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French stereotypes in American cinema, you’re going to have to wait a little longer. Writer/director Victor Levin’s feature directorial debut, “5 to 7,” is an unorthodox romance about an aspiring novelist, Brian (Anton Yelchin), who engages in an affair with Arielle (Berenice Marlohe), a gorgeous, free-spirited French woman (is there any other kind in American movies?) who also happens to be happily married. This open affair becomes complicated when Brian and Arielle fall in love, which doesn’t sit well with Arielle’s diplomat husband, Valery (Lambert Wilson a.k.a. Merovingian from the two shitty “Matrix” sequels), who’s also seeing someone on the side (Olivia Thirlby). Is it too much to hope for a foursome in the third act to perhaps bring something genuinely interesting and “thought-provoking” to such a maudlin-looking romance? Levin primarily hails from the world of the small screen, having written many episodes of "Mad Men, »
- Oktay Ege Kozak
Sunday’s episode, in which Homer becomes Bart’s new best friend after being hypnotized into thinking he’s a 10-year-old boy, was written as a spec script by Apatow in 1990 during the show’s first season.
TVLine spoke with Apatow and Simpsons executive producer Al Jean about Sunday’s throwback episode (Sunday, 8/7c), its two-decade journey to the screen and whether it could mark the beginning of a beautiful writing partnership.
Tvline | Maybe I’m clueless, »
Showtime really, really wants you to kick off 2015 with a good laugh. The premium cable network isn't just hosting a free preview of its stations this weekend to coincide with the debuts of three comedy series, it's also releasing them all online for free. "Episodes," "House of Lies" and "Shameless" all start new seasons this Sunday, but you don't have to wait to see them. Watch the premiere episodes of each season below right now. "Episodes," starring Golden Globe winner Matt LeBlanc, is entering its fourth season in 2015. The former "Friends" star plays a selfish version of himself in the very meta British adaptation which co-stars John Pankow ("Mad About You") and Kathleen Rose Perkins. "House of Lies" has also gotten some Globes love, earning Cheadle a win in its debut season for playing the consultant everyone wants to hire but no one wants to emulate. He's an antihero for the ages, »
- Ben Travers
3 items from 2015
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