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Heather Matarazzo & Joel McHale in Trailer for Indie Comedy 'Stuck'

"I mean, of course there's a reason - it's called crime." North of Two has debuted an official trailer for an indie ensemble comedy film titled Stuck, which premiered at a few small film festivals last year. This is the feature directorial debut of an actress-turned-filmmaker named Jillian Armenante. Comedian Heather Matarazzo stars as Darby, who finds herself in trouble with the law, and is sentenced to house arrest. Now she must serve 30 days in the home she used to share with her ex-boyfriend Mo, that he now shares with his new fiancee. Sounds like fun, right? The cast includes Amir Talai, Kate Flannery, Joel McHale, and Paul Scheer. Looks like a stoner comedy, a relationship comedy, and a life-lessons drama all rolled in one. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Jillian Armenante's Stuck, direct from North of Two's YouTube: Darby (Heather Matarazzo) finds herself in trouble with the law,
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Second Opinion – Vice (2018)

Vice, 2018.

Written and Directed by Adam McKay.

Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe, Tyler Perry, Justin Kirk, LisaGay Hamilton, Shea Whigham, Eddie Marsan, Fay Masterson, Bill Camp, Don McManus, Bob Stephenson, Jillian Armenante, Abigail Marlowe, and Jamie Bernadette.

Synopsis:

The tale of how former vice president Dick Cheney came from lowly dropout to become one of the most powerful men in the world.

Vice, a tale that could’ve been sold as an underdog story if put into the wrong hands, is perhaps in Adam McKay’s hands a tale of a group of people who have convinced themselves they’re right.

Reportedly part of McKay’s ‘What the Fuck is Going On?’ trilogy, Vice follows Christian Bale’s Dick Cheney as he drinks himself silly, gets told off by his wife one last time and embarks on a career that
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Movie Review – Vice (2018)

Vice, 2018.

Written and Directed by Adam McKay.

Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe, Tyler Perry, Justin Kirk, LisaGay Hamilton, Shea Whigham, Eddie Marsan, Fay Masterson, Bill Camp, Don McManus, Bob Stephenson, Jillian Armenante, Abigail Marlowe, and Jamie Bernadette.

Synopsis:

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Continuing his move away from outright comedy, Adam McKay follows up 2015’s The Big Short with a scathing critique of Dick Cheney (Bale) who many believe is responsible for the rise of the far right TV networks of the Us, rollbacks on energy reform, the invasion of Iraq and the torture of many. For those with left leaning ideals (like myself) it is a wonderful critique of corruption and power.
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Movie Review – Vice (2018)

Vice, 2018.

Written and Directed by Adam McKay.

Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe, Tyler Perry, Justin Kirk, LisaGay Hamilton, Shea Whigham, Eddie Marsan, Fay Masterson, Bill Camp, Don McManus, Bob Stephenson, Jillian Armenante, Abigail Marlowe, and Jamie Bernadette.

Synopsis:

Vice explores how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways still felt today.

Not only has writer/director Adam McKay refined the craft with which he implements his brand of irreverent humor into political context (a filmmaking advancement employed with the Best Picture-nominated The Big Short following some modern-day landmarks of comedy like Step Brothers and other Will Ferrell vehicles), Vice functions as relentlessly scathing and timely beyond measure. Of course, there are playful comedic sketches considering the mountainous level of gag
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Newswire: Heather Matarazzo, Joel McHale, and Felicia Day to star in indie drama Stuck

Deadline is reporting that Heather Matarazzo will be offering up a new take on the old “medical professional who doesn’t play by your rules, man,” genre of films, with the Welcome To The Dollhouse star signing on to play a maverick ER nurse in Stuck. After a run-in with the law, Matarazzo’s character ends up in the most hellish possible form of house arrest, locked in her house with her ex-boyfriend and his new fiance.

Stuck is being directed by Fresh Off The Boat actress Jillian Armenante, and will feature performances from a number of well-credentialed TV performers, including Felicia Day, Joel McHale, and Kate Flannery, a.k.a. Meredith from The Office. Meanwhile, Matarazzo has had a healthy career of her own over the last few years, including performances in Tina Fey’s Sisters and the upcoming indie drama Girl Flu.
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Heather Matarazzo To Star In New Indie Drama ‘Stuck’

Heather Matarazzo To Star In New Indie Drama ‘Stuck’
Exclusive: Heather Matarazzo is set to star in Stuck, an indie drama about an ER nurse who never met a rule she didn’t break, bend or ignore. The film is being directed by Jillian Armenante (Kittens in a Cage, Fresh Off the Boat) from a screenplay by David Mickel and Heather Turman, who are also part of the producing team. Production gets underway this month with Amir Talai as the male lead. The story follows Darby Dixon (Matarazzo), a nurse who finds herself in trouble…
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Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton Lead Tributes to Everybody Loves Raymond's Doris Roberts

Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton Lead Tributes to Everybody Loves Raymond's Doris Roberts
Famous friends and on-screen family are remembering Doris Roberts.

Roberts died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes, People can confirm. She is survived by her son, Michael Cannata, daughter-in-law, Jane and three grandchildren. She was 90.

Roberts' Everybody Loves Raymond costar Ray Romano, who played her TV son for nine seasons, expressed his condolences telling People, "Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me. She never stopped. Whether working professionally or with her many charities, or just nurturing and mentoring a young, green comic trying to make it as an actor, she did it all with such
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Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton Lead Tributes to Everybody Loves Raymond's Doris Roberts

Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton Lead Tributes to Everybody Loves Raymond's Doris Roberts
Famous friends and on-screen family are remembering Doris Roberts. Roberts died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes, People can confirm. She is survived by her son, Michael Cannata, daughter-in-law, Jane and three grandchildren. She was 90. Roberts' Everybody Loves Raymond costar Ray Romano, who played her TV son for nine seasons, expressed his condolences telling People, "Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me. She never stopped. Whether working professionally or with her many charities, or just nurturing and mentoring a young, green comic trying to make it as an actor, she did it all with such
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2nd Annual Sham Film Festival at Webster University This Weekend

The Sham is Back! The only film festival that exclusively celebrates mockery, spoofs, satire and parody returns to Saint Louis.

The Sham Film Festival is presented by Dick to Dick, LLC Executive Consulting. The festival takes place Friday, September 25th, and Saturday the 26th at Winifred Moore Auditorium on the campus of Webster University.

The festival will also feature Four St. Louis filmmaking teams. In addition to Two Short Film Programs, the festival will include the St. Louis premiere of three feature-length films from L.A.-based filmmakers.

Here’s the line-up for the 2nd Annual Sham Film Festival:

Shorts Program I – Friday, September 25 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm

A collection of hilarious short films that mock, satirize and spoof everything from reality TV to movie trailers.

Bloodsucking Bastards – Friday, September 25 at 9:15pm to 10:45pm

Starring Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods, Dollhouse) and Pedro Pascal
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Review: 'Better Call Saul' - 'Rico': A night at the opera

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A review of tonight's "Better Call Saul" coming up just as soon as I use double ply... There is a truth inherent to the prequel business: you can't change or prevent what your audience knows is coming for these characters. Sometimes, prequels use this to their advantage, whether great ones (where the young Vito scenes in "Godfather Part II" only enhance our feelings for the Brando version of the character), or less-great ones (where whatever emotional power the "Star Wars" prequels have comes from the knowledge of what's going to become of Anakin). Sometimes, though, having to stick to pre-established facts about your characters' future can be a drag, as we're seeing a lot this season on "Gotham."(*) (*) Another good example of prequelitis: "Comanche Moon," the last "Lonesome Dove" novel to be published, but set before the events of the first, has our heroes chasing after a bad guy the
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Afternoon Delight: Tegan and Sara pose for NOH8, Scarlett Johansson draws the line at porn in "Don Jon"

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Good afternoon!

Happy birthday to Carey Mulligan, Christa Miller and Kylie Minogue!

Speaking of Minogue, the super gay ally and never-aging songstress has released a new track called “Skirt.” Take a listen. (It sounds like this song was remixed by Megatron.)

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin has signed on to star in the National Geographic telepic Killing Kennedy. Goodwin will play the late first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Parks & Recreation’s Rob Lowe will play her husband, the doomed President John F. Kennedy.

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E! nabbed a photo of Glee’s Dianna Agron at her high school homecoming. What a cutie!

In 1981 tennis star Billie Jean King was outed and ended up losing all her endorsements within 24 hours. King sat down with USA Today Sports and discussed being forced out of the closet, how the world has
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Bad Teacher Gets a Series Order at CBS

Bad Teacher Gets a Series Order at CBS
Despite announcing their full 2013-2014 lineup last week, CBS has issued a late series order for their Bad Teacher pilot. It isn't known whether the network plans on launching this comedy series in the fall or, most likely, midseason.

Ari Graynor stars as Meredith Davis, a foul-mouthed divorcee who becomes a teacher in a quest to find her next husband. The plot diverts slightly from the 2011 movie Bad Teacher, where Cameron Diaz played a teacher who was ready to leave her job and marry a rich man, until he dumps her.

David Alan Grier, Kristin Davis, Sara Gilbert, and Ryan Hansen co-star in the series.

Hilary Winston (Community, Happy Endings) wrote the pilot script and will executive produce alongside Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, who wrote the Bad Teacher movie screenplay. Sam Hansen, Jimmy Miller, and Sara Rodier also serve as executive producers.

Bad Teacher was released June 24th, 2011 and stars Cameron Diaz,
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Morning Brew - Tues. Dec. 11: Celesbians come out for Cyndi Lauper's Home for the Holidays, a new video from Russia's lesbian pop star

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Good morning! Thanks to Heather Hogan for taking over the Brew yesterday while I was out.

Mma fighter Cassie Robb says she is an out lesbian, just like fellow fighter Liz Carmouche, and she'll be rooting for Liz in her upcoming match.

That is a big deal to me because I myself am a lesbian and I know quite a few other Mma fighters who are as well. I don't think people look any differently at lesbian fighters. We are there to fight.. Period! It's not about your personal beliefs or what anyone thinks of them. You are in there to prove that you are the best fighter, regardless of sexual orientation. We are in there to prove to not only everyone else but to ourselves the heart, determination, and hard work it takes to get in there and do what we do.
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Bad Teacher TV Series Gets Set Up at CBS

CBS is setting up a single-camera comedy based on the 2011 movie Bad Teacher. Community and Happy Endings writer/producer Hilary Winston is penning the pilot script.

Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, who wrote the movie, will serve as producers. Cameron Diaz starred in the summer comedy as a foul-mouthed, hard-drinking high school teacher who is about to leave her job to marry a wealthy man. She is forced to return to her old job when the marriage falls through, and inappropriate high jinks ensue. Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, and Lucy Punch also starred in the film, which took in over $215 million worldwide.

If the project gets ordered to series, Hilary Winston will serve as showrunner, with Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg executive producing. Sony Pictures Television will also produce the TV adptation, through their overall deal with Hilary Winston.

Bad Teacher was released June 24th, 2011 and stars Cameron Diaz, Lucy Punch,
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Scandal: Season 2 Premiere Description

The first season of Scandal ended with the revelation that a member of Pope & Associates might not be who she seemed. "Quinn Perkins", who was hired by Olivia in the series premiere, has only existed for a few short years, which begs the question: Who is the person behind the Quinn Perkins moniker? And how did she end up in a place like this with a position like this?

Elsewhere, Olivia and President Grant were forced apart by Mellie and Cyrus in a bid to sew up his image. Following a scandal that could have tainted his presidency and potentially force him to resign, Grant is now back in the public's good graces - but is that where he wants to be? Or would he give everything up to be with Olivia once and for all?

Below is the episode name and description for the second season of Scandal, airing later this month.
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Scandal: Debra Mooney to Play a Supreme Court Justice

Olivia Pope has always fought for justice for her clients and now she might have to fight for justice and fight a Justice.

TVLine is reporting that Debra Mooney has signed on for a recurring role on ABC political fixer drama Scandal this season. Mooney will be playing a Supreme Court Justice in multiple episodes of the show, though nothing about her character has been revealed. She could just as easily become an asset to Olivia as she could a detriment, not even accounting for the possibility of her becoming a client or a key component in the search for the truth behind Quinn Perkins.

Debra Mooney might be best known to TV audiences as Edna Harper on The WB's medical dramedy Everwood, a role she played for the show's duration. The actress has made appearances on Weeds, ER, Bones, and The Mentalist, while Scandal will be her third character
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Scandal: Brenda Strong to Guest Star in Season 2

It looks like a former ABC star will be crossing paths with a current ABC star next season.

According to TV Guide, Desperate Housewives alum Brenda Strong has agreed to return home in a sense, having agreed to guest star on the network's political fixer drama Scandal next season. Strong, who played ill-fated Mary Alice Young (and served as narrator) on the recently wrapped mystery, will be portraying Joan Reston, a governor's wife.

Not much else is known about her character, other than she'll be appearing in at least one episode of Scandal's 13-episode second season. The show, which received positive reviews when it debuted in the spring, particularly for the performance of leading lady Kerry Washington, has been undergoing casting changes during its first hiatus. With the departure of Henry Ian Cusick and the promotion of Joshua Malina and Bellamy Young, the dynamic around Pope & Associates will be changed,
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5 Things To Know About 'Scandal' Season Two

5 Things To Know About 'Scandal' Season Two
The too-short but too-good first season of ABC's Scandal ended with the revelation that Quinn's not that innocent and was keeping a massive secret about her past. When the new season picks up, fans will immediately get resolution to that storyline ... sort of.

Related - Kerry Washington Teases The New Scandal

I caught up with the stars of Scandal at last night's ABC TCA Party in Beverly Hills to find out what you can look forward to in the September 27 season premiere!

Who Is Quinn?

While the cast had to wait (almost) as long as fans in order to learn the truth behind season one's biggest mystery, they are now all in on the secret. "I now know her secret and while the who is answered right away, it leads to the question of why," Katie Lowes who plays Quinn tells me. "And while the who is exciting, it's not exciting as the why. That's what links
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TVLine Items: Scandal Grabs Gilmore Alum, Pretty Little Stud to Play Once Prince and More!

TVLine Items: Scandal Grabs Gilmore Alum, Pretty Little Stud to Play Once Prince and More!
Nothing Scandal-ous about it: ABC’s addictive drama has added a pair of recurring players to its Season 2 roster.

Gilmore Girls/Hung alum Gregg Henry — who can currently be seen on ABC’s Bunheads — joins the series’ sophomore run as Jackson, a wealthy Southerner who’s harmless… until you cross him. Jillian Armenante (Judging Amy), meanwhile, has been tapped to play a woman named Lucas who is described as “smart, well-spoken and brash.”

Deadine first reported the castings.

Related | Shonda Rhimes Weighs In on Scandal Season 1, the Finale’s Killer Reveal and Fitz’s Future

Other changes ahead in
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Duo Join ABC’s ‘Scandal’ As Recurring, Ian Hart Cast In DirecTV’s ‘Rogue’

Gregg Henry (Hung) and Jillian Armenante have booked recurring roles on the upcoming second season of Shonda Rhimes’ ABC drama Scandal, which is undergoing casting changes. Domain-repped Henry will play Jackson, a big-money Southern guy who is smart and warm unless you cross him. Armenante, currently seen in The Dark Knight Rises, will play the role of Lucas which was originally written as male. Lucas is described as smart, well-spoken and brash. Armenante is with Domain and Framework. English actor Ian Hart (HBO’s Luck) is set to co-star opposite Thandie Newton in the DirecTV drama series Rogue, produced by eOne Entertainment. It centers on an undercover cop (Newton) who goes after a crime lord (Marton Csokas) after her young son is killed in a drive-by shooting. Hart, repped by Apa, Arg and Wishlab Management, plays an Oakland Police Department detective who works with Newton.
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