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TV Pilot Review: 'Hostages'

September 24th, 2013 11:41pm EDT
Hostages
CBS usually chooses more of the same every TV season, so I commend them for actually picking up a non-procedural show. I’m so pleased. Also,  I often have a hard time watching shows on CBS because I think they move really slowly. Sorry to CSI and NCIS fans, but your show bores me to death (even against other procedurals like SVU. Hostages moves at the speed of a show that could be on any other station. It’s bordering on cable quality.

Hostages presents us with a hero, Dr Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette), and a villain, FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott). Ellen is supposed to operate ...
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CBS' 'Hostages': Does It Have Your Vote?

September 24th, 2013 10:45am EDT
Hostages
CBS's newest thriller starring Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott is just like a real-life politician: slick, impeccably styled and often displays touches of brilliance.  Unfortunately, it works too hard and too fast to get your vote.

Collette plays Dr. Ellen Sanders, a surgeon who was selected to operate on the President. McDermott is a rogue FBI agent who takes her family hostage in order to force Sanders to kill POTUS during surgery.  Toss in Tate Donovan has her filandering, lying husband, and her darling children--a daughter concealing a pregnancy and a drug dealin' son--and poor Dr. S...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'The Lucky One,' 'Think Like A Man' & More

April 17th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
If you missed my interview with Fran Kranz and Kristen Connolly from “The Cabin in the Woods,” definitely be sure to give it a read. They both had some amusing stories to share about their experience working with Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon on the movie. Also last week, I had the opportunity to visit Washington DC for an exciting espionage adventure in honor of the blu-ray release for “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” which I chronicled here.

Arriving in theaters this week are the Zac Efron romantic drama “The Lucky One,” the African American comedy “Think Life a Man,” the pri...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Fright Night 3D'

December 14th, 2011 10:10am EST
Fright Night 3D photo
Do 3D effects still hold up at home? We’re about to find out by taking a look at the remake "Fright Night 3D," which hits Blu-ray on Dec. 13 from Dreamworks and Touchstone Home Video. See if the fangs penetrate below!

Title: "Fright Night 3D"

Grade: 0

Cast: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant

Director: Craig Gillepsie

Rating: R

Runtime: 106 minutes

Release Company: Touchstone Home Video

Website: www.welcometofrightnight.com

The Flick: Let’s forget that this is a remake of a film that is considered to be one of the finest horror movies of all time and simply re...
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'The United States Of Tara’s' Season And Show Finale ‘Best Parts’

June 21st, 2011 11:45pm EDT
United States Of Tara finale
I am so going to miss The United States of Tara, and the finale exemplified many of the reasons why this show should have been renewed. The acting is superb, the characters well realized, and the comedy/drama fine line walked so exquisitely that the viewer truly doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

The season and show finale, “Best Parts,” began where the last episode ended – as Tara leaped from a bridge into the water below. Quick cut to Tara in an abandoned cellar, dunking alter Bryce headfirst into a vat of murky water. Between water-boarding dips, Tara tells Bryce that she deserves be...
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'The United States of Tara' Hits 'Crunchy Ice' Recap June 13

June 14th, 2011 10:25am EDT
United States Of Tara
It’s a new day. Neil and Charmaine share breakfast in bed, Kate and Evan bond with his son, Monty and at Grandma Sandy’s Christmas filled home, Marshall tries to handle his grief over Lionel’s death. At the Gregson home, Bryce has taken over Marshall’s room. In the kitchen, Max discovers Tara alter Buck hiding below the counter. Buck wants a beer and a word. He’s come to say goodbye. He’s convinced he’s alter Bryce’s next victim, and he has instructions for the disposal of his ashes. There doesn’t seem to be anything the alters can do – Bryce is decimating them one by one. And no one knows ...
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It's A 'Train Wreck' On 'The United States Of Tara' June 7 Recap

June 13th, 2011 1:46pm EDT
United States of Tara
Charmaine and Kate ask Tara why she hasn’t told Max about her new alter, Bryce. Bryce may be only 14, but he’s a homicidal maniac who’s been killing off the other alters, and tried to kill Dr. Hattaras through his allergy to seafood. Tara’s packed up all traces of Bryce, including the clothing of the ‘murdered’ alters, while taking heavy doses of her medication. Since Bryce has been forcing Tara to throw up the pills she’s swallowed, Tara is now snorting her meds. She doesn’t want to spoil Max’s trip, and has decided she’ll wait for his return, and his help in dealing with Bryce.

Kate fill...
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Colin Farrell Gets A Career Do-Over

May 25th, 2011 3:24pm EDT
Colin Farrell
It’s rare in Hollywood for an actor to get a second chance at a career. The most recent example of a career rebirth is Mickey Rourke whose performance in Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler” not only earned him an Oscar nomination, but gave him a new life as a serious and respected actor. In 1994, Quentin Tarantino pulled John Travolta out of the wreckage of his previously successful career and cast him in one of his most iconic roles as the hitman Vincent in “Pulp Fiction.”

Now, Colin Farrell is trying to re-start his career not as the star of mindless action movies (which he quickly became ...
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'United States of Tara' The Electrifying & Magnanimous Return of Beaverlamp

May 11th, 2011 1:14pm EDT
United States of Tara
In the dark night, we see a middle aged man walking across a roof top, with a kite tail attached to his ankle. Suddenly, he jumps off the edge.

In Tara’s kitchen, Tara is waxing eloquently about the benefits of yoga, while cooking a huge steak. We catch up on everyone’s week. Kate continues to pursue Evan, the frequent flyer still immune to her charms, Charmaine wonders how to handle the baby on her own, with Neil away, before remembering that she’s left said baby on its own, and Marshall is struggling with his film project. Max is in a great mood. His birthday is coming, he has a job tha...
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'United States Of Tara' - The Road To Hell Is Paved With Breast Intentions May 2

May 3rd, 2011 1:01pm EDT
United States of Tara
Tara, working outside, is bedevilled by a cawing crow. She transitions into Buck, who shoots the crow, then back into herself as Tara. While telling Dr Hatteras about the incident, she says that she thinks the contract they’ve made is really working out. He’s more concerned with what Tara is not telling him, like how she’s dealing with Max. She claims they’ve talking about his worries, but Hatteras says having sex instead of talking is not dealing with a problem. He’s concerned that she has settled for things being ‘fine.’

Max is not happy with his new job at OrgaLawn, and the tricks they ...
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Recap: 'United States of Tara' 'Dr Hatteras' Miracle Elixir' April 27, 2011

April 28th, 2011 11:25am EDT
United States of Tara
Tara wants to drop her Abnormal Psychology class with Dr Hatteras, embarrassed by her performance during the test, in which all her personalities emerged. He refuses to let her drop the course, completely intrigued with the contract papers on which her personalities wrote. He’s obsessed with her condition, and wants to write a paper that will free him from his job at the college. She protests that she’s not a lab rat for him to study. He gives her a book he’s written about a patient he has helped, and tells her to read it.

At Orgalawn, Max is buried under paperwork. His boss, Larry, invite...
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Toni Collette Welcomes Baby Boy

April 25th, 2011 2:23pm EDT
Toni Collette
Oscar-nominated actress Toni Collette has given birth to a baby boy.

The United States of Tara star and her husband, musician David Galafassi, celebrated the arrival of Arlo Robert in Australia on Friday.

Her representative tells People.com, "He was born on Good Friday making it the greatest Friday, indeed!"

The couple, which wed in 2003, already has one daughter, Sage, three.

The baby's birth forced Collette to miss out on the premiere of her new film, the Julia Roberts-produced Jesus Henry Christ, at New York City's Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday.

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'United States Of Tara' - Season 3 Episode 4 - Wheels Recap

April 19th, 2011 7:39pm EDT
The United States of Tara
Charmaine is being rushed to the hospital by ambulance, as Tara tries to provide comfort. She runs through a litany of Tara’s sins, including the wedding disturbance, and tells the staff at the hospital to keep the ‘crazy’ away from her and the baby. Of course, given her verbal diarrhoea in the ambulance, it’s debatable who the crazy is.

Speaking of crazy, let’s join Kate at the airport. She’s downloading her entire brain onto Ray, a baggage attendant, as she waits for her bags to reappear. Ray seems taken with Kate. Kate hangs out at the airport, waiting for her missing bag. Along comes o...
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'The United States Of Tara' The Full F.. You Finger Recap

April 15th, 2011 8:50am EDT
United States of Tara
Clearly Max and his mother are not close. When he calls to tell her he needs her signature to sell the family business, we find out she has psychological issues of her own, and is not fond of Tara. Tara’s got other issues, though, because she’s trying to organize Charmaine’s slightly pornographic baby shower – without very many guests. Plus, she’s about to be minus one child, as 19 year old Kate is leaving for Japan in the morning, to teach English as a second language.

The darling daughter is secretly planning an early getaway before mother, father, brother or aunt are awake, and she’s wr...
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'The United States Of Tara' Is CrackerJack! Re-Cap April 1, 2011

April 5th, 2011 7:04am EDT
The United States of Tara
Tara’s first day back at college dawns, and Marshall is filming the events for posterity. Neil, asleep on the couch, wakes up to Charmaine’s demands for breakfast.

Neighbor Ted accompanies Tara to the campus, where they both see that they are much older than the average student. Tara’s first class, Abnormal Psychology with Professor Hatteras, has her nervous. As she enters the lecture hall, she transitions seamlessly into alter Dr Shoshonna Schomberg, who of course walks straight to the teacher’s desk to deliver the day’s lesson. She introduces herself as Prof Hatteras’ substitute while he...
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'United States Of Tara' Season 3 Advance Review

March 31st, 2011 7:02am EDT
United States of Tara
Along with Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara started its third season on Showtime Monday night. So how does season three look? Certainly like one of the more unique shows on television.

Confession time: I have never seen Juno. The only reason I know who Diablo Cody is, is because of all the publicity that surrounded that movie. I'd never seen this show either until now. So for me, United States of Tara was a big blank slate without any expectations or preconceived notions. Now, I can say that I wouldn't necessarily call it appointment television, but I am considerably impressed with...
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'The United States Of Tara' Season 3 Premiere - Recap

March 29th, 2011 12:22pm EDT
John Corbett as Max and Toni Collette as Tara in United States o
Season Three’s opener ‘youwillnotwin’ reintroduces us to the Gregson’s, a typical American family, as long as the typical American family’s 2.5 kids has a .5 component of multiple altered personalities. Well, it’s really the mom that has the alters, but you get the drift.

These alters include Alice, the 50’s housewife, T, the out of control teen, Chicken, Tara’s 5 year old self, Buck, the male redneck biker, and Shoshanna, the therapist. They haven’t been seen in months, or so Tara believes. Tara’s son, Neil, is in the midst of his first real love affair with Lionel, while her daughter, K...
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'United States Of Tara' Star Toni Collette Is Pregnant

October 26th, 2010 8:15am EDT
Toni Collette
Actress Toni Collette is set to become a mom again in the New Year - she's pregnant with her second child.

The "United States of Tara" star and her husband, musician Dave Galafassi, have confirmed they will become parents next spring.

They tell People.com, "(We) are very happy to be expecting our second child together."

The new arrival will join the couple's two-year-old daughter Sage Florence.

See more photos of Toni here!
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2010 Emmys: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

August 28th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
2010 Emmys
It’s a transitional year for the Emmys, meaning this is one of the more exciting races in recent memories. The flood of new nominees (brought on by a stellar development slate) means that we can no longer rely on the predictable Emmy voting to determine winners. Instead, this is a year where we can see many newcomers emerging and starting a whole new slate of predictable nominees.

Yes, that was a little cynical, but it’s the sad truth of the Emmys – habits are hard to break for the voters. Luckily, this year the virgin nominees have afforded them an extensive choice for brand new habits.

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'Glee,' HBO's 'The Pacific' Land Massive Emmy Nominations

July 8th, 2010 10:26am EDT
Glee
Hit TV musical "Glee" is set to be the toast of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards after landing a massive 19 nominations.

The comedy about a group of high school students in a choir club will fight for the Outstanding TV Comedy prize against "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock," which has taken home the title for the last three years.

"Glee's" leading stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele have been nominated in the male and female categories for the outstanding comedy actor awards, while their co-star Chris Colfer has received a best supporting...
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Colin Farrell Joins 'Fright Night'

May 11th, 2010 8:40am EDT
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell is the latest star to take a bite out of the vampire movie craze - he's signed up to play a bloodsucker in a remake of 1985 cult classic Fright Night.

The Irish actor will star alongside Toni Collette and Anton Yelchin in the big screen remake, playing the role made famous by Chris Sarandon in the original.

The Disney movie will see Farrell portray vampire Jerry who is covertly terrorizing his neighborhood, while Yelchin will play the teenager who is convinced the street's new resident has a deadly secret, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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SAG Awards Fashion: Crimson Gowns, Bare Shoulders & More (Photos)

January 25th, 2010 1:30pm EST
SAG Awards Fashion
One-shouldered dresses and vibrant crimson gowns dominated the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards this weekend. Mariah Carey, "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks, and other ladies captivated in red, while celebrities like "30 Rock's" Jane Krakowski and French actress Marion Cotillard were one of the many who opted for the single shoulder look.

Sandra Bullock was named Best Actress for her performance in The Blind Side. She won the same award at last week's Golden Globes. Mo'nique took home Best Supporting Actress for Precious, while Tina Fey and Julianna Margulies claimed...
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Golden Globes Fashion 2010 - The Ladies

January 18th, 2010 11:45am EST
Golden Globes Fashion 2010
Many of the ladies sizzled on the red carpet at last night's Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Purple was a major pick of the evening, as Sandra Bullock, Fergie, Heidi Klum and Jane Krakowski demonstrated.

As usual black was a very popular color, and stars like Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey, Halle Berry, Heather Graham, Vera Farmiga and Penelope Cruz looked fab.

There wasn't a lot of bad fashion, although Tina Fey's billowing skirt was a bit too much, and Rita Wilson's flower pattern dress was simply too floral.

What did you think of last night's red carpet fashion? Who...
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Golden Globes 2010 Highlights

January 18th, 2010 9:43am EST
Golden Globes Recap
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, were held last night at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. A little rain didn't stop the party and the stars walked the red carpet

in their couture dresses, bling and umbrellas. The devastating earthquake in Haiti was a big topic of conversation on the red carpet as stars wore red ribbons in support and talked about their donation efforts.

Silver, purple, gray and glittery dresses dominated the carpet as the stars filtered into the awards. Lead Actress nominee Sandra Bullock looked amazing in a sheer pur...
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'Up In The Air,' 'Nine' Lead Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2009 9:19am EST
Up in the Air
The 67th annual Golden Globe nominations were just announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"Up in the Air" leads the pack with six mentions, including best picture, drama. The musical "Nine" ran second with five nominations, including best musical or comedy and acting slots for Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.

The Golden Globes, Hollywood's second-biggest film honors after the Oscars, will be presented Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, televised live by NBC and hosted by comic actor Ricky Gervais.

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2009 Primetime Emmy Awards Mega Diary

September 21st, 2009 9:55am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Ah, the Emmys. The one Awards show on TV that has a nonchalant attitude toward its honorees and the medium it seeks to honor. A ceremony that seeks to put on a funny show, not blow smoke up the behinds of the many winners mostly seem like they'd rather not be there.

Sure, the last couple years were awful, but this year we have the inimitable Neil Patrick Harris at the helm, and with the possibility that this may be Emmy's final year on broadcast television, they're certain to pull out all the stops and ratchet up the funny.

And with that stellar introduction, here is the 2009 Primet...
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Slideshow: 2009 Emmy Awards Fashion Part 2

September 21st, 2009 8:49am EDT
Emmys 2009 Fashion
Although 30 Rock and Mad Men dominated the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, it's the fashion that fans talk about the most the following day. Check out part 2 of the Emmy fashion spectacular after the jump...

This year's show was hosted by How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, who opened with a song and dance number. Harris ended his musical routine with a light-hearted jab at MTV Video Music Award stage invader Kanye West, warning nominees to keep an eye on celebrities looking to crash their acceptance speeches.

Which celebrity looks the best? Who needs a...
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The 61st Emmy Awards: Who Should Win And Who Will Win

September 18th, 2009 3:44pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
You may have forgotten since there is about a 47-month lull between the nomination announcements and the actual awards ceremony, but the Primetime Emmy Awards are coming to your living room on Sunday evening with everybody’s favorite human being, Neil Patrick Harris, serving as host for the evening.

Hopefully, the choice of somebody known for being funny and having talents that extend beyond being able to sit still for a perfect haircut and remembering the names of contestants will show a marked improvement in the quality of the ceremony with the return to Emmy ceremonies of yore where b...
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Emmy Nomination Surprises, Snubs And Shouldn't Be Nominated

July 16th, 2009 3:17pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
To paraphrase Ned Flanders, apparently an Emmy nomination is easier to get than an acceptance letter from Arizona State.

This morning, Emmy tried to one-up Oscar's new rule of ten by including six nominees in the acting categories and a whopping seven in the series categories. Yes, if you made a television series this year, or appeared on one, chances are you heard your name called in North Hollywood this morning.

With so many nominess, it seems impossible that any deserving performances or series were left out. Right? Sadly, no. And, of course, there are plenty of nominees who sh...
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Emmy Nominations Announced: '30 Rock' & 'Mad Men' Lead The Pack

July 16th, 2009 9:45am EDT
30 Rock
Tina Fey's "30 Rock" led the pack this morning with 22 Emmy nominations, while "Mad Men" tops the drama pack with 16 nominations. TV movie "Grey Gardens" garnered 17 nominations, and "Into the Storm" received 14 nominations.

Check out the nominees in major categories for the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

COMEDY SERIES

"Entourage"

"Family Guy

"Flight of the Conchords"

"How I Met Your Mother"

"The Office"

"30 Rock"

"Weeds"

DRAMA SERIES

"Big Love"

"Breaking Bad"

"Damages"

"Dexter"

"House"

"Lost"

"Mad Men"

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bryan Cr...
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