Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Amazon’s pilot for Jean-Claude Van Johnson not only seems like Jean-Claude Van Damme’s guaranteed comeback, but it is a love letter to JCVD’s loyal fans for decades. With references to his splits, his movies from Bloodsport to Timecop and even a twin, Jean-Claude Van Johnson leaves fans wanting more. It will be up to the fans whether or not Amazon orders a full series, as they can vote on Amazon’s pilot season.
Van Johnson stars Van Damme as himself, a retired actor who comes back not only to Hollywood but to his true job as an undercover agent. Thanks to his agent Jane (Phylicia Rashad), Van Damme takes a role on the action-packed Huckleberry Finn reboot Huck as a cover for his latest mission. We spoke with the pilot’s director and potential series executive producer Peter Atencio about where Jean-Claude Van Johnson could go and how he made the ultimate Van Damme movie in the pilot. Hit the jump to read our interview with Interview: Jean-Claude Van Johnson director Peter Atencio.
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South by Southwest is only days away now. Sadly, I won’t be attending the very fun Austin-based festival this year, but our own Jacob Hall will be in attendance to cover the wide array of films premiering there this year, including some high-profile films. Last week an unfinished cut of Sausage Party was added to this year’s lineup, but another addition just has been made to the SXSW schedule: Keanu will play at the festival.
Learn more about the Keanu screening below.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
Comedy fans mourned when Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele decided to end their Comedy Central series Key & Peele (pictured above) after five razor-sharp seasons. But in the duo’s defense, they had a pretty good reason for doing so: they wanted to move on to other things. Like Keanu, an upcoming comedy which reunites Key and Peele so they can dish out more satirical social commentary.
Look, we’re not saying Keanu is a feature-length version of a Key & Peele sketch, or that it makes up for the fact that we’ll never get a Key & Peele season 6. But it might be close enough. Get your Keanu first look after the jump. Read More »
Over the past few years, fans have come to love the comedic stylings of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele as seen in their self-titled Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele. Sadly, all good things must come to an end.
Today, co-creator, co-star and recent Emmy nominee Keegan-Michael Key revealed that the current fifth season of the show will be the last. The show hasn’t been canceled, but Key and Peele have simply decided they’ve done what they set out to do with the show. Find out more about Key & Peele ending after the jump! Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
Key and Peele are bringing their act to the big screen. Paramount Pictures has picked up Substitute Teacher, based on a sketch from the duo’s popular Comedy Central sketch show.
Keegan-Michael Key will reprise his role as Mr. Garvey, an inner city teacher who thinks his white, middle-class students are messing with him. Get all the latest details on the Substitute Teacher movie after the jump. Read More »
The Police Academy remake has just been given new life thanks to Key and Peele. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, best known for their Comedy Central sketch comedy show Key and Peele, have just been attached to produce a remake of the goofball Eighties franchise about misfits training to become police officers. Read More »
Key & Peele is one of the funniest shows on TV right now, and one of the good recurring bits features the two comedians, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, playing a pair of valet attendants who are obsessed with Liam Neesons. Yeah, “Neesons.” the simple mention of Neeson’s name is enough to send the two movie lovers into slow-mo scene recreations and apoplectic paroxysms of delight.
You had to know these guys would meet the actor eventually. Now that he’s got a new movie to promote (Non Stop, opening February 28) the actor ended up caught between the two super-fans. Watch the skit below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are experts at riffing on other people’s movies for their Comedy Central show Key & Peele, whether they’re playing valets obsessed with “Liam Neesons,” satirizing Django Unchained‘s fight scenes, or singing over each other in homage to Les Mis. But soon, they’ll get the chance to make a film of their own.
The comic pair are teaming up with comedy king Judd Apatow for a new comedy at Universal. Surprisingly, it’ll mark only their second movie together. Hit the jump for more details on the new project.
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Posted on Thursday, November 29th, 2012 by Angie Han
Lots to get through in TV news today, so let’s dive right in. After the jump:
- Aaron Paul is ready for the last stretch of Breaking Bad
- Taryn Manning will recur on Orange is the New Black
- Rider Strong hasn’t joined Girl Meets World… yet
- Angus T. Jones is not leaving Two and a Half Men
- Donal Logue misses Terriers as much as you do
- Syfy is launching three new reality shows in early 2013
- AMC orders dramas from the 1980s and the 1770s
- The Blues Brothers is inching toward television
- Downton Abbey‘s Julian Fellowes is coming to NBC
- Starz considers a Caesar-centric Spartacus spinoff
- Emily Owens, M.D. will end after 13 episodes
- Fox sets Mob Doctor‘s end date, moves Touch‘s return
- FX gives premiere dates to Justified, Archer, and more
- Comedy Central picks up Key & Peele for Season 3
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