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Directed by Joe Dante.
An enterprising film promoter capitalises on the hysteria during the Cuban missile crisis and introduces the idea of live props and special effects to a Florida town during a horror movie showing.
There is a theory that horror movies tend to thrive and become popular with mainstream audiences during times of social upheaval. Joe Dante’s Matinee is a comedy that has this idea at its core and, amongst other things, plays with the notions of horror movie making in a love letter to 1950s/1960s creature features and growing up during a time when everything seemed so much more innocent.
- Amie Cranswick
Jason from Mnpp here with this week's edition of "Beauty vs Beast" - I think I must have had fever of the brain (to the lay-person that's called Kopfgeschlagen) last week because somehow I didn't take advantage of the 25th anniversary of one of my most favorite comedies of ever, Michael Hoffmann's Soapdish, the fizzy slapstick tale of backstage shenanigans at a daytime soap opera full of narcissistic psychopaths. Somewhere in the late 90s I wore out my VHS I watched this movie so many times - Soapdish is one you could stand me in front of a crowd, tell me to go, and I could perform the entire thing from start to finish, from crawdad butts to Tawny the Tweety-Bird Couturie.
The cast is to a tee in top form - even semi-cameos like Carrie Fisher's classic bitch Betsy Faye Sharon leave impressions so sharp I can »
[caption id="attachment_49444" align="aligncenter" width="578"] I'm Dying Up Here TV show pilot photo, courtesy of Showtime.[/caption]
Jake Lacy has been cast as a series regular in the I'm Dying Up Here TV show on Showtime. Set in the 1970s L.A. comedy-scene, the series comes from executive producer Jim Carrey and is inspired the non-fiction book of the same name, by William Knoedelseder.
The I'm Dying Up Here TV series cast includes: Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Michael Angarano, Andrew Santino, Rj Cyler Al Madrigal, Erik Griffin, and Stephen Guarino. Guest stars include: Alfred Molina, Sebastian Stan, Robert Forster, Jon Daly, Dylan Baker, Brianne Howey, Ginger Gonzaga, and Cathy Moriarty.Read More… »
It was Showtime's turn at the Television Critics Association yesterday with their various series being dicussed with reporters.
The network's biggest hit "Homeland" will shift its setting once again for the sixth season. After being mostly in Pakistan for the fourth and Germany for the fifth, the upcoming season will be both set and shot in and around New York City.
Showtime's David Nevins confirms the domestic setting for the new season and would not give a definitive answer as to the fate of fan favorite Quinn (Rupert Friend) who was last seen in a hospital room. He does say that: "Quinn is very damaged, no question about that. If he should live, he won't be in the shape and form he was."
Asked for a potential end to the series, Nevins says it's up to the showrunners but adds": "it's not imminent."
One show also not ending is »
- Garth Franklin
The series pickup was announced Tuesday by Showtime CEO David Nevins at the Television Critics Association press tour.
Set in the celebrated and infamous L.A. stand-up comedy scene of the ’70s, when the careers of most comedy superstars began, “I’m Dying Up Here” will delve into the inspired and damaged psyches that inhabit the hilarious, but complex business of making an audience laugh. The series is based on William Knoedelseder’s book of the same name.
Melissa Leo stars in the series, playing a comedy club owner, along with Clark Duke, Ari Graynor, Andrew Santino, Rj Cyler, Erik Griffin and Stephen Guarino. Sebastian Stan will appear in a recurring role. Guest stars are Dylan Baker, who will portray Johnny Carson; Robert Forster as Stan’s on-screen father; Cathy Moriarty as his »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
5 items from 2016
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