Want an excuse to laugh, cry, swoon and eat chocolate? Then go ahead and indulge with these guilty pleasure movies. The women on our list will make you feel things–all of them good.
SundanceTV’s new series, inspired by New York magazine’s pop culture roundup, is premiering Mon., Aug. 11 at 11/10c. To prep, we spoke to showrunner Rory Albanese (The Daily Show) about “showbiz,” working with host Neal Brennan and how it feels to win an Emmy.
Q: How does THE APPROVAL MATRIX show expand on the original New York magazine back-page grid?
A: Mainly because the original version is in a magazine and this one is on the TV. Also, this version is hosted by the hysterically funny and super duper brilliant Neal Brennan, and I don’t use the term “super duper” lightly.
Q: What are you most excited about on the show?
A: I’m most excited about the field pieces that I was a correspondent in. Because this will without a doubt be my one-way ticket to super duper fame and a lifestyle equivalent to that of Leonardo DiCaprio. In fact after these shows air, I’m guessing Leo and I will become best friends and spend all of our free time on yachts covered in models. Thank you, SundanceTV, for turning my life into one of riches and b*tches. (Apparently I use the term “super duper” more than I realized).
Q: How did you meet host Neal Brennan? What makes you a good team?
Have you ever lied for a good reason? These Whisper members have. Read on for their best excuses, and then tune in to THE HONORABLE WOMAN on Thursdays 10/9c on SundanceTV for more tales of deception.
Are you a movie fanatic? Want the ultimate must-see checklist? SundanceTV is giving away five copies of “1001 Movies You Have to See Before You Die” to some lucky cinephiles. Find out how to enter.
If you’ve ever been watching an episode of Law & Order and experiences a sense of deja vu, that’s probably because you already know the crime. While facts and outcomes might changed, Law & Order’s on-screen cases are sometimes ripped from the headlines about real-life crimes.
“If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all” is one of those things that’s been said so many times, by so many people, there’s pretty much no way to know who said it first–probably someone’s mom.
The host of SundanceTV’s new series — inspired by New York magazine’s back page pop culture roundup — talks about some of the most surprising moments that happened during the shoot and his predilection for lowbrow brilliant news.
Q: What are you most excited about on the show?
A: I like all six episodes, but I’d say my little disagreement with Jon Stewart is interesting. Also, I told Willie Geist that he looks like a stock photo of a white person. So that was nice.
Q: How did you choose the topics that are featured on the episodes? Do you have a favorite?
A: Rory Albanese, Michael Hirschorn and I batted around a bunch. Ultimately, it’s what subjects could sustain a 45 minute discussion. My favorite [episode] is probably “America’s Hall Monitors” about the snitch culture pervading our glorious nation.
Q: How did you meet showrunner Rory Albanese? What makes you a good team?
We all have to die sometime, right? Whether pushed out of a plane or pulled down into the murky depths by a sea creature, these characters at least know how to make a memorable exit.
Though Gabriel Mann’s original score provides the majority of RECTIFY‘s soundtrack, music supervisor Linda Cohen works alongside creator Ray McKinnon to pick just the right outside tracks for certain special moments.
In a dream, Daniel stands in the forest and watches a scene unfold around a campfire. He’s joined by Trey and George.
Daniel borrows Jared’s bike from the garage and rides off.
This week, Paste considers the strange, life-affirming characters on RECTIFY’s fringes, while Entertainment Weekly hones in on the one whose influence wins Daniel “a bit of a swagger” in last Thursday’s episode. See what everyone is talking about, watch the entire first episode of RECTIFY Season 2 right now.
Last season on DREAM SCHOOL, celebrity chef and food truck aficionado Roy Choi dropped by to dish out tasty inspiration by teaching the students how to cook his infamous Blackjack Quesadilla. Now, you can make the food yourself by using the recipe below at your next summer barbecue. Enjoy!
Some secrets could rip apart a family. The Whisper app members share some seriously devastating private information…anonymously. Read on to reveal their skeletons in the closet.
Have you experienced the augmented reality of THE HONORABLE WOMAN yet? If not, you’re missing out on some of the coolest interactive features yet. It’s simple to find out what the two-screen Layar app is all about–here’s what you have to do to get in the game:
Article: Top 10 Breakthrough Sundance Films
The Sundance Film Festival is famous for being one of the premiere places in the world to find the future stars of independent cinema. From directors to actors to documentarians, the artists involved in the following ten movies came to Park City with big dreams and left with promising careers. After they went to Sundance, their lives–and the world of film–;would never be the same again.
Do you love a good thriller? Deadly secrets, espionage, spies—THE HONORABLE WOMAN has it all. Watch SundanceTV’s “brilliant” (Hollywood Reporter) new series starring Maggie Gyllenhaal Thursdays 10/9c. Not enough? Investigate the following:
SundanceTV presents two more RECTIFY-inspired creations from Erick Szentmiklosy and Daniel Zaltsman, also known as “The Haiku Guys.”
When SundanceTV asked cultural critics Fariha Roisin and Sara Black McCulloch to detail a bit more what they like about RECTIFY, the results were, as expected, highly articulate. Check out their responses.
Family secrets run deep. Lies, jealousy … bitterness, sometimes it’s hard to know who to trust. We turned to Whisper to find out the secrets their members would never tell a soul–not even their siblings. Want more intrigue?
You’ve got to give the Fifty Shades of Grey books credit. The erotic trilogy by E.L. James has single-handedly made BDSM mainstream (now everyone knows what a safe word is), been a boon to the sex toy industry (hello, love beads!), and improved the sex lives of many a long-married couple (a chapter a day will keep the couple’s therapist away!). But that doesn’t mean the series is without its faults, or that there aren’t better depictions of BDSM relationships in popular culture or at the very least, one better depiction.
AndrewAndrew, NYC’s premiere lookalike DJs/designers/tastemakers, are the latest duo to double the love for RECTIFY. Check out what these cultural connoisseurs thought of the critically acclaimed SundanceTV series now midway through its second season. Which Andrew said which comments below is unclear. And really, does it matter? They’re equally brilliant.
Article: RECTIFY: Menu From Murphy’s Diner
Murphy’s Diner serves as the backdrop for an intense conversation between Sheriff Carl Daggett and Senator Roland Foulkes while Marcy has a fairly intimate with Daniel early on. Want to see what Marcy is serving at the Paulie pitstop. Check out the menu above.
It would take a lot of time to get through all 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. Imagine how much easier it would be if you could watch one every day a la Groundhog Day or watch the original screening of each one via the DeLorean in Back to the Future? Sadly, that’s not going to happen. So instead here are the top 10 movies (half of which are from 1001 movies…) that play with our notion of time.