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The Happy Ending

Jean Simmons is the original frustrated Mad Housewife who runs away from a 'dream marriage' in search of something more fulfilling. Uncompromising, adult, and making use of an interesting cast. Plus, the soundtrack uses Michel Legrand's incomparable song "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" The Happy Ending Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1969 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 112 min. / Ship Date January 19, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Jean Simmons, John Forsythe, Shirley Jones, Teresa Wright, Nanette Fabray, Bobby Darin, Kathy Fields, Tina Louise, Dick Shawn, Lloyd Bridges, Karen Steele, Erin Moran. Cinematography Conrad Hall Original Music Michel Legrand, lyrics Alan & Marilyn Bergman Produced, Written and Directed by Richard Brooks

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I looked at some of the poster artwork for The Happy Ending, and yes indeed, one of the main styles is indeed like the cover of this disc -- a photo of a rusty garbage
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‘Pressure Point’ - Sidney Poitier’s Overlooked "Roots of Racism" Drama - Coming to Blu-Ray/DVD in Feb.

Like a lot of actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Sidney Poitier’s movie career is made of popular hits, some box office flops, a really bad film here and there, and, from time to time, some little-known, overlooked or forgotten films that deserve a second or even a third look. One of those films is the 1962 drama "Pressure Point," produced by Stanley Kramer, who later went on to direct one of Poitier’s most popular films, such as "The Defiant Ones" and "Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner." "Pressure Point" was directed by the truly unique Hubert Cornfield, the son of a movie studio executive, who was a close friend of the French directors...
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Radio 66.6 - Weekly Music News: April 22, 2014

We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of AC/DC, Mastodon, Saliva, Suicidal Tendencies, Converge, Miss May I, Clutch, Heartist, Close Your Eyes, Wovenwar, Vanna and more. Don't touch that dial.

News

After 40 years in AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is “taking a break from the band due to ill health.” The legendary musician recently suffered a stroke. The band will carry on without him; they’re currently working on a new album.

Vanna will release their fifth full-length, Void, on June 17th via Pure Noise Records.

I attended the 16th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival this past weekend. Check out my photos of All That Remains, Bleeding Through, Darkest Hour and Scars of Tomorrow here.

Music

Listen to a new Mastodon song titled "High Road" here. Their forthcoming album, Once More 'Round the Sun,
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Emmy-Nominated Writer-Director S. Lee Pogostin Dies at 86

Television and film writer-director S. Lee Pogostin died following a long illness on March 7, one day before his 87th birthday.

Pogostin won a Writers Guild Award and was nominated for an Emmy for his original teleplay “The Game,” for the anthology series “Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre.” Though Pogostin lost, director Sydney Pollack and actor Cliff Robertson won Emmys in 1966 for “The Game,” and actress Simone Signoret also won that year for another Pogostin-scripted Chrysler segment, “A Small Rebellion.”

Pogostin directed subsequent episodes of the “Chrysler” series and in 1969 helmed his only feature, the cult item “Hard Contract,” starring James Coburn as a hired killer.

Pogostin’s other feature credits as a writer were “Pressure Point” (based on his teleplay “Destiny’s Tot”), starring Sidney Poitier and Bobby Darin; “Synanon”; “Nightmare Honeymoon”; “Golden Needles”; and “High Road to China.” He also wrote telepics, including the acclaimed “The UFO Incident,
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CBS Reaches New Verizon FiOS Carriage Deal

CBS Reaches New Verizon FiOS Carriage Deal
CBS and Verizon have reached a three-year carriage deal, allowing CBS channels to continue to be transmitted on Verizon's FiOS TV service. "This deal was reached in a short period of time, and CBS has once again achieved fair value for our over-the-air rights," Ray Hopkins, CBS' president of television networks distribution said in a statement. "Verizon is a distribution partner of growing importance to us that provides excellent service to its expanding number of subscribers, and we are glad that this partnership will continue and grow." Story: NFL Will Be 'Pressure Point' In CBS-

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Peter Falk obituary

Us actor whose success as the scruffy TV detective Columbo was complemented by a wide range of stage and screen roles

Show-business history records that the American actor Peter Falk, who has died aged 83, made his stage debut the year before he left high school, presciently cast as a detective. Despite the 17-year-old's fleeting success, he had no thoughts of pursuing acting as a career – if only because tough kids from the Bronx considered it an unsuitable job for a man. Just 24 years later, Falk made his first television appearance as the scruffy detective, Columbo, not only becoming the highest paid actor on television – commanding $500,000 an episode during the 1970s – but also the most famous.

Inevitably the lieutenant dedicated to unravelling the villainy of the wealthy and glamorous dominated his career, although – unlike some actors – he escaped the straitjacket, or in his case shabby raincoat, of typecasting. In addition to stage work,
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Peter Falk obituary

Us actor whose success as the scruffy TV detective Columbo was complemented by a wide range of stage and screen roles

Show-business history records that the American actor Peter Falk, who has died aged 83, made his stage debut the year before he left high school, presciently cast as a detective. Despite the 17-year-old's fleeting success, he had no thoughts of pursuing acting as a career – if only because tough kids from the Bronx considered it an unsuitable job for a man. Just 24 years later, Falk made his first television appearance as the scruffy detective, Columbo, not only becoming the highest paid actor on television – commanding $500,000 an episode during the 1970s – but also the most famous.

Inevitably the lieutenant dedicated to unravelling the villainy of the wealthy and glamorous dominated his career, although – unlike some actors – he escaped the straitjacket, or in his case shabby raincoat, of typecasting. In addition to stage work,
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Happy Birthday, Bobby Darin!

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Our favorite cartoonist Pete Emslie of The Cartoon Cave honors the immortal crooner Bobby Darin on his birthday. Darin, who died in 1973 at age 36, would have been 73 years old today. While everyone is aware of his status as a chart-topping singer, Darin also enjoyed a brief film career in movies such as Too Late Blues, Come September, Pressure Point, Hell is For Heroes and Captain Newman, M.D. for which he received a supporting actor Oscar nomination. Darin is Kevin Spacey's favorite singer, and the Oscar winner portrayed him in the biopic Beyond the Sea. Visit Pete Emslie's web site by clicking here for more great cartoon art.
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