Few shows got less respect last season than NBC's "Whitney," a broad laugh-track half-hour on a network known for more upscale comedies like "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation." But "Whitney" averaged more viewers than many of its more acclaimed schedule-mates, and NBC decided to bring it back for season two.
"Whitney" co-star Zoe Lister-Jones is currently promoting the indie comedy "Lola Versus" (which she co-wrote and stars in opposite Greta Gerwig), so I took the opportunity to ask for her thoughts on "Whitney's" critics and how working on a network comedy compares to making an indie film.
"Lola Versus" opens in limited release June 8. "Whitney" returns to NBC this fall Fridays at 8 p.m. ET.
1995 | Thriller | RSummary: On the eve of his retirement a veteran detective is saddled with an eager young partner and a particularly nasty set of murders. Unsettling and impossible to look away from, with a career-making performance from Brad Pitt.Director: David Fincher
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey
1988 | Fantasy | PGSummary: 'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer
2014 | Romance | RSummary: Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a few steps behind - while her friends check off m...Director: Lynn Shelton
Cast: Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, Kaitlyn Dever
2014 | Drama | RSummary: Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette star in the chonicle of an Texas family that was shot over the course of twelve years. Touching and unique.Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane
2013 | Action | RSummary: An elite firm of assassins must face their own mortality as they are hunted down one by one by a mysterious assailant. Caught up in the drama is a disgraced journalist who is more connected to the assassins' world than he could ever know.Director: Ian Chinsee
Cast: Benjamin Alldridge, Daniel Cason, Ian Chinsee, Anna Doody
2004 | Documentary | NRSummary: This documentary uncovers a world most of us will never visit as it reveals the personalities, dreams, and strategies of competitive Scrabble players.Director: Eric Chaikin, Julian Petrillo
Cast: Joe Edley, Matt Graham, Marlon Hill
2007 | Drama | RSummary: Daniel Day-Lewis delivers a masterful performance as an up-and-coming oil tycoon whose controlling nature corrupts him utterly.Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds
1941 | Drama | NRSummary: British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.Director: Fritz Lang
Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett, George Sanders, John Carradine
1994 | Drama | RSummary: Tim Burton plays a kindly man convicted of killing his wife who befriends an old prison inmate played by Morgan Freeman. Burton makes something like a home for himself in prison, until he reveals the ambition he has truly harbored for years.Director: Frank Darabont
Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton
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