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Reel Women: Anna Kendrick Is a Charming Woman-Child in 'Happy Christmas'

by Britt Hayes June 29, 2014 @ 8:35 PM
Magnolia Pictures
Writer and director Joe Swanberg reunites with his 'Drinking Buddies' star Anna Kendrick for 'Happy Christmas,' an intimate indie dramedy in which Kendrick stars as a willfully regressive 27 year-old who moves in with her older brother and his wife, only to throw their world into (minor) upheaval. A charming counterpoint to popular man-child narratives, Swanberg's latest asks not for sympathy for its main character, but merely identification and a little empathy.

'Girls' Season 4 Adds 'Orange Is the New Black' Star Natasha Lyonne

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 25, 2014 @ 12:33 PM
HBO / Netflix
'Girls' season 4 has been busy with its guest casting of late, and where last season began with an appearance by a fan-favorite 'Orange Is the New Black' actress, the HBO dramedy is at it again. 'Orange' star Natasha Lyonne will break free of Litchfield to check in with Hannah on 'Girls' season 4, but as whom?

'Girls' Season 4 Adds 'American Horror Story' Star Zachary Quinto

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 19, 2014 @ 10:40 AM
HBO / Robin Marchant, Getty Images
The list of 'Girls' season 4 guest stars is getting longer and longer, first with the announcement of 'Community' vet Gillian Jacobs, and now with fan-favorite 'American Horror Story' and 'Star Trek' star Zachary Quinto. The 'Heroes' actor will guest in an upcoming episode of the HBO Brooklyn dramedy, but as whom, you wonder?

'Girls' Season 4 Adds 'Parenthood' Star Jason Ritter

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 2, 2014 @ 2:26 PM
HBO / Jason Merritt, Getty Images
While we were excited for the last 'Girls' season 4 casting announcement of 'Community' vet Gillian Jacobs, it was somewhat tempered by the news that her stay might prove to be less permanent than we hoped. Though, the fourth year for HBO's Lena Dunham dramedy added another departing NBC vet for balance. 'Parenthood' vet Jason Ritter will put in a season 4 appearance for 'Girls,' as well, but as whom?

'Girls' Season 4 Adds 'Community' Star Gillian Jacobs in Recurring Role

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 21, 2014 @ 11:16 AM
HBO proved a bit cagey in confirming that 'True Detective' had any involvement from Jessica Chastain, but another critically-acclaimed HBO series isn't hesitating to scoop up a fan-favorite actress. Fresh off the 'Community' cancellation, 'Girls' season 4 has added Gillian Jacobs to Britta Lena Dunham's life in a mysterious recurring role.

The 10 Best 'SNL' Sketches of the 2013/2014 Season

by Mike Ryan May 19, 2014 @ 2:16 PM
The 39th season of 'Saturday Night Live' is over. From the beginning, it was a strange season -- gone were so many of the show's powerful voices: Hader, Samberg, Wiig, Sudeikis, Armisen -- yet this allowed new voices to be heard. And that's the thing about being new on 'SNL': not everything is going to hit. But, in compiling this list of the ten best sketches from the 2013-2014 season, there were some tough choices to be made (sorry, 'Bugs'). And, sadly, for inclusion, the sketch had to have actually appeared on the live show (sorry, 'Wing').
And, yes, this list is heavy with prerecorded material as opposed to live performances. (Perhaps it's not completely fair to compare, but, this is a testament of just how strong the prerecorded sketches are in a post-'Digital Short' world.) And it's also notable that none of the best sketches were recurring sketches (though, I could see at least one of these coming back next season). So, behold: The ten best sketches from this past season of 'Saturday Night Live.'

'Girls' Season 3 Wrap-Up: Season 4 Reduced to 10 Episodes, Adam Driver Plans Revealed

by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 24, 2014 @ 6:34 PM
Last night's 'Girls' season 3 finale "Two Plane Rides" proved far less polarizing than its predecessors, cementing the third year of HBO's Lena Dunham dramedy on a much more even keel overall. Now, as planning begins for an already-ordered fourth season of 'Girls,' executive producer Judd Apatow reveals that the episode order has been cut, while showrunner Jenni Konner has her own insights into the fourth season.

'Girls' Talk: "Two Plane Rides"

by Britt Hayes March 24, 2014 @ 1:58 PM
Welcome back to another edition of 'Girls' Talk, in which we at ScreenCrush are joined by a critic each week to discuss the latest episode. This week, we're discussing the season 3 finale, in which Hannah receives some potentially life-changing (and relationship-changing) news. Meanwhile, Marnie comes clean to Shoshanna and promptly steps into a whole other mess, and Jessa discovers why Beadie really hired her.