November 14, 2013 |
"Alpha House" (Amazon). Yonder comes the first fruit of Amazon Studios' semi-innovative pilot derby, upon which I reported and opined at length last spring - see here , here and here - marking its arrival as a producer of original streaming content alongside Netflix and Hulu. Of the eight contending comedies offered for public inspection (of which "Betas," a Silicon Valley sitcom, has also "gone to series"), it was clearly the heavyweight, with a script by "Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau, cameos from Bill Murray (cursing)
October 29, 2013 |
Conan O'Brien began hosting "Late Night" on NBC on Sept. 13, 1993. This week on his current show, "Conan," the host is celebrating his two decades in late night. And on his website, teamcoco.com , he's hosting a deep archive of his best bits from "Late Night," "Conan" and even his ill-fated stint as host of "The Tonight Show. " Considering the hurt feelings that accompanied O'Brien's departure from NBC in 2010, it's a little surprising that he would want to revisit those years, but time, apparently, does heal all wounds.
January 28, 2013 |
It's been a roller coaster of an awards season for the cast and crew of the political thriller "Argo. " In the weeks since director and star Ben Affleck was passed over for an Oscar nomination for best director, the film has won big at the Golden Globes, the Producers Guild Awards and now the SAG Awards. Just a few hours before stepping on stage with Affleck and fellow cast members to accept the SAG Award for best ensemble in a motion picture, "Argo's" John Goodman spoke with Times reporter Amy Kaufman on the red carpet about how Affleck has been handling the twists and turns.
December 27, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 23 - 29 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES 30 Rock: Liz (Tina Fey) tries to convince Tracy (Tracy Morgan) that women can be just as funny as men in this repeat episode (8 p.m. NBC). The Mindy Project: The Mindy Kaling sitcom offers four repeat episodes (8, 8:30, 9 and 9:30 p.m. Fox). Apollo Live: Bell Biv Devoe performs and the winner is revealed in the talent competition's season finale (8 p.m. BET)
October 23, 2012 |
Retired movie makeup artist Robert Sidell got chills when he met actor John Goodman at the party following the Beverly Hills premiere earlier this month of Ben Affleck's acclaimed new film "Argo. " It was like seeing an old friend again. Goodman plays real-life Oscar-winning movie makeup artist John Chambers, who created the makeup for the 1968 classic "Planet of the Apes," as well as Spock's ears for the original "Star Trek" series. Chambers was one of the key players who helped CIA operative Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck)
September 7, 2012 |
TORONTO -- Ben Affleck's crowd-pleasing political thriller “Argo” earned a few ovations when it played at the Telluride Film Festival last week, but, really, the screening there was just a warm-up act to its Toronto gala premiere Friday night. “Any self-respecting Canadian of a particular age knows what happened,” said festival chief operating officer Michele Maheux, introducing the film and its actor-director Ben Affleck. “Now, through 'Argo,' we discover the how.” There were plenty of self-respecting Canadians of a particular vintage seated in the cavernous Roy Thomson Hall, and they cheered loudly and often throughout the movie.