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The list of presenters at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards includes reality stars … and those who pretend to work on a reality show.
The list also includes past and current nominees Scott Aukerman, who was part of the “Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis” team that took home the 2014 Emmy for outstanding short-format live-action entertainment program; “House of Cards'” Reg E. Cathey, who is nominated for his second year in a row in the guest actor in a drama series category; and “Big Bang Theory” co-creator Chuck Lorre.
The final list of presenters also features Pamela Adlon (“Louie”), Sasha Alexander (“Rizzoli & Isles”), Kristen Schaal (“The Last Man on Earth”), Billy Eichner (“Billy on the Street,” “Difficult People”), Aasif Mandvi (“The Brink”), Katharine McPhee »
- Whitney Friedlander
How do you go about adapting a supposedly unadapatable text? While faithful translations tend not to artistically successful, a faithful adaptation with fetishistic attention to detail can create something unique. While Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller had it comparatively easy when adapting Miller’s Sin City to screen as they more or less would just be recreating paintings but with moving parts, Zack Snyder’s Watchmen adaptation painstakingly recreated much of Alan Moore’s tome by hand, capturing much of Moore’s world in camera. Snyder creates a lived-in and breathing universe, a key part to selling the idea to the audience of this time-hopping opus about the natural decline of superheroism. Watchmen is often accused of being too literal, speaking in the language of comics instead of cinema, but it is precisely this literal approach that makes Watchmen a stellar page-to-screen success. By being a “literal” film, it becomes personal, »
To celebrate the release of The Duff – which is out on DVD and Blu-ray today – we’ve got three fantastic prize packs to give away, which include a copy of the film on DVD, a vest, stadium up, iPhone case and a branded bag. Read on for details of how to enter…
Every high school loves their labels but when Bianca’s (Mae Whitman) world is shattered from the discovery that her entire school knows her as ‘The Duff’, she enlists slick but charming Wesley (Robbie Amell) to help shed her label and overthrow the school’s mean girl Madison (Bella Thorne).
As Bianca delves deeper, she begins to discover that nothing is as it once seemed: friendships are lost, relationships questioned and could her all-time crush, Toby, (Nick Eversman) be in on the game too? In a race to right these wrongs, Bianca sets out on a one-woman mission »
- Gary Collinson
★★★☆☆ Teen comedies have been responsible for a whole glossary of fictional slang, much of which has made its way into the real life teenage lexicon. Clueless (1996) introduced a world of 'Baldwins' and 'Bettys', while American Pie (1999) bestowed the term 'Milf' upon the world. Slightly more mean spirited is the meaning behind the title of The Duff (2015). Mae Whitman plays Bianca, a quirky high schooler who is informed by her jock neighbour Wesley (Robbie Amell) that she is the 'Duff' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her two best friends. Devastated by this revelation, she enlists Wesley to help her change her reputation and win over the object of her affections.
- CineVue UK
The Duff, 2015.
Directed by Ari Sandel.
A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the Duff – Designated Ugly Fat Friend – by her prettier, more popular counterparts.
In high school trying to fit in is one of the hardest things to do. Being friends with two of the most popular and attractive girls should help your popularity. At least that’s what someone would think until they find out they may only being your friends because you make them look better. That’s the situation we find Bianca (Mae Whitman) in when she finds out that she is her friends Duff, Designated Ugly Fat Friend. Bianca and her friends Casey (Bianca A. Santos) and Jess (Skyler Samuels) have been best friends »
- Jake Peffer
The Teen Choice Awards are kicking off Sunday night, gathering some of the biggest stars in music, movie, TV and the Web world to let teenagers decide who wins.
“The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Furious 7” head up the nominations, nabbing five each. Also strong contenders, “Insurgent,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” “Avengers” and “Empire” received four nominations each.
See a full list of nominees below, updated live as winners are announced.
Choice Movie Actor: Action
Dylan O’Brien, The Maze Runner
Choice Movie: Action
Furious 7 (Winner)
- Variety Staff
The Teen Choice Awards are kicked off Sunday night, gathering some of the biggest stars in music, movie, TV and the Web world to let teenagers decide who wins.
In music, One Direction and Fifth Harmony took home an impressive bounty, winning such awards as choice selfie taker and choice summer song, respectively. “Empire” unsurprisingly won the prize for best breakout TV show, and “The Vampire Diaries'” Nina Dobrev won her final award for the drama.
See a full list of winners below.
Choice Web Star: Female
Bethany Mota (Winner »
- Variety Staff
Stars: Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Bianca A. Santos, Skyler Samuels, Romany Malco, Nick Eversman, Chris Wylde, Ken Jeong, Allison Janney | Written by Josh A. Cagan | Directed by Ari Sandel
Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends. Now, despite the words of caution from her favourite teacher (Ken Jeong), she enlists the slick but charming Wesley (Robbie Amell), to help take back her ‘label’ and overthrow the school’s resident mean girl Madison (Bella Thorne) reminding everyone that no matter what people look or act like, we are all someone’s Duff.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If there’s one genre I have a soft spot for, even as a thirty-odd year old man, it’s the teen movie. »
- Phil Wheat
To mark the release of The Duff on 17th August, we’ve been given 3 merchandise packs including a copy of The Duff on DVD, a vest (M), a stadium cup, a iPhone case, and a branded bag to give away. Every high school loves their labels but when Bianca’s (Mae Whitman) world is shattered from
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Michael Fassbender as The Dude? Patton Oswalt as Walter? Jennifer Lawrence as Maude? Mae Whitman as Donny? Dennis freakin Quaid as the real Lebowski? Mike Judge stepping in for Sam Elliott as deep voiced, »
- Jordan Ruimy
Michael Fassbender is truly dedicated to his craft. On Friday night, during the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Fassbender took up the shaggy mantle of the Dude, portrayed by Jeff Bridges in the Coen brothers’ classic The Big Lebowski, as part of Jason Reitman’s live script-reading series. To get into character, Fassbender donned a pair of roughed-up shorts and a slouchy sweater and toked three J. Law–rolled cigarettes — the kind that may or may not have been packed with the Devil's lettuce — during the read. “I think Fassbender went a little too Method on this one,” said Patton Oswalt, who played John Goodman’s bombastic Vietnam vet Walter. “I hope TMZ isn’t here.” Because Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse is filming in Montreal, Fassbender and co-star Jennifer Lawrence were tapped for Reitman’s live-read. Lawrence portrayed Julianne Moore’s Maude. Dennis Quaid played the wheelchair-bound Lebowski, »
- Greg Cwik
Michael Fassbender put his magnetic superpowers aside Friday night to play stoner icon “the Dude” in a reading of “The Big Lebowski” in Montreal, but it was Patton Oswalt’s performance as Walter Sobchak (the role originated by John Goodman) that stole the show.
Organized by the Just for Laughs comedy festival, the sold-out Live Read — at which a cast of nine read the Coen brothers’ cult-favorite screenplay for an audience of 1,300 — took clever advantage of the fact that “X-Men: Apocalypse” is shooting in the same city where North America’s biggest comedy festival is headquartered. As such, the fest managed to lure X-women Jennifer Lawrence (who performed Julianne Moore’s Maude) and Olivia Munn (stepping in as Tara Reid’s Bunny) to join Oswalt and a handful of “Silicon Valley” players — T.J. Miller as Brandt, Martin Starr as Jesus and showrunner Mike Judge doing a dead-on Sam Elliott as »
- Peter Debruge
Some pretty big additions to the fourth season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles here - both in terms of characters and the actors that will be providing their voices. We have: David Tennant (Doctor Who) as Fugitoid (fan favourite android from another dimension), Peter Stormare (Constantine, Fargo) as Lord Dregg (space-villain bent on world domination), Michael Dorn (Star Trek The Next Generation) as Captain Mozar (Supereme Commander of the Triceratons), Lance Henriksen (Terminator, Aliens) as Zog (a Triceraton scout), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) as Armaggon (robotic bounty hunting shark), and finally Zelda Williams (The Legend Of Korra) as Mona Lisa (amphibious friend of the Turtles). Tmnt returns with 20 all-new episodes this Fall. Returning will be: Seth Green (Leonardo), Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Mae Whitman (April O'Neil), Hoon Lee (Master Splinter), Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder), Josh Peck (Casey Jones) and Corey Feldman (Slash). »
Sneak Peek the new trailer from DC Entertainment's "Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship", featuring a horde of DC Comics' superheroes and supervillains, premiering Fall 2015 on "Adult Swim":
Cast includes Seth Green, Matt Senreich, Breckin Meyer, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Weird Al Yankovic, Alex Borstein, Giovanni Ribisi, Jonathan Banks, Mae Whitman, Hugh Davidson, Dee Bradley Baker, Zeb Wells, Kevin Shinick, Adam West and Burt Ward.
- Michael Stevens
Among the many reasons I regret having missed this year's Atx Festival — barbecue, the "Gilmore Girls" reunion, barbecue, getting to meet cool people who love TV, barbecue — the live reading of the "Dawson's Creek" pilot script was pretty high among them. Fortunately, the Atx organizers have been putting most of the festival up on YouTube, and last night they posted the largely gender-flipped "Dawson's" read, with Mae Whitman (accompanied by her framed Tim Riggins photo, because Austin) playing the title role. Enjoy. »
- Alan Sepinwall
We love Clueless more than is probably acceptable, so when we heard that director Amy Heckerling is working on a jukebox musical we got seriously excited (and even started breaking in our purple clogs in preparation).
But one big question remains - who's going to be in the production? After all, Heckerling admitted that casting would be the biggest issue, so we started thinking about who could step into the iconic roles of Cher, Josh, Tai, Elton et al. Below are some of our suggestions, but let us know who you think should get involved.
Admittedly, our first thought for Cher was Taylor Swift, because she's our first thought for most things. But actually, wouldn't Kiernan Shipka be ace as Cher? She's proved that she has serious acting chops thanks to her stint in Mad Men, but we'd like her to show off her »
In the seven years since his breakout role in "Knocked Up," Ken Jeong has played a string of extremes. His role on "Community" as the insane and diabolical Ben Chang has been unpredictable, but his turns in the "Hangover" series and "Role Models" (as the King of Laire, or Live Action Interactive Role-playing Explorers) have been just as funny and unsettling. That's why it's downright intriguing to watch him play a sensitive English teacher in "The Duff," a high school comedy starring Mae Whitman as a girl dubbed The Designated Ugly Fat Friend, a buffer for her hottie pals. We caught up with Jeong to discuss "The Duff," which was just released on Blu-Ray and DVD, and how he relished the chance to play a character who isn't threatening community college students for a living. When you first heard about the "The Duff" and inevitably learned that the title meant "Designated Ugly Fat Friend, »
- Louis Virtel
Independence Day 2 Gets new Title, Set Images, Plot Details, and Logo. Independence Day 2 (2016) will now be called Independence Day: Resurgence. Set pictures have also been released featuring vehicles that will be seen and utilized in the film. The Independence Day: Resurgence. Via a recent live chat with cast and crew, new plot details have also been revealed for ID4 2.
ID Resurgence logo
Independence Day Resurgence logo
ID Resurgence set images
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Moon Tug Independence Day Resurgence
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Human Alien Fighter Independence Day Resurgence
On Liam Hemsworth’s character (former fighter pilot) from the live chat:
He eventually joined the military and ended up in the best of the best of the best of the fighter pilots. »
- Rollo Tomasi
Lauren Graham was in a sharing mood on Watch What Happens Live. While everybody's favorite TV mom wouldn't say which of her TV daughters—Parenthood's Mae Whitman and Gilmore Girls' Alexis Bledel—she'd want as her own kid, she did reveal a juicy tidbit. The question: Which one of Rory Gilmore's boyfriends would she want to hook up with in real life? "Ooo! Would I want to? Oh, um, Milo? Milo. I'm a brunette person. Milo Ventimiglia," she said. But don't worry. She's still with her real-life beau and former Parenthood costar Peter Krause. Graham gave the thumbs up when Andy Cohen asked their status. During the after show, Graham revealed she »
The surprise theatrical hit “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” a spy film that opened back in February but kept a steady beat at the box office and has now grossed more than $128 million, easily topped the national home video sales charts for the week ending June 14.
The 20th Century Fox release bumped Paramount’s “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” from the top spot on both the Nielsen VideoScan overall disc chart, which tracks combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD sales, and Nielsen’s Blu-ray Disc-only chart.
“SpongeBob” settled in at No. 2 but according to Nielsen data only sold about one-third as many discs as “Kingsman,” which is loosely based on the popular comic book “The Secret Service” and was directed by Matthew Vaughn.
“Kingsman” generated 51% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray, according to Nielsen, compared to 36% for “SpongeBob,” down from 44% in the animated comedy’s first week in stores. »
- Thomas K. Arnold
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