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17. American Horror Story (FX- tie)
With the climactic final four episodes of Asylum and the entertaining first nine of Coven, American Horror Story has had a diverse year, to say the least. Asylum wrapped up its exploration of health care, religion, and power and Coven dove in head-first with looks at gender roles, aging, and the complexities of mother-child relationships. No show on television takes on as many interesting topics as American Horror Story and while its more-is-more approach may not work for everyone, the energy and enthusiasm with which it raises and toys with these themes, often unexplored elsewhere, makes for entertaining, thought-provoking television. The repertory approach Ryan Murphy and co. use to cast the series gives viewers the opportunity to see completely different sides of many interesting performers and while Jessica Lange often gets the most praise for her excellent work on the series, it’s Lily Rabe »
- Kate Kulzick
Adam McKay -- director and co-writer of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" -- is Moviefone's Guest Editor from December 16 - 20. Watch for exclusive features from him throughout the week. Below, McKay reveals his picks for the five funniest movie characters of all time.
Jack Black's obsessed, wild-eyed character who was in love with Tim Robbins right-wing folk singer character Bob Roberts is amazing. You can't take you're eyes off him. And, although I don't think he has more than four lines in the movie, everyone I know who saw the movie walked away asking, "Who is that guy?"
- Adam McKay
“Twelve Years a Slave” has solidified its status as an awards-season front-runner, leading the SAG Awards nominations with four.
“August: Osage County,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Dallas Buyers Club” each received three nominations for the 20th iteration of the SAG Awards, announced Wednesday morning at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.
“12 Years” — which has been widely regarded as likely to draw a Best Picture Oscar nod — received nominations for cast ensemble, Chiwetel Ejiofor for lead actor, Michael Fassbender for supporting actor and Lupita Nyong’o for supporting actress.
See Also: Reactions from today’s nominees
Jennifer Lawrence, who won the Oscar and SAG Award lead actress awards this year for “Silver Linings Playbook,” took a nomination for “American Hustle” — giving the David O’Russell drama a pair of nods. “Captain Phillips, »
- Dave McNary
The award season is now in full swing. This morning, SAG-aftra announced the nominees for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Nominations and wins at these awards often add to one’s Oscar hopes, so it’s always interesting to see which projects are getting the most attention.
One neat personal note here is that, since I’ve been a card-carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild for 7 years, I get to cast my votes on all of these. Looking forward to that.
And the nominees are…
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations
Theatrical Motion Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
- Mario-Francisco Robles
One of the best-kept secrets on television right now is FX’s achingly funny, ruthlessly witty spy satire Archer, which will return for a fifth season of thirteen episodes next month. The show has consistently surprised and delighted with state-of-the-art animation, hilarious plot-lines and inspired guest actors (check out season 3′s “The Man from Jupiter,” featuring Burt Reynolds, if you don’t believe me).
Now, FX is turning up the heat on Archer‘s publicity campaign with a terrific poster inspired by Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which finds the Isis gang going undercover beachside in what looks like Miami.
Check it out below:
Where to start with this awesome poster? How about a visibly pregnant Lana Kane (Aisha Tyler)? The character announced that she was expecting during the “Sea Tunt” season 4 finale, so it looks like a small time-jump is in order for season 5. Meanwhile, Ray (Adam Reed) appears »
- Isaac Feldberg
There’s a thing about being forced to not work. That feeling of relaxation, along with the almost claustrophobic closing off of the outside world that creates a sense of disconnection with the everyone else. Things are being done, but not of your own accord and certainly not by you.
This is where we find the American government recently. With governmental shutdown in the States, Veep once again shows its ability to involve situations grounded in reality. Members of Selina Meyer’s staff are given time off, whilst rubbish covers the streets and the public complain said staff can’t get anything done. Some of these staff appreciate the time off, some don’t. The ones that do are, strangely enough, the ones who end up doing more work. Dan, happily absconding the Vice President’s office, tries to get »
- Gary Collinson
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 21 Nov 2013 - 05:51
The underappreciated films of 1999 are the focus in our last list of 90s overlooked greats...
The year 1999 was a significant year for film in many ways. Apart from being the year that George Lucas began his Star Wars prequels with The Phantom Menace, it also saw the release of The Blair Witch Project, a horror film which became one of the first to use the internet as a marketing tool, resulting in a massive hit. The Matrix ushered in a new age of special effects filmmaking, arguably paving the way for the superhero blockbusters crowding into multiplexes today.
Mainly, though, 1999 was simply a brilliant year for film. Justly lauded movies like Fight Club, The Green Mile and Eyes Wide Shut aside, there were a huge number of films that didn't get the critical or financial success they deserved - so many, »
When the table’s laid, whether at the White House or in your own house, there’s always that introductory small talk you go through with people if you haven’t seen them in a while. Before the dinner gets put out, before festivities begin, everyone plays catch up with each other.
It felt like that’s what happened between viewer and show in last week’s episode of Veep. It all started a bit slow but thankfully, now the party can really begin. The choice of whether it’s a political party or a party at a hog roast, as in this week’s episode, is made null by the pacing and farce reintroduced to the writing. A bit of everything is put out, and you don’t have to worry about getting bored or getting too much of the good thing. »
- Gary Collinson
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 24 Oct 2013 - 06:46
Another 25 unsung greats come under the spotlight, as we provide our pick of the underappreciated films of 1995...
The year covered in this week's underrated movie rundown was significant for a number of reasons. It was the year that saw the release of Toy Story - the groundbreaking movie that would cement Pixar's reputation as an animation studio, and set the tempo for CG family movies for the next 18 years and counting. It was the year that saw James Bond (played by Pierce Brosnan for the first time) emerge for GoldenEye after a six-year break. It was also the year of Michael Mann's Heat, Dogme 95, and the moment where Terry Gilliam scored a much-deserved hit with 12 Monkeys.
As ever, we're focusing on a few of the lesser-known films from this particular year, and we've had to think carefully about what's made the cut and what hasn't. »
The quirky Elsbeth Tascioni is back! Carrie Preston’s Emmy award-winning Good Wife character returns to Sunday’s all-new episode, “Outside the Bubble.” Lockhart/Gardner hires Elsbeth to represent them in a sexual harassment suit brought on by an employee. Gary Cole’s Kurt McVeigh and Rita Wilson’s Viola Walsh also pop up in the ep. Here, Preston teases her role in “Outside the Bubble” and weighs in on the Diane/Will/Alicia drama that’s been brewing so far this season.
Entertainment Weekly: Congrats on your Emmy win!
Carrie Preston: Thank you! It was so unexpected, but »
- Breia Brissey
New Good Wife season 5,episode 4 spoilers & clips hit the net. Last night, CBS delivered the new spoilers and sneak peek/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "The Good Wife" episode 4 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "Outside The Bubble," and it appears to be quite interesting as Alicia drops major bad news that the firm is getting sued,and more. In the new "Outside The Bubble" episode, Alicia is going to have to focus on her new case as the firm will brace for an unexpected departure. Alicia will represent a surrogate mother who will defy the wishes of the biological parents. However, arguments from inside the firm, are going to threaten to overshadow those in court when Diane’s Supreme Court candidacy, puts her at odds with Will. The firm will end up, hiring Elsbeth Tascioni to represent them in a lawsuit, brought on by an employee. Emmy Award winner ,Carrie Preston, »
New Good Wife season 5,episode 4 official spoilers,plotline revealed by CBS. Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Good Wife" episode 4 of season 5. The episode is entitled, "Outside The Bubble," and it sounds pretty intriguing as Alicia represents a surrogate mother that's defying orders of the biological parents, and more. In the new,4th episode press release: Alicia is going to have to focus on her new case as the firm will brace for an unexpected departure. Press release number 2: Alicia will represent a surrogate mother who is going against the wishes of the biological parents. However, arguments inside the firm, are going to threaten to overshadow those in court when Diane’s Supreme Court candidacy puts her at odds with Will. The firm is going to hire Elsbeth Tascioni to represent them in a lawsuit brought on by an employee. Emmy Award winner ,Carrie Preston, »
Tonight, The Good Wife returns for its fifth season (9 p.m. Et on CBS), and we pick up right where we left off — Alicia (Julianna Margulies) telling Cary (Matt Czuchry) she’ll leave Lockhart/Gardner with him to start their own firm with the other fourth year associates. Margulies was happy it was Cary and not Will (Josh Charles) at Alicia’s door in the final moment of the finale. “I wanted it to be an element of surprise, and that’s what [the show’s creators, Robert and Michelle King] are so good at. I think I actually got more than I bargained for,” Margulies says with a laugh. »
- Mandi Bierly
The high school burnout classic "Dazed and Confused" is one of the most fondly remembered movies of the early '90s. But did you know that when the movie was first released, it was like, a total flop, man? Bummer.
But here we are today celebrating the 20-year anniversary, giving it the love it so deserves. It turns out that "Dazed and Confused" is in pretty good company when it comes to now-classics that didn't get showered with box office love upon their initial release. Check it out, man.
1. 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939)
Nearly 75 years later, it's hard to imagine "The Wizard of Oz" as anything but an all-time classic. But upon its release, Dorothy and company severely underperformed, largely because MGM had ponied up over $2 million for the movie's groundbreaking set designs, special effects and costumes, making it their to-date biggest budgeted feature. Of course, the movie »
- Adam D'Arpino
Fans of The Good Wife know that Diane can’t possibly take Alicia and Cary’s imminent defections in stride. But just how volcanic will her reaction to the news be?
Photos | Fall TV Spoiler Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop on The Good Wife and 44 Other Returning Faves
And, though the actress notes that her back is getting sunburned during the conversation, it’s all worth it – for us, anyway. She goes on to not only preview the “emotionally exhausting” Season »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
News Den Of Geek 20 Sep 2013 - 10:37
Our lookbacks at an assortment of 1990s movies, all gathered together in one place!
Here's a page that should take you straight to the lookback of a 1990s movie of your choice. Let us know if index pages like this are helpful, and we'll pop a few more together if they are...
Alien Resurrection. Not the franchise's finest hour...
Beauty And The Beast. Disney's finest animated movie? Simon thinks so...
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. An article we wrote celebrating the film as it hit its 20th birthday.
The Boondock Saints. The infamous film, and its equally infamous behind the scenes documentary.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Much maligned, but is it actually any good?
Captain America. Not the recent version. The cheap version.
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Odd List Simon Brew 20 Sep 2013 - 07:14
They don't make funny movies any more, right? Wrong. If you're looking for a laugh, then here are some you may have missed...
For this list, blame The Hangover Part III. It was whilst walking out of that film that I got into a chat with someone, who was bemoaning the lack of genuinely funny movie comedies. Certainly, big budget Hollywood comedies have no end of problems right now - with the occasional exception - but I couldn't help thinking of the many neglected gems that had gone through my DVD player over the past decade or so.
As such, I started to put this list together. It's inevitably subjective, as one person's comedy is another person's snore fest. But I've tried to dig out a mix of comedies from the past three decades that have either flown under the radar completely, or »
Jason O’Mara is the latest big name to sign on for The Good Wife.
The veteran actor (Terra Nova, Vegas) will recur this fall on the CBS hit, Deadline confirms, coming on board as an Irish attorney who has spent year defending gang members and crime families.
Look for him to seek out a corporate law firm such as Lockhart/Gardner... yet clash with the more conservative culture in the office.
The Good Wife Season 5 kicks off on Sunday, September 29 and you can toggle through an assortment of premiere photos now. »
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
Exclusive: Vegas co-star Jason O’Mara is back in business with the network and studio behind the period drama, CBS and CBS Studios. O’Mara has been tapped for a potential high-profile recurring role on the CBS/CBS TV Studios praised legal drama The Good Wife. He will play Colin, a wild-eyed Irish attorney who has spent a decade successfully defending gang members and crime families. Now he’s looking for a home at a corporate law firm like Lockhart/Gardner where he clashes with the more conservative culture. The Good Wife has become a magnet for big-name recurring players that have included Michael J. Fox, Matthew Perry, Maura Tierney, Nathan Lane, Gary Cole and Amanda Peet. Before Vegas, Irish-born O’Mara, repped by UTA, Independent Talent and Jtwamm, toplined Fox’s Terra Nova. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The former Fringe star appeared on a memorable Season 4 episode ("The Wheels of Justice") as Matthew Ashbaugh, a rich and eccentric client of Alicia's who was murdered.
Yet despite this individual's fate, TV Guide report that Noble will reprise the role this fall, seemingly in another set of flashbacks, though details remain unclear at the moment.
The Good Wife Season 5 kicks off on Sunday, September 29 at 9/8c. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
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