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“That was absolutely our master plan,” says Michelle King, with a laugh, when asked about the show’s stressful sixth season. Indeed, in its most recent episode alone, the CBS drama found Alicia being forced to resign in disgrace from her hard-won State’s Attorney post, Cary offering to testify against dangerous drug kingpin Lemond Bishop, and Kalinda and Diane throwing themselves at the mercy of the court with regard to »
The winning filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and will become a candidate for the April Project of the Month. That winner will be awarded with a creative consultation from the fine folks at the Tribeca Film Institute and will be in the running for Project of the Year. The four projects up for this week's Project of the Week are listed below (with descriptions courtesy of the filmmakers). You can vote at the bottom of the page. REframe: In a search for peace a man reframes his mother's murder (by his father), hoping to touch other victims of domestic violence along the way. Blast Beat: An uber-metalized American Latino adventure that'll kick your ass back to the Y2K The Color of Fire: A 15-year-old enlists as a German soldier under Hitler's rule for the last month of WWII. 70 years later, he revisits those experiences. Border Crossing »
On Thursday night's episode of Grey's Anatomy [spoiler alert], Shonda Rhimes killed off Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), a move that left fans stunned and heartbroken. Dempsey still had a year left on his contract, but recent rumors hinted that Rhimes was fed up with his “diva” behavior on set. His character dies after getting in a car accident and not receiving proper care at the hospital. In light of his death on the show, we’re rerunning this piece, which originally ran after Will Gardner’s death on The Good Wife. Will Gardner is dead. If that means anything to you, you’re probably still reeling. If it doesn’t, you don't watch The Good Wife. Either way, you should know that Josh Charles's character died in a hail of bullets on last Sunday's episode because the actor wanted to move on to different projects. It's not an uncommon »
- Adam K. Raymond
Amy Schumer is taking on campus rape with the help of The Good Wife's Josh Charles with a perfect Friday Night Lights parody. So perfect in fact Mrs. Coach herself, Connie Britton, cheered the bit on Twitter. "'Clear eyes full hearts don't rape!' @amyschumer you're a genius...big white wine cheers to you," Britton tweeted. "Worshipping at your altar Connie! Hey Ya'll!!" Schumer responded as anybody would to a tweet from Connie Britton. In the Inside Amy Schumer spoof, Football Town Nights, Charles plays the Coach Taylor character with Schumer taking on the role of his wife. Charles' character, the new coach of the team, lays out his rules. The third role: "No »
The highly-anticipated third season of Inside Amy Schumer premiered last night and at its center was the type of slyly feminist sketch that has helped make Amy Schumer into the simultaneously wildly popular and often controversial comedian she is. Titled "Football Town Nights," the Friday Night Lights parody features Josh Charles as a Coach Taylor stand-in who has one big rule for his players: "No raping." »
- Matt Wilstein
Though it ended in 2011, Friday Night Lights remains in the hearts of its dedicated fans . . . including Amy Schumer? The comedian aired a sketch during the premiere of her show this week poking fun at the drama. Her version is called Football Town Nights, and it costars Josh Charles as the coach to her Tami Taylor-type. His rules for the team are simple: no raping. This doesn't go over very well with the Bronconeers, or the town that rallies around them. As the skit progresses, Schumer's wineglass gets larger and larger, until it's basically as big as she is. Even if you're not still yearning for another season of Fnl, this will make you laugh. »
Read More: Inside 'Inside Amy Schumer': They're Gonna Do 'Whatever the F***' They Want Nostalgic for "Friday Night Lights"? Amy Schumer has you covered. Included in the season premiere of her acclaimed sketch series "Inside Amy Schumer" is "Football Town Nights," a glorious parody of the Emmy-winning NBC football drama. Schumer channels Connie Britton's wildly appealing "Mrs. Coach," while "Inside Amy Schumer" frequenter Josh Charles returns to take the reigns of Coach Eric Taylor from Kyle Chandler (no easy task). The result is a silly, funny and increasingly bizarre interpretation of the series, perfectly tapping into its tone and typical conflicts while raucously confronting the ugliness of football culture in the process. While Schumer and Charles could hardly replicate the irresistible chemistry between Chandler and Britton, both expertly tap into their mannerisms and dynamic. In particular, their post-game interaction features »
- David Canfield
Over the course of its two seasons, Inside Amy Schumer has tackled a number of issues surrounding women today, whether it’s the way they’re treated in the military, the way they’re portrayed on television, or the way women’s success if perceived. Schumer and her writing staff have also proven themselves adept at parodying popular tv shows, with last season’s “The Foodroom” segment being a notable highlight in the latter.
Last night’s third season premiere of Inside Amy Schumer proved that the show and its writers are willing to continue down both avenues, with a spin on the popular series Friday Night Lights , titled “Football Town Nights”, that sees Josh Charles step into the coach’s role, implementing a controversial policy in his high school football team; no raping, under any circumstances. The sketch can be seen below.
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- Deepayan Sengupta
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What begins as a simple, yet spot-on, re-imagining of the cult classic drama — extra points to Amy Schumer for nailing that iconic Tami Taylor dance — quickly transitions into a surprisingly poignant, but still super ridiculous, PSA about rape and football.
To say any more would be giving away all the goods, »
There are Friday Night Lights parodies, and there are comedians who tell jokes about rape. Never the twain have met, until now. (Side note: Isn't is kind of amazing how Friday Night Lights is still such a relevant part of the cultural cachet?) In last night's third season premiere of Inside Amy Schumer, Schumer managed to find a perfect way to address rape culture (especially within football) that was both smart and funny. On the Friday Night Lights side of things, she nailed Connie Britton's "hey y'all!" and re-upped on her Mrs. Coach-ness with an escalating set of wine glasses. In the sketch, Josh Charles (who is apparently becoming the guy you call when you want to execute a really excellent parody; I turn your attentions to "The Foodroom") as a Coach Taylor-type, addresses his new football team with a simple request: no more raping. It's not just in »
- Allison Keene
Amy Schumer is pulling out all the stops for Inside Amy Schumer's third season. Tuesday's premiere episode, titled "Last F--kable Day," featured guest appearances from Jemima Kirke, Method Man, Amber Rose and Amber Tamblyn in "Milk Milk Lemonade", plus Josh Charles in "Football Town Nights." The highlight, however, came when Patricia Arquette, Tina Fey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus helped Schumer raise awareness about sexism in the titular sketch. The scene opened with Schumer going for a hike and stumbling upon the trio dining in a meadow. "Hi, are you lost?" Fey asked Schumer, who called the three actresses her "heroes." Dreyfus then told the comic, "You look familiar. »
Every bit of last night's "Inside Amy Schumer" season 3 premiere was brilliant (and spoke to why Comedy Central ordered a fourth season yesterday), from the opening musical number "Milk Milk Lemonade" to the all-star sketch that gave the episode its title, "Last F*ckable Day." But as a TV critic and "Friday Night Lights" fan, I had a particular soft spot for "Football Town Nights," which reunited Schumer with Josh Charles (her co-star from last year's dead-on Aaron Sorkin parody "The Foodroom") for a "Friday Night Lights" parody that featured Schumer's incredible Connie Britton impression (helped by the various wine glasses), but had a much bigger topic on its mind: See? It is possible to tell rape jokes. You just have to be as smart about it as Schumer and company were here. »
- Alan Sepinwall
With little more to go on than a lot of buzz surrounding the music video, critical acclaim, and, I suppose, having seen where the third season goes, the show is set to return.
It’s big news for a show like this, and a serious vote of confidence. It also opens a lot of doors for the show’s direction, with a lot of room to play now.
Be sure to tune in tonight, and catch some previews with our look at Inside Amy Schumer Season Three here.
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Fresh off hosting the MTV Movie Awards, gracing the cover ofEntertainment Weekly, receiving a Peabody® Award for “Inside Amy Schumer,” and being named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, »
- Marc Eastman
Good news, "Inside Amy Schumer" fans: The show just got picked up for a fourth season, ahead of its season three premiere.
Schumer made the announcement herself during an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday night, where she told the host she just got word about the pickup before heading out onstage. Letterman congratulated the comedienne, and the duo chatted about the highs and lows of working on series television, where Schumer quipped that the annual effort doesn't get any easier, but "I find I'm getting easier."
In a statement released Tuesday, Comedy Central praised the show and Schumer.
"I'm so happy to keep the 'Inside Amy Schumer' family together," Schumer added in her own statement. "Excited »
- Katie Roberts
Praise be: The third season of "Inside Amy Schumer" begins on Tuesday. Since the Comedy Central series finally came out on DVD, we've been eagerly revisiting and re-screaming in hilarious awe at our favorite Schumer sketches. Here are the 10 essential "Inside Amy Schumer" sketches to prepare you for her third outing. 10. The grim reality of "Hello M'Lady"-type guys It is revelatory enough that "Inside Amy Schumer" pointed out the gross, creepy nature of dudes who say "Hello, m'lady," as if their stately Renaissance Faire vibe is what any woman (or person) wants in their lives. Then she goes on to lacerate those dudes' affected, wounded self-absorption. This is a clear example of incisiveness specific to Schumer's work. 9. Compliments? Do Not Accept One, Ladies. Remember, ladies: Accepting a compliment is unbecoming. Always deflect the compliment and call yourself a golden retriever's dingleberry. Or Die. 8. Let's talk about sext. The sext convo here is glorious enough, »
- Louis Virtel
Border Crossing is a cat-and-mouse tale about a psychologist who reopens old wounds and an old case after he rescues a drowning person whom he helped convict 12 years earlier.
The Film Community’s Jamin O’Brien and Daniel L Blanc produce alongside Radium Cheung.
Electric’s head of international distribution Sonia Mehandjiyska brought the project to the company and will lead sales efforts on the Croisette.
Vice-president of acquisitions Jernej Razen and vice-president of business and legal affairs worldwide distribution Craig Gates negotiated the deal for Electric.
“We are very excited to be collaborating with Electric,” said O’Brien »
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Here's your daily dose of an Indie film in progress -- at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: is this a movie you'd want to see? Tell us in the comments. Border Crossing Tweetable Logline: Josh Charles and Julia Stiles star in Bette Gordon’s film "Border Crossing," based on the novel by Booker Prize-winner Pat Barker. Elevator Pitch: "Border Crossing" is an intense psychological thriller about children who commit murder and the destruction that’s left behind in the wake of those terrible crimes. Production Team: Bette Gordon ("Handsome Harry," "Luminous Motion," "Variety") - DirectorJamin O'Brien ("Handsome Harry," "Killer Joe," Hateship Loveship") - ProducerElizabeth Kling ("Deadwood," "The Killing") - ProducerDaniel L. Blanc - ProducerRadium Cheung ("Blue Valentine," "All is Lost") - Cinematographer About »
- Indiewire Staff
Okay, so you've seen this episode of The Good Wife, right? You are probably feeling this way about each character: Kalinda: No!! Diane: Flawless. Alicia: Girl, you in trouble. Peter: Ugh. Eli: You're in trouble with Alicia! Sister Mary Eunice: You go girl, even if you're taking down Saint Alicia. The Good Wife, oh The Good Wife! I am here to help you get through what happened in this wonderfully topical episode—Diane (Christine Baranski) took on religious freedom and defended gay marriage rights!—that also saw Alicia's (Julianna Margulies) affair with Will (Josh Charles) come to light and Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) get »
Favor, can you run to the store and grab us some bleach so we can use it on our brains? We need to talk about The Good Wife, y'all. Of course, we always need to talk about The Good Wife, but specifically, after Sunday's episode, we need to talk about those "sexy" emails Alicia (Julianna and Margulies) and—sob!—our dearlY departed Will (Josh Charles) sent each other two years ago. Because they were literally the opposite of sexy. They weren't even sexy's second-cousin-once-removed-that-you-occasionally-see-at-family-holiday-parties. Listen, Will and Alicia are one of our all-time favorite TV couples ever, but these leaked emails are tarnishing and we will not stand for it. Come on, »
Many of the questions that have shaped — or perhaps plagued — The Good Wife in the year since Josh Charles left have been "Now what?" questions. After Will left the show, we wondered how Alicia would move forward in the face of that grief. After Cary and Alicia struck out on their own and started a new firm (and were later joined by Diane), we wondered how they'd function as partners. We wondered whether Cary really would go to prison, and then wondered how the experience and his eventual exoneration would change his life. And most of all, we've spent this season wondering how the show might change if Alicia actually won the state's attorney's race.One of the main reasons this season has felt so uneven is that broadly speaking, the show's been more successful in teeing up those questions than it's been in answering them. Fortunately, last night's episode »
- Lauren Hoffman
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