TV on DVD: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

by Ethan Alter February 18, 2014 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

And absolutely nothing bad happened to these love birds ever again.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

by Ethan Alter March 20, 2012 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

We love the '80s.

Talking Friends (And Kids) With Adam Scott

by Ethan Alter March 6, 2012 2:11 pm
Talking Friends (And Kids) With Adam Scott

Although all of the ads for the new romantic comedy Friends with Kids play up the movie's impressive ensemble -- Jon Hamm! Kristen Wiig! Maya Rudolph! Megan Fox! -- they don't indicate that Adam Scott is actually the movie's leading man. The Parks and Recreation star plays Jason Fryman, a single-and-loving-it New Yorker who decides to enter into an unusual arrangement with his best friend, Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt, who also wrote and directed the movie): they'll have a kid together and share joint custody, but since they're not actually attracted to each other, they won't bother with marriage. At first, this arrangement gives Jason the best of both worlds as he's able to experience the fun of fatherhood while also being able to indulge his single guy hormones by dating a smoking hot Broadway dancer (Megan Fox). But then... well, you'll just have to see the movie for yourself. In town for the movie's premiere, Scott spoke with us about how he scored the gig and what costume he wore for Halloween last year. (Hint: He previously donned it for a very popular episode of Parks and Rec.)

30 Rock: Why So Serious?

by Rachel Stein February 17, 2012 11:59 am
<i>30 Rock</i>: Why So Serious?

I've been thoroughly enjoying 30 Rock this season. Sure, it hasn't been perfect, but it's definitely regained its place in my heart as one of the best sitcoms on TV. And in last night's "The Tuxedo Begins" -- for a brief moment -- dare I say that it was... Community good. [Dun dun dunnnn!]

Parks and Recreation: Who Earned Which Badge Last Night?

by Rachel Stein October 14, 2011 6:00 am
<i>Parks and Recreation</i>: Who Earned Which Badge Last Night?

This is exactly why I've been holding out and grading so harshly these past few weeks: "Pawnee Rangers" nailed every single character -- I even laughed at Ann's dialogue! Instead of literally giving every single Pawnee resident an A, let's switch things up with a Parks and Recreation badge ceremony.

<i>Smallville</i> Producers are Robin the Cradle with <i>The Graysons</i>

One of the least egregiously wrong things about 1995's Batman Forever (aside from the inclusion of Seal's "Kiss from a Rose" on the soundtrack) was the fact that they didn't get Robin's origin completely wrong. Dick Grayson and his parents were acrobats in a traveling circus, and the parents were killed by a gangster. Why they were killed and by what gangster doesn't really matter, just that Batman took the orphaned boy in and taught him to fight crime, grooming the man who would one day be his successor... you know, if he doesn't get horribly killed in the line of duty first. Well, the producers of Smallville have decided that if Joel Schumacher himself can't destroy something that isn't broken, then they sure as hell can. The show's creators weren't allowed to do Batman: The Early Years, so now their successors are going to do Robin: The Beginning.

Another Dark Knight?

by Kasey McDonald July 24, 2008 2:22 pm
Another Dark Knight?

In just five days, The Dark Knight has already grossed $200 million, besting 2004's Spider-Man 2 which got there in eight. The box office juggernaut is so big that it's gotten its stars perhaps a little too excited.

Hurrying Out The Hornet's Nest

by Tippi Blevins June 24, 2008 11:09 am
Hurrying Out The Hornet's Nest A lot can happen in two years. By summer 2010, the U.S. will be about eighteen months into a new presidential term. Sixty generations of overcrowded laboratory fruit flies will have come and gone. An elephant who gets knocked up today will be taking her baby on its first migration. Two years is a long time, in other words, but Sony Pictures is planning way ahead by revealing its Green Hornet website, complete with a brand new, shiny green logo. (Hilariously, the new website reminds us that "This film is not yet rated." No! Really? "This film is not yet in existence," is more like it.) Why now? Why so early? Maybe Sony doesn't realize it could shoot itself in the foot with two solid years of pre-release hype. Maybe Sony is trying to get the movie-going public used to the idea of its unconventional action movie star. Or maybe an intern just had some free time on his hands and wanted to play around with Photoshop.

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