Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’
 

 

THE BIJOU @ TIFF: “Ten Year”

> TEN YEAR, which premiered tonight at the Toronto Film Festival, is one of the few festival movies that has the feel of a potential hit.  This is because, apart from its hugely engaging cast and, to be sure, some effectiv...
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LIMITED RELEASE: “Henry’s Crime”

> Watch It At Home:  Petty larceny. Sometimes casting can be too good:  Keanu Reeves playing a guy who pretty much sleepwalks through his own life is practically redundant.  His whole style, from the very start o...
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THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Weeds”

  WEEDS:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime   WHERE WE WERE:  After a season largely concerned with a battle for supremacy in the New York drug trade, both within and outside the family, there seemed to be a moment of compara...
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
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Louie”

  LOUIE:  Thursday 10:30PM on FX WHERE WE WERE:  In the mind of Louis C.K.  It’s a place where a moderately successful working stand-up comic named Louie shares custody of two daughters with his ex-wife and lives ...
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
 

 

 

“MIDNIGHT IN PARIS” : Ah, Paree!

> Worth A Ticket; A tasty croissant from Woody Allen. Woody Allen interrupts the opening credits of his new comedy MIDNIGHT IN PARIS to insert a montage of lovely Paris locations.  I mention this because after more than 40...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Partners”

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 ha...
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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

THE SKED @ PALEYFEST 2012: “New Girl”

> There’s something infectious about watching the people behind a brand-new TV hit enjoy their success, and at tonight’s PaleyFest salute to this year’s break-out comedy hit NEW GIRL, the pleasure of the cast ...
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THE BIJOU REVIEW: “Carnage”





Our Review / 5 - Terrible
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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