Lucas Films

22 Apr 19
Soaps.com
From waitress to supermodel, to mother, Days of our Lives actress has played them all. Arianne Zucker first appeared on Days of our Lives as Nicole Walker on February 27, 1998. The character was introduced by then head writer Sally Sussman Morina. She has left the NBC soap opera several times over the years but Arianne Zucker is returning for an extended storyline arc this week. To celebrate the character’s return, Soaps.com has compiled 24 tidbits about Nicole Walker that our readers may not have known, or might have forgotten over the years. 1 Nicole Walker’s first scenes were as a waitress serving customers at the Java Café in Salem Place. 2 Nicole’s mother’s name is Fay, and she also was a waitress. Her father was Paul Mendez, and she has a sister named Taylor. Nicole’s mother Fay had an affair with Abe Carver, which produced her half-brother Brandon, a secret that came out when Brandon was an adult. 3 Nicole met and fell for Eric Brady when he was a photographer at Bella Magazine, where she landed a modeling contract and graced the covers of the magazine. 4 Sami and Nicole were originally friends before becoming mortal enemies, and over the years fought over several men, including Rafe Hernandez, EJ DiMera, Austin Reed and Lucas Horton. 5 Nicole agreed to marry Lucas for five million dollars, part of his plan not only to lure her away from Eric, but to get custody of Will from his ex, Sami. 6 As a teen Nicole’s father forced into pornography. Nicole’s porn name was Misty Circle and she appeared in the film Locker Room Lolita. 7 Nicole married Victor Kiriakis for his money. When an attempt to hire Larry Welch, the former crooked DA of Salem, to kill Victor failed, she teamed up with Jan Spears to orchestrate Victor’s death, but the plan failed when he turned up alive. 8 While involved with Brady Black, Nicole learned his former love Chloe Lane had faked her death after a car accident due to being disfigured in the crash. Nicole schemed to botch Chloe’s reconstructive surgery to hold onto Brady, another one of her schemes that blew up in her face. 9 Nicole and Roman Brady had a one-night stand before she left town for Los Angeles in 2006 to run a division of Austin’s company, ARC (Austin Reed and Company). 10 While away from  Days of our Lives between 2006 and 2008, it was mentioned in passing that Nicole was getting married to a soap actor in LA, a nod to her real-life marriage to co-star Kyle Lowder (Brady Black, Rex Brady). More: Interview with Kyle Lowder on Rex’s future 11 Nicole returned to Salem in 2008 claiming to still be married to Victor, but it turned out she had never divorced a man she married in college, Trent Robbins. This nullified her earlier marriages to Lucas and Victor. 12 When Nicole became involved with EJ she helped him with some of his schemes, including kidnapping Stephanie Johnson. 13 After miscarrying a child with EJ, Nicole adopted a baby and switched it with Sami and EJ’s child, who she tried to pass off as her own and named Sydney. Her plan was exposed by Rafe. 14 In one of her many reunions with Brady Black, Nicole helped Brady cover up burying Vivian Alamain alive in a sarcophagus. 15 Nicole once worked as an on-air reporter for Titan’s TV station, WXIR. 16 In another attempt to hold onto Brady, Nicole once framed Arianna Hernandez for a rash of muggings in Salem, which resulted in Arianna being sent to prison. 17 Nicole once served as EJ DiMera’s campaign manager in his bid for mayor of Salem, and even stole the debate questions ahead of time so he could get a leg up in the race. 18 When a second pregnancy with EJ resulted in a miscarriage, Nicole staged a fight with Jennifer Horton and claimed Jennifer pushed her down the stairs, resulting in the child’s death. Nicole had fallen in love with Daniel Jonas at this point and wanted to keep Jenn and Daniel apart. 19 Eric Brady, who returned to Salem as a priest, accused Nicole of drugging and raping him because she was still in love with him. The true culprit turned out to be Kristen DiMera, who framed Nicole. 20 Nicole finally was able to have her own biological child when Chloe Lane acted as a surrogate for her and Daniel Jonas, but Chloe kept the parentage of the baby Holly a secret at first because Nicole was involved with Deimos Kiriakis, who she felt was a danger to Nicole and the child. 21 Nicole was a dead ringer for Helena Tasso, a woman Victor and Deimos fought over in Greece years ago. Deimos went to jail for Helena’s murder but was framed by Victor. 22 While hiding out from Deimos and after kidnapping Holly from Chloe, Nicole and Brady pretended to be a couple and moved into a remote cabin in the Canadian woods. Nicole was stalked by Scooter, their next door neighbor who was addicted to porn and a fan of Locker Room Lolita. He tried to blackmail Nicole into sex. 23 Nicole killed Deimos, though she and everyone at a party that night was drugged to facilitate the theft of a cursed emerald necklace, and Brady discovered a taped confession of Nicole remembering killing Deimos. He used it to blackmail Nicole into leaving Salem and Eric. 24 Nicole is the latest member of Salem to return from the dead, having been trapped in a warehouse fire and thought to have died in October 2018.    
22 Apr 19
IndieWire
Anonymous Content founder and producer Steve Golin, who succumbed to cancer on April 21 at age 64, had something in short supply in Hollywood: good taste. There aren’t many Hollywood producers who can lay claim to producing two Oscar contenders in one year, as he did with “Spotlight” and “The Revenant” in 2016. (Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight” won Best Picture and Original Screenplay, while “The Revenant” took home Best Director, Actor and Cinematography for A.G. Inarritu, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Emmanuel Lubezki, respectively.) While Golin was a hard-driving entrepreneur who also founded Propaganda Films — the pioneering production/management company/pirate crew that represented more than 50 top movie directors from Michael Bay, Zack Snyder, and Antoine Fuqua to Michel Gondry, David Lynch, Spike Jonze, and David Fincher for commercials and music videos as well as filmed features — he always put in the increasing time and energy it required to support excellent dramas. Gondry’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” Jonze’s “Being John Malkovich,” and Lynch’s “Wild at Heart,” are among the groundbreaking films that Golin pushed through, along with such obviously uncommercial labors of love as Charlie Kaufman’s “Synecdoche, New York” and Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation,” which marked Netflix’s first theatrical release. “Boy Erased” Joel Edgerton’s poignant true story “Boy Erased” starring Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman, documentary expose “Flint Town,” Gus Van Sant’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” starring Joaquin Phoenix, and Harmony Korine’s “Beach Bum” are recent examples of the edgy fare that Golin championed, whatever the odds against them succeeding in an unforgiving marketplace. Golin jumped into the television revolution early, from “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Twin Peaks” to “Tales of the City,” before he and Anonymous producer Michael Sugar pushed Fukunaga to direct the entire 2014 first season of Emmy-winning “True Detective” and Steven Soderbergh took on Cinemax’s “The Knick.” Sam Esmail’s Emmy-winning “Mr. Robot” and other series followed, from “The Alienist” to George Clooney’s upcoming Hulu adaptation of Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22.” Screenwriter Howard Rodman remembered him as “impeccably honest even when — perhaps especially when — he was telling me what I didn’t want to hear,” he said. “He was both a deeply savvy businessman and someone who believed in the power of strange, wonderful films to transform the world.” “He was my favorite kind of producer,” said Tom Ortenberg, founder of “Spotlight” distributor Open Road Films. “Steve was smart, he cared and he caused just enough trouble to keep us all on our toes and to serve as a reminder that while we are all fortunate to be working in a wonderful business, nothing ever comes easy.” Fearlessly independent producers who fight for quality movies like Golin are a rare breed. He will be sorely missed. My heart is broken. Rest In Peace, Steve Golin. — Sam Esmail (@samesmail) April 22, 2019 Steve Golin gave more to this world than he took, he inspired and allowed so many of us to reach our full potential. He was a great man who left us way too soon. He will be deeply missed but his spirit will continue to grow in our deeds and work. — Brett Morgen (@brettmorgen) April 22, 2019 rest in peace, steve golin 😦 pic.twitter.com/v47Ovky707 — myri • 53 (@myri_) April 22, 2019 So sad to hear Steve Golin has passed away. A champion of diverting, cutting edge cinema. I fondly remember us doing a Q&A at the New Beverly for ‘Wild At Heart’ sitting with him at the back as it rocked the place. Then Laura Dern showed up bringing Lynch with her! A magic night. — edgarwright (@edgarwright) April 22, 2019   RIP Steve Golin I had the privilege of making a Sidney Lumet movie with him. he was one of the greatest producers and one of the greatest friends I ever had. I’m in shock and disbelief. I can’t believe he’s gone. I loved him so. My heart goes out to his children — Howard Rosenman (@bigzr) April 22, 2019 Straight up, Steve Golin is one of the people whose careers I aspired toward. We were at a dinner together less than three weeks ago. What a colossal loss to everyone in the film and television industry and who watches film or television. Damn. — Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) April 22, 2019
22 Apr 19
Bulletin Board

The Permanent Family Record The Gram With a Thousand Rules writes: “The ice is out on Lake Minnetonka. That means the barge is out distributing the buoys to mark the channels that connect the 41 bays of Lake Minnetonka. I wonder if this draws as much attention from the lake dwellers today as it did to […]

22 Apr 19
Onarcade

If you’re a member of Amazon Prime, then you undoubtedly take advantage of Prime Video, which allows you to stream a plethora of movies and TV series, including Amazon’s original content. The upcoming month of May has plenty of stuff to check out, including a highly-anticipated new series. The majority of Amazon’s movie releases come […]

22 Apr 19
Onarcade

If you’re a member of Amazon Prime, then you undoubtedly take advantage of Prime Video, which allows you to stream a plethora of movies and TV series, including Amazon’s original content. The upcoming month of May has plenty of stuff to check out, including a highly-anticipated new series. The majority of Amazon’s movie releases come […]

22 Apr 19
WalkerAndShelbyAtTheMovies

There Is Still Hope Though. To any casual observer, it is obvious that the Star Wars franchise is declining, the influence of the once storied franchise is waning, and toy sales are plummeting. How can this drop be tempered? Well, first let’s find out how the once “king of franchises” got to this place. In […]

22 Apr 19
David Murphy

The Pale Blue Dot is a story that starts off with a perspective of how small Earth is.  Perhaps the main part of the story begins a little further in.  It’s the story of Katy Miller, a pop star, and her desire for fame, fortune, peace, and tranquility, and of the plan that she and […]

22 Apr 19
Wailings of a Dead Poet

This is a short review on this year’s(2018) Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, solely based on my initial impression of the movies. I have not put much thought into this review and they are clear of any spoilers. Please be kind enough to go through it and express your thoughts and opinions. 1)Get Out […]

22 Apr 19
The Avocado

A lot of straight male reviewers look at Leaving Metropolis and have a real problem with it because they say there is no way that a straight man would ever fall in love with a gay man. But having been in one of those relationships three or four times in my life I know it […]

22 Apr 19
Noel Asinas Blog

Dingdong Dantes AFTER more than two decades, Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes once again affirms his loyalty to GMA Network during the renewal of his contract held today, April 22. “I’ve been here for 21 years…higit kalahati ng buhay ko sa GMA. Dito ko nakilala ‘yung asawa ko, siyempre kinasal kami, nagkaroon ng panganay, at […]

22 Apr 19
Ountrending tv...

Synopsis – Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend. My Take – While Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar and DreamWorkscontinue to reap in the benefits of their franchises resulting in excessive box […]

22 Apr 19
RDB Reviews

Genre: Anthology Created by Tim Miller Casts: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Topher Grace, Gary Cole, Samira Wiley and Stefan Kapičić. The Plots: A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy. Pros: It’s is a amazing blend of science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy and they did all these things brilliantly. Cons: some […]

22 Apr 19
Movie Reviews 101

Director: Matt Walting Writer: Layla O’Shea (Screenplay) Starring: Katerina Eichenberger, Max MacKenzie, William Galatis, Jesse Walkers, Pamela Jayne Morgan, Olivia Nossiff   Plot: Sarah slashes down the days to her summer vacation trip with all the gusto of Zorro and his infamous ‘Z’, until she discovers her best friend’s plot to end his life while […]

22 Apr 19
And We Sailed the Mighty Dark

John Wyndham is known to the world of Science Fiction as the writer of the very best of that English Disaster school started by H. G. Wells. But before there were Triffids and Chrysalids and Chocky, there were a dozen great stories written for the American pulps. In those days, Wyndham went by the name […]

22 Apr 19
Poker Gladiator

57 Body Paragraph/Dumbo 2019 TEEL Of Mice and Men is a novella which contends that people cannot change over time.  Do you agree? (T)opic Sentence- states the argument in that body paragraph             In of Mice and Men George displays the ability to change his attitude and personality over time. (E)vidence-includes a direct quotation or […]