Daily Archives: August 20, 2012
Yesterday we lost one of the greats in film, undeniably one of the giants in the action film genre, director Tony Scott. The British born younger brother of director Ridley Scott, Tony Scott was 68, and jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles. A suicide note was left, and sources say that Scott had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer. His frenetic quick cut directing style has been credited with making the action film what it is today.
Scott broke through in 1983 with the erotic vampire flick, The Hunger, taking his cues from the literature of Anne Rice to create a new type of vampire. Rice wouldn’t make it to the screen for decades, so Scott brought her style to the screen with this. In a day when vampires are a dime a dozen, he reinvigorated the concept with the erotica that was inherent in the genre’s source material. Much of our current vamp ideas owe a debt to this film’s realization.
This week: MTV attempts to remake the British cult classic The Inbetweeners, and True Blood ends the season with a high body count.
Monday August 20th
Hells Kitchen (9pm): The chefs’ abilities to teach are tested when they are challenged to instruct students to prepare recipes using only words for guidance.
WWE Raw (9pm): The fallout from last night’s SummerSlam. Brock Lesner is back and CM Punk is on his way to becoming a heel.
Major Crimes (9pm): The Closer’s well-watched spin-off debuts in its regular time slot with an episode that finds the division working a twisty homicide, Provenza chafing against the changes within the department and Raydor struggling to earn respect while keeping a close eye on Rusty. Susan Ward (Sunset Beach) guest-stars.
Grimm (10pm): Nick and his mother team up to fight the Mauvais Dentes. Meanwhile, details about Juliette’s affliction come to light as Monroe and Rosalee race against the clock to save her; Nick gets into trouble with the FBI; and Capt. Renard deals with his brother.
The Inbetweeners (10:30pm): SERIES PREMIERE! Will McKenzie (Joey Pollari) deals with changing schools and making new friends in the premiere of this American remake of the irreverent British sitcom about a group of not-entirely-cool adolescents.
There’s more to watch after the jump!
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Every other week, Jason Shayer will highlight an issue or a run of issues pulled from the horde of comic book long boxes that occupy more room in his house than his wife can tolerate. Each of these reviews will delve into what made that issue or run significant as well as discuss the creative personalities behind the work. “Long Box” refers to the lengthy, white cardboard boxes most comics find themselves stored within – bagged, alphabetized and numerically ordered.
With Fantastic Four #258, Byrne was firing on all cylinders with this issue as he walks us through a day in the life of the Fantastic Four’s archenemy, Doctor Doom. In the space of 22 pages, Byrne gets you into Doom’s head and allows you to understand the man behind the mask as the different facets of his life reveal different things about him.
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