DEEP LYNE — Director Adrian Lyne may have well directed the erotic-thriller of the decade with his 9 1/2 Weeks in 1986 (he also director Fatal Attraction (1987) and Flashdance 1983) which was a seminal hit around the world. Gorgeous soundtrack; Micky Rourke and Carrie Otis in their prime years … and the plot was like an S&M dream come true. A beautiful, intoxicating movie.
HARKNESS SHINES AT BIRDLAND — Sunday afternoon wouldn’t have been my first choice to stage a show, but Sean Harkness and his Unusual Suspects’s show at NYC’s Birdland this Sunday, sported a full-house and a performance that was simply stellar.
SHORT TAKES — He’s had his own show since 1991, but 83-year old Maury Povich is walking away as his eponymous talk show has been canceled. Talk about a good run; these days 3 decades is a record. TV’s Michael Starr, at the New York Post, talked about Povich almost non-stop -like he was on Povich’s payroll- so he must be heart-broken. Check out Deadline’s take on Povich here:https://deadline.com/2022/03/maury-canceled-syndicated-talk-show-1234982475/
AMC’s Killing Eve is nearing the end of its brilliant and formidable run. The shows so far, in their final bow, have just been outstanding. Great writing, acting and atmosphere. I’ll really miss this show when its gone …
Also just finished off Suspicion on Apple + with Uma Thurman and Elizabeth Henstridge. I watched the entire season and still don’t have a clue what this was about …. other than a kidnapping and maybe a robbery. I’m sure it looked good on paper, but what a mess. I’m quite sure the Thurman-name helped. Didn’t follow it at all … HAPPY BDAY Gia Ramsey!