14 items from 2013
Meanwhile, Sophie B. Hawkins's screenplay of the same name rots away in a cabinet somewhere. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Iron Man 2 director Favreau is currently in negotiations to direct Disney's upcoming live-action reboot of Rudyard Kipling's beloved story collection. The man made both Elf and Zathura: A Space Adventure! What's there to talk about? On an related note, if the animals still talk in Favreau's version, can John Goodman please re-up as Baloo? Hiring anyone else would just be blasphemous. »
- Halle Kiefer
French actor Alain Delon is no fan of gay couples adopting “Yes, it is against nature, I’m sorry. We are here to love a woman, to woo a woman, not to flirt with or get picked up by guys.” Hmm … if my Hollywood gossip history is correct, Alain had a child with Nico, denied paternity … even while his mother raised the child.
As expected, HBO has announced that Season Seven of True Blood will be the last. The final 10-episode season will air next summer.
Rest In Peace, U.S. Open.
Michelle Williams will take on the role of Sally Bowles in the Broadway revival of Cabaret
Here you go. Me in my Lycra's and a bit of Sequins!! Hehe. pic.twitter.com/U3ZrcPu37M
— Ben Cohen (@RugbyBenCohen) September 2, 2013
Miley Cyrus answers her critics. »
Review Emma Matthews 11 Apr 2013 - 08:40
This review contains spoilers.
4.8 Herstory of Dance
In what has become a depressingly familiar occurrence at Greendale, Herstory of Dance once again appeared to have several of the essential Community ingredients, but was seriously lacking in both method and execution. When the even-more-bizarrely-costumed-than-usual Dean Pelton announces a college dance that will allow Abed to live out one of the classic sitcom/romcom setups, classic comedy of the surreal Community style seems like a cake walk. Abed on two dates at once? In costume? While tricking Annie and Shirley? Surely even Big Bang Community couldn't mess this up...
Community, Season 4, Episode 10: “Intro to Knots”
Written by Andy Bobrow
Directed by Tristram Shapeero
Airs Thursdays at 8pm Et on NBC
Let’s talk for a second about Abed Nadir. In a lot of ways, he seems emblematic of the problems that have hamstrung Community’s fourth season. As soon as he arrives at Jeff’s Christmas party, he is actively trying to mold it into a Die Hard homage. This isn’t unprecedented behavior for Abed, he shaped what is perhaps the series’ best episode “Critical Film Studies” into a My Dinner With Andrew homage, but recently it seems to be his sole motivating concern week in and week out. It feels like a shift in his character. If we take a look at “Cooperative Calligraphy,” an episode “Intro to Knots” closely resembles. Abed constantly comments “It’s a bottle episode!” but he is not attempting to propagate it. »
- Justin Wier
Britta Perry is a character unlike any other on television. She’s the worst, but she’s also the heart of Community, constantly striving to make the world a slightly better place. This part of her character takes on many different forms, such as forcing Jeff to confront his father or taking on some ridiculous cause she doesn’t fully understand. Whether she’s being loved or hated, Britta is always there to unify people for one reason or another. “Herstory of Dance” tackles this phenomenon head on, with Britta making a fool of herself by confusing Sophie B. Hawkins with Susan B. Anthony (made all the more funny because she has a cat named Susan B. Anthony) when the Dean announces a Sadie Hawkins dance. Britta mocks the Dean for how easy it is to throw a dance rather than do something meaningful, so she’s throwing her own dance. »
- Brody Gibson
While "Community" tends to be a rather hilarious show all of the time, its funniest moments often come in the final seconds of every broadcast. These random and ridiculous tags usually reflect upon the themes of the episode or preview what is to come.
For Thursday's (April 4) episode, "Herstory of Dance," there are actually two tags. The original tag filmed featured singer Sophie B. Hawkins spending time with Troy and Abed. Meanwhile, the aired tag showcased the puppets that will return for next week's "Intro to Felt Surrogacy."
You could only watch one of these tags during the original broadcast, but now you have the chance to decide which is best.
Before it was decided that the "Community" tag should preview the upcoming puppets, the original tag for this dance-themed episode brought Hawkins together with her big fans, Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi). The rest is musical hertory. »
Community, Season 4, Episode 8: “Herstory of Dance”
Written by Jack Kukoda
Directed by Tristram Shapeero
Airs Thursdays at 8pm Et on NBC
“Herstory of Dance” is a surprisingly sweet episode of Community. What initially seems like a rather lazy Abed plot, another example of him attempting to enact fictional tropes in the real world, is granted another, deeper level when Brie Larson’s Rebecca assists him in his hijinks. In that moment, it transcends the emptiness of Abed’s arc this season and becomes truly affecting. It also nicely incorporates itself into the A-plot as Abed interrupts Sophie B. Hawkins to declare his love to Rebecca. A moment particularly moving because, while Abed is again exploiting a trope, he’s doing it out of genuine human emotion rather than a calculated attempt to remove himself from the world, to neatly pack the chaos of reality into three-act boxes.
The A-plot »
- Justin Wier
In true "Community" fashion, the Greendale gang's decision to throw a Sadie Hawkins dance took a weird detour, after Britta decided that they should organize the party in honor of a true feminist: Sophie B. Hawkins.
Though the rest of the study group was pretty sure she meant Susan B. Anthony, it wouldn't be "Community" unless Britta managed to totally Britta an event.
Still, the confusion worked in everyone's favor when the real Sophie B. Hawkins showed up to perform, and Abed had a heartwarming moment with a suitably awkward girl named Rachel, who actually seemed interested in going on a date with our lovable weirdo.
TVOvermind had one word for the romance -- "aww!" -- and was suitably impressed with Hawkins' appearance.
"Community" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. Et on NBC.
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- The Huffington Post
I had a friend who, several years ago, decried Community as "too 'T.G.I.F.'"
For those of you too young to remember (or those of you whose parents only let you watch PBS while growing up), "T.G.I.F." was a Friday night programming block on ABC that featured such thought-provoking, high-brow comedy as Perfect Strangers, Full House and whatever show Urkel* was on.
I knew my friend meant it as a put-down about the way Community liked to have episodes end in a pat moral lesson, but I thought Community was a bit like "T.G.I.F." in the good way. In the same way that the "T.G.I.F." line-up had its mysterious foreign cousins, appearances by Stefan Urquelle, and other improbable nonsense that left my pre-teen self feeling like the world was ultimately a good place, so did Community leave me »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Gabrielle Moss)
Tonight's episode of Community promises extra resonance for anyone who spent too much of 1992 belting out "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover." That's because the half-hour finds Britta deciding to throw a Sophie B. Hawkins dance — and insisting she's not Britta-ing the more traditional Sadie Hawkins (or confusing Sophie B. with Susan B. Anthony). Vulture has an exclusive first look at "Herstory of Dance" below. No promise that this clip will rock you till the daylight comes, but it is funny. »
- Josef Adalian
The cast of Hannibalhopes you don't ahve dinner plans and are open to new experiences.
NBC finally made it official that Jimmy Fallon will become host of The Tonight Show in 2014, settling weeks of rumor saying this was about to happen. Now there's the question of the new Late Night host.
Syfy has ordered a new competition series, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Exit is based on a Japanese show and follows four teams trying to make it out of a series of four rooms, facing a variety of puzzles.
I may love watching Mad Men but covering it in the listings is a pain thanks to generic episode teasers like (I kid you not) "Don launches a new campaign," "Peggy ponders taking a trip" or "Pete encounters an interesting stranger. »
On TV this Thursday: A fancy fellow interrupts a New Girl date (on a special night), NBC serves up a first course of Hannibal, the Big Bang guys try for tenure and TBS’ Men get back to work. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Community (NBC) | Susan B. Anthony was a pioneer for women’s suffrage. »
- Kimberly Roots
Damn, Britta is more confused than usual on "Community" this week.
When she learns that Dean Pelton (Jim Rash) is planning a Sadie Hawkins dance, she plans her own competing bash -- a Sophie B. Hawkins dance. One small problem: Britta (Gillian Jacobs) has confused the singer with one of her feminist heroines, Susan B. Anthony.
Major humiliation looms until the dance itself -- HuffPost TV can exclusively reveal that Sophie B. Hawkins herself appears. There's no word at this time on whether Abed wishes he were her lover (or vice versa).
By the way, this is not the show's last flirtation with singers: pop star Sara Bareilles appears in next week's episode, along with "Seinfeld's" Jason Alexander, who'll play a "friendly mountain man," according to NBC.
"Community" airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. Et on NBC.
- Maureen Ryan
Before we get started here, let me just apologize if I lack pep. I've got whatever horrible illness is going around, and I'm NyQuil-ed to the gills. Side note: Did you know that if you turn off the sound to American Horror Story and play Sophie B. Hawkins's "As I Lay Me Down," the whole things syncs up perfectly? It's true. This wasn't my favorite episode. It didn't go full-bore insane, and it was falling all over itself to try to get things wrapped up for the finale, which meant flashing forward, then back, then forward, then back again in a way that would have wearied even the most Bakula of Scotts. Perhaps that's because we only have one more episode to go and lots of unanswered questions. Like, for instance, "What?" I got about four seconds into this episode before the first "Oh, come on," which I think »
- Julieanne Smolinski
14 items from 2013
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