The long, strange story of Conan O’Brien‘s exit from NBC and the national comedy/music revue tour that followed gets its final chapter — or coda, really — in the form of the documentary Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop. The film premiered at SXSW and landed distribution that will see the film hitting VOD and AT&T’s U-verse platforms before a small theatrical opening. (In other words, watch it on VOD when you get the chance, because it might not play your town.) The film was praised for offering a relatively unvarnished look at the behind the scenes production of Conan’s tour, and for showing people the less-flattering aspects of his mental state at the time. You’ll get a glimpse of that in the new trailer for the film, which is after the break. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
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 »
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Posted on Friday, January 14th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
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!
Posted on Thursday, January 13th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
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.
Posted on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
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.
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.
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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Posted on Monday, July 5th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
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.
Posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 by David Chen
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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