Movie Review: PERCY VS GOLIATH

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Rating: PG-13 Stars: Christopher Walken, Roberta Maxwell, Christina Ricci, Zach Braff, Martin Donovan, Peter Stebbings, Luke Kirby Writers: Garfield L. Miller and Hilary Pryor Director: Clark Johnson Distributor: Saban Films Release Date: April 30, 2021 PERCY VS GOLIATH is a diverting, folksy courtroom drama. It is based on a real court case, against the food and chemical giant Monsanto, no less. That aspect alone holds interest. The real Percy Schmeiser seems to have been a fairly different sort of person than he’s depicted here, as played by Christopher Walken. Looking up basic facts about him online suggests that he wasn’t […]Read On »

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TV Review: PAN AM – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Karine Vanasse, Michael Mosley, Margot Robbie, Mike Vogel, Christina Ricci, Kelli Garner in PAN AM - Season 1 | ©2011 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Stars: Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley, Karine Vanasse, Mike Vogel, Kelli Garner Writer: Jack Orman Director: Thomas Schlamme Network: ABC, Sundays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: September 25, 2011 To say that ABC’s new series PAN AM is better than the network’s remake of CHARLIE’S ANGELS or NBC’s THE PLAYBOY CLUB is not necessarily high praise. However, PAN AM at least has a sense of real fun and genuine nostalgia for an era when flying was fun and a job that took somebody around the world for free seemed truly adventurous. Let us remember that back in 1960, the […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 News: PAN AM producer/director talk about how the 1960s set series is nothing like MAD MEN

Christina Ricci in PAN AM - Season 1 | ©2011 ABC/Patrick Harbron

With NBC debuting the 1960s set THE PLAYBOY CLUB this fall and ABC airing the 1960s set PAN AM (a serialized drama about the legendary international airline), questions have arisen whether or not these series would not have made it on the air without the success of the AMC period drama MAD MEN. While at today’s Television Critics Association session for the new ABC series PAN AM, executive producer  and director Thomas Schlamme says a good show has nothing to do with its setting. “Television is execution, and not the time period it takes place in,” says Schlamme. “All I […]Read On »

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