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Gabrielle Carteris Seeking Re-Election As SAG-aftra President

Gabrielle Carteris Seeking Re-Election As SAG-aftra President
Gabrielle Carteris is seeking re-election as president of SAG-aftra, a post she’s held since 2016. She’ll be running at the top the union’s majority party, Unite for Strength.

Matthew Modine, running at the top of the union’s opposition party, Membership First, was the first to announce that he will challenge her for the presidency. Ballots will be mailed to members on July 29 and tabulated August 28.

“While our employers are consolidating and attempting to squeeze our earnings,” Carteris said, “we have proven that a united front is our best weapon in fighting for fair wages, safety on sets and protection of all our members — especially those who are most vulnerable. As SAG-AFTRA President, I’ve seen firsthand the power of our members. With fierce determination we won the Interactive strike, revolutionized the Commercials contract, and transformed High Budget Streaming residuals. We’ve set the stage for
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Former SAG President Richard Masur To Receive SAG-AFTRA President’s Award

  • Deadline
Former SAG president Richard Masur will be this year’s recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s President’s Award, which “celebrates a member who has given meritorious service to the union and its membership.” The award will be presented Saturday at the union’s national board meeting.

“It is an honor and privilege for me to recognize Richard’s many contributions with this award,” said SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris. “For decades, he has worked to enrich the lives of performers; from volunteering on committees, serving on local and national boards, to ultimately two terms as the president of the Screen Actors Guild. Richard embodies the true meaning of leadership and service.”

In 1989, at a friend’s suggestion, Masur ran and was elected to a SAG board seat, and was elected SAG president in 1995, serving two terms until 1999. Seven years later, he returned to the national board and played a key role
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Richard Masur to Receive SAG-AFTRA President’s Award

  • Variety
SAG-AFTRA has selected Richard Masur as the recipient of its President’s Award.

The honor will be presented on Oct. 20 during the SAG-aftra National Board plenary. Introduced at last year’s SAG-aftra convention, the President’s Award celebrates a member who has given meritorious service to the union and its membership.

Masur served as SAG president for two terms between 1995 and 1999. He has an extensive acting resume of more than 60 credits that includes an Emmy nomination for “The Burning Bed,” an Oscar nod for writing and directing the short subject “Love Struck,” and a memorable role as a Yale University recruiter in Tom Cruise’s “Risky Business.”

“It is an honor and privilege for me to recognize Richard’s many contributions with this award,” said SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris. “For decades, he has worked to enrich the lives of performers; from volunteering on committees, serving on local and national boards,
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John Carpenter’s The Thing Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray Set Announced by Scream Factory

After releasing The Thing Collector's Edition Blu-ray back in 2016, Scream Factory is heading back to the arctic on November 6th with a new Steelbook Blu-ray of John Carpenter's classic horror film, which will include a recent 4K transfer, new artwork by Nathanael Marsh, and plenty of previously released bonus features for fans to enjoy:

From Scream Factory: "Ever since we started releasing Steelbook® packaging of some of our prior John Carpenter titles, we been asked many times if we could also do this for his signature classic film The Thing. Today we’re happy to announce that we are doing just that and even upgrading our previous in the process! Read on for more details:

• Official street date is November 6th for U.S. and Canada territories (Region A).

• This is a 3-Disc Blu-ray set. Disc 1 will include a more recent 2017 4K High-Definition scan of the film that was
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‘Younger’ Team Talks ‘Reevaluating’ Character Behavior in the Wake of #MeToo

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‘Younger’ Team Talks ‘Reevaluating’ Character Behavior in the Wake of #MeToo
In its fifth season, “Younger” is taking the #MeToo movement head-on and taking a new approach to a character it introduced much earlier on in the show’s run because of the current climate.

In the season premiere episode, aptly titled “#LizaToo,” a famed science fiction author and top client at the publishing house Empirical Press within the show, was outed as a sexual harasser right on the eve of his next book’s announcement.

“He had previously been there and really inappropriate with Liza’s character, and we were just talking about Harvey Weinstein and the hashtag ‘me too’ [in the writers’ room],” executive producer Dottie Zicklin said at the Atx Television Festival Sunday. “It was already part of our world — that we kind of laughed at for the first couple times he was on the show and we thought we had to do a little penance and deal with it the way
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‘Nightmares’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

Stars: Lance Henriksen, Veronica Cartwright, Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James, Richard Masur, Lee Ving, Moon Unit Zappa, Emilio Estevez | Written by Christopher Crowe, Jeffrey Bloom | Directed by Joseph Sargent

While it may be hard to believe that less than a decade ago Nightmares was one of The most sought after, most-requested titles for re-release, after watching this 80s anthology it’s easy to see why. Very much part of the 70s and early 80s portmenteau film vogue, which gave us the likes of Trilogy of Terror, Creepshow and its sequel, The Twilght Zone and Cats Eye, Nightmares features four stories that riff on pre-existing themes:

Terror in Topanga is a take on the “killer is in the house” trope; whilst The Bishop of Battle plays on the perils of obsession and the early-80s belief that video games were “evil”. The Benediction is a quasi-religious version of Richard Matheson
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‘Younger’ Review: The Show’s Fake George R.R. Martin Brings #MeToo and Upheaval to a Promising Season 5

‘Younger’ Review: The Show’s Fake George R.R. Martin Brings #MeToo and Upheaval to a Promising Season 5
“Younger” is finally beginning to show its age and is better off for it. In the series’ fifth season, the careful world constructed on one major lie is shaken, which forces the story to mature in new ways. Frankly, it’s about damn time.

For the previous four seasons, TV Land viewers watched as 40-something divorcee Liza (Sutton Foster) stuck it to our ageist society by posing as a Millennial in order to get hired at the esteemed publishing house Empirical. This premise proved entertaining for the first few seasons, but as the show wore on, it began to feel ridiculous. As fit, luminous, and well-preserved as the Tony winner looks, Foster’s ability to pass as a 26-year-old was beginning to stretch viewers’ suspension of disbelief. Over time, the only way it made sense for Liza to maintain her secret was with the help of friends who were in on the deception.
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Blu-ray Review – The Thing (1982)

The Thing, 1982.

Directed by John Carpenter.

Starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Richard Masur, Charles Hallahan, and Joel Polis.

Synopsis:

A group of researchers in Antarctica fall foul of an alien organism that can mimic anything it comes into contact with, resulting in paranoia as the trust between the team crumbles.

Given that the special editions of this title sold out within a couple of hours, prompting Arrow Video to run out a few extra to satisfy demand, you can be sure that John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi/horror The Thing still remains a popular title amongst connoisseurs and collectors alike. So with that in mind, does this movie really need to be sold to you? Does it need a plot analysis? Of course it doesn’t, because you already know what you’re in for when you put that shiny Blu-ray disc into your player
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October Horrors 2017 Day 12 – It (1990)

It, 1990.

Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace.

Starring Tim Curry, Jonathan Brandis, Seth Green, Emily Perkins, Brandon Crane, Adam Faraizl, Marlon Taylor, Ben Heller, Richard Thomas, John Ritter, Annette O’Toole, Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Tim Reid, and Richard Masur.

Synopsis:

A group of childhood friends are reunited after a spate of gruesome murders in their former hometown suggest the return of “It”, a shape-shifting demonic entity that has terrorised the community for decades, possibly even centuries.

Stephen King has written a lot of books. Like lots of them.

Among his vast bibliography, one work has stood out as one of his most iconic and popular works; the mammoth 1986 novel simply titled It, a terrifying coming of age tale that resulted in everyone hating clowns. It’s also a book that has recently re-entered the public conscious thanks in no small part to the critically acclaimed big screen adaptation that has
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It Sequel To Explore Pennywise In More Depth

While the recently released Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower was met with critical and box office disappointment, the future looks very bright for the upcoming It, which is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman. Early previews have generated some extremely positive reactions and as such, even before it’s actually reached general audiences, attention has already turned to the prospect of It 2.

The television miniseries of the classic Stephen King story consisted of two parts – reflecting the way in which the format of the source novel sees 12 year-olds battle demonic clown Pennywise, before heading back for a rematch thirty years later. This being the case, Muschietti’s cinematic version of the story has always been expected to take the form of a movie and a sequel. In cinema, however, sequels are entirely dependent upon the success of the initial instalment, which suggests two things – firstly,
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‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Sex and the City’: The Best Book Parodies on ‘Younger’ Will Delight Any Bibliophile

‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Sex and the City’: The Best Book Parodies on ‘Younger’ Will Delight Any Bibliophile
Younger” gets attention for its look into the New York social circles and its attention-grabbing fashions, and that’s as it should be. After all, this is a series by Darren Star, who also brought us the delights of “Sex and the City.”

Sutton Foster stars as Liza Miller, a 40-year-old woman who’s just emerged from a failed marriage and must re-enter the work force. The only problem is that no one will even glance at her resume since she became a full-time mother nearly two decades ago. But after she’s mistaken for a 26-year-old at a bar, she decides to pass for much younger and lands a job at publishing firm Empirical Press.

Read More: Summer TV Preview: 20 New and Returning Comedies Worth Watching

This job provides some of the best under-the-radar laughs throughout the series. Not only do the episode titles provide some plum opportunities for
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Emmy Fyc: Judith Light, "Transparent"

by Chris Feil

Most of the awards talk over Transparent’s three seasons has orbited around Jeffrey Tambor’s genius work at its center. This past season was its best acted among the entire ensemble, with emotionally raw complexity from Jay Duplass and Amy Landecker that also deserves Emmy’s attention. But the most rewarding powerhouse performance this time was Judith Light as fraught matriarch Shelly. Many months ago, she became my favorite performance of the TV year and remained so ever since.

The third season brought Shelly closer to the forefront, detailing further the abuse she suffered as a child and her quickly developing romance with the increasingly suspect Buzzy (Richard Masur). When Buzzy’s manipulations come to light and her family continually shrugs off her abrasive attempts at connection, we see not only her mounting disappointments but a growing ability to stand on her own two feet. It
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Who’ll Stop the Rain

A killer book (Dog Soldiers) must hide behind a Credence Clearwater tune. Karel Reisz’s killer movie about the moral residue of Vietnam scores as both drama and action, as disillusioned counterculture smugglers versus corrupt narcotics cops. Just don’t expect it to really have much to say about the Vietnam experience. But hey, the cast is tops — Nick Nolte, Richard Masur, Anthony Zerbe — and the marvelous Tuesday Weld is even better as a pill-soaked involuntary initiate into the pre- War On Drugs smuggling scene.

Who’ll Stop the Rain

Blu-ray

Twilight Time

1978 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 126 min. / Street Date May 16, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95

Starring: Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Masur, Ray Sharkey, Gail Strickland, Charles Haid, David Opatoshu, Joaquín Martínez, James Cranna, Timothy Blake.

Cinematography: Richard H. Kiline

Supervising Film Editor: John Bloom

Original Music: Laurence Rosenthal

Written by Judith Rascoe, Robert Stone
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It Came From The Tube: Mr. Boogedy (1986)

I was a teenager when ABC’s The Disney Sunday Movie aired Mr. Boogedy (1986), a haunted house tale, and I had no interest in seeing it. I was beyond such childish ventures; my horror was blood and guts and sex and probably more blood. But teenaged Scott didn’t bother to think that every horror fan starts somewhere, and at every age too – and some gateway horror is geared towards nudging the kid to the edge of the pool instead of throwing him in. If you’re looking for some fun horror water wings, Mr. Boogedy will do the trick.

Originally airing on April 20th, Mr. Boogedy did well enough against CBS’ 60 Minutes and NBC’s Punky Brewster/Silver Spoons lineups to garner a sequel the following year, Bride of Boogedy. As the ‘80s progressed, The Disney Sunday Movie didn’t quite have the same cache due to the rise of VCRs and video stores.
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Chicago Justice Season 1 Episode 9 Review: Comma

Gun control vs. gun ownership stories are hard to pull off on television.

Stories involving this hot-button issue usually end up horribly slanted, with one side being depicted as completely evil or ridiculous.

Chicago Justice Season 1 Episode 9 wasn't entirely bias-free, but it provided a fresh angle and an interesting story that made it far more powerful than most stories about gun issues.

Making the left-wing professor so rabidly anti-gun that he harassed a student who didn't share his political views was a risky move. Americans are so polarized politically that many fans of the generally liberal Dick Wolf might have been turned off.

It worked, though, because it brought up questions that aren't often addressed on television.

Mr. Malone: She did have a run-in with another group of students. There was disciplinary action, but the charges were dropped.

Antonio: What was it about?

Mr. Malone: She was part of a group on campus.
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Catch The Teaser And Poster For It

“Let go. Be afraid. You all taste so much better when you’re afraid.” – It.

Winter of 1990 and ABC showed a miniseries that scared the living daylights out of viewers with it images of clowns and balloons. These were the days of Vcr’s and cassette tapes, when DVR’s and Blu-ray weren’t even thought of yet.

The miniseries It was true water-cooler banter for the next morning. Starring Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Annette O’Toole, Richard Masur, Dennis Christopher, Harry Anderson and Tim Curry, it was based on the novel by Stephen King.

In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.

The 2-parter won awards including an Emmy for it’s super creepy score – Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or
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9 Life Lessons Learned on 'One Day at a Time'

9 Life Lessons Learned on 'One Day at a Time'
An American television classic is about to get a fresh remix for a new generation.

One Day at a Time, the groundbreaking Norman Lear sitcom about a divorced mother of two, is being rebooted for Netflix, with season one premiering on Jan. 6. The show, which originally ran for nine seasons between 1975 and 1984 with stars Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Valerie Bertinelli and Pat Harrington Jr., is now set in Los Angeles with Justina Machado and Rita Moreno as the matriarchs of a three-generation Cuban-American family.

More: 'One Day at a Time ' Star Pat Harrington Jr. Dead at 86

If the original’s bold storylines are any indication, the reboot of One Day at a Time will also give a current voice to countless struggling and striving families around the country and offer laughter through tears and tough times. Meanwhile, the most important life lessons learned from the original series still endure:

1. A great song is a timeless
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Get With It, Part IV: The Widow of Stanley Uris Speaks

In a grizzly end to Part I of Stephen King’s It, Stan Uris’ wife, Patti Uris, unknowingly stumbles upon the body of her husband (played by Richard Masur) deceased in their bathtub—evidently slain by his own hand after receiving the… Continue Reading →

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John Carpenter’s The Thing

Look out: John Carpenter's chilly tale of shape-shifting chaos at the South Pole creeps back with a new transfer and two fully stocked discs of extras old and new, including the bowdlerized Network cut, just for laughs. The picture still works like gangbusters -- the best monsters are still the gooey, rubbery pre-cgi kind. John Carpenter's The Thing Collector's Edition Blu-ray Scream Factory 1982 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 109 min. / Street Date September 20, 2016 / 34.93 Starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis. Cinematography Dean Cundey Production Design John J. Lloyd Special Makeup Effects Rob Bottin Film Editor Todd Ramsay Original Music Ennio Morricone Written by Bill Lancaster from the short story "Who Goes There?"by John W. Campbell Jr. Produced by David Foster, Lawrence Turman Directed by John Carpenter

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

It's been eight years since
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Blu-ray Review – The Thing Collector’s Edition

The Thing Collector’s Edition

Directed by John Carpenter.

Starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, Thomas Waites.

Synopsis:

The Thing arrives on Blu-ray again in a comprehensive two-disc set from Shout! Factory. All the previously released bonus features are included, along with about two-and-a-half hours of new interviews and two new commentary tracks. This Collector’s Edition also offers a new 2K scan of the film print. Highly recommended.

Did you notice that The Thing movie poster on the basement wall in Stranger Things? (Of course you did.) Interesting that the creators of that series chose that bit of 80s ephemera, rather than a poster for E.T. or Poltergeist, two films that crushed Carpenter’s now-classic movie at the box office in 1982.

Sure, that Thing poster was a gun on the mantelpiece alluding
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