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Cold Case S03E16 – One Night Photos Update

still_009A slightly different one this week.  For a start, no new HD screencaps.  For ‘One Night’ (episode 16 of Cold Case season 3) we brought you those a while back.  They’re still in the Gallery for your enjoyment.  Secondly, ‘One Night’ is one of those few episodes with a live victim.  An unidentified man presents himself to the police admitting to an earlier killing.  During interrogation our suspect begins to get into the heads of the detectives.  Creepy.

Last of the differences is that instead of new screencaps we have new and updated high quality promo/still photos.  Number 5 is bigger than before, the rest are new.  All are high resolution.  To mark the 15th anniversary of this episode airing for the first time on US TV those images can now be found in the the Gallery.

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Cold Case S03E15 – Sanctuary Full HD Screencaps

Cold_Case_s03e15_1080p_085This was quite a Scotty (Danny Pino) focused episode, as it related to a old undercover job he had in a previous role with the vice squad.  Doesn’t mean we can’t get our regular fix of Kathryn as Lilly though.

After the broken up schedule over Xmas, the new year, and the first few months of a that new year, Cold Case gets into a run of new episodes starting here.  ‘Here’ being the 12th of March 2006.  And here we are 15 years later looking back at Sanctuary from season 3 of the show.

There is now a comparatively modest 137 (Full HD, 1080p) new screencaps in the Gallery.

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Update (18th March 2021): In the haste to get this article posted originally, a couple of large sized promo photo updates were missed out. The Promos & Stills album in the Gallery now has an improved version of image number 2 and a new 3rd image.

Cold Case S03E14 – Dog Day Afternoons Full HD Screencaps

Cold_Case_s03e14_1080p_146After the usual early year hiatus Cold Case returned to season 3 in late February 2006, 15 years ago today (26th Feb), with ‘Dog Day Afternoon’. KM UK returns with its on-going series of image updates.  The story of this episode involves a group of masked (at least they are complying with current regulations!) bank robbers seemingly revisiting the scene of a previous crime.  The case of the death of a young bank teller in 2000 is re-opened by Lilly and the gang.

Speaking of Lilly, hardly a surprise as this site is practically all about her, she re-opens a case of her own.  More of a pandora’s box than an evidence box.  And it is clearly a crime of passion.  Ray the motorcycle man rides back into town.  But does he get back in to Lilly’s… good books?

Hoping to improve your dog day of an afternoon are 288 (Full HD, 1080p) new screencaps in the Gallery.

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Stand-ins – Credit Where Credit Is Due

Stand-ins_061Sometimes you don’t get the credit you deserve.  Sometimes someone takes credit for your work.  And then there’s the film business, where you get the credit but somehow it is still not you.

All of which fits in so very well with the topic of the film we are going to talk about here.

Stand-ins_002Stand-ins is a 1997 film starring Jordan Ladd (Death Proof), Daphne Zuniga (Spaceballs), and Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy).  It is very play-like with just a small number of characters mostly in a single setting.  Our leading ladies are in fact not leading ladies.  They are movie stand-ins, look-alikes that take the place of the real stars for parts that don’t clearly identify the person, such as an over the shoulder camera shot.  Think stunt performer but less dangerous.

The story is set in the 1930s in what is often called the Golden Age of Cinema.  It centres around a meeting of a group of these stand-ins at a birthday celebration for one of them.  Each of them had dreams of making it big in Hollywood but has found themselves in this anonymous profession standing-in for the likes of Greta Garbo, Rita Hayworth, Bette Davis, Jean Harlow, and Marlene Detrich.  The audiences sees them all the time but doesn’t know them at all.

Stand-ins_039Kathryn, mis-credited as Katherine Morris (perhaps they just copied Ms. Heigl’s spelling), is only in the very first couple of minutes of this one.  She doesn’t have any lines as such, just some grunting and crying.  Kathryn plays a ‘legitimate actress’, unlike our leads.  I’m not sure what the implications of stating the actor or the films they star in are ‘legit’.  The mind boggles.  A shown news article (typo-ridden headline and all) says that her character, Lillian ‘Peg’ Entwhistle, killed herself by jumping off the Hollywood sign.  I think Kathryn could legitimately claim a stunt acting credit as well for climbing a frame structure in uncomfortable and inappropriate shoes, and a skirt.

I feel like we’ve finally been able to give Kathryn the credit for this one, as it has passed largely unnoticed for so many years.

Stand-ins_004On KM UK we definitely do our best to give credit where it is due.  We very much stand on the shoulders of giants and benefit from other’s generosity.  In this case the credit goes to Mel Smith.  Recently, Mel very kindly reached out to me about Kathryn being in this film.  I was sceptical but checked it out and was happy to find out it was true.  Over the years I’d stumbled across places suggesting Kathryn was in this film but have been burnt too often.  The name was spelt differently and by the projects 1997 release, Kathryn’s career was reasonably well established, even allowing for a year or so ahead of then for the filming to have actually taken place.  Only one site I’ve found has linked the mis-credit to Kathryn.  I’ve submitted a correction to IMDb about this, though they have yet to correct the obvious error over Malibu Hot Summer (aka Sizzle Beach USA) so I’m not holding my breath on this one.

Stand-ins is available on various video platforms including Amazon Prime, and DVD in some territories.  The Amazon US page with a video of the opening sequence, and a link to Prime version, is HERE.

There are a small collection of screencaps and a short video clip from Stand-ins now in the Gallery.

Cold Case Cast Catch-up – January 2021

tracie_thoms_001_430x180Welcome to the first Cold Case Catch-up post of 2021.  For anyone new here (where have you been?), these monthly articles are where we take a look at the on-going careers of the main actors (and a couple of significant players behind the scenes) in Cold Case that aren’t Kathryn Morris.  Clearly this site is focused on the show’s lead actor, but we recognise that fans of the show are interested in the others as well.  These posts are just brief round-ups, and not an attempt to be comprehensive or up to the minute.

The continuing world wide situation with you-know-what means that production on TV shows and movies is being hit.  Newly enforced lockdowns has halted production on many.  This will inevitably impact the amount of news we can report, but we’ll bring you what we can.

Starting as we expect to go on, we’ll start with Tracie Thoms (Kat Millar on CC), because she is incredibly prolific, is constantly working, and crosses genres.  Tracie reprised her occasional guest role on the Fox TV multi-emergency service drama series 9-1-1.  Her Karen Wilson was back in last Monday’s (25th Jan) episode and will continue in tomorrow’s (1st Feb).  In July of last year we reported that Tracie would be taking a role in a new series called Blood Relative, also due to be on Fox.  It is a crime drama based on a newspaper article about two women combining forensics and genealogy to solve mysteries.  News broke a couple of weeks ago that Tracie would not be taking the role due to conflicts caused by the pandemic.  Dawnn Lewis (Carmen Sandiego) will be replacing her.  Changes in casting like this are very common as the project developers.  As far as I can tell the show is still in the works but may have been rolled over to the next pilot season later this year or early next.  Speaking of rolling over, there is another project that Tracie looks to have been involved in last year that I’ve only just noticed.  Not sure if I missed it (very likely) or it has only recently appeared on IMDb.  Either way, it is a short film called BTSD by Terry Gingles.  The initialisation stands for Black Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The film looks at the effects on the wider black society of violence perpetrated against it.  Assuming the film has been made it will probably be submitted to various short film festivals during this year.

A couple of bits of release news for Danny Pino (Scotty Valens in CC).  First up, the film Fatale, starring Michael Ealy (The Perfect Guy) and Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby), in which Danny plays Hilary’s politician husband was briefly in cinemas in December and made available on VOD platform in January.  If you are in America want to get your hands on a physical format the Blu-ray and DVD versions will be available on the 2nd of March 2021.  You can find it HERE on the USA version of Amazon.  Secondly, the film Dear Evan Hansen, based on an award winning Broadway musical which we spoke about a few times last year has had a release date announced.  It is set for a North American première for the 24th of September 2021.  Danny’s role, the husband of Amy Adam’s character, has been created especially for the film and is not in the stage version.

Another possibly example of ‘one that got passed me’ is news of John Finn (John Stillman in CC) in another Irish project.  A few years ago John starred in an Irish TV mini-series called An Bronntanas about a lifeboat crew faced with a dilemma after discovering a stash of drugs on fishing boat.  John must have strong ties to the old country as it looks like he went back last year to star in another TG4 network show.  This one is called Is Olc an Ghaoth and was released as a TV special in early November.  If my research is correct (and feel free to tell me how wrong I am in the comments) the name means something like ‘it’s a bad wind’.  The project is a 3 part overlapping drama set during the current pandemic, and explores issues around death and how social distancing etc. impact the normal ways of dealing with it.  I am presuming that John’s character of Mairtín is largely seen in flashback form as the first part of the series sees his body brought back from America in a coffin.  The weight of casket and body is a factor.

A quick reminder that Jeremy Ratchford (Nick Vera in CC) is guest starring role in an episode of Everyone Is Doing Great was available on the Hulu plaform from the 13th of January.  The episode is number 6 and is called “What Are You Afraid Of” (no ‘?’ ?).  You can read more about that in the December 2020 CCCC-up.

The mobile-only, short-form video platform Quibi underwent a real roller-coaster ride in 2020.  If that roller-coaster was all down hill after a very short climb.  It could have been brilliant.  It was launched at a time when smartphones with access to high speed networks were becoming ubiquitous.  The less than 10 minute long videos with a strong narrative element was chosen to fit in well with people’s busy lives and short attention spans.  The platform had considerable creative talent and industry heavyweights backing it.  Unfortunately it launched a few weeks into a global pandemic taking hold, when many people had a lot of time at home on their hands, and were willing to binge watch whole series of traditional TV dramas.  In December the towel was thrown in to little fanfare.  It was a brave venture when we all have access to YouTube, amongst other existing options.  The CC writer producer Veena Sud was one of those talents brought in make quality content for the platform.  Her 10 part drama series, The Stranger, is amongst the many pieces of Quibi content that has find a new home on the streaming platform Roku.  The deal done in early January, marks something of a departure for Roku as they don’t currently do much original content.  This expected to change as they attempt to compete with other streamers like Apple TV+ and Disney+.

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