These 4 shots from 4 films are in honor of Stanley Kubrick’s birthday.
4 Shots From 4 Films
A Clockwork Orange (1971, directed by Stanley Kubrick)
The Shining (1980, directed by Stanley Kubrick)
Full Metal Jacket (1987, directed by Stanley Kubrick)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999, directed by Stanley Kubrick)
TV news you can use!
Sleepy Hollow cast Shannyn Sossamon and Nikki Reed as regulars. According to TVLine Reed will play Betsy Ross and Sossamon will play the mysterious Pandora. No box jokes will follow! http://tvline.com/2015/07/22/sleepy-hollow-shannyn-sossamon-season-3-cast-pandora/
Netflix’s Fuller House gets fuller with Uncle Jessie! From John Stamos’ Instagram he will be reprising his role on Netflix’s “Fuller House”
Nashville has cast ‘True Blood‘ alum Riley Smith (#ManCrush) (sorry), as Markus Kane. After leaving his successful band , Kane joins Rayna in the upstart Highway 65 label.
Renewals and cancellations:
Already renewed “Aquarius” is still performing dismally ratings wise. However it is outpacing the already cancelled “Hannibal” .
Key and Peele will finish their fifth and final season soon. And I am saddened that they will be parting! But from all that I have read, this is more on Michael’s part than on Jordan’s! Via, TheWrap http://www.thewrap.com/key-peele-to-end-its-comedy-central-run-after-this-season-exclusive/
TNT has renewed Rizzoli and Isles for a shortened last season, according to THR http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/rizzoli-isles-renewed-abbreviated-seventh-810823
The Muppets has a 10 minute preview out now. I have seen the pilot and The Muppets reboot is awesome! The preview is here
I watched it so you don’t have to!
Ghost Fever (1985)
Sherman Hemsley (The Jeffersons, Amen, The Hughleys)
Luis Avalos (E/R, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper)
Jennifer Rhodes: (Nightingales, 3rd Rock from the Sun)
Director: Alan Smithee (credited*) Actually Lee Madden
Writer: Oscar Brodney
Two African American cops are sent to a run down Southern plantation to evict the residents so a freeway can be built in its place. The catch? The “residents” are all Civil War ghost. The hijinx ensue.
After playing the iconic George Jefferson on “The Jefferson”, Sherman Hemsley tried his hand at the big screen in what turned out to be a huge flop. Hemsley mostly funded this movie himself which, literally, left him in financial ruin.
As much as I wanted to like this movie, Brodney’s writing made this feel like a left-over ’80s era slap-stick comedy, without the comedy.
*Director Lee Madden was so unhappy with the way the film turned out that he credited himself as “Alan Smithee” , the Directors Guild of America’s approved pseudonym for directors who do not want their name attached to a film.
If you actually made it through the movie, which I doubt you did, Hemsley also sang the theme song. And just for proof-