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Celebrity Food Fight: Andy Richter to Host Food Network Series

29 April 2016 4:57 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Put on your eating pants. Celebrity Food Fight TV show on Food Network premieres with back-to-back episodes, Sunday, May 29, 2016, at 10:00 and 10:30pm Et/Pt. Conan's Andy Richter hosts. Guests in the first season of Celebrity Food Fight include Tom Arnold, Jonathan Bennett, Richard Blais, Anne Burrell, Kim Coles, Scott Conant, Coolio, Andy Dick, Graham Elliot, Bill Engvall, and Jennie Garth.

Other celebs appearing in Celebrity Food Fight, season one, include: Duff Goldman, Greg Grunberg, Alex Guarnaschelli, Penn Jillette, Kristen Johnston, Kevin Jonas, Christopher Knight, Katie Lee, Tara Lipinksi, Antonia Lofaso, Carlos Mencia, Damaris Phillips, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Caroline Rhea, Melissa Rivers, Aarón Sánchez, Jean Smart, Ruben Studdard, and Kendra Wilkinson.

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Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents

25 April 2016 9:47 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

These are the Eyes that Satirize! Everybody's seen their imagery but few know the story of these anonymous performance artists and their avant-garde music. Their highly creative songs and videos satirize the commercialization of art and music, and they've chosen a real 'you'll never get rich' way to stay clear of the commercial undertow. Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents Blu-ray Film Movement 2015 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 87 min. / Street Date April 19, 2016 / 34.95 Starring Jerry Casale, Les Claypool, Chris Combs, Jon Fishman, Matt Groening, Jerry Harrison, Penn Jillette, Jim Knipfel, Gary Panter, The Residents, Steve Seid. Cinematography Barton Bishoff, Don Hardy, Josh Keppel Produced by Barton Bishoff, Don Hardy, Josh Keppel Written and Directed by Don Hardy

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

We've all seen the image: four tuxedoed men in eyeball masks with top hats and canes. These masked men are the avant-garde band and multimedia performance artists known as The Residents. »

- Glenn Erickson

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Film Review: ‘Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe’

3 April 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Having their documentary accepted — and then quickly disinvited — by the Tribeca Film Festival doubtless was a barely disguised blessing for the makers of “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,” a film that traffics aggressively in widely debunked theories regarding alleged links between the Mmr vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella) and autism. Without the publicity generated by the Tribeca turnaround, this slickly produced but scientifically dubious hodgepodge of free-floating paranoia, heart-rending imagery — lots of shots of cute infants who reportedly were damaged by vaccines — and anti-Big Pharma conspiracy mongering likely would have preached to the converted during a handful of theatrical engagements, then slid into the relative obscurity of non-commercial exhibition and home video. Given its now-elevated profile, however, “Vaxxed” is bound to have at least a slightly longer shelf life, and may even benefit from being attacked by scientists, film critics and other “establishment” types.

Certainly, such attacks will not put »

- Joe Leydon

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‘Can We Take a Joke?’ Documentary Set for Summer Release

1 April 2016 4:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In an announcement timed to coincide with April Fools’ Day, Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired the North American rights to Ted Balaker’s documentary “Can We Take a Joke?”

The film is narrated by comedienne Christina Pazsitzky and includes interviews with Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, Lisa Lampanelli, Adam Carolla, Jim Norton and Heather McDonald. Samuel Goldwyn is planning a limited theatrical release in late summer, followed by a wider digital release.

“Can We Take a Joke?” premiered at Doc NYC in November and is in the midst of its festival run. A special sneak peek week will be held at numerous college campuses starting April 13 with the aim to stir discussion about the importance of the open exchange of ideas on campuses.

The week will be hosted by Balaker’s Korchula Productions in conjunction with the on-demand movie programmer Tugg and New Balloon. The event is being organized in partnership »

- Dave McNary

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Alyson Hannigan Named New Host of Penn & Teller: Fool Us at the CW

31 March 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Penn & Teller: Fool Us will kick off its third season by making Jonathan Ross disappear.

The CW announced Thursday that erstwhile Buffy the Vampire Slayer witch Alyson Hannigan has replaced Ross as host of Fool Us, which is set to return this summer. A source describes Ross’ departure as a “mutual decision” between the British TV personality and The CW.

RelatedHow I Met Your Mother Star: ‘Heart-Wrenching’ Funeral, Cut from Finale, May Have Softened Blow

“My oldest daughter and I are huge fans of the show, so I am so excited to be hosting a program our whole family can watch together, »

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Exclusive Interview: Penn Jillette Talks Director’S Cut (Part 2)

17 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Shock’s Trevor Parker corners actor and magician Penn Jillette to riff(kin) on his new horror flick Director’S Cut. On Monday we started a conversation with the iconic Penn Jillette and now…we’re gonna finish it. Here we go… A major component of the Director’S Cut storyline stems from a crafty crowdfunder gaining access to a film…

The post Exclusive Interview: Penn Jillette Talks Director’S Cut (Part 2) appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Exclusive Interview: Penn Jillette Talks Director’S Cut (Part 1 of 2)

15 February 2016 7:22 PM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Shock’s Trevor Parker corners actor and magician Penn Jillette to riff(kin) on his new horror flick Director’S Cut. Ever since the first moving images flickered out of cinematographs and onto screens, film has been considered a tangible form of modern magic. Who better then, to put one over on unsuspecting moviegoers than professional magician Penn…

The post Exclusive Interview: Penn Jillette Talks Director’S Cut (Part 1 of 2) appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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New Scorpion Season 2,Episode 17 Not Airing Tonight,Delayed Until Next Week

15 February 2016 9:50 AM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Hey, "Scorpion" peeps. We unfortunately have to be the barer of bad news as CBS is ditching your favorite show, tonight, so they can bring you Live coverage of the huge 2016 Grammy Awards show! So, you'll definitely want to adjust your plans if you haven't already. Now, as for the new episode 17, we can tell you that it's titled, "Adaptation," and that it's set to hit the airwaves next week, Monday night, February 22nd at 8pm central time, so be sure to jot that date down on your TV calendars. We did get the official plot summary for episode 17 from CBS, and it reads like this: "While Team Scorpion works to stop an influx of drugs being smuggled into the country via drones, Walter will end up giving Happy and Toby an ultimatum on their new relationship. Penn Jillette returns as Toby and Walter's couples counselor." »

- Andre Braddox

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Scorpion Season 2 Episode 16 Review: “Fractured”

9 February 2016 1:09 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Have you ever experienced an earthquake? Feeling the ground shake beneath you like it was a giant bowl of jello? Well in this week’s episode of Scorpion, an earthquake is the least of Team Scorpion’s problems when a gas pipe has been broken by an aftershock and hundreds of lives are at stake. I liked how Paige is taking charge of things and being a really badass Alpha Female in this episode. She first “sentenced” Toby and Walter to couples therapy with Dr. Cecil (guest star Penn Jillette) after enduring endless hours of the two bickering like an old married

Scorpion Season 2 Episode 16 Review: “Fractured” »

- Tiffany

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New Scorpion Season 2,Episode 17 Official Spoilers,Description Hit The Net

8 February 2016 12:08 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, CBS delivered the new,official synopsis/description for their upcoming "Scorpion" episode 17 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Adaptation," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting and drama-filled stuff take place as Walter and company have to find a way to stop drones from smuggling in drugs. We'll also see Walter giving Happy and Toby an ultimatum, and more! In the new, 17th episode press release: Team Scorpion Must Stop An Influx Of Drugs Being Smuggled Into The Country Via Drones, On "Scorpion," Monday, Feb. 22. Press release number 2: While Team Scorpion works to stop an influx of drugs being smuggled into the country via drones, Walter is going to give Happy and Toby an ultimatum on their new relationship. Penn Jillette will end up returning as Toby and Walter's couples counselor. Guest stars feature: Penn Jillette (Dr. Cecil Rizzuto), Jorge-Luis Pallo (DEA Sanchez »

- Andre Braddox

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Scorpion Season 2,Episode 16 Three New Spoiler Clips Hit The Net

7 February 2016 11:01 AM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, CBS dropped these 3, new sneak peek/spoiler clips (below) for their upcoming "Scorpion" episode 16 of season 2, and they deliver new looks at some very dramatic stuff going down between Walter and Toby! Apparently, they can't seem to get along anymore to save they're freaking lives, so Paige has hired a shrink to help them out, much to their resistance! And ,no, is not an option. The episode is , "Fractured." In the new, 16th episode official synopsis: After A Powerful Earthquake Rocks Los Angeles, Team Scorpion Must Fix A Pinched Gas Line To Prevent A Massive Explosion, On "Scorpion," Monday, Feb. 8. Synopsis number 2: After a powerful earthquake rocks Los Angeles, Team Scorpion will have to fix a pinched gas line to prevent a massive explosion. Penn Jillette guest stars as Toby and Walter's couples counselor. Episode 16 is set to show up on Monday night, February 8th at 8pm central time on CBS. »

- Andre Braddox

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2 Clips From Adam Rifkin’s Satirical Horror Flick Director’S Cut

2 February 2016 12:50 PM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Check out these clips from oddball horror comedy Director’S Cut. Director Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City, Chillerama) is back in the saddle with his latest flick, the horrific dark comedy Director’S Cut. The film stars Penn & Teller’s Penn Jillette (who also wrote the film) and Teller as well as Clash Of The Titans legend…

The post 2 Clips From Adam Rifkin’s Satirical Horror Flick Director’S Cut appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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New Scorpion Season 2,Episode 16 Not Airing Tonight,Delayed Until Next Week

1 February 2016 10:40 AM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Hey, "Scorpion" peeps. We regrettably have to let you guys know that your favorite show will be out of commission tonight as the show is on another one of those small breaks, where they skip a week for whatever reason, so you'll definitely want to find something else to do this week. We can tell you that the new episode 16 is labeled, "Fractured," and is due to hit the airwaves next week, Monday night, February 8th at 8pm central time, so be sure to jot that date down on your TV calendars. CBS did give us the official press release/description for episode 16. It reads like this: "After a powerful earthquake rocks Los Angeles, Team Scorpion will have to fix a pinched gas line to prevent a massive explosion. Penn Jillette guest stars as Toby and Walter's couples counselor." »

- Chris

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New Scorpion Season 2,Episode 16 Official Spoilers,Description Hit The Net

25 January 2016 10:39 AM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, CBS dropped the new,official synopsis/description for their upcoming "Scorpion" episode 16 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Fractured," and it turns out that we're going to see some very serious and high drama stuff go down as a wicked earthquake sets up a situation where Walter and company must fix a pinched gas line or everything goes Caboom, and more! In the new, 16th episode press release: After A Powerful Earthquake Rocks Los Angeles, Team Scorpion Must Fix A Pinched Gas Line To Prevent A Massive Explosion, On "Scorpion," Monday, Feb. 8. Press release number 2: After a powerful earthquake rocks Los Angeles, Team Scorpion is going to have to race against time to fix a pinched gas line to stop a massive explosion. Penn Jillette guest stars as Toby and Walter's couples counselor. The episode was written by Matthew Davis and Nick Santora, and it was directed by Christine Moore. »

- Chris

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Slamdance Continues to Challenge Indie Film Orthodoxy

21 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Every year in late January, Pete Baxter and his team get ready for their Park City bash and 2016 looks to be another exciting year for the exuberant programmers of the 22nd Slamdance Film Festival.

Launched in the mid-’90s with a focus on emerging filmmakers equipped with low budgets, the festival has grown considerably — now regularly receiving more than 5,000 submissions per annum — with this year’s slate featuring some impressive entries.

This edition opens Jan. 22 with a special screening of Adam Rifkin and Penn Jillette’s “Director’s Cut,” with other films including the sci-fi features “Let’s Be Evil” from Martin Owen, whom program director Baxter compares to a young Christopher Nolan (who famously got his start at the fest), and Jan. 28’s closing night selection “Embers,” which was directed by Claire Carre. Notable narrative films making their debuts include “All the Colors of the Night,” “Chemical Cut,” “Honey Buddies, »

- Nick Clement

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Director’S Cut To Hit Screens Soon – Early Details

20 January 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Director’S Cut To Hit Screens Soon – Early Details

Trailerer, poster, stills and info for the very creative genre-bending horror/dark comedy movie-within-a-movie Director’S Cut. It was written by and stars Penn Jillette and also stars Missi Pyle, Harry Hamlin and Hayes Macarthur, and was directed by Adam Rifkin. The film will be making its world premiere on Friday, January 22, 2016 in Park City, ...

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Round-Up: Independence Day #3 Cover Art, Convergence, Telluride Horror Show 2016, Director’S Cut Trailer, Life Tracker Blu-ray / DVD, Killbox

20 January 2016 7:52 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Written and illustrated by some of comics' best,  Independence Day #3 will be available courtesy of Titan Comics on April 13th. Also: Convergence release information, Telluride Horror Show's call for submissions, a Director's Cut trailer, details on the Life Tracker Blu-ray / DVD, and a look at the covers for Killbox.

Independence Day #3: "Written by Victor Gischler (Batman, Deadpool) with art by Steve Scott (Batman, Wolverine). Cover A features art by Staz Johnson (Wolverine, New X-Men) and Cover B is by Edgar Salazar (Justice League, Red Sonja).

Independence Day 3

Writer: Victor Gischler

Artist: Steve Scott

Cover A: Staz Johnson - Previews Code FEB161803

Cover B: Edgar Salazar - Previews Code FEB161804

Publisher: Titan Comics

Page Count: 32 Pp

Price: $3.99

Onsale Date: April 13th, 2016

Synopsis:

Tensions arise aboard the sub as specimens are shipped back for study. Meanwhile, Adams and co. get to grips with their extraterrestrial armaments and discover the real motivation behind the alien crash. »

- Tamika Jones

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Slamdance 2016: Director’s Cut Trailer Takes Meta Horror to the Next Level

19 January 2016 11:47 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Written by and starring comedian Penn Jillette and directed by Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rocky City), meta horror film Director’s Cut has generated a whole lot of buzz heading into this month’s Slamdance Film Festival. In fact, the screening sold out… Continue Reading →

The post Slamdance 2016: Director’s Cut Trailer Takes Meta Horror to the Next Level appeared first on Dread Central. »

- John Squires

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Round-Up: Fury Of The Demon, I’M Dreaming Of A White Doomsday, Alienween Trailer, Martin 35mm Screening, Frankenstein Blu-ray / DVD, Director’S Cut

19 January 2016 8:12 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hell hath no fury like a... demon scorned? In this round-up, we have a look at the official poster for Fury of the Demon. Also: an I'm Dreaming of a White Doomsday poster, a new Alienween trailer, details on the screening of Romero's vampire film, Martin, Frankenstein on Blu-ray / DVD, and Director's Cut.

Fury of the Demon: "An investigation that takes us on the traces of violent riots having taken place throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, caused by a rare, fascinating and dangerous film: Fury of the Demon (La Rage du Démon), attributed to French cineaste Georges Méliès. Through conversations with journalists, filmmakers, historians, experts and psychologists, this documentary pulls back the veil on the most cursed and disturbing movie ever made. From mysteries to mysteries, from questioning to questioning, discover the truth about the lost movie that has been shaking the film world for over a century! »

- Tamika Jones

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Director’S Cut (2016) Movie Trailer: Penn Jillette In Slamdance Horror

19 January 2016 6:31 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Director’s Cut Trailer. Adam Rifkin‘s Director’s Cut (2016) movie trailer stars Penn JilletteHarry Hamlin and Hayes MacArthur. Director’s Cut‘s plot synopsis: “Herbert Blount aspires to replace the real director of a movie and make it his own by capturing the lead actress and inflicting much horror upon her in his version.” According to Slashfilm, “A crowdsourced movie about a crowdsourced movie […] »

- Marco Margaritoff

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