Movie Review: OCEAN’S 8

OCEAN'S 8 movie poster | ©2018 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Richard Armitage, James Corden Writers: Gary Ross & Olivia Milch, story by Gary Ross, based on characters created by George Clayton Johnson & Jack Golden Russell Director: Gary Ross Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: June 8, 2018 OCEAN’S 8 might be called a spinoff rather than a sequel of the OCEAN’S 11 franchise. The Ocean here is Debbie (Sandra Bullock), sister of Danny Ocean (the character played in the earlier films by George Clooney). Newly paroled from a five-year prison stint, Debbie […]Read On »

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LA TO VEGAS: Ed Weeks chats new comedy series and THE MINDY PROJECT – Exclusive Interview

Ed Weeks in LA TO VEGAS - Season 1 - "The Dinner Party" | ©2018 Fox

Fox Networks’ comedy LA TO VEGAS, now in its first season on Tuesday nights, follows the crew and regular passengers of a short commuter flight between Los Angeles and the gambling capital of America. Ed Weeks plays Colin, a professor who teaches in California but flies back and forth to Nevada in an effort to patch things up with his estranged family. Weeks was previously a regular on THE MINDY PROJECT for six seasons. The Englishman is also a writer, whose scripting credits include MAN STROKE WOMAN and RANDALL AND HILDA ARE NOT A COUPLE. ASSIGNMENT X: Were you looking […]Read On »

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Movie Review: INSIDE OUT

INSIDE OUT | © 2015 Disney/Pixar

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan Writers: Meg LeFauve & Josh Cooley and Pete Docter, story by Pete Docter & Ronaldo Del Carmen Director: Pete Docter, co-director Ronaldo Del Carmen Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Release Date: June 19, 2015 INSIDE OUT is not the first story to imagine that the components of the human mind have personalities of their own, but it is perhaps the most charming and touching. Positing that everyone has a mental control room populated by an individual version of Joy, […]Read On »

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Beth Grant on THE MINDY PROJECT Season 3 – exclusive interview

Beth Grant in THE MINDY PROJECT - Season 3 | © 2015 Fox/Emily Shur

Prolific actress Beth Grant plays Beverly on Fox’s THE MINDY PROJECT, which has its season finale Tuesday, March 24. Grant’s character has gone from being homeless to trusted employee at the hospital where heroine Dr. Mindy Lahiri (played by series creator Mindy Kaling) works. In the show’s third season, Mindy is pregnant and about to have a baby – it’s probably a good thing Beverly is around when the doctor needs a hand. The Alabama-born Grant has done many stage, TV and film projects, including DONNIE DARKO, RAIN MAN, FLATLINERS, THE GOLDEN GIRLS, SPEED, THE X-FILES, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview with THE MINDY PROJECT regular Beth Grant

Beverly (Beth Grant) gets confronted on THE MINDY PROJECT | © 2014 Jordin Althaus/FOX

Whether or not you know her name, it’s almost certain you’ve seen Beth Grant’s work. The Alabama-born actress started her onscreen career with an episode of B.J. AND THE BEAR. Since then, she’s been in stage, TV and film projects, including RAIN MAN, FLATLINERS, THE GOLDEN GIRLS, SPEED, THE X-FILES, FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS and DEXTER, to name a handful of credits. Last summer, Grant appeared in the award-winning Web comedy HUSBANDS: THE SERIES as a Mormon mom supporting her son (Sean Hemeon) as he remarries his boyfriend (Brad “Cheeks”Bell). Currently, Grant is a series regular on THE MINDY PROJECT, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THIS IS THE END World Premiere

Emma Watson at the World Premiere of THIS IS THE END | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Recently Columbia Pictures presented the World Premiere of THIS IS THE END at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood. Fans were 3 rows deep this night to catch the stars as they arrived, and of course they screamed like they usually do! Most of the signs were for Emma Watson, who starred in the HARRY POTTER films, and since she resides in England the fans were doubly excited! Walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Seth Rogen (who is also the Director/Producer and Writer), Jay Baruchel (also Co-Producer), Evan Goldberg (Director/Producer and Writer) and Henry Jackman […]Read On »

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

Mindy Kaling in THE MINDY PROJECT - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Mary Ellen Matthews

Stars: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Anna Camp, Zoe Jarman, Amanda Setton, Stephen Tabolowsky, Ike Barinholtz Writer: Mindy Kaling Director: Charles McDougall Network: Fox, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: September 25, 2012 Mindy Kaling is a love her or hate her performer. As a writer and actress on the long-running THE OFFICE, she was great in short spurts as the self-absorbed Kelly Kapoor. Now that’s she’s branched off and created a new series for herself with THE MINDY PROJECT, it’s clear Kaling is sometimes better in those small spurts. I know there are many people who absolutely love this […]Read On »

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TCA 2012: NBC talks about passing on THE MINDY PROJECT and having it land at Fox

Mindy Kaling in THE MINDY PROJECT - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Autumn De Wilde

It’s rare for a series to be created by one network and then set up at another, but that’s what happened with the new comedy series THE MINDY PROJECT from THE OFFICE actor-writer-producer Mindy Kaling. The series almost made the cut on the Peacock Network schedule, but when it was passed on, it was instantly set up at Fox for a fall birth. At NBCUniversal’s Summer 2012 Press Tour, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke addressed the network shift for the series. “We developed THE MINDY PROJECT and loved it at the network,” Salke reveals. “We felt like, knock on wood, […]Read On »

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TCA 2012: THE MINDY PROJECT star Mindy Kaling on her new Fox series

Chris Messina, Mindy Kaling and Ed Weeks in THE MINDY PROJECT - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Autumn De Wilde

After spending eight seasons on THE OFFICE as a writer, producer and performer, Mindy Kaling is now headlining a new Fox comedy that she created and stars in called THE MINDY PROJECT. In the series, she plays an OB/GYN who discovers that love is not the way it’s portrayed in romantic movies. In many ways, she feels her character on the show is very similar to Michael Scott (Steve Carell) from THE OFFICE. The fun thing about this character, not unlike Michael Scott in some ways, is she wants to be a better person,” says Kaling, while talking about the […]Read On »

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Breaking News: Mindy Kaling will return for THE OFFICE Season 9 premiere – TCA 2012

Mindy Kaling in THE MINDY PROJECT - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Autumn De Wilde

After playing Kelly Kapoor for eight seasons on NBC’s THE OFFICE, Mindy Kaling is moving on to THE MINDY PROJECT, a show she created and stars in for the Fox network and which debuts in the fall. However, the fate of Kelly will actually have some closure, as the actress explained while at Fox’s Summer TCA session for her new series. “I’m heading back [to THE OFFICE] and I think I will be in premiere, which I’m excited about, and maybe another episode,” reveals Kaling. “That was great. I got attached to that character even though I had a line […]Read On »

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