9 items from 2013
Review Billy Grifter 16 May 2013 - 07:02
Revolution finally gets round to some character development, but it's rather late in the day for that, according to Billy...
This review contains spoilers.
1.17 The Longest Day
After sixteen episodes, what do we really know about these characters more than we knew when they first appeared? Well, we know that Nora can only have passionate sex when she's used heated curlers. And, that Tom loves his wife dearly, especially when he's far-far away from her.
From the outset in this story the writers set out with the objective of layering the very thinly drawn characters, starting with Nora and Tom, and later on progressing to Rachel and Bass. While I'd like to point out that this is far too late in the day to now engage the audience, one can't help but note their attempts to at least provide something more.
I'd even say »
Written by Anne Cofell Saunders
Directed by Steve Boyum
Airs Mondays at 10 pm (Et) on NBC
“The Longest Day” is about seeing a different side to some of our main characters. Rachel, Miles, and Tom all have moments when we saw a part of them we hadn’t really seen before.
There doesn’t seem much point in going back to see how much of an ass Miles was when he was with the Militia. He was a bad dude back then, and we’re well aware of that. As far as Rachel goes, her steely determination in allowing a boy to die without trying to help him in her single-minded quest for revenge opens up a new side of her. She can be ruthless when she is determined, and where Aaron wouldn’t leave her, she would him. It’s an interesting development, »
- Kris Holt
The latest episode of Revolution had many of our heroes wondering whether they’re better off on their own. Charlie sympathizes with Jason’s wish to be rid of his dad, as she recalls feeling better off without her mom. Nora decides sleeping with Miles was a mistake — odds are one of them will die soon, and it’s better to not grow close again before that happens. Rachel, leg broken until her mysterious capsule fixes it, continues to beg Aaron to leave her, to trek to the Tower alone. Monroe’s distrust in his friends and allies reaches new tragic heights. »
- Emily Rome
On Revolution this week, Rachel sought revenge, Miles looked for Charlie and Tom drew the line. All of their goals and actions were driven by one thing: love.
Even as crazy, irrational and odd as love can be.
Monroe’s drone strike in "The Longest Day" allowed alliances and tensions to be reexamined. Tom, finally, was willing to draw his own line when it came to Jason. It’s sad that he needed to see his son battered and bruised from the drone strike to finally find some sympathy, but at least he knows how terrible of a man he is.
Tom is aware that all of his sins will come back to him one day, but the actions he’s taken have left him mostly alone and isolated from his family; and he refuses to let the same happen to his child. The sad part of it all is »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Nick McHatton)
"The Longest Day" -- Romantic connections heat up between two couples -- Miles (Billy Burke) and Nora (Daniella Alonso) and Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Jason (Jd Pardo) -- but disastrous drone strikes from the Militia threaten them all. An assassination attempt on Monroe (David Lyons) heightens his paranoia and Georgia Federation President Foster (guest star Leslie Hope) contemplates surrender. Meanwhile, Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) and Aaron (Zak Orth) push through the Plains Nation into Colorado. - From NBC. »
New Revolution episode 17,season 1 intense spoilers & clips hit the net. Last night,NBC released the new spoilers and sneak peek/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Revolution" episode 17 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "The Longest Day," and it appears that it will be majorly intense and steamy as the romance picks up,Charlie gets trapped under rubble,and more. In the new "The Longest Day" episode, the action will majorly heighten, and so will the romance among the core rebels. Romantic connections will totally heat up between two couples, Miles and Nora, and Charlie and Jason. However, a disastrous drone strike from the Militia, is going to threaten them all. An assassination attempt on Monroe will heighten his paranoia. The Georgia Federation President Foster (guest star Leslie Hope) is going to contemplate surrender. In the meantime, Rachel and Aaron are going to push through the Plains Nation into Colorado. »
(Photo: Thomas Hauerslev)
Over four days the 2013 Bradford Widescreen Festival located at The Pictureville Cinema played host to a mixture of classics in 70mm, CinemaScope and Cinerama formats. There was a special tribute to the 60th anniversary of CinemaScope, the famous widescreen process developed for Twentieth Century Fox back in the 1950s.
Friday kicked off with a rare 70mm screening of The Longest Day preceded by an informative introduction by Sir Christopher Frayling. This was followed by the much- loved The Great Escape presented for the first time in 4K Digital and the picture and sound were simply stunning. Cinema Retro contributor Dr. Sheldon Hall provided an illuminating introduction to this war classic. Following the delegates’ reception in the Kodak Gallery, The Sound of Music was presented in 70mm. The print was generally good although three quarters of the way through, a reel snapped resulting in a »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
After years of working as a screenwriter, racking up credits such as “The Longest Day,” “X-Men: First Class,” and most notably “Up in the Air,” it looks like Sheldon Turner might finally get an opportunity to direct one of his projects. Relativity Media recently acquired the gritty action thriller “Borderland.” Turner will write the script, and has his eye towards directing the project as well. Described as a modern day "Magnificent Seven"-esque western, “Borderland” centers on a newly elected mayor in a town overrun by cartel violence. The mayor decides to hire a band of former and current Special Forces operatives, training them to fight back. Soon the town turns into a battleground with the operatives finding themselves in over their heads. The film is an attempt to give an authentic look at post-war life for elite soldiers. Turner has got a number of different projects on his plate aside from “Borderland. »
- Ken Guidry
Article by Dan Clark
We all have our good years and we all have our bad years. The same can be said for the Oscars. There are certain years that you look at the films chosen for Best Picture and wonder if they should have just cancelled the show. Then there are the years that are so jam packed with all time greats it’s nearly impossible to go wrong when choosing the winner. Those are the years that this blog will focus on. I looked through all the Best Picture Classes to determine the Best of the Best. Overall quality, influence, and longevity were all taken into account when constructing this list of the Top 10 Best Picture Classes of All Time.
10. Class of 1959
Best Picture Winner: Ben Hur »
9 items from 2013
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