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Hoff the Record: Dave, 9pm
Unfortunately, tonight marks the end of the series for David Hasselhoff's mockumentary.
Hoff is invoiced by a charity but due to needing money agrees to co-star with Christopher Biggins in a panto instead. Travelling to meet his new co-star, Hoff is confused to find a child in the car.
Safeword: ITV2, 10pm
Each week, celebrity guests get their social media pages scrutinised for embarrassing information, which is then left open for the other celebrities to mock. The only way to make this stop is by using their safeword...
The Spoils Before Dying: Fox UK, 10:30pm
Do we have a new (mini-)trend on our hands? With the announcement last Friday of "A Christmas Horror Story" -- a new holiday-themed anthology fright flick starring William Shatner -- we now have four, count 'em four, Krampus movies either in development or slated for release. While the Shatner film will feature the demonic "anti-Claus" in only one segment of the story, it nevertheless marks the folkloric creature's sudden and unexpected breakthrough as the hottest monster in the movie business. First, a quick rundown of the other Krampus-themed films: 1. "Krampus," an Amblin-esque horror-comedy directed by "Trick 'r Treat" helmer Michael Dougherty and starring Adam Scott and Toni Collette as parents doing battle with the titular monster during the holidays; 2. "Anti-Claus," a Kevin Smith film that will reunite "Tusk" cast members Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Michael Parks; 3. "Happy Krampus!", a family-themed take on the character »
- Chris Eggertsen
Filmmaker Coley Sohn has launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to start filming the gay marriage comedy “Dodie and Cheryl Get Hitched.”
Sohn has been joined by producer Matt Horwitz of Echo Lake and “Transparent” casting director Eyde Belasco to raise $200,000 for production. The film, which has not been cast, is an offbeat comedy about two small town lesbians who decide to get married and the ugly swell of hypocrisy they have to face.
“Yes, gay marriage is now legal everywhere which is tremendous and mind boggling historic,” Sohn said. “But the fight for equality is far from being over. Getting a movie like ‘Dodie & Cheryl Get Hitched’ out there will challenge people to stand up and take notice.”
Kickstarter has selected the project as a Staff Pick and raised over $7,000 on its first day. Premiums include being in the movie’s wedding scene for $2,000.
The campaign hopes to capitalize »
- Dave McNary
“Behold The Bratzi – a foot tall Canadian Nazi made of sentient Bratwurst!” Smith posted on Facebook. “This is why I shaved my beard months back: to play the villain in #YogaHosers!”
Yoga Hosers sees Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith and Johnny Depp’s daughter Lily-Rose Depp leading the cast as convenience store clerks Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie, who team up with Depp’s Guy Lapointe in order to battle an ancient evil. Also featuring in the cast are Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the new Black), Austin Butler (Aliens in the Attic), Adam Brody (The O.C.), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), Stan Lee (Mallrats) and Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back »
- Gary Collinson
It's been over 15 years since Haley Joel Osment uttered the iconic line "I see dead people" in M. Night Shyamalan's classic 1999 film, The Sixth Sense, and now the writer/director is back at Comic-Con promoting his latest movie, The Visit. M. Night promises us that The Visit is his scariest film yet, reveals whether he believes in ghosts, and gives us the scoop on a sequel to The Sixth Sense. »
IFC is “Always On, Slightly Off,” per its tagline. Lately the network is always landing on the radar of today’s top comedy star–as evidenced by the Will Ferrell-Kristen Wiig-Maya Rudolph-Michael K. Williams-Haley Joel Osment-Emily Ratajkowski-Tim Robbins-Michael Sheen miniseries “The Spoils Before Dying,” which premieres Wednesday night. President Jen Caserta led IFC’s rebrand from the Independent Film Channel in 2010, transitioning to a TV comedy-focused network. It took a little time, but the stars soon flocked to her with their pet projects that they couldn’t place anywhere else. »
- Tony Maglio
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
TV Worth Watching
"7 Days in Hell" (Saturday on HBO at 10 p.m.)
Bless whoever came up with this random 45-minute mockumentary about an epic seven-day tennis match. Andy Samberg -- looking more "Joe Dirt" David Spade than Andre Agassi -- and Kit Harington (Jon Snow + comedy = win) are the players, with real tennis stars like Serena Williams and John McEnroe giving commentary.
"The Spoils Before Dying" (Wednesday on IFC at 9 p.m.)
Are you ready for this three-night television event? Not possible! But it's coming anyway. "The Spoils Before Dying" is the comedy follow-up to "The Spoils of Babylon" miniseries. This spoof once again stars Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Haley Joel Osment, Val Kilmer, Michael Sheen, Maya Rudolph and more, this time following a 1950s jazz pianist »
- Gina Carbone
No matter what crass hijinks Ted gets in to in his sequel this week, he will never be as disturbing as. The Country Bears (2002) Director: Peter Hastings Stars: Christopher Walken, Haley Joel Osment, Diedrich Bader Christopher Walken is mad at bears for ruining his armpit farting career. The Country Bears gets the historical distinction of being Disney's first film... Read More »
- Jason Adams
Exclusive: Haley Joel Osment has landed the title role in Jay Berger Wants To Be Your Friend, an indie comedy from first-time feature director Josh Goldsmith. The R-rated pic centers on an adult who loves his old summer camp way too much. Paul Bernon and Sam Slater of Burn Later Productions (Drinking Buddies) are attached to produce. Goldsmith wrote the script with Cathy Yuspa; the pair also collaborated on What Women Want and 13 Going On 30. Osment has been busy lately… »
Directed by Doug Ellin.
Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back – and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold on a risky project that will serve as Vince’s directorial debut.
HBO’s Entourage, a show about the glitz, glamour and dark underbelly of Hollywood, half inspired by co-developer Mark Wahlberg’s real early life in tinsel town, is something of an acquired taste. Therefore I should really preface this by saying how big of a fan I am. It would be deceptive not to. And by big, I mean massive. If fans were movie stars, I’d be Vincent Chase. Perhaps (okay, undoubtedly) that’s the reason I enjoyed this film so much; certainly, any film »
- Edward Gardiner
“It’s probably the first film that didn’t condescend to American teenagers.”
“There wouldn’t be a John Hughes movie without it,” Mitchell continued.
The event concluded this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival with a one-night-only reading, chosen and directed by filmmaker Eli Roth, and performed exclusively for those present in the audience. As always, no recordings were allowed.
Roth is known for extreme horror films, so his selection of a teen comedy may have seemed surprising to some. But the 43-year old director is an avowed fan of ’80s high school movies like “Porky’s,” “The Last American Virgin” and “Zapped!” which made his choice almost inevitable.
“‘Fast Times’ is one of my all-time favorite movies,” Roth told »
- Matthew Chernov
Director: Doug Ellin; Screenwriter: Doug Ellin, Rob Weiss; Starring: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Billy Bob Thornton, Haley Joel Osment; Running time: 104 mins; Certificate: 15
An entertaining and undemanding watch on the small screen, HBO's Entourage lifted the lid on the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to show what it might be like to live the life of a movie A-lister. Heavy on star cameos and bro banter, the show whizzed by in 30-minute instalments and swiftly built up a cult following.
There was something hugely appealing about living vicariously through fast-rising star Vincent Chase and his boys from Queens. That's not to mention Jeremy Piven's agent Ari Gold, whose unwavering loyalty to Vince was matched only by his explosive temper.
An Entourage film has been long in the works, though its arrival long after the show's creative and pop cultural peak can't »
Still eschewing irony, satire or self-awareness, TV’s bros-before-hos celebration of young guys living the celeb dream reaches the big screen
Producer Mark Wahlberg’s Hollywood un-satire Entourage ran for 96 episodes on TV from 2004 to 2011; now he has brought it to the big screen. It’s another bros-before-hos celebration of young guys living the celeb dream – riding smugly around La together in that bromantic four-seater convertible. There are unfunny and unsatirical star cameos, including one from our own Piers Morgan. As ever, where you might expect irony and biting comment, there is uncritical adoration. Super-hot young actor Vince (Adrian Grenier) is super-hotter than ever; he has just blown off his young wife after a few days of marriage and the status quo reasserts itself. He is always accompanied by his boys, his entourage. Lovable deadbeat brother Johnny “Drama” (Kevin Dillon) is still a failing actor – though he’s also supposed to be seriously good. »
- Peter Bradshaw
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
IFC has released the first trailer for Eric Jonrosh's long-delayed adaptation of his own Infinite Jest-sized novel, The Spoils Before Dying, set in the jazz scene of the 1950s and featuring Michael K. Williams' first major lead comedic performance as Rock Banyon. In a thoughtful touch, the trailer is made to look like the actual trailers for long-lost films, such as Orson Welles' Too Much Johnson, and includes snippets of Will Ferrell's Wellesian author-filmmaker-drunk Jonrosh introducing the film, much like he did in IFC's deliriously nonsensical The Spoils of Babylon. [caption id="attachment_473719" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via IFC[/caption] The trailer also gives us a first look at Haley Joel Osment, playing Banyon's confidant, Michael Sheen and Kate McKinnon in unspecified roles, and Maya Rudolph as Fox, whose murder Rock is framed for and must ultimately solve. The rest of the plot of this parody, which will have three episodes in total premiering on IFC, »
- Chris Cabin
Last week Max Landis’ directorial debut Me Him Her premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival. Shortly before heading to Seattle, I sat down with the very busy screenwriter for an extended video interview. During the wide-ranging conversation, Landis and I talked about so many things it would be impossible to summarize it in an intro. Suffice it to say, if you’re curious about what it really takes to make a movie, this interview is definitely worth your time as he reveals a lot of the real inner workings of Hollywood. If you’re not familiar with Max Landis, he’s written a number of projects over the past few years (like Chronicle) and he’s got a lot getting released soon like American Ultra, Victor Frankenstein, and Mr. Right. And this doesn’t count all the projects he’s working on that are still under wraps. However, while »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Channel 4’s new sci-fi thriller imagines a near-future world where we rely on intelligent robots to do our bidding. What could possible go wrong?
Related: Xbox co-funds first UK TV drama
Think of sci-fi habitats and you might think of spaceships – of Ash going berserk on the Nostromo in Alien. You might think of dystopias – of Blade Runner’s rain-drenched, neon-soaked Los Angeles. You might even think of the pristine New Jersey futurescape of AI, and that bit where Haley Joel Osment’s face melts on to a dinner table. One place you probably don’t think of is Gerrards Cross. Yet London’s commuter belt now doubles as the set of Humans, a new eight-part drama series from Channel 4 and AMC. On the day the Guide comes to visit, the very first thing we see is a body bundled from a car boot into a detached family house. »
- Gabriel Tate
Warner Bros. Pictures released their new comedy film, "Entourage," into theaters this past Wednesday, June 3rd, and all the top, major movie critics have turned in their reviews. It turns out that it didn't quite resonate with the majority of them, getting only an overall 38 score out of a possible 100 across 38 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Jeremy Piven, Nora Dunn, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Dillon, Debi Mazar, Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, Rhys Coiro, Kevin Connolly, Haley Joel Osment, Constance Zimmer, Perrey Reeves, Emily Ratajkowski and Rex Lee. We've supplied blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Mick Lasalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a pretty good 75 grade, saying: "The party scenes are entertaining fantasy, but the insider-business end of the picture is occasionally interesting in its own right." Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75 score. He stated: "Entourage, the show and the movie, »
Now playing in theaters is writer/director Doug Ellin’s feature film adaptation of his long-running HBO series Entourage. The movie picks up where the series left off, with Ari (Jeremy Piven) now a successful studio head and Vince (Adrien Grenier) stretching his “talent” by making his feature directorial debut on a supernatural adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The film also stars Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Billy Bob Thornton, Haley Joel Osment, Rex Lee, Debi Mazar, Constance Zimmer, Emily Ratajkowski, and Ronda Rousey. For more on the film, here’s all our previous coverage and eight clips from the film. At the Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Doug Ellin. He talked about his original idea for the film and how it changed, what he learned from test screenings, the cameos, his Blu-ray plans, what it was like directing Rob Gronkowski, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
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