0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Throughout its seven seasons, Mad Men has remained as elusive as its complicated
lead character Don Draper. Audiences never quite knew what the
heavy-drinking, handsome ad man would do next, much like the story
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Early into the second season of Silicon Valley (10
p.m. Sundays, HBO), data compression startup Pied Piper is experiencing
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James Franco is coming to
Cincinnati two shoot not one but two films this May. The actor/filmmaker, who
will always be Daniel Desario to me, will be working on two movies
simultaneously: Goat, a frat hazing
film based on the memoir King Kelly by
Brad Land, and The Long Home, about
bootlegger Dallas Harden, adapted from William Gay’s novel of the same name.
Franco is on to produce Goat, which
stars Nick Jonas and Ben Schnetzer; he’ll produce and direct The Long Home. The latter film’s cast
has not been announced yet, but a recent Facebook post by Franco mentioned the movie along with Josh Hutcherson
(The Hunger Games series, Union, Ky.,
native), Timothy Hutton (a bunch of TV dramas I've never seen + Ordinary People), Keegan Allen (not to be confused with Andrew Keegan), Ashley Green (all the Twilights), Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?), Jim Parrack
(True Blood) and Scott Haze (lots o' Franco flicks). Let’s
ponder while looking at a topless Franco:
In a Salon article about HBO's Silicon
Valley that called out the show’s “woman problem,”
the writer mistakenly reported that Silicon’s
Kumail Nanjiani is the same person as Big
Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar. OOF.
at this: Women Having A Terrible Time At Parties In Western Art History
The Full House sequel show you’ve been wishing for is finally coming,
and the cherry on top of this nostalgic cake has to be the fact that Kimmy
Gibbler will return!
Fuller House is set to premiere on
Netflix sometime next year and will focus on D.J. (Candace Cameron-Bure),
Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Kimmy (Andrea Barber). Adult D.J. is a vet, she
has two boys and is pregnant with another, and the show picks up with her being
recently widowed (R.I.P. Steve?!). Aspiring musician Stephanie moves in along
with single mom Kimmy and her teenage daughter. It sounds like a pretty fucked
up plot until you realize it is exactly
the same as the original, but with ladies. Remake ALL THE THINGS with ALL
John Stamos is producing
and will pop in from time to time as Uncle Jesse, but the rest of the original
cast is still up in the air. This could be a big pile of awful, but one thing
gives me hope: Stephanie is still pursuing her entertaining dreams!
A masked hero in the UK is
going around spray painting penises around potholes to try to get them filled
faster. Best part: they’re going by the name Wanksy.
Inside Amy Schumer’s third
season just started, and already there have been some epic musical moments. She
pays tribute to the It Girl of body parts, the butt — watch out, eyebrows are
comin’ for that title — in “Milk Milk Lemonade”
and gives One Direction a realistic makeover with “Girl, You Don’t Need
David Ayer revealed Jared
Leto’s Joker look for the upcoming Suicide
Squad movie. Let the mockery begin!
Cecily Strong hosted “nerd
prom,” which is the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and not Comic-Con. See the SNL star’s
full speech here.
Obama addressed the crowd
beforehand and, thankfully, Luther the anger translator was on hand.
Apparently any time more
than two stars of a past TV show/movie are in the same room, that constitutes a
reunion. So I guess there was a Lizzie
McGuire “reunion” with Hilary Duff, Lalaine (Miranda) and Jake Thomas
(Lizzie’s little brother whose name I can’t remember and won’t look up).
Considering Gordo, Lenny and animated Lizzie weren’t there, this is truly a
weak reunion. Sorry. Read more in this TIME article (seriously).
If you need a massive dose
of Beyoncé in a short amount of time:
New movie trailers: Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling accidentally go to a strange sex party in The Overnight; Tyson Beckford’s answer to Magic Mike, Chocolate City (dear god).
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
apocalyptic scenarios, we often imagine the lucky few to survive as
being the toughest, hardest, most disciplined born leaders. Phil Miller
is none of these things.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Comedians playing fictional versions of
themselves on scripted television is nothing new — just ask Lucille Ball
or Jerry Seinfeld — but it’s certainly a hot trend right now.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The phrase “best TV show you’re not watching” is overused, but Orphan Black is one of
the few shows that’s definitely deserving of the title.
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
While HBO pokes fun at modern day tech start-ups in Silicon Valley, AMC’s newest drama gives viewers a look at the early-1980s “Silicon Prairie” with Halt and Catch Fire.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Daily Show has propelled more
comics to fame than just host Jon Stewart. Steve Carell, Ed Helms,
Stephen Colbert, John Oliver (OK, a lot of white guys) and many others
sparked their careers with regular appearances on Comedy Central’s “fake
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Move over, Sheldon. The Big Bang Theory may have helped popularize or mainstream “nerd culture,” but Silicon Valley keeps it real with sharp wit, spot-on tech
references and just a touch of social awkwardness — the makings of any
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
In 2030, a man sits his children down to
tell them the story of how their parents got together. Nine seasons
later, audiences are still eavesdropping on the Longest Story Every
Told, How I Met Your Mother (Series Finale, 8 p.m. Monday, CBS).