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If you’ve always wondered what would happen if Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson hung out at a bar while Bart and Stewie made prank phone calls, Family Guy is about to satisfy your crossover craving. In the Sept. 28 season premiere, “The Simpsons Guy,” the albino Griffins wind up by accident in Springfield, where they are greeted warmly by the hepatits-y Simpsons. But a fast friendship christened with delicious doughnuts may be forever destroyed by an argument over Pawtucket Patriot Ale and Duff Beer, which leads to an epic chicken fight.
To see the collision of these two animated worlds »
- Dan Snierson
Among the highlights from the sneak peek: Homer and Peter eat donuts and realize they have a lot in common; Bart and Stewie prank call Moe’s Tavern (and it escalates quickly); Peter attempts to get Homer to set up a cutaway gag; Bob from “Bob’s Burgers” makes an appearance; Stewie and Bart go skateboarding; Homer and Peter discover some unnerving similarities between Duff and Pawtucket Patriot Ale; and the duo get into a predictably destructive fight across Springfield’s most notable locations.
“Simpsons” creator Matt Groening also appeared during the panel to ask for the producers’ advice on how a young, struggling animator could break into the business, and told them to kiss his ass a little more.
On the panel, »
- Laura Prudom
Despite the generation gap, Keira Knightley and Chloë Grace Moretz make pretty good besties in the trailer for the Sundance comedy "Laggies," from indie vet Lynn Shelton ("Humpday," "Your Sister's Sister"). After turning down a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, the aimless Megan (Knightley) continues to avoid the adult responsibilities in her life and starts hanging out with teenage Annika (Moretz), who also happens to have a hunky single dad (Sam Rockwell). "Laggies" seems like it could be Shelton's breakthrough to a more mainstream level, and the trailer reflects a commercial gloss and amiable likability that nonetheless doesn't do much to distinguish it from a lot of similar Sundance-spawned titles. It boasts an impressive ensemble cast which also includes Jeff Garlin, Elle Kemper, Kaitlyn Dever and Mark Webber. Read Drew McWeeny's "B"-grade review of "Laggies" here. "Laggies" opens September 26. »
- Dave Lewis
Laggies seems like an odd title, but with a tagline like “Stop lagging and start living,” it starts to make a little more sense! The coming of age comedy from director Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister) stars Keira Knightley (Begin Again) as a confused 28-year-old who is thrown by a marriage proposal and hides out in the home of her 16-year-old friend (Kick-Ass star Chloe Grace Moretz) and her father, played by Iron Man 2′s Sam Rockwell.
Laggies was met with a mostly very positive response at this year’s Sundance, and the trailer does a great job of selling the movie, making it easy to tell whether this will appeal to you when it’s released later this year.
It’s an interesting spin on the normal coming of age drama as the movie will seemingly focus just as much on the two adults realising they need »
- Josh Wilding
After her great work with films such as Your Sister’s Sister and Humpday, director Lynn Shelton returns this autumn with Laggies, a film which could see her bridge the gap between indie and mainstream. A24 have released a new trailer for the film, which you can view below…
Laggies stars Keira Knightley (Begin Again) as Megan, a 28-year-old who is at the beginning of a early-life crisis. When her loving boyfriend proposes to her, she freaks out and flees. Aiming to lay low for a while as she tries to figure out what to do with her life, she begins to hang out with 16-year-old Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass) and her single Dad (Sam Rockwell, The Way, Way Back).
Given some quite positive reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Laggies is definitely one indie to keep a look out for in the second half of the year. »
- Scott Davis
A24 just unveiled the first trailer for the upcoming "Laggies" comedy/drama, starring Keira Knightley, Chloe Moretz, Sam Rockwell, Mark Webber, Jeff Garlin, and Gretchen Mol. Check it out below. Plot: Having spent her twenties comfortably inert, 28 year old Megan (Knightley) reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend (Webber). When he proposes, Megan panics and given an opportunity to escape - at least temporarily - she hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika (Moretz) and Annika's single dad (Rockwell). The new movie is directed by Lynn Shelton and is set to hit theaters on October 24th. Trailer: »
Knightley stars as a confused 28-year-old who is thrown by a marriage proposal and hides out in the home of her 16-year-old friend (Moretz) and her father, played by Rockwell.
“I don’t know what to do with my future,” she laments at one point.
The movie’s tagline — “Stop lagging and start living.”
- Dave McNary
A24 has released the trailer and teaser poster for irector Lynn Shelton's upcoming coming-of-age comedy Laggies, starring Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, Mark Webber, Ellie Kemper, Jeff Garlin, Gretchen Mol, and Kaitlyn Dever.
Laggies follows a 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) who reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue any and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend (Mark Webber). When he proposes, Megan panics and given an opportunity to escape - at least temporarily - she hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika's world-weary single dad (Sam Rockwell).
Have a look at the trailer and teaser poster below.
Laggies hits theaters on October 24, 2014.
Source: A24 »
- Kellvin Chavez
A24 has released the first official domestic trailer and poster for Lynn Shelton's Laggies, a new coming-of-age dramedy starring Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell. Set for a limited October 24 release, the film features 28-year-old Megan (Knightley) as she reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue any and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend (Mark Webber). When he proposes, Megan panics and given an opportunity to escape - at least temporarily - she hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika (Moretz) and Annika's world-weary single dad (Rockwell). Ellie Kemper, Jeff Garlin, Gretchen Mol and Kaitlyn Dever co-star. The film premiered at Sundance earlier this year where it was acquired by A24 for release in October and A24 has been on something of a roll this year with »
- Brad Brevet
A24 Films has released the first Laggies trailer for director Lynn Shelton’s (Your Sister's Sister) coming-of-age comedy. The film stars Keira Knightley as Megan, a 28-year-old woman who, being unable to cope with the pressures of adulthood when her longtime boyfriend proposes, runs off and befriends a 16-year-old named Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz). I caught the film at Sundance and despite charming performances from Knightley and Sam Rockwell as Annika’s father, unfortunately the pic is pretty forgettable. Though the film begins strong, it becomes quite frustrating as Megan’s actions grow more implausible and irresponsible. This trailer does a fine job of conveying the tone and direction of the pic, so you should be able to gauge your interest accordingly. Hit the jump to watch the Laggies trailer and to check out a teaser poster, and click here to read Matt's review. The film also stars Mark Webber, »
- Adam Chitwood
Director Lynn Shelton has carved out a career of telling intimate stories driven by complex characters, with tales that toe the line between drama and comedy, and easily fall into both camps. And while most of her films had tended to stick to the indie circuit, her upcoming "Laggies" has a chance to find a bigger audience. Led by Chloe Moretz and Keira Knightley, and co-starring Sam Rockwell, Mark Webber, Ellie Kemper, Jeff Garlin, Gretchen Mol and Kaitlyn Dever, the film follows the 28-eight-year old Megan who is an the midst of an early life crisis. When her boyfriend proposes, she freaks, and instead starts hanging around sixteen year-old Annika and her single Dad. It's an unusual situation perhaps, but this is prime territory of Shelton, who usually manages to spin something unique out of the unlikeliest circumstances (read our review from Sundance here). "Laggies" opens on October 24th. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Directed by Lynn Shelton and also starring Mark Webber, Ellie Kemper, Jeff Garlin, Gretchen Mol, and Kaitlyn Dever, Laggies is scheduled for limited theatrical release on October 24th, 2014. Having spent her twenties comfortably inert, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue any and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend (Mark Webber). When he proposes, Megan panics and given an opportunity to escape - at least temporarily - she hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika's world-weary single dad (Sam Rockwell). »
- Pietro Filipponi
Performer-turned-writer/director Paul Mazursky, who was Oscar-nommed five times and helmed hit movies including “Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice” and “An Unmarried Woman,” has died. He was 84. Mazursky died of cardiac arrest Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
While his most significant films as a director came several decades ago, he returned to acting on TV in later years, playing Norm on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and appearing on “The Sopranos” and on ABC drama “Once and Again” as Sela Ward’s father.
Mazursky at his best captured the spirit of the late ’60s and the ’70s, when the American moral climate was turned on its head. His films entertainingly explored such weighty issues as marital fidelity, the merits of psychological therapy and modern divorce: “Bob and Ted,” starring Robert Culp and Natalie Wood as a “liberated” married couple; “Blume in Love,” starring George Segal and Susan Anspach »
- Richard Natale
As Beverly, the overprotective, overbearing mama of the ABC comedy clan — based on creator Adam F. Goldberg’s own family — McLendon-Covey has mastered the art of mixing extreme love with laughs, earning the actress a Critics Choice Award nomination along the way.
With Emmy Award season upon us, TVLine spoke to McLendon-Covey about getting into mom mode, dancing up a storm and those impressive roller skating skills.
Related | Eye on Emmy: Kaley Cuoco on One of Big Bang Theory’s Biggest Moments Ever: ‘I Had Chills!’
Tvline | Much has been made about »
When ABC picked up The Goldbergs a year ago this month, most folks in the TV business assumed the 1980-something family comedy was headed to Wednesdays, the night where the Alphabet airs familial fare such as The Middle and Modern Family. Instead, fourth-place ABC opted to pair creator Adam F. Goldberg’s affectionately autobiographical sitcom with another newcomer, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, on Tuesdays. The two shows were thematically incompatible, but The Goldbergs nonetheless managed to find a decent-sized audience. The comedy, which stars Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jeff Garlin, was a “self-starter,” ABC chief Paul Lee told reporters a few weeks ago. And so, not surprisingly, Lee earlier this month ordered a second season of the show, making it one of just five freshman comedies to survive for a sophomore year. The network also finally came to its senses and said it was shifting The Goldbergs to Wednesdays, »
- Josef Adalian
The Goldbergs started out its first season loud — and by loud, we mean the characters spent basically the entire pilot yelling. But the ’80s-set show ended its season on a quieter note with less yelling and more tenderness (plus great use of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer”).
When The Goldbergs first premiered back in September, it seemed like it could just be a show serving as a vehicle for ’80s references — the pilot is crowded with mentions of Jazzercise, Brooke Shields, and Reo Speedwagon — and not much else. In that first episode, we saw the potential these characters »
- Ariana Bacle
It seems like the 80s are in again. ABC has renewed The Goldbergs for a second season. The show debuted last September and has been performing decently, despite airing opposite tough competition on the other networks.
On The Goldbergs, youngest son Adam (Sean Giambrone) videotapes his family's 1980s craziness and provides commentary as an adult (Patton Oswalt). The rest of the cast includes Wendi McLendon-Covey, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, George Segal, and Jeff Garlin.
The fate of Trophy Wife, the freshman comedy which follows Goldbergs, is still up in the air.
What do you think? Do you like The Goldbergs? Are you glad that it's been renewed or do you think it should have been cancelled instead? »
Barack Obama was in a sea of celebs in fancy schmancy Bel Air Wednesday night ... and the Prez stacked his table with the biggest names in the room ... well, the biggest to him anyway.Obama was honored by the USC Shoah Foundation with its annual “Ambassador for Humanity” award, which was created by Steven Spielberg. The event was hosted by Conan O'Brien, featured a performance by Bruce Springsteen, and had "Taken" star Liam Neeson as »
- TMZ Staff
The third annual Wayne Federman International Film Festival will round up comedy’s best when they present their favorite films over the four-day event.
This year’s line-up combines movies and live commentary featuring Doug Benson and “Boogie Nights,” Kathy Griffin and “The Dead Zone,” Tj Miller and “The Bank Dick,” Jeff Garlin and “The Sweet Smell of Success,” among others.
The comedian presenters will also stick around for post-screening Q&As.
The fest will take place May 1-4 at The Cinefamily in Los Angeles. Tickets to screenings are $12, but free for members.
- Francesca Bacardi
Last night at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, at an event devoted to The Goldbergs, series creator Adam Goldberg let it slip that the ABC sitcom has been renewed for a second season. He was quick to qualify the news however by saying, "It's not official!"
Following a screening of the May 6th episode, the audience was treated to a question and answer session with Goldberg, executive producer Doug Robinson, and stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, George Segal, Troy Gentile and Hayley Orrantia.
The renewal doesn't come as a surprise. Though The Goldbergs hasn't been drawing great numbers, it's ABC's fourth-highest rated comedy and has remained fairly steady across the season -- even though it's lead-in Marvel's Agents of Shield has been declining.
What do you think? Do you like The Goldbergs? Are you glad to hear that it's being »
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