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Family Matters: Wolfe’s Unsettling Debut a Thriller with a Mean Streak
Premiering in the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, director Daniel Wolfe’s directorial debut, Catch Me Daddy, is most likely to inspire awe or ire as a denuded genre thriller, pared down to the barest essentials of abject miserabilism. There’s no one to innately empathize with, beyond being exposed to a central victim whom we must logically root for given her ambitious rebellion against the patriarchal straightjacket she was weaned from. Unfolding with methodical calm, the first time filmmaker manages to instill a mounting dread thanks to surprising, even shocking moments of gruesome violence, and that’s despite its lack of emotional posturing. Down and out working class folks thrust into dire straits is the name of the game here, and though a bit of additional context would’ve enhanced the basic premise, »
- Nicholas Bell
So what if the Fourth of July has already come and gone? In its Season 3 premiere Sunday night, Masters of Sex proved the fireworks don’t have to stop when Independence Day is over.
For months now, we’ve been reminding you that the Showtime drama’s third season would pick up in 1965, as Virginia and Bill prepare to present their sex research to the masses. Now that the season’s first hour is over, though, it’s clear that Virginia and Bill’s study is the least shocking thing about the episode.
Before we get your thought on Masters‘ return, »
Though Comedy Central is referring to the new batch of "Key & Peele" episodes as a new season, these were produced immediately after the ones that finished airing back in December. As a result, the new ones (I've seen three) are very much in keeping with the spirit of what I wrote about late last year, and how the sketch series did some of its best, if darkest, work relatively late in its life. So beyond telling you that "Key & Peele" remains funnier than may possibly be legal, here are five things to know about the new episodes: 1. The "True Detective" structure is still there. Same new opening credits, same linking device of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele talking while on an endless road trip. Given how much that stuff was modeled on the first season of "True Detective," rather than the stuff with Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell and Bird Mask, »
- Alan Sepinwall
YouTube user Merfish, known for mashing up famous TV show’s such as Full House, Family Matters and Arthur, with the popular game, Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V), is back again, and this time he recreated the opening theme from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air using the PC version of the game’s movie editing software. ‘Fresh Prince’ And Grand Theft Auto V Mashup […]
The post YouTube User Merfish Recreates The ‘Fresh Prince’ Opening Theme In Grand Theft Auto V appeared first on uInterview. »
- Keiry Sanchez
So that’s the reason they’re messing with Texas.
HBO has released the first footage from The Leftovers‘ upcoming second season, and it reveals why Kevin and Co. ended up hauling ass to a small town in eastern Texas: It’s the only community on the planet that did not lose a single person to The Sudden Departure. And by the looks of the teaser trailer above, that little fact has made Jarden, TX one very popular destination.
RelatedIt’s Official: HBO’s The Leftovers Will Mess With Texas in Season 2
As TVLine previously reported, The Leftovers underwent something »
You already understand "Clipped." It's a multicamera sitcom set in a Boston barbershop called Buzzy's. There are rowdy characters, thoughtful characters, weird characters. A guy named Buzzy (George Wendt) runs the place. Big accents. Romantic squabbles. Every punctuation mark is a guffaw cue. You get it. But when I visited the set of TBS' new sitcom created by "Will & Grace" alums Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, I realized there's actually a lot more going on here. While George Wendt insisted -- sheepishly -- that his new character is basically a gay version of Norm from "Cheers" (with no added denotational hand gestures of "gayness"; Wendt says Mutchnick put the kibosh on his attempts to seem more effeminate), "Clipped" gives Wendt a chance to play den father to young improv-trained talents, a natural fit for the onetime Second City star. Check out the glitzy set where he gets to show off his comic and tonsorial chops. »
- Louis Virtel
The series, based loosely on a series of books by Max Allen Collins, centers on the titular Marine marksman (played by Prometheus‘ Logan Marshall-Green) who returns home from Vietnam in 1972 only to find himself shunned and demonized. Disillusioned, the vet is quickly recruited into a network of contract killers and corruption along the Mississippi River.
Dowd will play loving, accepting southern momma Naomi — a big-hearted »
Family Matters, but friends… can be harsh — that's the takeaway from episode 7 of The Real Housewives of New York City, which had Ramona Singer throwing herself a second birthday party, Bethenny Frankel confronting her stepfather after decades of being incommunicado, and Carole Radziwill and LuAnn de Lesseps sparring over Carole's man-pet. Sorry, we mean boyfriend. Ramona's Birthday Celebration Continues Apparently not sated from the trip to Atlantic City, Ramona hosted a ladies luncheon with her closest girlfriends (including her fellow Housewives) to celebrate her most recent [...] »
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7.22 Dead From New York
It’s hard to know where to start this week.
You see, when you review something, you’re not supposed to be objective, because honestly, that’s impossible. A review is inherently an opinion. And there are no objective opinions, right? But you are supposed to come at it with as little baggage as you can in order to at least give the episode a fair shake.
So I’m gonna just fess up now and admit it: I have a lot of baggage when it comes to this week’s Castle, Dead From New York. Like most people in my generation (X), I spent a lot of Saturday nights watching Saturday Night Live—some of it good (the first few years and the late 80s-early 90s), some of it bad (much of what happened in between; seriously, as Rolling Stone pointed out, »
Over the course of its four-season run, the Comedy Central show Key & Peele has grown an audience with a combination of humour and satire, with leads Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele, both of whom previously worked together on the sketch comedy show MADtv, proving their versatility. The show has, over the course of its run, done everything from explore the dark side of Family Matters‘ Steve Urkel to poke fun at the Super Bowl and college football, with their “Substitute Teacher” sketch poised to become a feature length film.
The duo, and the series, have often released full sketches outside of the series, whether it involves their cinephile valet characters meeting their idol “Liam Neesons”, or two humans finding a previously unseen way to determine real humans from alien lookalikes. Ahead of Key & Peele‘s imminent season five premiere, the show has released a new sketch, titled “Negrotown »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Actress Ellen Albertini Dow, best known for her scene-stealing turn as rapping grandma Rosie in Adam Sandler’s “The Wedding Singer,” has died at age 101. Los Angeles’ Pierce College Theatre Department confirmed news of Dow’s death via Facebook on Monday evening. Dow’s late husband, Eugene, founded the Lapc Theatre Department.
Born November 16, 1913 in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, Dow got a late start on her entertainment career, with her first on-screen credit listed as 1985’s “American Drive-In.” Although she made guest appearances in a number of classic series throughout the ’80s and ’90s — including “The Twilight Zone,” “Moonlighting,” “Newhart,” “Mr. Belvedere,” “The Golden Girls” and “Family Matters” — her breakout role came in 1998’s “Wedding Singer,” in which she gave a memorable performance of “Rapper’s Delight.” A medley of Dow’s version of the song mixed with Sugarhill Gang’s original was included on the film’s soundtrack album, which »
- Variety Staff
We knew Oberyn Martell’s daughters were going to be badasses. The much-missed Dornish prince (sniff!) put forth such a deadly sexy combination of swagger and combat skills, it makes sense that his kids inherited both his hotness (and his hot-headedness). In this week’s Game of Thrones, we get to see exactly how badass Martell’s offspring — known as the Sand Snakes — are.
Elsewhere, Melisandre is still hella shady, two of Daenerys’ closest advisors might not be long for their jobs (or their lives), and the High Sparrow now has an exuberant army.
That last one is no cause for worry at all, »
Hungry for more Leftovers scoop?
The HBO drama continues to flesh out its revamped Season 2 ensemble, adding three more actors — including a Family Matters grad — to the cast, TVLine has learned exclusively.
The fresh blood includes new series regulars Kevin Carroll (Law & Order: Svu) as John Murphy (husband to Erika, played by Regina King), the Garvey’s new neighbor and head of the town’s volunteer fire department, as well as newcomer Jovan Adepo as John and Erika’s son Michael, a teenager actively involved in his church. »
We wouldn.t have expected Kevin Hart and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to pair up for a buddy-cop movie. Then again, we didn.t expect the starkly short comedian to co-star with Will Ferrell in that god-awful Get Hard. So, we guess this is a perfect pairing. As the two get ready to star in their joint project, Central Intelligence, the film has nabbed the lead female role and rounding out the core three players. In addition to Hart and Johnson, Danielle Nicolet has been cast in Central Intelligence, Deadline reports. This will be her first major big-screen role in quite some time, having previously kept her career primarily in the TV and video game spheres. Don.t feel inferior if you don.t recognize her from anything, though. She got her small-screen start on the beloved sitcom Family Matters, and some of her more noteworthy roles have been on »
Source: ABC A reboot for Full House is reportedly in the works at Netflix, '90s kids! Plenty of people call themselves Full House fans, but how much trivia do you know about the people and the stories behind the hit '90s show, not to mention where the cast is now? Several of the show's stars have been sharing the spotlight lately. Candace Cameron Bure competed on Dancing With the Stars, and a few of her former castmates cheered for her from the stands. She also reunited on screen with Scott Weinger, who played D.J.'s boyfriend Steve, for an episode of The Neighbors, and all three of the main Full House guys came together for a Super Bowl commercial last year. To relive all the Full House excitement, take a look at 33 things you may not know about your favorite '90s series. The Show The show »
I am a simple man, looking to play a simple tune… which is good because it’s time for an all new TVLine Mixtape!
What follows is an array of songs recently featured on your favorite shows, including artist and album information in case you want to add them to your personal collection.
Spoilers abound, and we chose songs we liked — but we always love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
So peruse our playlist, then hit the comments with your favorite TV tunes. And remember: You can always submit questions or suggestions about TV music on Twitter @RyanSchwartz.
Darius McCrary, who is best known for starring on sitcom Family Matters in the 90s, was arrested Wednesday for failing to make child support payments on time. Darius McCrary Arrested McCrary, 38, was apparently behind on his child support payments when he was picked up by Oakland County, Mich., police and jailed, reported TMZ. He […]
- Chelsea Regan
Full House is one of the most beloved sitcoms from the late 1980s and early 1990s. The show continues to build an audience from airing in syndication. I can watch episodes of the classic series with my nieces, and they enjoy the hilarious Tanner clan as much as I did when the show was airing new episodes. Over the course of eight seasons, the cast of Full House had many popular catchphrases that many of its fans still use today. Some of those phrases are even as popular as Family Matters’ Steve Urkel’s “Did I do that?” or The Simpsons’ Bart Simpson’s “Don’t have a cow, man.” We decided to rank all the catchphrases from Full House from worst to best. Enjoy! Joey’s Popeye Impression You know what I am talking about. Joey loved Popeye and would constantly impersonate the cartoon sailor. He would speak such lines as, »
- Tim Gerstenberger
On March 15, 1985, ABC debuted Mr. Belvedere at 8:30 p.m. as a midseason replacement airing immediately after that other show about a wise-cracking butler, Benson. The show centered on a proper British butler (Christopher Hewett) adjusting to life working for the Owens family of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. And for six seasons, characters on the show and the people watching them chose not to think too much about how strange it was that a middle-class family would have a live-in butler. The show hit that family-comedy sweet spot right along with Family Ties, Growing Pains, Full House and The Cosby Show, »
- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie
Family Matters: Hue’s Continued Fascination With Yenish Community
Director Jean-Charles Hue continues with the exploration of the Yenich community, a nomadic group of people that would be referred to as gypsies in passing parlance, with his third feature, Eat Your Bones, which premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight program. Partially autobiographical due to Hue’s (a growing multimedia artist) distant relations, the film follows his 2010 title The Lord’s Ride, utilizing some of the same non-professional cast members here as well (in reality, most of them are members of the family being depicted). While the previous film was seen as hybrid of narrative and documentary formats, Hue’s latest injects film noir tropes into its examination of familial bonds amongst a vaguely defined colony where values conflict with the staunch grip of Christianity which seems to paralyze the residents whenever they aren’t committing blatant crimes. »
- Nicholas Bell
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