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February 22, 2018   Jules   'The Highwaymen' Be first to comment

Netflix announced today what Deadline told you last summer. Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson are playing Texas Ranger Frank Hamer and ex-partner Maney Gault in The Highwaymen from director John Lee Hancock. This was the project that goes back far enough that it once had Paul Newman and Robert Redford ready to play those roles, before Newman’s health failed. Hamer and Gault came out of retirement to hunt down the notorious bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde. Shooting has begun in Louisiana. Casey Silver and his Casey Silver Productions is producing. Joining the lead lawmen are Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch, Kim Dickens, Thomas Mann and William Sadler. Read More here

February 9, 2018   Jules   'Crawford' Be first to comment

So, you know that story about the pot-edibles-eating Toronto police officers? Yep, the one about the officers suspended for allegedly consuming marijuana on the job, going all wiggy, one getting stuck up a tree and the other calling for backup, and an officer who arrived to help requiring medical attention for slipping on ice. That’s a helluva silly story, not just a stoner story. Keep it in mind when you sample one of the most peculiar, bracing and formidably charming series CBC TV has done in years. Crawford (streams CBC.ca starting Friday and airing on the main network this summer) comes from Mike Clattenburg (Trailer Park Boys) and sidekick Mike O’Neill (who co-wrote Clattenburg’s movie Moving Day and Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It), and the show’s slogan is, “Weird is the new normal.” The 10-part series is indeed weird, but in the most beguiling, hopelessly sweet way. It has a fine cast and a style and tone that is bonkers but seductive. As with all of Clattenburg’s work, it’s really about getting along, being decent to other people no matter how strange they are and being kind to animals. Read More here

February 9, 2018   Jules   'Crawford' Be first to comment

Whether it’s the father “Dre” on “Black-ish,” “Appa” on “Kim’s Convenience,” or especially Homer Simpson on “The Simpsons,” when sitcom dads talk, nobody seems to listen. Here then is a novel TV twist: a dad who cannot talk but won’t be ignored. That’s the deal on “Crawford,” a new CBC comedy that begins streaming this Friday. All 12 episodes can be binged before the show is broadcast this summer on the main network, making this CBC’s first major series to launch first digitally. Owen (played by John Carroll Lynch) is a former police chief who lost his ability to speak when he was shot in the head in the line of duty. He communicates, however, by typing words on his smartphone that are read aloud by a computerized voice. Read More here