Before WandaVision relieves Marvel fans from the drought of stories within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney+ will shine a light on some of the most passionate among them in a new documentary series coming this November
Marvel’s 616 shines a light on the stories, characters and creators behind the most beloved characters of Marvel Comics (and some of the more obscure ones too) and how they intersect with pop culture and fandom. A new Marvel’s 616 trailer has arrived, focusing on everything from cosplaying to artwork and even the action figures that let kids create their own superhero adventures. Plus, you’ll hear from some of the writers behind the comics that you love. Read More »
We first wrote about Disney’s Magic Camp movie back in 2014, when comedy legend Steve Martin had co-written the screenplay for a film which would have seen him play a man who returns to a magic-themed camp he attended as a child, this time as a counselor.
But unfortunately, that version of the movie disappeared in a puff of smoke. Instead, Martin has been replaced in the lead role by Adam DeVine (Workaholics), who’s doing his very best “Jack Black in School of Rock” impression as a down-on-his-luck camp counselor who is being overshadowed by a rival counselor, played by Community‘s Gillian Jacobs. Check out the Magic Camp trailer below.
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With the coronavirus forcing the delays of multiple Marvel Studios movies, Marvel fans have found themselves with a bit of an empty feeling lately. But the new documentary series Marvel’s 616 is coming to Disney+ soon, and the show’s Comic-Con at Home panel, which took place this afternoon, provided a look into the creation of the show and spotlighted a handful of Marvel characters fans might not be familiar with. Check out the highlights below.
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Next week will start with a bang as the Community table read reunion for charity is taking place on Monday, May 18. The cast of the NBC comedy series, which became a Yahoo original for the sixth season and maybe has a future as a feature film, is getting back together to help support World Central Kitchen and Frontline Foods in their efforts to help people struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. In case you needed any convincing to tune in, here’s a Community table read teaser that’ll do the trick. Read More »
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Series: Community
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix, Hulu
The Pitch: Created by Dan Harmon, Community is the fiendishly clever cult classic for every pop culture obsessive. Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Donald Glover, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Chevy Chase star as a group of lovable misfits who form a study group at a community college and grow into a codependent team that go on wild movie and TV show-referencing adventures that routinely shake up the sitcom format. Occasionally they go to class.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Community broke the mold for the network TV sitcom, using its 22-episode runtime to frequently play with the format by way of high-concept episodes that would act as both love letter and genre-skewering satire. But what made Community a cult series with a rabid following (six seasons and a movie!) was the pitch-perfect comedic writing by Harmon and co. that could pack five jokes into two minutes, and the hysterical line readings by its stars, many of whom — Glover and Brie specifically — would soon rocket to superstardom.
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While many streaming services have been spending exorbitant amounts of money to pick up the exclusive streaming rights to a variety of popular shows like Friends and South Park, sometimes they don’t mind sharing the rights to certain shows. For example, the next few years will see Netflix and Hulu sharing the domestic streaming rights to the comedy series Community. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, January 12th, 2020 by Fred Topel
Get Out and Us creator Jordan Peele relaunched The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access last year, and he also served as the new host in place of the legendary Rod Serling. During CBS All Access’s announcements to the Television Critics Association, Head of Original Content, Julie McNamara, previewed the second season, including the cast and titles for new episodes. Find out all about The Twilight Zone season 2 below. Read More »
Community always played the long game with its jokes, but there’s one joke that it was never able to make good on. After the throwaway joke of “Six seasons and a movie!” became a rallying cry for the twice-cancelled comedy, fans have long wished for the feature film that would reunite the misfit study group and fulfill that mantra. It’s an idea that creator Dan Harmon has played with, and which the stars have supported, though it seems less likely as we get further away from Community‘s cult-show heyday. But four years after Community wrapped up its six-season run, we’re getting rumblings about a Community movie once again.
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Today’s Disney+ non-fiction presentation in Hollywood provided a plethora of information about more upcoming projects for the nascent streaming service, including news that a new Mickey Mouse documentary is in the works with the high aspiration of being “the definitive analysis of Mickey as a cultural icon.” The untitled movie will be directed by Jeff Malmberg, the filmmaker behind the 2010 doc Marwencol, and produced by Morgan Neville, who is perhaps best known for last year’s beloved Mr. Rogers doc Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Plus, we learned that actors Gillian Jacob (Community, Love) and Paul Scheer (The League, Veep) will be directing episodes of Marvel’s 616. Get the details below.
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Jordan Peele may be horror’s new favorite son, but the ever-busy writer/producer/director is finding ways to acknowledge his comedy roots. Jordan Peele and former Key & Peele writer Charlie Sanders teamed up to create the YouTube Premium series Weird City, a sci-fi anthology that brings the funny to futuristic dystopias. Set in a society where classes are starkly divided by the haves and have-nots, labeled in this case as “Above the Line” and “Below the Line,” Weird City stars LeVar Burton as a mad scientist who introduces all kinds of bizarre gadgets to better optimize love and life — to hilarious results according to the Weird City trailer.
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