4 items from 2017
In the 90 years since the International Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences was formed in 1927, only one of its many members (current population: 6,000) has ever been kicked out. His name is Carmine Caridi, and in this Oscar week, he gives his whole story to The Hollywood Reporter.
You might recognize Caridi from some character roles in the 1970s, when he appeared in sitcoms like Phyllis and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman; dramas like Quincy, M.E. and Starsky And Hutch; and films from Car Wash to The Godfather Part II.
Offscreen, Caridi’s life was also filled with drama. He was originally cast as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, but when Paramount head Robert Evans ordered the cast shuffled around a bit, he lost the part. Afterward, “I was a dope addict ...
- Gwen Ihnat
Playing football and basketball, Williamson was called “hot dog” by his peers “because I would always do something fancy when I scored,” he tells People in this week’s issue. “Then I got hit a little too hard and I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is not what I was thinking it was.'”
For more of Williamson’s interview, pick up this week’s issue of People on newsstands now. »
- Julie Jordan
Avast looking just on the surface or the horizon, landlubbers!
Look deep beneath the surface, into the complicated characters and complex plot, as you watch Black Sails online or on TV. That's where you'll find the real buried treasure.
Black Sails Season 4 Episode 2 is characteristically compelling, while still packing action punches.
On the surface, the passionate pirates battle the fuddy-duddy British Crown for control of Nassau.
Five key pirate honchos — Captains Flint, Teach (aka Blackbeard), Jack Rackham and Flint's proteges Long John Silver and Billy Bones — battle to be the rogue king of Nassau and restore it to an unholy, hedonistic den of debauchery. And who wouldn't want that?
On the horizon, pirates could soon liberate thousands of slaves.
And European heavyweights Spain and England could soon throw down on the high seas.
Spain is still missing that bling pirates heisted from its vessel, the Urca de Lima. Spain has warned Goodes Rogers, »
- Gil Griffin
Remember the Nineties? Specifically, that decade's subgenre of films that proliferated during the A.T. (After Tarantino) era, the ones featuring retro-hip musical deep cuts and gallows-humor dialogue dotting horrific gunfights? Usually the antiheroes were criminals; in the case of writer-director John Michael McDonagh's tart-tongued throwback, they're police officers. And from the moment that Terry (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bob (Michael Peña) show up, chasing down a street performer – "Always wondered if you hit a mime, does he make a sound?" – you realize you've entered some sort of Lethal Weapon through the looking glass. »
4 items from 2017
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