Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by Angie Han
Like so many other esteemed filmmakers in recent years, Joel and Ethan Coen are making the move to television. The brothers are teaming up with Annapurna Television for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a limited series that they wrote and will direct. Intriguingly, this won’t be just a television series — the idea is that the entire project will be some combination of television and (theatrically released) film.
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There have been plenty of great series on Showtime. However, personally, I’ve never felt compelled to subscribe in order to watch any of them. That might change with the cable network’s new series set in the world of 1970s stand-up comedy.
I’m Dying Up Here follows a group of stand-up comedians (played by Clark Duke, R.J. Cyler, Ari Graynor, and more) hoping to make it big at a time when stand-up comedy was one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the country. Every comedian was hoping to land an agent and end up on Johnny Carson, and if the Tonight Show host shook your hand and welcomed you to sit down, then you had it made.
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Veronica Mars and iZombie creator Rob Thomas has an ambitious plan for The Lost Boys series: each season will span a decade. Thomas envisions seven seasons for the anthology series, based on director Joel Schumacher‘s 80s classic. Every season of The CW series will take place in a different year and setting, following a new group of vampires.
Below, Rob Thomas discusses The Lost Boys television show.
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Look at J.J. Abrams‘ filmography and you’ll find a guy with a talent for remaking, rebooting, and remixing. While he’s also spearheaded his fair share of wholly original work, he’s become a reliable source for any old franchise in need of an adrenaline injection to heart. Mission: Impossible III. Star Trek. Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s kind of his thing.
But Abrams himself seems ready to move on to other things, saying that he’s ready to spread his wings and fly away from the land of reboots and remakes.
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Bottleneck Gallery is once again teaming with ACME Archives, this time for a new set of screenprints based on the long-running animated series The Simpsons. Florey, whose work we have featured many times previously on the site, has produced three striking prints based on The Simpsons: Cape Feare, Flaming Moes, Kamp Krusty. Find out where and when you can buy these 18×24 screenprints, and see them in full, after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2017 by Angie Han
Although Hulu’s been in the original programming game for a few years now, they don’t seem to draw quite as much buzz as competitors like Amazon and Netflix. But they may have a chance to change that this spring, when The Handmaid’s Tale arrives on the streaming service.
Based on the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale envisions a not-so-distant future in which the United States has been overthrown and refashioned as the Republic of Gilead, a theocratic dictatorship guided by “traditionalist values.” Moss is Offred, a “handmaid” given to a powerful government official (Joseph Fiennes) to bear his children. Watch the new The Handmaid’s Tale teaser below. Read More »
Right now The CW has all of their DC Comics TV shows on a holiday break until they return later this month. Even though they have a whole second half of their current seasons left to air, the network is confident enough in all of their performances so far to renew every single one of them.
The CW sent out a press release with the news of The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl renewed for new seasons in the 2017-2018 television season. They’re not the only shows The CW has decided to renew early either. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
This past Christmas, you might have seen Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt look glamorous in space in the sci-fi romance/action adventure Passengers. Apparently whatever Amazon, Platinum Dunes, Skydance Media and Paramount Television saw from director Morten Tyldum in that picture was enough to hire him for a new gig.
Norwegian director Morten Tyldum (who received an Oscar nomination for The Imitation Game) has been brought on board Amazon’s new action series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. This marks the first time the titular character, to be played by The Office star John Krasinski, from films such as The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games will be featured in his own series.
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Netflix has released the first trailer for the second season of Voltron: Legendary Defender, which is officially set to arrive on the streaming service later this month. So if you have an appetite for more robot-fueled intergalactic action, you’re in luck.
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There was quite the brouhaha when Conan O’Brien was removed from his post as host of The Tonight Show following Jay Leno’s short-lived retirement from the long-running late night show. Fans were upset, Conan was understandably heartbroken, and it was quite the controversial time for late night television. But thankfully, Conan found a fantastic home at TBS, one that has allowed him to do so much more than NBC ever would have.
Conan has been going strong at TBS for six years now, and during that time he’s gone to Cuba for a special episode, hosted episodes from Comic-Con in San Diego and went viral with segments like Clueless Gamer, where Conan plays videos games (of which he knows little about) and jokes around with his celebrity guests while playing them. All of these interesting turns for the comedian will soon result in an evolution of the comedian’s relationship with TBS and potentially a change in the format of Conan in the future, perhaps becoming a weekly show instead of a nightly one.
Find out about the potential Conan format changes and more after the jump. Read More »