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Hold me closer, tiny Dundie: The Office‘s series finale is now just one day away (airing Thursday at 9/8c on NBC). But thankfully, my personal Dunder Mifflin-themed kudos-fest is just getting underway, with two more fun-filled posts to go.
Video | The Office Series Finale — Honoring Dunder Mifflin With the Best Dundies Ever
Today’s award-ing walk down memory lane features a Jim and Dwight showdown, the return of Agent Michael Scarn, a Kelly Kapoor faux pas and more disdain of Toby Flenderson (who I’m still convinced is the Scanton Strangler). Has your favorite Office gem earned a nod yet? »
- Megan Masters
Chicago – I’m of the mind that the most enjoyable video games are often times, in a way, toys. “Grand Theft Auto”, “Far Cry 3”, “Minecraft”, “Red Faction: Guerrilla”, and even the best sports games like “NBA 2K13” and older “Ncaa Football” titles all contain features or elements of gameplay that tickle the tinkering part of a player’s imagination. Sure, you can play through “GTA”’s plot without causing mayhem, wearing a funny outfit, or soliciting the services of a digital lady of the evening, but where’s the fun in that? You can take out an enemy outpost with an Ak-47 in “Far Cry 3”, but isn’t it a bit more…entertaining, to lure a hungry tiger into the base for some sweet, sweet, pirate meat? Hell, I still haven’t made it past the third mission in “Red Faction: Guerrilla” thanks to incredibly awesome and distracting destruction physics. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Mother’s Day is coming up, and like most people, you’ll probably want to celebrate it by remembering the goodness your mom brings to your life. But what if you want a little bit of scariness to go along with your Mother’s Day celebrations? Well, give an Anti-Mother’s Day film marathon a try. Below are seven horrifying mothers from some of your favorite films that will remind you how lucky you are to have an awesome mom. Mrs. Lovett (“Sweeney Todd,” 2007): Mrs. Lovett doesn’t have any biological children, but she did become a surrogate mother to orphan Toby. What makes Mrs. Lovett scary is her willingness to sacrifice the love [ Read More ]
The post ShockYa Discusses the Scariest Moms in Film appeared first on Shockya.com. »
Helen Mirren was crowned queen of the London stage at the Olivier Awards Sunday, while compelling, canine-titled teen drama The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time emerged as best in show with seven trophies.
Mirren, 67, was a popular and expected best actress choice for her regal yet vulnerable Queen Elizabeth II in “The Audience,” Peter Morgan’s behind-palace-doors drama about the relationship between Britain’s queen and its prime ministers.
The actress, who won an Academy Award in 2007 for playing Britain’s monarch in The Queen, quipped that it was 87-year-old Elizabeth who deserved an award, “for the »
- Associated Press
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time wins seven awards, with Top Hat and Sweeney Todd victorious in musical categories
The categories in full
Luke Treadaway for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre, Cottesloe)
Helen Mirren for The Audience (Gielgud theatre)
MasterCard best new play
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre, Cottesloe)
Marianne Elliott for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre, Cottesloe)
Long Day's Journey Into Night (Apollo theatre)
Best actor in a supporting role
Richard McCabe for The Audience (Gielgud theatre)
Best actress in a supporting role
Nicola Walker for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre, Cottesloe)
White Light award for lighting design
Paule Constable for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre, Cottesloe)
- Melissa Denes
'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' has swept the board at this year's Olivier Awards, but Dame Helen Mirren was crowned the Queen of British theatre for another regal performance.
The star, who played Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Audience', said her win was down to the real-life popularity of the monarch who she said had put in the "most consistent and committed performance of the twentieth century and probably the twenty-first".
Speaking backstage, Dame Helen said winning did not mean she was "the best actor".
The actress, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of The Queen in the 2006 film, said: "It really doesn't mean that, because there are so many incredible performances out there, including many that weren't even nominated. I was making a joke about the Queen winning, but it is a reflection of the kind of respect the Queen is held in."
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time dominated the UK's most prestigious theatre awards on Sunday night, equalling the record by picking up seven Oliviers, including best actor for its star, Luke Treadaway. The 28-year-old, who gives an astonishing performance as 15-year-old maths genius Christopher Boone, beat off heavyweight competition in the shape of Rupert Everett, James McAvoy, Mark Rylance and Rafe Spall to pick up the prize at the Royal Opera House ceremony.
The awards, now in their 37th year, also saw Helen Mirren win her first Olivier, for her performance as the Queen in The Audience. The musical honours were shared by Top Hat and Sweeney Todd, which won three apiece.
Accepting her award, Mirren said she thought the Queen would be thrilled and deserved an »
- Mark Brown
Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
“Paper Airplane” was utterly depressing. Aside from maybe two or three glimpses of what could possibly be construed as bright spots among a vast fog of indiscernible mediocrity, the episode reeked of apathy from both sides of the screen. From the completely insipid tournament to the frustratingly irrelevant acting gig to the stark horror of Jim and Pam’s marriage, “Paper Airplane” is an episode of The Office that will help me cheer when the series is finally laid to rest on May 16th.
The paper airplane tournament, which should have been restrained to a better cold open, became the stage upon which an entire plot surrounding Angela – the queen of all tired and unsympathetic characters – was played out. Among the uninspired gags like Toby apologizing for getting hit in the eye by an airplane and Kevin not being able to fold his own, viewers watched »
- Joseph Kratzer
After the series 3 finale of Downton Abbey left more than one nation in tears, and with U.S. audiences having to wait what seems like an eternity for season 4 to start, there’s a creative choice by some well-known Downton fans putting a bright spot on the Crawleys’ world and tiding us over until next winter — a Downton musical!
In the parody video below, filmed at the legendary Studio 54 in New York, actor and comedian Colin Andrew Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) plays Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes (billed in the video as Julian Alexander Kitchner-Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of »
- Amanda Taylor
We're getting to know the Film Experience community. Today we're talking to Joey from Pittsburgh. He's currently performing in Godspell on stage. If you're in Pittsburgh there's two more shows this weekend.
When did you start reading The Film Experience?
Around the time that Far From Heaven was released in theaters. I was realizing that Julianne Moore was my favorite actress, so your blog was mecca when I was in college. I love the site because it doesn't just celebrate movies, but it helped me realize that movies can be bad with something great in them (and vice versa).
What's your earliest movie memory?
Joey: The earliest memory I have is when my Dad took me to go see Beauty and the Beast. I remember playing around outside, and he asked if I wanted to go. I didn't actually answer his question, because I got so excited and just got »
- NATHANIEL R
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Top Hat lead the charge in this year's theatre, dance and opera awards
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is the leading contender at this year's Olivier theatre, dance and opera awards, with nominations in eight categories, including best new play and best director.
Luke Treadaway, the young lead in the National Theatre production of Mark Haddon's bestselling novel, is also nominated for best actor, up against Rupert Everett's portrayal of Oscar Wilde in The Judas Kiss, James McAvoy's Macbeth, Mark Rylance's Olivia in Twelfth Night and Rafe Spall in Constellations.
In numerical terms, the crowd-pleasing musical Top Hat gets the next biggest number of nominations – seven, including best actor and actress in a musical nominations for its stars Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen. »
- Helen Mirren, Mark Brown
Best-actor nominees are Rupert Everett for his turn as Oscar Wilde in "The Judas Kiss"; James McAvoy for "Macbeth"; Mark Rylance for "Twelfth Night"; Rafe Spall for "Constellations"; and Luke Treadaway for "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time."
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" – based on Mark Haddon's novel about a mystery-solving boy with Asperger's syndrome – has eight nominations, and jaunty musical "Top Hat" seven. The prizes »
London - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time leads this year's contenders for the Olivier Awards, the British Tonys, with eight nominations. The production, adapted from Mark Haddon's 2003 novel, is up for such awards as best new play, best director for Marianne Elliott and best actor for Luke Treadaway, who plays the protagonist, a math genius with Asperger's Syndrome trying to find out who killed his neighbor's dog. The musical Top Hat got seven Olivier nominations, while a revival of Sweeney Todd earned six, including for Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton as best musical actor and actress. The winners will be announced
- Georg Szalai
The complete list of nominees for this year's Olivier awards, celebrating the best of British theatre, dance and opera
Rupert Everett – The Judas Kiss
Rafe Spall – Constellations
Luke Treadaway – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Helen Mirren – The Audience
Billie Piper – The Effect
Kristin Scott Thomas – Old Times
Best actor in a supporting role
Richard McCabe – The Audience
Best actress in a supporting role
Janie Dee – Nsfw
Anastasia Hille – The Effect
Helen McCrory – The Last of the Haussmans
Nicola Walker – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mastercard best new play
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
On TV this Sunday: The Good Wife hosts special guests both familiar and Fringe, Revenge reverts to form, HBO cues up a Phil Spector biopic and Family Guy sequesters itself. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within) — and with March Madness unfolding on CBS, TNT and TBS — here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
Preview | Once Upon a Time : Will Regina Make [Spoiler] Disappear?
8 pm Live From Lincoln Center (PBS) | Great White Way gal Kristen Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies, Gcb) sings her heart out in a concert that includes selections from 42nd Street, The Music Man, Sweeney Todd and Hello, »
- Kimberly Roots
People who enjoy a good cry, today is your lucky day: The film version of Les Misérables is now out on Blu-ray and DVD. The epic musical has been running all over the world for over 26 years, and according to movie producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh, who also produced the original show, an idea to make a movie version has been kicking around for nearly as long, but only recently – despite an occasional exception — have movie musicals been seen as a commercially successful idea. “Musicals 25 years ago were very few and far between,” Mackintosh explained to EW. “I think in the »
- Erin Strecker
MTV goes retro with classic seasons of The Real World this weekend.
Stay indoors, unless you want to risk catching youself saying, "In my days..."
My Name is Earl alum Nadine Velaquez is joining the cast of Major Crime in its second season, according to Deadline. Velaquez will play a D.A. working on the Phillip Stroh case who clashes with Captain Raydor.
I guess Fox News was having a slow news day. Have there been any national stories they've been trying to ignore this week? Any anniversaries? »
"Pump Boys and Dinettes" is postponing its Broadway opening, the revival's producers said Monday. The musical, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle ("Sweeney Todd"), was previously scheduled to begin previews on March 19 at Circle in the Square Theatre. It was slated to officially open on April 8. Producers did not say when the show will open or if it will debut in the same theater when it does make it to the stage. They said a crowded schedule of plays this spring made them decide to mount their production when »
- Brent Lang
I’ve been entertained by very few musicals in my life. Sweeney Todd, Rocky Horror, The Phantom of the Opera and Evil Dead: The Musical are the exceptions. Most of the time, however, it’s just people with the constant “need” to sing about whatever the hell is going on, the lame plots, the actors/singers who shouldn’t [...] »
- Pat Torfe
It has been one of the most prolific decades for the film musical since the 1960s – but only the global brands get their moment in the spotlight
Ever since Les Misérables commenced its ground assault on the Oscars last autumn, director Tom Hooper has taken every opportunity to flaunt extreme courage in the line of duty by Hugh Jackman and co, who sung their takes live. Mostly, the critics seem won over by the brinksmanship. Present in every larynx-crack, heaving gulp and passion-flushed cheek, Hooper's authenticity fetishism – peering longingly in the direction of Les Mis's stage origins – is also a reminder of how chummy film and musical theatre have become in the last few years.
It has been one of the most prolific decades for the film musical since the golden-age studio extravaganzas fizzled out in the 1960s. But strictly on limited terms. Only the biggest, global, Broadway-and-beyond brands get »
- Phil Hoad
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