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Anthony Hopkins


Ed Helms


D.B. Sweeney


Richard Edson


Clayne Crawford


Howard Hesseman


Tess Harper


Winona Ryder


Robert Duvall


Jared Leto


John Travolta


Matthew McConaughey


Laura Dern


Steven Seagal


Tom Berenger

Kurtwood Smith News





Blu-ray Review/Interview: Actor Kurtwood Smith Talks Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams And Robocop

January 23rd, 2012 12:45pm EST
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Two films opposite when it comes to story, but still share a connection in the form of a five-star layered and inspired performance by the great Robin Williams. We’re talking "Dead Poets Society" and "Good Morning, Vietnam" (both out now on Blu-ray from Buena Vista/Touchstone Home Entertainment) - two movies with equal parts drama and comedy that leave a lingering impact. We’re celebrating their release on Blu-ray with a review of each, plus we’re giving fans a little "Dead Poets Society" insight via a chat with the devoted heavy-handed father of Robert Sean Leonard’s character Neil Mr. P...
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'Chaos' Advance Review

March 31st, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Chaos
For personal reasons, spy series have always intrigued me. And we've seen that humor can mix with espionage (see Burn Notice). So why is Chaos neither intriguing nor funny?

For one, it's just too cute. Like the main character, fresh-faced CIA newbie Rick Martinez (Freddy Rodriguez), the entire pilot is overeager. It's trying too hard to be funny, which has the effect of making it painfully not funny. For example, I gather that we're supposed to be amused that we're talking about Clandestine Administration and Oversight Services, because we can call it CHAOS, which is also the title o...
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Rumer Willis To Guest Star On 'Medium'

March 12th, 2009 10:15am EDT
Rumer Willis
Rumer Willis, Balthazar Getty and Anjelica Huston guest star in a powerful episode of NBC's "Medium" this spring titled, "The First Bite Is The Deepest."

Patricia Arquette stars as well as directs for the second time this season and Anjelica Huston reprises her Emmy nominated role of Cynthia Keener, a private investigator who worked with Allison Dubois last season and is now serving time in prison for the murder of her daughter's killer.

In the episode, Keener reaches out to Allison for help when a friend (Willis) turns up missing. Allison learns the missing young woman was a k...
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'That '70s Show: The Complete Series Stash Box' On DVD Today; Win It!

October 14th, 2008 12:27pm EDT
That 70s Show
Hop back into the Vista Cruiser and flashback to the very beginning to experience the entire groovy series that defined a decade when "That '70s Show" - The Complete Series Stash Box boogies onto DVD October 14th from Fox Home Entertainment. Centered around the hilarious hi-jinks of a group of Wisconsin teens coming-of-age, "That '70s Show" launched the careers of series stars Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), Ashton Kutcher (What Happens In Vegas, "Punked"), Wilmer Valderrama (Unaccompanied Minors), Mila Kunis (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Laura Prepon ("October Road") and Danny Masterson (Caper...
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TV: What Makes A New Show Successful?

September 22nd, 2008 11:42am EDT
Mad Men
During the 2007-2008 television season, the major networks premiered thirty-four new series, but only eleven of those shows will be coming back for a second run. This fall, a handful of new shows will take their shot at finding their audience. So, what is it that makes a show successful? What makes them fail? When it comes down to it, a show will have to have good writing for people to want to keep watching it, but it is getting the viewers to watch in the first place that is the challenging task. Of course, there are many different strategies to attract viewers and stay on the air, an...
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Must See (Or At Least Must TiVo) New Comedies This Fall Season

August 25th, 2008 9:01am EDT
Kath & Kim
With the new fall season just around the corner (where did the summer go?), there are a slew of new comedies on the horizon that network marketing execs want you to believe are the most revolutionary things since the invention of color television.

Due to the recent writers' strike, a good chunk of these programs got pushed through to series without networks even seeing a pilot episode. So how can viewers weed through them to find the deep belly laughs amid piles of mere canned chuckles? That's where we come in. Here we break it down night by night and highlight what is worth a try ...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters L Through Z

May 29th, 2008 10:45am EDT
Danny Trejo
Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy." Part Two: Letters L-Z. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here.

Stubborn General or Muslim, Harry Lennix

Lennix played Lock, the unbelieving general in Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions. He appeared in short bursts in TV shows such as Diagnosis Murder and ER before a longer stay on Commander in Chief. He played a Moor in Titus and a Muslim in 24. He is currently s...
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CBS Adds New Night Of Comedy, Not Much Else For 2008-09 Season

May 15th, 2008 10:59am EDT
New Adventures of Old Christine
Every year, the upfront presentations have a different theme. Ok, so that's not always the case, but it would be pretty cool if it was, right? This year, however, there definitely seems to be a theme emerging. NBC's presentation in April, which seemed to be heralding in an era of change, proved to be a red herring. As this week has shown us, the theme this year is not change. It is stability.

For CBS, leader in overall viewers for the past several seasons (although it is being challenged by Fox in that category this year), sticking with the status quo makes sense. Due to that fac...
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Latest Episode Of 'Medium' Contains A Gray Morality

April 17th, 2008 2:52pm EDT
Medium
Either the "Medium" writers are starting to read these reviews, or they simply came to the same conclusions about the often black and white approach to the show. The best shows dance along the thin gray line and are the better for it, so it seems that "Medium" is catching on.

First there was the tragic storyline with Anjelica Huston's character avenging her daughter's murder, and now there is the return of Kurtwood Smith's character from two seasons ago. He played FBI Agent Cooper, a man with a twisted sense of vigilante justice that hunts murderers when the system fails to put them i...
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Dave Matthews To Guest Star on 'House'

January 8th, 2007 10:25am EST
Dave Matthews
Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist and actor Dave Matthews, founder of the Dave Matthews Band, will guest-star on an upcoming episode of House. Matthews will play “Patrick,” a savant and virtuoso pianist who suffered a severe neurological impairment as the result of an accident when he was a child.

Kurtwood Smith will guest-star as a former physician and Patrick’s father, who must make a potentially life-altering decision about his son’s treatment. The episode is directed by executive producer Katie Jacobs and is tentatively scheduled to air in March. "House" a...
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Cartoon Network Begins Production On 'Squirrel Boy'

December 1st, 2005 11:49am EST
Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network announced today that production has begun on its latest animated series, Squirrel Boy. Created and executive-produced by Everett Peck, 13 half-hour episodes are being produced at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, Calif. The series is scheduled to debut in Summer 2006.

Squirrel Boy tells the classic tale of a squirrel and his boy. Ten year-old Andy's best friend and pet (in that order) is Rodney, a know-it-all squirrel with a lot of big ideas. These two "partners in crime" lead each other into all sorts of adventures in Andy's backyard and throughout the neighborh...
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