If The Breakfast Club had been filmed like The Real World, it might look something like My Generation, a docu-style drama chronicling nine fictional Austin high-school students over the last 10 years. Every actor plays both 18-year-old and 28-year-old versions of their characters.
Jaime King (Gary Unmarried), 31, plays Jackie Vachs, "the Beauty Queen," who went to Hollywood but came back to Austin with her dreams unfulfilled. "When she's young, she's open and vibrant and fun," King says. "And now she has a life she never would have chosen."
"Smoke Monster Takes Manhattan"? A mysterious, Blair Witch-style trailer for a film titled Cloverfield and touted as "from producer J.J. Abrams" has the many folk catching Transformers intrigued. The film, directed by Felicity cocreator Matt Reeves and penned by Drew Goddard (Lost, Alias), is teased with a party scene set at a New York City bar, soon disrupted by the roar of some sort of monstrous entity, followed by flames and falling debris including the head of the Statue of Liberty. According to the Reporter, Cloverfield features a cast of relative unknowns, including Lizzy Caplan (The Class), Michael Stahl-David (The Black Donnellys), Odet Jasmin and Mike Vogel. Copies of the trailer posted to the Internet, including at YouTube, are almost immediately being ordered down by threat of copyright infringment. A January 18 release date is listed in the trailer's sparse credits.
It doesnt surprise me that no one here ever has any money: There are never customers in the diner or the bar. Sean thinks a jukebox will help Jimmys business. Maybe the Donnellys should have more wakes at their bar. Enough people die every week to keep them in business.Every time Jimmy (Thomas Guiry)comes on the screen I want to shout, Youre killin me, Smalls! The guy looks for trouble. Hes always lying, cheating and stealing. And he always gets away with it. Even if he has to throw a man out of a window to do it. I was surprised at how fatherly Jimmy was with Sean. He really doesnt want Sean to get caught up in the new family business of bookkeeping and killing sprees. Perhaps Jimmy is actually being a responsible older brother or he just feels guilty that Sean already got a nasty taste of the other end of the fist. Either way, I hope Sean stays out of trouble. He obviously doesnt want to go back to school, but that may be the...
Im glad I didnt grow up with the Donnellys. Its hard enough trying to find a decent man in general, but in their neighborhood? I would have been single for the rest of my life! Seriously, was Tommy the only good guy for women to choose from? Of course, that was before he committed murder, stole from widows and beat up old friends to collect gambling debts. And even after all of that, he still looks to be the pick of the Irish-cream crop.Maybe its not the womens fault that they picked deadbeats to marry. Jenny will soon take over the family diner (as suspected, her father is suffering from Alzheimers) and has always seemed smart. Marianne owns her own printing business. She has to have some brain cells. And yet, both ladies married losers. At least Mariannes husband, Eddie, is still alive. The neighborhood didnt need another widow this week. Im also shocked at who my favorite leading ladies are. Of course, Kate Mulgrew...