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  We all love Tina Fey, don’t get me wrong, but wouldn’t it be nice to have more than one path set for women writing comedy? She has really has set a new standard for what it means to be a female comedy writer and I’m sure it’s hard to be developing new work under that shadow. Enter: Mindy Kaling.   Mindy Kaling, who we all know as Kelly Kapoor from The Office, is also the show’s co-writer and producer. With The Office now ... Read More
Recently I received a press release from a publicist asking me to share the following clip from a movie called "ITW Pathway." The film boasts a ridiculously amazing cast — including  Terrence Howard, Temple Grandin, Rufus Wainwright,  Famke Janssen, Will Shortz,  Moby, Kent Cullers, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Jorgen Leth,  Dave Matthews, Alan Cumming, Rosie Perez, Aimee Mullins, Bob Mankoff and Will Oldham — and the ... Read More
Saturday Night Live is one of those cultural phenomena that refuse to disappear. We will all be dead and gone before SNL goes off air. This fall marks the show’s 36th running year and the entire cast (minus Will Forte) will be returning on September 25 to kick-off the season with three consecutive shows. Hosting the premiere will be none other than funny gal, Amy Poehler. A recent alum, Amy left the show after eight years to pursue bigger and better things ... Read More
 Let me preface this review by saying I really liked this movie. “Going the Distance” is about a couple dealing with a long distance relationship in an economically unstable period. They meet in New York City and have what Erin (Drew Barrymore) assumes is just a one night stand, but Garrett (Justin Long) extends their tryst to breakfast. Garrett confesses that he just got out of a relationship, which relaxes Erin because she wants to keep things ... Read More
Kind of. Here's the opening of last night's Emmy Awards featuring plenty of awesome people. And by awesome I mean not only Betty and Jon, I'm talkin' Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Jane Lynch, the Glee crew, Joel McHale, and even Kate Gosselin making fun of herself. Top that off with a little Bruce Springsteen action and you have a hilarious intro. Bon appetit! You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video [image: ... Read More
Busty gals I have to tell you, this movie is a really good one. Definitely worth dressing up for, as if you need the excuse.Deets here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/?ref=logo MODERN LOVE IS AUTOMATIC, a new motion picture about an apathetic nurse who moonlights as a dominatrix, her aspiring model roommate and the sad, strange world they live in, will have a week long theatrical run at reRun, Brooklyn's newest, coolest movie theater. COME ... Read More
What’s that you say? You need something to cheer you up? Thursday is a bore because it’s almost Friday but not quite Friday and you’re having a hard time staying awake enough to even make it to Friday? Think your life is rough? Well think again.This is Marcel. Marcel is a shell. Marcel wears shoes and seems somewhat gender-ambiguous. Marcel ate some cheese once, but it was probably a bad idea. Marcel has to walk on phones to talk on them. Marcel ... Read More
It's been a grueling search for the female lead of the Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Names have been tossed in the air and shot down like Duck Hunt: Ellen Page, Carey Mulligan, Emily Browning, Emma Watson, Mia Wasikowska, Kristen Stewart. But Sony Pictures has announced today that Lisbeth Salander will be played by Rooney Mara, who recently starred in a remake of Nightmare on Elm Street and in the forthcoming The Social ... Read More
The hilariously specific comedy sketches made by Thunderant's Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen haven't been popping up on their website very regularly these days. This probably has something to do with the fact that they've been busy thinking up new material for 'Portlandia,' a Thunderant inspired comedy series set to air on IFC, which begins production later this month.  The show will be shot entirely in Oregon, and will pull from a bevy of Portland ... Read More

Macho, Macho Men?

BY Nissa in Boob Tube |

BUST-y lady, and our lovely managing editor, Emily Rems appeared as a guest this morning on the NPR show "The Takeaway" to discuss the death of the "macho man" in present day cinema. Today, two very different movies are being released in theaters nationally - "Eat, Pray, Love" and "The Expendables." The question at hand here is, when a movie is so crammed with tried and true, and stereotypically "strong" actors, and all of those actors happen to be over forty, ... Read More