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Vampire Academy, based on the Ya books, has added Shameless’ Cameron Monaghan to the cast. He will play Mason Ashford, who is the lead Rose’s best friend who become a romantic interest. It’s worth noting that Monaghan tweeted that he was not signed to the next season of Shameless.
Out has an interesting article out called The Porn Problem, in which it tries to deduce why so many gay porn stars have killed themselves lately. It’s a weird piece, putting forth the idea that shame around sex and sex work leaves the actors nowhere to turn, while at the same time sounding pretty damning about the sex trade. The Sword has already slammed it, and I’m inclined to do the same. (Nearly) everyone has sex, the »
- Ed Kennedy
Despite a stacked cast, a reportedly stellar pilot taping, and repeated press assertions that it was destined for a fall debut, NBC has opted not to pick up John Mulaney’s sitcom, Mulaney. The show revolving around comedian and former Saturday Night Live writer also co-starred Martin Short, Elliott Gould, SNL’s Nasim Pedrad, and fellow comedians Griffin Newman and Seaton Smith. It also boasted Lorne Michaels as executive producer, and Jimmy Fallon even had a cameo in the pilot. But, hey, even with all those people involved, it probably stunk or something, right? Or maybe it was just so »
In the flurry of series pickups and cancellations, comes news that NBC passed on John Mulaney's highly anticipated pilot, Mulaney. If you listened to its hype, the Lorne Michaels–produced sitcom was going to be anything from the next 30 Rock to the next Seinfeld. The pilot co-starred Nasim Pedrad, Martin Short, and Elliott Gould. With the dust settling on Mulaney, now we can again talk about how he'd be the perfect fit to take over Weekend Update, if Seth Meyers does in fact end up taking over Late Night. »
- Jesse David Fox
Bryan Forbes dies at 86: Directed Katharine Hepburn, Leslie Caron, the original The Stepford Wives Director Bryan Forbes, whose films include the then-daring The L-Shaped Room, the all-star The Madwoman of Chaillot, and the original The Stepford Wives, has died "after a long illness" at his home in Virginia Water, Surrey, England. Forbes was 86. Born John Theobald Clarke on July 22, 1926, in London, Bryan Forbes began his film career as an actor in supporting roles in British productions of the late 1940s, e.g., Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s The Small Back Room / Hour of Glory and Thornton Freeland’s Dear Mr. Prohack. Another twenty or so movie roles followed in the ’50s, including those in Ronald Neame’s The Million Pound Note / Man with a Million (1954), supporting Gregory Peck, and Carol Reed’s The Key (1958), supporting Sophia Loren and William Holden. Bryan Forbes director Despite his relatively prolific output in the previous decade, »
- Andre Soares
Ray Donovan Trailer 3. Showtime’s Ray Donovan (2013): Season 1 TV show trailer 3 stars Jon Voight, Liev Schreiber, Steven Bauer, Elliott Gould, and Paula Malcomson. Ray Donovan‘s plot synopsis: “In “Ray Donovan,” Liev Schreiber stars as the kind of fixer who makes the problems of L.A.’s most notable celebrities, superstar athletes, and [...]
Continue reading: Ray Donovan (2013) Season 1 TV Show Trailer 3 Has Hateful Father & Son »
- Rollo Tomasi
DVD Release Date: May 28, 2013
Price: DVD $24.99
Studio: Virgil Films
San Fernando Valley girl Deb Dorfman (Rue) has no special guy in her life, though she spends an awful lot of time taking care of men. They include her demanding widowed father (Gould), her vain, stingy married brother (Jonathan Chase), and her globetrotting journalist friend Jay (Johann Urb, TV’s Californication), who she has a secret crush on. While cat-sitting for Jay at his cool downtown Los Angeles, Deb gives herself a serious makeover, from a new haircut to a new “I Count Too” attitude. Especially helpful and encouraging is a hunky artist, Cookie (Haaz Sleiman), who may »
John Mulaney is welcoming a familiar face to his NBC pilot. The former Saturday Night Live writer has enlisted SNL alum and Late Night host Jimmy Fallon for his upcoming semi-autobiographical comedy pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Story: TV Pilots 2013: The Complete Guide The multicamera comedy is loosely based on Mulaney's life and also co-stars Saturday Night Live vets Nasim Pedrad and Martin Short, as well as six-time host Elliott Gould. Fallon will play himself in the pilot, which Mulaney wrote and will executive produce for Universal Television, Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video and 3
- Lesley Goldberg
Next month in New York City, the broadcast networks will unveil a whole new batch of comedies that could either follow in the footsteps of The Big Bang Theory — or fall flat like I Hate My Teenage Daughter.
So that got us thinking: Just how many half-hours over the years, failed or otherwise, have become go-to synonyms for bad TV sitcoms? We know what you’re thinking — by golly, I’ve lost count! But here are 10 that have (and always will) serve as convenient punchlines.
Baby Bob (CBS, 2002-03)
An unspeakable crime — and not just because fan faves like Adam Arkin, »
- Lynette Rice
Short says he's waiting to hear whether NBC will pick up a comedy pilot produced by Michaels as a series next season.
Short plays a quiz show host who uses jokes written by Mulaney's character.
NBC and other networks will announce their lineups for 2013-14 season next month.
Short and Michaels were paired Tuesday to discuss Michaels' career at a Hollywood Radio & Television Society event in Beverly Hills. »
Amy Aquino (Being Human) rounds out the cast of ABC‘s multi-camera comedy pilot Divorce: A Love Story, from Sony TV and ABC Studios. Based on an Israeli format, Divorce centers on Kenny (Jason Jones) and Robin (Andrea Anders), a recently divorced couple who were bad together but discover they’re even worse apart and can’t seem to stay out of each others’ lives. Aquino, repped by Greene & Assoc. and manager Randy James, will play Kenny’s overbearing mother whose obsession in life is to see Kenny and Robin back together. Comedian Seaton Smith rounds out the cast of another comedy pilot, NBC’s John Mulaney project. Written/exec produced by Mulaney and exec produced by Robert Carlock and Lorne Michaels, the comedy is a young ensemble focused on John (Mulaney), whose naïve and often pointles, desire to “be a good person” challenges his friendship with his roommates, Jane »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
“Saturday Night Live” might have one less cast member if NBC’s latest comedy pilot is successful. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Saturday Night Live” actress Nasim Pedrad is set to star in a John Mulaney comedy pilot. The Universal Television, Broadway Video and 3 Arts pilot, is loosely based on Mulaney’s life. Pedrad will star as Jane, a grade school teacher who, despite being nice and intelligent, is lazy and hates her job. She wants to change things in her life, but she’s also a very bad procrastinator. The cast includes Mulaney, Martin Short and Elliot Gould. Mulaney will write and executive produce the pilot along with Lorne Michaels, Andrew [ Read More ]
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Good news for NBC prime time, potentially bad news for Saturday Night Live fans: funny woman Nasim Pedrad has joined an untitled ensemble comedy pilot from standup comic John Mulaney and uber-producer Lorne Michaels.
Should the pilot go to series, Pedrad would leave SNL, where she’s worked with Michaels since 2009. Her forte on the late-night show is celebrity impersonations, like this one:
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- Lynette Rice
Written by and starring Mulaney, the prospective series is loosely based on the comedian and SNL writer’s life and follows a group of young people and their hijinks.
Related | TV Pilots for 2013-2014 Season
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Pedrad will play Jane, the female lead described as a sweet and intelligent but lazy and procrastination-prone grade school teacher who’s tired of her job and dying to make a change.
- Megan Masters
With time on pilot castings running out, Lorne Michaels called upon his Saturday Night Live co-star Nasim Pedrad for a lead role in the untitled John Mulaney multi-camera comedy pilot, which Michaels is executive producing. Written/exec produced by Mulaney and exec produced by Robert Carlock, the project is a young ensemble loosely based on Mulaney’s life. It centers on John (Mulaney), whose naïve, and often pointless, desire to “be a good person” challenges his friendship with his roommates, the sweet, intelligent, and lazy Jane (Pedrad) and Seymour (Griffin Newman). Elliott Gould and Martin Short co-star. If the pilot doesn’t go forward, CAA-repped Pedrad is expected to continue on SNL, where she has been since 2009. Michael Nathanson (Side Effects) is set to co-star opposite Debra Messing and Paul Adelstein in CBS‘ untitled Julie Rottenberg/Elisa Zuritsky comedy pilot (formerly Mother’s Day). The untitled comedy, based on an Israeli format, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Mash: A novel about three army doctors, by Richard Hooker, was first published in 1968. Two years later Robert Altman’s screen version was released, becoming the third highest-grossing movie of 1970 and picking up five oscar nominations. The film’s success led to the long-running sitcom of the same name, which went on to become easily the most recognisable version of Mash. The movie was a significant breakthrough for Robert Altman, both commercially successful and critically lauded, paving the way for his ascension in hollywood. Many of the actors also rose to stardom following the film’s success, notably Donald Sutherland and Elliot Gould. While the film may languish in the shadow of the TV series, the novel, never as successful as either, is now almost forgotten.
Mash was written by a former army doctor, Richard Hornberger, drawing on his own experiences in the Korean war. After a number of »
- Edward Kuhne
Anyone who loves great science fiction and incredible writing loves The Twilight Zone, but two decades after that show finished, we got the underrated 1985 series The New Twilight Zone. Now, for the first time, it’s being released on DVD as a complete collection on 13 discs, from Shock Entertainment and Fremantle Media Enterprises. That’s 27 hours of shocking stories. If that wasn’t enough, the series is home to some incredible talent. Red stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman all make appearances, and the writers room is equally star packed thanks to the likes of Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, Richard Matheson, and Arthur C. Clarke. That’s the writers behind such classics as The Shining, Game Of Throwns, I Am Legend, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Completing the all star teams behind these shows are some A-List directing talent such as William Friedkin, Wes Craven, and Joe Dante. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
I love movies but sometimes get tired of the loud blockbusters that get thrown at us in such increased amounts these days. When I suffer from over exposure to the big Hollywood flick I turn to the unheralded gem. These are the movies that I cherish most, some of them are misunderstood box office failures, some are cult classics and some are big budget movies that I feel are under-appreciated.
Compiled using no criteria other than my gut feeling that the film should get more credit and that you may not have heard of it, it is an eclectic list with its fair share of sci-fi and, hopefully, intelligence and imagination. I encourage you to seek them out as they are all beautiful in their own different and eccentric ways.
These are my 10 movie gems that you need to see but may never have heard of
10. Capricorn One
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- John de Gruyther
In reviewing romantic comedies, one of the best descriptions of a movie is to call it as “cute.” It basically means that the movie is definitely not great, but one is trying really, really hard not to classify it as abysmal.
And with many people, the word “cute” is probably the best description for “Dorfman in Love.”
“Dorfman in Love” follows a young woman named Deb Dorfman (played by Sara Rue), who has a crush on a handsome international news reporter Jay (played by Johann Urb). Jay gets an assignment to cover events in Afghanistan and Deb volunteers to babysit his cat and house sit his loft in Downtown Los Angeles.
As a girl from San Fernando Valley, she must adjust to the hustling fast lifestyle of Downtown Los Angeles with bars, night clubs and life in studio apartments. She eventually befriends a neighbor named Cookie (played by Haaz Slieman), who loves the promiscuous lifestyle. »
- Gig Patta
Title: Dorfman in Love Director: Bradley Leong Starring: Sara Rue, Elliott Gould, Jonathan Chase, Johann Urb, Haaz Sleiman, Keri Lynn Pratt, Sophie Monk, Hayley Marie Norman, Kelen Coleman, Scott Wilson Saddled with a terrible, clunky title and a programmatic narrative that represents a fairly unpersuasive blend of the familiar and contrived, Los Angeles-set indie romantic comedy “Dorfman in Love” connects most fitfully as a vehicle for the charms of star Sara Rue. Penned by Wendy Kout and directed by Bradley Leong, the big-hearted movie is a sort of “Bridget Jones’s Diary” by way of “(500) Days of Summer,” though without the apexes of cleverness and flair found in those films. It’s charming enough [ Read More ]
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James Woods is set to join Liev Schreiber in Showtime's upcoming drama series "Ray Donovan." Ray Donovan (Schreiber) is an expert at solving the problems of some of L.A.'s shadier celebrities, famous athletes, and business moguls. Things get complicated for his close-knit Boston-bred family when his father (Jon Voight) is unexpectedly released from prison. Woods will play Patrick "Sully" Sullivan, who has a checkered past involving the Donovan family. The cast also includes Elliott Gould, Paula Malcomson ("The Hunger Games"), and Eddie Marsan ("Sherlock Holmes") and Dash Mihok ("I Am Legend") as Ray's brothers. Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Steven Bauer, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby will »
- Dave Lewis
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