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Zachary Levi Replaces Josh Radnor in Broadway’s ‘She Loves Me’ Revival

1 September 2015 11:59 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Chuck and Tangled star has taken over the lead role of Georg opposite the Amalia of Tony winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy) in a revival of the 1963 romantic musical about shop clerks in love. The show, scheduled for a limited run in the spring, also stars René Auberjonois, Gavin Creel, Michael McGrath and Jane Krakowski; Scott Ellis is directing, with choreography by Warren Carlyle and musical direction by Paul Gemignani. The Roundabout earlier announced Josh Radnor (How I… »

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‘Heroes Reborn’ Star Zachary Levi to Replace Josh Radnor in Broadway’s ‘She Loves Me’

1 September 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Zachary Levi, star of the short-lived cult hit “Chuck” and this fall’s NBC reboot “Heroes Reborn,” will join the cast of the star-studded musical comedy revival “She Loves Me” at Broadway’s Studio 54 this spring. Levi, who made his Broadway debut in the 2013 musical “First Date,” is replacing former “How I Met Your Mother” star Josh Radnor, who bowed out due to a scheduling conflict. Levi will play the romantic lead opposite Tony winner Laura Benanti (“Nashville”). The cast also includes René Auberjonois, Gavin Creel, Michael McGrath and Jane Krakowski. Also Read: 'Heroes Reborn' Creator Confirms Death of Original Character, »

- Thom Geier

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Emmys Poll 2015: Who Should Win Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy?

21 August 2015 11:57 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

One thing is certain about the 2015 Emmys: If the show’s producers can’t figure out a killer sketch involving all eight nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, then deserve the nation’s strongly worded tweets of rebuke.

RelatedEmmys Poll 2015: Who Should Win Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy?

The bigger-than-usual field is mostly comprised of previous Emmy darlings — including last year’s winner, Mom‘s Allison Janney, who has 10 total nominations and six prior wins under her belt.

That said, there are a couple of first-timers in the race, as well: Getting On‘s Niecy Nash »

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

20 August 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A six-time winner (including two in 2014), Allison Janney has almost as many trophies as she does competitors in 2015. Thanks to the TV Academy implementing its two-percent rule — stating any nominee within two percent of the next nominee is considered a tie, and both are included — across the acting categories this year, Janney will face more competition than ever in her fight to retain the title of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Many of the 2015 nominees have been here before, with Mayim Bialik, Julie Bowen, Anna Chlumsky, and Kate McKinnon all returning from 2014 (and earlier). Only Bowen has won before (twice), but Jane Krakowski is making her triumphant return to the Emmys after earning four nominations throughout "30 Rock's" impressive aughts-era run. She could finally snag a win this year thanks to re-teaming with Tina Fey, but there are plenty of new faces who are just as eager to make their mark. »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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Pixels review – dreary Adam Sandler romp

16 August 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Female talent loses out as a bunch of klutzes fight alien arcade-game characters in this lame comedy with Adam Sandler

Hollywood whistleblower Rose McGowan recently revealed that one of her most demeaning moments involved being told to dress sexy to audition for a movie starring an actor who rhymed with “Madam Panhandler”. Pixels provides further clues to who that could possibly be: the chronically misused Michelle Monaghan endures flirty negging from the film’s lead, while the multi-talented Jane Krakowski is required merely to hang with a rictus grin on the arm of the lamentable Kevin James. As for Serena Williams’s cameo… a bad, a very bad idea. This dreary romp is about a bunch of klutzes called on to fight alien invaders fixated on 80s arcade games like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. Saving graces, almost: an insanely ripe performance by Peter Dinklage and a surreal moment involving Hall & Oates. »

- Jonathan Romney

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First trailer for Big Stone Gap starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg

15 August 2015 12:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has debuted for writer-director Adriana Trigiani’s upcoming romantic comedy Big Stone Gap which stars Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg.Watch it below after the official synopsis…

Based on her best-selling novel of the same name, writer/director Adriana Trigiani brings the story of a coal mining town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia to vivid life. It’s 1978 and the ever-ordinary Ave Maria Mulligan (Ashley Judd) lives a simple life, Ave Maria lives with her mother, runs the pharmacy, directs The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama, and hopes that Theodore Tipton, her best friend and the high school band director will take their platonic friendship in a romantic direction. Ave Maria waits, and before she knows it, she turns 40. Now the old maid of Big Stone Gap, Ave Maria decides that happiness is for other people – that is, until a long-buried »

- Gary Collinson

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Pixels review – game over for Adam Sandler (again)

13 August 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Run as fast as you can from this sci-fi comedy about arcade-game addicts who must defend Earth against space invaders

Related: Adam Sandler: still scraping the bottom of the comedy barrel

After the awful Cobbler, Adam Sandler has defaulted to give-’em-what-they-want nostalgia: arcade-game addicts roused from schlubby middle age to take on space invaders who are zapping Earth into shiny, Capcom-like blocks. The latter creates an oddly pleasing effect, but it is the only one in a film that shills pop culture references and sexual politics – from Sandler’s relentless negging of Michelle Monaghan to the state-sanctioned pimping out of Serena Williams. Any planet where president Kevin James retains greater voice than eerily mute first lady Jane Krakowski surely isn’t worth defending.

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- Mike McCahill

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Jane Krakowski on her 'over-the-top' return to the Emmys in 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' [Exclusive Video]

12 August 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"When I first read episodes one and two, I was blown away. I can't believe Tina (Fey) has given me this amazing character that is over-the-top, a mess, sincere, and vulnerable," admits Jane Krakowski  about her Emmy-nominated role in "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." In our recent webcam chat (watch below), she dishes the fun she is having on this freshman Netflix comedy that sees her partnering again with "30 Rock" creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. -Break- Related: Watch our video chats with dozens of 2015 Emmy nominees Forr playing diva variety star Jenna Maroney on "30 Rock," this Tony winner reaped four Best Comedy Supporting Actress bids. She is contending for the fifth time in this category for her role as New York socialite Jacqueline Voorhees. While both characters are self-absorbed, the actress and creators wanted to distinguish the two ladies from each other. Krakowski reveal...' »

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Movie Review – Pixels (2015)

11 August 2015 11:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pixels, 2015.

Directed by Chris Columbus.

Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Brian Cox, Sean Bean and Jane Krakowski.

Synopsis:

When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Sometimes you just can’t put your finger on it, no matter how hard your search. I cannot say Pixels is a good film by any stretch of the imagination and won’t tell you otherwise in this review – the directing, effects, story, characters, and acting are all well below what I usually look for from an entertaining slice of cinema, even for the summer season when expectations are lowered further with years which passes – but I can’t deny I had fun with it either.

I would even argue Pixels knows it isn’t a good film. As a ‘Happy »

- Gary Collinson

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The Changing Landscape of Emmy Supporting Nominees

11 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

This year’s nominees in the supporting categories are evidence of a changing television landscape. Writing teams are experimenting as the medium gets bolder, transforming traditional second-banana characters into more fully rounded individuals.

Take Uzo Aduba’s inmate Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Net-flix’s “Orange Is the New Black.” The thesp credits the writing for giving her a rich foundation to work from. “I think that the easy route would have been to make a stock character,” she says. “If you just looked at her on the surface it would be easy to not fight for this person. And I love the challenge of fighting for her.”

While all the supporting drama actresses are past nominees, only Aduba has won a trophy, last year for guest actor. Christina Hendricks’ turn in AMC’s “Mad Men” and Christine Baranski’s in CBS’ “The Good Wife” are among those in the »

- Seth Kelley

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Movie Review – Pixels (2015)

9 August 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Pixels. 2015

Directed by Chris Columbus.

Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Brian Cox, Sean Bean and Jane Krakowski.

Synopsis:

When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Another year goes by and here we have another big budget Adam Sandler comedy. Every time I review a Sandler film I always say the same thing, the guy is talented but he continues to make films that are so low brow with their humor that they just aren’t funny. He consistently does this because he knows those types of films are what’s going to make him more money. With this latest film, Pixels, the trailer actually had me pretty interested. I though that maybe this could finally be a decent film with Sandler that will be a step »

- Jake Peffer

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Co-creator Robert Carlock dishes 'incredible' Emmy nominations for 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' [Exclusive Video]

6 August 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"When you look at the nominated shows, the range of what people have to absorb as half-hour comedies is incredible," says "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" co-creator Robert Carlock. During our recent webchat (watch below), he talks candidly about the seven Emmy nominations for the freshman season of his show, "We didn't have any expectations. We felt like we were doing good work and have a great cast. It was very gratifying to get some recognition and be in the conversation with those others shows." -Break- Related: Watch our video chat with Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess Besides a Best Comedy Series bid, it reaped nominations for Tituss Burgess (supporting actor), Jane Krakowski (supporting actress), Jon Hamm (guest actor), and co-creator Tina Fey (guest actress). Carlock was an executive producer on "30 Rock," a show that won the series race for each of its first three seasons (2007-2009). Ellie Kemp...' »

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‘Pixels’ Review

5 August 2015 10:52 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Jane Krakowski, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Ashley Benson | Written by Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling | Based on the short film by Patrick Jean | Directed by Chris Columbus

During my bathroom trip following a screening of Pixels, a group of what I can only term lads yelled across the room about how good a time they’d just had. This quickly turned, as it so often does in the men’s room, into playful jibes about one another’s penis size and other things I tried to tune out as my shy bladder receded ever further into my body. One of the group even went so far as to sidle up to his friend still using the urinal – leaning on me in the process – in some kind of bonding ritual I’m not quite familiar with. Their shenanigans complete and urinal cakes marinated, »

- Mark Allen

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'Insurgent', 'Far from the Madding Crowd', 'Night and the City' and More This Week on DVD & Blu-ray

4 August 2015 8:43 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Links: Blu-rays Under $10 | Today's Deals | Release Dates | Reviews

First off, I want to apologize for this column's absence this past couple of weeks. When It Follows and Ex Machina arrived on Blu-ray back on July 14 I honestly completely spaced and forgot all about this column, which is a shame considering those are two of my top three movies of 2015 so far. That said, if you weren't aware they were released you can click on either title and purchase them now. Otherwise, here are this week's new DVD and Blu-ray releases along with a boatload of new release dates including Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Duke of Burgundy (another one of this year's best films), Mad Max: Fury Road (probably my favorite film of 2015 so far) and Furious 7.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent Not a good movie and I'm pretty sure everyone knows it, though they may say something different so »

- Brad Brevet

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Contest: Win 'Adult Beginners' Starring Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, And Bobby Cannavale On Blu-ray

3 August 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It may not have had all the trappings of a major studio comedy, but it had talent. This year's indie comedy wonder "Adult Beginners" brought together the talent of Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Jane Krakowski, Bobby Moynihan, Joel McHale, Mike Birbiglia and more for a sweet tale of arrested development. And if you missed it, we've got several Blu-ray copies for some lucky readers. Directed by Ross Katz, the story follows a young, hipster entrepreneur who crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister, brother-in-law and three year-old nephew in the suburbs—only to become their manny. Faced with real responsibility, he may finally have to grow up—but not without some bad behavior first. The movie is funny and charming (read our review) and it's worth carving some time out for. »

- Edward Davis

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Watch: Exclusive 'Adult Beginners' Behind-the-Scenes Clip Has Nick Kroll and Rose Byrne Talking Script and Improv

3 August 2015 9:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Tiff Review: 'Adult Beginners' Starring Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne & Bobby Cannavale "Adult Beginners," a comedy about being forced to grow up all over again, is gearing up for its DVD release and Indiewire is excited to premiere an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip about the script of the film.  The comedy follows a young entrepreneur (Nick Kroll) whose business suddenly fails, forcing him to visit his pregnant sister (Rose Byrne) in the suburbs to live with her and her husband (Bobby Cannavale) and to nanny their child. "Adult Beginners" also features Jane Krakowski, Bobby Moynihan, Mike BirbigliaJosh Charles and Joel McHale. Nick Kroll and Rose Byrne discuss deviating from the script in the "Making Of" clip above -- in one scene, the siblings video chat with their parents in a relatable Skype talk, one that was mostly improvised according to the actors. "Adult Beginners" will be on DVD on August. »

- Meredith Mattlin

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Tina Fey and her 'Kimmy Schmidt' crew lip-sync to Beyonce

30 July 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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- Brian Ives - Radio.com

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Tina Fey, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski Lip Sync to Beyonce’s ‘Flawless’ (Video)

30 July 2015 7:35 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star Tituss Burgess entertained his Twitter followers with a lip sync rendition of a Beyoncé song, and got co-star Jane Krakowski and the Netflix sitcom’s co-creator Tina Fey in on the action, too. The three actors, who all scored Emmy nominations for their performances in the sitcom nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, moved their lips along to the 2013 hit single “Flawless” before cracking up. “Kimmy Schmidt,” which stars Ellie Kemper (“The Office”) as the eponymous lead, follows the survivor of a doomsday cult trying to live a normal life in New York City. Also read: Tituss Burgess Blasts 'Idiots'. »

- Greg Gilman

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Tituss Burgess Lip-Syncing Beyonce With Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski Is Flawless

30 July 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Tituss Burgess deservedly earned an Emmy nomination for his hilarious work on Netflix comedy "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," including his now-iconic music video for the ridiculous, wonderful tune "Peeno Noir." But Burgess has been lighting up social media lately with his own real-life videos, too, including a recent ode to Beyonce's "Flawless."

Burgess posted a short clip to Instagram this week featuring him lip-syncing along to that Queen Bee song. But the actor, who was sitting on a plane at the time, couldn't help but bring in a couple famous friends to help him out, panning over to include "Kimmy" co-creator Tina Fey and his co-star, Jane Krakowski, who also got in on the fun, mouthing along to the tune's chorus and mugging for the camera.

I love @beyonce #nofilter #jetlife #unbreakle #netflix #janegetontwitter #tinaiknowyouwon't #peenonoir

A video posted by Tituss Burgess (@titusssawthis) on Jul 28, 2015 at 5:14pm Pdt

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- Katie Roberts

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Tina Fey, Tituss Burgess, and Jane Krakowski Flawlessly Lip-Sync to Beyoncé Together

29 July 2015 11:15 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

A video posted by Tituss Burgess (@titusssawthis) on Jul 28, 2015 at 5:14pm Pdt Tituss Burgess, Tina Fey, and Jane Krakowski headed to La for the TCAs on Tuesday, but before talking about the upcoming season of their hit Netflix show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, they made the most of their plane ride by lip-syncing to Beyoncé's "***Flawless." Tituss shared the hilarious video on Instagram, and if we're being honest, we plan on watching it on repeat. The way Tina mouths "Ladies . . . tell 'em" before looking away is priceless. Watch the video above now, and check out 27 times Tituss's character made you laughed so hard you cried. »

- Brittney-Stephens

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