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MARY STU'S TAVERN: CELEBRATING 22 YEARS ON THE INTERNET: 1998--2020

"Twenty years of this? How have I survived this long?"

CLAUDIA KEHL FINDS A GOOD INTERVIEW OF MSM ABOUT FOR LIFE

MONDAY--FEBRUARY 23, 2020

Claudia is really enjoying For Life, and emailed me with the link below for an interview Ms. Masterson gave concerning the new ABC drama and her role in it. While I was running the ABC streaming version to pick up some dialogue that got muffled on my television, I took a screen cap of MSM during her scene with Indira Varma above.

 

FOR LIFE INTERVIEW

STEVE STARK RECOVERING FROM HEART BY-PASS SURGERY

FRIDAY--FEBRUARY 14, 2020

Intrepid Tavern volunteer reporter and creator of the Mary Stuart Masterson Group Facebook page underwent heart bypass surgery. My last contact from him indicates that he is in recovery, and can't wait to get back on his feet again. When he first emailed me about his pending surgery, it startled me, but it wasn't long before he sent me the message that he survived the procedure and was doing well. So far, this is the best news of the New Year.

VALENTINE'S DAY

FRIDAY--FEBRUARY 14, 2020

Do something nice to someone special to you!

FOR LIFE--OUTSTANDING TELEVISION

THURSDAY--FEBRUARY 13, 2020

Well, For Life is a major critical success, however, if you want the show to continue, you have to keep watching even if MSM's character is not on every week, which it looks like she won't be. If the stories keep up being as good as the pilot, and the acting just as high quality, many of you might have a new favorite show. Pump up the ratings and watch every week. In the meantime, head over to the Cable TV schedule page and check out the For Life Episode Guide. There are links to both below.

The Four Life Episode Guide will break each episode into quarter hours--the action sandwiched between commercial breaks--to give a more complete picture of how each episode was presented.

 

TV TIMES

 

THE FOR LIFE EPISODE GUIDE

PREPARING FOR FOR LIFE

TUESDAY--JANUARY 21, 2020

The ABC drama series For Life will be here very shortly. The Cable Television Schdule page has been prepared to start receiving entries for the Episode Guide. The premiere date is February 11, 2020, and the time is 10:00 PM Eastern time. Streaming information will follow in the next few days so if you can't see it on Tuesdays, you can watch at another time on-line. MSM will be a regular player as her charcter, Anya, is a prinpal character. A good opportunity to see her performing regularly again. Below is one of the trailers for the upcoming premier.

 

 

 

 

BLOGSPOT LOCATION PROVIDED NEW PHOTOS FROM SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL TO HONOR JOHN HUGHES ON HIS DEATH

SUNDAY -- DECEMBER 29, 2019

I just found the old Blogspot blog about the artistic and fashion side of filmmaking called Sweet Sunday Mornings that included a post honoring the late John Hughes on the day of his 2009 death. The post included photos from 16 Candles and Some Kind of Wonderful, with those photos concentrating on Watts, the character played--famously--by Mary Stuart Masterson. The blogger missed the fact that MSM's mother played Molly Ringwald's mother in 16 Candles.

 

SWEET SUNDAY MORNINGS

 

MS. MASTERSON'S NEW TELEVISION SHOW, FOR LIFE, COMING INTO FOCUS

SATURDAY -- DECEMBER 28, 2019

 

The link below will provide a close-up look at Anya, the no-nonsense, prosecuting attorney Ms. Masterson is portraying in For Life. This show will debut on February 11, 2020. I'll be getting ready to add the For Life episode guide to the Tavern to go with the one for Kate Brasher.

 

FOR LIFE

 

https://deadline.com/2019/03/mary-stuart-masterson-to-co-star-in-abc-drama-pilot-from-hank-steinberg-50-cent-1202574981/

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

SATURDAY -- DECEMBER 28, 2019

WISHING ALL TAVERN VISITORS A HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL 2020!

MORE DISAPPOINTING NEWS ON THE CABLE TELEVISION SCHEDULE FRONT

SATURDAY -- DECEMBER 28, 2019

 

CHANGES TO XFINITY CABLE SCHEDULE CAUSES INEFFICIENCY IN BUILDING MSM CABLE TELEVISION SCHEDULE

The new agreement between COMCAST and EPIX has impacted the efficient collection of data used to build the cable television schedule. After we lost LOCATE-TV's Web site as a provider, we turned to TIME-WARNER CABLE until they sold out to SPECTRUM, which caused changes to their schedule that ruined all the efficiency in building the schedule. We turned to COMCAST/XFINITY after the loss of TIME-WARNER. XFINITY was doing fine, especially after the search of the television shows could be done by the search engine. Since I get cable from COMCAST, this looked like a long-term relationship that could generate the schedules indefinitely. That estimation was ruined when XFINITY decided to remove several STARZ channels and replace them with EPIX channels, including SCREENPIX and HITZ. When you search XFINITY, you put the title of the movie or TV show into the search engine, a link to the movie/tv show comes up, you click on the link and get your two weeks of the schedule for that movie or show. You get the date, time, channel, and in the case of the TV shows, you get the season and episode numbers along with the title of the episode. It was great. In less than an hour, I would run MSM's whole film and television resume'. Not now, because XFINITY will not show what the site calls the UPCOMING list for movies shown on STARZ channels. This time, Fried Green Tomatoes was identified as being on STARZ ENCORE until July 1, 2020, but there was no UPCOMING list of dates/ times for the next two weeks. I got the UPCOMING for Some Kind of Wonderful, but that film is being run on EPIX channels. I need to know from XFINITY if this treatment of non-EPIX channels will continue. If it is, I'll have to take the information about STARZ ENCORE running Fried Green Tomatoes and look it up on STARZ ENCORE'S schedule, and do that for every movie that has no UPCOMING list. This is the kind of inefficiency that got weeded out of XFINITY some time ago.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

SUNDAY--DECEMBER 1, 2019

 

The following holiday greetings were sent to all visitors back in 2009. It was one of the best of all Christmas/New Year greetings posted here.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL VISITORS!

Entry Date: December 6, 2009

HAVE A JOYOUS HOLIDAY!

 

  THE HOLIDAYS ARE A FAMILY TIME

Entry Date: December 6, 2009

"With a growing family, shopping for presents is a challenge!"

 

  Happy Hannukah to our Jewish Visitors, especially the congregation at The Tree of Life Synagogue!

 

Note in 2019:  Oil City's Tree of Life Synagogue closed down a few years ago and is now a YMCA Child Care Center.

 WE HEARD FROM STEVE STARK THIS WEEK--THE TAKEAWAY IS MSM IS VERY BUSY!

SUNDAY--DECEMBER 1, 2019

Steve's email was bried and to the point:

 

It's been a while since I found something. Hope everything is well with you. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

What Steve found was the Facebook page for MSM's new television series, For Life. Producing episodes for the series is probably why we haven't heard much out there about MSM. We' ll see what she's been cooking up come February, 2020.

 

FOR LIVE ON FACEBOOK

 

 SOME INTERESTING THINGS ON THE SITE

SUNDAY--DECEMBER 1, 2019

I found some weird things happened on the site when I did a safety check a few days ago anticipating changes today. We were missing the index of the FYI Archives on the stored version of the site on both 32 bit laptops used to update the site. Thankfully, the page was still up and running on Angelfire, so all I had to do was copy the code, paste the code to the right function on the ancient program, save it, and the page was back again so it can be updated in the future. Two pages of Blog archives were missing from Angelfire, although they were uploaded in the past as there were links tested after upload. Those were found on back ups and loaded back into Angelfire to restore them. Testing had to follow. Today's updates were supposed to be limited to the TV schedule and the FYI page, but got a lot more involved. It's a good thing all of the problems were resolved even if it did take more time. I still have time to finish getting ready for Christmas. Shopping is all done!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2019!

TUESDAY--NOVEMBER 5, 2019

VETERANS DAY -- NOVEMBER 11, 2019

SUNDAY--OCTOBER 27, 2019

Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney in Strike Up the Band (1940). Released the year before Pearl Harbor, the MGM musical foreshadowed our entry into World War II.

The day that marked the end of World War I was originally called Armistice Day. It was decided to rename it Veterans Day to set aside one day a year to celebrate our surviving military veterans since Memorial Day was reserved for those who either died in action, or passed away as veterans. The Tavern wishes all of our veterans, particularly those we still have from World War II, my father's generation, a fine Veterans Day in 2019.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

SUNDAY--OCTOBER 13, 2019

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2019

CLAUDIA KEHL LETS US KNOW ABOUT DANIEL ISN'T REAL'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE SEASON'S FILM FESTIVALS

SUNDAY--OCTOBER 13, 2019

Hi Guy,

 

I found some things about "Daniel Isn't Real" which is currently showing at different film festivals.

 

BEYOND FILM FESTIVAL

 

DANIEL VIDEO

 

SITGES FILM FESTIVAL

 

REPORTING FROM SITGES FILM FESTIVAL

 

MSM in Daniel Isn't Real

Greetings from Switerland

CATALONIA--SITE OF THE SITGES FILM FESTIVAL

 

It is apparent that the language in the Web sites dealing with the Sitges Film Festival that is mentioned in Claudia's links is Catalan, which is the language of the Catalonia region of Spain. Catalonia includes the city of Barcelona. One of my credit card numbers took a vacation in Barcelona that amounted to about $3,000 at a Barcelona resort. I think my credit card number had a good time, but my bank refused to pay the resort bill after finding out I didn't leave Oil City, Pennsylvania on the day the charge was made. I no longer have that credit card number, so I can't be sure how much it enjoyed the vacation in Catalonia, but the region has an interesting history. That history includes an attempt at independence from Spain. The big difference is the language, which is Catalan, not Spanish. Catalan is not only spoken In Catalonia, but also in Andorra, a small state in the Pyrenees Mountains, and in parts of southern France (Provence), and the Balearic Isles. It is a Romance language, but is not intelligible by those who speak Spanish, French, and Italian.

MSM'S UPCOMING ABC SERIES FOR LIFE--SOME NEW LINKS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

WEDNESDAY--AUGUST 21, 2019

There are some new Web sites documenting the upcoming ABC television series For Life, which includes Ms. Masterson in the cast, including Wikipedia. Below are two links that will be essential for following up on the mid-season premier which will take place anytime from January 2020 on. If For Life is slotted for Monday night, it might premier in January after Monday Night Football concludes at the end of the NFL season. Keeping an eye on the schedule on-line is the most efficient way to be sure to catch the opening episode in early 2020.

WIKIPEDIA

 

 

ABC GO

https://abc.go.com/shows/abc-new-shows/news/shows/for-life-coming-to-abc

 CLAUDIA KEHL ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE AND LINK TO A TRAILER FOR DANIEL ISN'T REAL

WEDNESDAY--JULY 24, 2019

The most recent film on which Ms. Masterson was working is Daniel Isn't Real. The last word we had about the film was that it was in post-production. Claudia sent the release date and a link to a trailer in the email below:

 

Mary Stuart's role looks really intense.

 

There will be a limited release in theatres on 6 December 2019

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=79&v=bX80xLVy2Gc

 

 

Claudia

 

DANIEL ISN'T REAL

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL USA VISITORS!

MONDAY--JULY 4, 2019

THE TAVERN'S ANNUAL BIRTHDAY GREETING TO MS. MASTERSON

TUESDAY--JUNE 18, 2019

This year's birthday celebration for MSM will mean a lot of links for her to click since it is a mini-concert of Elton John's music. Elton John has been writing and recording popular hit songs since just after MSM was born. With Sir Elton now on his last concert tour in his long and distinguished career, and the release of the biographical film Rocketman, a playing list of some of Elton John's songs was appropriate. Ms. Masterson's love of music, and the fact the Elton John's songs have been playing in the background of nearly her entire life, made this year's choice an easy one. Elton John is responsible for producing a good portion of the soundtrack of Mary Stuart Masterson's life. Happy Birthday to MSM from all the visitors to the Tavern.

Here we go:

 

Promotional poster for the Farewell Yellow Brick Road final concert tour of Sir Elton John.

SAD SONGS---1984

 

LITTLE JEANNIE--1980

 

THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES--1984

 

ROCKET MAN--1972

 

BENNIE AND THE JETS--1974

 

CROCODILE ROCK--1972

 

DON'T GO BREAKIN' MY HEART--1976

 

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM--1975

 

DANIEL--1972

 

Elton John performing I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues for the official music video. The song was released in 1984.

MEMORIAL DAY IN THE UNITED STATES

MONDAY--MAY 27, 2019

 

The Riderless horse is used to represent those service members who gave their lives in defense of our rights guaranteed by our Constitution. Please remember their sacrifices today.

STEVE STARK PINPOINTS STARTING MONTH FOR MSM'S FOR LIFE ABC TELEVISION DRAMA

MONDAY--MAY 27, 2019

As Steve related in a recent entry in his Mary Stuart Masterson Facebook group: " The TV series featuring MSM has been ordered by ABC! The show is a Mid Season Series. Probably starting in January 2020." My guess is For Life will be broadcast on Monday nights, either 9:00 PM or 10:00 PM, after the end of ABC Monday Night Football for the 2019-2020 season. Looks like a new "Episode Guide" page for The Tavern.

CLAUDIA FINDS MORE LINKS TO MSM'S NEW TELEVISION SERIES, FOR LIFE

MONDAY--MAY 27, 2019

The show on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

FACEBOOK

 

INSTAGRAM

 

TWITTER

 

ABC TELEVISION

 

I am so looking forward to it. Sounds interesting.

 

Greetings from Switzerland

 

Claudia

CLAUDIA KEHL'S NEWS THAT MS. MASTERSON IS GOING TO BE A REGULAR ON PRIME TIME ABC TELEVISION STARTING IN THE FALL OF 2019

MONDAY--MAY 13, 2019

Claudia was very happy about the news that Ms. Masterson's pilot for a new legal drama series has been picked up for the coming television season by ABC Network. The email is reproduced below, along with a second email.

Hi Guy

 

I just read that the ABC series with Mary Stuart has been picked up. So great!

 

Has the pilot aired on TV? Do you know that?

 

FUTON CRITIC

Here are the latest projects being picked up to series by the aforementioned network for the 2019-20 season (via press release):

 

FOR LIFE (A.K.A. WRIGHT)

 

DESCRIPTION:

drama inspired by the true story of Isaac Wright, Jr., once wrongfully convicted as the kingpin behind one of the largest drug distribution networks in New Jersey, who now practices law in the same courtroom where he was sentenced to life behind bars.

 

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:

· Boris McGiver as Maskins

· Dorian Missick as Jamal

· Glenn Fleshler*

· Indira Varma as Kate

· Joy Bryant as Marie

· Mary Stuart Masterson as Anya

· Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron

· Tyla Harris as Jasmine

 

CREW INFORMATION:

· Alison Greenspan as EP

· Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson as EP

· Doug Robinson as EP

· George Tillman, Jr. as EP/DIR (Pilot)

· Hank Steinberg as CRTR/EP

· Isaac Wright, Jr. as EP

 

STUDIO INFORMATION:

· ABC Studios

· Doug Robinson Productions

· G-Unit Film & Television

· Sony Pictures Television

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO MSM AND ALL OTHER MOMS OUT THERE

WEDNESDAY--MAY 8, 2019

STEVE STARK INSPIRES SEARCH FOR STREAMING CHANNELS FOR MSM INDEPENDENT FILMS

WEDNESDAY--MAY 8, 2019

Steve sent word that he found a streaming service that shows the MSM independent film As You Are. I checked by entering the title on GOOGLE and there are a lot of streaming services that offer to show the film, some for far less than buying the DVD and about in-line with renting a DVD. Below is a list of links to different streaming servics showing As You Are. The lowest rental is $2.99 at VUDU and iTunes is highest with $4.99. The rest all charge $3.99, which appears to be the present market price for a streaming rental for most films.

VUDU

YOU TUBE

AMAZON

GOOGLE

iTUNES

HAPPY EASTER AND BLESSED PASSOVER TO ALL VISITORS!

FRIDAY--APRIL 19, 2019

 

THE MARY STU'S TAVERN MUSEUM

 

FYI ARCHIVES--REPORTS STARTING IN 1998

 

MARY STU'S TAVERN