Three years ago, we lost a culinary titan. In June 2018, Anthony Bourdain was found dead in a French hotel room at age 61, with the cause later confirmed to be suicide. But his death seemed in direct contrast to his life, in which he became known as an endlessly curious chef and television personality who brought attention to so many different types of cuisines and cultures. Now, Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, who helmed the Fred Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor, is shedding a light on Bourdain and his legacy with the documentary Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain. Watch the Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain trailer below.
In addition to being a renowned chef, journalist, non-fiction writer, and TV host, the late Anthony Bourdain also wrote novels. One of his books, a comedic crime thriller called Gone Bamboo, is now becoming a TV series from producers Webster Stone and Robert Stone, whose credits include The Conspirator, Gone in SixtySeconds, and The Negotiator. The story follows a former CIA-trained assassin who enters the Witness Protection Program, only to have his past come back to haunt him.
We’re just a few days away from the launches of both AppleTV+ and Disney+, but there is still at least one more major player waiting to enter the streaming wars after those two: HBO Max. WarnerMedia’s streaming service will debut in spring of 2020 with around 10,000 hours of content available to consume, including popular hits like Friends and The Big Bang Theory. But there are also tons of original series in development for the new service, and we’re here to round them all up in one place so you can decide if it’s going to be worth it to add yet another streaming service to your monthly budget.
The service will provide content from every branch of the WarnerMedia corporate tree, including HBO, Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and Looney Tunes. Here’s a list of all of the HBO Max shows we know about so far (not to be confused with HBO originals, which are a whole separate thing). Read More »
CNN will bid goodbye to Anthony Bourdain with a shortened seven-episode final season this fall. The final season of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown is set to air on its parent network in fall 2018, months after the beloved globe-trotting chef tragically passed away in June.
Superstar chef Anthony Bourdain took his own life last Friday, sending a shockwave through the food world and leaving his family, friends, and fans to mourn him. But fans and newcomers alike will be able to spend more time with Bourdain through their devices, because Netflix has announced that the streaming service has extended their agreement to keep Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on the streaming platform “for months”. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a video remembers the life and career of Anthony Bourdain after the famous chef and travel host took his own life last week. Plus, Stephen Colbert takes aim at the hateful fanboys who are ruining Star Wars for the rest of us, and Denzel Washington auditions some familiar faces in sports to be the next Equalizer.
First up, The New York Times put together this profile that illustrates perfectly why people loved Anthony Bourdain so much. He wasn’t just a TV personality who loved food and traveling. He was someone who helped us connect to the rest of the world and realize that we’re not so different from each other.
Stephen Colbert and his staff at The Late Show were annoyed with the news that Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran felt the need to leave Instagram due to hateful fanboys harassing her online. So they created this trailer to put them in their place and tell them to grow up. For more, listen to our special podcast episode about it.
Finally, during the NBA Finals, Denzel Washington and Sony Pictures took the time to have some of the NBA’s biggest stars (and even some from the WNBA) audition to become the next star of The Equalizer franchise. It should come as no surprise that these athletes aren’t the best actors, but this is still a fun gag.
Two of G4’s signature geek shows, Attack of the Show and X-Play, will officially be cancelled at the end of 2012. The network is slowly starting its rebranding process to a more upscale, male audience (a la GQ) and the two pop culture centric shows aren’t part of that plan. Each will continue to air new episodes through December, including tributes with returning hosts, guests and more, leading up to their series finales.
Read more about the plans, as well as some new rumors on G4’s new direction, after the jump. Read More »