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Why combining TV movies and miniseries is a good thing for the Emmys

24 June 2011 1:00 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

In the rush of discussing all of the potential Emmy nominees this year, a new wrinkle has gotten a little lost in the shuffle: The television academy has decided to combine the TV movie and miniseries categories for the first time.

On first blush, it would seem that it would be tough to judge the long-form miniseries against a two-hour movie. But, because of the changed landscape of television, combining the two categories will lead to stronger nominees and winners in the long run.

In the "olden" days of television -- we're talking about the 1970s and '80s -- it was pretty easy to discern between a TV movie and a miniseries, at least on a content level.

TV movies were generally small in scale, revolving around an issue or a moment in someone's life, or around a particular condition or emotion. "Sybil" is a good example of that. »

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New Stephen King Short Story to Be Published in The Atlantic

14 March 2011 4:25 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

For a guy who first started talking about retiring back in 2002, Stephen King doesn't seem to be quite ready to settle down in the old rocking chair just yet. In fact, he has a new short story coming out in the May issue of The Atlantic.

According to Lilja's Library a new Stephen King short story, entitled "Herman Wouk is Still Alive," will be published in May's The Atlantic, which hits newsstands on April 19th. The story will be available on the Web and to subscribers a week prior.

For those unfamiliar with who Herman Wouk is, he's a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning Jewish American author with a number of notable novels to his credit, including The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance. Winds of War was turned into a memorable seven-episode mini-series back in 1983. Wouk was born May 27, 1915, and in April of 2010 (at age 94) published his latest book, »

- The Woman In Black

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Worth Remembering: Robert Mitchum (1917-1997) – “Baby I Don’t Care”

27 February 2011 11:17 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The title of Lee Server’s acclaimed 2002 biography, Robert Mitchum:  Baby I Don’t Care (MacMillan), offers a perfect encapsulization of the eponymous actor:  a hard-partying Hollywood Bad Boy who didn’t give a damn what moralizing finger-waggers thought of him, or what his peers in the movie business thought, or the press, or even the public.  He was going to go his own way and to hell with you, and anyone positioning themselves to make strong objection was just as likely to get a punch in the nose as shown the actor’s broad back.  He worked hardest at conveying the idea that the thing he did for a living – acting – was also the thing he cared least about; an impression that may have been his most convincing performance.

The Bad Boy part of Mitchum’s reputation was honestly come by.  As a youth, he’d been booted from more than one school, »

- Bill Mesce

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Exclusive: Tom Holland Discusses Hatchet II

1 February 2011 10:27 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Tom Holland discusses working on Hatchet II, director Adam Green, Cloak and Dagger and much more

If you look closely during scenes of Adam Green's sequel Hatchet II, the keen horror fan will notice a number genre luminaries making smaller appearances in the movie. One of those is Tom Holland, who directed such horror classics as Fright Night, Child's Play, and he even had hits outside of the genre, writing one of my childhood favorites, Cloak & Dagger. Tom Holland portrays Bob in Hatchet II, the uncle of Danielle Harris' Marybeth, who is trying to steer her clear of the nefarious Dr. Voodoo, played by another horror legend, Tony Todd.

Hatchet II was just released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 1 and I recently had a chance to speak with Tom Holland over the phone about his experience on this fantastic sequel. Here's what he had to say below: »

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