Confess, before I had not watched any other work of Brian Fuller, but after this series ("Pushing Daisies") I'll confidently watch his creations. I love these TV series - it's bright, fantastic, and breathtaking. So many colors just cannot be tedious. It fascinates. I can't even call this movie a series. This is a fairy tale!
And even the acting is fabulous. The actors themselves, as they are from a fairy tale. Their appearance creates a stunning contrast. Six-foot, shy and bashful baker Ned, with a difficult childhood behind him, is in love with childhood friend pretty Charlotte-Chuck, with an incredible thirst for adventure and zeal for life.
Olive- a waitress of "donut hole" restaurant. She is tiny, with a funny voice, full of charm, it is utterly in love with one whose heart is given to a girl named Chuck. And finally, the best detective in the Peyton district - Emerson Cod. Irritable, worshiping the dollar, for all his cynicism, he still attracts more than repels. The truth can't fail to mention about aunts Lily and Vivian, glamorous mermaids, undoubtedly contributing funny flavor into this tale.
A few words about the plot. For most of the series to lose interest after the first season, as the meaning is gradually slipping away, there is a lot of any delusional storylines, absolutely not related to the initial idea of the series. So, this is a "dead on demand" does not apply. Every word of honor, every series I watched almost with an opened mouth.
Moral. Maybe in this series there is no specific moral. But when we observe the whole thing, you could not help think how the roads you all your relatives, friends and mere acquaintances, as in fact simple, unpretentious, this terrible death. I think it is very close. One would think that with such thoughts far to depression, but no. They all save the bright colors that tell us about life and its value.
And finally the music. You can argue with me, but I'm sure that the music in any movie is almost the main role. And on this point is also a plus. A really huge plus. For such a TV series requires appropriate music. Just that I heard. I do not know where I could hear it, but the melody was very familiar, so comfortable, warm and fabulous.
I thing nobody can answer negative about this tale, no matter how much black humor was there. In this wonderful miracle it's simply impossible not to fall in love!
To get the perfect series, like well popular today "Lie to me" you need to prepare excellent cocktail of different ingredients. To do this can only talented chefs - most importantly, never overdo.
First, there is selected a good team - two girls would be clever to magically get the necessary information. And what about the beautiful Buddy, speaking only the truth? (Can you imagine how nice will then see how his style of life that will crumble. And I'm sure he will!)
Secondly, it takes a complex plot. Each series - is a small full-length movie. And even though that guy from a religious family did not commit suicide, I was able to foresee, to predict who is really a killer in the beginning it was impossible!
Third, body language and psychology of people (especially when it comes to crime or gender relations) attracts a huge number of people of different ages. And the fact that you can study it in the form of a thrilling 60-minute movie, not sitting at the heavy dusty tomes, is a big plus!
And fourth, why the series is a valuable and beloved, is the last but not least, the ingredients of a cocktail - the main hero.
The point here is not cost an ordinary looking. Need a really terrific actor. To him alone in the frame have been enough. Whatever he did, whatever he says - you'll look at him without stopping. As he led his eyebrow, with some emotion to someone looked - simple words in his performance make you feel a storm of emotions!
Dr. Lightman is been studying people face micro emotions for 20 years. His style of work - watch, provoke, expose. He captures every emotion and easily determines a person is lying or telling the truth. Nevertheless, he is the chief liar in the series!
The series needs the actor from God. For House MD it was Hugh Laurie, for Lie to me (what a gentle name!) - Tim Roth. Tim is now a little older than Hugh (when he began filming in House), but it is not very important. Such men may bring to mind anyone else! This age for them - the apex of male beauty and sexual attractiveness. Magic eyes, perfect figure, and the speech! Women are just melting.
Pilot with you. I believe that would justify the continuation of those words that I said to the "Lie to me". My compliments, Tim!
When, in 2001 Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks produced "Band of Brothers", it seemed that the theme of the Second World War on the small screen is closed forever: it was almost impossible to imagine that anyone will be able to beat the miniseries as the artistic and technical terms. After nine years, Spielberg and Hanks returned to the military theme, making even bigger spectacle.
Although the authors themselves, almost in every interview claimed that the "The Pacific" and "Band of Brothers" are rather different projects, both movies can't escape from numerous comparisons.
Broadly speaking, this series is something between "Saving Private Ryan" and "Thin red line". "The Pacific" contains and anti-war motives, and perfectly set battle scenes. What episode is only the landing marines on Peliliy or subsequent battle for Iwozima (although what else could be expected from Spielberg and Hanks?). Camera work is great. The last time this level of special effects has seen in the "38th parallel". Attention to detail is also worthy of respect. And the stories of veterans and documentary video before each series - another small plus. I'm glad almost complete absence of pathos and jingoistic patriotism. There are several strong scenes where the audience involuntarily begins to empathize with the Japanese. Jarhead did not build himself as a savior of the world, not philosophize about the higher things - they go to the bathroom, cursing, joking, trying to somehow brighten the soldiers' everyday lives.
To be honest, this mini-series is impressive.
First of all its dimensions: it's clear on what spent their money Spielberg and Hanks. Scenery, visual effects, costumes, etc. - all are very realistic. About the special effects in general stands alone to say - a head taller than any other series (see immediately that each frame in at least 2 times more processed than other projects). Also camera work is more "cine" than serial one.
I like the fact that each series leaves a strange feeling after watching. It feels like you are living most of the life with the Marines, who, incidentally, were very realistic. I guess the whole secret of the fact that the script was written on war veterans' memoirs.
What about actors play, so here are no complaints. All at great too! Of course, there are a couple of pompous purely American scenes, but it does not spoil the impression from the series as a whole, but only makes the drama and tragedy to the history of the three Marines. Love and sentimentality are just as much as needed for quality military drama, in order not to slide to the level of "Pearl Harbor".
The entire series - a solid contrast: a peaceful life in the United States alternates with bloody battles in the Pacific, beautiful scenery from the deck of a ship moving at beaches littered with mutilated bodies, jazz in the restaurant replaces the roar of exploding shells. That is, in my view, should look like an epic war canvas!
In one of the interview someone of the "Glee" has noticed - without the "High School Musical" there wouldn't be this show.
Today, musical as a genre has become very popular in the cinema. This is even has sung on 81th (the latest, this year) Oscars Hugh Jackman. But for the upsurge of interest in musicals among younger viewers, we certainly have to thank Kenny Ortega, the creator of "HSM". Ortega is primarily a choreographer, but also he is a great director. For a simple material to reveal so touching story and deliver such emotional and catchy performances. Bravo!
After the stunning success of "HSM", all of these tops the charts, hysterical girls against Zach Efron, the rapid take-off thereof to the Hollywood ladder (and off the deserved - the guy is very talented), could only wait, when television will take up the development of this fertile virgin lands. In general, even in the "Glee" there are some moments, repeating the situation in "HSM"...
If you compare it initially seems that everything about one and the same: students sing and dance, love, on the threshold of adulthood make a choice on which depends the future life. A nice little paradise with beautiful boys and girls, spectacular dances and good songs. But on such sweetie (fluffy and pink) feeding this series wouldn't survived for so long time.
Therefore "Glee" is much tougher then "HSM". And what is natural (but still amazing): in "Glee" almost no love problems, it is not the most important of all is happening. Much more important are questions of creative realization, self-esteem, self control and the ability to stand up for your own happiness without regard for anyone else.
If Troy (captain of the basketball team) friends in "High School Musical" have laugh on him, but soon began to sing with him, then Finn's (the football team captain) everything was a little bit difficult. He is forced to go through a real humiliation, even through physically unpleasant things. And though he likes to sing, he turns out to lure in the chorus only forgery (marijuana in the locker), and threats.
If in the case of Troy and Gabriella in "High School Musical" can be said that these two are now forever the idyllic together (at sunset), then Rachel and Finn have problems on becoming a couple. Normal human relations, rather than "love to the grave". Normal human priorities: success, the desire to be accepted and understood, and not "for your love I will give everything in the world.
If cool and quite heterosexual Ryan from "HSM" easy turns athletes "to dance" (and those short break and unconvincing, to say, "I don` t dance"), then the football team of the "Glee" experiencing real psychological breakdown, and only realized its futility, with the filing by Kurt (not heterosexual, very vulnerable, but still stubborn and talented young one) starts to shake a leg before filling the stands under the "Single Ladies".
What about the musical component, then, of course, to write original songs and put acrobatic dances in the TV show, which is shown every week, nobody could. That would be too labor-and cost a lot, and, perhaps, (in respect of copyright songs) commercially risky. Dancing in the "Glee" is more rustic, but for inexperienced students it is natural, and because of genuine emotional submission looks very good. It's funny that of all the basic structure of experience in dancing before shooting "Glee" has only Kevin MakHeyl, and he performs the role of Artie - handicapped person traveling in a wheelchair. However, acrobatic dancing in the series is also presented: a competing choir circle and a team of cheerleaders.
Songs are chosen carefully to reflect the vicissitudes and updated charts, and therefore - the bright melodies, so to speak, mellifluous. Since the pilot episode of almost all songs are accompanied by Glee Cast, taken with a bang (the first place in ITunes charts and so on). Amazing harmonious chorus with good and unique voices. In Lea Michele (Rachel) the vocal is clean, strong, rich timbre and with a wide range (Selin Dion "Taking Chance" the girl sings more interesting and more powerful than well known diva). African-American Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones) has mastery vocal of African-American techniques. Kevin McNeil (Artie) is amazing, "luxury" baritone. To divide on parties, rehearse, record at the studio and play in front of the camera in 5-4 performance per week - great work. Amazed applaud standing!
What I particularly like that the actors play sincere here. Several times I met at different sites assertions, saying, lousy actors, watch only of the musical performances". But, first, if there was no acting talent, what would be those performances? And secondly, on some viewers, it seems to me is just such a specific selective blindness.
To series creators there is separate ovation for the elaboration of interesting images. Some of the characters never replicated, while the standard has unexpected dashes (for example, Finn - the typical "popular guy" - suddenly cares for his mother, and yet he is "big-eared" and trusting). Or take quite episodic character: Kurt father (actor - Mike O `Mally). Simple working man. His reaction to the recognition of son homosexuality and the pity makes us smile and respect this man.
In summary, I recognize that the emotional harsh, which pushes each subsequent series (bring such nice guys! Which, however, don't hang the jib, and even incendiary sing), I was a little confused. But who knows what will develop next event? In any case, I am very grateful and Kenny Ortega, and Ryan Murphy. Such rejoicing I have been not given by any TV series or movie as presented "High School Musical" and "Glee". I love you, you know, good voices and a storm of sincere emotion.
Hilary Swank began her career with a small episode in the television show. In 1998, she was offered the role of single mothers in the popular youth television series "Beverly Hills 90210", but Swank lasted only half of the season, the writers have decided that the series can get along without her. Later in 1999, Hilary won an Oscar for her role in the movie "Boys Do not Cry." And "Million Dollar Baby" brought the actress a second Academy Award statuette, and in October of this year on the screens goes drama "Conviction." And who knows...
- Hillary, tell us about your role in the new film.
The film is based on real events. This is a story about a woman whose brother was convicted of murder and held in prison for 19 years. My heroine name is Betty Ann, brothers - Kenny, played by Sam Rockwell. This is a picture of brother and sister love, about their important support and about commitment. Betty Ann didn't graduate from high school, she had to pass separate exams, after which she became a student of community college and then became a lawyer. And all the way Betty was to rescue from prison his brother in whose innocence she was confident. This is an amazing story, worthy of an Oscar.
- How did you get to choose the Oscar-winning role?
You know that I did not specifically choose these roles. At 50 bad scripts have a good one, so that the choice is really small. It is very difficult to find a good story, even more difficult to find an interesting heroine. This is a great honor to receive awards. Besides, each award brings you to your dreams, an opportunity to work with directors that you admire. But beyond that every location - this is a new experience. The roles provide an opportunity to see the world and look at life through the eyes of different people. The film "Boys Do not Cry" opened for me a lot of gender issues in "Amelia" I fly a plane, thanks to "Freedom Writers" learned how to be a teacher. Live at the role of a boxer, became aware what is a huge success and what is it price.
- How did you prepare for a role in the movie "Million Dollar Baby"?
To play boxer is very seriously, so this role I was preparing myself thoroughly, because it is necessary that all viewers may believe that they face a real boxer. I practiced five hours a day, six days a week for three months. Also, I had to eat a lot of protein to build muscle. You could use it in the form of eggs, but then I would have to eat 60 eggs a day, so I prefer to drink protein shakes every half hour. That is, even at night I had to wake up every half hour and drink my cocktail. By the beginning of filming, I gained 19 pounds.
- Which of your heroines most like you?
Heroine of the film "P.S. I Love You".
- Which directors would you like to work with?
There are many wonderful directors, whom I love: Ang Lee, Martin Scorsese. During work, I realized that when between me and the director have a special relationship, a kind of interaction, it takes work to a new level: the role itself, and the whole picture. You know, I'm still in front of each shooting I'm afraid that will not make it that fail my role. To me, this fear has become habitual, even without it would be boring. And because each new role - it is a challenge.
- What are the positive qualities you can boast with?
I believe that everything must be very carefully prepared, to work hard, use the drop-down opportunities and follow dreams. Everything that I have now, I do not see it for granted - this is what I earned myself.
- If you do not become an actress what profession you choose?
If I did not become an actress, I would be a photojournalist.
I have rather critical attitude to the modern American films and TV serials. But "Dead like me" - one of the few TV series, the first season of which was viewed in one breath and included in my list of "Favorite things for repeated viewing".
The movie cast is great.
Mandy Petinkin - has a very impressive track record, which contains such famous series as "Law and Order," "Criminal Minds", movies "The Princess Bride," "Dick Tracy", "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", etc. In "Dead" he plays a hateful coach, a parent who, when necessary will chew, and praise, and read notation. Strictly speaking, for the main character, he is a kind of "kicker ass".
Ellen Muf - with a very special and unusual appearance, which is somewhat contrary to the "Hollywood" standards. All the main characters are beautiful. And if it happens "mishaps appearance", then only when it's necessary to remove weepy movie about ugly, which makes her way to the top of luck to all silicone babes. In the movie Ellen Muf looks pretty ordinary "girl next door", which at first do not care about what is happening around. But she soon realizes - "there is life after death"! Let not quite plain, with its shortcomings, problems, but this life is damn interesting. Especially when you have such a wonderful and useful hobby as souls collecting.
Jasmine Guy - plays the role of callous jockey, which will issue a receipt in the next instant, after the end of the paid time. She is not particularly mince words and able to precipitate any jerk. However, it turns out that this lady, who died in the already distant 80th, has her own weaknesses and some good feelings.
Laura Harris got the role of the former actress (Daisy), which, if you believe her stories, slept almost all the men in Hollywood. She loves money, and therefore, beautiful and expensive things. Not worrying about how to achieve her goals, and involves everybody into her scams. However, it seems that American political correctness has reached up to feelings - "blondes may not be a bitch all the time!" - proudly declare creators and eventually make from Daisy a lonely and vulnerable person.
Of course, the movie has a lot of other actors - Mom, Dad, younger sister, Georgie, her boss, the secretary in the office ... Characters were very different, interesting and multifaceted. From time to time there are some patterns, but they quickly break down - the characters put into situations where they have to move away from their normal behavior and to show what is usually hidden from prying eyes.
A wonderful TV series with a dose of black humor!
Most recently, the star of Supernatural, actor Jensen Ackles has married with his longtime lover, actress Deniil Harris. However, things might be different if a simple Texas boy 13 years ago from the set of his hobbies didn't selected what was the meaning of his life - cinema and television.
Every year, Jensen Ackles is becoming more popular. Turn came to New Zealand, where on television screens are just the fourth season of Supernatural. And we are waiting for a six season of Supernatural brothers.
Supernatural Star Jensen Ackles and television series "One Tree Hill" actress Deniil Harris have married last month. But if 13 years ago he would not accept quick decision, he could never meet his sweetheart.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, 32-year-old Ackles was obsessed with everything to do with sports, including baseball, basketball, football and lacrosse. But after his baseball team failed in the playoffs in his last academic year, Jensen has focused on the theater.
"My drama teacher asked me to play in the annual performance. I thought: this is my last year, I worked for three years on baseball. I went to my coach, thought he was swept away my head. Surprisingly, he said: "Good. Graduation class happens only once".
He planned to enter Texas Tech University to study sports medicine, but decided to try his luck in Hollywood.
More than ten years in the Major League, Jensen plays Dean Winchester in the second cult hit on television with his friend Jared Padalecki, which is acting as his brother Sam.
"Supernatural"- a story about two brothers who travel the roads of America at their Chevy Impale-1967 fighting with an unusual evil, including Lucifer.
In New Zealand, is the fourth season running in the midst of. But they are still waiting for a lot of interesting things. A month ago, Warner Bros. reported shooting the sixth season, which begins with the fact that Dean is trying to get rid of the hunt for the supernatural.
Despite the fame had fallen, Jensen does not forget his southern roots. He loves golf, riding and country music.
"This morning I asked my driver to turn on to country music station. I'm from Texas. It's in my blood".
Attractive actor performs himself all the stunts in the series, he prefers action to drama. When the series ended, he claims that he want to concentrate on action movie.
"I can walk in bruises, cuts and abrasions, but it's better than being emotionally squeezed. I'm not playing someone who knows martial arts, or passed special training. It's just a kicker-guy from the bar. When he can't beat, he picks up his gun".
Jensen has come a long way from roles in "Seventh heaven", "Sweet Valley High", which were followed by three years in the role of Eric Brady on the series "Days of Our Lives".
He also played in "Dark Angel" in the company of Jessica Alba, and "Smollville" in the role of Jason Tiga.
He has met his future wife while filming "Ten Inch hero" in 2007. In the past year, he played Tom Hanniger in the remake of horror film "My Bloody Valentine.
Now he is torn between California and Vancouver, where they continue shooting "Supernatural."
"I have no great expectations. I decided that I will work as long as I can, have fun for a long time as I can. This is a heavy industry. To survive, you need to build up the skin, and not to take criticism in a personal account. Just do the bests what you can".
Released in 2005 television series "Weeds" immediately became a revelation for many viewers. It is astonishing that the creators turned the genre rules (films about drugs and their distribution), depriving it of its edification and morality. Instead, the audience offered a number of very interesting characters, brilliantly incarnated on screen by very good actors.
The first season is indicative that we are acquainted with the main actors watching their relationship. In the future, it's just nowhere. The drama series tells the story of a suburban town Agrestik, where the main character Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), widowed, decided to sell marijuana. Nice that the creators of the first season balance interfamily disassembly Nancy and her work (so-called dealing), because to watch her in various incarnations (a single mother and aspiring dealer) is equally interesting.
In general, the series is good with an excellent black humor, in principle, it is a business card of studio. The plot develops quickly in different directions, especially successfully obtained the ending of the series. Well, the season finale is amazing!
In second season creators skillfully combine the problems and successes of business woman Miss Botwin with turmoil in the family. Children grow up, Shane and Silas became teenagers.
Jinja Cohen can do almost everything: a brilliant actor (I note, Mary-Louise Parker and Justin Kirk), a strong and interesting plot, likeable black humor-all this makes Weeds one of the most beloved and esteemed by the American TV series. Ideally stored in a rigid line of Showtime, "Weeds" - brilliant worldly comedy about modern American life.
In the third season the main character, probably the first time serious faced "class" persons. Thus, she realized the hard way that not only the DEA - the main enemy, but also in your own environment you should keep your ears open.
Family problems are beginning to depend directly on the business - this forced relocation, and the Shane, Silas, and Andy problems (he tried himself in role of pornographic actor). Other residents of Agrestik also were tied up on grass - this is particularly surprising in regard to Celia - in the end she played a fateful role for Nancy.
The 4-th season is a definite benefit of all the secondary characters. I have not seen such amazing Kevin Nealon, Justin Kirk is so inspired, but says nothing about the children - this is their best season. Situations in which they fall - gloss, which is difficult to repeat.
Screenwriters, led by Jinja Cohen - almost a full-fledged character in the series. First, carefully twisted as this jamb, intriguing as always nice unraveled in the final.
Weeds are still being good. After a series of transformation, rebirth, gulping fresh air, "Weeds" left "Weeds". That is an elegant black comedy drama.
Season 5 was created perfectly. This year for the studio was rather fruitful, just look only at "Dexter" and "Californication".
Of course, we can re-commend the cast, re-allocate Mary-Louise, again praise Justin Kirk, young performers - but is it worth repeating? Cast from the show is excellent, played well believable.
I think the main thing of this season - its ending, forcing us to wait for the summer in order to observe continuation! It will be interesting. As always and with no doubts!
Charlie Mills, Sheriff of Harper Islands, a father of Abby and a man who killed a Wakefield. Wakefield killed his wife. Abbey Mills sent off the island, and when she returned, he hopes to reconcile with her. But times have changed; sheriff has dark secrets that he has no intention to share with her daughter.
Thomas Wellington - the father of the bride. He is conservative tycoon. He wants the best for his daughter, who is resolute against Henry Dunn, and plans to spoil the wedding in any case.
Trish Wellington - beaming bride, who loves Henry Dunn with all heart and cannot wait for the wedding. Trish does not care about low social status of Henry, but she - is "a little Daddy's girl" which became on "the line of fire" between the two men in her life.
Marty Dunn - Henry guardian. He and J. Dee. is all the groom's family at the wedding. Uncle Marty likes to be in the spotlight, he sincerely cares about the fate of Henry, and ready to do everything to protect him.
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