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Wanna hear Sylar swear a lot? (NSFW)

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 3rd 2009 8:06AM
This clip from Funny or Die had me laughing out loud several times. It's called Hostage: A Love Story, and stars Heroes' Zachary Quinto as a guy trying to rob a restaurant. It really throws the whole "crazed gunman takes a hostage" story for a loop. You'll see the ending coming, but it's still a very effective short film.

By the way, the police were called twice during the filming of this because they thought Quinto was a real crook.


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Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Snow Day

by Adam Finley, posted Feb 6th 2007 12:40PM

everybody hates chris(S02E15) When you get older and have to actually drive to work when the winter weather gets bad, it's easy to forget just how much you loved those days when you were a kid and didn't have to go to school. My school was always the last to close on snow days, and my father, who drove a school bus, was often already headed into work before they'd announce it.

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Wahlberg and Leguizamo in Kill Pit

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 14th 2007 6:31PM

john leguizamoThis summer, Donnie Wahlberg and John Leguizamo will star in an eight-episode series for Spike called The Kill Pit. The series will focus on a group of Iraq war veterans who attempt to rob a bank and end up in the middle of a stand-off. Leguizamo will play the mastermind behind the robbery, and Wahlberg will play the negotiator who attempts to bring the hostage situation to a peaceful end.

This sounds like an idea that's been done before, but I do like the idea of creating a series that's meant to only last a certain amount of time. This gives viewers the benefit of knowing there's a impending climax as opposed to a show like Lost that will just keep going and risk losing viewers as more and more people give up hope of anything ever being resolved.

The Kill Pit was written by James DeMonaco. Steve Shill will direct the first four one-hour episodes of the series.

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Smith: Three

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 3rd 2006 11:09PM
Smith(S01E03) Three episodes into Smith, and this show has started to come off the rails. It's sort of a mess now. And it's getting tedious and boring, with just too many elements (side plots, characters, etc) the writers have thrown into the mix that ruin the tone set by the stylish, clever, moody pilot.

Anyone else having this reaction to this show?

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Smith -- an early look

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 31st 2006 5:44PM

Smith

Regardless of how good Smith is - and I'll say right from the get go that it is good - the big question is, are viewers going to give yet another show about a bunch of clever crooks a chance, after shows like Heist, Thief and Hustle? I'm not convinced they will, but if they base it on quality and entertainment value, Smith should be given a chance.

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Police arrest man for robbing Lost's Josh Holloway

by Anna Johns, posted Jun 14th 2006 9:59PM
josh hollowayThe man accused of robbing Josh Holloway and his wife at their Oahu home could be going to jail for a long time. A jury indicted Ruben E. Royce, 21, with 30 felony counts for a crime spree back in October that included holding Holloway and his wife at gunpoint while he robbed their home. The robber stole money, credit cards, and Holloway's Mercedes (which he ditched a short time later). Royce was arrested less than a week after the incident, following a stand-off near an elementary school that ended with the police shooting Royce with pepper spray and rubber bullets. Royce is also accused of breaking into an apartment near the University of Hawaii where, when tenants blocked the door, he shot into the apartment to get inside. Yikes! That's one bad dude.

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Goodbye Heist

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 7th 2006 4:09PM
HeistWell, that happened a lot quicker than I expected.

Heist, the stylish NBC robbery drama, has already been axed by the network, Michael Ausiello is reporting at his site (hey, Ausiello has a site? Cool.).

Come on, this was a limited-run show anyway, why not let it play out? I caught a couple of eps, and while I was bugged by Dougray Scott's accent, I thought it was a rather fun, clever show, and I certainly wanted to see what happened next. But I guess NBC needs the hour for another episode of Deal Or No Deal.

[UPDATE: Writer/creator Mark Cullen confirms the cancellation in a comment below.]

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Lillo Brancato arraigned on murder charges

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 10th 2006 11:37AM
A courtroom in the Bronx was full on Monday when former Sopranos actor Lillo Brancato Jr. and a friend were arraigned on murder charges. Brancato and his buddy, Steven Armento, are accused of shooting a cop who caught them by surprise during a robbery on December 10th.

The courtroom was filled with spectators, including the parents of the dead police officer, Daniel Enchuategui. The families of Brancato and Armento were also there, as well as a handful of police officers. An estimated 150 off-duty police officers stood outside the courtroom in a show of support for the fallen officer.

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