17 items from 2014
In 1983, a film was released titled The Big Chill. Featuring an ensemble cast of Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and JoBeth Williams, it was about a group of baby boomer college friends who reunite after fifteen years due to the suicide of a friend.
In About Alex, a circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away after one of them suffers an emotional breakdown.
Despite the group’s best efforts to keep it light and enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences leads to an explosion that, coupled with the flammable combination of drugs, wine, and risotto, »
- Michelle McCue
A “Home Improvement” reunion of sorts is set for next month. Tim Allen, who played Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor on the 1990s sitcom, and Richard Karn, who was his sidekick on the fictional show-within-a-show “Tool Time,” are teaming up to host the Screen Actors Guild Foundation's annual Golf Classic, which “has become the biggest celebrity golf tournament in the country,” according to JoBeth Williams, president of the SAG Foundation. “We have more celebrity golfers playing in our charity fundraiser than any other, which makes us feel tremendously proud because it’s all about actors helping their fellow actors,” she stated. Allen said he and his co-star have played in the tournament since its inception, “so it’s about time the SAG Foundation asked us to host.” He added, “All kidding aside, it’s a great cause. We help raise money for the Foundation’s assistance programs which help our fellow actors. »
TBS has released trailers for three upcoming comedies.
From the Emmy®-winning creators of Will & Grace comes a new multi-camera comedy. Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical), Mike Castle (Family Trap), Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the New Black), Ryan Pinkston (Tower Prep), Matt Cook (True Blood) and George Wendt (Cheers) star in the ensemble comedy set in Charlestown, Mass. The series centers on a group of coworkers who all went to high school together but ran in very different crowds. Now they find themselves working together at Buzzy’s, a barbershop that was recently bought by one-time loser Ben (Pinkston).
Angie Tribeca. This character-driven police comedy is the brainchild of Steve and Nancy Carell. Rashida Jones (The Office, Parks and Recreation) stars in the satirical look at police procedurals. The single-camera comedy focuses on an eccentric but brilliant group of Lapd detectives who investigate crime, reveal way too much »
- Claire Hellar
TBS has unveiled first look previews of some of its upcoming new comedy series. Briefly: Angie Tribeca – From creators Steve Carell and Nancy Carell, this comedic spoof of police procedurals stars Rashida Jones and revolves around an eccentric but brilliant group of Lapd detectives. Buzzy’s – An ensemble comedy from Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick about a group of misfits from high school who work together in a local barbershop in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Ashley Tisdale and Lauren Lapkus star. Your Family or Mine – Based on the popular Israeli comedy, this show tells the story of a young couple, focusing on a different aspect of their family each week. Kyle Howard and Kat Foster star, with Richard Dreyfuss and JoBeth Williams playing the in-laws. Hit the jump to watch the aforementioned trailers, and if you missed them, check out trailers for new series from Fox and ABC. Angie Tribeca »
- Adam Chitwood
Over the course of its three-season run, the ABC show Happy Endings garnered quite a bit of critical acclaim, leading many to lament the show’s cancellation in 2013. Fans of the series, however, were excited to learn that creator David Caspe was already working on a new show, excitement that increased with the news that NBC had given it a series order. Titled Marry Me, the show reunites Caspe with Happy Endings‘ Casey Wilson, who is joined in the cast by Ken Marino, Tim Meadows, John Gemberling, Sarah Wright, and JoBeth Williams. Now, along with the announcement that the show will be airing on Tuesdays starting in the fall, NBC has released the first trailer for the series. The trailer can be seen below.
- Deepayan Sengupta
The cable channel has ordered 10 episodes for a 2015 debut.
Here are the additional details:
Your Family or MineTBS has given the greenlight to Your Family or Mine, a new domestic comedy with a twist starring Kyle Howard (Royal Pains, My Boys), Kat Foster ('Til Death, Royal Pains), Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl, The American President) and JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist, Dexter). Based on an »
Happy 80th birthday, Shirley MacLaine!
The legendary, award-winning actress, who was born April 24, 1934 in Richmond, Va, started out as a dancer and got her big break on Broadway. She made her first film with Alfred Hitchcock, became a Rat Pack regular, flirted briefly with politics but has never stopped acting as she enters her 7th decade in Hollywood.
She started off as a lovably kooky ingenue, but is known today for her cantankerous matriarch roles in "Downton Abbey," "Bernie," "Steel Magnolias," "Guarding Tess," and, of course, her Oscar-winning role as Aurora Greenway in "Terms of Endearment."
Her next gig is a singing and dancing role on "Glee," of course. Happy Birthday to one of the most talented, most colorful character actresses of all time.
1. She was named after Shirley Temple.
2. She's been performing since age 3, when she began doing ballet.
3. As a girl, she pretended she was Rita Hayworth, since »
- Sharon Knolle
After a decidedly rough patch, the Hallmark Hall of Fame gets a bit of its mojo back in time for Mother’s Day with “In My Dreams,” a magical-realist-tinged romance pairing Katharine McPhee (no, she doesn’t sing) with “Under the Dome’s” Mike Vogel. As is often the case with the brand, the slight premise requires a bit of goodwill to sustain things through to the well-telegraphed ending, but the central duo is so dreamy and the idea so unabashedly romantic it should put those who bother to watch — a challenge since the franchise landed on ABC — in a card-buying mood.
It doesn’t hurt that McPhee and Vogel look like prototypes for the top of a wedding cake, although writers Teena Booth and Suzette Couture, along with director Kenny Leon, manage to scatter enough hurdles to make them helpfully vulnerable.
Vogel’s Nick is a serial one-and-done dater »
- Brian Lowry
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 29, 2014
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A group of reunited college friends hear it through the grapevine in The Big Chill.
The 1983 comedy-drama The Big Chill focuses on a group of thirty-somethings who reunite for the funeral of one of their friends and end up spending a weekend together, reminiscing about their shared pasts as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties.
Poignant and warmly humorous in equal measure, this baby boomer milestone made a star of writer-director Lawrence Kasdan (Body Heat) and is perhaps the decade’s defining ensemble film, featuring memorable performances by Tom Berenger (Inception), Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction), Jeff Goldblum (Morning Glory), William Hurt (Broadcast News), Kevin Kline (Queen to Play), Mary Kay Place (Being John Malkovich), Meg Tilly (Agnes of God), and JoBeth Williams (Timer).
Co-opted a zillion times over the »
Criterion has announced their July 2014 titles and among them is one fans have been waiting a long time to see introduced, David Cronenberg's head-exploding sci-fi Scanners, set for a July 15 release. The set will include a newly restored 2K digital film transfer, supervised by Cronenberg, "The Scanners Way" visual effects documentary, a new interview with Michael Ironside, a 2012 interview with actor and artist Stephen Lack, an excerpt from a 1981 interview with Cronenberg on the CBC's "The Bob McLean Show" and Cronenberg's first feature film, Stereo (1969). Also on July 15 comes Robert Bresson's 1959 classic Pickpocket, telling the story of Michel (Martin Lasalle), a young pickpocket who spends his days working the streets, subway cars, and train stations of Paris. Features include: New, 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray Audio commentary by film scholar James Quandt Introduction by writer-director Paul Schrader The Models of "Pickpocket," a »
- Brad Brevet
Exclusive: Richard Dreyfuss has joined the TBS comedy pilot Your Family Or Mine, from Greg Malins, Sony Pictures TV and Fanfare. Based on an Israeli format, the show centers on Oliver and Kelli, who are living proof of the adage “When you marry someone, you don’t just marry them, you marry their whole family.” It is a family comedy with an unusual structure — each episode focuses on a different side of the family: one week featuring the couple dealing with Kelli’s family, the next spent with Oliver’s. Dreyfuss, repped by Apa and The Schiff Co., will play Ricky, Oliver’s father, opposite JoBeth Williams’ Louis. This marks the first series-regular role for Oscar-winner Dreyfuss since his starring turn on the 2001 CBS drama The Education Of Max Bickford. Over the past decade he’s done arcs on Showtime’s Weeds and NBC’s Parenthood. He most recently wrapped »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Toks Olagundoye, one of the leads of sophomore comedy The Neighbors, has been cast as a regular in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Feed Me in second position to the ABC series. Feed Me, from Witt-Thomas and Universal TV, stars Mary-Louise Parker and centers on a dysfunctional family bound by love and the restaurant they run together. Nigeria-born Olagundoye plays Meryl, the live-in girlfriend-turned-fiancee of John (Ed Wuinn), one of three grown-up children of restaurateur parents and brother of Emma (Parker). On Neighbors, Toks, repped by Shelter Entertainment and The Glick Agency, plays alien matriarch Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Related: 2014 NBC Pilots JoBeth Williams is set as a regular in TBS comedy pilot Your Family Or Mine, from Greg Malins, Sony Pictures TV and Fanfare. Based on an Israeli format, the show revolves around a young couple and their relatives, with each episode focusing on a different side of the family. Williams plays Ricky, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Just when you thought you were safe... it's happening again. No sooner has Oscar season ended than the powers that be are setting dates for next season. Dates which will determine the schedules of virtually everyone in Hollywood. Do we already have to start thinking about this? Yes. Yes, we do.
SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams agrees that it's terrifying...
- NATHANIEL R
The next SAG Awards will air live on TBS and Tbt on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Et/5 p.m. Pt, committee chair JoBeth Williams said Tuesday while announcing the key dates for this year's ceremony. Nominating committees will be drawn by random sample on March 14, drawing from actors/performers, singers, dancers or stunt performers who have not served on the same nominating committee in the past eight years and have paid their November 2013 membership dues by Feb. 27. Also read: SAG Awards Ratings Dip 12% From Prior Year Nominations will be announced live Dec. 10 at 6 a.m. Pt on TNT, »
- Tim Kenneally
Los Angeles (March 11, 2014) – SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams today announced the key dates for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, including dates for nominating committee selection, award submissions, the nominations announcement and media credentialing. Celebrating the outstanding performances in film and primetime television of 2014, the Screen Actors Guild Awards will be presented in a live simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt). Nominating Committees Selection: The SAG Awards’ separate film and television nominating committees are randomly selected anew each year. SAG-aftra members from around the country who have not served on the same nominating committee in the past eight years, who are actor/performers, singers, dancers or stunt performers and who have paid their November 2013 membership dues by February 27, 2014, will be eligible to serve on one of this year’s committees. Each committee is comprised of 2,200 SAG-aftra members. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Ah, Valentine’s Day- that special time of year when, if you’re in a relationship, everything seems just wonderful. If you’re not, you pretty much wish everyone around you would stop being so damn lovey-dovey and just grow up already.
The horror genre has seen its share of passionate lovers and soul mates over the years willing to fight it out to the end, whether they’re being chased by creatures, psychotic serial killers, Mother Nature or even as they struggling against internal forces that threaten those they love most in the world.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day this Friday, I decided to pay homage to some of my very favorite couples in the horror that demonstrate to the very fullest the idea, “til death do us part.” Check out the first part of my 14 Favorite Horror Couples countdown below and look for part two later this week right here on Daily Dead! »
- Heather Wixson
New Hart Of Dixie season 3,episode 13 official spoilers,plotline revealed by CW. Recently, CW served up the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Hart Of Dixie" episode 13 of season 3. the episode is entitled, "Act Naturally," and it sounds like things will get pretty interesting as Zoe gets shocked by a surprise visit from her mother, which ruins her plans, and more. In the new,13th episode press release: Zoe is going to reluctantly agree to allow Joel (guest star Josh Cooke) to throw her a birthday party at Lavon’s to help cheer him up, but things will go awry when her mom (guest star JoBeth Williams) surprises her with a visit. Vivian (guest star Lauren Bittner) is going to want to meet Wade’s dad, but Wade will be leery of how she might react. AnnaBeth will get an interesting request from the Belles that she was not »
17 items from 2014
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