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Hannibal Season 1, Episode 11 “Rôti?
Directed by Guillermo Navarro
Airs Thursdays at 10pm Et on NBC
Hannibal serves up another delicious course with its eleventh episode of the series, “Rôti,” as Dr. Abel Gideon (Eddie Izzard) escapes and Will’s descent into madness escalates to a fever pitch. While Will turns to Hannibal for help with his continued mental breakdown, Gideon searches for the Chesapeake Ripper, leaving behind clues (body parts) so he’ll know where to find him.
In terms of plot, characterization, scientific research, dialogue, acting, editing and cinematography, Hannibal is in a class of its own. There is no other network series quite like it; none so daring and none so masterfully crafted. This week’s episode sees a huge shift in ideas – and is a major turning point to what promises to be a stunning finale. “Roti” is »
Diaz wore a summery white dress and fake baby bump as she kissed and hugged Kinney in scenes for the romantic comedy about a woman who discovers her boyfriend is married before teaming up to seek revenge with his spurned wife.
In one photo, 31-year-old Kinney, wearing sunglasses, a denim shirt and khaki trousers, can be seen lifting Diaz off her feet in a passionate embrace on the busy streets in the city.
[This three-part article contains many spoilers for the plot of Iron Man 3 (which is a great film, by the way). If you haven't seen it, I recommend that you go and do so, and then come back and read the article, which will explore themes of Meaning, Identity, and Relationality as expressed in Iron Man 3.]
Part 1 – Meaning
Though many blockbusters are entertaining, and often underrated in terms of story substance, probably because said themes tend to be expressed in a simple, universal way, and thus can easily be overlooked or dismissed by those looking for something more 'sophisticated', it's not that often that one inspires and challenges the audience to change their life for the better. Iron Man 3 is such a film. No, it doesn't challenge the audience to be better at ironing.
But rather, Iron Man 3 is about fortune cookies. Or, more specifically, the things we rely on too much – call them addictions or obsessions or distractions or crutches or cocoons or idols or whatever – and so inevitably let us down. The film is ultimately about the character of Tony Stark / Iron Man, and how he navigates and learns from this, but it's also universal.
The key line is the Mandarin's metaphor (well, »
Blu-ray, VOD Release Date: June 25, 2013
Price: DVD $24.98
Studio: Green Apple
Mischa Barton brightens up Beauty and The Least.
Mischa Barton (You and I) continues her seeming slide into oblivion—or, at least, into semi-obscurity—as the star of the little-known 2012 independent comedy-drama Beauty and the Least. Not that we’re slamming a movie we haven’t seen, but we’re not at all familiar with this one…
Likeable looser Ben Banks is a serial underachiever and stoner in his 12the year of community college. But when he musters up the courage to ask out Amy (Barton), a beautiful barista at the local java shop, she surprisingly accepts. As Ben’s feelings for Amy grow deeper, he stumbles across a shocking secret about her past. Now, he must embark on a mission to reclaim her dignity, prove his love and become an adult.
You and I both know that getting every episode right is a rare thing, even with a great show, but Orphan Black continues its unbroken streak of fantastic episodes with the next one, “Unconscious Selection”, airing Saturday at 9/8c on BBC America. Check out the TV spot but that’s just a tiny taste of what’s coming. Tension, action, twists, intrigue, and a touch of hilarity all ensue. Especially twists:
TV Spot: Orphan Black – Episode 109 Unconscious Selection
Do Not Miss This Episode. Do Not Miss This Series.
- Erin Willard
The nominations for Canada’s biggest music awards show are out, and we’ve got some fierce rivalries on our hands! Who will come out on top — T-Swift or 1D? Or, will Taylor’s newest enemy Justin Bieber defeat her at the MuchMusic Video Awards? Keep reading to see all the stars who got nominated!
As much as a diss song or a revenge dress by Taylor Swift can cut ex-boyfriend Harry Styles, there’s one word that can truly bring him to his knees — “scoreboard.” Taylor totally bested One Direction at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, now she has a chance to keep the streak up and put more points on the board, so to speak, at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards when they face off for Fave International Artist or Group. The ceremony will take place on June 16, find out who Taylor and 1D will be up against (besides each »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
Can Revenge's Victoria and Emily find common ground? One of them seems to think so.
Has Revenge been renewed? Check our scorecard here
"You will soon learn what a woman is willing to endure for appearances," she says. "Whatever your reasons for marrying him, you'll never convince me it's for love, and by and by you will grow tired of perpetuating this charade until one morning you will wake up hollow with nothing but regret and misery to fill your days."
Does talk of a loveless marriage sound familiar?
"You and I have more in common than either one of us cares to admit," Victoria adds.
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- Robyn Ross
Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney stunned on the red carpet May 7 at a screening of The Great Gatsby. Before the screening, hosted by Cinema Society with Brooks Brothers and Town & Country, Taylor talked Exclusively to HollywoodLife.com about what’s happening next on his hit NBC show!
‘Chicago Fire’ Spoilers: Finale Will Bring Everyone Together
After the return of Detective Voight on the May 1 episode, we know that there are going to be some surprises — and probably not good ones — to come on the final two episodes this season.
Taylor’s character, Lieutenant Kelly Severide, is in quite the pickle this season after a former paramedic candidate threatens to file sexual harassment charges against him. But that’s not the only drama coming!
“Well, before we wrap up the season, we have characters coming back that were kind »
- Emily Longeretta
She got him. And Ziva and Vance finally got their "Revenge."
Ziva had no time for cutesy romance this week on NCIS, and in fact was beyond exasperated at Tony's childish behavior concerning his car insurance woes. She pushed herself past the pain of the car accident, working herself out mercilessly at the gym.
When Tony was moaning about being kicked out of McGee's car, she saw it as another opportunity to train by loaning him her car while she jogged back and forth to work.
To the great relief of everyone, Tony and Ziva got out of the car crash with just a few scrapes and painful bruises. And, contrary to my own prediction, the accident scene was directly the fault of Ilan Bodnar, who had targeted them for the sole purpose of retrieving the uncut diamonds they had taken from his brother.
As she emptied her gun at the fleeing spy, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Douglas Wolfe)
Monday night (April 22) saw the start of week two of battle rounds in Season 4 of "The Voice," and that meant it was time once again for coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira to pair up two of their artists only to cruelly kill the dreams of one of them later. Let's take a look back at all the crushed hopes, shall we?
Team Usher: Jessica Childress vs. Vedo
The Performance: Vedo is smooth as can be, with a falsetto that gave me the shivers, but there's just something so darn likable about Jessica. This battle was incredible, but I've got such a penchant for a strong diva. When it comes down to personal preference, which it almost has to when both artists are this good, I've got to give it to Jessica. Also, her offer to "bro down" with Adam? »
The battle rounds on "The Voice" have proven to be a formidable beast. Two people are paired together to compete head-to-head on one song, singing at the same time. These two artists, one of whom will be deemed a loser and sent packing, must find a way to perform as a cohesive unit, while still proving their the one to keep. Some contestants stomp all over their opponent to assert their dominance; others fade away, unable to rise to the challenge. But every so often, there's a third result: The two competitors create a duet that becomes more than just the sum of its parts. That's exactly what Luke Edgemon and Monique Abbadie did on Monday night's (April 22) episode.
Can you call 911 and report a non-robbery? Because that’s kinda sorta what I feel like doing after watching a pair of awesome vocalists get booted, then left to languish on the side of the road without a patented “Steal” from a competing coach, during The Voice‘s Battle Rounds tonight.
I can’t be alone in scratching my head that spunky Jessica Childress and growl-monster Patrick Dodd won’t be part of the Season 4 Knockout Rounds, right? Especially when the sweet-yet-pedestrian C. Perkins somehow hit the reality singing competition Powerball and got a second chance on Team Usher.
But hey, »
- Michael Slezak
Usher and Blake fought tooth and nail over Luke, who Shakira dropped from her team on the April 22 episode. It was so much fun to watch these guys get so heated and you’ll never believe whose team Luke decided to join!
Luke Edgemon was the man of the hour during the April 22 episode of The Voice. When he got in the ring, he battled Monique Abbadie and they sang Lady Gaga’s song “You and I.” It was so much fun to watch and it was really cool to see Luke come into his own. Even though Shakira didn’t end up picking him, he caused a fight between Blake Shelton and Usher.
Usher & Blake Fight Over Luke Edgemon
- Chloe Melas
Joseph Kosinski doesn't want you to know anything about "Oblivion." Nothing. Sure, you probably know that it starts with Tom Cruise and that he's on a wasteland of Earth sometime in the future. But, if the director of "Oblivion" (who also directed 2010's "Tron: Legacy") gets his way, that's all you will know before you see it.
He knows that revealing too much could ruin viewers' experience, but also knows the risks of not revealing some of the twists and turns that might whet a movie-going appetite.
Here's what you can find out from the trailers: Tom Cruise stars at Jack Harper, and 60 years after mankind's war with an alien race, Earth is uninhabitable. Harper, who is basically part of an Earth cleanup crew, spends his days repairing unmanned drones that have been damaged by the remaining aliens, while the rest of human society has migrated to Saturn's largest moon, »
- Mike Ryan
The Mummy’s Hand
Directed by Christy Cabanne
Written by Griffin Jay
USA, 67 min – 1940.
“You are very beautiful…so beautiful I’m going to make you immortal. Like Kharis, you will live forever. What I can do for you I can do for myself. Neither time nor death can touch us. You and I together for eternity here in the Temple of Karnak. You shall be my high priestess.”
In The Mummy’s Hand, the first sequel to the 1933 Mummy film, two out of work archaeologists in Cairo, Steve Banning and Babe Jenson (Dick Foran and Wallace Ford) are sold an ancient vase that they believe will lead them to the tomb of Princess Ananka. The two embark on a mission to uncover her final resting place. Helped financially by the magician ‘The Great Solvani’ (Cecil Kellaway) and his beautiful daughter, Marta »
- Karen Bacellar
Among the seminal progressive rock groups of the late '60s and early '70s, Yes has undergone its share of personnel changes. The group started out with Chris Squire (bass), Peter Banks (guitar), Jon Anderson (vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), and Tony Kaye (keyboards), and released two albums, the eponymous Yes, and Time and A Word. Banks either left or was fired (it depends on who you believe), and was replaced with Steve Howe. [N.B. Peter Banks passed away in March 2013.] This new line-up produced just one album, The Yes Album.
Kaye left due to band friction, and was replaced by Rick Wakeman. This line-up produced two albums, Fragile and Close to the Edge -- the latter being the band's tour-de-force, and one of the most revered progressive rock albums of all time (see my Cc article, The Absolutely Essential Progressive Rock Albums), as well as one of the first albums on which the entire first side »
- Ian Alterman
Yesterday, we ran an interview with Kristen Schaal. She spoke at length with her friend/interviewer Kurt Braunohler about how her one-hour comedy special, which would be airing that night, went terribly. "Why would I be excited about it? I mean why are you excited about it? [Laughs.] You and I both know that it did not go well." There were no specifics about what went wrong — just a general vibe that it was a disaster and she wanted to distance herself from it. The commenters were not happy about this vagueness. "Am I the only one who feels like I'm being manipulated into watching it to find out what the heck went wrong?" Ninethreesix wrote. However, Schaal's wonderful special last night proved that this ambiguity was all worth it.So, what actually happened? After about 30 minutes of terrific, wholly unique stand-up, things "started to go wrong." She told one joke »
- Jesse David Fox
It may be April Fool’s Day, but the singers on ‘The Voice’ are no joke. So when a new talent comes on stage that all four judges love, the gloves are off!
Night three of the blind auditions once again was full of talent. From country brothers, to rock star teens, The Voice brought entertaining performers for the judges to fight over… and Adam Levine and Shakira weren’t holding back! Plus, the judges worked together to force country artists not to chose Blake Shelton! Did they succeed?
Shakira used the fact that she — like Taylor, used to be a gymnast (and said she could put her feet behind her head, »
- Emily Longeretta
Just kidding. Since I had such a good time toasting Mariah Carey's extensive canon yesterday, I thought we'd take a chance on another birthday girl today. Bow down to Stefani Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga, who will no doubt kick off another spectacular year of Lgbt activism and phenomenal pop culture sorcery beginning today. I hope she's wearing only the sleekest wig, blazer, and leotard set as I write this.
Shall we rank the superstar's 27 greatest songs, kids? I apologize for what I've left off, but I'll leave "marrying the night" to you Scotus-approaching domestic types.
27. "Boys, Boys, Boys"
Boys in cars, boys in bars! The Dr. Seuss version of boy-craziness.
26. "Christmas Tree"
Aggressive, Christmas-themed innuendo. She's the Star On Top, everyone.
Pure madness »
There’s nothing quite like an awesome one-liner to be the cherry on top of an already great movie moment; whether it’s a humourous remark or a kick-ass quip, it can help to enhance what we’re watching and make it lodge in our minds forever more. This list is all about how lines that started out in cinema as original have become so over-used in their popularity or sheer familiarity that they’ve rendered themselves redundant, even annoying and cliched.
It’s easy to imagine that a lot of screenwriters throw these zingers into their scripts subconsciously, because they’re a part of the fabric of writing nowadays; that said, if the below montages prove anything, it’s that we’ve more than had our fill of the lot of them. These are 10 quotes that if I ever hear them in a film, I laugh sarcastically and instantly »
- Shaun Munro
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