8 items from 2017
Authorities say a former Tennessee teacher and his alleged kidnapping victim, a 15-year-old female student, traveled through multiple states after vanishing from Tennessee in March — and one of the stops was at a commune in Northern California.
Jon Lopey, the sheriff in California’s Siskiyou County, told People that Elizabeth and the 50-year-old Cummins had stayed in Black Bear Ranch for an unknown amount of time before moving on to a remote cabin in Cecilville, California, approximately 15-20 miles away.
It was in Cecilville that Elizabeth was recovered safe and Cummins was arrested last week, after they had been staying there for several days, »
- Christine Pelisek
Barcelona — Spain’s Secuoya Group, Focus Group and Scenic Rights are developing historic thriller “The Survivors” a TV series inspired by the true story of the survivors from Che Guevara’s guerrilla fighting force in Bolivia, and their perilous escape from the CIA and the Bolivian army after Che Guevara’s arrest and execution on Oct. 8, 1967.
U.S. producer and writer Noah Evslin has boarded the project as the series’ showrunner. Evslin has served as co-producer on ABC shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” He penned episodes of “Colony” and “Private Practice” and also worked as a history professor at the University of Hawai.
Series recreates the escape of the six survivors (three from Cuba, the rest from Bolivia) who formed part of the guerrilla force that revolutionary hero Ernesto “Che” Guevara formed in Bolivia.
Cubans Dariel Alarcón, Leonardo Tamayo and Harry Villegas and Bolivia’s David Adriazola, Inti »
- Emilio Mayorga
As the Berlin Wall was crumbling and the Soviet Union was ceasing to exist, I had a favorite Cccp hockey jersey. It was boldly red and said "Fienberg" on the back and was handed down by a cousin whose politics have subsequently shifted far to the right. I don't think I wore the shirt the same way a college liberal might have a Che Guevara poster, but I also didn't wear it with irony, even though to grow up in the '80s was always to be aware of the "us" and "them" of it all — especially as a »
- Daniel Fienberg
Appearing in a pose reminiscent of revolutionary Che Guevara in Alberto Korda's historic "Guerrillero Heroico" photo, Olivia "Liv" Moore calls for the living dead to come together in the new poster for iZombie Season 3.
The new poster (see below) was revealed by iZombie star Rose McIver, who shared the artwork on Twitter. iZombie Season 3 premieres on The CW with two new episodes on April 4th beginning at 8:00pm Et.
A trailer for the third season will likely be unveiled soon, and we'll be sure to share any new details as soon as they are revealed.
Poster via Twitter:
The post iZOMBIE Season 3 Poster Encourages the Living Dead to Unite appeared first on Daily Dead. »
- Derek Anderson
Pablo Larrain gained attention with American audiences with his stunning drama Jackie, about Jackie Kennedy immediately after the assassination, but the Chilean-born director has another outstanding film opening in theaters now. The Spanish-language Neruda focuses on Nobel Prize winning poet, essayist and politician Pablo Neruda, a beloved national figure in his native Chile and throughout South America, who became a target of a political crackdown after WWII.
Neruda is both an entertaining and intellectually stimulating film. Rather than a conventional biopic, director Larrain tells this story as a chase, with the poet/politician pursued by a police detective played by Gale Garcia Bernal.. Neruda has a streak of dark humor and begins with strong film noir elements, which eventually give way to the surreal, while exploring Neruda’s life and work. »
- Cate Marquis
James Hunt Feb 3, 2017
With two TV shows and many movies on the way, here's our look at the thus-far unused X-Men mutants we'd like to see Fox bring to the screen.
A mild spoiler for X-Men: Apocalypse is contained within.
It’s been 17 years since Fox brought the X-Men to cinema, and despite making nine movies in the universe (with a tenth about to come out) they’ve barely scratched the surface of Marvel’s expansive mutant franchise.
However, with two TV shows in the works and further spin-off movies planned, it seems as though the X-Men franchise might finally give fans the deep cuts they’ve been looking for – and we don’t just mean from Wolverine’s claws. No, more screen time means more roles to fill, and that means Fox might start making use of some of the lesser-used characters available to them.
That’s why we »
Gas-s-s-s – Or – It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It.
Cinematography: Ron Dexter
Film Editor: George Van Noy
Original Music: Country Joe and the Fish
Written and Produced by George Armitage
Directed by Roger Corman
Roger Corman finally accepted himself as an iconic filmmaker for this, his final show for A.I.P.. Barely released and long considered a failure, Gas-s-s-s – Or – It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It sees Corman and his writer associate George Armitage attempting a Mad magazine- like amalgam of all the counterculture trends of the late 1960s. That tactical mistake becomes eighty minutes of unfocused and unfunny satire. Armitage’s script and dialogue might occasionally hit some serendipitous notes, »
- Glenn Erickson
David’s Quick Take for the tl;dr Media Consumer:
If…. is an important film of its time, occasionally droll and inspiring in its provocation of middle-class establishment values but more often charged with unsettling anger and resentment toward the intense pain registered by its various characters. Focusing through a darkly comedic lens on the torments inflicted by authorities on a trio of misfits in a regimented, highly traditional English boarding school, viewers are prodded to answer the question asked in the above poster: which side will you be on? When If…. reaches its explosive conclusion, our response is likely to be urgently felt and quickly resolved, but it’s not the kind of answer that’s likely to rest all that comfortably on our conscience if we let its implications sink in.
Director Lindsay Anderson had already established himself as a creative trailblazer in the British theater and cinema scenes, »
- David Blakeslee
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