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Trudy Campbell = Supergirl. I love it! Us diehard Trudy fans would certainly enjoy her 'flying' away from that Riddler type lowlife Pete forever, yes. Is there also a comic book character counterpart for Linda Cardellini's recent addition to the program, Sylvia Rosen?
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Great range of films here. My wild card is Peter Bogdanovich not only making his directorial debut, but also playing the role of Sammy, friend to horror movie legend Byron Orlok (Boris Karloff) in TARGETS (1968). It stands as one of the best filmmaking debuts of the movie brat generation, proving Bogdanovich also was, and still is, a very good actor. A true double-gainer of cinema!
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Would've loved to see Betty Buckley, Miss Collins in the original 1976 movie, on Broadway during the 1988 production of the book-to-film-to-musical Carrie, this time as Margaret White. And a musical of that little seen flick The Caller (1987, about a mysterious man and a woman alone in a cabin, starring Malcolm McDowell and Madolyn Smith-Osborne), maybe now with Jeremy Renner and Kate McKinnon, could entice me to buy a ticket!
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Long before the video driven social network era of comedy began, there were serious consequences to being a joke thief, or even merely accused of it. Major ostracizing within the comedians' circles, and a permanent damage to one's reputation. Now, plagiarism just looks like a speeding ticket of sorts in the entertainment world. Makes me a bit nostalgic for the 'old days', yes. Those stand ups who've truly succeeded with critical and street level credibility usually started before YouTube, facebook, Twitter, and Dane's old stomping grounds of MySpace turned everything upside down for the development of newer voices. But feuds CAN be a lot of fun!
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It's unfortunate, and quite boring, to see almost every single action movie poster with an actor holding a gun. That's a cliche I wish would start to fall out of popularity. But if you voiced any complaints to a marketing executive about this, they'd look at you as if it was the craziest thing to possibly say. Just from a purely artistic point of view, can we get some other images for variety's sake?
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What a mind, so refreshingly honest and funny! My favourite quotes not included here already were about how many magazines he subscribes to (over three hundred!) and a list of what he typically took outside with him on any given day: change for parking meters, a toothpick, sunglasses, and a trashy tabloid to read. Long live Mr. Waters!
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No one particular scene for me, but his presence as Eric Bogosian's producer In TALK RADIO (1988), when Baldwin was on the cusp of movie stardom, still packs a punch. Hard to believe he was primarily a television actor on THE DOCTORS and KNOTS LANDING, among several other programs in his salad days. The Dan role (as directed by Oliver Stone, adapting Bogosian's play) showed us what we'd see a lot more of in the future, a confident, at times explosive actor who could go up against the best in the business. And that was just one of five films Alec had that year!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Celebrate Alec Baldwin’s 55th Birthday With His 10 Best Scenes – Flavorwire
Years after No Beast So Fierce was made into Ulu Grosbard's Straight Time (and also after Reservoir Dogs turned into a sensation), Edward 'Mr. Blue' Bunker's gritty novel The Animal Factory became a Steve Buscemi directed look at prison life. And the writer's bonus includes a commentary track on the dvd featuring Bunker and his friend, actor and fellow San Quentin ex-con Danny Trejo. A true triple crown: adapting your own book (with John Steppling) into a script for the big screen, appearing in a role, and discussing it all at length with another expert witness on the subject.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on 10 Authors Who Loved the Film Adaptations of Their Books – Flavorwire
My Big Fat Greek Life came on CBS soon after the film Nia Vardalos wrote and starred in, based on her one-woman play. But a mere seven episodes doesn't make a show a hit. Some good things are best left the way they once were.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on 10 Movies You Never Knew Were Also TV Shows – Flavorwire
Cool stuff. I'd like to see some Penguinesque designs for Tarantino's lesser known work, like the early short My Best Friend's Birthday (co-written by Craig Hamann), and his Four Rooms anthology segment 'The Man from Hollywood'.
2 months ago on Tarantino Films as Penguin-style Book Covers – Flavorwire
Yes, Canada produces sketch comedy talent much more than great sitcoms, but that's rooted in our peculiar television industry's trends. One short lived program (only 13 episodes) that's deserving of a larger audience outside our nation was Alice, I Think (based on a series of young adult novels), about a teen and her family in a British Columbia town. One memorable story has a live action version of The Simpsons quality, as Alice and her younger brother deal with the consequences of secretly eating meat and sugar for the very first time (she's guilt ridden, he's hyperactive to a cartoony extreme). Fun show that parents and children alike could enjoy.
2 months ago on The 12 Best Non-US Sitcoms of the Past 30 Years – Flavorwire
Hmm, does MTV even show videos anymore? Seems a bit tame now, but Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'Two Tribes' (1983, directed by former 10cc members Godley and Creme) was a wonderful little piece of poking politics in the eyes satire. Sounding like a Steinski audio collage at the beginning, and looking like a raucous Monty Python sketch throughout, it feels perfect for the soulless George W. Bush era as well. Considering FGTH's Holly Johnson also appeared in Brian De Palma's film BODY DOUBLE (along with the hit 'Relax', another banned video feather in Frankie's cap), he was a great video icon of the easily shocked early 1980s!
2 months, 1 week ago on The Most Controversial Music Videos of All Time – Flavorwire
Two of my favourite Maurice Micklewhite explanations: he chose the screen name 'Caine' when he was in a phone booth talking to his agent and saw two film titles on marquees across the street, 101 DALMATIANS and THE CAINE MUTINY, so he picked the logical one for his profession. AND, how one can't go into adult bookstores once they're famous, because they WILL announce you by name, maybe even over a PA system! He's just the best. I mean, even a stinker like BLAME IT ON RIO did nothing to hurt his career!
2 months, 1 week ago on 80 Wonderful Michael Caine Quotes for His 80th Birthday – Flavorwire
Thank you for including RONNIE ROCKET! Since reading about this in a Premiere magazine article on scripts big name directors couldn't get made, I'm still waiting all these years later for it to be produced. Hard to believe David Lynch can't just snap his fingers and get people to finance all of his ideas, but that's showbiz for you.
2 months, 1 week ago on 10 Long-Awaited Cult Movie Projects We’d Like to See Kickstarted – Flavorwire
I can only guess what listeners thought about Sense of Doubt when it was first released on the HEROES album in 1977, but it has a timeless spookiness that sounds appropriate for a 1920s silent film or practically anything created today as well. Bowie consistently manages to be a hit maker and also operate well below the radio/video friendly showbiz surface on many of his records throughout a long and unique career!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on A Selection of Great Underrated David Bowie Tracks – Flavorwire
Tom Noonan's performance in MANHUNTER is really the one out of all the Thomas Harris stories adapted for the big screen that gets deepest down into the viewer's mind. Dolarhyde IS a madman, but feels much more believable than the other dangerous characters. Funniest (and oddly enough, the sweetest) poetic mention on a TV show for me was Mrs. Louder on The Drew Carey Show being a huge James Dickey fan. Dickey's still best known today for his novel DELIVERANCE and his cameo as a sheriff in the film, so his poetry getting some attention in an unlikely way was nice.
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I never get tired of seeing how record covers from past decades look today in our vinyl-is-cool-again world. Long before self-help books/infomercials became so ubiquitous, Napoleon Hill's THINK AND GROW RICH carved out a significant place in the 20th century, as it had a profound impact on everyone from members of the Bad Brains to publisher Larry Flynt. I'd like Stephen Colbert to record an album devoted to helping people cope with a scary entity like FOX News!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Hilarious Vintage Self-Help Record Covers – Flavorwire
SOAP (1977-81) and WKRP In Cincinnati (1978-82), with all of the music intact, are two more shows I'd love to see on television again.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Reruns Networks Should Show Instead of Their Current, Low-Rated Series – Flavorwire
The late, great Dixie Carter certainly was the right choice to play DW's lead role. Her Julia Sugarbaker kicked ass and took names all the time. Hilarious memory, her imitating for the other ladies some not too bright boys that tried to get her attention with catcalls. Dixie is terribly missed. One other CBS comedy that deserved better, LONG before Two And A Half Brain Cells, was The Famous Teddy Z, with Jon Cryer as the new agent to a Brandoesque star. Short lived, but very funny!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The 10 Most Underrated TV Sitcoms – Flavorwire
Temple Of The Dog might not have been a 'supergroup' to most, but they recorded one very respectable album, with Chris Cornell's and Eddie Vedder's vocals making Hunger Strike and Say Hello 2 Heaven some tunes from the nineties I have fond memories of. Ideal lineup for one band we'll never get to see or hear: Jimi Hendrix, John Bonham, Cliff Burton and Ronnie James Dio!
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