A two-part documentary about Paul Reubens, AKA Pee-wee Herman, is headed to HBO with producers Josh and Benny Safdie. The doc is described as a “kaleidoscopic portrait” of Reubens, who started his career as an improv comedian and stage actor before striking it big with a sold-out stage show called The Pee-wee Herman Show. Reubens translated the stage show first into two feature films and then a CBS Saturday-morning children’s TV show. The TV show ended in 1990, and a year later, Reubens was caught up in a scandal when he was arrested for indecent exposure in an adult movie theater.
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Once upon a time, Paul Reubens‘s character Pee-wee Herman was a huge deal. Starting off with a comedy special, graduating to a TV show, and then onto the big screen, the strange man-child character with a fondness for bow-ties and red bikes was a bonafide pop culture phenomenon. Then it all came crashing down when Reubens was arrested for indecent exposure at an adult movie theater.
While Pee-wee never reclaimed the status he once had, the figure remains a cult icon, and in 2016, Netflix revived the character with the film Pee-wee’s Big Holiday. But Reubens isn’t done with Pee-wee yet. In fact, he wants to make a dark Pee-wee Herman reboot – and he’s asked Uncut Gems filmmakers the Safdie Brothers to direct.
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This year marks the 35th anniversary of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, and to celebrate, Paul Reubens is hitting the road.
Paul Reubens isn’t looking for a stolen bike, but he’s accompanying a national tour of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure anniversary screenings that will include a Q&A with the man himself. Each stop will also afford fans the opportunity to meet and snag a photo with Paul Reubens through a few different VIP ticket packages. Get the details on the Pee-wee’s Big Adventure tour below. Read More »
Have you been watching the What We Do in the Shadows series on FX? If not, then last night you missed out on an incredible assembly of cameos from celebrities who have played famous vampires over the years, including Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, and Jonathan Brugh as the original trio of vampires from the mockumentary film that inspired the series. But they’re not even the biggest names who make an appearance. Find out all about the What We Do in the Shadows cameos below. Read More »
Steven Soderbergh‘s experimental new HBO mystery Mosaic just unleashed an intense new trailer, full of twists, turns and people angrily punching walls. The show arrives a few months after Soderbergh launched an interactive app, which lets viewers see different elements of the story from different perspectives. Watch the new Mosaic trailer below.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
Nearly 30 years after he last hit the big screen in Big Top Pee-wee, Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) is up to his old antics again this spring in Pee-wee’s Big Holiday. This time, he’s inspired to set out on his first-ever holiday, driving all the way to New York City. Along the way, he gets into all sorts of scrapes involving bank thieves, a snake farm, an Amish family, and much, much more. Watch the latest Pee-wee’s Big Holiday trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday finally has an official, confirmed, release date, and we have the first teaser to prove it. Netflix has announced the comedy will hit the service on March 18. Perhaps they know you’ll need something a little lighter to break up the grim and gritty second season of Daredevil, which debuts on the same date. Anyway, watch the first Pee-wee’s Big Holiday teaser after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, October 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
Paul Reubens is coming (back) to Gotham City. The Pee-wee Herman actor will appear in Season 2 of FOX’s Batman prequel Gotham as Penguin’s father — the same role he played 23 years earlier in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns.
Robin Lord Taylor stars in Gotham as Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. the Penguin, and Carol Kane has a recurring role as his mother Gertrude. Read the Gotham Paul Reubens casting announcement after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
Netflix recently began making inroads into distributing theatrical-quality films, and now they’re just about ready to show off the results. The company has announced scheduling for four upcoming movies: Cary Fukunaga‘s Beasts of No Nation, Adam Sandler‘s The Ridiculous Six, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.
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Paul Reubens, aka Pee-Wee Herman, has begun filming his third feature film. It’s called Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday and it’ll be coming to Netflix in the future. John Lee (Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City) is directing the latest road trip movie and Herman has begun blogging about the experience. He posted the first photo from the new Pee Wee movie, which you can see below, along with read some new info on the film. Read More »