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Family Guy: It’s a Trap!
Directed by Peter Shin.
Return of the Jedi gets the Family Guy treatment as Han Solo (Peter), Chewbacca (Brian), Princess Leia (Lois) and Luke Skywalker (Chris) continue their battle against Darth Vader (Stewie) and the Evil Empire.
Back in 2007 Seth MacFarlane and his Family Guy team earned rave reviews (not to mention an Emmy Award nomination) for Blue Harvest, their hilarious parody of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope that saw characters from the hit animated show recast into roles from a galaxy far, far away. Two years later it was the turn of The Empire Strikes Back with the sequel Something, Something, Something, Dark Side, and now the circle is complete with this latest offering, It’s a Trap! »
A special one hour Christmas episode of Family Guy will be airing on Fox tonight, beginning at a special time of 8:30 p.m. Stewie and Brian travel to the north pole so Stewie can teach Santa a lesson. Below are a promo and four sneak peeks for the episode, along with promo photos.
Stewie’s favorite thing after his teddy bear, Rupert, is Christmas. So when he hears that Santa is making an appearance at the mall, he begs Brian to take him so that he can tell Santa in person what he wants for Christmas. Brian begrudgingly takes Stewie to the mall, only to get the brush-off from Santa. As a result, »
Halloween is almost here, and "Extra" has the scoop on how television's best shows are getting into costume to spook you!
Hey, boo -- check out what's on the tube! Boo!
Halloween 2010 on Tvfox's 'Glee' (Oct. 26)
Will (Matthew Morrison) stages "The Rocky »
Following our announcement last week that NBC will be airing Halloween episodes of several shows (including The Office and Chuck), Fox has now announced that they will also be airing special Halloween episodes of several shows, including Glee, Raising Hope, The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy and American Dad.
Earlier today we posted more details (including photos and trailers) of the special Glee Halloween episode based on the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Below are several synopses of the other Fox Halloween episodes.
Tuesday, Oct. 26
Will (Matthew Morrison) decides to have the glee club perform “The Rocky Horror Show” for the annual school musical after learning of Emma’s (Jayma Mays) newfound love for the cult classic. Despite Sue’s (Jane Lynch) usual scheming, the members of New Directions inject their distinctive style to such timeless tracks as »
"...'Peter' (MacFarlane) and 'Joe' (Patrick Warburton) team up to execute a series of humiliating Halloween pranks on unsuspecting family, friends and neighbors.
"...While 'Brian' (MacFarlane) shows 'Stewie' (MacFarlane) the ropes of trick-or-treating, 'Meg' (Mila Kunis) sets out to attend her first high school Halloween party with high hopes for the evening..."
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- Michael Stevens
The first Space Chimps wasn’t exactly an animation triumph when it hit theaters back in 2008, nor did it stand up as a decent film. Jokes fell flat, the premise was weak, and the animation felt years behind even some of the smaller independently produced CGI films. It wasn’t a promising venture from Fox animation and invoked questions as to whether or not they had any hope in the field without a supplementary production house like Ice Age’s Blue Sky Studios behind it. Perhaps the most perplexing aspect of the Space Chimps sequel, Zartog Strikes Back, is that it seems a genuine regression in animation quality from its studio’s earlier ventures like Happily N’Ever After and Valiant. Nothing works in this direct-to-dvd sequel, and it’s hard to understand under which merits it was greenlit.
If you’ve been following along, at the end of the first Space Chimps, »
- Lex Walker
Exclusive: Scott Cohen will co-star opposite Callie Thorne in the USA pilot Necessary Roughness. Meanwhile, Sara Rue has joined CBS' comedy series Rules of Engagement as a recurring, with Joan Collins tapped for a key guest spot on the CBS sitcom. Both Roughness and Rules are produced by Sony TV. Roughness centers on tough, sexy Long Island divorcee Danielle Santino (Thorne), who, to make ends meet, becomes the therapist for a professional football team and quickly becomes sought after by other athletes, musicians, politicians and those living in the spotlight. Cohen, repped by Gersh and One Management, will play a "fixer" for a football franchise who works closely with Danielle. On Rules, former Less Than Perfect star Rue will recur as Brenda, Jeff (Patrick Warburton) and Audrey (Megyn Price)’s new surrogate. In a November sweeps episode, Dynasty alumna Collins will play Bunny Dunbar, the mother of Russell Dunbar (David Spade »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Because you couldn't get enough of those lovable animated apes the first time around, and because the conclusion of Zartog's imprisonment in stone just couldn't last, Fox has seen fit to give us a second Space Chimps movie as of October 5th. Yes, my friends, Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back exists, and you can win it on DVD. Have some kids desperate for monkey antics? Have some kids who should be on Adderall but you figure a movie about space-traveling chimps and departiclization rays might just do the trick as you run out to the grocery store? Well, then, we've got just what you need.
The film follows Comet, who is usually left at mission control, but longs to venture into space like his chimp-colleagues. Comet gets the chance to travel to Planet Malgor where he meets Kilowatt, the once shy alien, and lives out his ultimate fantasy of exploring outer space. »
- Lex Walker
DVD Playhouse September 2010
The Girl Who Played With Fire (Music Box Films) Follow up to the hit The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo finds Lisabeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) and Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) joining forces once again as Blomkvist is about to break a story on Sweden’s sex trade, which leads unexpectedly to a dark secret from Elizabeth’s past. Starts off well, then quickly nose-dives into sensationalism and downright silliness, with a pair of villains who are straight out of a Roger Moore-era James Bond film. A real letdown for those of us who felt Dragon Tattoo had finally breathed life into the cinema’s long-stagnant genre of the thriller. Bonuses: English language track; Trailer. Widescreen. Dolby 5.1 surround.
- The Hollywood Interview.com
There's no denying that all of us, except that guy to your left, were shocked, saddened and confused when we heard the news of Paris Hilton's alleged cocaine bust in Japan. But when it comes to shocked, saddened and confused, Patrick Warburton's reaction makes our pain look like a Sunday afternoon at Rehab at the Hard Rock. Check out that rack, dude! But why read about it when you can watch the man implode right before your very eyes? And guess what? Apparently, Joel McHale's face doesn't taste good. Yes, there's even more where this came from tonight on a new Soup at 10 p.m.! And tell that guy to your left. »
Ten minutes in to Made for Each Other you might not know exactly what you’re watching. Strange sexual innuendos flow abundantly, characters have strange speech patterns, and everyone has an obsession with eating hot wings in bowling alleys. It’s not your typical suburban hell story, and you might never see anything like it ever again – but not because it blazes new trails in its basic story or characterizations, it just doesn’t seem at all concerned with making sure you’re on the same page. We see characters in varying stages of love torn asunder and people dealing with loss in ways that most guys would love to say is how it really goes, but it’s all just a smokescreen for putting really ridiculous ideas and double entendres on the screen in absurd combinations. You’ll recognize a lot of the characters, but only because they’re »
- Lex Walker
By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
HollywoodNews.com: Sounds like Patrick Warburton is reconciling himself to fatherhood on “Rules of Engagement.” Last season, his series wife Megyn Price let us know that she and Patrick had been fighting the idea of their characters adding a baby – even if by surrogate, as the storyline featuring Jaime Pressly’s character may go.
But now, he notes, “Ultimately, we probably won’t get our way. You know, I have four beautiful children in my real world, and Megyn has her family. Isn’t it horrible — two parents fighting not to have a child? It could add extra dimension to the show. I guess you get lazy. We’ve been having so much fun in an adult show.”
As he puts it, “I really look forward to coming to work. We sit around, eat and drink – not alcohol – and goof around.”
In fact, »
- Beck / Smith
Sounds like Patrick Warburton is reconciling himself to fatherhood on "Rules of Engagement." Last season, his series wife, Megyn Price, let us know that she and Warburton had been fighting the idea of their characters adding a baby -- even if by surrogate, as the story line featuring Jaime Pressly's character may go.But now, he notes, "Ultimately, we probably won't get our way. You know, I have four beautiful children in my real world, and Megyn has her family. Isn't it horrible -- two parents fighting not to have a child? It could add extra dimension to the show. I guess you get lazy. We've been having so much fun in an adult show."As he puts it, "I really look forward to coming to work. We sit around, eat and drink -- not alcohol -- and goof around." In fact, Warburton stresses that he's never been happier »
A look at what's new on DVD today:
"Red Riding Trilogy" (2010)
Released by IFC Films
Jarrold ("Brideshead Revisited"), Marsh ("Man on Wire") and Tucker ("Shopgirl") take on the epic true crime story of the Yorkshire Ripper, the serial killer that haunted England throughout the '70s and '80s in this three-part series of films: Jarrold's "1974," which stars future Spider-Man Andrew Garfield as a journalist investigating the crime, Marsh's "1980," which follows Paddy Considine's veteran cop who suspects corruption within his own department, and Tucker's "1983," which tracks David Morrissey's detective as he makes the connection between a current kidnapping and those of years ago. (Aaron Hillis' interview with James Marsh is here.)
Directed by Mike Gunther
Released by Lionsgate
Don't you hate it when your brother's murdered, leaving you to make up his debt to a local gangster by »
- Stephen Saito
When the perfect song meets a poignant scene in a TV episode, careers are made. Shows like "Grey's Anatomy," "One Tree Hill," and "The O.C." have lifted musical artists from obscurity into iTunes heavy rotation. It happens all the time. Singer/songwriter Jason Manns managed to do something far more remarkable, becoming a "Supernatural" fan favorite via word-of-mouth (and YouTube) long before his music was ever played on the show.
In 2007, Manns' longtime friend, "Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles, flew to England to do the first "Supernatural" fan convention. Manns sensed an opportunity. "I told Jensen, 'Ask them if they want music,' and they ended up flying me out to play a concert on Saturday night," he tells Zap2it.
It wasn't Manns' first convention. His friend Christian Kane, of "Angel" and "Leverage" fame, introduced him to the scene. (We know - Manns has friends in high places. We'd like an invite to their BBQs, »
Show, Not Tell: The panel kicked off by screening part of the next Return Of The Jedi spoof, It's A Trap!. Plenty of standard satire ensued, including cameos from American Dad's Roger, Klaus,... More >> »
- Steve Heisler
The Saturday schedule for the 2010 Comic-Con at San Diego is now released. As was the case with the Thursday and Friday breakdown reports, I'm focusing on film/TV/DVD related events, screenings and panels.
Read the Thursday, July 22, 2010 schedule.
Read the Friday, July 23, 2010 schedule.
10:00-11:00 Nickelodeon Presents: The SpongeBob SquarePants Secret Formula Revealed!— Ever wonder what delicious ingredients go into making an episode of SpongeBob? The masterminds behind the show -- executive producer Paul Tibbitt (Nightmare Ned), head writer Steven Banks (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius), creative director Vincent Waller (Ren & Stimpy), supervising storyboard director Tuck Tucker (Hey Arnold!), layout supervisor Kenny Pittenger (CatDog), storyboard director Luke Brookshier (Kim Possible), background painter Andy Clark (Dexter's Laboratory), animation director Andrew Overtoom (Family Guy), and the voice of SpongeBob himself, Tom Kenny -- show you how the kernel of an idea turns into a fully animated episode. Followed »
- Patrick Sauriol
If you're a TV fan and you're attending San Diego Comic-Con, you might want to park yourself in Ballroom 20 of the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday, July 24.
Starting at 10 a.m. with a "Chuck" panel featuring the cast and a "special video presentation," the ballroom will host a nonstop lineup of TV favorites that also includes "Futurama," "The Simpsons," "Fringe" and "The Vampire Diaries."
The day will also feature a screening and panel with the cast and producers of NBC's new series "The Event," The CW's hot pilot "Nikita," the cast of "Community" and "The Venture Brothers." The big Hall H events are a Warner Bros. showcase of three of its upcoming movies: "Green Lantern," "Sucker Punch" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," followed by a sneak peek of "Let Me In." Later, Marvel will present the first looks at "Thor" and "Captain America," and Kevin Smith will »
Comic-Con has just released its full Saturday schedule and below you will find all of the movie and TV-related panels and events for the day. Take a look below and you can also if you missed Friday's schedule, or if you missed Wednesday's Preview Night and the Thursday schedule. If you want the entire Saturday Comic-Con schedule with comic book, video game and other related events, you can .
Saturday, July 24
10:00-11:00 Writing Animated Feature Films
The Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus once again sponsors a panel on writing for animation. Some of the most successful films of the last decade have been animated. But how different are they to write from live-action features? From television scripts? And what about direct-to-dvd animated features? The writers of some of the top animated features will talk about the process of creating those films, their interactions with the artists and the studios, »
Here are the movie and TV highlights
The San Diego Comic-Con has posted the schedule for Saturday, July 24. You can view the full schedule here, but below are the movie and TV events that ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype/ShockTillYouDrop.com will be concentrating on.
Saturday, July 24
10:00-11:00 Writing Animated Feature Films— The Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus once again sponsors a panel on writing for animation. Some of the most successful films of the last decade have been animated. But how different are they to write from live-action features? From television scripts? And what about direct-to-dvd animated features? The writers of some of the top animated features will talk about the process of creating those films, their interactions with the artists and the studios, and how they came to be involved with their project. Panelists tentatively scheduled include Alan Burnett (Green Lantern: First Flight), Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After »
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