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Madeleine Stowe - Elle Women in Hollywood Awards 22nd Annual Celebration held at the Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 19th October 2015

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ABC Cancels 'Revenge' After Four Seasons


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ABC has cancelled ‘Revenge’ after four seasons, it has been revealed. A source confirmed to E! News that the network would be bringing the series to an end, and that the series finale would be broadcast on Sunday, May 10th at 10pm ET.

‘Revenge’s executive producer Sunil Nayar told Entertainment Weekly, who first broke the news: “We can officially tell our fans that this will be the end of the story. We've been talking to the network and we all just wanted to make sure that we felt very confident."

Emily VanCampEmily Vancamp, the star of ABC's 'Revenge'

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Madeleine Stowe - ABC TCA Summer 2013 Party - Beverly Hills, CA, United States - Monday 5th August 2013

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Madeleine Stowe - Good Morning America New York City United States Friday 8th February 2013

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Madeleine Stowe Friday 28th September 2012 ABC's Sunday Night Event at the Lexington Social Club - Arrivals

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Madeleine Stowe Monday 19th May 2008 Madeleine Stowe goes out to get herself an ice cream Los Angeles, California

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Revenge Review


Very Good
Revenge refers to two people's actions in Tony Scott's rough-hewn underseen 1990 drama. It starts with a Navy fighter pilot (Scott had just made Top Gun) named Jay (Kevin Costner), who retires from the Navy and opts to visit an old client named Mendez (a fierce Anthony Quinn) in Mexico. It isn't long before he's sweatily banging Mendez's impossibly gorgeous wife (Madeleine Stowe). They escape for a weekend getaway, but it isn't long before Mendez, an obvious mafioso of some kind, tracks them down and has his thugs go to town on the duo. Amazingly, they both survive, and revenge #2 kicks in.

Don't expect a lot of twists and turns along the way: Often pegged as a thriller, Revenge is in actuality a straightforward story of obsession and, um, revenge. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy finds girl again, with plenty of blood spilled along the way.

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Short Cuts Review


Very Good
While one could argue that Robert Altman's 1993 film Short Cuts was simply an updating of his 1975 classic Nashville, with a much higher quotient of star power and slightly more prurient subject matter - an attempt to keep the once iconic filmmaker from straying into the shadowy irrelevance like so many of his '70s peers - and while that argument could very well be true, that doesn't deprive Short Cuts of any of its power, or disprove the fact that it's ultimately a better film.

Spinning together a series of short stories from the master of the form, Raymond Carver, Altman takes some 20-odd Los Angelenos and twists their lives together seemingly just for the fun of how their individual little lives play out and connect up, like a puppetmaster who can't stop adding new puppets to his repertoire. To flesh out his tapestry of early '90s Southern California life, Altman has a fine batch of actors and actresses, including everyone from the best of their generation (Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Downey Jr) to the solidly respectable but not terribly exciting choices (Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Madeleine Stowe) to oddly effective musician stunt casting (Lyle Lovett, Tom Waits, Huey Lewis) to one lordly presence (Jack Lemmon).

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We Were Soldiers Review


Good
Post September 11 cinema has seen its share of war movies designed to evoke and sustain a sense of American patriotism. In the last few months, we've re-visited the war in Kosovo (Behind Enemy Lines), the war in Somalia (Black Hawk Down), and most recently, World War II (Hart's War). We Were Soldiers is the latest in the onslaught, a story based on the true accounts of the first bloody battle of the Vietnam War. With so many war films recently released, We Were Soldiers has a difficult task as it tries to ride the patriotism express.

We Were Soldiers is based on the book We Were Soldiers Once...And Young written by Lieutenant Colonel Harold Moore and Joseph L. Galloway, the only journalist willing to go into the front lines to capture a first hand account of the war. In the film, Mel Gibson plays Harold Moore, a down-to-earth officer who is responsible for leading a group of innocent, naive young men into the area of Vietnam known as "The Valley of Death." But not soon after Lt. Col. Moore and his troops touch down, their position is compromised and they find themselves outnumbered almost 5 to 1. The American soldiers engage in a deadly battle for control of the area.

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The Two Jakes Review


OK
Never willing to leave a classic alone, Hollywood finally dug up Chinatown and sequelized it with The Two Jakes, and they even let Jack Nicholson take the director's chair.

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12 Monkeys Review


Very Good
Avant-garde director Terry Gilliam, absent from the screen since 1991's The Fisher King, has at last returned. The turn of 1996 brings us 12 Monkeys, Gilliam's holocaust/time travel picture about a man, his psychiatrist, and a fiendish plot to decimate the human race...I think. Gilliam is a visual mastermind, but as far as putting together a cohesive, accessible film, he's coming up a little short.

Over the 130-minute running time, a few facts about the plot emerge. You're advised to enter the theater as well-armed with information as possible. He's the lowdown: Bruce Willis is James Cole, a prisoner in the year 2035, when 99 percent of humankind has been eradicated thanks to a virus propagated in 1997. Neo-urban myth traces this virus to a radical group known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys.

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Playing By Heart Review


Good
Every year like clockwork there's a film that tries to intertwine a dozen characters into one monster story: Short Cuts (1993), Twenty Bucks (1993), Pulp Fiction (1994), 2 Days in the Valley (1996), to name but a few. 1998's entry crept in under the wire: Playing By Heart... and it's finally in wide release.

Now on its third (and worst) title in as many months, Heart follows about a dozen Los Angelenos en route to love and/or misery. Among them are Anderson and Stewart as a couple of silly/wacky would-be lovers; club kids Jolie and Phillippe; ice queen Stowe (having an affair with Edwards); and wedded veterans Rowlands and Connery.

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The Last Of The Mohicans Review


OK
James Fenimore Cooper and Michael Mann together? The Last of the Mohicans represents an unlikely collaboration that didn't seem all that great to me back in 1992, and now, in it's release as a "Director's Expanded Edition," still doesn't seem all that great, nor that expanded. The story of warring English and French in 1750s colonial America, and the culture clash that comes along with that, really isn't quite as timeless as people would like to think. Not to mention, Day-Lewis and Stowe's romance isn't very believable. Still too bland for my tastes.

Impostor Review


Very Good
Not long ago, some genius a lot smarter than me decided it might be nice if instead of just one sheep, we could have two. Thus began man's obsession with cloning: an obsession that, for better or worse, has somehow managed to spill over into your local cineplex. Some days I wish they'd never cloned that damn sheep at all.

Impostor is Hollywood's latest cloning experiment. Based on a short story by futurist Philip K. Dick, Impostor takes place in a future far away, when man is at war with an alien race. Spencer Olham (Gary Sinise) is on the front lines of weapons development to combat man's alien threat. But one day, things go horribly wrong and Spencer finds himself accused by the military of being an alien replicant, with an assassin's bomb implanted in his chest. Unable to believe he is anyone other than himself, Spencer escapes to search for the truth.

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The General's Daughter Review


Good
I really like John Travolta. He always plays that guy with the arrogance and cockiness, but it never seems old to me. In last year's A Civil Action, he played a lawyer who just thought the world of himself. In The General's Daughter, he still gets to play that character, but he has to go new places with it.

The General's Daughter surrounds army cop Paul Brenner (Travolta), and in a James Bond movie type style, he's finishing up another case before the real story even begins. The real story comes into play when a woman is found on a military base staked spread eagle to the ground, naked, and very dead. This isn't just any woman though. She is Captain Elizabeth Campbell, the daughter of famous General Joseph Campbell (James Cromwell). So what really happened? And of course the big question, who did it?

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We Were Soldiers Movie Review

We Were Soldiers Movie Review

Post September 11 cinema has seen its share of war movies designed to evoke and...

12 Monkeys Movie Review

12 Monkeys Movie Review

Avant-garde director Terry Gilliam, absent from the screen since 1991's The Fisher King, has at...

Playing By Heart Movie Review

Playing By Heart Movie Review

Every year like clockwork there's a film that tries to intertwine a dozen characters into...

Impostor Movie Review

Impostor Movie Review

Not long ago, some genius a lot smarter than me decided it might be nice...

The General's Daughter Movie Review

The General's Daughter Movie Review

I really like John Travolta. He always plays that guy with the arrogance and...

The General's Daughter Movie Review

The General's Daughter Movie Review

Only three or four minutes after the lights go down, any credibility "The General's Daughter"...

We Were Soldiers Movie Review

We Were Soldiers Movie Review

Mel Gibson plays yet another idealized and idealistic father-of-five war hero, bursting at the seams...

Impostor Movie Review

Impostor Movie Review

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