Courtney Cox & Lisa Kudrow Are There For Each Other For ‘Friends’ Quiz
The Friends reunion fans have been clamoring for since the series ended its 10-season run in 2004 is probably never going to happen (or, isn’t happening anytime soon anyway). But it’s always nice when two or more of the old gang get together, for instance when real life friends Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox appeared on Celebrity Name Game (which Cox co-executive produces) for a game of Friends trivia. You probably know how the game is played: the answers appeared on a… Read
‘Lethal Weapon’, ‘MacGyver’ & ‘The Exorcist’ Reviews: Three Adaptations, But Only One Worth Watching
Like those addicted to slots or the horses, TV networks never give up hope for a sure thing. Even against the odds, it's that hope that in many ways propels the resurrecting of old favorites and past hits — even ones that would be far better off left alone. That's the case with two of the three adaptations coming to broadcast primetime TV this week, when Lethal Weapon premieres on Fox tomorrow right before the return of Empire, followed by CBS’ MacGyver and Fox’s The Exorc… Read
‘American Honey’ Review: Shia LaBeouf Shines In Honey Of A Great American Movie
Without question one of the best movies, for me at least, to have premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May was American Honey, Andrea Arnold’s searing story of a new generation of drifting youth that won the British director the Jury Prize (essentially third place). At 162 minutes, it is an ambitious but wildly satisfying road picture centering on Star (Sasha Lane), an 18-year-old trailer-park resident who hooks up with a traveling band of young people on the… Read
‘This Is Us’ & ‘Pitch’ Reviews: Strong Starts For Throwback Tearjerker & Forward-Leaning Fastballs
For better or worse, there are a lot of emotions at play in NBC's This Is Us and Fox's Pitch – and, as I say in my video review above, mainly for the better as both shows step off strong.
The dual offerings from Dan Fogelman this season both have a pivotal plot point to propel them, but the September 20-debuting ensemble starring Sterling K. Brown, Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia on the Comcast-owned network is a real tearjerker that pays compelling homage in many ways… Read
‘Tower’ Trailer: A Look At Horror & Heroism During 1966 Austin Attack
The August 1, 1966 sniper massacre perpetrated by Charles Whitman from the clock tower on the University of Texas’ Austin Campus remains a particularly gruesome milestone in modern American history. There have certainly been far worse mass public killings in the decades since, but the Austin attack was for decades the defining example of such tragedies. 18 people, including Whitman himself, ultimately died, and it remains a defining moment for the University of Texas. The… Read
‘Queen Of Katwe’ Review: Disney Family Movie Makes All The Right Moves
In Disney’s earnest and lovely Queen Of Katwe, 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi sells corn on the streets of her impoverished Ugandan neighborhood of Katwe in Kampala. Her mother Harriet sells vegetables, trying to make a decent enough living to bring up her kids, but when Phiona discovers a strong aptitude for the game of chess it upsets the apple cart so to speak. Taking part in the local chess classes from trainer Robert Katende, both Phiona and her new mentor see she has… Read
‘Mr. Robot’ Season 2 Finale Epilogue: Can Two Hackers Prevent A National Recession?
Similar to last year’s Mr. Robot Season 1 finale, creator Sam Esmail leaves us with an epilogue cliffhanger which points us in the direction of next season. A year ago, we learned from the finale’s coda that rival hack group Dark Army leader Whiterose (B.D. Wong) was in bed with E Corp as she arrived in men’s clothing to a meeting with the company’s new chief Phillip Price (Michael Cristofer).
Instead of a limo, which cruised toward a mansion in last year’s final moments… Read
Bill O’Reilly: Presidential Debate May Showcase Problem Solving, Or Pie In Face
Bill O'Reilly forecast big ratings for Monday’s first debate between Dem candidate Hillary Clinton and GOP hopeful Donald Trump, but he was much less certain what it is viewers are going to see.
Both candidates need to make their best case,” the FNC star told Jimmy Kimmel on the latter’s late-night show.
“Trump is not a policy guy,” O’Reilly said.
“What kind of a guy is he?” Kimmel wondered, which O’Reilly pronounced a good question.
“He sees himself as a master… Read
Hillary Clinton Does ‘Between Two Ferns’ Interview In Play For Younger Voters
Hillary Clinton sat down for an interview on Zach Galifianakis’ web talk show Between Two Ferns. Watch the clip above.
Not coincidentally, one of the bigger reasons for her slumping poll numbers is her anemic performance with young voters. When it comes to comedic timing, she is no Barack Obama. But the Funny or Die video plays to her strength and mostly she suffers Galifianakis’ buffoonery in silence, delivering the occasional zinger.
More than two years ago… Read
‘Ghost In The Shell’: Here’s Your First Look At The Live Action Remake
Well, this was unexpected. After more than a year of talk, not to mention a small degree of controversy over casting, Paramount tonight quietly debuted the first glimpses of the upcoming live-action version of the classic manga (and anime) Ghost in the Shell. Five, count ’em, five 10-second teasers were uploaded tonight, each showing off a different, tiny snippet of the film starring Scarlett Johansson and revealing next to nothing about it – aside from how it looks. You… Read
‘Mr. Robot’ Emmy Winner Rami Malek On His Movie ‘Buster’s Mal Heart’: “Man’s Need For One Love & For Freedom”
While we’re use to watching him as tortured young hacker battling with a dissociative identity disorder on USA’s Mr. Robot which is airing is season 2 finale tonight, in indie drama Buster’s Mal Heart, Rami Malek plays a different kind of guy on the fringe of society. Buster is a mountain man who squats in empty homes, on the run from the authorities. But in another life, he was a loving, stable family guy known as Jonah. How did his world get thrown off balance? We… Read
‘Fist Fight’ Teaser Trailer: Ice Cube Vs. Charlie Day In The Fight Of The Century
Straight out of the the fever dreams of frustrated high school kids comes the first trailer for Fist Fight, a movie that exists so you can see what happens when Ice Cube and Charlie Day fight one another. With their fists. Set on the last school day of the year, a midle mannered English teacher (Day) already dealing with the stress of budget cuts and student pranks runs afoul of his much tougher and highly feared colleague (Cube) and is challenged to a fist fight after… Read