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Kristin Chenoweth to Star in ‘Trial and Error’ Season 2 at NBC

Kristin Chenoweth to Star in ‘Trial and Error’ Season 2 at NBC
Kristin Chenoweth is joining the sophomore season of “Trial & Error” at NBC.

Chenoweth will play suspected killer Lavinia Peck-Foster, who is described as the first lady of East Peck who is a larger-than-life grand dame — at least in her own mind. She is an eccentric heiress known for her flamboyant outfits, large hats and hairless cat, Fluffy, who has not left the confines of Peck Gardens in ages. Lavinia calls on Josh Segal and Associates — the team that got off Owl Murderer Larry Henderson (John Lithgow) — to defend her after she was found with her husband, Edgar, stuffed into a suitcase in the back of her car.

This is not Chenoweth’s first go-round with NBC, as the Tony Award-winner recently appeared in the network’s live production of the musical “Hairspray.” Chenoweth also earned an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for ABC’s “Pushing Daisies” and received a nomination for her
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Sundance Film Review: ‘Inventing Tomorrow’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Inventing Tomorrow’
Jeffrey Blitz’s 2002 spelling-bee documentary “Spellbound” continues to cast a long shadow over contemporary nonfiction cinema, with Laura Nix’s “Inventing Tomorrow” the latest doc to hew to that formal template. Nix’s film follows a collection of young kids as they prepare for, and then compete at, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Isef), dubbed by one speaker as “The science fair of science fairs.” “Inventing Tomorrow” won’t win points for originality, but this snapshot of adolescent ingenuity and innovation, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, nonetheless proves equally entertaining and inspiring.

The documentary is structured in two parts, the first focusing on the backstories and creative undertakings of its subjects as they face polluted home environments. In Bangalore, India, 16-year-old Sahithi takes samples of the area’s lakes, which are so contaminated that they’re covered in mountains of noxious foam, which often blows into the streets and onto unsuspecting pedestrians. Teenagers Jesus, Jose
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Trial & Error: Season Two Renewal for NBC Comedy Series

The verdict is finally in. NBC has renewed its Trial & Error TV show for a second season of 10 episodes. Writers Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller executive produce the comedy along with director Jeffrey Blitz. Expect Trial & Error, season two, to premiere mid-season. The first season of Trial & Error stars Nicholas D’Agosto, John Lithgow, Krysta Rodriguez, Steven Boyer, Jayma Mays, and Sherri Shepherd. The NBC sitcom centers on newly-minted NYC lawyer Josh Segal (D’Agosto). In season one, Josh had to defend the eccentric, “rollercizing” poetry professor, Larry Henderson (Lithgow).Read More…
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NBC Renews 'Trial & Error' for Second Season

NBC has renewed sitcom Trial & Error for a second season.

The courtroom-based comedy, which stars John Lithgow, Nicholas D’Agosto, Sherri Shepherd, Jayma Mays, Steven Boyer and Krysta Rodriguez, will return for 10 episodes.

Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller serve as writers and executive producers, while Jeffrey Blitz also serves as an exec producer.

Trial & Error is produced by Barge Productions and Good Session Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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NBC Renews John Lithgow’s Comedy ‘Trail & Error’ for Season 2

NBC Renews John Lithgow’s Comedy ‘Trail & Error’ for Season 2
NBC has renewed freshman comedy “Trial & Error” for a 10-episode second season, Variety has learned.

Though the show, which stars John Lithgow, has not been a ratings hit, insiders say it has been a favorite of NBC boss Bob Greenblatt.

The comedy aired twice per week during its spring run, bringing in 3.9 million viewers overall — not as strong as NBC’s other comedies “The Good Place” or “Superstore,” both of which were renewed early.

In Variety‘s review of the series, critic Sonia Soraiya praised the series, comparing its elements to those of “Parks and Recreation,” “30 Rock,” and “The Office.” She wrote, “The show is a lighthearted, zany spoof of shows like ‘The Jinx’ and ‘Making a Murderer,’ those true-crime documentary series that take a viewer into the real-time investigation of a convoluted case.”

“Trial & Error” is a fish-out-of-water comedy that follows a bright-eyed New York lawyer (Nicholas D’Agosto) who heads to a tiny Southern town
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Table 19 review

Here's our look at wedding reception comedy-drama Table 19, starring Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson and Lisa Kudrow...

Back in the early days of my online film geekdom, I used to take part in a fantasy film league, inspired by fantasy sports leagues. You take the role of a producer and using your budget for the season, you choose six stars to be in your made-up film. The box office returns of that film are then determined by the real life box office successes of those stars throughout the season.

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Table 19 could have been cast in much the same way as you'd cast one of those fantasy films.
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Table 19 Review

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Author: Linda Marric

On paper, Table 19 looks like a sure bet for an hour and a half of harmless mischief and silly shenanigans. A group of strangers find themselves at the same wedding reception and must make the best of their night despite being made to sit at the “losers table”. What’s not to like, right? In reality, this unimaginatively lame and thoroughly amateurish production brings absolutely nothing new, or even old to the romantic comedy genre, and winds up looking cheap, messy and almost instantly forgettable.

At the last minute Eloise (Anna Kendrick) decides to attend the wedding of her oldest friend who also happens to be the sister of Teddy (Wyatt Russell), the man who broke up with her two months earlier. Things get complicated when she finds herself sat at the worst table in the room alongside a group of unwanted guests who should have
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UK posters and new featurette for Table 19 starring Anna Kendrick

With just two weeks to go until its UK release, two posters have arrived online for the upcoming comedy Table 19 along with a behind the scenes featurette entitled ‘Dinner for Six’. Directed by Jeffrey Blitz, the film stars Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, and Tony Revolori; check them out below…

Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick) – having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text – decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend’s wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the ‘random’ table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets (but not before sending something nice off the registry). As everyone’s secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19.
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Table 19 Trailer and Images: Anna Kendrick plays a loser in love

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Almost flying under the radar with an April 7th release is Anna Kendrick’s romantic comedy, Table 19 and with it comes the new trailer, a selection of stills and posters to give you an insight of what a real loser in love looks like.

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As romantic comedies go, Table 19 doesn’t exactly stand out, but there will be an audience out there who will love it. The trailer focuses on Kendrick attending a friend’s wedding who just happens to be marrying the brother of her ex-boyfriend who unceremoniously dumped her via a text message. Stuck at the table at the back, full of fellow losers who no one cares about, friendships flourish as the bitter and twisted guests reveal themselves. Predictably could love also flourish for our protagonist? We can safely bet it does.

Directed by Jeffrey Blitz
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Table 19 Movie Review

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Table 19 Movie Review
Table 19 Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, CompuServe ShowBiz Director: Jeffrey Blitz Written by: Marc Duplass, Jerry Duplass Cast: Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori Let’s say you are a woman who plans to get married soon and your parents give you a choice: a) a down payment on a […]

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Anna Kendrick’s ‘Table 19’ Leads Meager Post-Oscar Indie Box Office

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Anna Kendrick’s ‘Table 19’ Leads Meager Post-Oscar Indie Box Office
While “Moonlight” continues to be the microbudget-film-that-could following its big Oscar victory, it was a weak post-Oscar weekend for new indie releases at the box office. The top newcomer, Fox Searchlight’s “Table 19,” only had modest success with $1,575,000 from 868 screens, for an average of $1,815 per screen. Directed by Jeffrey Blitz, who co-wrote with Jay and Mark Duplass, “Table 19” stars Anna Kendrick as a reluctantly invited wedding guest who is asked to sit at a table with other people whom the happy couple had hoped would have no-showed. Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Lisa Kudrow, Tony Revolori, and Stephen Merchant.
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Film Review: As Comedy, ‘Table 19’ Only Serves Hor d’Oeuvres

Chicago – “Table 19” is an example of a movie that doesn’t try to do too much. It simply takes its little idea and lets it play out, without the forced subplots and desperate stabs of fake urgency so many studio comedies resort to – it’s one part aimless hang out comedy, one part rom-com.

It is an amusing-if-forgettable 87 minutes with a group of funny people who get more laughs than they probably should have from such thin material.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

Table 19” centers on a wedding reception in Michigan. Some of the guests at this reception are seated at that number 19 table, which is next to the bathroom, as far away from the wedding party as you possibly can get, and are the ones with only the most distant of connections to the bride and groom. As the movie itself puts it, this is the table for the people who
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Table 19 Review

In Adam Sandler’s 1998 comedy The Wedding Singer, the actor’s emotionally distraught Robbie Hart discovers a selection of mismatched outsiders he deems “the mutants over at table 9.” Imagine an entire film centering on the wedding attendees that have all been relegated to just such a position at a wedding reception, and you have a solid idea of what Table 19 at first appears to be shooting for. Yet, while the film clearly purports itself to be an alternative take on the concept of a wedding comedy, it cannot resist the temptation to embrace cliché before the credits roll.

Written and directed by Jeffrey Blitz of the Comedy Central series Review, the film follows post-breakup Eloise (Anna Kendrick) as she and a group of strangers wind up sharing seats at the titular table. Before long, the awkward chitchat kicks in, and the gang — including a struggling married couple (Craig Robinson
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Interview: Lisa Kudrow, Wyatt Russell and Jeffrey Blitz Talk Table 19

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Interview: Lisa Kudrow, Wyatt Russell and Jeffrey Blitz Talk Table 19
Struggling to fit into conventional societal norms can be an emotional challenge that powerfully influences people’s mindset and reactions in unexpected ways. Learning to truly accept themselves for who they genuinely are can be an even more strenuous battle for some people, but it can ultimately prove to be the more fulfilling choice. That powerful […]

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'Table 19' Review: Anna Kendrick's Wedding Comedy RSVPs Its Regrets

'Table 19' Review: Anna Kendrick's Wedding Comedy RSVPs Its Regrets
Eloise (Anna Kendrick) is in a bit of a pickle. She's been invited to a wedding, see. Specifically, her best friend's nuptials – the one she helped plan for months, and was supposed to be the maid of honor at, until she recused herself when her ex-boyfriend (Wyatt Russell), a.k.a. the bride's brother, dumped her. Still, she's replying in the affirmative. But our unlucky heroine knows she'll be subjected to that attacked-by-wolves feeling you get when you watch your former beau, the one she's still head over stilettos for,
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Anna Kendrick & Lisa Kudrow Seated At ‘Table 19′; Bart Freundlich’s Journey With ‘Wolves’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

Anna Kendrick & Lisa Kudrow Seated At ‘Table 19′; Bart Freundlich’s Journey With ‘Wolves’ – Specialty B.O. Preview
Following a dizzying climax of Awards Season, the post-Oscar releases are going full throttle at the Specialty box office. Fox Searchlight will have the biggest limited release of the weekend with Jeffrey Blitz's comedy Table 19 starring Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb and Lisa Kudrow. The feature is actually 'mostly' wide, heading to more than 800 locations Friday. Bart Freundlich returns to the big screen with a story that has been in the works for three…
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Review: ‘Table 19’ is a Tired and Cheap Comedy

The concept behind Table 19 is compelling enough — what happens over the course of a wedding reception at the guest table that’s made up of social pariahs and “didn’t think they’d actually say ‘yes’” attendees? Table 19 takes us into a world of outsiders, and if the outcasts aren’t the most interesting people at a wedding, then I don’t know who is. Yes, I’m being serious.

Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick) is Table 19’s lead, both in the film and at the table. Having previously dated the bride’s brother, Teddy (Wyatt Russell), she’s intimately acquainted with the seating arrangements of the wedding and lets the rest of the table know almost immediately that they are the “randoms” of the night — or, as the bride’s mother so aptly puts it, “the table that should have known to send ‘regrets’ but
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Table 19 – Review

(From L-r): Lisa Kudrow as “Bina,” Craig Robinson as “Jerry,” June Squibb as “Jo,” Stephen Merchant as “Walter,” Anna Kendrick as “Eloise,” and Tony Revolori as “Renzo” in Table 19. Photo by Jace Downs. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

At the beginning of Table 19, we see Anna Kendrick struggling to decide whether to RSVP yes or no to a wedding invitation. She should have said no, and that might be the best advice for audiences thinking about seeing this film.

Kendrick plays Eloise, the ex-maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding, dropped after the best man, also the bride’s brother, suddenly broken up with her by text. The invitation is to the wedding, and she torn between going to her best friend’s wedding or avoiding the heartbreak of seeing her ex with his new girlfriend.

Table 19 might sound like it would be a
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Think Twice About RSVP-ing For The Ensemble Comedy ‘Table 19’ [Review]

Table 19” arranges a bountiful display of talent. Writer/director Jeffrey Blitz — the indie filmmaker behind the richly inspired “Rocket Science,” the heartfelt and touching National Spelling Bee documentary “Spellbound,” and Comedy Central’s bleakly hilarious, criminally underseen mockumentary “Review” — reunites with Anna Kendrick, the standout starlet from his first narrative feature, works from a story written by Mark and Jay Duplass, and rounds out his ensemble with friendly favorites, including Craig Robinson, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Wyatt Russell, Tony Revolori, June Squibb, Amanda Crew, Andy Daly, and the voice of Margo Martindale.

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Table 19 Review: A Sweet and Quirky Comedy About Total Freaks

Table 19 Review: A Sweet and Quirky Comedy About Total Freaks
Table 19 is a sweet and quirky comedy with a whole lot of heart. Written by the Duplass brothers and directed by Jeffrey Blitz, the film has no antagonist. There's no villain in this story. That in itself is something you almost never see. In fact, the last movie I can remember like this is Lars and the Real Girl. Both films are about strange loners that find friendship in the oddest of places. They are fairly predictable and saccharine, but leave you with a smile and a little hope. That's a better takeaway than most of the depressing garbage I see.

Anna Kendrick stars as Eloise, a recently dumped millennial who decides to attend the wedding of her ex-boyfriend's (Wyatt Russell) sister. He is, of course, horrified to see her. Eloise finds herself placed at the back of the ballroom at Table 19, where all the castoffs have been schlepped together.
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