One of the documentaries to get the most attention at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival has been Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, directed by Rodman Flender, which chronicles the days after the comedian left NBC and created the ‘Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television’ tour that traveled cross-country as a comedy/music revue.
Now the 88-minute film, which premiered Sunday night, has been set for distribution via a strange conglomerate: AT&T, Abramorama and Magnolia Home Entertainment will all handle different aspects of the film’s release. Read More »
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 35 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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SXSW announced today that a handful of additional titles were being added to the line-up for the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, including Jodie Foster‘s Mel Gibson dramedy The Beaver, Greg Mottola‘s sci-fi comedy Paul starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Seth Rogen, and Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, a documentary that follows behind-the-scenes of O’Brien’s summer tour, among others. Read the full press release after the jump.
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I wasn’t planning to write about Gallery1988’s first annual “Is This Thing On” art show as it really has little connection to movies or television (or so I thought… the above piece featuring Judd Apatow mashed-up with the infamous Star Trek Tribbles episode is a fine example of this). The show, co-sponsored by FunnyOrDie, features over 100 artists, each creating pieces that are portraits of their favorite funny people, both beloved comics of yesteryear and emerging superstars.
The line up of comedians depicted include: Chris Farley, Will Ferrel, Richard Pryor, Don Rickles, Paul Reubens,Tim & Eric, Nick Kroll, Demetri Martin, Chris Rock, Whitney Cummings, Jon Lovitz, Sam Kinison, Bill Murray, Woody Allen, Colin Quinn, Bill Hicks, Howard Stern, Judd Apatow, Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron, Scott Auckerman, David Spade, Andy Dick, Lenny Bruce, Adam Sandler, Amy Sedaris, Lisa Lampanelli, David Cross, Andy Kaufman, Christopher Guest, Mr. Show, Rob Corddry and Children’s Hospital, Gilbert Gottfried, Jeffrey Ross, Bill Cosby, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tracy Morgan, Roseanne, Patton Oswalt, Dave Attell, David Wain and Wet Hot American Summer, Will Forte, John Candy, Lilly Tomlin, Phil Hartman, John Belushi, Mel Brooks and Young Frankenstein, Chevy Chase, Louis CK, Norm MacDonald, Flight of the Conchords, Jim Carrey, Reggie Watts, Steve Martin, Larry David, Rodney Dangerfield, Mitch Hedberg, Ellen DeGenerous, Margaret Cho, Steven Wright, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Richard Lewis, George Carlin, UCB Theater LA, Upright Citizen Brigade (TV show), Human Giant, Sasha Baron Cohen, Gallagher, Dana Carvey, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, Danny McBride, Carrot Top, Greg Giraldo, Donald Glover, Zach Galifiankis, Charlene Yi, Andrew “Dice” Clay, Chris Elliot, Jon Lovitz, Artie Lange, Doug Benson, Redd Foxx, Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais, Dave Chapelle, Chelsea Handler, Aziz Ansari, Eddie Murphy, SF Sketchfest, Cheech & Chong, Sarah Silverman, Stella, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Brian Posehn, Charlie Murphy and Kids In The Hall.
The show is ongoing until January 29th 2011 in the Melrose Gallery 1988 location. Hirt the jump to see some of my favorite pieces of art from the exhibition.
Conan O’Brien returned to late night on Monday with his new talk show Conan on cable station TBS. What did you think of Conan’s return? What did you think of the set? I’m glad to see Andy Richter sitting back on the coach. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below!
For those who might have missed it, I’ve embedded a bunch of highlights including the cold open and monologue after the jump.
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Conan O’Brien promised to air a live test of his new Conan talk show on the internet prior to the small screen return next Monday night on TBS. That test show streamed online tonight and was kinda a bait and switch — a short five-minute mini-show (some might even call it a skit or an extended commercial). Missed it? Watch it now embedded after the jump.
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Over the weekend, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the theatrical release of Back to the Future (oh yeah, there was that whole declaring independence from Great Britain thing too). Talk show host/writer/comedian Conan O’Brien commented on the big anniversary on his Twitter account. If you missed it, you can read a screencap of his tweet above.
The past few months have been a fascinating journey for late-night host Conan O’Brien. After a bruising battle with NBC, which ended with an agreement stating that he could not publicly disparage NBC nor appear on television for about six months, O’Brien is finally ready to make the return to late night. TBS has just announced that Conan’s new show will premiere on the station on November 8, 2010 at 11 PM. It will be followed by Lopez Tonight. Hit the jump for the original TBS promo. Movieline has a rundown of some of O’Brien’s jokes from TBS’s upfront presentation.
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In yesterday’s edition of video of the day, we posted Conan O’Brien‘s interview from 60 Minutes, the first time he could contractually talk on television about what happened since leaving the Tonight Show. While his verbal answers said one thing, his expressions said a lot more. Funny Or Die have put the interview through a futuristic though analyzer to reveal Conan’s real inner monologue. Watch it now, after the jump.
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