July 17, 2009 |
Fifteen-year-old Alexander Gould was a mere minnow when he landed a whopper role, voicing the title character in the 2003 animated smash "Finding Nemo." But even at that tender age, Gould was already a show-business veteran, having appeared in such TV series as "Freaks and Geeks," "Ally McBeal" and "Malcolm in the Middle."
August 28, 2006 |
"Weeds," Showtime, 10 p.m. Mondays The premise NANCY BOTWIN (Mary-Louise Parker) is struggling to bring up her two sons and maintain the same lifestyle in the wake of her husband's sudden death. She secretly becomes a local pot dealer. Meanwhile, her family's life deteriorates. While Nancy is on a romantic tryst, her older son, 16-year-old Silas (Hunter Parrish), has his girlfriend stay over, and 10-year-old brother Shane (Alexander Gould) observes them having sex.
May 30, 2003 |
We've suspected it for some time, but "Finding Nemo" all but makes it official: With five successes out of five attempts, Pixar Animation Studios is now the most reliable creative force in Hollywood. Perhaps not since Preston Sturges made seven classic comedies in a row between 1940 and 1944 has one name been such a consistent indicator of audience and critical pleasure. Following the two "Toy Story" films, "A Bug's Life" and "Monsters, Inc.
June 8, 2009 |
"Nurse Jackie," the much-buzzed-about half-hour medical comedy starring Edie Falco, premieres tonight, following, in what has become a Showtime launch tradition, the season premiere of the perennially great "Weeds." Pot mom meet Oxy-mom. Just ask multiple-personality mom ("United States of Tara") to slide a little closer to I-married-a-serial-killer mom ("Dexter") and all those overdressed bear-me-a-son-or-you're-dead moms ("The Tudors"). But watch out for depressive-sex-addict dad ("Californication")
August 5, 2005 |
In "Weeds," debuting Sunday on Showtime, Mary-Louise Parker plays Nancy Botwin, a newly widowed mother of two who has become, in those weightless, whirlwind first stages of the grieving process, a pot supplier to her upscale planned community of Agrestic, Calif. Nancy buys her weed by the ounce from a black family of drug dealers in L.A.
August 13, 2007 |
Over at Showtime, there is good news and bad: "Weeds" is back, but it has brought "Californication" with it. Let us lead with the positive: "Weeds" is odder, darker and more suspenseful than ever. When we last saw suburban, pot-dealing and personal responsibility-challenged Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), she had several automatic weapons pointed at her head and a big box full of empty where the drugs should have been.