17 items from 2014
If you're feeling glum about the state of the world today, just watch basic cable. There, you'll stumble across a number of current shows set in past decades -- or reruns from a few decades ago -- and you'll be reminded that things weren't any better back then.
This past week saw the Season 1 finale (and perhaps the series finale) of "Halt and Catch Fire," the AMC drama about '80s techies trying to build a then-revolutionary new portable computer. Unlike many of the other period shows built on the "Mad Men" model, this one doesn't make the past look sexy; the clothes and décor are as tacky as they should for a series set in 1983, and the cutting-edge gadgetry all looks clunky and slow to today's eyes. (The computer the characters are trying to build is considered lightweight at 15 pounds.) The season built toward the unveiling in the penultimate episode of the machine, »
- Gary Susman
Whoa, can you believe it's been almost 20 years since "Blossom" went off the air?Yeah, neither can we -- but we love seeing the stars from the classic sitcom together again, reminiscing about their years on the beloved series as it re-airs this summer on the Hub Network.Mayim Bialik (Blossom), Jenna von Oy (Six), Joey Lawrence (Joey) and Mike Stoyanov (Tony) recently reunited to film a series of promotional videos, where they not only showed us what they all look like now, but also revealed some secrets from the set.First up: How did Six get her name? In the series, von Oy's character jokes she was given the numerical name because her father said "that's how many beers it took" -- but that's not the real story.See why show creator Don Reo gave her the interesting moniker below. Plus, see what Jenna says about her character's fast-talking »
- tooFab Staff
The Blossom cast reunited and it made us feel all sorts of nostalgia, especially for 1990s fashion. The hats! The jeans! The plaid! You know what we're talking about, and so do Mayim Bialik, Joey Lawrence, Jenna von Oÿ and Michael Stoyanov. The quartet got together to host The Hub's marathon heralding the return of Blossom (reruns) to TV starting on Friday, July 11 and E! has an exclusive look and some surprising information about some of those classic clothes. In the video above, von Oÿ and Bialik reminisce about those floppy hats (you had one) and how they became such a signature part of the series. "My character wore them less than you," Bialik says. "I think mine »
Blossom reruns started airing on Hub Network this week (weekdays at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Et), and if the ’90s bug hasn’t bitten you, it could happen Friday night: The cast reunited for the first time in 20 years to film spots that will air during a three-hour marathon (starting July 11 at 9 p.m. Et).
We’ve got a few sneak peeks below at Mayim Bialik (Blossom), Joey Lawrence (Joey), Michael Stoyanov (Anthony), and Jenna von Oy (Six) reminiscing. Lawrence drops some trivia about his character name, which Bialik tops it by revealing who got her period first—her or Blossom. »
- Mandi Bierly
The '90s NBC sitcom Blossom may have seemed like a blip on the TV radar, but the show was responsible for launching a few major careers, is remembered for being way ahead of its time, coining a few catchphrases and singlehandedly putting the flower hat on the map.
Debuting July Fourth weekend of 1990, Blossom starred the 15-year-oldMayim Bialik as a precocious teen adjusting to life and coming of age with her mom out of the picture. Her dad Nick (Ted Wass) was a musician sometimes on the road, her oldest brother Anthony (Michael Stoyanov) was a recovering alcoholic and her brother Joey (Joey Lawrence) was the stereotypical dumb jock. Jenna Von Oy played Blossom's fast-talking best friend.
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- Robyn Ross
Whoa! The "Blossom" cast has reunited!
"The @hubtvnetwork #blossomreunion is going great :)," Mayim, who played the show's flower-hat-loving title character, captioned an Instagram photo of the group.
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"Um...@joeylawrence @MikeStoyanov @JennavonOy. We still look like young whippersnappers," she captioned another behind-the-scenes shot. "@hubtvnetwork #blossomreunion"
Um...@joeylawrence @MikeStoyanov @JennavonOy. We still look like young whippersnappers @hubtvnetwork #blossomreunion pic.twitter.com/ph7O1JQYlP ...
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Get out the floppy flower hats! The cast of Blossom reunited after 19 years on Monday, June 16, and were filled with nostalgia as they gave their fans a sneak peek with photos via Twitter. Mayim Bialik (Blossom), Joey Lawrence (Joey Russo), Jenna von Oy (Six LeMeure), and Michael Stoyanov (Anthony Russo) came together this week to shoot promos for the TV series, which is coming back in syndication thanks to the Hub Network. "#blossomreunion thanks to @HubTVNetwork in effect!" Bialik, 38, wrote. "Um…@joeylawrence @MikeStoyanov @JennavonOy. We [...] »
There was a Blossom reunion. Repeat, the cast of Blossom reunited! The show, which ran for five seasons on NBC from 1991-1995, is returning to the airwaves on The Hub Network. To celebrate, the cast got together to host a marathon. Mayim Bialik, who played the titular hat-loving character, shared photos from the shoot on her social media pages. Sadly, no hats with large flowers on them appear to be present. Joey Lawrence, Jenna von Oÿ and Michael Stoyanov joined Bialik at The Hub Network shoot. For good measure, here's what they looked like back in the day. And for your listening pleasure, the Blossom theme song. All five seasons of Blossom will be shown starting July 7 on The Hub Network. The show »
Whoa!The Russo clan (and Bff Six) got together again on Monday for an amazing "Blossom" reunion, the crew gathering for the first time since the show went off the air almost 20 years ago.Mayim Bialik gave us all a major '90s flashback when she posted a number of photos from brand new photo shoot earlier today. The promotional shoot was for The Hub network, which will start airing the classic sitcom in July.Mayim, Jenna von Oy, Joey Lawrence and Mike Stoyanov were all on hand for the session, though Ted Wass -- who played Blossom's dad, Nick -- was Mia. Also missing: Blossom's incredible hats."We still look like young whippersnappers," Mayim tweeted about the reunion ... though someone should tell her there's nothing "young" about the word "whippersnappers." "Older but still together," added von Oy."So awesome being with u all again. Feels like no time has passed. »
- tooFab Staff
Dig out your favorite hat and join the stars of “Blossom” as they reunite for Hub in honor of the show airing in repeats on the cable channel. In honor of the show that made it Ok to be yourself — even if that meant no one would recognize your boho fashion chic style for another two decades — “Blossom” stars Mayim Bialik, Joey Lawrence, Michael Stoyanov and Jenna von Oÿ reunited this week to talk about their favorite memories and episodes for Hub's cameras. Those conversations will become the basis for a “Blossom” marathon airing July 11 on the cable »
- Jethro Nededog
Beloved '90s classic Blossom is coming to the Hub Network in July, which prompted a promotional reunion gathering. Cast members Mayim Bialik (Blossom, duh), Jenna Von Oy (her Bff, Six), Michael Stoyanov (her oldest brother, Tony), and Joey Lawrence (her other brother, Joey) gathered today, with a few goofy Twitter and Instagram photos to prove it. For some reason, however, Ted Wass, who played Blossom's dad, was not invited. We're too good for Papa Russo now? In our opinionation, he deserves to be included. »
- Margaret Lyons
Nineties nostalgia has been kicked into overdrive lately, with casts of classic series like "The Wonder Years" hosting reunions in recent weeks. Now, "Blossom" is getting in on the action, too, with a new set of photos that hit the web this week.
Four original cast members from the series -- Mayim Bialik (Blossom), Jenna Von Oy (Six), Michael Stoyanov (Tony), and Joey Lawrence (Joey) -- reunited in honor of "Blossom"'s upcoming debut on Hub Network, shooting some promo TV spots and photos.
Bialik shared snaps of the event on her Twitter account Monday, some professional and some candid, and all full of joy. The actress remarked that everyone "still look[s] like young whippersnappers," and we have to agree. Here's a cute selfie:
Joey Lawrence seemed especially excited about the mini reunion and subsequent syndication revival of "Blossom." He tweeted: "Thank u all 4 ur excitement!! I can feel it! »
- Katie Roberts
Directed by Jack Plotnick
Space Station 76 begins with a narration musing on the impermanence and isolation of asteroidal paths. It’s the overarching metaphor in a film that is hilariously set in a nostalgic, 1970s version of the future and populated with hurt, dysfunctional, and yearning characters.
Glen (Patrick Wilson) is the alcoholic, abrasive, and suicidal captain of the Omega 76; Jessica (Liv Tyler) is new aboard and although much more competent than her counterparts, she is struggling with her own maternal inabilities; Ted (Matt Bomer) is an earnest but naive mechanic who lives with Misty (Marisa Coughlan), his philandering wife, and their lonely, precocious daughter Sunshine (Kylie Rogers). Together, this motley cast of characters explores what it means to live in a future built on expectations from the past. What happens when »
- David Tran
Sundance just ended, and we are already preparing for the next big film festival, South By Southwest. Not too long ago, the festival announced a few of the films premiering this year, but now they’ve announced the main slate. The midnight selections and some inevitable late-breaking additions are still to be announced, but this should be more than enough to get you excited. Along with many World Premieres, and Sundance favorites like Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Gareth Evans’ The Raid 2, the line up also includes an anniversary screening of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and an extended Q&A screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel with Wes Anderson. SXSW 2014 runs March 7 through 15 in Austin, Texas. Check out the line up after the jump.
Narrative Feature Competition
Eight world premieres, eight unique ways to celebrate the art of storytelling. Selected from 1,324 films submitted to SXSW 2014. Films screening in Narrative »
Today the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced a diverse features lineup for this year’s Festival, the 21st edition and running March 7 – 15, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The 2014 program expands on SXSW tradition of embracing a range of genres and span of budgets, featuring a wealth of vision from experienced and developing filmmakers alike.
For more information visit http://sxsw.com/film.
Listed in the announcement are 115 of the features that will screen over the course of nine days at SXSW 2014. The lineup below includes 68 films from first-time filmmakers, and consists of 76 World Premieres, 10 North American Premieres and 7 U.S. Premieres. These films were selected from a record 2,215 feature-length film submissions composed of 1,540 U.S. and 675 international feature-length films. With a record number of 6,482 submissions total, the overall increase was 14% over 2013. The Midnighters feature section and the Short Film program will be announced on February 5, with the complete »
- Movie Geeks
After announcing earlier this month that Jon Favreau’s Chef and the Veronica Mars movie will be making their world debuts at SXSW this year, the festival has revealed its full line-up, including further very promising world premieres, alongside appearances from some of the year’s most high-profile films.
The Midnight programme will be announced early next month, along with the Shorts line-up, and the complete Conference slate a little later as well.
Led by Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, Nicholas Stoller’s anticipated R-rated comedy, Neighbors, will be making its world debut at the festival, notably marked out as a ‘work-in-progress’ ahead of its theatrical release in May.
David Gordon Green’s acclaimed Joe will make its Us premiere, having bowed at Venice and then Toronto last year. Early reviews have Nicolas Cage giving one of the finest performances of his career, with Tye Sheridan (Mud) excellent alongside him. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Not sure if there is a Short Term 12 equivalent in this year’s Narrative Feature Comp, but on paper SXSW programmers are serving up a mean (and the usual lean group of 8 out of a whopping 1,324 film entries) for the upcoming competitiuon of eight which includes notable entries (that we’ve been tracking for a good time now) such as Zachary Wigon’s The Heart Machine, John Magary’s The Mend, Leah Meyerhoff’s I Believe in Unicorns and Lawrence Michael Levine’s Wild Canaries. Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated docs of the year, on the non-fiction side we find Margaret Brown’s The Great Invisible. Below you’ll find a breakdown of the other sections (notable world preems in We’ll Never Have Paris and Faults (see Mary Elizabeth Winstead above), some Sundance items with Texan connections and other nuggets.
Narrative Feature Competition
Eight world premieres, eight »
- Eric Lavallee
17 items from 2014
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