Sundance Channel received a record ten Prime Time Emmy® nominations for its miniseries TOP OF THE LAKE and RESTLESS, including a category nomination for TOP OF THE LAKE for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie and acting noms for Elisabeth Moss and Peter Mullan as well as Charlotte Rampling for RESTLESS.
Our featured films on Sundance Channel are all about the guys this week. From Johnny Depp playing a deep and debauched poet in period England to Christopher Walken as an ex-con drug lord to Lee Marvin as the only army officer grizzled and gruff enough to lead a suicide mission inside Nazi Germany, it’s a testosterone-fueled frenzy of manly mischief and mayhem.
JULY 4TH WEEKEND 80′S COMEDY FIX
What goes better with beer and barbecue than a few laughs courtesy of 1980′s kings of comedy like Steve Martin and Chevy Chase? Celebrate our independence with a weekend-long marathon of funny features including STRANGE BREW, NIGHT SHIFT, and THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS. Get the full lineup!
There always comes a time in an interviewer’s piece when she realizes, “Dangit – that was good. But It just doesn’t fit…” And with the Push Girls there’s always more good stuff. So we decided to give you a bonus chapter if you will – full of fun facts and random answers to questions that may or may not have even been (verbally) asked.
Article: Chapter Eight: Push It Real Good
Let’s not muck around, shall we? No one wants a little Lord Fauntleroy in the sack, gingerly prancing about. Remember, just because a Push Girl can’t walk doesn’t mean she’s a flimsy little flower.
“Most guys who are with us for the first time don’t want to ‘break’ us again, so they’re really delicate,” says Auti, rolling her eyes. “They think we’re fragile – so we have to be like, ‘No, dude – watch what I can do,’ and then they’re like, ‘Oh, okay. I got it from here.’”
Article: Chapter Seven: SEXY TIME
Oh, my little duckies, I promised you we’d get to the good part, didn’t I? Let’s dim the lights, grab a glass of wine, light some candles, put on the Walrus of Love (Barry White, for the uninitiated) and start your engines, because our Push Girls are about to knock your (black) socks off. But before we can get down and dirty, let’s start slow, shall we?
Sundance Channel announced today it has signed a co-production deal with BBC Worldwide, North America on the original mini-series THE HONOURABLE WOMAN starring Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight, Secretary). The announcement comes following Sundance Channel’s recent renewal of critically acclaimed original series “Rectify,” and as it prepares for its next original drama series “The Descendants” (working title). The eight part mini-series is a suspenseful thriller written and directed by BAFTA® winner Hugo Blick (The Shadow Line) and executive produced by Drama Republic’s Greg Brenman (“Low Winter Sun,” Billy Elliot) and produced by Abi Bach (Small Island).
Article: Chapter Six: Dealbreakers
So you got the girl – good going! Seriously, it’s not easy to land a relationship with a Push Girl so lean back, enjoy the rarified air and congratulate yourself… oh, wait. What are you doing? No. Nonono… don’t do that. Don’t you know this by now? Those crazy personal peccadillos, those things your mother told you were so cute, so adorable… Well, frankly my friend, to many of us (not just Push Girls), they are dealbreakers.
So, you charmed your way in, and now you got a date with your dream Push Girl. Good for you, Stan! And don’t worry, we’re going to help you out here too by guiding you into what to do and more importantly what not to do. But this time, instead of telling you, we’ll just show you as, well, who doesn’t love a good dating story?
Article: Chapter Four: Wining and Dining
So you made it past the gate and got yourself a date – good for you! Now, to quote my spirit animal RuPaul: Don’t Fuck It Up!
The Push Girl Rules
No, we’re not talking about that silly book which told women everywhere how to act like a lobotomized, manipulative ninny in order to score a husband. We’re talking about the Push Girls Rules, which will teach you how to score a fun, fabulous dude without putting up with any crap!
Brad Pitt and Guy Ritchie – talk about a one-two punch of crime caper mayhem! Don’t miss SNATCH this week, along with our other star-studded affairs including Angelina Jolie in A MIGHTY HEART, John Travolta in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, and Forest Whitaker in THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND.
Don’t get freaked out by the title of this chapter – it’s not everyday that Christina Aguilera and a pre-wigged out Amanda Bynes can be referenced at the same time! But seriously, with the exception of Auti, who is married to the perfectly be-dimpled Eric, our girls are all looking for that special someone who will knock their wheels off.
And you don’t have to be a Calvin Klein model to catch their eye. Grab your chemistry set, put some Aretha Franklin on and have some R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
A Push Girl is in demand everywhere, be it in the club, at a bar, during a pool party, at work, at a dinner, or in the aisles of the grocery store – but they do like to go out at night with an eye for the hotties. But when a Push Girl rolls in, you need to be ready because, trust me, there’s always a line to get an audience with our girls. They’re in control – and if you can’t give her what she needs, she can always get it herself…
Unlike some of you out there (you know who you are), Push Girls aren’t sitting around on a Saturday night in their jammies cramming their mouth full of Mallo-Mars and drunkenly crooning Barry Manilow tunes to their cats while applying zit masks to their faces (those apartment walls are real thin girl, real thin). Instead, our heroines are more likely to be found rolling around a local hotspot in heels, a pencil skirt and sizzle-me-till-Sunday lipstick with a trail of drooling suitors in their wake.
“How do they do it?” you ask, lowering your voice so no one can hear you. “I mean, for Chrissake – they’re in a wheelchair! Okay, so their wheels are custom hot, but… what the hell? Can they even feel it down there?”
Oh, you silly girl. Can they feel it? Ha! Ladybird, they rock it. And trust: you could learn some tricks from them that’ll get you out of that fuzzy onesie and onto the Push Girls’ dance floor.
Ladies and gentlemen, stop chewing your nails to the quick and turn on your boob tubes – what you’ve been waiting for for months has finally arrived: the second season of Push Girls is back and holy hell, Batgirl, is it a doozy! This season our heroines are hotter than ever as they roll on the sexy side of life: making out, making up and well, you’ll have to watch to see the rest.
The late 70′s and early 80′s were not always kind to New York in film – for every MANHATTAN or FAME, we had an ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK or THE WARRIORS. We’re featuring that last film this week, a cult classic that achieved that status because it’s both a real expression of the fear we all felt for where the city was headed… but it’s also kind of hilarious. “Warriors – you guys are the big dudes!”
Tune in for more great films this week too – check out our featured lineup after the jump.
SUNDANCE CHANNEL WINS AT THE 3RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE TELEVISION AWARDS
Elisabeth Moss and “Push Girls” Take Home Awards
LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2013 – Sundance Channel received top honors tonight at the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards for both its original scripted and unscripted programming, winning two awards for TOP OF THE LAKE and PUSH GIRLS. The honors were handed out by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association at The Beverly Hilton.
Sundance Channel announced today the greenlight of a new original non-fiction series “Dream School.” Multi-platinum award-winning musician and entrepreneur Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will executive produce under his G-Unit Films and Television banner and appear in the show. The series format was created by Jamie Oliver who will also executive produce under his Fresh One shingle. The announcement was made today by Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel President. The series is slated to premiere in fall 2013.
Daniel Day-Lewis, Al Pacino, Kathy Bates, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman… all great actors who happened to have career-defining roles in our films this week. Whether initially putting them on the Hollywood map or finally garnering them the recognition they always deserved, this week’s films are all actors’ films in every way they can be.
Travel back in time with our films this week, to DANGEROUS LIAISONS’ Rococo period France, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO’S 1950′s Sweden, or THE LIVES OF OTHERS’ 1980′s Cold War Germany. In fact, four of our five selections involve a look to the past. But you won’t need a DeLorean for the trip back!
SUNDANCE CHANNEL AND ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY SET TO PREMIERE ‘THE WRITERS’ ROOM’ ON MONDAY, JULY 29, HOSTED BY ACADEMY AWARD©-WINNING SCREENWRITER AND ‘COMMUNITY’ STAR JIM RASH
PREMIERE SEASON TO FEATURE STELLAR LINE-UP OF HIT SCRIPTED SERIES ‘BREAKING BAD’, ‘DEXTER’, ‘GAME OF THRONES’, ‘AMERICAN HORROR STORY’, ‘PARKS AND RECREATION’ AND ‘NEW GIRL’
Presented by Sundance Channel and Entertainment Weekly, THE WRITERS’ ROOM is set to premiere on Monday, July 29 and will be hosted by Academy Award©-winning screenwriter (THE DESCENDANTS), comedian and actor Jim Rash (Community). The six episode half-hour series will spotlight an array of scripted television shows – from today’s pioneering cable dramas, including BREAKING BAD, Dexter, Game of Thrones and American Horror Story to the most critically acclaimed and popular network sitcoms, including Parks and Recreation and New Girl. The roundtable talk show will delve deep into the world of TV’s creative masterminds, divulging inside details about their smartest choices, toughest decisions and biggest mistakes. The announcement was made today by Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel President and General Manager.
This week, we’ve got Tilda Swinton in a film literally for the ages. Also don’t miss Paul Newman and Tom Cruise partnering up with Martin Scorsese, Christian Bale going on a crash diet, and more.
This week’s films are deep. From the fragility of human existence to the meaning of war, our lineup this week will make you think. But they’re also star-studded, with names like Brad Pitt, Kate Winslet and a young Mel Gibson to keep your eyes locked on the screen. And we’ve got high octane entertainment too, in the form of a Tarantino-produced bank heist gone wrong. All that and more below!
Article: Sundance Channel Greenlights Critically-Acclaimed Original Scripted Drama RECTIFY for a Second Season
On the heels of its critically lauded, highly anticipated premiere last week, Sundance Channel announced the renewal of the network’s first wholly owned original scripted series RECTIFY for ten new episodes slated to air in 2014. The haunting story of a man released from prison after spending nearly two decades on death row, RECTIFY has been overwhelmingly well-received by critics when it debuted on Monday, April 22nd, including Matt Roush at TV Guide, who rated the series a “10 out of 10” and called it “TV’s most absorbing, unsettling new drama.” Jace Lacob, TV Critic for The Daily Beast dubbed RECTIFY “the best new show of 2013” and Mary McNamara at the Los Angeles Times said “’Rectify’ is a revelation that sets a new standard… a game changer.” RECTIFY is created and written by Ray McKinnon (The Accountant, “Deadwood,” “Sons of Anarchy”), and executive produced by Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, the award-winning producers behind “Breaking Bad.” Season one will finale on May 20 at 10pm EST.