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Archer season 9: cast and crew tease things to come

Kirsten Howard Oct 9, 2017

The first footage from Archer: Danger Island was unveiled during Nycc over the weekend. Here's what our Us chums saw...

Remember when Archer was a show about spies?

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Adam Reed and Matt Thompson's outrageous animated series started its run all the way back in 2009 as a humble parody of the spy genre. As both the sensibilities of the show's characters and creators have grown and changed, the series has embraced experimentation by rebooting and 'de-booting' the show several times over. This strategy has slowly turned into the norm for the show, which allows Archer to take risks like slip into a film noir parody during last season's Archer: Dreamland.

The ninth season looks like it might be attempting the show's biggest re-invention yet,
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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Cinematographers and the Films that made them great

Author: Dave Roper

So, we come to the end of this particular series. We’ve covered a number of aspects of the creative input into film-making, including actors, actresses, writers composers, and directors (in two parts). We’ve stopped short of costume, make-up, special effects, art design and others, however our final stop is Cinematography. The Dop exerts plenty of influence over the look of the film. Yes, lighting, production design and the director’s vision are key too, but the consistency and persistence with which certain directors stick with and return to a trusted Dop shows just how much they contribute.

Darius KhondjiSeven

Seven has a unique visual aesthetic. Plenty of films have gone for the “always raining, always dark” approach, but contrast Seven with something like AvP: Requiem for a shining example of how hard it is to pull off effectively. And contrast is the word. Seven
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Rob Lowe as KFC’s Colonel Sanders Is Just His ‘Grinder’ Character Trolling Us, Right?

Rob Lowe dressed up like Colonel Sanders today, and that just makes us miss “The Grinder” even more.

The Emmy-nominated actor is the latest star to appear as the KFC founder in a series of ads, this time donning a space suit with a trompe l’oiel design to mimic the Sanders’ signature white suit and string tie. It’s a bizarre but not entirely un-funny ad that embraces the over-the-top aspect of the announcement that Colonel Harland Sanders (Lowe) want to blast KFC’s newest Zinger sandwich into space.

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“The time has come to explore beyond our known horizons, to push KFC’s spicy crispy chicken to new heights,” he says in a mock press conference in the ad seen below. The short video also concludes with the somewhat disturbing and grammatically incorrect line, “We lick our fingers good!
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Rob Lowe as KFC’s Colonel Sanders Is Just His ‘Grinder’ Character Trolling Us, Right?

Rob Lowe dressed up like Colonel Sanders today, and that just makes us miss “The Grinder” even more.

The Emmy-nominated actor is the latest star to appear as the KFC founder in a series of ads, this time donning a space suit with a trompe l’oiel design to mimic the Sanders’ signature white suit and string tie. It’s a bizarre but not entirely un-funny ad that embraces the over-the-top aspect of the announcement that Colonel Harland Sanders (Lowe) want to blast KFC’s newest Zinger sandwich into space.

Read More: Rob Lowe Channels ‘X-Files’ for A&E Unscripted Supernatural Investigation Series

“The time has come to explore beyond our known horizons, to push KFC’s spicy crispy chicken to new heights,” he says in a mock press conference in the ad seen below. The short video also concludes with the somewhat disturbing and grammatically incorrect line, “We lick our fingers good!
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Archer Season 8 Review

Four episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

The eighth season of Archer picks up where the seventh left off, with the titular character’s bullet-riddled body floating in a Los Angeles swimming pool. It begins without humor, in the midst of death. Woodhouse is eulogized and buried, while Archer lies in a coma and a voiceover recites Bible verses. Lana and Mallory wait next to Archer’s comatose body for him to wake up, wondering what he might be dreaming about.

This is the framing device for Archer: Dreamland, the eighth season of the animated action comedy. Like several of its preceding seasons, this new installment drops us into a long form exploration of a theme. The fifth season gave us the team as drug dealers (Archer Vice), the sixth made them spies again, and the seventh turned them into Hollywood private detectives. Now, the entire season appears to be
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Review: ‘The Grinder’ Becomes a Doctor, Moves to CBS and Goes Black—’Code Black’—in Shocking Season 2 Premiere

Review: ‘The Grinder’ Becomes a Doctor, Moves to CBS and Goes Black—’Code Black’—in Shocking Season 2 Premiere
[Editor’s Note: Whether it was the tragic cancellation of “The Grinder” this past May or Rob Lowe’s confounding decision to follow up a show mocking melodramatic procedurals by joining a melodramatic procedural, it appears IndieWire TV Critic Ben Travers has lost his mind. Despite obvious evidence to the contrary, Mr. Travers has become convinced the CBS drama “Code Black,” which began its second season Wednesday after adding Mr. Lowe to the cast in the offseason, is actually a continuation of “The Grinder.” We can’t, in good conscience, allow the piece below to run without clarifying this is not the case. But we also couldn’t bring ourselves to break his heart. Without further ado, our review of… “The Grinder: Code Black.”]

The Grinder” made a name for itself in its first season by taking it to the man. The man, of course, was the rest of broadcast TV — specifically, the redundant, nonsensical procedurals populating a medium desperate to hold onto viewers (even as their average age creeps closer and closer to our nation’s mortality limit). A particularly sharp edge of that Season 1 battle axe was its opening sequences. “The Grinder” always began with a glimpse at “The Grinder”: the show-within-a-show starring Dean Sanderson, that he and his family would watch to bookend many episodes.

It can be a little confusing discussing “The Grinder” — the comedy starring Rob Lowe — side-by-side with its fictional counterpart of the same name, but we’ll try to keep them distinct. (Lowe is a real actor, Dean is his character who’s also an actor — a fake actor, if you will.) But every week in these opening flashbacks,
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Review: ‘The Grinder’ Becomes a Doctor, Moves to CBS and Goes Black—’Code Black’—in Shocking Season 2 Premiere

Review: ‘The Grinder’ Becomes a Doctor, Moves to CBS and Goes Black—’Code Black’—in Shocking Season 2 Premiere
[Editor’s Note: Whether it was the tragic cancellation of “The Grinder” this past May or Rob Lowe’s confounding decision to follow up a show mocking melodramatic procedurals by joining a melodramatic procedural, it appears IndieWire TV Critic Ben Travers has lost his mind. Despite obvious evidence to the contrary, Mr. Travers has become convinced the CBS drama “Code Black,” which began its second season Wednesday after adding Mr. Lowe to the cast in the offseason, is actually a continuation of “The Grinder.” We can’t, in good conscience, allow the piece below to run without clarifying this is not the case. But we also couldn’t bring ourselves to break his heart. Without further ado, our review of… “The Grinder: Code Black.”]

The Grinder” made a name for itself in its first season by taking it to the man. The man, of course, was the rest of broadcast TV — specifically, the redundant, nonsensical procedurals populating a medium desperate to hold onto viewers (even as their average age creeps closer and closer to our nation’s mortality limit). A particularly sharp edge of that Season 1 battle axe was its opening sequences. “The Grinder” always began with a glimpse at “The Grinder”: the show-within-a-show starring Dean Sanderson, that he and his family would watch to bookend many episodes.

It can be a little confusing discussing “The Grinder” — the comedy starring Rob Lowe — side-by-side with its fictional counterpart of the same name, but we’ll try to keep them distinct. (Lowe is a real actor, Dean is his character who’s also an actor — a fake actor, if you will.) But every week in these opening flashbacks,
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Squidbillies: Season 10 of Adult Swim Series Launches in July

Squidbillies, where are you? Below, watch a promo with Jesco White and find out. Did you think Adult Swim's Squidbillies TV show was cancelled? The ninth season finale, "Jose, Can You? Sí!" aired in November 2014. Now, after nearly two years off the air, Adult Swim announces the tenth season of Squidbillies premieres Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 11:30pm Et/Pt.The Squidbillies voice cast includes: Dana Snyder, Unknown Hinson (aka Stuart Daniel Baker), Daniel McDevitt, and Dave Willis. Season 10 will feature new covers of the theme song each week, from artists including Father John Misty, Kurt Vile, The B-52s, Sharon Van Etten, Jimmy Cliff, and Rebecca Schiffman. The series is created by Jim Fortier, Dave Willis, and Matt Maiellaro. Fortier and Willis write and produce.Read More…
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Code Black: CBS Drama Adds 'Child Star' Character for Season Two

Paging Emma Watson. The Code Black TV show on CBS is casting for a new doctor character, Charlotte Piel, in the second season. Per TV Line she is described as "a former child star of an iconic movie franchise — 'think Hermione Granger in Harry Potter'... who gave up acting to go to medical school." While in residency at Angels Memorial, Charlotte will reportedly fight to be taken seriously by her coworkers. The role is a recurring one with an option to become a series regular.

NYPD Blue's Bonnie Somerville and Smash's Raza Jaffrey have been cut from the Code Black season two cast. TV Line says the medical series will be bringing on a "fortysomething ex-combat doctor,'Colonel David Willis' to play opposite Marcia Gay Harden. That character is described as, "... heroic, blunt, irreverent, and rule-breaking, Willis lands at Angels to teach the attendings and
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Code Black Season 2: 'Dr. Hermione Granger' Poised to Check In

Nothing like a little sorcery to quell a fiery backlash. Code Black, which last week fired to series regulars amid a Season 2 cast shakeup, is introducing a new doctor with (admittedly very loose) ties to the Harry Potter universe.

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The character, “Charlotte Piel,” is described a former child star of an iconic movie franchise — “think Hermione Granger in Harry Potter,” reads the casting notice — who gave up acting to go to medical school. Now a resident at Angels Memorial, Charlotte
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Archer Producer Wants Jon Hamm for Live-Action Movie

Archer Producer Wants Jon Hamm for Live-Action Movie
Last week, FX's hit animated TV series Archer wrapped up its seventh season, although FX has not yet issued a renewal for Season 8. Every now and then, rumors surface about a potential Archer movie, and whether or not it would be live action or animated, like the TV series itself. While we still don't know for sure if a movie will ever happen, the producers only have one actor in mind to play the beloved spy Sterling Archer. If you haven't caught up with this most recent season of Archer, there will be Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

While it isn't known if and when FX will issue a Season 8 renewal, Season 7 ended on quite the cliffhanger, with Sterling Archer (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) laying presumably dead in a Los Angeles pool, his body riddled with bullets. As we await the fate of Archer Season
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Code Black Season 2: Meet the 'Heroic, Rule-Breaking' New Co-Lead

Code Black Season 2: Meet the 'Heroic, Rule-Breaking' New Co-Lead
Code Black 2.0 continues to take shape.

The CBS medical drama — which on Friday announced a major Season 2 cast shake-up that saw two actors promoted and another two fired — is adding a male co-lead opposite Marcia Gay Harden, and TVLine has procured intel on the newbie MD.

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The character, Colonel David Willis, is a onetime combat doctor who has served three tours in Afghanistan. Described as heroic, blunt, irreverent, and rule-breaking, Willis lands at Angels Memorial to teach the attendings and residents new war-tested techniques.
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Archer Season 7 Review

Three episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

It’s a surefire sign that Archer‘s reputation as one of television’s most chameleonic comedies remains deserved when, in its seventh season, the series recasts its globe-trotting spies as L.A.-based private eyes without missing a beat. This is a show that has played with reinvention before, most notably in the fifth season, known as Archer Vice, wherein Sterling Archer (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) and co-workers moonlighted as drug dealers. And even last season, which restored the office surroundings, still gave the characters, formerly known as Isis employees (series creator Adam Reed ditched the acronym in light of increasingly hard-to-ignore global politics), new CIA overlords.

Archer, for all its familiar characters and stock mission-of-the-week plots, has always been quietly evolving before our eyes. Yes, its lewd and lecherous cast of co-workers have fallen into bed with one another in just about every configuration possible,
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Top 5 TV: Hello, 'Fear the Walking Dead,' Goodbye 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force'

Top 5 TV: Hello, 'Fear the Walking Dead,' Goodbye 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force'
Last night, Adult Swim's longest-running series aired its final episode, just a few hours after the debut of a show inspired by cable's most popular drama. That's how it's been with television this year: Each "welcome" alternates with yet another "we'll be seeing ya" ride off into the sunset. We barely have time to process our feelings about the departure of an old friend before we have to meet the new neighbors.

So in this installment of Rolling Stone's weekly appreciation of TV's best and most-talked-about, we'll be saying some more hellos,
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‘Dumbing of Age’ is a slice of life college comic with humor and heart

Dumbing of Age (2010-present; updates daily)

Written and drawn by David Willis

The first year of college is an important, transitional, and often angst-ridden time of one’s life. Veteran web cartoonist David Willis uses characters from his previous webcomics Shortpacked, It’s Walky, and Roomies to tell the story of large ensemble cast of students (mostly freshmen) at Indiana University, which happens to be Willis’ alma mater. The protagonist is Joyce Brown, a fundamentalist Christian (loosely based on Willis around that age) who is starting to find out that not everyone is like her. Willis avoids making her a straw woman by giving her a cheery personality that matches her wide, blue eyes and having her grow and develop throughout the series, especially recently when her best friend from home is kicked out of her Christian college for being a lesbian. She begins to overcome her homophobia and realize their friendship is more important.
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Enter the House of the Witch Doctor in September

September. The official end of summer. The time when all the kids have to go back to school and pretend like that's the end of the world. Wait until you get older and there's no such thing as recess! Anyway... September is also a good time to visit the House of the Witch Doctor on DVD!

From the Press Release

Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing House of the Witch Doctor on DVD/VOD (iTunes) on September 16, 2014.

Directed and written by Devon Mikolas, House of the Witch Doctor stars Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D), Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil's Rejects), Allan Kayser (Night of the Creeps), Callie Stephens, and David Willis.

Leslie Van Hooten (Stephens) is mourning the anniversary of her boyfriend's murder. Her father (Moseley) and mother (Easterbrook) leave her at the family's isolated estate with her fellow grad students. The weekend takes a turn for the worst when
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Adult Swim Renews Freshman Comedy 'Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell'

Adult Swim announced it will renew Dave Willis and Caspar Kelly's workplace comedy "Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell." According to a press release issued by Adult Swim today, "Compared to other key programming in the same time period, 'Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell' ranked No. 1 among young adults and men, outdistancing direct competition such as Comedy Central, Spike, Nick-at-Nite, MTV, and FX by double to quadruple digits." "Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell" is a satire on corporate culture that is set, most appropriately, in the depths of Hell. Co-creators Dave Willis and Casper Kelly have previously collaborated on episodes of "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" and "Squidbillies."

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Adult Swim Renews Freshman Comedy 'Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell'

Adult Swim announced it will renew Dave Willis and Caspar Kelly's workplace comedy "Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell." According to a press release issued by Adult Swim today, "Compared to other key programming in the same time period, 'Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell' ranked No. 1 among young adults and men, outdistancing direct competition such as Comedy Central, Spike, Nick-at-Nite, MTV, and FX by double to quadruple digits." "Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell" is a satire on corporate culture that is set, most appropriately, in the depths of Hell. Co-creators Dave Willis and Casper Kelly have previously collaborated on episodes of "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" and "Squidbillies."
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Adult Swim’s ‘Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell’ Renewed For Second Season

Exclusive: Adult Swim has picked up a second season of its live-action series Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell. Matt Servitto (Banshee, The Sopranos), Henry Zebrowski (The Wolf Of Wall Street) and Craig Rowin (Night Of Too Many Stars, @Midnight) star in the workplace comedy that follows Gary (Zebrowski), an associate demon, as he attempts to capture souls on Earth in order to climb the corporate ladder of the underworld. Gary is too stupid, lazy, and kind-hearted to do his job well and is frequently stabbed in the back by his devious co-worker, Claude (Rowin). Plus, his boss Satan (Servitto) is immortal, which means that management positions are unlikely to become available soon. In Season 2, Gary learns how to appear on people’s shoulders to tempt them, we meet our first angel, and we find the answer to the question if there are women in hell. (Answer: yes.) In its first season,
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Top 10 TV Actors to Movie Stars

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Yeah, bitch! Having charmed millions as tragic and naïve drug dealer Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul takes the wheel for his first leading role in Need for Speed this week.

As the video game adaptation speeds onto screens nationwide, we’ve taken a look at 10 stars who made the jump for small screen stardom to cinematic success (in alphabetical order).

Jennifer Aniston

As much as you might guiltily enjoy Matthew Perry romcom Fools Rush In, it’s hard to deny that Aniston’s the only Friends alumnus to find real big-screen fame. Sure, her filmography largely comprises mediocre romcoms, supporting roles in male comics’ vehicles or, latterly, sexbomb performances, but almost all of her movies are profitable, with five earning over $200m. Audiences just love Jen.

George Clooney

On-set prankster, former pig owner and now one of Hollywood’s most respected actors and filmmakers – the only person to
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