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Former TV Aquaman Alan Ritchson will be a far cry away from Atlantis in Syfy’s near-apocalyptic Blood Drive.
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The Smallville alum has joined the cast of the upcoming grindhouse cinema-inspired series, which centers around the last good cop in Los Angeles (played by Ritchson) and his dangerous femme fatale partner.
Ritchson’s Arthur Bailey is a former officer who is forced to join the Blood Drive, an underground death race in which the cars run on human blood.
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Right before production kicks off, Martin McDonagh‘s highly anticipated Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has improved a remarkably impressive ensemble. The Wrap report on the additions of Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, and Manchester By the Sea‘s Lucas Hedges, who are to play, in order: a man fancying the picture’s lead (Frances McDormand); said lead’s ex-husband; and said lead’s son.
As previously reported, Three Billboards concerns “a 50-year-old woman whose daughter is murdered and she goes to war with the police in her home town, because she thinks they are more interested in torturing black people than getting justice.” Revealed in the newest update is a bit more about the plot: to shame Ebbing’s police, she “pays for three local billboards lambasting law enforcement officials and goading them into action.” Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell portray the sheriff and “hot-headed protégé,” respectively, while Caleb Landry Jones »
- Nick Newman
Netflix.s National Lampoon movie A Futile and Stupid Gesture has been casting up a storm lately, and now the movie has found its Harold Ramis and Bill Murray. Actors Rick Glassman and Jon Daly, respectively, will be taking on the roles in the Netflix movie. According to a Deadline report, Rick Glassman (Undateable) and Jon Daly (Kroll Show) will have supporting roles in the film. Glassman will portray Harold Ramis, while Daly will take on the part of Bill Murray in A Futile and Stupid Gesture. The actors will join previously announced players Will Forte, Martin Mull, Joel McHale, Thomas Lennon, Domhnall Gleeson, Jackie Tohn, Matt Walsh and John Gemberling. The film will be based on the 2006 book by journalist Josh Karp, "A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever." Karp.s book is a history of National Lampoon magazine and Doug Kenney, »
"Broad City" actor John Gemberling is set to portray legendary comedian John Belushi in Netflix's original movie "A Futile & Stupid Gesture" which tells the tragic story of National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney.
Will Forte is set to play Kenney, Domhnall Gleeson is co-founder Henry Beard, and Joel McHale will co-star as Chevy Chase in the film about Kenney who helped create the popular humor magazine and co-wrote comedy classics "Caddyshack" and "Animal House".
Kenney wound up struggling with drug and alcohol abuse before falling off a cliff in Hawaii under mysterious circumstances. David Wain ("Wet Hot American Summer") helms from a script by Michael Colton and John Aboud, based on the book by Josh Karp.
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- Garth Franklin
Playing a fictional character well can be a difficult task for actors, but for many, portraying someone who was really existed can be equally challenging, if not more so. This is especially the case for larger-than-life performers, like original Saturday Night Live cast member John Belushi. The Blues Brothers star will be one of the many figures being represented in the Netflix movie about National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney, and Broad City’s John Gemberling has been tapped to play the beloved comedian. According to a report from The Wrap, Gemberling has joined A Futile & Stupid Gesture as John Belushi. Directed by Wet Hot American Summer’s David Wain, the movie will follow Doug Kinney, who was editor of the Harvard Lampoon and later co-founded the National Lampoon humor magazine, but also struggled with personal demons until his mysterious death in 1980. In addtion to appearing in the »
“Broad City” actor John Gemberling is set to portray John Belushi in Netflix’s original movie “A Futile & Stupid Gesture,” which tells the tragic story of National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney, TheWrap has exclusively learned. Will Forte is set to play Kenney, while Domhnall Gleeson will play his co-founder Henry Beard. Joel McHale will co-star as his “Community” co-star Chevy Chase. David Wain (“Wet Hot American Summer”) is directing from a script by Michael Colton and John Aboud, based on the book by Josh Karp. Also Read: 'Last Man on Earth's' Will Forte Reveals Why That 'Dumb-Looking' Beard Is Back for Season. »
- Jeff Sneider
The "Four Seasons in the Bathroom" sequence picks up right where Season Two left off, with Abbi and Ilana rushing to the toilet in the novelty T-shirts they bought on St. Marks, and proceeds to offer a glimpse into the duo's bathroom-based life over the next 11 months.
Set to Lizzo and Caroline Smith's "Let 'Em Say," the clip finds »
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There’s almost no possible way to logically and sanely defend a show whose heroines believe that everyone’s asshole “has an identity – a soul, an ‘ass-soul’ if you will.” But here I am, and here I will be for the next 900 words or so, sharing my totally illogical and insane appreciation for my two favorite television best friends: Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. They’re crass, ridiculous messes, but the show encapsulating them isn’t about the existentialism they face in attempting to iron those messes out, but (refreshingly, blessedly, honestly I could hug them) about the hilarity they get into while simply trying to survive until tomorrow.
In Broad City‘s third year, not much has changed for Abbi and Ilana. Abbi’s barely getting by at Soulstice, although she’s finally managed to shirk most of her pubic hair removal »
- Mitchel Broussard
Comedy Central has released a new preview for the third season of it Broad City TV series. Watch it, below. Broad City, season three, premieres on Comedy Central, February 17, 2016, at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Recently renewed through its fifth season, fans don't have to worry about Broad City being cancelled any time soon.
Starring creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, Broad City is based on the duo's web series of the same name. The cast also includes: Hannibal Buress, Arturo Castro, Paul W. Downs, John Gemberling, Chris Gethard, and Stephen Schneider.
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Comedy Central has handed out a two-season renewal for its Broad City TV series. The cable outlet announced today, at the Television Critics' Association press tour, that it is renewing the odd-couple style comedy for a fourth and fifth season, ahead of its third season premiere. As Variety notes, this is quite a vote of confidence.
Broad City, season three, debuts on Comedy Central, February 17, 2016, at 10:00pm Et/Pt. The cast includes: Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Hannibal Buress, Arturo Castro, Paul W. Downs, John Gemberling, Chris Gethard, and Stephen Schneider.
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10 items from 2016
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