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The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced a special one-night-only Scary Movies live event, featuring “Tales from Beyond the Pale,” the acclaimed audio series curated and hosted by Glass Eye Pix’s Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid. The event will take place on Thursday, October 20, just in time to get viewers — listeners? — primed for the Halloween season. The event will showcase two new Tales written by Fessenden and McQuaid, with currently attached stars including Vincent D’Onofrio, Ron Perlman, Michael Cerveris, Misha Collins, Shea Whigham, Joe Swanberg, Nick Damici, Kevin Corrigan and James Le Gros.
In addition to the one-time-only October event, Fslc will continue to present special one-off Scary Movies nights throughout the year, culminating in the tenth anniversary edition of the annual horror fest, which is now moving to the summer, starting in 2017.
- Kate Erbland
Season 2 will consist of seven half-hour episodes. The new season, which will shoot in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas next year, will air in 2017.
The semi-autobiographical series chronicles Andrew Dice Clay, starring as himself, as he tries to live his life while trapped in the skin of “The Diceman.” The sophomore season will dig deeper into the many facets of Clay, beyond the character who once sold out Madison Square Garden, as the unemployed comic struggles in the Las Vegas suburbs to be a loving father, a devoted boyfriend and a professional gambler who is stuck dealing with the effects of his outrageous brand of fame.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
We all know Billie Joe Armstrong as the front man for the long-lived punk-pop band Green Day – now, we shall know him as a film actor. Armstrong makes his leading role debut in Ordinary World, with a new trailer hitting today introducing us to a very different Billie Joe.
For starters, he’s not a rock star any more; he just wants to be one again. Armstrong plays Perry, a former punk rocker having difficulty adjusting to life outside of punk. Unhappy at work and trying to manage a family with a distant wife (Selma Blair) and an adolescent daughter (Madisyn Shipman), Perry just wants one more day to cut loose and experience the excess of the punk lifestyle. So, on the advice and cold hard cash of his brother (Chris Messina), he does just that by getting a hotel room and tossing himself a blowout party for his 40th birthday. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Billie Joe Armstrong may be a Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and the frontman of Green Day, one the biggest punk bands ever. But in “Ordinary World,” his first leading role, he’s nothing but a failed rock star missing his glory days.
Directed and written by Lee Kirk, Armstrong stars as Perry, a former punk rocker who is ten years into his band’s “indefinite hiatus” and is still struggling with adjusting to the real world. After his wife (Selma Blair) and his daughter (Madisyn Shipman) forget his 40th birthday, his brother (Chris Messina) takes pity and gives him money to throw the biggest birthday bash. Check out the latest trailer and poster below.
- Liz Calvario
Will the Dice TV show be cancelled or renewed for a second season? It's a crapshoot. Deadline reports from the TCA summer presser, that when asked about the comedy's chance at a second season renewal, Showtime boss David Nevins said, "We are talking about it."The half-hour comedy stars Andrew Dice Clay, as a fictionalized version of himself, with Natasha Leggero (Carmen), and Kevin Corrigan (Milkshake). The first season of six episodes averaged 0.07 in the 18-49 year old ratings demographic, and drew an average total of 0.191 million viewers (i.e. 191,000).Read More… »
Horror films have introduced us to quite the amount of terrific yet psychopathic doctors throughout the years and the latest film from Joe Begos, The Mind’S Eye, is most definitely no exception. Today I got to sit down with actor John Speredakos, to discuss what it’s like to play an evil scientist, work with the infamous Larry Fessenden, and what it’s like to re-enact telepathic powers while doing your best to avoid you own head exploding in real life.
Shannon McGrew: Hi John! Thanks for sitting down with me today to talk about your latest role. For those who are not familiar with your character, Dr. Michael Slovak in The Mind’S Eye, could you tell us a little bit about him and what interested you in the role?
John Speredakos: Well, I think any actor I know would be interested in this role because on »
- Shannon McGrew
“The Holdouts,” a new web series raising money on Kickstarter, is an ode to what some have called vanishing New York. It’s the story of “a blue collar guy who just wants to get day-wasted for three dollars,” but every gin joint he used to haunt has turned into a Starbucks or a Duane Reade or a Bank of America. Created by Dan Menke and Stephen Girasuolo, Menke wrote the script specifically with stars Kevin Corrigan (“Goodfellas,” “The Departed”) and Jayce Bartok (“The Cake Eaters”) in mind.
“Kevin and I for a while had been sending each other the Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York thing, bitching at four in the morning about something closing,” Menke said, speaking from his rent-controlled Williamsburg studio. “Being a native New Yorker as he is, the underlying theme of people being priced out and the struggle to try to stay here was definitely something Kevin connected with.” For years after meeting Corrigan, Menke wrote possible projects. “I would periodically get up the nerve to send them to him,” the writer said, “and he liked this one.”
Menke met Bartok when the actor appeared on his monthly variety show hosted by New York’s filthiest marionette, The Arty Need Show. Originally, the show was about two down and out actors — with a running gag that Corrigan would always get recognized for his role in “Goodfellas,” while Bartok got mistaken as someone’s cousin’s ex. “With the added backdrop of gentrification, the project has deepened exponentially,” said Bartok. “It gives it that meaning, that edge, that wow, this is relevant.”
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Though he may be less recognizable than Corrigan, Bartok cut his teeth with bit parts in classics like “The Fisher King,” and “School Ties.” More recently, he has written and produced two features; “The Cake Eaters,” with Kristin Stewart and Bruce Dern, which won best feature at The Stony Brook Film Festival in 2008, and “Fall to Rise,” starring Daphne Rubin-Vega.
The gentrification subject is particularly relevant to Bartok, whose artist mother moved him to Soho when he was eleven. “We moved to Soho when it was bodegas and art galleries, that kind of ‘After Hours’ Martin Scorsese Soho, and over 20 years I watched it become this kind of Euro mall.” Bartok was a Soho holdout until five years ago, when he moved to the Fort Greene neighborhood in Brooklyn. “You couldn’t leave the house on weekends,” he said. “There was no neighborhood anymore.”
The series has a bit of an “Odd Couple” feel, with Bartok playing the naïve newbie and Corrigan schooling his character on the real New York. The team is hoping the five-minute episodes will gain momentum like the hit web series “High Maintenance,” and get picked up for television.
Why are such accomplished film and television actors turning to web content? According to Bartok, “these days, just business wise, when you have major movie stars doing pilot after pilot, and you’re competing with Tony winners for one episode of ‘Elementary,’ you’re like wow, this is it, it truly is an actor’s life.”
It almost sounds as tough as say, holding out on a New York apartment.
“The Holdouts” is produced by Savin Rock Entertainment. Help get it made by contributing on Kickstarter.
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- Judith Dry
Intruders arrives on Bluray, DVD and digital platforms this week. The film screened at last year’s Frightfest under the name Shut In and tells the story of a young agoraphobic woman, Anna, who finds herself under siege by a group of burglars. Playing one of the intruders is American actor Martin Starr. He plays Perry, who is definitely the most dastardly of the invaders as he has a very interesting way of trying to keep Anna in check.
Starr started his career in the wonderful, but sadly short-lived television show Freaks and Geeks as Bill Haverchuck. He’s since gone on to star in movies Superbad, This is the End, Veronica Mars and Adventureland, but is most recognisable at the moment for his role on HBO’s Silicon Valley. »
- Kat Hughes
Kieran Culkin, Nick Offerman, and Megan Mullally are in negotiations to headline the new comedy Infinity Baby, which will be directed by Bob Byington. The project, which is set to start shooting Sunday in Austin, is being called a “lightly futuristic comedy about babies who don’t age.” Culkin plays a guy who works at Infinity Baby, a company tasked with farming out 3-month-olds. Co-starring in the film will be Jon Togo, Kevin Corrigan, Martin Starr, Noel Wells, Stephen… »
Ever heard of a movie called Revenge for Jolly!? If you have seen it, you’d probably remember, not only because it’s about a man trying to find out who’s behind his dog’s mysterious death, but mainly because the film stars Oscar Isaac, Kristen Wiig, Elijah Wood, Kevin Corrigan, Ryan Phillippe, Garrett Dillahunt, Amy Seimetz, Bobby Monyihan, Adam Brody, Gillian Jacobs, and the film’s screenwriter, Brian Petsos. Great […]
- Jack Giroux
In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Showtime. Last year, the premium network scored major bids for comedies "Episodes," "House of Lies," "Nurse Jackie," and "Shameless" (including winner Joan Cusack) plus dramas "Homeland" and "Ray Donovan." Of those half dozen series, "Episodes" will not be eligible till next year while "Nurse Jackie" concluded its run in 2015. Below, the list of Showtime submissions across the comedy and drama categories for 2016. (Please note: Performers not included below may well be submitted by their personal reps.) Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions -Break- Comedy "Dice" Comedy Actor - Andrew Dice Clay Comedy Supporting Actor - Kevin Corrigan Comedy Supporting Actress - Natasha Leggero Comedy Guest Actor - A »
It takes approximately two minutes of speaking to Andrew Dice Clay before he starts a routine. "I was just in New York," he says in the same stentorian, street-tough voice that narrated his filthiest nursery rhymes at a sold-out Madison Square Garden in 1990. "It was so cold. I hate fuckin' bundling up, like. You know how you got to do it – the fuckin' scarf with the hat and the bullshit. But, you know, I love New York. I'm a Brooklyn boy."
Dice is now home in L.A. where it's »
It's been a long time since the hey-day of comic Andrew Dice Clay and now, he's starring in his own comedy series on Showtime. Will this TV series be able to draw big crowds as Clay once did as a comedian? Cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
A semi-autobiographical sitcom, Dice revolves around comedian Andrew Dice Clay as he tries to make a comeback. Helping him along the way are his live-in girlfriend, Carmen (Natasha Leggero), and his less-than-bright buddy, “Milkshake” (Kevin Corrigan).
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Back in the 1980s and 1990s, it seemed like every comedy series on television was centered on a stand-up comic whose act served as the primary inspiration for the stories being told each week. Seinfeld, Roseanne, Everybody Loves Raymond and many more followed this model, and yet, despite the prevalence of comedians-turned-tv-stars, Andrew Dice Clay — one of the most popular comedians of the late 1980s — never was able to find that starring vehicle that would make him a staple of network television.
Over the years, Clay tried multiple times to headline his own show, but short-lived attempts like Bless This House and Hitz not only failed to gain any traction, they were roundly derided as some of the worst shows of their respective years. However, television is in a very different place nowadays. In a world where a revamped Full House exists, it »
- Robert Yaniz Jr.
There’s a strong element of nostalgia in “Dice,” Showtime’s nobody-was-really-asking-for-this comedy featuring Andrew Dice Clay — and that’s just in the opening credits. Starting with footage of the controversial comic from his arena-filling heyday, the series proceeds to introduce him, not very imaginatively, as a slightly worn-down version of himself, eking out a living while enduring various indignities in the colorful confines of Las Vegas. The show has its moments, spread over six episodes, but as showbiz perches goes, this one is hardly the top of the world, ma.
“Dice” presents Clay as an insecure and misunderstood funny man, one who seldom misses an opportunity to remind people that he’s Andrew, not the boorish guy he played on stage. Eschewing much of a support system, in terms of series regulars, the show flanks him only with a live-in girlfriend (played by comic Natasha Leggero, who deserves better »
- Brian Lowry
Showtime has made the first episode of its Andrew Dice Clay comedy and the fifth season premiere of “House of Lies” available for free online prior to their April 10 linear bows in an effort to generate sampling and buzz for both series.
The episodes, cleaned up to meet at TV-14 rating, were made available Friday through Amazon, Apple, YouTube, Hulu, Roku, PlayStation Vue and other streaming platforms.
Inspired by his real life, “Dice” focuses on comedian Clay as he moves his family to Las Vegas in hopes of making a comeback. The series created by “Old School” writer Scot Armstrong also features Kevin Corrigan and guest appearances by Natasha Leggero, Lorraine Bracco, Adrien Brody, Michael Rapaport, Wayne Newton and Rita Rudner.
“House of Lies” follows Don Cheadle’s Marty Kaan, a manipulative, immoral man who’s determined to graduate from millionaire management consultant to global titan. The dramedy also stars Kristen Bell, »
- Alyssa Sage
April 10th is a big day at Showtime. The fifth season of the House of Lies TV series premieres 9:00pm Et/Pt. The series premiere of Dice follows at 9:30pm. Penny Dreadful's third season is up next at 10:00pm. House of Lies stars Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, Glynn Turman, and Donis Leonard Jr.
Dice stars Andrew Dice Clay and Kevin Corrigan, with guest stars Natasha Leggero, Lorraine Bracco, Adrien Brody, Michael Rapaport, Wayne Newton, Criss Angel, and Rita Rudner. The cast of Penny Dreadful includes Patti LuPone, Eva Green, Wes Studi, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Shazad Latif, Simon Russell Beale, and Harry Treadaway.
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Showtime will release all six episodes of its new comedy series “Dice,” starring Andrew Dice Clay, via its streaming services and on-demand April 10 — the same day that the show is set to make its linear its linear-television premiere.
The full first season will be made available to digital and on-demand customers beginning at midnight that morning. The premiere episode will then be broadcast at 9:30 p.m. that evening on Showtime’s core premium cable channel. Subsequent episodes will be broadcast on successive Sundays.
“We’re excited to release Dice in its entirety across our streaming, on demand and authenticated viewing platforms,” said Gary Levine, president of programming for Showtime Networks. “With its six episode run, we feel this comedy is ideally suited to being consumed all at once. We’re always looking for new ways to make our programming stand-out, and we’re confident that a ‘Dice binge’ will »
- Daniel Holloway
Freeks and Geeks: The Complete Series
The modern classic, Freaks and Geeks, arrives on Blu-ray at last! Set in 1980 at the fictional McKinley High in Detroit, Freaks and Geeks focused on two groups of outsiders: the stoners, tough kids and bad girls; and the brains, nerds and squares. Although this Emmy award-winning series ran for only one season, it has remained a cult favorite and a benchmark of quality television.
Sure, if you have a Netflix account, you can stream all the episodes of Freaks and Geeks as part of your monthly subscription, thus saving yourself the price of this set, but as its name implies, Shout! Factory’s Freaks and Geeks Complete Series Blu-ray Collector’s Edition is for hardcore fans of the series. »
- Brad Cook
This week, after an absurdly long delay following its premiere at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups" sighs, whispers and twirls its way into theaters. Love it, loathe it, or end up somewhere in between (our review), there is no doubt that, like every Malick movie that has come before, it is the Malickiest to date. It has as astonishing cast: Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Brian Dennehy, Wes Bentley, Imogen Poots, Teresa Palmer, Freida Pinto, Antonio Banderas, Isabel Lucas, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Wincott, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Clifton Collins Jr., Cherry Jones, Nick Offerman, and so on and so on — wait, is that Dan Harmon? In a world of colossal star egos, where A-list careers are defined by towering awards-bait roles, it's amazing that Malick gets even Z-listers to show up when the standard punchline is "Congratulations! You've been cast in a Terrence Malick outtake! »
- Jessica Kiang
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