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Author Topic: Halcyon TV series canceled after one season...  (Read 249 times)


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Re: Halcyon TV series canceled after one season...
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 04:39:43 PM »
I haven't stated that yet.  Anyone else watching it all?

Funny how it started out like "The Grand".  Steve MackIntoch was in this one.  Stephen Moyers was in the other one.  They are so much alike.


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  • He?s both one of Sweden?s most prolific actors and the father of eight kids ? including actors Alexander and Bill. So it?s no surprise that ? despite starring in the nail-biting tennis drama ? he doesn?t have much time for sport
    It must be difficult to get entirely swept up in the magic of the movies when you are the man who once changed Pennywise?s nappies. This is the strange position that actor Stellan Skarsgård finds himself in, as he promotes his new film, Borg vs McEnroe, while his 27-year-old son, Bill Skarsgård, is receiving rave reviews for playing the demonic clown in a new adaptation of Stephen King?s It while his eldest son, Alexander, is about to win an Emmy for his role in Big Little Lies. ?I was happy when he was doing It because he had so much fun, and that?s where the joy was really,? says Skarsgård senior, frowning thoughtfully out of the hotel room window, as if searching for the right words amid the rooftop air vents. ?It?s also kind of ridiculous, all of it, isn?t it? On Sunday, Alexander goes up for the Emmy ? It?s kind of silly, isn?t it?? Continue reading...
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  • post Isle of Dogs: watch the trailer for Wes Anderson's dystopian canine epic - 21 September
  • Set in a future Japan where dogs have been banished to an island of garbage, Anderson?s animated film features the voice work of Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Yoko OnoThe first trailer for Wes Anderson?s new animation Isle of Dogs has been revealed. Set in a dystopian future Japan where dogs have been banished to a island made of garbage, following the outbreak of canine flu, Isle of Dogs follows a young boy?s odyssey to find his lost pet. The film utilises the same stop-motion animation seen in Anderson?s 2009 Roald Dahl adaptation Fantastic Mr Fox and features a gargantuan voice cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Tilda Swinton and Yoko Ono. Continue reading...
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  • post Jake LaMotta: a flawed character alchemised by Raging Bull into a mythical figure - 21 September
  • LaMotta was immortalised on screen by Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, but their brilliant 1980 movie remade boxing history in the process Related: Jake LaMotta, former boxer whose life was subject of Raging Bull, dies aged 95 ?Now, sometimes, at night, when I think back, I feel like I?m looking at an old black-and-white movie of myself. Why it should be black-and-white, I don?t know, but it is. Not a good movie, either, jerky, with gaps in it, a string of poorly lit sequences, some of them with no beginning and no end.? Continue reading...
  • post In the Last Days of the City review ? adrift in Cairo as the Arab spring looms - 21 September
  • A film-maker returns to the place of his boyhood on a quest for love and creative fulfilment in this melancholy cine-journalIn the Last Days of the City is a densely textured, contemplative, beautifully shot film in a self-reflexive, docu-realist style about Cairo in the era just before the Tahrir Square uprising of 2011: the director Tamer El Said uses footage he has amassed over years of filming in Cairo. In a way, it imports the complications and disappointments that followed Egypt?s Arab spring back to that time; there is no euphoria here. It is a very New Wave movie, recording images of the city as a film-maker in a previous time might have shot in Paris in 1968. Continue reading...
  • post British cinema's gender imbalance worse in 2017 than 1913, says BFI study - 20 September
  • BFI?s new Filmography survey shows 31% of actors cast in films produced 104 years ago were women, with 2017?s figure 30%In the century or so since the birth of British cinema, moviegoers have enjoyed the advent of sound, colour, 3D, and pick?n?mix. But according to an exhaustive new survey of film history, the industry?s historically lopsided gender balance has barely changed.In ?depressing? statistics released as part of the BFI?s Filmography of British film on Wednesday, 31% of actors cast in films produced in 1913 were women; in 2017 the proportion is actually lower despite increased public attention, at 30%. Continue reading...
  • post Lawrence of Arabia review ? David Lean's sandy epic still radiates greatness - 20 September
  • Peter O?Toole?s impossibly charismatic debut performance remains a mesmeric marvel in this digitally restored version of the exhilarating historical dramaDavid Lean?s magnificent and sensual 1962 epic is back at London?s BFI Southbank in a 70mm print. Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson?s terrifically bold adaptation of TE Lawrence?s Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a movie with all the sweep and antique confidence of a cavalry charge. Lean demonstrated a mastery of storytelling structure, scale, perspective-shifting, the intense closeup moment, the colossal widescreen panorama ? epitomised by the film?s most famous coup de cinéma: having accepted his commission to go out to the Middle East with the Arab bureau in the first world war, and allowed audiences to savour his marvellous profile, Peter O?Toole?s Lawrence blows out a match and the scene changes to the burning desert at sunrise. The screen is ablaze. The dunes undulate in the heat, and Maurice Jarre?s score ululates along with it. Continue reading...
  • post The Lego Ninjago Movie review - zippy spinoff brings familiar, forgettable fun - 20 September
  • The third movie in the surprisingly astute toy-based franchise covers similar ground but at such a fast pace, it?s impossible to be boredFor a while, it became understandably easy to ridicule Hollywood studios for buying up the rights for essentially anything they could find. Transformers! A ouija board! Angry Birds! That bit of chicken you just spat out! The madness was contagious and so was the desire to write thinkpieces about how it was all signaling the official end of originality and quite possibly the apocalypse. Related: Sorry, Batfleck: Lego Batman is the only Dark Knight that matters now Continue reading...

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