Posted on Monday, January 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s been a very slow couple of weeks for television, as most shows go on hiatus for the holidays. But now that New Year’s Day is in our rearview mirror, it’s time to dive back into some returning favorites and get to know some promising newbies.
In the former category are Showtime’s House of Lies and Masters of Sex, while the latter includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s variety show HitRecord on TV. And the good news is that you can get a head-start on your winter TV-viewing by watching the first episodes of all three shows online, for free, right now. Hit the jump to take a look.
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Posted on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
High school reunions feel a bit passe in the age of Facebook and Twitter, but even those who tossed out their own ten-year invites may want to RSVP for Neptune High’s.
The first Veronica Mars theatrical trailer has finally arrived, just ten months after Rob Thomas turned to Kickstarter to ask the so-called “Marshmallows” to make the long-rumored sequel a reality. And what a reality it is.The promo has everything a fan could ask for: romance, mystery, action, snark, and intrigue, not to mention cameos by everyone from Madison (Amanda Noret) to Dick (Ryan Hansen) to Officer Leo (Max Greenfield). Check it out after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas turned to Kickstarter this past spring, nearly six years after the last episode had aired on The CW to ask fans for their support in making the long-promised movie happen. The so-called “Marshmallows” responded enthusiastically, crushing the $2 million goal in less than twelve hours. Now they’re finally about to be rewarded for their fervor.
Thomas announced today that Warner Bros. will release the movie, officially titled Veronica Mars, on March 14, 2014. Hit the jump for more on their distribution plans, plus a clip of Madison and Veronica trading barbs.
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It’s been a little over six months since the Veronica Mars movie was dramatically funded via Kickstarter, and the film has already completed its primary shoot. We’ve seen a bit of footage, and now there’s a new behind the scenes featurette that shows off some footage and fills viewers in on some of the film’s character backstory. In short, this is all about the love triangle between Veronica (Kristen Bell), Logan (Jason Dohring), and Piz (Chris Lowell). Oh, and there’s the fact that one of them is in trouble, which is what kicks off the plot. Read More »
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Posted on Saturday, July 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
For longtime fans of Veronica Mars, the sight of Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell promoting the new movie in front of thousands of adoring fans at Hall H felt like a dream come true. Though promises of a cinematic follow-up had been floating for years, it took the support of 900,000 Kickstarter backers to get the film greenlit for real.
At Comic-Con this weekend, the reunited Veronica Mars team — including Thomas, Bell, Francis Capra, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, Ryan Hansen, Tina Majorino, Chris Lowell, and Jason Dohring — offered the first trailer from the upcoming film. Hit the jump to check it out.
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Walt Disney Animation Studios has released character images for their upcoming 53rd animated feature film Frozen.
The story follows “fearless optimist Anna” (voiced by Kristen Bell) who teams up with a rugged mountain man named Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff) and “his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), “whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.”
The movie is set to hit theaters this Thanksgiving, but we can meet the cast of characters now. After the jump you’ll find images of all the main characters, along with information about their roles.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 by Angie Han
Like next year’s Veronica Mars sequel, The Lifeguard features Kristen Bell returning to her hometown and reconnecting with old pals. Unlike Veronica Mars, though, The Lifeguard‘s Leigh London is in the midst of a personal crisis that sends her regressing into adolescent behavior. That includes moving back in with her parents, resuming her high school job as a lifeguard, drinking and smoking pot like a rebellious teen, and even striking up a flirtation with an actual teen (David Lambert).
At first, Leigh’s two best friends, closeted Todd (Martin Starr) and school vice principal Mel (Mamie Gummer) are happy to tag along for the ride, but as Leigh falls into deeper trouble they find themselves dragged down with her. The first trailer for the Sundance dramedy has just hit the web, and you can watch it after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
2013 is turning out to be a pretty good year for people who were glued to their TV sets in the mid-aughts. First Arrested Development made its highly anticipated return on Netflix with a 15-episode fourth season, and now the long-promised Veronica Mars movie sequel has finally started shooting.
To mark the first day of filming, the official Veronica Mars Twitter account has uploaded a couple teaser-y images from the production. Elsewhere on the web, the first batch of set photos hint at a reunion between Veronica (Kristen Bell) and her onetime love Logan (Jason Dohring). Check ’em out after the jump.
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Frozen started off as a pretty straight-up adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s story The Snow Queen. But, as we detailed earlier today, it mutated to become something rather different. Now it is a story of “two sisters torn apart by a big family secret,” with Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel) as the elder sibling, who cursed her kingdom to be permanently on ice, and Anna (Kristen Bell) as the younger, who tries to find Elsa after she flees the kingdom.
Based on some of the concept art we’ve seen, I expected one thing from the film — something rather grand and pretty. But this first teaser trailer doesn’t deal with family or curses, and it isn’t “grand,” exactly. It has a much smaller conflict in mind. Take a look for yourself below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 17th, 2013 by Angie Han
We’re fast approaching the part of summer when it becomes so hot and humid outside that ducking into a Smurfs sequel just for the air-conditioning seems like a reasonable life decision. But for the characters of Disney’s Frozen, that’s not ever a problem.
The studio has released several new pics from the icy animated feature, set in a land where it’s always cold. Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), whose accidental curse sparked the permanent chill, has fled the kingdom, leaving her younger sister Anna (Kristen Bell) to track her down and set things right.
Also caught up in the adventure are mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven, charming prince Hans (Santino Fontana), and chatty snowman Olaf (Josh Gad). See images of all of them and get new plot details after the jump. Read More »