SNL Blockbuster

The announcement Blockbuster Video was closing all its physical locations marked the end of an era. Anyone who ever rented a movie at a video store took a moment to think back on how radically and quickly things have changed. It was a significant media moment.

Predictably, Saturday Night Live had a different twist. They took the real life event and gave it a funny spin by following a few disillusioned, lost Blockbuster employees on a post-closure quest, featuring a cameo by Lady Gaga. It’s a cute, sweet tribute to the chain. Read More »

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Lady Gaga Muppets

What’s next, a Star Wars Christmas Special? This year, Disney got Pixar to do a Halloween TV special and on Thanksgiving, they’re doing it again. They’ve recruited another of their popular properties along with one of the biggest pop stars in the world.

The Muppets are teaming up with Lady Gaga for a Thanksgiving special on ABC called Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular. It’ll be a 90 minute variety hour featuring all kinds of musical duets including Gaga, obviously, but also with Sir Elton John and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. There will be other surprises too. Read Gaga and Kermit the Frog’s quotes below. Read More »

Machete Kills - Amber Heard header

You know how we’ve all been clamoring for a Showgirls sequel? Well, too bad, because we’re getting one anyway. Kind of. Also after the jump:

  • Watch a clip from the direct-to-DVD sequel Curse of Chucky
  • Paul Greengrass confirms that he has not signed on for more Bourne
  • Lady Gaga will drop by Robert Rodriguez‘s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • Pretty girls and scary weapons abound in new Machete Kills pics
  • See two new stills from the Rurouni Kenshin sequels landing next summer
  • Kelsey Grammer chats Transformers 4, and a new set video surfaces

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‘Machete Kills’ Trailer: Muy Bien Indeed

Machete Kills

The marketing team at Apple would have you believe that there’s an app for everything, but when you’re a killer agent, sometimes you need your tools to be a little more hands-on. Count on Robert Rodriguez to fix that problem by hiding a blade inside the device.

That’s just one of the many ridiculous sights on display in Machete Kills, which once again stars Danny Trejo as ex-Federale Machete. When a billionaire arms dealer (Mel Gibson) plans to ignite a war by launching a missile into space, the President of the United States (Charlie Sheen, billed as “Carlos Estevez”) calls upon Machete to stop him. Watch the new full-length trailer after the jump. Read More »

Machete Kills

Subtlety and restraint have their place in cinema, but Robert Rodriguez‘s Machete Kills isn’t it. The sequel to Rodriguez’s 2010 action thriller features deadly broads, weaponized boobs, a cackling madman, President Charlie Sheen (or President Carlos Estevez, rather), and a Machete (Danny Trejo) who’s just been pulled back from the brink of death. Watch the explosive first teaser trailer after the jump.

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[UPDATE #1: Ben Stiller has now denied the Gaga rumors via Twitter:

[UPDATE #2: THR confirms Colbert's appearance in either The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug or The Hobbit: There and Back Again.]

Starring in movies isn’t just for movie stars anymore. The latest casting rumors surrounding Zoolander 2 and The Hobbit aren’t about the usual silver screen fixtures, but about pop personalities Lady Gaga and Stephen Colbert, respectively. Neither is a total stranger to films, but Gaga’s a musician first and foremost, and former Strangers With Candy actor Colbert is better known these days for his eponymous late night show. More after the jump.

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Director Robert Rodriguez seems be compiling one of the most eclectic, crazy casts of all time with Machete Kills. In addition to all the returning stars (Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba) he’s recently revealed that Charlie Sheen will be appearing along with Mel Gibson, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Zoe Saldana and many more. The latest addition is one of the biggest pop stars in the world, Lady Gaga, who is playing a character named La Chameleon. Check out her character poster and more after the jump. Read More »

There’s always a ton of news on the TV front but, instead of featuring it all, we occasionally pick out the good bits. After the jump read about:

  • J.J. Abrams‘ new show, Revolution (above), directed by Jon Favreau has been picked up.
  • James Cromwell will butt heads with Jessica Lange on American Horror Story Season 2.
  • Showtime is developing a show called The Angry Buddhist.
  • Star-making director Debra Granik will direct the HBO pilot American High Life.
  • See what Lady Gaga will, partially, look like on The Simpsons.
  • Chevy Chase still doesn’t think Community is funny.

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