September 21, 2007

Friday Roundup

TV This Weekend
Season premiere of Cold Case (CBS). Those of you with Tivo don't forget to add an extra hour on your CBS programs due to the inevitable football overuns.

I'm not completely in love with Tell Me You Love Me the HBO show that airs on Sunday nights, but I have watched the first two episodes intensely. The sex is bold, frequent and I have to say that it's good to see both female and male nudity. Jane Alexander (who is fantastic as the central therapist) even gets involved and gives her husband? partner? David Selby a blow job. This is a show more about relationships than sex and as I've been reading everywhere and I do agree with this sentiment, the most interesting couple is the couple not having sex. Ally Walker from Profiler plays the wife and she is lost and lonely in her very busy supposedly happy life. The show is run by women and is the brainchild of Cynthia Mort who seems to be the female equivalent of David Chase. She's the writer, producer and creator. The first two episodes were directed by the Canadian director, Patricia Rozema. (HBO - Sundays)

Charlize Theron, a smart, feminist actress is now appearing in The Valley of Elah. She has been developing her own projects for a while and stars in her partner Stuart Townsend's film Battle in Seattle based on the WTO meeting in Seattle that screened and sold at the Toronto Film Festival. Here is a Reuters interview. Just a Minute With: Charlize Theron

Heigl the Mogul: Fresh off her Emmy win as Dr. Izzie Stevens on Grey's Anatomy, Katherine Heigl has optioned the book Lost & Found by Jacqueline Sheehan for her new production banner which she runs with her mother and manager, Nancy. (Variety)

Director Julie Taymor, out now with Across the Universe, picks the films most aesthetically stunning to her. Beautiful Features (EW)

Coming next week: early review of Bionic Woman