Almost 15 years after My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos
gathers the Portokalos clan for a big fat reunion, a replay of all the
Greek shtick and wedding hijinks that we could have ever wanted. The
operative word is replay.
The channel, available on Time Warner, Dish, DirecTV and
most providers, hasn’t been active for a month yet but already boasts an
impressive lineup of original content — all on-brand with VICE’s punk
approach to news, entertainment and culture.
Made in association with Major League Baseball, Fastball
zeroes in on the most elemental of battles waged in the arena of
sports: the dynamic between a pitcher who throws a baseball as fast as
humanly possible and a batter who must react almost instantaneously.
I have always appreciated the fullness of
life that I could glimpse in others, especially women of a certain age.
Experience might have been the more important characteristic. Age was
merely the obvious signal I could recognize at a glance.
Feeding the celebrity beast is the theme captured in The Bronze, an indie dramedy from director Bryan Buckley (2013 Best Live Action Short Film nominee for Asad),
from the poisoned pens of Winston Rauch and Melissa Rauch,
I have concluded that
the world of young-adult fiction follows a mind-numbing adherence to
pursuing projects rooted in the tried and true, the overly familiar and
the safest, least risk-averse course available.
In the treacherous, calculated world of House of Cards, Frank and Claire Underwood could always
depend on one another. But both Frank and Claire begin to unravel
from mounting stress and pressure in Season 4.