Danny McBride has enjoyed plenty of success at HBO as the rough around the edges baseball player Kenny Powers in Eastbound and Down and the bitter, aggressive high school administrator Neal Gamby in Vice Principals. Now the cable network is taking the comedy star into the world of televangelism.
HBO has ordered a pilot for a half-hour comedy series called The Righteous Gemstones. The series created by Danny McBride will follow the Gemstone family, known around the world for their televangelism. But as you might expect, these people aren’t all that holy. While they partake in plenty of charitable work in the name of Jesus Christ, they’re also greedy and devious. Read More »
The Roseanne spin-off will be moving forward at ABC — without original star Roseanne Barr. ABC has picked up a spin-off tentatively titled The Conners, after the hit sitcom revival was embroiled in controversy following star and executive producer Barr’s racist tweets.
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A Roseanne spinoff that wisely omits Roseanne is all but a done deal at this point. Multiple sources report that execs and creatives are working on a way to bring the show back with almost the entire cast and crew, while omitting Roseanne Barr herself. That’s fine.
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Last night Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader returned to his old stomping grounds to host the late night sketch series for the second time. Not only does he have a new show on HBO to promote (and apparently it’s pretty damn good), but his return to Studio 8H made it feel like he never left. Not only did Hader reprise a couple of his fan favorite characters, but there were a few outstanding cameos along with them, not to mention the fact that this was the best episode of the season.
Let’s run through the best and worst sketches of the Bill Hader hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »
Later this month, America’s favorite blue collar family from the ’90s is returning for a new round of episodes. The Connors were a groundbreaking sitcom family going through the trials and tribulations of middle class life in ABC’s series Roseanne. The series became famous for tackling issues that other sitcoms never touched, and they’re about to do it all over again.
A revival of Roseanne is coming to ABC at the end of March, and all of the original cast members are returning for more family shenanigans. Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Michael Fishman (DJ) and Lecy Goranson (Becky) are all reprising their roles from the original series, and the first Roseanne reboot trailer with new footage from the show debuted during the Oscars last night. Do The Connors still have it? Read More »
Charlize Theron‘s last action movie, The Fate of the Furious, was disappointing. She didn’t get in on the action much, as her villainous hacker mostly sat around computer screens, threatening Dominic Toretto. Theron’s next action movie, Atomic Blonde, doesn’t look like it’s letting any of her talents go unused. Based on early reviews, Agent Lorraine Broughton might be another killer character from Theron, who’s already given us one of the great action heroes of the century in Mad Max: Fury Road.
Below, watch a new Atomic Blonde clip.
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Apparently Atomic Blonde is every bit as fun as it looks. David Leitch‘s (John Wick) first solo outing behind the camera premiered a few months back at the SXSW Film Festival and the folks in attendance went thoroughly nuts for Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron), including our managing editor Jacob Hall. After seeing a clip from the film, it’s easy to see why.
Below, watch the Atomic Blonde clip.
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- Get Out director Jordan Peele is making an HBO show with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions
- AMC’s Preacher gets an explosive new season 2 trailer
- The Young Pope gets a second season and a new name
- ABC heads under the sea for The Little Mermaid Live!
- And more!
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This past weekend, audiences were treated to a performance by John Goodman in Kong: Skull Island, and the movie went on to take the top spot at the box office. That’s good news, but the Roseanne star’s weekend got off to a great start before the numbers were in when he was given a place in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Joining a long list of Hollywood’s finest, John Goodman now has a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the ceremony was made even more sweet because the man who was on hand to give him this glorious honor was none other than his The Big Lebowski co-star Jeff Bridges. But even better than just Jeff Bridges paying tribute to John Goodman is the fact that he did it in character as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski.
Watch the John Goodman Walk of Fame ceremony with “The Dude” after the jump. Read More »
There have been plenty of iterations of King Kong over the years, from his debut in the classic RKO picture in 1933 that would influence generations of filmmakers to Peter Jackson’s romantic epic in 2005. But I can guarantee that you’ve never seen a King Kong as badass, stylish and just plain cool as director Jordan Vogt-Roberts delivers in Kong: Skull Island.
It’s been a long time since there’s been a monster movie as bold, daring and gruesome as Kong: Skull Island, and that’s what makes it a refreshing action adventure that is chock full of mesmerizing visuals, startling action and some of the most amazingly repulsive monsters the big screen has seen in awhile.
Read on for our full Kong Skull Island review. Read More »