Melissa McCarthy Saturday Night Live

Last night, Melissa McCarthy returned to Saturday Night Live for her fifth time as host, which makes her part of the five-timers club. Well, at least that’s what she thought. But her little appearance during the SNL 40th anniversary special where she recreated Chris Farley’s iconic character of motivational speaker Matt Foley didn’t count. You can see how that realization pans out below along with our recap of the best and worst sketches from this Melissa McCarthy Saturday Night Live episode. Read More »

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Adventures in Babysitting Trailer

Even though the David Gordon Green comedy The Sitter was basically a raunchy, darker version of Adventures in Babysitting, the family comedy favorite from 1987 is getting a more official remake by way of The Disney Channel. This time instead of one babysitter played by Elisabeth Shue forced to take some kids out for a night in the scary city of Chicago in order to save a stranded friend, there are two babysitters with a different problem.

This time Disney Channel has two of their own stars, Sabrina Carpenter of Girl Meets World and Sofia Carson of The Descendants, leading the movie as two babysitters who have lost one of the kids they’re supposed to be watching. The first Adventures in Babysitting trailer has just arrived, and it’s about what you would expect from Disney Channel, for better or worse. Read More »

new betty boop

Any character with longevity risks losing their identity. Just look to Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, who used to embark on wild, globetrotting adventures full of comedic mayhem and now spend their days acting as the literal mascots for the Walt Disney Company and little more. Time has turned them into symbols rather than characters, and those with the power to remind audiences of why they were beloved in the first place don’t want to risk tarnishing those symbols. After all, they move a lot of Mickey merchandise just by playing it safe.

Another victim of this phenomenon is Betty Boop, the most famous creation of the great animator Max Fleischer, whose Depression-era cartoon shorts are often still astonishing today. The years have transformed Ms. Boop, an adventure and disaster-prone flapper girl who starred in dozens of shorts throughout the 1930s and beyond, into a cartoon figurehead who exists just to appear on T-shirts and keychains. But now, that may change, as a new Betty Boop animated series is in the works.

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Lethal Weapon TV Series

Undoubtedly, the new trend in network television is bringing back movies that have been around for years and retooling them as TV shows. Limitless and Minority Report have already made the jump, Training Day, Rush Hour and Cruel Intentions are on the way, and now one more is being thrown together at Fox.

The network has just ordered a TV pilot based on the classic action franchise Lethal Weapon starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, and they already have Damon Wayans Sr. lined up to take the latter’s role as LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh. Find out more about the Lethal Weapon TV series after the jump. Read More »

New Powerpuff Girls

Sugar. Spice. And everything nice. These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little girl. But Professor Utonium accidentally added an extra ingredient to the concoction: CHEMICAL X. Thus The Powerpuff Girls were… reborn!

You can have your Fuller House and your Gilmore Girls revival, but personally, I’m way more excited about seeing the return of the pint-sized, animated superheroes known as the Powerpuff Girls. The animated series gets a bit of a reboot this April on Cartoon Network, but when you see the first footage from this new Powerpuff Girls series, you’ll see that not much has changed, and that’s a good thing. Check it out! Read More »

Roadies Trailer

It’s no secret that pretty much the entire /Film crew has undying love for Almost Famous. Maybe it’s because of the similarities between covering the world of music and covering the world of film and television, or maybe it’s just because it’s a damn good coming-of-age tale. No matter what the reason, I love it. Therefore, I’m happy to see director Cameron Crowe‘s first television endeavor taking him back behind the scenes of rock and roll with a new Showtime series called Roadies.

Not unlike Almost Famous, the show follows around a fictional band, but it’s the crew who gets the concerts ready that takes the spotlight. They tour around the United States, creating an unconventional family-like bond with all the good and bad that comes with living each other on the road for months at a time. Get a taste of what you can expect with the first Roadies trailer below. Read More »

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Netflix has the habit of renewing their shows as fast as possible, announcing new seasons the Monday after a new batch of episodes has dropped. In the case of House of Cards, they renewed their flagship series for a fifth season weeks before season four dropped. Since Netflix is in the business of you watching their original content as fast as possible, they have developed the habit of letting everyone know as soon as possible that yes, there will soon be new episodes for you to binge.

So it’s a little weird that it took this long Master of None season 2 to officially get put in the pipeline, which makes you wonder if series star, co-creator, and occasional writer/director Aziz Ansari deliberately pushed pause to recharge his batteries. In any case, Ansari has revealed that a new season will arrive in 2017, which is excellent news for anyone who likes good things.

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Although Game of Thrones fans have been begging for season 6 details since the minute season 5 ended, HBO’s been pretty stingy about doling out any info. All they’ve released so far are some brief teasers amounting to a few seconds of new footage, a very fan-bait-y poster, and one measly photograph of Bran looking old enough to make us feel old.

That is, until today. Now that the season 6 premiere is just two and a half months away, it’s time for HBO to ramp up its efforts to remind us of how very much we love this show, and how very excited we are for it to return. Expect a deluge of new marketing materials over the next several weeks, starting today with a big fat batch of Game of Thrones season 6 photos. Check ’em out after the jump.  Read More »

black mirror season 3

Black Mirror may be the most addictive and watchable exercise in misery ever devised. Creator Charlie Brooker‘s twisted science fiction anthology series received acclaim in its native England, but it didn’t become a full-blown phenomenon until its first two seasons arrived on Netflix last year. Naturally, the streaming giant promptly picked the show up, ordering a third season consisting of 12 brand new episodes.

While Netflix is keeping the details of the new season under lock and key, we now know that at least one of the episodes will be a bit of a star-studded affair. Director Joe Wright has signed on to helm an episode and he’s bringing Bryce Dallas Howard and Alice Eve with him.

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