Some very funny people are about to join forces. Adam McKay is set to direct an untitled comedy written by Ben Schwartz for Will Ferrell‘s Gary Sanchez Productions, with Seth Rogen attached to star. Schwartz will also co-star. In addition to starring, Rogen will produce alongside his usual partner Evan Goldberg. Hit the jump for more details on the new Adam McKay Seth Rogen comedy. Read More »
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Dennis Haysbert has been all over the place in 2014, and now he’s taking steps to ensure he’ll be everywhere in 2015 as well. He’s just booked two very different projects: the zombie video game adaptation Dead Rising, and the raunchy comedy Ted 2. Hit the jump for more on both roles.
Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
As you probably know, radio and television announcer Don Pardo died on August 18th 2014 at age 96. Pardo was the announcer on a ton of NBC shows, including The Price Is Right, Jackpot, Jeopardy!, Three on a Match, Winning Streak and NBC Nightly News. His longest, and most well known announcing job was Saturday Night Live, a gig he held from the show’s 1975 debut until his death (39 seasons). Who is going to replace Don Pardo as the second announcer in SNL history? Find out more about the Darrell Hammond SNL announcer news after the jump.
Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
In Tusk, Justin Long plays a douchebag podcaster who travels to Canada in search of a story, and gets a hell of a lot more than he bargained for. The film is nuts, because it veers from horror to comedy in broad strokes. The end credits of the film (no spoiler) actually play some of the audio from the podcast that spawned the film, and that’s kind of the rosetta stone for deciphering the film’s disparate tones. This Tusk featurette is also a good thing to watch before seeing the movie, because it will help you understand just how seriously (or not) Kevin Smith approached the story. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
In the mood to watch two aliens and a human verbally eviscerate some of the worst movies of all time? Yes, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is now available to stream online. Vimeo recently uploaded 80 episodes of the hilarious show and the company is still working on clearing rights for the remaining episodes to bring them online, too. Read more about Mystery Science Theater 3000 streaming below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
Matt Smith‘s Doctor Who days are behind him, but his days of battling monsters are not. The former Eleventh Doctor has signed on for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Burr Steers‘ adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith‘s parodic take on the Jane Austen classic.
He joins a big cast of mostly British up-and-comers including Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, and Douglas Booth. Hit the jump for more on the Matt Smith Pride and Prejudice and Zombies story.
When I think of late Eighties/Early nineties comedies, Problem Child is one of those movies that oddly sticks with me. There was just something about seeing a kid who was my age up there on the big screen, raising absolute havoc. The film’ story is about a couple (John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck) who can’t conceive and decide to adopt. They’re then saddled with Junior, the titular character who loves to terrorize everything and everyone around him. It has elements of gross out and wish-fulfillment comedy, and was kind of good for the time. Released in the summer of 1990, Problem Child made over $50 million and even got a theatrical sequel the following year.
Well, NBC seems to think the idea of the awful kid will work on television and they’ve hired Old School and Hangover writer Scot Armstrong to develop a Problem Child TV show as a single-camera sitcom. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 by Angie Han
Before films like The 40-Year-Old Virgin made him the new king of big-screen comedy, Judd Apatow was best known for small-screen cult faves like Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared. He took a step back into TV a couple of years ago with Lena Dunham’s Girls, and now he’s taking another with Love.
The new comedy already has a two-season commitment from Netflix, and some great pedigree on its side. Apatow created the show with Girls writer Lesley Arfin, and Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust are set to play the leads. Hit the jump for all the details on the Netflix Judd Apatow show.