15 items from 2012
Showtime has let us know that season two of Inside Comedy will kick off on Monday, February 11th. Comics to be profiled include Drew Carey, Robert Klein, Steve Martin, Martin Mull, and Robert Schimmel.
There are 10 episodes once again and they are expected to run through April 15th.
Here's the cable channel's press release:
Showtime(R) Sets Premiere Date For Season Two Of "Inside Comedy"
New, Star-Studded Season Debuts On Monday, February 11th at 11 P.M. Et/Pt
Los Angeles, CA (December 05, 2012) - Showtime will premiere season two of its critically-acclaimed documentary series Inside Comedy on Monday, February 11th at 11 P.M. Et/Pt. The ten, half-hour episodes from comedy forces David Steinberg and Steve Carell, will expand on last year's »
Victor Victoria, the adventurously frank, bawdy, and hilarious musical starring Julie Andrews as a poor singer who becomes the toast of Paris when she reinvents herself as gay Polish female impersonator Count Victor Grazinski, turns 30 this year, which officially validates its timelessness. The Blake Edwards-directed romp is equal parts farce and social commentary, and it features unforgettable performances by Robert Preston as Victoria's gay mentor Carroll "Toddy" Todd, James Garner as nightclub owner King Marchard, and perhaps most notably, Lesley Ann Warren as the squeaky, naughty, and hysterical showgirl Norma Cassady. Norma is Judy Holliday on a horny sugar high, and that coquettish insanity earned Warren a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the '82 Oscars.
The most famous projects in Warren's oeuvre are as extreme and unpredictable as Norma herself. As a teenager, Warren played the titular naif in Rodgers and Hammerstein's '65 TV version of Cinderella »
Wait for iiiiiit... No, seriously, "Psych" fans, you're going to have to wait just a bit longer for the return of our favorite comedy detective series starring the incomparable James Roday and Dule Hill.
As for the two-hour musical extravaganza, the network confirmed that "Psych: The Musical" will air in two parts. As we previously reported, guest stars Barry Bostwick, Brooke Lyons and Anthony Rapp will join the entire cast in performing original songs by "Psych" creator Steve Franks.
More: 10 spoilers for "Psych" Season 7
Another Season 7 highlight is "Psych's" landmark 100th episode, a tribute to the 1985 cult classic film "Clue." Special guests include original "Clue" cast members Christopher Lloyd, Lesley Ann Warren and Martin Mull as well as Garrett Morris, Steve Valentine and the return of Tears for Fears' Curt Smith, »
I.d say that Clue is one of the more successful movies to be made from a board game. At least it.s the one that I can think of. The film takes the basic premise and puts its star cast through some comedy hijinks that riff on the concept of the classic game. In an old dark house on a dark and stormy night, butler Wadsworth (Tim Curry) and maid Yvette (Colleen Camp) are preparing for a dinner party. The guests arrive and are given monikers instead of their real names. There.s "Colonel Mustard" (Martin Mull), Mrs. White" (Madeline Kahn), "Professor Plum" (Christopher Lloyd), "Miss Scarlet" (Lesley Ann Warren), "Mr. Green" (Michael McKean) and "Mrs. Peacock" (Eileen Brennan). »
- Jeff Swindoll
Jonathan Lynn’s 1985 comedy masterpiece Clue (and no, that’s not an overstatement) succeeds in a combination of ways you just don’t see anymore. For one, it’s an adaptation of the classic Waddington and Parker Brothers (now Hasbro) board game, and a successful one at that. Sorry, Battleship. Clue also happens to be a pitch perfect parody of classic ensemble mysteries, like Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, because, you know, it’s actually a mystery. Finally, it’s a comic goldmine, because even as it plays up the first two qualities, it fires off one joke after another in such a rapid succession that you can hardly believe it’s actually being coherent as it does so. With the incredible screenplay, a great mystery, and a cast including comedy stalwarts like Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull, Michael McKean, and Madeline Kahn, Clue is the perfect storm of classic comedy. »
- Lex Walker
Aug. 12: Actor George Hamilton is 73. Actress Jennifer Warren is 71. Singer-guitarist Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits is 63. Singer Kid Creole is 62. Actor Sam J. Jones ("Flash Gordon") is 58. Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny is 58. Actor Bruce Greenwood ("Thirteen Days") is 56. Country singer Danny Shirley (Confederate Railroad) is 56. Guitarist Roy Hay of Culture Club is 51. Rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot is 49. Actor Peter Krause is 47. Actor Michael Ian Black ("Ed") is 41. Actress Rebecca Gayheart is 41. Actor Casey Affleck is 37. Actress Maggie Lawson ("Psych") is 32. Actress Imani Hakim ("Everybody Hates Chris") is 19.
Aug. 13: Actor Pat Harrington is 83. Actor Kevin Tighe is 68. Actress Gretchen Corbett ("The Rockford Files") is 65. Actor Danny Bonaduce is 53. Actress Dawnn Lewis ("A Different World," "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper") is 51. Actor John Slattery is 50. Actress Debi Mazar is 48. Actress Quinn Cummings ("Family") is 45. Country singer Andy Griggs is 39. Drummer Mike Melancon of Emerson Drive is 34. Actress Kathryn Fiore ("Reno 911!") is 33. Singer James Morrison is 28.
Chicago – Sometimes it’s difficult to determine why a film retains its cult status over the years. Jonathan Lynn’s adaptation of the Parker Brothers board game may be fondly remembered as a cult favorite simply because its source material was so unusual (at least back in 1985). Yet unlike “Battleship,” the game of “Clue” has a built-in plot and colorful ensemble that could easily inspire an entertaining script.
Alas, “Clue: The Movie” fails to provide a worthy showcase for its spectacularly overqualified actors, who are mainly required to stand around while Tim Curry (as cunning butler Wadsworth) gabs and gabs like Albert Finney in “Murder on the Orient Express.” Curry is such an exuberant performer that he nearly saves the picture, but the tedious gobs of exposition in Lynn’s uninspired script eventually do him in. There are few things less funny than a silly gag that is over-explained to death. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
While our set visit was loaded with plenty of Psych spoilers, I've been sworn to secrecy until we inch a bit closer to the Season 7 premiere. Trust me, there's plenty of good stuff (like the Psych musical details!!) in there.
Until then, allow me to tease you with a little diary from my trip...
First, Psych is entirely filmed in Vancouver. All those beautiful shots of sunny Santa Barbara? They're actually filmed in North Shore Studios, with its overcast days, the magic of sets and "shooting down" managing to make it quite believable.
It's also worth noting the show Just started airing in Vancouver. That's permitted the cast to live relatively normal lives in the city and even »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Hochberger)
Chicago – The popular and wacky lawyer/buddy series, “Franklin & Bash” begins its second season on Tuesday, June 5th, with the two leads – Beckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar – reprising their roles as the title characters. This year, the duo are challenged by the responsibility of becoming partners in their law firm, but won’t lose their unique edge.
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com
Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Beckin Meyer are television career veterans. Gosselaar spent seven years (1988-95) starring as Zach Morris in the various incarnations of “Saved by the Bell,” the generation-defining Saturday morning sitcom that launched the careers of Dustin Diamond (Screech), Mario Lopez (Slater), Elizabeth Berkley (Jesse) and Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (Kelly). He also played Detective John Clark for four seasons on the cop show “NYPD Blue.”
Beckin Meyer made his film »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
The hit TNT legal drama series Franklin & Bash returns to the courtroom for a second season, starting on June 5th. In its first season, the buddy show introduced viewers to Jared Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Peter Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers who caused a serious culture clash when they joined a legendary, button-down law firm, headed by Stanton Infeld (Malcolm McDowell). When the second season kicks off, Peter and Jared are forced to tackle a little more responsibility, which leads them to question whether or not they are staying true to who they really are. During this recent interview to promote the return of the series, co-stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer talked about where there characters will be in Season 2, the growing contention between them, that they will have some really amazing guest stars this season (including Cybill Shepherd, Kevin Nealon, Peter Weller and Martin Mull »
- Christina Radish
Bodies and laughter are set to pile up as the classic murder comedy Clue makes its Blu-ray debut on August 7th from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The Blu-ray will feature three alternate endings with a random way of playing them. Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with a gun? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Or did the butler do it? Prepare for murder, madness, mystery and mayhem with the killer comedy Clue. Based on the world-famous Parker Brothers board game, Clue boasts an all-star cast including Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn, Eileen Brennan, Martin Mull, Michael McKean and Lesley Ann Warren. When six guests arrive at a strange house they soon »
- Patrick Luce
To an entire generation, Dick Clark, who passed away today at the age of 82, was America's Oldest Teenager, rocking and rolling on "American Bandstand." I am not part of this generation. To people my age, yes, "Bandstand" was still on, but his duties as the host of "25,000 Pyramid" (and, to a lesser extent, the co-host of "TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes") were much more exciting. For those who have never seen "Pyramid," it was your typical "celebrity teamed with a normal Joe," clue and answer game -- but what made it great was Clark's knack for upstaging his celebrity guests who just lost for his or her non celebrity teammate in the Winner's Circle. (I wouldn't go as far to use the word that Grantland's Bill Simmons did, but, yeah, things could get tense. Then again, wouldn't we all do the same thing?) Here are five of our favorite Dick Clark »
- The Huffington Post
DVD Release Date: May 1, 2012
Price: DVD $24.98
Studio: Screen Media
The not-unappealing ensemble of Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings trilogy), Cheri Oteri (Scary Movie), Kevin Nealon (TV’s Weeds) and Martin Mull (TV’s Two and a Half Men) star in the 2011 comedy film And They’re Off…
The film centers on failed horse trainer Dusty Sanders (Astin) whose career is on the brink. Given one more chance to train a winning horse after losing his girlfriend Dee (Oteri), along with the three horses he’s been training), Sanders must overcome the odds – and his eccentric family and social group – to return to the winner’s circle.
In honor of snow falling in NY for the first time this year, the cult movie of the week is Ski Patrol, from 1990.
Roger Rose (better known now for voice over work) plays Jerry, the senior member of The Snowy Peaks ski patrol. He lives to ski and is in love with fellow instructor Ellen (Yvette Nipar – who is hot but has only really done guest stars on tv). They are joined by T.K. Carter as Iceman – fans of The Thing will recognize him as Nauls. Also on the team are a demolitions expert (George Lopez!), a misfit who can’t make the patrol team and a foreign exchange patroller… It all adds up to mayhem on the slopes. The plot is pretty standard fare amped up with typical late 80′s/early 90′s comedy flare – the troop is trying to save the lodge from greedy land developer Sam Maris… played by Martin Mull. »
- Ryan Colucci
Welcome back to our weekly look at the new podcasts available at our “partners in podcast crime” the GeekCast Radio Network. As usual here’s our weekly look at the podcasts from Gcrn, This Week in Geek and the latest toy review videos from Baltmatrix, with descriptions and links to each and every podcast.
Tele-Cast – Episode 27 – Land of the Lost
OptimusSolo continues his look at the more bizarre shows on Season 1 of the Tele-Cast by going on a routine expedition to The Land of the Lost! You may be familiar with the Will Ferrell movie from a few years ago but this is the original 1970s kids show that started it all. So, join OptimusSolo, Marshall, Will & Holly as they plunge into the world of the Pakuni and the Sleestacks..and don’t forget about those dinosaurs!
Tele-Cast – Episode 28 – ABC Weekend Specials
OptimusSolo continues his look at the more unique »
15 items from 2012
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