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At 111, Oldest Living WWII Veteran Still Enjoys His Whiskey and Cigars: 'I Smoke at Least 12 a Day'

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At 111, Oldest Living WWII Veteran Still Enjoys His Whiskey and Cigars: 'I Smoke at Least 12 a Day'
Richard Overton has seen much during his storied life, which began on May 11, 1906, the same year President Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize.

At 111 years old, Overton is a supercentenarian, staking claim to the title of being the oldest verified living WWII veteran and the oldest man in all 50 states. He has met President Barack Obama, been honored by the San Antonio Spurs with a custom jersey, and even has had a street named after him. But through it all, Overton remains a humble man who simply likes to spend his days sitting on the porch of his Austin,
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Dave Made a Maze Movie Review

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Dave Made a Maze Movie Review
Dave Made A Maze Gravitas Ventures Director: Bill Watterson Writer: Steven Sears Cast: Nick Thune, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, James Urbaniak, Adam Busch, Stephanie Allynne, Rick Overton, Scott Krinsky, Frank Caeti, Scott Narver Running Time: 80min Rating: Unrated (language, comedic violence) In Theaters And on VOD August 18, 2017 Dave (Nick Thune, Bad Johnson) is a struggling […]

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Teaser trailer for the animated comedy Duck Duck Goose

Open Road Films has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming animated family comedy Duck Duck Goose which features a voice cast that includes Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Lance Lim, Greg Proops, Natasha Leggero, Reggie Watts, Diedrich Bader, Jennifer Grey, Rick Overton, Craig Ferguson, Stephen Fry, and Carl Reiner; watch it below after the official synopsis…

In Duck Duck Goose, a high-flying bachelor goose named Peng (voiced by Jim Gaffigan) is injured in flight and finds himself saddled with two adorably hilarious and demanding ducklings (voiced by Zendaya and Lance Lim), on a long journey south that will turn this scrappy threesome into a family.

Duck Duck Goose is set for release on April 20th.
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Trailer & poster for ‘Dave Made a Maze’

Directed by Bill Watterson, Dave Made a Maze follows Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career. He builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation. Ignoring his warnings, Dave’s girlfriend Annie leads a band of oddball explorers on a rescue mission. Once inside, they find themselves caught in an ever-changing supernatural world, threatened by booby traps and pursued by a bloodthirsty Minotaur.

Starring Kirsten Vangsness, James Urbaniak, Adam Busch, Stephanie Allynne, Scott Krinsky, Nick Thune, wrestler-turned actor John Hennigan (who plays the minotaur), Rick Overton, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Frank Caeti, Timothy Nordwind, and Scott Narver, Dave Made a Maze is set for a Us release on August 18th.
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Exclusive Interview: Rick Overton on Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here

On Showtime’s new series I’m Dying Up Here is a Jim Carrey-produced effort and takes a fictionalized look at the 1970s Los Angeles comedy business, incorporating real-life late night veterans like Rick Overton into the cast. Back when Johnny Carson’s decision to move The Tonight Show from New York over to the West Coast in 1972, a floodgate of opportunities arose for many comics. The poignant, bittersweet and wickedly funny series is adapted from journalist William Knoedelseder’s eponymous non-fiction book, starring Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clarke Duke and Andrew Santino as some of the young comics with visions of superstardom. But in...read more
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How Showtime’s ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Recreates ’70s Comedy Club Scene

How Showtime’s ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Recreates ’70s Comedy Club Scene
Comedian Judy Gold appears in episode three of “I'm Dying Up Here,” the Jim Carrey-produced Showtime ensemble series premiering Sunday that fictionalizes the infamous early 1970s Los Angeles comedy scene, where a slew of real-life icons like David Letterman, Jay Leno, Andy Kaufman, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal and Elayne Boosler first rose to prominence and thousands of other young hopefuls followed suit on the heels of Johnny Carson’s decision to move “The Tonight Show” to the West Coast in 1972.

On the new show, Gold plays an aging comic named Judy Elder, who’s vying for a second shot at stardom on the stage of her childhood friend Goldie Herschlag—the tough-as-nails owner of an L.A. comedy club that bears a striking resemblance to The Comedy Store and its real-life proprietor Mitzi Shore.

Yet “I’m Dying Up Here” co-creator and executive producer Dave Flebotti says “Goldie has an entirely different energy
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Film Acquisition Rundown: The Orchard Buys ‘Kings,’ Lionsgate Acquires ‘Dragged Across Concrete,’ and More

Film Acquisition Rundown: The Orchard Buys ‘Kings,’ Lionsgate Acquires ‘Dragged Across Concrete,’ and More
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

– The Orchard has acquired the rights to “Kings,” the drama starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig and directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Deadline reports. The film focuses on a foster family in South Central a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992.

Ergüven previously directed “Mustang,” which received an Oscar nomination in 2015 for Best Foreign Language Film. Charles Gilbert and Vincent Maraval served as the producers on “Kings.”

Read More: Film Acquisition Rundown: IFC Films Picks up ‘Sweet Virginia,’ Oscilloscope Buys ‘Song of Granite’ and More

Lionsgate has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the crime-thriller “Dragged Across Concrete” The film will be released by the
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Jim Gaffigan’s Animated Comedy ‘Duck Duck Goose’ Flies to Open Road

Jim Gaffigan’s Animated Comedy ‘Duck Duck Goose’ Flies to Open Road
Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to the animated family comedy “Duck Duck Goose,” starring Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, and Lance Lim.

Duck Duck Goose” will hit theaters on April 20. The film was produced and financed by Original Force. The deal was announced on Wednesday by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films, and Harley Zhao, president and CEO of Original Force.

The movie is directed by Christopher Jenkins, written by Jenkins and Rob Muir, and produced by Penney Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins. Gfm Films and Gfm Animation are handling international sales at the Cannes Film Festival.

Gaffigan voices a high-flying bachelor goose who’s injured in flight and finds himself saddled with two demanding ducklings (voiced by Zendaya and Lim), on a long journey south that will turn this scrappy threesome into a family.

Duck Duck Goose” also features the voices of Greg Proops, Natasha Leggero,
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Cannes: Open Road Nabs U.S. Rights to Animated 'Duck Duck Goose'

Cannes: Open Road Nabs U.S. Rights to Animated 'Duck Duck Goose'
Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to the animated family comedy Duck Duck Goose.

Featuring a voice cast headed up by Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya and Lance Lim, the film is directed by Christopher Jenkins from a screenplay he wrote with Rob Muir.

China-based Original Force produced and financed the film, which Open Road will release April 20, 2018.

Greg Proops, Natasha Leggero, Reggie Watts, Diedrich Bader, Jennifer Grey, Rick Overton, Craig Ferguson, Stephen Fry and Carl Reiner round out the voice cast.

The story centers on a high-flying bachelor goose named Peng (Gaffigan) who is injured in flight...
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Hologram Specialist Pulse Receives $10 Million Investment From Chinese Companies (Exclusive)

Pulse Evolution, a specialist in creating holograms, has received a $10 million investment from Chinese companies Original Force Computer Animation Co. and Shanghai U9 Game Co., Variety has learned exclusively.

The companies have bought $10 million in Pulse common stock at a valuation of $1 per share. Both Original Force and U9 Game are backed by Chinese digital-entertainment giant Tencent Holding Limited.

Pulse Evolution’s principals gained notice for their computer-generated animation of Tupac Shakur, projected in holographic form at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music Festival. In 2014 they launched Pulse with the production of a “virtual” Michael Jackson at the Billboard Music Awards.

“We are certainly pleased to have the support of Original Force and its chairman, Harley Zhao,” said John Textor, executive chairman of Pulse. “We have great respect for their commitment to story-based content, and we share a belief that the greatest of stories deserve the very best in visual imagery.”

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Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Join ‘Duck Duck Goose’ Animated Movie

Jim Gaffigan and Carl Reiner have joined the voice cast of China-based Original Force Animation’s animated feature “Duck Duck Goose.”

Gaffigan will voice a goose who rescues two ducklings from an eccentric cat. Reiner will voice a wise turtle. The cast includes Stephen Fry, Jennifer Grey, Molly Shannon, Diedrich Bader and Rick Overton.

Duck Duck Goose” is the first of three feature animated films currently in production at Original Force Animation. The company opened a Los Angeles-based production and development office in August, led by Penny Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins.

The film is directed by Christopher Jenkins (“Home”) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Rob Muir. Jenkins previously collaborated with Finkelman Cox and Rabins on “Surf’s Up” when the two execs launched Sony Pictures Animation.

Rabins and Finkelman Cox are producing the feature along with Viola Chen.

The story will center on Gaffigan’s character, Peng, being
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Us Briefs: Lauren Russell earns StarStream stripes

Plus: FilmBuff acquires world on ‘Who’s Driving Doug’; and more…StarStream has promoted Lauren Russell to vp of production and development. Russell was a key figure in bringing three productions to Sundance: Jeff Beana’s Joshy (pictured), Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers and Frankie Shaw’s short film Too Legit.

FilmBuff has picked up worldwide rights to David Michael Conley’s Who’s Driving Doug that will premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 5 ahead of launch in select theatres and VOD on February 26. Rj Mitte of Breaking Bad, Pamela Kwiatkowski of Bates Motel and Ray William Johnson of The Equals Three Show star. Jake Hanley of FilmBuff negotiated the deal with Nicola Carbonetta and David Katz.

Jim Gaffigan has been cast in one of the lead roles of Original Force Animation’s first feature Duck Duck Goose alongside Carl Reiner and the previously announced cast of Stephen Fry, Zendaya, [link
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Peter Joseph: The Hollywood Interview

Awaiting Interreflections…

Peter Joseph’s highly anticipated new film series inches towards its 2016 release.

By Alex Simon

In a time of great social strife and growing inequality and public outcry, it’s no wonder Peter Joseph's work has gained more and more prominence in the counter-culture each year. Love him or hate him, Joseph continues to challenge the “zeitgeist”, leading the charge towards a new society. Art is his weapon… and the thousands of dedicated fans don’t hurt either.

Peter Joseph is a producer who created the Zeitgeist Film Trilogy, a series of films critical of society and culture. These works exploded online starting in 2007 with millions of views and can now be found in major media outlets such as Netflix. His third film, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, had the largest grassroots, non-profit theatrical release in history, with almost 350 screenings in 60 countries in 25 languages. While I may not agree with everything in his films,
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New Bones Season 10,Episode 20 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By Fox

Recently, Fox delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Bones" episode 20 of season 10. The episode is entitled,"The Woman in the Whirlpool," and it turns out that we'll see some pretty interesting stuff as a dead cookie jar collector is the focus of the team's latest investigation, and more. In the new, 20th episode press release: The Team Investigates The Remains Of A Cookie Jar Collector. Press release number 2: When the body of a well-known cookie jar collector is found in a riverbank, the Jeffersonian team will have to submerge themselves into the victim's collector community in order to catch the murderer. In the meantime, Booth is going to struggle to come to terms with Brennan's decision that he move out of their house due to his gambling addiction and Aubrey is going to have his eye on one of the "squinterns." Guest stars feature: Laura Spencer
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Pauly Shore Documentary Acquired By Showtime

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Pauly Shore Documentary Acquired By Showtime
Exclusive: Showtime has picked up Pauly Shore’s revealing road documentary Pauly Shore Stands Alone and slated it to air December 4. The feature-length film directed by and starring Shore tracks the popular ’90s actor and comedian as he embarks on a stand-up tour across the Midwest while grappling with aging, fading fame and his relationship with his mother, Comedy Store founder Mitzi Shore, who has Parkinson’s. Unlike his 2003 directing debut Pauly Shore Is Dead, the new documentary peels back the curtain on the raw, more serious side of Shore’s life on the road. (Watch the trailer above.)

“A lot of these people don’t know that ‘Son-In-Law’ grew up among comics like Sam Kinison,” Shore told me from his latest stand-up stop in Orlando. “The tour was booked, and I was going through a peculiar time. I was happy on the road as opposed to being home,
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TV Review: ‘Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special’

TV Review: ‘Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special’
PBS isn’t always particularly nimble, which makes its speed in throwing together “Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special” something of an occasion. Not surprisingly, the resulting hour is warm and heartfelt, drawing extensively on an interview conducted with Williams as well as recollections about the comedian and actor (shot, appropriately, at the Comedy Store) taped after his death. Coming nearly a month after the outpouring of affection unleashed by Williams’ suicide, it’s a fitting tribute that touches on most of his career highlights, presented under an umbrella that otherwise has generally under-delivered.

Producers Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein race pretty quickly through the biographical material, getting to the point where Williams discovered improvisational comedy in college, before earning a spot at Julliard alongside Christopher Reeve. (Their teachers included John Houseman, who pushed them toward the higher calling of theater while, as Williams notes wryly, earning a
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Robin Williams Tribute Special to Air on PBS

Robin Williams Tribute Special to Air on PBS
Stars and friends of Robin Williams will share memories of the late comedian in “Robin Williams Remembered — A Pioneers of Television Special.”

The one-hour special will feature Williams’ last full-length television interview, including never-before-seen footage and Williams’ stories from his early days as a stand-up comedian, his desire to be a dramatic actor and his efforts to entertain U.S. troops overseas.

It will also feature tributes and interviews with Williams’ friends Henry Winkler, Yakov Smirnoff, Louie Anderson, Paul Rodriguez, Rick Overton, Blake Clark, Pauly Shore and George Schlatter, as well as Penny Marshall, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Stiller, Jimmie Walker and Williams’ “Mork & Mindy” co-stars Pam Dawber and the late Jonathan Winters.

The special is set to air at 9 p.m., Sept. 9 on PBS SoCaL. Other PBS stations’ air dates can be found in local listings.
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The Tripper and Contact High

Music festivals have never appealed to me. Especially the ones that involve camping in the dead of summer. The bands that are booked for festivals either don’t register or elicit a chuckle. Being around hundreds to thousands of people for that long sounds like one of the ten Chambers of Hell not mentioned in Big Trouble in Little China. Not to mention chronic swamp ass for days.

Six friends are headed to the Free Love Festival nestled deep in the Red Wood forest. Samantha (Jamie King) is hoping to have a good time and put her psycho right wing ex-boyfriend, and bad acid trip behind her. Samantha is excited to spend the time Not everyone is thrilled about the annual freak show. While the Mayor (Rick Overton) is eager for the revenue to fill the town coffers, Sheriff Buzz Hall (Thomas Jane) smells a rat. And they don’t
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Watch: Michael Urie and Randy Harrison in the “Such Good People” Trailer

Sassy back-talking thieves, faux-new-age witticisms, snarky realty agents, and overly-ambitious homosexual couples: Such Good People has it all. With an endless list of celebrity guest stars and an adorably spunky main cast, Such Good People is an upcoming comedy about a cat-and-mouse hunt for buttloads of cash. The indie flick will be debuting at the Majestic Crest in Los Angeles on July 7th.

The film stars Michael Urie (of Ugly Betty fame) and Randy Harrison (best known for his role on Queer as Folk) in what is being touted as the first post-marriage-equality comedy. The veritably endless supporting cast includes: Scott Wolf (Party of Five, Perception), Ana Ortiz (Devious Maids, Ugly Betty), Carrie Wiita (Super Fun Night), Rick Overton (Groundhog Day), Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Cabin in the Woods), musician and activist Lance Bass, Alec Mapa (Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy, Switched at Birth), Drew Droege (Sassy Pants,
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Film Review: ‘A Haunted House 2’ Spoofs Better Than the Original

Chicago – The parody industry that the Wayans comedy machine has generated has provided big laughs and big box office for years. In 2013, Marlon Wayans launched another series, with “A Haunted House.” Faster than the fastest green light, that success led to ‘A Haunted House 2.’

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Moving to a personal note, I absolutely despised the first film, mostly because I felt that (writer) Wayans relied on tired gags and a strange, misogynistic attitude toward women in that film. But it’s nice to report that “A Haunted House 2” was much better, the gags were sharper (and weirder) and the supporting cast was stronger. While the anything-for-a-laugh pacing that Wayans practices will never get a Mark Twain Award, “A Haunted House 2” is bizarre spoof – especially of last year’s horror epic “The Conjuring” – that effectively elicits some guffaws for a night at the movies.

The film begins at the end of the last film,
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