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WGN America Sets Premiere Date for Religious Crime Drama Pure!

Pure – Key Art courtesy of WGN America.

The insular world of the Mennonite community and the double life that one pastor must adopt to protect his family from a crime syndicate is the setting for WGN America’s new crime series Pure.

Pure – based on the real life Mennonite Mob – is set to premiere on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 (10/9C). Check out the trailer below.

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Let’s Dream Big Trailer: NBC’s Rise!

RISE – Pilot – Tracey Wolfe (Rosie Perez) and Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) – Photo by Peter Kramer/Courtesy of NBC.

Judging from the intense trailer for NBC’s new drama, Rise, this is not Smash – in fact, it might be significantly to Friday Night Lights.

Rise is the story of seven high school students who are facing crises in their lives and whose lives are impacted by a teacher who wants to make the school’s drama department something special.

Rise premieres on Tuesday March 13 (10/9c).

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TBS’ Search Party Adds Rosie Perez, Parker Posey and More To Cast!

Search Party

TBS’ upcoming Search Party is a dark comedy about four self-absorbed 20-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance named Chantal suddenly disappears.

Rosie Perez, Ron Livingston, Christine Taylor and Parker Posey have joined the series in recurring roles while Brandon Michael Hall joins the cast as a regular. For further details, follow the jump.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Pineapple Express: The Apatow Comedy Factory Narrowly Averts Disaster!

Seth Rogen may have used his action sequences in Pineapple Express to audition for his upcoming The Green Hornet, but despite action sequences choreographed for humor as well as thrills, his earnestness in them almost takes deflates the good-natured stoner buddy comedy that Pineapple Express really is.

Dale Saves Saul

Dale Denton [Rogen] is a process server who loves his job [mostly because of the costumes he uses to fake out his victims – and the time it affords for smoking up]. After a day of multiple disguises, he stops at his dealer’s place. There, Saul Silver [James Franco] hooks him up with some Pineapple Express – smoke so potent that you can high just smelling it! From there, Dale heads off for one last delivery before calling it a day – a summons for Ted Jones [the comically malevolent Gary Cole], the dealer who supplies Red [Danny McBride], Saul’s supplier. When Dale witnesses Ted and a policewoman [Rosie Perez] kill an Asian man, he freaks out and tosses his roach of PE – which in turn leads Ted to Saul, via Red and things go from easy flowing and happy, to omigawdomigawdomigawd! And I haven’t even mentioned Dale’s high school student girlfriend, yet…

If Harold and Kumar are the stoner Hope & Crosby, then Dale and Saul are the stoner Riggs and Murtagh. Director David Gordon Green somehow manages to takes Rogen and writing partner Evan Goldberg’s split personality script and makes it feel like a single piece. The action sequences ramp up the tension, but much of the choreography and stunt work have elements of humor to them that hold the film together despite Rogen’s dead serious approach to them. Fortunately, between the ridiculous action, Franco’s ability to just bliss out – even when under fire – and some way out bits with McBride’s Red, the goofily genial absurdity of the film is maintained.

Although Pineapple Express is the weakest of the productions from the Apatow Comedy Factory, it remains, largely, above the average because of its slightly hallucinogenic bromance and its integrity when it comes to maintaining its overall upbeat mood. And did I mention Danny McBride’s Red? Definitely one of the best parts of the flick…

Final Grade: B-