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9 items from 2015


Fantastic Fest ’15: ‘The Missing Girl’ stirs echoes of ‘Splendor’ and ‘Ghost World’

27 September 2015 9:19 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Missing Girl

Written & Directed by A.D. Calvo

USA, 2015

Part crackpot mystery, part comic-book fable, The Missing Girl is a low-key indie charmer that wears its big heart on its awkward sleeve. Writer-director A.D. Calvo gives his characters plenty of room to breathe, and the result is an intimate, though somewhat languid affair. The real revelation here is Robert Longstreet, whose mopey shop owner fascinates and frustrates like some Harvey Pekar doppelganger. Patience and persistence will be richly rewarded by this observant character study.

Mort Colvins (Longstreet) is the embodiment of ‘gruff but lovable.’ Each day this middle-aged sad-sack trudges into his store, Mort’s Comics & More, and toils over treasured trinkets and limited-edition comics. At night, he retires to his lonely apartment, listening to pre-recorded affirmations on his clunky cassette player. “You are a worthy guy. Do things that make you happy,” he implores himself; advice he obviously never heeds. »

- J.R. Kinnard

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John Oliver Enlists Cop Drama Vets to Explain Public Defender System

14 September 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In 1963, the Supreme Court ruled that "any person ... who is too poor to hire a lawyer cannot be assured a fair trial unless counsel is provided for him." But as John Oliver explains in his latest Last Week Tonight report, the public defender system has been warped beyond recognition – leading to underfunded departments, pressured guilty pleas and the absurd notion of being billed for a supposedly free attorney. 

Oliver breaks down the shocking numbers: In Fresno County, California, public defenders handle up to 1,000 felony cases per year, despite state guidelines »

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The Originals Family Drama Heats Up—But Was Esther a True Villain? The Cast Weighs In

28 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Does The Originals pact "always and forever" apply to the Mikaelson parents as well as the Original siblings? That's what The Originals attempted to figure out this past season by bringing back the Original mom and dad, Esther (Sonja Sohn) and Mikael (Sebastian Roche). But from the very start, it was clear that Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) felt no love for the parents who spent their entire supernatural lives trying to kill them. Press play on the exclusive video from the season two DVD above now to find out what The Originals executive producer Michael Narducci and some of the cast thinks about whether or not Esther was a true villain, or if she was actually in »

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Watch: Solve the Anti-Mystery of 'The Missing Girl' in Exclusive Tiff Trailer

12 August 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Toronto International Film Festival Reveals Midnight Madness and Vanguard Slate, Including 'Love,' 'Hardcore' and 'Green Room' Robert Longstreet, known for starring in "The Catechism Cataclysm" and being featured in "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" and "Take Shelter." embodies the loneliness of a late bloomer in "The Missing Girl."  The synopsis reads: "'The Missing Girl' tells the story of Mort, the lonely and disillusioned owner of a comic book shop, and Ellen, the emotionally disruptive, aspiring graphic novelist he's hired. The story involves the search for a girl who isn’t missing and the discovery that it's never too late for late bloomers." The film also stars Alexia Rasmussen, Eric Laden, Thomas Jay Ryan, Shirley Knight, Kevin Corrigan and Sonja Sohn. "The Missing Girl" will have its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival in the Vanguard section. The festival runs from »

- Kaeli Van Cott

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‘The Wire’ Cast Reunites In Baltimore

20 July 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Actors from the cast of The Wire headed to Baltimore over the weekend for an event called Wired Up! A Celebration of the Spirit + Power of the People of Baltimore. ‘The Wire’ Cast Reunite Michael K. Williams (Omar Little), Sonja Sohn (Det. Shakima “Kima” Greggs), Andre Royo (“Bubbles” Cousins), and Larry Gilliard Jr. (D’Angelo Barksdale) […]

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- Chelsea Regan

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'The Wire' Cast Reunites in Baltimore to Read Residents' Monologues

18 July 2015 10:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The cast of HBO's The Wire reunited in Baltimore on Saturday to celebrate the city's real-life residents.  Dominic West (Det. Jimmy McNulty), Michael K. Williams (Omar), Wendell Pierce (Det. Bunk Moreland) and Felicia Pearson (Felicia) were among the cast members in attendance at Wired Up!, a free event aimed at highlighting the city's resiliency, according to CBS Baltimore.  Sonja Sohn (Det. Kima Greggs) told the Baltimore Sun before the event that the former castmembers would be reading monologues written by the residents, some of whom were set to be on stage with the actors. Read More 'Rush Hour' Stars

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What I Watched, What You Watched #296

17 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I haven't watched as much television as I watched this week in a long, long, long time. Out of nowhere I received the upcoming release of all five seasons of "The Wire" on Blu-ray (buy it here) and I've been told for years how great this show is. Hell, the cover of the Blu-ray release has a quote calling it "The best show in the history of television". That's quite a claim. So, I got to watching. In fact, I watched the entire first season and all of the second season in the span of three days. I guess the question is, "Is this the best show in the history of televisionc" Obviously I still have five more seasons to watch, but I will admit I enjoyed the first season quite a bit, but the second season is a bit of a step backward. For starters, the Ziggy character was a bit of a nightmare, »

- Brad Brevet

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‘Walking Dead’ Actor Seth Gilliam Arrested for DUI

5 May 2015 2:42 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Seth Gilliam, who plays Rev. Gabriel Stokes on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” was arrested and charged with driving under the influence on Sunday in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Gilliam was pulled over for driving 107 mph in a 55-mph zone, according to police. He was arrested after police discovered a marijuana cigarette in his car. At Fayette County Jail, Gilliam was charged with DUI, drug possession and speeding.

Peachtree City is about 30 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta. Filming for season six of “The Walking Dead” was under way in nearby Senoia, Georgia.

Gilliam’s trouble with the law might not be too shocking. According to Brett Martin’s book “Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos to Mad Men to Breaking Bad,” Gilliam has generated a reputation for this sort of behavior. During his time on “The Wire,” Gilliam was reportedly part of a “core group »

- Marianne Zumberge

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What It Was Like on The Wire: Stars of HBO's Crime Drama Reveal Shocking Moments, Talk Impact on Breaking Bad and More

9 January 2015 2:09 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Wire: You've either think it's one of the greatest TV series ever—or you've never watched it. See, fans of David Simon's Baltimore-set series are of the die-hard variety, and so there was much rejoicing that HBO, in an unprecedented move, decided to give an HD upgrade to a show that went off the air in 2008. With its wide-ranging, often heartbreaking plots (written by some of the best crime novelists and screenwriters in the business) and hugely talented cast of cops, criminals, kids, politicians and more, the series launched the careers of actors such as Idris Elba, Dominic West, Amy Ryan, Michael K. Williams, Michael B. Jordan, Clarke Peters, Tristan Wilds, Sonja Sohn and Wendell Pierce. »

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