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How does one make a movie about a hot-button political topic that's divided the nation for sixty years?  And if the facts of the case aren't fully known, how can one be sure that some news revelation won't reach back and make your well-meaning  film play like a stack of lies? E. L. Doctorow and Sidney Lumet found a way. Daniel Olive Films Savant Blu-ray Review

1983 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 130 min. / Street Date August 25, 2015 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.95 Starring Timothy Hutton, Mandy Patinkin, Lindsay Crouse, Edward Asner, Ellen Barkin, Julie Bovasso, Tovah Feldshuh, Joseph Leon, Carmen Mathews, Amanda Plummer, John Rubinstein, Maria Tucci, Daniel Stern. Cinematography Andrzej Bartkowiak Film Editor Peter C. Frank Written by E.L. Doctorow from his novel The Book of Daniel.  Produced by E. Lk. Doctorow, Burtt Harris Directed by Sidney Lumet

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

In his book Making Movies, director Sidney Lumet says that
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Television that Home Video Forgot: Book of Daniel (2006)

The Book of Daniel

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Created by Jack Kenny

Produced by NBC Universal Television, Sony Pictures Television

Aired on NBC for 1 season (8 episodes, 4 unaired) from January 6, 2006 – January 20, 2006


Aidan Quinn as Reverend Daniel Webster

Susanna Thompson as Judith Webster

Christian Campbell as Peter Webster

Alison Pill as Grace

Ivan Shaw as Adam

Ellen Burstyn as Bishop Beatrice Congreve

Show Premise

Episcopalian Christian minister Daniel Webster has a special relationship with Jesus Christ, in that he can literally see and talk to him. Daniel’s life is difficult and not even visitations from the son of God are enough to assuage his pain, which has him addicted to narcotic painkillers. The series begins a year after one of his twin sons has departed from suffering from leukemia. This event may’ve been the cause of Daniel’s drug intake and also why his wife is a functioning alcoholic. They have
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R.I.P. James Rebhorn

Prolific character actor James Rebhorn has passed away at the age of 65. Rebhorn died from melanoma, which had been diagnosed with in 1992.

Rebhorn had managed to stave off that skin cancer for the past twenty years - and portrayed many of his most famous on screen roles during that time. He worked right up until last month, and died Friday afternoon at his home in New Jersey. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

The actor had memorable key supporting roles in a variety of films such as "The Game," "Independence Day," "My Cousin Vinny," "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "Basic Instinct," "Scent of a Woman," "Meet the Parents," "Regarding Henry," "Lorenzo's Oil," "Guarding Tess," "Cold Mountain," "Far from Heaven," "White Squall," "Wind," "Shadows and Fog," "White Sands," "Carlito's Way," "My Fellow Americans," "Real Steel," "The International," "Baby Mama," and "The Box".

He also appeared in numerous TV shows like "Seinfeld,
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Syfy Announces Spring Schedule Including Warehouse 13 Farewell Season

‘Bittersweet’ is the perfect word for the news that the final season of Warehouse 13 premiere date has been announced. It will only be half a season, six episodes, but it is wonderful that the show will be given a chance for a suitable series finale.

In purely happier news, we now also have premiere dates for the third season of Continuum, new series comics-based Metal Hurlan Chronicles (with James Marsters!), new competition Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, and more. Bookmark this page and/or check our calendar so that you can continually plan your life around your favorite shows.

Syfy’S 2014 Spring Lineup Includes Original Series Premiere Of Jim Henson’S Creature Shop Challenge Plus Farewell Season Of Beloved Warehouse 13 March Features Original Specials Carvers, My Big Fat Geek Wedding And Foxy & Co.

New York – February 14, 2014 – The debut of the new reality series Jim Henson’s Creature
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Snuffed Out: Still More Series That Were Gone Too Soon

With the fate of ABC’s Happy Endings decided, it has officially become a member of the “Gone Too Soon” club, TV shows that were snuffed out before they had a chance to flourish … or jump the shark. The club used to be headed by the Holy Trinity of Arrested Development/Freaks & Geeks/Firefly, but Arrested Development has been miraculously resurrected, so let’s put … I don’t know … Pushing Daisies in its place.

While we mourn Happy Endings, let’s take a third trip down TV memory lane. In the first Snuffed Out, we paid tribute to the aforementioned Daisies, as well as Wonderfalls, Nightman, The Book Of Daniel, Popular, The Five Mrs. Buchanans, The Flash, Eerie Indiana, It’s All Relative, Paper Dolls and the newly-resurrected Veronica Mars.

The second Snuffed Out honored The Comeback, It Had To Be You, Mission Genesis, Flo, Women of The House, Baywatch Nights,
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TV on Tap: Garret Dillahunt to “Burn” Again and “Mad Men”‘s Bob Benson Reveal


Turns out, some Mad Men viewers guessed right about Bob Benson‘s secret. Too bad they aren’t the ones who picked “Peggy and Pete‘s time-traveler love child, Paul Paulson.” (I hope you weren’t spoiled by the revelation that Mad Men wasn’t taking on time travel.)

I like to think Dillahunt‘s Burn Notice character is still angry

about The Book Of Daniel getting cancelled.

I guess Garret Dillahunt was tired of being sweet and lovable but dim on Raising Hope because EW reports are that he’s returning to Burn Notice.

Lifetime’s Lizzie Borden movie just got more interesting now that the cast has added Billy Campbell and Clea Duvall. Campbell will play Lizzie’s lawyer, while Duvall will play her sister.

Want to be in the finale special of The It Crowd? How is your “looking at shocking things on the internet instead
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The Agents of Warehouse 13 Head Into Production of the Final Season

This will be a year of sad countdowns, as we are set to lose the Eleventh Doctor, and Warehouse 13 heads into its final season. It’s at least a blessing that we know, and more important the writers know, far in advance, so that the final seasons for a beloved character and a beloved show will be developed appropriately.

Syfy today announced that production of Warehouse 13‘s final season will begin later this month. Here’s the press release:

Warehouse 13 To Open Its Doors For The Final Time On June 24Th

New York – June 6, 2013 – Syfy announced today that Warehouse 13, the Emmy Award-nominated, long-running hit series, will commence production on its fifth and final season June 24th in Toronto.

The six all-new episodes of Season 5 will premiere in 2014.

Said Warehouse 13 showrunner and executive producer Jack KennyWarehouse 13 has been my dream job these past four years.
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Defiance Star Jaime Murray Plays Double Header Tonight, Guest Starring on Warehouse 13

Jaime Murray has been in a number of sci-fi shows, but perhaps her most memorable appearances have been as H.G. Wells (sometimes known as Emily Lake) on Warehouse 13. That is, until she became the exceptionally subtle and powerful Stahma Tarr on Defiance. Tonight we get her on both, and she’ll be tweeting during each as she takes over the Syfy Twitter account.

We’ve got a clip from tonight’s Warehouse 13 right here, and Defiance clips and more here.

Clip: Warehouse 13 – Episode 414: Instinct

H.G. Wells Returns To Warehouse 13 With A Vengeance When Defiance Star Jaime Murray Reprises Her Fan-favorite Role An All-new Defiance Airs Monday, June 3 At 9Pm On Syfy Followed By Warehouse 13 At 10Pm Jaime Murray To Tweet Live With Fans During Both Shows

New York – May 29, 2013 –Jaime Murray is taking over Syfy on Monday, June 3 from 9-11Pm (Et/Pt) when
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Syfy Announces Spring Season and Series Premieres and Finales

Syfy has announced the dates for its upcoming season/series premieres and finales, and it holds a lot of promise as well as at least one laugh. Season finales have been set for Being Human – But Where’S The Next Season Renewal, Syfy? Let’S Get Going On That – and Lost Girl, as well as new unscripted offerings Robot Combat League and Stranded. Premiere dates, as we’ve already told you, for the Mmo game-linked Defiance and for fan favorite Warehouse 13 are now confirmed, as well as the return of Ghost Hunters.

New unscripted series announced include a paranormal show with a southern accent, Deep South Paranormal, and a William Shatner-hosted – Yes, William Shatner – examination of stories of the bizarre and unexplained entitled Weird or What? Yes, a nice title, but once again the Syfy Original Movie has offered up the best chuckleworthy title of the season: Stonados.
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Win: Community – The Complete Second Season DVD

School is back in session September 24 when Community: The Complete Second Season arrives on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The sophomore season of this smart comedy series, starring Joel McHale (TV’s “The Soup”), Ken Jeong (The Hangover Part II) and Emmy® winner Chevy Chase, resumes with the return to Greendale Community College where our favourite study group is back at it with more outrageous adventures and unintentional bonding. The quick-witted, sarcastic ensemble cast includes Gillian Jacobs (TV’s “The Book of Daniel”), Danny Pudi (TV’s “Greek”), Yvette Nicole Brown (TV’s “Rules of Engagement”), Alison Brie (TV’s “Mad Men”), and Donald Glover (TV’s “30 Rock”).

We have two copies of Community – The Complete Second Season on DVD to give away to our readers.

Community: The Complete Second Season contains tons of hilarious special features, including cast and crew commentary on every episode, deleted scenes,
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NBC’s Salt Lake City Affiliate Won’t Air The New Normal

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NBC’s Salt Lake City Affiliate Won’t Air The New Normal
After being targeted by the boycott-happy One Million Moms group, NBC's newest gay-friendly show now faces blackout in Utah. Ksl-tv, the Peacock's Salt Lake City affiliate (which just happens to be owned by the Mormon church), has decided against airing The New Normal, calling it "inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time." As Variety points out, Ksl has a history of passing on NBC series, including The Playboy Club, Coupling, and The Book of Daniel, but at least one New Normal star, Ellen Barkin, called them out on what what seems to be a case of prejudice. On Twitter, late last night, she blasted the station: "Shame on u @kslcom not airing @NBCTheNewNormal So L&O Svu (rape & child murder) is ok? But loving gay couple having a baby is inappropriate?"
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From the EW Archive: 'Phyllis Diller gets the last laugh,' May 2005

From the EW Archive: 'Phyllis Diller gets the last laugh,' May 2005
Comedian Phyllis Diller died today in her Los Angeles home. EW’s Jessica Shaw profiled “the most celebrated female stand-up in history” in 2005 when the actress was still breaking ground at 87: She had penned a new memoir, Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse, and landed a role on a fall TV pilot, The Book of Daniel. Diller’s wit was as sharp as ever, despite her failing health.

Phyllis Diller isn’t feeling so hot right now. She’s flung herself back in a black stretch limo, forcing deep breaths in and out of her mouth, weakened from a recent bout with pneumonia.
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Stargate Universe and Et Stars Featured on Tonight’s Warehouse 13

Press Release:

August 02, 2012

Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe) And Dee Wallace-stone (E.T.) Create A Firestorm On Syfy’S Hit Warehouse 13

New York – August 2, 2012 – Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe) and Dee Wallace-Stone (E.T.) will heat up the Warehouse when they guest star in the upcoming Monday, August 6 episode of Syfy’s hit series Warehouse 13.

In the episode, Smith plays “Jesse,” a small-time thief who accidentally comes into possession of a dangerous weather-controlling artifact after robbing a safe house belonging to the late Walter Sykes.

Wallace’s character is “Mrs. Garner,” a hospital administrator who gets in the way of Jesse’s plans.

Smith and Wallace join season four guest stars Laura Innes, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, Sam Huntington, Lindsay Wagner, Kate Mulgrew, and Rene Auberjonois, among others.

Warehouse 13 follows a team of government agents who work at a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact,
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Warehouse 13 and Alphas Open Big for Syfy

Warehouse 13 and Alphas Open Big for Syfy

Warehouse 13 opened its fourth season on solid grade for Syfy, bringing in 2.1 Million total viewers. Alphas made its sophomore debut count as well, snaring 1.7 Million viewers. Both shows managed to best their previous percentages in the key 18-49 and 25-54 age group demographics. This is not only good news for Syfy channel, it's also good news for Sci-Fi fans. Perhaps these numbers will convince Syfy to put more SciFi in their prime-time slots.

New York – July 24, 2012 – Syfy’s potent one-two punch of hit series Warehouse 13 and Alphas returned to the Powerful Mondays programming block on Monday, July 23, racking up impressive ratings in their respective season premieres.

From 9-10Pm (Et/Pt), Warehouse 13 averaged 2.1 million total viewers, 1.1 million Adults 25-54 – up 17% compared to the season three finale -- and nearly 1.0 million (967K) Adults 18-49, jumping 23% versus last year’s cliffhanger,
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Breaking News: Syfy Announces Summer Schedule, Including Series Finale of Eureka

The seemingly endless wait for the Syfy summer schedule is finally over! There is good news and bad, and one thing that is both good and bad. Let’s start with that: the Eureka Season Finale. We love Eureka, so every episode is good news; the fact that it’s a series finale, not so much. Mark your calendars – and have plenty of Kleenex in stock – for July 16 at 9/8c. Right after Comic-Con, which is early this year. We’ll see if that means a panel or not.

The good news: Warehouse 13 and Alphas return on July 23. The hmmm news is that Lost Girl will move to Fridays at 10 on July 20. Hey That’S Haven’S Spot. So Where The Heck Is Haven? Admittedly we had a head’s up that Haven would be pushed to fall when we learned that the DVDs for Season 2 weren’t being released until September but Argh.
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Snuffed Out: TV Series That Were Gone Too Soon

The fate of Gcb, one of our favorite new shows, will be decided in the next few weeks, and right now, there's a 50/50 chance it'll survive. If it does get canceled, at least it'll instantly become a member of what we'll call the Arrested Development/Freaks & Geeks/Firefly club. Shows that were canceled before their time, and have gained cult status since they left the airwaves.

All of those programs have rabid enthusiastic followers, and in the case of Firefly and Arrested Development, that fan enthusiasm has directly led to big screen resurrections.

We're hoping Gcb gets a renewal, but while we wait, let's take a look at a few other shows throughout the years that were unfairly snuffed out, and picture ... what might have been.

Pushing Daisies

ABC (October 3, 2007 – June 13, 2009)

Featuring a stellar cast, including Lee Pace, the incomparable Kristin Chenoweth, and Anna Friel as Dead Zooey Deschanel, Pushing Daisies
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The Films Of Sidney Lumet: A Retrospective

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,
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Why Is It So Hard To Do Religion In Prime Time?

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Why Is It So Hard To Do Religion In Prime Time?
By Piet Levy

Religion News Service

(Rns) Many TV network executives, advertisers and producers would sell their souls to get the kind of audience God has. But giving religion a starring role in prime time? Not so much.

Religion, God and spirituality have made cameos across the dial from "The Sopranos" to "The Simpsons" -- though usually as a prop or walk-on role. But shows where religion is a central part of the premise are rare, and the ratings are generally far from heavenly.

Short of touchy-feely shows like "Touched By an Angel" or "Highway to Heaven," why is religion so radioactive in Hollywood?

This month, cable network TLC canceled "All-American Muslim" after only about 700,000 viewers watched the season finale of the reality show featuring Muslims in Dearborn, Mich.

Meanwhile, ABC's saucy new drama "Gcb" -- think "Desperate Housewives" in choir robes -- that's based on Kim Gatlin's novel
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Being Human’s Sam Huntington to Guest on Warehouse 13

Syfy is great with crossover episodes and guest casting stars of the Syfy galaxy in their Original Movies. So although it’s no surprise, it’s still great news that Syfy has announced that Sam Huntington, werewolf Josh in Syfy‘s Being Human, will be guest starring in the upcoming season of Warehouse 13. Here’s the press release:

Sam Huntington Of Syfy’S Hit Series Being Human Will Guest Star On Warehouse 13 This Season

March 12, 2012

Sam Huntington Of Syfy’S Hit Series Being Human Will Guest Star On Warehouse 13 This Season

New York – March 12, 2012 – Sam Huntington, star of Syfy’s critically acclaimed hit series Being Human, will guest star during Warehouse 13’s upcoming fourth season as jazz musician “Ethan.”

Production is currently underway in Toronto, Canada.

Said Warehouse 13 executive producer Jack Kenny: “We love bringing other Syfy icons on to Warehouse 13… There’s
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Community 'Returns' Promo Teases Upcoming Antics

From Dan Harmon (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Emmy Award winners Joe and Anthony Russo (Arrested Development) comes Community, a smart comedy series about a band of misfits who attend Greendale Community College. Community will return to NBC on March 15th, 2012, at 8 pm. At the center of the group is Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, "The Soup"), a fast-talking lawyer whose degree has been revoked. With some help from his fellow classmates, Winger forms a study group that eventually learns more about themselves than their course work. Also among the series stars who comprise the group are comedy legend Chevy Chase ("Chuck") as Pierce, a man whose life experience has brought him infinite wisdom; Gillian Jacobs ("The Book of Daniel") as Britta, the 20-something dropout with something to prove...
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