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My guest for this month is West Anthony, and he’s joined me to discuss the film I chose for him, the 1977 drama film ¡Alambrista!. You can follow the show on Twitter @cinemagadfly.
This film was written and directed by Robert M. Young We discuss a certain unnamed presidential candidate at length, who has since gone on to become an unnamed presumptive nominee. I’m not going to do this candidate any favors by linking to them Loving Cheeseburgers, Rock and Roll, The Beatles, and Blue Jeans, is pretty damned American Ned Beatty is one of my all time favorite “that guy” actors He was nominated for an Academy Award for Network, and appeared in All the President’s Men, Deliverance, and both Superman and Superman II, among many other films Edward James Olmos has been in quite a few of Robert M. Young’s films He was »
- Arik Devens
Is satire obsolete? Our appalling present political reality has surpassed some of the wildest jokes in director Joe Dante's 'exaggerated, outrageous' 1997 cable movie. An immigration squabble snowballs until a renegade state governor closes his border and threatens to secede from the Union. It's a 'political idiocy' version of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World ... and nineteen years later, we're stuck living it. The Second Civil War DVD (2005) HBO Video 1997 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 96 min. / Street Date August 30, 2005 / 14.98 Starring Beau Bridges, Joanna Cassidy, Phil Hartman, James Earl Jones, James Coburn, Dan Hedaya, Elizabeth Peña, Denis Leary, Ron Perlman, Kevin Dunn, Brian Keith, Kevin McCarthy, Dick Miller, William Schallert, Catherine Lloyd Burns, Jerry Hardin, Roger Corman, Rance Howard, Robert Picardo, Alexandra Wilson, Belinda Belaski, Jennifer Carlson, Sean Lawlor. Cinematography Mac Ahlberg Film Editor Marshall Harvey Original Music Hummie Mann Written by Martyn Burke Produced by Guy Riedel Directed by Joe Dante »
- Glenn Erickson
Chris Rock isn't quite done preparing for the Oscars - but not because he's writing a new script. On Monday, Rock's rep refuted claims that the host rewrote his opening monologue for the awards ceremony following the #OscarSoWhite controversy. "Regarding Reggie Hudlin's comments about Chris Rock's Oscar hosting duties, neither he nor anyone else speaks for Chris," the comedian's publicist, Leslie Sloane, told The Hollywood Reporter. Over the weekend, Oscar co-producer Reggie Hudlin suggested that Rock had made significant changes to his monologue, saying the host told him, "I'm throwing out the show I wrote and writing a new show. »
- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3
[Originally appeared in Deadly Magazine #5] For nine seasons (and two feature films), fans of The X-Files became engrossed with FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully’s search for the truth and along the way, we were introduced to numerous supporting characters that helped them (or did their damnedest to foil their efforts) along the way. Here’s a look back at some of The X-Files’ greatest unusual suspects.
Deep Throat (Jerry Hardin)
Mulder’s first informant when the X-Files division of the FBI was established. A member of The Syndicate who wanted to expose some of the secrets the government had tried desperately to keep hidden, Deep Throat was tragically gunned down while trading an alien embryo for Mulder’s life in the first season finale, “The Erlenmeyer Flask.”
Cigarette Smoking Man/Cancer Man (William B. Davis)
Hands down The X-Files’ greatest villain, Cigarette Smoking Man’s presence dominated over the first season »
- Heather Wixson
4 items from 2016
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