Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood’

Five Underrated Holiday Movies to Watch This Sunday

Posted by melissa kandel on November 26, 2017 in Christmas, movies, romance | 5 Comments

Classic Christmas flicks are like the gingerbread cookies of Yuletide cinema: comforting, dependable and sure to please. But you know what else is comforting, dependable and sure to please? An open-bar holiday party at your office. And nobody thinks that’s a good idea three hours deep into the festivities when Arnold from IT is passed out across the copy machine, […]

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Catch LA + West Hollywood Adventures

Posted by melissa kandel on November 25, 2017 in Los Angeles | No Comments

If you’re ever driving down the Prius-smooshed 405 at sunset, wondering where you should eat dinner in West Hollywood, get on OpenTable, type in “Catch LA,” and book an 8 p.m. reservation for two. You might be skeptical about this advice, rightly asking, “Catch? Isn’t that a chain of restaurants in New York , Dubai and […]

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Harvey Weinstein Isn’t the Only One

Posted by melissa kandel on October 11, 2017 in Hollywood | 1 Comment

Over the past week, I have been voraciously following the Harvey Weinstein story both as it played out in The New York Times and with more vivid, damnable detail today by Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker. A lot of people are now asking how this went on for so long. Why was Hollywood quiet […]

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch is Next Archie Comics Character on TV

Posted by melissa kandel on September 28, 2017 in Television | No Comments

The last I recall, Archie Comics weren’t cool. I used to receive a stack of them from a since-departed comic store every Tuesday afternoon I spent at sleep away camp, a conspicuous package colored light brown and labeled simply: “books.”

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Starsky & Hutch Returns … to Your TV

Posted by melissa kandel on September 1, 2017 in Television | No Comments

Funny just last night I was half asleep in bed, flipping through the channels and trying with pitiless resolve to swat a fly, when Starsky and Hutch, (the one with Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn) appeared on TV. Underrated, I thought, laughing at a particularly funny scene I now can’t recall. This should’ve been bigger. […]

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South Park Season 21 Is a Go

Posted by melissa kandel on August 31, 2017 in comedy | No Comments

If you’re doing anything Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 10 p.m., cancel your plans because that’s exactly when season 21 of South Park will drop on Comedy Central. 

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The Bridesmaids Are Back: Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph Join Forces in New Comedy

Posted by melissa kandel on August 24, 2017 in Film | No Comments

We all could use a little more Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy in our lives, and STXfilms agrees. The studio will release The Happytime Murders, a new comedy starring the duo, set in the dregs of Los Angeles and involving a crime-fighting puppet. (Say no more, I’m in.)

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Jennifer Lawrence Drinks Wine & Wants to Hang for a Cause

Posted by melissa kandel on August 22, 2017 in entertainment | No Comments

Jennifer Lawrence is officially the best friend you never knew you had but secretly always wanted, so thank goodness she’s yours now! In a new video for Omaze.com, the Oscar winner adorably promotes a charity contest, which will see one lucky winner getting to drink a whole bunch of wine with her in California’s grape-twined […]

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How I Met Your Father (Might Be) Making its Way to Your TV

Posted by melissa kandel on August 12, 2017 in entertainment, Hollywood, In the News | No Comments

WHAT. Today Deadline reported a newly hatched How I Met Your Father is alive and very possibly, potentially happening, with FX’s You’re The Worst writer, Alison Bennett, putting words to the prospective sitcom. Bennett’s credits include writer-producer on Comedy Central’s Idiotsitter and Hulu’s The Awesomes.

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The Surprising Ways Successful Screenwriters Find Inspiration

Posted by melissa kandel on August 11, 2017 in creativity, Film, Hollywood | 2 Comments

There’s a spot in my living room that undeniably catches the best morning light. A leather armchair is catty-cornered into it, and if you sit there by the window, you only see my neighbor’s big, leafy tree and not much else, which makes you feel like you’ve temporarily fallen into some tropical oasis of leather chairs and sunlight and leaves. Then […]

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