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Academy Awards Film Series: Scorsese's Spielbergian Biopic Comes Crashing Down Each Time After Take-Off

'The Aviator' movie with Leonardo DiCaprio as bizarre billionaire Howard Hughes: Bloated biopic. 'The Aviator' movie review: What's not good for the Spruce Goose… Imagine Citizen Kane directed by the Steven Spielberg of The Color Purple, Schindler's List, Amistad, and Saving Private Ryan. The final result would look something like a Barry Levinson film – for instance, the superficial and phony Bugsy. Or, an even more appropriate example, the superficial, phony, and bloated The Aviator. Except, of course, that Levinson is not the man responsible for the 2004 mega-production starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the eccentric, billionaire ladies' man Howard Hughes. Strangely enough, that man is Martin Scorsese, the director of hard-hitting films such as Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, and Gangs of New York. Scorsese, a fan of Old Hollywood, apparently wanted to have some fun with the reported $110 million budget (approx. $138 million in 2016) made available to him. The director no doubt had a ball while making The Aviator,
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Troian Bellisario, Jennifer Beals Wigs final four previews

Tune in alert for the final four episodes of Season Two, starring Troian Bellisario (.Pretty Little Liars.) and Jennifer Beals (.The L Word.), as military psychologist Paul Milgram (Bradley Whitford, .The West Wing.) gives Major Jo Stone (Beals) his official evaluation on Lauren (Bellisario). Stone has to relay Milgram.s diagnosis to Lauren . a diagnosis that could have a major impact on Lauren.s military career. Lauren is directed by Wigs co-creator Jon Avnet and written by Writers Guild of America Award nominee Jay Rodan and Avnet. The series also stars Sean Harmon, Justine Ezarik, Sam Hennings, Raymond Cruz and Mykelti Williamson, as well as Sarah Jones who reprises her self-titled role as a military veteran from Wigs series
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‘Grindhouse 6: Seedpeople’ Review

Stars: Sam Hennings, Andrea Roth, Dane Witherspoon, Bernard Kates, Holly Fields, John Mooney, Anne Betancourt | Written by Charles Band, Jackson Barr | Directed by Peter Manoogian

Released during the high point in Full Moon’s relationship with Paramount Pictures, Seedpeople was heavily advertised on its original UK release back in 1992, with ads appearing in many of the horror magazines of the period – including full page ads on the back and inside cover of The Dark Side (which ran for months on end I recall). The film itself wasn’t as successful as the other notable franchises in the Full Moon stable, with many reviews at the time noting that the film was a rip-off of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and essentially that’s what the movie is: a tongue-in-cheek alien invasion flick that echoes the feel of low-budget sci-fi flicks of the 1950s.

Directed by Peter Manoogian – who worked on
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Machete actress Mayra Leal cast in crime thriller Ashes of Eden

Latin beauty Mayra Leal has landed the female lead role in crime thriller Ashes of Eden.

Described as having a gritty Michigan backdrop similar to 8 Mile, the project is in pre-production and is expected to begin filming this autumn.

Leal said she was "excited to be joining such a talented cast in this emotionally charged script."

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Mayra's screen credits include appearing in the Robert Rodriguez-directed Machete, alongside Danny Trejo and Steven Seagal.

Soon after she landed a role in an episode of the ABC series The Deep End directed by Michigan-born actor/director Timothy Busfield.

More recently, Mayra filmed action thriller Arena with Samuel L. Jackson and Kellan Lutz as well as a role in comedy crime drama Memphis Beat with series leads Jason Lee and Sam Hennings.

In addition, it's been announced that Dennis Therrian, owner of Therrian Productions, is to compose
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TNT Cancels Memphis Beat

Boy, it is not a good month if you’re on a crappy TV show. First NBC’s “The Playboy Club” was cancelled (did anyone watch that?), today we got word that ABC’s newly rebooted “Charlie’s Angels” got the boot, and now, TNT has decided to cancel their sophomore show “Memphis Beat” after two seasons. The cop drama, that starred Jason Lee, Sam Hennings and DJ Quall, centered on on Dwight Hendricks, a quirky Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to the city, a passion for blues music and a close relationship with his mother. “TNT has decided not to pick up a third season of Memphis Beat,” the network said through a spokesperson. “The network thanks everyone involved in the production of Memphis Beat for their work on the series, including the great cast and crew. TNT wishes everyone the best.” This is the third show
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Memphis Beat Canceled by TNT

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Memphis Beat Canceled by TNT
TNT has canceled Memphis Beat after just two seasons. The show aired its Season 2 finale (which is now its series finale) on August 16. Here's the statement TNT released regarding the cancellation.

"The network thanks everyone involved in the production of Memphis Beat for their work on the series, including the great cast and crew. TNT wishes everyone the best."

Memphis Beat was the last TNT show with an uncertain fate. The network canceled Men of a Certain Age back in July, and Hawthorne in September. Ironically, our September report indicated the network was planning on either cancelling Hawthorne or Memphis Beat, with each show reportedly having a 50/50 chance of survival.

Memphis Beat premiered to solid numbers, with 4.3 million viewers tuning in for the pilot, although the numbers steadily declined during Season 2. Memphis Beat starred Jason Lee, Alfre Woodard, DJ Qualls, Leonard Earl Howze, Sam Hennings, and Celia Weston.
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Memphis Beat Returns For Season Two Tonight 6/14

p/c Justin Stephens

One of my favorite shows last year, Memphis Beat on TNT is coming back tonight, and I'm a little nervous that it may get lost in the shuffle of summer programming. I was already worried last season that we wouldn't get season two, because even though the numbers weren't that bad, it just didn't seem like enough people were talking about it.

For the uninitiated, Memphis Beat stars Jason Lee as detective Dwight Hendricks, an investigator with a laid-back style and passion for music. His particular brand of not exactly playing by the rules (a necessity of detective-focused shows) stems uniquely from almost an overemphasis on his need to oversee Memphis' care.

The show's blend of music, charm, and Memphis as character, make for a police show like no other, and the supporting cast shines in a way that adds credibility to the general idea of honoring ensemble performances.
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TV Review: ‘Memphis Beat’ Returns For Improved Season Two With Jason Lee

Chicago – Jason Lee, best known as the star of “My Name is Earl,” took a different direction last year when he took the lead as a police detective in “Memphis Beat.” The second season premiere is June 14th on TNT Network.

TV Rating: 3.0/5.0

All the characters on the show seem more comfortable in their roles, the pacing is more relaxed and the show is improved, but the common elements seen in every cop show since “Dragnet” – tough but benign department head, detective who plays by his own rules, in-station comic relief – remains proportionately intact in this by-the-book police drama.

The second season premiere starts with a tragic bang – a Memphis cop has been murdered and dumped by the Mississippi River. Detective Dwight Hendricks (Jason Lee) is on the case, backed by his partner Charlie “Whitehead” White (Sam Hennings). Their precinct supervisor, Tanya Rice (Alfre Woodard), wants Dwight and Charlie split on this case,
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Sam Hennings on Memphis Beat Season 2: Backstory, Jazz Ahead

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Memphis Beat is opening up its palette on season two, in more ways that one.

That's how star Sam Hennings teased the episodes to come, as I chatted with him this week about the upcoming return of the TNT hit.

"It's a richer season," Hennings said. "You're gonna see more police work, a wider pallette of music. You're gonna get to know and understand each character a little more than you did last year."

As for his character in particular?

"You'll see a confrontation between Rice and Whitehead on the premiere. It will create tension that lasts through the first five episodes."

The city of Memphis itself has seen plenty of tension this spring, of course, as it faced massive flooding in April. Hennings said the show won't address that real-life development directly, but...

"Episode nine does take place with a huge storm hitting the city. We deal with the evacuation process.
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Supernatural: Giddyup, Winchesters! The Boys Travel Back To The Old West To Meet Samuel Colt

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On tonight’s episode of The CW’s Supernatural, Castiel sends Sam and Dean back in time to the Old West to meet Samuel Colt, the legendary hunter and creator of the Colt revolver that can kill (most) any supernatural creature. Check out the episode synopsis, previews, and pics from “Frontierland” below!

Supernatural: Episode Synopsis for “Frontierland” (Season Six, Episode Eighteen)

Sam And Dean Return To The Wild, Wild West — While searching for a way to defeat Eve, Dean (Jensen Ackles) stumbles upon Samuel Colt’s (Sam Hennings) journal in the Campbell library. Realizing Samuel might have the answer to their problems, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean ask Castiel (Misha Collins) to send them back in time so they can meet the man himself. While Sam is a bit reluctant to time travel, Dean is beside himself with excitement to return to the Wild, Wild West.

Supernatural: Previews
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'Supernatural' goes Western: What to expect when Sam and Dean go to 'Frontierland'

The legend of Samuel Colt has been part of "Supernatural" mythology since Season 1, when the Winchesters first procured the Colt .45 that would ultimately kill the Yellow-Eyed Demon.

In Friday's episode, "Frontierland," we meet the man behind the myth when Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) go back in time for the third time. We got the chance to preview the episode, so here's the scoop on what's in store for you on Friday night at 9 p.m. Est on The CW.

Yes, there are plenty of "Back to the Future: Part 3" references, just like we'd hoped -- including Dean calling himself Eastwood. In fact, the episode has a lot of really humorous moments. Most mythology-heavy episodes tend to steer away from the humor, but this episode perfectly balances laughs with high-stakes drama. Dean's sheer delight at the opportunity to explore the Old West is a blast to watch
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A Clip from Supernatural's Western-Themed Episode Frontierland

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Did everyone have as much fun with last week's Final Destination-ish episode of "Supernatural" as we did? And it looks like the good times are going to keep on keeping on this week as Sam and Dean travel back to the Wild, Wild West in Episode 18, "Frontierland". Check out the new clip we just got and see if you don't agree!

Episode 18 "Frontierland" Synopsis: (4/22/11 Air Date)

Sam And Dean Return To The Wild, Wild West — While searching for a way to defeat Eve, Dean stumbles upon Samuel Colt’s (guest star Sam Hennings) journal in the Campbell library. Realizing Samuel might have the answer to their problems, Sam and Dean ask Castiel (Misha Collins) to send them back in time so they can meet the man himself. While Sam is a bit reluctant to time travel, Dean is beside himself with excitement to return to the Wild, Wild West.
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Supernatural: A Sneak Preview of Episode 18 Frontierland

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We know that tonight's episode of "Supernatural" is only #17, but that's not stopping The CW from leaking a bit of a sneak peek at #18, "Frontierland". As they're no doubt aware, the fans cannot wait to see Sam and Dean in the Wild, Wild West!

The goods come courtesy of EW.com; read on for the full synopsis and a batch of stills from "Frontierland".

Episode 18 "Frontierland" Synopsis: (4/22/11 Air Date)

Sam And Dean Return To The Wild, Wild West — While searching for a way to defeat Eve, Dean stumbles upon Samuel Colt’s (guest star Sam Hennings) journal in the Campbell library. Realizing Samuel might have the answer to their problems, Sam and Dean ask Castiel (Misha Collins) to send them back in time so they can meet the man himself. While Sam is a bit reluctant to time travel, Dean is beside himself with excitement to return to the Wild,
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Supernatural: Stills from Episode 18 Frontierland; Behind-the-Scenes and Catch-Up Videos

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One of our favorite genre mash-ups is the horror-western. There just aren't enough of them! But helping to fill the void is "Supernatural" Episode 18, entitled "Frontierland", and we have a big batch of stills from the ep to share - along with two new videos. One is a behind-the-scenes hosted by Jared Padalecki, and the other is a Season Six catch-up.

Episode 18 "Frontierland" Synopsis: (4/22/11 Air Date)

Sam And Dean Return To The Wild, Wild West — While searching for a way to defeat Eve, Dean stumbles upon Samuel Colt’s (guest star Sam Hennings) journal in the Campbell library. Realizing Samuel might have the answer to their problems, Sam and Dean ask Castiel (Misha Collins) to send them back in time so they can meet the man himself. While Sam is a bit reluctant to time travel, Dean is beside himself with excitement to return to the Wild, Wild West.

Guy Bee
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Supernatural in the Wild, Wild West - Synopsis of Episode 18, Frontierland

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Along with the "meta" episode in which Sam and Dean Winchester played versions of their real-life selves Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, by far the most anticipated ep of this season is "Frontierland", which sees the brothers donning cowboy boots and riding horses. Now finally we have a full synopsis of what fans can expect.

Episode 18 "Frontierland" Synopsis: (4/22/11 Air Date)

Sam And Dean Return To The Wild, Wild West — While searching for a way to defeat Eve, Dean stumbles upon Samuel Colt’s (guest star Sam Hennings) journal in the Campbell library. Realizing Samuel might have the answer to their problems, Sam and Dean ask Castiel (Misha Collins) to send them back in time so they can meet the man himself. While Sam is a bit reluctant to time travel, Dean is beside himself with excitement to return to the Wild, Wild West.

Guy Bee directed the episode written by
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Winchester Brothers to Embrace Old West in Future Episode of 'Supernatural'

There will be an Old West episode for "Supernatural" in a near future. At Creation Entertainment's Salute to "Supernatural" event in Los Angeles, series star Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles have confirmed to Zap2It that an upcoming episode will see the Winchester brothers trading their cargo jackets and jeans with classic Old West garb and cowboy hats as they travel back in time.

Jensen, in particular, spilled that in the episode tentatively titled "Trail of the Dead", Sam and Dean will hunt the ghost of Elias Finch, a man hung for a crime he didn't commit. He went on to praise Matthew John Armstrong's performance as Elias. "In the [Western episode] when the sheriff's there in a jail cell scene, I caught myself just watching Matt," he recalled.

The 32-year-old continued on, "He had this long monologue and did a really good job, and I just got caught up in watching him work,
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'Supernatural': Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles talk cowboying up in the old west

Yee-haw! In an upcoming episode of "Supernatural," the Winchester boys will be trading in their trusty Impala for a new kind of transportation: Horses.

Zap2it was on the scene at Creation Entertainment's Salute to "Supernatural" Event in Los Angeles to catch up with stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. The guys confirmed that when the Winchesters travel back in time to the Old West for an upcoming episode, tentatively titled "Trail of the Dead," there will be horseback riding.

We'll also see the Winchesters ditch their usual cargo jackets and jeans in favor of some classic Old West garb. Ackles notes that Dean's duster was custom-made out of Australian oilcloth. "It will be coming home with me," he says firmly. Both Winchesters will also be wearing Stetson cowboy hats.

Director Guy Norman Bee went for a very realistic portrayal of the Old West -- Ackles calls it a "gritty,
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Supernatural: Meet Samuel Colt

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The Winchester brothers are about to meet the man who made the legendary Colt that kills nearly any creature, supernatural or otherwise. On an upcoming episode of the CW’s Supernatural, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) will take a trip into the Old West to meet the Samuel Colt. The brothers seek out Colt’s help to “deal with the angry spirit of Elias Finch.” Sam Hennings (Memphis Beat) has been cast to play the role of Colt.

Executive producer Sera Gamble talks about the Colt episode:

“[Samuel Colt]’s an iconic character for the show, and has been since season one. We’ll be meeting him later in his life, after many years of fighting demons and tinkering with magical weapons and Devil’s Gates and such. Time hasn’t been too kind to the guy — which is pretty par for the course, for a hunter.”

[Above: Sam Hennings in Memphis Beat]

[Source] TVLine, Zap2It
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Sam Hennings lands 'Supernatural' role

Sam Hennings lands 'Supernatural' role
Sam Hennings has signed up for a guest role on The CW's Supernatural. TV Line reports that the actor will play legendary hunter Samuel Colt in an upcoming episode. Showrunner Sera Gamble previous revealed that a forthcoming storyline will see the Winchester brothers travel back to the Old West. She explained: "[Samuel Colt is] an iconic character for the show, and has been since season one. We'll be meeting him later in his life, after many years of (more)
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Sam Hennings Cast as Samuel Colt on Supernatural

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Sam Hennings has landed a key role on Supernatural.

The veteran actor, most recently seen on Memphis Beat, will appear on an upcoming episode as famous hunter Samuel Colt. He'll cross paths with the brothers when they travel back to the old west this season.

“He’s an iconic character for the show, and has been since season one,” Sera Gamble told TV Line. “We’ll be meeting him later in his life, after many years of fighting demons and tinkering with magical weapons and Devil’s Gates and such. Time hasn’t been too kind to the guy - which is pretty par for the course, for a hunter.”
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