standing up falling down review

The homecoming comedy is the bread and butter of the indie circuit, and as poignant and humanist as the genre can be, it can also get old fast. It falls then, on the shoulders of the stars to keep the film from stumbling; thankfully in Standing Up, Falling Down, Ben Schwartz and Billy Crystal are more than up to the task.

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sonic the hedgehog trailer

It took almost 30 years, but Sonic the Hedgehog is finally racing onto the big screen. The Sega video game character gets the CGI treatment in Sonic the Hedgehog, a live-action animated hybrid film starring James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey, and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic himself. The first trailer for the movie is online, and you’ll have to decide for yourself how good an idea this entire endeavor is. Watch the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer below.

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amy adams lois lane

Here’s your big scoop on the DC Extended Universe for the week: Amy Adams is out. The Vice actress has played Lois Lane, intrepid reporter and Superman’s longtime girlfriend, in three movies now, but as Warner Bros. takes the DC films in another direction and as her onscreen love interest hangs up the cape himself, Adams says that she’s done with the DC universe.

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michael giacchino short film

Michael Giacchino has made a name for himself as one of Hollywood’s hardest working film composers, and maybe he can add hardest-working director to his resume. The Oscar-winning composer of Up will finally make his directorial debut with a short film that will be playing at this month’s Fantastic Fest in Austin.

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Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Voice

Sonic the Hedgehog was a giant hit after debuting on the SEGA Genesis in 1991. Since then, Sonic has spawned endless video games, cartoons, and even the longest running comic book based on a video game. And now he’s getting his own movie, and the actor who will voice the speedy, blue hero has been revealed.

House of Lies series regular and Parks and Recreation guest star Ben Schwartz has landed the voice role of Sonic the Hedgehog, making him the biggest star to voice the character since Family Matters star Jaleel White had the honor on the animated series The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog in 1993. While Sonic will be created using computer animation, this is a live-action hybrid, and one character from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise will not be given the digital treatment. Read More »

The Conners

In today’s edition of TV Bits:

  • Roseanne spin-off The Conners gets a premiere date and a new theme song
  • A whole new slate of Shonda Rhimes shows coming to Netflix
  • James Gunn‘s Starsky & Hutch show has been abandoned
  • J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot has a new TV series in the works
  • Y: The Last Man adds another cast member
  • Christina Applegate heads to Netflix for Dead to Me
  • Jillian Bell joins Ben Schwartz in Showtime comedy The Wrong Mans (yes, plural)
  • Get Shorty gets a season 2 trailer
  • And more!

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night school trailer

Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish team for Night School, a new comedy from Malcolm D. Lee, the director of Girls Trip. Watch the very funny Night School trailer below.

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happy anniversary trailer

It’s a phrase on billions of greeting cards, exchanged between millions of couples who may or may not mean it. “Happy anniversary.” Now it’s the title of a Netflix romantic-comedy starring Ben Schwartz and Noël Wells. But the story of a couple who grapple with their relationship on the day of their third anniversary may be more suited to tragicomedy.

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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles images

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in a new animated series. The show Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will reboot those pizza-loving mutants everyone knows and loves and offer a refreshing change for the series: the new April O’Neil will be black. Some new Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles images reveal your first official look at the new takes on the old characters.

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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cast

Those turtles in a half-shell are back for the animated Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a new 2D animated series that will follow everyone’s favorite pizza-loving sewer monsters. The official voice cast for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was recently announced, along with a brief rundown of what to expect from the new Turtles series.

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