Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon are preparing to cover the royal wedding live on HBO as quirky commentators Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan.
Erinn Hayes left "Kevin Can Wait" in a bizarre way, and Bryan Cranston didn't hesitate to hire her immediately for "The Dangerous Book for Boys."
Director Amir Bar-Lev strikes just the right tone of informed fannishness while maintaining rigorous control over the rhythm of his film.
Ken Tucker looks at Carrie Fisher's final TV performance in Amazon's “Catastrophe” and says, “It's great [she] was able to give us one last superb performance."
A series of short films based on the American Girl dolls have been produced over the past few years. The latest carries the long-winded title An American Girl Story Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas. The title role is performed by Alyvia Alyn Lind, who played Dolly Parton in last year’s Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors. Set in the mid-1950s, we find Maryellen, one of the middle children in a large Florida family.
Billy Bob Thornton follows up his great role in the first season of "Fargo" with a new star vehicle that requires him to breath life into a far less vital part, in the new David E. Kelley drama "Goliath," which starts streaming on Amazon Prime on Friday. Thornton plays Billy McBride, a washed-up, alcoholic lawyer who goes up against the big Los Angele firm he helped create.
Now you can! Amazon has just launched a standalone version of their video streaming service known as Prime Video, for which users will pay monthly to have access to their expansive library of TV and movies. Formerly, Prime was $99 per year, couldn’t be cancelled until the year was over, and included Amazon’s ultra-fast shipping that arrived quicker than you could remember what you had ordered in the first place. Now for $8.99 each month, subscribers will be able to watch Amazon originals like Transparent, Man in the High Castle, Catastrophe, Bosch, and Mozart in the Jungle, and cancel whenever they’re done binging those shows.
This sitcom streaming on Amazon Prime starting Friday gets at things that are so true about marriage and parenthood that the jokes enhance the details of a relationship, and vice versa. If you don’t know the show’s premise, it’s simple: American man (Rob Delaney) met Irish woman (Sharon Horgan). As the fictional Sharon and Rob, Horgan and Delaney—who write and produce as well as star—pick away at all the little squabbles exhausted parents can have, but they’re heightened, wittier squabbles than any you or I might have.
A group of men journey to a beach in Belize to reunite with an old buddy. Mad Dogs is a buddy-adventure show, based on a successful BBC series of the same name—over in Britain, the title is part of a common phrase from a Noel Coward song from the 1930s: “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.” The guys in the American version of Mad Dogs, developed by British originator Chris Cole and The Shield’s Shawn Ryan, are forced by circumstances to spend a lot of time in the baking-hot midday sun once one of them dies, a satchel of drug money is found, the Belize police force starts sniffing around, and they’re pursued by… who? The opening hour plays out like a second-rate David Mamet play, with the show’s stars—Billy Zane (who plays the wealthy host), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), Steve Zahn (Treme) , Romany Malco (The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Weeds), and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line)—busting on each other in ways that turn good-natured kidding into mean digs at each other’s weaknesses.
Ugh. That’s what my eloquent gut reaction is to Hand of God, the new Amazon Prime series whose 10-episode run starts Friday. Ron Perlman as an arrogant, corrupt judge who starts having visions he interprets as signs from God? Perlman bellowing and bullying everyone from the Good Lord Above to Dana Delany, who plays his much-too-long-suffering wife, and on whom he cheats with a prostitute?