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The Geek TV Shows We're Not Afraid To Love


Adam Brody Game Of Thrones Chris O'Dowd Richard Ayoade Doctor Who Peter Capaldi George Takei Zachary Levi Mary McDonnell Judd Hirsch

Geeks: once the deeply awkward and much-maligned members of society- ridiculed by Jocks and long stereotyped on TV and film as socially inept weaklings with a love of bow ties, thick-rimmed glasses and high-waisted slacks. But oh how things have changed. Ever since Adam Brody’s intensely loveable Seth Cohen appeared on screens in the mid noughties as the lonely, quick-witted, Death Cab For Cutie loving geek on The O.C, the tables have been well and truly turned. ‘Geek Chic’ prevails, the once laughable clothing choices of society’s most brainy and introverted have been re-appropriated by the masses. Everyone is falling over themselves to replicate a look that twenty years ago would have posited the wearer of such garments as a human punch-bag for meat-headed bullies.

Adam Brody Attends Premiere Adam Brody has been credited with helping makes geeks cool through his O.C character Seth Cohen

In the world of TV, sci-fi shows such as Star Trek and Stargate are geek staples but the recent role reversal of geeks as the cultural vanguard posits fantastical shows that would have more likely been derided several years ago as universally acclaimed hits. Game Of Thrones is arguably the biggest TV show in the world whilst The Big Bang Theory, which maintains the long-held geek stereotypes has made veritable superstars of its cast. Here then, is a list of those geeky TV shows that we just can’t get enough of.

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Entertainment Weekly's Pre-Emmy Party

Mary McDonnell - Entertainment Weekly's Pre-Emmy Party at Fig & Olive Melrose Place - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Friday 20th September 2013

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TNT's 25th Anniversary Party

Mary McDonnell and Tony Denison - TNT's 25th Anniversary Party held at the Aqua Star Pool at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Wednesday 24th July 2013

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The 2013 American Society Of Cinematographers Awards

Mary McDonnell - The 2013 American Society of Cinematographers Awards Los Angeles California United States Sunday 10th February 2013

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Mary Mcdonnell

Celebrities Appear And Perform At A Benefit For Autism Speaks

Amber Tamblyn and Mary McDonnell - Amber Tamblyn, Mary McDonnell Saturday 24th March 2012 Celebrities appear and perform at a benefit for Autism Speaks

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Mae Whitman and Amber Tamblyn
Mae Whitman and Amber Tamblyn
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Margin Call Review


Excellent
This lucid drama about the start of the current economical collapse is gripping, even if its structure feels stagey: basically a lot of scenes of people talking in offices. But solid performances and an accessible script make it resonate.

When risk-assessment expert Eric (Tucci) is sacked in a wave of downsizing, he gives a file to his employee Peter (Quinto) with the words "be careful". Sure enough, this document suggests an impending apocalypse for the company. So Peter calls in his colleague Seth (Badgley) and they take it to their boss (Bettany), who escalates it upwards over one long night to his boss (Spacey), the top executives (Baker and Moore) and the company owner (Irons). And they make a decision to do something unthinkable.

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Whoopi Goldberg Smoked Pot Before Oscars Speech


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Whoopi Goldberg has admitted that she smoked pot shortly before making her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards in 1990.Whoopi Goldberg, the American actress who won 'Best Supporting Actress' at the Academy Awards in 1990, says that she smoked a "wonderful joint" before making her acceptance speech, reports Tmz.com.In a never-before-seen video, obtained by the celebrity gossip website, Goldberg says that she smoked a "wonderful joint" to help calm her nerves at the awards ceremony. The 55-year-old actress was not expecting to win the prize and said, "When he said my name, and I popped up, I though..f*ck". She also revealed that her mother phoned her shortly after the speech and said she could tell from her "glistening eyes" that she had smoked pot. Goldberg scooped the Oscar for her acclaimed performance in 'Ghost' and fended off competition from the likes of Annette Bening, Lorraine Bracco, Diane Ladd and Mary McDonnell.

Later in the clip, which was filmed when Whoopi Goldberg was recording a voice-over for the movie 'The Pagemaster', the actress noted, "I know you're not supposed to admit that you smoke pot, but I don't drink alcohol, adding, "Just because I do it doesn't mean you should do it".

Mcdonnell Granted Restraining Order Against Stalker


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Actress Mary McDonnell has been granted a restraining order against a stalker after the crazed fan posted photographs of the star's children online.
MCDonnell, who plays President Laura Roslin on cult TV show Battlestar Galactica, obtained the cease-and-desist order from a California court earlier this week (ends28Sep07) after images of her kids Olivia and Michael appeared on an internet fan forum, reports PageSix.com.
The stalker, from Kansas City, Missouri, posted the pictures online using the screen name 'peakeana'.
One student who attends Brandeis University near Boston, Massachusetts, says: "I have personally seen this woman following Mary MCDonnell around on campus."
MCDonnell, who is married to actor Randle Mell, has yet to release a comment.

Dances With Wolves Review


Extraordinary
Upon the release of the four-hour Dances with Wolves, the question naturally arises: Why?

That's not me, talking, that's producers Kevin Costner and Jim Wilson, writing in the promo material for the multi-disc DVD release of their watershed film about a man who goes a little native after the end of the Civil War. Sent on a questionable "mission" by an insane major (Maury Chaykin), John Dunbar (Costner) finds himself alone in a remote outpost on the frontier, where the Sioux still rule. Already a little suicidal (having surivived his last Civil War battle by openly goading the Confederate army -- twice), Dubar's right at home amid the fear of being scalped, buffalo stampedes, and of course the threat posed by the white man when it's found he's befriended the Indians.

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Mumford Review


Good
Mumford reminded me how nice it is to forget yourself in the midst of a good story - Lawrence Kasdan's (The Big Chill, Grand Canyon) latest charm will keep you grinning. Speaking of smiles (and tangents), this is a great film for anyone who likes to look at mouths; I haven't seen so many close-ups of teeth and gums since the last time I went to the dentist!

Loren Dean (Enemy of the State, Apollo 13) does a decent job as Dr. Mumford, the most popular psychologist in the small town to which he just moved. Listening attentively to the tormented visitors of the treatment couch, his apparent peace of mind and even temper become infectious. Ubiquitously available and sounding less like a shrink than a wise uncle who gives just enough advice at just the right time, it's no wonder Dr. Mumford is everyone's favorite confidant. But will those he's helped to see through their own faults be just as understanding if they find out the truth of his past?

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A Woman Undone Review


Grim
Like me, you're probably saying to yourself: Oh boy, another woman in jeopardy thriller! Did Mary McDonnell kill her cold-hearted husband in the desert??? If you can believe that Randy Quaid is married to her, you just might care. Fairly awful.

Dances With Wolves Review


Extraordinary
Upon the release of the four-hour Dances with Wolves, the question naturally arises: Why?

That's not me, talking, that's producers Kevin Costner and Jim Wilson, writing in the promo material for the multi-disc DVD release of their watershed film about a man who goes a little native after the end of the Civil War. Sent on a questionable "mission" by an insane major (Maury Chaykin), John Dunbar (Costner) finds himself alone in a remote outpost on the frontier, where the Sioux still rule. Already a little suicidal (having surivived his last Civil War battle by openly goading the Confederate army -- twice), Dubar's right at home amid the fear of being scalped, buffalo stampedes, and of course the threat posed by the white man when it's found he's befriended the Indians.

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Sneakers Review


Extraordinary
A delirious guilty pleasure, Sneakers is about as probable as me parting the Red Sea -- and just as fun. I mean, can you imagine: Redford, Poitier, Strathairn, Aykroyd, Phoenix, McDonnell, Kingsley -- all in one film? You'd expect at least six Oscars just on names alone. No such luck here, but this latter-day WarGames is an all-out riot.

Donnie Darko Review


Good
Donnie Darko is a writer-director's debut that takes on schizophrenia, time travel, teenage angst, dysfunctional suburban family life, societal farce, and hallucinations of an evil bunny in a gorgeously filmed two-hour package deserves serious props. But Richard Kelly's fascinating film is seriously flawed in that it never brings all these disparate elements together in the end. Not to mention that it bears the worst title of the year.

Set in 1988, Donnie Darko is a John Hughes teen movie tinged with David Lynch-ian gloom and perversity. It begins innocently enough around the Darko's dining room table, where we find out the older sister (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is rebelliously voting for Dukakis and Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal, Bubble Boy) is off his meds. From here, the film churns forward at a hypnotic pace, revealing facts about its disturbed but endearing title character.

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