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‘Deadpool’ Pirate Arrested; Illegal Copy Of Fox/Marvel Movie Watched By 5M On Facebook

‘Deadpool’ Pirate Arrested; Illegal Copy Of Fox/Marvel Movie Watched By 5M On Facebook
Federal agents have arrested 21-year-old Trevon Maurice Franklin, who is being charged with copyright infringement after uploading a copy of 20th Century Fox/Marvel’s Deadpool to Facebook while the pic was still in theaters last year. The pirated version was watched by more than 5 million people after making it to the social media portal eight days following its February 12, 2016 release date. The felony carries a sentence of up to three years in federal prison. Franklin…
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Feds Arrest California Man for Posting ‘Deadpool’ Full Movie on Facebook

Feds Arrest California Man for Posting ‘Deadpool’ Full Movie on Facebook
A Fresno, Calif., man shared a full version of “Deadpool” on his Facebook page while the 20th Century Fox film was still in theaters — and more than 5 million people watched the pirated copy, according to U.S. law enforcement officials.

Federal agents on Tuesday arrested Trevon Maurice Franklin, 21, who used the screen name “Tre-Von M. King,” on the criminal charge of copyright infringement. The Department of Justice alleges that he uploaded “Deadpool” approximately eight days after its Feb. 12, 2016, theatrical release.

Franklin faces up to three years in federal prison on the charge. He was busted after a federal grand jury in April returned an indictment alleging he reproduced and distributed a copyrighted work, based on an investigation by the FBI.

Deadpool,” starring Ryan Reynolds as the titular Marvel antihero, grossed $363 million at the U.S. box office, according to Box Office Mojo. Twentieth Century Fox is producing “Deadpool 2” with Reynolds reprising the role,
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Man Arrested After He Illegally Uploaded ‘Deadpool’ Onto Facebook

  • ET Canada
In February 2016, Trevon Maurice Franklin used Facebook for more than just status updates by uploading all of the 2016 film “Deadpool” to the social network site. Related: YouTuber Austin Jones Charged With Two Counts Of Production Of Child Pornography The illegal upload of the Ryan Reynolds movie was viewed for free by more than five […]
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Adult Swim Revives Samurai Jack As Network Courts Linear, Online Viewers

Adult Swim wants to cut a new swath through its audience.

The Time Warner-owned cable programmer that tilts toward millennial viewers and younger generations with animated fare shown in primetime and overnights, said it would release more original programming via streaming video for daytime viewing as part of an effort to spur its audience to increase consumption of its oddball but cult-favorite content.

The outlet ” simply knows its audience,” said Christina Miller, president and general manager, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, in a prepared statement.

As part of its slate of programs, expected to be cited next week during a presentation by Time Warner’s Turner unit, Adult Swim will unveil its revival of “Samurai Jack,” the former Cartoon Network series that has not produced an original episode since 2004. Original creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky will continue the epic story of a young prince from feudal Japan vies
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Round-Up: Sundance 2016’s Midnight Shorts, Double Take’s Free Unotld, MST3K Livestream, Holiday Horror Sweaters, Voices From The Grave

Sundance Institute has revealed over 70 short films to premiere at Sundance 2016 Film Festival, which begins on January 21st. Also: details on Double Take's free Ultimate Night of the Living Dead comic, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 livestream, Fright Rags' holiday horror sweaters, and Voices from the Grave release details.

Sundance 2016's Midnight Shorts: Press Release: "Park City, Ut — Sundance Institute announced today its full lineup of 72 short films that will leave a lasting impact on audiences long after the lights go up at their screenings at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Sundance and Ogden, Utah. Among the short films the Festival has shown in recent years are World of Tomorrow, Whiplash, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom and Fishing Without Nets. This year’s short film lineup will include both a Midnight and a New Frontier section, tying into the Festival’s other programmatic strands.
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Jason Reitman, Sebastian Silva Films Among Sundance Short Film Selections

Jason Reitman, Sebastian Silva Films Among Sundance Short Film Selections
Sundance Institute has announced the full lineup of the 72 short films for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Jason Reitman and Bryce Dallas Howard are among those with short films at the festival. Howard’s “Solemates,” which also screened at the Palm Springs Short Film Festival, is told through the perspective of shoes, while Reitman’s docu short “Roast Battle” chronicles the Comedy Store event.

Nasty Baby” director Sebastian Silva and Canadian helmer Don McKellar are among other established filmmakers going the short route at this year’s fest.

The shorts selection has been home to several films that have had influential careers, including “World of Tomorrow,” “Whiplash,” “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” and “Fishing Without Nets.” This year’s lineup will include both a Midnight and New Frontier section, tying into the festival’s other programming.

“Our longstanding showcase of short films has become a home for audiences who love watching these rowdy,
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Upfront 2015: Adult Swim To Launch ‘TV Sucks,’ ‘Neon Joe’

Upfront 2015: Adult Swim To Launch ‘TV Sucks,’ ‘Neon Joe’
Adult Swim intends to launch two new series and a handful of limited-run specials while bringing back fan-favorite programs including “Rick and Morty,” “Childrens Hospital” and “The Jack and Triumph Show” (pictured, above) in a bid to cultivate additional standing among young adults in 2015 and 2016.

The Time Warner-owned network, part of the company’s Turner unit, said its coming lineup would include more 30 new and returning series, pilots and specials.

New programming includes:

“TV Sucks” – A quarter-hour animated sketch show created by Brad Neely featuring one-off shorts and songs.. Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld serve as executive producers, Dave Newberg as co-executive producer, with Titmouse, Inc. producing.

“Untitled Golf Special”- Jon Daly and Adam Scott, go head to head in this televised golf championship, circa 1966, in a half-hour live-action special. Created by Jon Daly, who also serves as executive producer. Starring Daly and Adam Scott. Produced by Alive and Kicking,
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Review: Will Forte and Lord & Miller steer Fox's inspired 'Last Man on Earth'

  • Hitfix
Review: Will Forte and Lord & Miller steer Fox's inspired 'Last Man on Earth'
I've expressed my enthusiasm for Fox's new Sunday comedy "Last Man on Earth" in a number of different tweets and the responses tend to fall into a common mixed emotion that I'd describe as "excited skepticism." It can be boiled down to, "It looks funny... But does it work as a series?" On the eve of the Sunday, March 1 premiere of "Last Man on Earth," my own answer can now take one of two forms: The first: I've seen three episodes -- or, rather, I've seen the hour-long block that will air on Sunday, plus an additional half-hour -- and "Last Man on Earth" works rather wonderfully for that duration, which is really all I can ask from a network TV show when I review it. I've reviewed comedies based on both more episodes and fewer episodes and while I can't say that I know that the 50th episode of
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Aziz Ansari And Eric Wareheim’s ‘Food Club’ Is On A Boat

There's a new club setting sail on the Internet, and it's out to award some of the best restaurants Los Angeles has to offer. Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, and Jason Woliner are the members of the Food Club, a new web series on Wareheim's Jash channel. Don't be fooled by Food Club's seaborne opening sequence or its members' nautical hats--this web series is actually a total landlubber. It features its three stars (and lowly underling Swab Yang, played by Parks and Recreation writer Alan Yang) as they travel around the La culinary scene. Restaurants that particularly stand out from the pack are awarded with Food Club plaques, a process known simply as "plaquing." Food Club gets its laughs out of an over-the-top parody of reality TV. A super-serious narrator describes the club's adventures, and the show is filled with excessive effects and melodramatic background music. In the first 15-minute episode,
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Exclusive: Alison Pill, Alex Karpovsky & More Join Adult Swim's 'Dinner With Friends With Brett Gelman and Friends'

Adult Swim has made a stir attracting quality guest stars for special event programs of late, including Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd, and Amy Poehler -- and that's just for Adam Scott's "The Greatest Event in Television History." Now, they'll be broadcasting their first celebrity dinner party with a late night twist. "Dinner With Friends With Brett Gelman and Friends" premieres Thursday, April 24th at midnight, and Indiewire has exclusive photos as well as the full list of cast members/dinner guests.  Joining Gelman for the half-hour special he co-wrote with director Jason Woliner ("Eagleheart") are Dale Dickey ("Justified," "True Blood"), Gilbert Gottfried, Fred Melamed ("A Serious Man," "In a World..."), Alison Pill ("The Newsroom"), Lance Reddick ("The Wire," "Fringe"), Anthony Atamanuik ("30 Rock," "Broad City") and Alex Karpovsky ("Girls").  The scripted comedy special invites guests to "a lively night of dining, showbiz chit-chat, and psychological torture." Gelman, a...
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Exclusive: Alison Pill, Alex Karpovsky & More Join Adult Swim's 'Dinner With Friends With Brett Gelman and Friends'

Adult Swim has made a stir attracting quality guest stars for special event programs of late, including Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd, and Amy Poehler -- and that's just for Adam Scott's "The Greatest Event in Television History." Now, they'll be broadcasting their first celebrity dinner party with a late night twist. "Dinner With Friends With Brett Gelman and Friends" premieres Thursday, April 24th at midnight, and Indiewire has exclusive photos as well as the full list of cast members/dinner guests.  Joining Gelman for the half-hour special he co-wrote with director Jason Woliner ("Eagleheart") are Dale Dickey ("Justified," "True Blood"), Gilbert Gottfried, Fred Melamed ("A Serious Man," "In a World..."), Alison Pill ("The Newsroom"), Lance Reddick ("The Wire," "Fringe"), Anthony Atamanuik ("30 Rock," "Broad City") and Alex Karpovsky ("Girls").  The scripted comedy special invites guests to "a lively night of dining, showbiz chit-chat, and psychological torture." Gelman, a...

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Rob Huebel, Rachael Harris join Hailee Steinfeld's 'Barely Lethal'

Rob Huebel, Rachael Harris join Hailee Steinfeld's 'Barely Lethal'
Rob Huebel and Rachael Harris have joined the cast of Hailee Steinfeld's comedy Barely Lethal.

Steinfeld takes the lead role in Barely Lethal as a 16-year-old assassin who fakes her own death in order to begin a new life in high school.

The Hangover's Harris, Human Giant actor Huebel and former Saturday Night Live star Finesse Mitchell will have supporting roles in the upcoming movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jessica Alba, Samuel L Jackson, Toby Sebastian and Dove Cameron are also in the Barely Lethal main cast.

Barely Lethal is being directed by Kyle Newman from a script by John D'Arco.

Newman's previous credits include Fanboys and The Crazies.

Steinfeld can currently be seen in Ender's Game, which is now playing in the Us and the UK.

Watch a trailer for Ender's Game trailer below:
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Watch a Supercut of Fraggle Rock on Mortality

  • Vulture
Watch a Supercut of Fraggle Rock on Mortality
Look, guys, we all die. No matter if we like this supercut or not, we will die someday. Good thing we were trained to at least partially accept this at a young age by shows like Fraggle Rock. Squigiman  (a.k.a. comedy writer-director Jason Woliner's brother Zach) went back through the history of the show and found mentions of mortality in almost every episode. He made both a two-minute and eighteen-minute humbling and  depressing supercut of the many, many mentions. Enjoy the cuts and life, while we still have both.
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Worries for today: Ponder mortality and murder with this Fraggle Rock supercut

Supercuts are by nature kind of an eccentric art form, but one YouTube user has found a way to spin one into a nihilistic contemplation of life, death, and Fraggles. Squigiman, who is apparently writer/director Jason Woliner’s brother Zach, posted a fantastic and fantastically alarming two-minute compilation of every time death, dying, or killing is mentioned on Fraggle Rock. It makes the show look a lot darker than most people probably remember, but Squigiman says that mortality comes up in every single episode of the short-lived series. For more extreme fatalists, there’s also an extended cut featuring ...
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Fake 'Mad Men' finale script 'leaked' online

Knowing that Matthew Weiner -- the creator and showrunner of AMC's "Mad Men" -- is a scary stickler for secrecy just makes the fact that a bogus final page of a "Mad Men" series finale script leaked online that much funnier. Penned by "Human Giant's" Jason Woliner, the faux page was re-tweeted by "Parks & Recreation" co-star Aziz Ansari and, thus, transmitted to the world.

Read it for yourself below for the full comedic impact. Suffice to say it manages to tie together nicely the show's iconic opening credits, the recent conspiracy theory about someone from the show plummeting to his or her death and Weiner's history with "The Sopranos." (Hence the mention at the end of the show achieving "Sopranos-level TV history.")

Since Weiner has signed on for two more seasons, we'd just like to note that he has plenty of time to maneuver things so they end up as described in Woliner's script.
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Aziz Ansari Releases 'Dangerously Delicious' Standup

Aziz Ansari Releases 'Dangerously Delicious' Standup
"Parks and Recreation" star Aziz Ansari announced the immediate release of his latest standup special, "Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious" directly to his fans at azizansari.com.

The 60-minute special, directed by longtime collaborator Jason Woliner, was filmed last year at The Warner Theatre in Washington DC as part of Ansari's successful Dangerously Delicious tour. The special, normally priced at $5, will be available worldwide for free download and streaming.

"Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious" is uncensored and
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'Parks and Recreation' actor Aziz Ansari sells comedy special online

'Parks and Recreation' actor Aziz Ansari sells comedy special online
Aziz Ansari will be releasing his newest stand up comedy special Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious online. According to Deadline, the comedian has opted to bypass the traditional option of broadcasting the special on television by streaming it on his website for $$5. The hour long special has been directed by Jason Woliner, known for his work on Funny or Die Presents... and Ansari's previous comedy special, Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening. Ansari, who starred in (more)
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Aziz Ansari To Self-Distribute His Comedy Special Online

Actor-comedian Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) is following in the footsteps of Louis C.K., bypassing cable networks to release his latest stand up special Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious online. The 60-minute special, directed by longtime collaborator Jason Woliner, was filmed last year at The Warner Theatre in Washington DC as part of Ansari’s Dangerously Delicious tour. It will be available for download or stream for $5, the same fee Louis C.K. charged for for his special, which raked in $1 million in the first two weeks alone. Ansari also announced that he is going on a new theatre tour, Buried Alive, this spring.
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Aziz Ansari Follows Louis C.K. Diy Model, Offers Comedy Special Directly to Fans

Aziz Ansari Follows Louis C.K. Diy Model, Offers Comedy Special Directly to Fans
Following in the footsteps of Louis C.K., comedian Aziz Ansari announced today that he will offer his new stand-up special, Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious, as a digital download. In what should be a worrying sign for comedy labels looking to remain the middleman, the 60 minute comedy special will be immediately available to the Parks & Recreation star’s fans at www.AzizAnsari.com. The uncensored hour was filmed during a stop on his Dangerously Delicious tour last year at The Warner Theatre in Washington, DC. It was directed by longtime collaborator Jason Woliner; and like Louis’ experiment is being sold

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Mila Kunis Goes to Hell & Back, Mary Elizabeth Winstead is A.C.O.D

Would you follow Mila Kunis to Hell & Back? You may just get that chance. There’s an unusual new R-rated stop-motion animated comedy on the horizon by that name and Kunis, the Black Swan actress, will led her voice to a key role. We also have casting news for Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Kunis will play Deema, a female halfling. She’s half demon and half-human. The press release describes her as “the Han Solo of the film”. ShadowMachine’s Corey Campodonico commended her for “her unique blend of comedy and charm”.

Just how does Deema come into play? Well the plot follows two best friends to be voiced by Nick Swardson and Tj Miller who are in quite a pickle when their third buddy gets “accidentally dragged to Hell”. Deema will help them navigate the underworld in the film directed by Tommy Gianas of SNL and Human Giant.

Kunis will
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