1-20 of 231 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
After seven seasons on “Glee,” Lea Michele has taken on a decidedly different role in “Scream Queens,” as the glamour-challenged, neckbrace-wearing Hester who desperately just wants to fit in. No singing required!
How did you get cast?
Ryan called me in October when we were starting the final season of “Glee,” and he said I love you and I want us to keep working together and it will help the sad “Glee” transition so we never have to say goodbye. All he said was “Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, neckbrace.” And I said, “I’m in.” I had no idea what it was. I was so excited. I had to keep it quiet for a really long time. I thought it was maybe another season of “American Horror Story” that he was asking me to be a part of. It wasn’t until it was announced online that he told »
- Debra Birnbaum
“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 from 2001, is a comedy about summer camp, a spoof of movies about summer camp, a grab bag of random absurdity and a collection filmmakers and now-familiar actors hamming it up as hard as they can. It didn’t make much of a splash when it premiered 14 years ago (I don’t think it even played theatrically here in St. Louis, but I could be wrong about that), but it’s developed such a cult following over the past 14 years that Netflix has made a sequel series, Wet Hot American Summer – First Day Of Camp.
It’s the last day »
- Tom Stockman
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced the full details for the Blu-ray release of its Sundance indie hit Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the festival earlier this year.
See Also: Read our review of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl here
Proving that the power of true friendship knows no bounds, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a uniquely funny, uplifting tale that will steal your heart and leave you laughing! Meet Greg Gaines, a quirky teenager trying to coast through high school while making hilariously mediocre film parodies with his “coworker” Earl. But when he is forced to spend time with a »
- Scott J. Davis
Here are the details:
Welcome To The Wonderful World Of Glitter, Glamour And Sexual Depravity In The New Animated Series "Moonbeam City" Premiering On Wednesday, September 16 At 10:30 P.M. Et/Pt
Series Premiere and Two Additional Episodes Now Available in the Comedy Central Screening Room
Fans Can Visit cc.com/moonbeam for Episode Previews »
We haven't seen anything from Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2 since the new trailer arrived back in June. If you just can't get enough of this animated creatures, then you're in luck, because today, the studio has released a new motion poster. While it doesn't appear to feature any footage from the upcoming sequel, this living poster shows how Drac (Adam Sandler), Mavis (Selena Gomez) and the rest of the gang try to come together for a group photo, but it doesn't go so well.
The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania...Dracula's (Adam Sandler) rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire. »
Fresno is a comedy about co-dependent sisters who work as hotel maids in Fresno, CA. Shannon is fresh out of sex rehab when her younger, overly optimistic lesbian sister Martha lands her a job as a maid at Fresno Suites, the local hotel. When Shannon jeopardizes her fresh start by accidentally killing a hotel guest after a post-rehab relapse, Martha goes to great lengths to help her sister cover up the crime. Shannon finally learns to take responsibility for her actions, and the sisters begin to resolve their tortured relationship.
- Gary Collinson
Showtime boss David Nevins confirmed that the series will not be coming back for a fifth season, telling Variety and other reporters that the show is done, Tuesday at the cabler’s Television Critics Assn. presentation in Beverly Hills.
The comedy, based on the web series of the same name, starred Kudrow as Fiona Wallice, a therapist who has conceived of a new form of therapy, hence the titular “web therapy.” Kudrow created the series with her producing partners Dan Bucatinsky (“Scandal”) and Dan Roos.
Conan O’Brien, Billy Crystal, Jon Hamm, Gwyneth Paltrow, Molly Shannon, Steve Carell, Jane Lynch and Kudrow’s “Friends” alums Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc were among the series’ guest stars.
Premiering in July 2011, “Web Therapy” wrapped up its fourth season this January, though it did not rank among the top 125 shows of the night. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Directed by David Wain
Released on July 31, 2015 by Netflix
When Wet Hot American Summer was released in 2001, it was poorly received by critics and flopped at the box office, but thanks to DVD rentals it garnered a huge cult following in the wake of its failure. The affectionate send-up of ’80s summer camp romps like Meatballs and Porky’s was the brainchild of David Wain, who first cut his teeth on The State, a scattershot mid-90’s sketch show that lasted 26 episodes on MTV. It was Wain’s first film, and it featured an excellent cast of relatively unknown actors at the time, which included Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, and Amy Poehler, to name a few. Considered by many to be the first “great” American comedy of the 21st century, it’s hard »
One of the iconic figures in the storied history of Saturday Night Live, Chris Farley did everything past its limit. The documentary I Am Chris Farley (Spike, Monday, Aug. 10, at 9pm Et/Pt) tells Farley’s hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining story through clips from his most memorable TV and film roles, home movies, photos, and interviews with the people who knew him best and loved him most, including Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Pat Finn, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Will Sasso, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Brian Stack … Continue reading →
The post Preview: “I Am Chris Farley” documentary premieres on Spike appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Ryan Berenz
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot Trailer. Amy Rice‘s Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot (2015) movie trailer stars Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Amy Poehler, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, Molly Shannon and Joe Lo Truglio. Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot‘s plot synopsis: “In 2000, David Wain and Michael Showalter set out […] »
- Marco Margaritoff
Manny Camacho reviews Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp…
Normally I have my ‘Good, Bad, and Ugly’ breakdown in my reviews but I’m foregoing my normal process for this series. Because that would presume there is significant material for me to write to fill in the sections for ‘Good, Great…And Amazing’ – which there really is not. The only saving grace (if you want to say there is one) is Elizabeth Banks and Paul Rudd.
This series is so forceful in its attempt at humor I continually kept wondering if my own sense of humor had melted away–lost in time or if there was something inherently wrong with this show. In one example (early on) Molly Shannon had a strange dance routine (not really strange as she always break out into dance in her skits), ending it with what appeared to be the old Superstar dance move. »
- Manny Camacho
Who says you can’t do a prequel 14 years after the original? Netflix is out to prove you can do just that with “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” and even have a the cast playing characters half their age. The revival features Hollywood galore. Seriously — everyone who’s anyone made it into the cast. Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig and Molly Shannon are just a few of the big names who are enrolled in this fantasy summer camp. The actors may have gotten older, but their talent is aging like fine wine. »
- Wrap Staff
Creators and co-writers David Wain and Michael Showalter, members of ’90s MTV sketch group “The State,” premiered “Wet Hot American Summer” — featuring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Amy Poehler — at Sundance in 2001. The summer-camp satire, set in 1981, floundered in limited release. But word-of-mouth, special screenings and the ever-rising profile of its cast cultivated a rabid fanbase.
Rumors about a sequel and other ways to revisit the source material circulated for years. In May 2014, Variety exclusively confirmed Netflix’s interest in returning to the fictional Camp Firewood. Now, with the July 31 debut of an eight-episode prequel series, the talent and execs recount 15 years of false starts, creative hurdles and scheduling snafus leading to “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.”
Wain (director): It first came out in New York. It grossed seven thousand dollars that weekend and we were like, “That’s not bad!” because it was only in one theater. »
- Julie Seabaugh
Early in 2001's summer camp movie parody "Wet Hot American Summer," Bradley Cooper's Ben told his fellow counselors, "Hey, let's all promise that in ten years from today, we'll meet again, and we'll see what kind of people we've blossomed into." It's been 14 years, and Cooper, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks have blossomed into some of the biggest comedy stars around, while "Wet Hot" itself has become a beloved cult classic. Director David Wain and his co-writer Michael Showalter have remained tight with the cast, and as the movie's reputation grew well beyond the paltry box office (it grossed less than $300,000 during its initial release), there were rumors of a sequel that would fulfill Ben's request, and perhaps allow Wain and Showalter to spoof the reunion movie genre next. Instead, all the original stars — and many, many, many more of the talented friends they've made as their »
- Alan Sepinwall
Celebrities are not our friends. They're just not! They're business people who conduct simulacrums of the human experience in front of us. It's silly to relate to them -- sillier yet to believe they understand us. But I can't help it. I believe certain celebrities just know me, and we hang out, and we've laughed together, and we're not creeped out that only one of us can see the other. It's a perfect relationship and no one can take that away from us/me. So, poll time: Who's your celebrity "friend"? Recently I've found that Kate McKinnon, the "SNL" cast member, is one of my good friends. Most of McKinnon's characters are broad, nervy takes, the kinds of impressions you might do for your friends at a party to creep them out. I appreciate that moxie and mistake it for a personal act of friendship on a regular basis. Unlike Kristen Wiig, »
- Louis Virtel
Netflix’s usage metrics remain shrouded in mystery, but one needn’t be a genius to see what attracted the streaming service to “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” an improbable and wholly silly prequel to a 2001 movie most notable for all the people in it who went on to bigger and better things. Victory here was delivered before production began just based on who the producers got to return or, impressively, join in the festivities, to the point where it’s almost easier to rattle off who isn’t involved than provide a comprehensive list of who is.
In terms of garnering attention, pretty much everything after that is sheer gravy. The conceit of doing a “prequel” 14 years later to a production that already featured adults playing teenagers is, of course, the big joke. But director David Wain and writer-star Michael Showalter go one better by actually »
- Brian Lowry
"Ya'll ready for this?!" Gravitas Ventures has debuted a trailer for the indie comedy Addicted to Fresno, from filmmaker Jamie Babbit (Breaking the Girls, Itty Bitty Titty Committee). This kooky indie stars Judy Greer & Natasha Lyonne as sisters at a hotel in Fresno, California. When one of them accidentally kills a guy, they go to extreme lengths to cover up the crime. The supporting cast includes Aubrey Plaza, Clea DuVall, Allison Tolman, Ron Livingston, Molly Shannon and Fred Armisen. This looks funny at times, but doesn't seem like anything that stands out in a crowd. At least it's nice to see more of Judy Greer. Here's the official trailer for Jamie Babbit's Addicted to Fresno, found on YouTube (via The Playlist): Synopsis: Two co-dependent sisters, a recovering sex addict and a lonely lesbian (played by Judy Greer and Natasha Lyonne) who work as hotel maids, go to ludicrous »
- Alex Billington
For those of you getting a bit bummed about Judy Greer spending the summer in thankless Blockbuster Mom roles (seriously Hollywood, she's great and deserves better), here's a movie that gives the actress so much more to do. "Addicted To Fresno" features Greer in the lead role alongside a pretty talented ensemble, in what looks like a pretty light-hearted comedy caper. Directed by Jamie Babbitt ("But I'm A Cheerleader") with Natasha Lyonne, Fred Armisen, Molly Shannon, Ron Livingston, Allison Tolman, and Aubrey Plaza among the players, the story follows a recovering sex addict and her lesbian sister, who work together at Fresno Suites and get caught up in covering up a crime after they accidentally kill a hotel guest. This looks light and breezy, but again, the highlight seems to be Greer given a major big screen spotlight. The film opens on October 2nd. Check out the trailer below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With key roles on the cult comedy hit Arrested Development and the FX animated comedy Archer, as well as a leading role on Married, Judy Greer is a familiar figure to television fans. She ahs, however, been very prolific on the big screen as well, appearing in supporting turns in four of the summer’s big movies, the four being Tomorrowland, Entourage, Jurassic World, and last weekend’s box office winner Ant-Man. Greer, however, is soon poised to take centre stage in a movie. Titled Addicted to Fresno, the synopsis is as follows.
Follows the lives two co-dependent sisters who work as hotel maids in Fresno.
Orange is the New Black‘s Natasha Lyonne plays the other half of the sisterly duo, with But I’m a Cheerleader director Jamie Babbit taking the reins, and Allison Tolman, Aubrey Plaza, Jessica St. Clair, and Molly Shannon co-starring. At the Outfest Film »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Judy Greer is a very fun actress who often brings plenty of depth to her characters. Of course, this year she's had two awful characters to play in both Jurassic World and Ant-Man and I'm not sure if she had more than two minutes of screen time in Tomorrowland... that movie is sort of a blur to me at this point and best left forgotten. However, it does appear Greer does have one solid performance on the horizon in Jamie Babbit's Fresno (now apparently titled Addicted to Fresno). Here's the plot: Fresno is a comedy about co-dependent sisters who work as hotel maids in Fresno, CA. Shannon (Judy Greer) is fresh out of sex rehab when her younger, overly optimistic lesbian sister Martha (Natasha Lyonne) lands her a job as a maid at Fresno Suites, the local hotel. When Shannon jeopardizes her fresh start by accidentally killing a hotel guest after a post-rehab relapse, »
- Brad Brevet
1-20 of 231 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