Addicted to Fresno is absurd comedy delivered by a brilliant cast of comedy geniuses.Continue reading “Review: Addicted to Fresno”
Where’d You Go, Bernadette is based on the 2012 best seller by Maria Semple. I absolutely loved the book and am wondering how in the world it’s been adapted into a screenplay.Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Where’d You Go, Bernadette?”
Our Souls at Night stars Jane Fonda and Robert Redford in a quiet story about a pair of elders who have been neighbors for years. They finally get to know each other. It expands them both. Continue reading “Review: Our Souls at Night”
Our Souls at Night brings Jane Fonda and Robert Redford together again in a romance about a couple who’ve been neighbors for a long time. Continue reading “Watch This: Teaser for Our Souls at Night”
All We Had hasn’t earned much hype, if any. But it’s a story about a mother and daughter relationship from a first time woman director – Katie Holmes – and merits at least a mention somewhere. This is that somewhere. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for All We Had”
Grandma stars Lily Tomlin as Elle. The entire story takes place in one day. It starts when Elle breaks up with her girlfriend Olivia (Judy Greer). Then Elle’s granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) unexpectedly shows up needing $600 before sundown.
Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Grandma”
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.
Grandma stars Lily Tomlin, which is all anyone needs to know before laying their money down at a theater box office. The film release date is August 21.
Tomlin plays Elle Reid, who just lost her longtime partner, Val. Her 18 year old granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) appears one day asking for help. The two embark on a money gathering journey together which is mind expanding for both of them. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Grandma”
The other day I saw a mention that Jennifer Beals was going to be on the show called Off Camera with Sam Jones. This is a DIRECTV Audience show that I’d never heard of. I started searching for ways to watch and found that there’s a website and a way to see Off Camera shows for only 99 cents. I also found that Off Camera is a magazine and a podcast.
There are 24 past interviews, mostly with interesting men, and a few with women. The lone person of color is male.
Take a look at the preview for season 3, which will include Jennifer Beals and Lake Bell.
There are snippets of shows on YouTube, but the Off Camera website has all the individual shows listed with previews and a chance to watch the full episode for $1.49. They are available as audio podcasts on iTunes.
In addition to Jennifer Beals and Lake Bell in season 3, past interviews with women include Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Sarah Silverman, and Aimee Mann. You can pick and choose what you want to watch on the website. And of course, if you use DIRECTV, you’re all set to go.
Jennifer Beals will be interviewed on April 15. I don’t know the date yet for Lake Bell. I’m watching Off Camera on Facebook and Twitter, if I see mentions, I’ll put it on my @oldaintdead Twitter feed.
Two Snippets from the Jennifer Beals Interview
UPDATE 6/14/2015: Both interview are now available in the Off Camera magazine and as a free podcast at iTunes.