September 18, 2012 |
Congratulations to Joan Allen, Viola Davis and Helen Hunt, who will all attend the Chicago International Film Festival (Oct. 11-25) to accept a Silver Hugo award for "significant achievements and contributions to the arts," the fest announced this morning. Davis is certainly the most active of the three right now, next appearing in "Won't Back Down," opening Sept. 28. She'll be on hand for a red carpet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the AMC River East, followed by the award ceremony when Davis receives the CIFF's Career Achievement Award as part of the...
November 18, 2011 |
You just can't keep Helen Magnus from a goal once she sets her mind to it. No on knows that better than Will Zimmerman. In the Nov. 18 episode, "Icebreaker," Helen (Amanda Tapping) flies with Will (Robin Dunne) into a snowy, stormy area of the Bering Sea where Henry (Ryan Robbins), Declan (Robert Lawrenson) and his team from the UK Sanctuary are stranded on a shipwrecked icebreaker. "Icebreaker," written and directed by Martin Wood, looks like one of those classic, trapped-in-a-tight-space "Sanctuary" adventures.
December 22, 2011 |
Amanda Tapping kissed, and now she's finally telling. Earlier this week I chatted by phone with the "Sanctuary" star and producer about the upcoming two-part Season 4 finale, but before we talked about "Sanctuary for None," I just had to ask about "Monsoon," the season's fourth episode. And that controversial kiss between her character, Dr. Helen Magnus, and the very attractive scientist Charlotte Benoit (Sandrine Holt). "I just thought it was a nice kiss … I don't think we were trying to push any buttons particularly,” Tapping said from...
December 31, 2011 |
“You will know everything when the time is right.” That's what Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) told her No. 2 man, Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne), throughout Season 4 of “Sanctuary,” ( spoilers ahead! ) refusing to tell him the plan she had set in motion while trapped in the past. As we saw in the two-part season finale, “Sanctuary for None,” her secrets nearly destroyed the sanctuary and their relationship. Wait, it did destroy the sanctuary, but she meant to do that.
November 29, 2011 |
An old frenemy returns to the "Sanctuary" in "Chimera," and I'm not talking about Nikola Tesla. Yes, everyone's favorite snarky vampire (played by Jonathon Young) is back in the episode, which airs on a special night--at 9 p.m. Nov. 29 on Syfy. He and Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) undertake a dangerous mission when the Sanctuary computers are attacked. Henry (Ryan Robbins) discovers the problem, but the only way to remedy it is to hook up to the computer. Magnus and Tesla volunteer, and are transported to a virtual Sanctuary, where they encounter...
April 4, 2012 |
Logan Square's diagonal thoroughfare carves out the perfect path for a night of bar-hopping. This itinerary starts near the California stop on the Blue Line and heads northwest before doubling back to make the most of two bars with late-night licenses. 1) Start your night with a couple of cheap beers at Cole's Bar (2338 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-276-5802) , where you might be lucky enough to catch a band rocking out in the back room. 2) Right at the Fullerton/Milwaukee split, Helen's Two-Way Lounge (2928 W. Fullerton Ave. 773-227-5676)