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Schitt's Creek, Let's Get Physical: Pop Announces Comedy Premieres

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Comedy is coming back to Pop. Today, the network announced the premiere dates for season four of Schitt's Creek and the new TV show Let's Get Physical.A scripted comedy, Schitt's Creek stars Eugene Levy as a video store magnate who goes broke and moves to a backwoods town with his wife (Catherine O’Hara) and two kids. The cast also includes Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy. Season four debuts on January 24th at 8 p.m. Et/Pt.Read More…
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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in October, and The Best Episodes of Each

7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in October, and The Best Episodes of Each
1. “Stranger Things” Season 2 (available October 27)

Why Should I Watch It? Whether you’re a sci-fi junkie, a horror fan, or just big into Eggo waffles, “Stranger Things” offers thrills and fun for everyone. Genre nerds can geek out over all the cinematic references to Steven Spielberg and James Cameron while casual Netflix subscribers will get caught up in the human story of four friends on exciting adventures. Season 1 built an entire new world, created a monster as unpronounceable as it is unforgettable, and became the sensation of the summer. Season 2 is dropping just in time for Halloween. What a treat, indeed.

Best Episode: Haha, you think we’ve seen new episodes of “Stranger Things”? Are you nuts? Netflix has the second season on lockdown, but we’ll get a review up the moment we’ve laid eyes on it (and probably a few more after that).

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in October, and The Best Episodes of Each

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in October, and The Best Episodes of Each
1. “Stranger Things” Season 2 (available October 27)

Why Should I Watch It? Whether you’re a sci-fi junkie, a horror fan, or just big into Eggo waffles, “Stranger Things” offers thrills and fun for everyone. Genre nerds can geek out over all the cinematic references to Steven Spielberg and James Cameron while casual Netflix subscribers will get caught up in the human story of four friends on exciting adventures. Season 1 built an entire new world, created a monster as unpronounceable as it is unforgettable, and became the sensation of the summer. Season 2 is dropping just in time for Halloween. What a treat, indeed.

Best Episode: Haha, you think we’ve seen new episodes of “Stranger Things”? Are you nuts? Netflix has the second season on lockdown, but we’ll get a review up the moment we’ve laid eyes on it (and probably a few more after that).

Read More:‘Stranger Things
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‘Goon: Last of the Enforcers’ Review

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Seann William Scott, Alison Pill, Marc-Andre Grondin, Liev Schreiber, Wyatt Russell, Kim Coates, Elisha Cuthbert, Jay Baruchel, Callum Keith Rennie, Jonathan Mark Cherry | Written by Jay Baruchel, Jesse Chabot | Directed by Jay Baruchel

Back in 2011, Michael Dowse’s Canadian sports comedy Goon was a minor hit with critics, but only ended up taking a modest $12m at the U.S. box office. Evidently, however, the film has since picked up something of a cult following, which explains the presence of this somewhat belated but nonetheless entertaining sequel that reunites the majority of the key players.

The directorial debut of actor Jay Baruchel (who co-wrote and co-starred in the first film), the sequel finds sweet-natured but dim-witted ice hockey bruiser Doug “The Thug” Glatt (Seann William Scott) still playing for his beloved Halifax Highlanders and now married to former girlfriend Eva (Alison Pill), who has just announced that she’s expecting.
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'Goon: Last of the Enforcers': Film Review

'Goon: Last of the Enforcers': Film Review
Bowing at the 2011 Toronto International Film Fest, Goon was a surprisingly enjoyable sports pic, an underdog hockey tale whose shockingly violent hero (played by Seann William Scott) bore no ill will to the opponents whose noses he shattered on the ice. The film went on to modest success; now, rather than spin off a VOD sequel exploiting the title but recast with no-name actors, producers have reunited all key players for Goon: Last of the Enforcers, in which our man must become a grown-up. (One top-shelf supporting player, Eugene Levy, is missing here; T.J. Miller is added to the...
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Top Of The Lake series 1 recap

Louisa Mellor Aug 11, 2017

Here’s a reminder of the key events in Top Of The Lake series 1, for anyone whose memory needs a jog. Spoilers…

Warning: contains series one spoilers.

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Detective Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss) returns to her remote New Zealand hometown of Laketop to visit her mother who is dying of cancer, leaving behind in Sydney her fiancé of five years, Steve. When twelve-year-old Tui (Jacqueline Joe) is found standing fully dressed in the local lake, the school nurse discovers that Tui is five months pregnant. Robin is brought in to interview the child on account of her experience with abuse cases. When asked who impregnated her, Tui writes the word “No-one” on a piece of paper.

Tui’s father is local drug-dealer Matt Mitcham (Peter Mullan), a violent man
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The Defenders: creating Marvel's Netflix team

Mike Cecchini Aug 14, 2017

Getting four street-smart Marvel heroes on screen together in The Defenders took a superhuman behind the scenes effort...

The Defenders aren’t the Avengers or the Justice League. Those are the crown jewels of superhero intellectual property, instantly recognisable icons with decades of history in everything from comics to toys to video games. Most of Marvel’s roster of Netflix heroes—collectively known as the Defenders—operate under their real names and don’t even bother with costumes. They’re literal social justice warriors, working to change their neighbourhoods, not the world, for the better. The Defenders are underdogs, and if there’s one thing New York City loves, it’s an underdog.

See related Seann William Scott interview: Goon, Role Models, American Pie and Eugene Levy Goon 2 is in the works

Marvel’s interlocking group of Netflix shows are not only set in New York City,
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Goon: Last of the Enforcers gets a new poster and trailer

A new poster and trailer have arrived online for director Jay Baruchel’s upcoming comedy sequel Goon: Last of the Enforcers. The film sees Baruchel return to the cast alongside Sean William Scott, Allison Pill, Liev Schreiber, Marc-Andre Grondin, Kim Coates, Eugene Levy, David Paetkau, and Jonathan Cherry while the newcomers include Elisha Cuthbert, T.J. Miller, and Wyatt Russell; check them out here…

It’s a new day for the Halifax Highlanders. A pro lockout has reunited old teammates and brought a crew of new players to the bench; notably missing from the line-up, however, is everyone’s favourite enforcer and heart of the team, Doug “The Thug” Glatt. Sidelined after one too many hits and now married with a baby on the way, Doug is hanging up his skates and settling into life as an insurance salesman. But when Doug’s nemesis, Anders Cain, is made captain of the
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Elsa Martinelli, ‘The Indian Fighter Star,’ Dies at 82

Elsa Martinelli, ‘The Indian Fighter Star,’ Dies at 82
Rome — Italian actress Elsa Martinelli, who starred opposite Kirk Douglas in 1955 western “The Indian Fighter” and went on to gain international recognition working, among others, with directors Mario Monicelli, Roger Vadim, Orson Welles, Howard Hawkes, and Elio Petri died on July 8 in Rome. She was 82.

Born in the Tuscan city of Grosseto, Martinelli moved to Rome in the early 1950’s and started a career as a model, after her beautiful slim physique was noticed by fashion designer Roberto Capucci. She soon appeared in “Vogue” and “Life,” which is where she was noticed by Kirk Douglas’ wife Anne Buydens.

Martinelli in 1954 made her acting debut in Stendhal adaptation “Le Rouge et le Noir,” directed by France’s Claude Autant-Lara.

Her breakout role came the following year in Andre de Toth’s “The Indian Fighter, which Douglas produced.

“Sex in the person of Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress introduced here, and the relationship of her Indian maid character with Douglas
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Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas' McKenzie Brothers to Reunite for Benefit Show

Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas' McKenzie Brothers to Reunite for Benefit Show
Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas will revive their beloved Sctv characters the McKenzie Brothers for the first time in a decade at a July benefit concert in Toronto.

Bob and Doug McKenzie, who hosted a fictional TV show in their native Canada in the popular sketch, will reunite at Second City, with the duo delivering a live version of their Great White North talk show onstage.

The July 18th benefit will also feature Martin Short, as Jiminy Glick, interviewing a surprise guest, plus appearances by Sctv and SNL vets like Dan Aykroyd,
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Sctv: McKenzie Brothers to Reunite for Benefit Concert

The McKenzie brothers are back together. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas will reprise their Sctv characters for a benefit concert next month.Thomas and Moranis originated the characters—beer-loving brothers—on the Canadian sketch series, which ran 1976 to 1984. The cast also included John Candy, Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Martin Short, and Harold Ramis.Read More…
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Rick Moranis Returns To Comedy After A 20-Year Reclusive Period

Rick Moranis Returns To Comedy After A 20-Year Reclusive Period
It’s been 20 years since Rick Moranis last appeared onscreen, in the mind-bendingly titled “Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves.” A fixture of ’80s and ’90s blockbuster comedies, Moranis was beloved for his iconic roles in “Ghostbusters,” “Spaceballs,” and for leading the “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” franchise. He stepped away from acting in 1997 in order to focus on his family, only returning for the very occasional voiceover or writing gig.

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Moranis will take to the stage for one very special night to help out his dear friend Dave Thomas for a special benefit show on July 18th in Toronto. Moranis and Thomas will reprise their roles as Bob and Doug McKenzie, two hick Canadian brothers the duo played on Sctv, “Saturday Night Live,” and in the movie “Strange Brew.”

A gaggle of Canadian comedy legends from the Second City
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Rick Moranis Returns To Comedy After A 20-Year Reclusive Period

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Rick Moranis Returns To Comedy After A 20-Year Reclusive Period
It’s been 20 years since Rick Moranis last appeared onscreen, in the mind-bendingly titled “Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves.” A fixture of ’80s and ’90s blockbuster comedies, Moranis was beloved for his iconic roles in “Ghostbusters,” “Spaceballs,” and for leading the “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” franchise. He stepped away from acting in 1997 in order to focus on his family, only returning for the very occasional voiceover or writing gig.

Moranis will take to the stage for one very special night to help out his dear friend Dave Thomas for a special benefit show on July 18th in Toronto. Moranis and Thomas will reprise their roles as Bob and Doug McKenzie, two hick Canadian brothers the duo played on Sctv, “Saturday Night Live,” and in the movie “Strange Brew.”

A gaggle of Canadian comedy legends from the Second City
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Bob and Doug McKenzie All-Star Reunion Show Is Happening This Summer

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In an unexpected announcement that has fans very excited, Canadian comedy legends Bob and Doug McKenzie are reuniting for a one-night only benefit concert that brings together some of the most legendary comedic talents of all-time. Flip Publicity released the press release today.

"Dave Thomas and the Second City Present an Intimate Evening: Take Off, Eh!. The all-star benefit for Jake Thomas and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario will feature Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis reuniting as Bob and Doug Mackenzie in this reunion special. Other guests include Dan Aykroyd, Cathrine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Martin Short, Joe Flaherty, The Kids in the Hall, with musical guests Paul Shaffer, Ian Thomas, Murray McLauchlan and more!"

Dave Thomas and The Second City are proud to present Take Off, Eh!, a star-studded intimate evening featuring performances from some of Canada's biggest names in comedy and music on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 on The Second City Toronto's Mainstage,
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Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas to Reunite as McKenzie Brothers

Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas, who played Sctv's and SNL's beer-loving McKenzie brothers during the 1980s, are reuniting for a July 18 benefit concert in Toronto.

Other Canadian comedy legends on The Second City concert bill include Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd and Sctv alums Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Martin Short and Joe Flaherty, along with the Kids in the Hall cast, including Scott Thompson.

Paul Shaffer, Dave Letterman's former bandleader who worked with Levy, Short, Thomas and Andrea Martin in the 1972 Toronto production of Godspell, will also appear onstage in Toronto. Moranis and Thomas are...
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Emmy Contenders 2017: Lead Actor in a Comedy

Emmy Contenders 2017: Lead Actor in a Comedy
It remains to be seen if anyone can break Jeffrey Tambor’s two-year winning streak for “Transparent,” but there’s a formidable group that will make a strong effort. In fact, this category could be an exact repeat of last year’s lineup, with Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”), Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”), Will Forte (“The Last Man On Earth”), William H. Macy (“Shameless”), and Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”) all eligible. But it’s likely at least one will be displaced by Donald Glover’s star turn on the FX comedy “Atlanta,” which won dual Golden Globe Awards for best comedy series and comedy actor this year. Glover has been busy at work on the high-profile Han Solo prequel, which certainly puts him front and center in voters’ minds. But never count out Jim Parsons, who could return for his work on “The Big Bang Theory,” which has already landed him four Emmys. And
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Exclusive: How Emily Hampshire's Breakout TV Roles Are Messing Up Her Dating Life

Exclusive: How Emily Hampshire's Breakout TV Roles Are Messing Up Her Dating Life
Sometimes Emily Hampshire slips into character during dates.

Things get awkward, the Canadian actress tells Et, when her courter suddenly realizes that she's not Stevie Budd, the deadpan, buttoned-up motel clerk she hilariously portrays on Pop TV's Schitt's Creek, which just finished airing a critically acclaimed third season earlier this year. In fact, Hampshire, who frequently breaks into uproarious giggle fits during our freewheeling interview, couldn't be more infectiously giddy and refreshingly forthcoming.

"I feel bad that I'm not Stevie for them, that I'm not as cool as Stevie," the 35-year-old actress says. "They meet me and they're like, 'Oh, you're way more animated than Stevie is.' I can hear the disappointment in their voice."

That's when, she acknowledges, "I try to overcompensate for not being Stevie."

So then they get Jennifer Goines, the brainy but unhinged heroine she plays on Syfy's 12 Monkeys. If you know Jennifer, you know this means Hampshire's dates end with
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Albert Einstein, Comedy Icon? 9 Examples of How Film and TV Depict His Lighter Side

Albert Einstein, Comedy Icon? 9 Examples of How Film and TV Depict His Lighter Side
The legacy of Albert Einstein cannot be overstated — even when we take the scientist’s accomplishments for granted, he’s one of our planet’s most famous pop culture figures, recognizable across generations. The way he’s been depicted on screen has ranged from well-researched takes on the man’s life, such as Nat Geo Channel’s new anthology series “Genius,” premiering today, to, shall we say, somewhat more out-there fare.

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Below are some of the most notable examples we found featuring the great scientist depicted in a less-than-serious state. What’s interesting about looking at all of these examples together is how on the one hand, Einstein as an icon has been utilized for the sake of comedy for decades now. But when film or TV choose to engage with the reality of the man himself,
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