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Sundance: Ken Jeong Says Next Season of ‘Community’ is Better and ‘More British’

7 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Advantageous,” a brainy new science-fiction film that debuted this week at the Sundance Film Festival, represents a major departure for Ken Jeong.

The comic actor best known for letting it all hang out in “The Hangover,” reveals himself in a whole different way. Jeong plays Han, a restaurant owner who is plagued by guilt after his affair with his wife’s sister results in a child. It’s a small, but pivotal role, and one he plays straight.

“I’m in exploration mode,” said Jeong, who did double duty as a producer on “Advantageous.” “Comedy will also be my first love, but it’s natural for every comedic actor to want to expand their range and see if they can do it.”

Jeong isn’t turning back on the roles that made famous. He’ll return to Greendale Community College as Señor Ben Chang, a former Spanish teacher with a tenuous grip on reality, »

- Brent Lang

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Sundance: Ken Jeong Says Next Season of ‘Community’ is Better and ‘More British’

7 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Advantageous,” a brainy new science-fiction film that debuted this week at the Sundance Film Festival, represents a major departure for Ken Jeong.

The comic actor best known for letting it all hang out in “The Hangover,” reveals himself in a whole different way. Jeong plays Han, a restaurant owner who is plagued by guilt after his affair with his wife’s sister results in a child. It’s a small, but pivotal role, and one he plays straight.

“I’m in exploration mode,” said Jeong, who did double duty as a producer on “Advantageous.” “Comedy will also be my first love, but it’s natural for every comedic actor to want to expand their range and see if they can do it.”

Jeong isn’t turning back on the roles that made famous. He’ll return to Greendale Community College as Señor Ben Chang, a former Spanish teacher with a tenuous grip on reality, »

- Brent Lang

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See The Official Trailer And Poster For Teen Comedy ‘The Duff’

28 January 2015 3:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

With so many exciting films slated for release this year, it’s not surprising that a stereotypical, banal American high school teen comedy will join the mix this spring. Or is it?

With a Clueless-style format, The Duff centres on high school senior Bianca Piper (Mae Whitman) who inadvertently discovers that the student body know her as ‘The Duff’ a.k.a the Designated Ugly Fat Friend to her prettier, more popular friends. Desperate to rid herself of the awful moniker, Bianca enlists the help of (of course) cocky, yet charming jock Wesley, to help her reinvent herself and overthrow the school’s mean girl Madison (played by Blended star Bella Thorne) who coined the nickname.

Directed by Ari Sandel, the film also stars Allison Janney, The Flash star Robbie Amell, and the comically entertaining Ken Jeong. Check out the official trailer and poster artwork below:

The Duff opens in »

- Sacha Hall

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"The Duff" aka "Designated Ugly Fat Friend"

27 January 2015 6:03 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new images and footage from the upcoming high school teen comedy "The Duff", based on the novel by Kody Keplinger, starring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca A. Santos, Allison Janney, Ken Jeong, Romany Malco, Skyler Samuels, Chris Wylde, Mahaley Manning, Nick Eversman, Seth Meriwether, Gabriela Fraile, Danielle Lyn and Rebecca Weil:

"...high school senior 'Bianca' (Whitman) is devastated when she learns she is labeled the 'Duff' ('designated ugly fat friend') to her prettier friends.

"Soon after, she makes a plan to turn her social status around by overthrowing 'Madison' (Thorne)...

"...the most popular girl in school..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Duff"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Advantageous’

27 January 2015 2:52 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jennifer Phang’s first feature since 2008’s “Half-Life” is another thinking person’s sci-fi tale, this one expanding on a short she made in 2012. The tale of a mother making eventually desperate sacrifices to ensure a future for her daughter in an increasingly unaffordable near-future, “Advantageous” presents an offbeat, intimate dystopian vision that is strongly intriguing for a while. But just when it should shift from a focus on ideas to emotional involvement, the pic instead grows slower and less engaging. Theatrical prospects are likely to be modest, ancillary sales stronger for an item that will please serious futurist-lit readers more than action-movie fanboys.

Even more so than “Half-Life,” “Advantageous” (co-written with lead thesp Jacqueline Kim) is notable for having a distinctly feminine p.o.v. and themes in a filmic genre that seldom stretches farther in that direction than placing the occasional  female protagonist into essentially masculine narratives. It »

- Dennis Harvey

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Watch: Mae Whitman Owns It In New Trailer For Teen Comedy 'The Duff'

26 January 2015 2:50 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As much as the premise requires you to believe that Mae Whitman is someone you wouldn't hang out with in high school (sorry, anybody wearing a "Tales Of Horror" t-shirt is someone we'd be friends with immediately), could "The Duff" be a little charmer just waiting to arrive in cinemas next month? Despite myself, I'm kinda curious to see how this seemingly average looking teen comedy turns out, if only because it looks like Whitman is making the most of her major leading movie role. Co-starring Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Alison Janney, Romany Malco, and Ken Jeong, the premise isn't that complicated: an ordinary gal seeks to reinvent herself for her senior year and defeat the school's lead mean girl. Listen, we've seen these tropes before in a thousand other movies, but Gold help me, there is just something about this that is working for me. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Final 'The Duff' Trailer with Bella Thorne & Robbie Amell

26 January 2015 1:33 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When he's not attempting to control his powers as Firestorm on The Flash, heartthrob Robbie Amell is busy building up young high school girls' self esteem in the new teen comedy The Duff. CBS Films has released the final trailer and a new poster for this surefire hit based on the novel by Kody Keplinger. Starring alongside Amell is an ensemble of very popular young stars including Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels and the much older Ken Jeong.

Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as 'The Duff' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos).&#160 Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, »

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Check Out The Final Trailer & Poster From The Duff; Get Free Advance Screening Passes

26 January 2015 11:21 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

CBS Films has revealed their final poster and trailer for their upcoming film, The Duff.

Based on the novel from Kody Keplinger, the comedy starring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Alison Janney, Romany Malco & Ken Jeong.

For free advance screening passes, sign-up to see the film here.

Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The Duff’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school »

- Michelle McCue

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Sundance Exclusive: See How A Vibrator, Toothbrush And More Helped Create The Score For Sci-Fi 'Advantageous'

26 January 2015 7:09 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Composer Timo Chen may have started playing piano at the age of 5, and studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, but don't think for a second he's stuck on traditional approaches to music. This week at Sundance, the sci-fi film "Advantageous" will premiere and it will feature a score by Chen aided by some unorthodox treatments to a wide range of musical instruments.  Co-written and directed by Jennifer Phang, and starring Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak, Jennifer Ehle, Ken Jeong, and Freya Adams, the story is set in the near future where new technology allows people to overcome their natural disadvantages and begin life anew. Inspired by the film's themes, Chen used a vibrator, toothbrush, Tibetan mallet and more to create unique sounds in his score for "Advantageous." In the exclusive featurette below, the composer details his work on the film. "Advantageous" premieres tonight at Sundance. Browse through all our coverage »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Sundance Film Festival!

25 January 2015 1:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With Sundance weekend officially in full swing, Hollywood's biggest names continued to invade beautiful Park City, Utah, hitting up gift suites, tucking into multi-course meals and pal-ing around at premieres and parties. Newly minted Golden-Globe winner Gina Rodriguez held court at a table at Tao with boyfriend Henry Esteve, new dad Ryan Reynolds joked about breastfeeding with us and Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain had a love fest at the premiere of the new documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Keep on reading to see who else People rubbed elbows with! 10:45 a.m., Birchbox Sundance Pop-Up: Lena Dunham »

- Melody Chiu and Patrick Gomez

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Sundance 2015 Scene and Heard: Iggy Azalea, Keanu Reeves, Hailee Steinfeld, Diplo, Adam Scott (Photos)

25 January 2015 12:47 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

TheWrap Party Report catches Wu-Tang Clan, Nick Nolte and Kevin Bacon turning heads Saturday, while Michael Fassbender’s “job” keeps him away from Utah

%u201CIs Ben Silverman somewhere in here?%u201D Donovan Leitch shouted in to the microphone in the sweaty basement of Cisero%u2019s just before midnight on Saturday night.

Leitch was on stage fronting a supergroup that included Mark McGrath, Dave Kushner, Jane%u2019s Addiction%u2019s Chris Chaney, and Matisyahu. If Ben Silverman was in the room, he was as quiet as his emails, even if a pocket of jacketed bros cheered the shout-out. »

- Mikey Glazer

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Penguins of Madagascar Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date and Details

20 January 2015 7:24 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The Dreamworks Animation Studios feature film Penguins of Madagascar will be waddling its way onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on a March 17, 2015 release date.

Penguins of Madagascar is a spin-off from the popular Madagascar films starring the voices of Benedict CumberbatchKen JeongJohn Malkovich and Peter Stormare as lovable, mission-driven penguins that mean well but ultimately create a big mess at the end of the day. The film has earned over $287 million at the worldwide box office with roughly $80.8 million of that coming from North America.

Fox and Dreamworks Home Entertainment are releasing Penguins of Madagascar in a variety of different configurations. At launch there will be Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray combos that each come with two Penguin toys, while supplies last. These combos, which also include DVD and Digital HD, will also be available sans toys. There's also a Blu-ray and Digital HD combo pack that doesn't include DVD. »

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"The Duff" aka "'Designated Ugly Fat Friend"

14 January 2015 8:25 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new banner images and footage from the high school teen comedy "The Duff", based on the novel by Kody Keplinger, starring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca A. Santos, Allison Janney, Ken Jeong, Romany Malco, Skyler Samuels, Chris Wylde, Mahaley Manning, Nick Eversman, Seth Meriwether, Gabriela Fraile, Danielle Lyn and Rebecca Weil:

"...high school senior 'Bianca' (Whitman) is devastated when she learns she is labeled the 'Duff' ('designated ugly fat friend') to her prettier friends.

"Soon after, she makes a plan to turn her social status around by overthrowing 'Madison' (Thorne), the most popular girl in school..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Duff"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Everybody’s ‘The Duff’ in New Character Posters for Teen Comedy (Photos)

14 January 2015 6:05 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The first look of new character posters for the upcoming comedy “The Duff” were released Wednesday.

The film stars “Arrested Development” alum Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell from CW’s “The Flash,” actress and singer Bella Thorne , and “The Hangover” breakout Ken Jeong.

Also Read: Mae Whitman Is Desperate Not to be ‘The Duff’ in New Trailer (Video)

Mae Whitman plays Bianca, a high school senior who is shocked to learn she’s considered the Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) of her more attractive best friends. Determined not to let herself be remembered this way by her graduating class, she enlists »

- Joe Otterson

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Check Out The Four New Posters For The Duff

14 January 2015 4:32 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Embrace your inner Duff with new character posters & a new :90 trailer from CBS Films’ The Duff.

The upcoming comedy stars Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Alison Janney, Romany Malco & Ken Jeong.

Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The Duff’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself.

To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school’s ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, »

- Michelle McCue

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'The Duff' Trailer: Mae Whitman Takes on Bella Thorne

14 January 2015 2:29 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Embrace your inner Duff with new character posters and a trailer from CBS Films' The Duff! The upcoming comedy starring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Allison Janney, Romany Malco and Ken Jeong opens in theaters on February 20, 2015!

Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school's ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone »

- MovieWeb

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Community season 6 to air in March, trailer released

14 January 2015 10:53 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After losing its home on NBC last year, it was feared by many that cult comedy show Community was dead. But after being saved by Yahoo, the show’s sixth season is all set to air this March.

To announce the screening dates, Yahoo have gathered all of Greendale’s finest for a teaser trailer, which you can view below. In typical Community fashion, it plays with television tropes and pokes fun at the shows move to Yahoo.

With Dan Harmon back after returning for season five, the show reunites series regulars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong, as well as some new blood including Paget Brewster (Friends), Martin Mull (Dads) and Lesley Ann Warren (Clue). Former cast regular Yvette Nicole Brown departed the show before the new season began filming, as did Danny Glover, Jonathan Banks and Chevy Chase during season five. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Community Season 6 Will Premiere On March 17th

13 January 2015 2:06 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The tumultuous history of Community has been heavily documented. Following creator Dan Harmon’s exit, the loss of three leading cast members and its brief cancellation, the quirky sitcom has fought back at every turn and emerged the victor. With its future in the balance, Yahoo stepped in to save the meta-comedy and offer it a unique ‘delivery method’ for its sixth season – its streaming service, Yahoo! Screen.

Today, the web giant has announced the premiere date for Community‘s season 6 as March 17th. On that date, the first two episodes will appear followed every Tuesday by a brand new episode. Instead of harnessing the benefits of what the digital format has to offer, the decision has been made to stick to the traditional weekly schedule. An unusual move? Certainly. But, the agonizing weekly wait between episodes was part of the television experience; until Netflix opted for entire seasons to debut at once. »

- Gem Seddon

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Community season 6 start date confirmed

13 January 2015 1:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Community will arrive on Yahoo on the 17th of March for its sixth season (we're still waiting on that movie)...

"Keanu Reeves, Matthew McConaughey, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, dinosaurs, live unicorns, gargoyles and everything". According to Joel McHale in this non-promotional promo video for Community's sixth season, those are the reasons to tune in for the return of Greendale's finest.

Except, it's not quite tuning-in, as the season will arrive on Yahoo Screen's streaming service instead of TV. On the 17th of March 2015. Which is information that the cast and creators of Community neither want or need you to know. Ach, it's probably best if you just watch the video.

Paget Brewster and Keith David join McHale, Gillian Taylor, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong and Jim Rash in Community season six, which bids adieu to another of the original Spanish study group roster, Yvette Nicole Brown.

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‘Community’ Producer: ‘The Corset Loosens’ on Yahoo

13 January 2015 10:08 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The cast and creators of “Community” celebrated their show’s resurrection by Yahoo at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena on Tuesday.

The sixth season of the cult favorite comedy will premiere on March 17, with two episodes. New episodes will debut on following Tuesdays.

Original cast members Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Ken Jeong, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie and Jim Rash are all slated to return, to be joined by new cast members Paget Brewster (as a “problem-solver”) and Keith David (as a computer programmer).

Series creator Dan Harmon said the deal with Yahoo came down to “literally hours from our perspective.”

The cast had mourned the show after NBC’s cancellation (“We had cheated death so many times,” said Gillian Jacobs), but Sony execs were still shopping the show to other outlets. Hulu was a contender to pick up the show, says Harmon, “but I don’t know what happened there, »

- Debra Birnbaum

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