Thunder buddies John and Ted may not have a lot of luck with women in 2015’s Ted 2. Writer/director/star Seth MacFarlane has just cast Amanda Seyfried as the leading love interest in the film. That might sound odd considering the place John (played by Mark Wahlberg, who is returning) was in at the end of the first film with Mila Kunis’ character. However, she may only appear in a small role this time around, if at all, with Seyfried acting as the new romantic lead. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by Russ Fischer
The measure of a dirty comedy can be the green-band trailer. It’s easy to sell something with outrageous jokes and sex, but can the film in question hold up when it has to play it safe? Seth MacFarlane‘s A Million Ways to Die in the West has all the raunchy stuff covered, as shown in the red-band trailer. But what about the story? We know MacFarlane can make things work without being totally nasty — his background is in TV, after all. But given the chance to cut loose, as seems to be the case here, what’s in the film that isn’t R-rated material? There are still some good PG jokes here, and Charlize Theron looks like she’s having a good time. Check it out below.
Posted on Friday, January 31st, 2014 by Russ Fischer
If the revival of Cosmos turns out well, it will go a long way to offsetting any other perceived sins committed by producer Seth MacFarlane. Given free reign by Fox, the Family Guy creator has overseen an effects-heavy new edition of Carl Sagan’s pioneering science show. This 2014 edition is hosted by the most prominent current bridge between pop culture and science, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and features input from many of the scientists and thinkers who contribute to Sagan’s original series more than 30 years ago. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey appears to span the gulf between the smallest Earthly existence and the far reaches of the universe — simply put, this new trailer makes it look spectacular. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
The new film from Family Guy and Ted creator Seth MacFarlane is a western, but otherwise it looks like just what you’d expect from the guy: a violent, vulgar, kinda weird comedy about a guy who maybe isn’t cut out for the frontier. Check out the first red-band trailer for A Million Ways to Die in the West below. It is very not safe for work. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Seth MacFarlane had already conquered TV when he released his feature debut, Ted, in 2012. The film was a smash, he went on to host the Oscars and while some are looking at 2015’s Ted 2 as the director’s next foray into the multiplex, he actually has a pretty huge film out this year.
It’s the western comedy called A Million Ways To Die In The West, which tells the story of a meek farmer (MacFarlane) who loses his girlfriend after backing out of a gunfight, then falls in with a mysterious woman who has an evil outlaw boyfriend. The cast is super impressive (Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris) and now you can see them all in character on eight different posters. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
After a stint as a serial killer on Showtime’s Dexter, Yvonne Strahovski is returning to the spy life. The Chuck alumna has signed on for Fox’s event series 24: Live Another Day, becoming one of several newcomers to the franchise. Original series stars Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, and William Devane are set to reprise their roles.
As for when we’ll get to see all this talent in action, Fox has finally confirmed a spring date for the 12-episode run. Hit the jump for premiere dates for 24, Surviving Jack, Gang Related, and Seth MacFarlane‘s Cosmos, plus more details on Strahovski’s role.
Update: Keep reading for new comments from Sutherland and executive producer Evan Katz on the plot of the miniseries and the possibility of a follow-up film.
First Look: Neil Patrick Harris, Seth MacFarlane and Amanda Seyfried in ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’
Posted on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane follows up his comedy Ted with a comedy western called A Million Ways to Die in the West, and the first image from the new film is online. While MacFarlane “starred” as Ted in his directorial debut, there he had a CG creation between him and the audience; for this film, the writer/director is taking one of the lead roles with no CG costume. He stars opposite Charlize Theron, Neil Patrick Harris, and Amanda Seyfried in a story about a farmer who loses his girlfriend after backing out of a gunfight, then falls in with a mysterious woman who, unfortunately, has a notorious outlaw boyfriend. Read More »
Briefly: Ted is coming later than we thought. Initially, writer director Seth MacFarlane announced a April 2015 release for Ted 2, the sequel to last year’s smash hit comedy. And while the follow-up hasn’t even begun production, that date has already changed.
Ted 2, starring Mark Wahlberg, will now be released June 26, 2015. It’s a weekend in a super packed summer that no one had yet claimed and will mark Wahlberg’s second straight summer with a July 4 weekend release (Transformers: Age of Extinction is out June 27, 2014.)
Posted on Friday, August 16th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Seth MacFarlane is such a jokester, it’s hard to take anything he says seriously. But he may have just revealed when Ted 2 will be coming out.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) August 14, 2013
While the timeline for a possible Passover 2015 release for Ted 2 certainly sounds plausible, it’s MacFarlane’s use of “Passover” and not “April” or “Spring” that raises eyebrows. Passover is a particularly important festival in the Jewish calendar. Wouldn’t releasing a movie as raunchy as Ted 2 at that time seem a little off? Then again, maybe that’s the point.
UPDATE: This date has, in fact, been confirmed. Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2013 by Russ Fischer
In 1980 Carl Sagan‘s 13-episode PBS series Cosmos became a defining televised document of scientific inquiry and conversation, thanks in part to its unique emphasis on the intersection of big scientific questions and personal experience. Now Fox is creating a new version of Cosmos, from a seemingly unlikely source.
Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted) wanted to reboot the show, and has worked with original Cosmos writer and producer Ann Druyan (also Sagan’s widow) on a new 13-episode series hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The first new Cosmos trailer was released at Comic Con — for the show which bears the full title Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey — and it looks fantastic. Check out the footage below. Read More »