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FX Tuesday 10:00 p.m. “It’s sort of God and the Devil and all wrapped up into one…” Billy Bob Thornton By Valerie Milano Pasadena, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/16/14 - As expected, Fargo’s series premier on FX was one long ninety minute stretch of weird. The series is based on the epic Coen Bros. film from a few years back, and indeed, they are involved as executive producers. A (supposedly) true story with only the names changed to protect the innocent. Not sure how FX expected to improve on the original. However, casting Billy Bob Thornton as the homicidal drifter (Lorne Malvowas) was a good start; and at this writing, Thornton is the only reason to come back for seconds on this brutal and less nuanced version of the Oscar winning film.
The Malcolm McDowell Series of Q& A Screenings By Cynthia Griffing Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/16/14 - The third and final installment of Malcolm McDowell's Q& A with special guest moderator Michael Dorn took place tonight at the landmark Alex Theater. The theater was decorated with props and costumes from Star Trek: Generations, to the delight of all in attendance. The outdoor foyer was the perfect place for the Mark IV capsule.
20TH ANNIVERSARY – TCM HOSTS ROBERT OSBORNE AND BEN MANKIEWICZ By Valerie Milano Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/15/2014 – “The Best Years of Our Lives, Betty Davis always said that was the best movie ever made and I think it is a great movie.” Robert Osborne told his fans as the TCM Classic Festival started on Thursday, April 10, 2014. He went on to answer some questions from the media and his fans and the one that got The Hollywood Times attention was “What is your favorite movie?” This was his answer and explaining as to why.
- TO DONATE UP TO ONE MILLION BOOKS TO U.S. COMMUNITIES IN NEED By Valerie Milano Anaheim, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/15/1014 – "With each and every one of our Disney Junior series, we let a child experience the magic and learning that comes with a story well told, and deepen the emotional connection and sense of wonder and adventure that have defined storytelling at the Disney company for generations." Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide told those that gathered at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim on Saturday. Ms. Kanter went on to say "The Give a Book, Get a Book program is a way for families to share stories and enter the world of giving in a simple yet effective way."