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Scream Factory Delays The Phantom of the Opera (1989) Blu-ray Release

22 November 2014 9:09 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Though he’s best known for playing the man of your nightmares, prolific actor Robert Englund has played a plethora of memorable roles over his impressive career, including his turn as the titular villain in 1989’s The Phantom of the Opera. Scream Factory is bringing Dwight H. Little’s take of Gaston Leroux’s classic novel to Blu-ray, but it will now take a little longer than anticipated.

Initially set to be released on January 13th, Scream Factory’s Blu-ray of The Phantom of the Opera will now come out on February 17th. Extras will be announced next month. In the meantime, we have the official cover art and the delay announcement from Scream Factory:

“Slight delay for our upcoming release of The Phantom Of The Opera. Originally slated for 1/13, it will now move to 2/17. Our apologies for the extension but we are trying to make it the best possible »

- Derek Anderson

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The Middle Season 6 Episode 7 Review: “Thanksgiving VI”

20 November 2014 9:04 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

A floor sink and tiny table should’ve been reason enough for the Hecks to spend their Thanksgiving in a restaurant.  In the past, they usually celebrate holidays with extended family coming over but it’s obvious that we don’t need Molly Shannon or Norm MacDonald to make another unforgettable holiday episode of The Middle. The kids’ significant others (plus Devin Levin) join the immediate family at the $7.99 buffet.  Sue is somehow only just noticing that her dad doesn’t like Darrin.  I suppose Mike never made his digs at Darrin before when Sue was in the room, but it’s cute to see Sue so stressed over trying to make the two of them bond.  It only gets worse when Darrin tells the waiters it was Mike’s birthday so that they would sing to him.  I don’t know about you, but I also hate when that happens. »

- Jen

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Kevin James' new 'Paul Blart Mall Cop 2' trailer is this generation's 'Die Hard'

14 November 2014 10:03 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Kevin James is back as America's favorite minimum wage security guard in the upcoming "2 Paul 2 Blart." Fine, that's not the real title, but we have to come up with some way to amuse ourselves during this endless 2-minute trailer. This time, Blart is in scenic Las Vegas, Nevada, where he works to protect the fat cats at the Wynn® Hotel (there's also a nice shot of a Dior® store) with the help of some fellow security guards. This spin on the "Die Hard" formula finds James showing off his formidable Segway skills, fighting exotic birds, punching old ladies really hard, and listening to Minikiss.  It also stars Molly Shannon, Neal McDonough, Daniella Alonso and David Henrie. The first "Blart" made off with nearly $150 million at the domestic box office, so we have no one to blame but ourselves. Full disclosure: I rented it from Redbox, so I admit I'm part of the problem. »

- Dave Lewis

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Watch Kevin James bring his Segway to Vegas in 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2'

13 November 2014 6:28 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In the sequel to 2009's mall cop comedy, the well-intentioned Paul Blart is fleeing Burlington Mall for Las Vegas, the land of high stakes, stilettos, and, most importantly, "the finest security this side of the Mississip." But worry not -- he's bringing his Segway with him. In addition to making everyone really want their own Segway, Paul Blart: Mall Cop brought in more than $183 million at the worldwide box office. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, directed by Andy Fickman, is slated for an April 17, 2015, release. In addition to Kevin James as the titular mall cop, it also stars Molly Shannon, »

- Emily Blake

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You’ll Want To Rethink Your Costume After Seeing the Today Show Hosts’ Excellent Take on Halloween

31 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

The cast of Today showed off their funny sides this Halloween by dressing up as classic characters from Saturday Night Live. Between Matt Lauer as Pat and Willie Geist as a Spartan, these ensembles definitely deserve the perfect cheer.

[Photo Credit: NBC]

Kathie Lee and Hoda channeled besties Wayne and Garth from the famous Wayne’s World skit. Excellent!

[Photo Credit: NBC]

Natalie Morales dressed as Molly Shannon‘s Mary Katherine Gallagher while Peter Alexander donned a priest costume. The duo are definitely superstars!

[Photo Credit: NBC]

Mom jeans are back! Savannah Guthrie, Jenna Bush Hager, and Meredith Vieira slipped on their mom jeans in celebration of this iconic SNL short. »

- Samantha Lizzio

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'Today' Show Celebrates Halloween With Classic 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches

30 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford dressed as Wayne and Garth from Wayne’s World as part of Today’s Saturday Night Live-themed Halloween episode on Friday, Oct. 31.

Today Show's Saturday Night Live Halloween

Today anchors are known for their commitment to Halloween – last year Matt Lauer made waves after dressing up as Pamela Anderson from Baywatch. This year, Lauer and the Today gang decided to do a full Saturday Night Live re-enactment, kicking off the show with a 20-minute segment full of classic SNL sketches. Not only that, but the segment featured an SNL player dressed up as one of Today’s own: Keenan Thompson introduced the segment in full Al Roker getup.

Can every day be Halloween?! #HalloweenTODAY pic.twitter.com/40Qi78EXAH

— Today (@TODAYshow) October 31, 2014

Kotb and Gifford recreated the famous Mike Myers and Dana Carvey sketch on Today Friday morning, but they weren’t the »

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Ana Gasteyer on New Jazz Album, 'SNL' & Why She's Hip

26 October 2014 7:48 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The SNL alum chats about her new album I'm Hip and her upcoming TV guest appearances.

Ana Gasteyer is hilarious and she can sing! ETonline recently caught up with the SNL alum to talk about her new jazz album, I'm Hip.

"It's a fun album," she says. "It's not a comedy album overtly. But it's a fun, very vocal, musical album."

Ana recorded the album with a full band, complete with a horn section for a big brassy sound. "I can kind of let it rip," she adds.

Video- Ana Gasteyer's Music Will Blow Your Mind

Gasteyer is balancing the promotion for the album with her busy TV schedule! She currently stars in ABC's Suburgatory and is following up a guest spot on the latest season with The Goldbergs with an appearance on The Good Wife. She reprises her role as Judge Patrice Lessner on tonight's episode of the CBS drama.

"It's great," she »

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Kaitlyn Dever talks about 'Laggies' and on-set teenage camaraderie

24 October 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

It's been a busy fall for young actress Kaitlyn Dever, who appears in Lynn Shelton's Laggies, out Friday, and stars in Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children. Dever proved her formidable acting chops in last year's Short Term 12 playing an abused teen in a foster-care facility—look no further than the scene in which she reads a children's story her character wrote about an octopus. In the scene, Dever let's her character's disconnected, tough façade slip away. Her performance in that movie and The Spectacular Now got her labeled the "Summer's Indie It Flick Queen" by Teen Vogue. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Exclusive: Dane DeHaan and John C. Reilly wrestle with grief in deleted 'Life After Beth' scene

16 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Dane DeHaan. Molly Shannon. And the great John C. Reilly. All of them in a great deal of pain. All of them mourning the loss of Beth (Aubrey Plaza). So why is it funny? "Life After Beth" is on its way to home video on October 21st, and there will be some deleted scenes included among the extra features on the disc. Today, we've got one of those scenes for you, and it comes from early in the film. At this point, Beth has died, and her boyfriend (DeHaan) and her parents (Shannon and Reilly) are still in shock, still trying to process what's happened. I reviewed the film out of Sundance, and one of the things I like most about it is Plaza's performance. She isn't playing that sort of sullen, sarcastic April Ludgate thing that is her trademark. It's a new comic persona for her, and I'm glad to see her stretch. »

- Drew McWeeny

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The 50 Funniest Women of the Past 50 Years: #30-21

15 October 2014 2:14 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Make people laugh and they won't even realize you're making them think. Over the past 50 years, women have broken through the glass ceiling time after time, shattering stereotypes and thumbing their noses at the old chestnut that "Women aren't funny." Fact: Anybody who says women aren't funny doesn't want them to be funny. We're looking back on the 50 funniest women of the past 50 years, their contributions to comedy, and their enduring legacies that inspire men and women alike. These are the 50 women who have helped (and are helping) to introduce the next class of hilarious women, which will inevitably include Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Tig Notaro, Chelsea Handler, Maria Bamford, Aubrey Plaza, and Kate McKinnon. Keep in mind this list only includes women who are primarily performers in movies, television, and standup comedy. That's why you don't see legends like Nora Ephron, Anne Beatts, and Elaine May here. »

- Louis Virtel, Chris Eggertsen, Donna Dickens

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The 50 Funniest Women of the Past 50 Years: #40-31

14 October 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Make people laugh and they won't even realize you're making them think. Over the past 50 years, women have broken through the glass ceiling time after time, shattering stereotypes and thumbing their noses at the old chestnut that "Women aren't funny." Fact: Anybody who says women aren't funny doesn't want them to be funny.  We're looking back on the 50 funniest women of the past 50 years, their contributions to comedy, and their enduring legacies that inspire men and women alike. These are the 50 women who have helped (and are helping) to introduce the next class of hilarious women, which will inevitably include Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Tig Notaro, Chelsea Handler, Maria Bamford, Aubrey Plaza, and Kate McKinnon. Keep in mind this list only includes women who are primarily performers in movies, television, and standup comedy. That's why you don't see legends like Nora Ephron, Anne Beatts, and Elaine May here. »

- Donna Dickens, Chris Eggertsen, Louis Virtel,

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Movie Review – Life After Beth (2014)

8 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Life After Beth, 2014.

Written and Directed by Jeff Baena.

Starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Matthew Gray Gubler and Molly Shannon.

Synopsis:

A young man’s girlfriend returns from the dead, only she’s not exactly like she used to be.

What would you do if your dead partner suddenly came back to life? This is the question posed by writer and director Jeff Baena with Life After Beth. After suffering a snake bite on a hike, Beth (Plaza) dies and we see her heartbroken boyfriend Zach (DeHaan) go through the various stages of grief. The film opens with her funeral, the packing up of her possessions and a heartfelt conversation between Zach and Beth’s parents. Then we get our twist when Beth shows up alive, seemingly resurrected with no recollection of her death.

Life After Beth has breathed new life in to a genre that hadn »

- Helen Murdoch

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Casting Net: Jeff Daniels in talks for Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

6 October 2014 5:28 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Another big name has been launched into consideration for Ridley Scott’s sci-fi film The Martian. Emmy winner Jeff Daniels is the latest actor in talks to join Matt Damon in the movie about a stranded astronaut struggling to survive. Daniels would play the Nasa director dealing with the crisis back on Earth. Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig and Kate Mara may also star in the film written by Drew Goddard (World War Z) and adapted from the self-published book of the same name by Andy Weir. [THR] • Aubrey Plaza, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Ron Livingston, and Clea DuVall have signed on for Fresno, »

- Jake Perlman

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Aubrey Plaza, Molly Shannon and Ron Livingston Join Judy Greer in ‘Fresno’

3 October 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Aubrey Plaza, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Ron Livingston and Clea Duvall have joined the cast of Jamie Babbit’s raucous comedy “Fresno.”

Judy Greer and Natasha Lyonne are set to star.

Story follows two co-dependent sisters who work as hotel maids in Fresno.

Fresno” is financed by Gamechanger Films in association with Leeden Media, Lakeview Productions, and Talu Productions. Mynette Louie, Julie Parker Benello, Dan Cogan, Geralyn Dreyfous and Wendy Ettinger serve as executive producers.

UTA is repping the rights.

Plaza is repped by CAA and Courtney Kivowitz of Shiff Co., Shannon is repped by Steven Levy and UTA, Armisen is repped by Wme and Brillstein Entertainment, Livingston is repped by UTA, Jb Roberts of Thruline, and Hanson, Jacobson, Teller and Duvall is repped by Steven Levy and Gersh.

Babbit and Dornetto are repped by UTA.

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- Justin Kroll

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Grimmfest 2014 Review – Life After Beth (2014)

3 October 2014 10:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Life After Beth, 2014.

Directed by Jeff Baena.

Starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Matthew Gray Gubler and Molly Shannon.

Synopsis:

A young man’s recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.

It could almost certainly be argued that zombie films are far past their resurgence. Beginning with 28 Days Later in 2002 and exploding thanks to 2004’s Dawn of The Dead remake the current wave of zombie appreciation has taken root in all popular forms of media; comics, videogames, books and movies. The upside of complete saturation is that it’s not long before somebody takes that well-worn concept and shapes into something that is at least original. Warm Bodies was one such example, and if there’s a big-budget mainstream film twisting an established convention then you can be sure there are dozens of independent films that got there earlier. »

- John Lucking

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Life After Beth Review

2 October 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Jeff Baena.

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, Anna Kendrick.

Certificate: 15.

Running Time: 91 minutes.

Synopsis: Zach (DeHaan) is devastated by the death of his girlfriend Beth (Plaza). That is until she turns up alive and well. Beth’s parents (Reilly & Shannon), are in denile about teh whole issue but Zach suspects she could very well be a zombie. As Beth and Zach start to patch up their relationship, something is turning rotten.

More romantic comedy antics featuring zombies arrives in the form of Life After Beth. I’m always a sucker for a film with a pun in the title, and that title should let you know that this isn’t a serious affair. But is this a zombie film with romance or a romance film with zombies? Personally I’d go for the latter. The posters depict »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Watch the New Trailer for Getting On Season 2, One of the Best Shows You're Not Watching

29 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Getting On is back for season two this November! What's that? You didn't know there was a Getting On season one? Shame! The HBO comedy from Big Love's Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer stars Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash, Laurie Metcalf and Mel Rodriguez as healthcare professionals in a dumpy geriatric extended care facility. It's wickedly smart with biting humor and probably the best show you're not watching. Check out the trailer for the upcoming second season, which will be paired with the equally brilliant The Comeback, starting November 9 on HBO. The first season, which is on HBO Go right now, so you know what to do, featured Dr. Jenna James (Metcalf) doing a fecal study, guest stars Molly Shannon »

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Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd Top 'SNL's Biggest Box Office Earners

26 September 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Out of all the comedy icons who launched their careers on Saturday Night Live, none have contributed more to the North American box office than Eddie Murphy, who helped rake in $5.79 billion with his 38 films. In a new infographic, Businessweek uses data from Rentrak to calculate the top 25 SNL veterans based on the gross revenue of their filmography. Dan Aykroyd came in at the Number Two spot ($4.26 billion), with Robert Downey Jr. rounding out the top three ($3.9 billion).

Most of the top 10 is fairly predictable: Ben Stiller comes in at »

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​What Should We Expect From Season 40 of 'Saturday Night Live'?

26 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

There's a lot that will seem different this weekend when the 40th season of "Saturday Night Live" premieres, with Chris Pratt as guest host. Many old faces and voices gone, some new ones just arrived, and even some on-air talent demoted But more than those cosmetic changes, what should we be expecting from the four-decade-old comedy show?

For one thing, we can expect the chaos and growing pains of last season to continue. That doesn't mean the show's in crisis; indeed, for a show that's been around so long, it's all but inevitable to muddle through periods of upheaval.

About once a decade, "SNL" seems to go through what losing sports teams call "a rebuilding year," scrapping much of the cast and starting from scratch with newbies. Unfortunately, "SNL" fans have to watch them learn on the job. We have to endure horrible seasons like the 1985-86 year or the 1994-95 stretch. »

- Gary Susman

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Wet Hot American Summer Screens in St. Louis Next Thursday at The Mx Independent Film Festival

25 September 2014 6:48 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Well guys, we’ve made it to the end of the summer in one piece, except for a few campers who are lepers. “

Wet Hot American Summer plays Thursday, October 2nd at 7pm and 10pm the Mx Theater downtown (618 Washington Ave, St Louis, Mo 63101) as part of The Mx Independent Film Festival. Admission is Free!

Wet Hot American Summer is the feel-good hit of the summer of 1981. Members of the incredibly funny comedy troupe, “The State”, did this parody film in 2001 of hits like Porkys and Meatballs by over-cliché-ifying (yes, I made up that word) situations such as the nerdy-guy-gets-the-girl (sort of), and a-camp-counselor-saves-the day. Everything seems normal enough in Wet Hot American Summer at first. One of the counselors turns out to be gay, one of the kids has a chance to lose his virginity, the nerd guy likes the hot girl with the jerk boyfriend., etc, but once »

- Tom Stockman

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