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‘Ted 2: Extended Edition’ Blu-ray Review

23 November 2015 2:34 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Morgan Freeman, Giovanni Ribisi, Sam J. Jones, Patrick Warburton, Michael Dorn, Bill Smitrovich, John Slattery, Liam Neeson, Dennis Haysbert, Patrick Stewart | Written by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild | Directed by Seth MacFarlane

When it comes to a Seth MacFarlane film, the easiest way to work out whether you’ll like it is to ask the simple question, do you like Family Guy? That is the level of humour you can expect; and with Ted 2 a live-action episode of Family Guy is exactly what you get…

When Ted (Seth MacFarlane) and his wife Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) decide they want to have a baby, they soon run into problems. When they decide to adopt, the state becomes aware of Ted’s existence and he finds himself ruled to be property, and not a human being. With John’s (Mark Wahlberg) help »

- Paul Metcalf

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E! Cancels 'The Soup' After 22 Years

18 November 2015 1:31 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The end of an era is upon us. Shortly after shuttering its Master Control operations department in Los Angeles, E! has now canceled their longest running program. The Soup, a comedy series that skewers pop culture, is going to air its series finale on December 18th. This will bring the show to a close after spending 22 years on the air.

Current host Joel McHale will help celebrate the legacy he is leaving behind when the finale episode airs the same day that Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives in theaters. The long-standing cable staple was first launched on E! in 1991, but it was originally called Talk Soup. This early iteration of the program focused solely on clips from the various talk shows airing at that time. When it was revamped as The Soup in 2004, the show expanded its reach to all pop culture programing and also focused on viral »

- MovieWeb

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CBS Buys Tom Hertz and Will Arnett Comedy

2 November 2015 4:53 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

CBS is developing a high school-set workplace comedy from Will Arnett and Tom Hertz. You might recognize Hertz as the creator of Rules of Engagement, the cast of which includes: Megyn Price, Patrick Warburton, Bianca Kajlich, Oliver Hudson, and David Spade. Rules of Engagement ran for 100 episodes, over the course of seven seasons on CBS. Continue on for more about Hertz and Arnett's new comedy. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Ted 2 Coming To Blu-ray On December 15, 2015

13 October 2015 12:41 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more outrageous, Ted and his Bff are back in the hilarious, boundary-busting buddy comedy, Ted 2, coming to Digital HD on November 24, 2015, and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on December 15, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The follow up to Ted, the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time, Ted 2 features more of the hysterically raunchy banter that has made writer-director-actor Seth MacFarlane an entertainment world powerhouse—as well as a touching story of brotherly love. Both the Blu-ray and DVD include an Unrated extended edition that features never-before-seen footage that was too rude for the cinema, but makes this year’s most outrageous comedy the perfect gift for fans of this very adult spin on a childhood icon.

“Funnier, wilder and even more naughty than the first movie!” according to Bill Zwecker, Wfld-tv (Fox), Ted 2 »

- Michelle McCue

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Home Alone... 5? The Jerk Too? 8 unbelievable straight-to-tv sequels

19 September 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

There's straight-to-video shame, then there's straight to TV shame. The following small screen follow-ups, then, are the most shameful of the lot.

Please note, however: all of the following first aired on the small screen. They may have ended up on DVD later, but they're telly specials through and through...

1. Home Alone 5: The Holiday Heist (2012)

Original film: Home Alone (1990)

Returning cast members: None

Stars: Christian Martyn, Jodelle Ferland, Malcolm McDowell

You'll remember the first two, and might have a dim recollection of the third - new kid, new goons - and the fourth will, hopefully, mean nothing to you (old kid, new actor playing kid, old goons, new actors playing goons, shot in South Africa).

The fifth, however, is the biggest stinker of the lot, a schmaltzy Christmas edition with a new kid, new family and new goons. Also, Malcolm McDowell - of Clockwork Orange fame - is in it, »

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TV Review: ‘Moonbeam City’

15 September 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For those who won’t get enough of Rob Lowe in the flesh on Fox’s upcoming “The Grinder,” the actor lends his voice to “Moonbeam City,” the latest exercise in animated silliness from Comedy Central. Boasting an amusingly stylized look and an Adult Swim vibe, this cop show spoof from “Conan” writer Scott Gairdner features considerable star power in its vocal ranks while reveling in all the staples of the adult-animation playground, where an entire episode (the second) can be seemingly built largely around the phrase “dolphin penis.” Laughs do come, but seldom in anything approaching waves.

Taking full advantage of his earnest, deadpan delivery, Lowe plays Dazzle Novak, an utterly self-absorbed cop who appears to have borrowed Don Johnson’s “Miami Vice” wardrobe and brings strippers to work because, well, he paid for the time. Dazzle’s antics leave his boss, Pizzaz (voiced by Elizabeth Banks), in a »

- Brian Lowry

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2015 Portland Film Festival Announces Film Line-up

24 August 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

The 2015 Portland Film Festival is Oregon’s largest film event of the year, with 80 narrative and documentary feature films and 134 short films selected out of 3500 Submissions.

This weeklong extravaganza also includes over 75 Master Classes, Two Lifetime Achievement Tributes, and an unprecedented live event featuring Several Thousand Festivalgoers As Extras in a record-setting Zombie Day Event.

Los Angeles – August 13, 2015 – Portland Film Festival announced today the feature film competition programs, opening and closing screenings, music and midnight sections, tribute presentations, northwest, and special screenings for the 2015 Portland Film Festival. The 3rd Annual festival is a weeklong event of 214 screenings of feature length and short films from around the world, red carpet world premieres, tributes to filmmaking legends, more than 50 hours of professional workshops, nightly after-parties and more.

The third annual Portland Film Festival will take place September 1 – 7th, 2015, in Portland, Oregon, at seven venues throughout the city, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Clifford McGhee to Guest on NBC Midseason Comedy ‘Crowded’ (Exclusive)

21 August 2015 2:44 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The cast roster of the upcoming NBC comedy “Crowded” has just gotten … well, more crowded.

Variety has learned exclusively that dancer-choreographer Clifford McGhee will guest star on creator Suzanne Martin’s midseason comedy. He will play Ethan, the stepbrother of Patrick Warburton’s Mike in the series about a couple of would-be emptynesters (played by Warburton and Carrie Preston) whose plans for some alone time are cancelled when their grown daughters and other family members descend upon their homestead.

Crowded” is exec produced by Martin as well as by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner through their Hazy Mills Productions in association with Universal Television. Stars also include Miranda Cosgrove, Stacy Keach, Carlease Burke and Mia Serafino.

McGhee’s credits also include appearing on the USA series “Complications.” He is repped by Prestige Talent Agency, A10 Talent Management and attorney Lev Ginsburg.


- Whitney Friedlander

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Moonbeam City: Comedy Central Animated Series Debuts September 16th

19 August 2015 5:50 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Comedy Central has announced that Moonbeam City, a new animated series, will debut on Wednesday, September 16th. The premiere follows the 19th season debut of South Park. There will be 10 episodes.

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

Rob Lowe Serves as Producer and Voice Talent (Dazzle Novak) with Elizabeth Banks (Pizzaz Miller), Will Forte (Rad Cunningham) and Kate Mara (Chrysalis Tate)

Guest Star Voice Talent Includes Powers Boothe, Kate McKinnon, Catherine O'Hara, Andy Richter, Susan Sarandon, Molly Shannon, Paul F. Tompkins, Patrick Warburton and Adam West

Fans Can Visit cc.com/moonbeam for Episode Previews »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 4 – Escape Plan Bravo Review

18 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When last we left the ragtag heroes of Tales From The Borderlands, things were looking somewhat bleak. An Empire Strikes Back-esque ending saw the gang outnumbered and outgunned by the vicious Vallory, and any hopes of an escape seemed unlikely or foolhardy. Now, as the action picks back up right where players last left off, it seems escape was even more than unlikely. Dragged into an unwilling – let’s say – alliance with Vallory, Rhys and Fiona have to come up with a plan to lead their friends back toward Helios, where they will have to retrieve the final Gortys piece for the Queenpin.

After a quick spell in the storytelling present, Escape Plan Bravo wastes little time in getting its players back to the heart of the adventure. This part of the story is still kept mysteriously unclear for the episode, and it’s actually surprising how much of a »

- Gareth Cartwright

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Movie Review – Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (2015)

27 July 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, 2015.

Directed by Fred Wolf.

Starring David Spade, Brittany Daniel, Patrick Warburton, Mark McGrath, Christopher Walken and Dennis Miller.


When happy family man Joe Dirt finds himself transported to the recent past, he begins an epic journey to get back to his loved ones in the present.

It’s been fourteen years now since Joe Dirt came out, during which the film has garnered a small cult following despite the fact that it’s not the greatest comedy to ever hit the sceen. I’ll be the first to admit that while I don’t find the original particularly good, there are some parts that do make me laugh and it’s something I can throw on everyone once in a while. Now here we are in 2015 and for whatever reason we’re getting a sequel that I’m pretty sure nobody asked for. We »

- Jake Peffer

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Ted 2 movie review: Hasbro-mance

9 July 2015 2:31 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Is the man who sang “We Saw Your Boobs” at the Oscars one to give us a touching story about civil rights and human dignity? Take a guess.. I’m “biast” (pro): loved the first movie…

I’m “biast” (con): …but it was a MacFarlane fluke

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I admit it: Seth MacFarlane had me fooled. I thought he intended Ted as a sly commentary on extended male adolescence. That was certainly the way it played. But I was wrong. What I saw in Ted was accidental. Not deliberate. The proof is here in Ted 2, which obliterates everything that was smart and clever in the first film by actually negating it, as if it were entirely beside the point. Which I see now that it was.

Or else MacFarlane — writer (one of three credited), director, and voice of Ted — simply »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Movie Review – Ted 2 (2015)

7 July 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ted 2, 2015

Directed by Seth MacFarlane

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Jessica Barth, John Slattery, Sam J. Jones, Patrick Warburton and Morgan Freeman.


Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he’s a person in a court of law.

After last summer’s horribly unfunny A Million Ways To Die In The West, many had begun to question writer/director Seth MacFarlane’s true abilities to turn animated success into film gold. There certainly seemed many positives for the Family Guy creator, not least the success of his film debut Ted in 2012, which grossed almost $550million worldwide. But his sophomore feature was a dud, and further doubts set in when the inevitable sequel for the fuzzy bear was announced.

MacFarlane had himself spoke many times about his (and »

- Scott J. Davis

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‘Ted 2′ Review

6 July 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Morgan Freeman, Giovanni Ribisi, Sam J. Jones, Patrick Warburton, Michael Dorn, Bill Smitrovich, John Slattery, Liam Neeson, Dennis Haysbert, Patrick Stewart | Written by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild | Directed by Seth MacFarlane

2012′s Ted asked the important questions about what happens to a relationship when your partner’s best friend is a swearing teddy bear with the voice of Peter Griffin. The sequel, Ted 2, asks the important questions about the practicalities of knocking off a follow-up when your original film made more money than anyone could reasonably have expected.

We catch up with Ted and Marky Mark Wahlberg at the bear’s wedding to Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth). Their marriage soon turns sour and after a predictably horrible incident at a sperm bank, they turn to adoption to reignite their relationship. At this stage, it is revealed that the government »

- Jack Kirby

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Crackle Debuts ‘Joe Dirt 2′ App To Give Users Digital Mullets

2 July 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Crackle is helping people worldwide turn themselves into hicks. Sony’s streaming video network has launched the Hick Yourself! app to promote the upcoming release of Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser on July 16, 2015.

The Hick Yourself! app allows users to add mullets, mustaches, and other white trash-inspired accessories (including a chainsaw) to a photo of themselves. The app’s users can upload their completed hick photos to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. As Variety notes, Crackle appropriately released Hick Yourself! on July 2, which is National Mullet Day.

Crackle’s Joe Dirt film is a made-for-digital sequel to the hit 2001 film starring David Spade as the titular mullet-wearing Southern redneck “hero.” Produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madision Productions and directed by the original Joe Dirt lead Fred Wolf, Joe Dirt 2 tells the story of Joe as he travels through central America (and, apparently, his mind) to find his family.

Spade reprises his role as Joe, »

- Bree Brouwer

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New trailer for Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser

30 June 2015 4:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the film set to land on Crackle in just under three weeks, a new trailer has arrived online for the sequel Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, which you can watch right here…

Directed by Fred Wolf, Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser sees returning cast members David Spade, Christopher Walken, Brittany Daniel, Dennis Miller and Adam Beach alongside new additions Patrick Warburton, Mark McGrath and Charlotte McKinney. The film will premiere on streaming service Crackle on July 16th.


- Gary Collinson

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Film Face-off: 'Ted 2' vs 'Ted'

29 June 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Let's have a Ted talk. Sometimes, wishes do come true. For those who wanted to see more of the foul-mouthed teddy bear, your wish has been granted. Ted 2 hit theaters this weekend, though it might have had less to do with squeezing your eyes tight and hoping, and more about the 2012 Ted making caboodles of cash at the box office. Mark Wahlberg, the voice of Seth MacFarlane, Jessica Barth, Giovanni Ribisi, Sam J. Jones, Patrick Warburton and the voice of Patrick Stewart are back. Let's find out how they compete with themselves in this week's Film Face-off of Ted vs. Ted 2.   Ted & John Ted A young John makes a wish and his teddy bear magically comes to life. After society bores of a magic bear, an adult John (Wahlberg) and Ted...

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- Jeff Bayer

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Movie Review: Ted 2

26 June 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane are back as John Bennett and his childhood stuffed bear Ted in the new film Ted 2. For those not familiar with the first film, Ted comes to life after a Christmas wish a younger John makes. Fast forward to the present, and both are grown up losers (of the lovable variety), smoking weed and drinking beer through life. A few years have passed in between the first movie and the sequel, and some things have changed. John is now divorced, and, as Ted 2 opens, Ted is marrying his one true love Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth).

The film’s conflict begins once the honeymoon is over. Ted and Tami-Lynn are fighting more than expected and after some advice from a fellow cashier, Ted and Tami-Lynn decide to have a baby. The only problem is, Ted is a living stuffed animal with no working parts. Through »

- Dane Jackson

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, June 26; What Will You See?

26 June 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 26. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.] Wide Max Director: Boaz Yakin Cast: Lauren Graham, Robbie Amell, Thomas Haden Church, Luke Kleintank, Jay Hernandez, Joseph Julian Soria, Josh Wiggins, Owen Harn, Kelly Borgnis, Zeeko Zaki, Edgar Arreola, Chris Matheny, Pete Burris, Mark Anthony Little, Marlo Scheitler Synopsis: "A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience." Ted 2 Director: Seth MacFarlane Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Patrick Warburton Synopsis: "Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he's a person in a court of law." Limited 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets Director: Marc Silver Synopsis: "Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving »

- Steve Greene

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Film Review: ‘Ted 2’ is a Funnier Film Than it Deserves to Be

25 June 2015 5:52 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – While it’s cruder and it can’t quite match the original “Ted,” “Ted 2” is still funnier than it has any right to be. It is unmistakably a Seth MacFarlane production, and there are a million reasons why this movie shouldn’t work, chief among them a plot that attempts to plop a foul mouthed talking teddy bear into a moralistic legal parable about civil rights. But I can’t deny I laughed throughout, almost despite myself.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

It’s less a movie than a collection of scenes strung back to back. After an elaborate and largely joyless Busby Berkeley inspired title sequence, the plot revolves around Ted and new wife Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth). When they try to adopt a baby, the government challenges Ted’s personhood and declares him property instead. So Ted and buddy Mark Wahlberg enlist a pot-smoking civil rights lawyer (Amanda Seyfried) to take his case, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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