All That Reunion

Nickelodeon has really been doubling down on their nostalgia for the ’90s lately. Last year they introduced the programming block called The Splat that brought favorite cartoons such as Rugrats and Hey Arnold! to TeenNick as well as live-action shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Clarissa Explains It All. There’s a live-action/animated hybrid NickToons movie in the works at Paramount Pictures. And this year they announced a TV movie adaptation of their game show Legends of the Hidden Temple. Now a reunion of one of Nickelodeon’s favorite comedy series is in the works.

All That was the kid version of Saturday Night Live back in the ’90s, except it was recorded instead of done live. The series consisted of a batch of comedy sketches featuring the likes of future stars such as Kenan Thompson (who is currently on SNL), Amanda Bynes (who has sadly gone off the deep end a bit), Jamie Lynn Spears (younger sister of Britney Spears) and Nick Cannon. And now there will be an All That reunion special coming to The Splat. Read More »

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Good Burger reunion

Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard about a variety of plans by Nickelodeon to cash in on all the nostalgia being felt by children of the 90s for all the programming they used to watch on the kids’ cable network. There’s been talk of reviving some of the fan favorite Nicktoons in some capacity, a live-action/animated hybrid movie at Paramount and 90s programming block called The Splat coming in October. Yes, nostalgia for a decade that ended just 15 years ago is alive and well.

Now The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon wanted to get in on all the 90s fun by having a Good Burger reunion, featuring the return of Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, who originated these exact same characters on the Nickelodeon sketch show All That, which was basically Saturday Night Live for kids. Read More »

Kenan Thompson Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’?

Kenan Thompson SNL departure

A new report from TMZ claims that Kenan Thompson will be leaving Saturday Night Live at the conclusion of the sketch comedy series’ landmark 40th season. According to the gossip site, Thompson had planned to leave the show after last season but was convinced to stay by SNL head Lorne Michaels because of the large turnover in cast this season. Find out more about the Kenan Thompson SNL departure, after the jump.

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The Magic of Belle Isle is a dramedy about a “wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.” But more importantly, its the new film from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Rob Reiner, the director of This is Spinal Tap, The Sure Thing, Stand By Me, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Misery, The American President, The Story of Us, and The Bucket List. With a list of credits like that, you would think a new film from such a talent would be big news, but Reiner has been playing it pretty low key for a few years now. Many people missed his 2010 film Flipped, which was a touching coming of age film of yesteryear. Reiner doesn’t seem to care about making contemporary movies anymore, and instead is aiming to make the types of films that we all grew up with.

Belle Isle stars Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll, Kenan Thompson and Fred Willard. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump.

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Oliver Stone is assembling Savages, which adapts the book of the same name by Don Winslow and has Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch set to star as best friends and pot growers who get roped into working for a drug cartel when the bad guys kidnap their friend/girlfriend.

Salma Hayek is a possible pick to be the matriarch of the drug cartel, and Benicio Del Toro is now signing on to play the cartel’s enforcer, who sets the kidnapping, and therefore the plot, in motion. Some script work is being done now by Oliver Stone, Don Winslow and Shane Salerno, and there are ongoing discussions with a couple of studios to pick up the project — Universal seems like the likely home right now. [Deadline]

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Kid’s movie posters that command you to do something are next levs. Still, there’s not a chance in hell that Space Monkeys will reign supreme over 1987’s Project X as the top monkeys-in-flight-afternoon-delight movie of our times. Even with voice talent including Cheryl Hines, Jane Lynch, Kenan Thompson (did he start taking funnay pills?), Andy Samberg, and Stanley Tucci. Not happenin’.

This is not as funny as it could be, but a trivial animal cruelty controversy is brewing over Space Chimps on IMDB, if you want to squeeze one out or feign outrage.

Discuss: David Letterman’s question in Cabin Boy…

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