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Wet Hot American Summer is a cult classic comedy (and TV series) from The State alums. American Honey is a gritty, lyrical 160-minute art film from filmmaker Andrea Arnold. Tonally and artistically, they have nothing in common. What they have in common, however, are young, attractive people partying in warm weather. And, sometimes, that’s all it takes to give us a killer mashup. That’s what YouTube user Johnny 2 Cellos has given us with Wet Hot American Honey.
Set against the crusty, propulsive keyboard plinks of Jefferson Starship’s “Jane” (which opens both Wet Hot American Summer and its accompanying series), the trailer overrides American Honey’s diegetic soundtrack to give it the low-stakes look of a suggestive teen sex comedy (replete with comedic freeze frames and vintage title cards) rather than the sobering exploration of class and youthful recklessness it is.
- Randall Colburn
Chris Cummins Jan 24, 2017
When Riverdale premieres on the CW on January 26th, it will mark a milestone for Archie Comics - the first time in the company's 75-year history that its characters will truly shine on television. A mix of gleefully ridiculous kitsch with standout performances and some truly smart writing, the series is poised to be 2017's breakout TV hit.
That said, it took a while for Archie to get to this point. There have been many attempts to bring Archie and his friends to TV before, but these all suffered for either being shoddily animated (the various 1960s cartoons), misguided (1990's Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again), or just plain, um, weird (the X-Files cash-in Archie's Weird Mysteries »
In the early 1980s, Feeney served as a producer and writer for San Francisco’s Videowest, where he produced the series “Take-Off” for the USA Network, music news and lifestyle programming. He co-founded Video Caroline with his future wife, producer/post-production executive Juanita Diana Feeney. The firm produced music videos for numerous Bay Area bands including the Jefferson Starship, The Greg Kihn Band and The Call with Michael Been.
He later moved to Los Angeles and worked as freelance editor at New World Pictures, Hammer Creative and Live Entertainment. He also wrote numerous scripts for film and television.
Donations may be made to the Amanda Foundation, a »
- Variety Staff
TV characters have fantasies, too. Or, maybe just nightmares. Or, maybe they just need to be shown the reality of the "what if..." question they just asked.
While we don't have the luxury of living in an alternate reality (even though sometimes we might want to), our favorite TV characters can and have.
Check out our list of times TV has taken us to an alternate reality.
Which is your favorite? What trip did we forget to include? What alternate reality would you like to visit? Let us know in the comments below!
1. Shadowhunters - "This World Inverted" During their hunt for Valentine, Clary and Jace get a tip from Meliorn about an alternate dimension. Clary dives right in and finds herself in a world where Valentine is a super duper kind of guy and Izzy and Simon are adorably nerdy. »
- Lisa Babick
4 items from 2017
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