Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’
 

 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Don’t Trust the B— In Apt 23”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: SNL With Mick Jagger

  Mick Jagger isn’t exactly known for his comedy stylings.  But the man knows a little bit about performing, and he was an extremely game host for tonight’s 37th season finale of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.  He didn...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE BIJOU @ TIFF: “Salmon Fishing In the Yemen”

> The first substantial buy of the Toronto Film Festival (Shame had sold first, but for art film prices) turned out to be Salmon Fishing In the Yemen, a modestly engaging romantic comedy from Lasse Hallstrom.  Hallstrom ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Raising Hope”

> Greg Garcia’s RAISING HOPE, like his My Name Is Earl, has a very particular chaotically surreal good-naturedness.  (The 2 shows exist in the same meta-universe, and Hope often nods to Earl–in tonight’s ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: PREMIERING TONIGHT – NBC’S “Whitney”

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques sh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE BIJOU @ TIFF: Whit Stillman’s “Damsels In Distress”

> Whit Stillman has one of the most distinctive voices in American film, and his 13-year absence from the screen barely shows in his new comedy DAMSELS IN DISTRESS; it feels as though, had it been made immediately after The Las...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: CBS’s “How To Be A Gentleman” – PREMIERING TONIGHT

>   Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these criti...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Playing For Keeps”

  PLAYING FOR KEEPS:  Not At Any Price – All Penalty, No Kick Has any actor more thoroughly wasted his 15 minutes in the Hollywood spotlight than Gerard Butler?  Since he hit with 300 half a dozen years ago, heR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE BIJOU @ TIFF: “Hick”

> Derick Martini’s HICK is like a Sundance movie that took the wrong indie-film exit and wound up in Toronto.  For whatever reason, Toronto’s film festival tends to find itself with fewer stories of young peopl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: ABC’s “Apt. 23”

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques sh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Men In Black 3”

MEN IN BLACK 3:  Watch It At Home – $250M Worth of “OK”   After years of development, a famously troubled production, untold rewrites and a budget that even Sony admits is around $250M (meaning $400M+ wi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THE BIJOU REVIEW: “Crazy Stupid Love”





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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Five-Year Engagement”

  THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT:  Watch It At Home – If Only The Engagement Were A Little Shorter…   Judd Apatow, as both director (The 40=Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up) and producer (Bridesmaids, Superbad, Pine...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: Josh Brolin on “Saturday Night Live”

> The upcoming MEN IN BLACK 3 centers around a time-travel theme, and with co-star Josh Brolin as host, much of this week’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE seemed to be saluting the movie with sketches that could have been written an...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “How I Met Your Mother”

  In HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas created an odd but appealing mix of traditional sitcom humor and conceptual originality (their upcoming FOX show The Goodwin Games looks like another unusual angle o...
by Mitch Salem