THE KOMINSKY METHOD: Creator Chuck Lorre on Season 1 and the end of THE BIG BANG THEORY – Interview

THE KOMINSKY METHOD - Season 1 | ©2019 Netflix

THE KOMINSKY METHOD is an uncharacteristic creation for writer/executive producer Chuck Lorre. Lorre is known for the CBS comedy hits he created or co-created, including the long-running TWO AND A HALF MEN, MIKE & MOLLY, the continuing MOM, the just-concluded twelve seasons of THE BIG BANG THEORY and that show’s prequel spinoff, the renewed YOUNG SHELDON. THE KOMINSKY METHOD, now in its first season on Netflix and in production on its second, has its share of humor. However, it deals seriously with issues of aging, failing health and death. Michael Douglas (who won a Golden Globe for his work in […]Read On »

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RED OAKS: Richard Kind also talks GOTHAM and INSIDE OUT – Interview

Richard Kind in RED OAKS | ©2015 Amazon

In Amazon’s new comedy series RED OAKS, now streaming its entire first season on Amazon Prime, Richard Kind plays Sam, husband of Judy (Jennifer Grey) and father of college student David (Craig Roberts). It’s the Eighties, and Sam is a little puzzled by David’s decision to spend the summer as an apprentice to a country club tennis pro. Kind, born in New Jersey, has a nonstop career in TV, film and theatre. He was a regular on SPIN CITY and can currently be seen as traumatized Mayor Aubrey James on GOTHAM and heard as Bing Bong, the imaginary pink elephant/cat […]Read On »

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Movie Review: LIFE AFTER BETH

LIFE AFTER BETH | © 2014 A24

Rating: R Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, Anna Kendrick, Eva La Dare Writer: Jeff Baena Director: Jeff Baena Distributor: A24 Release Date: August 15, 2014 There are more of them out there, but for the purposes of this discussion, we’ll just name SHAUN OF THE DEAD, WARM BODIES and now LIFE AFTER BETH. It’s official – the zomromcom or romzomcom (i.e., romantic zombie comedy) is now its own subgenre. LIFE AFTER BETH, written and directed by Jeff Baena, uses a new (or at least new-ish) zombie mythology as […]Read On »

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Barry Levinson’s 1982 classic DINER screens at LACMA tonight at 7:30pm

DINER movie poster | ©1982 MGM/Warner Bros.

One of the most underrated 1980s comedies is DINER, the writer-directorial debut of Barry Levinson and tonight LACMA is sponsoring a special screening in Los Angeles tonight, December 1, at 7:30. You can purchase DINER tickets by clicking on the link. Rarely is there such a perfect first film, but Levinson nailed it with his 1982 classic set in 1959 Baltimore. Based on his own experiences, DINER stars Kevin Bacon, Timothy Daly, Mickey Rourke, Steve Guttenberg, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser and Daniel Stern in their first breakout roles. The film is essentially about a bunch of guys trying to grow […]Read On »

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News from the NBCUniversal SUMMER PRESS DAY 2011 (Update)

NBCUniversal Summer Press Day 2011 logo

Today, NBCUniversal held its 2011 Summer Press Day and ASSIGNMENT X was in attendance getting all the scoops from the event. This article will be continually updated throughout the day, so keep checking back. Click on the links below to  read about what happened at the event. CLICK HERE for the scoop on the new Syfy series ALPHAS CLICK HERE for the scoop on the Syfy RED FACTION: ORIGINS TV Movie based on the hit videogame CLICK HERE for the scoop on  mun2’s first bi-lingual TV Series RPM MIAMI THE VOICE producer Mark Burnett explains why this singing show is […]Read On »

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Paul Reiser reveals his new series THE PAUL REISER SHOW came about in a sane way

Paul Reiser in THE PAUL REISER SHOW - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC/Chris Haston

Former MAD ABOUT YOU star Paul Reiser debuted his new comedy series THE PAUL REISER SHOW on NBC last night and this morning he was at NBC’s Summer Press Day to talk about the show’s evolution and returning to television. “I wasn’t thinking of doing a show and they said, ‘why don’t you come up with a show’  and this came to me,” he says. The reason for the long delay in between TV projects wasn’t due to the lack of opportunities, he just was ready to “sit down.” “We had a wonderfully long run after MAD ABOUT YOU,” says […]Read On »

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