Last summer, a few months after we learned writer/director Woody Allen would be taking his first TV series to Amazon, the filmmaker revealed that the deal was giving him some serious anxiety and even said, “It was a catastrophic mistake. I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m floundering. I expect this to be a cosmic embarrassment.” But at least the director has two stars for his series now
Chart-topping singer and former Disney Channel star Miley Cyrus seems to be Woody Allen’s latest muse, as the actress has confirmed taking a lead role in the series. But perhaps more interesting is the addition of actress and filmmaker Elaine May to the Woody Allen Amazon series. Find out more below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
If Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola, and Netflix have it their way, A Very Murray Christmas will become a new holiday classic. So even though it’s a brand-new variety special, the latest promo is going the retro route, modeling itself after those Time Life infomercials of yore.
But angling for holiday classic status is one thing. Whether A Very Murray Christmas actually achieves it is another question. Happily, the early buzz suggests we may have another perennial favorite on our hands. Watch the latest A Very Murray Christmas trailer, and get the early buzz on the holiday special, after the jump. Read More »
This holiday season will be filled with a little extra Yuletide joy and cheer, as Bill Murray is reteaming with his Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola for a Christmas special that will be exclusively available on Netflix.
So far we’ve only gotten a brief glimpse of the special, but a new A Very Murray Christmas teaser has just popped up online showing off some of the famous faces who will be helping Murray out. George Clooney, Michael Cera, Amy Poehler, Paul Shaffer, Jason Schwartzman, Miley Cyrus (who seems to be singing with Murray in the teaser), Chris Rock and more are all on board for what looks like a most enjoyable holiday party. Read More »
Last night brought the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, bringing the iconic late night sketch comedy show into its 41st season. Coming back from the summer break is always hard for a cast and crew that puts together the show in just one week (which is always remarkable, whether it’s a particularly good episode or not), and last night was no exception.
Miley Cyrus returned to host the show and pulled double duty as musical guest, bringing her over-the-top, controversial, edgy antics along with her, though at this point it feels more manufactured than genuine. Thankfully, they didn’t rely on Miley Cyrus as a wild personality for too much of the show, but that doesn’t mean this season premiere was all that great.
Check out my full review of the Miley Cyrus Saturday Night Live episode below! Read More »
After celebrating a milestone 40th season, Saturday Night Live has officially announced a return date for the 41st season on October 3 with chart-topping, Grammy nominated recording artist Miley Cyrus hosting the season premiere.
But if Miley Cyrus isn’t your cop of tea, some actual comedians will be taking the stage as hosts in Studio 8H this October, including one Saturday Night Live veteran who will be making a triumphant return to entertainment in general after a terrible accident took him out of commission over a year ago. Read More »
By now, Saturday Night Live‘s “screen test” bit is a tried and true staple. Star Wars and Back to the Future are two of the funnier examples of the sketch and, this past weekend, the NBC comedy show went a little more modern. Host Miley Cyrus, along with a slew of cast members, joked about actors such as Scarlett Johansson, Christoph Waltz, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone, Steve Harvey, Rebel Wilson and others auditioning for Fifty Shades of Grey.
Universal’s 2014 adaptation of the best selling romance/sex novel will actually star Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson but, below, see what it might look like if these other actors played the roles. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2012 by Angie Han
Katie Holmes portrayed Jackie O in last year’s The Kennedys, Minka Kelly is playing her in next year’s The Butler, and now it could be Natalie Portman‘s turn to tackle the role. The Oscar-winning star is reportedly being courted for the simply titled Jackie, a Noah Oppenheim-scripted drama about the aftermath of JFK’s assassination as seen through the eyes of his widow.
When the project first got going, Portman’s Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky was attached to direct with Rachel Weisz in the lead. However, both dropped out when their marriage ended in 2010. Portman is said to be waiting on a choice of director before she makes her decision. [Deadline]
After the jump, Wes Bentley and Brit Marling jump on the Abe Lincoln trend, and Hannah Montana goes on a crime spree.
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Watching A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, it’s pretty damn obvious everyone making it is having a blast. Whether it’s Neil Patrick Harris acting straight and referencing Starship Troopers to get a girl naked, Danny Trejo wearing an awful sweater, cast members referring to John Cho as “Sulu” or body parts liberally flaunted on screen, the whole thing is just totally over the top and fun. It would have to be for the following video to exist.
What follows is not for the faint of heart. It is, in fact, somewhat disturbing. This exclusive video features a good portion of the crew behind A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas – everyone from an assistant editor, the composer, visual effects supervisors, line producer, full visual and digital effects teams and even director Todd Strauss-Schulson himself – doing a lip dub of Miley Cyrus‘ hit single, Party in the USA. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
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Find it hard to keep up with what films are casting and which actors and actress are doing what? You’re not the only one. It’s all but impossible to keep up with everything, which is why we bring you Casting Bits. Today we’ve got a bunch of big names in smaller movies, a few studio productions sprinkled in and then a couple we missed in recent days. After the jump read about:
- Miley Cyrus cast as Adam Sandler’s daughter in Hotel Transylvania
- Rufus Sewell is confirmed to join Paradise Lost, as Lucifer’s buddy Samael
- Clive Owen is an NSA agent in Recall, written by Paul Schrader
- Elizabethtown co-stars Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom team up again in Cities
- Genesis Rodriguez is an FBI agent in The Last Stand
- Comedians Tracy Morgan and Eddie Griffin are reportedly battling to play the Ol’ Dirty Bastard in a coming biopic
- Alona Tal and Natalie Martinez will star alongside Mark Wahlberg in Albert Hughes’ Broken City
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Wu-Tang Clan producer and MC the RZA is in China now shooting his first big studio feature as writer, director and star. RZA wrote The Man With the Iron Fist with Eli Roth, and the two have Lucy Liu, Daniel Wu and Byron Mann in the cast. Also in the latest report is word that Russell Crowe, long rumored to have a role in the film, is in fact part of the cast. Reportedly he’ll be in China for most of February, which suggests that his part isn’t a small one. [Film Business Asia via Twitch]
After the break,a Miley Cyrus movie gets slightly more weird, and Studio Ghibli’s recent film Arrietty the Borrower gets two new voice talents for the English language version. Read More »