Screen Junkies » William H Macy http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:46:07 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The 7 Most “Shameless” Moments On ‘Shameless’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/the-7-most-shameless-moments-on-shameless/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/the-7-most-shameless-moments-on-shameless/#comments Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:00:55 +0000 Lee Keeler http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252769 'Shameless' Season 3 begins this Sunday, January 13th at 9:00 PM ET/PT

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“Shameless” stands as Showtime’s brilliant corruption of the token family sitcom, festering with deeper themes of dysfunctional family Americana. Picture, if you will, the classic Thurber family living in a crackhouse, with the morbid wonkiness of the original Addams Family strips. The intertwining and lovably sketchy twists of The Gallagher family tend to veer out of control to heights that evoke Shakespeare with a malt liquor habit. Hide your valuables and say your prayers, because season three begins this Sunday, January 13th at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

With that in mind, it’s time to recall The seven most “Shameless” moments with toppers entirely unique to the series.

Debbie Steals a Baby – Season 1, Episode 4: “Casey Casden”

On top of the ordinary madness of the Gallagher household, Debbie responds to the absence of her Aunt Ginger by stealing baby Casey Casden from a front yard birthday party. Fiona struggles to rally the family to tactfully return the baby while a storm of SWAT teams, news flashes and amber alerts amasses around them.

“Pure Shameless” Topper: Unsatisfied with the sex of her new playmate, Debbie dresses Casey as a girl and shrinks his Superman costume in the dryer.

Frank Hooks Up with His Son’s Girlfriend – Season 1, Episode 12: “Father Frank Full of Grace”

Frank, having shacked-up with Sheila in the Jackson house, finally succumbs to urges that have been gnawing at him for the better part of the first season and shtups Sheila’s daughter Karen. Did we mention that the teen, goth, nympho neighbor is also the girlfriend of his son Lip?

“Pure Shameless” Topper: Karen makes sure to film her dalliance with Frank, using it to break the heart of her puritan father and driving him to commit cartoonish suicide.

Lip Takes the Piss – Season 1, Episode 12: “Father Frank Full of Grace”

Rounding out an incredible season finale, a second infamous moment from this same episode occurred as a result of the aforementioned pedophelia. When a battered Frank stands below his son’s room, begging for Lip to open the window, his eldest son obliges him. What follows is a moment of unparalleled television history, right up there with Sam and Diane’s first kiss: William H. Macy gets pissed on.

“Pure Shameless” Topper: Frank’s character not only takes what’s coming to him, but does so with a chuckle of pride for his eldest son and walks away.

Lip’s Weed/Beer Ice Cream Truck – Season 2, Episode 1: “Summertime”

Alibi bartender and family pal Kev grows so much weed that the electric bill is over $9k, prompting Lip to hatch a scheme in which they attempt to make a dent by peddling weed, beer and buck-a-piece cigarettes from an old ice cream truck. When a playground tween asks Lip for a couple of joints, he playfully quips, “You 14, got I.D.?”

“Pure Shameless” Topper: Lip shows off a “cop-finder” GPS that he has modded to a professor, who offers him a spot on a research team, only to turn it down to use the gizmo for his ice cream truck operation.

Dottie Goes Out with a Bang – Episode 3, Season 2: “I’ll Light a Candle for You Every Day”

Frank has weaseled his way into Dottie’s life, having learned that she has a terminal heart condition. While she agrees to marry the soused hamclown, she later confronts him on his deception, stating that her daughter will inherit her house. Frank, heartbroken for the wrong reasons, settles for $2,000 and a flat screen television to boink Dottie to death.

“Pure Shameless” Topper: after slithering from atop her naked body, Frank shimmies Dottie’s wedding ring off of her finger before amscraying from the scene of the crime. Classy.

Grammy Goes Into the Light – Episode 8, Season 2: “Parenthood”

Grammy Deb epitomizes the essence of a lifetime commitment to shadiness in the Gallagher clan: she sports a neck chain tattoo, sets up a meth lab in the basement of the house and fires a handgun at Sheila. The family learns that she is dying of cancer and excuses some of her O.G. tendencies. Despite their differences, Sheila and Grammy share a tender moment in which the eldest Gallagher tells her former enemy to “(not) pussy out on me”, giving her permission to suffocate her with a pillow.

“Pure Shameless” Topper: Sheila composes herself while still perched atop the pillow that killed his mother to break the news to Frank, “Your mother has passed.”

Gone Baby Gone – Episode 11, Season 2: “Just Like the Pilgrims Intended”

By the end of season two, Sheila’s accepted living with her husband’s ghost and sparks up an affair with Jody, the inept biker husband of her daughter Karen. In one of the strangest and most twisted birth scenes on TV, Karen’s child is revealed to be an Asian baby with Down’s Syndrome. Karen is wickedly detached, simply wanting rid of the baby despite the fact that she’s strung Lip along into believing that he is the father.

“Pure Shameless” Topper: Sheila is a massive agoraphobic and is horrified to leave the safety of her own house and traverse out into the world. The farthest she has ever ventured has been to steal a baby from a hospital.

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Other Things We’d Like To See ‘The Stars’ Do Besides Dance http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/other-things-wed-like-to-see-the-stars-do-besides-dance/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/other-things-wed-like-to-see-the-stars-do-besides-dance/#comments Mon, 21 Nov 2011 15:00:36 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=236296 Sure, they can dance the Lindy Hop, but how do they sob?

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Judging from the popularity of Dancing with the Stars, people love watching celebrities do stuff. This may not be a terribly insightful observation, but it’s true. And in my opinion, Hollywood could go a lot further with its TV programming geared towards showing celebrities doin’ stuff. Dancing doesn’t speak to us so well, because most of the audience rarely dances (I’m guessing). With that in mind, how about we petition for some shows that more accurately reflect activities in our own lives, like bleeding. I don’t know about you, but I find myself bleeding every day for one reason or another. Let’s see how the stars stack up!

Crying

I’m willing to guess that Tobey Maguire would run away with this competition, but you’ll have to watch to find out! Different tactics could be used to make the contestants cry. You could describe out loud to Kate Hudson the projects she’ taken since her promising start in Almost Famous. You could tell Richard Gere exactly what people think when they hear his name, or you could show Paz de la Huerta pictures of what she looks like at photographed events.

Contestants will be judged on tear quantity, snot factor, and involuntary convulsions

F*cking

Is Krsiten Cavallari better in bed than 2011 NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowtizki? There’s only one way to find out! However, because there are so many variables that need to be controlled, the women will have to bang the same man, and the men the same woman. Offhand, I would suggest that the women all get up on popular character actor William H. Macy, while the men bang out the chick that plays Artemis on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

40% of the score will be determined by the sex partner, 25% by a judge or referee that is extremely close to the sex, and 35% by the crowd for “style” points (flexing, licking your lips, high-pitched moans, etc). The real problem is that this premise really does preclude a “kids” version, which is a shame, cause I would watch kids do every other thing on this list, but I have to draw the line. I’m firmly entrenched in the “no” camp of the exhibition of graphic underage sex on national television. It may not be a popular stance, but it’s the one I’ve chosen to take.

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5 Couples We’d Like To See On ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/5-celebrity-couples-that-wed-like-to-see-on-celebrity-wife-swap/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/5-celebrity-couples-that-wed-like-to-see-on-celebrity-wife-swap/#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2011 23:00:35 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=229450 Jesse James and Sandra Bullock were deemed ineligible for consideration this year.

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ABC has decided that the next installment of Wife Swap should switch out the husbands and wives of celebrities to see how the likes of, uh, Gary Busey and Ted Haggard will fare.

Ted Haggard made a delightful name for himself as a hypocrite a few years back when, as president of the National Association of Evangelicals, he had an affair with a male prostitute and did a bunch of crystal meth.

YOU’RE MY BOY, TED!

Gary Busey, of course, is a clinically insane person who used to be an actor but now just scares people with his teeth.

While these are two rather inspired choices, we would like to see the producers spread their wings and put up some other celebrities that will add an unpredictable element to the reality television show. Here are five such couples that would make Celebrity Wife Swap appointment television.

5. Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox

Little did BAG know, Megan Fox has been playing her own game of Wife Swap for a while, most recently with Transformers costar Shia LaBeouf. I would like to see this couple on the swapping block if only to see the look of unmitigate glee when the other party’s husband (in my mind it’s Morgan Freeman) finds out that he’s getting Megan Fox for the experiment.

I mean, they say there’s no f*cking the other guy’s wife or husband in Wife Swap, but come on. ABC reality producers aren’t going to keep me from banging MY WIFE. Hell, the National Guard isn’t going to keep me from banging Megan Fox if she was my wife.

Ugh. Did that come across as rapey? I feel like that came across as rapey.

4. Chris “Mad Dog” Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow

These two are just annoying people. The wife would wake up to Chris Martin just staring at her, sipping some sort of herbal tea he came across in Sri Lanka.

“I wrote you a song about a rainbow!”

Meanwhile, Gwyneth would channel her GOOP darkside, filling the children’s brown paper lunch bags with vegan paella and telling the kids they don’t get to practice tai chi until after they meditate.

Cut back to Chris, who wants to call the whole thing off because he’s convinced that the new family’s dog stole his favorite scarf. To make matters worse, Gwyneth sends him a letter saying that she won’t be returning to her original family, and that he can keep Moses and Apple because those are stupid names for children and she is going to kick it with her new adopted children Cody, Madison, and Kevin.

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Comic-Con 2011: Emmy Rossum Is Sick Of Talking About Her Boobies http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comic-con-2011-emmy-rossum-is-sick-of-talking-about-her-boobies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/comic-con-2011-emmy-rossum-is-sick-of-talking-about-her-boobies/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 05:35:13 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221440 If she feels that showing off her cans is no big deal, then who am I to disagree?

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What’s the big deal about Emmy Rossum’s boobs? Well, for starters, they are big. Regardless, don’t ask her about them. Apparently the Shameless star is tired of talking about her frequent on-camera nudity, as evidenced by her testy exchange with a Comic-Con Showtime panel moderator earlier this evening.

“It’s just a body, it isn’t anything,” Rossum snapped in reply to a question about nude scenes. “It doesn’t say who you are inside. I think I revealed way more on this show in scenes were I got to be unattractive and lonely than I ever did in a scene where I was having sex with my boyfriend.”

Given the fact that Rossum believes she looks unattractive in certain scenes, I think it’s safe to say she doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Even so, if she feels that showing off her cans is no big deal, then who am I to disagree?

In the end, the moderator smoothed things over by claiming he was actually referring to William H. Macy‘s ass, at which point Rossum laughed and agreed that it was a problem. What a hypocrite.

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William H. Macy Apparently Not Weird Enough For ‘Freaky Deaky’, So In Steps Crispin Glover http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/william-h-macy-apparently-not-weird-enough-for-freaky-deaky-so-in-steps-crispin-glover/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/william-h-macy-apparently-not-weird-enough-for-freaky-deaky-so-in-steps-crispin-glover/#comments Tue, 19 Jul 2011 20:41:22 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=220967 When your film isn't weird enough, add a sprinkle of Glover. Not Danny, mind you.

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I guess Crispin Glover is a decent replacement for William H. Macy, in as much as Crispin Glover is a decent replacement for anyone. Freaky Deaky has gone through a handful of casting changes, but appears to have landed on Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Craig Robinson, and Katie Cassidy as the other, non-Glover principals.

The Elmore Leonard-based project touches on a number of subjects, but predominately focuses on aging hippie radicals that use their criminal skills to get their hands on some cold, hard cash. Glover will play a movie mogul that is a mark for a pair of hippie con men.

It’s hard to know what to make of this pu-pu platter of actors, but the idea of Glover and Frazer bouncing their unique brands of crazy off of the unflappable Craig Robinson is reason enough to get me behind this film. Walter Matthau’s son Charles has the pleasure (pain?) of helming this little jaunt. Hope he’s wearing a tinfoil helmet.

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‘Freaky Deaky’ Scores Macy, Robinson, Dillon, and Fraser. Freaky Deaky, Indeed. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/freaky-deaky-scores-macy-robinson-dillon-and-fraser-freaky-deaky-indeed/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/freaky-deaky-scores-macy-robinson-dillon-and-fraser-freaky-deaky-indeed/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2011 22:53:37 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214516 William H. Macy, Matt Dillon, and Craig Robinson will bring the "freaky," and, as always, Brendan Fraser will unload the "deaky."

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Brendan Fraser, Matt Dillon, Craig Robinson, and William H. Macy are all about to board an Elmore Leonard adaptation that has been in and out of development for a long, long time. Freaky Deaky follows some 60′s radicals as they sell themselves out and attempt to turn their revolutionary tactics into some stone-cold cash in the 70′s.

Elmore Leonard works always have the eye of filmmakers, and no less than Quentin Tarantino wanted to get his hands on this particular one, though he couldn’t quite work out the timeline in the book. Originally, the book took place in the late-80′s after they had been in the game for a while. Naturally, this meant that the work leant itself to an older ensemble cast, which audiences have viewed as gimmicky with works such as Space Cowboys and Red.

Well, a tweak here and a date change their gives us a younger, funny cast that gets to work with Leonard’s killer source material. Couple that with the fact that stodgy movie critics will be forced to utter “freaky deaky,” and everything seems to be coming up roses from this project.

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Juliette Lewis Cast To Type In ‘Hick’, Also ‘A Single Shot’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/juliette-lewis-cast-to-type-in-hick-also-a-single-shot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/juliette-lewis-cast-to-type-in-hick-also-a-single-shot/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2011 20:07:36 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=102871 Juliette Lewis In 'Hick'? Go on!

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Juliette Lewis is carving out a bit of a niche for herself in smaller independent films like last year’s Conviction. And while it hurts me to report that A-list stardom might not be in Lewis’ future, I’m a professional, so I will press on. She’s been cast in the indie meth-drama Hick, presumably as a hick. Her fellow hicks in the hick-pic will be Chloe Moretz, Eddie Redmayne and Blake Lively.

The lovely and talented Ms. Lewis has also been cast in A Single Shot with Alessandro Nivola and William H. Macy. Here’s a plot synopsis:

A Single Shot follows a man who, while on a deer-poaching expedition, accidentally shoots and kills a woman. While the man is trying to cover up the misdeed, he comes across a sack of money and a killer who’s after it.”

That sounds pretty cool. I hope Juliette Lewis isn’t playing the woman who gets shot! (via Collider)

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