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The Trouble with the Truth

A middle-aged couple views their failed marriage through the lens of their daughter’s upcoming wedding and discovers their relationship was more profound than they gave it credit for. Written and directed by former critic Jim Hemphill, this astute romantic comedy really flew under the radar upon its release in 2012. Starring John Shea and Lea Thompson as the couple in the midst of a mid-life reevaluation, the film was widely praised though little seen.
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Grey Lady Starring Eric Dane and Natalie Zea Arrives on DVD and Digital HD June 27th

Eric Dane and Natalie Zea star in the thrilling drama, Grey Lady, arriving on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on June 27 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Following a clue given to him by his murdered partner and lover, Detective James Doyle must track down a serial killer before he becomes the next victim. Written and directed by John Shea (Southie) the film also stars Adrian Lester, Carolyn Stotesbery, Chris Meyer, Rebecca Gayheart, and Amy Madigan. The Grey Lady DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

Here’s the Grey Lady trailer:

Official Synopsis

When Boston Police Detective James Doyle’s (Eric Dane) partner is killed in an ambush, a clue sends him to Nantucket in the lonely off-season. A murder mystery unfolds, one that draws the guilty and the innocent into its vortex. As Doyle hunts the killer and the killer hunts him, he discovers that things
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DVD Review: "Hitler's S.S.: Portrait Of Evil" (1986) Starring John Shea, Bill Nighy And Tony Randall

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By Doug Oswald

“Hitler’s SS: A Portrait of Evil” is a 1986 made-for TV movie telling the fictional story of Helmut (Bill Nighy) and Karl Hoffmann (John Shea), brothers who become a part of Hitler’s rise to power in Germany. The movie opens in 1931 as we meet the brothers, their family, friends and associates. Hoping they can sway and minimalize the radical elements through their intellect and character, Helmut and Karl willingly join the Nazi Party.

The Hoffmann brothers are eager participants in the Nazi party early on as their mother Gerda (Carroll Baker) provides worried commentary. Factory worker Karl joins the Sa while his university student brother Helmut is coaxed into joining the SS by fencing instructor Reinhard Heydrich (David Warner), much to the objection of his mentor and Jewish professor Ludwig Rosenberg (Jose Ferrer). Tony Randall is interesting appearing as a comic performer for the Nazis known as Putzi.
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'Grey Lady': Film Review

'Grey Lady': Film Review
Nearly 20 years after directing his debut feature, Southie, veteran actor John Shea (Agent X, An Invisible Sign) steps behind the camera again. Once more focusing on the insidious influence of Boston's criminal underworld, Shea assembles many of the requisite elements of a contemporary crime drama, but orchestrates them so chaotically that audiences may be put off by the film's unwelcome onslaught of stale genre techniques.

Shea knows well enough to lead off with an action sequence, as Boston police detective James Doyle (Eric Dane) responds to a 911 call reporting a hostage situation. Along with his partner (and girlfriend) Maggie...
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Official Trailer for Thriller 'Grey Lady' Starring Eric Dane & Natalie Zea

"It all ends here! No more lies!" Beacon Pictures and Broadvision Entertainment have released an official trailer for an indie thriller titled Grey Lady, from director/actor John Shea. The movie stars Eric Dane (seen in Marley & Me, Valentine's Day, "Grey's Anatomy", "The Last Ship") as a Boston police officer who goes to Nantucket to investigate the murder of his partner, but discovers more than he bargained for. The cast includes Natalie Zea as a woman he befriends who helps him around the town, plus Amy Madigan, Adrian Lester, Carolyn Stotesbery, Chris Meyer, and Rebecca Gayheart; as well as director John Shea in a small role. This looks pretty much straight-to-tv quality, but it is surprisingly going to theaters. Here's the official Us trailer (+ poster) for John Shea's Grey Lady, direct from YouTube: When Boston homicide detective James Doyle's partner is killed in an ambush, their dying words
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Revisiting Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman

Carley Tauchert Mar 15, 2017

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman was silly, joyful fun. We take a fond look back at the 1990s series...

A flash of red cape, the S sitting proudly on the chest, the warrior of Truth, Justice and the American Way, Superman has always been the most recognisable and iconic of all the superheroes. After many changes on-screen over the years from the All-American hero in the 1978 movie to the recent darker and moodier version, you'd be hard pressed to go anywhere on the planet and find somebody who had never heard of the Man of Steel.

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The character has had many faces and been in many decades and settings, but one of the best that deserves a bit more love and a lot more praise is that of
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25 underrated political dramas

Rebecca Clough Jan 20, 2017

As America gets its new President, we look at some excellent political drama films that may have slipped under your radar...

Political dramas can be entertaining, informative and even educational, opening up debates and offering new points of view. (When experiencing a year of tumultuous change like the one we’ve just had, they can also be a comforting reminder that, no matter what your situation, it could always be worse...) With the full whack of corruption, war, and conspiracy, here are 25 political dramas which deserve to be better known.

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When teenager Mohamed (Tewfik Jallab) is shot by police, his friends want revenge, but he has a better idea: peaceful protest. Marching from Marseille to Paris, they band together with quite an assortment of characters along the way.
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Bones Recap: The Killer in the Lab?

Bones Recap: The Killer in the Lab?
Need to catch up? Check out last week’s Bones recap here.

If you squint while watching Thursday’s Bones, one of the Jeffersonian’s own might look like a murderer.

When the remains of missing explorer Henry Charles are found, the team learns that Clark was an intern on the billionaire’s last expedition. As such, Brennan orders him to step away from the bones; he is now a suspect.

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While everyone thinks their colleague is innocent, they can’t deny it’s strange that he never mentioned the infamous trek before. Then
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Agent X: Season One Ratings

It seems that people love a good spy story but it remains to be seen if viewers will love TNT's new Agent X TV series. Will it run as long as the James Bond movie series or will it last about as long as George Lazenby did as Bond? Will the show be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.

On Agent X, newly elected Vice President Natalie Maccabee (Sharon Stone) learns that there is a secret section in the Us Constitution. It gives the Vice President authority over highly-trained and secret operative, -- in this instance, John Case (Jeff Hephner) -- who can handle sensitive cases that the FBI and the CIA can't. The rest of the cast includes Gerald McRaney, Jamey Sheridan, John Shea, Mike Colter, and James Earl Jones.

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Agent X

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Network: TNT

Episodes: 10 (hour)

Seasons: One

TV show dates: November 8, 2015 — December 27, 2015

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Sharon Stone, Jeff Hephner, Gerald McRaney, Jamey Sheridan, John Shea, Mike Colter, and James Earl Jones.

TV show description:

After being sworn in as Vice President of the United States, widowed former law professor and Wisconsin Senator, Natalie "Nate" Maccabee (Sharon Stone), receives a gift from sitting President Thomas Eckhart (John Shea), himself a former VP. That gift -- an ornate key bearing a Freemason insignia -- is presented as a ceremonial key to the VP's official Naval Observatory residence.

Using the key, Maccabee uncovers a secret room, behind a fireplace which also bears the insignia. Her Chief Steward, Malcolm Millar (Gerald McRaney) congratulates Maccabee on
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New Elementary Season 4,Episode 6 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

  • OnTheFlix
Recently, CBS served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Elementary" episode 6 of season 4. The episode is entitled, "The Cost Of Doing Business," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting stuff go down as Holmes and Watson get assistance from Morland in their newest case, and more. In the new, 6th episode press release: Morland Offers To Act As One Of His Son's "Irregular" Consultants In Order To Help Sherlock And Joan On A Case, On "Elementary," Thursday, Dec. 17. Press release number 2: Morland will offer to act as one of his son's "Irregular" consultants so that he can lend Sherlock and Joan his considerable resources to help them solve a case. Guest stars feature: John Shea (Bill Wellstone), Reed Diamond (Joel Fitzgerald), Jakob Von Eichel (Pierre Gagnier), Michael Esper (Donald Pruitt), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Amber Bova), Joel Marsh Garland (Manager), Ted Koch (Mr.
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Jesse Eisenberg on Channeling Lex Luthor in Batman V Superman

We’ve gotten a little taste of how Jesse Eisenberg will portray Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but that stuff barely scratches the surface of who Lex really is in this movie.

Over the years, Lex has been played by actors such as Gene Hackman, Kevin Spacey, Michael Rosenbaum, Clancy Brown, and John Shea. Each one had their own unique spin on the character, and next year we’ll fully get to see another version of the villainous character from Eisenberg. In a recent interview with The Diane Rehm Show, the actor talked about how he approached the character and how he will make it his own:

“I’ve always noticed the best thing to channel, as an actor, is yourself. To figure out what makes you angry, what makes you feel vengeful or righteous. Those are the feelings that Lex Luthor has. And use that
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TV Review: ‘Agent X’

TV Review: ‘Agent X’
Possessing some of the flavor of “National Treasure,” “Agent X” takes the amusing step of investing the Vice President’s office with secret constitutional powers, all for the purpose of concocting a Yankee version of James Bond. And wonder of wonders, it mostly works, at least initially, combining a sense of playfulness with bountiful action and, less successfully, a sweeping conspiracy. Al Gore once joked about the VP being addressed as “Your Adequacy,” but this TNT drama – which feels like a throwback to around the time Gore was sworn in – is actually closer to “Your Pretty Goodness.”

Sharon Stone plays Vice President Natalie Maccabee, who shortly after being ushered to her new residence discovers a hidden passage. “You just beat Lyndon Johnson’s record,” she’s told by her steward, Malcolm Millar (Gerald McRaney), who actually presides over the “Agent X” program, which authorizes the VP to tackle threats foreign and domestic,
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"Agent X" - Enter Sharon Stone

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Sneak Peek footage from the upcoming action TV series "Agent X", produced and starring Sharon Stone ("Basic Instinct"), debuting November 8, 2015 on TNT:

"...Us Vice President 'Natalie Maccabee' (Stone) discovers there is a special agent who helps protect the country in times of crisis.

"'John Case' (Jeff Hephner) is the operative 'Agent X' who handles sensitive cases that the CIA and the FBI cannot..."

Cast also includes John Shea as 'President Thomas Eckhart', Gerald McRaney as 'Malcolm Millar', Chief Steward of the VP's mansion and James Earl Jones as the 'Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Agent X"...
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Sharon Stone, Jeff Hephner Talk Stunts, Politics and Action at TNT’s ‘Agent X’ Premiere

Sharon Stone, Jeff Hephner Talk Stunts, Politics and Action at TNT’s ‘Agent X’ Premiere
Sharon Stone, Jeff Hephner and Olga Fonda attended the premiere of TNT’s newest fall television series, “Agent X,” at The London Tuesday in West Hollywood. Guests enjoyed a prescreening cocktail party and a popcorn and candy bar.

The show follows newly-elected vice president Natalie Maccabee (Stone), who upon inauguration is greeted with a surprise and Washington’s best kept secret — Agent X (Hephner). Maccabee has full discretion over this top secret agent’s unseen work, sending him into the field (without even the president’s knowledge) during times of extreme crisis.

The new series merges action and political drama, with an emphasis on dramatic fight scenes. Hephner, who plays Agent X, and Fonda, his Russian enemy, perform almost all of their own stunts. “I was going to go out bleeding if I had to,” Hephner said.

Although Hephner loves the thrills of the show, he acknowledged he’s happy
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Agent X: Watch Extended TNT Series Preview

TNT's Agent X kicks off with a two hour premiere, Sunday, November 8, 2015, at 9:00pm Et/Pt.

Agent X stars Sharon Stone, Jeff Hephner, Gerald McRaney, Jamey Sheridan, John Shea, and Mike Colter, with Guest Star James Earl Jones. Read a show description in our prior coverage, here. TNT released a 12 minute sneak peak at the series. Watch it below.Read More…
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Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor In First Photo From Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Here’s your first look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. (via EW.com)

Eisenberg follows in the famous footsteps of other actors who’ve taken on the roll of the evil genius in both film (Gene Hackman, Superman: The Movie & Kevin Spacey, Superman Returns) and on TV (John Shea, “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” & Michael Rosenbaum, “Smallville”).

Eisenberg starred in Zombieland (2009), The Social Network (2010), and Now You See Me (2013). The actor is filming the sequel, Now You See Me: The Second Act, with director Jon M. Chu. That film will be in theaters on June 10, 2016.

Warner Bros. Pictures will release Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice on March 25, 2016.

In a massive expansion of the studio’s DC Entertainment-branded content, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema will release a slate of at least 10 movies—as well as stand-alone Batman
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lex Luthor

DC Comics

Lex Luthor holds a very special place in comic books – he’s the classic arch-enemy of the most famous and popular superhero of all time, Superman.

Having first appeared in 1940’s Action Comics #23, Luthor has been a prominent figure in DC comic books – and indeed a thorn in the Man of Steel’s side – ever since.

With his iconic bald head, the multi-billionaire businessman has used his brain to combat the Kryptonian hero’s brawn, often to devastating effect, utilising genius schemes, powerful technology and the services of other powerful villains in a determined attempt to take him down once and for all.

Such is Luthor’s importance and popularity as a character, he has followed Superman across every form of media – television, movies and video games – and has been portrayed by a number of famous actors, including Gene Hackman, John Shea, Michael Rosenbaum and Kevin Spacey. Jesse Eisenberg
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Sliff 2014 Review- Northern Borders

Northern Borders screens as part of the 23rd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre on Sunday, November 16 at 5:45 Pm. Get ticket information here

Bruce Dern follows up his Oscar-nominated performance in last year’s Nebraska with his starring role here as family patriarch Austen Kittredge, Sr in writer/director Jay Craven’s adaptation of Howard frank Mosher’s acclaimed novel. While his character in the former film was endearingly befuddled, this man is bitter and abrasive. This tale begins in 1956 as ten year-old Austen III ( Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick) is picked up by his estranged grandfather at a rural Vermont train station. They’ve never met, but the lad is to spend a few weeks with them at the old family farm/sawmill until his father picks him up. The boy soon meets his grandmother, the eccentric, ethereal Abiah (Genevieve Bujold), a nurturing contrast to her stern,
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TNT Hands Series Order To Agent X

The career of Sharon Stone has been nothing if not unpredictable. From big screen blockbusters, such as Total Recall and Basic Instinct, to independent fare such as Broken Flowers and Bobby; from awards-fodder such as Casino, to diabolical travesties, such as Catwoman – Stone has continued to keep us on our toes. Her latest creative venture, titled Agent X, is headed to the small screen – courtesy of TNT and a 10 episode series order – and Stone is on board as both star and executive producer.

The show is written by William Blake Herron (The Bourne Identity), and directed by Peter O’Fallon (Legit), with Armyan Bernstein (Air Force One) joining Sharon Stone in executive producing. Her supporting cast will feature Jeff Hephner (Chicago Fire), Gerald McRaney (House Of Cards), Mike Colter (The Good Wife), Jamey Sheridan (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and John Shea (Gossip Girl), among others.

Taking the lead role, Stone
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