Nathalie Emmanuel, Ron Livingston to Star in Comedy 'Holly Slept Over’ for LD Entertainment (Exclusive)
“I'm very happy to be directing my first movie with such great people. But I won't really feel like I'm living the dream until some anonymous strangers shit on me in the comment section of the press release," said Friedlander.
- Mia Galuppo
‘Kevin Can Wait’ Spent Less Than One Minute Mourning Erinn Hayes’ Character in Season 2 Premiere
Erinn Hayes’ last episode of “Kevin Can Wait” was not only shared with her Season 2 replacement, Leah Remini, but it was titled “Sting of Queens” — as if the creators’ long con to swap out Kevin James’ wives was already underway.
The series got such a bad rap after announcing it was letting Hayes go, viewers might have expected them to deal with her character’s departure with grace and respect. After all, even fans who weren’t overwhelmed by the news would need a good reason to forget about a woman they spent 24 episodes getting to know during Season 1.
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- Ben Travers
‘Megyn Kelly Today’ Premiere: Unremarkable Start Leaves Viewers Wondering What’s The Point of All This
NBC’s attempt to give the former Fox News host an extreme non-partisan makeover got off to a bumpy start earlier this year, as Kelly’s primetime newsmagazine “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” drew fire for lackluster chats with Vladimir Putin and Alex Jones, both controversial figures intent on undermining American democracy.
It was a lose-lose situation for Kelly, who has alienated both sides of the political aisle: The left, by years of race baiting on Fox News; the right, by disavowing those Fox years (ironically, just before racism became a cornerstone of the new presidential administration).
Kelly had a lot of baggage to unpack in her move to 30 Rock, which made Monday’s premiere of “Megyn Kelly Today »
- Michael Schneider
‘The Brave’ Review: What if NBC’s Dull Military Drama Actually Follows Through on Its Big Twist? — Spoilers
[Editor’s Note: The following review of “The Brave” Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot,” contains spoilers.]
“The Brave” may chronicle the actions of courageous men and women, but, as a series, it’s anything but. The pilot is a paint-by-numbers kidnap-and-rescue story with an unrealistically happy ending, and the military drama only approaches any kind of haunting authenticity with an ending as dark and terrifying as it is likely not to come true.
Beginning in Syria, the first episode picks up Dr. Kimberly Welles (Alix Wilton Regan) as she’s getting a ride home from her posting with Doctors Without Borders. But when her driver takes an alternate route and then abandons the car, gunmen descend on the car and take Kimberly by force.
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- Ben Travers
Harry Knowles Booted from Austin Film Critics Association In Wake of Sexual Assault Allegations — Exclusive
As the fallout of sexual assault allegations made against Ain’t It Cool News founder Harry Knowles continues, the Austin Film Critics Association has announced that Knowles has been removed from their organization, effective immediately.
In an official statement, Afca president Brian Salisbury commented, “After obtaining a substantial majority vote from membership, we have made the decision to remove Harry Knowles from our group. We feel this is the best choice for our organization and for the future of the Austin film community.”
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After IndieWire posted a story over the weekend in which an Austin-area woman came forward with allegations of sexual assault at the hands of Knowles in the early-aughts, social media exploded with the news, which encouraged a slew of other women to come forward with similar allegations. »
- Kate Erbland
‘The Vietnam War’: How Vietnamese Women Saw Combat and Got Involved in Other Harrowing War Efforts
Women have been involved with war efforts throughout history, but the more accepted duties have mainly been civilian — such as medical, supplies or domestic roles. The amount of combat seen by women depends on the country, and restrictions stemming from physical, social or cultural issues. The latest chapter of PBS’ “The Vietnam War” explored the role of Vietnamese women in that war.
In an interview with IndieWire, Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick elaborated on the story of the women seen in Episode 7, “The Veneer of Civilization,” as they risked their lives driving trucks while American pilots dropped bombs.
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“One of the revelations of the project was how much women were on the [North Vietnamese] front lines,” said Novick. “We met a unit of women who drove trucks down the Ho Chi Minh trail. And, »
- Hanh Nguyen
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