11 items from 2015
Real comedy still happens on late night, we can prove it. If you like Conan comedy gold, Fallon friendliness, cutesy Corden, list-making Letterman, kneedy Kimmel, and all the rest, I hope you’ll enjoy this column too.
Last night on late night, Conan spoke with Ex Machina‘s Alicia Vikander and Moone Boy‘s Chris O’Dowd, Nathan Lane serenaded Letterman with an original song called “I’m dead inside,” James Corden played human piñata with LL Cool J and Kaley-Cuoco Sweeting, Sofia Vergara and Jimmy Fallon played “catchphrase” on The Tonight Show, and Adam DeVine drank beers in a Man Show toast with Jimmy Kimmel! Plus, Cinco de Mayo jokes.
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- Max Wood
Some actors hit the ground running, starting as they mean to go on by giving career-making debut performances in commercial and critical hit films. Some even win awards for their first either feature film roles, like Lupita Nyong’o, who scooped tonnes of awards for her part in 12 Years A Slave. And then there are the actors who started their career in the likes of 1986 Troma horror comedy Monster In The Closet.
Following guest appearances on TV soap operas The Young And The Restless and Touched By An Angel, that’s where Paul Walker began his career. But it’s not about where you start off, it’s where you end up – and a good couple of decades after his role as “Professor” Bennett in a movie that’s one long mildly homophobic gag, he had built up a truly impressive filmography.
Who knows where his career might have taken him in later life, »
- Tom Baker
All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That’s about to change – if he can convince Oliver Lawless (Marsden), the most popular guy from his high school who’s now the face of a national Banana Boat ad campaign, to show up with him to their class reunion.
A man on a mission, Dan travels from Pittsburgh to La and spins a web of lies to recruit Lawless. But he gets more than he bargains for as the unpredictable Lawless proceeds to take over his home, career, and entire life.
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- Melissa Thompson
The picture centers on Brian Nichols, who captivated national attention in 2005 after he escaped from a courthouse jail and murdered four people. His crime spree turned into a hostage situation.
“Captive” stars “Selma’s” David Oyelowo and “House of Cards” alum Kate Mara. It will debut on September 18, 2015, facing off against the sequel to “The Maze Runner,” a Whitey Bulger biopic with Johnny Depp, and “Everest” with Jake Gyllenhaal.
Jerry Jameson (“Last Flight Out”) directs the adaptation of the book “Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero” by Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly. The film’s screenplay is by Brian Bird (“Touched by an Angel”).
Bn Films fully financed the picture.
- Brent Lang
In 1994, a show about a teenage girl came into our lives and changed them forever. While it was just as swiftly taken from us, My So-Called Life left an impact on television and on its viewers. As we near the show’s 21st birthday (Rayanne, you still should not be drinking) we thought we’d check in and see how the Chase family and friends have fared over the years. Spoiler: one of them is now a royal!
Claire Danes (Angela Chase)
We all know how Angela Chase herself turned out. Danes has enjoyed a successful career, including Emmy wins for Temple Grandin and Homeland. And our favorite angsty teen is now a mom! She and husband Hugh Dancy welcomed a son in 2012.
Bess Armstrong (Patty Chase)
As Patty, Angela’s mom who tried her best to navigate the minefield of life with a teenage daughter, Armstrong gave us all »
- Courtney Enlow
Welcome back to Stay Tuned, Vulture's TV advice column. Each Wednesday, Margaret Lyons answers your questions about your various TV triumphs and woes. Need help? Have a theory? Want a recommendation? Submit a question! You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @margeincharge with the hashtag #staytuned. I currently don't follow any ongoing scripted TV series. Part of the problem is that so many of them seem to be about cynicism, violence, and/or failure — heroes who never seem to get truly happy outcomes (one reason I gave up on Doctor Who), dysfunctional families, heroes who have to kill to save the day, etc. There's enough sorrow in the nightly news; why aren't scripted shows modeling better behavior? I would like to find some positive-thinking shows aimed at adults and without fantasy elements (i.e. Touched by an Angel) where nonviolence, charity, love, and intellectualism conquer all. Recommendations? —RoriMy first »
- Margaret Lyons
Produced by an angel — and playing one, too.
That sums up the current status of Selma star Stephan James, who’s been cast in a major role as a neophyte guardian angel in the NBC pilot Unveiled — from husband-wife producing team Mark Burnett (The Voice, The Bible) and Roma Downey (The Bible, The Dovekeepers), Deadline reports.
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Downey, of course, also starred as a heavenly creature from 1994 to 2003 in the family hit Touched by an Angel.
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Hallmark has announced that a new Signed, Sealed, Delivered movie -- tentatively called Signed, Sealed, Delivered From Paris, With Love -- will premiere on June 14th. It's the first in a series of three movies that's being produced for the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel.
Hallmark produced one season of the Signed Sealed Delivered TV show before deciding to make movies instead and to air them on the sister Movies & Mysteries channel.
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Announces Poppy Montgomery To Guest Star In "Signed, Sealed, Delivered From Paris, With Love" (wt) From "Touched By An Angel" Executive Producer Martha Williamson A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere June 14
Production Is Under Way In Vancouver
“I find that as a woman in my 50s, it’s often a time when people are stepping back from their career and I feel very encouraged that I’m moving into a whole new chapter for my career,” Downey told reporters Monday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena.
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“It’s complicated for an actor in their 40s and 50s, »
- Jethro Nededog
"It's great to back to CBS. It's been 20 years since Touched by An Angel…we made over 200 episodes, Roma Downey reminded TV critics this morning as she pitched her two-part miniseries The Dovekeepers to TV critics at Winter TV Press Tour 2015. Ann Peacock was tapped a year ago to adapt the Alice Hoffman bestseller for Downey and husband Mark Burnett – Hollywood’s It Couple when it comes to religious programming since scoring massive ratings for their The Bible 10-part… »
- Lisa de Moraes
Sleepy Hollow must’ve read a few too many women’s magazines as of late, because this week’s episode really takes the New Year: New You! theme to heart.
Repeatedly, resoundingly, unrelentingly to heart. And while we can probably go a while without hearing Abbie draw parallels between trendy fruit and her journey as a Witness, the hour’s last few moments — where Irving resurfaces as one of the living! (or, at least, not one of the dead) — made up for some of the episode’s flaws.
Let’s review what happens in “Paradise Lost.”
Henry Hightails It Outta »
11 items from 2015
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