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Grey’s Anatomy fans might not believe it, but Sandra Oh’s last season on set wasn’t overflowing with “remember when” stories and goodbyes. In fact, things at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital were the same as they’ve always been: Full of drama onscreen, and full of laughter (and strange noises) offscreen.
Before season 10’s DVD release Sept. 2, we’ve got an exclusive first look at its gag reel—in which Oh may or may not fire someone. (Spoiler: She’s kidding.) »
- Samantha Highfill
Films with great women’s roles aren’t always great films. Films with poor female representation aren’t necessarily bad films. But poorly written female roles will always be a problem for cinema so long as they continue to persist. The damsel in distress. Angel-whore. The token girl. Trophy wives. Mother, daughter, sister. The unconditional love interest. These are among the popular clichés most frequently applied to female characters as they’re written on the page. Some films are so desperate for conflict that they just keep going to the well without altering the mold. Have women not earned the right by now to play more villains, complicated lovers, a-holes, The Best Friends, soldiers, comic reliefs or leads? Can a woman be sexy in a film and still have a great role? Yes. Give her agency. Can a woman support other characters but still have a great role? Yes. Keep her vital. »
- Katie Hasty and Donna Dickens
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Question: Anything at all on the final season of Sons of Anarchy? —Jennifer
Ausiello: Tara’s spirit will loom large throughout the final 13 episodes, but Maggie Siff won’t be embodying that spirit. Asked if the actress might appear in a recreated flashback or as a vision to her widowed hubby, series creator Kurt Sutter tells me, “I’ve never done flashbacks or dream sequences on this show. They tend to pull me out of the reality of a show like this. »
Geena Davis will be joining the cast of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy in a guest arc for the show’s upcoming 11th season.
Davis will guest star on Grey’s Anatomy as a surgeon hitting the operating rooms of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, reported Variety. Details are scarce on Davis’ character, but the actress’s guest role is purported to be a major one.
Davis, who won an Oscar for her turn in The Accidental Tourist and received a nod for starring in 1991’s Thelma & Louise, last appeared in Lake Bell’s comedy In a World… (2013). Her last major role was on TV in political drama Commander in Chief in which she starred as President Mackenzie Allen.
In addition to Davis, Grey’s Anatomy fans can also expect to see Kate Burton. Though her character Dr. Ellis Grey died earlier on the »
Geena Davis is going to be scrubbing in at Grey-Sloan Memorial! The Oscar winner has booked a major guest arc on the upcoming 11th season of Grey's Anatomy, the actress' rep and ABC confirmed Friday to E! News. While she starred in the 2012 A&E miniseries Coma, a remake of the chilling 1978 movie of the same name, this marks Davis' return to a network series since she starred on the well-received yet short-lived Commander in Chief. We knew that Shonda Rhimes would know how to shake things up now that Sandra Oh has left the building! Davis will play—surprise, surprise—a surgeon on the still-chugging medical drama, but no other details were forthcoming. The »
Geena Davis is checking in at Grey Sloan Memorial. “Thelma & Louise” actress Davis has booked a guest-starring arc on the ABC medical drama “Grey's Anatomy” for the series’ upcoming 11th season. See photo: Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis Re-Create Iconic Selfie Davis will play a surgeon at Grey Sloan Memorial on the Shonda Rhimes series, which wrapped its 10th season in May. Davis joins a cast that lost a key member in the form of Sandra Oh, who left the series during its most recent season. In addition to adding Davis, the series is bringing back Kate Burton, who will reprise her. »
- Tim Kenneally
Grey's Anatomy has landed an Oscar winner. In her return to ABC, Geena Davis has joined the cast of Shonda Rhimes' long-running medical drama for a major arc in season 11, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Davis, who starred in the network's Commander in Chief from 2005-06, will play a surgeon at Grey Sloan Memorial. The actress' casting fills a void left by former regular Sandra Oh, who departed at the end of last season, and after Grey's upped Caterina Scorsone to series regular. Grey's is also bringing back Kate Burton to reprise her role as Meredith's mother
- Philiana Ng, Lesley Goldberg
Television is full of surgeons, some good and some, well—let’s just say you wouldn’t want them to operate on you or anyone you know.
When Cinemax’s The Knick, a show about the early days of surgery, premieres Friday, viewers will meet yet another TV surgeon: Dr. John Thackery (Clive Owen), a gruff doctor who’s often up to his elbows in blood. Because The Knick is set in the early 20th century, Thackery is lacking many of the luxuries today’s medical professionals have. But he still proves more trustworthy than, for example, Grey’s Anatomy’s Leah Murphy. »
- Ariana Bacle
The luxurious banquet hall in Toronto’s Royal York hotel was electric with excitement as Tiff senior programmers including Steve Gravestock and Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo announced the robust lineup of Canadian films (several world preems) at this year’s Tiff plus the 40+ short titles (out of an astounding 840 short films — an increase of over 200 titles from last year) that will screen at the prestigious festival. With features populating almost every section at the fest, among the headliner items from English Canada, Cairo Time‘s Ruba Nadda returns to the fest with October Gale, while also world preeming is Bang Bang Baby — Jeffrey St. Jules marks his feature film debut with a film that is equal parts Rocky Horror Picture Show and early Cronenberg. Starring Jane Levy of the recent About Alex, it revolves around a small-town teenager in the ’60s whose dream of becoming a famous singer is dashed »
- Leora Heilbronn
Films by Xavier Dolan, Sturla Gunnarsson, Ruba Nadda, Jacob Tierney, Denys Arcand and other Canadian filmmakers have been added to the lineup of the Toronto International Film Festival, running this year from September 4 through 14. What's more, Ramin Bahrani, Claire Denis, Sandra Oh and Jim Stark "will guide 20 emerging filmmakers in group discussions that focus on creativity, the artistic process and independent voices." And four actors will be participating in the Rising Stars program: Sophie Desmarais, Shannon Kook, Alexandre Landry and Julia Sarah Stone. » - David Hudson »
“These are filmmakers at the top of their craft, bringing fresh perspectives to traditional genres like comedies and less traditionally Canadian genres, such as musicals,” said Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) senior programmer Steve Gravestock. “This year’s slate truly showcases the diversity of talent in our country, featuring films from coast to coast.”
“We are inspired by the number of exceptional debut features from Canadian directors, reflecting the depth of talent in this country,” said Tiff’s Canadian features programmer Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo.
“Extremely exciting is also the fact that female-driven narratives play a significant part in this year’s programming, highlighting the strong, rich tapestry of our storytelling.”
The Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film is up for grabs, as is the »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
ABC is using the women of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder to promote its "historic" night of Shonda Rhimes programming. In a new promo for the "Shondaland Thursday" lineup, stars Ellen Pompeo, Kerry Washington and Viola Davis get together with Rhimes to tease — sans spoilers! — the new night of drama. Photos 'Grey's Anatomy' Cast, Creators Say Farewell to Sandra Oh "It is very daring. If you like great drama, that's where you come," Rhimes says in the promo of her programming block. "It's going to be an edge-of-your-seat three-
- Lesley Goldberg
Grey’s Anatomy’s eleventh season, with Cristina (Sandra Oh) off in Switzerland and Ellis Grey and Richard’s love child showing up at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, promises a lot more drama and character development for Shonda Rhimes' characters.
Grey's Anatomy Season 11
Rhimes doesn’t have any plans of saying goodbye to Grey’s in the near future, having found renewed inspiration for the show and the characters she’s built after the shakeups last season. “I see the show going as long as I’m interested in telling the story,” Rhimes told The Hollywood Reporter. “I got excited again and that moment continues to happen for me as I look at these characters and go, “Oh, there’s growth there, there’s something more that can happen.'”
For the forthcoming season, Rhimes admits that Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) has naturally become the focus. Not only has her »
ABC's Grey's Anatomy returns for its 11th season — with no end game in sight, to hear showrunner Shonda Rhimes tell it. Following the heartbreaking departure of Sandra Oh's beloved Cristina Yang, the upcoming season of the veteran medical drama will put its focus on Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) as she explores life without her "person" and the challenges that come with having a husband who believes his career is more important than hers. The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Rhimes on Tuesday at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour to discuss how Cristina's departure helped tee up a season
- Lesley Goldberg
Grey's Anatomy may have shocked fans with another half-sister twist, but we actually should've seen it coming all along!
In the season finale, the new head of cardio Margaret Pierce (Kelly McCreary) was revealed to be the half-sister of Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), whom their mother Ellis Grey (Kate Burton) gave up for adoption. Her father? Dr. Webber (James Pickens Jr)!
Forgot what happened in the Grey's Anatomy finale? Read our recap here
How will Meredith react to this new revelation, especially in the wake of Cristina (Sandra Oh) leaving? TVGuide.com sat down with showrunner Shonda Rhimes to discuss the upcoming season, including the state of Meredith and Derek's (Patrick Dempsey) marriage after her sudden decision to stay in Seattle, how Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) will change the dynamic and how Alex (Justin Chambers) becoming a board member will shake up the hospital...
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- Natalie Abrams
Title: Tammy Director: Ben Falcone Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates. Not all entertainment couples turn out to have such cinematic chemistry as Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton. Melissa McCarthy is a very talented actress, but under the direction of her husband Ben Falcone – with whom she co-wrote ‘Tammy’s’ script – she rubber-stamps the portrayal of the slovenly buffoon. The premise isn’t very imaginative. Tammy has a catastrophic day: while driving she hits a deer that damages her car, she gets fired from work and when she returns home she finds her husband having a romantic dinner with another [ Read More ]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Melissa McCarthy teams up with her husband, Ben Falcone, for .Tammy.. They co-wrote the movie together and Falcone directed. Is their collaboration a must see or just a hot mess? Take a look at my review of .Tammy..
For my interview with Melissa McCarthy, click here
Interview with Susan Sarandon, click here
Interview with Kathy Bates, click here
Interview with director Ben Falcone, click here
Official .Tammy. Plot:
Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is having a bad day. She's totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint and, instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It's time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she's broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl (Susan Sarandon), is her only option-with a car, »
Dumb, pointless, unentertaining crap. But at least it’s about women. Yay? Nah. I’m “biast” (pro): love Melissa McCarthy…
I’m “biast” (con): …but despair that she will ever get a film worthy of her talent
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Well, it’s a step in the right direction. I suppose. A tiny one.
There are a lot of women onscreen in Tammy. In the same way that most movies feature a ton of men onscreen doing stupid shit for an hour and half with only occasional interruptions from women. That’s what Tammy is. It’s dumb, pointless, unentertaining crap. But at least it’s about women.
What does Tammy (Melissa McCarthy: The Heat, The Hangover Part III) want? She’s the central character of this aimless collection of random, supposedly comedic setpieces, and we have no idea who she is. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Every woman I know who is even slightly skinny-disabled adores Melissa McCarthy, and why not? She comes off as warm, joyful, and totally comfortable with her poundage in all of her print and TV interviews. Off-screen she’s a role model and an inspiration. And on-screen, she has perfect comic timing, a puppy dog’s smile that emerges now and then from her gruffest characters, plus a huge dose of self-respect. Hollywood probably hasn’t had a box office star like her since Marie Dressler in the Thirties, one who has so upended what a star should be. McCarthy might just be the anti-Julia Roberts.
Now first the good news: In the trailer for the forthcoming October release St. Vincent, which stars Bill Murray, we see glimpses of McCarthy playing a genuine human being. Yes, there’s much more to Melissa than a few bravura comic performances and a »
- Brandon Judell
Tammy Girl: Falcone’s Debut a Tepid Turkey
Rex Reed might have been better served to save his wayward disparagements about the cinematic talents of Melissa McCarthy for her turn in Tammy, even though his cacomorphobia and repellant misogyny would still have been best left for a conversation amongst a likeminded coterie. After box office hits with Identity Thief and The Heat in 2013, McCarthy’s star power has afforded her the chance to get her own vehicles off the ground. Pity then that her first major venture, co-written and directed by husband Ben Falcone, is so miserably underwhelming. Reminiscent of how Chris Farley’s comedic talents were often squandered on sub-par projects in the 90’s, McCarthy seems intent to repeat the trashy lass formula that’s served her so well, but her eponymous protagonist grates rather than skates above the mediocrity of the material.
Recently fired from her job in a fast food joint, »
- Nicholas Bell
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