11 items from 2013
USA’s shows make up for small budgets with winning high concepts and appealing casts. Many of their series work entirely because of their superb eye for casting, using familiar faces and strong ensembles. These shows have also worked thanks to adding season-long meta-stories while solving case-of-the-week stories. As a result, the leads are generally put through the wringer, each taking a turn.
In the case of White Collar, the third season ended with Neal Caffrey (Matthew Bomer) on the run with an international manhunt launched to find the felon turned FBI advisor. The fourth season opened over the late summer of 2011, finishing up in the winter of 2012 and is now collected in White Collar the Complete Fourth Season, released this week by 20th Century Home Entertainment. Bookending the sixteen episodes, it’s his FBI handler and now best friend Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) in hot water.
In between, the »
- Robert Greenberger
Relationship Roulette! week continues at Trailers from Hell with director Karyn Kusama introducing "Shoot the Moon," starring Diane Keaton and Albert Finney.Alan Parker's emotionally charged portrait of a collapsing marriage showcases Diane Keaton and Albert Finney in two of the finest performances of their careers. Too realistic and downbeat to be a wide success in its day, it endures as an uncompromising depiction of human frailty. Gifted child actress Dana Hill passed away prematurely of diabetes at 32. »
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Spring has arrived -- flowers and music in full bloom. Some of it only hints at what might be as summer approaches. Until then, here are few things I'm carting around in my wheelbarrow. Dig it.
"Spiderlegs" Danny Malone: Balloons (Dm)
Happy accident as I had no prior knowledge of Mr. Malone prior to listening to his new album, but no worries. Here's a wonderful folk-rock tune from this Austin-based singer/songwriter's second long-player. He recorded this set of confessional musings in a haunted 15th century castle in Denmark, each song in a different room. He calls his music "sexy, dirty, sad songs about the human condition." This remains my favorite track; and the video below is pretty bloody "sexy" too.
Alicia Keys at Prudential Center April 8, 2013, Newark, NJ
I'd never seen her live, and I don't why, but I'm damn happy I finally did. She is a major talent, »
- Dusty Wright
Indeed, White Collar played more like a love story than a procedural - and that's why I absolutely loved it.
I really didn't expect to see the episode open with Neal and Sara having an adorable no-strings-attached makeout session in front of that gorgeous fountain, but I have to admit that ever since she got downgraded from series regular I was dying to get her back on the show, preferably in Neal's arms.
That said, I was a little disappointed at the half-attempt to write Sara off in light of her potential relocation to Sterling/Bosch London. Even so, I was pleased that we could at least have one last good look at her before never seeing her again. I do »
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Check out this exclusive sneak peek at the newest episode of "White Collar," airing Tuesday, Feb. 19 on USA. In the clip, Neal and Mozzie are at the Burke residence to feed Satchmo while Peter and Elle are away and snoopy Mozzie finds something very interesting -- and not just the boxed wine in the fridge.
Mozzie finds Ellen's IRS forms, which Peter admits could help them in figuring out where she hid the evidence that will exonerate Peter's father. So naturally, they snap a few pictures to take with them.
"Shoot the Moon" also features a thieving duo determined to go out "Bonnie & Clyde"-style, rather than rot behind bars. Jackson Rathbone and Jessica McNamee guest star, plus Hilarie Burton returns as Sarah.
"White Collar" airs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on USA. »
Next week, Jackson Rathbone (Jasper Hale in the Twilight Saga) will guest star on an all-new episode of the television series White Collar, and a first-glimpse at Rathbone's thieving character Nate Osbourne has been unveiled. Rathbone stars as Nate, one half of a Bonnie and Clyde-style criminal duo opposite Jessica McNamee, on Season 4, Episode 14 ("Shoot the Moon") of the USA series which airs on Tuesday ... ies Aim High, Rathbone's had quite a few memorable TV guest spots on programs like The War At Home, Criminal Minds and No Ordinary Family. 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Photo credit: Summit Ent. "Everybody be cool!" Twilight fans, set your DVRs for this one! Also appearing on the small screen are Charlie Bewley on The Vampire Diaries and Valorie Curry with a recurring role on The Following! »
'I turn on the TV sometimes, start watching something and think: 'This seems quite good, a bit familiar.' Then I realise … It's one of my movies. It's a pretty odd feeling." Alan Parker is in reflective mood: the onetime scourge of all that is arty, self-indulgent and non-commercial has, to all appearances, mellowed. Not only because he has just been named as the recipient of this year's Bafta fellowship (the academy's lifetime achievement award), but also because he has been spending a lot of time working on his own website: collating pictures, writing production histories, reproducing cartoons; generally archiving his life's work.
"I'm quite proud of what I've done," he says. "It's the first time for a long while that I've started thinking »
- Andrew Pulver
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that British filmmaker Sir Alan Parker is to receive BAFTA's highest accolade, the Academy Fellowship, in recognition of outstanding and exceptional contribution to film. Previous Fellows include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave and Christopher Lee, along with last year's recipient Martin Scorsese.
"Sir Alan Parker is a hugely distinctive filmmaker, and a man of uncompromising vision and personality," said John Willis, Chairman of the Academy. "He has made an immense contribution to the British film industry, receiving a wide range of critical and public acclaim for his writing, producing and directing across almost 40 years of filmmaking. It’s almost impossible to highlight any one moment of his career, but the incredible 19 BAFTAs his films have won indicate the esteem in which he is held by his peers, »
One of the country’s finest writer and directors is to be bestowed a BAFTA fellowship for his work in the industry. Alan Parker, who was responsible for one of my own personal favourite films in the Oscar-winning true-life classic, Mississippi Burning, will receive the honour at the event on the 10th February. Here we have the press release announcing Parker’s award.
On Sunday 10 February, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will present Sir Alan Parker with the Academy Fellowship at the Ee British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House, London.
Awarded annually by BAFTA, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film. Previously honoured Fellows include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave and Christopher Lee. Martin Scorsese »
- Craig Hunter
The varied and brilliant career of the director of Bugsy Malone and Fame is to be celebrated by a Bafta fellowship
From the custard pie guns of Bugsy Malone to the legwarmers of Fame; from the prison brutality of Midnight Express to the unalloyed musical joy of The Commitments – the career of Alan Parker in all its variety and brilliance is to be celebrated by a Bafta fellowship next month.
Parker, 68, follows in the footsteps of Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick and Elizabeth Taylor in receiving the honour. It is the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' equivalent to a lifetime achievement award, but the director is not worried about the signals that accepting such an award might send.
"I'm honoured by the award – flattered, really," he said on Tuesday. "A lot of people deserve it more than I do. I know film-makers who have refused these sort of things, »
- Andrew Pulver
The 11th Pune International Film Festival (January 10-17, 2013) has announced its slate for 2013. These films will be screened under nine sections: International Competition, Marathi Competition, Student Competition (live action and animation), Global Cinema, Country Focus, Retrospective, Tribute, Indian Cinema and Regional Cinema.
Feature films at the festival contend for the Best Film, Best Director and Government of Maharashtra “Sant Tukaram” Best International Marathi Film Award. The Marathi films in competition will vie for the Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography Awards. The Student Competition will also have a Special Award and a cash prize.
Eighty contemporary films from more than 50 countries will be screened under the Global Cinema section. Hungary and South Korea will be the Countries in Focus with the screening of six and seven films, respectively. »
11 items from 2013
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