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Michael Arbeiter
Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.
  • 'The Avengers' Are Back in Two New Slick Banners
    By: Michael Arbeiter Nov 17, 2011
    So, it's been a while since we've seen or heard anything about The Avengers. For a while, we were getting image after image depicting our favorite Marvel heroes united as one unstoppable team. But then, and it's hard to say why, it all just sort of stopped. Maybe the world didn't want to wear out its Avengers energy (Avenergy?) all at once. Maybe it needed time to compile a new heap of imagery so that we could again be receptive of a steady flow of wonderful Marvel pics. Maybe we all just got caught up in The Walking Dead. Whatever the reason, it is all null and void now. The Avengers are back, in a pair of new, flashy banners. Below, we see a pair of new banners celebrating the upcoming Marvel epic. The top banner depicts Captain America (Chris Evans), Dr. Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth). The bottom banner shows Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). Want to compare this to the first outburst out Avengers artwork? Click these links to see the team banding together, ravaging a city, or posing for EW. Source: Yahoo
  • Mysterious New Clip  from Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' Will Dazzle You
    By: Michael Arbeiter Nov 17, 2011
    To me, Hugo is like a box. A special, magical box, filled with papers that fly about a room when the box is disturbed, producing gripping yet a bit unnerving animations of pixie women and moons being eye-poked. Of course, box magic cannot last forever. Eventually, a stern Uncle Ben Kingsley will waltz in, stifling the whimsy produced by the miraculous display. Don't ask me where I got this imagery, by the way. Just came to me. In the below scene from Martin Scorsese's Hugo, the young, sprightly duo of Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) and Isabelle (Chloë Moretz) come across a magical box, much like the one that I made up all on my own without having watched this clip first. Although as a standalone clip from the movie, we are left craving more information, the scene is visually and creatively dazzling, as we see the imagination of an artist come to life mid-air. Literally. It's also a metaphor, probably.  Hugo comes to theaters Friday, Nov. 23.   Source: Cinemablend
  • Kirsten Dunst Joins 'Red Light Winter,' Starring Mark Ruffalo and Billy Crudup
    By: Michael Arbeiter Nov 17, 2011
    Another in a great mass of "old friends reuniting" movies is underway, and this one has a cast that will thrill anyone who loved Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind's B-Story. Mark Ruffalo and Billy Crudup have been signed onto Red Light Winter for some time, and news is that Kirsten Dunst is joining the duo to star in the film. Red Light Winter is the story of two old friends (presumably Ruffalo and Crudup) who have chaotic run-in with an Amsterdam promstitude (presumably Dunst) after heading to the notorious Dutch capital attempting to reconnect and distance themselves from the miseries of their mid-thirties. It seems pretty indie, considering the plot, cast and source material—a play by Adam Rapp—which is to say that it sounds interesting and intropective. Plus, the exploration of Amsterdam in a way not entirely ensconced by goofy marijuana jokes is rare for Hollywood. We should be excited to see some of the darker, more severe and artistic vantage points of the rich but haunting city. Note: Red Light Winter has absolutely nothing to do with Spike Lee's developing Red Hook Summer. But it should. Source: Indiewire
  • NBC Officially Picks Up Bryan Fuller's 'The Munsters' Reboot
    By: Michael Arbeiter Nov 17, 2011
    About a year back, NBC showed interest in developing a pilot for a reboot of the classic sitcom The Munsters, and established TV writer and producer Bryan Fuller was reportedly working on the project. Now, the project is officially underway. The Munsters has a special place in my heart: it was the first show that brought me into the world of live-action television. When I was around six or seven, and addiction exclusively to cartoons, I remember The Munsters being the show that opened the Nick at Nite lineup, effectively terminating my animation intake for the evening. Ordinarily, I'd turn off the TV and head upstairs, but one night, based on my father's recommendation, I actually decided to give The Munsters a chance. And it was a good show to start with: it was silly, filled with funny-looking people doing simple, goofy things. It made the transition easy. From there, I gave other Nick at Nite shows a chance: I Love Lucy, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Odd Couple...long story short, The Munsters is heartily responsible for my love of television, and in turn, my current employ as a TV blogger. And although this story is a personal, specific one, there are likely countless others who hold this classic sitcom in the same regard. So needless to say, we're skeptical that Fuller, master of the craft that he is, can really reproduce the whimsy of The Munsters. But this is not because he is untalented—Fuller has given us some fantastic television, including Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies and the first season of Heroes. It is not because of Fuller at all. I presume, instead, that it is because of the audience. People always gripe at the idea of remakes, "It'll never be as good as the original." Well, that's in part because we aren't capable of accepting that it can be as good as the original. Those of us, of my generation, who grew up with The Munsters as a Nick at Nite show aren't really capable of being that fascinated and enamored by something fresh, new and imaginative as we were as young children, watching the judge from My Cousin Vinny stomp around dressed as Frankenstein with a smile. The Munsters was brilliant because of its simplicity. But now that we're older, we're averse to simplicity. And everyone young enough to still appreciate simplicity probably hasn't ever heard of, let alone seen, the original The Munsters. In short, I'm pessimistic about the success of The Munsters. Not about the quality—as I said, Fuller is brilliant and has it in him to create a great show. But it won't be The Munsters we once loved. Too simple, and we'll be bored by it. Too complex, and it'll be called a defamation and a different show entirely. I do truly hope that Fuller finds the middle-ground to please audiences. Kids today deserve to be brought into the underappreciated artform that is television with the same grace and magnitude that we were. And if this does end up being the show to do that for them, well...that's just poetry. Source: TVLine
  • Jerry Seinfeld Thinks Cell Phones Control Our Brains: Late Last Night
    By: Michael Arbeiter Nov 17, 2011
    Last night, Jerry Seinfeld graced the world with the standup talents that we miss so much, performing a routine on The Late Show. Seinfeld gave a very Seinfeldian take on everything revolving cell phones, and how they have completely changed society. Snooki showed up on Conan to dub Conan a "Guido in-the-making," to talk about using cat litter as an exfoliate, and to debut her "Snookify Me" app, and to shower Conan in her new perfume. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 star Jackson Rathbone showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to incite a surplus of high-pitched cheering, and to discuss living out a real-life version of The Hangover when he did fourteen shots of whiskey in a half an hour in order to win a shirt, woke up the next day in a rainy alleyway, and had no idea where his friend was. Finally, back on Conan, Rob Riggle appeared to ask the military not to call him back into action, to recall a very "romantic" love letter he wrote to his wife while fighting in Afghanistan, to talk about being terrorized by a female "drugger" when he was a child, and to give us one of his patented "POW"s.
  • 'Modern Family' Recap: After the Fire
    By: Michael Arbeiter Nov 16, 2011
    S3E8: About a third of the way into this week’s Modern Family, something interesting happens. The mood shifts a bit. The writers seem to decide, “Let’s take this a little bit further.” Things get a little sillier than usual—a little wackier. And, right around the montage of scenes of Phil coyly reminding Jay about how he fixed his printer last season, the laughter begins. This week’s Modern Family, entitled “After the Fire,” deals with the family’s collective attempts to help a local family after their house has burned down. Now, this seems like it might be a more severe episode than most. Even though the tragedy does not directly affect the central characters, it’s not farfetched to assume that it will make them take stock of their own values, or appreciate the omnipresence of death and danger. But…these are not routes the episode takes. Instead, the most “biting” conflicts are Claire’s oedipal jealousy of Mitchell’s friendship with Gloria, or Cam’s ceaseless endeavors to prove himself manly. Missed opportunity? Sure, you could call it that. But I’d rather you didn’t. Because this episode has got to be the absolute funniest—and I mean consistently laugh-out-loud-funniest—episode of Modern Family all season. “Let me transport you to a land I call Relaxistan.” – Phil As usual, Phil is the episode’s comedic hero. When Jay hurts his back carrying boxes, Phil—who we find out this week is a licensed massage therapist (that’s probably the most in-character out-of-left-field ret-con that I’ve ever heard of)—insists that Jay let him work on his back. Obviously, Jay is reluctant, knowing full well how desperate Phil is for his approval. But he eventually agrees, and realizes soon just how talented Phil is. Jay is so relaxed that he even inadvertently lets out an “I love you” to Phil. Unbeknownst to Jay, Phil is too preoccupied by a text message he receives from two ex-coworkers who have decided to form their own real estate agency and want Phil to join them as a partner. Jay is overwrought with stress throughout the episode over the idea that he accidentally told Phil he loved him, and Phil is worked up himself over the big decision of whether or not to stay at his company or take this new opportunity. Phil cites his poor decisions of past, and there is a flashback to Phil bringing home “the last alpaca.” This is right about where the laughter escalates to the “hysterical” territory. The end of the episode sees the sweetest Jay-Phil moment yet, mostly because Jay is actually openly affectionate to his son-in-law (and Phil keeps his composure). Jay tells Phil how good a salesman he is and how he is worthy of gambling on, which encourages Phil to take the new opportunity. And of course, where would a massage storyline be without a “happy endings” joke? Classy, Modern Family. And nice shout-out to your follow-up. “That question…it was like a hate-crime.” – Cam Despite my love of this week’s episode, my regular Cam problems remain: he’s not the same character he was at the start of the series, and his original incarnation was one I preferred. Cam used to be confident and secure in both his masculinity and his femininity—now, he’s desperately trying to assuage his insecurities, and often at the expense of a familial compassion that once made him so great and strong. Cam wants to prove to his family, specifically his two nieces who are along for the ride, that a gay man can drive a truck. Unfortunately, Cam is not as good at trucking as he thought, and he gets Jay’s company’s truck stuck in a parking lot. His company, Haley and Alex, are in their own fight about the latter’s wardrobe. Haley wants Alex to dress more femininely and less “nerdily,” while Alex is happy with the way she presents herself. Of course, “Be Yourself” always works out on TV (as it should—yes, I’m a Little Monster), and Alex eventually gets to prove how embracing her bookish side pays off… “If we don’t find this helicopter, I’m walking to Canada.” – Manny “Hope you like taxes.” – Luke Manny plus Luke equals television gold. Now, I love Luke’s partnership with Phil as much as anybody else. But the more I see the odd couple of poor, world-weary Manny and the blissfully quixotic Luke, the more I celebrate the pairing. This week, Manny and Luke lose a helicopter that was meant for the son of the couple whose house burned down (Luke convinces the reluctant Manny that the two should “embrace life” and play with it in an inspiring scene). A trio of older nerds comes across the helicopter and won’t let the duo have it back, but a nearby Alex springs into action—apparently, she’s quite the icon among the nerd population at their high school—and gets the helicopter back in an instant from the enamored bullies, telling her shocked sister, “You have your fans, I have mine…and someday, your fans are going to work for my fans.” It’s an empowering moment for girls, nerds and younger siblings. Go Team Alex. “I think it’s sweet. We’ve all got our thing—you have mommy issues.” – Claire This is a storyline that I actually think deserves some more exploration. Claire is jealous when she realizes that Mitchell and Gloria are close because it reminds her of their childhood, when Mitchell would get along with their mother and Claire would retire to the company of Jay. She is jealous to lose Mitchell to Gloria, and to be again the “second favorite” (which Gloria eventually confirms that she definitely is). I do like that the conflict is never “comfortably” resolved. Claire and Gloria can’t logically be real friends; an animosity will always exist between them. But, they remain family members—and just like in real families, sometimes, there are two people who don’t particularly like, but still kind of love, each other. As said, this is definitely the funniest Modern Family in quite some time. It treads the bounds of wackiness: Phil donning his masseuse persona, Cam dressing up as a clown after overmedicating, Alex intimidating three lovestruck geeks, the Manny/Luke combo, and, again, an alpaca. The show really lets loose this week and seems to just have fun with its characters, without sacrificing real stories (Jay/Phil and Claire/Mitchell/Gloria have a lot of value). So let’s hope there’s more of this in weeks to come!
  • 'The X Factor' Recap: Top Ten Contestants Perform
    By: Michael Arbeiter Nov 16, 2011
    S1E14: Let me open this week’s The X Factor recap by admitting that this is the very first episode of the series that I have seen, and that I picked a great week to tune in: Rock Week. I was only marginally familiar with how the show works as a whole—contestants, judges, voting—and was primarily unaware of the involvement of the judges with their respective contestants. Going by this week’s episode alone, I find this to be a fatal flaw in the show, logistically (although not necessarily from an entertainment standpoint): no judge offers anything below decorated praise for a performer that he or she is sponsoring. What’s worse, it seems as though the judge bench rivalries (i.e., Simon Cowell versus L.A. Reid—I’m not sure if this is a persistent theme throughout the series, but the two really don’t get along this week) heavily affect the way the contestants are judged. Another qualm I have comes attached to the host, Steve Jones, who seems to just be there to exacerbate discomfort, bicker cattily with Simon Cowell, and read a couple of phone numbers. Ryan Seacrest at least smiles. But this commentary is likely far from any fresh review of the show, so I digress. One aspect of the show I actually have almost nothing bad to say about is, in fact, the performers. Aside from the rampant misinterpretation of this week’s theme, rock and roll (which is really the fault of the judges, not the contestants), I’d have to register very few negative criticisms with any of the contestants or their songs. Some outshine others, of course, but even the very worst are still pretty damn good…although, I guess that’s why they’re on a show. The first to sing this week was Leroy Bell, who sang “We’ve Got Tonight,” by Bob Seger (admittedly, one of my favorite love songs). It was a terrific way to open up the show. Although Bell gave a pretty straight performance of the song—not too much original spin on it—he delivered it well, and to the probable liking of any traditionalist or Seger fan. The second performer: Rachel Crow. Young Crow gave a stylized performance of The Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction,” which really won over the judges and the audience. Crow’s “Satisfaction” might have been a little too “experimental” in tone for my tastes, but this isn’t to say that it wasn’t a very lively and engaging performance. Chris Rene is the first to deviate from the rock theme, with Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry.” Despite the fact that the song is not rock but reggae (I agree with Simon here), Chris created a pretty fun rendition of the song, working in what was expressed to be his hip hop style with the classic song, with which he really seemed to have a personal connection. Next, Stacy Francis performed Meat Loaf’s “It’s All Coming Back to Me.” I disagree with the judges’ conclusion that this was a poor and flavorless choice of song—Meat Loaf is the tops. But Stacy did not particularly excel at this song. It seems to me that her voice isn’t tuned for this style of music, although that is not to discount her obvious talent. I’d like to see what she can do with something closer to her genre (that’s my cue to keep tuning in…). Melanie Amaro sang a strong rendition of “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M., and this was among the best performances of the night. Although it didn’t warrant as much “showmanship” as some of the other songs did, Amaro’s time on stage was soulful and flavorful—she is clearly an unstoppable voice talent, and the song was a terrific choice. All of the judges were huge fans of the next performance: Josh Krajcik and the Foo Fighters song “The Pretender.” Admittedly, “Pretender” is one of my least favorite Foo Fighters hits. Furthermore, aside from breaking a mild sweat forcing his voice into the microphone, Krajcik didn’t seem to put as much creativity or soul into his performance as the amount of praise he received should have dictated. He did do a good job with the song, but I think he could have done a better one. I barely know who Astro is, but I am already on his bandwagon. The young artist sang back-when-he-was-Puff Daddy’s “I’ll Be Watching You.” Now, this is only a rock song by proxy, but I might dare to say that Astro’s performance was my absolute favorite of the night…so, I can forgive a slight genre confusion. There is little to say: Astro has style to spare and energy in spades; he loves music and music loves him. Wonderful stuff. As an X Factor newbie, I was confused by Lakoda Rayne. First and foremost, they’re more than one person. Secondly, if I’m not mistaken, they are the only performance to do a mash-up: Lakoda Rayne sang “Your Love” by The Outfield and “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac in one amalgamated song. Quite honestly, it worked pretty well. The song was relatively seamless, and snappy. The band didn’t have the same outstanding pop as some of the other singers, but they definitely did a fair job with their song(s). I really, really loved the next performer and her song choice: Drew and U2’s “With or Without You.” This girl is pure, unadulterated talent. She knocked the song out of the park, both by channeling the things that make its traditional incarnation great and instilling her performance with her own style. The combination worked perfectly, and I’d like to see her go as far as this contest can take her. Finally, another of my favorite performances of the night (although that might very well be because of my deep love for the artist of the performer’s song choice): Marcus Canty sang “Another Piece of My Heart” by Janis Joplin. While the judges were a bit critical of his take on the song, I actually think he did more than justice to the late Janis’ classic soulful ballad. His choreography was anything but reserved…but it’s good to have a little fun, especially with such an energetic number.
  • Remote Control: What to Watch on Nov. 16
    By: Michael Arbeiter Nov 16, 2011
    Wednesday, Nov. 16 Top Tier Happy Endings 9:30 p.m. on ABC "The Code War" Television's secret treasure chest of comedy always fares well when it delves into its characters' colorful pasts. Tonight promises to continue the pattern, when openly gay Max's old high school girlfriend comes into town and meets all of his friends for the first time...stirring up a good deal of trouble. Meanwhile, the powerful comedic team of married couple Brad and Jane get into one of their many hilarious wars when Jane finds out about Brad's "work wife." Plus, look out for the Cougar Town cameo! Up All Night 8 p.m. on NBC "Hiring and Firing" Guest star Molly Shannon is more than enough reason to watch Up All Night, as if the already surprisingly funny comedy wasn't doing enough to keep us tuned in already. Reagan has got a few troubles on her plate when she is overcome with the responsibility of firing her incompetant new assistant (Shannon) and finding a babysitter with her husband Chris. Modern Family 9 p.m. on ABC "After the Fire" We caught a glimpse of this upcoming Modern Family last week, and it's got all of the ingredients of a good MF episode: an overwhelmed (but somehow still upbeat) Phil, a grumpy Jay, a high-strung Mitchell...the series may not be up to par lately, but we always get some good fun out of the Pritchett/Dunphy/Delgado/Cam clan. Alternates The X Factor 8 p.m. on Fox It's down to the final ten performers. Even if you haven't been watching up until this point, you've got to admit that this is where the excitement comes in. Revenge 10 p.m. on ABC "Treachery" Everyone's secret guilty pleasure amps up the thrill when Victoria is pushed further away from her family, and Lydia's failing memory causes harm to those around her. South Park 10 p.m. on Comedy Central "The Poor Kid" I'm not the world's biggest South Park fan, but seeing as tonight is the finale of the show's pretty eventful fifteenth season, I'd say that catching this episode wouldn't be a bad idea. After all, it's a Kenny-centric episode (he gets put into foster care), and how many of those have we seen lately?
  • Hulu Will Pick Up 'Misfits' Season 3 for Free Streaming
    By: Michael Arbeiter Nov 16, 2011
    The United Kingdom has given America a lot of fantastic things: language, cornmeal-dusted muffins, and Misfits. Let's focus on the latter. For those unfamiliar with the series, it surrounds a group of five "at risk" young adults doing community service for committing various crimes. On their first day of cleaning up graffiti and picking up litter, the five become victims of a strange storm which gives them each superhuman abilities. American audiences have been graced with the British sci-fi dramedy series thanks to the good graces of Hulu. The first two seasons, each containing six episodes (plus a Christmas special attached to the second season) have been available for free streaming and October saw the beginning of the third season on television over in England. Come December, viewers in the states will be able to enjoy Misfits Season 3 episodes via Hulu. Season 3 episodes will begin streaming on Hulu on Monday, Dec. 19 and the site will release one episode every Monday until the season concludes. Now, here's a small bit of bad news for those of us here in America who might not have heard yet: Season 3 sees the absence of star Robert Sheehan, who plays the fan-favorite and loudmouth Nathan Young. Rumor has it that Sheehan's de facto replacement, Joseph Gilgun, fills the void adequately. However, Nathan's quintessentially charming obnoxiousness will definitely be missed. The series also stars (this description contains spoilers) Alicia (Antonia Thomas), a promiscuous party girl arrested for drunk driving who develops the power to completely consume anyone who touches her with an uncontrollable physical desire for her; Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), an up-and-coming Olympian runner caught purchasing cocaine who develops the ability to travel back in time (but only when he has a panic attack); Kelly (Lauren Socha), a hot-tempered "punk" arrested for a fistfight with another girl who develops the ability to read people's minds; and Simon (Iwan Rheon), a socially inept recluse who attempted to burn down a neighbor's house who develops the ability to turn invisible at will. Misfits is at once exciting, sincerely emotional and laugh-out-loud hilarious. Even with the absence of Sheehan, I am looking forward eagerly to Hulu's streaming of Season 3, and highly recommend the series to fans of science fiction, young adult drama, or black comedy. Source: AOLTV
  • Guess the Supporting Actor!
    By: Michael Arbeiter Nov 16, 2011
    This Friday, America will be graced with Alexander Payne's The Descendants, a movie that is resting with at least some substance on the pull of its cherished leading man: George Clooney. Although Clooney has the star power, it is important not to forget some of the smaller players in The Descendants, like Judy Greer. Some of you might not recognize Greer by name, but you'd know her if you saw her. Greer is one of those omnipresent supporting actors, with smaller roles in countless movies. Although Greer is quite the formidable example of this type of performer, she is certainly not one the only one. See if you can guess the other supporting actors with impressive resumes from the hints provided below (the answers are below the videos)! Beware: some of the clips below are NSFW. This Supporting Actor has played a mob boss who was outsmarted by Billy Crystal, a detective who is duped by Kevin Spacey, a gangster who befriends Robert De Niro’s son, and a nightclub owner who makes Chris Kattan very uncomfortable. The Answer? It's Chazz Palminteri! This Supporting Actor has played a preppy WASP who is startled by Christina Ricci, the estranged biological mother of Robin Williams’ son, Warren Beatty’s unfaithful wife, and a mild-mannered reporter investigating a murderous Renée Zellweger, The Answer? It's Christine Baranski! This Supporting Actor has played a businessman who likes to “Pow!” Will Ferrell, a taser-happy Nevada policeman with no patience for Bradley Cooper, a disloyal CIA agent who betrays Ashton Kutcher and a former military man who amps up the strength of Rob Corddry's paintball team. The Answer? It's Rob Riggle! This Supporting Actor has played the flighty mother of an attendant of Johnny Depp’s chocolate factory, a long-named dodgeball champ who falls in love with Joel David Moore, the tentacled crewmember of Tim Allen’s space ship, and as a member of a futuristic society wherein Zach Galifianakis greets people by giving them the finger.  The Answer? It's Missi Pyle! This Supporting Actor has played a slimy gangster in a Coen Brothers movie, a bumbling producer’s assistant in a Coen Brothers movie, an inept private eye in a Coen Brothers movie and a mysterious dry cleaning investor in a Coen Brothers movie. The Answer? It's Jon Polito! This Supporting Actor has played a med school interviewer who lost his temper with Kal Penn, the headstrong future father-in-law of Jason Biggs, a catchphrase-happy former actor involved in a folk music production starring Eugene Levy, and the captain of a space ship fostering the entire population of a very overweight humanity. The Answer? It's Fred Willard! This Supporting Actor has played an airheaded secretary at Matthew Broderick’s high school, the neglectful mother of Juliet Lewis, an airport employee who curses out Steve Martin, and the doting assistant to a college-bound Rodney Dangerfield. The Answer? It's Edie McClurg! This Supporting Actor has played an untrusting bureaucrat who teaches Ron Perlman how to smoke a cigar, the mayor of a village that Jim Carrey villainizes, the father of one of Ben Stiller’s camp counselors, and the co-coach of Paul Giamatti’s wrestling team. But of course, he's probably best known for his TV work... The Answer? It's Jeffrey Tambor! This Supporting Actor has played a soldier on Tom Hanks’ rescue mission, one of the only non-imaginary friends of Russell Crowe, a college student who gets attacked by an anti-Semitic Michael Rapaport (suspension of disbelief), and a high schooler who pals around with Anthony Rapp. The Answer? It's Adam Goldberg! This Supporting Actor has played a vindictive prep school dean who was chastised by Al Pacino, an FBI employee who is outsmarted by Joe Pesci, an underhanded politician who is outshined by Chris Rock, and the Secretary of Defense who fends off alien attackers with Will Smith. The Answer? It's James Rebhorn!