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15 items from 2016


Skylanders Academy Series Lands on Netflix This Fall

16 June 2016 4:26 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Activision's Skylanders Academy TV show has found a home on none other than Netflix, it was announced earlier today. The new animated series starring the same characters featured the multi-billion dollar Skylanders toys-to-life video game franchise will debut as a Netflix original series this fall with a second season ordered as well.

The premise behind Skylanders Academy follows a team of veteran Skylanders characters charged with helping train a new crop of cadets at the show's namesake. Expect trouble to arise and Kaos, the wannabe foil of tranquility in Skylands, leading the evil charge.

Headlining Skylanders Academy are Justin Long as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks as Eruptor and Norm MacDonald as Glumshanks. Spyro, Eruptor, and the lower half of Stealth Elf are pictured in a screen grab from the series above. Also lending their vocal talents are YouTuber? The Diamond Minecart, Susan Sarandon, Daniel Wu, Parker Posey, »

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Netflix Plans "Skylanders," "Spy Kids" Series

16 June 2016 10:07 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Netflix has given a two-season order for "Skylanders Academy," the first project from video game giant Activision Blizzard's in-house production outfit Activision Blizzard Studios.

The series itself was first announced as being in the works with the creation of the studio late last year. The show, based on the multi-billion dollar toy brand, charts a team of heroes as they train the next wave of Skylanders Academy cadets.

Justin Long, Ashley Tisdale, Jonathan Banks and Norm MacDonald play regulars while the likes of Susan Sarandon, Parker Posey, Catherine O'Hara, Bobcat Goldthwait and Chris Diamantopoulos will lend their voices to the series.

"Futurama" writer Eric Rogers serves as showrunner with Sander Schwartz, Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk executive producing. The first episodes will debut on the streaming service in the Fall.

The confirmation comes as Netflix unveiled a new slate of kids' properties set to debut shortly including adaptations of the kids book series "Llama Llama," the graphic novels "Hilda," the Dreamworks animated feature "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron," and the live-action "Spy Kids" film franchise.

Source: Netflix »

- Garth Franklin

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From Caged to Orange Is the New Black: A Brief History of Incarcerated Women on Screen

15 June 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Orange Is the New Black returns June 17. The show has rightly earned praise for its nuanced, moving portrayals of female inmates of all stripes, and serves as a reminder of how far things have come in terms of images of incarcerated women on screen. In appreciation of series creator Jenji Kohan and the cast and crew's elevated take on the subject matter, we're looking back at the bleak and often exploitative history of the strange "women's prison drama" film genre. The portrayal of women in prison can be split - as most of Hollywood can - into two periods: Pre- and Post-Code. »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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From Caged to Orange Is the New Black: A Brief History of Incarcerated Women on Screen

15 June 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Orange Is the New Black returns June 17. The show has rightly earned praise for its nuanced, moving portrayals of female inmates of all stripes, and serves as a reminder of how far things have come in terms of images of incarcerated women on screen. In appreciation of series creator Jenji Kohan and the cast and crew's elevated take on the subject matter, we're looking back at the bleak and often exploitative history of the strange "women's prison drama" film genre. The portrayal of women in prison can be split - as most of Hollywood can - into two periods: Pre- and Post-Code. »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Winona Ryder on Beetlejuice sequel: 'It would be great'

14 June 2016 11:26 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you say Beetlejuice three times, will they make a sequel? The long-discussed follow-up to Beetlejuice got an endorsement from one of the film’s key players — Winona Ryder. The woman who played Lydia Deetz in the 1988 flick told Collider, “It would be great if it happened,” but it sounds like nothing is for certain. “I don’t really know what’s going on with that. Obviously, it was an iconic film. The only way it could really ever be done is with Tim [Burton] and Michael [Keaton],” Ryder said. “There’s something that really resonates with all ages, with that film. It’s interesting… if it was the right circumstances.” Ryder’s comments come a little more than a month after Burton discussed the sequel’s possibility with Collider. “It’s something that I’m interested in,” Burton said. “It’s something that I really would like to do in the right circumstances, but it’s one of those films where it has to be right. It’s not a kind of a movie that cries out [for a sequel]… But there’s nothing concrete yet.” The original film, which also featured Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Catherine O'Hara, grossed an adjusted $148 million. It also landed a spot on the American Film Institute’s list of Top 100 comedies. »

- David Eckstein

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Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf Revealed in A Series of Unfortunate Events

26 April 2016 4:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since beloved actor Neil Patrick Harris was cast as Count Olaf in Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, fans have been curious about what the actor will look like in full costume. Now that production is under way in Vancouver, the first set photos have arrived, and fans may have to do a double-take, because Nph is barely recognizable as the nefarious Count Olaf. Filming has been under way all this month, but today is the first time we've gotten to see the actor on set.

VanCity Buzz reports that the scene involves Neil Patrick Harris getting out of a vehicle before entering a building to purchase a new disguise. The images also feature a number of other unidentified actors, including two older females dressed in identical costumes, and a man whose oversized coat has two large hooks attached where his hands would be. According to the show's IMDb page, »

- MovieWeb

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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Co-Creator Daniel Levy Signs With CAA

1 April 2016 2:19 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Daniel Levy, co-creator, executive producer/showrunner and co-star of the comedy series Schitt’s Creek, has signed with CAA. Levy created the Canadian comedy Schitt’s Creek with his father, Eugene Levy. The two co-star opposite Catherine O'Hara on the show, which airs on the U.S. cable network Pop as well as Canada’s CBC, Amazon Prime, and Netflix Canada. Currently in its second season, Schitt’s Creek already has been renewed for a third season, slated to begin production… »

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Shailene Woodley Is Surprisingly Very Bad at Pictionary

14 March 2016 9:53 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Before hitting the red carpet at the Allegiant premiere in NYC, Shailene Woodley dropped by The Tonight Show on Monday night, where she participated in a fun game of Pictionary with Jimmy Fallon, Catherine O'Hara, and Eugene Levy. Even though both teams were pretty bad, it was still entertaining to watch them guess. Take a look at the video above now, and then check out the one thing Shailene says she doesn't have in common with Tris. »

- Monica Sisavat

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Patrick Warburton Is Lemony Snicket in Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

14 March 2016 4:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in January, we reported that Netflix's new TV series Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events wanted Neil Patrick Harris to play the villainous Count Olaf. Two months later, after lengthy negotiations, the actor's deal is now finalized, with Deadline also reporting that Patrick Warburton has signed on to play Lemony Snicket. The actor will provide narration for the eight-episode series and he will also appear on camera, with Barry Sonnenfeld coming aboard to direct.

The actors join Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes, who will play Violet and Klaus Baudelaire, two of the three orphaned children this story centers on. The third sibling, Sunny Baudelaire, has not been cast at this time. The story follows these siblings as they're adopted by their evil uncle, Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), while they try to unravel the mystery surrounding their parents' death. Jim Carrey played Count Olaf in the 2004 adaptation Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events »

- MovieWeb

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'Beetlejuice 2' Is Ready to Go, Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder Will Return

11 March 2016 7:45 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Beetlejuice 2 is finally ready to shoot. When that will actually happen hasn't been announced. But director Tim Burton has confirmed that the long-anticipated sequel has finally gotten the green light at Warner Bros. and the cast is firmly in place. As he's stated in the past, he will definitely be back in the driver's seat. This is what he had to say in a recent interview with ShowBIzSpy.

"The film is a go and has been approved by the Warner Bros. team, we have talked with the cast members we wanted for the film and they are all on board, this includes both Winona and Michael. We have the script in hand everything is in place all we need to do now is get ready to start filming."

This is certainly good news for fans, who have waited patiently through a dozen stories about the imminent arrival of this »

- MovieWeb

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Samantha Bee on 'Full Frontal,' Trump Steaks and President Hillary

10 March 2016 12:31 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Samantha Bee only has four episodes of her weekly late-night program — Full Frontal With Samantha Bee — under her belt, but the Canadian comedienne has already carved out a spot as the "fierce, fiery" feminist voice of late night. Those who followed her work on The Daily Show, where she spent 12 years as a correspondent, will be unsurprised to see her tackling issues like sexist dress codes and anti-abortion Republicans. And those unfamiliar with the host's ideology will get the gist from the theme song, Peaches' "Boys Wanna Be Her" — the »

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‘Schitt’s Creek’ Renewed For Third Season By Pop

3 March 2016 9:49 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Two weeks ahead of its Season 2 premiere, Pop has picked up a third season of the Canadian scripted comedy Schitt’s Creek. The renewal comes on the heels of its Season 3 pickup in Canada. Co-created and written by father-son team Eugene and Daniel Levy, who also star in the series, Schitt’s Creek is a character-driven, fish-out-of-water comedy that follows the once-wealthy Rose family – played by Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy – who suddenly… »

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Casting: Ormond, Heche, Kormakur, Gad, Kebbel

10 February 2016 11:54 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Rememory

Julia Ormond is confirmed to be co-starring opposite Peter Dinklage in Mark Palansky's "Rememory". The story revolves around a professor who mysteriously dies just before the release his game changing big invention.

Ormond replaces Catherine O'Hara in the role of the professor's spouse Carolyn, who discovers the memory recoding and playing device. With the help of Dinklage's character, she uses the invention to get to the bottom of her husband's death. Palansky and Mike Vukadinovich co-wrote the film and shooting begins this month in Vancouver. [Source: Deadline]

The Last Word

Anne Heche, Philip Baker Hall, Scott Speedman and Tom Everett Scott have joined Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried in the Mark Pellington-directed "The Last Word" for Bleecker Street. Stuart Ross Fink's script has MacLaine as a retired businesswoman who writes her own obituary to ensure her life story is told her way.

Seyfried portrays a local newspaper writer »

- Garth Franklin

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Sir Patrick Stewart Hails the Wrong Ruler in Film Independent's Live Reading of 'Dr. Strangelove'

25 January 2016 9:16 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The night started with director Mark Romanek telling the audience about the pie fight with which Kubrick originally wanted to end "Dr. Strangelove" -- so it only seemed suited that the night would actually end with Johnny Knoxville throwing a pie at Fiona Apple's face, while she sang Vera Lynn's "We'll Meet Again." The sad part is that the cast featured for Thursday's Film Independent Live Read at the Lacma will never meet to perform that script again. It was a one-time thing, and there's something very beautiful about that. Read More: How a 'Mad Men' Live Read Captured Matthew Weiner's Writing Style and The Show's Transitory Bliss To make a list of the night's highlights would be to transcribe the reading, word for word, from beginning to end. At that point, the reader should put on his or her own reading with their most talented friends. »

- Jeremy Berkowitz

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Neil Patrick Harris Is Count Olaf in Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

16 January 2016 2:07 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When it comes to getting a new TV show off the ground, any production has its ups and downs, and sometimes they come at the same time. Mark Hudis, known for his work on HBO's hit vampire series True Blood, has just exited as Showrunner on the highly anticipated TV series adaptation of Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events. Coming to Netflix later this year, the bad news was met with good when Neil Patrick Harris was announced as the show's evil lead Count Olaf.

Count Olaf will be Neil Patrick Harris's first major TV role since leaving How I Met Your Mother in 2014, where he played bad boy Barney. His new character, originated by Jim Carrey in the 2004 big screen adaptation Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, will be quite the departure. At this time, no replacement has been named for Mark Hudis. Netflix is refusing to comment on either matter. »

- MovieWeb

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