Posts Tagged ‘Allison Janney’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “The Death of Stalin,” “I, Tonya” & “Kodachrome”

  KODACHROME (no distrib):  AKA that page of the indie movie playbook marked “Dysfunctional Family Road Trip To Redemption.”  Jonathan Tropper (This Is Where I Leave You) wrote the script, and it has his nove...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Featurette – “Mom”

  No name has more cachet at CBS than Chuck Lorre’s.  He’s given the network The Big Bang Theory, 2 1/2 Men and Mike & Molly, and hopes are high that his MOM, taking over the Monday 9:30PM timeslot this fa...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY 2018 OSCARS LIVE-BLOG

  The awards may be boring at tonight’s Oscars–Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney and Guillermo del Toro seem to be sure things–but the politics should be fascinating, as host Ji...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Bad Words”

  BAD WORDS:  Watch It At Home – Hilarious, For a While BAD WORDS eventually has to spell out its plot, and that’s when, like many an initially enthusiastic competitor, it fades, becoming increasingly soft and...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Mom”

  MOM:  Monday 9:30PM on CBS Previously… on MOM:  Christy (Anna Faris) is a recovering alcoholic single mom who has to cope with her own no-boundaries recovering addict single mother Bonnie (Allison Janney), as wel...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “Marriage Story” & “Bad Education”

  MARRIAGE STORY (Netflix – November 6 in theatres/December 6 streaming):  A film doesn’t have to be revolutionary to be great.  There may be no subjects more intensively depicted in movies and on television ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Masters of Sex”

  Michelle Ashford’s series MASTERS OF SEX has been the extraordinary surprise of the fall television season.  It seemed, on its face, to be dauntingly unpromising.  In telling the story of sex researchers William ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Mom”

  MOM:  Thursday 8:30PM on CBS MOM is a grittier brand of sitcom than CBS’s usual variety.  It features three generations of teen moms, and its lead characters, Christy Plunkett (Anna Faris) and her mother Bonnie (...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Pick-Ups

  We don’t know yet what CBS’s fall schedule will look like, but by its standards the network is being aggressive with its pick-ups, with 4 new comedies and 2 dramas so far.  Here’s a thumbnail of each: ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Masters of Sex”

  MASTERS OF SEX:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime MASTERS OF SEX was one of television’s best surprises last season.  Despite a title and premise–the groundbreaking study of human sexuality by Dr. William Masters an...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “Touchy Feely”

  TOUCHY FEELY offers the gifted writer/director Lynn Shelton taking herself very, very seriously for the most part.  It turns out to be a less effective mode for her than those of her recent small-scale comedies Humpday ...
by Mitch Salem