Director Clea DuVall wanted to make a classic holiday romcom with lesbian characters and I think she succeeded admirably in Happiest Season. This film will bring on the twinkly lights, the Santas, and the love and good cheer for many holiday seasons to come. You can see it on Hulu.Continue reading “Review: Happiest Season”
Addicted to Fresno is absurd comedy delivered by a brilliant cast of comedy geniuses.Continue reading “Review: Addicted to Fresno”
All About Nina is about a stand up comic who gets her big chance and meets people who urge her to face her truth all at the same time. The results are a trainwreck. There are minor spoilers ahead.Continue reading “Review: All About Nina”
I’ll say it right off the mark: I didn’t think season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale was as strong as season 1. I’m not sure I can pinpoint why, but I’ll offer several theories as to why anyway. You can join in with a comment if you think you have a better sense of why. This review is fairly spoiler free. Continue reading “Review: The Handmaid’s Tale, season 2”
The Intervention features 4 couples in various stages of coming together or falling apart. They gather for a weekend with a crackpot plan to stage an intervention in the marriage of one of the couples. Continue reading “Review: The Intervention”
The Intervention features a big ensemble cast in a situation likened to The Big Chill. Instead of a funeral, the motivation for this get together among friends is to suggest one of the couples get a divorce! That’s the intervention. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Intervention”
Jackie & Ryan is a warm-hearted romance that includes music. You can’t stay by the fire on a cold winter’s TV hiatus any better way than to watch a sweet love story with great songs in it, can you?
Jackie & Ryan features Katherine Heigl as Jackie. Jackie is a pop singer who returned from her high powered life to her home in Ogden, Utah. She’s divorcing her asshole, er, her husband, and taking care of her daughter Lia (Emily Alyn Lind). It turns out that Katherine Heigl can sing. Who knew?Continue reading “Review: Jackie & Ryan”
I don’t know when I’ve been quite this excited about a movie. Addicted to Fresno is so perfect!
What exactly do I mean by perfect? Well, it stars Judy Greer and Natasha Lyonne as sisters who are completely nutso – funny already, that. Then there’s the rest of the cast: Molly Shannon, Aubrey Plaza, Clea DuVall, Allison Tolman and Jessica St. Clair. Don’t forget the writer Karey Dornetto and the director Jamie Babbitt. It’s an explosion of brilliant women. See? Perfect.
Oh, wait. I think there are some guys in the film, too. Maybe Ron Livingston, Fred Armisen, and Malcolm Barrett.
Lyonne’s character is a hotel maid. Her sister, Greer’s character, is a sex addict who blows into Fresno and gets a job in the hotel with her sister. They have a mishap of sorts with a dead body. It isn’t clear from the trailer what the mishap is or why a cart full of sex toys is the solution, but I cannot wait to find out.
Addicted to Fresno will be available on demand September 1 and will be released in theaters October 2. Laughter will be allowed.