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Lucy Lawless Confirmed For Marvel's 'Agents Of SHIELD' At Comic-Con


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We were expecting some Agents of SHIELD casting news from San Diego Comic Con and Marvel didn't disappoint, announcing three new actors for season two on Saturday. Most notably, they confirmed the worst kept secret in TV - that Lucy Lawless will be joining the show.

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The actress will play Isabelle Hartley, a long-time SHIELD veteran who's tough and known to brandish a knife. As Slash Film notes, Hartley doesn't appear to have previously appeared in Marvel comics and her name is not in the Marvel comics database. In other words - she's a new character.

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Much Ado About Nothing Review


Good

This new version of Shakespeare's romantic farce looks like it was shot on video in the filmmaker's house with his friends over the course of about two weeks, which is exactly the case. It's lively and funny, and occasionally also warm and emotional, but the uneven tone never quite comes together to bring out the passion in the characters. An enjoyable experiment, the film keeps us entertained but refuses to spring to life.

Set in present-day suburbia, the story opens as Don Pedro (Diamond) and his henchmen Benedick and Claudio (Denisof and Kranz) deliver rival gang leader Don John (Maher) to his mob boss brother Leonato (Gregg). A confirmed bachelor, Benedick continues his verbal sparring with Leonato's feisty love-rejecting daughter Beatrice (Acker), while Claudio seeks help in wooing her sweet cousin Hero (Morgese). But Leonato decides to have some fun here, tricking Benedick and Beatrice into falling in love with each other. Meanwhile, the imprisoned Don John is plotting to destroy his brother, while a bumbling detective (Fillion) tries to figure out what's up.

Filmmaker Whedon assembles his cast from actors he worked with in everything from Buffy to The Avengers, creating a loose, relaxed atmosphere that makes the film easy to watch, even though it's in black and white and is spoken in Shakespearean dialect. On the other hand, this kind of mutes the play's romantic highs and tragic lows, evening everything out into a gentle comedy of manners with slapstick touches. Part of the problem is that, if you're unfamiliar with these actors, it's not easy to tell them apart as they are dressed in identical black suits. But the cast is excellent, delivering the dialog with off-handed precision.

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Reed Diamond - Los Angeles Premiere Screening of 'Much Ado About Nothing' held at at Oscars Outdoors at Academy Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 5th June 2013

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Reed Diamond - Los Angeles Premiere Screening of "Much Ado About Nothing" held at at Oscars Outdoors at Academy Hollywood - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Thursday 6th June 2013

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When Don Pedro arrives in Messina with his officers Benedick and Claudio, they meet with the Messina Governor Leonato and Claudio subsequently falls head over heels for his daughter Hero but is too shy to court her. Benedick makes it clear that he will never be married, sharing a similar feeling with Leonato's niece Beatrice with whom he strikes up a fiery relationship. While Don Pedro goes about tricking Claudio into wooing Hero and getting Benedick and Beatrice to confess their love for one another, his bitter brother Don John goes about trying to break up the peace in the group with his own callous plotting. Will a string of nasty lies destroy all harmony in the beautifully blossoming courtships, or will love be strong enough to hold it all together?

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Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Gary Oldman, Malcolm McDowell, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mike Kaplan, Reed Diamond, Rob Zombie and Walk Of Fame - Garcelle Beauvais, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Malcolm McDowell, Rob Zombie, Reed Diamond, Mike Kaplan and Gary Oldman Friday 16th March 2012 The Hollywood Walk of Fame honors Malcolm McDowell on Hollywood Boulevard

Garcelle Beauvais-nilon, Gary Oldman, Malcolm Mcdowell, Mark-paul Gosselaar, Mike Kaplan, Reed Diamond, Rob Zombie and Walk Of Fame
Malcolm Mcdowell, Garcelle Beauvais-nilon, Mark-paul Gosselaar, Reed Diamond and Walk Of Fame
Malcolm Mcdowell, Garcelle Beauvais-nilon, Mark-paul Gosselaar, Reed Diamond and Walk Of Fame
Malcolm Mcdowell, Garcelle Beauvais-nilon, Mark-paul Gosselaar, Reed Diamond and Walk Of Fame
Garcelle Beauvais-nilon, Gary Oldman, Malcolm Mcdowell, Mark-paul Gosselaar, Mike Kaplan, Reed Diamond, Rob Zombie and Walk Of Fame
Garcelle Beauvais-nilon, Malcolm Mcdowell and Walk Of Fame

Good Night, And Good Luck Review


Excellent
One doesn't need much more of a reason to go to the movies than this: Edward R. Murrow taking on Senator Joe McCarthy (at the height of his power), crisp black-and-white cinematography, the clink of ice cubes over scotch, voluptuous clouds of cigarette smoke hanging in the air, a nation's conscience dangling in the balance. So it is with George Clooney's Good Night, and Good Luck, a film where the mood - just shy of too cool for its own good - sets the scene for Murrow, the patron saint of journalism, to cajole and castigate the audience in a time of complacency. It also has a great jazz soundtrack.

The story of the witch-hunt has endlessly retold, usually laden with the same self-satisfied 20/20 hindsight that afflicts stories of the civil rights movement, and fortunately Clooney and co-writer Grant Heslov see no need to go through it all again. With admirable precision, they've sliced away most all the accoutrements often used to open up the era for the modern viewer, ala Quiz Show. This is a film that takes place almost entirely inside a CBS studio and newsroom, with occasional trips to hallways, elevators, and a network executive's wood-paneled office. Once, they all go out to a bar. It's best in the studio, because that's where we find Murrow - incarnated with almost indecent accuracy by David Strathairn - looking and sounding like as though Rod Serling had decided to rejoin the human race, his manner clipped and astringent, cigarette cocked in one hand like a talisman warding off evil.

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High Noon (2000) Review


Bad
If there is a universal law in cinema, it is this: Make a western for cable TV, and Tom Skerritt will come a-running. Doesn't matter if the movie's any good or not, Skerritt is your man.

High Noon, a remake of the 1952 film starring Gary Cooper, puts Skerritt in the role of the now-immortal cop on the eve of his retirement. Newly married, our sheriff hero finds that his arch-enemy (Michael Madsen) has been pardoned by the governer, and he's on his way to the town to exact his revenge. The train arrives at noon... will he stay and fight or run away like the rest of the town?

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