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The Americans Season 2, Episode 2 “Cardinal”
Directed by Daniel Sackheim
Airs Wednesday nights at 10pm Et on FX
With everyone reeling from the climatic events of “Comrades”, there really isn’t a lot of progress made in “Cardinal”; in the narrative sense, this hour represents the time in between chess moves, with each side re-gathering and assessing their current situation. However, there is a lot more at stake than a few glass game pieces, a fact “Cardinal” refuses to shy away from, forcing Elizabeth and Philip to face the one fear they’ve never experienced before: fear for the lives of their children, now undeniably a part of the shit storm that ended the season premiere.
There really isn’t much going on but some table-setting in “Cardinal”; Paige is growing more suspicious (even calling to look up the name and address on one of »
- Randy Dankievitch
There's nothing like an incredibly satisfying denouement to a TV episode: The creation of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce at the end of "Shut the Door, Have a Seat" (Mad Men); Jesse Pinkman calling 911 to rescue a little boy from his neglectful meth-head parents in "Peekaboo" (Breaking Bad); and now, Elizabeth Jennings admitting, out loud, that her chosen profession has put her children's lives at risk in "Cardinal" (The Americans). There was plenty of tension throughout the episode – it's impressive Elizabeth found the time to play a board game with her kids, »
A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I suggest a dude ranch in Kentucky... "I mean, how are we gonna live like this?" -Elizabeth "We'll get used to it, like we got used to everything else." -Philip After the bloody explosiveness of the season premiere, "Cardinal" dials things back to deal with the ramifications of Emmett and Leeanne's murder. And that's as it should be. Though we only met the other couple last week, they were presented as such obvious parallels to Philip and Elizabeth that this is essentially like having our heroes react to their own murders. Both have always understood that this is a dangerous business, and that at any point they could leave Paige and Henry as orphans, but for the kids to be in play is not something they ever had to think about before. It's interesting to see this happen »
- Alan Sepinwall
Now it’s gettin’ good, right? This section of the list begins to get into the portion where “you’ve heard it before.” A number of the films below have been universally acclaimed for one reason or another, but the focus here is on the writing. Some are innovative, some are unexpected, and some completed changed the way films were written, creating a new style or sub-genre. After all, isn’t that what makes for good writing?
30. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
I don’t wanna kill anybody. But if I gotta get out that door, and you’re standing in my way, one way or the other, you’re gettin’ outta my way.
Before he was one of the more recognizable directors in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino was a screenwriter just trying to make enough money to get the films he wanted to make off the ground. »
- Joshua Gaul
There's always a time and place for nostalgia, but when it comes to movies from the 1980s, it goes beyond that. Throughout the decade, we hit cinematic milestone after cinematic milestone, with franchises being born that still resonate and fuel the box office today, some three decades removed. We can look at 2014 and see some good movies on the horizon. But when we look back at a year like 1984, its breathtaking to see how many seminal pieces of pop culture were born into existence. 1982 is sometimes called the greatest year for genre movies of all time, with an eye on science fiction. But 1984 goes maybe a step beyond that. These 12 months were jam packed with truly timeless classics. You may be awestruck staring at what came exactly 30 years ago. Nothing has quite topped it for sheer year-round, non-stop entertainment. These are 30 great movies that are turning 30 in 2014!
Tagline: In the Year of Darkness, »
We’ll be celebrating the life and career of famed movie director Steven Spielberg at The Way out Club on March 4th with Super-8 Steven Spielberg Movie Madness. We’ll be showing, in the Super-8 Sound format (average length: 15 minutes) projected on a big screen, the following films directed by Speilberg: Duel, Sugarland Express, Jaws, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, 1941, and Raiders Of The Lost Ark. (Sugarland and 1941 are 30-minute two-reelers).
In addition to the Steven Spielberg films, we’ll be showing Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy, The Marx Brothers in Monkey Business, Mighty Mouse in The Witch’S Cat, Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney in Ghost Of Frankenstein, Filming The Big Crashes, Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, and William Shatner vs killer tarantulas is Kingdom Of The Spiders.
Cover charge is a mere $3. The show begins at 8pm. We’ll have Steven Spielberg trivia with prizes and, »
- Tom Stockman
There are a number of "Star Wars" references in Steven Spielberg's "E.T." This was both a product of the time (it was produced in between "Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," at what was arguably the height of Jedi-mania) and a reference to the deeply felt friendship between "E.T." director Steven Spielberg and "Star Wars" creator George Lucas (the year before the two had teamed on minor art house hit "Raiders of the Lost Ark"). But thanks to a keen theorist on Reddit, which was picked up and expounded on by Buzzfeed (since Reddit and Buzzfeed are the ying and yang of pointless Internet time-wasting), a new theory has emerged... One that will blow your mind all over your office wall.
- Drew Taylor
• Patrick Wilson continues to surprise. After guest starring in one of Girls’ most talked about episodes and appearing in the modestly budgeted box office smash The Conjuring, Wilson is set to go the superhero route. He’s reportedly signed on to appear in Marvel’s Ant-Man for director Edgar Wright. There are no details on his role yet. Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas are starring in the film about a biochemist who discovers a formula that allows him to shrink to the size of an ant. Disney has already set a July 31, 2015, release. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
I first became aware of the work of Northern director Chris Cronin when I had the pleasure of watching his award-winning 2011 short Ante, a tight and suspenseful thriller which clearly demonstrated Chris' potential as a filmmaker. Since Ante, he's partnered up with rising producer Phil Meachem on a series of shorts, including the "action sketch" Hail of Bullets and the musical romance Moments, not to mention their most recent offering, the ambitious action-adventure Sophie's Fortune.
Turning up late to a children's birthday party with his young niece Sophie, Brandon (Simon Hardwick) looks to make amends for missing out on all the cake and sweets by taking part in the annual Father's Only treasure hunt, hoping to win the prize put a smile on Sophie's face. Unfortunately for Brandon, the fathers take this tradition seriously - very seriously - and soon he finds himself racing through an Amazonian-like rainforest, »
- Gary Collinson
Never begin a relationship with a lie. That's not wisdom I got from watching ABC's new sitcom "Mixology," which actually preaches quite the opposite. "Mixology" strongly advocates that the best way to get laid involves some level of performativity or outright lying. So maybe it's appropriate, actually, that "Mixology" begins literally every episode with a lie. "This is the story of 10 strangers, one night and all the ridiculous things we do to find love," declares the opening voiceover to "Mixology." My ass. "Mixology" is as much about people on a quest for love as "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is about an archeologist on a quest for snakes. When you get down to it, "Mixology" is about 10 hateful people looking for sex, irrespective of the lack of chemistry between either the characters or the actors. Set across one night, "Mixology" is desperately invested in making you care whether or not sex will happen, »
- Daniel Fienberg
Say the name “Hayao Miyazaki” and producer Frank Marshall melts into a puddle of fanboy excitement. Marshall is one of the minds behind many of America's most imaginative films: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gremlins, The Goonies, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and The Sixth Sense, to name a few. Yet when conversation turns to the legendary Japanese animator and his illustrious Studio Ghibli, Marshall openly admires the no-limits creativity that Hollywood doesn't make much room for. One taste of Miyazaki turned Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy, his wife and producing partner, rabid. “Back in the early 2000s [after Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away] when we were in Japan during a publicity trip, we called Studio Ghibli to see if we could meet Miyazaki-san,” he says with absolute glee. “They were very sweet and said, 'Yes, of course.' We talked. They have a great museum out there. We »
- Matt Patches
New York, Feb 26: The movies present vacations in either a very fun, romantic or adventurous way. But the reality may be different.
Here's a list of common misconceptions set by the big screen entertainers, reports huffingtonpost.com:
* "Up": You can fly to majestic waterfalls without paying a cent, if you just tie a large number of balloons to your roof.
* "Lost In Translation": There's always a hot fellow in the hotel room next door, just waiting to hang out with you.
* "Raiders of the Lost Ark": While backpacking through South America, there's a 99 percent chance you'll find a magical hidden idol.
- Leon David
Star Wars: Episode VII, directed by J. J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and scripted by Abrams along with Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), is scheduled for theatrical release on December 18th, 2015. According to Variety, Adam Driver (HBO's Girls) has entered into negotiations with Disney and LucasFilm to play the yet-to-be-named villain in the new Star Wars trilogy. The character is said in the vein of Darth Vader, the legendary antagonist portrayed by David Prowse and Bob Anderson and voiced by James Earl Jones. The studio was reportedly also interested in Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, 12 Years a Slave) and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings) for the role. No further details have been »
- Pietro Filipponi
20th Century Fox
Creating an iconic movie scene is no easy feat: no matter how much planning and blood, sweat and tears your pour into a movie, there’s just no guarantee it’s going to catch on with audiences. On the other hand, sometimes luck seems to play a big part: a last-minute change or ad-lib can come out of nowhere and charm audiences, just as it did with Indiana Jones’ famous gun vs. sword fight in Raiders of the Lost Ark, which was cut down to a single gunshot because of Harrison Ford’s illness on the day of shooting.
Remakes of classic movies are a whole other bag altogether. The delicacy often rests between making a movie that will appeal to a whole new generation, and one that will upset the die-hard fans of the original as little as possible.
However, most of the time these remakes »
- Jack Pooley
Lars von Trier's four-hour sexual odyssey Nymphomaniac hinges on the sprawling story of Joe (Stacy Martin and Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed sex addict whose insatiable appetite gradually leads her onto a dark path.
But it's Stellan Skarsgård's performance as Seligman, a kindly bachelor who takes in a beaten Joe and listens to her story, that gives the audience a point of entry into her outlandish narrative.
Digital Spy sat down with Skarsgård to discuss his long history with the director, and von Trier's urge to destroy his own creations.
Your character Seligman is sort of the calm, intellectual heart of the story…
"I'm there to calm you down! It's a lovely character, because he's such an extreme invention. He's a man who has never lived and has all this knowledge about life and humanity through books, a super-nerd. Both characters are different sides of Lars, really. He's got the nerd in him, »
When Topher Grace has time on his hands, he likes to tinker with his favorite movies in the editing room and then screens the results with friends. The former That '70s Show star made headlines in 2012 with his clever cut of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, whittled down to one slam-bang 85-minute movie, and on Thursday night he assembled a small group of pals and a few journalists in a private screening room to debut his remix of Steven Spielberg's 1977 masterpiece, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, for one time only. I guess working on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar got those creative juices flowing...
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"There were a bunch of different cuts of Close Encounters, so this is »
(if you missed the trailer, view it here)
It starts off just like any other comic book movie trailer. Dark and dramatic music matches the blue-tinted visuals of a cool-looking character slowly reaching for what he came for. But before he can enjoy his captured piece, he is stopped by armed guards who ask him to drop what he is carrying.
This is where the trailer shifts.
Guard: Who are you?
Star-Lord: I'm Star-Lord
Star-Lord: Star-Lord! Legendary smuggler? Oh, forget it.
This, ladies and gentleman, is our tone for Guardians of the Galaxy.
When the film »
- Luke Owen
Last night, Marvel unleashed the first trailer for director James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, and it seems like the majority of fans loved what they saw. I know I did! This movie looks like it going to be ridiculous, adrenaline-fueled fun. You can watch the trailer as much as you want right here, but if you want to know what Gunn had to say about certain parts of the trailer, I've included some commentary that he made to accompany some images that Marvel released.
Indiana Jones Influence?
"There is probably no film that influenced me more as a child – no film that excited me more or that I loved more – than Raiders Of The Lost Ark. It not only influences how I see Guardians, it influences how I live my life."
"We've recorded most of Bradley’s dialogue already. I suppose you would expect me to »
- Joey Paur
“Who are the Guardians of the Galaxy?” While the first trailer for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy did a great job of introducing us to Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel), even the most hardcore of comic book fans would admit to not being overly familiar with the ragtag team.
A lot is revealed in this preview of the Marvel Studios movie, but equally as much is left for the next trailer (there’s no sign of Lee Pace’s Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker’s Yondu or Glenn Close’s Nova Prime for example). However, there’s still an awful lot for fans and non-fans alike to sink their teeth into, and we explain the ten most noteworthy moments in details for you right here!
10. Another Infinity Stone?
Remember the mid-credits scene of Avengers Assemble? That was Thanos, »
- Josh Wilding
Some people loved it. Some people hated it. But there is no denying that Guardians of the Galaxy is a James Gunn movie through and through. Some people have taken issue with this first look at footage, while others are praising it as sheer genius. The director himself has now gone on record to explain some of his influences and other, odder choices, walking Total Film through this two and a half minute introduction to Star-Lord and his space traipsing pals.
Indian Jones Influence
There is probably no film that influenced me more as a child - no film that excited me more or that I loved more - than Raiders of the Lost Ark. It not only influences how I see Guardians of the Galaxy, it influences how I live my life (which means the way for a woman to win my heart is to paint "love you" on her eyelids. »
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