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September 18, 2021

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"Movie: Riders of Justice" From writer/director Anders Thomas Jensen comes this 2020 actioner that stars Mads Mikkelsen as Markus, a recently deployed soldier who is forced to return home after his wife is killed in a train ac- cident. When a survivor comes forward claiming foul play, Markus begins to sus- pect his wife was murdered and embarks on a mission of revenge. (ORIGINAL) "Movie: American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally" From director Michael Polish comes this 2021 drama that recalls the case of Mildred Gillars (played here by Meadow Williams), who stood trial for treason for broadcasting Nazi propaganda to U.S. troops during World War II. Al Pacino plays James Laughlin, the lawyer who defended her. Thomas Kretschmann and Mitch Pileggi also star. "How to Be a Cowboy" Ride 'Em, cowboy! This unscripted series follows Dale Brisby, a professional bull rider from Radiator Ranch in Texas, as he uses his social media savvy and rodeo skills to craft a how-to lesson on being a cowboy and thus keep the traditions that are near and dear to him alive. (ORIGINAL) The STREAM Scene Where all the top choices can be found in one place! "Star Wars: Visions" (Sept. 22) From Lucasfilm comes this anthology series of shorts that tell new "Star Wars" stories through the singular style and tradition of Japanese anime, which viewers can watch both with the original Japanese voice cast or the English dub cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alison Brie and Neil Patrick Harris. 10 • Terre Haute Tribune-Star • September 19 - 25, 2021 BEST GEORGE C. SCOTT MOVIES "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959) Scott made an early screen mark as a sophisticated prosecutor opposing a small-town lawyer (James Stewart) in the trial of a murder-charged Army lieutenant (Ben Gazzara) in director Otto Preminger's first-rate drama. "The Hustler" (1961) An excellent Scott portrays the no-nonsense new manager of a down-on-his-luck pool player (Paul Newman). "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" (1964) Scott had one of his most iconic roles in director Stanley Kubrick's dark comedy, playing General Buck Turgidson, who's initially oblivious to a fellow U.S. military official's renegade plot against the Soviet Union. "The Yellow Rolls-Royce" (1964) Though he disappears for a good-sized chunk of his segment in this multi-segment saga about various owners of the title vehicle, Scott is fun to watch as a mobster whose moll (Shirley MacLaine) finds a new love. "Petulia" (1968) Scott plays an almost divorced physician who becomes the object of a newlywed's (Julie Christie) relentless pursuit in director Richard Lester's mature comedy. "Patton" (1970) Earning him an Oscar for best actor (which he very famously refused), Scott found his signature role in the controversially independent- minded World War II general. The film leads a night of Scott films Tuesday, Sept. 21, on Turner Classic Movies. "They Might Be Giants" (1971) Scott embraces a tricky role – a psychiatric patient who believes he's the legendary fictional sleuth Sherlock Holmes – quite masterfully. "The Hospital" (1971) Also a part of TCM's Sept. 21 tribute to Scott, writer Paddy Chayefsky's satire casts the actor as the professionally and personally desperate chief of staff at a New York medical facility. "The Savage Is Loose" (1974) More impressive than the film itself – an island-survival story also starring the last of his four wives, Trish Van Devere – is the fact that Scott financed, directed and distributed the movie himself. "Islands in the Stream" (1977) In this Ernest Hemingway story reuniting him with "Patton" director Franklin J. Schaffner, Scott is very affecting as a variation on the author, a loner writer about to be reunited with his estranged sons during a summertime visit in the Bahamas of the 1940s. "Taps" (1981) Though he's not in the film all that long, Scott's image as a military-academy commander looms large over the entire picture. "Firestarter" (1984) The paternal demeanor of Scott's assassin character makes him even more chilling in this adaptation of the Stephen King bestseller. "A Christmas Carol" (TV, 1984) Scott makes a superb Ebenezer Scrooge in this rendering of the Charles Dickens classic, which remains an annual holiday staple almost 40 years later on cable. BY JAY BOBBIN "The Hospital" "The Hustler" "Patton"

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