12 items from 2012
Six months after Michael Westen’s burn notice unofficially came to an end, he has almost exhausted the Noc list of those responsible for his exile. Only one target remains. Yet Michael is struggling to settle back into the suited/booted embrace of the CIA. Formal wear and formalities don’t suit the new Westen way of working. Fortunately the extraction of the final spy on the hit list takes Michael and team to Caracas, where he can shrug off his jacket, turn up the volume on his shirts and take a few familiar faces along for the ride.
The mission to Caracas is a surgical strike, requiring meticulous planning and flawless execution. The help Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) chooses to enlist comes in the less-than-regular-shape of underground compadres Sam Axe and Fi (Bruce Campbell and Gabrielle Anwar). Still, as long as they can obey the rules, everything will go without a hitch. »
- Emily Breen
Actor Larry Hagman, immortalized for his performance as the legendary villain J.R. Ewing in the TV show Dallas, has died from throat cancer. He was 81 years old and had been actively acting until recently, when he appeared in the reboot of the famous TV series. The last few years had been difficult ones for Hagman. Not only did he have to battle cancer but also had to contend with his wife Maj's affliction from Alzheimer's Disease. Hagman was a working character actor when he was cast as the male lead in the 1965 sitcom I Dream of Jeannie opposite Barbara Eden. The show's success helped launch him to star status and he appeared in dozens of TV series and feature films. However, it was his portrayal of lovable cad J.R. Ewing in the 1981 CBS hit Dallas that elevated him to the status of a TV icon. The show ran »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
Seems like we always say goodbye to someone big on Thanksgiving weekend. Larry Hagman was more a TV figure, and a major one at that, but he had quite a few big-screen credits to brag about including key roles in Fail Safe (1964), Mother, Jugs, And Speed (1976) , and the David Essex cult music drama Stardust (1974). His only directing credit was the 1972 horror film Beware! The Blob which was released on video with the tag line “The film Jr shot!”.. Hagman was the son of actress Mary Martin and was married to the same woman, Maj Axellson, for 58 years. Hagman was 81.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Larry Hagman, who played the evil oilman J.R. Ewing for 14 seasons on the hit primetime soap Dallas, has died, sources close to the actor told The Dallas Morning News. He was 81. Hagman, who starred with Barbara Eden on another TV hit, the 1960s comedy I Dream of Jeannie, »
- Tom Stockman
Larry Hagman, who played J.R. the conniving, villainous head of the Ewing clan on the TV series Dallas, died today at a Dallas hospital, sources close to the actor told the Dallas Morning News. He was 81. Born in Fort Worth, Hagman was the son of legendary actress Mary Martin. He played the character in the long-running primetime soap from 1978 through 1991 on CBS. He returned last year when the series was resurrected on TNT, focusing on a new generation of Ewings. Prior to Dallas, Hagman’s biggest TV role had been as the astronaut Major Anthony Nelson on NBC’s I Dream Of Jeannie opposite Barbara Eden. Among those confirming the death were co-star Linda Gray’s agent, Jeffrey Lane, who said the actress was at Hagman’s bedside when he died. Lane said another co-star, Patrick Duffy, was also present. Hagman appeared in Season 1 of the Dallas reboot and »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Jake Wardle selects his top ten movie presidents...
As the Us of A nears the end of a near 2-year election campaign, they face a choice, an enormous, historic choice, between the charismatic, compassionate Barack Obama and the Tyrell Corporation’s most sophisticated android, Willard Mitt Romney. The polls point to a close result, but whoever prevails, they face a tough task – historic levels of Government debt, an unstable Middle-East, and the very real possibility of a hostile alien invasion. Still, if movies have taught us anything about American Presidents, it’s that they’re uniquely equipped to deal with the latter. Here then, to celebrate the 57th election for the President of the United States, are ten of the best movie presidents:
Enjoy classic silent films with live music accompaniment on October 2nd at The Way Out Club in St. Louis with Super-8 Silent Movie Madness Featuring Live Music !!!
Talented musician Linda Gurney will be bringing her keyboard and skill to play along as we screen condensed versions (average length: 17 minutes) of three famous silent films: Lon Chaney in Phantom Of The Opera, Charlie Chaplin in The Tramp, and the 1922 Vampire classic Nosferatu.
The .talkies. we.re showing October 2nd (also condensed) are: Steve Martin in The Jerk, John Carradine and Lon Chaney Jr. in House Of Dracula, Henry Fonda and Walter Matthau in Fail Safe, William Shatner in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Land That Time Forgot, The Car, The Ritz Brothers in Hotel Anchovy, Vincent Price in The Conqueror Worm, Larry Semon in Weakend Driver, Mighty Joe Young, and Mel Brook.s Blazing Saddles.
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- Tom Stockman
On a night that's hardly starved for appealing programming, two of the season's most enjoyable and intriguing pilots make their bow.
First, the underdog: ABC's Last Resort (8/7c), an electrifying military-gone-amok thriller that bridges the macho hardware of Tom Clancy with the suspense of paranoid Cold War classics from the '60s like Fail Safe and Seven Days in May. (Look them up if you've never seen them.) This series is like nothing else on network TV, which is why one's first impulse is to pray for its survival. It's also airing in what has become one of ABC's more treacherous time periods, and beyond the fact that there are very attractive people in the cast (starting with Felicity alum Scott Speedman) and the story is heavily serialized, it has nearly nothing in common tonally with the night's sudsy anchor, Grey's Anatomy.
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- Matt Roush
Who’s ready to see Burn Notice tonight? How is Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) going to handle life with Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar behind bars, especially now that he’s so much more emotionally involved with her now than he was when he was first burned as a spy for the CIA? And what kind of friends will Fiona attract in the slammer? New allies? New foes? What are you most excited about this season?
Burn Notice came in at #5 in our Must-See Shows of the Summer and word is that the premiere picks up just minutes after last season’s shocking finale where Fiona turns herself into authorities for a crime she didn’t commit. Considering the Miami Heat is playing Game 2 of the NBA Finals and Burn Notice’s new season is tonight, “Scorched Earth” is an appropriate title, because Miami is feeling hot-hot-hot!
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- Ernie Estrella
When season 5 of USA’s Burn Notice started, I thought we’d see something different and we did for a little while. Super-spy Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) had reached the end of his Burn List, and taken care of the people who contributed to his burning with the help of the Us Government. He got a new partner to work with named Max (Grant Show) and became an unofficial member of the C.I.A. – that’s code for if Michael died in the line of duty, no one would know about it. For the first third of the season, not much had changed except that Michael had to follow more rules and guidelines.
Michael still managed to pick up side jobs in his spare time, helping out friends of his friends, Jesse, Sam, and Fiona (Coby Bell, Bruce Campbell, and Gabrielle Anwar) but so much of season 5 resembled prior »
- Ernie Estrella
Chicago – USA and TNT have battled for Summer dominance and they’re both set to bring back several of their biggest hits in the coming weeks. Timed to get fans even more excited for the USA stable, Universal and Fox have released the most recent seasons of hits “Burn Notice,” “White Collar,” and “Fairly Legal” today and all should satisfy hardcore fans even if it is a bit surprising that none of them are being released in HD.
Of the three, I think “Burn Notice: Season Five” is the best option but these are sets that aren’t really designed to bring in new fans (except for perhaps the inaugural outing for Sarah Shahi’s so-so “Fairly Legal”) but rather appeal to collectors who already know they love these programs. To that end, it’s a bit bizarre that Universal and Fox have stopped releasing them in HD »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The art of the glass shot or matte painting is one which originated very much in the early ‘teens’ of the silent era. Pioneer film maker, director, cameraman and visual effects inventor Norman Dawn is generally acknowledged as the father of the painted matte composite, with other visionary film makers such as Ferdinand Pinney Earle, Walter Hall and Walter Percy Day being heralded as making vast contributions to the trick process in the early 1920’s.
Boiled down, the matte process is one whereby a limited film set may be extended to whatever, or wherever the director’s imagination dictates with the employment of a matte artist. In it’s most pure form, the artist would set up a large plate of clear glass in front of the motion picture camera upon which he would carefully paint in new scenery an ornate period ceiling, snow capped mountains, a Gothic castle or even an alien world. »
It has been a year since Sidney Lumet passed away on April 9, 2011. Here is our retrospective on the legendary filmmaker to honor his memory. Originally published April 15, 2011.
Almost a week after the fact, we, like everyone that loves film, are still mourning the passing of the great American master Sidney Lumet, one of the true titans of cinema.
Lumet was never fancy. He never needed to be, as a master of blocking, economic camera movements and framing that empowered the emotion and or exact punctuation of a particular scene. First and foremost, as you’ve likely heard ad nauseum -- but hell, it’s true -- Lumet was a storyteller, and one that preferred his beloved New York to soundstages (though let's not romanticize it too much, he did his fair share of work on studio film sets too as most TV journeyman and early studio filmmakers did).
His directing career stretched well over 50 years, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
12 items from 2012
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