Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Showtime presented the final sessions of the Television Critics Association winter press tour. During his executive panel, Showtime Networks Inc. President and CEO David Nevins revealed his hope of having Stephen Colbert host a live special on election night. While there were no deals to announce, Nevins was confident that all would fall into place by November 8.
“I think it’s going to happen,” Nevins said. “I want to do it. Stephen wants to do it. The studio wants to do it. It will be Colbert unfettered. He’s promised he will say a few curse words. He’s not on CBS that night anyway. I just think it’ll be really fun.” Read More »
It’s no secret that Stephen Colbert is a huge fan of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The man even interviewed Smaug back when he still had The Colbert Report on Comedy Central as part of an entire week of guests centered around the release of one of the chapters of The Hobbit. And now even over at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he’s still getting admirably geeky about Tolkien’s fantasy stories from Middle-Earth.
For those who don’t know, before an episode of a late night talk show is recorded, or any program with a live audience for that matter, there’s a warm-up so the crowd is ready to have a good time. Usually a stand-up comedian comes out to tell some jokes and talk to the audience just to get them ready for the show. Then the star of the show comes out for a bit to mingle with the crowd, usually taking questions from the audience. Stephen Colbert consistently gets nerdy questions about Lord of the Rings, and you can see his passionate responses after the jump. Read More »
If you ever watched The Colbert Report, then you know that Stephen Colbert is a huge fan of the work of author J.R.R. Tolkien. Colbert knows every single bit of trivia about Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and more to the point that he can recite excerpts from the books. However, the Tolkien trivia master has finally been stumped…by Ryan Gosling‘s mother.
Ryan Gosling stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, along with Russell Crowe, to promote The Nice Guys hitting theaters next week. The actor brought with him a trivia question from his mother, and Colbert was not able to give the right answer. Hit the jump to see the Stephen Colbert Tolkien trivia challenge from Gosling’s mother. Read More »
If you thought Fuller House was the only spin-off sequel series to the cheesy ’90s sitcom Full House we were going to get, you thought wrong. Hot on the heels of a second season order for Fuller House, yet another spin-off series has been revealed.
Full House Nights follows Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos), and Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier) after they put the girls to bed in the original series. Because that’s when they turn into night time detectives of San Francisco. And if that sounds like something you just can’t wait to see, then you can check out a clip below. Read More »
Unfortunately, we have no idea when/if we’ll get another feature film from Spike Jonze, the director who brought us Her, Where the Wild Things Are, Adaptation and Being John Malkovich. That’s definitely a bummer, but to hold us over, Spike Jonze brought his filmmaking talents to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert by shooting a sweet short film to open the show instead of the usual lively title sequence. There’s even a familiar friendly face that makes an appearance to make it even more wonderful. Read More »
In case you didn’t know, Chinese audiences aren’t really familiar with Star Wars. As The Wall Street Journal explains:
“’Star Wars’ phenomenon predates China’s modern movie market. When Luke Skywalker first appeared on U.S. movie screens in 1977, China had just emerged from the Cultural Revolution—which had suppressed art as entertainment. The film’s 1999, 2002 and 2005 prequels grossed a total of $18.7 million in a time when only a small number of Chinese went to the movies.”
That’s why Disney has been making a big marketing push to the most populous country on the planet. And for those in China who have been seduced by the marketing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens but don’t have time to see all the movies before it premieres there on January 9th, Stephen Colbert has them covered by explaining the plot of Star Wars in just one minute. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
As you may have heard by now, J.J. Abrams completed the mix of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at 2:38 AM Saturday morning, leaving, according to him, just six small (but important) tasks to be done. But instead of celebrating by, say, downing an entire bottle of champagne and then curling up for a nice, long, well-deserved nap, Abrams hopped on a plane to New Jersey, where he engaged in a “Celebrity Nerd-Off” with Star Wars superfan Stephen Colbert in support of the Montclair Film Festival.
For an hour and a half, Colbert interviewed Abrams about his beginnings, his career, and of course, Star Wars. After the jump, find out what we learned. Read More »
Stephen Colbert has a long history with Star Wars. He’s defended that crossguard lightsaber, called out Star Wars creator George Lucas, and even attempted to guess the entire plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens based on just the images in the trailer. While its clear Colbert is a Star Wars fan, he wasn’t afraid to take on the evil empire last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In a segment on last night’s show, Colbert blasted the brand’s past and present pieces of ridiculous marketing integration, or more specifically Cover Girl’s new line of Star Wars collection makeup.
“The forced marketing integration is strong with this one,” remarked Colbert, who went on to mock the product: “They were previously available in containers that didn’t say Star Wars!”
Watch the whole segment embedded after the jump.
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Just last week, video game company Activision Blizzard announced the formation of their own Activision Blizzard Studios with the intention of bringing some of their biggest titles to film and television. They’re starting off with development of a Call of Duty film franchise as well as a Skylanders television series, but since the company also just picked up the company behind Candy Crush, it was only a matter of time before a Candy Crush movie became a reality.
Well, it took just a few days. Hollywood has already churned out a Candy Crush movie with Liam Neeson in the key role of Mr. Toffee, and a clip has just surfaced online. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… there was another edition of Star Wars Bits! Here are all of the pieces of cool Star Wars news you might have missed, including:
- Daniel Fleetwood, the first fan to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has passed away.
- A new app lets you add Star Wars effects to your everyday life.
- Simon Pegg trashes the prequels… again.
- Stephen Colbert has a message for George Lucas.
- Yoda could have starred in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.
- Damon Lindelof discusses his “cursed” relationship with J.J. Abrams.
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