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Learning To Drive collaborators reuinte on tennis comedy.
Pacific Northwest Pictures (Pnp) announced at Afm it has picked up Canadian rights to SXSW sports comedy Break Point.
Myriad Pictures handles international sales at the Afm. »
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Traditionally, TV pilots are pitched, greenlit and then presented to network executives, who view the finished products in the privacy of their own studio-lot screening room and then, like the modern Roman emperors they are, vote with their thumbs. Never one to do things the old-fashioned way, Amazon has opted to let the audiences have a say in the process as well — the streaming service-cum-online network posts a round of comedy, drama and kids' series pilots they're considering for series on their site, and let viewers decide which ones are worth moving forward on. »
Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming "The Ridiculous 6" comedy, which is part of a four-picture deal with Adam Sandler. Check out the trailer below. Plot: When his long-lost outlaw father returns, Tommy "White Knife" Stockburn goes on an adventure-filled journey across the Old West with his five brothers. The cast includes Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice. "Ridiculous 6" premieres on Netflix on December 11th. Trailer: »
You've probably heard about the controversy surrounding Adam Sandler's comedy western The Ridiculous Six, so we're not going to dredge it up again here.
The film marks the first movie in a groundbreaking collaboration which sees Sandler producing exclusive new movies for Netflix. He's gathered an impressive cast including Nick Nolte, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Terry Crews and Taylor Lautner.
Here's the first trailer...
And here's a poster...
The Ridiculous 6 reaches Netflix on Friday the 11th of December 2015.
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The trailer for Netflix's Ridiculous 6, starring Adam Sandler and a bunch of other guys, is here. Check it out below!
The large cast includes Twilight's Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell and Lavell Crawford, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice.
Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe. Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews are poised to play his half-brothers, while the final half-brother has yet to be cast. Nolte will play Sandler’s long-lost father; Parnell a bank manager; Lovitz a wealthy industrialist and Cummings his flirtatious wife. Forte and Trejo will play the leaders of rival gangs, while Buscemi will play a local jack-of-all-trades. Shelton is in line to play Wyatt Earp, while Vanilla Ice has been tipped to play Mark Twain. »
- Laura Frances
Netflix sure knows how to pick them…maybe? With Beasts of No Nation premiering two weeks ago in theaters and on the streaming site to substantial praise, the world most likely forgot that Netflix’s next film that they produced and will distribute is anything but their first project. Well, it’s time to be reminded. The first trailer for the Adam Sandler comedy The Ridiculous 6 dropped today, and it may serve as a huge disappointment to viewers who expected Netflix’s next film to not be this most likely offensive comedy western. Here’s the synopsis:
An outlaw who was raised by Native Americans discovers that he has five half-brothers; together the men go on a mission to find their wayward, deadbeat dad.
- Sarah Pearce Lord
The trailer features plenty of Sandler’s trademark slapstick comedy mixed with gunplay and a basic outline of the plot: “Six strangers will learn they share one ridiculous secret” — which means that they all share the same father.
The title is a spoof of “The Magnificent Seven.” The most impressive aspect of the trailer is a listing of the massive cast by their last names: Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Nick Nolte, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz, Vanilla Ice, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell and Lavell Crawford.
“Ridiculous 6” received plenty of publicity in April when a dozen Native American actors complained about its racist jokes, but Sandler has insisted »
- Dave McNary
Adam Sandler is bringing his crew to Netflix, and our first look at his movie leaves a lot to be desired. Sandler is starring in The Ridiculous 6, a Western comedy, alongside Taylor Lautner, Steve Buscemi, Terry Crews, Norm Macdonald, Danny Trejo, Will Forte, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, David Spade, Chris Parnell, John Turturro, and Whitney Cummings as the token funny woman. If the title sounds familiar, it might be because of all the hot water Sandler got in when a bunch of the Native American actors walked off the set in April after feeling disrespected. Not great. We'll see exactly how bad (or maybe good) the movie is when it premieres on Netflix on Dec. 11. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Adam Sandler is galloping to Netflix this December in the original comedy movie The Ridiculous 6. The first trailer and poster have arrived, and it actually looks, dare we say, funny? The popular comedian is joined by a cavalcade of stars for this bizarre Western that is certainly unlike anything you've ever seen before. Unless you've seen some of Adam Sandler's more off-the-wall movies like Little Nicky and You Don't Mess with the Zohan.
The Ridiculous 6 is the first of four Adam Sandler movies produced exclusively for Netflix. The jaw-dropping cast includes Adam Sandler's Grown Ups 2 co-star Taylor Lautner. The former Twilight heartthrob makes up one of the 6, and is joined by Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Rob Schneider and Luke Wilson.
A little while ago Adam Sandler signed an exclusive, four-picture deal with Netflix, and this coming December the first of those four movies hit the streaming service. The Ridiculous 6 will debut around the globe on December 11.
The movie features an all-star cast, including Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, as well as Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell and Lavell Crawford. Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice also appear.
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Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe. Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews are poised to play his half-brothers, while the final half-brother has yet to be cast. Nolte will play Sandler’s long-lost father; Parnell a bank manager; Lovitz a wealthy industrialist and Cummings his flirtatious wife. Forte and Trejo will play the leaders of rival gangs, »
- Paul Heath
There seems to be a little bit of Chris Parnell in everything. Whether you know his face from his roles on Saturday Night Live, Suburgatory, or as the legendary Dr. Leo Spaceman on 30 Rock (not to mention the 80 or so other cameos in TV and film he's made in his career), or if you know his voice as Cyril in Archer, Jerry in Rick and Morty, or even the Progressive Insurance box, Parnell is one busy guy.
Chris Parnell's next big project is the new Netflix Original relaunch/reimagining of the classic Jay Ward/Ted Key Improbable History series of shorts starring Mr. Peabody and Sherman. In The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show, which hit Netflix on Friday, October 9, Parnell voices Mr. Peabody, the genius inventor/time traveling dog who hosts a nightly talk show and goes on historical adventures with his adopted son, Sherman (voiced by Max Charles »
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
This is pretty big news, considering the history of "The Tonight Show." Jimmy Fallon was doing his monologue Tuesday night, and after telling a joke about Bernie Sanders, he faked an injury and asked for someone to "tag in" for him. Enter ... Jay Leno! Jay infamously battled both David Letterman and Conan O'Brien for the "Tonight Show" desk, but at least he and Fallon are still apparently on good terms. Jay must miss telling jokes on network TV at 11:30, since that was his thing for so long.
- Gina Carbone
The Rick and Morty season two finale aired October 4, 2015, on Adult Swim, which shares channel space with Cartoon Network. The Hollywood Reporter (THR) and TV Insider are running interviews with co-creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland. The year and a half wait between seasons one and two could have led fans to believe the adult animated series had been cancelled, so Harmon and Roiland make sure to mention that they are already thinking about season three. And yes, there will be third season of Rick and Morty. Adult Swim has already renewed the show.
Co-creator Roiland voices the title characters. The vocal stylings of Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammar, and Sarah Chalke have also appeared in every episode to date. When asked by THR if the duo has any plans to become less hands-on with Rick and Morty, Roiland's answer was emphatic »
He's our closest look yet at the upcoming DreamWorks Animation Television series, The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show. Starring Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live, Rick & Morty) as Mr. Peabody and Max Charles (returning from the Mr. Peabody movie) as Sherman, the program debuts exclusively on Netflix October 9th. The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show presents the co-hosts interviewing a menagerie of historical figures, like George Washington and Edgar Allen Poe, as well as time traveling (as in their classic Jay Ward cartoons) via the Wabac machine to the days of history’s most prominent figures, who are bent on accomplishing anything but what they’re known for – if not for a little help from Peabody. Historical figures Mr. Peabody and Sherman visit in the first several episodes include Napoleon, Cleopatra, Mozart, and Marco Polo. Peabody and Sherman is DreamWorks Animation Television’s seventh show under a long-term multi-episode deal with Netflix. »
- Jerry Beck
'Hotel Transylvania 2.' 'Hotel Transylvania 2' far surpasses expectations at domestic box office: Adam Sandler a hit when heard but not seen Adam Sandler has been having his share of domestic box office flops lately. Chris Columbus' Pixels, which opened in late July to scathing reviews and indifferent audiences, was the latest one: a reported $88 million production (plus marketing and distribution expenses) that earned $76.67 million in the U.S. and Canada (plus an estimated $145.1 million elsewhere). But now comes the Sony Pictures release Hotel Transylvania 2, the concisely titled sequel to the late Sept. 2012 hit Hotel Transylvania. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the $80-85 million-budgeted animated feature should open around $48 million from 3,754 theaters according to early weekend box office estimates found at Deadline.com. The report adds that some “rival studio box office analysts” believe Hotel Transylvania 2 may actually pass the $50 million mark. On Friday, Sept. 25, '15, it collected a better than expected (estimated) $13.5 million. »
- Zac Gille
Today, Amazon revealed its latest lineup its fall pilot season. All of the Amazon pilots will premiere later this year exclusively on Amazon Video, allowing for Amazon customers to watch and rate them, and the casts of these potential series include some well-known television actors, including Anna Camp (True Blood), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Chris Parnell (Archer), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), and Christina Ricci (Pan Am). This fall’s Amazon pilots include Good Girls Revolt, a powerful story set in 1969 about a group of young women seeking to be treated fairly and ultimately sparking changes that upend marriages, careers, love and friendship; Z, a half-hour bio-series pilot of Lost Generation legend Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald and her passionate love affair with iconic author F. Scott Fitzgerald; Highston, a family comedy about invisible celebrity friendships; and Edge, a western set in the post-Civil War era where one cowboy doles out his… »
- Chris King
This fall, for the sixth time, Amazon Studios will simultaneously premiere a batch of new pilots and ask for input from its viewers. The programming wing of the online retailer has announced the six programs that will make up this new pilot season, and as we expect, there are plenty of familiar names and intriguing premises among the loglines.
Two of the new pilots are particularly star-studded. One, Highston, was first revealed back in April. It comes from executive producer Sacha Baron Cohen and centers on its titular teenager, who interacts with famous people only he can see, much to the chagrin of his parents (played by Chris Parnell and Mary Lynn Rajskub). Another pilot, One Mississippi, is based on the life of Tig Notaro and co-written by Notaro and Juno’s Diablo Cody. Louis C.K. serves as one of that project’s executive producers.
Amazon’s recent pilot seasons »
- Sam Gutelle
Amazon has released first looks at its line-up for its next pilot preview season, which includes shows starring Max Martini (The Unit), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Tig Notaro and others.
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As Amazon does, the pilots will premiere sometime this fall, then get a green light (or not) based on viewer feedback. Synopses/photos follow:
Amazon has finalized its lineup for the fall pilot season, with six half-hour projects boasting a multitude of well-known producers, directors and actors. Populating the first two groups are Louis C.K., Sacha Baron Cohen, Diablo Cody, Tig Notaro, and Shane Black, among many others. The on-screen category contains Anna Camp, Flea, Ryan Kwanten, Shaquille O’Neal, Terry O’Quinn, Chris Parnell, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Christina Ricci, and David Strathairn. Once again, Amazon customers will be invited to watch and provide feedback on the shows they want to see turned into full series for Prime members. “Our latest pilot season brings »
- Tony Maglio
Returns Sunday, September 27th at 8:30 pm (Et) on Fox
Where We Are: Season three begins this fall; 45 episodes have already aired
What You Need To Know: The crew of the Nine-Nine division includes Detective Jake Peralta, a good detective who is not so good with other aspects of his life, who works alongside Detective Amy Santiago, a rigid, meticulous law enforcement official who seeks validation unabashedly, as well as Detective Rosa Diaz, a gruff, stand-offish individual who nonetheless can be a very supportive friend when needed, Detective Charles Boyle, a food connoisseur and self-admitted people pleaser, and Sergeant Terry Jeffords, a tough but fair captain who »
- Deepayan Sengupta
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