Movie Review: CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE

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Rating: PG-13 Stars: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Jonah Bobo, John Carroll Lynch, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon Writer: Dan Fogelman Directors: Glenn Ficarra & John Fuqua Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: July 29, 2011 Let’s begin by saying some good things about CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. It has a top-notch cast and the screenplay by Dan Fogelman is mostly well-structured, except for one whopping pivotal issue that is never satisfactorily explained. However, the film bogs down in its details (and lack thereof) and the growing realization that we don’t particularly like or believe in any of the characters. […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: NBC is confident THE OFFICE will do well despite Steve Carell’s exit and James Spader being added

James Spader in THE OFFICE - Season 7 - "Search Committee" | ©2011 NBC/Chris Haston

With THE OFFICE losing Steve Carell this season, and James Spader coming in to fill that gap, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt is confident the  show will continue to prosper on Thursday nights. “My expectations are always very measured, so that we can under-expect and hopefully over-deliver,” says Greenblatt. “THE OFFICE is a very important to us. Like I said a few minutes ago, it’s our number one show in all kinds of demos. Shows go through transitions as they age and I think losing Steve is one of those. And I was at the first table reading a couple […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE OFFICE – Season 7 – “Search Committee”

Ray Romano, Paul Lieberstein, John Krasinski and Zach Woods in THE OFFICE - Season 7 - "Search Committee" | ©2011 NBC/Chris Haston

Stars: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak, Ed Helms Writer: Paul Lieberstein Director: Jeffrey Blitz Network: NBC, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: May 19. 2011 I can understand NBC’s need to hype the fact that big stars like Ray Romano, James Spader and Jim Carrey were going to drop by THE OFFICE to vie for the job of new Dunder-Mifflin manager after Steve Carell said his goodbyes a couple of weeks ago as Michael Scott. However, it almost torpedoes this one-hour season finale “Search Committee” because we already know all the surprises. We even know that THE OFFICE […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TRAFFIC LIGHT star David Denman gets the right signal

David Denman in TRAFFIC LIGHT - Season 1- "All the Precedent's Men" | ©2011 Fox/Carin Baer

Fox’s Tuesday night 9:30 PM comedy TRAFFIC LIGHT deals with a group of five friends at different stages in their relationships. Mike (David Denman) and Lisa (Liza Lapira) are married to each other, Adam (Nelson Franklin) and Callie (Aya Cash) are involved with one another and Ethan (Kris Marshall) is the player of the group. In this exclusive interview, California native Denman, who has been on the big screen in films including Tim Burton’s BIG FISH, talks about his new gig and a few notable previous TV jobs. ASSIGNMENT X: How many seasons did you play Roy Anderson on THE […]Read On »

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Exclusive TCA 2011 News: Steve Carell will be leaving THE OFFICE in April, not at the end of the season

Steve Carell in THE OFFICE - Season Seven - "Counseling" | ©2010 NBC/Chris Haston

Big news (and sad news) for THE OFFICE fans. Yes, Steve Carell is leaving at the end of the season of the NBC series, but he’s leaving much earlier than expected. Instead of making the last episode of the season his swan song, executive producer Greg Daniels revealed to ASSIGNMENT X tonight in an exclusive interview at the NBC Winter TCA party, that Carell will be departing on the April 28th episode, giving THE OFFICE a handful of episodes to deal with the aftermath of Michael Scott’s exit during the rest of Season Seven. “The big scoop tonight, he’s not […]Read On »

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The X List: MACHETE is one of the Highlights to DVD and Blu-ray Titles This Week

(c) 2011 Fox Home Entertainment. MACHETTE

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Happy New Year! But, unfortunately, for DVDs and Blu-ray titles, this time of year it’s slim pickens. However, each week something is always interesting. Here’s what I think you might enjoy. Movies: MACHETE – They called him Machette … what began as a simple one-shot trailer as part […]Read On »

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