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Movie Review – The Report (2019)

The Report, 2019. Written and Directed by Scott Z. Burns. Starring Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Ted Levine, Maura Tierney, Michael C. Hall, Tim Blake Nelson, Corey Stoll, Linda Powell, Sandra Landers, John Rothman, Victor Slezak, Guy Boyd, Alexander Chaplin, Joanne Tucker, Ian Blackman, Dominic Fumusa, Joseph Siravo, Sarah Goldberg, Lucas Dixon, Fajer Al-Kaisi, […]

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Global Lyme Alliance Fifth Annual New York City Gala Raises Over $2.5 Million

Global Lyme Alliance (Gla), the leading 501c3 dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education, awareness, and patient services today announced that its fifth annual New York City Gala raised over $2.5 million last night at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan.

Yolanda Hadid attends Global Lyme Alliance New York Gala

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The money raised at the event will support Gla’s mission to advance scientific research leading to a reliable diagnostic test, improved treatment options, and ultimately, find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

The gala experience was produced by sponsor and celebrated event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events, who donated his event planning and design services towards the Global Lyme Alliance’s New York Gala for the fifth consecutive year. Showcasing his unique commitment to philanthropic causes, the spectacular and one-of-a-kind gala was an evening to remember for invited celebrities,
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 30)

On the same day (and time slot), Guiding Light's Reva Shayne declared herself "The Slut of Springfield" and Santa Barbara premiered."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1957: NBC Radio aired the final episode of Hilltop House. The show had run on and off since November 1, 1937.

1968: On Dark Shadows, after trying and failing to kill Barnabas (Jonathan Frid), Cassandra (Lara Parker) continued to age rapidly, thanks to Nicholas.

1973: On The Doctors, Dr. Mike Powers (Peter Burnell) assured Penny Davis (Julia Duffy) that she did not cause any of his troubles.
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‘What Is Life Worth’ Adds Amy Ryan, Talia Balsam & Tate Donovan As Filming Begins

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‘What Is Life Worth’ Adds Amy Ryan, Talia Balsam & Tate Donovan As Filming Begins
Exclusive: The Sara Colangelo-directed What Is Life Worth has commenced principal photography in New York with new additions to the ensemble cast. As Deadline has previously reported, Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci star in the true-life biographical drama. Newly boarding are Oscar nominee Amy Ryan, Talia Balsam and Tate Donovan.

The Black List script from Max Borenstein is based on Kenneth Feinberg’s memoir. Feinberg, a powerful DC insider lawyer, was put in charge of the 9/11 Fund. In almost three years of pro bono work on the case, he fought off the cynicism, bureaucracy and politics associated with administering government funds to victims’ families — and in doing so, discovered what life is worth.

Ryan, who was last seen in Beautiful Boy and has Late Night coming in June, is repped by Gersh. Divorce and Mad Men‘s Balsam, and Donovan are also repped by Gersh. Laura Benanti,
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Laura Benanti Joins ‘What Is Life Worth’ With Michael Keaton & Stanley Tucci

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Laura Benanti Joins ‘What Is Life Worth’ With Michael Keaton & Stanley Tucci
Exclusive: Laura Benanti has joined the cast of true-life biographical drama What Is Life Worth. The Michael Keaton/Stanley Tucci-starrer is directed by Sara Colangelo with production starting this month.

The Black List script from Max Borenstein is based on Kenneth Feinberg’s memoir. Feinberg, a powerful DC insider lawyer, was put in charge of the 9/11 Fund. In almost three years of pro bono work on the case, he fought off the cynicism, bureaucracy and politics associated with administering government funds to victims’ families — and in doing so, discovered what life is worth.

Benanti will play Karen Abate, the widow of a New York City firefighter who died in 9/11 and turns up at Feinberg’s office with her three kids to tell him her story.

The Tony Award winner is currently starring on Broadway as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and plays recurring character Quinn on TVLand’s Younger.
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Shunori Ramanthan, Victor Slezak Join Michael Keaton In ‘What Is Life Worth’

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Shunori Ramanthan, Victor Slezak Join Michael Keaton In ‘What Is Life Worth’
Exclusive: Shunori Ramanthan and Victor Slezak have joined the cast of the Michael Keaton-starrer What Is Life Worth. The true-life biographical drama is directed by The Kindergarten Teacher‘s Sara Colangelo and also stars Stanley Tucci. Principal photography is set to begin next month in New York.

The Black List script from Max Borenstein is based on Kenneth Feinberg’s memoir. It’s described as being in the vein of Erin Brockovich and the Oscar-winning Keaton- and Tucci-starrer Spotlight. The story centers on Feinberg, a powerful DC insider lawyer put in charge of the 9/11 Fund. In almost three years of pro bono work on the case, Feinberg fought off the cynicism, bureaucracy and politics associated with administering government funds to victims’ families — and in doing so, discovered what life is worth.

Ramanathan will play Anisha Dass, a young Ivy League-educated lawyer who had been preparing to work for a
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Sutton Foster Performs at Global Lyme Alliance Gala

The Global Lyme Alliance (Gla), the leading 501c3 dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education and awareness, today announced that its fourth annual New York City Gala raised over $2 million at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

Sutton Foster Performs at Global Lyme Alliance Gala

Credit/Copyright: Rob Kim for Getty Images/Global Lyme Alliance

The money raised at the event will support the Gla’s mission to advance scientific research leading to a reliable diagnostic test, improved treatment options, and ultimately, find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne disease. Ramona Singer and Erin Walker were honored at the gala while the audience was treated to a show-stopping performance by Tony Award-winning Broadway and television star Sutton Foster.

The gala experience was produced by co-chair and celebrated event producer Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events, who donated his event planning and design services towards
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Stars To Attend Global Lyme Alliance's 4th Annual New York City Gala

Global Lyme Alliance (Gla), the leading 501c3 dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education and awareness, will hold its 4th annual New York City Gala on October 11th at Cipriani 42nd Street.

The event aims to raise Lyme disease awareness and research funds to improve diagnostics, treatments and ultimately find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

Erin Walker will serve as the evening’s honored guest. As a mother, equestrian, business owner, and wife of 2016 PGA Champion Jimmy Walker, she is an active advocate for Lyme disease awareness and research. Both Erin and Jimmy Walker have been affected by Lyme, which is a global epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 329,000 new cases are reported in the U.S. alone every year.

“We are inspired by Erin and Jimmy’s stories,” said Gla CEO Scott Santarella, “and join them
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 30)

1984: Guiding Light's Reva Shayne declared herself "The

Slut of Springfield" in the country cub fountain after getting

fed up with Josh's mistreatment of her."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1957: NBC Radio aired the final episode of Hilltop House. The show had run on and off since November 1, 1937.

1968: On Dark Shadows, after trying and failing to kill Barnabas (Jonathan Frid), Cassandra (Lara Parker) continued to age rapidly, thanks to Nicholas.

1973: On The Doctors, Dr. Mike Powers (Peter Burnell) assured Penny Davis (Julia Duffy) that she did not cause any of his troubles.

1984: Daytime
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Work in progress by Anne-Katrin Titze

Jessica Oreck with Sloan Foundation's Doron Weber Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Tribeca Film Institute and Alfred P Sloan Foundation Works-In-Progress Reading had Paul Schneider directing readings by Victor Slezak, Dascha Polanco, Tom Lipinski, Britne Olford and Marshall Factora of Emily Lobsenz's Invisible Islands; Eric Talbach, Olford and Lipinski of Thor Klein's Adventures of a Mathematician, and a clip from Jessica Oreck's One Man Dies A Million Times.

Jessica, the director of The Vanquishing Of The Witch Baba Yaga and cameraperson for David Byrne's Contemporary Color, directed by Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross, spoke with me at the cocktail reception. Amy Hobby, producer of Rachel Israel's Keep the Change, Ferne Pearlstein's The Last Laugh, and Treva Wurmfeld's Sam Shepard doc, Shepard & Dark, is the Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Institute.

Jessica Oreck's One Man Dies A Million Times at NeueHouse Photo: Anne-Katrin
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2016 Tribeca Film Festival: NY Shorts Program

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Of the many films the Tribeca Film Festival shows, one of the biggest categories that often gets overlooked is the shorts category. Shorts are most definitely much harder to make considering their limited screen time and the need to fit a whole story within that time. Taking that into consideration, the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival decided to split up its shorts submissions into various categories, including New York Now shorts program.

This array of shorts all contained some form of New York City within them, whether through history, character, story, or anything in between. There were seven shorts in the program, and they are as follows:

Mildred & The Dying Parlor: Directed by Alex Gayner, starring Zosia Mamet, Jane Krakowski, Steve Buscemi, and Evan Jonigkeit; about a family who runs a dying parlor out of their home until an unexpected visitor shows up. Wannabe: Directed by Matthew Manson, starring Malcolm-Jamal Warner,
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Sliff 2015 Review – A Rising Tide

Review by Dana Jung.

A Rising Tide screens Saturday November 7th at 3:15pm and Sunday November 8th at 3:30 as part of The St. Louis International Film Festival. Both screenings are at The Hi-Pointe Backlot. Ticket information can be found Here and Here

Natural disasters have a way of bringing out both the best and the worst in people. Recent weather-related catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina, tornados in the Midwest, and the recent flooding in the South all test the limits of human endurance both emotionally and physically. The new film A Rising Tide examines the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy on one family and those they’re involved with as they try to rebuild and restart their lives.

Essentially a love story set against the backdrop of a family’s attempts to start over, A Rising Tide shows that the pursuit of the dollar is not the only criteria
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Seattle 2015: Exclusive Clip & Poster Debut For A Rising Tide

World premiering at the Seattle International Film Festival this weekend is Ben Hickernell's A Rising Tide. We have an exclusive clip and the poster debut for you in conjunction with the premiere. The film stars Hunter Parrish, Tim Daly, Ashley Hinshaw, Jonathan Togo, and Victor Slezak. An inspirational story of redemption, A Rising Tide tells the tale of a young chef, Sam Rama (Hunter Parrish). After the destruction of his family's well-established Atlantic City restaurant during Hurricane Sandy, Sam must grow up quickly, taking the biggest risks of his life, both in business and love. When Sam comes to the aid of a wealthy patron (Tim Daly) and then falls for the newly separated Sarah Bell (Ashley Hinshaw), a chain of unexpected events unfolds for...

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'Veronika Decides to Die' Trailer with Sarah Michelle Gellar

'Veronika Decides to Die' Trailer with Sarah Michelle Gellar
Entertainment One Films has released the first trailer for Veronika Decides to Die starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. The story centers on a severely depressed woman who rediscovers her will to live after learning that she has only days left due to the irreparable damage done to her heart as a result of her recent suicide attempt.

Based on the international best seller by Paulo Coelho, Emily Young (Kiss of Life) directs the film with Sriram Das producing, while Larry Gross and Roberta Hanley adapted the screenplay from Paulo Coelho's novel. Veronika Decides to Die opens in select theaters and on demand January 20, 2015.

Check out the first footage featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar as she learns that confronting death is discovering life. She stars alongside Jonathan Tucker (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter). If you had a second chance at life, what would you change?
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'The Americans' Second Season Premiere Recap: Philip And Elizabeth Realize Their Kids Are Not Safe, Stan Gets Closer To Nina

Philip and Elizabeth are coming close to a crossroads when faced with the reality that their kids could be killed as a result of their criminal activities in "Comrades," the second season premiere of The Americans.

Philip (Matthew Rhys) begins the episode by pulling a standard undercover operation, resulting in the death of two Afghans at his hands. The standard op, however, did not go entirely smoothly. In a moment of panic, Philip also shot an innocent busboy after his disguise was destroyed and his face was in plain sight. In a snap decision, Philip decided to kill the busboy to protect his identity.

And, no rest for the wicked means that Philip returns home to embark on yet another operation with Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and comrades Leanne (Natalie Gold) and Emmett (Jeremy Davidson), another spy couple who have two children, Jared (Owen Campbell) and Amelia (Gracie Bea Lawrence), not unlike Philip and Elizabeth.
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'Hell on Wheels': The beginning of Bohannon's beautiful friendship with... Ulysses S. Grant -- Exclusive Clip

'Hell on Wheels': The beginning of Bohannon's beautiful friendship with... Ulysses S. Grant -- Exclusive Clip
“Northern general, southern soldier, working together to unify these United States — it’s what the country needs,” Ulysses S. Grant (guest star Victor Slezak) tells Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount). And Bohannon screwing over Thomas Durant (Colm Meaney), who files an injunction against the Union Pacific in this week’s episode of Hell on Wheels? It’s what the fans want.

Watch our exclusive sneak peek below. It not only shows Mount’s comedic timing, but also just how beautifully you can frame a shot in Calgary, where the series films. (It’s almost as if the wind and that fly
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‘The Americans’ Season Finale – Wars Without Tears

The first season of The Americans came to a thrilling end in “The Colonel,” a gratifying resolver that still left plenty to ponder for Season 2.

Our favorite Directorate S agents were given two separate orders, Elizabeth (Keri Russell) was to meet the Colonel (Victor Slezak), with intelligence on President Regan’s Star Wars missile defense system, while Phillip (Matthew Rhys) was ordered to retrieve a the latest recording from Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger’s study bug, which audiences learned from last week, was compromised by Agent Gaad’s (Richard Thomas) task force.

Orders came from Claudia (Margo Martindale) in another icy exchange with Elizabeth, sparking suspicion from her and Phillip, that the meeting with the Colonel was most likely, a setup due to its sudden urgency and level of intelligence exchanged. It was finally agreed upon that they carry out the orders as planned–until Phillip changes the plans at the last minute,
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'The Americans' season finale: Surviving an incredible episode in 'The Colonel'

Breathe. Do not forget to breathe.

Your enjoyment of "The Americans" requires you to stay alive long enough to truly appreciate the incredible -- but real -- genius of the show's Season 1 finale. No matter how much anyone studied history or could have guessed about what was coming, "The Colonel" still managed to shock and surprise from beginning to end.

It's going to be a long almost-year to wait before we find out what happens next.

Crises of conscience and related international crises

Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell) have not one but two missions to accomplish before the season ends. The first is an everyday thing: Someone has to go retrieve a recording from Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's study bug. The other mission is a little more dangerous, as it requires one of them to meet with a Colonel who knows all about the Reagan administration's Star Wars program.
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'The Americans' Season finale preview: 5 reasons you absolutely must watch 'The Colonel'

In its first season, "The Americans" has been a surprisingly tense and entertaining work of drama. Kgb spies Elizabeth and Philip Jennings (Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) have made a compelling couple to watch as they negotiate marriage, secrecy and the Cold War.

But whatever "The Americans" has achieved throughout Season 1, it all pales in comparison to the incredible season finale, "The Colonel."

The basic plot for the finale tells you nothing of the edge-of-your-seat thrills and heartbreaking stories of the episode. In it, Philip and Elizabeth have to think about their relationship as they prepare for a meeting with a Colonel (guest star Victor Slezak) that might just be a setup. Meanwhile, Stan (Noah Emmerich) inches closer to identifying his illegal Russian spies.

The tension merely builds from here. Because doing so would partially ruin this great episode of television, there is no way we can reveal any major spoilers for "The Colonel" here.
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"The Reluctant Fundamentalist"

Sneak Peek actress Kate Hudson, cover girl for the April 2013 issue of "Glamour" magazine and star of director Mira Nair's upcoming political thriller "The Reluctant Fundamentalist".

The new film is based on the novel by author Mohsin Hamid, about a Pakistani man working on Wall Street, from Cine Mosaic and Mirabai Films Production, also starring Kiefer Sutherland and Liev Schreiber for producer Lydia Dean Pilcher:

"...a young Pakistani man, graduates from Princeton, and chases corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland..."

Filmed in Lahore, Istanbul, New York City, Atlanta, and Delhi, cast also includes Riz Ahmed, Om Puri, Meesha Shafi, Shabana Azmi, Nelsan Ellis, Martin Donovan, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Victor Slezak, Clayton Landey, Mark Oliver, Chandrachur Singh, Steven Kulesza and Kevin Miller.

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