Posted on Friday, October 7th, 2011 by Angie Han
Let’s call this the “life or death” edition of TV Bits, as it’s all about renewals, cancellations, and even one possible renewal of a previously cancelled series. After the jump, more on:
- Renewals for Cinemax’s Strike Back and Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV
- Cancellations for The CW’s H8R and NBC’s Free Agents
- And last but not least, the possible revival of Reno 911!
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Want to hear comedians Paul Scheer and Patton Oswalt dissect what went wrong on Punisher: War Zone? Which members of The Avengers are going to be at New York Comic-Con? Will Juno Temple address the rumors about her character in The Dark Knight Rises? Is Showtime’s Dexter just a modern take on the superhero? What’s the title of the new animated Batman series scheduled for 2013? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Briefly: Now, finally, we can all breathe a tremendous sigh of relief. Just when it looked like Piranha 3DD might be a contractually-obligated sequel with a mostly uninspiring cast, we now know that it will probably be a coffer-filling sequel with a slightly more entertaining cast. Because Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames and Paul Scheer have all agreed to reprise their roles. Paul Scheer was actually supposed to die in the first film, but that scene was cut, so movie magic, in addition to contractual magic, means that he gets to fight fish another day. How does the Ving Rhames character return? Uh…a twin? Android replicant? Rapid cloning, perhaps?
Cameras are in or near the water in North Carolina right now, with a November release date set. The first film had some silly gore that went so far over the top that I couldn’t help but laugh. Hopefully under the direction of John Gulager (Feast) this one will go even further into blood-red waters.
Piranha 3D is getting rave reviews from the few who have screened it this week. The film currently has 82% on Rotten Tomatoes with 28 reviews filed, and it seems like this is the movie people were hoping Snakes on a Plane and Grindhouse would’ve been. CHUD even said that ‘Piranha 3D could be the finest film of our time’, I kid you not. And Movies.com is calling it “The Citizen Kane of killer piranha movies.” I hope to see it myself tonight.
Comedian/actor Paul Scheer, who is featured in the film, believes the movie should be watched as an interactive comedy experience like The Room or Rocky Horror, and has constructed a list of rules for anyone who watches the film. The list is kind of like a drinking game of sorts. Hit the jump to read them now.
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Piranha 3D isn’t being shown to critics, which might mean that the Weinstein Company knows the movie is terrible, or just that they don’t need critics. Why bother, when there’s a built-in audience ready to see boobs, blood and killer fish in 3D?
But even the lowliest movie has aspirations towards Oscar, and so we present For Your Consideration: Piranha 3D, in which ‘Hollywood treasure’ Jerry O’Connell leads a pack of actors (Adam Scott, Kelly Brook, Paul Scheer and more) in a campaign to win real award recognition for the film. Read More »
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At Comic-Con, Paramount Pictures screened 8-minutes of Jackass 3D (watch our video blog here, trailer here) and I called it “a theme park experience but with poop and pee.” I know I hurt from laughing after only 8 minutes, and I believe it takes the gimmicky nature of 3D to the extreme. The cast and crew screening of the movie was held over the weekend, and the buzz has hit the web thanks to a few select tweets on twitter. Hit the jump to find out what people are saying about the film.
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In celebration of the season premiere of Entourage season 7 this week, comedian/actor Paul Scheer released a FunnyOfDie short about his nonexistent “Terrible One Man Stage Show of Entourage.” If Scheer actually wrote and performed a one-man Entourage show at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, I would actually buy a ticket. Watch it now, embedded after the jump.
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Don’t have time to watch the new movie trailer for Iron Man 2? Let Human Giant comedian Paul Scheer explain what happens in the trailer in half the time. Video embedded after the jump.
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Ronie Midfew Arts and DamonCarltonAndAPolarBear.com are proud to announce the LOST Underground Art Project, an art show at Gallery1988: LA celebrating one of the greatest television programs of all-time. This event, opening December 15th 2009 from 7-10 PM will mark the first time that all 16 prints, released and SOLD OUT over the past 3 months at DamonCarltonAndAPolarBear.com, will be seen in one room. In addition to the prints, over 20 artists will be creating original LOST-inspired paintings and sculptures (all available for purchase) to commemorate the event. These artists include:
Alex Pardee – Ben Strawn – Carlos Ramos – Chris Ryniak – Dan Lydersen – Dan May – Danielle Buerli – Edwin Ushiro – Eric Fortune – Jeff McMillan – Jeremy Asher Lynch – Julian Callos – Ken Garduno – Kirk Demarais – Lauren Gregg – Leontine Greenberg – Luke Berliner – Mark Bodnar – Mark Brown – Martin Wittfooth – Misha (from the mind of Paul Scheer) – Ralph Cosentino – Scott Campbell – Wade Schin – 64 Colors – Brent Nolasco – Dave Pressler – Jason Limon – Jeremiah Ketner – Jesse Hernandez – Jon Burgerman – KaNo – Leah Palmer – Lunabee – Motorbot – Nathan Spoor – Nemo – Pocketwookie – Reactor 88 – Scribe
This night will also have some surprises, and I’ve been told you might want to line up early for this one. Watch an announcement video from comedian/Lost-inspired velvet painter Paul Scheer, after the jump.
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