12 items from 2015
X-Factor may be a part of Fox’s future, minus any singing and plus lotsa mutants.
Fox entertainment chairman Gary Newman confirms for TV Insider (aka TV Guide Magazine‘s new website) that the network is developing an X-Men TV series — no easy feat, given that while 20th Century Fox has film rights to the specially abled characters, any live-action TV project requires the blessing of Marvel, which is based out of ABC parent Disney.
“We’re cautiously optimistic, we had a good meeting with them,” Newman told the site, noting that any possible X-Men show “will not be on a fast track creatively. »
By Anjelica Oswald
Of the five Oscar-nominated original songs for the 87th Academy Awards, Selma’s “Glory” and Beyond the Light’s “Grateful” are the only songs that solely play over the end credits of their respective film. The other three songs — “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie, “Lost Stars” from Begin Again and “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me — are all performed at some point during the film.
Now, that’s not to say that the end-credits songs aren’t relevant to the plot. Both “Grateful” and “Glory” stick with the themes of their respective films and summarize relevant events, even if they aren’t integral to each plot’s progression.
“Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie is featured in the film as a popular song in the Lego universe, one the characters sing along to, but »
- Anjelica Oswald
Created by David Sacks
Produced by Carsey-Werner Productions
Aired on Upn for 1 season (6 episodes, 1 unaired) from March 10 – April 22, 2004
Patrick Warburton as Rip Smashenburn
Lucy Liu as Raquel Smashenburn
Rachel Dratch as Alice Smashenburn
Elizabeth Daily as Billy Smashenburn
This is a show that, similar to Disney’s Wreck It Ralph, asks the question, “What do video game characters do outside of the video game?” Unlike the film however, this series focuses on an average family of video game characters known as the Smashenburns. The family is made up of father Rip, a Grand Prix race car driver from an unspecified racing game, mother Raquel, a Lara Croft type from an artifact scavenging adventure game, daughter Alice, who is an activist that sometimes goes boy-crazy, son Billy, who is trend-obsessed with becoming a rapper, and lastly Turbo, their talking purple »
- Jean Pierre Diez
Exclusive: Deadline can exclusively reveal that Bill Hader is narrating the feature documentary Beaver Trilogy Part IV, a meta-movie centered on cult director Trent Harris that’s set to come full circle when it premieres Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival.
Director Brad Besser’s new docu explores Utah filmmaker Harris’ years-long obsession with the story of Groovin’ Gary, an enigmatic performer from Beaver, Utah. The two met by chance in a parking lot in 1979 and Harris started filming, resulting in the cult documentary The Beaver Kid, a study in hopes and dreams highlighted by Gary’s performance in drag singing Olivia Newton-John’s “Please Don’t Keep Me Waiting.” A distraught Gary shot himself soon after the first film, but survived.
The film went on to earn cult status on the underground circuit, where fans traded VHS tapes of Harris’ once-in-a-lifetime film and the subsequent shorts he made re-creating it, »
- Jen Yamato
Showtime Networks and the newly launched Stx Entertainment have closed a multiyear deal to bring movies distributed theatrically by the latter to the former’s pay-tv channels during the so-called premium television window.
The agreement begins this year and covers releases through 2019.
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Also as part of the joint announcement, Stx revealed that it has begun production on its initial slate of films, including “The Free State of Jones,” which is based on the »
- Tony Maglio
The end of the week is nigh, but there's a good chance you're running low on motivation for the final push. It's easy to get down on yourself, especially if you're tired, hungover, or just feeling out of it. (Let's be honest, you're probably hungover). Well, let Gary Busey be the anecdote to everything that ails you. That's right, we said Gary Busey. He's no mental health professional, but what he does have is a particular set of skills. And those skills just happen to be doling out the most inspiring and insightful nuggets of wisdom you've ever heard. In fact, his Twitter feed is so incredibly prolific, it's hard to put into words just how meaningful his life advice »
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the full list of nominations today for the The 87th Annual Academy Awards, which air Sunday, February 22 at 7 Pm Et/4 Pm Pt from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. This year marked the first time that nominations for all 24 categories were announced live. J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón announced the first 12 nominations, then Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs revealed the final 12 nominees at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Check out the full list of nominations below:
American SniperBirdmanBoyhoodThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameSelmaThe Theory of EverythingWhiplash
Best Actor In A Leading Role
Steve Carell - FoxcatcherBradley Cooper - American SniperBenedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation GameMichael »
Still not used to writing “2015” in your planner? Well, you can (momentarily) forget about that.
Because tonight — thanks to Parks and Recreation‘s Season 7 premiere — we’re going to party like it’s 2017.
The NBC comedy returned to kick off its final season on Tuesday night with two back-to-back episodes. We’ve got quite a bit of ground to cover, so let’s jump right in with the highlights, shall we?
Episode 1 | We pick up with the Pawnee gang right where last April’s season finale left us: three years in the future, as Leslie and Ben get ready for Pawnee’s bicentennial celebration. »
Meghan Trainor is taking her parents to the Grammy Awards. The 21-year-old singer is up for two prizes, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for her smash hit single 'All About That Bass', at the ceremony and will be accompanied by her father Gary and mother Kellie because she wants to share her special night with them as a thank you for their support. Speaking to 'Access Hollywood', she said: ''Both my mother and my father are coming and they're very excited. But my dad's going to be sitting right next to me. Dad has come to every event because he was a musician.'' Meghan is looking forward to sharing the room with so many of her pop peers and she is hoping to run into her idol Beyoncé again. The young musician first met the former Destiny's Child star at the Billboard Women »
Fox has renewed “Bob’s Burgers” for Season 6. The animated comedy will have a full 22 episodes.
“We can’t help but love the Belcher family,” said Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “This gem of a series is a rare feel-good blend of sharp wit and genuine heart that fans and critics alike have continued to love throughout its five seasons on Fox,” said Walden and Newman. “We are proud of Loren and Jim and the extremely talented voice cast who bring these unique characters to life with both humor and charm each week. We »
- Tony Maglio
Fahrenheit (aka Indigo Prophecy) is a PS2 game that you probably didn’t play from the visionary game designer, director and writer, David Cage of the studio Quantic Dream. His mission was, seemingly, very simple; forgo traditional video game stereotypes and attempt to create something more akin to an interactive movie. This is a game about storytelling, and character, and dialogue, and emotion, and not cover-based shooting, recharging health bars or jumping on mushroom people’s heads. The gameplay is essentially boiled down to walking around and talking to other characters, not unlike a classic point and click adventure game, with action scenes taken care of through quick time events. This affords the game more time to concentrate on building up relationships and raising the drama through conversation.
It has a terrific opening gambit; your character murders somebody in a cafe restroom and has no idea why they’ve done »
- John Cal McCormick
We're less than three weeks away from the 2015 Royal Rumble, and there are a few things we know for certain: the Earth is round, gas is a volatile state and man once evolved from ape (or at least most of us accept that). As far as the WWE goes, not much is crystal clear. Fortunately, I'm here to lay bare the various happenings within pro-wrestling's most widely viewed promotion, by way of untangling three-plus hours of Monday night madness.
So without further pause, pregnant or otherwise, here are the five »
12 items from 2015
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