Movie Review: YESTERDAY

YESTERDAY movie poster | ©2019 Unviersal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Baskar, Joel Fry, Kate McKinnon Writer: Richard Curtis, story by Jack Barth & Richard Curtis Director: Danny Boyle Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: June 28, 2019 YESTERDAY is the kind of movie that will make some people want to get into a bar fight. Not because there’s a bar fight in it – there isn’t – but because this is a movie that can get a person into the kind of argument where voices are raised and punches may be thrown. As anybody who has seen the trailer […]Read On »

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Movie Review: OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY poster | ©2016 Paramount Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Courtney B. Vance, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Rob Corddry, Vanessa Bayer, Randall Park, Karan Soni Writers: Justin Malen & Laura Solon & Dan Mazer, story by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore and Timothy Dowling Directors: Josh Gordon & Will Speck Distributor: Paramount Release Date: December 9, 2016 In comedic terms, OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY is in the genre of THE HANGOVER and HORRIBLE BOSSES, both movies with multiple ties to this film. OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY isn’t as funny as the original entries in those series, but it’s way better than […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos of the GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL Los Angeles premiere

Melissa McCarthy at the Los Angeles Premiere of GHOSTBUSTERS

GHOSTBUSTERS first graced the big screen in 1984 and starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver among many others. It was an instant hit. Now in 2016 GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL returns to the big screen with the GHOSTBUSTERS being woman. Some of the original cast return to once again save the world! Columbia Pictures in association withe Village Roadshow Pictures held the Los Angeles Premiere at the TCL Chinese. It was a big premiere closing Hollywood Blvd down. Fans lined the streets and some fans were lucky enough to be in the stands on the red carpet. Those […]Read On »

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TV Review: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – Season 40 – Host Bill Hader with musical guest Hozier

Bill Hader in SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Season 40 | ©2014 NBC/Dana Edelson

Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Bobby Moynihan, Jay Pharoah, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Sasheer Zamata Host: Sarah Silverman / Musical Guest: Hozier Original Telecast: October 11, 2014 Network: NBC, airs Saturday Night Here’s one way to reinvigorate a struggling show – bring in the heavy hitters. With the third episode of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – Season 40, the show brings back former MVP cast member Bill Hader to host and the results are stellar (especially with Kristen Wiig showing up to assist as well). Part of […]Read On »

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TV Review: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – Season 40 – Host Sarah Silverman with musical guest Maroon 5

Sarah Silverman hosts on October 4, 2014 on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Season 40 | ©2014 NBC/Dana Edelson

Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Bobby Moynihan, Jay Pharoah, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Sasheer Zamata Host: Sarah Silverman / Musical Guest: Maroon 5 Original Telecast: October 4, 2014 Network: NBC, airs Saturday Night Nobody is rooting more for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE than I am. As overly critical as I can be over the show and its occasional lack of focus and a good portion of the new cast still not ready for primetime and far from being ready for late night I still have faith. It’s […]Read On »

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TV Review: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – Season 40 – Hosted by Chris Pratt – Season Premiere

Kate McKinnon and Chris Pratt on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Season 40 | ©2014 NBC/Dana Edelson

Host: Chris Pratt / Musical Guest: Ariana Grande Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Bobby Moynihan, Jay Pharoah, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Sasheer Zamata Original Telecast: September 27, 2014 Network: NBC, airs Saturday Night Well, after a hit and miss Season 39 where SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE suffered from the loss of Bill Hader, Jason Sudekis and Fred Armisen, the venerable variety show went through a huge cast  purge over the summer leading into Season 40. With Chris Pratt as host, and a couple of new additions to […]Read On »

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MATADOR star Gabriel Luna on playing Tony Bravo – Exclusive Interview

Gabriel Luna in MATADOR - Season 1 | ©2014 El Rey

In El Rey Network’s MATADOR, now in its first season Tuesdays at 9 PM and already renewed for a second, Gabriel Luna stars as Tony Bravo. Tony starts out as a DEA agent who unexpectedly has his daydreams of being a professional soccer player fulfilled when he’s recruited by the CIA to try out for the L.A. Riot team, owned by international criminal Andres Galan, portrayed by Alfred Molina. When Tony surprises his CIA handlers by securing a spot on the squad, his missions become more dangerous. Luna is a native of Austin, Texas, which happens to be El Rey […]Read On »

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TV Review: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – Season 39 – Host Tina Fey – Season Premiere

Tina Fey and Kenan Thompson in SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Season 39 | ©2013 NBC/Dana Edelson

Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Nasim Pedrad, Jay Pharoah, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson Featured Players: Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Mike O’Brien, Noël Wells and Brooks Wheelan Network: NBC, Saturday nights Original Telecast: September 28, 2013 As SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE enters Season 39, it also enters what host Tina Fey explains in her opening monologue what is a “re-building year.” This has happened quite a few times in SNL’s rich four-decade history, and it usually includes a mass exodus of cast members and the introduction of a whole bunch of new […]Read On »

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TV Review: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – Season 38 – Host Martin Short

Martin Short and Paul McCartney in SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Season 38 | ©2012 NBC/Dana Edelson

After a very rough patch of episodes, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE pulled out all the stops for its Christmas episode hosted by Martin Short with musical guest Paul McCartney. Following on the heels of the tragedy in the Sandy Hook elementary shooting, SNL made the cold opening a very classy and understated moment – they had the New York Children’s Choir sing “Silent Night”. No mention was made of the tragedy, but it was clear what this moment stood for. Very memorable. The rest of the episode was filled with an endless parade of big name cameos (Samuel L. Jackson, Alec […]Read On »

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TV Review: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – Season 38 – Host Jaime Foxx

Jamie Foxx and Jason Sudeikis in SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Season 38 | ©2012 NBC/Dana Edelson

Stars: Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, Bill Hader, Taran Killam, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Nasim Pedrad, Jay Pharoah, Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Tim Robinson, Cecily Strong Network: NBC, airs Saturday nights Original Telecast: December 8, 2012 SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE returns after a three-week hiatus, and the time away still hasn’t made the show any sharper or any funnier. Season 38 has turned into one of the worst seasons in some time and I still haven’t figured out why. Kristen Wiig and Andy Samburg leaving should not have killed the show’s momentum. They were good, but they weren’t […]Read On »

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