Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’
 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Our Idiot Brother”

    OUR IDIOT BROTHER – Watch It At Home:  Sitcom On A Big Screen   Although it premiered at Sundance, OUR IDIOT BROTHER was an “independent film” only in a technical sense:  it was produced on a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “To Rome With Love”

TO ROME WITH LOVE:  Worth A Ticket – Woody Allen Takes A Roman Holiday   At the age of 76, with 44 films and a moving van’s worth of awards to his credit, Woody Allen doesn’t worry too much about topping...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Raising Hope”

  RAISING HOPE:  Tuesday 8PM on FOX WHERE WE WERE:  The town of Natesville, where the Chance clan–Jimmy (Lucas Neff), mom Virginia (Martha Plimpton), dad Burt (Garret Dillahunt) and ancient Maw-Maw (Cloris Leachman...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THE BIJOU REVIEW: “30 Minutes Or Less”





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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 SKED: NBC Still At it

    More, more, more news from The Peacock: Try to hold on to your lunch:  WHITNEY is back, lack of quality (and even lack of ratings) apparently not meaning too much at the network these days.  (At least it seems t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Wanderlust”

      WANDERLUST:  Watch It At Home – Hippy Jokes Thawed Out From 1966   The new WANDERLUST demonstrates the strengths and limitations of amiability in movies.  Its stars, Jennifer Aniston and Paul R...
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...
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THE SKED: “True Blood” Keeps Gushing

> According to TV By the Numbers, the season premiere of TRUE BLOOD on Sunday night had 5.4 million viewers (a virtual tie with its all-time high) and a 3.0 rating in 18-49s (slightly below its previous high).  Considering...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Finder”

> THE FINDER – Thursdays 9PM on FOX – If Nothing Else Is On… THE FINDER has already had a pilot of sorts, which aired last season as an episode of BONES.  While the series is based on the character Walter...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “How Do You Know”

On Homevideo and VOD:  Still Not Worth Seeing. James L Brooks is legendarily responsible for some of the great comedies and comedy-dramas of his generation, with a record that stretches from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “True Blood”

HBO’s version of a summer drive-in movie is back. WHERE WE WERE:  In the midst of multiple cliffhangers.  Telepathic waitress and series heroine Sookie'(Anna Paquin) had just seen her best friend Tara (Rutina Wesley) ge...
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
 

 

 

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