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Monday, April 18, 2011

Apes will rise... 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Trailer HD -It's James Franco's fault -again!; USA's Covert Affairs back June 7

'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Trailer HD:

Starring James Franco, Andy Serkis & Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), co-starring John Lithgow, Brian Cox and Tyler Labine.
Directed by Rupert Wyatt, opening August 5th in U.S.


And when they rise, trust me, they will rise quickly in South Florida!

'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Teaser Trailer: Five Key Scenes
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By Terri Schwartz Apr 14 2011 1:15 PM EDT


"Rise of the Planet of the Apes": Science's worst idea yet, Everyone's favorite overextended performance artist finds his latest challenge: Stopping the super-monkeys,

By Drew Grant
April 14, 2011


Interview with director Rupert Wyatt

"Rise" co-star Tyler Labine was brilliant as conspiracy-minded 'big picture' blogger Dave Groves in the South Florida-set ABC-TV sci-fi drama "Invasion," from 2005-06.
A personal favorite, his clever riffs about pop culture and sociology were the best on TV since the heyday of the Gilmore Girls.

Also great on that show was longtime HBB favorite
Kari Matchett as Dr. Mariel Underlay, where she played the sexy and brainy ex-wife of former CSI:Miami star Eddie Cibrian's Russell Varon, an Everglades Park ranger.

Her role as smart, clever and drop-dead-gorgeous Dr. Mariel Underlay from Homestead, made me a fan of "Invasion" from Pilot 'till its untimely cancellation.
Though my public policy views on immigration run more towards
FAIR's than the Miami Herald's editorial board, she was the only South Florida "alien" I'd ever be happy to roll the red carpet out for.
I loved this show and so did most of my friends!

Obviously, I wasn't the only one to take notice, witness her terrific work in a succession in great roles on
24, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and E.R.

More recently, Matchett has been playing a shrewd CIA administrator who is the wife of a fellow Langley administrator (Peter Gallagher) and the boss of a newbie CIA agent played by the amazing Piper Perabo, in USA Network's breakout-hit from last year, Covert Affairs, which starts up Season 2 on June 7th.

It's a terrific show and is actually fun to watch because of both the clever originality of the writing, the whole secrecy angle, and the amazing Piper Perabo, whom I've always, always, always liked, whether in good films or so-so ones.

And yes, I already know, no need to remind me via emails from Saskatchewan
: Matchett's another of the many drop-dead gorgeous Canadian woman on American TV.

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