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New Girl will be hitting the reset button on its fourth season, bringing the show back to basics without the messiness of Nick and Jess’ relationship bogging down the Fox comedy.
Instead, all six of the show’s main characters are now single, providing a new wealth of comedy as they attempt to get back out there with various incoming guest-stars. “If you’re an actor and you want to have sex with one of the New Girl cast members, call Liz Meriwether to figure it out,” the show’s creator jokes of the new season.
But does that mean »
- Natalie Abrams
With Jess (Zoey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) back to being just friends, they’ll both be readjusting to single life in the new season. In Season 4, Jessica Biel will guest-star as a rival competing with Jess for the affection of Ted (Reid Scott), Kaitlin Olson (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) will play an old high-school nemesis who is engaged to Jess’ father (Rob Reiner), and Damon Wayans Jr. returns full time as a series regular. New Girl Season 4 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 9pm Et/Pt on Fox. Also See: New Fall TV shows 2014: Comedies Zooey Deschanel on … Continue reading →
The post New season, new guest stars for Fox’s “New Girl” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Ryan Berenz
From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. Cary Elwes was inspired to »
- Pietro Filipponi
Ahead of its release in UK cinemas, we talk to the director and writer of the funniest film of the year, Pride. It's one of the best, too.
Regular readers will know that we've been banging the drum for the film Pride for a little while now. It's a fabulous comedy, whose laughs are as fierce as its politics, and it arrives in UK cinemas this Friday.
In advance of that, we chatted to its director Matthew Warchus (returning to cinema for the first time since 1999's Simpatico) and writer Stephen Beresford. Both come from a theatre background (Warchus is taking over from Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic next, and his hugely impressive theatre credits include the Matilda musical), and both were in fine form when we met them...
What particularly intrigued me about Pride is why you chose to tell such an unusual story this way. And I »
Denzel Washington's new rock-'em sock-'em thriller "The Equalizer" is the unlikely opener of this year's Toronto International Film Festival, a lavish, ten-day-long affair that features hundreds of movies, of every flavor, texture, and genre from all over the world.
This is a festival that caters specifically to its audiences, though, with the audience award winners usually going on to capture Oscar gold as well, and in that respect, "The Equalizer" is a perfect choice -- it's going to get the people whooping. In our exclusive clip, though, which takes place in the calm before the storm, you'll get to see Denzel bonding with a young prostitute, played by Chloe Grace Moretz.
The sequence is just a minute long, although this might be the only minute in the entire movie when Denzel Washington isn't brutally kicking someone's butt. Washington plays a lowly worker at a Home Depot-style home improvement store »
- Drew Taylor
The 3rd Annual Cbgb Music & Film Festival will return to New York on October 8th through 12th with a wide array of bands that includes Devo, Surfer Blood and Jane's Addiction, the latter of whom will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their breakthrough debut LP Nothing's Shocking by performing the album in its entirety. Macy Gray, Robert DeLong, We Are Scientists and dozens more artists are also on the bill, which will take place in a variety of venues throughout New York City and Brooklyn. For all the details and ticketing information, »
Anne Marie here on the 25th anniversary of a genre classic.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that any romcom made after 1989 owes large thematic debts to When Harry Met Sally… From the Meet Cute to the Bickering Couple to the Final Romantic Gesture (usually involving holidays and/or running), When Harry Met Sally… set a template that has defined an entire genre, and--depending on who you ask--killed that genre as well. But despite the cliches, Rob Reiner and Nora Ephron’s Oscar-nominated comedy script continues to sparkle 25 years later, because it is not a movie about romantic gestures. It is a story about people; their observations, their oversights, and most importantly, their food.
Watching When Harry Met Sally… for the first time, you’d be forgiven for thinking New Yorkers do nothing but eat and argue. As Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) meet, separate, meet again, fall into friendship, »
- Anne Marie
The 2014 New York Film Festival will host a series of special events, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced in a press release today. A number of films will make their U.S. premieres at the festival, in addition to an anniversary screening that will turn the whole festival up to 11. While dates have yet to be announced, This Is Spinal Tap will receive a 30th-anniversary screening. In 1984, Rob Reiner’s mockumentary satirized the lifestyle of rock musicians and has since been a staple of movie history.
Star and writer Christopher Guest will attend the screening, through no other members »
- Jonathon Dornbush
The 2014 New York Film Festival will present a special screening of “This Is Spinal Tap” in celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary, with writer-star Christopher Guest on board to appear at the event.
The screening of influential mockumentary “Spinal Tap” — the latest in a string of Nyff anniversary fetes that has in previous years included “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “The Princess Bride” and “Dazed and Confused” — comes on the heels of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the org that presents Nyff, giving its annual Chaplin Award to Rob Reiner, the movie’s director (as well as the helmer of “Princess Bride”).
Prior Nyff anniversary screenings have attracted the attendance of multiple cast members and creatives from the projects being screened; only Guest has so far been confirmed for the Nyff event. Date of the screening remains to be announced
“Spinal Tap” joins a roster of Nyff special events that »
- Gordon Cox
It's amazing what a bit of clever editing, some title cards, and a hint of slo-mo can do. In this recut trailer for The Princess Bride, these elements blend to turn a romantic fantasy that was fit for children of all ages into a horror movie in the vein of Single White Female or Dressed To Kill. In 1987, Rob Reiner brought us The Princess Bride, an adaptation of a fairy tale penned by William Goldman. Robin Wright starred as Buttercup, a beautiful--if demanding--princess who'd won the eye of a loyal and dashing farmboy Westley (Cary Elwes). But their love was thwarted when the selfish and vile Prince Humperdink swept in and stole Buttercup away to be his own bride. Everyone knows that Westley returns as the Dread Pirate Roberts to rescue Buttercup from her crooked, crowned captor! But what the trailer above asks is, what he didn't? What if instead »
Can men and women ever be 'just friends'? Director Rob Reiner asked the question in 1989 with When Harry Met Sally and we knew the answer then, just as we do from the very beginning of What If. After all, much of the comedy springs like the sweat of desperation from Daniel Radcliffe's brow as he tries to contain his feelings for Zoe Kazan (aka Ruby Sparks), playing the typically cute, clever but kooky heroine who keeps him dangling.
Wallace (Radcliffe) is a med school dropout, which might imply issues around commitment, except that he's split from his long-term college sweetheart and can't get over it. That is until he claps eyes on cartoonist Chantry (Kazan) at one of those cosy, dimly lit parties that only exist »
The award, which is in recognition of lifetime achievements, will be presented to the thesp on Oct. 1.
See Also: Film Review: ‘And So It Goes’
In a statement, the festival’s directors, Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri, said: “Her longevity is a testament to her ability to consistently reinvent and challenge herself, explore new creative avenues, and her overall prowess as one of the greatest actresses of our generation.”
Keaton won the best actress Academy Award for “Annie Hall,” and was Oscar nominated for “Reds,” “Marvin’s Room” and “Something’s Gotta Give.”
The festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, runs Sept. 25-Oct. 5.
- Leo Barraclough
Us star of Annie Hall to present new film And So It Goes at the festival.
Us actress Diane Keaton is to receive the Golden Icon Award at this year’s Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 – Oct 5).
The Oscar-winning star of Annie Hall, Manhattan and The Godfather trilogy will also present her latest film, And So It Goes, at the festival. The romantic comedy, directed by Rob Reiner and co-starring Michael Douglas, has been selected to screen in the Gala Premieres section of the Zff, which announced several other titles last week.
The award will be presented to Keaton at the Cinema Corso on Oct 1.
Keaton has starred in more than 60 features and won the Best Actress Oscar in 1978 for her role in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall. She has since received three further Academy Award nominations for leading roles in Reds (1981), Marvin’s Room (1996) and Something’s Gotta Give (2003), winning a Golden Globe for the latter.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Though debuting to just 1.7 million viewers who watched the premiere live in June, the series has pulled its biggest ratings from time-shifting, encores and streaming and now grabs nearly eight million weekly viewers once all platforms are taken into account. [Source: The Live Feed]
One more obvious difference between George R.R. Martin's books and HBO's TV adaptation "Game of Thrones" is that the latter on occasion delivers some gay sex involving characters only suggested as gay in the books. Martin himself recently explained why he never wrote any gay sex into the novels:
"Because none of the viewpoint characters are gay, there are no explicit gay sex scenes in the early books. A television show doesn't have those limitations. Will that change? It might. I've had letters from fans who »
- Garth Franklin
“It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Kaitlin Olson has landed a recurring role on Fox's “New Girl.” Olson will play Ashley, returning guest star Rob Reiner‘s fiancee and Jess's (Zooey Deschanel) high school nemesis. Since Reiner plays Jess's dad, you do the math about how well that will go over in sitcom-land. Also read: Fox TV Sells ‘New Girl’ Cable Rights to TBS, MTV The arc begins in the upcoming season's Episode 3, airing in late September. Olson and Reiner won't be the only stars guesting on the episode: Michaela Watkins (“Trophy Wife”) will reprise her role as Schmidt's (Max Greenfield) boss, »
- Tony Maglio
Jess’ father is returning to New Girl, and he’s bringing a fiancé with him!
EW has confirmed that Kaitlin Olson is joining the Fox comedy as Ashley, the fiance of Rob Reiner’s Bob Day and the high school nemesis of Jess and Cece. First appearing in episode three, Olson will have a recurring role.
New Girl returns Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 9 p.m. on Fox. »
- Samantha Highfill
The actress is set to recur in Season 4 of the Fox comedy as Ashley, Jess and Cece’s onetime high school nemesis who is now engaged to Jess’ father Bob (returning guest star Rob Reiner), TVLine has learned.
Related New Girl Promotes [Spoiler] to Series Regular
New Girl‘s fourth season kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 9/8c.
Related storiesRatings: Teen Choice Awards Steady, »
New Girl is plotting a May-December romance for its fourth season. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Rob Reiner will again reprise his role as Jess' (Zooey Deschanel) father. And he's returning with a fiancee. That lucky lady will be played by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Kaitlin Olson. She's booked a recurring gig on the Fox comedy as Ashley — a woman who isn't just the future Mrs. Bob Day, she also happens to be Jess and Cece's (Hannah Simone) high school nemesis. The storyline will be introduced during the third episode of the upcoming season, set
- Michael O'Connell
What If, 2013.
Directed by Michael Dowse.
Failed medical student Wallace meets art designer Chantry at a party after a failed relationship. There is an immediate connection and they become great friends, but should they risk their friendship for something more?
I think it was Echo (he of the Bunnymen) that stated, quite without irony, that people are strange. And there are few better cinematic examples this year of how flawed we all are than the screwed up characters featured in Michael Dowse’s What If‘.
Adapted from the stage play Toothpaste & Cigars, by T J Dawe and Michael Rinaldi, Elan Mastai adapts this into a screenplay actually worth paying attention to. More than your average rom-com? Well, yes and a bit no. The no portion does little to astound the audience, anymore than it creates any kind of new or original ideas. »
- Steve Leadbetter
First announced earlier this year, Olivia Wilde is both producing and starring in the psychological thriller Meadowland. She's now joined in the cast by Luke Wilson, along with Elisabeth Moss and Natasha Lyonne.The scant synopsis of the film we have so far sees Wilde playing a character called Sarah. She's a mother who, following the disappearance of her son, finds her healing process "taking an unforseen turn" as she "goes down an unexpected and dangerous path towards acceptance". Wilson will play her husband, a New York cop. Lyonne and Moss's roles haven't been revealed yet, although Moss's character is apparently called Christa.The film stems from an original screenplay by Chris Rossi, a newcomer with a handful of short films under his belt (and a voice credit as "Tiberium Trooper" in Command & Conquer 3). Reed Morano is the director, making her debut in the chair after working as a cinematographer »
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