One of the most eagerly anticipated returning shows of the Fall has to be NBC's Community, currently entering it's fourth season. To celebrate the fact that all three previous seasons of Community are currently available to stream on Netflix, our own Ian MacIntyre sat down with two of the shows stars - Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley) and Gillian Jacobs (Britta) - to discuss their favourite episodes, showrunner changes, the upcoming season, and... feet?
Episode four of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom, "I’ll Fix You," is a fairly engaging episode which delves the furthest into Will’s personal and emotional life thus far. Despite the strong character moments for McAvoy though, it's beginning to seem as though the female characters on The Newsroom exist pretty much only to instigate plot.
In many of the series reviews I've read of The Newsroom, critics unanimously declared that the pilot, "We Just Decided To," was the strongest of the first four episodes. For me, however, this Sunday's episode, "The 112th Congress," is easily Sorkin's strongest stuff thus far, at least partly because of the episodes effective structural reliance on a device that Sorkin memorably used in David Fincher's The Social Network.
In advance of his appearance this Saturday morning at the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, we talked a great deal with famed animator and Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi about everything to working with Ralph Bakshi, his time with Mighty Mouse and The Jetsons, and some of his greatest struggles trying to get his vision across in the network system.
After a promising but problematic pilot, the second episode of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom should have brought things together and smoothed out some of the rough edges. Instead, it's very clear that the series is still struggling to find its feet. Worse, it almost squandered what interest we had in the series by repeating itself in just the second episode.
Let me preface this article by stating that I am going to be discussing something which I see as a worrisome problem with recent Futurama episodes. This is coming from a major Futurama fan and current host of the You Guessed It! You Can't Unguess It! Futurama Trivia night at the Gladstone Hotel, so it should be viewed as constructive criticism.
Pilot episodes are notoriously hard to pull off. The writer must introduce characters, themes, and settings, all while telling a very specific type of “jumping off” story likely bearing little resemblance to the episodes that will follow. Such is the case with “We Just Decided To,” the first episode of super-creator Aaron Sorkin’s new show The Newsroom.
We have not one, but two Wilfred: The Complete First Season Blu-ray sets to give away! Based on the acclaimed Australian comedy series of the same name, the FX series stars Elijah Wood as a down-on-his-luck lawyer who forms a unique friendship with his neighbor's pet dog Wilfred - a beer-chugging, foul-mouthed Australian bloke in a furry suit (played by Jason Gann).
After a notable 5-year absence from television, made even more notable by a well-deserved Academy Award win for The Social Network screenplay, Aaron Sorkin returns this Sunday to HBO with his new show The Newsroom. Ian MacIntyre previews the first three episodes of Sorkin's fast-paced and highly political new TV series.
Step into the pit with the creators of the VH-1 series Metal Evolution as co-directors and writers Samm Dunn and Scott McFayden talk about the daunting task of documenting the history of one of music's most notoriously splintered genres.
Cynically designed and crafted to win a boatload of Emmy’s and Golden Globe awards, Hemingway and Gellhorn has been engineered to seem edgy and transgressive enough to be interesting and as bland and hokey as possible to appeal to the out of touch geezers who vote for these awards in the first place.
Following a successful trip to New York, herself, Sasha James returns to give us a rundown of the 6th episode of HBO's Girls, this time with producer Judd Apatow at the helm, the action taking place in Michigan, and with a lot more Goo Goo Dolls.
After premiering recently at Toronto's Hot Docs film festival, the documentary Theo Fleury: Playing with Fire debuts tonight on HBO Canada. The film follows Theoren Fleury - among the most controversial and memorable figures in contemporary hockey history. Director Larry Day paints a shocking and honest portrait of a man who has battled personal demons, addiction, and sexual abuse.
After a week away, Sasha James returns to give us our weekly re-cap of HBO's Girls, the show that took four episodes to get around to mentioning brunch.
It's hard to believe the season is already half over, but HBO's Game of Thrones continues to go strong in its fifth episode, entitled "The Ghost of Harrenhal." Gruesome deaths, political schemes, hard truths, and revenge are par for the course in this series and nowhere is that more evident than in this episode.
Sasha James returns for a recap of the second episode of HBO's Girls, the show that no matter if you love it or hate it, looks like it's staying around for a while.
Starting with a fart joke and a direwolf mauling, "Garden of Bones" is an episode full of timely interventions and fateful confrontations, as well as one of the most disturbing cliffhangers you're ever likely to see on TV. Despite some missteps, HBO's Game of Thrones continues to be one of the most compelling shows on television with this fourth episode of the second season.
Sasha James takes us through the debut episode of HBO's Girls. You might have heard of this one.