Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “The Affair”

  There was a trainwreck quality to the final season of Showtime’s THE AFFAIR, although it managed to gather itself with some grace for tonight’s series finale, which ended with a remarkably happy conclusion fo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Sundance Film Festival Reviews: “Luce” & “Sonja: The White Swan”

  LUCE (Neon):  Julius Onah’s film was one of the most gripping and provocative of the festival, combining a tale about social and racial tensions with the suspense of a psychological thriller.  Based by director J...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere + 1 Review: “White Famous”

  WHITE FAMOUS:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime – Change the Channel Showtime’s shaky new comedy WHITE FAMOUS is spectacularly ill-timed for the week after the downfall of Harvey Weinstein.  The premiere half-hour ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Ray Donovan”

  RAY DONOVAN:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime – Potential DVR Alert Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber) is a fixer with plenty to fix.  Professionally, he’s sort of a lower-rent LA version of Scandal‘s Olivia Pope, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: “Liz & Dick”

  Did anyone, anywhere, expect LIZ & DICK to be something other than junk?  Lifetime’s TV-movie, with its stunt casting of Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor, was calibrated to get train-wreck eyeballs (it might ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “90210”

  90210:  Monday 8PM on CW WHERE WE WERE:  Mid car-crash.  A truck was plowing into Dixon (Tristan Wilds), in a way that would surely kill an actor in the middle of contract renegotiations.  Dixon’s love Adriana ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “Argo”

At this point, with 3 first-rate films to his name, it’s time to stop remarking on how surprising it is that Ben Affleck is a major American filmmaker and just accept that he is one.  His latest, ARGO, is his best yet, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Episodes”

  The first season of Showtime’s EPISODES was hobbled by its own agenda, but in its much better Season 2, the series relaxed into a very solid sitcom.  The show, written throughout by Must-See-TV veterans David Cran...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

A SHOWBUZZDAILY Guide To Movie Profitability (Or Not) – Part II: Distribution Fees and Back-End

  Yesterday we looked at some of the ways that the costs of producing a feature film are higher and more complicated than they might seem.  Today, some additional obstacles that lie between any movie and profitability. &n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

A SHOWBUZZDAILY Guide to Movie Profitability (Or Not) – Part I: Budget

  Let’s start with something simple:  anyone who claims to have reliable knowledge about the profitability of a specific film, without having detailed access to its production budgets, financing documents and key ta...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Californication”

> CALIFORNICATION lost a step this season, which is what often happens when a series of limited scope reaches Year 5.  Unlike other Showtime series like Weeds and Dexter, Californication has never had the appetite for seas...
by Mitch Salem