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April 14, 2019

Here's the Scoop...

Congratulations are in order! We have reached 300 movie reviews! I can't believe it...can you?

Here are the last 8 reviews we put up that got us to the 300th. I kind of wish our 300th review was actually the movie 300. Maybe our 2001st will be Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 2001. We shall see. Please, enjoy our recent reviews.

Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Midnight Run
Bull Durham
The Brothers Grimsby
Snatch
Legion of the Dead
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

Thanks for reading! Be sure to check out and enjoy our 300 (and even increasing) movie reviews at our MOVIE REVIEW DIRECTORY.

Be Well,
Steve


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'Transparent' creator confirms death of Jeffrey Tambor's character

99 cent showTransparent creator Jill Soloway says Jeffrey Tambor's character will indeed be killed off on the show.

The 53-year-old writer and director confirmed the death in an interview with the Los Angeles Times published Thursday, prior to the Amazon series' musical finale.

Tambor, who plays Maura Pfefferman, was fired from Transparent in February 2018 following allegations of sexual misconduct. Soloway said the finale will begin with Maura's death and follow the Pfefferman family (Judith Light, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass and Gaby Hoffmann) as they grapple with her passing.

"We were all mourning in many ways, and we all had to process together," Soloway said of the decision to kill off Maura. "It was important [for the show] to go through all those stages. The show has always been a reflection of who we were and we were mourning our own narrative."

"People say when they're making musical that there are moments when the characters have to sing because they can't put something into words," she added. "I think it's the same thing with what our show went through, we felt like we needed a different way of looking at the family. And we did it through song."

Transparent shared a first look at Light as Maura's ex-wife, Shelly Pfefferman, with USA Today. The finale, titled The Transparent Musicale Finale, will be released on Amazon sometime in the fall.

Soloway and her sister, Faith Soloway, wrote the music and lyrics for the episode.

"It felt like a confluence of all these things, to go on a journey of all the show's success as well as the pain of last year losing Jeffrey... and to have been able to turn toward my sister, Faith, and her music, to create a musical," Soloway said.

"We're ending it in such a way that it feels more like a transition than an ending," Faith, a writer on the show, added. "It feels like a different animal. You try not to do the carbon copy of what you're done when you lose a core person. You take the magic of what you have and rebuild."

Transparent debuted on Amazon in February 2014. The series, which follows Maura's journey as a transgender woman, completed its fourth season in September 2017.

'When Calls the Heart' producer thanks fans for support

Brad Bird, an executive producer on When Calls the Heart, thanked fans for their support in the wake of Lori Loughlin's college admissions scandal.

"Hearties, thanks for sticking with us through this challenging time. As you now know... the show not only must go on, but will go on, starting Sunday night, May 5th and Monday night, May 6th, and then in our regular Sunday night time slot after that through the remainder of Season 6," Bird wrote on Instagram Wednesday.

"Life throws all of us painful curveballs, and the only way to survive is to walk right through them with courage, grace, a forgiving spirit, and most of all, hope."

Loughlin is facing up to 20 years in prison if she is convicted of money laundering and other charges in connection with a scheme to get her daughters into prestigious universities.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts named Loughlin and 15 other parents in a new superseding indictment also charging them with conspiracy to commit fraud. The actor was already out on $1 million bail on conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud.

LOOSE LIPS:

"I was not looking. Not even interested ... The old heart's still beating."
--Reba McEntire, on her surprise at finding love again with retired oil geologist Anthony "Skeeter" Lasuzzo after a painful divorce in 2015, to PEOPLE



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Which SNL cast member will play Elizabeth Holmes in new Hulu series?

'NCIS' to return for 17th season on CBS

CBS said Thursday it has ordered a 17th season of its procedural NCIS and plans to air it in 2019-20.

"NCIS has been a global juggernaut for almost two decades," Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement.

"Its viewers are clearly the most loyal of any drama on television. They are passionate about the characters, the plot lines, and the storytelling. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the gifted production team, and the cast, led by the extraordinary Mark Harmon. We are delighted that the show will remain a lynchpin of the CBS schedule this coming season."

Set in Washington, D.C., the show follows members of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The cast includes Harmon, Emily Wickersham, Wilmer Valderrama, Maria Bello, Brian Dietzen, Diona Reasonover, Rocky Carroll and David McCallum.

Billboard Music Awards 2019: Mariah Carey to receive Icon Award

Pop star Mariah Carey will be the recipient of the Icon Award at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on May 1, Dick Clark Productions and NBC announced Thursday.

Cher won the award in 2018 and performed her hits "Believe" and "If I Could Turn Back Time" at the show.

Other past recipients of the award include Celine Dion, Prince, Janet Jackson, Neil Diamond, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder and more.

Kelly Clarkson is hosting the show for the second year in a row and will also perform a new single. Khalid, Sam Smith, Normani, Lauren Daigle and Panic! At the Disco will also perform.

Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Drake, Travis Scott, Ed Sheeran, Dan + Shay and Imagine Dragons are all up for awards.

The Billboard Music Awards airs May 1 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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Which SNL cast member will play Elizabeth Holmes in new Hulu series?

Kate McKinnon will play disgraced startup founder Elizabeth Holmes in a new Hulu limited series.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Wednesday the 35-year-old actress will portray Holmes, the founder of the now-defunct company Theranos, in The Dropout.

The Dropout is based on an ABC News podcast of the same name. The series will revisit the fast rise and fall of Holmes and Theranos, which falsely claimed to have devised blood tests that only required small amounts of blood.

McKinnon will star in and executive produce the series. The Dropout podcast host Rebecca Jarvis and producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson will co-executive produce with McKinnon.

Deadline said the series is expected to be between six and 10 episodes. The project is a collaboration between Fox Searchlight, ABC News and ABC Radio, corporate siblings at Disney, which owns a controlling 60 percent interest in Hulu.

The Dropout debuted as a podcast in January and was adapted as a two-hour documentary that aired on 20/20 in March. Holmes' story is also the subject of a new film starring Jennifer Lawrence.

McKinnon is known for starring on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. She also played Dr. Jillian Holtzmann in the Ghostbusters reboot.