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‘Wet Hot American Summer’: Oral History Details False Starts, Faking Camp Firewood

29 July 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Creators and co-writers David Wain and Michael Showalter, members of ’90s MTV sketch group “The State,” premiered “Wet Hot American Summer” — featuring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Amy Poehler — at Sundance in 2001. The summer-camp satire, set in 1981, floundered in limited release. But word-of-mouth, special screenings and the ever-rising profile of its cast cultivated a rabid fanbase.

Rumors about a sequel and other ways to revisit the source material circulated for years. In May 2014, Variety exclusively confirmed Netflix’s interest in returning to the fictional Camp Firewood. Now, with the July 31 debut of an eight-episode prequel series, the talent and execs recount 15 years of false starts, creative hurdles and scheduling snafus leading to “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.”

Wain (director): It first came out in New York. It grossed seven thousand dollars that weekend and we were like, “That’s not bad!” because it was only in one theater. »

- Julie Seabaugh

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'Lavalantula 2' Wants to Reunite 'Police Academy' Cast Again

28 July 2015 9:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few days after Lavalantula debuted on Syfy this weekend, the cable network has given the green light for a sequel, entitled 2 Lava 2 Lantula. The title is a reference to Universal Pictures' 2003 sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious, but don't hold your breath for high-octane racing action in 2 Lava 2 Lantula. Syfy will release 2 Lava 2 Lantula as a 2016 summer movie, but no cast members or filmmakers have been confirmed quite yet.

Police Academy stars Steve Guttenberg, Leslie Easterbrook, Marion Ramsey and Michael Winslow reunited to star in Lavalantula, and the hope is to bring them all back. The story follows a "washed up 90s action hero actor" played by Steve Guttenberg, who joins forces with Leslie Easterbrook and Michael Winslow's characters to stop a monstrous swarm of bloodthirsty lava-breathing tarantulas who burn their victims alive. The supporting cast includes Nia Peeples, Danny Woodburn, Ralph Garman, Marion Ramsey, Jon Mack, D.J. Pierce and Patrick Renna. »

- MovieWeb

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CineVegas Returns to the 2015 Las Vegas Film Festival

23 July 2015 12:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: CineVegas Cancels 2010 Edition CineVegas is returning to the Strip this year for The Las Vegas Film Festival. After its six-year hiatus, the festival will present three features, including "Guiseppe Makes a Movie," "Jauja" and Bobcat Goldthwait's latest film,"Call Me Lucky." Goldthwait's documentary "Call Me Lucky" follows the volatile but brilliant comic Barry Crimmins and his experience with activism, comedy and politics. The documentary showcases his immense influence over renowned comedians, as well as his turbulent, but inspiring life story.  "Giuseppe Makes A Movie" follows filmmaker/musician Giuseppe Andrews as he captures the psychotic and intriguing characters that live in his town of Ventura, California. The documentary is a collection of experimental vignettes Andrews culminated after staying in the trailer park where he grew up.  Lisandro Alonso's film "Jauja" serves as the »

- Sarah Choi

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Marc Maron Set for Comedy Special on Epix

23 July 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Epix has set a Dec. 4 premiere date for Marc Maron’s comedy special “Marc Maron: More Later” — marking the “Wtf” podcast host’s first premium TV stand-up event in 20 years.

The special was filmed earlier this summer at the Vic Theatre in Chicago and features Maron’s take on everything from religion and relationships to rage, Skype sex and ice cream. Maron wrote and produced the special, which is directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.

“I’m really excited about this special,” said Maron. “The Vic is an amazing theater and the crowd in Chicago was amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever been funnier and I should know.”

Maron joins a growing list of comics who have partnered with Epix on these events. Jim Norton, Jim Breuer and Lisa Lampanelli have also had Epix specials air this year.

“Marc’s edgy, smart approach to comedy is admired not only by his peers, »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Holliston Season 3 to Premiere Summer 2016

20 July 2015 4:20 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Holliston fans rejoice—it was announced today that Adam Green's horror comedy series will return for a third season next summer on GeekNation.

Press Release: "(Los Angeles, CA – July 20, 2015)  After a two year hiatus following the tragic death of cast member Dave Brockie, the popular sit-com Holliston will return for a third season in 2016 on the GeekNation digital network, it was announced today by ArieScope Pictures President and series creator/ show runner Adam Green in conjunction with GeekNation’s CEO Clare Kramer and COO Brian Keathley.  The highly anticipated third season is set for a full 10-episode order to premiere on GeekNation’s digital streaming network next summer, making this the first time thatHolliston will be readily accessible for all, including audiences in many foreign countries that were unable to watch the series until now.

Created by Adam Green (Hatchet, Frozen), Holliston stars Green and fellow real-life genre filmmaker Joe Lynch (Everly, »

- Derek Anderson

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TLC Cancels 19 Kids and Counting

16 July 2015 12:59 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

TLC has canceled 19 Kids and Counting in light of the scandal -Vulture What is the "Whoopi Goldberg Effect"? - HuffPost Entertainment What these musicians were like before their big breaks - MTV News Check out the first drafts of these famous movies - Cracked Bravo cancels this Housewives spinoff before it even begins - Buddy TV Meet the fresh faces of Tvd's season 7 - The Vampire Diaries Watch the trailer for Bobcat Goldthwait's new movie - Splitsider Bellamy Young opens up about Scandal's Millie - Popsugar Celebrity & News »

- Jessica-Chassin

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Watch: Bobcat Goldthwait's 'Call Me Lucky' Trailer Celebrates a Mythical Comedian

16 July 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"I want to prove F. Scott Fitzgerald wrong," Bobcat Goldthwait told me at Sundance, "that there are no second acts." Not only has he directed seven films over the past decade, but he's also having a blast directing "Community." "Call Me Lucky," his third Sundance debut and first documentary, is a profile of standup comic Barry Crimmins. Goldthwait's last fiction film "Willow Creek" was a found footage Bigfoot movie with the filmmaker "interviewing actual folks in a town and putting them in a suspense scary buffet movie." So it was natural that he should go full documentary for "Call Me Lucky," which started with Goldthwait's best friend of 33 years, Robin Williams (he still gets teary when his name comes up), who was trying to make a scripted narrative movie about Crimmins. "It seemed like it was hard to get going that way," said Goldthwait. "So Robin suggested we make it as a documentary and we. »

- Anne Thompson

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Watch: Bobcat Goldthwait Honors A Comedic Icon in Debut 'Call Me Lucky' Trailer

16 July 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Bobcat Goldthwait Thanks 'My Best Friend' Robin Williams at Emotional 'Call Me Lucky' Screening Bobcat Goldthwait is back in the director's chair for the upcoming documentary "Call Me Lucky," covering the life and career of influential comedian and activist Barry Crimmins. Featuring interviews with David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Margaret Cho, Tom Kenny and Crimmins himself, the film looks to be an encompassing, poignant account of the surly and scarred comedy legend. The official synopsis reads: "An inspiring, triumphant and wickedly funny portrait of one of comedy's most enigmatic and important figures, 'Call Me Lucky' tells the story of Barry Crimmins, a beer-swilling, politically outspoken and whip-smart comic whose efforts in the '70's and '80's fostered the talents of the next generation of standup comedians. But beneath Crimmins' gruff, hard-drinking, curmudgeonly persona lay an undercurrent of rage stemming from his long-suppressed and »

- Ethan Sapienza

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Call Me Lucky Trailer: Bobcat Goldthwait Goes For True Dark Comedy

15 July 2015 7:18 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The latest from the director of narrative black comedies World's Greatest Dad and God Bless America is a documentary on comedian Barry Crimmins

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- Christopher Campbell

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Watch: First Trailer for Bobcat Goldthwait's New Doc 'Call Me Lucky'

15 July 2015 12:59 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"They weren't quite sure what to make of Barry." One of the better documentaries out of Sundance this year is one titled Call Me Lucky, from filmmaker and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait. At my screening at Sundance, Bobcat introduced it by talking about his friendship with Robin Williams, revealing that Robin told him to go out and make this documentary about Barry. So he did. And it's a remarkable documentary that will throw your for a loop, as there's a dark secret revealed halfway through that changes everything. By the end I was inspired, because Barry has gone through so much yet remains such a strong and genuine voice, in comedy and activism. This one of those documentaries where I'll continue to say - it's worth seeing. Here's the trailer for Bobcat Goldthwait's documentary Call Me Lucky, originally from Yahoo: Barry Crimmins is pissed. His hellfire brand of comedy has »

- Alex Billington

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‘Call Me Lucky’ shines a spotlight on an inspirational story

6 July 2015 6:07 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Call Me Lucky

Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait

USA, 2015

Call Me Lucky introduces the film’s central figure, Barry Crimmins, to the audience as a government-hating, Catholic church despising curmudgeon. When the documentary heads to upstate New York to chronicle a scruffily bearded, firewood chopping Crimmins, now living in isolation, it makes total sense. Call Me Lucky starts off hitting all the beats of a familiar type of biopic story: Crimmins arrived on the comedy scene with a style ahead of its time, left behind a legacy that never got its due, and his greatest contribution to the business was opening doors for a younger generation of comics. Midway through the film, there is a drastic shift in the tone of Call Me Lucky that completely obliterates any notion of where the film is headed. The result is a shocking and enjoyable documentary, filled with laughs, tears, and inspiring acts of courage. »

- Victor Stiff

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Bobcat Goldthwait’s Latest Film, Call Me Lucky, Details the Comedic Genius of Barry Crimmins

29 June 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Bobcat Goldthwait’s latest film is one that has the film festival circuit raving and critics up on their feet in applause. “Call Me Lucky,” which will be in theaters Aug. 7, will introduce audiences to the wild ride of comedian Barry Crimmins. The documentary gives more truth to the adage that comedy comes from sadness and anger, as Crimmins’ own tragic childhood becomes the source for his sharp comedic talent. As the synopsis states: “An inspiring, triumphant and wickedly funny portrait of one of comedy’s most enigmatic and important figures, Call Me Lucky tells the story of Barry Crimmins, a beer-swilling, politically outspoken and whip-smart comic whose efforts in the  [ Read More ]

The post Bobcat Goldthwait’s Latest Film, Call Me Lucky, Details the Comedic Genius of Barry Crimmins appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- monique

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Watch: Seth MacFarlane Does Spot-On Liam Neeson in ‘Taken’ Impression

23 June 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Seth MacFarlane put his voice acting skills to good use on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday.

The “Ted 2” star was given a chance to play the game Impression Generator, where the guest gets a chance to do impressions of fellow celebrities while simultaneously talking about an ordinary topic.

MacFarlane landed on Liam Neeson and Time Warner Cable, which, unsurprisingly, made the company mildly terrifying.

“I have a very particular set of channels,” he started. After bringing the action hero to the cable provider, MacFarlane also did impressions of Bobcat Goldthwait, Pee-Wee Herman and Ray Romano.

MacFarlane follows Jamie Foxx and Christina Aguilera, who also went viral following their spins on the Impression Generator.

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- Mannie Holmes

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Seth MacFarlane's Liam Neeson Impression Is Perfect

23 June 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Seth MacFarlane showed off his vocal dexterity on The Tonight Show Monday, joining Jimmy Fallon for a round of "Wheel of Impressions," where he rattled off spot-on impersonations of Liam Neeson, Ray Romano and more.

As the wheel generates both a celebrity and a topic, MacFarlane was first tasked with Neeson and Time Warner Cable, effectively bringing everyone's worst nightmares of the communications conglomerate to life: "If you'd like to purchase these channels, I'll come and install your cable, and that'll be the end of it," MacFarlane growled. "If you don't, »

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Best of Late Night TV: Seth MacFarlane's Wheel of Impressions, Ashley Tisdale's Twitter Feud With Andy Richter

23 June 2015 12:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Seth MacFarlane is already known for his impressive vocal talents, so of course the "Family Guy" creator and "Ted 2" director was awesome at Jimmy Fallon's "Wheel of Impressions." Just watch him discuss Time Warner Cable as Liam Neeson (he has a very particular set of channels...), then take on Starbucks as Bobcat Goldthwait, and chat about movies as Ray Romano. All Bobcat impressions are gold, since there's almost no way to miss with that. Of course, these things are never random -- Seth already showed off his Liam impression in Moviefone's Unscripted last year, so they let him do it again.

In his own sit-down interview, Seth discussed how his father, »

- Gina Carbone

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'Leaning to Drive' and 'Packed in a Trunk' Lead Provincetown Winners

22 June 2015 7:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: What John Waters Learned About Bobcat Goldthwait in Provincetown The 2015 Provincetown International Film Festival came to a wrap over the weekend with the announcement of this year's winners. The HBO Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature went to Isabel Coixet's "Learning to Drive," starring Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley. The equivalent documentary honor was awarded to "Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Wilkinson," from director Michelle Boyaner. The John Schlesinger Award, presented to a first time documentary and narrative feature filmmaker, went to "Breathe," by actress and filmmaker Mélanie Laurent, for narrative and "Outermost Radio by Alan Chebot for documentary. Below are the other winners: HBO Short Documentary Award: "The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Bull" directed by Kitty Green Jury Award / Best Narrative Short Film: "Myrna The Monster" directed by Ian Samuels Jury »

- Nigel M Smith

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What John Waters Learned About Bobcat Goldthwait in Provincetown

22 June 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Provincetown Film Festival Releases Lineup For 17th Edition  Comedian-turned-filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait's movies are by all accounts edgy, just like his brand of standup comedy that first brought him recognition. It's therefore no surprise that the Provincetown International Film Festival (Piff) named him this year's "Filmmaker on the Edge." The "Police Academy" star made his feature debut with "Shakes the Clown," a twisted comedy that centers on a party clown who spends his free days getting wasted. "Sleeping Dogs Lie," his sophomore film, is a comedy about a woman whose life is thrown into turmoil after she confesses to her fiancé that she once gave a blowjob to a dog. With "World's Greatest Dad," Goldthwait sent up the feel-good comedy genre with a redemptive tale of a father (Robin Williams) who finds his voice after his son dies of autoerotic asphyxiation. His hero in "God Bless America" at one. »

- Nigel M Smith

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Exclusive: Celebrate 'Filmmaking on the Edge' with Poster for 17th Provincetown International Film Festival

10 June 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Provincetown Film Festival to Honor Bobcat Goldthwait, Jennifer Coolidge The official poster has been unveiled for the 17th annual Provincetown International Film Festival (Piff), which is set to showcase some of the best films hitting the festival circuit this year. For the third year in a row, Piff has enlisted Ultra Creative for the poster design. In this year's vibrant offering, iconic imagery associated with the arts colony -- including idiosyncratic architecture and a classic town sign -- has been integrated into the key art along with one central message: "Filmmaking on the edge." Major films set to screen at this year's Piff include the controversial James Franco pic "I Am Michael," Lily Tomlin's potential Oscar vehicle "Grandma" and the warmly-received ensemble comedy "Sleeping with Other People." Beloved cult director Bobcat Goldthwait and comedy scene-stealer Jennifer Coolidge will be honored with lifetime »

- David Canfield

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John Cleese webchat – as it happened: 'Piers Morgan? Big M, small organ'

10 June 2015 6:29 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Is it possible to train your cat to be vegan? Would he ever present Top Gear? And what’s his beef with Piers Morgan. The Monty Python and Fawlty Towers star answered your questions live - read his answers here.

3.45pm BST

That’s it! Thanks for all your questions. A final word from John:

This has been great fun, thanks for entertaining questions. Signed, A Non-Venemous Python.

2.29pm BST

David Gersch asks:

After reading your autobiography, I’m troubled on the conclusion of what type of Cheese you are, initially I thought of you as a Brie, sophisticated and elegant, then I noticed you more of a Goat Cheese, wanting to please everyone and losing yourself in doing so, but as you’ve matured I sense a Blue Cheese quality, an acquired taste. Mr Cleese what Cheese are you? in addition what are the other Pythons cheese types?

What kind of cheese am I? »

- Guardian Staff

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Community: six seasons and... now what?

3 June 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Is that the last we'll see of Community or will the hashtag become a reality when six seasons are joined by a movie?

Warning: contains spoilers for Community season 6.

For the first time since 2009, Community just got through a season without the threat of cancellation looming over it at any given moment. NBC finally pulled the plug on Dan Harmon's weird and wonderful series in 2014 after five seasons, but like Arrested Development before it and The Mindy Project since, it got another season by moving online, to the Yahoo! Screen streaming service.

Given how Harmon was fired in 2012, following a harried production schedule on season three and a very public dispute with Chevy Chase over filming, it seems kind of impossible that the show ever got to the six seasons for which the fans campaigned ceaselessly. #SixSeasonsAndAMovie became the rallying cry for Greendale's Human Beings and the lifespan of »

- louisamellor

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