October 4, 2021

125 Norm MacDonald, Color Out Of Space, Dangerous Lies, & The Orphanage Preview

As we kick off our Halloween season, Indy reminisces about Norm MacDonald and reviews the cosmic horror Color Out Of Space, Sam tells us about Dangerous Lies on Netflix, and we preview The Orphanage (El Orphanato). Happy Spooktober!

 

Art by Lauren M. Peterson: lpeterson-art.com

Norm Macdonald & Courtney Thorne-Smith on Late Night with Conan O’Brien: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKmadR4Ye54&ab_channel=TeamCoco

Color Out Of Space Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfYAXMwCpk0&ab_channel=MovieTrailersSource

Dangerous Lies Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzJJo0whbJ4

The Orphanage Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfFu0Krifyc&ab_channel=alfinete99k

Norman Gene Macdonald (October 17, 1959[ii] – September 14, 2021) was a Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor known for his deadpan style.

Early in his career, he wrote for the sitcom Roseanne. In 1993, Macdonald was hired as a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL), spending a total of five seasons on the show, which included anchoring the show's Weekend Update segment for three and a half seasons,[1] during which time he also made guest appearances on shows such as The Drew Carey Show and NewsRadio. After leaving SNL, he wrote and starred in the 1998 film Dirty Work and headlined his own sitcom, The Norm Show, from 1999 to 2001.

In 2013, Macdonald started the video podcast chat show, Norm Macdonald Live, on which he interviewed comedians and other celebrities. In 2018, he released Norm Macdonald Has a Show, a Netflix talk show with a similar premise to his podcast. Throughout his career, he appeared in numerous movies and was a regular favorite comedian panelist of talk show hosts such as Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, Dennis Miller, and Howard Stern, with many considering him to be the ultimate late night comedy guest.[2] He was also a voice actor, best known for providing voice roles in Mike Tyson Mysteries, The Orville, and the Dr. Dolittle films.

 

Color Out of Space is a 2019 American science fiction Lovecraftian horror[8] film directed and co-written by Richard Stanley, based on the short story "The Colour Out of Space" by H. P. Lovecraft. It stars Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Elliot Knight, Madeleine Arthur, Q'orianka Kilcher and Tommy Chong. This is Stanley's only feature film since his firing from The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).[9] According to Stanley, it is the first film in a trilogy of Lovecraft adaptations, which he hopes to continue with an adaptation of "The Dunwich Horror".

 

Dangerous Lies is a 2020 American thriller film, directed by Michael Scott from a screenplay by David Golden.[1] It stars Camila Mendes, Jessie T. Usher, Jamie Chung, Cam Gigandet, Sasha Alexander and Elliott Gould.[2] It was released on April 30, 2020, by Netflix.[3] In October 2020, Dangerous Lies was nominated for People's Choice Awards in the drama movie category.

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