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Glenne Headly, Marylouise Burke, Jayne Houdyshell and Rosie Perez - Broadway Barks 17, an annual event to benefit NYC animal shelters and adoption agencies, held in Shubert Alley. at Shubert Alley, - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 12th July 2015

Glenne Headly, Marylouise Burke, Jayne Houdyshell and Rosie Perez
Jayne Houdyshell, Glenne Headly, Rosie Perez and Marylouise Burke
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Rosie Perez and Glenne Headly

Peter Bartlett and Marylouise Burke - Opening night of the play 'Stage Kiss' at Playwrights Horizons Theatre - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Marylouise Burke and Jefferson Mays - Marylouise Burke and Jefferson Mays New York City, USA - Opening night of the Broadway play 'Man And Boy' at Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre - After Party. Saturday 8th October 2011

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Marylouise Burke Saturday 8th October 2011 Opening night of the Broadway play 'Man And Boy' at Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre - Arrivals. New York City, USA

Marylouise Burke, Ann Harada, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Yeardley Smith - Marylouise Burke, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Ann Harada, Yeardley Smith,and Roslyn Ruff New York City, USA - After party celebrating the new cast of the Off-Broadway production of 'Love, Loss and What I Wore', held at B. Smith's restaurant Thursday 11th August 2011

Marylouise Burke, Ann Harada, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Yeardley Smith
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Marylouise Burke, Ann Harada, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Yeardley Smith

Series 7 Review


Excellent
The title Series 7 stands for the seventh season of the highest-rated reality based show on television, The Contenders. Set a few years from now, the program rules are laid out with unsparing precision: Six average, everyday citizens are chosen via random lottery to mercilessly kill one another. This will continue until one survivor remains. Sound familiar? When historians chart the downfall of human empathy, they will see that we were only one step away from moral paralysis in our increasing apathy to Survivor, Temptation Island, and The Real World. Here we are, now entertain us.

This satire couldn't be more cutting edge. Former tabloid TV producer Daniel Minahan (and co-screenwriter of I Shot Andy Warhol) takes dead aim on glib, pre-packaged network formulas for success. A terse narrator (Will Arnett) offers mock-sympathetic encouragement for the contestants as well as in-depth play-by-play ring coverage. Opponents are given screen time for weepy confessions to their assigned guerrilla cameramen, dispassionately filming their fight or flight confrontations on hand-held digital video.

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Series 7 Review


Zero

Satire has never been as ugly and unpleasant as it is in "Series 7," an extreme "what-if" spoof of reality TV that oversteps its intentions by making its plot, its atmosphere and its characters all so abhorrent and grating I walked out of the press screening after 20 minutes. And I had to really force myself to stay that long.

The movie isn't really a movie at all -- it's just shaky, "Cops"-style video footage from "The Contenders," a fictitious "reality show" in which common Americans are picked by lottery to try to assassinate each other.

The show's reigning champion (10 kills in two "tours") is Dawn (Brook Smith), a hard-bitten loser with a million axes to grind from her screwed-up upbringing. She's nine months pregnant and willing to do whatever it takes to make it through a third tour and thus free herself and her baby from the grip of the show.

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