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There wasn't a lot of movement Tuesday night in primetime but there were some fine moves from Seth Green, Cheryl Burke and Joe Jonas on Hollywood Game Night (1.4/5). With that action on board, the Jane Lynch-hosted show — which also had Michelle Trachtenberg, Jenna Elfman and Jeff Dye on last night — saw a strong 27% jump in adults 18-49 from last week. Coming off the double-digit drop of its August 25 show, last night's Hgn is just behind the 1.5 rating of its July 7… »
In 2018, it will be 20 years since the Can't Hardly Wait gang threw their epic graduation party on the big screen. The cast think it's about time for a reunion movie, and now is as good a time as any to start the hype machine. Will we see Can't Hardly Wait 2 become a reality over the course of the next two years? Lead actors Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ethan Embry sure hope so.
It happened this year with Wet Hot American Summer, which returned in the form of a Netflix series. Like that movie, Can't Hardly Wait has continued to grow a strong cult following over the years. It stands as a perfect time capsule for the 90s, especially in terms of clothing, slang and the social structure of the teenage movement at that time. 90s nostalgia is about to reach its crescendo soon, and this may be the perfect sequel to get us there. »
Ethan Embry had a very busy weekend. The actor took part in not one, but two different reunions in Los Angeles, celebrating a pair of '90s films that we still can't get enough of! First up: "Empire Records." Buzzfeed hosted a 20th anniversary screening of the flick on Friday evening, with a Q&A with the cast following the film. While Liv Tyler, Renee Zellweger and Rex Manning himself, Maxwell Caulfield, were Mia, Embry was joined by Robin Tunney, Johnny Whitworth, Coyote Shivers, director Allan Moyle and screenwriter Carol Heikkinen. We gotta hand it to them, this cast still looks amazing two decades later. Aj is dreamy as ever! During the panel, Tunney revealed that it was her idea to have her character shave her head. "Allan came to me and he’s like, ‘I think the studio wants to fire you ‘cause they think you’re kind of too cute to be depressed, »
- tooFab Staff
The first trailer has debuted for writer-director Adriana Trigiani’s upcoming romantic comedy Big Stone Gap which stars Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg.Watch it below after the official synopsis…
Based on her best-selling novel of the same name, writer/director Adriana Trigiani brings the story of a coal mining town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia to vivid life. It’s 1978 and the ever-ordinary Ave Maria Mulligan (Ashley Judd) lives a simple life, Ave Maria lives with her mother, runs the pharmacy, directs The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama, and hopes that Theodore Tipton, her best friend and the high school band director will take their platonic friendship in a romantic direction. Ave Maria waits, and before she knows it, she turns 40. Now the old maid of Big Stone Gap, Ave Maria decides that happiness is for other people – that is, until a long-buried »
- Gary Collinson
"Catastrophe" is a delightful study in contradictions. It's a high-concept comedy with low-key execution, and it's at once filthy on a level that's impressive even in the year 2015, yet almost shockingly normal despite that. The series — its six-episode first season aired on Channel 4 on the UK earlier this year, and is now streaming on Amazon Prime — casts its stars and creators, Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, as an American businessman and an Irish schoolteacher who have a fling while he's on a week-long trip to the UK. They get on well enough to at least discuss seeing each other again the next time he's in town, but then Sharon discovers that she's pregnant and Rob decides to set his whole life aside to move in with her and help raise the baby. This is a premise from which rom-coms and sitcom hackery can be born — see "Accidentally On Purpose, »
- Alan Sepinwall
“Big Stone Gap” was shot entirely on location in the coal-mining Virginia town of the same name, which is also Trigiani and Wilson’s hometown.
“We made not just a great movie, but a beautiful movie,” Goldberg said. “It looks lush.”
- Dave McNary
Picturehouse has acquired all U.S. rights to the indie movie “Big Stone Gap,” which stars Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg, the company announced Tuesday. The film hails from Altar Identity Studios and will be released in theaters nationwide on Oct. 9. “Big Stone Gap” was written and directed by bestselling author Adriana Trigiani (“The Shoemakers Wife”), who adapted her own novel and makes her debut as a filmmaker. Also Read: 'The View' Panel Tackles Deflategate: Tom Brady 'Looks Like a Big, Fat Liar' (Video) John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony La Paglia and Jenna Elfman co-star alongside Chris Sarandon, »
- Jeff Sneider
The deal will see Elfman working with Van Baelen’s Auro Technologies, using new immersive sound format Auro-3D on all three of the films.
The Auro-3D format is currently on display at the Cannes Film Festival in an Auro-3D theatre specially constructed next to the Auro offices and lounge on the Hotel Majestic Plage.
“As Forbidden Zone 2 is wall-to-wall music - to be released along with a video game - Auro-3D’s immersive sound will really knock the ball out of the park,” said Elfman »
- email@example.com (Geoffrey Macnab)
Oh, dance fans, I had a hard time watching this episode of "Dancing with the Stars." Don't get me wrong, there's actually a lot of great dancing here for America's Choice and a trio round. The problem is, every couple to perform reminds me of last week's travesty: the heart-breaking elimination that sent home our beloved Willow. She should still be here, and it's disgusting to me that she's not. It's particularly hard to be objective about Chris and Robert when I'm still so angry over Willow's ouster.
But there's still lots to admire in this exciting "race to the semi-finals" episode, filled with chills, spills, high pressure, and even two birthdays. Yes, Erin is presented with a cake for her birthday, which she doesn't eat herself (women almost never eat on television) but shares with Tom for his 60th birthday on Wednesday. It's also America's Choice, as the fans »
- Renée Camus
Let's face it: Netflix has become a way to excuse yourself for watching 13 hours of television in a row. There's a thrill to the uninterrupted nature of it. Frankly, who cares about having friends? They're not as funny or sexy as TV characters. Think about that. And then, please think about these five underrated seasons of TV all streaming right now on Netflix. "Damages" season three The season-to-season reinvention of FX's "Damages" was sometimes only half-successful (particularly in the transition from three to four, when it went to DirecTV's Audience network), but I really think we've under-heralded the fabulous moments from the third season. By that year we'd already had the triumphant, basically flawless first season and an ultimately too-confusing second season (with some great work from Marcia Gay Harden), but the third season gave us a trio of wonderful additions: Martin Short as the chilling Leonard Winstone, Lily Tomlin »
- Louis Virtel
With the premiere of Will Forte‘s new show Last Man on Earth debuting to surprisingly good numbers, we are once again blessed with this comedic force in our lives. Let’s look back at some of his best characters on Saturday Night Live and beyond.
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With a weak voice and strong opinions on very particular and interesting things, Tim Calhoun isn’t the political hero we deserve, and he’s definitely not the one we need either. Though even we can get behind his “I miss dinosaurs; let’s do something about that” campaign.
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Jenna Maroney would be a difficult person to date. And that’s why the only man worthy of her was a man who made it his life to be her — a drag impersonation version of her, at least. Paul and Jenna’s relationship was unconventional, but their love »
- Courtney Enlow
“Brian Austin Green had to withdraw from the project due to a viral infection from which he is expected to make a full recovery,” 20th Century Fox TV said in a statement to our sister site Deadline.
RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them
Penned by Dana Klein (Friends), the multi-cam family comedy is told from the point-of-view of Ellen, a working mom (Elfman) who is in constant competition with her perfect, »
Peter Riegert is rounding out the cast of Fox's untitled Dana Klein comedy pilot, from 20th Century Fox TV and Kapital Entertainment. Written/exec produced by Klein and directed by Pam Fryman, it is told from the point of view of Ellen (Jenna Elfman), a working mom who is in constant competition with her perfect, stay-at-home sister-in-law Amy (Liza Lapira). Riegert, repped by Don Buchwald & Associates, plays Ira, the two brothers’ impatient… »
Brian Austin Green (The Wedding Band) and Super Fun Night alumna Liza Lapira are set to co-star opposite Jenna Elfman in Fox's untitled Dana Klein comedy pilot, from 20th Century Fox TV and Kapital Entertainment. Written/exec produced by Klein and directed by Pam Fryman, it is told from the point of view of Ellen (Elfman), a working mom who is in constant competition with her perfect, stay-at-home sister-in-law Amy (Lapira). Green plays Amy’s husband Jack Stanley, an… »
Get ready for a lot more face-plants.
Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
The show features “epic fail” viral videos, with a “Fail of the Week” winner chosen by the actor.
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From the moment she makes her first appearance on Empire, we know Courtney Love’s Elle Dallas is a badass force of nature— mainly because she disrespects Cookie Lyon (to her face!) and doesn’t wind up getting a beat-down with a broom.
But while having 150 million in record sales will still get you all the air kisses you can tolerate, there’s a footnote at the bottom of every major-label record deal of which Elle is acutely aware: Any accomplishments not achieved in the last 12-24 months might just as well never happened at all.
RelatedMatt’s Inside Line: Scoop on Arrow, »
Picture it…American Idol, Hollywood Week, Season 14. No vicious “Airplane Hangar of Doom.” No threat of Randy Jackson’s inane mentoring sessions. And a dozen (or two) fantastic, charismatic vocalists signaling the possibility of a truly stellar three months of competition.
PhotosGrammys 2015: Best and Worst Moments
That dream scenario began to look like a reality during last week’s two-part Idol telecast — or at least that’s the conclusion drawn by my co-host Melinda Doolittle and me on this week’s episode of Reality Check.
Still, though, »
Never bring too much confidence into American Idol‘s dreaded Hollywood Week “Group Rounds.”
Exhibit A: The following exclusive preview video of the somewhat boastfully named Dream Team — consisting of audition standouts Tyanna Jones and Maddy Hudson, as well as Reno Anoa’i and Steffi Ledbetter.
RelatedIdol Recap: Hollywood You Rather
As far as covers of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” go, this isn’t exactly Season 8’s epic White Chocolate. I mean, when one of the contestants’ own mothers is burying her face in her hands and groaning, “This is not good,” it’s hard »
Ok, so minus the recently completed 17-year prison sentence, Taraji P. Henson’s glorious alter-ego is a real go-getter with a penchant for multitasking, dropping quotable zingers and overcoming whatever obstacles the universe throws in her path.
RelatedTVLine Items: Girl Meets World Meets Angela, JHud Visits Empire and More
But this week’s episode, “Dangerous Bonds,” reminds us there’s a big difference between Mary cracking up during a clown’s »
You can’t love ‘em all — or, wait, can you?
American Idol‘s Season 14 Hollywood Week kicked off with what the great philosopher Fergie refers to as “that boom-boom-pow.” Seriously, the one-hour installment featured so many triumphant vocal performances I felt like my TV set should’ve been perched atop Katy Perry’s mechanical lion and marching into wherever it was they held the Super Bowl on Sunday.
VideosReality Check: Idol’s ‘Perfect Audition’ Dissected! Plus: ‘Personality Vs. Vocals’ — and Melinda’s Minaj Moment!
Sure, standout auditioner Tara Honda was sent to the guillotine without so much as a trial »
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