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13 items from 2014

Chris Evans: ‘Captain America’ Fight Scenes Are ‘Wildly Authentic’ Thanks to Frank Grillo

1 April 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Cinema Society and Gucci Guilty hosted a screening of Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: The Winter Solider,” at New York’s Tribeca Grand Hotel Monday. Though there are lots of nifty gadgets and large-scale battle scenes, the film hinges around one-on-one, hand-to-hand combat more than any other Marvel movie. And according to star Chris Evans, he and the cast were intent on making the fights feel grounded. One star in particular, Frank Grillo, who plays a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent determined to bring Captain America in, was eager to make the fights seem as real as possible.

“Anytime you do a fight scene with Frank Grillo, you are going home with bumps, and bruises and injuries,” said Evans. “It’s supposed to be movie fights. It’s supposed to be stunt fights. I would watch it happen. The stuntman would say, ‘Ok, let’s map it out. 50%, 50%!’”

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- Michael Tedder

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Alona Tal Cast In Amazon’s ‘Hand Of God’, Sainty Nelsen In ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’

17 March 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Alona Tal (Burn Notice) is set as a regular in Amazon Studios‘ pilot Hand Of God, written by Ben Watkins and directed by Marc Forster. It centers on the powerful Judge Harris Pernell (Ron Perlman), a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side who has a religious awakening and starts having visions and hearing voices through his ventilator-bound son that could be God speaking to him. Tal, repped by Innovative and McKeon Myones, will play Pernell’s daughter-in-law Jocelyn. Denis Leary’s FX pilot Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll has added Sainty Nelsen (Jimmy Kimmel Live!). The project centers on Johnny Rock (Leary), the magnificently talented lead singer of a legendary early-’90s band who is trying to get the band together. Nelsen, repped by the Carson Adler-Agency and Michael Einfeld Management, will play Becky, the best friend to 22-year-old aspiring singer Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies). John Corbett co-stars. »


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Denis Leary's FX Rock ‘n’ Roll Pilot Casts Robert Kelly, Elizabeth Gillies

14 March 2014 11:41 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Denis Leary's upcoming FX pilot “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” has added “NYC 22″ actor Robert Kelly and “Victorious” vet Elizabeth Gillies to its cast, which already included Leary and “Northern Exposure” alum John Corbett. Also read: ‘Parenthood,’ ‘Northern Exposure’ Vet John Corbett Joins Denis Leary's FX Pilot The pilot, which Leary wrote and is executive producing with Jim Serpico and Apostle Pictures, stars the “Rescue Me” alum as Johnny Rock, a would-have-been rock star ane lead singer of '90s band The Heathens, whose path to fame was blocked by Rock's penchant for substance abuse and sleeping with his bandmates’ women. »

- Tim Kenneally

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'Sex and the City' alum John Corbett to co-star in Denis Leary's FX rock comedy pilot

7 March 2014 12:31 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

John Corbett is set to rock out with Denis Leary on the small screen.

EW has confirmed that the Sex and the City actor will co-star  alongside Leary in FX’s comedy pilot Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, which is written and produced by the Rescue Me alum.

Leary plays Johnny Rock, an aging rocker who ruined his dreams of being rich and famous as the lead singer of New York’s legendary early 1990s band The Heathens. Twenty-five years after breaking the band up on the same day their first and only record was released, Johnny, now a broke bartender, »

- Jake Perlman

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‘Parenthood,’ ‘Northern Exposure’ Vet John Corbett Joins Denis Leary's FX Pilot

7 March 2014 11:40 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Corbett is ready to rock — and also roll — with Denis Leary. Corbett (“Northern Exposure,” “Parenthood”) has signed on for Leary's FX comedy pilot “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” which Leary wrote and will star in. Also read: FX's ‘Archer’ Renewed for 2 More Seasons The comedy revolves around Leary's Johnny Rock character, a middle-aged rock ‘n roller who desperately wanted to be rich and famous, but was waylaid by tendencies toward booze, drugs and sleeping with his bandmates’ significant others. Now 50, Rock is trying to get the band back together. Corbett will play Flash, the much-acclaimed former lead guitarist of  Leary's band The. »

- Tim Kenneally

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John Corbett To Co-Star In Denis Leary’s FX Pilot ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’

7 March 2014 10:30 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

John Corbett, who has been straddling careers as an actor and a musician, will blend the two with a starring opposite Denis Leary in FX‘s music comedy pilot Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Written by Leary, the project centers on Johnny Rock (Leary), the magnificently talented lead singer of New York’s legendary early-’90s band The Heathens. His best friend Flash (Corbett) was being called the next No. 1 lead guitar player on Earth, with their tandem compared to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards or Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. Minus the money. And the fame. And the ability to stay in the same room for longer than five minutes without wanting to kill each other. Still, the critics loved them. Their live shows were selling out. But Johnny had a problem with booze. And coke. And weed. And pills. And cough medicine. And oh yeah – he slept with Flash’s wife. »


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'Parenthood's' John Corbett to Co-Star in FX's Denis Leary Rock Comedy

7 March 2014 10:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Parenthood's John Corbett is returning to FX. More than 10 years after he starred in the cable network's Lucky, the Parenthood and Sex and the City alum has booked the co-starring role in the network's Denis Leary comedy pilot Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Written, produced and starring Leary, the comedy centers on Johnny Rock (Leary), a middle-aged rock 'n' roller who desperately wanted to be rich and famous. So far, he's 0-for-2. As the talented lead singer of New York's legendary early 1990s band The Heathens, Johnny was on his way to the cover

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Olympics recap: The Canadian curse on ice, one really happy American on a sled

14 February 2014 10:58 PM, PST | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

Aside from watching skeleton slider Noelle Pikus-Pace finally win her Olympic medal, there wasn’t much to love in NBC’s primetime broadcast on Valentine’s Day. Commentator Scott Hamilton referred to the men’s free skate as “disappointing,” and Ted Ligety admitted he “choked” in the Super Combined. On the upside, I did have time to wonder how many people have sang, “I like the way you work it, Ted Ligety” to the tune of “No Diggity” to him, so that’s something. (Update: At least one.) Here we go.

Olympic Stud Of The Day: It’s possible no »

- Mandi Bierly

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Scott Bakula Will Star in NCIS Spinoff

3 February 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Scott Bakula will star in CBS's upcoming New Orleans–set spinoff of NCIS, according to multiple outlets. He'll play Special Agent Pride, a man who "embodies New Orleans … [and is] driven by the need to do what's right and does it all with warmth, passion, strength and humor," per CBS's description. The network has already spun off NCIS into NCIS: La, and last year tried to spin off NCIS: Red, which would have starred Kim Raver and John Corbett. (There was a backdoor pilot, but CBS didn't pick up the show to series.) Bakula's currently on HBO's Looking, and between that, Behind the Candelabra, and his work on the late great Men of a Certain Age, this seems like a megadowngrade. »

- Margaret Lyons

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The Definitive Romantic Comedies: 20-11

2 February 2014 9:05 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

So, we’ve arrived at the top 20, slowly creeping toward those films that are exactly what a romantic comedy should be. We’ve seen films that fall into the category, but lean more toward other genres. We’ve seen romantic films that are funny enough to be comedies, but don’t entirely represent the spirit of the rom-com, despite being brilliant films. Now, we form a clearer picture of what a romantic comedy is. Not all of the films in this section are necessarily “good,” but they’re all iconic, definitive romantic comedies (hence their inclusion). Memorability does not necessarily come partnered with quality. It means right place, right time.

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20. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Tom Hanks had been the leading man in romantic comedies before (e.g. Splash). But the same year he took home his first Oscar (Philadelphia), he also starred opposite Meg Ryan in this »

- Joshua Gaul

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Parenthood, Ep. 5.13, “Jump Ball” frustrates with struggling season-long arc

16 January 2014 10:18 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Parenthood, Season 5, Episode 13, “Jump Ball”

Written by Jessica Goldberg

Directed by Ken Whittingham

Airs Thursdays at 10pm Est on NBC

This week, on Parenthood: Amber acts out, Hank gets a not-diagnosis, and Joel calls it

Parenthood has had a solid fifth season so far, but despite several interesting, entertaining moments and scenes, this week’s episode leaves a sour taste in the mouth due to the handling of the most problematic of the season-long arcs, Joel and Julia’s disintegrating marriage.

The execution of this thread has struggled since the beginning of the season, when Julia seemed erratic and was constantly talking about being depressed or frustrated without the show actually demonstrating this. This changed in episode seven however, which finally let viewers into Julia’s head and gave Erika Christensen a chance to shine. From there, the arc’s problem shifted over to Joel, whose motivations and headspace remain unexplored to this point. »

- Kate Kulzick

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Community Bids Farewell and Prepares for Another Exit, Parenthood's Sad Split and More Omg TV Moments

16 January 2014 8:54 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Warning: We're about to run down the biggest TV moments from Thursday night. If you don't want to be spoiled on a particular show, skip to the next! Parenthood: Ok, someone please go buy as another box of tissues 'cause this darn show is causing us to go through boxes like it ain't no thang. The source of tonight's waterworks? Oh, just Joel saying, "I'm moving out, Julia." Yes, it seems like one of our favorite couples on the show is heading for divorce, so basically, we need to head back to therapy soon. And Amber? A drunken mess after Ryan left, which led her to visit her father Seth (returning guest star John Corbett) to tell him she's afraid she's going to be just »

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'ER' Alum Anthony Edwards Signs With Gersh (Exclusive)

14 January 2014 3:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Anthony Edwards has signed with Gersh, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. He was previously with CAA. The Top Gun star, who won a Golden Globe and multiple SAG Awards for his role as Dr. Mark Greene on ER, recently directed the comedy My Dead Boyfriend, starring Heather Graham, Katherine Moennig, Gina Gershon and John Corbett. Last season he starred in the ABC drama Zero Hour. Edwards won an Emmy Award in 2010 as one of the executive producers of the HBO telepic Temple Grandin. Edwards is not the only star from NBC’s "Must See TV" era to move from CAA

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- Rebecca Sun

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