5 items from 2015
No matter how much hype and anticipation that preceded it, True Detective season 2 seemed to succumb to the ol’ second album syndrome. Though it may have expanded the scope and character roster from the maiden outing, swapping a swampy, rural setting for the neon signs and dark underbelly of Los Angeles, its story simply didn’t emulate that of Rust Cohle and Marty Hart.
Questions arose thick and fast, with many fans – us included – wondering how one of television’s finest dramas had transformed into a mediocre procedural within the space of one season. And while it doesn’t necessarily answer all of those questions, Variety has posted a fascinating interview with series director Cary Fukunaga, who admitted that he “really wasn’t involved” in the sophomore season True Detective.
Listed as an executive producer on HBO’s drama, here’s what Fukunaga had to say about his involvement – or »
- Michael Briers
Idris Elba nearly plunged to his death filming Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation.” The indie drama, about an African tyrant known as “the commandant” who recruits an innocent boy into his army of youth soldiers, took Elba into the depths of Ghana’s jungles for a guerrilla-like shoot. One afternoon, as the actor waited for the next scene, he leaned against a tree overlooking a waterfall, lost his footing and fell over the ledge. Luckily, there was a narrow ridge that saved him from a 90-foot drop.
“I remember slipping and catching onto this big branch that was sticking up, and I literally was like, ‘Whoa!’ ” recalls Elba. “It was a moment where I was like, ‘This is the real deal.’ ”
- Ramin Setoodeh
Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Hawaii Five-o" episode 23 of season 5. The episode is entitled, "Mo'o 'olelo Pu" (Sharing Traditions)," and it turns out that we're going to see some very dangerous and dramatic stuff take place as Kono becomes a victim of extreme deadly weather, and more! In the new, 23rd episode press release: When Kono Takes A Solo Outrigger Trip Around The Hawaiian Islands In Honor Of Her Mother, She Hits A Patch Of Wild Weather And Must Fight To Stay Alive. Press release number 2: When Kono goes on a solo outrigger trip around the Hawaiian islands in honor of her mother, she is going to hit a patch of wild weather and must fight to stay alive. As Five-0 searches for Kono, they will investigate a man busted for cooking meth who claims he received a threat on his son's life »
- Andre Braddox
Pioneering woman director Lois Weber socially conscious drama 'Shoes' among Library of Congress' Packard Theater movies (photo: Mary MacLaren in 'Shoes') In February 2015, National Film Registry titles will be showcased at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater – aka the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation – in Culpeper, Virginia. These range from pioneering woman director Lois Weber's socially conscious 1916 drama Shoes to Robert Zemeckis' 1985 blockbuster Back to the Future. Another Packard Theater highlight next month is Sam Peckinpah's ultra-violent Western The Wild Bunch (1969), starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine. Also, Howard Hawks' "anti-High Noon" Western Rio Bravo (1959), toplining John Wayne and Dean Martin. And George Cukor's costly remake of A Star Is Born (1954), featuring Academy Award nominees Judy Garland and James Mason in the old Janet Gaynor and Fredric March roles. There's more: Jeff Bridges delivers a colorful performance in »
- Andre Soares
5 items from 2015
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