In most horror films, the frights come before the screenplay, but there’s nothing scarier than the lines uttered by the characters in “Child’s Play” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” Streampix is celebrating Halloween with screenings of four in each of these momentous franchises, and to enhance your enjoyment, here are the most memorable quotations from all of them …
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Put me in coach, I’m ready to play. If it’s October, it must be time for the World Series, and if the thrilling league championship battles between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox on one side, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals on the other have you thirsting for more hardball, Streampix is stepping up to the plate with a variety of flicks that take place on the diamond.
The autumn leaves are falling and the Oscar races are heating up in theaters, now that the likes of Alfonso Cuaron’s masterful “Gravity” and, this week, Paul Greengrass’ “Captain Phillips,” have opened to rave reviews. Why not settle in this weekend for a Streampix feature? Here are 10 of our personal favorites available for your viewing pleasure.
Although it’s been showered with Emmy nominations and critical praise, “The Good Wife” has gotten a little lost on Sunday night in the midst of cable’s big guns—HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “Boardwalk Empire,” Showtime’s final season of “Dexter,” “Ray Donovan” and the new “Masters of Sex,” AMC’s “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead”—but it remains the perfect example of what network TV does best, tearing its narratives from the day’s headlines.
When “Grey’s Anatomy” debuted on ABC as a midseason replacement, March 27, 2005, it was still more than three years before Barack Obama was elected President, but creator Shonda Rimes’ medical drama, set in the fictional Grace Hospital in Seattle anticipated that with its “color-blind” casting. The 43-year-old Chicago native was named by Time magazine as one of the “:100 people who help shape the world in 2007.
From gravity-defying roller coaster rides and sky-diving (thank you, Miley Cyrus, for introducing the sport to a whole new generation in her current Rolling Stone cover story) to theme park fright nights and haunted houses, we like to scare the hell out of ourselves, but it’s so much better at this time of year, when nature dies and gives way to rebirth.
“The Good Wife” returned for its fifth season over the weekend and star, with star Julianna Margulies promising plenty of new developments. The year’s premiere episode, “Everything is Ending” offered a hint of things to come. Words like “civil war” and “bloodbath” have been bandied about, as old allegiances shatter and new ones are formed in the law firm of Lockhart & Gardner.
“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” “Go ahead, make my day.” “I’ll be back…” “Well, nobody’s perfect.” These quotes—from “Gone with the Wind,” “Dirty Harry,” “The Terminator” and “Some Like It Hot,” respectively—have gone from the movie screens of yore to be imprinted indelibly into our consciousness.
Lifetime’s “Army Wives” will not be returning for an eighth season. To recognize the show, Lifetime’s longest running series, Lifetime is planning a two-hour retrospective special with cast members that will air early next year.
A Kickstarter-funded “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (a TV show originally made from a movie)—as well as previously successful TV shows-turned films like “Mission: Impossible,” “Sex and the City,” “Star Trek” and “21 Jump Street”—we turn our attention to other motion pictures based on television series.