CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation referred to as CSI and CSI: Las Vegas, is an American procedural forensics crime drama television series which ran on CBS from October 6, 2000 to September 27, 2015, spanning 15 seasons. The series starred William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Liev Schreiber, Ted Danson, Laurence Fishburne, Elisabeth Shue, Jorja Fox and was the first in the CSI franchise; the series concluded with a feature-length finale titled "Immortality". Mixing deduction and character-driven drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation follows a team of crime-scene investigators, employed by the Las Vegas Police Department, as they use physical evidence to solve murders; the team is led by Gil Grissom, a awkward forensic entomologist and career criminalist, promoted to CSI supervisor following the death of a trainee investigator. Grissom's second-in-command, Catherine Willows, is a single mother with a cop's instinct. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Catherine was a stripper before being recruited into law enforcement and training as a blood-spatter specialist.
Following Grissom's departure during the ninth season of the series, Catherine is promoted to supervisor. After overseeing the training of new investigator Raymond Langston, Willows is replaced by D. B. Russell, recruited to the FBI shortly thereafter. Russell is a family man, a keen forensic botanist, a veteran of the Seattle Crime Lab. In the series' 12th season, Russell is reunited with his former partner Julie Finlay, like Catherine, is a blood-spatter expert with an extensive knowledge of criminal psychology. With the rest of the team, they work to tackle Las Vegas's growing crime rate and are on the job 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the evidence, finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. During the 1990s, Anthony Zuiker caught producer Jerry Bruckheimer's attention after writing his first movie script. Zuiker was convinced; the studio's head at the time liked the spec script and presented it to ABC, NBC, Fox executives, who decided to pass. The head of drama development at CBS saw potential in the script, the network had a pay-or-play contract with actor William Petersen, who said he wanted to do the CSI pilot.
The network's executives liked the pilot so much, they decided to include it in their 2000 schedule airing on Fridays after The Fugitive. After CBS picked up the show, the Disney-owned Touchstone decided to pull out of the project, since they didn't want to spend so much money producing a show for another network. Instead of the intended effect of making CBS cancel the show, Bruckheimer was able to convince Alliance Atlantis to step in as a producer, saving the show and adding CBS as another producer. CSI was thought to benefit from The Fugitive, expected to be a hit, but by the end of 2000, CSI had a much larger audience. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and CBS Productions, which became CBS Paramount Television in the fall of 2006 and CBS Television Studios three years later. A co-production with the now-defunct Alliance Atlantis Communications, that company's interest was bought by the investment firm GS Capital Partners, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs.
CBS acquired AAC's international distribution rights to the program, though the non-US DVD distribution rights did not change. The series is in syndication, reruns are broadcast in the U. S. on Oxygen and the USA Network on cable, with Ion Television holding the broadcast syndication rights. The show has aired in reruns on the USA Network since January 14, 2011; the CSI catalog has been exclusive to the whole NBC Universal portfolio since September 2014, after several years with Viacom Media Networks' Spike and TV Land. CSI was shot at Rye Canyon, a corporate campus owned by Lockheed Martin situated in the Valencia area of Santa Clarita, but after episode 11, filming shifted to the Santa Clarita Studios chosen for its similarity to the outskirts of Las Vegas; the cast still shot on location in Las Vegas, although Las Vegas was used for second unit photography such as exterior shots of streets. Other California locations include Verdugo Hills High School, UCLA's Royce Hall, Pasadena City Hall, California State University, Los Angeles.
While shooting took place at Universal Studios in Universal City, Santa Clarita's surroundings had proven so versatile, CSI still shot some outdoor scenes there. CSI's theme song was, since the last episode of season one, "Who Are You", written by Pete Townshend with vocals by lead singer Roger Daltrey of The Who. Daltrey made a special appearance in the season-seven episode "Living Legend", which contained many musical references such as the words "Who's next" on a dry-erase board in the episode's opening sequence. In certain countries, to avoid music licensing fees, a unique theme was used, instead. Throughout the series, music played an important role. Mogwai was often
The Hunted (2003 film)
The Hunted is a 2003 American action thriller film directed by William Friedkin and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio del Toro. U. S. Army Sergeant First Class Aaron Hallam, a former United States clandestine operator, has spent much of his career performing covert assassinations in service to the government; these missions leave the sensitive and intelligent Hallam conflicted and it is implied that he was either set up, or that the government became dissatisfied with the results of his more recent assignments, that results in his current predicament. In the wilderness of Silver Falls State Park, Hallam encounters two deer hunters equipped with expensive scoped rifles. Hallam tells them that, because of these sophisticated scopes, they are not "true hunters." They are no match for his skill and use of traps. He kills the pair with his knife. L. T. Bonham, a former civilian instructor of military survival and combat training, now lives secluded deep in the woods of British Columbia, working for the Wildlife fund.
He is approached to help apprehend Hallam, one of his former students. According to the authorities, Hallam has gone renegade after suffering severe battle stress from his time in the Kosovo War; the FBI provides recent photos showing. Bonham agrees and is asked to work with FBI task force, led by Assistant Special Agent in Charge Abby Durrell. Bonham tracks Hallam and discovers his personal effects within a hollow tree trunk deep in the woods; when he emerges from the tree, Hallam is standing over him. Hallam recognizes Bonham, who feigns ignorance, asks why he never answered any of his letters. Bonham attacks, but in the ensuing hand-to-hand fight is beaten near unconscious. Hallam is shot from behind with a tranquilizer dart and the FBI task force, tracking Bonham, sweeps in to capture Hallam. During his interrogation, Hallam is uncooperative and looks to Bonham, who he regards as a father figure of sorts; when he begins to mention a military black operation he participated in, Bonham cuts him off for his safety.
The FBI is unsure of how to treat their would-be murder suspect, Hallam is soon in the custody of his former JSOC fellow operators, who tell the FBI that Hallam cannot stand trial due to the classified operations he had participated in while deployed overseas as a result of his military service. While being transported, the operatives indicate that they intend to kill Hallam to ensure his silence. However, Hallam manages to escape. Alerted to the incident and the FBI team track Hallam across the city and back into the wilderness, where Hallam evades them; as he had been taught by Bonham, he crafts an improvised knife by making a fire and forging a blade from pieces of scrap metal. Convinced that the FBI's tactics aren't working and before more men are lost, Bonham strikes out on his own to find Aaron. Crafting his own knife out of stone, he goes into the wilderness and the search becomes a fight to the death between teacher and student. In a vicious knife fight beside a waterfall, Bonham's knife is broken and he suffers severe wounds but manages to stab Hallam to death with his own knife.
The FBI arrives too late, Bonham walks away without saying a word. Returning to his home in British Columbia, Bonham starts to burn the letters Hallam referenced earlier, in which Hallam expressed his concerns over the things he had done as a government assassin; the film was filmed in and around Portland and Silver Falls State Park. Portland scenes were filmed in Oxbow Park, the South Park Blocks, Tom McCall Waterfront Park; the technical adviser for the film was Tom Brown, Jr. an American outdoorsman and wilderness survival expert. The story is inspired by a real-life incident involving Brown, asked to track down a former pupil and Special Forces sergeant who had evaded capture by authorities; this story is told in Tom's book, Case Files Of The Tracker. Chapter 2 of this book,"My Frankenstein," describes Brown's tracking and fight with a former special operations veteran; the unusually realistic, brutal hand-to-hand combat and knife fighting in the film featured Filipino Martial Arts. Thomas Kier and Rafael Kayanan of Sayoc Kali were brought in by Benicio del Toro.
They were credited as knife fight choreographers for the film. The box office for the film was less than its reported production budget of $55 million; the Hunted opened on March 14, 2003 at #3 in 2,516 theaters across North America and grossed $13.48 million during its opening weekend. It went on to gross $34,244,097 in North America and $11,252,437 internationally markets for a worldwide total of $45,496,534; the overall critical reaction to the movie was negative. It scored a 29% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 148 reviews. Many reviewers noted striking similarities to First Blood, which this film was unfavorably compared to. Rolling Stone called it "Just a Rambo rehash." While there was some praise for the cinematography and the action scenes, much criticism was directed at the thin plot and characterization, the general implausibility. Rex Reed of the New York Observer called it a "Ludicrous, plotless, ho-hum tale of lurid confrontation." The UK magazine, Total Film said the film was "scarcely exciting to watch."However, the film received praise from other high profile critics for the fact it kept the special effects and stunts restrained.
For example, Roger Ebert said, "We've seen so many fancy high-tech computer-assisted fight scenes in recent movies that we assume the fighters can fly. They live in a world of gravity-free speed-up. Not so with Friedkin's characters." He scored it 3 and 1/2 stars out of four. Time
Titus (TV series)
Titus is an American dark comedy sitcom that debuted on Fox in 2000. The series was created by its star, Christopher Titus, Jack Kenny, Brian Hargrove; the sitcom is based on Christopher's stand-up comedy act, more his one-man show Norman Rockwell is Bleeding, based loosely upon his real-life family. Titus plays an outwardly childish adult; the show follows him and his dimwitted half-brother Dave, his girlfriend Erin with the "heart of gold", his goody-goody friend Tommy, his arrogantly lewd, heavy smoking & drinking, divorced multiple times, father Ken "Papa" Titus. Titus began doing comedy when he was 18. After two years of normal comedy bits, his act soon began to evolve to focus around his family his father's heart attacks and his mother's mental illness. One night while performing, an assistant to a Fox executive was in the audience, he brought his bosses to the show. Knowing he had a deal with Fox, Titus wanted "Dad is Dead" to be the pilot. After the series ended, Titus commented that, if one watches Norman Rockwell is Bleeding, "Dad is Dead", the latter "rapes" the former.
Because Kenny and Hargrove came from live theater, Titus from live comedy, it was a unanimous decision that the live story would be shot in real time, like a play, in as few takes as possible. Episodes were blocked and rehearsed extensively, shot on Friday every week; the cast had different methods of working. Being a comedian, Titus never explored anything else. Zack Ward had difficulty finding the joke during rehearsals, but Kenny realized that he was looking for where the joke could be. Watros asked Titus to point out where the joke was, promised to hit her marks. During breaks in rehearsal, Shatraw would work by himself on set, looking for specific quirks or actions that Tommy would do or take; the season two episode "The Last Noelle" is one of Titus's favorites, is based on his relationship with an abusive ex-girlfriend. As a running gag, in most of the episodes there is a reference to guns and/or fire the threat of someone or something being set on fire, as well as Titus's story of how he drunkenly fell into a bonfire and nearly died when he was a teenager.
Cynthia Watros was the first person to audition for the role of Erin, was the first person cast. Steve Carell and Zack Ward both auditioned for Tommy. After a number of auditions for Titus's father Ken, Stacy Keach was cast after Titus admitted Keach intimidated him. Before his death, Christopher's real father, Ken Titus, would give tips to Keach on how to better portray him. Titus admitted that with the driest line the writers could invent, Keach would find a way to make the line funny; this upset Titus because Keach's set-up would be funnier than Titus's punchline. Hargrove has commented that Keach could get an audience response with just a look. More than one episode was censored/banned by Fox, including a two-part episode made in the months after the September 11 attacks that centers on the premise that the U. S. government believes Titus and his family and friends are a terrorist group after a series of misunderstandings -– as a result of his mother's suicide, Titus suffers a nervous breakdown on the plane ride home, Tommy complains to a flight attendant about his mispronunciation of'chicken à la king', to the point where Tommy gets down on his knees and cries "A la, a la, a la king!", Dave comes out of the plane's bathroom gurgling mouthwash, which seems like he is speaking unintelligibly, wearing a towel turban, a robe, shaving cream on his face which resembles an Islamic beard.
The episode "The Intervention" was almost banned, as the censors were wary about the episode glorifying alcoholism, since the story focused on Titus convincing his father, Ken, to start drinking again since Ken's sobriety is making him boring. Titus had to read the script to the president of Fox page-by-page over the phone in order to show him how the episode could be funny. Another episode, "The Protector", was not aired until the end of the last season, as it dealt with the revelation that Erin's niece, was molested by a male family friend who looked after her while her parents were in prison, which Amy remembers because the man had a rose tattoo on his penis. Had "The Protector" aired in production order, viewers would have seen the real reason behind Amy's asocial, criminal behavior, a possible explanation for Amy being a lesbian. If "The Protector" had been broadcast in production order, the references to Amy being molested and going after a boy who sexually harassed her in school in such episodes as "The Session" and "Insanity Genetic" would have made more sense.
"The Wedding" was aired out of order, as well, as the season three premiere "Racing in the Streets" deals with Titus's recovery from the accident in "The Pit" and continues in "The Pendulum", yet he seems unaffect
The Missing (2003 film)
The Missing is a 2003 American Revisionist Western thriller film directed by Ron Howard, based on Thomas Eidson's 1996 novel The Last Ride. The film is set in 1885 New Mexico Territory and is notable for the authentic use of the Apache language by various actors, some of whom spent long hours studying it; the film was produced by Revolution Studios, Imagine Entertainment, Daniel Ostroff Productions and distributed by Columbia Pictures. In late 19th-century New Mexico, Samuel Jones reappears hoping to reconcile with his adult daughter Magdalena "Maggie" Gilkeson, she is unable to forgive him for abandoning the family and leaving her mother to a hard life and early death. This situation changes when Pesh-Chidin and a dozen of his followers pass through the area, ritualistically killing settlers and taking their daughters to be sold into sex slavery in Mexico. Among those captured is Maggie's eldest daughter, Lilly. Maggie's rancher boyfriend Brake Baldwin was among the settlers killed; the U. S. Cavalry refuses to help retrieve the captive women as its resources are tied up conducting forced relocation of captive Native Americans.
This leaves Maggie, her father, her younger daughter Dot alone in tracking the attackers. The group unexpectedly meets up with Kayitah, a Chiricahua, an old friend of Jones, who happens to be tracking the attackers with his son Honesco, because among the captives is a young Chiricahua woman, engaged to Honesco. After the two agree to join the group, Maggie treats Honesco's injuries, Kayitah informs Maggie that Jones had been a member of their Chiricahua band where he gained the name Chaa-duu-ba-its-iidan during his wanderings, it is with the combined efforts of the two families that they are able to free the women, at the cost of Kayitah's life, flee to the mountains with the kidnappers behind them. Knowing they have no other choice but to stand their ground, the group fights off the remaining kidnappers. During the battle, Jones fights the one responsible for kidnapping his granddaughter; when Brujo attempts to kill Maggie with a shotgun, Jones sacrifices his life to save his daughter as both he and Brujo fall off a cliff to their deaths.
Maggie shoots at the last remaining kidnappers to scare them off. She realizes her father's love for her and forgives him, she goes home with her father’s body, her daughters and the other kidnapped girls. Tommy Lee Jones as Samuel Jones/Chaa-duu-ba-its-iidan Cate Blanchett as Magdalena "Maggie" Gilkeson Evan Rachel Wood as Lilly Gilkeson Jenna Boyd as Dot Gilkeson Aaron Eckhart as Brake Baldwin Val Kilmer as Lt. Jim Ducharme Sergio Calderón as Emiliano Eric Schweig as Pesh-Chidin/El Brujo Elisabeth Moss as Anne Steve Reevis as Two Stone Jay Tavare as Kayitah Simon R. Baker as Honesco Deryle J. Lujan as Naazhaao David Midthunder as Happy Jim Clint Howard as Sheriff Purdy Ray McKinnon as Russell J. Wittick Max Perlich as Issac Edgerly The film earned mixed reviews from critics, earning it a 58% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with the general consensus being: "an expertly acted and directed Western, but like other Ron Howard features, the movie is hardly subtle." Philip French of The Observer referred to the film as Howard’s "finest film to date," and Michael Wilmington of the Chicago Tribune called it the "best and toughest western since Unforgiven."The Missing was well received among Native American populations within the United States, many of which citing the use of the Apache language to be spoken and well understood.
Actors such as Tommy Lee Jones, Jay Tavare, Simon R. Baker, others had to learn to speak the Chiricahua dialect of the Apache language, used throughout the film. Tavare has noted that there are only about 300 people still fluent in Chiricahua today, following screenings of the film, Native American students said the film helped stimulate pride through its authenticity; the Missing grossed $27 million domestically and $11.4 million internationally for a worldwide total of $38.4 million. Official website The Missing on IMDb The Missing at AllMovie The Missing at Box Office Mojo The Missing at Rotten Tomatoes The Missing at Metacritic
Young Artist Award
The Young Artist Award is an accolade presented by the Young Artist Association, a non-profit organization founded in 1978 to honor excellence of youth performers, to provide scholarships for young artists who may be physically challenged or financially unstable. First presented in 1979, the Young Artist Awards was the first organization established to recognize and award the contributions of performers under the age of 21 in the fields of film, television and music; the 1st Youth In Film Awards ceremony was held in October 1979, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Hollywood to honor outstanding young performers of the 1978/1979 season. The 38th Annual Young Artist Awards ceremony, honoring young performers of 2016, was held at the Alex Theatre in Los Angeles, California on March 17, 2017; the Young Artist Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1978 to recognize and award excellence of youth performers, to provide scholarships for young artists who may be physically and/or financially challenged.
The Young Artist Association was the first organization to establish an awards ceremony set to recognize and award the contributions of performers under the age of 21 in the fields of film, television and music. The Young Artist Foundation is a non-profit 501 organization founded in 1978 by long-standing Hollywood Foreign Press member Maureen Dragone and dedicated to presenting scholarships to physically and/or financially challenged aspiring young artists, allowing them to pursue a career in entertainment by attending a performing arts school of their choice; the scholarship program is funded by donations including contribution from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Young Artist Awards are presented annually by the Young Artist Association. Known as the Youth In Film Awards for the first twenty years, the name was changed to the Young Artist Awards for the 21st annual awards ceremony in March 2000. Playfully referred to as the "Kiddie Oscars", the Young Artist Awards are regarded as young Hollywood's answer to the Academy Awards, recognizing children for their work within the entertainment industry.
First presented for the 1978–1979 entertainment season, the awards were envisioned by Maureen Dragone, as a way to honor talented young people in film and music who might otherwise be eclipsed by their adult co-stars. Two notable examples that year being young Ricky Schroder in The Champ and Justin Henry in Kramer vs. Kramer, who were each nominated for Golden Globes in the same categories as their adult counterparts. Held in the autumn in its early years, the awards ceremony has traditionally taken place in the spring for more than 20 years; the original Youth In Film Award was a statuette. A gilded figure of a man holding a laurel wreath instead of a sword and standing upon a large "trophy" style base; the current Young Artist Award statuette, is a figure displaying a Five-pointed star above its head and standing upon a smaller base. In addition to the Young Artist Award statuette presented to the winners, all nominees are presented with a special nomination plaque at the ceremony, commemorating their nominations in their respective categories.
Candidates considered for nomination must be between the ages of 5 and 21 and are submitted for consideration by producers or by the young artist's agent and/or manager. Submissions are traditionally due by the end of January to mid-February and nominees are announced about one month at an annual nomination ceremony and party. Conceived of as a way to acknowledge young artists under the age of 21, the focus of the awards has shifted over time to focus on young artists who were under the age of 18 at the time of principal production of the project for which they are nominated. Winners are selected by members of the Young Artist Association. Known as the Hollywood Women's Photo and Press Club, the Youth in Film Association, the general membership was composed of 88 journalists and photographers, who were active in various branches of the arts. Today, the Young Artist Association has a voting board of over 125 members composed of journalists and former child performers. Winners are selected by secret ballot of all associated with the Young Artist Association as well as former nominees.
The various Young Artist Awards categories have evolved extensively since the first awards were presented. Beginning with only 11 competitive categories in 1979, the first categories included "Best Juvenile Actor and Actress in a Motion Picture", "Best Juvenile Actor and Actress in a TV Series or Special", "Best Juvenile Actor and Actress in a Daytime TV Series", "Best Male and Female Juvenile Recording Artist", as well as competitive categories honoring studios and networks for "family friendly" films and television programming. Over time, the competitive categories have been expanded to include "Best Young Actor and Actress in an International Feature Film", "Best Young Actor and Actress in a Short Film", "Best Young Supporting Actor and Actress in Film", "Best Young Ensemble Cast", "Best Young Recurring Actor and Actress in a TV Series", "Best Young Guest-starring Actor and Actress in a TV Series", with many of the categories being split to acknowledge young artists age 10 and under in their own separate categories.
In addition to its well-known film and television awards, the association has recognized the achievements of youth in other fields of the performing arts over the years, including theater, commercials, jou
Atypical is a coming-of-age television series created by Robia Rashid for Netflix. It focuses on the life of 18-year-old Sam Gardner, on the autism spectrum; the first season was released on August 2017, consisting of eight episodes. The ten-episode second season was released on September 7, 2018. In October 2018, the series was renewed for a third season of ten episodes; the first season received positive reviews, though the show was criticized for its lack of autistic actors and perceived inaccuracies in its depiction of autism. The second season featured more actors and writers with autism, received positive reviews. Sam Gardner, an 18-year-old from Connecticut with autism, announces, his father, has struggled to connect with Sam and is thrilled when Sam approaches him for advice. When Sam wants to surprise his crush with chocolate-covered strawberries, Doug drives him to her house only to discover that Sam's crush is Julia, Sam's 26-year-old therapist. Doug pulls Sam away and tells him to find a girlfriend his own age.
Sam decides he needs a "practice girlfriend" and, with the help of his friends and family, begins to learn the social nuances of dating. As Sam grows more independent, his mother Elsa struggles to find a life outside of being his guardian. During a night out with friends, Elsa begins an affair with him. Sam's younger sister, breaks a track-and-field record and receives an athletic scholarship to a prestigious but distant high school. Although she wants to attend, she is nervous about, her concerns are exacerbated when she discovers that Doug abandoned their family for a while after Sam's diagnosis and that Elsa is having an affair. Meanwhile, Julia finds a chocolate-covered strawberry, she accuses her boyfriend of cheating on her. After he moves out, Julia discovers. Upon learning of Elsa's affair, Doug kicks her out of the house, leaving him to complete all household tasks by himself, causing stress. Doug allows Elsa back into the house under his guidelines, although he remains distant. Sam, no longer able to see Julia due to a conflict of interest, fails to find a new therapist he is comfortable with.
The school's guidance counsellor, Ms. Whitaker, encourages Sam to apply to university and join her peer group for students on the spectrum, which prepares students for graduation and independence. Although she feels unwelcome at Clayton Preparatory School, Casey is befriended by the captain of the track team, mean to her; the two develop a close relationship, Casey develops romantic feelings for Izzie towards the end of the season–leaving her wondering what it means for her and her boyfriend, Evan. Without Casey being in Sam's school, he begins to express the changes in his life by sketching in his notebook more frequently. After his drawings are discovered by Ms. Whitaker, Sam applies to Denton University's Scientific Illustration program and is accepted. Meanwhile, Julia deals with frustrations regarding a lackluster proposal, as well as her pregnancy. Keir Gilchrist as Sam Gardner, an 18-year-old boy on the autism spectrum, obsessed with Antarctica. Gilchrist said about the character, "He's one person, on the autism spectrum.
He's a specific character". Brigette Lundy-Paine as Casey Gardner, Sam's younger sister, protective of him Jennifer Jason Leigh as Elsa Gardner and Casey's overprotective mother Michael Rapaport as Doug Gardner and Casey's father and Elsa's husband Amy Okuda as Julia Sasaki, Sam's therapist Graham Rogers as Evan Chapin, Casey's boyfriend Nik Dodani as Zahid, Sam's best friend, a "dweeby and foul-mouthed lothario" Raúl Castillo as Nick, a bartender Elsa has an affair with Jenna Boyd as Paige Hardaway, Sam's classmate Rachel Redleaf as Beth Chapin, Evan's sister, whom Casey stands up for after witnessing her get bullied by stuck up mean girl Bailey Bennett Fivel Stewart as Izzie, Casey's enemy-turned-friend Graham Phillips as Nate, Izzie's boyfriend Casey Wilson as Ms. Whitaker The coming-of-age series known as Antarctica, was created and written by Robia Rashid, who worked on How I Met Your Mother and The Goldbergs as a producer. For a more accurate portrayal, she consulted with Michelle Dean, a California State University professor who worked at UCLA's Center for Autism Research and Treatment.
Gilchrist said in an interview for Vulture, " wrote the script. We talked a ton and I did research and I watched movies and I read books"; the supporting character Christopher is played by Anthony Jacques, autistic. On September 13, 2017, Atypical was renewed for a ten-episode second season. David Finch, autistic, joined the writing team. Eight autistic actors from The Miracle Project have supporting roles in the second season as members of a peer support group which Sam joins, other autistic actors play neurotypical characters. Executive producer Mary Rohlich said the show was "bringing in more female directors and female diversity": seven of the ten episodes were directed by women and half of the writing team were female. On October 24, 2018, Atypical was renewed for a third season. Season one was released on August 11, 2017, consisted of eight episodes; the second season was released on September 7, 2018, consisted of 10 episodes. At Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the first season received a score of 66, based on 20 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews", a score of 77% at Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 5.32 out of 10.
The acting, including Gilch
Last Ounce of Courage
Last Ounce of Courage is a 2012 American Christian Christmas drama film directed by Darrel Campbell and Kevin McAfee and starring Marshall R. Teague, Jennifer O'Neill, Fred Williamson, it centers on the struggle of Bob Revere, a man dealing with what he feels is his freedom of religion under attack by the government of his community and an ACLU-like group. After the death of his son Thomas, Mayor Bob Revere has to deal with politicians removing Christmas and starts a controversial protest. Marshall R. Teague as Bob Revere Fred Williamson as Warren Hammerschmidt Jennifer O'Neill as Dottie Revere Hunter Gomez as Christian Revere Jenna Boyd as Maddie Rogers Nikki Novak as Kari Revere Rusty Joiner as Greg Rogers Benjy Gaither as Ernie Austin Marks as Thomas Revere Bill O'Reilly as Himself Last Ounce of Courage was released on September 14, 2012 at 1,407 locations in the United States and grossed $1.59 million in its opening weekend, ranking 15th at the box office. Box Office Mojo reported that unlike most Christian films that depend on word of mouth, commercials were run for Last Ounce of Courage.
The website said this indicated that the opening was "probably a pretty serious financial disappointment". As of September 23, the film has grossed an estimated $3,329,674. Last Ounce of Courage received overwhelmingly negative reviews from film critics. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 0% of critics gave the film positive reviews based on 15 reviews as of March 2013, with an average score of 2.5 out of 10. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received an average score of 11 based on 5 reviews; as The Washington Post puts it, "Its effectiveness depends on the degree to which you believe its talking points..” Actor and activist Chuck Norris said of the film, "It was an easy choice to endorse this film because its message is consistent with my life principles and core values.”Michael O'Sullivan of The Washington Post said it was "preaching to the choir". Robert Abele of the Los Angeles Times said of the film, "The patriot-packaged "Last Ounce of Courage" has been made with the conviction of true zealots, but the competence of amateurs."
In contrast, Movieguide, a conservative Christian film review site, says of the film, "Last Ounce of Courage ends on several positive notes that make it recommended viewing for everyone." Last Ounce of Courage on IMDb Last Ounce of Courage at Rotten Tomatoes Last Ounce of Courage at Metacritic Last Ounce of Courage at Box Office Mojo