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Keeping things festive around these parts, Cargill & I continue to move across the calendar and celebrate our favorite holiday horror films. We leap ahead to June and pay a visit to The Stepfather. True to our nature as shady flimflamers, The Stepfather doesn’t actually take place on Father’s Day. I know, it’s a cheat, we’re scoundrels. However, if there is one film that will make you rethink sending that new necktie to dear old dad this June, it’s The Stepfather. Terry O’Quinn (with hair no less) stars in a slow-burn, entirely unsettling family horror/drama that Mike Brady definitely does not want you to see. Give the episode a listen to find out whether father actually knows best, and why we tend to think The Stepfather is the best! You should follow Brian (@Briguysalisbury), Cargill (@Massawyrm), and the show (@Junkfoodcinema). Download Episode #35 Directly On This Week’s Show: Pre-Ramble [0:00 – 1:51] Making Room »
- Brian Salisbury
When it comes to 90’s sitcoms, most people look at them today with a sweet sense of nostalgia instead of admiration for what the show was able to accomplish. Shows like Full House and Step by Step are talked about like children’s toys, series that people used to consistently love watching but have now moved onto bigger and better things. Interestingly, though, another 90’s sitcom, Boy Meets World, remains just as popular today as it did over a decade ago, even spawning a new spin-off series, Girl Meets World, on the Disney Channel. Some have wondered why this show has continued to be successful so many years later, and I think have the answer: Boy Meets World is a bunch of different shows all in one series. Now, when I say this, I don’t mean that Boy Meets World is all over the place; it’s not a »
- Chris King
Long before Scott Foley was busy making Scandal fans swoon as Jake Ballard, he won hearts back in the '90s in yet another TV love triangle. After appearances on shows like Step by Step and Dawson's Creek, Scott became a household name with his role as Noel Crane on Felicity. He met Jennifer Garner when she guest-starred on the hit show, and they married in 2000, taking the red carpet by storm before splitting a few years later. Over the past decade, Scott has remained a Hollywood heartthrob, a title that's been taken to the next level thanks to Scandal. Off screen, he tied the knot with his wife, actress Marika Dominczyk, in 2007, and they just welcomed their third child, Konrad, this week! For a fun dose of nostalgia, take a look back at Scott Foley then and now, including some sexy shirtless ads and some supersweet moments with his family. »
StreamFix has all the latest in streams on Netflix, Crackle, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Take a break from blabbing about "Too Many Cooks" and catch up on these gems. Netflix "La Bare" Never forget that Joe Manganiello used his "Magic Mike" cred to make a documentary about male stripping happen. God bless. "Small Town Santa" (November 13) Give it up: You're ready for cheesy holiday fare. This one features Dean Cain (who was great as a celebrity contestant on Gsn's "The Chase" yesterday) and Christine Lakin (of "Step By Step" fame) as protectors of the holiday spirit. Cain plays a sheriff who arrests a home intruder -- but it's not just any home intruder. It's Santa, Y'all. Five stars, must ee. "Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats" (November 14) We need more female-led standup specials. You do realize the greatest standup special of all time is Paula Poundstone's "Caps, Cops, and Stuff, »
- Louis Virtel
Adult Swim has just released an 11-minute short film/parody entitled Too Many Cooks that skewers 1980s TV show opening credits, which was written and directed by Chris 'Casper' Kelly.
The short has been airing over the past week as a part of Adult Swim's "Off the Air" programming, which airs at 4 Am, but now you can watch the madness right here. Too Many Cooks riffs on credit sequences from classic 1980s and 1990s shows such as Full House, Family Matters, Step by Step and even Wonder Woman.
We're not even sure if words can adequately describe what you are about to see, so just take a look for yourself and prepare for the madness.
What happens when one of your favorite television shows visits another one of your favorite television shows? Magic, that’s what! There’s a certain feeling you get from finding out your favorite characters exist in the same fantasy world as another one of your favorite characters, like you’ve been let in on some very special little secret (never mind that everyone else watching is in on that secret, too).
While some shows have recurring crossover characters — like the wonderful sharing of Ursula Buffay (Lisa Kudrow) on Friends and Mad About You — others are just a one-off, like the appearance of the cast of St. Elsewhere on the classic sitcom, Cheers. More recently, Parenthood jumped over to About A Boy and The Simpsons and Family Guy met in an epic battle (although that’s not our favorite Simpsons cross over — you’ll see). All this, plus the time Ray Romano »
- Kat George
I grew up during the heyday of Tgif. I remember fondly going to my best friend’s house on a Friday after school and we would watch the classics: Family Matters, Step by Step, Boy Meets World, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Those were the glory days – when people would actually stay home on a Friday night and watch wholesome television. ABC even tried to bring the genre back in the mid 2000’s with 8 Simple Rules and Hope and Faith, but by then audiences had stopped caring. Then along came Shonda Rhimes. She first entered the scene in 2005 with a little show called Grey’s Anatomy. Now the writer/producer/director dominates Thursday nights with fan favorite Scandal and new hit How to Get Away with Murder. The night has been dubbed Tgit and has proven to be a ratings success for the alphabet network. Whether you are a fan of Scandal or not, »
- Tim Gerstenberger
Not since “Gone Baby Gone” has a case of baby-snatching been taken to such ludicrously straight-faced extremes as in “A Second Chance,” in which a Danish cop attempts to justify stealing a junkie couple’s neglected infant and adopting it as his own. Could the child possibly be “better off” in his custody? Susanne Bier is one of only a handful of directors who could get this much mileage out of such a blatantly contrived scenario, reteaming with “In a Better World” scribe Anders Thomas Jensen for another tightrope walk between piercing human insight and melodramatic potboiler, this one tumbling headlong into the latter category.
Step by step, the pic paves the way for a nearly unthinkable decision: First, officer Andreas (“Game of Thrones” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, no stranger to moral complexity) and his partner, Simon (Ulrich Thomsen, sidelined in a weak supporting role), raid a squalid apartment, surprising ex-con »
- Peter Debruge
If you were a child or a parent during the early '90s, there's a good chance that ABC's Tgif lineup graced your TV set. Remember Tgif? A two-hour block of family-friendly comedies that tried to make it seem fun staying in on Friday nights? It officially debuted 25 years ago this month - on Sept. 22, 1989, with a lineup that included Perfect Strangers, Family Matters, Full House and Just the Ten of Us. And notably, it debuted four years before that other landmark '90s TV block, Must See TV. The early promos are a trip, as they're both introducing the »
- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie
In reviewing my book, Nick DeMartino captures a great deal of what I am feeling these days. I think we can move things forward and build it better together. Nick spots how my love of cinema drew us forward and then how that same love drew me away from a focus on project producing.
“At a certain point, living an independent life, you start to recognize how fragile the whole enterprise is. You can’t afford to ignore the big picture. And you can’t do it alone,” writes Hope, as he shifts gears in the final chapters to share the story of how he left New York and hands-on production to focus on that “reboot,” first in an ill-fated stint at the San Francisco Film Society, and now as CEO of Fandor, an indie-focused streaming video-on-demand service, where he’s busy trying to tackle some of the “141 Problems and »
- Ted Hope
3:05 Pm Pt -- The fire's out, and most of the coaster is still intact. The blaze was reportedly started, accidentally, by welders who were building the new Twisted Colossus.One of Six Flags' most famous roller coasters ... the Colossus went up in flames Monday -- just weeks after the classic ride was shut down.The fire engulfed a big chunk of the coaster's track ... burning completely through the wood and steel. Firefighters were called to the scene, »
- TMZ Staff
Source: ABC A reboot for Full House is reportedly in the works, '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? 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 earlier this 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 was originally going to be called House of Comics, »
Here at E! Loves, we're not just in the business of mocking Justin Bieber. We're also in the business of preparing our readers for any and all life-threating situations! We were inspired by this reddit thread, so we went out and did some research on the tips reddit users suggested and rounded up some other ones we discovered, and now we have a list of seemingly simple lessons that could seriously come in handy someday. So print it out. Laminate it. Study it. And stay safe out there, kids: 1. Use your pants to fashion a makeshift life jacket if you are stranded in water. Step by step explanation here, as given by a former Navy officer. This YouTube video also shows how to do »
Twenty years has passed since we were first introduced to the characters of My So-Called Life, twenty years! Where has the time gone? And more importantly when did I get so old?
While most of you won’t really care too much what I’ve been up to since the show finished, let’s take a look at what the actors have been up to in the years since the cancellation of what is frankly the greatest teen TV drama ever.
Claire Danes (Angela Chase)
After breaking out in My So-Called Life, Danes focused on her film career first with a leading role in 1995’s Little Women and then supporting roles in smaller but interesting films like Home For The Holidays, How to Make An American Quilt and »
Bert V. Royal (Easy A) has signed on to write the screenplay, which centers on a teenage boy who is at the top of his social circle in Manhattan. In the aftermath of his parents' messy divorce, he is transplanted to a small town in Indiana, where he finds himself "uncool" for the first time in his life. With his bar mitzvah coming up, he hatches a plan to become cool again, which doesn't go quite so well.
Dan Elish and Robert Horn wrote the book for the play, with Jason Robert Brown penning the music for the play, which debuted at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 2007, before moving to Broadway in 2008.
In 2012, CBS premiered a new show about two odd-couple male pals. It was called Partners, and on the surface, it seemed to have everything going for it—a prime slot following How I Met Your Mother, a great pedigree courtesy of two ’90s sitcom wizards (it was created by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan of Will & Grace fame), two charismatic stars (Michael Urie and David Krumholtz). Even so, Partners failed to gain traction. Critics griped that its old-fashioned jokes were tired rather than appealingly retro; just a few weeks into the 2012-2013 TV season, it became one of the first shows to get the ax. »
- Hillary Busis
Taking on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles isn’t like signing on to direct any old film. It’s a property that comes with an enormous fan base and, therefore, sky-high expectations and even while shooting it, director Jonathan Liebesman was well aware of it. Last June we got the chance to visit the film’s Wall Street set in New York City and Liebesman took a brief break to say hello and also note, “I’ve never had a film that people are so excited to see so long before, so I think it’s just challenging to do something that meets the expectations. Honestly, that’s hard.” Fortunately, Liebesman’s got some quality talent backing him up including VFX supervisor Pablo Helman, the man responsible for leading the initiative to bring the Turtles back to the big screen in the most groundbreaking and realistic way possible. Hit the jump »
- Perri Nemiroff
It's a Tgif reunion! "Step By Step" actress Christine Lakin (tomboy Al Lambert) posted the cutest throwback pic with "Full House" star Jodie Sweetin (aka Stephanie Tanner) via Instagram last weekend. Photos: Former "Boy Meets World" Star Maitland Ward Sports Racy Comic-Con Cosplay.The sitcom starlets look adorable in the flashback shot, which shows them as cute kiddies wearing some killer '90s outfits back in the day (left) ... and then today, looking far more stylish. "Meant to post this yesterday- come on, we just get better with age right? Or at lease our outfits do :) @joditweetin," Lakin captioned the candid snap. We think it's great that 35-year-old Lakin and 32-year-old Sweetin are still super close -- it's been almost 20 years since both shows went off the air! Photos: "Full House" Reunion at Dave Coulier's Wedding.Sweetin missed out on another reunion at Dave Coulier's wedding in July, »
- tooFab Staff
Omg! Stephanie Tanner and Al Lambert are friends! Former Step by Step actress Christine Lakin posted then and now pictures with Full House's Jodie Sweetin via Instagram on (Tgif!) Friday, July 25. "Meant to post this yesterday- come on, we just get better with age right? Or at lease our outfits do :) @joditweetin," Lakin, 35, wrote. Alongside the caption, the brunette star posted a throwback picture of the gals from the '90s, cropped next to one from present day. The childhood stars were not alone, however. Sweetin, [...] »
Summer means two things for most Americans: A family trip and a lack of decent TV. However, if you're currently stuck at home, wishing you could find something better to watch, we've got an easy, free solution. You can just ride along with your favorite sitcom of choice! Remember when sitcoms regularly had group vacations, played out over a series of episodes or even over two-hour movie events? Sure, Modern Family still does an "away" adventure about once per season, but there was a time when a vacation episode was a full-fledged TV event. Shows you loved would ditch the »
- Drew Mackie
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