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First there was "The Spoils Of Babylon," IFC's miniseries soap opera parody that brought together a ton of big stars (Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Tim Robbins, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer) for one big goof. Now, the creative team behind that is back with "The Spoils Before Dying," and the first trailer for this mystery riff is here. Read More: Watch An Extended Look At 'The Spoils Of Babylon' Michael K. Williams leads the effort with Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Haley Joel Osment (all three appeared in 'Babylon'), Maya Rudolph, Michael Sheen, Kate McKinnon, Tim Meadows, and Chris Parnell joining in the fun that follows a jazz musician who discovers his lover and another man dead. And it gets pretty surreal from there. “It was the weirdest world to be in. There was just no up, no down,” Williams told EW. “[My character] wakes up and the love of his life is dead, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A jazzy potboiler, a lustful murder mystery, add the irreverence of Will Ferrell and the work of author-turned-director Eric Jonrosh’s magnum opus The Spoils Before Dying, and July is looking pretty steamy for fans of the tongue in cheek genre.While his book was burned and the film shocked a nation before being destroyed for public safety, one copy remained. On Wednesday, July 8, at 9p, Michael Kenneth Williams, Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, and Will Ferrell will bring Jonrosh’s piece de résistance to life on your television screen. The six-part saga stars also stars Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, Tim Meadows, […] »
- April Neale
Originally titled Conner4real, The Lonely Island crew -- Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone -- are heading to the big screen with a comedy mockumentary that appears to no longer have an official title, but Universal Pictures has set a release date. The Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie (Universal's words) will hit theaters on June 3, 2016 and will see Samberg star as a rapper (most likely named Conner4real) whose album bombs, leaving him with little career choice other than to re-form his old boy band. The film co-stars Tim Meadows as Samberg's manager along with James Buckley and Sarah Silverman. Production will wrap on the project at the end of this week. The comedy will face off against Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 and the romance Me Before You starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin and Matthew Lewis. Bom »
- Brad Brevet
Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone make up the musical-comedy trio that has repeatedly taken Saturday Night Live by storm over the years with songs like “D— in a Box,” “I’m on a Boat” and “I Just Had Sex.” Producer Judd Apatow has wanted to make a movie with the group for years, and the stars finally aligned for this one, in which Samberg takes a starring role.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor will portray a rapper whose solo album bombs, leaving him embarrassed and with no hope of salvaging his fame other than reuniting the old boy band (including Schaffer and Taccone) he swore he’d leave behind forever. Tim Meadows has a supporting role as the rapper’s overworked but perpetually, inexplicably optimistic manager. »
- Isaac Feldberg
The untitled movie starring The Lonely Island inhabitants Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone is a mere 12 months away. Universal said today that the music-based comedy produced by Judd Apatow, which had been referred to as Conner4real, will open wide on June 3, 2016. Directed by Schaffer and Taccone, the film toplines Samberg as a rapper whose album bombs and leaves him with little career choice other than to re-form his old boy band. Tim Meadows also stars as… »
Who exactly is Amy Schumer? By now, you’ve probably heard her name, seen a clip from her TV show “Inside Amy Schumer” make its round on the web, or caught her hosting gig fronting the MTV Movie Awards. Whether you’re new to the Schumer club and just trying to find out as much as you can about the stand-up star before her summer laugh fest Trainwreck drops or you’ve been cheering her on since “Last Comic Standing,” get to know Amy Schumer now:
She got her start early
Remember how great the 1992 Disney movie Newsies was starring a young Christian Bale as a dancing newsboy in 1899? We thought so. What you probably don’t remember is a young Amy, dressed as a boy, dancing along next to Bale. The 11-year-old was an extra on the set of the film. But don’t strain to catch a strain »
- Rachel West
Connor4real is a mock music documentary that focuses on the career of a rapper, played by Andy Samberg, who must reunite with his old boyband when his solo projects turn sour.
According to Deadline, Buckley will play a member of the rapper's entourage called Sponge.
Connor4real is expected to be released in 2016 »
Conner4real is a mock music documentary that focuses on a rapper (Samberg), who is forced to reunite with his old boyband after his career goes down the pan.
Judd Apatow is producing the movie, which will see Meadows play Samberg's hyperactive manager.
It was recently announced that Samberg will host the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards this September. »
Earlier this month we got a poster for the Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie, the upcoming comedy from The Lonely Island members Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone and producer Judd Apatow, whcih will see Samberg as Connor, a rapper forced to try and reunite his old boy band after his latest album bombs.
Well, we now have a title for the Universal comedy in Connor4real, while Deadline and The Wrap are reporting that Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live) and Imogen Poots (Filth) have joined the cast, with Meadows set to play Connor’s “constantly upbeat and overworked manager” Harry and Poots as Connor’s love interest.
The project is said to “take aim at the fluffy music documentaries of recent years such as Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never and Katy Perry’s Part of Me” and will also star Sarah Silverman as Connor’s sarcastic publicist. »
- Gary Collinson
In this day and age of film criticism, less of it is seemingly always a bad thing, and when a bastion like The New York Times announces they’re cutting back, it seems like a particularly painful blow. However, Variety Thursday obtained an email from Nyt Film Critic A. O. Scott explaining that the Times would no longer be reviewing every movie opening in New York, and the ironic truth is that this “new” policy may go a long way toward bettering the film coverage.
“Because of the increasing volume of new films released each year, the Times is no longer able to guarantee reviews of all New York theatrical releases,” Scott said in an email. He went on to add in a phone interview to Variety that the paper had already instated such a policy quietly earlier this year, and coyly confirmed as much on Twitter.
In 2013, the Times published nearly 900 film reviews. »
- Brian Welk
That the musical goofballs The Lonely Island — Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer — should take their penchant for hilarious songs coupled with equally hilarious videos, and bring it to the big screen makes total sense. Judd Apatow is helping make it happen by producing the movie, and while efforts were made to keep the details secret, now that cameras are rolling, a lot more is leaking out about the picture. Read More: Lonely Island Teams With Judd Apatow For A Music World Set Feature Film First off, Sarah Silverman, Imogen Poots, and Tim Meadows have joined the movie, which now has a title — "Conner4real." Penned by The Lonely Island, with Taccone and Shaffer directing, it tells the story of a rapper who gets back together with his old boy band after his latest album bombs. The movie will use that premise to poke fun at recent music docs »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Imogen Poots, Sarah Silverman and Tim Meadows will co-star in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy "Conner4real" from the Lonely Island trio, Universal Pictures and Apatow Productions. Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer are directing and co-starring in the film.
Andy Samberg plays a rapper who reunites with his former boy band after his latest solo album flops. Silverman plays his sarcastic publicist, Meadows his overworked manager, and Poots his potential love interest. [Source: The Wrap]
Ang Lee's film adaptation of Ben Fountain's novel "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" has found its squad of Iraq War veterans to join Joe Alwyn in the title role. Also onboard are Makenzie Leigh as his Texas cheerleader love interest, Arturo Castro as Mango, Barney Harris as Sykes, Beau Knapp as Crack, Mason Lee as Foo, Brian 'Astro' Bradley as Lodis, and Ismael Cruz Cordova as Holiday.
Set entirely during football game, »
- Garth Franklin
Photo: Marco VitturWith Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer busy making their Lonely Island movie, working titled Connor4real, we’re starting to learn who has been cast in the film. Imogen Poots is in talks to play opposite Samberg, with Tim Meadows locked in. The film, which takes potshots at music documentary/concert films such as Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, sees Samberg as a rapper who has found big success since splitting with his boy band, but who must regretfully reunite with them when his latest solo album flops. Taccone and Schaffer are co-starring and directing, with Judd Apatow on hand to produce.Poots is close to the role of Samberg’s girlfriend in the film, while Meadows will be his harassed manager. Sarah Silverman is already aboard to play his sarcastic publicist. The cameras are cranking now in Los Angeles and the film should be out next year. »
British actress Imogen Poots is in talks to play Andy Samberg‘s love interest in the untitled Universal comedy from the Lonely Island and Apatow Productions, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Samberg stars as a rapper who reunites with his former boy band after his latest solo album flops. His fellow “SNL” alums Sarah Silverman and Tim Meadows will co-star as his sarcastic publicist and overworked manager, respectively. Samberg’s Lonely Island cohorts Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer are directing and co-starring in the movie, which the trio are also producing with Judd Apatow. Also Read: Imogen Poots, »
- Jeff Sneider
The Lonely Island movie — which the crew itself has jokingly referred to as the Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie — is top secret no more. The film now has a title, or at least the group is going public with the title they may have had all along: Conner4real. The three members of […]
- Russ Fischer
The title of The Lonely Island’s feature-length comedy has been revealed, and it’s suitably weird. Conner4Real will find the satirical musicians playing members of a broken-up boy band, who reunite when one member’s (Andy Samberg) rap album is an embarrassing, possibly career-killing bomb. Today also brings word that Tim Meadows, another Saturday Night Live alum, has joined the cast.
Meadows, recently seen in canceled NBC comedy Marry Me, will play Harry, the rapper’s irrepressibly optimistic yet heavily overworked manager, who encourages the rapper to get back together with his old bandmates (Jorma Taccone and Akiva Shaffer).
Judd Apatow is producing the pic, which was directed by Taccone and Schaffer (who previously delivered comedies Hot Rod and MacGruber). The film is being envisioned as a skewering of content-light musical documentaries like Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, One Direction: This Is Us and Katy Perry: Part of Me. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Exclusive: Andy Samberg will have another fellow Saturday Night Live alum along for the ride in the upcoming Lonely Island movie. Tim Meadows has joined the cast of Conner4real, about a rapper (Samberg) whose album bombs and leaves him with little career choice other than to re-form his old boy band. Meadows will play Harry, Connor’s constantly upbeat and overworked manager. Judd Apatow is producing the film, which is directed by and co-stars Lonely Island troupers Jorma… »
We're back with with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror new sent our way. Today's feature includes artwork from Blood & Gourd, release details for The Vatican Exorcisms, and news of a Sledge Blu-ray release:
Blood & Gourd Details and Artwork: "It's Devil's Night in Olympia, Wa - and out at Henderson Farms, the festivities are reaching a crescendo. Young and old have gathered to pick their own pumpkin, drink hot apple cider, and partake in the usual pumpkin farm fare. However, something has awakened from deep within the fertile soil. After years of abuse and humiliation, the pumpkins… are ready to pick us. You can beg! You can plead! You can scream! But these Hell's lanterns are lit only with the burning desire to watch you die."
For more information on this comic, and its creators, visit: http://www.bloodandgourd.com
The Vatican Exorcisms DVD »
- Tamika Jones
Episodes: 18 but 4 unaired in Us (half-hour)
TV show dates: October 14, 2014 -- February 17, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
This sitcom revolves around a couple who's been together for six years. They're ready to get married but for some reason, that doesn't end up being as simple as it should be.
NBC is breaking up with their freshman sitcom Marry Me. The network has cancelled the comedy series after an abbreviated season.
On the Marry Me sitcom, easy-going Jake (Ken Marino) and high-strung Annie (Casey Wilson) have been together for six years. They're ready to be married but their road to the altar is anything but smooth. The rest of the cast includes Sarah Wright Olsen, John Gemberling, Tymberlee Hill, and Tim Meadows.
Back on October 14th, the series debuted following The Voice and drew a healthy 2.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.54 million viewers. In week two, the numbers saw a big dip and then they fell again in weeks three and four. Though there were some temporariy rebounds, Marry Me's ratings kept inching downward.
Ultimately, the network ended up replacing Marry Me on the schedule before all of »
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