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Netflix went 5/5 in the Screen Actors Guild Awards’ TV drama actress race

Netflix went 5/5 in the Screen Actors Guild Awards’ TV drama actress race
For the first time ever, one network has dominated the Best TV Drama Actress category at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Netflix occupies all five nomination slots, unveiled Thursday morning, with Julia Garner and Laura Linney representing “Ozark” opposite Gillian Anderson, Emma Corrin and Olivia Colman representing overall nominations leader “The Crown.” Corrin had not previously been nominated by SAG, Garner has two prior nominations, Colman and Linney are SAG winners, and Anderson is a two-time SAG winner.

This Netflix sweep had been predicted by Gold Derby’s racetrack odds, with eighth- and ninth-ranked Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, both of BBC America’s “Killing Eve,” having been the only actresses not from Netflix who were thought to be viable contenders; all below them had 100-to-1 odds.

SEEour contributors react to the Golden Globe nominations.

Best TV Comedy Actor is the only SAG category that had previously seen its nominees
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Jamie Tarses Remembered: Stars Of ‘Happy Endings’, ‘3rd Rock’ & More Honor TV’s “Driving Force”

Jamie Tarses Remembered: Stars Of ‘Happy Endings’, ‘3rd Rock’ & More Honor TV’s “Driving Force”
Refresh for updates… Pioneering TV executive Jamie Tarses is being remembered in Hollywood today as a “fun, funny, brutally honest” and a “driving force” in some of the most beloved television series of a generation.

“She changed my life,” tweeted Kristen Johnston, star of NBC’s 3rd Rock from the Sun who said Tarses was a “huger early network supporter” of the 1996-2001 sitcom, adding that the exec “became 1 of my dearest friends. A trailblazer for women in the TV industry & an all-around beautiful, fun, brilliant person.

Chances are, she was the driving force behind your favorite show.”

Tarses died today from complications following a cardiac event last fall. She was 56.

Adam Pally, who starred in the Tarses-produced Happy Endings on ABC, tweeted, “Jamie Tarses was an asskicking beauty who beat up TV so bad that she was running NBC by age 32, In The 90’s!!! She was fun, funny, brutally honest,
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Jamie Tarses Dies: Trailblazing TV Executive & Producer Was 56

Jamie Tarses Dies: Trailblazing TV Executive & Producer Was 56
Jamie Tarses, who broke the glass ceiling for female TV executives as the first woman to run a network entertainment division, passed away this morning from complications stemming from a cardiac event she suffered last fall, according to her family. She was 56.

A superstar TV executive, Tarses was instrumental in developing such iconic shows as NBC’s Friends and Frasier and reached the pinnacle of the network programming executive ladder by age 32, becoming president of ABC Entertainment. Young and phenomenally successful, Tarses transcended the media business to become a bona fide celebrity who was both admired and scrutinized. The enormous pressure of the job and relentless media attention took a toll on her tenure, which Tarses followed with a successful second career as a TV producer of such popular shows as ABC’s Happy Endings, TBS’ My Boys, TNT’s Franklin & Bash and Amazon Prime Video’s The Wilds.
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3rd Rock From The Sun: Sally's 10 Best Quotes, Ranked

3rd Rock From The Sun: Sally's 10 Best Quotes, Ranked
The six-season run of 3rd Rock From the Sun was filled with rampant insanity and misunderstandings. Four aliens disguised as humans were sent by their leader, The Big Giant Head, to conduct covert research. This team was anything but covert, living life out loud and as absurdly as possible.

Related: Seinfeld: Why Elaine Is Actually The Show's Main Character

Sally Solomon ended up with the assignment of being the woman of the group. While she was initially resistant and upset about the role, Sally grew to love being a human woman and was upset to leave that life behind at the end of the mission. She also said some pretty insane things.
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Aliens, Clowns & Geeks Review: Sci-Fi Comedy Aims Low And Scores High

Aliens, Clowns & Geeks Review: Sci-Fi Comedy Aims Low And Scores High
No one sets out to make a cult movie. Most filmmakers aspire to commercial heights even if they only have the budgets for a B-movie. They see films like Blair Witch realign box office accounting and apply all kinds of quantum physics to mimic the exponential multiplication. Very few achieve it, and the ones which do usually do it by accident, and certainly not with serious intent. Aliens, Clowns & Geeks is not afraid to be ridiculous. It joins the ranks as such brave films as Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, and Frankenhooker.

It is also so much more than these films, dripping with artistry, and yet considerably less, with masturbating aliens, pussy ping pong, and sphincter-pinching obelisks. Richard Elfman’s sci-fi comedy has an abundance of experimental fun and a happily reckless disregard for taste. It owes as much to Frank Zappa as it does to Frank Capra,
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Netflix looks to go 5/5 in TV drama actress category at SAG Awards

Netflix looks to go 5/5 in TV drama actress category at SAG Awards
Netflix is set to occupy all five Best TV Drama Actress nomination slots at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, according to the combined predictions of Gold Derby’s Experts, Editors and Users. Additional performances from Netflix actually rank sixth and seventh in the category as well, so our racetrack odds would have to be way off the mark for another network to sneak into the lineup.

Laura Linney (“Ozark”) is the front-runner, having been nominated by SAG both seasons that she has been eligible thus far and having previously been awarded by the group for the HBO miniseries “John Adams” 12 years ago. Olivia Colman (“The Crown”) actually has more predicting her to be nominated than Linney, but she is in the runner-up position because almost twice as many predict Linney to win. The category is set to be rounded out in order by Gillian Anderson (“The Crown”), Julia Garner (“Ozark
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3rd Rock From The Sun: Dick's 10 Best Quotes, Ranked

3rd Rock From The Sun: Dick's 10 Best Quotes, Ranked
Few sitcoms typify the 1990's television landscape the way 3rd Rock from the Sun did. Four aliens took human form to infiltrate Earth and study humanity. It got strange as it became apparent incredibly quickly that this was not the A-team.

Related: New Girl: 10 Storylines The Show Dropped

The leader of the mission, and the head of their fake family, was Dick Solomon. His profession was a physics professor but his calling was speaking his mind, and getting himself in a lot of trouble doing it. Fortunately, Dick always had a half-hearted apology to back it up which his friends learned to accept as the best they were going to get.
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Tara Strong: Ben 10 & Her 9 Other Unbelievable Roles As A Voice Actor

Tara Strong: Ben 10 & Her 9 Other Unbelievable Roles As A Voice Actor
Tara Strong's voice work covers a wide range of animated shows, movies and video games. The actor is very talented in creating distinctive voices that sound very different from each other. Minus her voice acting, Tara has also played roles in many sitcoms and live roles.

Related: I Know That Voice: Other Big Shows The Cast Of Teen Titans Are In

She originally began her career on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation show, Mosquito Lake, which was canceled after 19 episodes. She went on to appear in other sitcoms like 3rd Rock From The Sun and Touched By An Angel. Strong's voice work is, today, prominent in many video games, including Final Fantasy, Batman: Arkham, Mortal Kombat X and Jax And Daxter.
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Seinfeld: The 5 Most (& 5 Least) Realistic Storylines

Seinfeld: The 5 Most (& 5 Least) Realistic Storylines
While some sitcoms have totally wild premises, like aliens living as humans on 3rd Rock From The SunSeinfeld was always known for being logical and rooted in the mundane. It's true that sometimes the characters would let tiny things make them miserable, but everyone gets down about that stuff, so it was always relatable.

Related: 10 Sitcoms From The '80s And '90s That Were Actually Groundbreaking

It's interesting to think about which actors would play the characters if the show was made in 2020, and it seems likely that if a modern Seinfeld was made, some plots would have been deemed too silly to air. Other storylines, however, seemed like they really could happen.
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Nobody First Look Turns Bob Odenkirk Into a Savage Man of Action

Nobody First Look Turns Bob Odenkirk Into a Savage Man of Action
Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk has become the next unexpected action star as he goes all-out John Wick in the first look at Universal thriller Nobody. Directed by Hardcore Henry's Ilya Naishuller, Nobody has been written by John Wick scribe Derek Kolstad and produced by David Leitch, the director behind the Charlize Theron actioner Atomic Blonde, all of which no doubt guarantees a fast-paced, bone-breaking, explosive experience at the movies.

The first look at Bob Odenkirk’s ‘Nobody’ has been released.

The film follows a man who goes on a lethal revenge mission after being shamed for hiding during a home invasion.

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Bob Odenkirk stars as Hutch Mansell, an unassuming family man who cowers and folds during a home invasion. His post-traumatic shame disorder reignites a long-cooled fire within, and he summons a secret lethal
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True mystery surrounds HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ at the Golden Globes: Can it win again?

True mystery surrounds HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ at the Golden Globes: Can it win again?
The Golden Globe drama series race is shaping up to be a battle between Season 4 of Netflix’s “The Crown,” which premieres Nov. 15, and HBO’s “Perry Mason,” according to the latest predictions of Gold Derby’s Experts. The reinvention of the classic Raymond Burr crime drama traces Mason’s early sketchy years as a L.A.-based private investigator before he was persuaded to try his hand at the law. The noirish mystery, set in 1932, stars Emmy winner Matthew Rhys with valiant and vibrant support from John Lithgow, Juliet Rylance and Shea Wigham. Rhys is a two-time Golden Globe nominee for his performance as a conflicted Russian spy in FX’s long-running series “The Americans.” Lithgow is a five-time Golden Globe nominee, most recently for his Emmy-winning turn as Winston Churchill in “The Crown,” and a two-time winner for his performances in NBC’s “3rd Rock from the Sun” and Showtime’s “Dexter.
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United We Fall Cancelled at ABC

United We Fall Cancelled at ABC
The axe has fallen on United We Fall: ABC has cancelled the family sitcom after one season, our sister site Variety reports.

Will Sasso (Mom, Less Than Perfect) and Christina Vidal Mitchell (Training Day, Code Black) starred as husband and wife Bill and Jo, whose lives are turned upside down when Bill’s mother Sandy, played by SNL and 3rd Rock From the Sun vet Jane Curtin, moves in with them and their two daughters Emily and Lulu. Guillermo Diaz (Scandal) co-starred as Jo’s brother Chuy.

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Emmy episode analysis: D’Arcy Carden (‘The Good Place’) plays four Janets and saves the world in ‘You’ve Changed, Man’

Emmy episode analysis: D’Arcy Carden (‘The Good Place’) plays four Janets and saves the world in ‘You’ve Changed, Man’
D’Arcy Carden received her career-first Emmy nomination for the final season of “The Good Place.” She competes in the Best Comedy Supporting Actress race and has submitted to Emmy voters the episode “You’ve Changed, Man” for consideration.

In the afterlife laffer she plays Janet, the cheerful robotic assistant who has been rebooted around 800 times. Over the course of the series, the role allowed her to also play a devilish Bad Place version of Janet, and in the final season we were also introduced to an expressionless “Neutral Janet.” In her submitted episode she gets to play this full range of Janets as the Judge (Maya Rudolph) visits the voids of the different Janets searching for a switch the cancel the earth, during which time we see the unique traits of each of her personae.

The Judge is accompanied by regular Janet, who is trying to convince her that the Earth is worth saving.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt: 'Playing a cop means something different now'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: 'Playing a cop means something different now'
After two years dedicated to childcare, the actor is squarely back in the zeitgeist with three films that explore race, corruption and the roots of today’s culture wars

Joseph Gordon-Levitt could be the model of a modern movie star, to the extent the description does not really fit him at all. Acting is just one of the skills in his career portfolio, alongside writing, directing, producing, running an online creative community, hosting a podcast and, occasionally, rocking out – as the guitars, keyboards and drum kit behind him attest. He is in his soundproofed studio in his Los Angeles home. “This is the indulgence of my 18-year-old self,” he admits over Zoom. His hair has grown during lockdown and hangs over his face in curly strands, but the boyish, full-faced grin is the same as ever.

Coronavirus struck as Gordon-Levitt was getting back into his stride after a two-year career break.
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FilmRise Scoops Tribeca-Premiering Docu ‘The State of Texas vs. Melissa’ (Exclusive)

FilmRise Scoops Tribeca-Premiering Docu ‘The State of Texas vs. Melissa’ (Exclusive)
FilmRise, the New York-based film and TV distribution company and streaming network, has acquired Sabrina Van Tassel’s timely social justice documentary “The State of Texas vs. Melissa,” which premiered at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.

FilmRise picked up the theatrical and digital rights to the documentary for North America, the U.K. and Ireland.

Set in the heart of the Latino community of South Texas, the compelling film explores the life and trials of Melissa Lucio, the first Hispanic woman in Texas sentenced to death row. The film takes a look at Lucio’s broken and abusive childhood and her adult life plagued by poverty and prejudice.

“Sabrina Van Tassel’s powerful documentary raises important questions about our criminal justice system and how it treats vulnerable members of our society,” said Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise.

“We are proud to add this film to our diverse library of documentaries about our criminal justice system,
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‘United We Fall’: TV Review

‘United We Fall’: TV Review
ABC’s new family sitcom, “United We Fall,” starts from a fairly thin premise: It follows a married couple, their two young children, and one in-law per spouse, as they cope with one another. This is fairly thin stuff, but it’s buoyed by the charms of the cast. “United We Fall” lacks, perhaps, enough of a hook to instantly compel viewers, but its low-key pleasantness makes it better than replacement-level.

Will Sasso and Christina Vidal Mitchell play Bill and Jo, parents of two daughters (played by Ella Grace Helton and the pair of child actors Ireland and Sedona Carvajal). Their generally low-key approach to parenting is perpetually stepped on by Bill’s mother Sandy (Jane Curtin) and Jo’s brother Chuy (Guillermo Diaz), both of whom push the family — Chuy towards an optimized, test-prepped version of modern excellence, Sandy towards a sort of benevolent mania. Sasso and Vidal Mitchell
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John Lithgow's 10 Best Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes

John Lithgow's 10 Best Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes
Ever since making his screen debut in the early 1970s, John Lithgow has become one of the most diverse actors on both in film and television. The first two decades of his career focused primarily on film acting, for which he earned Oscar nominations for his work in The World According to Garp and Terms of Endearment.

Related: 3rd Rock From The Sun (5 Reasons It Ended Too Soon (& 5 It Ended At The Right Time)

In 1996, Lithgow transitioned to television where he starred in the hit sitcom 3rd Rock From the Sun, earning a Golden Globe and two Prime Time Emmy's for his work. As he's set to appear in the new series Perry Mason later this month, here are John Lithgow's 10 best movies, ranked according to their Rotten Tomatoes scores.
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5 Reasons Bryan Cranston's Best Role Is Walter White (& 5 Why It's Hal)

5 Reasons Bryan Cranston's Best Role Is Walter White (& 5 Why It's Hal)
Thanks in part to his role as Walter White on Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston is recognized as one of the top actors of all time. The story of a chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin in Albuquerque, New Mexico gripped fans for five seasons on AMC, and made Cranston a household name. But before he became the one who knocks, Cranston was best known for his comedy work which included appearances on sitcoms like Third Rock From The Sun and Seinfeld. But his funniest role was as Hal, the bumbling, emotional father on Malcolm in the Middle. Both parts were amazing for entirely different reasons.

Related: 10 Reasons Hal From ‘Malcolm In The Middle” Is Dad Goals
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Accommmodations is Now Available to Stream on VOD

Accommmodations is Now Available to Stream on VOD
Married with children and living in downtown Manhattan, a woman decides to quit accommodating everyone around her and goes on a creative journey to bring meaning to her life. Accommmodations is available to stream on VOD on May 5, 2020.

Written and directed by Amy Miller Gross (The Pleasure of Your Presence), Accommodations stars Kat Foster, Patrick Heusinger, Deborah Rush, and Larisa Oleynik.

Accommmodations is being distributd by Distribution Solutions / Alliance Entertainment and Gvn Releasing

Accommodations will be available to stream on Amazon, Fandango Now, GooglePlay, iTunes and MovieSpree, plus cable platforms Charter, Cox, Comcast, Spectrum, and Shaw (Canada). 

The post Accommmodations is Now Available to Stream on VOD appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks.
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Meet everyone's least favorite alien family in the new trailer for Justin Roiland's Solar Opposites

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Meet everyone's least favorite alien family in the new trailer for Justin Roiland's Solar Opposites
Rick And Morty co-creator Justin Roiland has always had a knack for putting a dark spin on recognizable sitcom tropes (going back to House Of Cosbys), and to that end, Hulu’s Solar Opposites—which Roiland co-created with Mike McMahan—looks a lot like a dark reboot of 3rd Rock From The Sun. Except… you know how on that…
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