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Like They Needed To Ask…

The TV Series Finale website is asking the question that those of us on this website already know the answer to.

Who’s the Sexiest Female Cop or Detective on TV?

We’re surprised it even needed to ask.

I give you exhibits A, B and C, your honour…

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And that’s just 3 images from the Cold Case promos for season 2, 4 and 6 respectively.  I don’t even need to pull out the BIG GUNS!  There’s lots of other great examples in the KM UK Gallery.

In the piece they refer to Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), and a real blast from the past Heather Locklear from (remember this?) T.J. Hooker.  It was a nice touch to list these lovely women but they let slip the real truth behind the article by finally casually dropping in Kathryn.

Feel free to set the good people of TV Series Finale straight HERE.

Coming Soon To Colony…

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The USA Network has published the official press release for this coming Thursday’s episode of its hit sci-fi-ish drama series Colony.  It’s titled ‘Zero Day’ and is episode nine.

Will (Josh Holloway) comes up with a plan to get his family out from under the Occupation. Throwing a wrench in his best-laid plans, Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) and Broussard (Tory Kittles) attempt to rekindle the fire of resistance by joining forces with a new cell. In a bold political move, Proxy Snyder (Peter Jacobson) fights to protect his office. Later, Maddie (Amanda Righetti) corners her boss in a precarious predicament.

The series also stars Alex Neustaedter and Isabella Crovetti-Cramp.

Guest Stars: Thora Birch, Victor Rasuk, Carl Weathers, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Kathryn Morris, Adrian Pasdar, Ally Walker, Gonzalo Menendez, Charlie Bewley

My emphasis.  Presumably Maddie’s boss mentioned above is Charlotte (Kathryn).  Thora Birch (American Beauty) is a new addition to the cast.

This is due to be Kathryn’s last appearance of the season, with just one episode left to go.  We already know a second season has been commissioned but we don’t know if Charlotte will be a part of it, or even survive that far.  It will likely be filmed in the summer, just as this first season was filmed in mid-2015.

Released promo photos and video, and a sneak peak video for episode nine have not included Kathryn at all.  However, I have a suspicion that the two images above, which were tagged as being part of episode 7 and posted a few weeks ago here, are actually for this next one.  The more relaxed clothing and hair style (harking back to Lilly Rush a bit) are not looks we’ve seen so far.  The shot of Maddie glancing back over her shoulder whilst walking away and Charlotte looking uncomfortable fit with the description.  We’ll have to wait and see.

Those photos are in the KM UK Gallery filed under episode seven until we know better.

Johnny Phones Home

johnny_twitter_015_20150510Kathryn’s partner, and father of her twin boys, Johnny Messner has recently been publicising a new movie called Weaponized, or maybe WEAPONiZED, which was released earlier this week on DVD/Blu-ray and VOD.

It’s an action film starring Johnny as a cop who ‘must prevent a grieving father from unleashing a “robotic virus” that he believes will destroy the terrorist cell that murdered his son.’

One of the interviews Johnny’s done was for the website.  He is from the city of Syracuse in New York state.  But we’re not here to talk about him.

As is standard in these interviews there’s a description of Johnny’s history and mention of his private life, which leads us to the following quote from the article:

But the most important role Messner’s taken in recent years may be as a father. He and his wife, “Cold Case” star Kathryn Morris, welcomed twin sons, Jameson and Rocco, in 2013.

“It’s amazing,” he says. “It’s intense having twins. There’s no way to prepare for it, but it’s been… the greatest thing to ever happen to me. And Kathryn is the most amazing mother ever.”

The photo shown above from Johnny’s Instagram is used to illustrate the piece.

Read the complete interview, including a video from Weaponized, by Geoff Herbert on

Wild West Women On The WWW

still_002A lot has been said recently, and rightly so, about equality in movies.  They should reflect the times and the audience.  Of course, a film with a historical setting also needs to accurately portray its period whilst not glorifying the less progressive aspects for a modern viewership.

In most of the commentary on Bone Tomahawk the women of the piece only normally get scant mention as their roles are quite small.  Lili Simmons (Banshee) in her key part as the kidnapped wife of one of the main protagonists has no doubt had the lion’s share of what little has been said.

So, it was nice to see in a recent review of Bone Tomahawk titled The Best Western You Haven’t Seen that British author Rob Wickings made special mention of the ladies in a comparison to other recent cinematic releases The Hateful Eight and The Revenant.

Rob notes that The Hateful Eight‘s female lead is not exactly treated well and The Revenant has only one line spoken by a woman during a brief, and hardly pleasant, appearance.  In terms of the actresses on-screen time Bone Tomahawk may not out do them but the author clearly feels they are much more rounded and realistic portrayals.  Kathryn as Lorna the wife of Kurt Russell’s Sheriff Hunt gets a mention in his article beyond the usual list of credits.  As Rob says:

They are tough, smart women.

Sean Young is the third notable female cast member, thereby outdoing both The Revenant and The Hateful Eight combined :-)

You can read Rob Wicking’s post in full HERE on his blog Excuses And Half Truths as he looks forward to the mid-February release of Bone Tomahawk here in the UK.

Kathryn Gets A BT Review Shout-out

trailer_001_screenshotSince its premiere at the Fantastic Fest film festival there have been a number of reviews of the horror western Bone Tomahawk published.  They’ve generally been favourable.

Kathryn’s role, however, has largely gone unmentioned other than in lists of additional cast members.  This is hardly surprising given that Lorna, wife of Kurt Russell’s Sheriff Hunt, only makes a some very brief appearances.

The website JoBlo has gone a little further than most in describing some of those big name, small part players:

The town the early scenes are set-in comes to life through the efforts of a truly amazing supporting cast of character actors, including people like James Tolkan as a lazy piano player, Fred Melamed as a barkeep (his saloon is memorably named ‘The Learned Goat’), Kathryn Morris, Sean Young, and even Michael Pare. Most on them only have a scene or two, but like the best character actors they make a huge impression and give the townsfolk real life.

One more thing.  Chris Bumbray’s review (read it in full here) suggests that writer/director S. Craig Zahler’s Bone Tomahawk is not going to be released in the cinemas at the end of this week, just on streaming services.  Right from the start Chris writes from the premise that the film should be seen on the big screen and not via VOD.  From all the information I can find Bone Tomahawk will be in US theaters from Friday.

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