It's hard to stand out on a crowded programming dial, and that's probably always been especially true for the stars of crime procedurals; often, making one's mark isn't as easy as simply lowering one's shades while Roger Daltrey screams on the soundtrack. In order to rise above the fray, detective shows sometimes resort to adding the odd wrinkle or two in order to get our attention -- and although this tactic isn't always successful, sometimes it really, really works. In honor of all those offbeat gumshoes, this week, we're devoting Total Recall to an appreciative look back at some of the quirkiest crime-solvers in TV history. Join us, won't you?
Director Jack Plotnik and star Marisa Coughlan join Grae to talk about their science fiction spoof Space Station 76, which leads them down a verbal path lined by acting advice, robot therapists, and merkins. Enjoy the conversation about this movie starring Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer, and Jerry O'Connell, and go see it in theaters in LA & NYC on September 19th! Available for download from iTunes and On Demand on September 23, 2014.
TV critics Robert Bianco (USA Today), Tim Goodman (The Hollywood Reporter), Brian Lowry (Variety), Mary McNamara (Los Angeles Times), and Matt Roush (TV Guide) gave their opinions on some of the new shows coming this fall!
The Big Bang Theory, returning with new episodes on September 22nd, is entering its 11th season which is more than enough to place it on the list of longest-running American sitcoms ever. You'll see the other returning sitcoms that also hold this distinction in this week's 24 Frames picture gallery, along with some deeper cuts from vintage television.
Grae Drake tries to get to the bottom of Dan Stevens' character in The Guest. Is he good or bad? What's the scariest part of this film? How uncomfortable is Dan watching himself in such an intense movie?
This week on streaming video, we've got Michael Bay's latest thundering installment of the Transformers franchise, Jon Favreau's small but well-received dramedy, and a little seen thriller from Australia, as well as a handful of notable choices newly available to stream on Netflix. Read on for details.