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10 Sitcom Pilots Inspired by Real People: Which Will You Watch?

17 April 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Last week, in the wake of Eddie Huang's complaints that he felt ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat" was distorting and softening his childhood experiences, this column examined how hard it is for any biographical or autobiographical sitcom to be true to the life of its source and still be a crowd-pleasing primetime network entertainment. You'd think, after decades of trying, TV writers and network programming executives would be aware of this.

Nonetheless, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the networks have no fewer than ten such sitcom pilots in production, as the first episodes of potential 2015-16 primetime series. Some are based on the lives of already famous entertainers, some on the self-referential stand-up comedy routines of not-quite-famous comics, and some on memoirsts who've lived interesting lives.

Here's a rundown of these pilots, with a look at who these shows are about, who's starring in them, what the series might be like, »

- Gary Susman

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Giveaway – Win an Avengers Swag Bag from The Flickering Myth Movie Show

8 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We did it. We’re back for a second episode!

And to celebrate, we’re giving away an Avengers Swag Bag full of Marvel-related goodies. Because this month is Avengers: Age of Ultron month. And we’re ridiculously excited.

Simply Tweet The Video Below Using #Fmtv to be in with a chance of winning. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 19th April. UK readers only, please. And by entering this competition you agree to our terms and conditions, which you can read here.

Here’s a little synopsis of the episode itself:

In our April edition, we’re analysing Avengers: Age of Ultron in depth. What cameos to expect? Who might die? What the end credits sequence might be?

Our very own Rebecca Perfect is also reporting all the way from Hollywood, with the biggest Marvel superhero news at the moment. Who might we see in X-Men: Apocalypse? Which actor is leaving the franchise? »

- Oli Davis

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The Flickering Myth Movie Show #2 – Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Duff, Fast and Furious 7…

6 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We did it. We’re back for a second episode!

In our April edition, we’re analysing Avengers: Age of Ultron in depth. What cameos to expect? Who might die? What the end credits sequence might be?

—Tweet The Video Below Using #Fmtv To Be Entered Into Our Avengers Swag Bag Competition!—

Our very own Rebecca Perfect is also reporting all the way from Hollywood, with the biggest Marvel superhero news at the moment. Who might we see in X-Men: Apocalypse? Which actor is leaving the franchise? Who is going to be Joss Whedon’s replacement for Avengers: Infinity War Parts I and II? And our first look at The Thing from the Fantastic Four.

 

We’ve also got a great interview Zorro himself, Antonio Banderas, about the intricacies of working alongside an animated sponge in his new movie, The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D.

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- Oli Davis

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How Comedian's "Worst Interview" Ever Blossomed Into a Friendship With The Rock

4 April 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In 2013, Dwayne Johnson-obsessed comedian Nick Mundy spent three days at Miami at press junket for Michael Bay's Pain & Gain. He stumbled from interview to interview, awkwardly peppering stars like Ken Jeong and Anthony Mackie with questions about working with The Rock. When he finally met Johnson, he spent most of his few minutes fawning over the action star instead of asking questions. "Those were the worst interviews I've ever seen," a Paramount executive remarked after watching Mundy work. But Mundy's terrible interviews were all an act. Screen Junkies packaged the interview as "Superfan of The Rock

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- Aaron Couch

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Penguins Of Madagascar DVD Review

4 April 2015 3:58 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

 Director: Eric Darnell & Simon J. Smith

 Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon, Christopher  Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Annet  Mahendru, Peter Stormare

 Certificate: U

Running Time: 92 minutes

Extras: Top-Secret Guide To Becoming An Elite Agent, Madagascar  Mash-Up, Cheezy Dibbles Ad, The World Of DreamWorks

After the immense success of Madagascar (2005) it was inevitable that sequels would follow, and that they did in the form of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) and Madagascar 3: Europe’S Most Wanted (2012), with a fourth installment planned for 2018. However, it wasn’t just the main characters/animals to win over the hearts of children and adults alike; four penguins by the names of Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private have shot to stardom, with their film Penguins Of Madagascar a hoot from beginning to end.

When evil Dr. Octavius Brine aka Dave the evil octopus (Malkovich) decides he’s going to turn the world against cute, »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Community season 6 episode 4 review: Queer Studies & Advanced Waxing

1 April 2015 12:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A longer episode of Community season 6 uses every second to create what may well be an instant classic...

This review contains spoilers.

6.14 Queer Studies & Advanced Waxing

Gay Dean, Gay Dean, Gay Dean, Gay Deeeeean... I'm begging you to be gay for the school board.”

Back when Arrested Development packed its bags and hauled its airplane staircase over to Netflix for a fourth season, many complained that the lack of restriction in terms of airtime had hurt the new episodes, some of which ran up to almost twice the length of the traditional 22-minute spots that episodes had occupied on Fox.

As a kind of eternally college-aged spiritual cousin of that show, Community hasn't yet run into such criticisms in its “age of Yahoo”, but if it does, Queer Studies & Advanced Waxing will probably be the first one to get it. At 31 minutes, this is the longest episode the series has ever produced, »

- louisamellor

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10 Fun Facts about the Hangover Series

30 March 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The Hangover is a hysterical series of comic events. The three R-rated films involve road-trips, gambling, and confusion. The Hangover movies are directed by Todd Phillips and star Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, and Justin Bartha. Each of the films portrays the "Wolfpack" friends as they travel, continuously finding themselves in unusual and often hilarious situations. In the first Hangover film, the four friends travel to Las Vegas to celebrate the bachelor party for their friend, Doug Billings. However, three of the friends, Stu, Phil, and Alan have no recollection of the events of the preceding night and end up frantically searching for Doug the morning of his wedding. The second film revolves around similar themes. However, this time Stu is to be married, in Bangkok. The final film presents the comical adventures of the four men as they travel together on a haphazard road trip. The Hangover »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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This Week in Blu-ray: UK Edition – Interstellar, St. Vincent, Penguins of Madagascar, Horrible Bosses 2, Get on Up and more

30 March 2015 9:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis continues his weekly look at what’s new in the world of Blu-ray…

Interstellar

One of the biggest films of last year with a worldwide gross of over $670 million, Christopher Nolan’s latest blockbuster opus Interstellar flies its way on to Blu-ray and DVD. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and a whole host of others, Interstellar is a complex but magnificent science-fiction film that deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible.

You can read our review here.

Buy Interstellar On Blu-Ray Here

 

St. Vincent

The world loves Bill Murray. Especially if Bill Murray is doing grouchy comedy, like he is here in the charming St. Vincent, where he plays a loveable grouch who’s humdrum life is turn upside down by the arrival of Melissa McCarthy and her son, who he takes under his wing. Naomi Watts and Chris O’Dowd co-star. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Community season 6 episode 3 review: Basic Crisis Room Decorum

25 March 2015 1:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Community season 6 delivers an absolute belter for its 100th episode, proving how well the new ensemble gels...

This review contains spoilers.

6.3 Basic Crisis Room Decorum

“Ruffles- not a lobster, not a student, not a good dog. Paid for by Humanity Versus Ruffles.”

Few would have bet on Community getting as far as this 100th episode. Most other shows would have made it to that point somewhere in their fifth season and perhaps have not had so many seismic behind-the-scenes upsets along the way.

We're glad it got this far, but the most gratifying thing about the landmark, for this show, is that they celebrated it by not mentioning it and sticking to their guns with the more grounded approach promised last week. The result is an absolute belter of an episode.

The premise of Basic Crisis Room Decorum is as simple as they come, (relative to Greendale.) The college's old rivals, »

- louisamellor

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SXSW 2015: Hollywood Heads to Austin for Annual Festivities

20 March 2015 5:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hollywood headed down south for the 2015 SXSW film, interactive and music festival in Austin, Texas, for the annual 10-day event, which wraps up on March 22.

SXSW kicked off on Friday the 13th, very fittingly with a haunted house party, hosted by Wgn America’s supernatural thriller “Salem.”

“No one wants to go up those flights of stairs over and over and over again. Once you’re up, you kind of just stay here,” star Shane West joked about the jam-packed rooftop soireé, which was complete with aerialists (a.k.a. levitating enchantresses) and apothecaries — better known as multiple bars — as he sipped on a cocktail.

“It’s funky-town,” new cast member Lucy Lawless told Variety, hours after arriving at SXSW with her co-stars (the entire “Salem” cast took a six-hour road trip together from their Shreveport, La., set to Austin, thanks to their flights being canceled at the last minute). “[Austin] has got so much character. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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SXSW 2015: Hollywood Heads to Austin for Annual Festivities

20 March 2015 5:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood headed down south for the 2015 SXSW film, interactive and music festival in Austin, Texas, for the annual ten day event, which wraps up on March 22.

SXSW kicked off on Friday the 13th, very fittingly with a haunted house party, hosted by Wgn America’s supernatural thriller “Salem.”

“No one wants to go up those flights of stairs over and over and over again. Once you’re up, you kind of just stay here,” star Shane West joked about the jam-packed rooftop soireé, which was complete with aerialists a.k.a. levitating enchantresses and apothecaries — better known as multiple bars — as he sipped on a cocktail.

“It’s funky-town,” new cast member Lucy Lawless told Variety, hours after arriving at SXSW with her co-stars (the entire “Salem” cast took a six-hour road trip together from their Shreveport, Louisiana set to Austin, thanks to their flights being cancelled at the last »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Ken Jeong Says He’ll Never Leave ‘Community,’ No Matter What

18 March 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Aside from playing the crazy Señor Chang, Ken Jeong is known for being, as he calls it, a “lifer” on “Community,” sticking with the show from its beginning to its current state, in season six on Yahoo Screen. Jeong spoke to Variety about dealing with the show’s cancellation on NBC, cast changes and why he’ll never leave the cult favorite.

You’re six seasons in. Are you still enjoying it?

This has honestly been my favorite season out of all them because there’s a new lease on life. There’s a new freshness to it. We still have most importantly Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna and all the great writers from last year. Table reads are my favorite part of this whole experience for me. We get to read the scripts for the first time. It’s fun going to a Dan Harmon table read, to discover »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Community season 6 episodes 1 & 2 review: Ladders & Lawnmower Maintenance/Postnatal Care

18 March 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Community is back in a new home for its much-discussed sixth season, but is it still the same show?

This review contains spoilers.

“We'll definitely be back next year. If not, it'll be because an asteroid has destroyed all human civilization. And that's canon.”

Quick, to the internet! After NBC finally dropped the axe on Community, its “six seasons and a movie” mantra appeared to be in jeopardy. At the eleventh hour, the series found a second life on the Yahoo! Screen streaming service and we've got 13 new episodes before Dan Harmon and company have to start thinking about a movie.

The first two episodes arrived online on Tuesday - if you're in the UK it's also broadcast on Wednesdays at 10pm on the Sony Entertainment Channel. Greendale Community College has never been more accessible, but is the new season trying to keep everyone happy?

These first two episodes, Ladders and Lawnmower Maintenance & Postnatal Care, »

- louisamellor

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Bella Thorne Covers "Teen Vogue"

16 March 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of "The Duff" actress Bella Thorne in the April 2015 issue of "Teen Vogue" magazine, photographed by Emma Summerton:

"The Duff" is the new teen comedy feature directed by Ari Sandel based on the novel of the same name by author Kody Keplinger, starring Thorne, Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bianca A. Santos, Allison Janney and Ken Jeong, released by Lionsgate and CBS Films.

Thorne plays 'mean girl' 'Madison Morgan' in the new film.

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- Michael Stevens

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As 'Community' heads to Yahoo, what crazy turn will its story take next?

16 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tonight at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, "Community" will become the latest cultish show canceled by a traditional TV network to live again via a streaming service — and the first of its kind to migrate over to Yahoo Screen, which will be debuting the rest of this sixth season every Monday night/Tuesday morning at this time(*). (*) There are two episodes tonight, then one a week going forward. So long as I have advance screeners, as well as time in which to do it, I'll be running episode reviews about a half hour (or, tonight, hour) after the episodes go live on Yahoo, for those of you who are up at that time of night (or in a more favorable time zone) to watch it. This is the latest improbable behind-the-scenes development in a series that has seen more than its fair share, including the firing and later re-hiring of creator Dan Harmon, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Ktown Cowboys Review [SXSW 2015]

15 March 2015 10:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

For any Americans who need a crash course in Korean-American culture, look no further than Daniel Park’s Ktown Cowboys. Playing like an instructional video for those of us who are unfamiliar with Los Angeles’ Koreatown scene, we’re introduced to a group of characters who take time out of their busy partying schedule to drop factoids about Korean lifestyles. The whole thing feels like an episode of Korean Entourage in some ways, since each character pretty much mirrors Wahlberg’s “fictional” crew, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing for us karaoke-loving clubheads who are interested in other drunken cultures.

This is a straight-laced story about how bro-bonding can overcome the most dire of circumstances, which is nothing new, but the location of Ktown does offer more intrigue than an equal story about generic Californians with the same problem. This is Ktown, bro! Time to kick out the K-Pop and play some Starcraft! »

- Matt Donato

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SXSW: 5 Things to Expect From 'Community' Season 6 on Yahoo

15 March 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Cult comedy Community is moving to Yahoo for its sixth season, and creator Dan Harmon brought the cast to South By Southwest to spread the news.  The season premiere was held Saturday night in Austin, followed by a panel Sunday morning about the show's shift to digital. Moderator Harmon first brought stars Joel McHale, Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs on stage for an intimate chat and then surprised the audience with most of the cast, including Jim Rash, Ken Jeong, Paget Brewster and Keith David.  The hour-long talk, which saw the cast touching a range of topics

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- Natalie Jarvey

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‘Community’ Movie? Dan Harmon Responds to Rumors at SXSW Yahoo Panel

15 March 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The morning after “Community” held a “Greendale School Dance” party at SXSW, Dan Harmon moderated a panel on Sunday with the Season 6 cast, cheered on by a room full of fans who have long been tweeting #sixseasonsandamovie.

With production on the show’s sixth season well under way — there are only two episodes left to shoot ahead of the launch on Yahoo on March 17 — fans peppered the showrunner with questions about the possibility of a movie.

“Yahoo seems down for just about anything,” Harmon said, quipping, “I don’t know why they’d turn their nose up to a movie about a low-rated show. They seem to be very naive.”

The panel kicked off with stars Joel McHale, Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs, who riffed about their memories of the show. “This is why I fight for the show,” said McHale. “I know it’s the best show on television. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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TV Review: Espn’s ‘I Hate Christian Laettner’

12 March 2015 7:20 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Don’t be fooled by the Disney Channel-style title. “I Hate Christian Laettner” is an amusing, affectionate and quite informative look at the hostility directed at the Duke basketball star of the early 1990s, presented as an Espn “30 for 30” documentary showcased after the Ncaa tournament selection show. Partly an exploration of Duke’s success in those years, partly a look at specific elements that motivated Laettner-haters, the project broadly resonates for a simple reason pertaining to the current state of college hoops — namely, that players of Laettner’s quality seldom hang around long enough anymore to engender antipathy from anybody.

Produced and rather cheekily narrated by Rob Lowe, the documentary considers a five-point perfect storm of personal qualities and sociological factors that made Laettner an irritant to opposing teams, from his movie-star good looks to Duke’s aura of privilege to, perhaps most intriguingly, the idea of the center »

- Brian Lowry

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The Touching Reason Ken Jeong Accepted His Role In The Hangover

10 March 2015 9:51 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Ken Jeong.s uproarious performance as Mr. Chow in The Hangover was off-the-walls, batshit crazy, and also one of the most life changing roles of his career. But the reason he accepted the part is particularly moving. The 45-year-old comedian recently revealed that the only reason he joined the Hangover crew was by the urging of his wife, who wanted to get his mind off her breast cancer diagnosis. Jeong is one of the subjects of a new PBS documentary series, called Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. In it he shared the emotionally charged story of how he came to play one of the most ridiculously over-the-top characters of cinema. Though it was a small role back in the 2009 film, Mr. Chow provided most of the more memorable moments. As quoted by The Korea Times, Jeong said he wasn.t going to accept the part, even though it was »

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