5 items from 2015
Detective Frank Drebin's outside his Los Angeles police precinct, squeezing off shots into the receding backside of his own car.
How this came to happen almost defies description. Having driven his Ford Crown Victoria into a couple of bins outside the building, Drebin stumbles out, seemingly oblivious to the airbags going off inside. One airbag knocks the car into drive and off the vehicle goes, almost running Drebin over as it rumbles downhill.
As an orchestrated bit of comedy cinema, it's the knockabout equivalent of the famous scene in The Untouchables, where Brian De Palma expertly wrings every drop of suspense from a pram thudding down a flight of stairs at a train station.
On the spur of the moment, Drebin comes to the conclusion that there's a criminal »
Heeeeere's Johnny! Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" is just one title being added to Amazon Prime: Instant Video in June 2015. Classics like "Roman Holiday" and "Apocalypse Now" are also coming, along with more random additions like "Troll" (and "Troll 2"!) and "Leprechaun: Origins." Most of the additions are arriving June 1, which is just a couple of weeks away at this point, but here's the full list:
"Apocalypse Now Redux"
"Something Wild" (1986)
"Sid & Nancy"
"Rep: The Genetic Opera"
"Word and Pictures"
"Life of Crime"
"Covert Affairs" - Season 5
"Katy Perry: The Prismatic »
- Gina Carbone
On March 27, 2005, ABC debuted a new hospital drama from executive producer Shonda Rhimes. Ten years and multiple accolades later, Grey's Anatomy is going strong at the network, and Rhimes is one of the industry's most influential showrunners. The Hollywood Reporter's original review of the show is below: For nearly a year, ABC preserved Grey's Anatomy in the network jar of formaldehyde, waiting for the right moment. Turns out that for this overdosed blend of The Paper Chase and ER, the right moment was about three decades ago. As a medical drama, the show has more in common with the sweetly
- THR Staff
Edward Herrmann: Distinguished actor Edward Herrmann, who became best known for his role as a loving paternal figure on TV's Gilmore Girls, has died at the age of 71. Herrmann first scored with supporting roles in The Paper Chase and The Great Gatsby in the early 1970s, and remained busy throughout his long career, often playing establishment characters with great flair and humanity -- not to mention his delightful turn as a vampire in The Lost Boys. [CNN] Exodus: Gods and Kings: As we noted recently, Morocco has banned Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, but the government's decision has sparked unexpected controversy. Reportedly, the movie was banned because it portrays God in a scene, which is forbidden by Islam. Politicians, however, have raised objections...
- Peter Martin
Edward Herrmann: Distinguished actor Edward Herrmann, who became best known for his role as a loving paternal figure on TV's Gilmore Girls, has died at the age of 71. Herrmann first scored with supporting roles in The Paper Chase and The Great Gatsby in the early 1970s, and remained busy throughout his long career, often playing establishment characters with great flair and humanity -- not to mention his delightful turn as a vampire in The Lost Boys. [CNN] Neill Blomkamp:...
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5 items from 2015
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