Golden Globe Winners On DemandJanuary 18, 2010

Golden Globe Winners On Demand

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Last night the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) celebrated the Golden Globes nominees and winners.  Some are pay per view movies, some are premium content found on HBO or Showtime and some are free from NBC and AMC, but all are available right now via video on demand.

  • The Hangover - Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
  • Meryl Streep/Julie & Julia – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
  • Christoph Waltz/Inglourious Basterds - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
  • Up - Best Animated Feature Film
  • Madmen - Best Television Series – Drama
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SAG Winners Now On DemandJanuary 24, 2010

SAG Winners Now On Demand

Photo courtesy of AMC

Last night the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) celebrated the SAG nominees and winners.  Some are pay per view movies, some are premium content found on Showtime and some are free from NBC and CBS, but all are available right now via video on demand.

  • Christoph Waltz/Inglourious Basterds - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
  • Inglourious Basterds – Outstanding Performance by a Cast
  • Dexter/Michael C. Hall - Best Actor– Drama
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Alec Baldwin Rides With Jerry Seinfeld In Comedians In Cars Getting CoffeeAugust 18, 2012

Alec Baldwin Rides With Jerry Seinfeld In Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee


Media savant T Tara Turk is turning her attention to Original Web Series. Tell Tara what shows you think she should review.


Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee: Alec Baldwin

By T. Tara Turk

I have a writer crush on Alec Baldwin. Yes, I know he’s an actor but in this edition of “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee”, Jerry Seinfeld totally puts a finger on this writer’s crush. He tells Alec he is a “gifted actor cursed with the mind of a writer.” But let’s rewind. Let’s start from the beginning. The car this week is a 1970 fire engine red Mercedes SL. The kind of car Jerry says is for a guy who wants to hang with the kids but not be one of the kids. Totally.

I love how Jerry begins the episode first with the car but then with the call to his guest, asking them out for coffee. One, of course they are just hanging around waiting for his call. Two, of course this is all SPONTANEOUS. Three, like they would say no.

From the beginning, Alec sets this up as two funny guys from two different sides of the track. He says to Jerry: “Your life has been one unbroken boulevard of green lights, hasn’t it?” I mean, it’s what we all think, right? Jerry reminds Baldwin of what he said when he visited Jerry at his house in the Hamptons.

Jerry: You said if you had a house like mine, you’d just install a phone and-
Alec: Just answer “no, no, no and no.”

Obviously, and thankfully, Seinfeld goes along with the rich guy set up. I mean why avoid it when we all know he probably owns each car he’s driving for these episodes. Sigh. But it’s the fact that Jerry is willing to go there that makes this thing interesting.

Jerry: Who do you think has worked hard to get where they are? Me or you?
Alec: Me.
Jerry: What do you consider work then?
Alec: Not walking into a room where everyone just falls down and worships you.
Jerry: Really?
Alec (in a Jerry voice): Really?

Alec, unlike Gervais and David, doesn’t really comment on the car. You know why? He’s probably used to a car that’s for a guy who wants to hang with the kids but not be one of the kids. Totally. They grab coffee at a diner and immediately we know something is about to go down when Alec asks for tuna on rye and they don’t have rye. The have seven grain. Baldwin goes into a hilarious Jack Nicholson FIVE EASY PIECES bit. “Is that going to be a problem?”

The two men, who actually have a lot in common talk everything from fatherhood, whiffle ball, Oscars, the Burt Lancaster/Kirk Douglas pairing and Rip Torn’s Peckinpaw-esque diatribe on his neighborhood (complete with a great Rip Torn impersonation). 
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Jerry Seinfeld In Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee - Season FinaleOctober 05, 2012

Jerry Seinfeld In Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee - Season Finale


Media savant T Tara Turk is turning her attention to Original Web Series. Tell Tara what shows you think she should review.


Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

By T. Tara Turk


Don’t get excited! Not all of them in one car! That would be a clown car. Ba-dum-bum.

These are really the last three episodes of Jerry’s coffee runs with his celebrity friends and I’m sad! I enjoy these. But Seinfeld couldn’t have found the more perfect comedians to end this run with. Two episodes are deliciously similar - something I think that Seinfeld intended to do - and one is quite unexpectedly somber.

Let’s start off light though with the deliciously similar episodes. One, Jerry has an elegant coffee run in a 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Two with the legendary Carl Reiner to start. Both are in suits like The Blues Brothers and are almost as funny. Carl tells Jerry that every night for the past 62 years, his best friend, Mel Brooks, has come over for dinner. And we get to see this amazing ritual later.


Jerry: You never go to his house?
Carl: He’s younger by four years! He drives better!


Sure enough, later, Brooks comes over bringing essentially an entire deli with him. While this could be an understandable 10 minutes of Seinfeld sucking up to his idols, it’s actually a bit more than that. It’s us getting to sit in on three comic geniuses - the two elder gentlemen tell great stories from BLAZING SADDLES to THE PRODUCERS and the other who listens like we do. As Brooks/Reiner rattle off comedians that they have spotted and knew would be huge.


Jerry: Chris Rock? That was 1996. This is 2012.
Mel: This is 2012?!?!?! I have so many appointments…

Other topics include:

- Louie CK (who admires his business acumen?)
- “Get Smart” (who thought of the shoe phone?)
- BLAZING SADDLES (what did Billy Wilder say to Mel?)
- THE PRODUCERS (what almost prevented Mel from making THE PRODUCERS?)
- Henry Mancini’s big band latin version of “Springtime For Hitler”

Next Jerry visits Colin Quinn and Mario Joyner in the now hipster section of Brooklyn, much to Quinn’s shagrin. 

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VOD Spotlight: Anne HecheOctober 17, 2012

VOD Spotlight: Anne Heche

Anne Heche

Kate Asche Wilson (@KateDoesLife) spoke to actress Anne Heche (DONNIE BRASCO, WAG THE DOG "Men In Trees") of the new comedy THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID now on demand.


Kate Asche Wilson (KAW): Your character in THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID, Dee Dee, is a cynical chain-smoking fabulous mess. How did you prepare for such a hilariously fantastic role?
Anne Heche (AH):
Oh my gosh can you just follow me around, and say that about Dee Dee all the time?

KAW: Yes definitely!
That was a great review. A fabulous mess. I’m glad there’s fabulous in there. The great thing about Dee Dee is that she is a fabulous mess, and having that be a contradiction the entire time was really what I worked on. How do you make her funny, and how do you make her dark? How do you make her likable and hate able at the same time? In terms of everything she’s got going on with her problems because she’s an addict, she’s a disaster, she’s mean, she’s self absorbed, and she’s a drunk.

KAW: Oh my god I love her.
: I love that you love her. I really wanted people to love her. For me people really liked Dee Dee because they felt like they were like her on their worst day.

KAW: I was obsessed with her when I watched it. I was like this is the greatest woman I’ve ever seen in my life.
Don’t tell your mother that! That’s really funny I’m really grateful that you enjoyed it.

KAW: It was so fun to watch. I loved it! So moving on when did you come on board with THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID, and what interested you in the project?
I came on board because...
Alec Baldwin called me and said
“Heche there’s a script you need to do 
and I think you could really pull it off”.
...Which of course intrigued me to know end. I was dying to see what it was and within five minutes I think the doorbell rang, and there was the script. It was like they were standing outside, and rang the doorbell as soon as they got the go ahead. Alec and I were in the play Twentieth Century on Broadway with Kellie Overbey, the screenwriter of THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID, and at the time I did not know she was a writer. When I got the script I tore open the envelope.

The second I saw that Dee Dee smokes and brushes her teeth at the same time I was like I got to do that. I got to figure out how to pull this one off. I read the whole script on the way to do a David Letterman appearance and I had a half an hour after the appearance before I needed to get in the car to go to the airport back home to LA. I said let me meet Kellie and Carrie Preston, the director, in the hotel before I take off. I sat down with them and it was basically a love fest in terms of what they wanted to do with it and how they saw it happening.

Carrie was working on “True Blood” and I was on “Hung”. Both shows are on HBO and we both had the month of October off. All three of us looked at each other and said let’s make it happen. It was really that fast. I’m a huge fan of Alia Shawkat from CEDAR RAPIDS, and thought she could really handle an equally as complicated character as Dee Dee on her end, and I told Carrie and Kellie we would be a really great pairing. They agreed and by the time I landed in LA Alia was on board too. So it really did kind of magically evolve.

KAW: Speaking of Alia you guys had the greatest chemistry, and I loved watching you both and Marcia DeBonis interact. What was your favorite part about working with them?
Oh goodness I think we cracked each other up daily. To do a movie that’s this low budget, this much pressure, and this much work you have to be doing that. It’s great when you spend each day anticipating how much fun the next day is going to be. I think that really kept us going because it was such long hours, a difficult shooting schedule, and difficult shooting circumstances. We all shared a dressing room, if we even had a dressing room. Usually we were sharing the bathroom of a pizza joint that was open while we were shooting in the other room.
This was down and dirty. Hiding cameras under coats, sneaking onto subway stations, throwing a coat over Alia’s head while she changed in the middle of the subway. Yet at the end of each day we would really look at each other and go “God that was so much fun. What is tomorrow going to be like?”. That’s what kept us going. We wanted so badly to get to that final scene, and not blow it for anybody. It’s so intense, so physical, and so emotional that each piece of the puzzle had to build to earn that ending. You build a lot of faith and a lot of friendship. That’s of course what the film is about, and I think it really shows our bond, and our belief in each other.

KAW: Carrie Preston calls THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID a “wo-mance”, the woman’s answer to the “bro-mance” genre. With films such as THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID and BACHELORETTE coming out On Demand now, do you think that this is the age of the “Womance”?
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New Movies On Demand Preview - For Babes: January 2013January 09, 2013

New Movies On Demand Preview - For Babes: January 2013

On Demand Weekly's Kate Wilson (@KateDoesLife) goes through all the new  movies each month for her New Movies On Demand Preview - For Babes.



Kate’s Top Movies On Demand For The Babes


By Kate Asche Wilson
Happy New Year ladies! Hopefully your holiday was filled with glitter and joy and not agonizing depression and box wine. It’s a new year! Anything can happen! You might win the lottery and a steamy trip to Barbados. You might discover the most mouth watering delicious cupcake you’ve ever eaten, and it’s only five calories. You might run away with Sven the gorgeous Ski instructor from Sweden. And if none of that happens, well, you’ll always have Movies on Demand. Trust me Sven might seem good on paper but his accent is impossible to understand, and he has a raging case of Herpes.
Top On Demand Films For The Babes:
HIT AND RUN- Premiers January 8
With the dream team of real life couple Dax Shepard and Kristin Bell how could this awkward comedy not be good? The film is written and directed by Shepard who also stars as the protagonist Charlie Bronson, a former getaway driver that is now in the witness protection program. Bell plays his girlfriend who has the opportunity to live her dream in Los Angeles but needs Shepard to drive her there. Putting himself in jeopardy Bronson embarks on this ill-advised road trip, but finds himself in all sorts of hilarious situations including a slew of chase scenes fueled by a wayward Bradley Cooper. Honestly I wish I was watching this right now.
R, Comedy, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix & Redbox
I realize that most films that are catered towards women are terrible rom coms that have loose plots and star Jake Gyllenhaal. I mean don’t get me wrong I would watch basically anything that had Jake Gyllenhaal in it, but sometimes I just want something a little different. Like a terrifying mother daughter horror film that just screams we will never sleep comfortably again. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue this film centers on Elissa and Sarah who thought they found the perfect house at the end of the street, but discover it has more secrets than their realtor let on. Hey it had a nook! How were they supposed to know it was infested with a murderous spirit?
PG-13, Thriller, Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Same day as DVD, weeks before Netflix

TO ROME WITH LOVE- Premiers January 15
I love everything Woody Allen does so be prepared that if a Woody Allen movie comes out it will be on this list. And for good reason too because the man is brilliant. With an ensemble cast that includes Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, and Woody Allen himself, TO ROME WITH LOVE brings us to the beautiful city of Rome where four separate vignette stories are told. It’s a Woody Allen film so you have to prepare for some magical realism and a lot of neurosis, but trust me it’s definitely worth it.
R, Comedy, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Same day as DVD

A Film For The Guys That The Babes Will Like:

SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS- Premiers January 29
I’m certain this is one of the most underrated films of this year and insist that you watch it. Watch it with your guy, watch it with your friends, watch it with yourself. Just watch it because if you like absurd and incredible comedy you cannot miss out on this. I’m not even going to tell you the plot because I don’t want you to make any false assumptions. Just go watch it. Now. I will tell you though that Christopher Walken is in it. And we all know that everyone loves Christopher Walken.
PG, Family, voices: Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Charlie Tahan, Same day as DVD, available in 3D

Babes And Guys:

FRANKENWEENIE- Premiers January 8
Tim Burton is filled with wacky weird whimsy and the worlds he can create are just like him. FRANKENWEENIE is no exception, and pays a beautiful homage to the classic black and white horror films with its story. Following a tragic accident where our hero Victor’s pet dog Sparky is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life. Because of the mayhem and destruction the “new” Sparky has caused, Victor must now convince his town that despite his appearance Sparky is the same loyal dog they knew before. This animated film is smart and entertaining, and will be extremely enjoyable for both babes and guys.
PG, Family, voices: Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Charlie Tahan, Same day as DVD, available in 3D
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New Movies On Demand Preview: January 2014January 24, 2014

New Movies On Demand Preview: January 2014

Kate Asche Wilson (On Demand Weekly)

On Demand Weekly's Kate Wilson (@KateDoesLifegoes through all the new movies each month for her New Movies On Demand Preview.


January Movies On Demand Movie on Demand Preview for January 2014 from Nick DeNinno on Vimeo.

Happy New Year friends! It is officially 2014 so go ahead and wipe the trauma of 2013 out of your minds. It’s a new year. You can do anything. You can be anyone. I myself am planning on being Morgan Freeman. There’s a word of possibilities at your fingertips so go ahead buy that boat. Invest in those unpredictable stocks. You might make millions or you might lose all of your money and have to live in a cardboard box. Either way you’re on the road to a new you! And once you’re done finding yourself check out my top three January movies on demand.

Heartbreak, alcoholism, getting into college: All the ingredients necessary to make the perfect coming of age film. THE SPECTACULAR NOW is a brilliant dramedy that follows It’s hedonistic lead, Sutter, through the revelry of youth as he deals with an absentee father, corrupting the nice girl, and priding himself on living in the now. He is equal parts charming and full of shit, and the greatest thing about him is that you know him. It’s that person in your life that suffers from the fear of missing out. The one that can’t get their head out of their ass long enough to see what’s in front of them. Sutter’s story is an incredible journey of growth and THE SPECTACULAR NOW captures that perfectly.
R, Drama/Romance, Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kyle Chandler

BLUE JASMINE - Premiers January 21
Woody Allen what have you done? You wrote a new age Streetcar Named Desire in San Francisco. You effortlessly chronicled the psychotic break of a former New York socialite like it was nothing. Seriously? Are you trying to kill me with your unbelievable dialogue and your unhinged characters and your wildly appealing plots? Just stop with your amazing writing because I don’t think the world can handle it anymore. And take Cate Blanchet and her perfect performance with you because if she doesn’t win the Academy Award for her portrayal of Jasmine I’m going to lose my mind. Seriously it will be Leo circa 2005 all over again.
PG-13, Drama, Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Michael Stuhlbarg, Louis C.K., Peter Sarsgaard

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS - Premiers January 21
What screams family fun more than a hostage drama starring Tom Hanks? Nothing! You are correct. Especially since this critically acclaimed film is an action packed look at the true story of the 2009 hijacking of an American Cargo ship by Somali pirates; The first hijacking in two hundred years. This thriller stars an excellent Tom Hanks as Captain Richard Phillips as he takes on the leader of the Somali pirates in an epic power play that will have you reaching for your inhaler. Hanks is already leading the awards season by being nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance and the film itself is nominated for best picture. Do not miss out on this one.
PG-13, Action/Drama, Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener

Well that’s January team. Best of luck trying to keep those New Years resolutions and remember go to for all new Movies On Demand this month. 

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