Rotten Tomatoes is an American review aggregator website for film and television. The company was launched in August 1998 by Senh Duong and since January 2010 has been owned by Flixster, in February 2016, Rotten Tomatoes and its parent site Flixster were sold to Comcasts Fandango. Warner Bros. retained a minority stake in the merged entities, since 2007, the websites editor-in-chief has been Matt Atchity. The name, Rotten Tomatoes, derives from the practice of audiences throwing rotten tomatoes when disapproving of a stage performance. From early 2008 to September 2010, Current Television aired the weekly The Rotten Tomatoes Show, featuring hosts, a shorter segment was incorporated into the weekly show, InfoMania, which ended in 2011. In September 2013, the website introduced TV Zone, a section for reviewing scripted TV shows, Rotten Tomatoes was launched on August 12,1998, as a spare-time project by Senh Duong. His goal in creating Rotten Tomatoes was to create a site where people can get access to reviews from a variety of critics in the U. S.
As a fan of Jackie Chans, Duong was inspired to create the website after collecting all the reviews of Chans movies as they were being published in the United States, the first movie whose reviews were featured on Rotten Tomatoes was Your Friends & Neighbors. The website was an success, receiving mentions by Netscape, Yahoo. and USA Today within the first week of its launch. They officially launched it on April 1,2000, in June 2004, IGN Entertainment acquired rottentomatoes. com for an undisclosed sum. In September 2005, IGN was bought by News Corps Fox Interactive Media, in January 2010, IGN sold the website to Flixster. The combined reach of both companies is 30 million unique visitors a month across all different platforms, according to the companies, in May 2011, Flixster was acquired by Warner Bros. In early 2009, Current Television launched the version of the web review site. It was hosted by Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox and written by Mark Ganek, the show aired every Thursday at 10,30 EST on the Current TV network.
The last episode aired on September 16,2010 and it returned as a much shorter segment of InfoMania, a satirical news show that ended in 2011. By late 2009, the website was designed to enable Rotten Tomatoes users to create, one group, The Golden Oyster Awards, accepted votes of members for different awards, as if in parallel to the better-known Oscars or Golden Globes. When Flixster bought the company, they disbanded the groups, announcing, in the meantime, please use the Forums to continue your conversations about your favorite movie topics. As of February 2011, new community features have been added, for example, users can no longer sort films by fresh ratings from rotten ratings, and vice versa
Kickstarter is an American public-benefit corporation based in Brooklyn, New York, that maintains a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity. The companys stated mission is to bring creative projects to life. People who back Kickstarter projects are offered tangible rewards and/or experiences in exchange for their pledges and this model traces its roots to subscription model of arts patronage, where artists would go directly to their audiences to fund their work. Kickstarter launched on April 28,2009, by Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler, the New York Times called Kickstarter the peoples NEA. Time named it one of the Best Inventions of 2010 and Best Websites of 2011, Kickstarter reportedly raised $10 million funding from backers including NYC-based venture firm Union Square Ventures and angel investors such as Jack Dorsey, Zach Klein and Caterina Fake. The company is based in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, andy Baio served as the sites CTO until November 2010, when he joined Expert Labs.
Lance Ivy has been Lead Developer since the website launched, on February 14,2013, Kickstarter released an iOS app called Kickstarter for the iPhone. The app is aimed at users who create and back projects and is the first time Kickstarter has had an official mobile presence, and in Spain on May 19,2015. Kickstarter is one of a number of crowdfunding platforms for gathering money from the public, project creators choose a deadline and a minimum funding goal. If the goal is not met by the deadline, no funds are collected, Kickstarter applies a 5% fee on the total amount of the funds raised. Their payments processor applies an additional 3–5% fee, unlike many forums for fundraising or investment, Kickstarter claims no ownership over the projects and the work they produce. The web pages of projects launched on the site are permanently archived, after funding is completed and uploaded media cannot be edited or removed from the site. Kickstarter advises backers to use their own judgment on supporting a project and they warn project leaders that they could be liable for legal damages from backers for failure to deliver on promises.
Projects might fail even after a fundraising campaign when creators underestimate the total costs required or technical difficulties to be overcome. Asked what made Kickstarter different from other crowdfunding platforms, co-founder Perry Chen said, or, if there’s even an agreed upon definition of what it is. We haven’t actively supported the use of the term because it can provoke more confusion, in our case, we focus on a middle ground between patronage and commerce. People are offering cool stuff and experiences in exchange for the support of their ideas, people are creating these mini-economies around their project ideas. So, you aren’t coming to the site to get something for nothing, on June 21,2012, Kickstarter began publishing statistics on its projects
Daniel Michael Danny DeVito, Jr. is an American actor, comedian and producer. He gained prominence for his portrayal of the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in Taxi which won him a Golden Globe and for his voiceover in such films as Space Jam and The Lorax. DeVito and Michael Shamberg founded Jersey Films, soon afterwards, Stacey Sher became an equal partner. The production company is known for such as Pulp Fiction, Garden State. DeVito owns Jersey Television, which produced the Comedy Central series Reno 911, DeVito and wife Rhea Perlman starred together in his 1996 film Matilda, based on Roald Dahls childrens novel. DeVito was one of the producers nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture for Erin Brockovich and he currently stars as Frank Reynolds on the FX and FXX sitcom Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He directs and appears in graphic, horror films for his Internet venture The Blood Factory, deVitos short stature is the result of multiple epiphyseal dysplasia, a rare genetic disorder that affects bone growth in those afflicted.
DeVito was born in Neptune Township, New Jersey, the son of Daniel DeVito, Sr. a small business owner and he grew up in a family of five, with his parents and two older sisters. He is of Italian descent, his family is originally from San Fele and he was raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey. DeVito was raised as a Catholic and attended Oratory Preparatory School and he went to the boarding school when he was 14 after he persuaded his father to send him there to keep him out of trouble. After leaving the school, he trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. DeVito played Martini in the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and he gained fame in 1978 playing Louie De Palma, the short but domineering dispatcher for the fictional Sunshine Cab Company, on the hit TV show Taxi. Two years later, DeVito reunited with Douglas and Turner in The War of the Roses, DeVito has an interest in documentaries, In 2006, he began a partnership with Morgan Freemans company ClickStar, on which he hosts a documentary channel called Jersey Docs.
He was interviewed in the documentary Revenge of the Electric Car, about his interest in, in April 2012, DeVito made his West End acting debut in a revival of the Neil Simon play The Sunshine Boys as Willie Clark - alongside Richard Griffiths. The play previewed at the Savoy Theatre in London from 27 April 2012, opened on 17 May, DeVito is currently making his Broadway debut in a Roundabout Theatre Company revival of the Arthur Miller play The Price as Gregory Solomon. The production began performances at the American Airlines Theatre on February 16,2017 and is set to open on March 16 for a limited run through May 7. DeVito has become a film and television producer. Through Jersey Films, he has produced films, including Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Erin Brockovich, Gattaca
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products, music albums, movies, TV shows, DVDs, and formerly, books. For each product, the scores from each review are averaged, Metacritic was created by Jason Dietz, Marc Doyle, and Julie Doyle Roberts. The site provides an excerpt from each review and hyperlinks to its source, a color of Green, Yellow or Red summarizes the critics recommendations and therefore the general appeal of the product to reviewers and, to a lesser extent, the public. It is regarded as the game industrys foremost review aggregator. Metacritics scoring converts each review into a percentage, either mathematically from the mark given, before being averaged, the scores are weighted according to the critics fame and volume of reviews. Metacritic was launched in July 1999 by Marc Doyle, his sister Julie Doyle Roberts, rotten Tomatoes was already compiling movie reviews, but Doyle and Dietz saw an opportunity to cover a broader range of media. They sold Metacritic to CNET in 2005, CNET and Metacritic are now owned by the CBS Corporation.
Nick Wingfield of The Wall Street Journal wrote in September 2004, Mr. Doyle,36, is now a product manager at CNET. Speaking of video games, Doyle said, A site like ours helps people cut through. unobjective promotional language and he added that the review process was not taken as seriously when unconnected magazines and websites provided reviews in isolation. In August 2010, the appearance was revamped, reaction from users was overwhelmingly negative. Certain publications are given more significance because of their stature, games Editor Marc Doyle was interviewed by Keith Stuart of The Guardian to get a look behind the metascoring process. Stuart wrote, the phenomenon, namely Metacritic and GameRankings, have become an enormously important element of online games journalism over the past few years. The ranging of metascores is, Metacritic is regarded as the foremost online review site for the video game industry. Nick Wingfield of The Wall Street Journal has written that Metacritic influence the sales of games and he explains its influence as coming from the higher cost of buying video games than music or movie tickets.
Many executives say that low scores can hurt the sales potential. He claimed that a number of businesses and financial analysts use Metacritic as an early indicator of a games potential sales and, by extension. In 2004, Jason Hall of Warner Bros. began including quality metrics in contracts with partners licensing its movies for games, if a product does not at least achieve a specific score, some deals require the publisher to pay higher royalties. In 2008, Microsoft began using Metacritic averages to de-list underperforming Xbox Live Arcade games and these are the top 10 individual games with the highest scores on the site as of 2 April 2017
Crime films are a genre of film that focus on crime. The stylistic approach to a crime film varies from realistic portrayals of real-life criminal figures, films dealing with crime and its detection are often based on plays rather than novels. Agatha Christies stage play Witness for the Prosecution was adapted for the big screen by director Billy Wilder in 1957, the film starred Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton and is a classic example of a courtroom drama. In a courtroom drama, a charge is brought against one of the main characters, another major part is played by the lawyer representing the defendant in court and battling with the public prosecutor. He or she may enlist the services of an investigator to find out what really happened. However, in most cases it is not clear at all whether the accused is guilty of the crime or not—this is how suspense is created. Often, the private investigator storms into the courtroom at the very last minute in order to bring a new and this type of literature lends itself to the literary genre of drama focused more on dialogue and little or no necessity for a shift in scenery.
The auditorium of the theatre becomes an extension of the courtroom, in Witness for the Prosecution, Leonard Vole, a young American living in England, is accused of murdering a middle-aged lady he met in the street while shopping. His wife hires the best lawyer available because she is convinced, or rather she knows, another classic courtroom drama is U. S. playwright Reginald Roses Twelve Angry Men, which is set in the jury deliberation room of a New York Court of Law. Eleven members of the jury, aiming at a verdict of guilty. The popularity of TV brought about the emergence of TV series featuring detectives, special agents, lawyers, in Britain, The Avengers about the adventures of gentleman agent John Steed and his partner, Emma Peel, achieved cult status. In Germany, Derrick became a household word, breaking Bad character Walter White is a methamphetamine drug manufacturer, this offered a different approach whereby the protagonist is the criminal instead of being the detective. Crime films may fall under several different subgenres and these include, Crime comedy - A hybrid of crime and comedy films.
Mafia comedy looks at organized crime from a comical standpoint, humor comes from the incompetence of the criminals and/or black comedy. Examples include Analyze This, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Lock and Two Smoking Barrels, In Bruges, tower Heist and Pain & Gain. Crime drama - A combination of crime and dramatic films, examples include such films as Straight Time and Badlands. Crime thriller - A thriller in which the characters are involved in crime, either in its investigation, as the perpetrator or, less commonly. While some action films could be labelled as such for merely having criminality and thrills, the emphasis in this genre is the drama, examples include Untraceable, Silence of the Lambs, Seven, Memories of Murder, The Call, and Running Scared
Carla Gugino is an American actress. Her feature film work includes starring roles in Son in Law, Sin City, Night at the Museum, Mr. Poppers Penguins, Gugino has had lead roles in the TV series Political Animals, Wayward Pines, and Roadies. Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, to Carl Gugino, an orthodontist of Italian descent, and she has said of her upbringing, I lived in a tepee in Northern California and a van in Big Sur. With my dad, I lived in a house with a swimming pool. So I feel like I lived two childhoods and she worked as a teenage fashion model, and took acting classes at the suggestion of her aunt, former Lets Make a Deal spokesmodel Carol Merrill. She eventually came to herself, and with her parents support, was legally emancipated by the time she was 16. Guginos television work during the late 1980s and early 1990s included appearances on Saved by the Bell, the Wonder Years and a recurring role on Falcon Crest. In film, Gugino appeared in the Shelley Long film Troop Beverly Hills and she appeared in the video to Bon Jovis 1994 song Always.
In 1995, Gugino appeared as Nan St. George in the BBC miniseries The Buccaneers an adaptation of Edith Whartons last novel and she appeared as Dr. Gina Simon during the 1999–2000 final season of Chicago Hope. In 2001, she appeared as family matriarch Ingrid Cortez in the first Spy Kids film and that same year she appeared as Jet Lis love interest in the martial arts action thriller The One. She starred in two short-lived TV series, ABCs Elmore Leonard crime drama Karen Sisco in 2003, and CBSs science fiction series Threshold in 2005 and that same year, Gugino appeared as Lucille in the feature film adaptation of Frank Millers graphic novel, Sin City. The following year, she appeared in the movie Night at the Museum, Gugino appeared in the Roundabout Theatre Company play After the Fall opposite Six Feet Unders Peter Krause. In late 2006, she appeared in an Off-Broadway production of Tennessee Williams Suddenly Last Summer opposite Blythe Danner, Gugino appeared as Amanda, Vincent Chases agent, in a dozen episodes of the cable television series Entourage.
Gugino appeared nude in the May 2007 issue of Allure and that same year she appeared in the action-horror film Rise, Blood Hunter and the feature film American Gangster. The following year, she played the lead in the thriller Righteous Kill, opposite Robert De Niro. Gugino starred in Chicagos Goodman Theater production of Eugene ONeills Desire Under the Elms from January 17 to February 17,2009 and that April, she received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actress In a Play for her performance in Desire Under the Elms. Later in November of that year, she appeared as an actress in the comedy film Women in Trouble. In 2011, Gugino appeared as Madame Vera Gorsky in Zack Snyders action-fantasy film Sucker Punch alongside Abbie Cornish, Gugino sang a duet with co-star Oscar Isaac, which appeared in the end credits and in the films soundtrack
In 1998 it became a subsidiary of Amazon Inc, who were able to use it as an advertising resource for selling DVDs and videotapes. As of January 2017, IMDb has approximately 4.1 million titles and 7.7 million personalities in its database, the site enables registered users to submit new material and edits to existing entries. Although all data is checked before going live, the system has open to abuse. The site featured message boards which stimulate regular debates and dialogue among authenticated users, IMDb shutdown the message boards permanently on February 20,2017. Anyone with a connection can read the movie and talent pages of IMDb. A registration process is however, to contribute info to the site. A registered user chooses a name for themselves, and is given a profile page. These badges range from total contributions made, to independent categories such as photos, bios, if a registered user or visitor happens to be in the entertainment industry, and has an IMDb page, that user/visitor can add photos to that page by enrolling in IMDbPRO.
Actors and industry executives can post their own resume and this fee enrolls them in a membership called IMDbPro. PRO can be accessed by anyone willing to pay the fee, which is $19.99 USD per month, or if paid annually, $149.99, which comes to approximately $12.50 per month USD. Membership enables a user to access the rank order of each industry personality, as well as agent contact information for any actor, director etc. that has an IMDb page. Enrolling in PRO for industry personnel, enables those members the ability to upload a head shot to open their page, as well as the ability to upload hundreds of photos to accompany their page. Anyone can register as a user, and contribute to the site as well as enjoy its content, however those users enrolled in PRO have greater access and privileges. IMDb originated with a Usenet posting by British film fan and computer programmer Col Needham entitled Those Eyes, others with similar interests soon responded with additions or different lists of their own.
Needham subsequently started an Actors List, while Dave Knight began a Directors List, and Andy Krieg took over THE LIST from Hank Driskill, which would be renamed the Actress List. Both lists had been restricted to people who were alive and working, the goal of the participants now was to make the lists as inclusive as possible. By late 1990, the lists included almost 10,000 movies and television series correlated with actors and actresses appearing therein. On October 17,1990, Needham developed and posted a collection of Unix shell scripts which could be used to search the four lists, at the time, it was known as the rec. arts. movies movie database
Amanda Leigh Mandy Moore is an American actress and songwriter. Moore first came to prominence with her 1999 debut single, after signing with Epic Records, she released her first album, So Real, in 1999. It went on to receive a Platinum certification from the RIAA and her 2000 single, I Wanna Be with You, became her first Top 30 song in the US, peaking at number 24 on the Hot 100 chart. As of 2009, Moore has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, in 2012, Moore was ranked #96 on VH1s list of 100 Greatest Women in Music, as well as #63 on their Sexiest Artists of All Time List. Outside of her career, Moore has branched out into acting. She made her debut in the 2001 comedy film Dr. Dolittle 2. Later that year, she appeared as Lana Thomas in the comedy film The Princess Diaries and she had her first starring role as Jamie Sullivan in the 2002 romantic drama film A Walk to Remember, which was based on Nicholas Sparks novel. Moore voiced Rapunzel in the 2010 animated feature Tangled, in 2016, she began starring as Rebecca Pearson in the NBC family comedy-drama series This Is Us for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination.
Amanda Leigh Moore was born on April 10,1984 in Nashua and her mother, Stacy, is a former news reporter who once worked for the Orlando Sentinel, and her father, Donald Moore, is a pilot for American Airlines. Moore was raised Catholic, but has developed a hodgepodge of things that she believes. Moores ancestry is Russian Jewish and Irish and she is the second among the three children with an older brother, and a younger brother, Kyle. When she was two old and her family moved to Longwood, Seminole County, outside of Orlando. She attended Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando, Florida from 1998 to 2002, Moore became interested in acting and singing at a young age, and cited her British grandmother, Eileen Friedman, a professional ballerina in London, as one of her inspirations. Moore stated My parents thought It was just a phase Id grow out of, but I stuck to it and begged them for acting lessons, for voice lessons. Moore began starring in numerous productions, as well as performing the National Anthem at numerous Orlando based events.
She was only twelve years old when she attended the Stagedoor Manor theater camp, production director Konnie Kittrell said of Moore She was a quiet, sweet girl, and stated that even though she earned numerous solos She wasnt a spotlight seeker. When Moore was thirteen, she working on music by herself. One day, while working in an Orlando studio, she was overheard by a FedEx delivery man, the delivery man, named Victor, sent this friend a copy of Moores unfinished demo, and Moore went on to sign with the label
Video on demand
IPTV technology is often used to bring video on demand to televisions and personal computers. Internet television, using the Internet, is a popular form of video on demand. VOD can be accessed via desktop client applications such as the Apple iTunes online content store, some airlines offer VOD as in-flight entertainment to passengers through individually controlled video screens embedded in seatbacks or armrests or offered via portable media players. Some video on demand services such as Netflix use a model that requires users to pay a monthly fee to access a bundled set of content. Other services use a model, where access is free for Internet users. Downloading and streaming video on demand systems provide the user all of the features of Portable media players. Some VOD systems that store and stream programs from hard drives use a memory buffer to allow the user to fast forward. It is possible to put video servers on local area networks, streaming video servers can serve a wider community via a WAN, in which case the responsiveness may be reduced.
Download VOD services are practical to homes equipped with cable modems or DSL connections, servers for traditional cable and telco VOD services are usually placed at the cable head-end serving a particular market as well as cable hubs in larger markets. In the telco world, they are placed in either the central office, the first Video on Demand systems used tapes as the realtime source of video streams. GTE started as a trial in 1990 with AT&T providing all components, by 1992 VOD servers were supplying previously encoded digital video from disks and DRAM. In the US the 1982 anti-trust break-up of AT&T resulted in a number of telephone companies called Baby Bells. Following this the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984 prohibited telephone companies from providing services within their operating regions. All of these companies and others began holding trials to setup systems for supplying Video on Demand over telephone, in November 1992 Bell Atlantic announced a VOD trial. The IBM was developing video server code-named Tiger Shark, concurrently Digital Equipment was developing a scalable video server.
Bell Atlantic selected IBM and April 1993 the system became the first VOD over ADSL to be deployed outside the lab, in 1994-5 US West went on to file for VOD at several cities. 330,000 subscribers in Denver,290,000 in Minneapolis, many VOD trials were held with various combinations of server and set-top. Of these the primary players in the US were the companies, using DEC, Oracle, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, USA Video, nCube, SGI
Elektra Luxx is a 2010 comedy film directed and written by Sebastian Gutierrez featuring Carla Gugino. The film is a sequel to the comedy, Women in Trouble. The film premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival 2010 and it was shown on UK TV on February 28,2011. Pregnant porn star Elektra Luxx is trying to make a living teaching sex classes to housewives, but her life is thrown into disarray when a flight attendant with ties to Elektras past approaches her for a favor. Chaos ensues as fiancées, private investigators, a twin sister, the film ends with the trailer for Elektras farewell film, the Spaghetti Western spoof Even Reverse Cowgirls Get the Blues. Elektra Luxx at the Internet Movie Database Elektra Luxx at Rotten Tomatoes Elektra Luxxs blog entry about Women in Trouble, from a blog for Women in Trouble
She Creature is a 2001 television film starring Rufus Sewell, Carla Gugino and Rya Kihlstedt and directed by Sebastian Gutierrez. It is the first in a series of made for Cinemax paying tribute to the films of American International Pictures. The films in this tribute series reused the titles of old American International Pictures films, circa 1900, in Ireland, two carnies, Angus Shaw and his wife Lillian Lily, encounter a Mr. Woolrich during one of their shows. Having heard that a mermaid will be on show, he is relieved to find that it is just Lily impersonating one and he reveals to them an actual mermaid whom he captured back in his admiral days, and explains how she killed his wife. Naturally Angus and Lily are astonished, sensing Angus desire to use her as a freak show attraction, Woolrich warns him against it. Unbeknownst to Lily, along with his colleagues, during the scuffle, Woolrich suddenly dies of a heart attack, allowing Angus and the crew to abduct the mermaid and smuggle her aboard their ship.
Lily is less than thrilled about this idea, despite her husbands attempts to persuade her its for the best, during the voyage to America, the mermaid seems to take a liking to her. One night, Lily is cornered by a drunken Miles, one of the crew members, when she returns to her cabin, he goes missing and the mermaid is found somehow tangled in the crews nets. As she is returned to her tank, she spits out Miles ring prompting Lily to realise that she ate him as a favour to her. She attempts to explain this to Angus but he dismisses it but admits that they did abduct her rather than buy her from Woolrich and that they didnt mean to kill him. Lily becomes seemingly possessed by the mermaid who tries to kill Angus whilst they are making love, worried that the mermaid will do further harm, she attempts to free her but is caught by Bailey, who is devoured by the mermaid. She tries to explain herself but Angus accuses her of being unstable, after he leaves, Lily realises she is pregnant, much to her horror as she is supposed to barren.
She reads the late Mrs Woolrichs diary, which confirm her worries that mermaid somehow impregnated her and she manages to escape and encounters the terrified mermaid, now in her human form due to the full moon. Lily comforts her but they are caught by the crew Lily tires to tell them to leave her alone, when she comes to, she tries to explain to a concerned Angus that she is pregnant but he again dismisses it as a symptom of her sickness. Meanwhile the crew angrily harass the mermaid before Angus breaks it up and he and Gifford discuss the situation with the captain, who fearfully confesses that the mermaid made him do things against his will, before committing suicide. While sharing a moment with Lily, The mermaid reveals her monstrous form as The Queen of the Lair. The crew try to fight her off but are killed one by one and she is rescued by the crew of a passing ship a fortnight later. They question her about what happened but she refuses to say anything, Honouring the Queen with silence, the film ends with Lily, who now has a daughter whose eyes resemble that of the mermaid
Kevin Connolly (actor)
Kevin Connolly is an American actor and director. He is best known for his role as Eric Murphy in the HBO series Entourage, Connolly was born in Patchogue, New York, the son of Eileen J. and John Connolly. Kevin graduated Patchogue-Medford High School in 1992 and he began his career at age six, appearing in television commercials, including the popular Betcha bite a chip campaign for Chips Ahoy. In 1990, he landed his first film role, as Chickie in Rocky V, two years later, Connolly was cast as Shaun Kelly in the film adaptation of Myron Levoys novel Alan & Naomi, and co-starred with Tobey Maguire in the short-lived Fox sitcom Great Scott. His appearance in the series earned him a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Television Series. He portrayed Dabney Colemans son in the comedy film The Beverly Hillbillies, Connolly continued guest starring in television series including Wings, Getting By and the medical drama ER. From 1995–96, Connolly starred in Dons Plum alongside future collaborators Tobey Maguire, that year, he landed the role of Ryan Malloy on the situation comedy Unhappily Ever After.
The series marked Connollys directorial debut when he directed six episodes in its fourth season, in 2007, Connolly made his full-length movie directorial debut with the film Gardener of Eden, which premiered in April 2007 at the Tribeca Film Festival. Connollys best-known role is the character Eric Murphy, better known as E, E is the manager and best friend of Vincent Chase, who is played by Adrian Grenier. In 2015, Connolly reprised his role as Eric in the Entourage film adaptation, in addition to television work, Connolly has appeared in several major motion pictures including Antwone Fisher, John Q and The Notebook. In August 2007, he signed on to play a character in Hes Just Not That Into You. In October 2008, Connolly was hired to direct his first music video for rap artist The Game, featuring R&B artist Ne-Yo. The video is for the song Camera Phone from The Games album LAX. Connolly attended the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles and announced the final pick of the first round for the New York Islanders.
In September 2015, it was announced that Connolly would direct The Life and Death of John Gotti, a film about infamous mobster John Gotti and his son, John A. Gotti, academy Award-nominee, John Travolta is set to play the former. Kevin Connolly at the Internet Movie Database Profile on HBO. com Kevin Connolly in the Hot Seat, interview by Alison Rosen of Time Out New York