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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Nov 09, 2019 at 02:04. 8 comments

Zoe Saldana to star in Reese Witherspoon’s new Netflix production, From Scratch

Zoe Saldana to star in Reese Witherspoon’s new Netflix production, From Scratch

Reese Witherspoon’s Oprah-like efforts to take over multiple worlds of media continue. She’s drawing on a volume from her own Reese’s Book Club to create a new Netflix limited series: Tembi Locke’s autobiographical romance From Scratch, which sounds like a cross between Under The Tuscan Sun and Love Story. As Variety describes it, the story “follows an American woman as she falls in love with...

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Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Oct 28, 2019. 10 comments

Apple TV+ picks a winner with the sly, timely, star-powered The Morning Show

Apple TV+ picks a winner with the sly, timely, star-powered The Morning Show
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A little ways into the third episode of The Morning Show, one of Apple TV+’s big plays for attention to its new streaming service, Jennifer Aniston’s morning TV anchor tries to explain to her daughter why she just did something that looks an awful lot like career suicide. “Sometimes,” she says softly, cradling her...

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Saloni Gajjar Saloni Gajjar Oct 01, 2019. 1 comments

Reese Witherspoon exudes some cool aunt energy in her first TikTok

Reese Witherspoon exudes some cool aunt energy in her first TikTok

Reese Witherspoon’s radiating some of that Elle Woods coolness IRL with her first venture into the adventurous online world of TikTok. The actress, who will reprise her iconic Legally Blonde character for an upcoming threequel, is showing off her skills in her first (and so far only) TikTok, wherein she attempts some solid dance moves, poses with a water bottle, and cuddles her dog, among...

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Erik Adams Erik Adams Aug 19, 2019. 20 comments

Rise and shine, there’s a new Morning Show trailer

Rise and shine, there’s a new Morning Show trailer

Last week, we heard from the stars of The Morning Show ; this week, we finally get to see what Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell look like when they’re speaking those lines of integrity-rich dialogue. The trailer for the Kerry Ehrin-written, Mimi Leder-directed Apple TV+ series—which still doesn’t have a premiere date beyond “fall”—sets up the arcs for its three...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Aug 02, 2019. 23 comments

Read this: The New York Times finally realizes Tracy Flick is the hero of Election

Read this: The New York Times finally realizes Tracy Flick is the hero of Election

This isn’t much of a hot take to those of us who have watched and loved Election over the past twenty years, but The New York Times today offers a deep dive into what critic A.O. Scott believes America gets wrong about Tracy Flick. In Alexander Payne’s 1999 film, says the Times, “she’s preyed upon by a teacher and almost cheated out of her rightful victory. But somehow she’s the villain.”...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jul 08, 2019. 24 comments

Despite their parents, the Big Little Lies kids know what’s up

Despite their parents, the Big Little Lies kids know what’s up
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For many people, the minute they become a parent, that status supersedes all of their other ones: spouse, offspring, employee, sibling. Our main Big Little Lies characters were all introduced to us as moms of kids in the same class at Otter Bay Elementary School, but this season, we haven’t seen too much of the wee ones, give or take a...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jul 01, 2019. 24 comments

Ain’t no party like a Big Little Lies disco party

Ain’t no party like a Big Little Lies disco party
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The midpoint of this midseason episode of Big Little Lies hits its apex right where it should: Amabella’s ’70s disco party. You gotta hand it to the solid citizens of Monterey. Even though a previous dress-up party ended in disaster, that’s not going to stop them from going all out a year or so later. So everyone, even relatives...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jun 17, 2019. 24 comments

All Big Little Lies families are unhappy in their own way

All Big Little Lies families are unhappy in their own way
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This season of Big Little Lies appears to be a bit less subtle than the first one. In case you were busy stripping furniture or a similar activity while you viewed this episode, or were watching another channel, the theme of the second episode in season two of BLL was—say it with me—family. Almost every one of our little subsets...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jun 10, 2019. 24 comments

The strength of Big Little Lies season 2 lies in performances over plot

The strength of Big Little Lies season 2 lies in performances over plot
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I was definitely among the camp of people against the idea of a second season of Big Little Lies. The first season was so wonderfully crafted around the murder mystery at its center, once that was all revealed, and resolved, and concluded with the five women watching their children on the beach, I thought it was a perfect ending to an...

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Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Jun 07, 2019. 19 comments

What, are you just not going to watch Meryl Streep in Big Little Lies?

What, are you just not going to watch Meryl Streep in Big Little Lies?
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The truth about the second season of Big Little Lies is that it wasn’t entirely necessary—season one of David E. Kelley’s adaptation, based on Liane Moriarty’s steamy thriller, was an addictive blend of soapiness and pathos, and featured one of the best ensembles in recent history. Director Jean-Marc Vallée, who helmed the first seven...

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Erik Adams Erik Adams Feb 09, 2019. 13 comments

Wait, so how did they make a 2nd season of Big Little Lies?

Wait, so how did they make a 2nd season of Big Little Lies?

This post discusses the plot of Big Little Lies.

Big Little Lies was a blockbuster TV event in 2017, and Hollywood tends to want its blockbusters to multiply, which partially explains why new episodes of Big Little Lies will be airing in June 2019. But how did HBO manage to get a second season out of what was billed as a miniseries, one that was based on a novel that doesn’t have a sequel and...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jan 29, 2019. 14 comments

J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele join producers committed to hiring more female directors

J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele join producers committed to hiring more female directors

Over the weekend, Time’s Up and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative launched a new campaign dubbed TimesUpx2 that seeks to double the number of women in leadership positions and any other “spaces where women are underrepresented.” It also ties in with another initiative called the “4% Challenge,” which gets its name from the fact that only four percent of the top grossing movies in the...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jun 05, 2018. 14 comments

It looks like Legally Blonde 3 is really going to happen

It looks like Legally Blonde 3 is really going to happen

According to Deadline, the Legally Blonde universe is about to get a bit blonder, as MGM is “near a deal” with Reese Witherspoon to make a third entry in her series of bubbly legal thrillers. “Most of the creative team” from the original film is reportedly on board already, with original writers Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah “in final talks” to write the script and original producer Marc...

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Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Jan 03, 2018. 11 comments

Women of Hollywood outline expansive anti-harassment initiative

Women of Hollywood outline expansive anti-harassment initiative

Many of Hollywood’s most influential women have declared that time’s up for the serial abusers in their industry (and elsewhere), announcing an ambitious new anti-harassment initiative, per The New York Times.

The movement, known as Time’s Up, takes a multi-pronged approach to harassment in the workplace, whether it’s in entertainment or agriculture. It’s backed by dozens of prominent...

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Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Jul 13, 2017. 24 comments

A Wrinkle In Time introduces its three wise women

A Wrinkle In Time introduces its three wise women

Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time has already amassed a huge (and top-notch) cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Chris Pine will play the scientist parents of Meg Murry (newcomer Storm Reid), who sets off in search of her father when he goes missing. Along the way, she meets three cosmic beings—Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which—who help her track down her father and the tesseract....

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William Hughes William Hughes May 05, 2017. 24 comments

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell got matching Walk of Fame stars today

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell got matching Walk of Fame stars today

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have been a Hollywood power couple for more than 30 years, sticking together through the ups and downs of their respective careers. Amazingly, though, neither of them has a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, the famed tourist attraction that invites California tourists to stomp all over the names of their most beloved stars.

That’s now been rectified,...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Mar 27, 2017. 24 comments

Big Little Lies starts tearing down the walls of artifice

Big Little Lies starts tearing down the walls of artifice
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The beautiful homes on display in Big Little Lies aren’t there by accident: Their perfect facades bely the varying levels of tempestuousness that reside in each. This week, as BLL deftly maneuvers all of its...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Mar 20, 2017. 24 comments

Big Little Lies is telling a vital story about abuse

Big Little Lies is telling a vital story about abuse
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With this astonishing fifth episode of Big Little Lies, I keep thinking about all the reviews when it came out that called it trash: high-quality trash, but trash nonetheless. By this episode, this series is so far...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Mar 19, 2017. 24 comments

A murder is only one of Big Little Lies’ many mysteries

A murder is only one of Big Little Lies’ many mysteries

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Sunday, March 19. All times are Eastern.

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Big Little Lies (HBO, 9 p.m.): Big Little Lies has been trotting along at a pretty tight clip, as the idyllic community of Monterey is apparently a hotbed of controversy and seething resentment. The mysterious murder that frames the series is only one of many questions we have: Who is the bully in Ziggy...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Mar 13, 2017. 24 comments

Big Little Lies wages the mommy wars

Big Little Lies wages the mommy wars
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When I had my twins, I really struggled with the decision whether to stay home with them or not, knowing full well how fortunate I was to even be able to make that decision. I knew they were...

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