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<p>&nbsp;Kenny Chesney</p>

 Kenny Chesney

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Kenny Chesney and Jonathan Demme pair for AMEX's 'Unstaged' series

Show will stream live on June 20 from Wildwood, N.J.

Kenny Chesney will perform a free concert on June 20  at the beach in Wildwood, N.J. The show, directed by Jonathan Demme, will live stream over Vevo, and YouTube, as well as other sites.

Chesney, whose latest album, “Welcome to the Fishbowl,” comes out June 19, is the tenth artist to be part of the American Express “Unstaged” series, which pairs acts with well-known directors/actors for the 75-minute concert. For example, Jack White recently paired with Gary Oldman for an “Unstaged” episode.

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Watch: Ne-Yo and his abs revel in new video for 'Lazy Love'

Watch: Ne-Yo and his abs revel in new video for 'Lazy Love'

His love interest gets third billing behind the singer and his stomach

Can you blame Ne-Yo? Who on earth would want to take on his other responsibilities when he’s got a lovely lady at the ready at home, who’s eager to wrap her legs around him, making him “fall victim to that lazy love.”

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<p>Sean&nbsp;Connery and Alec Baldwin in&nbsp;&quot;The&nbsp;Hunt&nbsp;for&nbsp;Red October&quot;</p>

Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin in "The Hunt for Red October"

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The Lists: Top 10 movies I watched with Dad

With Father's Day around the corner, a personal look my father's favorites

This article first appeared in part at InContention.com in 2009. It seemed like a good time to re-purpose it for new readers here at HitFix and to give the usual list-making shenanigans a rest for a week.

In case you’re like me and you happen to forget these things throughout the year, let today’s edition of The Lists serve as a reminder: Father’s Day is this weekend!

With that in mind, and as a personal tribute of sorts to my pops, who turns 59 this weekend in addition to celebrating his 31st Father’s Day on Sunday, I thought I’d offer up a rundown of the films that remind me of those days in front of the big console television growing up back east.

My personal movie awakening came in the mid-1990s, when films like Michael Mann’s “Heat” and Bryan Singer’s “The Usual Suspects” made me realize I wanted to have a hand in this business. But I can’t ignore the impact decades of film product had on my youth in the form of my father’s viewing habits. I didn’t like every film my Dad loved, but somehow, his taste frequently seemed to either correspond with my own or correspond with how it would eventually evolve.

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<p>From &quot;Youth Without Youth&quot;</p>

From "Youth Without Youth"

Watch Metric's slow-motion parade in 'Youth Without Youth'

Single from 'Synthetica,' out today

Metric's "Youth Without Youth" from brand new "Synthetica" is the sound of disenchantment and a riot to the sound of a Gary Glitter beat. The video is pretty contained, but has many of the same emotional elements.

Lead singer Emily Haines and her bandmates are featured in shots in-between slow-motion of the old and young doing unexpected and unsettling things. For instance, stacking tires to knock them down? Stacking cakes on top of each other in the same manner? Both mischievous, both unexplained. It's a mystifying but visually interesting take on the song, which features an upbeat tempo opposite of the clip's measured snapshot plod.

It was directed by designer/photographer Justin Broadbent, and "blends the old with the new through imagery of themes present throughout Synthetica while simultaneously and subtly referencing moments throughout Metric's career," according to a release. Can you name those "moments?"

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<p>Yvonne Strahovski from &quot;Chuck&quot;&nbsp;will be guest-starring on &quot;Dexter.&quot;</p>

Yvonne Strahovski from "Chuck" will be guest-starring on "Dexter."

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'Dexter' casts 'Chuck 'alum Yvonne Strahovski for season 7 guest arc

The former spy will go to work helping out Miami Metro in several episodes next season

Credit to Showtime for casting one of the few guest actors who might convince me to give "Dexter" another try, as they've just announced that "Chuck" alum Yvonne Strahovski will be doing a multi-episode story arc in the upcoming seventh season.

Strahovski will play Hannah McKay, whom the press notes describe as "a strong, independent woman with a past that she's struggled to put behind her." Miami Metro recruits Hannah to help solve some old cases, Dexter works alongside her, begins to wonder if there's more to her than meets the eye, etc., etc., etc. It's "Dexter." You know how this works.

That said, loyalty to "Chuck" and admiration for Strahovski's work — along with some other interesting guest stars like Ray Stevenson and Jason Gedrick — might lead me to give the show one more look when it returns on September 30.

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<p>Larry Hagman returns as J.R. Ewing in the new &quot;Dallas.&quot;</p>

Larry Hagman returns as J.R. Ewing in the new "Dallas."

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Review: TNT's 'Dallas' brings back Larry Hagman and friends

But old-school stars Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray upstage the next generation
Larry Hagman's eyebrows are a character unto themselves in TNT's new "Dallas" series. They are beautiful and terrifying, white and expansive and at once a sign of the frailty of old age and the endurance of one of the biggest television stars of all time.
 
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<p>Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise are just two of the celebrities who seem to be having a preposterous amount of the fun in the very silly 'Rock Of Ages'</p>

Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise are just two of the celebrities who seem to be having a preposterous amount of the fun in the very silly 'Rock Of Ages'

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Review: 'Rock Of Ages' is movie-star karaoke and oh-so-silly

Without the social weight of 'Hairspray,' Shankman serves up pure souffle

Musicals are one of the most unusual genres in all of film, and I am fascinated by any attempt to create one, especially in a modern age where filmgoers do not have them as part of their daily cinematic diet.

There is a moment early on in "Rock Of Ages" where Julianne Hough, playing Sherrie Christian, is on a bus on her way to the big city, ready to make her dreams of music stardom come true.  She begins to sing "Sister Christian," and while the song choice may have made '80s survivors smile, it wasn't until the rest of the passengers on the bus also begin to sing that the audience around me started to laugh.  It's that moment where any musical makes the leap from reality to the world of the movie, and if your audience is willing to go with you, you're gold.

Justin Theroux and Allan Loeb are credited with the adaptation here, along with Chris D'Arienzo who created the piece for the stage, and it's painting in big bright primary colors.  There is not a subtle moment in the movie.  The entire thing is pitched at this sort of full-volume level, everything spelled out with the most literal interpretation of song lyrics and the most exaggerated character types, so there's no chance you're going to miss anything.  "Prometheus," this is not.

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<p>Sutton Foster in her showgirl days on &quot;Bunheads.&quot;</p>

Sutton Foster in her showgirl days on "Bunheads."

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Series premiere review: 'Bunheads' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new ABC Family drama?

I posted my review of ABC Family's "Bunheads" on Saturday morning, and now that the pilot has aired, I want to talk specifically about a couple of things, just as soon as I develop a dirty ventriliquist act...

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<p>Usher</p>

Usher

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Album Review: Usher's 'Looking 4 Myself' shines

The singer shows off a diverse musical palette

Usher may be “Looking 4 Myself,” as his new album’s title indicates, but he certainly isn’t at a loss when he’s searching for musical styles. On his most adventurous album yet, Usher takes styles that have worked for him in the past, whether it was his smooth swagger or his dance leanings and turns them on their head.  “Looking 4 Myself” is not so much a reinvention as an exploration of different styles by a confident artist secure enough to abandon past formulas.

The result is an inventive, stylish album, out June 12, that could be heavily rewarded come Grammy time.

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<p>Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler sat down together for a joint interview about their new comedy 'That's My Boy'</p>

Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler sat down together for a joint interview about their new comedy 'That's My Boy'

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Watch: Sandler and Samberg in a two-for-one 'That's My Boy' interview

Plus what happens when Adam Sandler meets Film Nerd 2.0?

My wife is in school these days, which means there are many moments where I am the only person available to take care of Toshi and Allen, even if I've got work that needs to get done.  It can make for some exciting schedules on certain days, and a recent Saturday was a perfect example of that.

We were up early for Toshi's final baseball game of the season, and then we had his end-of-the-season party at his coach's house with all the parents and players, a great group of folks.  And almost immediately after that wrapped up, we had to head down to the Four Seasons so I could do my interviews for "That's My Boy," Adam Sandler's new comedy.

Walking into a room with kids in tow totally changes the dynamic.  In the case of Sandler and Samberg, the last room we did that afternoon, as soon as we walked in, Sandler was up on his feet.

He stood in front of the boys, looking down at them.  "I'll bet I can guess your ages."  He pointed at Toshi and guessed correctly.  "Six, right?"  Then he pointed at Allen.  "And you're three."

"No," said, Allen.  "I'm four.  I turned four on my birthday!"

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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 134
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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 134

Dan and Alan talk 'Bunheads,' 'Dallas,' 'Falling Skies' and 'Mad Men' finale

The

Happy Monday, Boys & Girls. 
 
Seems like we haven't had a Monday installment of The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast for a few weeks. So... Here!
 
In this week's podcast episode [only one this week], we discuss the "Mad Men" finale, the premiere of ABC Family's "Bunheads," TNT's "Dallas" and Falling Skies" and then this week's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Rewatch episode "Teacher's Pet."
 
Lots to talk about and I am, unfortunately, a bit brain-dead this week. Apologies.
 
Here's the breakdown:
"Bunheads" (00:00:40 - 00:16:45)
"Dallas" (00:16:45 - 00:29:55)
"Falling Skies" (00:30:00 - 00:38:50)
"Mad Men" finale (00:39:40 - 01:11:45)
Buffy: "Teacher's Pet" (01:11:45 - 01:22:00)
 

As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. [Or you can always follow our RSS Feed.] 

And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 134: 'Mad Men' finale, 'Bunheads,' 'Dallas' & 'Falling Skies'
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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 134: 'Mad Men' finale, 'Bunheads,' 'Dallas' & 'Falling Skies'

Dan and Alan also review the 'Teacher's Pet' episode of 'Buffy' season 1

The

Last week, we did two installments of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast: one where we went on at some length and depth about "Game of Thrones" and "Mad Men," the other with quick hit reviews of new and returning shows. This week's only podcast is a blend of the two, with brief-ish reviews of "Bunheads," "Dallas" and "Falling Skies," plus a longer discussion of the "Mad Men" finale and this week's "Buffy" chatter.

The line-up: 

"Bunheads" (00:00:40 - 00:16:45)
"Dallas" (00:16:45 - 00:29:55)
"Falling Skies" (00:30:00 - 00:38:50)
"Mad Men" finale (00:39:40 - 01:11:45)
Buffy: "Teacher's Pet" (01:11:45 - 01:22:00)
 
As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. Or you can always follow our RSS Feed, download the MP3 file or stream it on Dan's blog.
 
And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.
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