Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Mar 28, 2015

5 Things We Love Right Now

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• From your phone — live

Forget uploading Web videos. Two live streaming apps — Twitter’s Periscope released Thursday and Meerkat at SXSW earlier this month — are upending social media. Broadcast from your phone whatever you’re doing right now or capture breaking news — as onlookers did Thursday of New York City’s building collapse. Periscope has the added advantage of saving streams to play later.
Unlike earlier attempts with live streaming, these apps are gaining traction, particularly among celebs. Bring on the live cat videos!

• Women & Biking

Bike PGH and Carnegie Mellon University host their second Women & Biking forum today on campus at Porter Hall in Oakland. Keynote speakers are Ren Barger, CEO of Oklahoma’s social service project Tulsa Hub, and Pittsburgh’s Monica Garrison, founder of

There will be six sessions such as “Getting to Know Your Bike” and “Responding to Bikelash.” There will be a casual ride at 3:15 p.m. for all interested. Admission is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. For details:

• For Richard Armitage, the play’s the thing

Mr. Armitage — “The Hobbit’s” Thorin Oakenshield and future "Hannibal" villain — last year was acting up a storm in “The Crucible” at the Old Vic, an acclaimed production that was filmed for screens in the UK but never made it across the pond. Now see the play in the privacy of your home courtesy of Digital Theatre, a website that offers rent-or-buy downloads of theater, opera and musical performances. Cost is $8.99 to rent or $12.99 to buy ($15.99 for HD) at

• ‘Sound Advice’ with Janessa Slater

“Saturday Night Live” standout Vanessa Bayer hosts the fake Web show, “Sound Advice.” Her suggestions and insights are always terrible. The humor is in the same vein as “Between Two Ferns” — awkward, more offensive than the Zach Galifianakis series — and the Slater-Kinney episode is a particular treat.

Binge watch ‘Bloodline’

Ready for some intense family drama, acted by an insanely talented cast? Catch up on “Bloodline,” which debuted all 13 episodes March 20 on Netflix (also in 4K for those lucky folks with top-of-the-line TVs).

Set in the Florida Keys, “Bloodline” follows the Rayburns as black sheep son Danny (Ben Mendelsohn) returns home. Mom (Sissy Spacek) and Dad (Sam Shepard) head a successful clan torn by secrets (“We’re not bad people, but we did a bad thing.”) The last minute of the pilot is a shocker, all right.

The cast includes Kyle Chandler, Norbert Leo Butz, Linda Cardellini and Chloe Sevigny.

-- Compiled by Maria Sciullo, Sharon Eberson and Virginia Linn

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