On January 10, 1999, a cigar-puffing Tony Soprano drove out of the Lincoln Tunnel, onto the Jersey Turnpike, over the Meadowlands, past a 97 cent(!) gas sign, and through Jersey City before pulling into the driveway of his dull, generic suburban McMansion. In the background Alabama 3’s Woke Up This Morning throbbed on the soundtrack: “Woke up this morning, you got yourself a gun, got yourself a gun, got yourself a gun…” and with the sound of a record scratch, The Sopranos changed television forever.The Sopranos is not the first show to tell a continuing story. There was Hill Street Blues and Twin Peaks; and let’s not ignore primetime soaps like Dallas and Dynasty. The Sopranos is not the first show to ignore the 22 to 24 episode season. For decades, the television miniseries, notably Roots (1977), The Winds of War (1980), Holocaust (1978), and most especially Rich Man, Poor Man (1976), had been gripping the nation over a handful of nights as … [Read more...] about Nolte: ‘The Sopranos’ at 20 — More Relevant Than Ever
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Updated 4:36 pm CST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 An artwork by street artist and social commentator Banksy is seen on a garage in Port Talbot, Wales, Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018. A video posted to his official Instagram account on Wednesday afternoon had close-ups of the piece, that references the town's air pollution. (Twitter/@RHoneyJones via AP) less An artwork by street artist and social commentator Banksy is seen on a garage in Port Talbot, Wales, Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018. A video posted to his official Instagram account on Wednesday afternoon had ... more Photo: Rachel Honey-Jones, AP Photo: Rachel Honey-Jones, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 An artwork by street artist and social commentator Banksy is seen on a garage in Port Talbot, Wales, Wednesday Dec. 19, … [Read more...] about Banksy’s new artwork in Wales: A comment on air pollution?
Published 6:00 am PST, Saturday, December 15, 2018 In this Feb. 27, 2018 photo, family and friends of Sharon Angell, far right, take a break from seeding the greenhouse on she relaxes with Diane Reynolds, left, Keegan Crawley, Mike France, and Sammy Turner in Penhook, Va. "When we seed the greenhouse we try and get together and have a good time and get the job done, but it's a whole lot of fun and it means a lot to me that the neighbors and everyone are willing to help ," said Angell. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP) less In this Feb. 27, 2018 photo, family and friends of Sharon Angell, far right, take a break from seeding the greenhouse on she relaxes with Diane Reynolds, left, Keegan Crawley, Mike France, and Sammy Turner in ... more Photo: HEATHER ROUSSEAU, AP Photo: HEATHER … [Read more...] about On Penhook tobacco farm, 1 more time to plant, harvest
PUBLISHED: 06:45 17 November 2018 Andrew Clarke Kevin Costner is investigator Jim Garrison in JFK uncovering the detauils of the Kennedy asassination Photo: Warner Bros Archant John F Kennedy remains a towering figure in world history and is without doubt Hollywood’s favourite President. He had the looks, the charisma, the speeches and best of all a dramatic exit. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at his story on the big screen Bruce Greenwood as President Kennedy in Thirteen Days - the stiory of the Cuban Missile Crisis told from tapes recorded inside The White HouseThe presence of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, continues to cast a long shadow over world history – but JFK also continues to be an important figure in modern cinema.From dramas to documentaries, from political thrillers to space race reconstructions, from cold war intrigues to bio-pics JFK continues to be a major player in modern … [Read more...] about JFK – A life explored on the big screen
Adam Graham Detroit News Film Critic Published 4:32 PM EDT Nov 1, 2018 An uneven, but forgivable, romantic comedy, Tyler Perry's "Nobody's Fool" is fine once it settles into its groove and decides what it wants to be. Tika Sumpter stars as Danica, a successful advertising executive in New York. She has a list of what she's looking for in a man, and thinks she's found those things with her boyfriend, whom she only knows from the internet and phone calls. But why can't he ever video chat? That leads her just-out-of-jail sister Tanya (Tiffany Haddish, a house on fire as always) to believe she's being "catfished," so she calls in the crew from MTV's "Catfish" (Nev Schulman and Max Joseph, playing themselves) for verification. Frank ("Power's" Omari Hardwick), meanwhile, is the friendly neighborhood coffee man who has a crush on Danica, but can't get her to give him the time of day because she's preoccupied with her list. Whoopi Goldberg, meanwhile, hangs around … [Read more...] about Movie review: ‘Nobody’s Fool’ finds its way