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The Good Wife, Ep. 6.13: “Dark Money” plays it safe, familiar, and broad

The Good Wife, Season 6, Episode 13: “Dark Money”

Written by Keith Eisner

Directed by Jim McKay

Airs Sundays at 9pm Et on CBS

After the relative, unexpected disaster that was “The Debate,” in which the Kings bit off way more than they could chew thematically speaking, it makes sense that The Good Wife would return after its brief hiatus with an episode that mostly plays it safe. Accordingly, “Dark Money” is a total comfort-zone hour in theory, replete with the meta-gags the series has grown increasingly in love with, a legendary guest actor playing sharply against (recent) type, and a set of new plots for familiar returning characters. Should be a surefire slam dunk, right?

Not so much. For starters, the principal returning character of the episode – that is, the one we’ve not seen in a while – is Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker), the bourgeois almost-definite-murderer for whom the series
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Good Wife Recap: Cash Twenty-Two

Good Wife Recap: Cash Twenty-Two
Alicia Florrick has a gay brother who happens to be one of her closest confidantes — an inconvenient truth my brain struggled mightily to suppress during this week’s installment of The Good Wife.

After all, to acknowledge the Alicia-Owen bond while big sis made not a peep of protest during a homophobic rant by a potential fat-cat campaign donor (a fantastically nasty Ed Asner) raised some painful questions: Has a heated run for state’s attorney cracked Alicia’s moral compass? Has her desire for victory and thirst for power turned her into a “bad person”? Or has Alicia always
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Long Lost King Baggot Movie From 1912 Discovered by Movie Geek!

King The Detective And The Smugglers will screen at Super-8 Mummy Movie Madness Tuesday January 6th at The Way Out Club

Okay, technically I didn’t ‘discover’ it. I actually bought it off eBay and I guess it wasn’t really lost…but I thought it was! So that counts for something!

Just when I thought I’d put this King Baggot project to bed… they pull me back in! King Baggot was a silent film star from St. Louis. He was a major player in the early days of silent film, known as the first ‘King of the Movies’ He was the first actor to have his name above a movie’s title and the first actor that people went to see a movie because a certain actor was in it. Between 1909 and 1916, he was known as “The Most Photographed Man in the World” and “The Man Whose Face
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The 50 Definitive Relationship Dramas: 10-1

10. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Directed by: Max Ophuls

To be honest, the relationship at the center of “Letter from an Unknown Woman” barely even exists. It’s more of a longing from one side than the other. But the ways Ophuls structures the film qualifies it for this list. For the run of the story, we hear a voiceover, explaining the moments in these two characters’ lives. Lisa (Joan Fontaine) is a teenager who becomes obsessed with a pianist who lives in her building named Stefan (Louis Jordan). She only meets him once, but maintains her love for him. After her mother announces they will be moving, Lisa runs away, but sees Stefan with another woman. Lisa becomes a respectable woman and is proposed to by a young, family-focused military officer, whom she turns down, still in love with Stefan, a man she has barely met. Years later, she
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Bogart and Bacall Tonight - Even Better: Bogart as a Military Madman

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall: From ‘To Have and Have Not’ to ‘Key LargoHumphrey Bogart (born on Christmas Day 1899, in New York City) is Turner Classic Movies’ first “Summer Under the Stars” star on Thursday, August 1, 2013. TCM will be showing several Bogart movies not made at Warner Bros., e.g., 20th Century Fox’s The Left Hand of God and Columbia’s In a Lonely Place, but nothing that the cable network hasn’t presented before. In other words, don’t expect anything along the lines of the 1934 crime drama Midnight or the 1931 Western A Holy Terror (assuming these two movies still exist). Now, the good news: No Casablanca — which was shown on Tuesday, as part of TCM’s Paul Henreid movie series. (See “Humphrey Bogart Movies — TCM schedule.) (Photo: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not.) Of TCM’s Humphrey Bogart movies I’ve seen,
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Casablanca at the ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli’ Midnight Series this Weekend

“Ricky, I’m going to miss you. Apparently you’re the only one in Casablanca with less scruples than I.”

Casablanca was the last movie that the Tivoli showed in the 35mm format (about 6 months ago) – and now you have the chance to see it presented in a sharp digital presentation when it plays this weekend (June 14th and 15th) at Midnight at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight Series.

I there was ever a film deserved to be considered a classic then Casablanca is it, Even if you haven’t seen it before you’ll recognize much of the dialogue; it is probably the most quoted, and misquoted, film of all time. Humphrey Bogart is excellent in this career defining role as bar owner Rick Blaine who has come into possession of two “letters of transit” which guarantee the holders unhindered passage out of Casablanca.
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Super-8 Movie Madness at the Way Out Club in St. Louis Tuesday May 7th

Super-8 Movie Madness at the Way Out Club will be held on Tuesday May 7th from 8pm to Midnight. These are Super-8 Sound films condensed from features and will be projected on a large screen. Admission is only Three Dollars !!!!

There’s no theme this month but we are showing four films in the jumbo, 2-reel, 35-minute format. They are: The Empire Strikes Back, Humphrey Bogart in The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, Charles Bronson and Steve McQueen in The Magnificent Seven, and Michael Caine in The Island.

The other films we’re showing (average length: 12 minutes) are: Bob Hope and Jane Russell in Paleface, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Hammer Horror Twins Of Evil, the Marx Brothers in Night At The Opera, Tarantula, Tura Satana in Astro Zombies, the skeleton battle from Jason And The Argonauts, and the Little Rascals short Hooky Spooky.

The Way Out Club is
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John Ostrander: Bad Things

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My thanks to Martha Thomases for her column this week. In it she confessed to having a fondness for the 1980 Flash Gordon film that started the immortal Sam Jones and Max Van Sydow. It’s bad film and she knows it but she has legit reasons for her fondness of it. Martha, just so you know, the 2007 SyFy TV series is much worse, not even having space ships, for crying out loud! Flash Gordon without space ships?! Talk about not getting the concept!

I say thank you because I had no idea what I was going to do for my column this week and now I do. There are bad films and one CD that I know are horrible but I felt a compulsion to go out and buy a copy of them. This isn’t the same as the weird films of which I own a copy and that
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