1-20 of 793 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
We have to go back to the island! No, not the Lost island, Myst. Although, you'd be right to consider the similarities. But Myst! Yes, the first superstar computer game, which landed in 1993 and blew everyone's minds at the time. Now, according to Deadline, Cyan World's mysterious, gorgeous, and sometimes incredibly creepy puzzle game may (finally) become a TV series on Hulu, with a script-to-series commitment. The project will come from Legendary Television, producer Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man), and writer Evan Daugherty (Divergent). [caption id="attachment_454761" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Cyan Worlds[/caption] This project is interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly, it's a hugely different thing for Hulu to be attempting. The streaming platform is mostly known for acquiring second-run (though great!) British series, or developing original comedies. A fantasy drama of this scale (along with some of its other recent projects from the likes of J.J. Abrams, Amy Poehler and others »
- Allison Keene
Just months after Legendary TV acquired the rights to the wildly popular video game series Myst, the project has been given a script-to-series commitment from Hulu. Evan Daugherty (Divergent) is writing the screenplay, which, if it meets with Hulu's approval, will result in a series order, bypassing the pilot phase completely. Matthew Tolmach will produce under his first-look deal with Legendary TV.
The sci-fi/fantasy hybrid follows a man known as The Stranger, who wakes up on a mysterious island with no recollection of who he is, or how he got there. Hulu picked up the project in a competitive bidding situation, with multiple, unidentified parties expressing interest in the property. The game was originally launched in 1993, and became the best-selling video game series of the 1990s, until The Sims took their throne in 2002. Between 1992 and 2003, over 12 million copies of Myst were sold worldwide.
Evan Daugherty developed the project with »
Justin Timberlake on the Oscars' Red Carpet Justin Timberlake at the Academy Awards The Social Network actor Justin Timberlake arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards, which took place on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the ceremony, Timberlake and Black Swan actress Mila Kunis introduced the nominees – and eventual winners – in the animation categories. Throughout the proceedings, he pretended to be the elusive Banksy, whose Exit Through the Gift Shop was a Best Documentary Feature contender. The joke fell mostly flat, but Timberlake actually elicited some laughs when he imitated three-time Oscar-nominated veteran Kirk Douglas*, who mercilessly stretched the Best Supporting Actress announcement into what seemed like hours. Admittedly, Douglas was funny. (The winner in that particular category turned out to be Melissa Leo for David O. Russell's The Fighter.) As announced by the Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis duo, the Best Animated Short Film was Shaun Tan »
- D. Zhea
Fans of the 2001 comedy cult classic Wet Hot American Summer will be able to revisit their beloved Camp Firewood Netflix debuts the new TV series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp this July. The comedy features practically the entire cast from the original movie. Netflix announced a July 17 premiere date back in March, but while we eagerly await the release of this eight-episode series, creator David Wain revealed that he is already looking forward to Season 2. Here's what he had to say in a recent interview.
"I think there's plenty more to do. If it all works out, it'd be great."
The original movie, which David Wain directed and co-wrote with Michael Showalter, is set on the last day at Camp Firewood. Despite all the original cast members returning 14 years later, with every actor reprising their original roles, the series is a prequel, set on the first day of camp. »
At its annual "upfront" presentation to advertisers on Wednesday, streaming service Hulu unveiled its secret weapon, aimed at capturing the hearts and subscription dollars of millions of millennials: Jerry Seinfeld.
Yep, the cornerstone of the strategy behind what Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins calls "the year Hulu will break out" is the site's acquisition of "Seinfeld" reruns. Hulu will have exclusive streaming rights to all 180 episodes of the landmark sitcom.
Now, granted, that's a pretty big deal, especially since Hulu paid an estimated $700,000 to $1 million per episode, for a total expenditure of $126 to $180 million. That's a lotta yada yada.
But, c'mon... "Seinfeld" reruns?
Yes, "Seinfeld" is a great show, maybe the greatest sitcom ever. Most of the episodes hold up surprisingly well, considering that the show went off the air 17 years ago. But are two-decade-old reruns the way to grab the primarily young viewers that Hulu and its advertisers want?
- Gary Susman
Last week, Amy Schumer made waves with the third season premiere of her sketch show, "Inside Amy Schumer." The episode mocked everything from ageism in Hollywood to the absurdity of rape culture in a "Friday Night Lights" parody that quickly went viral. The premiere was a big one, drawing in an impressive two million viewers in the 18-34 demo and cementing Schumer not only as a vital Comedy Central star but also the comedy “it girl” of the moment. Schumer also has her first feature, "Trainwreck," which she wrote and stars in, opening this summer on July 17. Her rising popularity could be described as the culmination of a distinctive new moment for women in comedy on TV, a moment where brash, unapologetic humor with a decidedly feminist slant is breaking its way into the mainstream. Schumer’s growing success makes sense. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s strong, neurotic and »
- Zeba Blay
Two of Disney's biggest movies of this Summer come together in one wonderful promo video as the emotions of Pixar's Inside Out sit down and watch the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. No matter how hard your heart is, this will make you smile. Released: 19th June 2015 (U.S.)/ 24th July 2015 (Irl/U.K.) Synopsis: From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all - inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The greatest thing about being at an event honoring Amy Poehler is, well, a whole lot of Amy Poehler. Pretty much every funny person in New York came out Monday night — including much of the current SNL cast, on a busy week when they’re prepping a show for host Scarlett Johansson — to watch Poehler receive the first-ever award for “innovation in comedy” from Gilda’s Club of New York City, the organization named in Gilda Radner’s honor that provides a community of support to cancer patients and their families. Their objective was to make Poehler laugh and feel as special as she makes them all feel — really, it was an overflowing of sweetness — while fund-raising for a good cause. Vulture hung around to see if we could get a sense of what it’s like to be friends with the woman in comedy who seems like she just »
- Jada Yuan
Avengers Age of Ultron spoilers video review: Unpacking the Marvel blockbuster
A web exclusive Disney short joins the animated Joy (Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Disgust (Kaling) as they watch a heart-stropping trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The Emotions can barely contain themselves while they hang on each twist and thrill in Joss Whedon's latest Marvel epic.
Disney has already released Avengers: Age of Ultron in UK cinemas and it will debut in the Us on Friday (May 1).
Inside Out opens on June 25 in the Us and July 24 in the UK. »
The May 1 release of Avengers: Age of Ultron marks the "official" start of the 2015 Summer Movie Season and with that in mind, it's only appropriate to offer up a look forward at what's ahead over the next four months. What is ahead over the next four monthsc Well, a lot of movies that cost a lot of money with a few smaller features mixed in for good measure, and as much as some of us may lament the fact studios have become so franchise focused, it's hard not to admit a desire to see some of these bigger features. As a means of whittling down the flock of films arriving over the next several months I've chosen to take a look at my 20 most anticipated, which does mean there are bound to be some titles I probably ought to mention, but didn't make the list for a variety of reasons. »
- Brad Brevet
At the McC Miscast Gala on March 30, which featured the likes of Jeremy Jordan, Uzo Aduba, Laura Benanti, and Sarah Paulson, there was one person whose name most audience members didn’t recognize. When she spoke, however, she was cheered more loudly than anyone. Dominique Fishback, graduate of the McC Theater Youth Company, was presented with the Alumna Award that evening. Since her completion of the company’s theater program, the young artist has written and performed her own one-woman show, “Subverted,” appeared in “Blue Bloods” and “The Knick,” and shared a stage with Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer. She’s a standard of success within arm’s reach for over 110 students from all five boroughs of New York City participating in McC’s Youth Company this year. The yearlong program that sees students focus on voice, movement, monologues, and dialogue in the theater emphasizes playwriting and acting, enlisting professionals »
In a cute bit of cross promotion from New Zealand, the folks at Walt Disney in the southern hemisphere have used the emotions from this summer's Pixar Animation film Inside Out as a way to help one of Disney's other big summer blockbusters, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Footage from the promising Pixar flick has been edited around one of the trailers for the Marvel Studios sequel to make it seem as if Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith)Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling) are watching and reacting to the trailer. It's a clever way to promote both the Disney flicks. Watch! Here's the characters of Inside Out watching The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer from Disney Nz: You can still watch the full trailer for Pixar's Inside Out right here. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who »
- Ethan Anderton
The Nantucket Film Festival will open with “The End of the Tour,” it was announced Wednesday.
Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out” will screen on opening day, keeping with the festival’s tradition of showing a Disney film to open the festival. The toon depicts a young girl ruled by anthropomorphic emotions in her head, played by Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling, among others.
- Marianne Zumberge
Hulu has secured an exclusive output deal with AMC Networks that will include all episodes of an upcoming series being spun off from TV’s top-rated hit, “The Walking Dead,” the company revealed at its NewFront presentation Wednesday.
The pact is the second major move Hulu made on the licensing front that unveiled this week. Leaking shortly before the Newfront event was news that Hulu has exclusively landed the entire run of “Seinfeld” from Sony Pictures Television in a mega-deal that could cost as much as $180 million. The episodes premiere in June.
“FX and AMC are the most important contributors to the new golden age of television,” said Hulu programming chief Craig Erwich, citing a previously announced deal with FX Networks. “Our competitors have some of their libraries, but we will have all of their future.”
- Andrew Wallenstein
Monday night, comedy duo Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer were on hand at GildaFest '15 to honor Amy Poehler, who was being feted for "innovation in comedy." What do you do when you're introducing your mentor and comedic great? Talk about how badass you are, of course. Herewith are seven reasons why Broad City's Abbi and Ilana are two of the baddest bitches around town:Abbi: Tonight seems to be all about celebrating badass bitches — that’s what we’ve gotten from it. And we’ve been thinking about that: Badass bitches! Like, I want to be badass!Ilana: Part of being badass is making other people feel badass. And we just gathered some thoughts about why we are badass, inspired by other bad bitches.Abbi: Just to sort of inspire ourselves. And while we’re going through our list, feel free to think of your own, you know, because »
- Jada Yuan
From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter (Up) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie Inside Out he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind.
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. »
- Melissa Thompson
Last week we announced the initial lineup for our second annual Vulture Festival, which happens May 30–31 in New York City. While we still have some major announcements to make, we want to let you know that you can get tickets now for what's on tap. (Yes, now now.) That is, if you want to see Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Poehler, Tig Notaro, Beau Willimon, or Inside Out, you should skedaddle. Buy your tickets here, and we'll see you soon! »
- Vulture Editors
Zachary Levi and guest on the Oscars' Red Carpet Zachary Levi at the Academy Awards Pictured above is Zachary Levi and a guest on the 83rd Academy Awards' Red Carpet this past Sunday, Feb. 27, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the Oscar ceremony, Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore performed "I See the Light," a Best Original Song nominee – music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater – from the animated feature Tangled. The 2011 Best Song winner turned out to be Randy Newman's "We Belong Together," from another animated feature, Toy Story 3 – last year's biggest domestic box office hit. Zachary Levi movies Below is a partial list of Zachary Levi films.* His movie debut took place in Mark Douglas Miller's comedy short Reel Guerrillas (2005), while his feature film debut was in a supporting role in John Whitesell's comedy Big Momma's House 2 (2006). Thor: The Dark World (2013). Director: Alan Taylor. »
- D. Zhea
It was only a few months ago that Universal Pictures unleashed our first look at the new Tina Fey-Amy Poehler comedy Sisters, but that was merely a 20 second sneak peek. Tonight at CinemaCon the studio delivered a full blown sizzle reel for the Jason Moore-directed feature, and the movie honestly looks absolutely hilarious. The footage wasted absolutely no time at all demonstrating the sisterly chemistry shared between Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, kicking things off with the two driving around in a suburban area when they spot a guy (Ike Barenholtz) gardening in his front yard. Attracted, they pull over to the side of the road and actually start cat-calling him, making suggestions about him doing .some work on [their] bushes.. While it.s Fey.s character that really gets this started, it.s clearly Poehler.s character who is a bit more attracted to him, and after »
A review of tonight's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I assume that you're Welsh... The segment of "Cop Story" that gives the episode its title is terrific in its own right, and we'll get to that in a minute, but I wouldn't want the pre-credits sequence to get overlooked. That's a perfect little "Louie" short story, and one that illustrates why this show continues to stand apart from the many other cable series about grumpy middle-aged men. (Take Showtime's "Happyish," for instance. Or better off, don't.) Louis C.K. is a man with strong opinions, as is his alter ego. But he's also curious about the world, and open to the possibility that he isn't right. In many situations where Louie winds up dealing with someone who should be his ideological enemy, he instead realizes that he has more to learn from them than the other way around. Dumping »
- Alan Sepinwall
1-20 of 793 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners