Brian Smith and Aisha Tyler in the press room at the 70th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards, which was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. This year saw Guillermo del Toro take home Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 'The Shape of Water', while other winners included Jordan Peele, Reed Morano, Beth McCarthy-Miller and Jean-Marc Vallee - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 3rd February 2018
Aisha Tyler at the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party held at The City of West Hollywood Park - West Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017
Aisha Tyler was put in an uncomfortable position at the Daytime Emmy Awards.
Let's face it, awards ceremonies are largely dull affairs with predictable winners, glitzy dresses and gushing speeches, but when it's the Daytime Emmys anything can happen - as proved by Aisha Tyler last night (Monday 17 2013). Ok, so it wasn't Aisha's fault, but it was hilarious nonetheless when she was asked to read out the winner of Best Talk Show category.
Of course, having been handed the wrong envelope, the name printed inside wasn't even nominated in the category - and Aisha knew it immediately. Her face when she opens the envelope is priceless and it makes for television gold, "Oh this is interesting," said Tyler, "The winner is not in this category." Somewhere, backstage, someone was getting fired as senior producers scrambled around to get her the correct envelope. Hilarious.
Laughing along with the audience, Aisha jokingly announced Showtime's 'Homeland' as the winner of the Best Talk Show category - which scored further laughs - before announcing that in fact the Dr Oz Show was the victor. "There better be a cocktail waiting on my table," Tyler added.
Among the CBS TV show actors arriving at the network's 2013 Upfront Presentation in New York were Sharon Osbourne from 'The Talk' (who doesn't refrain from her usual face-pulling shenanigans) and the cast of 'How I Met Your Mother' Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan.
What starts out as a smart, sassy comedy about infertility gets bogged down in its own potty humour, ultimately becoming a dull caper romp that's impossible to care about. This is a real shame since the cast is clearly up for something more sophisticated and knowing, and the filmmakers seem to have some amusing ideas up their sleeves.
The film opens as Audrey and Tommy (Munn and Schneider) are celebrating their third anniversary and decide to start a family. When Audrey doesn't get pregnant, tests show that Tommy's low sperm count is to blame, due presumably to too many groin injuries while goofing around with his chucklehead pals (Heffernan and Faxon). But since he had donated to a sperm bank years earlier, he decides to make a withdrawal, only to discover that the last batch has already been sold. So he and his friends hire a crazy-eyed Indian criminal (Chandrasekhar) to orchestrate a heist.
Munn and Schneider are gifted actors who create an engaging sense of chemistry in the feisty first act, grounding the comedy in real marital issues that are riotously funny because of the unexpected frankness of their discussions about sex. But as this starts to drift into a series of one-note gags about semen and genitals, our patience wavers. And then the caper kicks in, and it's so contrived and stupid that we lose all interest in the film and the characters. We may still care about Audrey and Tommy, but the situation they get into is just as idiotic as the people around them.
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There comes a time in a relationship when baby talk must be had. When Audrey brings the subject up with husband Tommy, he doesn't think sowing the seeds of nature would be a problem - especially since he sold a sample of his sperm to the local sperm bank some years ago. However, after being unsuccessful at getting his wife pregnant several times, they go to a doctor who informs him of his extremely low sperm count. Feeling slightly emasculated, he suggests that there could be a problem, perhaps, with Audrey's body, but the doctor dismisses the idea as her ovaries are in perfect shape. Remembering when he sold his sperm sample, he revisits the sperm bank and requests it back in a last bid to have a baby. When the man at the clinic tells him it has already been sold, Tommy offers twice the amount of money they did in order to win it back. He is refused but his friends persuade him that he has the right to steal it back and so they set out on a scheme to retrieve his last chance at fatherhood.
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Director James Wan's (Saw) version of Death Sentence is practically a celebration of vigilantism. Sure, the film hammers home the message that the business of revenge is soul-rotting, but it doesn't offer up any other solutions. The legal system doesn't work. Cops are lazy and slow. Worse, they are helpless. And the bad guys always can and will find you. The only place a person is safe today is behind the barrel of a gun.
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