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When The Expanse was cancelled by SYFY, a core group of fans, lovingly called the Screaming Firehawks, worked hard to find it a new home. In May 2018, Jeff Bezos responded to everyone’s efforts, which included flying a plane with a banner that said “Save The Expanse” over Amazon Studios’ main office, by announcing that Amazon Prime Video was picking up the show. Fans and cast and crew alike were ecstatic, and all have been waiting for the new season, which dropped on December 12th.
The fourth season is a great one read /Film’s spoiler-free review is live, and while the core of the show remains the same in its new home, there are some noticeable differences that came with the move to Amazon. Read on to learn how the move to a new network has impacted the viewing experience of the show.Episodes Drop All at Once Instead of One-Per-Week
The most obvious change with The Expanse’s move to Amazon is that the entire season was dropped at once versus the one episode per week model on SYFY. There are pros and cons to this change, as there are pros and cons to binge watching in general. On the plus-side, fans can inhale the fourth season over just a couple of days if they’re so inclined, potentially even staying up until 3:00 AM on a work night to get in as much viewing as they can. Instant gratification can be a good thing, and is often satisfying. What is lost, however, with the drop-all-at-once format is the shared sense of anticipation, the reddit and Twitter conversations that take place during the week while everyone’s waiting for the next episode to drop. There’s something to be said about dropping the season bit by bit HBO’s Watchmen is a great example of this, and while I’m sure serious fans will still have those in-depth online conversations about the new season, some of that feeling of watching something communally will be lost.There Are No Commercials
There’s really no downside to this one—being able to watch a full episode with no interruptions is a dream. Granted, there is a cost to the viewer in that they have to pay for an Amazon Prime subscription, but that’s the new streaming platform reality we all live in, and at least with Amazon Prime you also get other benefits that the conglomerate has to offer.F-Bombs and Other Salty Language Flows Freely
A free reign on swearing was one of the things I was probably disproportionally excited about when I heard The Expanse was moving to Amazon. Those who have read the books know that Avasarala swears like a sailor most of the time, and this was lost when it was on SYFY, especially in the first two seasons when there was almost no swearing allowed at all. Characters swore more freely in the third and final season on SYFY after the network made a move to allow F-Bombs, but in the fourth season swears flow freely from almost...
Are you ready for the shocking, jaw-dropping, mind-blowing first look at Snake Eyes, the new G.I. Joe spin-off? Don’t answer lightly. Stop right now and think about it. Think about how prepared you are to witness the awesome might of our first real glimpse of Henry Golding as the ninja assassin. I don’t want to oversell things, but I must warn you: If you have yet to steady yourself for this Snake Eyes first look, your hair might turn white and your skin might rot off your face like the bad guy who drinks from the wrong grail at the end of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. You’ve been warned.
Yes, that’s it. I know – it’s not much. It’s just a stylish, black and white pic of Henry Golding walking up some steps. He doesn’t even appear to be in full costume. But hey, we’ll take what we can get.
Snake Eyes stars Golding Crazy Rich Asians as the ninja character, leading a cast that includes Andrew Koji Warrior as Storm Shadow, Iko Uwais The Raid as Hard Master, Samara Weaving Ready or Not as Scarlett, Úrsula Corberó Money Heist as Baroness, Haruka Abe as Akiko, Takehiro Hira as Kenta and Steven Allerick The Expanse as Snake Eyes’s father, Dad Eyes not his real name. Robert Schwentke directs a script from Evan Spiliotopoulos.
This won’t be the first live-action appearance of Snake Eyes. The character appeared in both G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, where he was played by stuntman-actor Ray Park. He also had a major role in Brian De Palam’s Snake Eyes, starring Nicolas Cage as a more realistic interpretation of the character.
Snake Eyes opens October 23, 2020.
He also played the police chief in 'Beverly Hills Cop II' and mogul Louis B. Mayer in 'Gable and Lombard.'
Allen Garfield, the New Jersey character actor who specialized in playing nervous types while appearing in such films as The Conversation, The Candidate, The Stunt Man and Nashville, has died. He was 80.
His sister, Lois Goorwitz, confirmed his death in a brief conversation with The Hollywood Reporter.
Earlier, actress Ronee Blakley posted the news of Garfield's death on Facebook, saying that he had died Tuesday and that the cause was COVID-19. Garfield and Blakley played husband and wife in Robert Altman's Nashville 1975.
Garfield suffered a stroke as he was set to appear in Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate 1999, then suffered another one in 2004 that led him to reside at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills. A spokeswoman for the MPTF facility did not know if Garfield was there at the time of his death.
Born Allen Goorwitz on Nov. 22, 1939, in Newark, he went by his real name in several films, including The Brink's Job 1978 and One From the Heart 1981, midway through his career.
Garfield boxed as an amateur, worked as a sportswriter and studied with Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan at the Actors Studio in New York. He appeared often onstage before making his film debut in Orgy Girls '69, followed by other big-screen appearances in 1971 in Woody Allen's Bananas and The Organization, starring Sidney Poitier.
Often playing jumpy types, he worked for Francis Ford Coppola in The Conversation 1974 and The Cotton Club 1984 and for Wim Wenders in A State of Things 1982 and Until the End of the World 1991.
He also portrayed Louis B. Mayer in Gable and Lombard 1976 and police chief Harold Lutz in Beverly Hills Cop II 1987, and his résumé also included roles in Teachers 1984, Desert Bloom 1986, Dick Tracy 1990, Destiny Turns on the Radio 1995 and The Majestic 2001.
"The reason I didChief Zabu is that Allen Garfield is from the Actors Studio, I'm from the Actors Studio, and we worked together there on stuff," actress Marianna Hill said in a 2016 interview with Shaun Chang for the Hill Place blog. "Allen Garfield happens to be a great actor. He's a really underrated actor. Allen was the hardest-working actor, but nobody realizes that about him because he seems to be a natural."
Source: Hollywood Reporter