Norman Lear is a Hollywood Legend. He has created controversial/topical hit series like All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, One Day at a Time and The Jeffersons.
As he approaches his 95th birthday, Lear has taken on a new challenge – hosting All of the Above, a weekly podcast taking listeners on an enlightening ride of conversation, from comedy to family, current events, music, politics, social issues and more.
Guests will include celebrities (a partial list follows), politicians, and everyday people.
Lear will be joined each week by his great friend, actor, composer and sidekick, Paul Hipp. All of ther Above premieres on podcastone on May 1st.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award this year. The award, presented by BAFTA Los Angeles, ‘recognizes talent whose popularity and cultural impact exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of excellent comedy.’
The BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards will broadcast by BBC America on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 9/8C.
Put aside, for the moment that Disney’s Planes is pretty close to a beat-for-beat remake of Cars – only with planes. Set aside the ads that say ‘set in the world above Cars’ that want you to think this is a Pixar movie. Then, finally, forget that the movie was originally set to be a direct to video release (as was Toy Story 2). After dispensing with all that baggage, you may just find that it’s a decently entertaining movie.
Fox Searchlight’s Enough said, starring James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, has a lovely premise: a woman falls in love with this guy just as she’s also becoming friends with his ex-wife – who has nothing good to say about him. It’s a film that seems to be making the most of Gandolfini’s charm and Louis-Dreyfus’ ability to go awkward. Enough Said also stars Toni Collette and Catherine Keener (as the ex).
Enough said will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before getting its theatrical release on September 20th. The trailer is just on the other side of the jump.