Exclusive Interview: THE GOLDBERGS star George Segal flashes back to the ’80s

George Segal in THE GOLDBERGS - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

ABC has just picked up its freshman half-hour comedy THE GOLDBERGS, Tuesday nights at 9 PM, for a full season. Set in the mid-1980s, the show is based on the real-life adventures of series creator Adam F. Goldberg, then an eleven-year-old budding filmmaker (played by Sean Giambrone) who drove his family crazy by following them around with a huge video camera (the real-life footage can be seen at the ends of each episode). Besides Giambrone, the series stars Jeff Garlin as Adam’s loud father Murray, Wendy McClendon-Covey as Adam’s big-haired, big-hearted mom Beverly and George Segal asBeverly’s “Pops,” Albert Solomon. […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE GOLDBERGS – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, George Segal, and Jeff Garlin in THE GOLDBERGS - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Stars: George Segal, Jeff Garlin, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia Writers: Adam F. Goldberg Director: Seth Gordon Network: ABC, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: September 24, 2013 There’s a lot to be said about the 1980s, especially if you grew up in them. The material is ripe for the picking in the appropriate hands, in this case those hands would be that of Adam Goldberg whose THE GOLDBERGS is loosely based on his own life growing up in during that decade. The premise is simplistic in its rarest form. A family of five dealing with everything a […]Read On »

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Movie Review: PARANORMAN

PARANORMAN | (c) 2012 Universal Pictures

Stars (voices): Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Elaine Stritch, Bernard Hill, Jodelle Ferland, Tempestt Bledsoe, Alex Borstein, John Goodman Writer: Chris Butler Directors: Sam Fell & Chris Butler Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: August 17, 2012 PARANORMAN is the latest 3-D stop-motion animation release from a lot of the folks who brought you the film version of CORALINE (writer Neil Gaiman isn’t involved here, but a lot of the sensibility is the same). The movie is full of surprises, not the least of which is what those surprises actually are. Written […]Read On »

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Exclusive: Photos from the SUPER 8 Los Angeles Premiere

Kyle Chandler at the Los Angeles Premiere of SUPER 8 | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot and Amblin Entertainment Productions held the Los Angeles Premiere of SUPER 8 at the Regency Village in Westwood June 8th. It’s the summer of 1979, and a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie. Soon though they suspect the crash was not an accident. Unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town and as the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth they discover something more terrifying than any of them could imagine. J.J. Abrams wrote and directed SUPER 8, and […]Read On »

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