There’s been something quite a-peeling going on this week in New York.
A real-life version of the infamous Bluth’s Frozen Banana stand has been touring the city to coincide with the fourth season of Arrested Development—and The Observer managed to get a real inside scoop.
Heading down to the Columbus Circle location on Tuesday, the Read More
Who could have guessed it would finally happen? After many stops and starts, the Netflix Arrested Development revival, a ten-episode mini-season, is apparently ready to shoot. Jason Bateman, who starred in the three-season Fox comedy, Tweeted a picture with producer Ron Howard and show creator Mitch Hurwitz, and wrote in a caption: “All systems are Read More
The Wee Hours
Ron Howard fits snugly in the category of people and things that are loved unreservedly, along with pita chips, Gchat and money. So it was not especially surprising that his Tuesday-night event at the Museum of Natural History was attended happily by many a New Yorker and one ex-Real Housewife.
The occasion was the premiere of When You Find Me, a film Mr. Howard produced and his daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, directed.
Monday: Gossip Girl
There is some wear on these treads—specifically with regards to Blair, who has been spinning her wheels in a swampy mess of weekly plotting and scheming for no real reason other than the script telling her to do so—but those breathlessly wailing about the demise of Gossip Girl couldn’t have Read More
We think even Don Draper would object to the ad campaign for The Road. John Hillcoat’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s bleak, end-of-the-world novel doesn’t come out until October 16th (up against New York, I Love You and Where the Wild Things Are—can you say counterprogramming?), but the trailer was released yesterday Read More
While NBC still has another two weeks to finalize their fall schedule—fans of Medium, Law & Order and Chuck will have to continue to hold their respective vigils until May 19th, when a decision on those series’ fates is expected to be rendered—it’s never too early to start handicapping! In addition to the post-apocalyptic Day Read More
We’ve had something on our minds since sitting through box-office smash Four Christmases last weekend. How young is too young to see a PG-13? We realize that with its slapstick humor, baby vomit and distinctive lack of swear words, Four Christmases could be considered a "family film". But mixed in with all the holiday cheer are jokes Read More
Toward the end of the film Frost/Nixon, based on the Peter Morgan play of the same name, Frank Langella‘s Richard Nixon wonders whether his legacy will prevent young people from aspiring to a life in politics. "They’ll think it’s all just corrupt," he laments.
"I always felt that line was powerful," director Ron Read More
From today’s New York Times: “Earle H. Hagen, a onetime big-band trombonist who wrote some of the most famous theme songs in television history, died Monday in Rancho Mirage, Calif., near Palm Springs. He was 88 and lived in Rancho Mirage. … He wrote the folksy, countrified whistle that opened ‘The Andy Griffith Read More
Ron Howard’s Da Vinci Code sequel, Angels & Demons, and Oliver Stone’s Pinkville were shelved during the weekend because scribes can’t finish writing the scripts during the strike, according to Variety.
Though Akiva Goldsman worked for more than a year on Sony’s sequel to "The Da Vinci Code," the "Angels & Demons" Read More