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10. With Honors (1994)
Not a film that pops up on most holiday lists, however, With Honors exudes the quintessential holiday spirit with a memorable final act, thoroughly laced with virtue, love and friendship. With Honors is the story of smug Harvard student; Montgomery Kessler (the name aptly characterizes Brendan Fraser) who meets squatter Simon (the one and only Joe Pesci) in the basement of the school library after his computer crashes jeopardizing his ticket to success – his final thesis. The one hard copy lands in Simon’s hands, and here’s the hook – for every day’s shelter and food that Monty provides, Simon will give him on page of his thesis back. A ransom of sorts that climaxes with Monty’s realization of what is truly worth striving for in life. This early 90’s film feels like a hiccup to the mastery of the great John Hughes’ movies of the 80’s. »
There are a ton of new shows debuting in early 2011; here are the 12.yes, 12.we're most excited to watch.
The premise: The sidekicks to the Justice League's main heroes form their own team after inadvertently working together apart from their mentors. Robin, Kid Flash, and Aqualad are the first... More >> »
- TV.com Staff
Winnie Cooper is all grown up - and she's excited to share it!
Danica McKellar, who played the beloved Winnie Cooper on "The Wonder Years," stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Thursday (looking stunning in a plunging fiery red dress!) to share her excitement over becoming a new mom, and the upper-body... assets... that motherhood has afforded her.
The 35-year-old actress-turned-author gave birth to a son (Draco) with husband Mike Verta in September - hence her natural new ...
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With production set to begin in March, things are gearing up for the Universal thriller "Contraband" that already has Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale set to star. Variety reports that Ben Foster ("The Messenger," "3:10 To Yuma") and Giovanni Ribisi ("Avatar," "The Wonder Years") are in talks to join the film. The project is a remake of Iceland's 2009 Oscar entry "Reykjavik-Rotterdam" and it follows a security guard and former smuggler (Wahlberg) who, facing financial troubles, is roped back into his old life. Foster would play Wahlberg's brother-in-law while there are no details yet on the part Ribisi is circling.… »
The theme songs for "Hawaii Five-o," "Sex and the City," Friends" and "Cheers" are just a few of the 50 most memorable TV themes of all time. Click on in and sing along!
50 Best TV Theme Songs'Hawaii Five-o'
'The Brady Bunch'
"I have a very sarcastic sounding, insincere voice," joked Richard Ayoade during his introduction to "Submarine," an adaptation of Joe Dunthorne's coming-of-age novel about Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts), a 15-year-old consumed with looking up words like "atavistic" in the dictionary, saving his parents (Sally Hawkins and Noah Taylor) from being split up by a mulleted motivational speaker (Paddy Considine), and romancing his humble classmate Jordana Bevan (Yasmin Paige).
Certainly, Ayoade can be self-effacing, as one might know from his turn as a regular on Britcoms auch as "The It Crowd," but as a first-time director, he is never anything less than genuine, even while wringing laughs from the most embarrassing of experiences from growing up. His directorial debut will surely draw comparisons to Wes Anderson and Hal Ashby for its bittersweet take on adolescence told with style to spare, but "Submarine" is a wholly original creation that I must »
- Stephen Saito
Former actress Danica McKellar, who is most remembered for playing Winnie Cooper on the hit show ‘The Wonder Years,’ delivered her first son on September 7, People is reporting. McKellar and her composer husband Mike Verta named their son Draco, who weighted 7 lbs., 2 oz., and both mother and son are healthy. McKellar, who is now a mathematician, and Verta released a statement to People, saying “We are humbled, overjoyed and so grateful for this miraculous gift. It’s like we’ve only now just learned the true meaning of love.” The couple married in March 2009, and announced the pregnancy earlier this year. Since she was finishing her third book, ‘Hot X: [...] »
"They say as soon you have to cut down on your drinking, you have a drinking problem."
Don Draper is not in AA, but after his realization at the end of "The Suitcase," he certainly is making some changes in his life. Throughout "A Summer Man," Don is making strides to be different in many facets of his life. Both the fact that Don is finally making an attempt to change for the better, and the fact that Mad Men would create such a different episode in terms of style, made the episode extremely interesting.
The voice-over worked for me. Not only because I currently enjoy it as a technique in Dexter, and loved the Daniel Stern voice-over in The Wonder Years back in the day, but because it was different for this show. It's was a change for Mad Men, and that fit with the changes we saw in »
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Saturday 11 September
Merlin rescues Morgana from marauding bandits with his flashing eye magic, only to have Arthur put a bucket of soapy water over his head. So begins a new series of everyone's favourite medieval adventure in which Morgana, looking like an evil version of Andrea Corr, uses all kinds of sorcery to wreak terrible vengeance on the kingdom of Uther Pendragon. And to make matters worse, her sister, played with malevolent glee by Emilia Fox, is helping her. Merlin has rumbled her game, but who's going to believe him? A tense cliffhanger leaves us guessing.
71 Degrees North
Kate Thornton and Gethin Jones present a new celebrity challenge show from a Norwegian glacier. Ten of them compete in sub-zero physical challenges, five against five, and the winning team gets to spend the night »
- Will Hodgkinson, Julia Raeside, David Stubbs, Andrew Mueller, Will Dean, Phelim O'Neill, Jonathan Wright, John Robinson
"Wonder Years" star Danica McKellar and her husband Mike Verta have announced the birth of their first child. McKellar gave birth to Draco -- a healthy baby boy weighing 7 lbs., 2oz. -- on Tuesday, September 7. Draco means "dragon," and he takes his name from the constellation which bears it, the couple said in a statement. The parents expressed their elation at the birth: "We are humbled, overjoyed and so grateful for this miraculous gift. It's like we've only now just learned the true meaning of love." McKellar, best known as Winnie Cooper on "The Wonder Years," is presently a three-time New York Times bestselling author of a series of math books for girls including the latest, Hot X: Algebra Exposed, which was released last month.
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There are only two things wrong with The Hard Times of Rj Berger – it's central premise and everything else
There are only two things wrong with The Hard Times of Rj Berger (MTV, Sunday): its central premise and everything else. The central premise is that geeky high-school student Rj finds a new lease of social life after it is revealed to the entire school, when his pants fall down during a basketball game, that he has a gigantic schlong. The show's creators, David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith, call it a cross between The Wonder Years and Hung.
Aside from the general ick factor of focusing on a near-child's genitalia, the set-up does not ring true. The desirability of a giant penis is an adult preoccupation. To deviate from any norm is the greatest sin in the teenage bible. A donkey dong, especially if attached to a nerd, is more »
- Lucy Mangan
Saturday 4 September
Isle Of MTV; Camp Bestival
12midday, MTV; 9pm, Sky Arts 1
Two different approaches at annual music festivals. First off, MTV take over a chunk of Malta for their big, spectacular concert. The bands picked are ones that know plenty about showmanship: Scissor Sisters, Kelis and Kid Rock. In these cash-strapped days such wilful, wasteful consumerism is a wonder to behold and it's great to see MTV actually putting some M on their TV for a change. The other side of the coin is the carbon-neutral Camp Bestival in Dorset. Audiences there, in fancy dress, witnessed an eclectic selection including Madness, Friendly Fires, the Human League and George Clinton.
No Hats No Trainers
The lively No Hats No Trainers is back for a second series, and it's well worth »
- Phelim O'Neill, Rebecca Nicholson, Andrew Mueller, David Stubbs, Will Dean, Jonathan Wright, Martin Skegg, John Robinson
Rob Licuria (AwardsHeaven) and Chris "Boomer" Beachum both believe that "Modern Family" will bump out "30 Rock" for best comedy series at the Emmy Awards. If "Modern Family" manages to keep "30 Rock" from a fourth consecutive win, the critically acclaimed comedy would join an esteemed group of shows to take TV's top honor for their freshman seasons. Among those laffers that managed this laudable feat: "All in the Family" (1971, the first of four wins); "Taxi" (1979, the first of three in a row); "Cheers" (1983, the first of four); "The Cosby Show" (1985); "The Golden Girls" (1986, the first of two in a row); "The Wonder Years" (1988); "Frasier" (1994, the first of »
By Kevin Bowen - August 20, 2010
Is this all that I have to look forward to?
Three or four decades of looking back to the good old days? While I remain at an age when I can effectively deny the presence of gray hairs, I’m still displeased with this future. When I’m sixty, will I look back or will I look forward? Rob Reiner’s “Flipped” doesn’t help.
This 1960s puppy love story plays as if someone hacked all the locks on the cages holding the lost episodes of “The Wonder Years.” Now they’re scurrying around the Boomer Porn laboratory. Hopefully someone can stop them before they reproduce.
It would be one thing if “Flipped” were an act of sunny but genuine nostalgia. But there are enough out-of-place references to seem like somebody else’s nostalgia. For instance, no one commonly used terms like “visually challenged” or »
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However the actress insists some things will always be forever — including her love for math, a quality she hopes to pass on to baby!
“I know music in general is supposed to be good for babies to hear. But I sing this one math song — ‘The Quadratic Formula Song.’ It’s sung to Pop Goes the Weasel. X equals negative B, plus or minus a square root, of B squared minus 4 A C, »
We recently spoke to No Ordinary Family co-creator and executive producer, Jon Feldman, a TV veteran whose credits include projects like The Wonder Years, Dawson's Creek and Dirty Sexy Money. Mr. Feldman, who co-wrote the pilot with executive producer Greg Berlanti, gives us a rundown of the new show and why it is going to be interesting to see the Powell family react to their new superpowers. He also goes on to mention that it's a fun environment because of the talent they've assembled to produce the show. Check out the interview below. [jambovideo id="230596" wide="yes" /] No Ordinary Family debuts on ABC this fall. »
Steve Levitan, 47, is known for creating the TV series Just Shoot Me! Stark Raving Mad, Stacked, Back to You, with varying degrees of success. He's also known for being highly vocal in his displeasure with the networks (like NBC and Fox) at times. And, in the words of one producer, "for being the only Jew in Hollywood who wears a 44 long". But the veteran writer/producer -- who won an Emmy Award as executive producer of Frasier and has written for the Larry Sanders Show, Men Behaving Badly, The Wonder Years and other comedy shows -- is now a happy guy at the helm ABC’s Wednesday night sitcom hit Modern Family, which he co-runs with Chris Lloyd. While he has some strong feelings about the state of the TV industry, he admits in this Showrunner Q&A with Deadline contributor Diane Haithman -- done before Modern Family was nominated »
- Nikki Finke
Over the years, the Emmys have championed several underdogs who truly deserved the hardware -- The Wonder Years, Arrested Development, Andre Braugher, Bryan Cranston, Kristin Chenoweth, and my eternal girl Jackee Harry all come to mind -- but when it comes to reality television, the committee is stubborn in its devotion to the same staid programming. Even casual statisticians know that the Reality Competition Emmy has gone to The Amazing Race since the award's inception in 2002, but there's a point when a winning streak becomes a regime, and Phil Keoghan's juggernaut surely qualifies by now. Still, a big change may come tomorrow morning with the 2010 Emmy nominees: a shake-up for reality TV and the people who appreciate it. »
Here's " NCIS " star Cote de Pablo in Monte Carlo on Thursday ( left ) -- and Winnie Cooper from " The Wonder Years " aka Danica McKellar at an event last year ( right ). Neither wound up with Kevin Arnold. We're just sayin'. Read more »
- TMZ Staff
Our two Emmy Awards experts -- Chris "Boomer" Beachum and Robert "Rob L" Licuria (AwardsHeaven.net) -- agree that "Glee" will make it onto the ballot for best comedy series. Whether this tuneful take on high school can repeat the feat of reigning three-time Emmy champ "30 Rock" from 2007 and win the award for its first season is debatable. Other freshman series to prevail in this top Emmy category include "Arrested Development" (2004); "Frasier" (1994); "The Wonder Years" (1988); "The Golden Girls" (1986); "The Cosby Show" (1985); "Cheers" (1983); "Taxi" (1979); and "All in the Family" (1971). Is "Glee" destined to be discussed with the same reverence as these now timeless TV shows? "Glee" did »
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