Jimmy Fallon: New Host, New Era

By Julia Ricci The Tonight Show began a new era last week when Jimmy Fallon took over as host and so far, the transition has been seamless. Audiences have watched Fallon excel as host of Late Night for the past five years. Fallon made it his mission to ensure everyone–guests and audience–had a blast. Games like catchphrase, beer pong, egg roulette, and charades; sketches like … Continue reading Jimmy Fallon: New Host, New Era

David Letterman’s Last ‘Late Show’ Announced

By Julia Ricci The end of an era is closer than we thought.     David Letterman, an iconic fixture of late night television for 32 years, will host his last Late Show on May 20, 2015, according to CBS and Letterman’s production company Worldwide Pants, Inc. CBS Corporation President and CEO Leslie Moonves, said in a statement, “David Letterman has given to all of us … Continue reading David Letterman’s Last ‘Late Show’ Announced

George Clooney Is Dashing As Ever in ‘Downton Abbey’ Teaser

By Julia Ricci Just call him Sir George. ITV has released a first look at a one-off Downton Abbey holiday charity sketch featuring George Clooney, who looks quite handsome in a snappy 1920s three-piece suit.      The eight-second teaser isn’t enough time to give away hints of Clooney’s character, but we do see Lady Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) mistake him for her husband Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville). According … Continue reading George Clooney Is Dashing As Ever in ‘Downton Abbey’ Teaser

New Promo for NBC’s ‘Peter Pan: Live!’ Soars In

By Julia Ricci With just two weeks until airtime, NBC has released the latest promo for Peter Pan: Live!, a live musical special starring Allison Williams (HBO’s Girls) as Peter and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook.      The minute-long preview of the musical special gives viewers a sample of Williams’ and Walken’s singing and dancing chops on the classic songs “I’m Flying,” “I Won’t … Continue reading New Promo for NBC’s ‘Peter Pan: Live!’ Soars In

‘Belle and Sebastian’ (Belle et Sébastien) Review

By Julia Ricci     It can be all too easy for a film involving a dog to fall into saccharine and even traumatizing territory (see: Marley and Me, Old Yeller), but France’s Belle and Sebastian (2013) is a refreshing exception. Belle and Sebastian is a well-crafted family movie about a friendship between a boy and his dog in the vein of Lassie and classic live-action … Continue reading ‘Belle and Sebastian’ (Belle et Sébastien) Review