The $15 million weekend opening of Sex Tape serving as exhibit A, it would be an understatement to say that romantic feature comedies have been in a sling creatively and at the B.O. for sometime. But for those TV creators who love the genre at Fox’s “Behind the Laughs” TCA panel, if romantic comedies are alive, it’s on the small screen with such shows as Elizabeth Meriwether’s New Girl and Mindy Kaling’s The Mindy ...
Full article at: Deadline
3 days ago, 8:43pm CDT
Source: The Rumpus
From the edge of the pool, the water looks a perverse picture-book blue. I am alone here on this strange alien planet inhabited by glistening nude Martian men. I believe they can sense that I’m an outsider, someone to skirt around, because when I got to the pool, the two swimming inside jumped out and strutted back into the main building all dripping and exposed, leaving behind two towels haphazardly strewn on a tanning chair. Mine is still clutched tight around my waist. I dip my toe into th ...
Full article at: The Rumpus
Jul 16 2014, 2:00pm CDT
Source: The Huffington Post: UK Edition
25 years ago today... Meg Ryan joined the annals of cinema history, faking an orgasm in a deli for her role in 'When Harry Met Sally' but, according to director Rob Reiner, she needed a little help getting there.
Meg starred with Billy Crystal in one of cinema's most enduring comedies, which posed the question, 'Can men and women ever really be friends?' Sally said yes, Harry said no, because sex always got in ...
Full article at: The Huffington Post: UK Edition
Jul 14 2014, 3:03am CDT
Source: Empire: Movie News & Reviews
Reuniting with Meg Ryan for her directorial debutDust off those abortive mid-’90s portmanteau names because Megahanks is back in business. Tom Hanks is in talks to appear in his old Nora Ephron buddy Meg Ryan’s directorial debut, Ithaca, in a small but significant role as the dad of a boy whose life is dramatically changed by war.The film, an adaptation of William Saroyan’s 1943 novel The Human Comedy, is set in California's San Joaquin Valley during the war years ...
Full article at: Empire: Movie News & Reviews
Jun 26 2014, 8:34am CDT