Since the fall season has traditionally been when networks debut their biggest new series for the year, Amazon Studios has consistently followed suit by revealing a batch of new pilots, and their slate for the 2015-2016 television season has just been unveiled.
The Amazon 2015 pilots include hopeful new shows from the likes of Shane Black (director Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Sacha Baron Cohen (writer and star Borat), Tim Blake Nelson (director of Leaves of Grass and O) and starring talents such as Christina Ricci, Tig Notaro, Terry O’Quinn and more. And as usual, it will be Amazon customers who will watch and provide feedback on these shows to help determine which ones get a full series order.
Get much more details descriptions of the new Amazon 2015 pilots after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Although Bryan Cranston‘s been plenty busy over the past few years, he hasn’t actually been seen in a lead role onscreen since Breaking Bad. So it’s nice to see him take the spotlight again in Trumbo, Jay Roach‘s drama about Hollywood at the height of anti-Communist fervor.
Cranston plays Spartacus and Roman Holiday screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted from the industry due to his political beliefs. Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, and John Goodman also star. Watch the Trumbo trailer after the jump. Read More »
Right now Netflix is streaming the documentary Tig, focusing on the life story of comedienne Tig Notaro, a stand-up comic who skyrocketed to instant fame after a set about her being diagnosed with cancer went viral, despite the fact that there was no video available for anyone to watch.
Now Tig Notaro is getting her own semi-autobiographical series on Amazon, and it has some pretty exciting executive producers on board. Find out more about the Tig Notaro Amazon series below! Read More »
Take the idea of Toy Story, but feature animals as the central characters rather than toys, and you have the setup for The Secret Lives of Pets, Illumination’s Summer 2016 animated film. Featuring the voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Burress and Albert Brooks the film answers the question what happens with your pets as they’re home alone all day.
Check out the first Secret Lives of Pets trailer below, along with a poster and some stills. Read More »
Let’s Be Cops? Forget it. Let’s find out more about I’m a Cop, which is the new film to be written and directed by Louis C.K., who will also star. The comic has been talking about making a new film for a couple years, but the first real details have only recently started to come out. In a way, this sounds like the polar opposite of Let’s Be Cops, and given that it will make use of Louis C.K.’s many talents, that’s something I want to see. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
Here’s hoping you didn’t have any social engagements for April, because the April TV calendar is getting more crowded by the day. FX has set the Louie Season 5 premiere for Thursday, April 9 at 10:30 PM. The new season will consist of eight episodes.
According to star/creator Louis C.K., the series is headed toward a lighter tone after the heaviness of Season 4. “This season is more laugh-centric funny than season four,” he said. “I had a very playful and goofy feeing going into this season.”
Also debuting in April are Game of Thrones Season 5, Veep Season 4, and Silicon Valley Season 2 on HBO; Mad Men Season 7 Part 2 on AMC; Orphan Black Season 3 on BBC America; and Daredevil Season 1 on Netflix.
Posted on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
Briefly: Remember Louie? FX comedy, critically acclaimed, last seen in the fall of 2012? Well, it’s finally coming back. FX announced today that it has set the Louie Season 4 premiere date for 10 PM on Monday, May 5. And to reward Louis C.K.‘s patient fans, the network is even throwing in an extra episode. Season 4 will run 14 episodes long instead of the usual 13, with two episodes airing per week through June 16.
By the time Louie returns, it’ll have been off the air for about 19 months. At the time that the hiatus was announced, C.K. told press that he needed “a little breathing room” so that the show could “keep getting better.” In a statement, FX CEO John Landgraf enthused that C.K. had done just that.
“Louis said he needed extra time between seasons three and four of his show because – even though Louie was the most critically acclaimed television comedy series in America – he needed to make it even better,” he said. “Based on the first three episodes we’ve seen, remarkably, he accomplished his goal.” [TheWrap]
Louis C.K. is deep into writing and shooting the next season of Louie, but he took a break earlier this week to share some thoughts on Sirius XM’s The Opie and Anthony Show. In addition to talking with Tim’s Vermeer producer Penn Gillette and talking about his first movie Tomorrow Night (which is now online), the comic lambasted two of 2013’s critical successes: Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity and J.C. Chandor’s All Is Lost.
On the topic of Gravity, C.K. admitted it was the last movie he saw in IMAX 3D and joked about Sandra Bullock’s character being highly unbelievable. As for All Is Lost, C.K. is a ship captain himself so he was equally annoyed at how Robert Redford’s character handled that particular situation. And, as you’d imagine, all the observations are on point and hilarious. He also talks about the new season of Louie, which includes a hurricane and American Hustle. Listen below. Read More »
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Briefly: We gave you the heads-up about this a few weeks ago, but it’s worth a reminder: Tomorrow Night, the debut feature from Louis C.K., is now available online for five bucks. He offers the film up on his website, and explains the backstory in short:
Tomorrow Night is a feature-length film I wrote and directed back in 1998. I was a struggling comedian and TV writer at the time and I pulled together my savings and some of my friends money to make this movie on black and white 16mm film. There are some great people in this movie: Steve Carell, JB Smoove, Wanda Sykes and Conan O’Brien are some that you might have heard of.
The trailer is after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
The folks that created the Minions are preparing to bring you another adventure involving adorable animated critters. Louis C.K., Kevin Hart, and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) have joined the voice cast of an untitled Universal Studios / Illumination Entertainment picture about pets in New York City.
At the helm are Chris Renaud, who co-directed both Despicable Me movies, and Yarrow Cheney, who co-directed the adorable Minion mini-movie “Puppy.” Seriously, if you still haven’t seen that short, do so. It’s the cutest thing I saw all last year. Hit the jump for more details on their new project.
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