Even if you call yourself a fan of stand-up comedy, there’s a good chance that you may never have heard of Barry Crimmins. The outspoken, sometimes controversial, and smart comic made waves in the 1970s and 1980s, and while his rage against the machine brought comedy, it eventually also helped bring about change and justice.
At a time when the internet was accessed predominantly by way of America Online, he uncovered a horrifying community online that was bolstering sexual abuse and child pornography, and used his voice, anger and personal horrifying experiences as a child to make a difference. And director Bobcat Goldthwait chronicles all of this in his documentary Call Me Lucky, and the trailer has just arrived.
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We all know that Hugh Jackman can’t be Wolverine in the X-Men franchise forever, and we’ve heard that the Australian actor is done with the role that made him a star after he completes a starring turn in the third Wolverine film in 2017. But don’t worry, because he’s also slated to pop up in X-Men: Apocalypse and may have a cameo in Deadpool.
Still, someone has to pick up the claws and replace Jackman eventually. So as part of his stream of Comic-Con themed episodes this week, being shot in San Diego, Conan revealed some of the auditions to play Wolverine with names like Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex,) Hannibal Buress (Neighbors), Patton Oswalt (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and more in the running.
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If the idea of seeing Michael Fassbender as the Dude in The Big Lebowski sounds weird and terrific, then Jason Reitman‘s next live-read is for you. He’ll mount a one-night-only stage reading of the Joel and Ethan Coen script in Montreal later this month, with Fassbender in the role originally played to perfection by Jeff Bridges. Read More »
Is Vincent D’Onofrio excited for you to see more Daredevil? What does Joss Whedon have to say about James Spader‘s performance as Ultron? What do Superman and Wonder Woman‘s new DC Comics costumes look like? Is David Ayer still working on the script to Suicide Squad? Want to see set photos from Supergirl and AKA Jessica Jones? Who is the latest actor to say he’d like to play Spider-man? How does Patton Oswalt feel about the upcoming DC and Marvel slates? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
If M. Night Shyamalan can’t do it, maybe Patton Oswalt can. The pop-culture junkie and stand up comedian has effectively pitched one crazy, out-there movie in the form of the ultimate Disney mash-up. Today he’s pitching something a bit more manageable: an Unbreakable sequel. Oswalt appeared on Screen Junkies to talk about his dream to see M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable 2 and, as expected, it’s pretty great. Check out the Patton Oswalt Unbreakable 2 video below. Read More »
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Hosting the Oscars is no easy task. You have to be entertaining, funny, and upbeat, but not too offensive. Pop culture savvy, smart, engaging, but not off-putting. Plus you have to do it in front of literally the most famous audience of people ever assembled, every single year. Many have tried and succeeded. Others have crashed and burned. Some do fine, and then quietly go off into the sunset.
Most people feel that’s what’ll happen to Neil Patrick Harris after hosting the 87th annual Academy Awards this year. His hosting duties received reviews that were all over the map, all but guaranteeing producers don’t ask him back. If they don’t go with one of their tried and true standbys like Billy Crystal, Steve Martin or Ellen DeGeneres, who could be next? Below, we pick 15 people who would make a great 2016 Oscar host. Read More »
How did Jared Leto refer to The Joker in Suicide Squad? Want to see an awesome poster of Tony Stark‘s workstation? What do Patton Oswalt and Thanos have in common? Would Donald Glover like to play Spider-Man? How is Aquaman going to fit into Batman v Superman? Can you recap the whole of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D in three minutes? Which iconic X-Men location did Bryan Singer post an image from? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Years later, people still have strong opinions about Zack Snyder‘s film of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen. The picture starred Patrick Wilson as Dan Dreiberg, who takes up the crime-fighting mantle of his idol, the Nite Owl. Snyder’s film was particularly faithful to the original comic story, which became a point of criticism. Wilson recently did a Q&A with comedian Patton Oswalt, and an audience member asked about Oswalt and Wilson’s respective opinions on the film. The conversation is caught on video, and a few good points are made. Watch Patton Oswalt and Patrick Wilson discuss Watchmen below.
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Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
Plenty of comedians reference pop culture, but few are better at actually talking about pop culture than Patton Oswalt. Whether he’s taking George Lucas to task or imagining a Star Wars / Marvel mega-crossover, his affection for all things geeky comes through loud and clear.
Now, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is taking advantage of his film knowledge with a new web series called Let’s Go to the Movies with Patton Oswalt. In the first episode, he’s given the opportunity to screen any movie from the Academy Film Archive. He chooses to watch the 1961 noir Blast of Silence with his friend, comedian Karen Kilgariff. Afterward, they head to the thematically appropriate Shaky Alibi cafe to discuss it.
Watch their delightful conversation after the jump.
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