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After three years on the boards, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has decided to call it quits on Jan. 5 after a tumultuous, headline-grabbing ride on Broadway that will result in a reported $60 million loss. Will producers be leery of investing in the next wave of in-development super-musicals (including a buzzed-about King Kong that is eyeing New York after a successful run in Melbourne). Meanwhile, this week’s openings are significantly less costly, including Ethan Hawke’s first Shakespeare turn on Broadway in 10 years, Tony winner Jefferson Mays in an eight-role bonanza, a first-time play by actress Amanda Peet with some heavy-hitting leads, »
- Jason Clark
New York – Amanda Peet makes a promising left turn into playwriting with this small-scale drama veined with caustic comedy, a work both topical and personal that succeeds on its own refreshingly modest terms. Like Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, its central figure is a woman in the Ruth Madoff mold, but Peet’s interest in her is less as a character study than as an avenue to explore the emotional fallout of public disgrace for those caught in the crossfire. More obliquely, The Commons of Pensacola reflects with insight and compassion on women at turning points where age and diminishing
- David Rooney
Sasha Alexander, star of the TNT original drama “Rizzoli & Isles,” and Clark Gregg, star of the ABC series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” will reveal the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. The nominations announcement will be telecast live on TNT at 9 a.m. (Et) / 6 a.m. (Pt) and webcast live on tntdrama.com and tbs.com. Prior to the announcement, this year’s stunt ensemble nominees will be unveiled during a live webcast at 8:50 a.m. (Et) / 5:50 a.m. (Pt).
Alexander has also been named social media ambassador for this year’s SAG Awards. During the six weeks leading up to the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony – which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt »
- Michelle McCue
Here's a fun fact about "Game of Thrones" you might not have known: co-showrunner David Benioff is married to Amanda Peet. As Peet's first play, "The Commons of Pensacola," is slated to open Off Broadway in November, she was willing to open up a bit about her own obsession with "Game of Thrones" and the one big of Westeros paraphernalia Benioff has put in their house.
During an interview with Vanity Fair, Peet reveals that she's a huge "Game of Thrones" fan. That doesn't work out well for her when her husband decides to take his work home with him.
"Even last night I was yelling at him because he was freaking looking at dailies in my bed. I'm like, 'If you don't put on your goddamn headphones, I'm going to kill someone.' Because I don't want to know the scripts anymore," she says. "I used to be one of the readers, »
The 2013 Cma Awards red carpet was filled with plenty of wins, but it was hard to ignore the misses as a series of lovely country music stars just didn't quite pull off the red carpet look they were going for for.
"The Voice's" Cassadee Pope looks like she took some bad fashion notes from the likes of Lena Headey, Aubrey Plaza and Amanda Peet at the 2013 Emmy Awards. Can someone just tell everyone to say no to this witchy look from now on, especially since it makes Pope look like she's naked?
Sheryl Crow looks like she is doing her best Sharon Stone impression here, and not in a good way. For someone who's been around for so long, here's wishing she could have gotten better fashion advice beforehand.
Poor Hayley Orrantia looks like she pulled down a curtain and wrapped it around a lace bathing suit. The waistline »
In my other life, I teach 9th grade and the theme for the year is Coming of Age. It has become a major inspiration for movies, television, songs, and tons of books for the last century or two. As a result, it takes a lot to gain attention and have something fresh to say. The Way Way Back odes that by examining three different stages of coming of age, each a type you’ve seen before, but melded nicely into a satisfying blend.
The movie, out now from 20th Century Home Entertainment, tells the story of Duncan (Liam James), who is forced to accompany his divorced Mom (Toni Collette) on a summer away with her boyfriend, the quietly cruel and controlling Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter Steph (Zoe Levin). He’d rather be with dad, who is busy settling into a San Diego life with his new girlfriend. Instead, »
- Robert Greenberger
Spoiler alert – the Mayans were wrong. But don't let that spoil a look back at a movie that finds new ways to obliterate the world. Stuart Heritage checks out the destruction, on Channel 5 on Sunday at 9pm
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When 2012 was released in 2009, it came with a nifty built-in self-destruct mechanism. Back then there was a chance, however minuscule, that the Mayans were right and the world really was about to come to a spectacular end. However, now it is November 2013, and the Mayans are all feeling pretty stupid.
Anyone watching 2012 for the first time won't experience even the tiniest twinge of foreboding. Instead, they will just think that people in 2009 were all superstitious idiots. But you've seen 2012 before. That or you've got an impressively cavalier attitude toward spoilers. Either way, you're rewatching it purely for the spectacle.
So, has 2012 been permanently »
- Stuart Heritage
Chicago – “The Way, Way Back” made a solid $21 million domestically but I kind of expected it to be an even bigger hit when I saw it back in January at the Sundance Film Festival. I saw several dozen films at this year’s fest and nothing produced a response like Nat Faxon & Jim Rash’s sweet, sentimental comedy. The audience I saw it with Loved it. And now that it’s on Blu-ray and DVD, I expect it to reach an even bigger audience through word-of-mouth recommendations. It’s a fun, clever movie with some great performances, including a supporting turn by Sam Rockwell that stands with the best of the year.
“The Way, Way Back” doesn’t do anything particularly new. It’s a classic coming-of-age story in the vein of “The Sure Thing” and “Adventureland.” It’s the way the story is told, with a very entertaining »
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Pic centers on a group of feisty retirees struck by the pension crisis, who hatch a plan to steal millions after the bank refuses to help their friend, leaving her on the brink of losing her home.
The pic will be produced by Exclusive Media in association with James Gay-Rees of Playmaker Films, who produced “The Quiet Ones,” which will be released by Lionsgate in the U.S. next year. Exclusive Media is fully financing the film.
Cole’s credits include the Golden Globe nominated “Saving Grace,” starring Brenda Blethyn and Martin Clunes, which won the Sundance Film Festival audience award; the BAFTA nommed “Made in Dagenham,” starring Bob Hoskins and Sally Hawkins; and the romantic comedy “A Lot Like Love,” starring Amanda Peet and Ashton Kutcher.
- Leo Barraclough
Today’s film is the 2001 short Date Squad. The film is written and directed by Amie Steir, and stars Amanda Peet, Sandra Oh, and Adam Scott. Adam Scott has been acting for nearly 20 years, with early supporting roles in series such as Boy Meets World and Party of Five, before he rose to fame with a key supporting role in the film Step Brothers and a leading role in the critically acclaimed Party Down. He can currently be seen on television, in the NBC series Parks and Recreation, as well as in theatres in A.C.O.D., which opens in limited release in American theatres this weekend.
The post Sunday Shorts: ‘Date Squad’, starring Adam Scott appeared first on Sound On Sight.
- Deepayan Sengupta
It’s amazing to discover that Sarah Jessica Parker hasn’t appeared on the New York stage in 12 years (!), which was right in the midst of her celebrated turn as Carrie Bradshaw in HBO’s Sex and the City.
Meanwhile, uptown…(hee hee), it is quite a big deal that NYC has her back, starring in a brand-new play called The Commons of Pensacola, written by none other than actress Amanda Peet (The Good Wife) — making her stage debut as a playwright — with a tale of a woman (Parker) reconnecting with her her mother, who has been forced out of living a luxurious lifestyle. »
- Jason Clark
It looks like Sarah Jessica Parker's little girls are getting a head start on Halloween! Tabitha and Loretta Broderick sported sequined mouse ears while heading to school in NYC today. Sarah Jessica walked side by side with Tabitha, while Loretta preferred to be held and even helped carry her mom's beverage as the group made their way down the street. Sarah Jessica has been busy handling the school run lately while also preparing to hit the stage in the upcoming off-Broadway production The Commons of Pensacola. She attended a photocall last week alongside costar Blythe Danner and Amanda Peet, who wrote the production, and will begin performing on Oct. 22. View Slideshow › »
- Brittney Stephens
When ABC’s Revenge premiered in 2011, it became a must-watch, a deliciously overwrought throwback to the primetime soaps of yesteryear. When Season One ended with steely bitch Victoria presumably blown to bits from an airplane bomb, we waited with high expectations for Season Two to begin and Amanda/Emily’s campaign of vengeance to resume.
Unfortunately, Season Two started out muddled, and by the end it had become increasingly convoluted, confusing, and just plain ridiculous (and not fun ridiculous like Season One, but cartoonish ridiculous). Ratings dropped, reviews were merciless and we stopped recapping the show 2/3 of the way through the season … and few people noticed.
So it was with trepidation that I sat down to watch the Season Three Premiere. Would the show be able to rebound? Would it get back to what made us fall in love with it in the first place? Well, the jury’s still out, »
The Way Way Back, 2013.
Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
The summer usually brings a few quality limited release films that end up being great. I had the pleasure of finally seeing The Way Way Back which turned out to be one of those great limited release summer films. In the film we follow Duncan (Liam James), a very awkward teenager who is on a trip with his mom Pam (Toni Collette), her boyfriend Trent (Steve Carell) and his daughter Steph (Zoe Levin) to Trent's beach house, hoping to spend some quality time together. »
- Gary Collinson
Sarah Jessica Parker was all smiles as she walked her twin daughters, Tabitha and Loretta Broderick, to school in NYC today. She poured lots of love on her little girls, taking turns carrying them down the street and planting kisses on their cheeks. Sarah Jessica has been busy balancing family time with her recent work responsibilities, which include a shoe line for Nordstrom and an upcoming stage role. She stepped out earlier this week for a cast photocall for the off-Broadway production of The Commons of Pensacola, where she linked up with costar Blythe Danner as well as Amanda Peet, who wrote the play. Luckily, Sjp has also been making room for some red carpet fun - she attended the New York City Ballet's 2013 Fall Gala last week with two handsome dates, fashion designers Prabal Gurung and Olivier Theyskens. Also on hand for the annual event were Drew Barrymore and »
- Brittney Stephens
The Emmy Awards are the biggest night of television, which means that it's TV stars' best chance to show off their best fashion sense. At the 2013 awards show, there were a couple trends that veered from "popular choices" to flat-out "copy cat" territory. Check out some of the celebrities who ended up having dress doppelgangers at the 2013 Emmy Awards.
Apparently AMC had a fashion memorandum for its two leading ladies, because Anna Gunn and Elisabeth Moss were working the same look on the red carpet. The "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" stars both wore floor-length, strapless gowns that had black, lace bodices and flowing light skirts.
The Witches of the Emmys
It’s Emmy night! Which means that television’s best and brightest get to shine like stars. Unfortunately, some of those stars showed up looking like they didn’t know they’d be on television. Except for Zosia Mamet, of course, who gamely decided to add a censor box over her nipples for the network television audiences.
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By and large, our favorite television stars do look divine tonight, but for some reason, Lily Rabe showed up looking like she’s wearing two sheets taped together. Amanda Peet is modeling three different styles of Victorian lingerie at the same time. Oh, and Malin Akerman showed up in a wedding dress torn to shreds by my cat.
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- Meghan O'Keefe
Considering how gorgeous most of these actresses are, how designers fall all over themselves to give them gowns and their glam squads are at the ready, there shouldn't be mistakes.
Klum, nominated for outstanding host on a reality show, was in pomegranate Versace, which had a Vegas showgirl mojo. She had trouble getting out of the car because of her constricting gown, but says she loved her dress.
"I chose it because it is hard and body fitting, and not too revealing either," Klum says on the red carpet.
Gold-encrusted teal velvet works so well on drapes at old movie palaces but on a gown for a nominated actress? Not so much. Connie Britton, up for best actress in a drama for "Nashville" wore a form-fitting, strapless number.
My jewelry is worth more than I am, »
With "American Horror Story: Coven" and "Witches of East End" on the horizon, TV's latest horror trend cast its spell on the 2013 Emmy Awards red carpet on Sunday (Sept. 22). And we bewitched we weren't.
We'd go on, but we don't want to invite the Power of Three to put a hex on us. So we'll leave it to you to judge further, if you dare.
Are you feeling the witchy wardrobe on the red carpet this year? »
Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Liam James, Rob Corddry, Amanda Peet, River Alexander, Zoe Levin, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Adam Riegler | Written and Directed by Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Written and directed by the team of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (who also wrote the screenplay to The Descendants, as a team) this film is one of those that only come around every so often, and when it does it feels special.
The Way Way Back is hard to explain because of its simplicity. It’s difficult to do the film justice by merely outlining the plot to someone who hasn’t seen it yet. It’s a coming of age story of a teenage boy during a summer break. He has to deal with his own personal changes, as well as his mothers’ passive aggressive boyfriend and his spoilt daughter, among other things. »
- Chris Cummings
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