Finally in theaters today, the highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of GILLIAN FLYNN’S 2012 best-selling novel GONE GIRL appears to be a critics fave and is generating major on-line Oscar buzz. Directed by DAVID FINCHER, the film is an amazing blend of social commentary and thriller. Stars BEN AFFLECK and ROSAMUND PIKE play a seemingly happy [...]
Premiering tonight on NBC, A TO Z might just be the most gimmick laden sitcom we’ve seen in a long time. Centered on the courtship of Andrew and Zelda (’A’ to ‘Z’, get it?), we’re told through narration that the story will detail the duration of their dating life (8 months, 3 weeks, 5 days [...]
A major hit on Brit TV, BROADCHURCH has been replicated for American television by Fox and re-branded as GRACEPOINT. Set in a small east-coastal town, the story centers on the investigation into the homicide of a young boy and how it affects the denizens of a close-knit community. DAVID TENNANT (of DR. WHO fame) reprises [...]
Considered to be one of this season’s more promising sitcoms, BAD JUDGE will make its series debut tonight on NBC. KATE WALSH stars as the titular Judge Rebecca Wright, whose penchant for hard partying and promiscuous behavior sometimes puts a crimp in the performance of her day job.
Known primarily for her dramatic performances in [...]
Arguably one of the most controversial series of the new season, STALKER tells the story of two LAPD detectives (MAGGIE Q, DYLAN McDERMOTT) working in an elite team known as the Threat Assessment Unit and concentrating on the city’s ever increasing number of stalking cases. But, as we discover in the pilot, not everything is [...]
Apropos of absolutely nothing, it just occurred to us that this month marks the 42nd anniversary of the groundbreaking television special LIZA WITH A Z. We ran across a DVD copy over the weekend and couldn’t help but note that, even by today’s standards, this LIZA MINNELLI concert presentation is one of the greatest musical [...]
Returning tonight on Fox, the Golden Globe-winning sitcom BROOKLYN NINE-NINE opens its sophomore season by addressing the cliff-hanger ending it left viewers with last season. Detective Jake Peralta (ANDY SAMBERG) is back from ’suspension’ and working undercover in an FBI mafia sting as well as overcoming the awkward situation he created by admitting he has [...]
After months of teasing, the highly anticipated 13th season premiere of FAMILY GUY airs tonight on Fox. A much touted collaboration between SETH MacFARLANE and MATT GROENING, the hour-long episode is titled THE SIMPSONS GUY and centers on the GRIFFIN family as they travel from their home in Quahog to Springfield where the meet and [...]
They say that payback is a bitch and nowhere is it more evident than in THE EQUALIZER, a hard-boiled tale of revenge and restitution that goes so far over the top it’s almost comic book material. Centered on an ex-CIA agent who faked his own death to get a new start and is now reduced [...]
In theaters today, THE BOXTROLLS is another stop-motion animation film in the spirit of NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and COROLINE. Set in underground 19th-century England and focused on a community of monsters so shy they wear cardboard boxes to hide their bodies, the story has them going to battle with a town villain intent on extermination.