Poppy Montgomery Would Like To Be Briefly ‘Unforgettable’

149The CBS mystery/drama Unforgettable is one of the most enjoyable shows on during the Summer. The series focuses on NYPD police detective Carrie Wells, played by Poppy Montgomery. Her character has a very unique medical condition called hyperthymesia, which is the ability to remember everything–including exact days and events that took place.

While hyperthymesia seems like something made up, it’s not. In fact, actress Marilu Henner has the condition and has displayed her abilities on many talk shows. During a press event for Unforgettable, Montgomery was asked whether she thought it would be a blessing or a curse to have hyperthymesia, and Montgomery said that after talking to Marilu Henner she has very mixed feelings. (Click on the media bar below to hear Poppy Montgomery)

Unforgettable airs Sunday night on CBS.

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When It Comes To Big Screen Adaptations ‘The Leftovers’ Author Tom Perrotta Knows When To Let Go

147Airing Sunday nights on HBO, THE LEFTOVERS is a character driven drama about the aftermath of a ‘rapture’-like event that leaves the world frightened and grieving over the mysterious global disappearance of over 140 million people. Beautifully adapted by DAMON LINDELOF from the best selling novel by TOM PERROTTA, THE LEFTOVERS is a delicious combination of creepy and cool.

When it comes to cinematic adaptations, PERROTTA has been luckier than a lot of best selling authors. In 1999, ALEXANDER PAYNE wowed the critics with his theatrical adaptation of PERROTTA’S novel ELECTION and in 2006 TODD FIELD’S stunning film version of LITTLE CHILDREN was released by New Line to huge acclaim.

Earlier this season, PERROTTA spoke to TV critics about THE LEFTOVERS and talked about letting his books go for adaptation to the screen. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

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Looking Back: Director Michael Bay Wasn’t Always A ‘Transformers’ Fan

148Far and away the biggest performer at this week-end’s box-office, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION is the fourth film in the series directed by MICHAEL BAY and estimated to have taken in a whopping $100M. And, while cast members in this CGI uber-franchise may come and go, it has always been (for better or worse) largely BAY’S vision and imagination that has driven the series to become Paramount’s best performing film series.

Given his record with the franchise, it’s hard not to imagine BAY a life-long fan but apparently that isn’t the case. We went back to an interview we did with the director shortly before the release of the first film and he admitted that working with theTRANSFORMERS wasn’t always a priority.



TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION is in theaters now

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Melissa McCarthy: Expect More Funny Females In Movies

146Sure, Barbra Streisand may have starred in a movie called Funny Girl back in 1968, but for a variety of reasons, it hasn’t been easy for funny girls to get their own Hollywood movies. But Melissa McCarthy thinks that’s going to change… quickly. The star of Bridesmaids and the new film Tammy tells us she thinks the next few years will see even more women breaking through in Hollywood comedies. (Click on the media bar below to hear Melissa McCarthy)

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A Noteworthy Movie Anniversary- ‘The Notebook’ Turns 11

145It was a huge box office hit. It turned Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams into huge stars. It became the poster child of “chick flicks.” And now it’s 11 years old.

The Notebook was released over a decade ago on June 25, 2004 – and as Gosling told us, the movie is still something special for him (Click on the media bar below to hear Ryan Gosling)

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