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Legendary Pictures announced that they will be bringing three of their highly-anticipated projects to Comic-Con 2015 this year, Warcraft, Crimson Peak and Krampus . All three movies will be highlighted during the studio's Hall H panel on Saturday, July 11 at 2:30 Pm, moderated by Chris Hardwick. Both Warcraft and Crimson Peak had a big presence at Comic-Con 2014, as well, returning for the second year in a row. Unfortunately, it hasn't been confirmed which cast members and filmmakers will be present at the Con, but you can take a look at the official details below.
Legendary Hall H Film Panel - Saturday, July 11th at 2:30pm
Booth Activity - Thursday, July 9th - Sunday, July 12th
Legendary will host a flurry of activity at »
A mansion with a sinister secret, a creature who gobbles kids on the naughty list, and the war between The Alliance and The Horde—Legendary's bringing them all to Comic-Con next month. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, Legendary's film panel will include footage as well as feature cast and crew members from Crimson Peak, Krampus, and Warcraft.
The guests for Legendary's Hall H film panel have not yet been revealed, but the panel's time and first details have been announced (via Collider):
"Legendary Hall H Film Panel (Saturday, July 11th at 2:30pm)
Booth Activity (Thursday, July 9th – Sunday, July 12th)
Legendary will host a flurry of activity at their booth (#3920) this year including talent and filmmaker signings, virtual reality experiences, »
- Derek Anderson
As always, Legendary Entertainment is bringing the goods to Comic-Con. The studio has revealed a bit of their plans for Sdcc 2015, including presentations for Duncan Jones' Warcraft, Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, and Mike Dougherty's Krampus when the studio takes over Hall H for their film presentation on Saturday, July 11th at 2:30 p.m. While Legendary has yet to announce which talent and filmmakers are participating, I'd expect a stacked line-up if the studio's presentations in recent years are anything to go by. Warcraft, Jones' feature film adaptation of the massively popular game, stars Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebell, Travis Fimmell, Paula Patton, and Ben Foster, and is slated to arrive in theaters June 10th, 2016. Del Toro's haunted house meets gothic romance Crimson Peak stars Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam, and arrives this October 16th. Krampus, Mike Duogherty's follow-up to his cult classic Trick 'r Treat, »
- Haleigh Foutch
Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick will host the event.
“Crimson Peak,” directed by Guillermo del Toro, is a gothic horror story starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam. Legendary Pictures produced, with Universal set to release “Crimson Peak” at the height of the Halloween season on Oct. 16.
“Krampus” is a comedy horror film directed by Michael Dougherty from his own script about the demon who is the opposite of Santa Claus in German folklore. The film stars Allison Tolman, Emjay Anthony, Adam Scott, David Koechner and Stefania Owen with a Dec. 4 launch from Universal.
- Dave McNary
There’s an inherent developmental disconnect in “Another Period,” a Comedy Central series that seeks to spoof programs like “Downton Abbey,” laboring to find the elusive sweet spot between a knowing send-up for those who watch such fare and a farcical take-down for those who wouldn’t be caught dead doing so. Series creators/stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome have certainly attracted a first-rate cast to assist with the silliness, only to settle for the below-the-belt aspects of turn-of-the-century mores. There are amusing moments, but the conceit ultimately seems better suited to a “Saturday Night Live” sketch than another series. Period.
Set in Newport, R.I. in 1902, the show focuses on the Bellacourts, a filthy rich family vastly outnumbered by their doting servants, whom they generally treat like furniture. Indeed, a sexual tryst is dragged out as the two upper-crust participants wait for their butlers and maids, silently standing watch, »
- Brian Lowry
The Los Angeles Film Festival is celebrating its 21st year and bringing free screenings, in addition to a great indie film slate, to West Coast cinephiles. Kicking off the freebies is the family-friendly “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” the 1988 classic period detective-animated slapstick mashup starring Bob Hoskins, set for June 12 at 8 p.m. at Union Station. Also, celebrating its 15-year anniversary with a June 13 screening at DIGat7th is Gina Prince-Bythewood’s on-court romance “Love & Basketball,” starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan as best friends whose shared love for the titular sport parallels their love for each other. Prince-Bythewood will attend along with her cast, which includes Lathan, Regina Hall, Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Debi Morgan, and others. June 13 will also feature Coffee Talks, a popular series where audience members get a first-hand look as filmmakers and other industry vets discuss their crafts. This year’s subjects include Colin Trevorrow, director »
From June to 18, Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival returns to downtown's La Live with 74 feature films, 60 short films and over 50 new media works representing 35 countries. The festival has just added a 15th anniversary screening of Gina Prince-Bythewood's "Love & Basketball," Robert Zemeckis' "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and more. Also announced today, the annual Coffee Talks Panels featuring actors Kathryn Hahn, David Koechner, Bryce Dallas Howard and Alfre Woodard, "Jurassic World" director Colin Trevorrow and more. The Festival will also host a special panel on the Un about filmmaking and a special Members only screening of "Fan Girl," starring Kiernan Shipka. Love & Basketball, dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood Gina Prince Bythewood's ode to romance on the court - and the competitive efforts to keep romance alive off the hardwood - stars Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps as friends whose lifelong relationship »
- Ryan Lattanzio
On Tuesday the Los Angeles Film Festival (Laff) top brass announced several free community screenings to take place during the 21st edition of the festival.
The roster includes the 15th anniversary screening of Love & Basketball, The Lxd: The Uprising Begins and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Social impact free screenings include American DREAMers, Bridging The Divide: Tom Bradley And The Politics Of Race and HBO’s Requiem For The Dead: American Spring 2014.
“The La Film Fest is about bringing the community together through our partnership with the Un, free screenings of favorite anniversary titles, social impact premieres, a members-only screening of a fantastic new film, Fan Girl and our signature event populated by A-list talent, Coffee Talks,” said Laff director Stephanie Allain.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
A few nights ago, Warner Bros. hosted a very canny event that our own Louis Virtel attended at the Playboy Mansion, a screening of "Entourage" that may have felt like virtual reality for those who attended. While I doubt being surrounded by scantily clad bunnies influenced Louis one way or another on the film, it's likely you'll see a number of reviews that are perhaps more enthusiastic than they would otherwise be, and it'd be hard to blame anyone who fell for it. One of the reasons the setting seemed so right for that particular film is because much of the charge of "Entourage" is watching the core ensemble swagger their way through Hollywood, doing whatever they want and rarely if ever facing any consequences as a result. It's always presented with a wink and a smile, just a case of boys being boys. We live in a world right »
- Drew McWeeny
Riding an impressive hot streak of originals, Comedy Central is looking to continue that momentum with a slew of summer premieres and returns including the long-awaited -- by some people, at least -- return of "Review." Starring Andy Daly as life reviewer Forrest MacNeil, "Review" was my No.2 show of 2014 and it came in at No.4 on Sepinwall's Top 10. The first season, which had already been held for a while, premiered last March and was done by the start of May. Season 2 premieres on Thursday, July 30 at 10 p.m. and Comedy Central's season description teases life experiences including "bare-knuckle brawling, joining the mile high club, and even leading a cult." Excellent. What of the other premieres? *** Created by Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, "Another Period" is a Gilded Age satire featuring Christina Hendricks, Michael Ian Black, David Koechner, Jason Ritter and more and it'll premiere on Tuesday, June 23 at 10:30 p. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Funny or Die has a new video that cord-cutters and cord-nevers will likely appreciate. The comedy site, which boasts a YouTube channel of over 1.5 million subscribers and many more followers on its website, released a clip called “If Everything Was Bundled Like Cable,” starring David Koechner.
In the video, Koechner (known for his roles in Anchorman and The Office) plays an average American citizen who is bewildered by how he and his wife must pay for cable channels they don’t even watch. Koechner then finds out what it’s like in a world where bundles reign supreme. For example, an ice cream parlor refuses to sell Koechner individual scoops. Then his character is forced to pay $657 for all the spots in a parking lot, even though he only used one.
Funny or Die’s sketch, while comical, is also very poignant in its representation of the absurdity of cable companies’ bundling obsession. »
- Bree Brouwer
Evan falls hard for Louise after arriving in Italy. He doesn't know that much about her, but he's in love with her just the same. The more he discovers about her, though, the more he realizes just how different Louise is from anyone he's known before. Lovecraftian love abounds in Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's Spring, coming out on Blu-ray and DVD as a Best Buy exclusive on June 2nd before hitting other stores on August 11th, and we have the film's home media release details and cover art:
Press Release -- "A young American in a personal tailspin heads to Europe to escape his past and falls for a beautiful woman with a dark and deadly secret in the unique and unforgettable Spring. From Drafthouse Films, FilmBuff and Anchor Bay, the genre-bending horror romance that's been described as a brilliant cross between Before Sunrise and An American Werewolf in London »
- Derek Anderson
Justified, Season 6, Episode 13: “The Promise”
Directed by Adam Arkin
Aired Tuesdays at 10pm Et on FX
Midway through “The Promise,” the final episode of Justified, a dog-eared copy of George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle is passed between Marshals Raylan Givens and Tim Gutterson. While there are stricter parallels to be drawn between the novel, which tells the story of the dwindling fortunes of an aging, low-level hood trying to turn informant (or with the excellent film of the same name, featuring a stellar performance from the legendary Robert Mitchum), the prominent placement of the novel is a nod – one of many in this episode – to a mostly bygone era of genre storytelling, one which placed a premium on character, wit and dialogue above flowery prose or postmodern structural games. “The Promise” shows us the Higgins »
- Simon Howell
"Justified" has come to an end. Yesterday, I published some overall thoughts on the series. Tonight, I have an interview with Graham Yost about who lived, who died, and why, and I have a review of the series finale coming up just as soon as we identify the worst possible ice cream flavor... "We dug coal together." -Boyd Given all the plates left spinning at the end of "Collateral," Yost — who wrote the finale with longtime "Justified" writers Fred Golan, Dave Andron and Benjamin Cavell — could have very easily gone to FX and requested 90 minutes or more in order to properly wrap things up. Instead, "The Promise" clocks in at only a few minutes longer than average (there was at least one episode last season that was longer than this), and it all but concludes the season's many intersecting plotlines by the halfway point, even putting on "You'll Never Leave »
- Alan Sepinwall
Who doesn’t love food trucks, drinking, and laughing? Be honest—you love at least one of those things. So if you’re in Los Angeles April 15, check out the media mash-up Super Serious Show at the Virgil on Santa Monica Boulevard! Created by comedy production company CleftClips and named one of the 10 best standup comedy shows in L.A. by La Weekly, the monthly event will feature laughs from the likes of T.J. Miller (“Silicon Valley”); Ian Karmel (“Chelsea Lately”); Morgan Jay, the 2012 winner of standup comedy competition Westside Showdown; Mike Lawrence (“Conan”); and Ucb Theatre alum Mo Welch, all against the backdrop of high–production value videos from Women, out of IFC’s Comedy Crib. Past Super Serious performers include Backstage cover star Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation”), Bill Burr, Chris D’Elia (“Undateable”), Chris Kattan, David Cross (who just announced a Netflix original series with Bob Odenkirk), David Koechner, »
There is a moment that really stuck with me from the interview HitFix's Louis Virtel conducted with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart for "Get Hard" which posted yesterday. Virtel asks, "You are both very smart and funny people. During the scene in the movie where you kind of do a mockingly effeminate voice [to Hart] and you gag at a dick as though it's the worst thing that can happen to a straight guy [to Ferrell], in a gay situation, did you think: this is mildly mean spirited or at the very least, a little bit dated?" Before Hart responds, the camera holds on Ferrell's face for a just a moment. Ferrell doesn't look annoyed. He doesn't look angry. He isn't trying to force a smile. He just looks sort of sad. "Get Hard," which Drew McWeeny reviewed out of SXSW, is the directorial debut of longtime screenwriter Etan Cohen ("Tropic Thunder") and has a pretty simple set up. »
- Gregory Ellwood
The second season of the DirecTV series Full Circle centers on a Chicago cop (Terry O’Quinn) who blew the whistle on police corruption in Chicago, 18 years ago, which resulted in sending his own father-in-law (Stacy Keach), the Chief of Detectives, to federal prison for life, only now he’s getting out and is intent on revenge. Similar to how the first season all took place in a Los Angeles restaurant, this season is primarily set in an Irish bar, focusing on a conversation between two characters involved in the lives of these two men. The show also stars Rita Wilson, Patrick Fugit, Calista Flockhart, Chris Bauer, Brittany Snow, Eric McCormack, David Koechner and Kate Burton. While on the set of the series from TV writer/playwright Keith Huff and executive producer/director Nick Hamm, Collider spoke to them both for this exclusive interview about the changes this season, the basic format of the series, »
- Christina Radish
Legendary Pictures has announced that principal photography is underway on director Michael Dougherty’s (Trick ‘R Treat) festive horror comedy Krampus, which features a cast that includes Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense), Allison Tolman (Fargo), David Koechner (Anchorman), Conchata Ferrell (Two and a Half Man), Emjay Anthony (Chef), Stefania Owen (The Lovely Bones) and Krista Stalder (Lena Rais).
Krampus tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays. When they accidentally unleash the wrath of Krampus—an ancient entity from European folklore—all hell breaks loose and beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own. Now, the fractured family is forced to unite if they hope to survive.
- Gary Collinson
What does it take to make people laugh? A strong will to survive and the ability to deal with failure better than anyone else sure helps, as evidenced in the first trailer for Misery Loves Comedy. Tribeca Film has released this first sneak peek, which includes such comedy luminaries as Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, David Koechner, Steve Coogan, Maria Bamford, Jim Gaffigan, Larry David and Tom Hanks.
There are over 60 famous funny people featured in this hilarious twist on the age-old truth: misery loves company. In-depth, candid interviews with some of the most revered comedy greats who each share their unique path and a life devoted to making strangers laugh. With arresting anecdotes and insights from the comedy underbelly that reveal a performer's deep desire to connect with audiences, Kevin Pollack's Misery Loves Comedy is the definitive master class on the art of humor that details a »
While we're still waiting for Kevin Smith to deliver his holiday horror anthology Anti-Claus, the folks at Legendary Pictures are beginning production on their own Christmas-themed horror comedy called Krampus. The film tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays. But things get even worse when they unleash the wrath of Krampus, a vicious, ancient entity from European folklore, who begins to wreak havoc, giving monstrous life to holiday icons and creating even more terror for this fractured family. And we have a cast! Adam Scott ("Parks & Recreation," Hot Tub Time Machine 2), Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, The Way Way Back), Allison Tolman ("Fargo"), David Koechner (Anchorman), Conchata Ferrell ("Two and a Half Men"), Emjay Anthony (Chef), Stefania Owen (The Lovely Bones) and Krista Stadler (Lena Rais) are all starring in the film which is now in production. »
- Ethan Anderton
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