Posts Tagged ‘Sigourney Weaver’

Take a Look “Behind the Candelabra”

March 31, 2013

This year, the Emmy Awards are merging their Lead and Supporting Actor categories, so you will have some seriously difficult races among costars. You’ve got contenders Sigourney Weaver v. Ellen Burstyn (Political Animals), Hilary Swank v. Brenda Blethyn (Mary and Martha) and Jessica Lange v. Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story Asylum) along with all of the ladies from the Steel Magnolias remake (Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Queen Latifah) competing against each other. Last week added more great performers from the fantastic Phil Spector biopic with Helen Mirren and an astoundingly good Al Pacino…. Now, Pacino is lucky he won’t have to contend with any of those amazing ladies. He will, however, have some seriously big shoes (and capes) to fill if he wants to fend off Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. The latter two Oscar winners will face off in the highly anticipated Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra directed by fellow Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic). Douglas plays the iconic musician while Damon takes on the role of his long time lover Scott Thorson and the film covers their very dramatic relationship. The first trailer just hit the web and it looks fantastic. Check it out below and see which Oscar winner has the better shot at an Emmy when the film premieres on HBO in May.. And head to film’s website for more on Candelabra which also stars Rob Lowe, Debbie Reynolds, Dan Aykroyd and Cheyenne Jackson.

Behind the Candelabra trailer

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My Take on the Best TV of 2012

December 14, 2012

The year is coming to an end fast and that means it’s time for “Best of” lists! I love them and admit it, a lot of you do too… So, in the next Happy_Endings_Season_3_Posterfew weeks, I will be posting about my favorite music, movies, performances and tv shows from the past year. Now, remember these are just my favorites and I do think most of them are darn great shows. So, with that said, today I start off with my “BEST of TV for 2012”. Enjoy!

MY BEST OF TV for 2012

Top Comedies:
1. Happy Endings
2. Modern Family
3. Parks and Recreation
4. Hot in Cleveland
5. Episodes
6. New Girl
7. Raising Hope
8. TIE: The New Normal  & Suburgatory
9. Veep
10. Nurse Jackie
~Honorable Mention:  30 Rock, Web Therapy

Two Favorite Shows that Really Are in a Class By Themselves~ Yes, I love me a Musical Dramedy:
Glee
Smash

Top Dramas:
1. Homeland
2. Breaking Bad
3. The Good Wifebreaking_bad_season_4_alt_by_truetier-d3o0z5e
4. Game of Thrones
5. Downton Abbey
6. Dexter
7. Scandal
8. Greys Anatomy
9. Fringe
10. Revenge
~ Honorable Mention: True Blood, Damages, Major Crimes

Best Miniseries: Political Animals (It so should’ve been renewed and become a series! Great work from Greg Berlanti, Sigourney Weaver and co.)

Best TV Movie: Game Change

Top 8 Reality Competition Shows:
1. So You Think You Can Dance
2. RuPaul’s Drag Race
3. The Glee Project
4. American Idol
5. Project Runway
6. The Amazing Race
7. Top Chef
8. The Voice (the fall season til Amanda Brown got the boot)

Most fun show you should be watching: Arrow

Comedy You Should Give Another Shot: Guys with Kids
(Seriously, the show gets funnier each week with a great ensemble and hello, I’m doing a guest spot on it in January!!!)

Most infuriating show I couldn’t stop watching: The Newsroom

Show that was Gone Far Too Soon: Partners

Dream Team to Host a Talk Show: Cat Deeley and RuPaul

Hottest Male Actor: Matt Bomer (White Collar)bomer-white-collar
Runner Up: Stephen Amell (Arrow)

Hottest Female Actress: Yvonne Strahovksi (Dexter)
Runner Up: Kerry Washington (Scandal)

Best Guest Stars: The Good Wife
Best Twists: Scandal
Best Creative Rebound: Dexter

Biggest Tearjerker: Greys Anatomy
Runner Up: Glee

Funniest Female: Casey Wilson (Happy Endings)
Funniest Male: Max Greenfield (New Girl)

Best Daytime Drama: Days of Our Lives
* and watch for me on the show in a small part in February!

2013 Show I’m Most Looking Forward To: The Following

“Political Animals” could be the Best Show of the Summer

July 5, 2012

So far, the summer television season has been pretty lackluster. While we have some great staples like True Blood, Drop Dead Diva and So You Think You Can Dance, the rest of the new offerings (like the incredibly frustrating and self-aggrandizing The Newsroom) have been underwhelming or just plain terrible (The Choice and every dating show ever!). So, thank goodness we have some new great choices on the way. Along with the anticipated new seasons of Project Runway, Breaking Bad, The Closer and USA’s hot hits White Collar, Burn Notice and Covert Affairs comes what might just be the best show of the summer, Political Animals. In this limited drama series, Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver as a former First Lady of the United States currently serving as Secretary of State with lots of political ambitions and a whole lot of family drama. The show will be looking at the dynamics of government and family and features an incredible cast including Cirian Hands, Josh Wolk, Sebastian Stan, Carla Gugino and Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn. It also hails from the brilliant mind of Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters, Eli Stone, Everwood, Dirty Sexy Money), so you know it’s going to be great. I, for one, am incredibly excited and I think you will be too after you watch the trailer below. Check it out and then set your dvr for Political Animals debuting on USA on July 15th.

Political Animals trailer

Taylor Lautner ~ Action Hero?

April 15, 2011

Sure Taylor Lautner has a ridiculously hot buff bod and can make the girls (and the gays) squeal with his turn in the Twilight films. But now the question on Hollywood’s mind is~ can he be the next big action hero? Well, we will find out come September when his first lead role outside the Twilight series hits theatres. In Abduction, Taylor plays a teen who has always felt disconnected, and ventures to discover his true origins which unleashes a chain of violent events. Co-starring in the film are Lily Collins (yes, that’s Phil’s daughter), Maria Bello, Jason Isaacs, Alfred Molina and three-time Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver (Aliens, Working Girl, Gorillas in the Mist). Looking at the first trailer below, I’m still on the fence as to whether Taylor can carry a film himself. However, the action looks credible and the supporting cast is strong which should help out if Taylor focuses on his abs instead of his emotions… Regardless, we’ll find out if the werewolf can become a true leading man when Abduction hits theatres on Sept. 23rd. Check out the trailer below.

Abduction