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8 items from 2011

Top 10 films that defined the 90s

25 November 2011 2:43 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

The 1990s were quite a turning point for society as a whole. After a decade of conservative politics, neon colors, feel-good music, corporate greed and the entire “Me” generation, we as a collective whole hit a brick wall and said “enough”. Suddenly bands who were labeled “college rock” were hitting the popular stations, Grunge put Seattle back on the map. And suddenly no one knew who they were anymore. Clothiers stole from every imaginable source for inspiration, songwriters eschewed the party scene for lyrics that delved deep into the darker recesses of the soul, and the tough guy made way for the sensitive, caring man who wasn’t afraid to show emotion.

As always, film is a wonderful time-capsule, capturing the present and preserving it for us to look back on and take a new look at what was going on in the world. Here, I present ten films that »

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'Wire' star Jim True-Frost, wife Cora welcome baby daughter

30 August 2011 8:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Wire star Jim True-Frost and his wife Cora have welcomed a baby daughter. Cora gave birth to a 7lbs, 3oz girl named Phoebe Sylvia Rachel on Saturday, reports People. True-Frost revealed that both Phoebe and her mother are in good condition following the birth. "Cora and Phoebe are both doing great. We could not be happier," the actor said. Jim and Cora, a lawyer, (more) »

- By Justin Harp

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The Wire's Jim True-Frost and Wife Welcome Baby

30 August 2011 7:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jim True-Frost's heart is melting right about now. The 45-year-old actor, best known for playing detective turned math teacher Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski on HBO's The Wire, and his lawyer-wife Cora, celebrated the arrival on Saturday of a bouncing baby girl, E! News can confirm. And the little bundle of joy's name is… Phoebe Sylvia Rachel True-Frost!  Phoebe entered the world at approximately 9:32 a.m. in a Boston hospital by C-section and weighed in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. According to True-Frost's publicist, both mom and daughter are doing well. "We can't wait to hear what Phoebe has to say to the world—and how she'll say »

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True-frost Is A Dad Again

30 August 2011 1:06 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor Jim True-frost is a dad for the second time after his wife Cora gave birth to a baby girl.

Phoebe Sylvia Rachel weighed seven pounds, three ounces (3.26 kilograms) when she was born on Saturday.

The Wire star tells, "Cora and Phoebe are both doing great. We could not be happier."

True-Frost has also shared a touching family snap showing his wife cradling Phoebe shortly after her birth, while the star and the couple's two-year-old son Leo smile proudly next to them. »

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Jim True-Frost Welcomes Daughter Phoebe

29 August 2011 12:00 PM, PDT | People - CelebrityBabies | See recent People - CelebrityBabies news »

It’s a girl for Treme‘s Jim True-Frost! The actor and his wife Cora welcomed a daughter, Phoebe Sylvia Rachel, on Saturday, Aug. 27. Delivered via c-section at 9:32 a.m., baby Phoebe weighs 7 lbs., 3 oz. and joins big brother Leo, 2½.

“Cora and Phoebe are both doing great,” True-Frost, 45, tells People. “We could not be happier.”

Best known for his role on The Wire, the actor has also recently appeared on Blue Bloods and Law & Order: Svu, while Cora is a law professor at Syracuse University.

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The Wire: Attorney General Pleads for Season Six, David Simon Responds

14 June 2011 6:54 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Attorney General Eric Holder recently invited three actors from HBO's The Wire -- Wendell Pierce, Sonja Sohn, and Jim True-Frost -- to Washington. They were there to help announce a new anti-drug public relations campaign at the Justice Department.

While the actors were there, Holder lightheartedly plead for season six of the now-ended series. He said, "I want to speak directly to [co-creator Ed] Burns and Mr. [David] Simon: Do another season of The Wire... That's actually at a minimum... If you don't do a season, do a movie. They've done HBO movies, this is a series that deserves a movie. I want another season or I want a movie. I have a lot of power Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon."

So, will The Wire creators take the not-so-subtle hint?

Last week, Simon responded to Holder and wrote, "The Attorney-General's kind »


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Treme: season one, episode four

11 March 2011 3:30 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

A bit of a treat for fans of The Wire as a few more familiar faces make an appearance

This weekly blog is for those watching Treme on British TV. Please don't spoil it for others if you've watched ahead, and don't spoil it for yourself if you haven't watched this week's episode yet.

Paul Owen's episode three blog

This week: Annie and Sonny approach breaking point

The Sonny and Annie storyline made a bit of progress in this week's episode of Treme. It has become clear over the last few weeks that there is a big gap in talent between the two busking lovebirds, played by Michiel Huisman and Lucia Micarelli, and Sonny's resentment about this fact feels like a ticking timebomb between them.

This week Sonny is persuaded by two friends with greasy hair, scrappy beards and grungy clothes very much like his own to go on »

- Paul Owen

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Affliction Review – Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn d: Paul Schrader

8 February 2011 10:40 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Affliction (1998) Direction: Paul Schrader Cast: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Willem Dafoe, Mary Beth Hurt, Jim True, Marian Seldes Screenplay: Paul Schrader; from Russell Banks' novel Oscar Movies Nick Nolte, James Coburn, Willem Dafoe, Sissy Spacek, Affliction Set in a snowy New England town, Affliction could have been an excellent depiction of a dysfunctional family's cycle of violence and how that is affected by rapid, destabilizing socioeconomic changes. Unfortunately, Paul Schrader's film doesn't quite reach those heights. Based on a novel by Russell Banks (who also penned the equally snowy The Sweet Hereafter), Schrader's film adaptation relies on a realistic wintry atmosphere (courtesy of cinematographer Paul Sarossy) to convey the deadness inside the heart of the story's protagonist, the angst-ridden small-town sheriff Wade Whitehouse (Nick Nolte). The middle-aged Wade is intent on not ending up like his abusive, alcoholic father, Glen (James Coburn), while inexorably sliding down that very path. »

- Andre Soares

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