Screen Junkies » connie britton http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:25:13 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 American Horror Story To Reboot Season 2 With The Same Cast http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/american-horror-story-to-completely-reboot-the-story-with-mostly-the-same-actors/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/american-horror-story-to-completely-reboot-the-story-with-mostly-the-same-actors/#comments Thu, 22 Dec 2011 21:37:28 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=240677 Ryan Murphy is trying to set the record for "shortest duration from an original to a reboot."

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If you found last night’s American Horror Story finale confusing (I didn’t because I didn’t watch it), then this news should bring a little clarity. The second season will essentially reboot the show, with the same actors coming back, but in different roles. From what I understand, AHS is a very serial show, so that shouldn’t disappoint too many fans who were attached to certain characters. I think it’s a pretty smart move, as it’s clear that fans aren’t really in it to watching characters grow, so it’ll be keeping everyone who liked the show, and inviting lost viewers to come back and try it again.

Now that he’s shown himself amenable to the concept, maybe Ryan Murphy will be willing to reboot Glee with a show set in Japan about a group of Japanese army stragglers who refuse to acknowledge the end of WWII and go totally ninja on everyone. It could be called Deathcaliber.

But, whatever. Either way.

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Check Out A Special ‘American Horror Story’ Preview http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/check-out-a-special-american-horror-story-preview/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/check-out-a-special-american-horror-story-preview/#comments Fri, 14 Oct 2011 06:20:31 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=232444 The scariest sexual harassment accusation you'll see this week.

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In case you haven’t been keeping up with American Horror Story, here’s a sexual harassment-astic clip from the show’s third episode. It’s airing next Wednesday, October 19, at 10 PM on FX, and if this clip is any indication this isn’t your typical horror story. Unless you consider sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuits the stuff of horror. And, because I’m feeling generous, you can check out another clip below. You’re welcome.

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Check Out A Spooky Behind The Scenes Clip Of ‘American Horror Story’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/check-out-a-spooky-behind-the-scenes-clip-of-american-horror-story/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/check-out-a-spooky-behind-the-scenes-clip-of-american-horror-story/#comments Sun, 02 Oct 2011 08:00:55 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=230847 "The horror! The Hhorror!"

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Like the campfires of old, people of all ages gather around behind-the-scenes TV specials to share stories of ghosts, goblins, and shiny leather men. Here you can see members of the cast like Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott discuss American Horror Story, which premieres this Wednesday, October 5th on FX. No interviews with that scary leather guy, but I’m pretty sure if you say his name three times in front of a darkened mirror, you’ll get your own personal press junket. Swear to God, it happened to my cousin’s friend. Seriously.

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‘American Horror Story’: Meet The Family http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/american-horror-story-meet-the-family/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/american-horror-story-meet-the-family/#comments Fri, 19 Aug 2011 19:42:39 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=225150 They're kinda quiet.

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Allow us to introduce you to the family featured in American Horror Story, the Harmons. They may not look like it, but they’re very, very happy to have you as a guest in their scary ass house.

(Check out these ‘American Horror Story’ viral clues‘)

Between this little teaser and the “clues” that we posted about yesterday, this show is shaping up to really raise the bar for horror on TV. Now, we don’t know a thing about the premise, beyond “it’s a family that moves into a haunted house,” but the production designs and cast have been enough so far to ensure that we keep our eyes on this until the October 5th premiere on FX.

As we see from this video, we’ve got Dylan McDermott as the patriarch, and Connie Britton as the mom, supported by Jessica Lange, Jamie Harris, a bunch of disembodied arms and legs, and everyone’s favorite vampire encased in concrete, Denis O’Hare.

How much you wanna bet the kids are home schooled?

 

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FX Picks Up Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Horror Story’ To Series http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fx-picks-up-ryan-murphys-american-horror-story-to-series/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fx-picks-up-ryan-murphys-american-horror-story-to-series/#comments Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:21:33 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=220644 They must enjoy making money.

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FX wasted no time ordering up 13 episodes of Ryan Murphy’s next original series American Horror Story. The Glee mastermind created the show with fellow Glee mastermind Brad Falchuk. Starring Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, and Jessica Lange, the psychosexual thriller (I’m already on board) “centers on a therapist and his wife who, dealing with the aftermath of the husband’s adultery, move with their kids into a new house that seems to know their fears and plays on them.” Oh God, please don’t tell me Sandra Bernhard is doing stand-up in every room.

FX has been hot on the show ever since Murphy said, “I have an idea.” They even wrote it in big red letters with little hearts on their fall calendar before the pilot was ordered to series, and have now officially set it to premiere October 5. In creating it, Murphy and Falchuk took inspiration from classic 1970s horror movies, including Rosemary’s Baby, Don’t Look Now and The Shining. If the series turns out to be half as awesome as it sounds, we could be in for a nice companion to The Walking Dead. No, not the Sandra Bernhard special. (Deadline)

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‘Friday Night Lights’ Series Adaptation Of Movie To Become Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/friday-night-lights-series-adaptation-of-movie-to-become-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/friday-night-lights-series-adaptation-of-movie-to-become-movie/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2011 22:16:06 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=220517 But will it stay true to the book?

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Oh, heavens. Here’s some news that’s going to confuse the baby. There are reports that Friday Night Lights, the television show adapted from the movie which was adapted from a book, might now be adapted for the big screen. Hgoh therou toe KTpw Chvblre — oops. Sorry. It’s difficult to type when my eyes cross themselves like that.

The twisty story all started to unravel itself Thursday, when Grantland.com editor in chief Bill Simmons tweeted that, “Peter Berg told us he wants to do an FNL movie with Chandler/Britton off the final episode.” After that, multiple sources told me it’s no pipe dream. Berg, who directed the original feature and shepherded the NBC series with exec producer Jason Katims, is working behind the scenes to make it a reality. (TV Line)

So as of right now, Peter Berg wants to make the movie. In the same way that Ron Howard wants to make an Arrested Development movie, and the way the cast of Party Down would like to make a movie. Until there’s a commitment, nothing is certain. Come on Universal, if you like it. Put a ring on it.

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Every Actor In Hollywood Joins ‘Seeking A Friend For The End of the World’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/every-actor-in-hollywood-joins-seeking-a-friend-for-the-end-of-the-world/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/every-actor-in-hollywood-joins-seeking-a-friend-for-the-end-of-the-world/#comments Wed, 18 May 2011 19:55:52 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212688 Who wouldn't want to be in a comedy about the Apocalypse?

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Keira Knightley and Steve Carell‘s upcoming “pre-apocalypse comedy” Seeking a Friend for the End of the World has assembled quite a cast. Take a look at this list of names: Connie Britton, Patton Oswalt, Rob Huebel, Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller and Melinda Dillon. I guess given the world ending on Saturday, all of these people have the apocalypse on the brain. In case you’ve been to busy stockpiling food for Armageddon, here’s what the movie is about:

“[T]he film … explores what people do when humanity’s last days are at hand and whether Carell’s character can find love at the worst possible time.”

I dunno if it’s really the WORST possible time to find love. If the world’s about to end, no pressure to meet her parents. Anyway, no word yet on who these people are going to play — maybe half of them will be demons and the other half angels? Probably not, though. (Variety)

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Dylan McDermott To Glare Seductively In ‘American Horror Story’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/dylan-mcdermott-to-glare-seductively-in-american-horror-story/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/dylan-mcdermott-to-glare-seductively-in-american-horror-story/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:21:50 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209776 Ahhhh, he's glamoring me!!!!

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FX loves themselves some Dylan McDermott. Between once airing repeats of “The Practice” and that crossover episode of “Ally McBeal,” you’d think they’d had their fill, but no. The network has just brought McDermz on as the lead in Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk‘s “American Horror Story,” and they’re also in talks to let him develop, write, and maybe star in his own series. I know he’s got that arresting gaze but, geez, ease up on the McDermott, FX Network.

In “American Horror Story,” McDermott stars opposite Connie Britton, her boobs, and Jessica Lange. The plot is being kept under wraps but a pilot breakdown did provide this info about two characters:

Ben Harmon (McDermott), a handsome and masculine but sensitive therapist who loves his family but has hurt his wife, and Vivien Harmon (Britton), his gorgeous wife who is a force to be reckoned with. Lange plays their nosy neighbor, a role that has been beefed-up after her casting.

Masculine but sensitive. Probably uses Brut aftershave and wears turtle-neck sweaters the rest of us can’t pull off. That’s perfect casting. (Deadline)

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Jessica Lange Finally On TV http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/jessica-lange-finally-on-tv/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/jessica-lange-finally-on-tv/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2011 16:27:22 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206836 Update your Jessica Lange fan club newsletters accordingly.

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Hold onto your hats, fans of actress Jessica Lange! The Oscar-winning-excuse me, TWICE-Oscar-winning Lange is making her television debut on the upcoming FX pilot from”Glee” creator Ryan Murphy, “American Horror Story.” The premise of the show is being kept secret, but I’m guessing that “American Horror” would denote plots about unnecessary foreign wars, economic recession, and oil rig explosions. Just kidding, it’s probably about vampires or something.

She’s playing the “nosy neighbor” of the two leads, which is being expanded into a larger role to accommodate Lange. One of those two leads is a played by Connie Britton, while her husband on the show has yet to be cast. Denis O’Hare is also attached, as “Larry the burn guy.” I’m assuming that Larry the burn guy is a comedian who wears sleeveless shirts and sets people on fire. Man, I hope this show gets picked up, it sounds awesome. Ah, nope, he’s actually a vampire or something. (Deadline)

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Connie Britton Scared To Say “No” To Ryan Murphy, Lest He Yell At Her http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/connie-britton-scared-to-say-no-to-ryan-murphy-lest-he-yell-at-her/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/connie-britton-scared-to-say-no-to-ryan-murphy-lest-he-yell-at-her/#comments Sat, 19 Mar 2011 00:07:44 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=202600 Connie Britton has spectacular breasts. Also, she's joining Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story."

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Connie Britton has jumped on board Ryan Murphy‘s new FX horror show with the unfortunate title “American Horror Story.” Eh. It’s still better than”Glee.” It’ unknown at this time if Britton joined the project of her own volition or if she was scared of getting yelled at by Murphy for not participating.

Historically, horror TV programs have “sucked” (it’s an industry term), which apparently Murphy realized as he promises to transcend genre as he did with “Nip/Tuck” and medical shows then with “Glee” and all those other shows about gay handicapped teenagers.

FX President John Landgraf refers to it as a “really complicated, interesting psychological horror show…” Interesting? I guess he doesn’t want to oversell it. This news is surprising given this recent story that David O. Russell sold a secret show to FX with Connie Britton firmly attached to star. The only logical conclusion that one can draw from this paradox is that David O. Russell and Ryan Murphy are the same person. Which explains why they’re both such big yellers. (THR)

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David O. Russell Sells Show About Nothing http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/spineless-fx-greenlights-david-o-russellconnie-britton-series-with-no-script-or-concept/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/spineless-fx-greenlights-david-o-russellconnie-britton-series-with-no-script-or-concept/#comments Sat, 05 Feb 2011 01:28:05 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25054 David O. Russell must really carry a flame for Connie Britton. He is working to develop a drama for her on FX with no script or even concept.

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David O. Russell must really carry a flame for Connie Britton. He is working to develop a drama for her on FX with no script or even concept. Of course he’s David O. Russell, so it probably went something like this:

FX Exec: Pass. What else you working with, David?

Russell: A drama.

FX Exec: Intriguing. Any more details?

Russell: With Connie Britton.

FX Exec: We love it. Go nuts. Let us know when it’s ready to air.

Russell: Really? Wow…

Now Russell has to call Connie Britton and tell her what he’s done.

Both are coming off of banner projects, Britton with “Friday Night Lights” and Russell with the Oscar-nominated The Fighter, so it’s not too hard to imagine a scenario like the above one actually playing out that easily. The combination of Britton, Russell and FX is certainly a promising one, as FX has shown in recent seasons that they are more than capable of competing against the pay channels with their original programming. It’s a fools errand to speculate what Russell has up his sleeve, but I’m going to assume it’s something good, even if he hasn’t thought of it yet. (Deadline)

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