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Review: 'Grace and Frankie' Isn't What You Think It Is, and That Could Be A Great Thing

27 April 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: Indiewire's 17 Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2015 "Grace and Frankie" is a post-apocalyptic drama — for its title characters, at least. The first scene of the series sets up the premise with the blunt force of a nuclear explosion: Two women pushing 70 learn their husbands have been in a homosexual relationship for 20 years and are filing for divorce so that they can marry each other — "because we can do that now," Robert (Martin Sheen) blurts out.  Everything that follows happens in the fallout of that revelation, which proves understandably devastating to both Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) and leads to them co-habitating in the wreckage of their lives. Created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, who boast easily hundreds of episodes of multi-camera experience between them, "Grace and Frankie" occasionally sinks into dialogue written with a pacing that anticipates the laughter of a studio audience. But. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Review: 'Grace and Frankie' Isn't What You Think It Is, and That Could Be A Great Thing

27 April 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Indiewire's 17 Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2015 "Grace and Frankie" is a post-apocalyptic drama — for its title characters, at least. The first scene of the series sets up the premise with the blunt force of a nuclear explosion: Two women pushing 70 learn their husbands have been in a homosexual relationship for 20 years and are filing for divorce so that they can marry each other — "because we can do that now," Robert (Martin Sheen) blurts out.  Everything that follows happens in the fallout of that revelation, which proves understandably devastating to both Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) and leads to them co-habitating in the wreckage of their lives. Created by Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, who boast easily hundreds of episodes of multi-camera experience between them, "Grace and Frankie" occasionally sinks into dialogue written with a pacing that anticipates the laughter of a studio audience. But. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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TV Review: Netflix’s ‘Grace and Frankie’

27 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The combination of demographic audacity (female protagonists … in their 70s?) and nostalgia (reuniting “9 to 5” co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin) is more interesting than anything else in “Grace and Frankie,” a Netflix comedy that puts a (relatively) modern wrinkle on “The First Wives Club.” Here, the jilted spouses are very different women, thrown uncomfortably together when their husbands, longtime business partners, profess their love for each other. Stellar casting, however, goes only so far in masking a jokey approach and uneven tone that alternates between the women’s understandable hurt and betrayal, and stoned granny or old-queen gags.

Created by “Friends’” Marta Kauffman and fellow sitcom veteran Howard J. Morris, “Grace and Frankie” (Fonda and Tomlin, respectively) doesn’t waste any time before setting up the premise, as the pair’s husbands Robert (Martin Sheen) and Sol (Sam Waterston) break the news to their wives over dinner: We’ve been in love for 20 years, »

- Brian Lowry

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Time Machine: Veterans Wallach and Coppola - Godfather 3 in Common - Are Special Oscar Honorees

24 April 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »

- D. Zhea

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Unity Documentary Opens Worldwide Beginning August 12; Features 100 Celebrity Narrators

22 April 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Featuring an unprecedented cast of 100 celebrity narrators, the timely documentary Unity will be distributed by SpectiCast in select theatres worldwide beginning August 12.

Written and directed by Shaun Monson (Earthlings), produced by Melissa Danis and Monson, the film explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and our responsibility to do better. A production of Monson’s Nation Earth, Unity will is expected to premiere on 1000-1200+ screens across the globe. SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. Tickets and more information including participating theatre locations and global distribution partners coming soon.

Seven years in the making, Unity explores humanity’s impact on the world and our opportunity for transformation.  Presented in chapters, Unity takes an in-depth look at what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and, ultimately, hope.  Coupled with stunning cinematography, Unity is a singular and unforgettable cinematic experience. »

- Melissa Thompson

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Documentary ‘Unity’ Set for Aug. 12 Release with 100 Star Narrators

22 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Shaun Monson’s documentary “Unity,” featuring 100 celebrity narrators, will be distributed by SpectiCast at 1,000 to 1,200 screens worldwide beginning Aug. 12, Variety has learned exclusively.

The  film comes a decade after Monson’s documentary “Earthlings,” which explored humanity’s relationships with other animals. Produced by Melissa Danis and Monson through Nation Earth, “Unity” explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and hope.

SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. The deal was announced Wednesday at CinemaCon.

Celebrities lending their voices to this powerful film include Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Smart, Anjelica Huston, Anton Yelchin, Arian Foster, Arlene Martel, Balthazar Getty, Ben Kingsley, Ben Whishaw, Beth Hart, Brandon Boyd, Caroline Goodall, Carrie-Anne Moss, Casey Affleck, Catherine Tate, Claire Forlani, Cloris Leachman, Common, Damien Mander, David Copperfield, »

- Dave McNary

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New on Netflix: May 2015

22 April 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

May on Netflix brings more high-profile original series, including "Grace and Frankie," starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women who bond when their husbands -- Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen -- reveal they're gay and leave their wives to be together. It's from Marta Kauffman, the co-creator of "Friends."

Also new, the sci-fi mystery series "Between," in which a disease has wiped out everyone over 21. Unlike other Netflix series, "Between" will air a new episode every week for six weeks, beginning on May 21. Jennette McCurdy from "iCarly" stars.

And debuting on May 22: A comedy special from Jen Kirkman, best known for her appearances on "Chelsea Lately" and "Drunk History."

Here's a full rundown of what's new on Netflix in May 2015, provided by Netflix. As always, all titles and dates are subject to change. We've also go you covered in terms of what's leaving Netflix in May 2015, in case you were wondering. »

- Sharon Knolle

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Sanjay Gupta’s ‘Weed 3’ Scores Time Slot Win Over Fox News in Key Demo

20 April 2015 6:02 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

CNN has an especially good reason to celebrate 4/20 this year: The premieres of “Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution” and the new original series “High Profits” created a heavy buzz on Sunday night, giving the news network some head-spinning ratings. “Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution,” reported by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, premiered at 9 p.m. and averaged 299,000 viewers in the key 25-54 news demo, versus Fox News’ 188,000 demo viewers in the time period and 98,000 demo viewers during the period. See video: John Oliver Crushes CNN's Doomsday Clip With Martin Sheen's Version At 10 p.m., the eight-part docu-series “High Profits” — »

- Tim Kenneally

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John Oliver updates CNN's insane doomsday video

20 April 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Remember in the early '90s when Ted Turner made a doomsday video to play on CNN in case, you know, the world was ending and we needed a video to get us through the hurt? Well, he did. And now John Oliver is updating that video with the help Our One True Leader Martin Sheen.  Great job with Cookie Crisp, humans. We did it. »

- Louis Virtel

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Martin Sheen, Channeling President Bartlet, Will Be a Calming Presence When Doomsday Comes — Thanks, John Oliver!

20 April 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

You may have heard that when the world ends, CNN has a video it plans to play as the network's way of saying sayonara to the human race. Thing is, it's kind of boring (who wants to die listening to the same song the people on the Titanic drowned to?), but leave it to John Oliver to make some drastic improvements. On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, he premiered his own doomsday video, starring Martin Sheen. It involves a blooper reel! And cats! Luckily, the apocalypse doesn't have happen for us to watch it over and over again. »

- Dee Lockett

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John Oliver Crushes CNN’s Doomsday Clip With Martin Sheen’s Version (Video)

20 April 2015 8:01 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Oliver crushed CNN’s Doomsday video on Sunday by signing up Martin Sheen to make his own funnier and more uplifting farewell to Earth and humanity. The HBO personality also called Celine Dion “some sort of a French-Canadian space mermaid” in the segment — but viewers can watch video for that context. The former “Daily Show” correspondent rolled Ted Turner’s super-depressing Doomsday video — the package the executive ordered to play when the end of the world was “confirmed.” Oliver quipped about the cable news channel’s archived clip: “So you’re going to wait until the end of the world to actually confirm something? »

- Tony Maglio

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Rewind, CNN’s Doomsday Edition

20 April 2015 7:15 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

 TV Rewind: Make sure to catch up with Episode 210 of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” which aired Sunday, April 19 at 11:00p.m., Et/Pt on HBO. This week’s topics included Vladimir Putin’s annual Q&A session, the shooting of a black suspect by a volunteer deputy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Earth Day, environmental issues and the specific problem polar bears are now enduring, patent trolls, and a special doomsday video, with a unique perspective by guest Martin Sheen. Oliver goofs on the news that CNN allegedly had made a tape to be played in case of doomsday video featured a marching […] »

- April Neale

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Martin Sheen Makes Doomsday Hilarious on 'Last Week Tonight'

20 April 2015 6:57 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Whenever the human race eradicates Earth, whether it's from "nuclear Armageddon or environmental destruction," at least we can reflect on our triumphs – like space exploration, Mc Hammer and peanut butter – with the lighthearted words of Martin Sheen. John Oliver recruited the actor on Sunday's Last Week Tonight for a hilarious, victorious Doomsday video. 

Earlier this year, CNN unveiled their own such clip, the "Turner Doomsday Video," which features grainy footage of a marching band performing "Nearer My God to Thee" as the world, presumably, came to an end. "That's it? »

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Holy Nip Slip! Mischa Barton Suffers a Wardrobe Malfunction and Martin Sheen's Look Is Priceless

11 April 2015 2:43 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Well that wasn't supposed to happen. Mischa Barton thought she was simply going to enjoy a Friday night out in Hollywood. But while attending a special screening of Bhoptal: A Prayer for Rain, the actress had a little bit of a wardrobe malfunction. While sitting down in her reserved seat, the 29-year-old's plunging white top just so happened to reveal she wasn't wearing a bra. What came next was a full-on nip slip! Can we all say oops? But before your eyes glance over at The Oc alumna's top, perhaps you should take a look at Martin Sheen.  While his angle would make it practically impossible to see any fashion mess-up, his facial expression delivers the reaction we may have »

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Netflix’s new series ‘Grace and Frankie’ gets its first trailer

10 April 2015 5:40 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Netflix’s rise in original programming continues to get more prominent, as the streaming service has offered a steady mix of new and returning shows over the first three months of the year, from the third season of political drama House of Cards to the first season of the family drama Bloodline. Netflix isn’t set to ease up, however, with its new freshman drama Daredevil making its debut  earlier today. Among its upcoming slate is the new comedy Grace and Frankie.

The show is co-created by Friends and Veronica’s Closet co-creator Marta Kauffman and Home Improvement and According To Jim scribe Howard J. Morris. It stars Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston, and Martin Sheen, and the official synopsis is below.

A pair of rivals find out their husbands want to run off with each other.

Fonda and Tomlin play the rivals, with Sheen and Waterston playing the husbands and lovers, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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TVLine Items: Grace and Frankie Trailer, Freaks and Geeks Reunion and More

9 April 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Much like grief, there are five stages of losing your husband to a gay man. And Netflix’s Grace and Frankie is about to delve into every one of them.

The streaming giant has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming comedy, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women whose husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, respectively) leave their wives for each other.

RelatedGeoff Stults Books Recurring Role in Netflix’s Grace and Frankie

Press Play on the video below to see the titular pair experience shock, denial, confusion, rage and reflection in the face of »

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Stop What You're Doing: Netflix Has Released The Trailers For 'Grace and Frankie' And 'Orange is the New Black'

9 April 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Netflix gave us a serious double whammy of a gift this morning, dropping the trailers for Both "Grace and Frankie" and "Orange is the New Black." The former definitely lives up to the insane potential that comes with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin being dually involved in pretty much anything, and also makes clear that the storyline of their ex-husbands Sam Waterson and Martin Sheen finding gay love late in life will be a major part of the series. The latter... Well, it's hard to tell. The "Sorry/Not Sorry" tag is pretty lame, but it's at least clear the third season of "Oitnb" won't be low on drama (and there's a genuine Lol moment thanks to Suzanne towards the end of the trailer). Enjoy (a few times in a row, if you're like us):

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Check Out the First Trailer for Netflix’s Grace and Frankie

9 April 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Ahead of its May 8 premiere, Netflix has just released the first official trailer for Grace and Frankie, an upcoming series starring Jane Fonda (The Newsroom) and Lily Tomlin (The West Wing). Grace and Frankie is described as follows: In this irreverent and touching series, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as Grace and Frankie, a pair of frenemies whose lives are turned upside down – and permanently intertwined – when their husbands leave them for each other. Together, they must face starting over in their 70s in a 21st century world. I’ve been extremely excited for the series, which also stars Martin Sheen (The West Wing) and the fantastic Sam Waterston (Law & Order), ever since it was first announced, and the trailer makes it seem like it will be just as endearing as I had hoped. It will also be interesting to see how both audiences and critics respond to the show, »

- Jasef Wisener

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Grace and Frankie Trailer: The Golden Gays Are Coming

9 April 2015 8:14 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Dare we say we're entering the golden age of elderly Lgbt representation on television? Joining Jill Soloway's Transparent and Russell T Davies's Cucumber is Grace and Frankie, a Netflix show about two wives, Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin), who bond after their husbands (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, respectively) leave the women for each other. From the trailer, the show seems like a delightful opportunity to watch all of your favorite septuagenarians let loose. The binge-watching starts on May 8. »

- E. Alex Jung

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Watch: First Trailer For Netflix Comedy 'Grace And Frankie' With Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen & Sam Waterston

9 April 2015 7:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

This weekend, Netflix will drop "Daredevil," and for the most part it'll be targeting a younger demographic. So if you're a little bit older, or simply demand programming that doesn't involve red-suited superheroes, the streaming giant has got options. If you're not watching "Bloodline," you should be, and after you're done with that maybe you'll need something a bit lighter. And so, here comes "Grace And Frankie." Starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, and Sam Waterston, the show comes from the folks who brought you "Friends" and "Home Improvement" (uh...) and follow two older women whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands come out as gay and leave them to be with each other. Wackiness ensues in this comedy which looks like a set decorator's dream. "Grace And Frankie" arrives on May 8th. Watch below.

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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