"The Love Boat" -- Miles (Billy Burke) and Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) find themselves fighting for the same cause but Miles still doesn?t trust him. And Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos), Jason (Jd Pardo) and Nora (Daniella Alonso) attempt to pull off a daring river rescue of Dr. Stephen Camp (Timothy Busfield) to keep deadly anthrax out of the hands of Monroe (David Lyons). Meanwhile Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) and Aaron (Zak Orth) are captured and threatened by Militia forces. - From NBC. »
"And 'Charlie' (Tracy Spiridakos), 'Jason' (Jd Pardo) and 'Nora' (Daniella Alonso) attempt to pull off a daring river rescue of 'Dr. Stephen Camp' (Timothy Busfield) to keep deadly anthrax out of the hands of 'Monroe' (David Lyons).
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- Michael Stevens
What had Et readers buzzing this week?
1. 'Today' Show Tell-All Hones In on Ann Curry's Firing
Last summer, Ann Curry was dismissed from the NBC morning show Today as co-host. The move has drawn plenty of criticism in the months that have followed, and now a tell-all book has been released detailing an alleged organized scheme to oust Curry from the show.
New York Times reporter Brian Stelter's new book Top of the Morning hones in on the recent activity surrounding Today, from a reported attempt to land Robin Roberts as co-anchor with Matt Lauer to the longstanding morning show ratings war.
At the forefront of the tell-all is the dismissal of Ann Curry, which the reporter alleges was planned well in advance.
"It wasn't obvious at the time, but Ann Curry was a dead woman walking," the Top of the Morning author said. "She was never really given a chance to co-host the show »
The "Little House on the Prairie" star married the former "Thirtysomething" star on Wednesday in Santa Barbara, People reported.
Photos: Former Child Stars Then & Now
This marks the third marriage for both actors.
Melissa is a mom of two and Timothy, who now also directs, has three kids.
-- Jesse Spero
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
Congratulations go out to two iconic TV stars, "Little House on the Prairie" star and "Dancing With the Stars" alumna Melissa Gilbert and "Thirtysomething" actor Timothy Busfield, who got married in Santa Barbara, Calif., yesterday.
This makes a third marriage for each of them, and together they have five children (two for Gilbert, 48, and three for Busfield, 55). Sources told People magazine that Gilbert skipped the traditional white gown and wore a red dress instead. The couple, who got engaged in January after knowing each other for some 20 years, tied the knot in a private ceremony.
Gilbert's half-sister, Sara ("Roseanne," "The Talk") is also engaged. Just this month she announced she is set to marry Linda Perry, the former frontwoman of the band 4 Non Blondes. The two have been dating since »
- Liat Kornowski
Looks like the Dancing with the Stars alum is settling down once again! Just three months after announcing an engagement, Melissa Gilbert has married fellow actor Timothy Busfield! The marriage is the third for both.
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According to Us Weekly, the two read their nuptials in a private ceremony at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara on Wedesday, April 24.
"They've known each other for quite some time, as their paths have crossed off-and-on over the past 20 years," a friend had previously told the site.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
What do you think of the secret ceremony? Comment below!
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- Stephanie Webber
A rep for the actress tells People the two were married "in a private ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara."
Gilbert, 48, and Busfield, 55, got engaged over last year's December holidays, though they did not reveal their engagement until the end of January. This is the third wedding for each -- Gilbert was previously married to Bo Brinkman and Bruce Boxleitner, Busfield was previously married to Jenny Merwin and Radha Delamarter.
Between the two of them, Gilbert and Busfield have five children -- two for Melissa and three for Tim. »
A source also said that they’ve “known each other for quite some time, as their paths have crossed off and on over the past 20 years.”
This is the third marriage for each of them! It’s save to »
- Chloe Melas
Pics: The Most Memorable Celebrity Weddings of All Time
The couple, who got engaged over the holidays, had their wedding at San Ysidro Ranch. The bride wore red.
Video: Melissa Gilbert Opens Up About Past Addiction
Gilbert and Busfield's nuptials will mark the third "I do's" for each of them. Gilbert was previously married to Bo Brinkman and Bruce Boxleitner, while Busfield was married to Jenny Merwin and actress Radha Delamarter. »
Laura Ingalls Wilder is a married lady! Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert said "I do" to actor Timothy Busfield on Wednesday at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., the actress's rep confirmed to People. Gilbert, 48, wore a red dress for her nuptials. She and Busfield, 55, got engaged over the holidays. At the time, a rep for Gilbert, a Dancing With the Stars alum, told E! News the future spouses were "both incredibly happy." A source added that the duo have "known each other for quite some time, as their paths have crossed off and on over the past 20 years." This is the third marriage for both. Gilbert has two children from previous relationships, »
A good night for dancing under the stars. Dancing with the Stars alum Melissa Gilbert tied the knot with former Thirtysomething star Timothy Busfield "in a private ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara on April 24," Gilbert's rep confirms to People. The bride wore red. Beloved Little House on the Prairie star, Gilbert, 48, and Busfield, 55, got engaged over the holidays. Both have been married twice before. She is the mother of two; he has three children. The historic San Ysidro Ranch has been the scene of a number of Hollywood weddings celebrations. Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman had their rehearsal dinner there, »
- Tim Nudd and Julie Jordan
Little Wedding on the Ranch! Nearly three months after Us Weekly broke news of their surprise engagement, Melissa Gilbert married Timothy Busfield "in a private ceremony at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara" on Wednesday, April 24, a rep for the Little House on the Prairie actress, 48, tells Us. For her third trip down the aisle, Gilbert chose a bold hue for her wedding gown: Red! In an intimate pic from the day, the bride (in a strapless red gown) and groom [...] »
Why is it that The Good Wife writers give such lovable actors such despicable roles? The proof is in the guest stars. See: Michael J. Fox as the infuriating Louis Canning, Matthew Perry as the pathological liar Mike Kresteva, and Dylan Baker as the notorious wife killer Colin Sweeney. Baker—who’s already nabbed two Emmy noms for his portrayal of Sweeney—reprises his role in Sunday’s all-new episode, “The Wheels of Justice.” In the ep, Alicia (Juliana Margulies) and Will (Josh Charles) go to trial to keep Sweeney from receiving a life sentence. Baker called in to tease »
- Breia Brissey
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