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It's On! 'Will & Grace' Comeback Given The Green Light By NBC


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The rumours are true – the new series of ‘Will & Grace’ is officially on! NBC announced this week, after several weeks of speculation, that the comedy favourite is being revived for a special run on the network later this year.

The brand new series – the first since it went off air back in 2006 after eight seasons – will premiere during the 2017-2018 broadcast season. Its original stars Debra Messing, Eric Mccormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes are all set to return, and it’s a similar story behind the scenes.

James Burrows, who directed every episode of ‘Will & Grace’s original run, is returning in the same capacity, with co-creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick also participating.

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Why Him? Review

Good

Writer-director John Hamburg continues to recycle the formula that made his first hit Meet the Parents so wildly popular, as this comedy pits two very different men against each other. And while it's never terribly clever, at least James Franco and Bryan Cranston are imaginatively cast as opposite forces. So audiences in search of escapism will find plenty to chuckle at as things spiral ludicrously out of control.

Cranston plays Ned, who travels with his wife Barb (the fabulous Megan Mullally) and teen son Scotty (Griffin Gluck) to Silicon Valley to spend the holidays with older daughter Steph (Zooey Deutch) and meet her boyfriend Laird (Franco). What they don't know is that Laird is an internet millionaire with absolutely no filter in how he interacts with people. Almost everything he says is inappropriate, and yet it's so honest that it's disarming. Still, Ned and Barb aren't too happy that their daughter is so serious about dating this guy. And with the help of his sidekick Gustav (Keegan-Michael Key), Laird goes completely over-the-top to impress them.

Much of the humour is of the gross-out variety, with the main running gag centring on an actual toilet. But at least the jokes aren't about embarrassment this time; they're about the clash between people who prefer to keep their true feelings bottled up inside and someone who can't help but be real, despite the fact that he shocks everyone he meets. This makes each person a little more complex than expected, and gives the actors some texture to work with, even though the script never bothers to even crack the surface. And while Cranston and Franco have more obvious comedy set-pieces to contend with, the film is stolen by Mullally and Key in roles that are more subtly hilarious and broadly amusing, respectively.

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Stephanie has always been a very intelligent girl and both her parents were joyous when she managed to get into Stanford University; wishing to catch up with their little girl over the holidays, Ned, Bard and their teenage son Scott all get in the car and travel to see Stephanie.

Stephanie is really happy to see her family and she can't wait to introduce them all to the new man in her life and their equally enthusiastic to meet him. All this changed quickly when they first manage to cast eyes on Stephanie's beloved. Laird Mayhew is a young billionaire who made his fortune through tech - though he clearly had a good business mind, Laird, is loud constantly swears and often shares WAY too much information.

Ned and Barb are far from taken with Laird even though their daughter confirms her love for him and explains that his heart is in the right place. Laird loves Stephanie and is eager to commit to his beau. In a bid to convince the Flemings that he is a suitable partner for his daughter, Laird begins wooing Barb and Scott. Ned on the other hand will not be won over as easily, he's convinced that Laird is completely wrong for his daughter and will go to extreme lengths to make sure Stephanie Fleming never becomes Mrs  Mayhew.

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Election Spoof Video Ignites A Will & Grace Revival


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Emmy Award-winning comedy Will And Grace looks set to be hitting our television screens again with NBC expressing great interest in broadcasting the programme. The news comes after a spoof election video went viral in September and it seems as if the success of it has reignited the desire to bring back the show to our television screens with a 10 episode series in the works.

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The original run of Will And Grace lasted eight series and won 16 Emmy's, whilst receiving 83 nominations. Eric Mccormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes all received individual Emmy's for the hit-show.

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'Will And Grace' Comes Back For Mini Episode To Voice Support For Hillary Clinton


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After a decade away ‘Will and Grace’ returned to our screens on Monday night, for a special 10 minute mini-episode which aired before Hillary Clinton took on Donald Trump in the first presidential TV debate. The special episode was designed to encourage fans to vote in the upcoming election and saw undecided voter Jack hear the arguments for both Clinton and Trump (spoiler he’s voting Hillary).

The episode began with Will (Eric Mccormack) telling Grace (Debra Messing) he couldn't believe Trump was running in the upcoming election and vowing he would never speak to a Trump supporter. Then enters Karen (Megan Mullally) carrying a ‘vote Trump’ handbag and two American flags.

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The Cast Of 'Will And Grace' Have Reunited, But What Are They Up To?


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The cast of ‘Will and Grace’ staged an epic reunion last week, which has left fans speculating that big things are coming. Stars Debra Messing, Eric Mccormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally have been all over social media posting pics of the cast together again, but they were all very careful not to reveal what was really going on.

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Jenna Fischer , Megan Mullally - 2016 Winter TCA Tour - NBCUniversal Press Tour at Langham Hotel - Arrivals at Langham Huntington Hotel - Pasadena, California, United States - Wednesday 13th January 2016

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Jenna Fischer
Jenna Fischer and Megan Mullally

Megan Mullally - Opening night afterparty for 'Its Only A Play' at Marriott Marquis Hotel - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 9th October 2014

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Steve Carell's 'Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' Aims For Family Audiences


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It's taken quite a while for a film adaptation of the beloved children's book to appear, perhaps because its title is rather cumbersome: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. But there the full title is on posters (with commas) and across the screen (without them), although it could be argued that the story hasn't been adapted with quite as much reverence.

The cast of ‘Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’
‘Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ is based on the book from 1972

Originally published in 1972, the award-winning book by Judith Viorst won a shelf-load of awards. The film adaptation, by first-time screenwriter Ron Lieber, flips the story around: now it's not Alexander who's having such an awful day: he has wished his bad luck on everyone around him instead.

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Alexander And The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Review


Good

There's nothing wrong with this bright and goofy family comedy, but there's nothing much to it either. As a bit of mindless entertainment, the film is smart and funny enough to keep audiences entertained, spinning a swirling vortex of bad luck and wacky slapstick around one lively family. But it's utterly weightless, without even a hint of an edge, and anyone who loathes either nutty physical gags or sappy sentimentality should steer well clear.

Everyone in the audience can understand how Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) feels: he's fed up with the fact that no one notices that his life is just one humiliation after another, so on his 12th birthday he wishes that his family would have a taste of his misfortune. Sure enough, everything that can go wrong does. Dad Ben (Steve Carell) has to take the baby with him to an important job interview; mom Kelly (Jennifer Garner) has a work event go horribly wrong; teen brother Anthony (Dylan Minnette) struggles to make prom night special for his demanding-diva girlfriend (Bella Thorne); and middle sister Emile (Kerris Dorsey) gets ill on opening night of the school play she's starring in. On the other hand, Alexander's day isn't so bad, as he finally catches the eye of cute girl Becky (Sidney Fullmer).

The plot is laid out as a series of minor calamities that escalate to crazed proportions as the day goes on, but only until the screenwriter decides to have mercy on the characters and let them bond to face the mayhem. Frankly, this is such a wildly happy family that nothing about the film is believable: their problems exist strictly for laughs. Thankful, most of the set pieces are genuinely funny due to the up-for-it actors, who make the most of their characters and the connections between them. There's also a terrific stream of cameo roles for comedy aces like Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie) and Donald Glover (Parks and Recreation). Dick Van Dyke even makes a witty appearance as himself.

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Megan Mullally, Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham and Micah Stock - It s Only A Play Opening Night Curtain Call at Schoenfeld Theatre, - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 9th October 2014

Megan Mullally, Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham and Micah Stock
Rupert Grint, Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, Matthew Broderick and Micah Stock
Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and Matthew Broderick
Rupert Grint, Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, Matthew Broderick and Micah Stock
Nathan Lane, Micah Stock and Megan Mullally
Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham and Megan Mullally

Megan Mullally - Snaps of the stars as they arrived at the opening night party for 'It's Only A Play' held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York, New York, United States - Thursday 9th October 2014

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GBF Trailer


Tanner and Brent Van Camp have been best friends for ages and both happen to gay, though the rest of North Gateway High don't know it. They've never been what you'd call popular; all Brent wants is to be surrounded by friends, while Tanner is perfectly comfortable with his lack of status and attention. When Brent discovers that the new must-have girl accessory is a GBF (that is, a Gay Best Friend) he plans to come out of the closet and finally become part of the popular crowd, but Tanner finds himself unwittingly exposed instead and immediately dragged into the high school's main clique of Caprice, 'Shley and Fawcett, who intend to fight it out between themselves as to who gets the GBF. Meanwhile, Brent feels abandoned and jealous, and Tanner has to decide who his real friends are.

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G.B.F. Review


Very Good

Sharply important themes make this film a lot more important than its wacky style might suggest. It's essentially Mean Girls remade with a gay twist, and the smart script continually acknowledges that fact. There's also plenty of surprisingly deep subtetx, which adds weight even when things start to get a bit silly.

The story centres on Tanner (Willett), a 17-year-old who isn't quite ready to come out of the closet, then is inadvertently outed by his best pal Brent (Iacono). Suddenly, the leaders of the school's three cliques (Pieterse, Bowen and Roquemore) descend on him: the first out gay student, he'll make the perfect accessory as a Gay Best Friend. And wannabe activist Soledad (Levesque) latches on to him so she can launch a gay-straight alliance. But as Tanner strains to fit the stereotype, he finds himself increasingly distant from Brent and their pals (Tarlov and Mio).

Director Stein shoots this in the colourfully wacky style of a Glee episode (without the songs), but even though everything is just a bit over the top, the screenplay grounds the situations and characters with stinging wit and subtle commentary on big issues like peer pressure, bullying, repression, religious intolerance and the reason girls like to hang around gay boys. This lets the likeable actors deepen their characters in ways that continually catch us off guard.

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Megan Mullally - 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Red Carpet Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th January 2014

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Why Him? Movie Review

Why Him? Movie Review

Writer-director John Hamburg continues to recycle the formula that made his first hit Meet the...

Why Him? Trailer

Why Him? Trailer

Stephanie has always been a very intelligent girl and both her parents were joyous when...

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Movie Review

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Movie Review

There's nothing wrong with this bright and goofy family comedy, but there's nothing much to...

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Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Trailer

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Trailer

Alexander is an 11-year-old boy who experiences a series of disastrous events in just one...

GBF Trailer

GBF Trailer

Tanner and Brent Van Camp have been best friends for ages and both happen to...

G.B.F. Movie Review

G.B.F. Movie Review

Sharply important themes make this film a lot more important than its wacky style might...

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The Kings of Summer Movie Review

The Kings of Summer Movie Review

This is the kind of American independent comedy-drama that restores our faith in the cinema,...

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The Kings Of Summer Trailer

Joe Toy is struggling under the weight of his over-bearing single father Frank; his rules,...

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Smashed Movie Review

Smashed Movie Review

Despite taking a full-on approach to the issue of alcoholism, filmmaker Ponsoldt undermines his own...

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Smashed Trailer

Kate and Charlie Hannah's marriage came about through their shared love of partying and getting...

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What to Expect When You're Expecting is a comic adaptation of the New York Times'...

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