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Miami Vice aired on NBC 30 years ago. The network cancelled the series after five seasons on the air. The series that starred Don Johnson was a cultural phenomenon, and it launched the career of Johnson and Edward James Olmos. Johnson has returned to television this season with Blood & Oil, but he will always be Sonny Crockett to Miami Vice fans.
The series was known for more than just its flashy fashion and fun in the sun action though. The series was known for its use of music. Many popular songs from the day were featured on the series, but the biggest feat of the series is for its soundtrack and theme song.
According to MeTV, It was 30 years ago this week that Jan Hammer's instrumental theme song for the series topped the Billboard charts at number one. A »
Brian De Palma has become the directorial litmus test of cinephiles everywhere. To supporters, he stands as a startling visual genius with a penchant for set pieces and lurid subject matter. To naysayers, he remains a lowbrow imitator who spends his studio budgets chasing the ghosts of Alfred Hitchcock and Jean-Luc Godard. Great director or high class hack? Inconsistent misogynist or Master of the Macabre? Much like his fractured narratives, the answer is never an easy one to attain.
Both sides provide ample support for their case. De Palma’s resume is riddled with enough hollow imitations (Sisters , Raising Cain ) and bloated commercial flops (The Bonfire of the Vanities , The Black Dahlia ) to sink any director. But even in misfires such as these, an undeniable attention to detail remains.
The split screen cover-up of Sisters or the heartbreaking screen tests of The Black Dahlia are breathtaking in scope and execution, »
- Danilo Castro
Don Cheadle flails about trying to channel the spirit of late jazz-trumpeting legend Miles Davis in “Miles Ahead,” a biopic that rejects typical genre conventions to the point of chasing itself down lame, tangential paths. A passion project for its star, who also directed, co-wrote and co-produced the feature, this portrait aims for insight by striving to match its own form to that of its subject’s music, whose inspired improvisational tunes repeatedly defined the course of modern jazz. A wild, and wildly uneven, free-form investigation of Davis’ turbulent personal and professional life that’s bolstered by an outsized lead performance, the film — premiering as the closing-night selection of this year’s New York Film Festival — is set to open next year through Sony Classics, though its all-over-the-place style will temper mainstream theatrical interest.
Eschewing the cause-and-effect pop-psychologizing of “Ray” and “Walk the Line” for the more experimental, impressionistic approach »
- Nick Schager
Although the former Miami Vice star has shown up on HBO's Eastbound & Down and El Rey's From Dusk Till Dawn, it's been far too long since we've seen Don Johnson regularly on primetime Big 4 TV. Now the Emmy nominee is back as self-made ruthless oil baron Hap Briggs in Blood & Oil, which debuts at 9 Pm on September 27 on what is looking like a risky night for ABC. As my video review above says, the nighttime soap about the boomtowns of North Dakota's fracking fields is a… »
Like father, like son! Dakota Johnson isn't Don Johnson's only actor kid -- meet his very attractive son Jesse Johnson, who's also following in the footsteps of his famous dad. The "Miami Vice" alum currently stars in the El Rey Network's supernatural crime saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" as Sheriff Earl McGraw. On next week's episode, the actor's 32-year-old son makes his debut appearance as the younger version of his dad's character -- and we definitely see the resemblance! While Jesse has blonde hair, he shares his dad's bright green eyes and reminds us of what the 65-year-old looked like back in the '80s. The aspiring actor has worked alongside the TV vet before -- he starred in his first role back in 2001 on Don's police drama, "Nash Bridges." Jesse is Don's only son from his relationship with actress Patti D'Arbanville. The actor also has daughter »
- tooFab Staff
If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know that I don’t often go back to shows. We don’t do episodic recaps here (because, popular as they may be, I don’t get them), and even new seasons of shows don’t often get a review. The truth is, there’s just too much coming out these days. Unlike the days during which The Goldbergs take place, a new show pops up on practically a daily basis.
There simply isn’t time to watch all the things you have to, all the things you want to, And things you watched and didn’t like.
Before the pilot for The Goldbergs came out, I reviewed it, and to say that I didn’t like it would be an understatement. I think it was one of those rare occasions that I only had the pilot to go on, »
- Marc Eastman
For those who won’t get enough of Rob Lowe in the flesh on Fox’s upcoming “The Grinder,” the actor lends his voice to “Moonbeam City,” the latest exercise in animated silliness from Comedy Central. Boasting an amusingly stylized look and an Adult Swim vibe, this cop show spoof from “Conan” writer Scott Gairdner features considerable star power in its vocal ranks while reveling in all the staples of the adult-animation playground, where an entire episode (the second) can be seemingly built largely around the phrase “dolphin penis.” Laughs do come, but seldom in anything approaching waves.
Taking full advantage of his earnest, deadpan delivery, Lowe plays Dazzle Novak, an utterly self-absorbed cop who appears to have borrowed Don Johnson’s “Miami Vice” wardrobe and brings strippers to work because, well, he paid for the time. Dazzle’s antics leave his boss, Pizzaz (voiced by Elizabeth Banks), in a »
- Brian Lowry
French Montana paid $40k to rent out a secluded La home for the month of July, but now the owner only wants to sell so it will set you back $5.3 mil. The modern 6-bedroom mansion sits in the gated Los Feliz community of Laughlin Park -- where Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman have lived. The place looks like it's straight out of "Miami Vice" (the remake) ... with an ultramodern, all white, open air architecture. There's a pool, »
- TMZ Staff
The Hart of Dixie alum is set to recur on Blood & Oil, ABC’s freshman fall drama about a working-class couple (Gossip Girl‘s Chace Crawford and Red Band Society‘s Rebecca Rittenhouse) who move to North Dakota following the biggest oil discovery in American history. Once there, they are pitted against a ruthless tycoon (Miami Vice‘s Don Johnson) who forces them to put everything on the line, including their marriage.
RelatedBlood & Oil Baron Don Johnson Deflects Dallas/J. »
After receiving its premier at last year’s Film4 FrightFest, home invasion movie Deadly Virtues is getting a home entertainment release on September 28th here in the UK.
Press release follows:
Edward Akrout (Sword Of Vengeance) stars as a sadistic home invader who exploits the fragile relationship of a suburban, middle class couple played byMegan Maczko (The Ninth Cloud) and Matt Barber (Downton Abbey). His torture of the husband and seduction of the wife reveals an uncomfortable truth about their marriage and acts as a catalyst for change.
Deadly Virtues received it’s world premiere at FrightFest and went on to screen at over fifteen festivals including Brussels Fantastic Festival, Fantasporto, Dublin Horrorthon and Whistler Film Festival in Canada.
Dutch director Ate De Jong started his career in the 1980’s directing several episodes of the cult TV series Miami Vice before helming several feature films including Highway To Hell and Drop Dead Fred. »
- Luke Owen
Though Don Johnson plays a ruthless oil baron on the new ABC drama Blood & Oil (fka Oil fka Boom), any comparisons to Dallas end there.
“The only thing that we have in common is that tangentially oil is a part of it,” the actor attested Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills.
And while Johnson holds the iconic TV character of J.R. Ewing, played by the late Larry Hagman, in high regard, he shrugs off that comparison as well. “I know a lot of these [powerful] guys, »
El Rey Network and Miramax have unveiled the first official trailer from Season 2 of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, which is set to return Tuesday, August 25th at 9 Pm Et. Beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 7th at 8:00 pm Et, fans will get a peek into the new season of from the creative minds behind the series, including Creator and El Rey Network Founder Robert Rodriguez with the special Dusk Returns. The new trailer offers our first look at Danny Trejo, who we reported in March will play The Regulator in Season 2.
The one-hour TV special entitled Dusk Returns contains insights into the character development, storyline, and costume design, as well as a sneak peek at iconic sets, some reimagined from the cult-classic movie of the same name, including the Titty Twister, and new sets and locals as the show travels between Mexico and the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Robert Rodriguez. »
After changing its title more than once, ABC’s Blood & Oil is now tweaking its cast.
The series centers on a married couple (played by Gossip Girl‘s Chace Crawford and Red Band Society‘s Rebecca Rittenhouse) who move to North Dakota after the biggest oil discovery in American history. There, they meet a ruthless tycoon (Miami Vice »
Want to revisit "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" before "Terminator: Genisys" opens? Better do it before July 1, when Netflix says "Hasta la vista" to the 1991 sequel.
And start marathoning these TV classics before they go poof: "Leave it to Beaver," "Dragnet," "Mission: Impossible," "Hawaii Five-o," "Magnum P.I.," "Miami Vice," "Knight Rider," "Melrose Place" and "Wings." Also bid goodbye to the Stephen King miniseries "The Stand" (1994) and "The Langoliers" (1995).
Below is a complete list of the movies that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, here's a list of what's new on Netflix in July 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)
Leaving July 1
"Beauty and the Beast" Seasons 1- »
- Sharon Knolle
The bright, brilliant fashion of the 1980s has often been captured on film – the over-the-top nature of the clothes lends itself beautifully to cinema, with some of the most iconic outfits of all time captured in this era. To celebrate the home entertainment release of A Most Violent Year, in which Jessica Chastain showcases an incredible array of 1980s-era Armani, we take a look at other films which demonstrate the fashion of the decade.
Richard Ayoade’s comedy drama stars Craig Roberts as 15 year-old Oliver Tate, who has two major ambitions – to lose his virginity to the beautiful Jordana (Yamin Paige), and to save his parents’ rocky relationship (a task made all the more difficult when his mother’s ex-lover reappears in their lives). Costume designer Charlotte Walters does a brilliant job of capturing the wonderfully quirky take on the classic coming-of-age tale, dressing the young cast in a wonderful array of duffle coats, »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Comedy Central's comedy lineup features some true standouts, but only one show stars Cuba Gooding Jr... as himself. "Big Time in Hollywood, Fl," produced by Ben Stiller and created by Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf (who first worked with Stiller on the digital series "Next Time... On Lonny"), features Alex Anfanger and Lenny Jacobson as the Dolfe brothers, whose love of filmmaking drags them into the seedy underground of their Florida town. In this exclusive clip, we get a look at one of the films Jack and Ben Dolfe have been making — "Monkey Largo," an intense action flick that might feel familiar to any "Miami Vice" fans. What "Monkey Largo" might lack in production quality, it makes up for in bullets, blood and (as you might suspect) a chimp. Watch the clip above. "Big Time in Hollywood, Fl" airs Wednesdays at 10:30pm on Comedy Central. Read More: 'Inside Amy. »
- Liz Shannon Miller
The Shonda Rhimes Era at ABC continues.
PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to Next Season’s New Shows and Stars
Additionally, ABC picked up The Family, which hails from Scandal/Grey’s Anatomy/Off the Map Ep Jenna Bans, the biblical saga Of Kings and Prophets, Gossip Girl Ep Josh Safran’s Quantico and the ’80s-set crime drama Wicked City (Fka L.A. Crime).
The Untitled Pate & Fishburne Project (Fka Boom), centered around the oil industry in North Dakota, »
Last week, we took at look at the career of action-star Jason Statham. This week's actor is veteran action hero who – on the small screen – played one of the coolest cops of all time and has remained an enduring Hollywood badass... Don Johnson I've been a fan of Don Johnson's ever since seeing re-reruns of Miami Vice on Spike TV in my late-teens. Granted, not only had the show been off the air for over a decade, but even Don »
- Chris Bumbray
Take another look @ footage and images from the next episode of Marvel's "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." titled "One Door Closes", written by Lauren LeFranc, Rafe Judkins and directed by David Solomon, airing March 31, 2015 on ABC:
"...and 'Skye' struggles to control her new abilities but will soon make a decision that irrevocably changes her life..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: One Door Closes"...
- Michael Stevens
14 years after it first hit the big screen in 2001, the Vin Diesel and Paul Walker-led Fast & Furious franchise has gone from strength-to-strength, earning more than $2.3 billion at the worldwide box office.
Originally based around illegal street racing, the Fast movies have evolved to become big, bombastic entertainment with larger-than-life characters and gravity-defying stunts. But underneath it all these are also films about family, with Diesel, Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez's characters the heartbeat of the series.
7. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
It's quite amazing that the Fast & Furious franchise survived at all after its misjudged sequel. Only Paul Walker remained for its second outing, which focused more on the street racing than the characters »
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