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Wednesday
Jun 07 2017

A Head for Broadway,and a Bod for Singing

Working gal Robert here!Broadway has been absolutely inundated with musicals based on famous movies in the past few years to the point where a friend told me he was going to seeGroundhog's Day: The Musicaland I thought it was a sick joke.What is not a sick joke is that there is one upcoming production that has turned my opinion right around on that subject: a musical version of the 1988 Melanie Griffith vehicleWorking Girlwith music by pop-genius Cyndi Lauper and book by renowned playwright Kim Rosenstock.Let the river run after the jump!

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Tuesday
Dec 06 2016

Grammy Nominees...As They Relate to Movies,Theater,and TV

Nominations have been announced forthe 59th annual Grammy Awardshonoring the year in music (sort of..their timelines can be very confusing).More than any of the other big 4 awards shows (Tonys,Emmys,Oscars) Grammy nods are largely based on financial success so it's usually the superstars in the major categories and that's true again this year with Beyoncé leading with 9 nominations and other superstars not far behind.亚博主页The surprise this year was country star Sturgill Simpson (A Sailor's Guide to Earth) sharing the most coveted category "Album of the Year"category with Beyoncé (Lemonade),Adele (25),Justin Beiber (Purpose),and Drake (Views).

Adele's "25"is so great.But if she loses everything she can console herself with her 10 previous Grammys

But since the Grammys have over 80 categories (we are not exaggerating) here at TFE we just focus on those in which film,tv,or stage types are in play.i.e.the ones that can  sometimes lead to EGOTing are after the jump.

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Saturday
Aug 27 2016

4 Days til the Smackdown - Meet the Panelists!

The Supporting Actress Smackdown of 1984 is coming your way on Wednesday August 31st with Dame Peggy Ashcroft defending her Oscar from the other side.Will the panel co-sign that Oscar win or throw their votes to Christine Lahti,Lindsay Crouse,or legendary Oscar regulars in the form or either Glenn Close or Geraldine Page.Please remember that readers are the collective sixth panelist so I expectyouranswers to these questions in the comments (as well as your ballots -details on what to send me here).

MEET THE PANELISTS

Please give a hearty welcome to two first time Smackdowners

NOAH TSIKA
Noah Tsika is the Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Queens College,CUNY.He has also written two books on cinema:Nollywood Stars: Media and Migration in West Africa and the DiasporaandPink 2.0: Encoding Queer Cinema on the Internet.
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SHEILA O'MALLEY
SheilaO'Malley is a regular film critic forRogerebert.comand other outlets including The Criterion Collection.She wrote the narration (read by Angelina Jolie) for the Gena Rowlands tribute reel played at the 2016 Governors Awards.Her blog isTheSheilaVariations.
Follow Sheila on Twitter.

...welcome back two regular Smackdowners

JOE REID
Joe Reid never went to film school,unless you count the film school of hard knocks,which he also didn't go to.That hasn't stopped him from writing about movies.He is currently Senior Writer atDecider.com.One day,he'll have written about his love forThe Hours,Go,andMermaidsenough that he can finally close his laptop,satisfied that his work is done.
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NICK DAVIS
Nick Davis writes the reviews and features at the websiteNick's Flick Picks.  The site's unpredictable cycles of frenzied activity and long dormancy have to do with his also being an Associate Professor of English and Gender & Sexuality Studies at Northwestern,where his research and teaching mostly concern narrative film in different eras,genres,and countries.
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And,of course,your host with all his needy questions about your favorites this and that...

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Tuesday
Aug 09 2016

Vintage '84: Travel Back in Time...

1984 is our "Year of the Month",as we work towards the Supporting Actress Smackdown on the last Sunday in the month (more on that soon).So let's steep ourselves in that year that was a bit.It was an Olympics year (Los Angeles in summer,Sarajevo in winter),the Ethiopian famine alarmed the world and prompted that "Do They Know It's Christmas"music world response,the first Apple Macintosh went on sale,TV brought us the premiere of the ubiquitous Wendy's commercial "Where's the beef?",several franchises that still won't go away debuted in early forms,for better and worse (The Terminator,Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers),the first MTV Video Awards was held,featuring Madonna's historic "Like a Virgin"performance,and there were two sudden confusing celebrity deaths (35 year old comedian Andy Kaufman to cancer -- which later prompted hoax theories -- and 26 year old beefcake superstar Jon-Erik Hexum who died of an accidental gunshot on the set of his TV show).

Indiana Jones becomes a franchise | Madonna,Kathleen Turner,and Daryl Hannah all become superstars,Geraldine Ferraro is first female VP candidate,and Rob Lowe is the hot new boytoy

Marinate in the Juices of 1984 via Movies,Music,Theater,and Television after the jump...

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Wednesday
Aug 12 2015

Little Link on the Bloggie

Today's Must Reads
Cleo Journalhas an excellent piece by Sara Black McCulloch on audience complicity,cat-fights,and star persona inWhat Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
GrantlandMark Harris,typically brilliant,looks at this weird dispirited holding place (2015) before the next wave of superheroes are due to hit the movies for five plus years

Linkage
VarietyMelissa Gilbert,that little girl from thatLittle House on the Prairiemust have liked her role as SAG President some years ago -- now she's running for Congress in Michigan where she moved in 2013!Michigan politics are SO messy.Perhaps Laura Ingalls can help clean things up!
Gabby Sidibeloves Jussie Smollet cleaning her floors.LOL.Get all of that dirt,papi!
CriterionMeryl Streep and Jeremy Irons look back onThe French Lieutenant's Woman
LA Timestalks to the men behindShaun the Sheep's dialogue free wonders
Rope of SiliconAngelina Jolie'sBy the Seagets a hard "R"from the MPAA


EmpireReese Witherspoon to produce and star in a supernatural thriller calledCold.She stays busy,that one
Defamertalks about the twist in Joel Edgerton'sThe Gift.I can't read this yet because I haven't seen the film but I love Rich Juzwiak's articles
The Hairpin"32 Things That Are All In Your Head"
MNPPGratuitous Miguel Angel Silvestre
The Film StagePT Anderson made a music video again.This time for his Inherent Vice supporting actress Joanna Newsom
Uproxxa sequel to the one-off wonderEdge of Tomorrowis a possibility.Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossble - Rogue Nation) and Tom Cruise maybe thinking about it
Slateargues that the problems with theFantastic Fourmight just be in the source material
AV Clubon the proliferation and pros and cons of the anthology format,postAmerican Horror Story.Interesting but I dearly wish people would stop crediting Ryan Murphy with inventing a genre.Anthologies have existed since the beginning of television.He just popularized them again after a few decades when they went mostly extinct.It's like crediting Baz Luhrmann for inventing musicals or something.

ICYMI
Here atTFEwe recently discussed that recent damning Miles Tellers profile in Esquire and The New York Times has now published"a brief history of the tough celebrity profile"featuring Mira Sorvino,Cara Delevingne,Ernest Hemingway,and more.I thought I'd share it sincewe were just talking about Mira Sorvino at length in Mighty Aphrodite.

Stage Door
Playbillawww.Cyndi Lauper visited the stars ofFun Homebackstage.Incidentally the show has been selling out houses for months now.That Tony win did good for a great musical.I keep wondering if anyone will dare make it into a movie?
CNNBenedict Cumberbatch is on stage in London asHamletbut having trouble with fans who are filming him do it.Jesus,what is wrong with people?Just watch the thing you've paid to see.