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Jeffrey Tambor, John Michael Higgins, Jennifer Coolidge and Fred Willard are helping DirecTV revive its popular “Empty Cable Suit” commercials from 2008 for the cable provider’s latest ad campaign, “Cable Corp.” In “Merger,” the first commercial airing Thursday, Tambor’s character announces Cable Corp’s partnership with CableWorld in order to take on DirecTV. The campaign aims to highlight the benefits of DirecTV — a member of the At&T family since July — over cable. “We know that DirecTV is better at this whole TV thing, so to beat them, we’re going to get bigger and we’re going to merge with CableWorld, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Mascots is the latest in a long-line of “mockumentaries” made by Guest, the most recent being 2006’s For Your Consideration. THR’s sources have suggested that Parker Posey, Bob Balaban, Jane Lynch, John Michael Higgins and Jennifer Coolidge are in talks to join the film, as well as Bridesmaids’ Chris O’Dowd, who starred in Guest’s TV show Family Tree. However, word is that Guest’s frequent collaborator Eugene Levy and co-star Catherine O’Hara will not appear in the film due to scheduling conflicts with their Canadian TV show Schitt’s Creek.
Mascots tells the story of “The 8th World Mascot Association Championships, where a group of ‘unusual’ men and women, with big heads and furry suits, compete »
- Scott J. Davis
Earlier this month, when we learned that Christopher Guest was working on a new mockumentary called Mascots, we figured (we were going to say “guessed” but didn’t want to hear all the groaning) that a good chunk of his regular acting troupe would be part of it. And so it is coming to pass, with Guest veterans Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, John Michael Higgins, Jennifer Coolidge and Bob Balaban all busy making deals to star. Also mentioned in The Hollywood Reporter’s story is Chris O’Dowd, who is in talks to reunite with Guest after starring on his short-lived TV comedy Family Tree. From the sounds of it, fellow regulars Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara might be unavailable as they’re working on Levy’s Canadian comedy show Schitt’s Creek, though we’d figure they’ll make the time if Guest asks, even if it means »
Mascots marks new territory for Christopher Guest in that it’s his first-ever movie for Netflix. But the team he’s assembled for it will look pretty familiar. Jane Lynch, Bob Balaban, Parker Posey, and Jennifer Coolidge are among the Guest regulars lined up for his latest mockumentary, according to a new report. Get the latest Christopher […]
- Angie Han
Jane Lynch, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey, John Michael Higgins and Chris O'Dowd are all in different stages of negotiations to star in "Mascots," the upcoming Netflix mockumentary feature from beloved "Best in Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" creator Christopher Guest.
The project is set in and around the world of sports mascots and filming on the project begins in November in Los Angeles. The film will follow a group of people who are competing to win the prestigious gold fluffy award at the 8th World Mascot Association Championships.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
To celebrate the release of Glee Season Six, available to own on DVD on 24th August 2015, we have 3 copies to give away.
Season six begins with Rachel (Lea Michelle) humiliated, her dreams of stardom in tatters, heading back to Lima for some home comforts and reassurance from Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison)… but she’s not the only one migrating back to William McKinley High School. Some friendly faces including Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Sam (Chord Overstreet) have also returned to the birthplace of The New Directions, along with season regulars Artie (Kevin McHale) and Blaine (Darren Criss). Back home things come to a head with proposals, break-ups and a desperate attempt to restore the arts programs that archrival Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) had banished from McKinley High.
Over thirteen episodes the cast are joined by other McKinley alumnae including our favourite cheerleading trinity Quinn (Dianna Agron), Brittany »
- Laura Holmes
New posters and a Nsfw trailer are here for Hell And Back.
In the outrageous R rated animated comedy from the Animation studio that brought you “Robot Chicken,” “Triptank” and “Bojack Horseman,” three friends embark on a wayward journey into the deepest, darkest depths of hell to rescue one of their own.
While navigating their escape, they provoke a slew of misfit demons, a super sexy angel, infamous Greek legends, and the Devil himself; Hell has never been hotter!
In the film, T.J. Miller plays a not-so-svelte guy named Augie who gets pulled into Hades along with his best friend Remy (stand-up comedian Nick Swardson). The thing is, this Hell is pretty hilarious, raunchy, and boasts an all-star cast that includes Mila Kunis as a devious demon who leads the two mortals on an odyssey through Satan’s inferno. Bob Odenkirk voices the devil, and Susan Sarandon plays his angel of desire. »
- Michelle McCue
T.J. Miller appears as tubby Augie who gets a guided tour of Satan’s lair in the new red band trailer released Wednesday for the R-rated stop-motion animated comedy “Hell & Back” Mila Kunis voices demon Deema, who leads the human visitors astray, while Bob Odenkirk is the devil, and Susan Sarandon plays Barb the Angel. Danny McBride, Rob Riggle, Jennifer Coolidge and Michael Peña also appear in the movie from the producers of Adult Swim’s stop-motion series “Robot Chicken” at ShadowMachine studio. Yahoo Movies hosted the trailer release for the film, which is due in theaters Oct. 2, and posted »
- Deborah Day
"Enjoy your stay in hell!" Freestyle Releasing has debuted a R-rated trailer for the R-rated stop-motion movie Hell & Back, from the animation studio behind "Trip Tank" and "Robot Chicken" (two excellent animated shows). It's a goofy, foul-mouthed trip into the depths of hell, but it looks quite fun I must say. The ensemble voice cast includes Mila Kunis, T.J. Miller, Michael Peña, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Coolidge, Bob Odenkirk and Danny McBride. I'm not sure if they were riffing jokes that got worked into the animation, or if it was all scripted, but some parts are funny, other moments are not. The animation looks great, and I'm just impressed they actually made a brand new R-rated stop-motion movie. Have fun! Here's the first red band trailer for Tom Gianas & Ross Shuman's Hell & Back, originally from Yahoo: Two best friends set out to rescue their pal after he's accidentally dragged to hell. »
- Alex Billington
Now Christopher Guest joins the Netflix conga line. Walking his way behind Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Ricky Gervais, Chelsea Handler, Adam Sandler, the Wachowskis and Mark & Jay Duplass, just to name a few, the mockumentary actor-director has agreed to put Mascots, his first movie since 2006, on the streaming site according to Variety. In the past, the filmmaker already mocked dog shows, home town theater, the movie industry and folk and hair metal music before by making Best in Show, Waiting For Guffman, For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind and starring in /co-writing This is Spinal Tap, respectively, and with his latest faux documentary Guest takes the piss out of... mascot conventions. The movie, to debut sometime in 2016, takes audiences to the 8th World Mascot Association Championships as men and women compete to bring home the Gold Fluffy Award, the competition's top prize. The premise and concept aren't necessarily as universal »
- Will Ashton
Sony Pictures Animation has emerged victorious in a bidding war for a project based on the social media icons known as Emoji. Warner Bros. and Paramount were also vying for the project, but Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Animation was much more aggressive in their pursuit of the animated movie. Anthony Leondis (B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations) is attached to direct and he is co-writing the screenplay with Eric Siegel.
What makes this project unique is there are no underlying rights to purchase, because the Emoji icons are in public domain. There is reportedly another pitch that will be shopped to the studios soon centering on Emoji, but it isn't clear who is behind that project quite yet. No details were given about how the story will be brought to life, but director Anthony Leondis pitched the studios using storyboards that explained how the movie would play out.
Emoji icons »
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s The Office gave us so much, not least its intermittently excellent Us remake and the many other sitcoms it inspired. Its hand-held single camera style and wryly observed mundanity became so seminal that for a period in 2009, it was technically illegal to launch a new Us sitcom that didn’t emulate them.
Thus arrived Modern Family and Parks And Recreation, two shows filmed in the mockumentary style for no discernible reason besides a love of The Office and its Us remake. (Parks And Rec grew out of NBC originally »
Throughout its almost-decade-long, 167-episode run, Seinfeld gave us myriad moments of pure joy and utter hilarity, many of which were at the expense of Jerry Seinfeld’s dignity. (Seinfeld the character, that is.) Now that the entire series is available on Hulu, Seinfeld (the human) has been reflecting on the legacy and history of the show, including a memorable appearance at this year’s Vulture Fest. But what about the women? Seinfeld’s failed flings and romances, particularly the inimitable Elaine, were among the show’s finest qualities.Now the folks at GQ have compiled an abridged oral history of (character) Seinfeld’s girlfriends. The actresses, including Jennifer Coolidge, Anna Gunn, Janeane Garofalo, Lauren Graham, and Teri Hatcher (though not Julia Louis-Dreyfus), share their memories: how they came to be on the show, their wardrobe dilemmas, the intimidation of lifelong curmudgeon Larry David, and the magnanimity of appearing on the best show about nothing ever. »
- Greg Cwik
Read More: Provincetown Film Festival Releases Lineup For 17th Edition Jennifer Coolidge, the actress best known for her role as Stifler's mother in the "American Pie" franchise and her work with director Christopher Guest on his beloved improvised comedies "Best in Show," "A Mighty Wind" and "For Your Consideration," made a trip to the beachside town of Provincetown, Massachusetts over the weekend to pick up the event's Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award. The actress, who got her start as a member of The Groundlings comedy troupe alongside Will Ferrell, has worked non-stop since the late '80s in both TV and film. On top of the "American Pie" and Guest movies, Coolidge has memorably appeared on the small screen in "Seinfeld," "Sex and the City" and most recently "2 Broke Girls," and in the two "Legally Blonde" films as a daffy beautician who perfects the Bend and Snap to bag a man. »
- Nigel M Smith
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
Time to hit the beach, moviegoers! The Provincetown International Film Festival (Piff) recently announced the honorees for its 17th edition, taking place June 17–21 at the scenic Massachusetts town. Founded in 1999 as a means to promote Provincetown’s rich cultural history, the festival honors innovation in independent filmmaking and has become a top destination for both industry pros and cinephiles looking to welcome summer. 2015’s recipient of the coveted Filmmaker on the Edge Award, recognizing visionaries in the film world, will be presented to Bobcat Goldthwait (“Call Me Lucky”) on June 20 at the town hall. The award has been previously given to luminaries such as Quentin Tarantino, Darren Aronofsky, and John Waters, the festival’s resident artist. Actor Jennifer Coolidge (“Best in Show,” “Legally Blonde”) will receive the Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award. “This year’s honorees underscore the importance of comedy to independent film—not only surprising and delighting us, »
Child pageants are easy spoof targets, since most of them -- especially the reality TV versions -- already seem like parodies of themselves. So maybe "Inside Amy Schumer" could've gone even further with its "Babies & Bustiers" sketch, which went for a "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" style mocking of "Toddlers & Tiaras," with maybe a touch of "Dance Moms," and the intriguing twist of Amy's character suffering from "Benjamin Button's disease."
At least that's how her mother, played by the inimitable Jennifer Coolidge, put it. Amy's character actually has the opposite problem -- instead of aging in reverse like Brad Pitt's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" character, she's a 6-year-old who happens to look like the grown-up Amy Schumer. This makes things awkward during a pageant when a wardrobe malfunction rips part of her top off.
The 5-minute video ends with "To Be Continued unfortunately..." so, if you watched the show, »
- Gina Carbone
“Give a round of applause for the Texas Sparklettes!”“Inside Amy Schumer” nails TLC in a most delicious way, and lampoons Toddlers & Tiaras And Honey Boo Boo in one fell swoop as the incredible Jennifer Coolidge is drafted to guest as baby Amy’s mama, Cleopatricia Sherman. Schumer’s take is “Babies & Bustiers.” Amy is a giant infantile “Amy Merryweather Sherman” who “spreads the word of the Almighty” via her shellacked face and big ol’ hair. We learn Cleopatricia has created a reverse Benjamin Buttons effect and her daughter has “Fetal Red Bull Disease,” which means Amy is six years old but twice […] »
- April Neale
In the 2 Broke Girls Season 4 finale “And the Disappointing Unit,” Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs) in a race against time to retrieve Sophie’s (Jennifer Coolidge) wedding dress from customs and get it to the church on time. “And the Disappointing Unit” premieres on CBS Monday, May 18, at 8pm Et/Pt. CBS has renewed 2 Broke Girls for Season 5, likely debuting in midseason 2016. Photo: Credit: Darren Michaels/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. © 2015 Wbei. All rights reserved.
The post Can Max and Caroline get Sophie’s dress to the church on time? “2 Broke Girls” Season 4 finale preview appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Ryan Berenz
Freestyle Releasing has acquired all North American rights to animated comedy “Hell and Back” and set a Sept. 25 release date.
Tom Gianas (“Saturday Night Live”) and Ross Shuman (“Robot Chicken”) directed the story of two best friends who must rescue their buddy after he’s accidentally dragged to hell. Producers are Corey Campodonico, Alexander Bulkey and Eric Blyler, all of “Robot Chicken.”
Freestyle’s top performer has been the faith-based drama “God’s Not Dead” with $60 million in U.S. grosses. It also has released Nicolas Cage’s “Left Behind” and Rob Reiner’s “And So It Goes,” starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.
- Dave McNary
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