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‘Saturday Night Live’ can rule the comedy guest Emmy categories yet again with a pair of deja vu wins

‘Saturday Night Live’ can rule the comedy guest Emmy categories yet again with a pair of deja vu wins
Saturday Night Live’s” domination of the comedy guest categories at the Emmys is serious business. Since the sketch series was allowed to compete there 12 years ago, it has claimed 12 Emmys — six in each category (love the symmetry) — and it could very well bump that number up to 14 this year.

Last year, “SNL” swept Best Comedy Guest Actress and Best Comedy Guest Actor for two former cast members, Maya Rudolph and Eddie Murphy, respectively, after a rare year in which it did not win at least one of the categories. In 2019, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” went 2-for-2 with Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby. It’s one of three years in which “SNL” got blanked in guest completely. The first was in 2013 when Melissa Leo (“Louie”) and Bob Newhart (“The Big Bang Theory”) triumphed over “SNL” rivals — the latter winning his long-awaited first Emmy. In 2015, Joan Cusack (“Shameless”) and Bradley Whitford (“Transparent”) scored trophies.
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Arlington Road: Series based on the film set at Paramount+

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Arlington Road: Series based on the film set at Paramount+
Arlington Road, the 1999 neo-noir thriller starring Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, and Hope Davis, is prepping a possible return as a TV series. It has been announced that Paramount+ is in the beginning stages of developing the project from the film's director Mark Pellington. Seth Fisher, the co-executive producer of The Alienist, will be writing the TV series adaptation…
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‘Arlington Road’ TV Series Inspired By Movie In Works At Paramount+ From Mark Pellington & Seth Fisher

‘Arlington Road’ TV Series Inspired By Movie In Works At Paramount+ From Mark Pellington & Seth Fisher
Exclusive: The movie Arlington Road is eying a return as a TV series inspired by the 1999 neo-noir thriller. Paramount+ is in early stages of development on the project, from the film’s director Mark Pellington.

The Alienist co-executive producer Seth Fisher is writing the TV series adaptation. CBS Studios and Village Roadshow Television are co-producing.

Pellington, who is set to direct the potential series, executive produces with Fisher.

The 1999 paranoid thriller movie stars Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack and Hope Davis. Ehren Kruger wrote the script, which won the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Fellowship in 1996. The film tells the story of a widowed George Washington University professor who suspects his new neighbors are involved in terrorism and becomes obsessed with foiling their plot. Watch a trailer below.

In addition to Arlington Road, Fisher has a high-profile series in the works at UCP: Fisher and
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Shameless

Shameless
Network: Showtime

Episodes: 134 (hour)

Seasons: 11

TV show dates: January 9, 2012 -- April 11, 2021

Series status: Ended

Performers include: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Jeremy Allen White, and Laura Slade Wiggins.

TV show description:      

Based on a UK TV series of the same name, the dramatic TV show follows Chicago's Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) -- the proud single dad of six independent and resourceful kids. A hopeless alcoholic, Frank can usually be found at the bar spending what little money the family has, scheming on how to beat the system to support his addictions, or passed out on the floor.

His latest meal ticket is his agoraphobic neighbor Sheila (Joan Cusack), who keeps him housed and
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Michelle Pfeiffer: A look back at her three Oscar-nominated performances

Michelle Pfeiffer: A look back at her three Oscar-nominated performances
As with Jessica Lange, who recovered from her big screen debut in the flop remake of “King Kong” to become an awards darling, Michelle Pfeiffer has made us forget her first starring role in the tepid “Grease 2” in 1982. The following year she was paired with Al Pacino in the blockbuster crime drama “Scarface.” In the nearly four decades since, she has co-starred with some of the biggest names in Hollywood in such hits as “The Witches of Eastwick,” “Married to the Mob,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “The Russia House,” “Batman Returns,” “Dangerous Minds,” “Up Close & Personal,” “One Fine Day” and “What Lies Beneath.”

Oscar buzz is building for her critically acclaimed performance in the upcoming Sony Pictures Classics release “French Exit” (due out February 12). That got has us reminiscing about her trio of previous bids. Let’s take a look back at Pfeiffer’s first three Oscar-nominated performances.

Dangerous Liaisons
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David Richardson, ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’ Writer-Producer, Dies at 65

David Richardson, ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Two and a Half Men’ Writer-Producer, Dies at 65
David Richardson, the veteran writer and showrunner of such television comedies as “The Simpsons,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Malcolm in the Middle,” died Monday from heart failure. He was 65.

Richardson, who was a cancer survivor for almost 30 years, began his three-decade career as a comedy writer on Michael Leeson/Carsey-Werner’s NBC series “Grand” starring Bonnie Hunt, as well as the family-friendly “Zoobilee Zoo” with Ben Vereen and “The Pat Sajak Show”.

He went on to be one of the most successful writer-producers in television, wearing both hats on shows like “Empty Nest,” “The Simpsons,” “The John Larroquette Show,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Two and a Half Men” and, most recently, the adult animated series “F Is for Family,” which just wrapped its fifth and final season on Netflix.

He also served as co-executive producer on “Phenom” (starring Judith Light), “Soul Man” (starring Dan Aykroyd), “What About Joan
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David Richardson Dies: ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Two and a Half Men’ & ‘F Is For Family’ Writer-Producer Was 65

David Richardson Dies: ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Two and a Half Men’ & ‘F Is For Family’ Writer-Producer Was 65
Veteran comedy showrunner David Richardson passed away today, Jan. 18, from heart failure. He celebrated his 65th birthday on Christmas Eve.

Richardson had recently wrapped the upcoming fifth and final season of Netflix’s adult animated series F Is for Family, on which he served as executive producer.

A nearly 30-year cancer survivor, Richardson started his TV comedy writing career in 1985 on Michael Leeson/Carsey-Werner’s NBC series Grand, starring Pamela Red and Bonnie Hunt. He spent two seasons on the sitcom Empty Nest before segueing to animation with a stint on The Simpsons.

Richardson went on to work on a numerous live-action TV comedies. While on the staff of Witt-Thomas’s The John Larroquette Show, he won a Humanitas Prize for his episode “Faith.” Richardson spent three seasons on Two and a Half Men and also wrote and produced for Malcolm in the Middle, 8 Simple Rules, Phenom, Ed and What About Joan,
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Kyle Patrick Alvarez To Direct ‘Crater’ For Disney Plus And 21 Laps Entertainment

Kyle Patrick Alvarez To Direct ‘Crater’ For Disney Plus And 21 Laps Entertainment
Exclusive: Homecoming Kyle Patrick Alvarez has been tapped to direct the the film Crater for Disney Plus. The film will be overseen by Disney’s live-action team with hopes to shoot in the spring. Shawn Levy and Dan Levine will produce through their 21 Laps Entertainment banner.

Crater is described as a coming-of-age story in the vein of “Stand By Me,” set on a moon colony. After the death of his father, a boy growing up on a lunar mining colony takes a trip to explore a mysterious crater, along with his four best friends, prior to being permanently relocated to another planet. John Griffin penned the script.

The film was originally set up at 20th Century with Levy circling the directing chair but after it moved to Disney Levy chose to focus on producing duties as the film gained momentum.

Alvarez most recently directed and executive produced every episodes
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Is Janelle Monae coming for a Golden Globe nomination for ‘Homecoming’?

Is Janelle Monae coming for a Golden Globe nomination for ‘Homecoming’?
Grammy-nominated singer Janelle Monae successfully walked the “tightrope” into the acting arena in 2016 when she appeared in two of the years most acclaimed films, “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight.” Four years later, her star continues to rise as she makes the move to leading lady in the feature film “Antebellum” and the second season of Amazon Prime Video’s TV series “Homecoming.” In the latter she plays Jackie, a woman who wakes up alone in a boat with no memory of how she got there. And that role could land the entertainer her first Golden Globe nomination.

As of this writing, Monae is ranked eighth in our Golden Globes TV odds for Best Drama Actress, but she’s on an upward trajectory. The series isn’t unfamiliar to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which nominated the first season for three awards in 2019, including Best Drama Series and Best Drama Actress for
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Brian Duffield

Brian Duffield
The writer/director of Spontaneous discusses some of his favorite off the beaten path films. Plus grooming tips!

Show Notes: Movies Referenced In This Episode

Underwater (2020)

The Babysitter (2017)

Jane Got A Gun (2015)

Spontaneous (2020)

Citizen Kane (1941)

Seven Samurai (1954)

Mandy (2018)

Bad Hair (2020)

Little Murders (1971)

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

My Boyfriend’s Back (1993)

Parents (1989)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Kuroneko (1968)

Onibaba (1964)

Birth (2004)

Heathers (1988)

Sexy Beast (2000)

Under The Skin (2013)

Swiss Army Man (2016)

Paddington 2 (2017)

The Brood (1979)

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

The Fly (1986)

A History of Violence (2005)

Brick (2005)

Knives Out (2019)

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)

Gremlins (1984)

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Dead Alive (1993)

Meet The Feebles (1989)

The Addams Family (1991)

Addams Family Values (1993)

Other Notable Items

Bruce Springsteen

Justin Simien

Hulu

Tales From The Crypt TV series (1989-1996)

Alan Arkin

Temple University

Warren Beatty

Jules Feiffer

Paul Sylbert
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Every Movie John And Joan Cusack Have Starred In Together, Ranked According To IMDb

Every Movie John And Joan Cusack Have Starred In Together, Ranked According To IMDb
John and Joan Cusack, brother and sister, have starred in several movies together since they both began their movie acting careers in the 1980s, both in small roles and eventually leading roles, once they became successful and recognizable actors.

Related: Top 10 John Cusack Movies (According to Rotten Tomatoes)

The two have appeared in a surprising number of movies together in a wide variety of roles, from hitmen and assistants to brother and sister in everything from comedies and dramas to action-adventure movies.
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Disney & Pixar Crashed By Evel Knievel’s Son In ‘Toy Story 4’ Lawsuit Over Keanu Reeves-Voiced Duke Caboom

Disney & Pixar Crashed By Evel Knievel’s Son In ‘Toy Story 4’ Lawsuit Over Keanu Reeves-Voiced Duke Caboom
Evel Knievel once said that he “would always rather be in the arena fighting than be a spectator.” The legendary stunt rider’s son is clearly taking those words to heart with a new lawsuit against Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar over the Duke Caboom character introduced in last year’s Toy Story 4.

“Defendants have used in commerce, and continue to use in commerce, the likeness, reputation, and image of Evel Knievel in the film Toy Story 4 through Defendants’ depiction of Duke Caboom, and has exploited the same connection through marketing, promotion, advertising, and sales of Toy Story 4, and in connection with the manufacturing, distribution, marketing, advertising, promotion, and sales of the Duke Caboom action figure, all without the consent or approval of K&k,” claims the trademark-infringement complaint filed this week in federal court in Las Vegas, the site of many of Evel’s most death-defying exploits.
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David Hyde Pierce Replaces Tom Hollander in Julia Child Pilot at HBO Max

David Hyde Pierce Replaces Tom Hollander in Julia Child Pilot at HBO Max
HBO Max’s Julia Child pilot has been forced to replace one of its key ingredients.

David Hyde Pierce, best known for playing Dr. Niles Crane on “Frasier,” has joined the cast as Julia’s devoted husband Paul Child. The role was initially meant to be played by British actor Tom Hollander, however, he stepped away from the project due to scheduling conflicts, sources say.

Julia herself will still be played fellow Brit Sarah Lancashire.

The pilot will also star Brittany Bradford as Alice, Associate Producer of the show “I’ve Been Reading” who champions Julia after her appearance; Fran Kranz as Russ, producer on the show “I’ve Been Reading” who begrudgingly joins Julia’s cooking show; Fiona Glascott as Judith, the editor with a knack for pulling manuscripts out of the reject pile and turning them into bestsellers; Bebe Neuwirth as Avis, Julia’s biggest champion, confidant and
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It's Time We Address a Hard Truth About Toy Story: Woody Kind of Sucks

It's Time We Address a Hard Truth About Toy Story: Woody Kind of Sucks
What do your toys do when you leave the room? I've wondered this ever since Disney's Toy Story premiered. I was 2 when I first saw the movie and instantly fell in love with the realistic-looking toys and the idea that they have minds of their own. I'll be the first to admit that I'm a fan of cowboys, potato heads, little green army men, piggy bank toys, and space rangers - but after rewatching these childhood movies approximately 500 times with my toddlers, one character in the series really started to grind my gears: Woody the cowboy is the freaking worst.

This is nothing against Tom Hanks (aka America's Dad). It has everything to do with the way Woody, supposedly the star of the franchise, treats his friends, constantly tries to be in the spotlight, sulks when he doesn't get his way, and suffers from some major Hero Complex issues. Oh yeah,
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Blu-ray Review – Sixteen Candles (1984)

Blu-ray Review – Sixteen Candles (1984)
Sixteen Candles, 1984. Directed by John Hughes. Starring Molly Ringwald, Paul Dooley, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Gedde Watanabe, John Cusack, Joan Cusack, and Michael Schoeffling. Synopsis: Sixteen Candles has been released on home video a bunch of times, including a pair of Blu-rays from Universal, but this new Blu-ray from Arrow is packed with […]

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Dan Aykroyd movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Dan Aykroyd movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
On July 1, 2020, actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd will celebrate his 68th birthday. The actor has had a long and steady career ever since he first began doing improvisational comedy with the famed Second City troupe in both their Chicago and Toronto theaters.

Fame came to Aykoyd when he was hired for what seemed like a low expectations comedy/variety show NBC was beginning for late Saturday evenings. “Saturday Night Live” became a bit of a phenomenon launching all the original “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” (as the cast was called) into stardom. Aykroyd along with Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and Garrett Morris suddenly found themselves among the most talked about television stars working in the business.

Aykroyd and Belushi became especially close friends during the series run and began working in films together such as “Neighbors,” “The Blues Brothers” and potentially “Ghostbusters,” but
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‘Homecoming’ Team On Delving Into Wide-Open Spaces In Season 2 – Contenders TV

‘Homecoming’ Team On Delving Into Wide-Open Spaces In Season 2 – Contenders TV
The first season of Homecoming was deliberately claustrophobic, set largely in the Homecoming Transitional Support Center with nods to All the President’s Men and The Parallax View. Season 2 of the Amazon Prime Video drama is a little bit less Alan Pakula and a little more Brian De Palma, according to director/executive producer Kyle Patrick Alvarez.

“One of the draws to me was, having loved Season 1 so much, and having loved Sam [Esmail]’s aesthetic approach, the challenge was how do we translate that feeling when so much of that feeling was the Homecoming facility set,” Alvarez said during Deadline’s Contenders Television virtual event. “That was so meticulously designed to fit that tone, but now we’re going to be in forests and lakes so we have to re-conceive how to technically approach the scenes so that it felt like Homecoming but on a larger canvas. Sam was digging
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Will ‘SNL’ reassert itself in the comedy guest acting Emmy races after last year’s ‘Marvelous’ sweep?

Will ‘SNL’ reassert itself in the comedy guest acting Emmy races after last year’s ‘Marvelous’ sweep?
Saturday Night Live” has made a killing in the guest comedy Emmy categories ever since it was allowed to compete there 11 years ago. The show has collected 10 statuettes in that timeframe — five in each category — but none last year. Can it find its way back to the podium in September?

Last year was just one of three years in which “SNL” did not win either comedy guest category; the awards went to “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s” Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby. 2013 was the first instance, when Melissa Leo (“Louie”) and Bob Newhart (“The Big Bang Theory”) triumphed — the latter winning his long-awaited first Emmy. In 2015, Joan Cusack (“Shameless”) and Bradley Whitford (“Transparent”) were victorious. Cusack lucked out in that she didn’t have to compete against an “SNL” nominee at all.

Here are “SNL’s” guest wins:

2009: Tina Fey, Justin Timberlake

2010: Betty White

2011: Justin Timberlake

2012:
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Emmys trivia: Linda Cardellini (‘Dead to Me’) eyes second career nomination, but what was her first?

Emmys trivia: Linda Cardellini (‘Dead to Me’) eyes second career nomination, but what was her first?
Linda Cardellini is back in the awards conversation for her emotional performance in Netflix’s “Dead to Me.” The dark comedy only nabbed a single nomination last year for Cardellini’s co-star Christina Applegate, but now many of Gold Derby’s Emmy Experts think both ladies will show up in Best Comedy Actress for Season 2. Should Cardellini hear her name called on Emmy nominations morning, it would actually be her second career bid. Do you remember her first?

Cardellini originally earned a hug from the TV academy in 2013 for her fan-favorite turn in “Mad Men,” where she played Sylvia Rosen, one of Don Draper’s (Jon Hamm) final mistresses. At the Emmys Cardellini faced off against eventual Best Drama Guest Actress winner Carrie Preston (“The Good Wife”) as well as Joan Cusack (“Shameless”), Jane Fonda (“The Newsroom”), Margo Martindale (“The Americans”) and Diana Rigg (“Game of Thrones”).

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Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles
John Hughes’ breakthrough writing-directing hit still carries a glow that defuses its rougher edges, making it one of the best of ’80s Teen comedies. Even the savvy Soraya Roberts cuts it some slack, thanks to the authentic presence and fine performance of Molly Ringwald. Hughes’ amusing script comes up with at least ten moments that would have made Preston Sturges laugh, and his perfect casting for personalities young and old makes his direction look inspired. With great turns by Anthony Michael Hall, Haviland Morris, Debbie Pollack, Gedde Watanabe, Paul Dooley, and Michael Schoeffling.

Sixteen Candles

Special Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

Arrow Video

1984 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 94, 92 min. / Street Date April 14, 2020 / Available from Arrow Video / 18.99

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling, Haviland Morris, Gedde Watanabe, Paul Dooley, Carlin Glynn, Blanche Baker, Edward Andrews, Carole Cook, Max Showalter, John Cusack, Debbie Pollack, Joan Cusack, Brian Doyle-Murray, Jami Gertz, John Kapelos,
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