Gary Unmarried is an American sitcom created by Ed Yeager, which ran on CBS from September 24, 2008 to March 17, 2010. The series focuses on a divorced couple sharing custody of their kids while starting new relationships; the show was produced by ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios, Yeager and Ric Swartzlander served as executive producers for the first season. The series was known as Project Gary during tapings before premiering on television. On May 18, 2010, CBS cancelled the series after two seasons; the series centers around the life of Gary Brooks and begins three months after he and his ex-wife, Allison Brooks divorce. Gary bought his own place after his divorce. Now his life revolves around trying to move on from his marriage and get back out into the dating scene while having to deal with his ex-wife because they have two children together. For these reasons, he has difficulty adjusting to life without Allison, matters are not helped by their still-antagonistic relationship. Despite their acrimonious relationship and constant flinging of cracks at each other and Allison affectionately make up at the end of most of their conflicts, as the two seem to have a soft spot for each other underneath all their hostility.
Their teenagers are sent forth between them so as to spend time with each parent. Their teenage son, Tom, is a brash 14-year-old who's had a girl in his bedroom, has tried drinking beer, spoken to Gary as if he's Gary's father, has spoken to one of Gary's girlfriends in a flirtatious manner. Louise, their precocious 12-year-old daughter, is an intellectual who plays the cello, keeps photos of Mahatma Gandhi, Al Gore and Che Guevara on her bedroom walls, watches C-SPAN. Allison considers Gary to be irresponsible in his parenting while Gary considers Allison to be boring in her parenting. In the pilot episode, Gary starts dating a young divorced mom, Vanessa Flood, while Allison reveals that she's engaged to their former marriage counselor, Dr. Walter Krandall. Tom begins a romance of his own; the three couples move forward uncertainly. Vanessa, breaks up with Gary after a short-lived relationship because of his inability to quit worrying about Allison. In Season 2, Gary lands an on-air job at a local sports talk radio station, starts dating the station's new, young manager, Sasha.
The first season ran from September 24, 2008 to May 20, 2009. The series aired Wednesdays at 8:30 PM ET, following fellow CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, they replaced. After an initial order of 13 episodes, CBS announced its order for seven more episodes of Gary Unmarried on November 14, 2008, calling it a full season pickup. On January 7, 2009, the show won the "Favorite New TV Comedy" award at the 35th People's Choice Awards, beating one season cancellations Kath & Kim and Worst Week. On May 10, 2009, it was announced that executive producers Yeager and Swartzlander had left the series over creative differences. On May 19, 2009 it was announced that Gary Unmarried was picked up by CBS for a second season. Season 2 premiered on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 8:30 PM ET, it was replaced on the schedule by Accidentally on Purpose in March 2010, was cancelled on May 18 of that year. Gary Brooks: A juvenile, loving, but sneaky, dishonest divorced father, who's on some misadventure to keep out of trouble.
Despite his deceptiveness and sneakiness, more than not Gary is caught and fails miserably, resulting in him forcefully trying to justify his actions at the end of most situations. Gary enjoys drinking beer and playing games with his guy friends. Allison Brooks: Gary's troublemaking ex-wife and Louise/Tom's mother, who once went on a trip to revisit an "old friend" that she admittedly never got along with—even forcing Gary to involve himself in it. Although seen behaving antagonistically and spitefully towards Gary, Allison has a tender side and is needy in terms of love and emotional support. Curtis: An old friend of Gary who works at a radio station.. Sasha: The young, overwhelmed radio station manager.. Tom Brooks: Gary and Allison's brash teenage son who can be just as loving and caring as his mom but can be just as witty and quick on the draw as his dad. Louise Brooks: Gary and Allison's sassy daughter. Mitch Brooks: Gary's half-brother, a former Marine coming back to the United States, he lives in Gary's house.
He works with Gary as a house painter. Vanessa Flood: Gary's first post-divorce understanding, affable girlfriend, whom he has a lot in common with and met when his company painted her condo. Much like Gary, she has a child from a previous marriage and has a negative relationship with her ex-husband. Though Vanessa is good-humored for the most part, she isn't the easiest person to get along with when discussing her ex-husband and once got into a quarrel with Allison, but Gary broke it up out of concern that Allison would hurt Vanessa. Dr. Walter Krandall: A nerdy, instructive psychiatrist and former marriage counselor to Gary and Allison, he and Allison were engaged, but brok
Nevada is a state in the Western United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast and Utah to the east. Nevada is the 7th most extensive, the 32nd most populous, but the 9th least densely populated of the U. S. states. Nearly three-quarters of Nevada's people live in Clark County, which contains the Las Vegas–Paradise metropolitan area where three of the state's four largest incorporated cities are located. Nevada's capital, however, is Carson City. Nevada is known as the "Silver State" because of the importance of silver to its history and economy, it is known as the "Battle Born State", because it achieved statehood during the Civil War. Nevada is desert and semi-arid, much of it within the Great Basin. Areas south of the Great Basin are within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada lie on the western edge. About 86% of the state's land is managed by various jurisdictions of the U. S. federal government, both civilian and military.
Before European contact, Native Americans of the Paiute and Washoe tribes inhabited the land, now Nevada. The first Europeans to explore the region were Spanish, they called the region Nevada because of the snow. The area formed part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, became part of Mexico when it gained independence in 1821; the United States annexed the area in 1848 after its victory in the Mexican–American War, it was incorporated as part of Utah Territory in 1850. The discovery of silver at the Comstock Lode in 1859 led to a population boom that became an impetus to the creation of Nevada Territory out of western Utah Territory in 1861. Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864, as the second of two states added to the Union during the Civil War. Nevada has a reputation for its libertarian laws. In 1940, with a population of just over 110,000 people, Nevada was by far the least-populated state, with less than half the population of the next least-populated state. However, legalized gambling and lenient marriage and divorce laws transformed Nevada into a major tourist destination in the 20th century.
Nevada is the only U. S. state where prostitution is legal, though it is illegal in Clark County, Washoe County and Carson City. The tourism industry remains Nevada's largest employer, with mining continuing as a substantial sector of the economy: Nevada is the fourth-largest producer of gold in the world; the name "Nevada" comes from meaning "snow-covered", after the Sierra Nevada. Most Nevadans pronounce the second syllable of their state name using the TRAP vowel. Many from outside the Western United States pronounce it with the PALM vowel. Although the latter pronunciation is closer to the Spanish pronunciation, it is not the pronunciation preferred by most Nevadans. State Assemblyman Harry Mortenson proposed a bill to recognize the alternate pronunciation of Nevada, though the bill was not supported by most legislators and never received a vote; the Nevadan pronunciation is the de facto official one, since it is the one used by the state legislature. At one time, the state's official tourism organization, TravelNevada, stylized the name of the state as "Nevăda", with a breve mark over the a indicating the locally preferred pronunciation, available as a license plate design.
Nevada is entirely within the Basin and Range Province, is broken up by many north-south mountain ranges. Most of these ranges have endorheic valleys between them, which belies the image portrayed by the term Great Basin. Much of the northern part of the state is within the Great Basin, a mild desert that experiences hot temperatures in the summer and cold temperatures in the winter. Moisture from the Arizona Monsoon will cause summer thunderstorms; the state's highest recorded temperature was 125 °F in Laughlin on June 29, 1994. The coldest recorded temperature was −52 °F set in San Jacinto in 1972, in the northeastern portion of the state; the Humboldt River crosses the state from east to west across the northern part of the state, draining into the Humboldt Sink near Lovelock. Several rivers drain from the Sierra Nevada eastward, including the Walker and Carson rivers. All of these rivers are endorheic basins, ending in Walker Lake, Pyramid Lake, the Carson Sink, respectively. However, not all of Nevada is within the Great Basin.
Tributaries of the Snake River drain the far north, while the Colorado River, which forms much of the boundary with Arizona, drains much of southern Nevada. The mountain ranges, some of which have peaks above 13,000 feet, harbor lush forests high above desert plains, creating sky islands for endemic species; the valleys are no lower in elevation than 3,000 feet, while some in central Nevada are above 6,000 feet. The southern third of the state, where the Las Vegas area is situated, is within the Mojave Desert; the area is closer to the Arizona Monsoon in the summer. The terrain is lower below 4,000 feet, creating conditions for hot summer days and cool to chilly winter nights. Nevada and California have by far the longest diagonal line as a state boundary at just over 400 miles; this line begins in Lake Tahoe nearly
Everybody Wants to Be Italian
Everybody Wants to Be Italian is a 2007 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Jason Todd Ipson. The screenplay focuses on the relationship between a veterinarian; the film premiered at the Boston Film Festival on September 18, 2007 and released theatrically in the United States on September 5, 2008. Jake Bianski is the owner of a fish market in the North End of Massachusetts. For the past eight years he has pursued his former girlfriend Isabella, despite the fact she is married and has three children. Anxious to put an end to their boss' obsession with his one-time love, Steve Bottino and Gianluca Tempesti arrange for him to meet veterinarian Marisa Costa at a dance for singles at the local Italian club. On their first date, a deluded Jake confesses he is involved with another woman and suggests he and Marisa become friends rather than lovers. After years of rejecting Jake's advances, Isabella leaves her husband, she and her children move into Jake's small apartment above his fish store.
Before long, her husband has convinced her to return home, Jake admits he and Isabella have no future together. He follows Marisa to Italy, where he discovers she is involved with another man, but once again Jake refuses to accept reality and, determined to win her back, he begins to woo Marisa. Jay Jablonski..... Jake Bianski Cerina Vincent..... Marisa Costa John Kapelos..... Steve Bottino John Enos III..... Gianluca Tempesti Marisa Petroro..... Isabella Richard Libertini..... Papa Aldo Tempesti Tammy Pescatelli..... Katerina Dan Cortese..... Michael Penny Marshall..... Teresa Sylvia Panacione..... Anna Jeannette Catsoulis of The New York Times called the film "atrocious" and "painfully humorless" with "annoying characters navigating unbelievable situations."Matt Prigge of Philadelphia Weekly rated the film C+, calling it "a pleasant but forgettable bit of fluff" and "merely standard genre fare with a couple decent ideas and a refreshing lack of sentimentality." He added, "At 105 minutes, Italian is far too slack, but it radiates a certain low-watt charm - the jokes aren't notable, but at least they keep coming.
The movie is one long half-grin: It's almost-funny, well-acted and it doesn't make you want to pound stakes into your eyes."Justin Chang of Variety called the film "clumsy but inoffensive" and added, "To his credit, writer-director Jason Todd Ipson avoids the shrill stereotyping of My Big Fat Greek Wedding... Relentless accordion music adds grating ambience, the inevitable Italy-set coda looks none too authentic. Dead fish in Jake's market are by far the pic's freshest elements."Steven Rea of the Philadelphia Inquirer observed, "Full of clunky humor, battle-of-the-sexes musings and spicy accordion music, Everybody Wants to Be Italian is relentless - but not relentless fun." Lions Gate Entertainment released the film in anamorphic widescreen format on DVD on February 3, 2009. Bonus features include commentary with screenwriter/director Jason Todd Ipson and editor Mike Saenz, deleted scenes, cast interviews and screen tests. Official website Everybody Wants to Be Italian on IMDb Everybody Wants to Be Italian at AllMovie Everybody Wants to Be Italian at Rotten Tomatoes
Return to House on Haunted Hill
Return to House on Haunted Hill is a 2007 direct-to-DVD horror film and the sequel to the 1999 film House on Haunted Hill. Directed by Víctor García and written by William Masa, the film stars Amanda Righetti, Tom Riley, Cerina Vincent and Erik Palladino; the film follows Ariel Wolfe - younger sister of Sara Wolfe, a character from the previous film - being forced by a group of people to search for a mysterious idol hidden inside an abandoned and haunted psychiatric asylum. Ariel Wolfe is the sister of Sara Wolfe, a survivor of a birthday event eight years ago in the Vannacutt Psychiatric Institute for the Criminally Insane, which at that time had been first abandoned and converted into a private residence— but has since been abandoned yet again. In the 1930s, the asylum was overseen by the sadistic psychiatrist Dr. Richard B. Vannacutt. Sara claimed that ghosts of the house residents killed the party guests, commits suicide. Ariel and her friend Paul are kidnapped by Desmond Niles. Ariel realises that Sara didn't commit suicide: Desmond killed her.
Desmond forces Ariel to help him find an artifact located inside the old Vannacutt Psychiatric Institute, a figurine of the demon Baphomet. Inside the building, they encounter his assistants Kyle and Michelle. Ariel explains; the group splits up to search for the idol. Desmond's henchmen are killed by the inmate ghosts, having visions of the patients there suffering the same deaths as them. A ghost shows Ariel the depravity; these images reveal that Vannacutt was driven mad by the idol, performed experiments on the mentally ill. The inmates led a revolt against Vannacutt; the deaths in the previous film were assumed to be caused by the ghosts. But now Ariel is shown that the dead are forced by the idol to do Vannacutt's bidding and did not willingly kill. Although the 12 hours are up, the master locking mechanism begins to lock the house down again. Ariel escapes but discovers that Paul has entered into the house to look for her, goes back inside. Convinced Michelle wants the idol for herself, Desmond attempts to kill her.
Michelle however is killed by Vannacutt. The rest of the group discovers a way out of the asylum but it is blocked by iron bars; the ghost of an inmate shows Ariel. Ariel, Dr. Hammer descend to the crematorium and discover the "heart of the house," composed of living flesh. Ariel tries to destroy the idol but it is indestructible, she reasons that if it is flushed down the sewer and leaves the building, the spirits will be freed. The team is ambushed by Desmond; the ghosts seize Desmond and burn him alive after he has a vision about a patient dying a similar death. Dr. Hammer tries to strangle Ariel; the ghost of Vannacutt and inmates appear, Vannacutt hoping one of them will die in the fight. Hammer recovers his senses. Ariel throws the idol into the sewer; the spirits vanish, several attack Dr. Vannacutt, tearing him apart; the building comes unsealed and Ariel and Paul leave. In a post-credits scene, a man and woman are about to have sex on a beach; the woman feels something under the sand. They dig, pull the Baphomet idol into the light.
Amanda Righetti as Ariel Wolfe Cerina Vincent as Michelle Erik Palladino as Desmond Niles Tom Riley as Paul Andrew Lee Potts as Kyle Jeffrey Combs as Dr. Richard B. Vannacutt Steven Pacey as Dr. Richard Hammer Kalita Rainford as Harue Gil Kolirin as Norris Boz Andrew Pleavin as Samuel Chucky Venice as Warren Jackson Stilyana Mitkova as Ghost of Sara Wolfe Dark Castle Entertainment announced it would produce a sequel to House on Haunted Hill in August 2006, said it had cast Amanda Righetti in the lead at the same time. In June 2007, Warner Bros. agreed to co-fund the sequel under its Warner Premiere brand, a subdivision of the studio that focuses on direct-to-DVD releases and other digital media. The picture was filmed using high-definition digital media, the script and shots were designed for use with the Navigational Cinema technology. Actor Jeffrey Combs said that the script did not contain the "navigational branching" scenes, director Victor Garcia admitted that these script changes did not arrive until the start of principal photography.
Return to House on Haunted Hill was the feature film directorial debut for Victor Garcia, who had helmed a single short film. It was the first feature film screenplay from writer William Massa. Filming occurred in Bulgaria. In June 2007, Warner Bros. and Dark Castle announced an October 2007 release for the DVD. It was released October 16, 2007. In the United States, Warner Premiere released an unrated version with the Navigational Cinema technology, as well as an R-rated version that did not; the unrated U. S. release did not contain any interviews, commentaries, or "making of" featurettes, but did include four deleted scenes. Many of the Navigational Cinema features led to scene choices which included more nudity or gore, but only one choice materially changed the outcome of the story. An addit
The Walking Dead (TV series)
The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series for AMC based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard. The series features a large ensemble cast as survivors of a zombie apocalypse, trying to stay alive under near-constant threat of attacks from the mindless zombies, colloquially known as "walkers". However, with the fall of humanity, these survivors face conflict from other living survivors who have formed groups and communities with their own sets of laws and morals leading to hostile conflict between the human communities. Andrew Lincoln played the series' lead character, Rick Grimes, until his departure during the ninth season. Other long-standing cast members have included Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira; the series is broadcast on AMC in the United States and internationally on Fox International Channels prior to the 2019 Disney-Fox merger, subsequently on Disney Channels Worldwide.
The series premiered on October 31, 2010, in February 2019, AMC renewed the series for a tenth season, expected to premiere in October 2019, stated their intent to continue further development of the series and related media. A spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead first broadcast on August 23, 2015, is renewed for a fifth season. AMC has announced plans for three films to follow Rick's story after Lincoln's departure; the Walking Dead is produced by AMC Studios within the state of Georgia, with most filming taking place in the large outdoor spaces of Riverwood Studios near Senoia, Georgia. The series was adapted from the comic by Frank Darabont, who served as the showrunner for the first season. However, conflicts between Darabont and AMC forced his departure from the series, and, subject to multiple lawsuits by Darabont and others. Following Darabont, Glen Mazzara, Scott M. Gimple, Angela Kang have all served as showrunners. Beginning with its third season, The Walking Dead has attracted the most 18- to 49-year-old viewers of any cable or broadcast television series, though viewership has declined in latter seasons.
The series has been well received by critics, although reception has become more mixed as the series has progressed. It has been nominated for several awards, including the Writers Guild of America Award for New Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama; the Walking Dead takes place after the onset of a worldwide zombie apocalypse. The zombies, colloquially referred to as "walkers", shamble towards living humans and other creatures to eat them. Although it seems that only humans that are bitten or scratched by walkers can turn into other walkers, it is revealed early in the series that all living humans carry the pathogen responsible for the mutation; the mutation is activated after the death of the pathogen's host, the only way to permanently kill a walker is to damage its brain or destroy the body, such as by cremating it. The series centers on sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who wakes up from a coma to discover this apocalypse, he becomes the leader of a group of survivors from the Atlanta, region as they attempt to sustain and protect themselves not only against attacks by walkers but by other groups of survivors willing to use any means necessary to stay alive.
Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes wakes from a coma discovering a world overrun by zombies. After befriending Morgan Jones, Rick travels alone to Atlanta to find his wife Lori, his son and his police partner and best friend, Shane Walsh, encountering other survivors; the group travels to the Centers for Disease Control, but find from the sole remaining CDC member that no cure exists for the epidemic. Traveling from Atlanta, Rick's group takes shelter at Hershel Greene's farm while they search for Carol's missing daughter, Sophia. Tension between Rick's group and Hershel's family worsens after it is discovered that Hershel has kept friends and family turned into zombies, including Sophia, in his barn. Rick learns that Shane and Lori had a romantic relationship at the outset of the apocalypse, Shane and Rick's friendship becomes unhinged when Lori reveals that she is pregnant. Rick is forced to kill Shane in self-defense. Carl shoots Shane in the head after he reanimates; the noise draws zombies, forcing Hershel's surviving family to evacuate the farm.
Eight months after fleeing Hershel's farm, Rick's group finds a prison, which they clear of zombies to make their new home. Lori dies in childbirth, Rick becomes withdrawn. Meanwhile, Andrea is rescued by Michonne and the two discover Woodbury, a fortified town led by a man known as the Governor, he learns of Rick's group at the prison, leading to conflict between them. Rick's group raids and destroys Woodbury, but the Governor has Andrea killed and escapes. Woodbury's citizens live with Rick's group at the prison. Several months after the Governor's attack, a deadly flu kills many of the people at the prison; the Governor finds his former right-hand men and kills them, taking over their group and destroys the prison. Rick's group are forced to separate and flee, but not before Hershel and the Governor are killed; the survivors divide, face their own trials and meet new faces before finding signs pointing to a safe haven called Terminus. One by one, they reunite at Terminus. Rick discovers the residents of Terminus engage in cannibalism, but the group manage to destroy Terminus and reunite.
Some are injured and kidnapped to Grady, a hospital run by corrupt doctors. When the remaining survivors regroup, they
Sasquatch Mountain is a 2006 science fiction film produced by Grizzly Peak Productions for the Syfy channel, directed by Steven R. Monroe. A lonely tow-truck driver gets caught in a deadly struggle between a pair of bank robbers with a beautiful hostage, local cops, a monster that has come down from the Arizona mountains to eat human flesh; the movie was filmed in Williams, Arizona. Its world premiere was the fifth most watched show of the week on the Sci-Fi Channel. Sasquatch Mountain on IMDb
Just Add Water (film)
Just Add Water is a comedy film released on June 17, 2008. The film stars Dylan Walsh as a hardworking man living in the same small town in which he grew up, Danny DeVito as a gas station owner, Justin Long as a meth dealer; this film is an offbeat romantic comedy about Ray Tuckby, a decent guy with a dead-end life in the dead-end town of Trona, California. After discovering that his wife has had an affair with his brother Mark and that his son Eddie is Mark's son, he decides to start his life all over again. Ray's mother and sister die. After their funeral, his mother's lawyer gives Ray his share of his mother's legacy, including the recipe, he gives the legacy to Eddie for his college expenses, but Eddie says he is working for the local teenage meth baron, Dirk. After Ray meets and takes encouragement from Merl, a new Chevron gas station operator, Ray begins to dream again. Ray musters the nerve to pursue his childhood love and after Dirk shuts down the town's electricity and water supplies and his neighbors plot a plan to take back his community by toppling Dirk.
Ray goes on to marry Nora and opens a restaurant with Nora, using his mother's lemon meringue pie as the signature dish. Eddie works as his chef while Spoonie and his wife work as waiters. Nora is shown to be expecting a baby. Dylan Walsh as Ray Tuckby Tracy Middendorf as Nora Danny DeVito as Merl Stryker Penny Balfour as Charlene Will Rothhaar as Dirk Justin Long as Spoonie Melissa McCarthy as Selma Anika Noni Rose as R'ch'lle Jonah Hill as Eddie Tuckby June Squibb as Mother Brad Hunt as Denny Lindsey Axelsson as Chrisy Chelsea Field as Jeanne Cerina Vincent as The Mrs. Just Add Water on IMDb Just Add Water at Rotten Tomatoes