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A review of The Flash season finale — but mainly thoughts on the final scene — coming up just as soon as I watch Transformers in 4D... Even if the last two minutes of "The Race of His Life" had been less surprising and status quo-altering, I don't know that I'd have much to say about the rest of it. As discussed a few weeks ago, Zoom turned out to be a much less interesting rip-off of Reverse-Flash, killing off Henry immediately after a (great) episode that allowed Barry to get over his grief for his mother was a pretty trite way to generate drama and, as Barry himself noted tonight, keep him from ever feeling really happy(*), and there was no tension, surprise, or emotion to most of what happened as Team Flash took down Zoom once and for all. There was no way Joe was going to be stranded on »
- Alan Sepinwall
Jonathan Goldsmith -- best known as "The Most Interesting Man in the World" until yesterday -- is staying thirsty ... for bigger, better gigs. Dos Equis announced it was retiring the famous commercial character on Wednesday, and Goldsmith tells TMZ ... he immediately got his management team on the horn to relaunch his film and TV career. Goldsmith's been with Dos Equis for 9 years, but before that he was a very successful working actor ... starring in movies »
- TMZ Staff
Director and writer Edward Parone, who was a mentor to many of the promising young playwrights in 1960s New York, including Edward Albee and LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), died at his home in Nambe, New Mexico, on Sunday, January 24 after a short battle with cancer. He was 90.
In what was one of the most fertile periods in American theater, with the emergence of edgy, boundary-pushing playwrights, Parone was an artistic member of New York’s Albee-Barr-Wilder Playwrights Unit, a company devoted exclusively to the development and production of new American plays and an early pioneer of the type of new play development that has since been replicated by nonprofit theaters across the country. During this period, Parone directed the world premiere of LeRoi Jones’ signature play “The Dutchman,” and would go on to nurture playwrights such as Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson and John Guare.
In 1967 Parone joined Gordon Davidson, artistic »
- Carmel Dagan
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