coming to america

Here’s the latest wild rumor to hit the movie news world: Eddie Murphy may be in the early stages of writing a sequel to his 1988 comedy hit Coming to America. Let’s dissect the Coming To America 2 rumor and see if it holds any water.

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win it all review

Win It All is a nice movie.

That may seem like faint praise, but it’s hard to think of a more accurate or complimentary way to describe the latest collaboration between co-writer/director Joe Swanberg and co-writer/actor Jake Johnson. It is a pleasant, agreeable movie about people you like, where every single scene (and the movie itself) refuses to overstay its welcome. It is funny. It is moving. It is sweet. It is easy to watch. It is nice.

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The Trip to Spain trailer

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon will make more impersonations and maybe have another personal revelation or two in The Trip to Spain. They’re once again again playing versions of themselves for director Michael Winterbottom, who directed them in The Trip and The Trip to Italy. For their next adventure, they’ll perhaps get on each other’s nerves now and then (and make us laugh) while drinking some fine Spanish wine.

Below, watch The Trip to Spain teaser trailer.

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Master of None Season 2 Release Date

Last year Netflix doubled the amount of original programming that they put out in 2015, and it seems like this year they’re going to have even more as they move towards having a library where 50% of their content is original. That includes a slew of new shows and movies, but it also means the return of some Netflix favorites, and one of them has just announced a return date.

Master of None marked comedian Aziz Ansari‘s first solo outing in the world of comedy serials, and his work as a creator, writer, director, executive producer and star resulted in four Emmy nominations (including Outstanding Comedy Series) and one win for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Therefore it should come as no surprise that the show is coming back for a second season, and Netflix has just announced when we’ll get new episodes, along with a tease of what’s to come.

Watch the Master of None season 2 release date teaser below, but beware that we’ll dive into spoilers from the first season below the video. Read More »

veep season 6 trailer

For the past five years, HBO’s Veep has been one of the most consistently hilarious shows on television, a scathing portrait of American politics that blends inside baseball, old-school farcical storytelling, and some of the most creative profanity in television history into one very cynical single camera sitcom. The sixth season arrives at a time when real-life Washington D.C. looks even more ridiculous than Veep could have ever imagined, but at least the new trailer promises that the series will be as funny as ever.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Revival Photo

We’re officially one month away from seeing brand new episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The beloved movie-mocking series was resurrected after a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund a revival and Netflix eventually picked it up for distribution. Along with that, Netflix also picked up the rights to some of the older episodes of the original iteration of the series, and you can stream nearly two dozen of them starting today.

Let’s run down the classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes on Netflix. Read More »

the muppets

ABC’s The Muppets television show revival was short-lived. While the series got favorable reviews, there was a sizable backlash from parents who didn’t think the adult-skewing humor was suitable for family viewing. After six episodes the network replaced showrunner Bob Kushell with Kristen Newman as part of their plans to creatively overhaul the series, but it was too little too late, and the ratings lead to the show being canceled at the conclusion of its debut season.

Frank Oz, who helped create and perform the Muppet characters of Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle and more, has now chimed in to explain why he believed The Muppets failed. Hit the jump to read his comments.
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The Big Bang Theory Spin-Off

The CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory is currently in the middle of its 10th season. Right now the network is trying to negotiate a deal to give the popular show starring Jim Parsons a two-season renewal, and CBS CEO Les Moonves says they’re “on the two-yard line” with deal. If for some reason that doesn’t happen, fans will still be getting more of The Big Bang Theory, just not in the way they think.

CBS has just closed a deal to give The Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon a straight-to-series order for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. However, this show will have a different format from what The Big Bang Theory fans are used to, and a former Marvel director will be behind the camera for it. Read More »

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Series

Saturday Night Live is the only late night sketch series that is broadcast live on network television, with each episode put together in just a week to ensure that it’s as topical and relevant as possible. This is especially important for the one constant segment that accompanies every episode of Saturday Night Live, and that’s Weekend Update. Now the news satire segment of SNL will get even more time to skewer the headlines.

NBC has ordered four episodes of Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update, a 30-minute spin-off that has occasionally been ordered to air on Thursdays. Find out more about the Saturday Night Live Weekend Update series return after the jump. Read More »

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Despicable Me 3 Trailer

While summer is reserved for big blockbuster action, there will be a few family friendly endeavors trying to snag the attention of all the kids who will be out of school for the season. There’s The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, franchise starters like Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie and The Emoji Movie, and threequels such as Pixar’s Cars 3 and Despicable Me 3. And the latter has just showed more of the silliness in store this summer.

Despicable Me 3 brings back Steve Carell as the charmingly (formerly) evil mastermind Gru, but this time The Office star will be pulling double duty as he is also voicing Dru, a long-lost identical twin brother who creates some sibling rivalry. You can see just what Drew is like in the new Despicable Me 3 trailer after the jump. Read More »