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16 items from 2017


Emmy experts predict Comedy Guest Actor: Peter MacNicol (‘Veep’) & Tom Hanks (‘SNL’) lead wide-open race

21 June 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

As of this writing 11 Experts have made their Emmy predictions for Best Comedy Guest Actor. Those pundits come from top media outlets, and they’re divided eight ways in what appears to be a wide-open contest. But surprisingly none of them are currently predicting the defending champion, Peter Scolari (“Girls”). Three out of our 11 […] »

- Daniel Montgomery

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Emmy Contenders Like Alfre Woodard, Kristen Bell Pull Double Duty in Guest Spots

1 June 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

it’s becoming more common to see actors pulling double-duty on television; particularly with the ever-growing list of actors appearing in guest spots. Some of those actors could even find themselves eligible for Emmy recognition in more than one category.

For actors enjoying a regular role on television, recognition in the guest category can be an extra bonus. Oscar nominee and four-time Emmy winner Alfre Woodard made an exciting villain on “Luke Cage,” but still found time to appear in two episodes of “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” both for Netflix. As for finding time to play the two roles, she says the shooting dates were “close enough to be, ‘Yikes,’ but I didn’t have to balance Mariah Dillard’s dastardly deeds and the hyper-vigilant grammarian Aunt Josephine in the same shooting schedule.” She then points to her lengthy theater background, noting: “But we’ve all done repertory!”

But ultimately, actors »

- Will Thorne

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Guest Actor in a Comedy: The Frontrunners and Dark Horses for 2017 Emmys

1 June 2017 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

This category caused quite a bit of buzz last year when Peter MacNicol was nominated for “Veep” and then deemed ineligible, as he appeared in too many episodes to qualify as a guest. He was replaced by Peter Scolari of “Girls,” who went on to actually win. Well, this year both Peters are eligible and should return to the category. They’ll face off against some stiff competition, including Louis C.K., who has landed three noms for hosting “SNL” already. Dave Chapelle also hosted a popular episode of “SNL.” Jon Hamm and Fred Willard have both been nominated here before for their roles on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Modern Family,” while Hugh Laurie has moved into the guest category for his returning character on “Veep.” Daveed Diggs was hilarious as Kimmy’s new love interest on “Kimmy Schmidt,” but he’s more likely to be recognized for his arc as Bow’s laidback brother on “Black-ish.” Guests »

- Variety Staff

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Movie Review – Dean (2017)

31 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Dean. 2017

Written and Directed by Demetri Martin.

Starring Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, Mary Steenburgen, Reid Scott, Rory Scovel, Ginger Gonzaga, Christine Woods, Briga Heelan, and Peter Scolari

Synopsis:

A comedy about loss, grief and the redemptive power of love, Dean is an NY illustrator who falls hard for an La woman while trying to prevent his father from selling the family home in the wake of his mother’s death.

Finding love as a coping mechanism for fighting through the inherent depression saddled with tragic loss is a concept that most viewers of Dean should be able to relate to (it is the debut film from Demetri Martin who is most known for doing standup comedy and his Comedy Central show Important Things with Demetri Martin) and find something of value in. The direction is a mixed bag of good ideas alongside touches that simply don’t add anything to the experience, »

- Robert Kojder

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‘Girls’: The Final Lines Spoken By its Most Iconic Characters

18 April 2017 1:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for the entire run of “Girls,” through the series finale.]

Lena Dunham had a fun suggestion for fans of her iconic HBO comedy “Girls,” which just wrapped its final season on Sunday.

Max Brockman is one of our writers, and he’s amazing at everything, but he’s sort of like the ‘Girls’ historian. He’s the one that went in and basically looked at each character and told us what the final thing they said in the series was and it was all very poetic,” she said to IndieWire during a recent discussion of the final season. “I encourage you to go home and play the game. You go through most of our main characters, and it’s pretty amazing what the final thing that comes out of their mouth is.”

Read More: ‘Girls’: Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner Explain the Series Finale and Why They Gave Hannah’s Baby That Name

This game sounded fun, so we »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Girls’: The Final Lines Spoken By its Most Iconic Characters

18 April 2017 1:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for the entire run of “Girls,” through the series finale.]

Lena Dunham had a fun suggestion for fans of her iconic HBO comedy “Girls,” which just wrapped its final season on Sunday.

Max Brockman is one of our writers, and he’s amazing at everything, but he’s sort of like the ‘Girls’ historian. He’s the one that went in and basically looked at each character and told us what the final thing they said in the series was and it was all very poetic,” she said to IndieWire during a recent discussion of the final season. “I encourage you to go home and play the game. You go through most of our main characters, and it’s pretty amazing what the final thing that comes out of their mouth is.”

Read More: ‘Girls’: Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner Explain the Series Finale and Why They Gave Hannah’s Baby That Name

This game sounded fun, so we »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Variety TV Critics Discuss the Legacy and Impact of ‘Girls’ (Part 2)

16 April 2017 8:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When “Girls” premiered in April 2012, it was almost all that the TV aficionado community could talk about, and it made a giant splash in pop culture, too. Nearly everyone had a strong take on the show Lena Dunham created. Below is Part 2 of Variety’s TV critics’ reflections on the show’s legacy and impact — and why they’re both happy and sad that the story of Hannah Horvath and her friends is wrapping up. (Part 1, from before the finale aired, is here, and a post-finale talk with executive producers Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham is here.)

Sonia Saraiya: Well, that was pretty perfect. I mean, it wasn’t, but in its insular, domestic sphere, harsh reality, “Latching” is where this whole season was trending, and such a fitting counterpoint to a similarly insular but much more self-aggrandizing premiere episode of “Girls.” I appreciate that instead of being about transformation, for »

- Sonia Saraiya and Maureen Ryan

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Emmys: Final ‘Girls’ Season Makes a Strong Case in Heated Comedy Categories

10 April 2017 7:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO’s “Girls” has maintained a modest presence at the Emmys ever since the program’s big coming-out in 2012 and 2013, when it scooped up two nominations in a row for outstanding comedy series. Adam Driver has shown up consistently in the supporting actor category, while guest stars like Gaby Hoffman and Peter Scolari have been recognized as well. But the show has mostly struggled to reach those early heights again.

That could change with the sixth and final season, which has made for the richest portrait of Lena Dunham’s world yet.

You may well have bailed by now, whether the creator’s outsized activist footprint overshadowed the series, or her various characters’ descent into their own navels made it seem like there was no light at the end of the tunnel. But it’s time to catch up. Things were already on the upswing with season five, and now, with »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Newhart: Legendary Last Episode Finally Released on DVD

5 April 2017 7:38 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

This isn't a dream. The final season of Newhart has finally been released on DVD.The classic CBS sitcom starred Bob Newhart and Mary Frann as a married couple who own and operate an inn in a small Vermont town. The cast also included Jennifer Holmes, Julia Duffy, Tom Poston, Steven Kampmann, and Peter Scolari. The series ran for eight seasons before ending in 1990.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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New poster for Demetri Martin’s award-winning comedy Dean

25 March 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month we brought you a trailer for Dean [watch it here], and now a poster has arrived online for writer-director Demetri Martin’s award-winning comedy which stars Martin alongside Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, and Mary Steenburgen; check it out here…

Writer/Director/Comedian Demetri Martin stars alongside Academy Award winner Kevin Kline in this comedic and heartfelt tale about a father and son coming to terms with love, loss and everything in between. Dean (Martin) is an illustrator whose unwillingness to deal with the recent death of his mother means escaping his hometown of New York for an interview with an ad agency in Los Angeles. His retired engineer dad Robert (Kline) takes a more regimented approach to grief, including putting the family home up for sale. Both father and son set out on their own paths to find a new normal as unexpected circumstances and potential new love interests threaten to thwart all plans. »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Dean’ Trailer: Demetri Martin Goes Looking for Love in Charming Tribeca Winner — Watch

17 February 2017 9:15 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“First big thing in your life you’re never going to get over.”

Demetri Martin pulls triple duty on the Tribeca prize-winning feature “Dean,” in which the comedian not only stars as the eponymous Dean, but also writes and directs the feature. Martin’s first foray behind the camera won The Founders Awards for Best Narrative Feature at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and is now hitting theaters this summer, just in time to give audiences the kind of sweetly melancholic shot in the arm seasonal cinema rarely provides.

Read More: Why Demetri Martin Decided to Make His Directorial Debut With ‘Dean

The film follows Dean, a Brooklyn illustrator reeling from the recent death of his mother, who embarks on a spontaneous trip to Los Angeles in hopes of kickstarting his life, sans sadsackness. But while Dean is (awkwardly) gallivanting around the left coast (and maybe even finding some »

- Kate Erbland

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Demetri Martin’s Dean gets a trailer, watch it here

15 February 2017 4:50 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

CBS Films have released a trailer for writer-director Demetri Martin’s upcoming comedy Dean., which was honoured with the Best Narrative Feature award at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival and sees Martin starring in the cast alongside Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, and Mary Steenburgen; take a look at the trailer below after the official synopsis…

Writer/Director/Comedian Demetri Martin stars alongside Academy Award winner Kevin Kline in this comedic and heartfelt tale about a father and son coming to terms with love, loss and everything in between. Dean (Martin) is an illustrator whose unwillingness to deal with the recent death of his mother means escaping his hometown of New York for an interview with an ad agency in Los Angeles. His retired engineer dad Robert (Kline) takes a more regimented approach to grief, including putting the family home up for sale. Both father and son set out on »

- Amie Cranswick

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Check Out the New Trailer for Dean – Stars Demetri Martin and Kevin Kline

15 February 2017 1:28 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Don’t miss Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, and Mary Steenburgen in Dean, a heartfelt story of a father and son coming to terms with love, loss, and everything in between.

In Select Theaters June 2nd!

Check out the new trailer:

Writer/Director/Comedian Demetri Martin stars alongside Academy Award winner Kevin Kline in this comedic and heartfelt tale about a father and son coming to terms with love, loss and everything in between.  Dean (Martin) is an illustrator whose unwillingness to deal with the recent death of his mother means escaping his hometown of New York for an interview with an ad agency in Los Angeles.  His retired engineer dad Robert (Kline) takes a more regimented approach to grief, including putting the family home up for sale.  Both father and son set out on their own paths to find a new normal as unexpected circumstances and potential new »

- Tom Stockman

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Dean Trailer: Demetri Martin Struggles with Love and Loss

15 February 2017 1:24 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS Films has debuted the first trailer for the upcoming comedy Dean, which marks the directorial debut of comedian Demetri Martin, who also stars as the title character and wrote the screenplay. The film was the winner of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival's Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature. CBS Films picked the film up after its world premiere, setting it for limited release on June 2.

Writer/Director/Comedian Demetri Martin stars alongside Academy Award winner Kevin Kline in this comedic and heartfelt tale about a father and son coming to terms with love, loss and everything in between. Dean (Demetri Martin) is an illustrator whose unwillingness to deal with the recent death of his mother means escaping his hometown of New York for an interview with an ad agency in Los Angeles. His retired engineer dad Robert (Kevin Kline) takes a more regimented approach to grief, including putting the family home up for sale. »

- MovieWeb

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Demetri Martin Is Trying To Move On In New Trailer For ‘Dean’

15 February 2017 10:30 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While it might seem like Demetri Martin is simply following the wave of fellow comedians moving into film, had things gone differently, he would already have one high profile project under his belt. Back when Steven Soderbergh was attached to direct his docu-drama style version of “Moneyball,” Martin was lined up to play the role of real-life statistician Paul De Podesta. That never panned out, but he’s gone on to write, direct and star in his own feature, “Dean.”

Also featuring Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, Mary Steenburgen, Reid Scott, Rory Scovel, Christine Woods, Ginger Gonzaga, Peter Scolari, and Briga Heelan, the story follows a young who is trying to move on and find himself following the death of his mother.

Continue reading Demetri Martin Is Trying To Move On In New Trailer For ‘Dean’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Girls: HBO Teases the Sixth and Final Season

17 January 2017 3:26 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Check out these episode descriptions for the sixth and final season of the Girls TV show. Girls season six premieres on HBO Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Starring Lena Dunham as Hannah and Allison Williams as Marnie, the Girls cast also includes Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Alex Karpovsky, Adam Driver, Andrew Rannells, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach.Guest stars in the final season of Girls include Peter Scolari, Becky Ann Baker, Rita Wilson, Jon Glaser, Colin Quinn, Corey Stoll, Riz Ahmed, Matthew Rhys, and Tracey Ullman. Get the scoop, after the jump. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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