Archive | November, 2013

SHOCK CINEMA Magazine (#45)

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Shock Cinema Magazine is an essential periodical for fans of cutting-edge, retro cinema. Each issue features in-depth interviews with the most intriguing character actors, cult celebrities and maverick moviemakers of all time and critiques a wide array of film obscurities, including grindhouse action, blaxploitation, sexploitation, horror, science fiction, drive-in favorites, kitsch gems, overseas oddities, and arthouse dementia. 
The newest issue of SHOCK CINEMA Magazine (#45) is available at bookstores across the U.S. and Canada. Or you can order your copy directly from the publisher:


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The Neighbors Season 2 Episode 9

Be sure to catch The Neighbors Season 2 Episode 9: “Thanksgiving Is No Schmuck Bait” Friday night at 8:30|7:30c!


Stacy Keach in The Neighbors


Marty’s father (guest star Stacy Keach) visits unexpectedly with stunning news, dashing Debbie and Marty’s hopes for an uneventful Thanksgiving; Jackie’s parents (guest stars Reginald VelJohnson and Meredith Baxter) learn about human relationships.

Air-Force One

Air Force One


Fifty years ago, on November 22nd, 1963, President John F Kennedy was assassinated by a sniper while riding in an open-topped limousine in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas.

What happened immediately after the assassination? This stirring BBC Radio Drama shares a unique perspective on this historic event.


This shot was taken during the recording of “Air Force One”
Cast Left to Right:
Anna Mathias – Judge Hughes, Matthew Wolf – Jack Valenti, Susan Sullivan – Lady Bird Johnson, Nicholas Hormann – Art Thorne, Stacy Keach – Lyndon B Johnson, Steven Weber – Rufus Youngblood, Tracy Pattin – Liz Carpenter, Janine Barris – Marie Fehmer, Glenne Headly – Jackie Kennedy, Darren Richardson – George.

Drunken protagonist not a winner, but ‘Nebraska’ is

By Lou Lumenick

Film Review Nebraska


Bruce Dern and Will Forte take a black-and-white road trip from Montana to “Nebraska,’’ director Alexander Payne’s latest acutely acted and occasionally hilarious seriocomic look at his Midwestern roots.
A magnificent Dern plays Woody, an ornery alcoholic whose dementia has reached the point where he actually believes he’s won $1 million in a magazine sweepstakes contest.
When Woody insists on picking up his “winnings’’ in person, his long-suffering son David (a surprisingly effective Forte) agrees to take the old man on the 850-mile trip to Omaha, hoping to bond at last with his distant parent.
Along the way, they stop in Dad’s small, blighted hometown in Nebraska to visit his siblings and their families — who quickly try to cut themselves in for a portion of Woody’s windfall to cover his past debts, no matter how much David insists that the money doesn’t actually exist.
Woody’s sharp-tongued wife (the wonderful June Squibb) and his older son (Bob Odenkirk) turn up in town for a wildly dysfunctional family reunion. Also demanding money is Woody’s former partner in a local garage (the great Stacy Keach).
Bob Nelson’s original script, a sort of unlikely cross between “The Last Picture Show’’ and “The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek,’’ offers a biting satire of Midwestern life that Payne sometimes allows to border on condescension.



What’s missing is enough of the sympathy for his characters that made Payne’s “The Descendants’’ and “Sideways’’ so much more enjoyable.
There are certainly things to appreciate in the new film, including cinematography that vividly captures a small town that time, and prosperity, have apparently forgotten.
“Nebraska’’ has enough good lines, scenes and performances to make it worth your while, as well as a sufficiently upbeat ending to qualify it as holiday entertainment. But I don’t want to oversell an emotionally bleak film that’s been overhyped since it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Stacy Keach: I Didn’t Know If My Career Was Going To Get Back On Track

Written by: Stormy Curry, Writer / Producer
Posted by: Jeffrey Thomas DeSocio, Digital News Editor / Producer – email


Stacy Keach is a survivor. In his new book “All in All”, he talks about everything from his up and down career in Hollywood to his time in jail for drugs. Steve asked him if that arrest ended up helping him the long run.
“It did and it didn’t. It did in this respect, I could no longer be in denial about problems that I had with addiction…I didn’t know that my career was ever going to get back on track.”
Steve also asked Keach about his childhood and the tough time he had growing up…especially with a cleft lip.
“I got teased a lot when I was a child and those are things I had to overcome and I think as a result of that I became an overachiever had to excel in everything whether it was sports or theater or whatever.”
Stacy was also very candid about some the big acting roles he either turned down or lost…including “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.
“Hal Ashby was the original director and said I was going to play that part, and they took Hal off the film…and gave it to Milos Forman who then said ‘you’re not gonna do this, Jack Nicholson is gonna do it if he’s available’…inadvertently I turned down MASH. I didn’t know it was going to be the big hit that it was.”
Keach did talk about the one part he did get…and then got to play again years later.
“I had the great privilege of doing it twice actually…12 years later, we did another Mike Hammer.”
Stacy is also co-starring in the new Alexander Payne movie “Nebraska”, which opens Friday.
Fun facts about Stacy Keach (Source: Wikipedia)
1) Walter Stacy Keach Jr.  is an American actor and narrator. He is most famous for his dramatic roles; however, he has done narration work in educational programming on PBS and the Discovery Channel, as well as some comedy (particularly his role in the Fox sitcom Titus as Ken, the hard-drinking, chain-smoking, womanizing father of comedian Christopher Titus and for Sergeant Stedenko in Up in Smoke) and musical roles.
2) Keach was born in Savannah, Georgia, the son of Mary Cain (née Peckham), an actress, and Walter Stacy Keach, a theater director, drama teacher, and actor. His brother James Keach is an actor and television director. Keach graduated from Van Nuys High School in June 1959, where he was class president, then earned two BA degrees at the University of California, Berkeley (1963), one in English, the other in Dramatic Art. He earned an M.F.A. at the Yale School of Drama and was a Fulbright Scholar at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
‘All In All’ is out now. ‘Nebraska’ hits theaters Friday.
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