Sidney Lumet , the director of “12 Angry Men,” “Dog Day Afternoon” and “Network,” whose films explored themes of injustice and used the gritty streets of New York as a supporting character, has died. He was 86.
Finally saw “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” the other day. Once I stopped worrying about the divergence of even the non-supernatural timeline from actual history, I had plenty of guilty fun. I also came away wondering at the upsurge of interest in our 16th president these past few years.
Larry Hagman, whose portrayal of a rapacious, roguishly charming Texas oilman on the nighttime soap opera “Dallas” left a worldwide television audience wondering, “Who shot J.R.?”, has died, the New York Times said. He was 81.