Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’
 

 
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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Devious Maids”

  DEVIOUS MAIDS:  Sunday 10PM on Lifetime Previously… on DEVIOUS MAIDS:  A quintet of maids toil for the vapid, selfish, and sometimes downright evil well-to-do of Beverly Hills.  Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez) hopes co...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “The Internship”

  THE INTERNSHIP:  Watch It At Home – No Search Engine Necessary To Predict the Plot Vince Vaughn has been playing his motormouth-with-a-heart-of-gold character pretty much non-stop since Swingers in 1996.  That...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Orphan Black”

  Every so often, a show comes along that makes you want to run up to random people in the street and yell “Why aren’t you watching this?”  right in their uncomprehending faces.  ORPHAN BLACK probably w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Glee”

  Which plotline really grabbed you in Season 4 of GLEE?  Was it Rachel’s (Lea Michele) one-episode pregnancy scare?  Her involvement (unwitting) with a male escort?  Was it the weeks of sullen silence between Mr....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Nurse Jackie”

  NURSE JACKIE:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime NURSE JACKIE had a strong, dramatic season last year that may have been its best.  But the ratings weren’t anything to speak of (a 0.2-0.3 in 18-49s, and fewer than a million...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Identity Thief”

  IDENTITY THIEF:  Watch It At Home – Star Power Makes This Rote Comedy Look Better Than It Is IDENTITY THIEF is basically a string of contrivances, which makes it not all that different from most big-studio comedie...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “Ass Backwards”

  The Sundance programmers, one has to assume, are big fans of TV’s Happy Endings.  Casey Wilson is part of that show’s wonderful ensemble, and one of its most reliably hilarious members.  The news that she w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “Computer Chess”

  Andrew Bujalski’s COMPUTER CHESS has a great setting for a comedy.  The time is circa 1980, and the place is an anonymous hotel where a group of nerds–back before nerds were cool–have gathered for thei...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “Don Jon’s Addiction”

  When Joseph Gordon-Levitt decided to make his feature writing and directing debut with DON JON’S ADDICTION (starring in it as well), his attitude was clearly Go Big Or Go Home.  To a large extent, he’s pulle...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “Toy’s House”

  TOY’S HOUSE is a delightful Sundance surprise, a fresh take on adolescent boys coming of age.  The conceit of Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ film, written by Chris Galletta, is that Joe Toy (Nick Robinson), his best ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “In A World…”

  The actress Lake Bell’s feature-film writing/directing debut IN A WORLD… has a fresh slant on showbiz comedy, and it’s both consistently likable and sometimes very funny.  It’s also sloppy, ove...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “A.C.O.D.”

  Stu Zicherman’s A.C.O.D. (written by Zicherman and Ben Karlin) suffers a bit from a familiar indie comedy malady:  the conflicting desires to tell meaningful and even dark stories, while at the same time getting ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”

  HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS:  Not At Any Price – Audiences Won’t Live Happily Ever After HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS is mostly terrible, but say this for it:  it’s not terrible like anyt...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT – CW’s “The Carrie Diaries”

    THE CARRIE DIARIES: Monday 8PM on CW – Change the Channel   THE CARRIE DIARIES is CW’s last big gun of the season (Cult, still forthcoming, is smaller caliber), the show that the network hopes wil...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Girls”

  GIRLS:  Sunday 9PM on HBO The newly Golden Globe-winning GIRLS has returned, despite all its intervening success and attention, with its messiness intact.  “Messy” is a relative term in the world of Girls,...
by Mitch Salem