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‘The Right Stuff’ Returns to Honor John Glenn for Limited AMC Theatres Run

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‘The Right Stuff’ Returns to Honor John Glenn for Limited AMC Theatres Run
In addition to being a war hero and senator, John Glenn — who passed away late last week at the age of 95 — was an astronaut between 1958 and 1964. That tenure is part of the drama in 1983’s “The Right Stuff,” perhaps the best drama ever made about Nasa (sorry, “Apollo 13”). To honor Glenn, AMC Theatres is re-releasing the film between now and this Thursday, December 15.

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Ed Harris plays Glenn in Philip Kaufman’s film, which is based on Tom Wolfe’s 1979 book of the same name; also aboard the ensemble cast are Charles Frank, Scott Glenn, Lance Henriksen, Scott Paulin, Dennis Quaid, Sam Shepard and Fred Ward. “The Right Stuff” won four Academy awards (Best Film Editing, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Original Score) and was nominated for four more,
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Lance Henriksen: The Hollywood Interview

Lance Henriksen: A Survivor’s Tale

A seminal event happened to actor Lance Henriksen in his late teens that serves as the perfect metaphor for his life: Henriksen was working at a rural New Mexico gas station, and was taken in by the couple who owned it. They had a teenage daughter a couple years his junior. One day, figuring Lance and his daughter were getting a bit too chummy; the man drove Henriksen out to the middle of the desert. “All winter long, the frost has been pushing up these beautiful amethyst stones,” the man explained. “I’ll drop you off and you can collect them, then come back and sell them for a lot of money.” Henriksen stayed half the night, and then started to succumb to the desert’s freezing temperatures. “I dug a hole and buried myself up to my chest, with a fire in front of me.
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Supernatural Season 7 Episode 20 Rundown: Geek References Rule and So Does Felicia Day

In “The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo,” the Winchesters had their first major run-in with Dick Roman since Dick shot Bobby. It was a great episode, filled with a cornucopia of geek-gasms and hints at the Supernatural Season 7 finale.

From the moment Felicia Day appeared as Charlie, geeks the world over (including myself) squealed with delight at her well-decorated desk. Charlie sat in front of her dual monitors, looking much like Day’s character in her web series, The Guild. The desk was filled with all-manner of bobbleheads including one Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series.

There were a few great references and jokes that I have to mention:

When Dick gave Charlie Frank’s hard drive to hack, Charlie went back to her desk and told her workmate, Harry, “The eye of Sauron is on me.” The Lord of the Rings reference was great, but it
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