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John Mahoney’s 10 Best Movies

John Mahoney

John Mahoney passed away this week from cancer at the age of 77. Originally born in the UK, Mahoney earned his US citizenship serving in the armed forces. A veteran of the stage his entire acting career, Mahoney was one of film’s best character actors in the 1980s and 1990s in films like Say Anything, In the Line of Fire, and The American President before transitioning to television. His career-defining role was in the most successful spin-off in television history, Frasier, playing the cranky father of fussy psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane for 11 seasons. Mahoney spent most of the rest of his career as a high-caliber addition to limited series and guest starring in shows while splitting time returning to his roots onstage. His legacy as one of television’s most beloved and memorable fathers is perhaps best summed up by the reaction to his death by actor Kelsey Grammer, who played his son for over a decade. “He was my father,” Grammer said. “I loved him.”

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Frances McDormand’s 10 Best Movies

Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand has made a distinguished career largely working with the Coen Brothers (one of whom to which she is married) and director Wes Anderson.  Both-and the smartest directors for whom she’s worked-have utilized her ability to disappear into roles.  You rarely hear people talking about a “Frances McDormand movie”.  They talk about the characters she creates.  A lot of actors get credit for epitomizing the blue-collar American, but I don’t think any actress embodies that niche better than McDormand, though her range allows her to do pretty much whatever she wants whenever she wants.

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Killing Time – May 23, 2013

Killing Time

Xbox One backlash has now settled in on my weary gamer soul.  I’m going to be good.  I’m going to click my heels together and hope (wearing my Blue Lantern shirt, of course, because that’s how I roll) that I see something that makes me feel something other than Red Hulk-level rage when I look at that VCR trying to usurp my sleek and awesome 360.  At least achievements transfer.  My wife had padlocked the sharp objects until that news came through.  I have 88,000 imaginary accomplishments.  This is at least 87, 915 more than I have in real life in over a third of a century.  To me the math is clear: I need to keep playing more video games.

KT has continued to welcome new visitors from new countries this week bringing our total to 98.  I think Vatican City might be a tough get, but welcome to the visitors from Egypt, Macedonia, Armenia, The Isle of Man, Fiji and Panama who have slain time on the site for the first time this week.  Please keep coming back, and thank you for taking the time to stop by.

The Breaking Bad marathon of nine days and 46 episodes of meth distributing mayhem ended with me strung out at 5 a.m. on Saturday wondering what now.  The show is so unrelentingly tense.  I swear at the end of the fourth season, I thought the series was over.  I didn’t understand why we were going on for another two years and then….my mind exploded.  I can explain it no better than that if you haven’t seen it.

Moving right into another TV binge (I’m perilously close to running out of shows), I’ve started Parenthood and I really love it.  It’s the polar opposite of Breaking Bad.  It’s like detox.  It almost makes me want to get my whole family together and do family type things….and then I recall what happens when that happens and prefer to live vicariously through TV as per usual.  How did you do this week?

The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson
Marvel Comics by Sean Howe
And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Blu Ray:
Star Trek: The Next Generation Movies Box Set
Primal Fear

The Daily Show with John Stewart
The Colbert Report
Breaking Bad Season Four
Scandal Season Two
Parenthood Season One

Song of the Week:  Star Trek: Into Darkness Score by Michael Giacchino

Video Game:
The Witcher II: Assassin of Kings
Borderlands 2 (Level 18 Gunzerker)
* XBOX Live, gamertag: sleeplessdave; feel free to friend me!

Thief of Thieves Vol. 2: Help Me by Robert Kirkman, James Asmus
Essential X-Men Volume 10 by Chris Claremont
Indestructible Hulk: Agent of SHIELD Vol. 1 by Mark Waid
The Unwritten Vol. 7: The Wound by Mike Carey