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Whose Line Is it Anyway?: Season 13 Ratings

After it ended its run on ABC and what was then ABC Family, The CW revived Whose Line Is it Anyway?, with Aisha Tyler hosting the comedy improv series. Considering its age and the fact that it airs on the smallest network, which moved it several times in seasons 11 and 12, its declining ratings make sense. Will Whose Line Is it Anyway? be cancelled or renewed for season 14? Stay tuned. The Whose Line Is it Anyway? TV show features Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, and Colin Mochrie improvising, along with a guest comedian in each episode. The cast tests their comedic acumen by participating in improvisational games. At the end of each round, Tyler awards points for their work, and the points don't count. Frequent guests include Brad Sherwood and Greg Proops. Read More…
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Harry Dean Stanton Remembered as Hollywood Mourns Cult Favorite

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Harry Dean Stanton Remembered as Hollywood Mourns Cult Favorite
Harry Dean Stanton passed away yesterday at the age of 91 and Hollywood has taken to social media to pay tribute to the screen legend who starred in Alien, Twin Peaks and everything in between. According to TMZ, the actor passed away peacefully at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Stanton's career spanned more than 6 decades in numerous television and movie projects and he was also a Navy veteran of World War II.

Harry Dean Stanton was born in Irvine, Kentucky and raised with a musical background while attending Lafayette High School and the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Stanton sings, plays guitar, and plays the harmonica. After performing theater in college, Stanton said that he had to choose between being an actor and a musician while also mentioning that he could have been a writer as well after studying journalism. He was convinced to get into acting and the rest is history.
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Film News Roundup: Melanie Laurent, Nick Kroll Join ‘Operation Finale’

Film News Roundup: Melanie Laurent, Nick Kroll Join ‘Operation Finale’
In today’s film news roundup, Melanie Laurent joins “Operation Finale,” “Game of Thrones” actor Eugene Simon is on board the drama “Resonance,” and Aden Young will star in the comedy drama “Elsewhere.”

Castings

Melanie Laurent and Nick Kroll have joined Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley in MGM’s “Operation Finale,” the historical drama about the capture of Adolf Eichmann.

Chris Weitz is directing the drama from Matthew Orton’s screenplay about the capture of Eichmann, who was one of the major architects of the Holocaust. Eichmann organized the transport of Jews from countries all over Europe to concentration camps, where an estimated 6 million died.

When World War II was ending, Eichmann fled to his home country of Austria and then moved to Argentina. Eichmann was captured in Argentina in 1960 by the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service. Following a trial in Israel, he was found guilty of war crimes and hanged in 1962 at the age of 56.

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Whose Line Is it Anyway?: Season 13 Ratings

After it ended its run on ABC and what was then ABC Family, The CW revived Whose Line Is it Anyway?, with Aisha Tyler hosting the comedy improv series. Considering its age and the fact that it airs on the smallest network, which moved it several times in seasons 11 and 12, its declining ratings make sense. Will Whose Line Is it Anyway? be cancelled or renewed for season 14? Stay tuned. The Whose Line Is it Anyway? TV show features Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, and Colin Mochrie improvising, along with a guest comedian in each episode. The cast tests their comedic acumen by participating in improvisational games. At the end of each round, Tyler awards points for their work, and the points don't count. Frequent guests include Brad Sherwood and Greg Proops. Read More…
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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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Duck Duck Goose (2018) Teaser Trailer: Animated Geese Will Get Plucked Up

Duck Duck Goose Teaser Trailer Chris JenkinsDuck Duck Goose (2018) movie teaser trailer stars Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Lance Lim, Greg Proops and Stephen Fry. Duck Duck Goose‘s plot synopsis: The story centers on a high-flying bachelor goose named Peng who is injured in flight and finds himself saddled with two adorably demanding ducklings [...]

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25 Father’s Day Books That Cover All of Dad’s Interests

25 Father’s Day Books That Cover All of Dad’s Interests
This article originally appeared on Real Simple.

What do you get for the father who has everything? He already has every power tool on the market, season tickets to see his favorite teams, and enough cool techy toys to last him a lifetime. Although he might not fancy himself a big reader, there’s nothing more thoughtful, or personal, than a book picked just for him.

The great thing about giving books as gifts is that even the father who thinks he’s learned it all can still explore a new world, learn more about his favorite hobby, or be
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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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10 Must-Listen Film Podcasts for Beginners and Fans Alike

10 Must-Listen Film Podcasts for Beginners and Fans Alike
One thing that’s easy for podcast fans to forget: There are people who don’t listen to podcasts. For the newly initiated, it’s hard to figure out where to look first. No fear: we’ve gathered a few of our favorite film-related shows. Some are hundreds of episodes deep into their runs, so we’ve also provided some good places to start. Enjoy.

Read More: 13 Must-Listen Podcast Episodes for March 2017

Black List Table Reads

Scripted podcasts come in all kinds; sci-fi, alternate history, period piece, and superhero shows only beginning to crack the list. Franklin Leonard and the team behind the Black List Table Reads have found a way to combine the appeal of those shows with the script-based hook of the site that gives the show its name. Producing feature-length scripts with an impressive roster of actors, the show has evolved to become something more than
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Randy Jackson, John Mayer and More Celebrities React to Chuck Berry’s Death: ‘We All Thank You’

Randy Jackson, John Mayer and More Celebrities React to Chuck Berry’s Death: ‘We All Thank You’
Following the news of legendary musician Chuck Berry’s death, social media was flooded with condolences and heartfelt messages about the star.

Berry died in his St. Charles, Missouri home on Saturday when police responded to a medical emergency and tried to revive the unresponsive singer. He was 90.

Celebrities posted on Twitter and Facebook, sharing their love and memories of the beloved rock and roll star.

Record producer Randy Jackson posted on Twitter: “To the greatest rock and roll pioneer of all time Rip Chuck Berry. We all thank u.”

To the greatest rock and roll pioneer of all time Rip chuck berry.
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Gfm Films Berlin-bound with animation 'Duck Duck Goose' starring Stephen Fry

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Voice cast also includes Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Lance Lim, Greg Proops and Carl Reiner.

China’s Original Force Animation has appointed Gfm Animation and Gfm Films to handle international sales on their first wholly owned animated feature at the Efm.

Original Force Animation co-presidents Sandra Rabins and Penney Finkelman Cox will present extended footage in Berlin next month.

Home and Surf’s Up producer Christopher Jenkins co-wrote and directs the story about a loner goose that rescues two ducklings and sets off to return them to their flock.

The film is in production in time for an anticipated early 2018 release and features a voice cast that includes Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Lance Lim, Greg Proops, Carl Reiner and Stephen Fry.

Rabins and Cox made Tuesday’s announcement with Original Force Animation founder and CEO Harley Zhao.
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Gfm Films Berlin-bound with animation 'Duck Duck Goose'

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China’s Original Force Animation has appointed Gfm Animation and Gfm Films to handle international sales on their first wholly owned animated feature at the Efm.

Original Force Animation co-presidents Sandra Rabins and Penney Finkelman Cox will present extended footage in Berlin next month.

Home and Surf’s Up producer Christopher Jenkins co-wrote and directs the story about a loner goose that rescues two ducklings and sets off to return them to their flock.

The film is in production in time for an anticipated early 2018 release and features a voice cast that includes Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Lance Lim, Greg Proops, Carl Reiner and Stephen Fry.

Rabins and Cox made Tuesday’s announcement with Original Force Animation founder and CEO Harley Zhao.
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Newswire: TCM explores the art of falling down in slapstick comedy series and online course

Over the years, slapstick has become one of the more intellectual branches of comedy. Oh sure, watching a guy get hit and fall down is funny on any level. But it’s also so simple and pure that each gesture can be unpacked and analyzed, just like a good poem. Turner Classic Movies is going to underline that point by airing a month-long tribute called “Ouch! A Salute To Slapstick” that will feature more than 50 films “from silent masters Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd to modern master Will Ferrell.” The films will air every Tuesday and Wednesday starting on September 6 for the rest of the month, and the blocks will be hosted—because this is TCM, after all—by comedian Greg Proops.

If all of those movies aren’t enough of an introductory course on slapstick, TCM will also by putting on a literal introductory course through Ball State ...
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Greg Proops: 'I know I can make a weird offer and Josie Lawrence will take it up'

Jeremy Corbyn, pervy sexual tension, tiny horned hamsters ... improv comedy star Proops chucks anything into the mix on Whose Line Is It Anyway? As its London stage run begins, he reveals the show’s secret sauce

The improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? has scarcely been off-air since it began on Channel 4 in 1988 after a brief radio stint. Now, a select few players are returning for a live reunion show at the London Palladium. The Us comic Greg Proops, who resembles a bespectacled, rockabilly Max Headroom, is one of them. Proops first appeared on the show in 1989. “I was four years old,” he deadpans.

He is talking to me from New York, where he is on tour mixing standup gigs with recordings of his lively podcast The Smartest Man in the World (so-named because a friend told him he always came across like a know-it-all). After becoming a
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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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Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Join Voice Cast of Animated Movie ‘Duck Duck Goose’

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Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Join Voice Cast of Animated Movie ‘Duck Duck Goose’
Jim Gaffigan and comedy legend Carl Reiner have joined the voice cast of Original Force Animation’s first animated feature “Duck Duck Goose,” while Mark Isham has come on to compose the score, it was announced Tuesday by the company’s co-presidents Sandra Rabins and Penney Finkelman Cox. Gaffigan will voice one of the leads, a rebellious yet lovable goose named Peng, who rescues two young ducklings, Chi and Chao (Zendaya and Lance Lim), from an eccentric but deadly cat named Banzou (Greg Proops). Reiner will voice a wise turtle named Larry. The cast also includes Stephen Fry, Jennifer Grey,
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Michael Sheen joins Finding Dory voice cast

Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) will lend his voice to Pixar’s Finding Dory, this year’s sequel to the 2003 hit Finding Nemo.

The news comes from an episode of the podcast Doug Loves Movies, hosted by Doug Benson (Super High Me), which was released about two weeks back. Towards the end of the January 13th episode, on which Greg Proops and Julian McCullough also guested, when asked if he had any upcoming projects to plug, Sheen casually brought up his involvement in the sequel. The actor said, “Finding Nemo 2 should be coming out at some point… which I’m in.”

In 2016, Sheen will also be reprising his role as the White Rabbit from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland in Alice Through the Looking Glass; in addition to that, he will act alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in Morten Tyldum’s Passengers.
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‘Misery Loves Comedy’ Review

In his directorial debut, Kevin Pollak signs on an impressive roster of actors, comedians, stand-ups, writers, and more, all to come together and answer one of the most dumbfounding questions known comedy lovers everywhere: do you truly have to be miserable in order to be funny?

Actors from Sam Rockwell, Bobby Cannavale, Matthew Perry, Nick Swardson, William H. Macy, Tom Hanks, Maria Bamford, Lisa Kudrow, and more were on film talking about comedy and how they came to it, as were writer/directors Jon Favreau, Kevin Smith, Judd Apatow, Larry David, Marc Maron, Lewis Black, and more. And of course, a large score of comedians were in attendance, such as Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Martin Short, Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Guest, Greg Proops, Jimmy Pardo, Penn Jillete, Jim Gaffigan, David Koechner, Kevin Nealon, Rob Delaney, James L. Brooks, Andy Richter. And of course a whole lot more people that offer some
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