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Kathryn’s Diggin’ The Dirt

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Well, this is a rare treat!  A rare treat indeed.

We haven’t seen Kathryn in a public appearance like this since 2017, and we haven’t Kathryn like this… ever?  Welcome to Kathryn 2019!

Last night (18th March 2019) Kathryn attended the première of a Netflix movie called The Dirt.  It is a biopic about the rock band Mötley Crüe.  You know: Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil etc. It looks like the film ‘drops’ (that’s what the kids are saying, right?) on Friday (22nd).

As far as I can tell Kathryn has no direct connection to the movie. She’s not in it or producing it.  And, I’ve not yet worked out if she has links via a friend.  Either way it is nice to see her out and about.

Presumably the hair is some kind of tribute.  If not… a comb and a mirror for Ms Morris 😛

I’m managed to quickly put together 14 images of Kathryn on the red carpet.  They are all quite small but hopefully I can add to and upgrade the collection later.  Find all them all in the KM UK Gallery.

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Cold Case S01E17 – The Lost Soul Of Herman Lester Promo Update

s01e17_promo_001As episode titles go ‘The Lost Soul Of Herman Lester’ is, well, not exactly the catchiest.  It doesn’t exactly trip of the tongue and gives you few clues as the nature of the plot.

We continue are look back at Cold Case season 1, posting new promo photos on the same day as the original episode transmission.  Albeit with 15 years added on.

Sunday the 14th of March 2004 was the date episode 17, ‘The Lost Soul Of Herman Lester’, first aired.  The plot was featured the 1987 murder of a promising high-school basketball player, the titular Herman Lester, as played by Mehcad Brooks.  This was one of Mehcad Brooks’ early TV roles.  He has since gone on to feature in Desperate Housewives, True Blood and most recently in Supergirl.

One of the features of the Cold Case flashbacks was to invoke the time period with the a soundtrack of music heard in that era.  The show was very good at getting to use significant songs by big artists, though it is often said that the rights issues it caused prevented a DVD release.  Seemingly, the deals were not done with that in mind, or they were deliberately excluded to cut costs.

‘The Lost Soul Of Herman Lester’ is no exception with a very strong line up of songs across the duration.  In the order they are heard in the episode the tracks are:

  • ‘Walk this Way” by Aerosmith with RUN-D.M.C.
  • ‘Word Up” by Cameo
  • ‘Big Time” by Peter Gabriel
  • ‘Niggaz Wanna Act” by Mase
  • ‘Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa
  • ‘Don’t Give Up’ by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush
  • ‘Walk Like a Man’ by Bruce Springsteen

That’s the basis of a good compilation album right there.  Something for everyone into the popular music of the time.  For those of us of a certain age…  A real ‘Now That’s What I Call Music ’86-’87’.  Some really great songs.  Peter Gabriel’s album ‘So’ gets a double outing with ‘Big Time’ and ‘Don’t Give Up’.  Two very different songs are from a brilliant album.  If you want spend a worthwhile few minutes check out the various music videos on YouTube, some of which showcase the ground-breaking work of Aardman Animations (of Wallace & Gromitt fame).

With his obvious connections to Philadelphia it is no surprise that Bruce Springsteen turned up on Cold Case several times over the seasons.  Memorably, ‘8 Years’ (season 2, episode 11) was one of a handful of episodes that only featured a single artist.

Where was I, oh yes, images. The episode title might be long but, sadly, the number of new promo photos I have to bring to you today is not.  Just the one you can see above.  It is now in the the Gallery in it’s glorious full size.

Cold Case S01E16 – Volunteers Promo Update

promo_005Who fancies a look at some new Cold Case promo photos?  Any… volunteers?

*cough* Moving on…

As we’re following the schedule of the original US airing of Cold Case season one, posting these updates on the same date (plus 15 years), the Sunday had shifted to Friday.  At least it has until now.  As you may have noticed, it’s Thursday.  Must be those cheeky leap year extra days on the end of February moving things.

The ‘Volunteers’ (episode 16) story took things back to 1969 for a case revolving around the murder of two people working for an underground abortion service.  Rather than focus on that side of things I’ll look at the other side of the fiction.

A lot of CC episodes have a guest star.  ‘Volunteers’ had more than most though.  Often the actors in these small roles go on to become household names (see Jennifer Lawrence in S04E18, ‘A Dollar, A Dream’).  Amber Benson, better known as Tara on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, picked up this gig a couple of years BTVS finished.  Maggie Grace of Lost fame had one of her earlier roles in this one.  In the same year that Katee Sackhoff came to the attention of the wider world in the (then) new Battlestar Galactica series, she turned up in the flashbacks in ‘Volunteers’.

This episode also marked the first appearance in the show of Scotty’s troubled girlfriend Elisa, played by Marisol Nichols (Riverdale).  It was certainly not Marisol’s first major TV role but playing such a recurring character in a prime time show certainly won’t have done her career any harm.  And, it was the second time we got to meet Louie Amante (Doug Spinoza) the explosives expert in the crime scene technicians.  His help was crucial in solving the case in ‘Gleen’ (ep 2) and he had such a great relationship with Lilly.  It was always a pleasure to have him back.  Surprisingly, he was only in 6 episodes across the whole show’s run.  The last time we saw him was at his own wedding in season 7.

This little update is brought to you by the number 5.  That’s how many new promo photos we have for you today.  Count them.  1 promo photo.  2 promo photos.  3 promo photos.  4 promo photos.  5 promo photos.  Mwah ha ha ha.  And where will you find these new images?  Down Sesame Street of course.  Not really.  They’re in the Gallery as you already guessed :-)

You will notice in the photo shown above that the image was clearly supposed to be cropped before usage, as you can see the stage direction marks on the floor.  As they re-film the scene with the flashback actor in place (see below right) they have to match their movements and positions reasonably accurately to make the transitions look right.  TV magic.

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Cold Case Cast Catch-up – February 2019

A relatively short one this time.  Come on Tracie!  Make three short films and take on five theatrical roles in March to make up for this slacking :-)  February 2019’s round-up of Cold Case cast members that aren’t Kathryn show business news starts….. NOW!

Yesterday (27th Feb) saw the drama series Gone finally received its première in the U.S.  The WGN America network picked up the show for broadcast more than a year after our cousins Down Under got to watch it.  We’ve always focussed on Danny Pino (Scotty Valens in CC) being one of the leads but we must not forget that Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller in CC) is also in ten of the 12 episodes.  Chris Noth and Leven Rambin co-star in the show about an FBI team tracking down missing persons, some of them kidnapped.

Speaking of things that happened recently we come to John Finn (John Stillman in CC).  I should have added a quick reminder last month of the pending launch of the new show The Enemy Within.  Episode one hit the NBC airwaves on Monday (25th Feb).  As is often the way with these things it hasn’t been clear whether John would make the final cut in the pilot or if it was a recurring role.  He has not been mentioned by name in any press releases I’ve seen.  A promo video released last week did have a brief glimpse of our man John.  Also, the 2nd half of The Walking Dead season 9 started early this month.  John joining the latest run of the show was amongst the many cast changes it has undergone.  The loss of the main actor (Andrew Lincoln), who was in the very first shot of the pilot episode, has certainly had an impact on the ratings, but the show has been renewed for a 10th season already.  Andrew is said to be returning to the TWD fold by starring in some film versions.

Resurrecting Resurrecting The Champ: Out Of The Blu… ray

rtc_160File this one under:  Really?  This wasn’t a thing already?

News has reached KM UK that the 2007 film Resurrecting The Champ is set for a Blu-ray release in America this coming June.

Some parts of the world, notably Germany, had a Blu-ray version of the movie years ago but it appears that wasn’t the case back home in the US.  Now, a release as part of the MVD Marquee Collection is set for June 11th.

The hi-def home viewing solution includes some extras but they don’t look like anything new and are all in standard definition so must be lifted from the earlier DVD releae.

blu-ray_cover_001For new comers, Resurrecting The Champ revolves around Josh Hartnett and Samuel L Jackson’s characters.  Josh is a newspaper sports reporter looking for a big story to make his name.  Samuel is a homeless man Josh stumbles across who claims to be a once-famous boxer with a tale to tell.  His he who he says he is?  It’s a film with boxing but is definitely not a boxing movie.

Kathryn is one of the many big names making up the supporting cast.  Director Rod Lurie has a habit of doing this with his films.  As Josh’s older, more successful writer, mother to his son, and estranged wife, Kathryn is the grown up in the relationship.  She’s also gorgeous in every shot.  A quadruple (or more) threat.  She has some great scenes with Josh.  Well worth checking in full HD.

There are various images and videos relating to Resurrecting The Champ already in KM UK The Gallery.  The Blu-ray box cover, above, has now been added.

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