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TNT has announced that it will be scrapping the popular show Leverage from the air when the current series comes to an end, on Christmas Day (Dec 25).
Leverage, which revolves around a crew of skilled swindlers who use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens, was cancelled on Friday (Dec 21) by the network amidst failing ratings, although the news that the show would be ending was announced some time before.
Dean Devlin, executive producer of the show, explained the situation to fans in an open letter released on December 6th on the fan website www.leveragefans.com. In the letter he writes: "As of the writing of this letter, we still do not know if there will be a season six of our show. Because of this uncertainty, [series creator] John Rogers and I decided to end this season with the episode we had planned to make to end the series, way back when we shot the pilot. So the episode that will air on Christmas is, in fact, the series finale we had always envisioned."
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TNT announced today that it is planning to axe the show 'Leverage' from the air after five seasons, with the show ending with a Yuletide finale on Christmas Day.
The network confirmed the news that the drama, which follows a crack squad of highly skilled operatives who fight injustice by staging elaborate scams, will end on Christmas day with the episode, The Long Goodbye Job (10 p.m. ET/PT). What a fitting end.
In a statement made public earlier today (Dec 22), TNT told the press: "Leverage has thrilled audiences with its delightfully intricate plots, its 'stand up for the little guy' attitude and its terrific performances from stars Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge. But after five wonderful years, it's time to say goodbye."
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Sean Penn has admitted he chooses to stay in a difference hotel from his castmates because he likes a quiet life.
Sean Penn never stays in the same hotel as his castmates.
The 'This Must Be The Place' star admitted the "fraternity" vibe of his early movie 'Taps' where he, Tom Cruise and Timothy Hutton all stayed at the same hotel and ran wild, made him yearn for a quieter filming experience.
He said: "They forced us into a fraternity on that one. They had us set up at this hotel in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. And we were all kids running around. We had a great time. But since then, I'm always the guy who stays at the other hotel than the other actors stay in. I remember we were shooting in Thailand on 'Casualties of War', and some guys were going to hospital, showing up with stitches. Groups of young actors can forget what they're here to do. I didn't want to get caught up in that."
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'Inception' has been nominated in nine categories at this year's Saturn Awards including Best Science Fiction and Best Actor.
The Christopher Nolan-directed movie - starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy - is nominated in nine categories, including Best Science Fiction, Best Actor and Best Actress, by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.
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Company bosses behind controversial TV advertisements featuring actors Timothy Hutton, Cuba Gooding, JR. and Elizabeth Hurley have pulled their new commercials after coming under attack for mocking environmental and political issues.
Online discount firm Groupon debuted the public service announcement-style spots during the U.S. broadcast of the Super Bowl last weekend (06Feb11), when viewers saw Hutton make light of the plight of people in Tibet, Gooding, Jr. spoofing an appeal for help with endangered whales, and Bedazzled star Hurley comparing the loss of rainforests to a Brazilian bikini wax.
In Hutton's commercial, he said: "The people of Tibet are in trouble. Their very culture is in jeopardy. But they still whip up an amazing fish curry. And since 200 of us brought a Groupon.com, we got $30 of Tibetan food for $15 at Himalayan Restaurant in Chicago."
Groupon executives were criticised for greenlighting the ads, which were branded insensitive, and they decided to pull the campaign on Friday (11Feb11) in a bid to put a stop to the complaints.
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Advertising execs generally agreed that the Super Bowl ad for Groupon, which cost it $3 million, did the company more harm than good. It featured Timothy Hutton discussing The Plight of Tibetans, then shifting to a Tibetan restaurant in Chicago where Groupon users can dine at half price. Northwestern marketing professor Tim Calkins told The New York Times that a panel of his students who viewed the Super Bowl spots found the Groupon ad "fairly offensive" and concluded that it "might have done quite a bit of damage" to the company's image. In a statement today (Tuesday) Groupon founder and CEO Andrew Mason stopped short of issuing an apology, saying, "We took this approach knowing that if anything, they would bring more funding and support to the highlighted causes. ... The last thing we wanted was to offend our customers -- it's bad business and it's not where our hearts are." But while Groupon may now be insisting on its website that it is supporting causes aiding Tibetans, it's likely that the Chinese government may not be sympathetic to such causes. China has taken the position that it has been swiftly raising the standard of living of Tibetans and bringing them into the 21st century after their impoverished existence under The Influence of the now-exiled Dalai Lama.
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Scott (Rory Culkin) is a teen in 1980 Long Island, where his parents (Baldwin and Hennessy) are planning to build a new house while his meathead big brother (Keiran Culkin) is just back from basic training. He has a crush on his neighbour Adriana (Roberts), whose mother (Nixon) is failing to cope with the fact that her husband (Hutton) has Lyme disease. Both families are struggling with social mobility, marital stress and the tensions of the time they live in.
Not to mention some very bad decisions they make.
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Everybody's All-American stars Dennis Quaid and Jessica Lange, who first meet at Louisiana State University. He's Gavin Grey, an earnest football star who can do no wrong; she's Babs, the beauty queen who sees them as a couple and nothing else. They marry. He gets drafted to play in the National Football League and they build a life together. They have lots of kids, start a business and try to maintain the glowing example they set for an adoring campus.
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Only three or four minutes after the lights go down, any credibility "The General's Daughter" might have as a serious drama goes right out the window with the introduction of the title character.
At a retirement party for The General (James Cromwell), a military banquet hall is filled with brass honoring their commander. The camera searches row after row of stern-looking, spit-and-polish men before moving into a close-up of his daughter (Leslie Stefanson), a hot babe of the underwear model variety, smiling a centerfold smile and, except for her uniform, looking for all intents and purposes like she should be jumping out of a cake.
Forgoing the opportunity for a relatively realistic female officer portrayal like Demi Moore in "A Few Good Men," "The General's Daughter" asks us to believe that this porcelain blonde, who looks like she'd cry if she broke a nail, is not only an army captain but a doctor -- a shrink who instructs soldiers in the psychological warfare, no less.
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Writer-director Bill Condon has a talent for hitting just the right tone in his work. Whether he's paying stylistic homage to "Bride of Frankenstein" creator James Whale in "Gods and Monsters" or writing a screenplay for "Chicago" that re-envisioned the Broadway musical as a wannabe showgirl's uniquely cinematic daydream, Condon always finds a way to seamlessly marry the crux of his story to the strengths of his medium.
In "Kinsey," he legitimizes and revitalizes a rather tiresome narrative gimmick -- on-camera interviews with the characters. For a biopic about legendary sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, there could be no more apropos structure for the story. Kinsey himself interviewed thousands of Americans about their bedroom predilections in the 1940s and '50s to compile his groundbreaking, rather comprehensive and certainly controversial studies on the subject. So Condon opens the film in kind -- with a simple, head-on, black-and-white image of the bluntly matter-of-fact and obliviously awkward Professor Kinsey (Liam Neeson) being quizzed about his own background and sexual experience.
Composing the film around Kinsey's answers, Condon cues flashbacks of an upbringing under the fire-and-brimstone hand of a preacher father (John Lithgow), introduces the equally clinical-yet-passionate student who becomes his wife (Laura Linney), touches on the man's own pseudo-scientific dalliances and their promiscuous effect on his marriage, and sets the stage for the studies that helped launch the sexual revolution.
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