Review: Zoe

Amazon Prime’s new original Zoe comes with decent star power but a story that never seems to catch fire. It’s about the relationships between humans and synthetic intelligences. Continue reading “Review: Zoe”

Watch This: Trailer for Claws

The life and crimes of 5 women who work at a Florida nail salon is the focus of TNT’s new series Claws. A show about a sisterhood of 5 women sounds good to me. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Claws”

Watch This: Trailer for Angie Tribeca

I’m thinking Angie Tribeca is going to be something like a deadpanned Leslie Nielsen brought back to life as Rashida Jones to deliver insane material from the mind of Steve and Nancy Carell.

The series is a spoof of police procedurals. The cast plays it entirely straight. But they investigate crimes like the death of a ventriloquist’s dummy.

Everything about this series exemplifies out-of-the-box thinking. Angie Tribeca debuts on January 17 on TBS with a 25-hour, commercial-free marathon of the first season’s 10 episodes. Season 2, which was approved before season 1 even aired, will begin a regular week-to-week schedule on January 25.

Still of Rashida Jones and Hayes MacArthur in Angie Tribeca
Still of Rashida Jones and Hayes MacArthur in Angie Tribeca

In addition to Rashida Jones, the cast also includes Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole and Andree Vermeulen.

The pilot features guest appearances by Lisa Kudrow, Alfred Molina, Nancy Carell, Gary Cole, and Matthew Glave. Going waaayyyy against type, Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton will be in the pilot as Mr. and Mrs. Tribeca who are, oh, I don’t know, who do you think?

Here’s the plot summary on IMBD, which gives you a pretty good idea of how crazed and delirious the series will be:

From the twisted minds of Steve and Nancy Carell, Angie Tribeca is the greatest drama of our generation. Breaking ground and changing the television landscape, this epic series is mind-blowingly raw, gritty and unapologetic.

Yeah. Epic can be seen in the trailer.

 

Watch This: Trailer for Decoding Annie Parker

Decoding Annie Parker stars an Oscar nominee and an Oscar winner right off the top: Samantha Morton and Helen Hunt. They are patient and doctor. It’s sensible to expect fabulous performances from these two.

Samantha Morton and Aaron Paul in Decoding Annie Parker
Samantha Morton and Aaron Paul in Decoding Annie Parker

The story is based in fact and tells about the pioneering doctor who first helped science understand the genetic link to breast cancer and the patient who was part of her testing.

Helen Hunt in Decoding Annie Parker
Helen Hunt in Decoding Annie Parker

Decoding Annie Parker is due out May 2. Also in the cast are Aaron Paul, Alice Eve, Bradley Whitford, Chris Mulkey, Corey Stoll, Maggie Grace, Marley Shelton, Rashida Jones and Richard Schiff. I’m looking forward to discovering what Maggie Grace does in this film, since I just discovered who she is recently and think she’s a terrific actor.

Here is the trailer. If you go to the film, please let us know what your opinion of it is.

Steven Bernstein, who has more credits as a cinematographer than as a director, is the writer and director of the film.