6 items from 2015
We'd waited months, debated Twitter fouls and argued over the too-much-too-soon of it all — finally, last week, we got a taste of what a Trevor Noah-led Daily Show would actually be like. The South African comedian had the tall task of replacing Jon Stewart, who over a decade ago turned the politically savvy late-night show into a nightly ritual for many Americans (and more recently, a reliable source for "so-and-so destroys such-and-such" articles on the Internet). The first few nights mostly inspired a lot "he seems unflappable" comments — and »
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Once Upon a Time, CSI, Masters of Sex and Bones!
1 | How many Hawaii Five-0 fans caught Steve stealing a wedding reception twirl with Danny?
2 | Would Blue Bloods’ Frank really have covered up the NYPD’s successful thwarting of a terrorist attack?
3 | Did CSI‘s costume designer get a discount on hideous hats for the series finale? Also, »
John Huston sets the bar for director-driven quality filmmaking of the early 1970s. Stacy Keach is a punchy boxing bum who teams up with the ambitious newcomer Jeff Bridges; the glowing discovery is the amazing Susan Tyrell, film history's most convincingly caustic floozy-alcoholic, bar none. Her voice can peel paint, but we love her dearly. Fat City Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 100 min. / Street Date September 8, 2015 / available through the Twilight Time Movies / 20.95 Starring Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Candy Clark, Nicholas Colasanto, Art Aragon, Curtis Cokes, Sixto Rodriguez Cinematography Conrad L. Hall Production Designer Richard Sylbert Film Editor Walter Thompson Original Music Kris Kristofferson, Marvin Hamlisch (supervisor) Written by Leonard Gardner from his novel <Produced by John Huston, Ray Stark Directed by John Huston
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
- Glenn Erickson
Justin Bieber may be that bratty 21-year-old you love to hate, but, as his carpool karaoke with James Corden demonstrated, he can be quite the charmer if you look past his antics. He's also such a Boyz II Men stan. Back in 2011, he somehow convinced the R&B OGs to appear on his holiday album, featured on the song "Fa La La" (they even performed it on Dancing With the Stars). It didn't entirely work, but that was just a taste of the Biebs' love affair with Boyz II Men. With Corden, he sang "End of the Road," and over the weekend, he did an impromptu jazz cover of "I'll Make Love to You" at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Full band and everything! There's also some obligatory floor-humping, in case you weren't already swooning (or cringing, depending on your Biebs tolerance). Bring on the Boyz II Men album. »
- Dee Lockett
Remember the summer of 2009 and FX’s announcement of a 13-episode order for Lawman, based on the work of the late, great crime fiction author Elmore Leonard? After six seasons, the tale of Harland, Ky., lawman Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and career criminal Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) comes to a close on FX on Tuesday, April 14, at 10pm Et/Pt in the Justified series finale, “The Promise.” “I will say that it is nice knowing that, you know, the show — to have an opportunity to know the end is coming,” Olyphant says. “Usually, when things end, I’m not the first person … Continue reading →
- Ryan Berenz
My First R-rated Movie Or…
How I Became The 007 Of Covert Forbidden Film Viewing
By Alex Simon
For those of us who grew up in the suburbs in the pre-home video, pre-cable TV and pre-Netflix coupons 1970s and early ‘80s, there were few dangerous pleasures as heady as sneaking into an R-rated movie at the local multiplex. The multiplex cinema was a ‘70s phenomenon that made regulating children’s viewing habits infinitely more difficult than the old days of stand-alone, single screen theaters. Ironically, the new freedom that filmmakers enjoyed with the advent of the MPAA rating system in late 1968 was almost in perfect synch with the rise of multi-screen cinemas. Some things do happen for a reason.
You never forget your first...
My first R-rated film was during Thanksgiving of 1976. We were visiting my dad’s family in Birmingham, Alabama and the men adjourned after dinner to go see Two Minute Warning, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
6 items from 2015
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