Though he’s not even old enough to watch The Dark Knight Rises by himself, Bart Simpson’s got the kind of ex-girlfriend roster most of us can only dream about — and many of them, including Zooey Deschanel, Natalie Portman, and Anne Hathaway will be back in his life for the upcoming 24th(!) season. Also after the jump:
- Has HBO started casting for Season 3 of Game of Thrones?
- TNT’s Southland and Showtime’s Borgias renewed
- AMC orders two more murder mystery pilots
- Dish Network will drop AMC, IFC, Sundance, and WEtv
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Posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 by Angie Han
Forget about Tyler Perry and that $130 million he raked in last year. Even the man behind Madea would have to toil for almost five centuries at that rate to equal the $62 billion personal fortune amassed by Smaug. The Middle-earth dragon dominates Forbes‘ list of the 15 wealthiest charcters, followed by the likes of Carlisle Cullen, Lisbeth Salander, Tywin Lannister, and Robert Crawley.
As you might guess, the accounting doesn’t seem entirely scientific. It seems suspiciously convenient, for example, that most of the men, women, and creatures in the Top 15 come from pop culture franchises that are especially hot right now. But if you’ve ever wondered whether Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne would dominate in a pissing contest for the 1%, hit the jump for the rankings.
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Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2012 by Angie Han
In today’s TV Bits, Uma Thurman puts on her dancing shoes and Charlie Sheen comes back from the dead. After the jump:
- AMC picks up another Robert Kirkman comic, Thief of Thieves
- Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management gets a new teaser
- Uma Thurman does her best Marilyn impression for Smash
- Fox revisits the first episode of its first show, Married… With Children
- NBC unveils some concept art for its Munsters reboot
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In the two plus decades since its premiere, the true location of The Simpsons’ hometown of Springfield has never been revealed. The mystery soon developed into a running joke on the show as characters would divulge completely contrary geographic information about the town, all but cementing the fact that the Springfield of The Simpsons wasn’t a real place. It was every place.
A new quote from Simpsons creator Matt Groening doesn’t exactly change that but he does reveal, for what is likely the first time, which specific Springfield the one in the show is based on. And if you think we’re going to offer up that info before the jump, you’re out of your animated mind. Read More »
Sunday night’s episode of The Simpsons opened with a fantastic parody of the Game of Thrones opening title sequence. Fans of the show definitely should check this out.
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In a traditional sense, art is all about being displayed at a gallery. The art we feature here on /Film, however, is far from traditional. It’s bold, bright and usually pop culture themed. That kind of stuff has no place in a gallery. Or does it? Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles regularly hosts pop culture themed art shows and occasionally gives some of those artists their own show. Spoke Art in San Francisco, CA has followed suit with several pop culture themed shows of their own and, later this week, will showcase one the movements most prolific artists.
Tim Doyle‘s first solo show, Unreal Estate, opens Thursday February 2 at Spoke Art in San Francisco. It features art depicting locations from famous television shows such as The Simpsons, The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Sesame Street, King of the Hill, Arrested Development and more. It’ll be on display through February 23 and will go on sale online February 3.
After the jump, look at a bunch of exclusive images from the show along with Doyle’s personal descriptions of the process behind them. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 by Angie Han
We bring nothing but good tidings in this edition of TV Bits, which is all about giving you more of shows you love. After the jump, read about:
- Renewals for Boardwalk Empire, Haven, and The Simpsons
- A webisode prequel to The Walking Dead
- Not one, but two new villains for Raylan Givens on Justified
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The Simpsons has been on television for twenty-three years and, in the first few years of that run, was one of the defining programs of the then-new Fox network. The show has had a remarkable run by any benchmark. But as Fox looks at the possibility of a twenty-fourth season, execs and beancounters have done some math. Their conclusion is that The Simpsons will continue to generate money for a long time with or without new shows, and so paying out high salaries to actors and producers may no longer make sense.
The first salvo in the Simpsons budget battle came early this week when the core cast members (Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, and Harry Shearer), each of whom makes about $8m per year, were each asked to take a smaller paycheck. Now unnamed members of the top producing team (Al Jean, John Frink, James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Matt Selman and Sam Simon) say they’ve cut their fees to keep the show on the air. And even if contracts are inked for a twenty-fourth season, that will likely be the last one for the show. Read More »
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