Bewitched debuted on ABC a few years after Dick Van Dyke. Its mix of stories about the home lives of Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery) and her husband Darrin (Dick York, replaced by Dick Sargent after a few seasons due to health issues) and Darrin’s work at an ad agency very much owed a debt to the earlier series’ balancing act between the Petries’ suburban home and Rob’s work on The Alan Brady Show. But where Dick Van Dyke had premiered in the early, optimistic days of the Kennedy administration, Bewitched arrived post-assassination, as Camelot gave way to something darker involving Vietnam, the civil rights movement, the counterculture, and, eventually, Nixon. As a result, it was one of a wave of sitcoms from the middle of that decade (see also: The Addams Family, The Munsters, The Beverly Hillbillies, Gilligan’s Island, and Bewitched‘s evil twin I Dream of Jeannie) that tried to offer escape from the increasingly depressing evening news. So Samantha … [Read more...] about ‘WandaVision’ Premiere Recap: The Past Is Never Dead
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Contenders International Spotlight on foreign films: I’m not just telling you about this because I am duty-bound to do so, but because it’s genuinely worth the investment of your time. Following the continued success of Deadline’s Contenders events, we launched Contenders International to spotlight foreign-language features in the mix during Oscar season. Fifteen studios, streamers and distributors participated, with filmmakers and actors from across the world discussing their projects in front of an audience of voters. We had interviews with the likes of Mads Mikkelsen, Edoardo Ponti, Sophia Loren, and Philippe Lacôte. You can catch-up with them right here. … [Read more...] about International Insider: BBC Studios’ Stuttering CEO Search; BAFTA Voting; Netflix’s UK Reality Show Binge
Last year in August, superstar Akshay Kumar surprised everyone when he and his Bell Bottom team completed the shooting of the film within thirty five days in the UK. While sharing the first look poster of the film on his Instagram page, Akshay had then announced that the film will release in theatres on April 2, 2021. Now, according to the latest reports, we hear that the makers of Bell Bottom are planning to postpone the release of the film. … [Read more...] about Akshay Kumar’s Bell Bottom Release Postponed?
To achieve this reality, Paresh Rawal has agreed to complete the remainder of the film in the same role - a sensitive step that is unprecedented in Hindi cinema. The filmmakers and Paresh Rawal have taken this decision to release the film, as a mark of respect for Rishi Kapoor's final performance and a celebration of his inimitable talent and career for all his fans. … [Read more...] about Rishi Kapoor’s Last Film Sharmaji Namkeen To Release In Theatres On His Birth Anniversary This Year
“I wrote this song a couple years ago and just let it percolate for a while, seeing how it would age,” Finneas said of “Shelter.” “When I looked through my music to release this year, I came across the demo and was pleasantly surprised to find I still liked it. Usually, I get bored of my stuff almost immediately. I wanted this song to have an urgency to it when I recorded it, the same way that the lyrics do — the kind of feverish feeling that accompanies loving someone.” … [Read more...] about Finneas Previews Debut EP ‘Blood Harmony’ With New Song ‘Shelter’