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Horror Highlights: Jordan Peele to Receive CinemaCon Award, Other Madnesses, Kill The Minotaur, Raised By Wolves, The Quiet Hour

21 March 2017 8:55 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It's been announced that Jordan Peele (Get Out) will be the recipient of The National Association of Theatre Owners (Nato)'s "CinemaCon Director of the Year" award. Congrats, Mr. Peele! Also in today's Highlights: Other Madnesses trailer and release details, Kill The Minotaur, Raised by Wolves, and The Quiet Hour.

Jordan Peele to Receive CinemaCon Director of the Year Award: Press Release: Washington D.C. (March 20, 2017) – Jordan Peele, the breakthrough writer/director of Universal Pictures’ smash “Get Out,” will receive the “CinemaCon® Director of the Year,” it was announced today by CinemaCon Managing Director, Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (Nato), will be held March 27-30, 2017 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Peele will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony, which takes place on the evening of Thursday, March 30, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, »

- Tamika Jones

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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Tom Hanks and More to Take Part in Aclu Telethon on Facebook Live — Watch Trailer

21 March 2017 8:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks and Alec Baldwin are among the celebrities who will take part in a telethon to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (Aclu). “Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the Aclu” will take place on March 31, and will stream live on Facebook.

Read More: Stephen Colbert Brings Back His Conservative Alter Ego To Deliver ‘The Werd’ On Trump’s Budget Cuts — Watch

“Our work in the courts is essential right now to hold off the worst of the abuses,” said Aclu executive director Anthony D. Romero in a statement, as reported by Variety. “But it is also the collective will and tireless actions of ‘we the people’ that serve as a bulwark against unconstitutional and wrong-headed policies and executive orders. By supporting our work through this telethon, we can fight even harder to defend the rights guaranteed by our Constitution.”

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- Yoselin Acevedo

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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Tom Hanks and More to Take Part in Aclu Telethon on Facebook Live — Watch Trailer

21 March 2017 8:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks and Alec Baldwin are among the celebrities who will take part in a telethon to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (Aclu). “Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the Aclu” will take place on March 31, and will stream live on Facebook.

Read More: Stephen Colbert Brings Back His Conservative Alter Ego To Deliver ‘The Werd’ On Trump’s Budget Cuts — Watch

“Our work in the courts is essential right now to hold off the worst of the abuses,” said Aclu executive director Anthony D. Romero in a statement, as reported by Variety. “But it is also the collective will and tireless actions of ‘we the people’ that serve as a bulwark against unconstitutional and wrong-headed policies and executive orders. By supporting our work through this telethon, we can fight even harder to defend the rights guaranteed by our Constitution.”

Read More: Tim Heidecker’s »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Tom Hanks, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin to Host Aclu Facebook Live Telethon

21 March 2017 7:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Tom Hanks, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Amy Poehler and a slew of celebrities will be lending their star power to a modern-day telethon benefiting the American Civil Liberties Union.

Streaming via Facebook Live on Friday, March 31, at 7 p.m. Et, Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the Aclu is gathering celebrities in what is being billed as a "historic event marking the first time in history people have something productive to do on Facebook on a Friday night." The streaming telethon will feature appearances by Tracy Morgan, Jon HammPadma Lakshmi, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Uzo Aduba, Josh CharlesZosia Mamet, Ike »

- THR Staff

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Celebrities To Unite For Aclu Facebook Live Telethon ‘Stand For Rights’

21 March 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Tom Hanks, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan are among the celebrities that will take part in Stand For Rights: A Benefit For The Aclu, a Facebook Live telethon to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union. Stand For Rights will stream via Facebook Live on Friday, March 31 at 7 Pm Et, broadcasting from the Facebook pages of Stand for Rights 2017, Funny or Die and The Huffington Post. Original videos produced by Funny Or Die will also premiere throughout the… »

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Celebrities To Unite For Aclu Facebook Live Telethon ‘Stand For Rights’

21 March 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Tom Hanks, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan are among the celebrities that will take part in Stand For Rights: A Benefit For The Aclu, a Facebook Live telethon to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union. Stand For Rights will stream via Facebook Live on Friday, March 31 at 7 Pm Et, broadcasting from the Facebook pages of Stand for Rights 2017, Funny or Die and The Huffington Post. Original videos produced by Funny Or Die will also premiere throughout the… »

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Jordan Peele Honored as CinemaCon’s Director of the Year for ‘Get Out’

20 March 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jordan Peele, the writer/director of Universal Pictures’ hit “Get Out,” will receive the CinemaCon Director of the Year award.

Peele will be presented with the honor at the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony, which takes place March 30 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. “Get Out” has grossed over $133 million domestically in less than four weeks.

“With the phenomenon known as ‘Get Out,'” Jordan Peele has instantaneously become a force to reckon with as a gifted and enormously talented director and filmmaker,” said Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon. “He has audiences and critics around the globe enamored and spellbound, dare I say hypnotized, with his wildly inventive directorial debut, and we are ecstatic to be honoring him as this year’s ‘Director of the Year.'”

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Get Out,” a speculative thriller from Blumhouse, »

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Kevin James Sets Netflix Stand-Up Special for 2018

20 March 2017 10:19 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Kevin James will star in his own new Netflix stand-up special, Variety has learned.

This will mark the first time James has starred in a stand-up special since 2001’s “Sweat the Small Stuff.” He is currently scheduled to tape the special later this year, with a release eyed for 2018. Netflix previously distributed James’ film “True Memoirs of an International Assassin,” and he will also appear in the Adam Sandler Netflix film “Sandy Wexler,” which debuts in April.

James was discovered at the Montreal Comedy Fest in 1996, which led to the creation of his long-running CBS sitcom “King of Queens.” In addition to a film career that saw him star in successful comedies like the “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” franchise and “Grown Ups,” he recently returned to CBS with the sitcom “Kevin Can Wait,” which he also executive produces.

This is the latest high-profile comedy acquisition for Netflix. The streaming giant will release two never-before-seen Dave Chappelle comedy »

- Joe Otterson

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St. Patrick’s Day: 7 TV Episodes on Netflix That Are Even Better Than a Pot of Gold

17 March 2017 1:06 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With so much hype surrounding shows’ Christmas and Halloween specials, it’s easy to forget that there have been some great St. Patrick’s Day episodes in the TV world. So here are a lucky seven episodes that’ll get you excited to celebrate the holiday! Or make you want to stay at home and chill, since all are available to stream on Netflix.

“30 Rock”

Like a double rainbow, “30 Rock” gave its fans not one, but two reasons to get excited, as it aired two St. Patrick’s Day episodes in 2009 and 2012. However, the 2009 episode, “The Funcooker,” is the standout. Written by Tom Ceraulo and Donald Glover, the episode sees Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) attend jury duty, in which the woman on trial hilariously reflects Liz’s own work problems. She must also juggle problems that arise when her show’s stars (Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski) pass out and curse while hosting the St. »

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St. Patrick’s Day: 7 TV Episodes on Netflix That Are Even Better Than a Pot of Gold

17 March 2017 1:06 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

With so much hype surrounding shows’ Christmas and Halloween specials, it’s easy to forget that there have been some great St. Patrick’s Day episodes in the TV world. So here are a lucky seven episodes that’ll get you excited to celebrate the holiday! Or make you want to stay at home and chill, since all are available to stream on Netflix.

“30 Rock”

Like a double rainbow, “30 Rock” gave its fans not one, but two reasons to get excited, as it aired two St. Patrick’s Day episodes in 2009 and 2012. However, the 2009 episode, “The Funcooker,” is the standout. Written by Tom Ceraulo and Donald Glover, the episode sees Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) attend jury duty, in which the woman on trial hilariously reflects Liz’s own work problems. She must also juggle problems that arise when her show’s stars (Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski) pass out and curse while hosting the St. »

- Michael Gonzalez

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Allen Maldonado To Co-Star In Tracy Morgan Comedy For TBS

15 March 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Allen Maldonado (Black-ish)  is set to co-star opposite Tracy Morgan in Morgan’s straight-to-series comedy at TBS. In the untitled series executive produced by Jordan Peele, after being released on good behavior from a 15-year prison stint, Tray (Morgan) is shocked to see just how much the world has changed in his absence. Returning to his newly-gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, Tray discovers that his former girlfriend has married an affable, successful white man, who is… »

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Alec Baldwin to Be Honored, Roasted on Spike TV’s ‘One Night Only’ Special

14 March 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spike TV’s next honoree for their “One Night Only” series is none other than Alec Baldwin. The special, airing on July 9 at 9/8c, will bring together the actor’s closest friends and costars for a night of comedic tributes and celebration.

The exclusive black tie evening,”Part ‘This Is Your Life,’ part Dean Martin Roast,” features comedy, film packages, music, candid (and humorous) personal stories, and several surprises. Friends and icons from the comedy, film, and TV worlds will gather for the taping on June 25 at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.

“Alec is an original and one of the greats. Heroic, complicated, legendary, brilliant, and hilarious,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer of the special. “When we spoke about this event he said ‘you overestimate the number of friends I have’ and I replied ‘you underestimate the number of people that will line up to have fun at your expense.’ It will be that kind of night: love »

- Dani Levy

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Amy Schumer’s Netflix Special Slammed By Users: ‘She’s Lost Herself’

14 March 2017 1:58 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Amy Schumer’s new Netflix stand-up special is not being received well by the majority of users who left reviews on the streaming platform. The comedian’s hour-long special, titled “Amy Schumer: The Leather Special,” has received more than 900 ratings since it premiered a week ago. That’s more than double the number of reviews for Trevor Noah’s special “Afraid of the Dark,” which premiered on Feb. 21. Other recent stand-up specials, including Katherine Ryan’s “In Trouble,” Mike Birbiglia’s “Thank God for Jokes” and Cristela Alonzo’s “Lower Classy,” have received between 100 and 200 reviews. Also Read: Tracy Morgan »

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Alec Baldwin to Get Roasted in Spike TV Special

14 March 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Alec Baldwin is set to be roasted in a one-night comedy special that’ll air on Spike TV, TheWrap has learned. “One Night Only: Alec Baldwin” will be a black tie affair, set to include tributes from friends, videos, along with some “surprises.” No guests have been announced as of yet.

“I am dreading this. I am truly dreading this. But if Tracy Morgan is coming, it’ll be okay. Is Tracy coming?” Baldwin said in a statement.

The “One Night Only” event »

- Carli Velocci

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Watch Dave Chappelle Riff on Isis and O.J. for His New Netflix Specials

14 March 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Chappelle’s back.

In a week, comedian Dave Chappelle will release two hourlong standup specials on Netflix. They’ll be the first such specials he’s put into the world in a dozen years, though he’s been touring extensively since 2014. The trailer gives a peek at what to expect: Chappelle not shying away from the absurdities of the modern world, integrating anecdotes about watching Isis beheadings on YouTube and meeting the now-up-for-parole O.J. Simpson, but also going back to certain staples.

“You know what kills more black people than anything? More than police and terrorism?” he asks his audience. “Salt.”

The two specials, which were self-financed and produced by Chappelle and then acquired from Netflix, were filmed in Austin at Austin City Limits and Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium. A third Chappelle comedy special made specifically for Netflix is also in the works, with Chappelle and director Stan Lathan.

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- Oriana Schwindt

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Ridley Scott to Direct Getty Kidnapping Drama; Natalie Portman May Star

13 March 2017 11:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ridley Scott is directing kidnap drama “All the Money in the World” with Sony handling worldwide distribution.

The story, written by David Scarpa, centers on the 1973 kidnap in Italy of  J. Paul Getty III — the rebellious teenage grandson of oil billionaire J. Paul Getty, who was reluctant to pay the $17 million ransom demanded by the kidnappers. Natalie Portman is being eyed to play the part of Gail Harris, the mother of John Paul Getty III.

The kidnappers sent a lock of hair and the teen’s severed right ear to the family to convince them pay the ransom. Harris and the boy’s father eventually convinced the elder Gerry pay a $2.9 million ransom, resulting in the teenager being freed after six months. He had been chained to a stake in a cave in Italy.

The film is being produced and financed by Imperative Entertainment. Producers are Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas; Ridley Scott, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Fist Fight’ Review

9 March 2017 4:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Dean Norris, Christina Hendricks, Dennis Haysbert, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Kumail Nanjiani | Written by Van Robichaux, Evan Susser | Directed by Richie Keen

Is anyone else old enough to remember Three O’Clock High? You are? Well you might get a feeling of deja-vu watching Fist Fight. Which follows a very similar storyline, only this time it’s teachers planning to fight Not the students!

Set on the last day of the year, Fist Fight sees mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. Things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school. News of the fight spreads like »

- Phil Wheat

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Movie News: Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez to Star in New 'Overboard'; Watch Latest 'Kong: Skull Island' Trailer: That's a Lotta Monsters

7 March 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Overboard: Anna Faris (Movie 43, above) and Eugenio Derbez (Miracles From Heaven, above) will star together in Overboard, a remake of the 1987 comedy that teamed Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. The new version will swap the lead roles, so Derbez will play a rich, spoiled playboy who falls off his yacht and loses his memory; Faris will portray a working-class, single mother who convinces the playboy that he is her husband. Rob Greenberg and Bob Fisher are attached to write and direct the movie. [Deadline]   The S---heads: Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson, who appeared together in Death at a Funeral (above), will reunite in The S---heads. They will star as "deeply unqualified" men who are charged with taking a wealthy, troubled teenager to rehab. Macon Blair will...

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Macon Blair Casts Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson as ‘The Shitheads’

7 March 2017 9:02 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Fresh off the success of his Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance — which also marked his directorial debut — I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore, Macon Blair has already revealed his follow-up and has confirmed casting for his next project. According to Deadline, the actor-turned-director is developing The Shitheads in association with Imperative Entertainment, a dark comedy centered around two unqualified idiots tasked with escorting a millionaire to rehab — who just so happens to be a teenager.

Blair has found his leads with Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson, who last teamed for the Death at a Funeral remake. They’ve both been confirmed for the film, which has been described as “The Last Detail by way of Bret Easton Ellis,” which seems to be right up Blair’s alley. Based on his debut, along with all three of his roles in Jeremy Saulnier’s films, Blair has »

- Mike Mazzanti

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From Amy Schumer to Chris Rock: A Guide to Netflix's Upcoming Stand-up Specials

7 March 2017 8:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Amy Schumer is just one of several comedians set to debut a stand-up special on Netflix, with her special dropping Tuesday on the streaming service.

Netflix aggressively entered the stand-up space a few years ago, and has been consistently outbidding rivals including Comedy Central, Showtime and HBO to land bold-face names. In addition to Schumer, Netflix will air upcoming specials from Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., Tracy Morgan, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman and Chris Rock, the latter of whom got a whopping $40 million for two specials.

Here are just some of the big-name comedians set to debut concert specials on »

- Lexy Perez

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