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Eugene Levy, its creator and star, plays a man forced to live in the backwater he once bought as a joke
What is it? A Canadian sitcom with talent to die for.
Why you’ll love it: Before his retirement last year, David Letterman welcomed Chris Elliott to his talkshow. Elliott was a feature player in Letterman’s glory years; a man who, thanks to his Letterman appearances and his absurdist sitcom Get A Life, went some way to defining the pervading humour of the 1990s. Reminiscing about their beginnings and careers, Elliott said to Letterman: “Look at you. You’re a television icon, adored by billions. And I’m on the Pop network with a show called Schitt’s Creek.” With a defeated shrug, he added: “So we both achieved our dreams.”
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- Stuart Heritage
The awesome Finding Dory is now playing on a home device near you -whether that be DVD, Blu-ray or via one of those digital downloads. The film is quite brilliant (as our original review will tell you, or or more recent home entertainment review) and to celebrate its awesomeness we’re giving away a superb money-cannot-buy Finding Dory poster signed by Ellen De Generes, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neil, Ty Burrell, Kaitlin Olsen and Eugene Levy.
Dory, the forgetful blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres), suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) take off on a life-changing quest to find them … with help from Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Bailey, a beluga whale who’s convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark.
To be in with a chance of winning, all that »
- Paul Heath
Dimension had originally planned to open the film six months earlier, but director Tim Hill revealed last month during a presentation at the American Film Market that he would start shooting the movie in February in Toronto.
“The War with Grandpa” follows a boy who’s forced to move out of his room when his recently widowed grandfather moves in. With the help of his friends, the boy devises outrageous pranks to make his grandfather surrender the room, but he turns out to be tougher than expected and all-out war ensues.
Christopher Walken and Eugene Levy have come on board to play the friends of De Niro’s character. “The War with Grandpa” is based on the 1984 children’s book by Robert Kimmel Smith. Phillip Glasser, Marvin Peart, and Rosa Morris Peart are producing, »
- Dave McNary
Finding Dory DVD review continues below.
2016 has been an absolutely belting year for Disney. Things kicked off rather nicely for the studio at Easter, releasing Zootropolis at a time of year that they hadn’t chosen for quite some time. The film was a massive success, and with their second feature of the year, Finding Dory, hitting at the peak of summer through their subsidiary Pixar, they managed to take things one step further.
Finding Dory had the unenviable task of not only following on from Zootropolis, but also the superb Pixar original Finding Nemo thirteen years prior. ‘Dory’ follows the Ellen Degeneres character who sets out on a mission to find herself by locating her parents. Her travels take her »
- Paul Heath
Back in 2011 Seann William Scott starred in the Canadian-American sports comedy “Goon,” directed by Michael Dowse and written by Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg. The film, which was the surprise of the summer, followed a dimwitted man who becomes the enforcer for a minor league ice hockey team. Now six years later, Scott and almost all of the original cast is back in the sequel “Goon: Last of the Enforcers.”
Making his directorial feature debut, Baruchel serves as director and returns as co-writer, this time with Jesse Chabot. The comedy once again follows Doug Glatt (Scott) who, after being forced to give up his aspirations of going to the big show, rejoins the Halifax Highlanders to reclaim his former glory. Check out the first trailer below.
The sequel features returning actors Baruchel, »
- Liz Calvario
Yesterday we brought you a poster for Goon: Last of the Enforcers [check it out here], and now we have the first trailer for the comedy sequel, which sees Jay Baruchel making his directorial debut and Sean William Scott returning to his role as ice hockey enforcer Doug ‘The Thug’ Glatt; watch it below…
Goon: Last of the Enforcers is directed by Jay Baruchel, who also returns to the cast alongside Sean William Scott, Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill, Marc-Andre Grondin, Kim Coates, Eugene Levy, David Paetkau and Jonathan Cherry, while new include Elisha Cuthbert, Wyatt Russell and T.J. Miller. The film is set to open in Canada on March 17th, 2017, with North American and UK dates yet to be announced. »
- Amie Cranswick
The actor and podcaster discussed everything from satirising Trump, cucumbers v courgettes, and the day Michael Jackson didn’t sing
Thanks to Harry for taking questions on everything from Simpsons to Spinal Tap to Trump. As he mentions, he’ll be at King’s Place on 8 December for the charity event Christmas Without Tears.
The Guardian's lease on this office has run out, so I must gather my things and scram. Please, if you're in LOndon or thereabouts, consider coming over to King's Place Dec 8 for "Christmas Without Tears", an annual comedy-music variety show Judith Owen and I put on for charity, thjis year benefitting Shelter. Guests include Chris Difford from Squeeze, Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood, two great nonexistent people (Barry from Watford and Tina C) and lots of surprise guests. See you there, or elsewhere. Thanks.
George White asks
Is it true, Harry you did voiceovers for Monty Python? »
- Guardian Staff
As we await the first trailer, a poster has arrived online for Goon: Last of the Enforcers, the follow-up to the cult 2011 sports comedy, which sees Sean William Scott reprising the role of Doug ‘The Thug’ Glatt; check it out here…
Goon: Last of the Enforcers is being directed by Jay Baruchel, who also returns to the cast alongside Scott, Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill, Marc-Andre Grondin, Kim Coates, Eugene Levy, David Paetkau and Jonathan Cherry, while new include Elisha Cuthert, Wyatt Russell and T.J. Miller. The film is set to open in Canada on March 17th, 2017, with North American and UK dates yet to be announced. »
- Gary Collinson
Coinciding with its home-entertainment release in the States this week [read our review of the Blu-ray here], Screen Junkies has given the Honest Trailers treatment to Disney-Pixar’s smash hit sequel Finding Dory, and you can check it out here…
See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence) and Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the Mli’s most intriguing »
- Gary Collinson
Finding Dory, 2016.
Featuring the voice talents of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olsen, Ty Burrell, Hayden Rolence, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Bob Peterson, Kate McKinnon, Sloane Murray, Bill Hader, Sigourney Weaver, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Vicki Lewis, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, and Willem Dafoe.
Pixar continues its string of great animated movies with Finding Dory, which successfully continues the Finding Nemo story in a way that doesn’t feel like a cash grab. This set, which includes two Blu-rays and a DVD, has a nice smattering of bonus features, although a solid making-of documentary is conspicuously missing.
I had a couple young children when Finding Nemo came out, so the film hit me between the eyes as a parent (and still does, since my wife and I had another child a few years later). Its »
- Brad Cook
The new year will bring a new season of Schitt’s Creek on Pop. The cable net owned by CBS Corp and Lionsgate said today that the continuing comedic adventures of the Rose family will start at 8 Pm January 11. The Canadian scripted comedy stars Sctv alums Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara along with Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy. Pop said that Season 3 will find the Roses at a crossroads between longing for the life of extreme wealth and extravagance they left behind and… »
“My friend, Sigourney, once said: rescue, rehabilitate, release!”
The Finding Dory DVD and Blu-ray release date is set for November 15, 2016 while it has been available on Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes since October 25, 2016.
From the Academy Award(R)-winning creators of Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo (Best Animated Feature, 2003) comes an epic undersea adventure filled with imagination, humor and heart. When Dory, the forgetful blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres), suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) take off on a life-changing quest to find them… with help from Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Bailey, a beluga whale who’s convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark! Bring home the movie overflowing with unforgettable characters, dazzling animation and delightful bonus extras!
Each combo pack will feature a lossless 7.1 soundtrack and supplements »
- Tom Stockman
Yes, we're getting a Furby movie. Bob Weinstein announced the upcoming fantasy adventure as part of an ambitious five movie slate planned for the producer's TWC-Dimension banner. While no plot details have been announced, it has been confirmed that this impending franchise starter will indeed be based on the original Hasbro toy line of the same name. Says Weinstein.
"I'm rolling the dice and playing for hits."
Bob Weinstein announced the Furby movie during an early evening presentation on Thursday in Casa De Mar at the American Film Market, where he stood before over 100 buyers. The script for the Furby movie is already completed, as are the four other projects the producer came to sell, according to Variety.
This was the first time that a Furby movie has been mentioned in regards to the impending TWC-Dimension slate, a label that is better known for its horror and dark genre movies »
“I’m rolling the dice and playing for hits,” Weinstein said in the early evening presentation at Casa De Mar beforeabout 100 buyers at the American Film Market. All five projects have completed scripts.
Furbys, the owl-like robotic toys with speaking capabilities in dozens of languages, caught on in the late 1990s. Davis, the company’s chief content officer, and Feldman noted that Hasbro has already seen significant success in Hollywood with the Transformers and Ouija franchises.
“We think that this can resonate as a four-quadrant film,” Davis said. “It can’t just by a 90-minute commercial. »
- Dave McNary
It’s been known for quite some time now that Sean William Scott’s Doug “The Thug” Glatt will be returning to the silver screen in 2017 with Goon sequel, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, but today a few brand new bits of information about the film were unveiled by Jay Baruchel that are sure to leave franchise fans champing at the bit.
The first official still from Last of the Enforcers is here, and in addition to giving viewers their first look at Glatt, it reveals that Liev Schreiber (Ray Donavan) will be reprising his role as veteran ice hockey enforcer Ross “The Boss” Rhea. Check it out below…
Rhea and Glatt went head-to-head, engaging in a brutal brawl, during the climax of Goon, with the latter ultimately knocking out the former, so we’ll have to wait and see if the two go for round 2 in the sequel. However, »
- Justin Cook
I have now determined that Robert De Niro will only do films with “grandpa” in the title. First we had Bad Grandpa, probably the worst film De Niro has ever made; now, we have The War with Grandpa, a new comedy featuring De Niro and-we hope-the comedic chops of Marisa Tomei.
Tomei is currently in negotiations to join the film alongside De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Eugene Levy. De Niro plays the titular grandpa and Tomei his daughter and the mother of his grandson, who’s forced to give up his room when his grandpa comes to stay. The boy begins enacting a series of pranks against his grandfather in the hopes of driving the old man away, but naturally Grandpa is much tougher than anyone thought. Meanwhile, Tomei’s character is also dealing with a teenage daughter who keeps sneaking out the house. So her plate is pretty full »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Exclusive: Marisa Tomei is in negotiations to join Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Eugene Levy in the Tim Hill-directed feature The War With Grandpa. That would put three Oscar winners into the comedy which is based on the book by Robert Kimmel Smith. The story is about a kid who reluctantly gives up his bedroom to accommodate his grandfather (De Niro), whom he loves but wants out of his room. The boy engages in a series of pranks meant to drive his grandpa out… »
Finding Dory is full of familiar voices. There's Ellen DeGeneres, reprising her role as Dory, the energetic and forgetful Pacific regal blue tang. There's Ed O'Neill, making his debut as a surly septopus named Hank. Albert Brooks, Ty Burrell, Idris Elba, Bill Hader, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Kate McKinnon, Kaitlin Olson, Bob Peterson, Hayden Rolence and Dominic West also lend their voice talents to the sequel. And then there's three-time Academy Award nominee Sigourney Weaver, whose disembodied voice welcomes visitors to the Marine Life Institute in Morro Bay, Calif. Weaver's recording is a running joke in the Disney•Pixar film, as the animals have all come to consider Weaver a friend. If »
As Spinal Tap lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel – wearer of anatomically correct T-shirts, owner of amplifiers that go to "11," writer of delicate compositions like "Lick My Love Pump" – Christopher Guest, along with director Rob Reiner and his co-writers/bandmates Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, turned 1984's This Is Spinal Tap into a devastatingly funny dissection of rock pomposity. To say that the film's mix of off-the-cuff jokes and straight-faced parody has influenced several generations of filmmakers and funny people would be a vast understatement – everyone from Ricky Gervais to Fred Armisen »
Dory is the year’s highest-grossing domestic release with $485 million, and the third biggest movie of the year worldwide after fellow Disney releases Captain America: Civil War ($1.153 billion) and Zootopia ($1.023 billion). It’s also the second Pixar release to hit the $1 billion mark after Toy Story 3, which earned $1.067 billion back in 2010.
2016 has certainly been a great year for Disney, with The Jungle Book falling just short of the billion mark with $966.2 million, and Moana, Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story all still to come.
- Gary Collinson
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