Trainspotting TV series

Just last week we saw an encouraging trailer for Danny Boyle‘s T2: Trainspotting. As some of you may recall, Boyle spent many years talking about the sequel. Plenty of the 1996 film’s fans were skeptical it would ever happen, but in now less than three months, we’ll see the return of Renton (Ewan McGregor), Sick Boy (Johnny Lee Miller), Spud (Ewen Bremner), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). According to the creator of this gang, author Irvine Welsh, Boyle’s sequel might not be the last time we see them, either.

Below, learn more about a possible Trainspotting TV series.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm season nine

Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen are returning for season nine of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Danson and Steenburgen first appeared in the HBO series’ second episode, “Ted and Mary,” in which Larry David goes shopping Mary and her mother, but they continued to play versions of themselves throughout the comedy. Steenburgen appeared in five episodes, while Danson popped up more frequently.

Below, learn more about the Curb Your Enthusiasm season nine cast.

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Bill Murray and the Chicago Cubs on Saturday Night Live

Ever since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series this past week, all around me in the Midwest, people just seem a little more upbeat and happy, even with the wholly depressing election still kicking around for a couple more days. The parade and rally just a hop, skip and a jump away from me over in Chicago brought in an estimated 5 million people, which is almost double the population of the entire city itself, and it now ranks as the 7th largest gathering in human history.

This weekend the celebrations continued, but not just in Wrigleyville. The victory tour spread to New York City as lifelong Chicago Cubs fan Bill Murray decided to take some members of the team back to his old stomping grounds at Saturday Night Live to celebrate the victory on Weekend Update with a familiar ditty that the entire country probably knows at this point.

Watch Bill Murray and the Chicago Cubs on Saturday Night Live after the jump. Read More »

klown remake

Call me crazy, but I still have faith in Sacha Baron Cohen.

But he’s tested that faith. Repeatedly. This year. Anyone who manages to appear in Alice Through the Looking Glass and The Brothers Grimsby within the space of a few months can do that. And yet, I think it’s impossible to deny that the man is a good actor and when he’s paired with the right collaborators and given the right material, he’s one of the most inventive and surprising talents working today.

One thing he has proven repeatedly in various interviews is that he generally has good taste in other projects, which explains why he’s a fan of the great Danish comedy Klown and why he’s attached to star in an American remake.

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The Simpsons Renews For Season 29 and Season 30

Technically, The Simpsons is the longest running scripted TV show of all time. With their 28th season, they have long surpassed the two shows in second place, Law & Order, and Gunsmoke. However, when it comes to the latter program, Gunsmoke is actually still the longest-running scripted TV show by episode count, because even though it lasted just 20 seasons, those seasons in total contained 635 episodes. But The Simpsons will soon blow that record out of the water as well.

Fox has confirmed that The Simpsons has been renewed for a 29th and 30th season, and when all is said and done, that will take their episode count well past Gunsmoke‘s record-holding number. However, with all the trouble Fox had getting all the cast back for the last renewal, can we expect any more issues this time? Find out after the jump. Read More »

Dave Chappelle Hosting Saturday Night Live

Dave Chappelle stunned the entertainment industry and his fans about 10 years ago when he walked away from his wildly successful Comedy Central sketch comedy show Chappelle’s Show, which included a $50 million contract at the cable network. Many called him crazy, but his reasoning as a comedian with integrity and principles was sound. Chappelle likely could have handled it better for the sake of his co-workers, but that’s all in the past.

Since then, Chappelle has returned to the world of comedy, headlining the Oddball Comedy Festival, and appearing randomly at various small venues for surprise appearances at the last minute. But now he’s bringing his talents to an entirely unexpected arena: Saturday Night Live. Read More »

nerdland trailer

Nerdland comes from the mind of Andrew Kevin Walker, the writer behind Se7en, Wong Kar-wai’s killer BMW short film “The Follow,” and a supposedly great script that Joel Schumacher butchered and rewrote into 8mm. Not since the 2010 remake of The Wolfman has Walker had a feature film credit, but we’ll soon see an original, R-rated animated movie with his name on it.

Below, watch the new Nerdland trailer.

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Ghostbusters Gates of Hell Concept Art

At one time, there was a concept for a third Ghostbusters movie that would have taken the paranormal exterminators to an alternate version of Manhattan called Mahelltan, a dark twisted version of the New York borough. However, the Ghostbusters almost had another hellish encounter in the original movie from 1984.

There was once an idea for the ending of Ghostbusters to take Venkman, Ray, Egon and Winston to the gates of hell. Now fans can check out some of the concept art for this sequence that didn’t make the final cut of the movie, and was never actually even filmed. Read More »

Rick and Morty The Non-Canonical Adventures

Fans of Rick and Morty are patiently waiting to see if the third season of the show really premieres on Adult Swim before the end of the year, which is what we heard all the way back in March. But if you need a fix of Rick and Morty to hold you over, we’ve got something short and sweet for you.

Over at Adult Swim they’ve been airing some animated shorts called Rick and Morty: The Non-Canonical Adventures that are done entirely in claymation. And when I say short, I mean short. But since they recreate scenes from HalloweenThe ThingEx Machina, The Fly and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, they’re well worth watching. Read More »

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wilson red band trailer

For the third time, writer Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) has seen one of his graphic novels adapted for the big screen. Wilson, based on Clowes’ novel of the same name, stars Woody Harrelson as the titular character, a socially awkward fellow without any filter, any real friends, or any sense of boundaries. The comedy is directed by Craig Johnson, who’s following up The Skeleton Twins.

Below, watch the Wilson red band trailer.

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