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Are you watching Elizabeth Mitchell on Once Upon a Time?

I hope you are because Elizabeth Mitchell (Gia, The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Claus, The Santa Claus 3: The Escape Clause, E.R., Frequency, Lost, V, and Revolution) is chillingly awesome as the latest misunderstood big-bad on the latest season of ABC’s Once Upon a Time.

Elizabeth plays the Snow Queen, a new character based out of the Frozen Disney franchise.  She brings a new twist to the small, tight-knit town of Storybrooke, Maine and her portrayal of is refreshingly sly, unique, and fun.

Once Upon a Time airs Sunday nights on ABC TV.  Check your local TV listings for the appropriate time and channel in your area.

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About Once Upon a Time (courtesy of abc.go.com):

This is Fairy Tale Land. It’s filled with magic, monsters and all of the characters we all know from stories growing up. It’s real, and so are the people in it. But unlike the “happily ever after” you may have heard about, their stories continued, and The Evil Queen cast a Dark Curse over the land….

This is Storybrooke. It’s a quiet, little, New England town filled with people who go about their everyday lives with no idea who they really are. The Queen’s Curse has trapped them here and placed her in near-complete control. They have no real memories and no real hope.

Once Upon A Time is, at its core, a story about hope.

“For us, that’s what a fairy tale is. It’s that ability to think your life will get better. It’s why you buy a lottery ticket—because if you win you get to tell your boss that you’re quitting and you get to move to Paris or wherever and be who you always wanted to be. And that’s Cinderella, right? One day she’s sweeping up and the next she’s going to the ball. Adam and I just wanted to write about something hopeful that for one hour a week allows one to put everything aside and have that feeling that your dreams just may come true.”
– Edward Kitsis, Co-Creator/Executive Producer

 

Coming Soon: Lisa Edelstein stars in “Girlfriends Guide to Divorce” on BravoTV

Long time DuBoseKnows favorite, Lisa Edelstein (Relativity, House, Ally McBeal, and Castle), headlines an all-new TV series premiering next month on Bravo TV. Lisa stars along with Janeane Garofalo (Mystery Men, Reality Bites, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion), Beau Garrett, and Paul Adelstein.  Girlfriends Guide to Divorce (GG2D), created and produced by Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), is Bravo’s first-ever scripted series. GG2D premieres December 2nd at 10:00 p.m. EST.  Check your local listings for the appropriate time and channel in your area.

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From BravoTV’s website:

Bravo’s first original scripted series, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, follows Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein, House), a self-help book author and guru of all things family, who shocks the world when she reveals that her seemingly perfect life has all been a lie. After publicly admitting that she has separated from her husband, Jake (Paul Adelstein, Private Practice), America’s once-favorite girlfriend finds her career and marriage in a free fall. As she starts to navigate life as a single woman in her 40s, Abby turns to her new divorced friends, rather than her married ones, for advice. Her friend Lyla (Janeane Garofalo, Reality Bites) is a legendary no-nonsense entertainment lawyer who is in a constant “War of the Roses” battle with her ex-husband, and Phoebe (Beau Garrett, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) is a former model and budding entrepreneur who has a very unique relationship with her ex. When she hires Delia (Necar Zadegan, Emily Owens, MD) as her divorce attorney, Abby’s brother Max (Patrick Heusinger, Royal Pains), who fought hard for the right to marry, questions his sister on how she can so easily decide to walk away from her own marriage.Lisa Edelstein stars in GG2D

Abby is on a journey of self-discovery as she attempts to salvage her career, get back in the dating game and figure out her new identity as a single woman. As she hits the reset button on her life, she embarks on startling adventures and mishaps along the way, including her first post-marriage hook-up, a blog post gone horribly wrong, and a Vegas trip that leads to some unexpected complications. And, while in the process of trying and failing to have the “perfect divorce,” Abby ultimately questions whether her marriage is worth saving.

The series also stars J. August Richards (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders), Julianna Guill (Crazy, Stupid, Love), Michael Weaver (The Joe Schmo Show) and Charles Mesure (Desperate Housewives). The pilot also includes a cameo by Carrie Fisher as Abby’s book editor, Cat.

Inspired by the Girlfriends’ Guide book series by Vicki Iovine, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce is produced by Universal Cable Productions with Marti Noxon, Vicki Iovine, Meryl Poster, Robert Duncan McNeill, and Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro serving as Executive Producers.

Introducing the DBK Store!

I’m tired of all the online selling venues and their limitations when it comes to entertainment memorabilia and the like.  With that said, I’ve created my own store with products from my own collections, including photographs, magazines, books, DVDs, VHS tapes, vinyl records, press kits, publicity materials, cassette tapes, and more.  It’s a work in progress so be sure to check back often for new additions to the inventory.

Check it out!

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Happy Thanksgiving Film Reviews: Home for the Holidays & What’s Cooking?

Home for the Holidays

There are two films that I like to watch come Thanksgiving time: Jodie Foster’s “Home for the Holidays” and Gurinder Chadha’s “What’s Cooking?”

Both films are light-hearted comedy-dramas featuring ensemble casts as they prepare for Thanksgiving dinner.

Home for the Holidays“Home for the Holidays” (1996) was Jodie Foster’s second directorial effort and was shot on location in Baltimore, Maryland. The cast included the brilliant talents of Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., the late Anne Bancroft and Charles Durning, Dylan McDermott, a young Claire Danes, Cynthia Stevenson, Steve Guttenberg, Geraldine Chaplin, Amy Yasbeck, and David Strathairm.

The story followed Claudia (Holly Hunter) as she loses her job in Chicago, makes out with her soon-to-be ex-boss, and finds out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend’s family and to have sex with him. Claudia then battles an oncoming cold, loses her coat at the airport, and deals with the travel nightmare that is Thanksgiving. In Baltimore, Claudia’s parents joyfully meet her at the airport and sit in traffic like everyone else to spend the holiday with family, including her quirky, gay brother, Tommy (Robert Downey Jr.), his new friend, Leo (Dylan McDermott), her eccentric aunt Glady (Gerald Chaplin), uptight and super organized sister (Cynthia Stevenson), and her lovebird parents (Anne Bancroft and Charles Durning). Will she be able to survive all their crazy antics enough to survive Thanksgiving dinner?!

What's Cooking?

“What’s Cooking?” (2000) followed four very different ethnic families in Los Angeles’ Fairfax district, including the Nguyen family led by Trinh (Joan Chen) and video store owner Duc (Francois Chau), the Avila family matriarch Lizzy (Mercedes Ruehl) and her family, the Seelig family, a tradional Jewish family with parents (Lainie Kazan and Maury Chaykin) and their visiting daughter, Rachel (Kyra Sedgwick) and her live-in lover, Carla (Julianna Margulies). Audrey Williams (Alfre Woodward) planned to the nth degree a contemporary Thanksgiving dinner for her mother-in-law, Grace (Ann Weldon), who had her own recipes and traditions, her always at the office husband, Ronald (Dennis Haysbert), and her friends Paula (Shareen Mitchell), James (Gregory Itzin), and his Goth daughter, Monica (Mariam Parris).

Some how, some way, these four families come together as they share their own traditions and Thanksgiving dinner drama.

“One Little Pill” Documentary and the C3 Foundation

My most excellent friend and colleague, Claudia Christian, has created the C3 Foundation (aka C Three Foundation) and is trying to raise funds to shoot a documentary called “One Little Pill“, which will take the audience on Claudia’s personal journey through alcohol treatments and as she meets the men who saved her life – Dr. David Sinclair and Dr. Roy Eskapa. The documentary will also meet some of the people Claudia has introduced to The Sinclair Method (TSM) and will share their struggles and their successes with TSM.  She will be filming in London and Helsinki and will share her adventures with us.

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The C3 Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping those who struggle with alcohol dependency and to educate people about the little known, yet very effective Sinclair Method, a medical treatment that saved Claudia’ life!  She is determined to promote TSM to the best of her ability with the dream of building clinics that will provide counseling and medication to alcoholics as well as an extensive education system filled with resources for doctors and therapists.

Donations are gladly accepted via the C3 Foundation website or via the “One Little Pill” Fundly Campaign webpage.