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Kimmy Schmidt discovers that she likes dancing with her butt, loves eating candy for dinner and hates Velcro, in the full trailer for Ellie Kemper’s new Netflix comedy.
Created by 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and releasing 13 episodes on March 6, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars The Office‘s Kemper as a survivor of a doomsday cult, fished out of an underground bunker after 15 years of isolation.
This week, the Sundance Film Festival gets underway, seeking to highlight the best in independent film. I won’t be in Park City this year, sadly, though I have been in the past and can vouch for it as a really unique and enjoyable (if exhausting) festival to attend. In honor of its 2015 start, I wanted to run down some of the higher profile titles that could make a dent on the awards season later on this year. If not Oscar players, these could at least become the indie darlings of the season, or perhaps just crossover successes. Had I been in attendance at Sundance, there’s almost two dozen movies that I’d be hoping to catch, but I whittled a list down to just ten of the ones I want to highlight most. Take a look… Here are ten films to look forward to once they leave Sundance: »
- Joey Magidson
If we've survived the Golden Globes, if the Oscar nominations have been announced and if the nation's television critics have finished getting the lowdown on what's new for the next six months, it can only mean one thing: Sundance Film Festival time. The 32nd edition of what has become America's greatest film festival is just days away, but the Sundance Institute is still coming off a high from last year's edition. For the second time in the festival's history, two world premieres, "Boyhood" and "Whiplash," were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.* The 2014 festival also made a comeback at the box office, delivering indie hits such as "A Most Wanted Man," "Obvious Child," "Dear White People" and "The Skeleton Twins." For 2015, the festival programmers have promised even more laughs, but, as always, continue to mix in some intriguing hot topics in the documentary categories. This year's Sundance will also find two Cobie Smulders movies ("Results, »
- Gregory Ellwood, Drew McWeeny, Daniel Fienberg, Katie Hasty
A full twenty-one actors from the original "Wet Hot American Summer" feature are set to be joined by nine more actors for Netflix's upcoming TV series prequel to the cult 2001 comedy.
Their roles are said to be as follows: "Watkins will play a tough New Yorker, Charles is a guy from a rival camp, Huebel's a rival professor to Pierce, Schiff is Pierce’s academic superior, Park's a librarian in love with Shannon, and Scheer is a journalist."
Pretty much every actor is set to return from the original including Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe LoTruglio, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, »
- Garth Franklin
Camp Firewood is about to get even more crowded. The Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series has just added about 9 more actors, to join the 21 — count ‘em — cast members from the original. The new additions include Michaela Watkins, Josh Charles, John Slattery (Mad Men) and Randall Park (The Interview). More details […]
- Angie Han
Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer series is adding some new faces, but most of them will be familiar to TV fans. As first reported by Deadline, several well-known actors, including Josh Charles (The Good Wife), John Slattery (Mad Men), Jayma Mays (Glee), Michaela Watkins (Trophy Wife), Randall Park (The Interview‘s Kim Jong-un and ABC’s upcoming family comedy Fresh Off the Boat), Paul Scheer (The League), Rob Huebel (Transparent), and Richard Schiff (The West Wing), have been cast in the nine-episode, limited series. It has yet to be confirmed who out of the group will be guest stars, recurring players, or possibly even regulars. Charles, Slattery, and others join most of the original cast of the 2001 film. Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Janeane Garofalo, Marguerite Moreau, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, Elizabeth Banks, Joe Lo Trugilo, and co-writer Michael Showalter »
- Chris King
Camp Firewood, home to the many high jinks of the "Wet Hot American Summer" crew, is getting crowded with all sorts of new characters.
The upcoming Netflix show has added a host of actors to the sprawling original cast, which will include practically all of the stars from the movie, even the really big ones, like Bradley Cooper, "Ant-Man" Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Elizabeth Banks.
A lot of the newest additions to the gang are all sort of regular collaborators with David Wain and his "State" crew by one or two degrees of separation, like Michaela Watkins, Lake Bell, Paul Scheer, and Rob Huebel, but there will be a few new faces as well. Josh Charles ("The Good Wife"), John Slattery ("Mad Men"), Jayma Mays ("Glee"), and Richard Schiff ("The West Wing") will also be joining us in the arts and crafts tent.
We're still waiting on a premiere date, »
- Jenni Miller
Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer series is turning into quite the celeb-packed event. Deadline reports that a slew of guest-starring and recurring characters will pop up in the form of Lake Bell, Josh Charles (as a rival camper), Rob Huebel (a rival professor), Jayma Mays, Randall Park (a librarian in love with Shannon), Paul Scheer (a journalist), Richard Schiff, John Slattery, and Michaela Watkins (a brash New Yorker). The new recruits join the already-large amount of original cast members for the eight-episode series, to be directed by David Wain and written by Wain and Michael Showalter. While the 2001 movie was set on the last day of a fake Jewish summer camp, the Netflix installments reportedly take place on the first day of camp. No other details about the series are available, but rest assured, summer is coming. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Holy epic casting news! A whole bunch of your favorite TV stars from a slew of your favorite series are set to appear in Netflix's upcoming Wet Hot American Summer miniseries, Deadline reports. The Good Wife's Josh Charles (Still miss you, Will Gardner!), Mad Men's John Slattery, Glee's Jayma Mays are all set to appear in the nine-episode series. Other news faces joining the project are Michaela Watkins, Lake Bell, Paul Scheer, Rob Heubel, Richard Schifff and Randall Park, who recently made headlines after portraying Kim Jong-Un in The Interview. See, we told you it was epic casting news. Most of the original film's cast is set to return, including »
Tuesday’s Pretty Little Liars brought an old saying to mind: “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kiln in which you’re trying to melt a murder weapon that could be used to put you in jail.”
Ok, that might not be the exact saying, but it’s certainly applicable to Caleb’s situation this week after he and Spencer disposed of a knife that Officer Toby found in Mona’s backyard.
Unsurprisingly, Rosewood’s finest rookie wasn’t thrilled that his girlfriend and best friend acted behind his back, resulting in a massive fight »
Some new (yet strangely familiar) faces are coming to Camp Firewood.
Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer series has recruited a bevy of guest-stars for its eight-episode run, our sister site Deadline reports, including: Josh Charles (The Good Wife), John Slattery (Mad Men), Michaela Watkins (Trophy Wife), Randall Park (The Interview‘s Kim Jong-un), Jayma Mays (Glee), Paul Scheer (The League), Rob Huebel (Transparent) and Richard Schiff (The West Wing).
It’s not yet known which of these names will be guest-stars, who will recur, etc.
These eight newcomers join most of the 2001 cult film’s original cast. including Amy Poehler, »
11 items from 2015
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