Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’
 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Silver Linings Playbook”

  SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK:  Don’t Get Sold Out – A Rom-Com With Dance Moves All Its Own Anyone who doubts that Jennifer Lawrence is a real-thing, big-time movie star should get thee hence to a theater showing ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE BEAVER: Chew On This

> Watch It At Home:  Gibson Delivers, The Movie Wobbles As you may have heard, the new comedy-drama THE BEAVER stars a guy named Mel Gibson, who used to be a big-time movie star.  (It’s actually a surprise to re...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

SBD AWARDWATCH: Comedy Emmys

  Yesterday, we looked at the major Movies/Miniseries categories at Sunday’s Emmy Awards.  Today it’s time for the season’s honored comedies: COMEDY SERIES “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) “...
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
 

 
 

PREVIEWING TONIGHT POST-OLYMPICS – THE SKED PILOT REPORT: NBC’S “Go On”

  Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and re-scored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  These critiques shouldnR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT–THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: FOX’s “Ben & Kate”

  BEN & KATE:  Tuesday 8:30PM on FOX – Worth A Look   However it may fare in the ratings, this fall’s FOX Tuesday schedule is a model lesson in what a smoothly engineered line-up looks like.  At 9:30...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

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’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Veep”

> 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
 

 

 

PROM: Bland-Land

> Not Even For Free; No Pig’s Blood At This Shindig. The relationships we have with the stars we watch are no less real for being imaginary, and that’s particularly true for television stars, whom we often watch inh...
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 BIJOU REVIEW: “The Big Year”





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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “GCB”

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

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Veep”

> VEEP:  Sundays 10PM on HBO – Potential DVR Alert   Although of course it made all the sense in the world to precede tonight’s premiere of its new political comedy VEEP with the trailer for its upcoming p...
by Mitch Salem