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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2: Same Shtick; Same Effect!

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

It’s been fourteen years since Nia Vardalos’ My Big Fat Greek Wedding came out of nowhere to do $254 million dollars because of its exploration of how large Greek families react when one of them falls in love with a non-Greek.

The sequel is equally as filled with that unique mix of culture and shtick, but it’s still enough to wring more than a few laughs (and tears) from today’s jaded audiences (there was even applause at the screening I attended).

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Rockin’ Clips: Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll!

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll - "Don't Wanna Die Anonymous" -- Ep 101 (Airs Thursday, July 16, 10:00 pm e/p) -- Pictured: (l-r) John Corbett as Flash, Robert Kelly as Bam Bam, John Ales as Rehab, Denis Leary as Johnny. CR. Patrick Harbron/FX
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll – “Don’t Wanna Die Anonymous” — Ep 101 (Airs Thursday, July 16, 10:00 pm e/p) — Pictured: (l-r) John Corbett as Flash, Robert Kelly as Bam Bam, John Ales as Rehab, Denis Leary as Johnny. CR. Patrick Harbron/FX

Before checking out this week’s episode of FX’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (Thursdays, 10/9C) to see Johnny Rock’s attempted comeback,  check out The Heathens at the peak of their powers back in 1992.

Also, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: The Documentary! Just follow the jump!

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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Finds Fertile Ground In Rock & Roll Hedonism!

SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL - Pictured: Denis Leary as Johnny. CR. Danny Clinch/FX
SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL – Pictured: Denis Leary as Johnny. CR. Danny Clinch/FX

In the ‘90s there was a rock band called The Heathens. Led by Johnny Rock, they were legendary but the day their first album dropped, they broke up.  Now, twenty-five years later, they have a chance to get it together and take another shot at the big time, but with one big difference – Rock is relegated to songwriting and the band is being led by the daughter he never knew he had.

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (FX, Thursdays, 10/9C) is a full throttle exploration of the rock & roll lifestyle – then and now. It’s also funny and hell and surprisingly poignant. It has the potential to be the best thing Denis Leary has ever done – and I’m including The Ref and Rescue Me in that assessment.

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Still There’ll Be More: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll clips!

SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL - Pictured: John Corbett as Flash. CR. Danny Clinch/FX
SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL – Pictured: John Corbett as Flash. CR. Danny Clinch/FX

The more I see of Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (FX, Thursdays, 10/9C), the more I think it rocks. Check half a dozen new clips, after the jump, to see what I mean.

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll premieres, Thursday.

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Warm & Fuzzy Family Clip: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll!

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll - Pictured: (L-R) Denis Leary as Johnny Rock, John Corbett as Flash, Robert Kelly as Bam Bam, John Ales as Rehab. CR. Patrick Harbron/FX
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll – Pictured: (L-R) Denis Leary as Johnny Rock, John Corbett as Flash, Robert Kelly as Bam Bam, John Ales as Rehab. CR. Patrick Harbron/FX

Awwwwwww… Rock  stars are family people, too!

Check out this warm & fuzzy clip from FX’ Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, premiering on Thursday, July 16th.

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1, 2, 1-2-3-4: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll!

SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL - Pictured: Liz Gillies as Gigi. CR. Danny Clinch/FX
SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL – Pictured: Liz Gillies as Gigi. CR. Danny Clinch/FX

FX’s Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll looks like it’s going to be another raunchy, quality series starring Denis Leary – but it comes with it’s own music video – Die Tryin’ – which could even be a hit. (Let’s talk authenticity, people! )

Check out Die Tryin’ and four more tasty clips for Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, premiering on Tuesday, July 16th on FX.

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Cool Clips: FX’s Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll!

SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL - Pictured: Denis Leary as Johnny. CR. Danny Clinch/FX

In Sex & Drugs & & Rock & Roll, Denis Leary stars as Johnny Rock, leader of The Heathens – a legendary New York band from the ’90s. A band that partied so hard that ‘Keith Richards thought they should slow down.’

Sex & Drugs & & Rock & Roll premieres on FX on Thursday, July 16th (10/9C). Check out a couple of cool clips following the jump.

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The Boy Next Door: Just No!

The Boy Next Door - Claire Peterson

There are a lot of talented people behind the making of The Boy Next Door. Somehow, despite their best efforts, we have the first truly awful movie of 2015.

Think Fatal Attraction with the genders reversed. Now, take out the intelligence, the wit, any semblance of drama (and the steamy sex, for that matter) and what you have left is what this is.

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United States of Tara: Season Three – Left Hanging, But on a Hopeful Note!

United-States-Of-Tara-Season-3-DVD

Showtime canceled United States of Tara – the series about the dysfunctional family with the matriarch who suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder – after seeing its third season ratings plummet. This is a shame because the series was far better than the inexplicably more popular Nurse Jackie. Thus, all though it doesn’t get a proper finale, the show’s third season maintained its high quality and came to a conclusion that had a genuinely hopeful note.

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DVD: United States of Tara: The Second Season – Things Get Weirder!

 

United States of Tara made quite a splash for Showtime when it premiered. It was [and is] the first television series to be built around a character who suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder [formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder]. While the Diablo Cody-created series is quirky fun in its original weekly format, the storytelling seems even stronger when viewed on DVD – and if you thought the show was different during season one, well, it gets really weird in season two!

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TVonDVD: United States of Tara: the FIRST season; Great Show; Lacklustre Features!

United States of Tara, S1 DVD

Tara Gregson [Toni Collette] is a struggling artist/designer with a charming husband, Max [John Corbett] and two kids – studious Marshall [Kier Gilchrist] and uber-brat Kate [Brie Larson]. She also has four more personalities [slutty teen, T; macho redneck Buck; super Betty Crocker, Alice, and a more primal figure, Gimme] – and a sister, Charmaine [Rosemarie DeWitt] who thinks she’s faking [“that’s not even a real disease,” she tells Max after an early incident]. Fortunately, Max is a little more open minded than she is – though the exchange does basically set up two schools of thought on DID. The United States of Tara is yet another reason that Showtime is sometimes referred to as “the new HBO.”

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