TV/Movies

Portlandia recap: “Blunderbuss”

By | February 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm | 3 comments

Portlandia, the deft and very funny sketch comedy brainchild of SNL-er Fred Armisen and former Sleater-Kinney member, Carrie Brownstein, smells like a combination of a dusty bookshop and a strong organic espresso. It wears combat boots, bathes only when necessary, and eats...

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30 Rock recap: It’s Never Too Late For Now

By | February 18, 2011 at 3:07 pm | 2 comments

What does every self-respecting career woman with a love for sandwiches do when she breaks up with Matt Damon? She buys a fannypack and gives up on any hope for a romantic future. This week’s 30 Rock highlighted just that event in our dear Liz Lemon’s life. After breaking...

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Community recap: “Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking”

By | February 18, 2011 at 11:00 am | No comments

This week, Community bequeaths more of its sticky goodness all over us. So let's get to it! Episode: "Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking" We open slightly disoriented. What's with the weird lighting, the strange camera angles...? Oh, we're in Abed's documentary. Okay,...

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Patrice O'Neal's "Elephant in the Room" debuts Saturday, let's watch a Web-exclusive

By | February 17, 2011 at 11:54 am | No comments

This is a long-time coming, comedy fans. Patrice O'Neal will finally debut his own one-hour comedy special on Comedy Central this Saturday at 10 pm EST. I've already seen it and it doesn't disappoint-- unless you hate Patrice O'Neal or any comic who talks about incredibly...

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Laura Prepon will play Chelsea Handler + first look at “After Lately”

By | February 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm | One comment

In January, we told you folks about one of Chelsea Handler’s many projects, a pilot for NBC inspired by her own exploits from her 20s as told in Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. And the ball’s started rolling on the casting front for that show: Laura Prepon, most...

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Catch Janeane Garofalo on the season premiere of Criminal Minds

By | February 16, 2011 at 1:39 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_18434" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Janeane Garofalo as profiler Beth Griffith"][/caption] Way back in June of last year, we reported that Janeane Garofalo was likely to be cast as a full-time member of a new Criminal Minds spinoff. Well, she...

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MTV Networks announce Comedy Awards nominees

By | February 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm | 5 comments

Award season is not over yet! Comedy Central and MTV Networks have just announced the nominees for the first ever Comedy Awards, which will air April 10 on all of MTVs networks. Some mainstream favorites unsurprisingly garnered several nominations, like 30 Rock and The Office,...

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Human Giant’s Rob Huebel cast in Fox pilot, “Family Album”

By | February 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm | No comments

Human Giant fans, rejoice! Though FX passed on a sci-fi comedy pilot starring Rob Huebel, Robert Ben Garant, and Thomas Lennon, Huebel was just cast in a single-camera pilot for Fox. According to Deadline, the pilot, Family Album, tells the tale of a stubborn family man who...

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Roseanne Barr inks reality show deal with Lifetime

By | February 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm | No comments

Confession time: In my youth I used to watch a great many original Lifetime movies. I don’t know why. It’s something I’m working out. The point is, I haven’t watched Lifetime in more than a decade, but the Network for Women (and formerly, me) just signed up Roseanne Barr...

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