10 items from 2015
Creators and co-writers David Wain and Michael Showalter, members of ’90s MTV sketch group “The State,” premiered “Wet Hot American Summer” — featuring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Amy Poehler — at Sundance in 2001. The summer-camp satire, set in 1981, floundered in limited release. But word-of-mouth, special screenings and the ever-rising profile of its cast cultivated a rabid fanbase.
Rumors about a sequel and other ways to revisit the source material circulated for years. In May 2014, Variety exclusively confirmed Netflix’s interest in returning to the fictional Camp Firewood. Now, with the July 31 debut of an eight-episode prequel series, the talent and execs recount 15 years of false starts, creative hurdles and scheduling snafus leading to “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.”
Wain (director): It first came out in New York. It grossed seven thousand dollars that weekend and we were like, “That’s not bad!” because it was only in one theater. »
- Julie Seabaugh
In exactly one week, fans will see a new generation of Griswold's journey to Walley World in New Line Cinema's Vacation reboot. The studio has released a second red band trailer which makes it clear that this is definitely not a "family-friendly" trip, chocked full of R-rated language, most of which comes from the youngest cast member. We've seen in the previous trailers that there is a unique reversal of the sibling dynamic, with the younger brother Kevin (Steele Stebbins) bullying his older, more sensitive brother James (Skyler Gisondo). This trailer takes the bullying to a new level, in hilarious fashion, with Kevin physically abusing the bigger James and even threatening to shoot him off a horse.
The next generation of Griswolds is at it again-and on the road for another ill-fated adventure. Following in his father's footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, »
Late last year, Vacation co-director John Francis Daley revealed to the world that he would be using his directorial debut to reunite with his former Freaks and Geeks co-stars Martin Starr and Samm Levine, adding that he wanted to use the film as an opportunity "to get the three geeks back together in the same project." Sadly, it turns out that the trio actually wound up being cut from Vacation, and there's a pretty lame reason for it: the sequence where the cameos occurred just didn't work. SlashFilm attended a special early showing of Vacation at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this month, and it was during a post-screening Q&A session that John Francis Daley and his co-director Jonathan Goldstien that the reasoning for the cut Freaks and Geeks moment was explained. According to the filmmakers, the sequence that Daley, Martin Starr, and Sam Levine were in simply wound up »
It's been awhile since we've seen anything from the Vacation reboot, with the new trailer debuting in early June. While we get closer and closer to the July 29 release date, New Line Cinema has released a new photo gallery, featuring stars Ed Helms and Christina Applegate as Rusty Griswold and his wife Debbie. We also get new looks at supporting cast members Charlie Day as a rafting tour guide and Chris Hemsworth as Rusty's brother-in-law, Stone Crandall.
The next generation of Griswolds is at it again-and on the road for another ill-fated adventure. Following in his father's footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross- country trip back to America's "favorite family fun park," Walley World. The supporting cast also includes Leslie Mann as Rusty's sister Audrey, Skyler Gisondo and Steele »
Just one day after the Vacation red band trailer debuted, Warner Bros. has released the official poster for the upcoming summer reboot. This one-sheet features Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) proudly showing off his love for the theme park Walley World, where he took his first ill-fated road trip with the entire Griswold clan in the 1983 classic Vacation. As we saw in yesterday's trailer, Rusty's family isn't exactly on board with his plan, but it will surely be one memorable Vacation.
The next generation of Griswolds is at it again-and on the road for another ill-fated adventure. Following in his father's footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross- country trip back to America's "favorite family fun park," Walley World. The cast includes Leslie Mann as Rusty's sister Audrey, Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins as Rusty and Debbie's sons, »
Blast from the past! The casts of Freaks and Geeks and The Wonder Years are always game to hang out with each other, and they took the opportunity to reunite once again as the shows were honored at the 2015 TV Land Awards in Beverly Hills this past Saturday, April 11. Freaks and Geeks alums Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, Martin Starr, Samm Levine and Busy Philipps joined creator Paul Feig and executive producer Judd Apatow to commemorate the 15th anniversary of their cult favorite series, [...] »
It was reunion night in Hollywood on Saturday, as the casts of some truly beloved TV series got together for the first time in ages at the TV Land Awards. Picking up the Groundbreaking Award at this weekend's event was the cast of "Ally McBeal," Calista Flockhart stepping out for a rare public event to share the stage with her costars 13 years after the Fox series went off the air. While we'll have to wait for the special to air on April 18th, Flockhart told the audience, "What I remember the most are the friendships, truly." Flockhart was joined at the event by Gil Bellows, Greg German, Lisa Nicole Carson, Courtney Thorne-Smith, series director David E. Kelley, Peter MacNicol and writer Bill D'Elia. They all look great, don't they?! That wasn't the only reunion of the evening though. The stars of "The Wonder Years" were also on hand to accept the Impact Award, »
- tooFab Staff
Much like grief, there are five stages of losing your husband to a gay man. And Netflix’s Grace and Frankie is about to delve into every one of them.
The streaming giant has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming comedy, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women whose husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, respectively) leave their wives for each other.
RelatedGeoff Stults Books Recurring Role in Netflix’s Grace and Frankie
Press Play on the video below to see the titular pair experience shock, denial, confusion, rage and reflection in the face of »
The beloved one-season wonder will receive the 15th Anniversary Award at the ceremony, with TV Land announcing in a press release that despite its short run from 1999-2000, the show "continues to find new fans every year." One of the reasons for that, no doubt, is the stellar ensemble that creator Paul Feig and co. assembled (casting director Allison Jones snagged the series's sole Emmy for her work), and TV Land revealed that almost every single main actor from the series will be present at the awards show.
In addition to that star-studded lineup, the awards will also feature a performance by Jennifer Hudson, »
- Katie Roberts
If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?
Feig sent ghoulies and demons running for cover by tipping his all-female cast for the Ghostbusters reboot.
Aside from supernatural griping, Twitter had quite a fun time with the news that a whole new crew will be bustin' ghosts in the near future.
Digital Spy gathers the best reactions below:
Very excited for the female Ghostbusters but even more excited for Gay Caddyshack.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 27, 2015
Bustin' has always made me feel good, but today more than ever. http://t.co/E85AoJYYz0
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) January 27, 2015
Notably, if you were casting a new Ghostbusters movie without any regard for gender, you couldn't get much funnier than those four humans.
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) January »
10 items from 2015
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