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2 More Companies Will Provide Buzzy Roles

16 April 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The upcoming foray into scripted development by technology companies such as Microsoft and Yahoo could mean increased opportunity for new talent. Established performers such as Kevin Spacey, who stars on Netflix’s “House of Cards,” and John Goodman, who anchors the cast of Amazon Studios’ “Alpha House,” have so far dominated the attention paid to the casts on the new-platform series. But some young performers have been able to further their careers from their turns on, say, “Betas.” Karan Soni, for instance, has gone on to book other television and film roles despite the Amazon series being canceled after one season. “I think the new scripted series on platforms like the Sony PlayStation, Xbox, Yahoo, Hulu, and Amazon are a great way for newcomers, as well as established talent, to gain exposure,” said Alyssa Weisberg, who cast “Betas” and consulted on other Amazon projects. “All of these platforms have great content in development and production. »

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'Saturday Night Live' best host poll: Did Seth Rogen play it too safe? -- Vote

14 April 2014 12:40 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Perhaps Seth Rogen’s latest Saturday Night Live episode wasn’t especially inspired: it opened with the requisite weed jokes, made fun of his oft-imitated laugh, and leaned on some unnecessary celebrity cameos. But if you love Rogen’s slacker comedy, maybe that was exactly what you tuned in for. At least he didn’t tap dance or juggle torches to prove that he’s not just a funny guy.

Voters in our ongoing third annual Mr. Saturday Night contest will have to decide whether Rogen played it too safe for a guy who was hosting for the third time, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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The Flintstones

10 April 2014 2:09 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Colourful, live action adaptation of Hanna-Barbera's ever-popular TV cartoon, starring John Goodman and Rick Moranis as Stone Age pals Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble. When Fred loans Barney and his wife Betty (Rosie O'Donnell) the cash to adopt a child, Barney returns the favour by swapping answers in a management test at the quarry where they work. However, when Fred soars up the corporate ladder, Barney finds himself literally on the rocks. »

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'Saturday Night Live' best host poll: Anna Kendrick's episode sings -- Vote

7 April 2014 6:59 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Having great vocal range typically implies an ability to sing in a variety of octaves. I’ll take it on faith that Anna Kendrick, who hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, has that gift to a certain degree. But I’m more impressed by Kendrick’s other musical range: the ability to sing a G-rated version of a beloved Disney princess tune and a raunchy ditty that includes the lyric, “Each dong is like a snowflake.”

Kendrick’s show emphasized her singing background — not a bad way to go for the Pitch Perfect star. Perhaps the show was short on laugh-out-loud moments, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Saturday Night Live Recap: Anna Kendrick Aca-Nails It

6 April 2014 9:31 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

A monologue song is often the part of Saturday Night Live most likely to be viewed in DVR fast-forward. It might be a host who's an unlikely singer, like Jeremy Renner, doing the best he can, or a host you already know can sing (kind of), like John Goodman, and you just don't care. It usually feels like a wasted opportunity for something funny to happen, though, which is why you might expect an episode that's basically one long monologue song would be an aca-nightmare. But in the instance of Anna Kendrick's episode, at least, you would be aca-wrong.There was a thematic unity to the actress and "Cups" singer's first visit to Saturday Night Live. Nearly every sketch found our host either breaking into song or starting there from the top. Any doubt that she had the chops for it went out the window early on and stayed there. »

- Joe Berkowitz

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The Dude Abides: Jeff Bridges Will Headline Lebowski Fest

3 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Good news, "Big Lebowski" fans: The Dude still abides, and he's bringing his show on the road.

Lebowski Fest, the traveling festival that celebrates all things "Big Lebowski," announced that the film's titular star, Jeff Bridges, will perform before a screening of the movie alongside his band -- named, fittingly, The Abiders. The show will take place on April 25 in Los Angeles.

"Come and raise a White Russian to El Duderino," the announcement read. "He's the man for his time and place, he fits right in there."

Bridges has appeared at the festival numerous times over the years; it was founded in 2002, and includes a permanent annual event in Louisville, Kentucky. Other stars from the film have also popped up at various iterations of the festival, including John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, and Julianne Moore.

The two-day event includes a Movie Party, where Bridges's band will perform before a "Lebowski" screening, »

- Katie Roberts

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10 directors who made belated returns to their franchises

3 April 2014 1:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Top 10 Ryan Lambie 4 Apr 2014 - 06:26

From Francis Ford Coppola to George Miller, we take a look at 10 directors who made belated returns to the franchises they created...

There's nothing new about directors returning to the stories and characters they first brought to the screen years before. Director Fritz Lang directed his first film featuring the mesmeric master of disguises Doctor Mabuse in 1922; he then returned to make The Testament Of Dr Mabuse in 1933, before heading back one final time for The Thousand Eyes Of Dr Mabuse in 1960 - the director's last film.

In recent years, however, it's become increasingly common for directors to return to the film series they began years earlier. It's an attempt, perhaps, to return to themes that still interest them, or to tell a new story in the same landscape as before, or maybe because of a Hollywood deal too lucrative to turn down. As the selection below proves, »

- ryanlambie

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"The Monuments Men" Dual Format Special Edition Coming May 20

2 April 2014 8:17 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Sony  

Culver City, Calif. (March 31, 2014) – George Clooney’s action thriller The Monuments Men marches its way onto Blu-ray Combo pack, DVD and Digital* May 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the

non-fiction book of the same name by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter, the film pays tribute to the real men and women who risked their lives to recover and return thousands of cultural treasures stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack is loaded with bonus materials, including two all-new featurettes that highlight the making of the film. The first, “George Clooney’s Mission,” features interviews with Clooney, as well as the rest of the cast, on the elements that went into completing The Monuments Men. The second featurette, “Marshaling the Cast,” features a cast discussion on the real men and women they brought to life on screen. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Barton Fink

2 April 2014 2:33 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

The Coen Brothers' surreal black comedy stars John Turturro as the titular New York playwright whose big break in Hollywood turns into a four-star nightmare. Stuck in a run-down hotel, Fink is plagued not only by writer's block but also the overly friendly salesman in the room next door (John Goodman). And there's something unnerving about omnipresent bellboy Chet (Steve Buscemi). »

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Monuments Men

1 April 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 20, 2014

Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

George Clooney (The Descendants) directed, co-wrote and stars in The Monuments Men, which tells a true story from World War II.

Based on the book by Robert M. Edsel, the drama movie follows the exploits of an aging U.S. platoon who are assigned to track down, steal and return priceless pieces of art that were stolen by Nazis.

Matt Damon (Elysium), Bill Murray (Get Low), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), John Goodman (TV’s Treme), Hugh Bonneville (Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express) and Bob Balaban (Girl Most Likely) co-star in the war film.

Despite all the name actors, moviegoers gave PG-13 The Monuments Men mixed reviews, with 50% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Critics weren’t so kind, awarding the film only 33%. Still the movie grossed a tidy $76.6 million at the box office. »

- Sam

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Alpha House: Amazon Series Gets Second Season

31 March 2014 3:24 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Amazon has renewed Alpha House for a second season. Production begins this summer. According to the company, it's become the most popular TV season on Amazon Instant Video.

Back by Popular Demand: Amazon Studios Original Comedy Series "Alpha House" Will Return for a Second Season

Amazon customers have made Alpha House the most popular TV season on Amazon Instant Video with over 6,000 five-star reviews

Production on Alpha House season two will begin this summer

Seattle -- Mar. 31, 2014 -- (Nasdaq: Amzn) - After generating more than 6,000 five-star reviews, customers' beloved Senators-turned-roomies will once again be shaking hands, kissing babies and bunking up. Amazon Studios today announced that the critically-acclaimed and customer-favorite Garry Trudeau political series Alpha House will return for a second season. John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson and Matt Malloy will reprise their roles »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Amazon Studios Original Comedy Series "Alpha House" Will Return for a Second Season

31 March 2014 2:39 PM, PDT | Hollywonk | See recent Hollywonk news »

The beloved Senators-turned-roomies will once again be shaking hands, kissing babies and bunking up. Amazon Studios today announced that the critically-acclaimed and customer-favorite Garry Trudeau political series Alpha House will return for a second season.

John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson and Matt Malloy will reprise their roles as Republican Senators living under one roof in Washington, D.C. Since its launch, Alpha House has become the most popular TV series on Amazon Instant Video and has collected over 6,000 5-star reviews. Production on season two is scheduled to begin this Summer.

Watch the first season of Alpha House now. »

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Greatest TV Pilots: Treme

31 March 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Treme Season 1, Episode 1 “Do You Know What It Means”

Written by David Simon & Eric Overmeyer

Directed by Agnieszka Holland

Aired 4/11/2010 on HBO

 

For many, watching a David Simon series (The WireTremeGeneration KillThe Corner) is about watching the institutional failures of America. And while there’s no doubting the precision with which Simon dissects the various socio-political establishments in America, I always find myself drawn to Simon’s television work for a different reason (besides his fantastic sense of culture, layered characters, and insane dedication to realism), especially Treme. Above all, shows like The Wire and Treme are about the power of humanity, the resilience which everyday people find themselves full of hope, even while everything crumbles around them – be it buildings, communities, or entire cultures.

When it comes to things crumbling in America, Hurricane Katrina is an even more ideal petri dish for Simon’s contemplative dramatizations »

- Randy Dankievitch

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Will Emmys welcome home John Goodman for starring role on Amazon's 'Alpha House'?

31 March 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

John Goodman has enjoyed a long history with the Emmy Awards, reaping 11 bids over the past quarter century.  But he has only one win to show for all of that hard work. Could his rookie comedy series "Alpha House" finally get him that bookend trophy?  -Break- star reviews, it ranks as the most popular TV series on Amazon's Instant Video service. The series was created by Academy Award nominee Garry Trudeau ("A Doonesbury Special," 1977). In 1975, his comic strip "Doonesbury" was the first daily to ever win a Pulitzer Prize for Best Editorial Cartoon. Before then, only single panel editorial c »

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'Saturday Night Live' best host poll: Unvarnished Louis C.K., pure and simple -- Vote

31 March 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

A lot of guest hosts use Saturday Night Live as a platform to showcase hidden talents, like action stars who also sing, or actors who can do backflips. Good for them, but sometimes it’s nice to see the host stick to what he does best. Perhaps, that’s why I appreciate Louis C.K.’s stints on SNL so much. His monologues are straight-up versions of his stand-up — like George Carlin used to do — and even his sketches make use of the Louie character he’s cultivated on TV. If you like Louis, chances are you enjoyed the most recent SNL. »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Amazon Renews 'Alpha House,' Orders Six Series including Chris Carter's 'The After' & Michael Connelly's 'Bosch'

31 March 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Amazon Studios is passing its network initiation by picking up its first program for a second season, ordering six more pilots to series, and canceling a previous high priority show. The digital distribution online platform announced today that it has ordered a second season of the John Goodman-starring "Alpha House," about four Republican senators shacking up together in Washington D.C. Production is set to begin in the summer. The studio also revealed that it's moving ahead with six new series, including the previously announced Chris Carter-created "The After" and Harry Bosch novel adaptation, "Bosch." "The After" follows eight strangers' fight for survival in a strange new world while "Bosch" will be written by novelist Michael Connelly, whose long-popular detective series is finally getting a much-needed television version, and former "The Wire" scribe Eric Overmyer.  Joining these two hour-long dramas are "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street" and "Wishenpoof! »

- Ben Travers

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Amazon Renews 'Alpha House,' Orders Six Series including Chris Carter's 'The After' & Michael Connelly's 'Bosch'

31 March 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amazon Studios is passing its network initiation by picking up its first program for a second season, ordering six more pilots to series, and canceling a previous high priority show. The digital distribution online platform announced today that it has ordered a second season of the John Goodman-starring "Alpha House," about four Republican senators shacking up together in Washington D.C. Production is set to begin in the summer. The studio also revealed that it's moving ahead with six new series, including the previously announced Chris Carter-created "The After" and Harry Bosch novel adaptation, "Bosch." "The After" follows eight strangers' fight for survival in a strange new world while "Bosch" will be written by novelist Michael Connelly, whose long-popular detective series is finally getting a much-needed television version, and former "The Wire" scribe Eric Overmyer.  Joining these two hour-long dramas are "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street" and "Wishenpoof! »

- Ben Travers

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Shows from Chris Carter and Michael Connelly lead Amazon's latest season orders

31 March 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Amazon continues to press forward in the original video arena, announcing this morning that they have picked up six of their pilots.  In fact, only one of the adult series for which they made a pilot this go round, "The Rebels," did not get a season order.   The online superstore reports that double the number of people watched the pilots as compared to the company's first pilot season and that thousands of reviews were posted.  The full list of picked up shows is "The After," "Bosch," "Gortimer Gibbon's Life of Normal Street," "Mozart in the Jungle," "Transparent, and "Wishenproof!" Cast members across the various series include Jeffrey Tambor, Gael Garcia Bernal, Titus Welliver, Gaby Hoffmann, and Malcolm McDowell. Alan Sepinwall previously took a look at several of these pilots, including the one that wasn't picked up, "The Rebels." Be sure to check out what he had to say, especially his opinion of that not-taken-to-series show. »

- Josh Lasser

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Amazon Studios Confirms Renewal For ‘Alpha House’, Pickup Of Six New Series

31 March 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Amazon Studios today confirmed a second-season pickup of Garry Trudeau’s Washington DC comedy series Alpha House starring John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson and Matt Malloy as Republican Senators living under one roof. Additionally, the service has officially picked up four of its five primetime pilots as well as two kids pilots to series. That includes Amazon’s first dramas: The After from Chris Carter, marking The X-Files creator’s return to series television, and Eric Overmyer and Michael Connelly’s Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. Newly picked up half-hour comedy series include Gael Garcia Bernal starrer Mozart In The Jungle, from Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Alex Timbers and Paul Weitz, and Jill Soloway’s semi-autobiographical Transparent starring Jeffrey Tambor. Amazon’s fifth pilot, comedy The Rebels, from Ice Cube and Michael Strahan, was put on hold.There still no final decision on Amazon’s second freshman comedy series Betas. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Amazon picks up six pilots, second season of 'Alpha House'

31 March 2014 6:56 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The Amazon original Alpha House garnered over 6,000 five-star reviews during its first season, and it’s not stopping now: Amazon announced today that the political comedy is getting a second season.

Alpha House is a joy to work on and we’re thrilled that the show’s been renewed by Amazon,” Garry Trudeau, writer and producer of Alpha House, said in a statement. “It’s fun to dance on the leading edge of streaming video, where audiences converge on server farms at all hours, besotted by John Goodman and free two-day shipping.”

Goodman, along with Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson, and »

- Ariana Bacle

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