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Fall 2014 Television Preview: Sunday

E: Gentle readers, welcome to the always highly anticipated Relatively Entertaining Fall Television Previews! It has, in the last several years, become our custom to present a night-by-night preview of each season’s offerings, including both returning and new shows. 6,524 more words


Classic: The Lion In Winter - ***


The Lion In Winter is a fascinating movie about King Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aqutiaine and their three sons Richard The Lionheart, John Lackland and Geoffrey, Duke of Burgundy. 561 more words


Downton Abbey

Another excellent BBC-series! You will follow the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family during the post-Edwardian era. My favourite, the dowager duchess, played by Maggie Smith:


Miss Marie Lloyd.

This is a 2007 TV movie about the famous music hall actress, Marie Lloyd, whose life was dogged with alcoholism and controversy. The titular role is filled by Jessie Wallace (of Eastenders fame.) while Richard Armitage plays the role of Percy Courtenay, her first husband. 246 more words


September 2014 Movie Preview

E:  Ah, the end of summer, and the end of the blockbuster season.  Is there any reason to hit the multiplexes before the Oscar race starts in October?   4,241 more words


The heightened look of cinematic history: Excess and costume in Michael Winterbottom’s The Look of Love

The heightened look of cinematic history: Excess and costume in Michael Winterbottom’s The Look of Love
Bruce Bennett, Lancaster University UK.

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Breaking Bad: Season 5:1-8 & Reprise Season 2:1-13: Walt & the Emmys

As Hank (Dean Norris) looks over Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and sees Gale Boetticler’s signature, suddenly he conjures up a half-forgotten memory-image of

Walt (Bryan Cranston) looking insinuatingly, fiercely at him, teasing “You’ve got me” (with his hands comically up) 2,388 more words

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