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11 items from 2017

Martin Short, Maya Rudolph Join Ricky Gervais in Animated Film ‘Willoughbys’

2 June 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Martin Short, Maya Rudolph, Jane Krakowski, Terry Crews, and Sean Cullen will voice Bron Animation’s movie “The Willoughbys.”

The project is based on the Lois Lowry children’s book of the same name. Rudolph will be the voice of Nanny, who looks after the Willoughby children. Crews is voicing candy mogul Commander Melanoff, and Short and Krakowski will voice Father and Mother Willoughby, parents so in love with each other that they forget they even have children. Cullen voices the twin boys Barnaby A and B.

Ricky Gervais was previously announced as the narrator of the film, which follows the four Willoughby children. When abandoned by their selfish parents, they embark on an adventure through the modern world, colliding with a cat, an orphan, a nanny, and a candy mogul, to reunite with the “family they were born into.”


NBC Bets on Maya Rudolph, Martin Short to Revive »

- Dave McNary

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Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews join Ricky Gervais in ‘The Willoughbys’

1 June 2017 7:38 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bron Animation title based on 2010 Lois Lowry novel of same name.

Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski and Sean Cullen have joined the cast of Bron Animation’s The Willoughbys.

Kris Pearn writes and directs and Cory Evans co-directs the story of the four Willoughby children, abandoned by their selfish parents, who embark on an adventure through the modern world. They encounter a cat, an orphan, a nanny and a confection mogul on their quest to reunite with the family they were born into.

Rudolph will voice Nanny, who looks after the Willoughby children. Crews is voicing the confection mogul Commander Melanoff, and Short and Krakowski give voice to Father and Mother Willoughby, parents so in love with each other they forget they even have children. Cullen voices the twin boys Barnaby A and B.

Gervais was previously announced as the narrator of the film, which is currently in pre-production at Bron’s studio in Burnaby »

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Impractical Jokers, Carbonaro Effect: truTV Renewals Plus New Shows Ordered

13 May 2017 7:05 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Turner's comedy network, truTV, has announced its TV show renewals, returning series, new series orders, and development projects. New series include: Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, I’m Sorry, The Chris Gethard Show, At Home with Amy Sedaris, and Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters. Returning series include: Impractical Jokers, Jon Glaser Loves Gear, The Carbonaro Effect, as well as additional episodes of Hack My Life, Comedy Knockout, and You Can Do Better. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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truTV Renews Eight Shows, Orders Five More to Series Including ‘Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters’

12 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Turner network truTV has renewed eight of its shows in addition to greenlighting five more and putting four into development, the network announced during their upfront presentation in New York on Friday.

New seasons of “Impractical Jokers,” “Jon Glaser Loves Gear,” “The Carbonaro Effect,” “Hack My Life,” and “Comedy Knockout” will be joined in the 2017-2018 season by new shows including “Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks,” “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” and “Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters,” among others. The network’s development pipeline includes projects from Molly Austin and Shamikah Martinez, Liza Treyger, The Kloons, and Rose Schlossberg.

truTV underwent an extensive rebrand that began in October 2014. In late 2016, the network unveiled a new tag line – Funny because its tru – highlighting its commitment to both scripted and unscripted comedy.

“Three years ago, when we announced our plan to totally reinvent truTV as a comedy network, people thought we were nuts and it would never work – but »

- Joe Otterson

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truTV Orders ‘Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks,’ Renews 5 Series

12 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

truTV is bulking up its roster of scripted shows.

Ahead of the Upfronts, the network announced its 2017-18 programming slate that includes eight returning series, five new series and four projects in development.

truTV has greenlit Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, which will join the previously announced new series I’m Sorry, The Chris Gethard Show, At Home with Amy Sedaris and Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters.

The 12-episode comedy Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, which is hosted by DJ and comedian Cipha Sounds, offers a refreshing new take on traditional stand-up comedy. In it, the next generation of comedians »

- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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Watch the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Red Carpet Premiere Live

19 April 2017 5:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, Marvel held the first ever press screenings for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and the early reactions are largely positive, although it's not quite a sweeping critical hit. While most fans will have to wait a few more weeks to see Guardians 2 on the big screen, the cast and crew will be joined by a number of fans and other celebrities in Los Angeles for the world premiere tonight, but even if you aren't in L.A., you can watch all of the action right here. Marvel will be hosting a live stream of the festivities, which you can watch in the video player below, starting at 6 Pm Pt/9 Pm Et.

The live stream will be hosted on Marvel's YouTube page and on Marvel.com, where there will also be a live blog. Marvel has confirmed that stars from the movie who will be appearing are Kurt Russell, »

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15 Good Dark Comedies to Watch on Netflix in April 2017

31 March 2017 3:52 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This is no festive prank, these movies are hilarious.

Let’s face it, the world is a wreck. Every day things look bleaker than they did the day before. It’s gotten to the point where, if you can’t learn to laugh at our misery, you’re finished. If you need some help figuring out how to find humor in even the worst bits of the human experience, dark comedies work, Netflix has them, and we’ve made a list of the good ones. Click on the films’ titles to be taken to their Netflix pages.

Pick of the Month: This Must Be the Place (2011)

I can’t think of another movie in recent times that’s been so good and gotten so little love and attention in return. Maybe that’s because the concept of a former 80s glam rocker who still wears his makeup (Sean Penn) tracking down the Nazi concentration camp guard who »

- Nathan Adams

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I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore Review

25 February 2017 12:06 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In 2011, comedian/filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait sent a message to the American public – stop being an assholes. His film God Bless America was a no-holds-barred attack on our culture’s most mind-numbing afronts. Did we get the message? Assumedly not. Some six years have passed, and actor/filmmaker Macon Blair has something similar to say – albeit a more restrained message. Hey humanity, stop being “assholes, dildoes and fuckfaces.” As much as life imitates art, you’d better believe the phrase works both ways. I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore isn’t just a title, it’s a general feeling about our me-me-me, all-for-one society – and one hell of a directorial debut for Mr. Blair.

Melanie Lynskey stars as Ruth, a small-town nurse who can’t help but see the worst in people. Souped-up roadsters spew black smog. Supermarket shoppers leave dropped items on the ground. Neighbors don »

- Matt Donato

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Skylanders Academy: Early Season Three Renewal for Netflix Series

2 February 2017 6:45 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Skylanders Academy isn't going away anytime soon. Deadline reports Netflix has renewed the series for a third season ahead of its season two debut later this year.Based on the Activision Blizzard video game franchise, the animated show follows an unlikely group of heroes who come together to protect the universe from evil invaders. The voice cast includes Justin Long, Ashley Tisdale, Jonathan Banks, Norm Macdonald, Catherine O'Hara, and Bobcat Goldthwait.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Skylanders Academy’ Gets Season 3 Early Renewal; Felicia Day Joins Season 2

2 February 2017 11:48 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Activision Blizzard Studios wasted little time ordering up a third season of Skylanders Academy despite the second season having yet to premiere. Production on Season 3 begins in earnest this month at TeamTO studio in France.

The Skylanders Academy Season 3 renewal announcement also provided some new details about Season 2. Felicia Day will voice new cadet Cynder, a popular dragon Skylander whose past is mysterious. She joins the core cast including Justin Long as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks as Eruptor and Norm Macdonald as Glumshanks.

Returning in Season 2 after brief Season 1 appearances are Cy the Imaginator (Daniel Middleton aka The Diamond Minecart) and Sensei King Pen (Daniel Wu).

Other voice talent confirmed for Season 2 includes Susan Sarandon, Parker Posey, James Hetfield, Catherine O’Hara, Bobcat Goldthwait, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jonny Rees, Harland Williams and Richard Horvitz as Kaos. Sorry, no sign of Patrick Warburton as Flynn.

“Response to the show has been incredibly enthusiastic, »

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How ‘Patti Cake$’ Star Bridget Everett Went From Cabaret Motorboater to Sundance Showboater

26 January 2017 2:24 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

New York theatergoers know Bridget Everett as a cabaret singer with a powerhouse belt and a penchant for motorboating audience members. Comedy fans know her as the closing act of each season of “Inside Amy Schumer,” singing songs with names like “Titties.” Instagram followers know her as Poppy’s mother, whom she calls “Pomeranian top model.”

Soon, everyone will know her as Barb, the sharp-tongued lush and embittered mother in ‘Patti Cake$,’ Geremy Jasper’s Sundance crowdpleaser that sold to Fox Searchlight for a whopping $10.5 million, the second biggest deal of the 2017 festival. She’s also a lead in the Julie Rudd and Alethea Jones comedy “Fun Mom Dinner,” opposite Toni Colette.

Read More: ‘Patti Cake$’ Review: Here’s the Best Hip-Hop Movie Since ‘Hustle & Flow’ – Sundance 2017

In a recent interview with IndieWire before leaving New York for Park City, Everett was excited but a little nervous. “I have this »

- Jude Dry

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