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Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines to Deck the Halls in ‘Bad Moms Christmas’ Sequel

by Charles Bramesco May 3, 2017 @ 8:59 AM
Sony Pictures Classics
But it’s true that the upcoming sequel A Bad Moms Christmas will explore the bad moms that originally birthed the bad moms we came to know and love in last year’s sleeper hit. Variety reported last night that a power trio of Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski, and Cheryl Hines have all joined the cast of the Yuletide-appropriate installment of the Bad Moms franchise, and the item reveals that they form the first generation of moms who dared to be bad. The new film revolves around one unending visit home for Christmas from the bad moms’ worse moms, with Baranski tormenting Mila Kunis, Sarandon nagging Kathryn Hahn, and (the 51-year-old) Hines portraying the mother of (the 36-year-old) Kristen Bell. Will the revelation that Bell’s Kiki was raised by a 15-year-old number among the twists in the new film? Maybe, but probably not.

NBC’s ‘The Good Place’ Gets Good News With Season 2 Renewal

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 30, 2017 @ 3:44 PM
The shocking twist atop the final outing of NBC’s Kristen Bell-Ted Danson comedy The Good Place demanded a second season, and NBC isn’t about to argue. The new series from the minds behind Parks and Recreation and The Office officially has its second season order in place, and it’s a good one.

Original ‘CHiPS’ Star Erik Estrada Shares Tweets Trashing Remake

by Charles Bramesco January 17, 2017 @ 8:56 AM
A little less than a week ago, the internet got an eyeful of the trailer for the upcoming remake of seminal ’70s buddy cop program CHiPS. The response was, to put it diplomatically, varied — many groaned at the film’s decision to trot out hoary gay-panic gags, disappointed to learn that Hollywood has not left the whole “two heterosexual men frightened of each other’s bodies” schtick behind. Others, such as star Dax Shepard’s wife Kristen Bell (a skilled comedic actress in her own right, portraying Shepard’s wife in the film), presumably told him it looked real good and she couldn't wait to buy a ticket. One person has been surprisingly vocal in his distaste for the film, however.

‘CHIPS’ Trailer: California, It’s Time to Party

by Emma Stefansky January 11, 2017 @ 11:34 PM
You tilted your head to the side and went, “Huh,” when you first heard about it. You said to yourself, “Oh yeah, I’d forgotten about that,” when you saw casting news about it. Now, you can see it for yourself — or, at least, two minutes and forty-two seconds of it: Dax Shepard’s CHiPs movie remake finally has its very first trailer.

2016 Fall TV Preview: 30 Premieres You Can’t Miss

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 30, 2016 @ 8:34 AM
Marvel / HBO / Disney XD / FOX
These days, it'd take at least two years to watch only only one season's worth of #PeakTV, a quarter of which won't even be around a second year. You’d need some sort of absurd television guidance periodical to navigate it all, but because we love you' we've put together an in-depth look at 30 major must-see premieres kicking off as early as August 31. Come, wrap some barbed wire around your bats and grab a coffee in Stars Hollow, as we descend into the madness that is Fall TV 2016!

‘Bad Moms’ Red and Green Band Trailers: Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell Are So Done With Trying to Be Good

by Britt Hayes May 2, 2016 @ 7:48 PM
STX Entertainment
Bad Moms looks like something akin to The Hangover but, you know, for moms. It's a fair comparison, since the new comedy was written by the guys who brought you The Hangover. In keeping with the good mom / bad mom theme, STX has released green and red band trailers — just in case you feel like Kathryn Hahn's declaration of "I say we go punch that chick right in the t—" is a little too NSFW for your delicate sensibilities. Whatever it is, Bad Moms is definitely not for kids.

Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell Headline Ken Marino-Directed ‘How to Be a Latin Lover’

by Charles Bramesco April 29, 2016 @ 3:41 PM
Jason Kempin, Getty Images
Sometimes, a movie’s premise sounds like maybe a little bit it’s been completely structured around an outmoded cultural stereotype. But also sometimes, this same movie is being made by people who have proven themselves intelligent and funny and...

‘The Boss’ Review: A Shockingly Unfunny Melissa McCarthy Movie

by Matt Singer April 6, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
There’s a scene in The Boss where Melissa McCarthy’s character, a disgraced business mogul named Michelle Darnell, tries to rebuild her financial empire by going to a country club to woo potential investors. Her pitch goes badly, from both a practical perspective and a comedic one. Not realizing one of the investors’ wives is dead, she mocks her and calls her terrible names, and basically makes a fool out of herself. None of this is funny. The conversation goes on and on, fumbling for some kind of ending, until Michelle excuses herself and then suddenly and randomly falls down a flight of stairs. End of scene.