20 items from 2013
The turkey’s stuffed, the pumpkin’s pie’d and the family’s gathered — but don’t neglect your old friend, TV! It’s working Ot this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, serving marathons of fave shows (Castle) and flicks (James Bond), holiday movies (My Santa) and classics (A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving), plus fresh episodes of Glee, Grimm and others. So unbutton your pants and pick up your remote — it’s relaxin’ time. (Sunday’s entrees, including the Walking Dead finale, a great Wife and The Mentalist 2.0 will be covered separately.)
Thursday, Nov. 28
Midnight – 2:40 am Amazing Animation Thanksgiving Marathon (Starz »
- Misha Solomon
In my apparent continuing quest to interview all the great voice actors living today (because they are the most fun, okay?), I now bring you my interview with the talented and Emmy-winning Maurice Lamarche, a.k.a. The Brain, Squit, Kif Kroker, Morbo, Lrrr, several Futurama robots, Dr. Egon Spengler, Dizzy Devil, Yosemite Sam, Mr. Freeze, Victor von Doom, General Var Suthra, Mortimer Mouse, Chief Quimby, and more.
It was a real pleasure to speak with Maurice, who I’ve been listening to in various guises since I was a wee thing (I was a big Inspector Gadget fan as a child; and then with Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, and Futurama being amongst my other favorite shows through the years, I guess I’ve pretty much been listening to Maurice all my life!). It was also great to see him do many of his excellent voices and impressions both during the interview, »
- Emily S. Whitten
It's been nearly a week since the "Breaking Bad" series finale aired, and while my opinion hasn't changed much from what I wrote on Sunday night, there are a few odds and ends I wanted to touch on while they're on my mind, coming up just as soon as I suggest you get a bigger knife... So the thing everyone has been asking me about for the last couple of days is the theory — first presented by Emily Nussbaum in her morning-after analysis, then taken up by both Norm MacDonald and Joyce Carol Oates on their Twitter feeds — that »
- Alan Sepinwall
By Alex Zalben
Since "Breaking Bad" finished its run on Sunday, we've had plenty of other things to talk about: Miley Cyrus' stuff, some junk about the government shutdown or whatever, and of course, Spanish "Breaking Bad." Yet for some reason, people seem obsessed with talking about one of the most haunting, perfectly realized TV finales of all time.
Who are these people? Comedian Norm Macdonald, who seems set to continue our long national nightmare of fascinating and plausible "Breaking Bad" ending theories with one that posits... Well, spoilers after this point.
So remember when Walt is in the car at the top of the episode? MacDonald (as well as Emily Nussbaum, a writer for some sort of tabloid called The New Yorker) posits on Twitter that the late Heisenberg never made it out alive, and in fact the rest of the episode is nothing but a dream as »
- MTV Movies Team
It seems former SNL alum Norm McDonald has some very distinct feelings about how Breaking Bad ended. While we may all think that Walter White (Spoiler Alert) was shot and killed, it seems Norm has a completely different theory about the how the whole thing went down. Granted, in Norm’s version, Walter White still dies, [&hellip
- Remy Carreiro
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, Covert Affairs, The Daily Show and Burn Notice!
1 | How, how, how will Continuum‘s Kiera possibly escape her season-ending dilemma? And wasn’t Young Alec acting a bit irrationally in co-opting the device to do his own selfish bit of time travel?
2 | Did Walt’s reference to “Beaver and What’s-His-Name” make you hope that Breaking Bad brings back Jesse’s stoner pals at least one »
- Team TVLine
Title: Grown Ups 2 Director: Dennis Dugan Starring: Just about all of Adam Sandler’s friends. Here’s some advice if you’re going to see Grown Ups 2: Stroll into the movie about 8 minutes late. If heed this advice, you’ll witness 94 minutes that showcase a semi-return to form for Adam Sandler and friends. And by friends, I mean everyone (from a Colin Quinn sighting to a surprising larger-than-cameo Shaquille O’Neal) you expect to be in this is, save for Rob Schneider, Kevin Nealon, and Norm MacDonald. Dennis Dugan, Sandler’s directing choice for the first installment (and many other failed Happy Madison products that have splattered on the screen the last [ Read More ]
The post Grown Ups 2 Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Joe Belcastro
According to a recent lawsuit brought about by the widow of Anthony Lazzarino, who in the early 1980s operated a company that held the rights to the Robert Ludlum novel "The Bourne Identity," the super-spy immortalized by Matt Damon was very nearly portrayed by... Burt Reynolds.
The details of the lawsuit are kind of boring, tracking the proposed film's development through Orion Pictures, then Warner Bros, all the while looking at the percentage points that Lazzarino was supposedly owed. But please, can we just take a minute to think about Burt Reynolds as Jason Bourne?
Just imagine: instead of Damon's believable amnesiac assassin, we could have gotten Reynolds, probably with a mustache, wig, and brittle line delivery that would have made the character's existential search for answers sound like he was standing in line at the Dmv.
Reynolds is best known for his roles in the "Smokey and the Bandit" movies, »
- Drew Taylor
YouTube Comedy Week kicked off this week and is showcasing the best of comedy with live events, video premieres and creative collaborations from the world’s funniest people. From May 19-25, YouTube Comedy Week is bring together the biggest names in comedy on YouTube and beyond to create a one of a kind experience for comedy fans.
To kick things off YouTube put together The Big Live Comedy Show, a live 2-hourcomedy variety show that was live streamed across the globe featuring Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen, Vince Vaughn, The Lonely Island, Key & Peele, Reggie Watts and many more comedy stars. The show was produced by Jash channel co-founder Daniel Kellison, along with Joel Gallen.
The all-star list of performers includes:
3 Loco, Barely Political, Beardyman, Brody Stevens, Craig Robinson, Dax Flame, Epic Meal Time, Eric André, Fidlar, Garfunkel & Oates, Gregory Brothers, Hannibal Buress, ImprovEverywhere, Jack McBrayer, Jeff Ross, Jenny Slate, Jerrod Carmichael, »
- Melissa Howland
Last night, YouTube kicked off its Comedy Week with a 'Big Live Comedy Show' starring dozens of funny people from both new and traditional media. Promos used the tagline "this better be funny" to promote the event. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the kickoff show very clearly wasn't. Here are six reasons why what should've been a laugh fest (or at least a fake laugh fest) was a weak start to Comedy Week: This particular mix of new and traditional media didn't gel. During the pre-show, hosts Jenny Slate and Kassem G invited the legendary Norm Macdonald to join them. The former SNL cast member proceeded to run through a list of online creators he had clearly never heard of. When Slate praised Macdonald by calling him "one of the best," he sarcastically quipped "well, I'm no Harley Morenstein." And yet, when Morenstein appeared later in the show (alongside the spectacularly unfunny Todd Glass, »
- Sam Gutelle
YouTube is rolling out comedy week featuring come of the biggest funny people in the business. From May 19 to May 25, YouTube will collaborate with people like Seth Rogen, Vince Vaughn and Sarah Silverman for its Comedy Week celebration.
The week of comedy will begin with a "live, all-star comedy variety show" on May 19 at 5 p.m. Pt with a pre-show starting at 4 p.m. The rest of the week will include an array of live performances, comedians' curated top 10 lists and new episodes from popular YouTube channels created just for Comedy Week.
"YouTube is the home of comedy for the next generation," YouTube's Vice-President of Marketing, Danielle Tiedt, says in a statement. "If you like to laugh, come join us during Comedy Week as we celebrate the best of comedy with sketches, pranks, stand-up routines, sit-down routines, parodies, blunders, fails, live shows and unexpected collaborations in a way that only YouTube can. »
Lorne Michaels has in his possession a content library filled with of one of the most valuable franchises in the history of modern entertainment. The complete Saturday Night Live archives stretches back to the show’s inception in 1975 and features sketches from the most iconic names in Hollywood and comedy, including John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Mike Meyers, Dana Carvey, Norm Macdonald, Kevin Nealon, Chris Farley, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and many, many more. It’s a goldmine of programming, access to which Brian Stelter at the New York Times writes some analysts estimate at being worth upwards of $10 million a year. And now Yahoo will stream it. The online destination averaging over 50 million unique online video viewers in the Us per month just inked a deal with Michael’s production company Broadway Video that will make »
- Joshua Cohen
YouTube has announced the first-ever Comedy Week, set to take place May 19-25. YouTube has recruited an impressive roster of outside talent, including Vince Vaughn, Rainn Wilson, Sarah Silverman, Michael, The Lonely Island, Seth Rogen, Tim and Eric, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Norm Macdonald, and Craig Robinson. The week also has room for YouTube mainstays like Ryan Higa, Smosh, Epic Meal Time, Rhett & Link, and Epic Rap Battles of History. The event kicks off with a live variety show on May 19, followed by "a week of dedicated programming that includes live performances, new episodes from popular YouTube comedy channels, curated top ten lists from comedy stars and more." Hit the jump for the press release with all the details and the full list of participating talent. YouTube Launches First-Ever Comedy Week May 19-25 Kicks off with a global livestream on YouTube, May 19 at 5pm Pt/8pm Et San Bruno, California »
- Brendan Bettinger
YouTube is launching its first star-studded Comedy Week. From May 19-25, Comedy Week will highlight the best of comedy with live events, video premieres and collaborations from the biggest names, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Vince Vaughn, Rainn Wilson, Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Tim and Eric, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Norm Macdonald, Craig Robinson, Rhett & Link, Beardyman, Eric Andre, Garfunkel and Oates, Grace Helbig, Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross, Jenny Slate, Justin Willman, Jerrod Carmichael, Nathan Fielder, Pete Holmes, Reggie Watts, Ryan Higa, Tig Notaro and The Lonely Island are some of the top-tier comedy
- Philiana Ng
Norm MacDonald, best known for his time on Saturday Night Live (when, among other pursuits, he introduced the world to Turd Ferguson), has begun to disseminate his podcast on YouTube. The comedian's Norm MacDonald Live show has joined forces with the Video Podcast Network, which will offer live video for each episode. The first installment features Bob Einstein as the guest. Though Norm (and the video's title) introduce him as Super Dave Osborne, he'll always be Marty Funkhouser and Larry Mittleman to me. No matter how you associate the comic actor (who is also Albert Brooks' brother), it's easy to appreciate his unique, gravelly voice and original jokes. Norm MacDonald Live joins podcasts like Adam Carolla and Big 3 Live on Video Podcast Network, which also continues to host the Animashups web series
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- Sam Gutelle
Tune in tonight on Comedy Central: The Season Finale of "Workaholics" and a Sneak Peek of "The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman." Tonight on the season finale of .Workaholics. at 10:00 p.m. Et/Pt, Alice introduces an automated calling system and Blake imagines a future where the machines have taken over. Trailer - The Future is Gnar Comedy Central In the year 2014, telemarketing as we know it comes to a horrific end. Following .Workaholics. is a sneak peek of .The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman. where .Ben Has a Blind Date;. we hear from the .The Retweeter;. listen to more .YoBitchuaries. and songs from the .Barbershop Quartet;. plus Norm Macdonald makes a return appearance. Comedy Central Cc:studios Presents »
- April Neale
Ben Hoffman is just another nice little Jewish boy from rural Kentucky with a Comedy Central show. After some stints as a writer (notably on Comedy Central’s Sports Show with Norm McDonald), he scored his own show The Ben Show, which premiered last weekend on the network. He sat down with us this week to talk about both shows, as well as Swamp People, The Big Lebowski, and why he’s a big fan of documentary film. You can catch The Ben Show Thursdays at 10:00 Pm on Comedy Central. »
When Mike Myers‘ SNL skit, Wayne’s World, got spun off into a successful feature film in 1992, he kind of lucked himself into a transition from TV to movies. When he tried to anchor a film all by himself after that though, we got So I Married an Axe Murderer, and that wasn’t nearly as successful. Thankfully for him, that wasn’t the end of Myers’ story, because in 1997 he got another chance to star in a movie, and this time it was in a project that he wrote himself, a project that was tailored to play to all of his strengths as a performer. Said movie was Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, a film so successful that it spawned two sequels, including Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, which got Myers’ Scottish schtick out into the public and likely led to his starring in the Shrek movies. Wayne »
- Nathan Adams
TBS has ordered a comedy pilot from former "Cheers" co-executive producer Rob Long and "Van Wilder" director Walt Becker (pictured), the network said Friday. The pilot, "Do It Yourself," will center on Nick, a 20-something math teacher who's forced into the blue-collar world after he's laid off and takes a job at a big-box home supply store. Also read: TBS, TNT Development Slates: Matthew McConaughey's Bar Bands, Norm MacDonald Talk Show Nick quickly becomes the de-facto leader of his misfit coworkers, and begins to discover new ways of being a teacher. TBS is producing »
- Tim Kenneally
Though it was a pretty good year for movies, 2012 has for the most part sucked. False raptures, non-existent Armageddons, Norm MacDonald's Vampire Dog... enough already! It's with great pleasure that we give this year the proverbial finger and officially look forward to lucky '13!
There has been some good, though. We got ourselves a televised segment on the Travel Channel show "Paranormal Paparazzi," and we've grown as a site exponentially. This was all in no small part to you cats, whom we are extremely grateful for. You keep readin', we'll keep writin'! 2013 is looking pretty good horror-wise what with titles like Mama, The Conjuring, Carrie, Evil Dead and much, much more on the horizon, and you can be sure we'll be right here dishing out the good, the bad, and of course the ugly.
So goodbye, 2012! Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out! »
- Uncle Creepy
20 items from 2013
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