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The Performer | Keegan-Michael Key
The Show | Playing House
The Episode | “Knotty Pine” (Aug. 18)
The Performance | When you think of USA Network’s Jessica St. Clair-Lennon Parham comedy, a few choice phrases might instantly come to mind — “totes kewl” and “body be bangin'” among them. “Heartbreaking dramatic performances,” however, might not be included on the list. That is, until we saw Keegan-Michael Key’s work in Tuesday’s episode.
New posters and a Nsfw trailer are here for Hell And Back.
In the outrageous R rated animated comedy from the Animation studio that brought you “Robot Chicken,” “Triptank” and “Bojack Horseman,” three friends embark on a wayward journey into the deepest, darkest depths of hell to rescue one of their own.
While navigating their escape, they provoke a slew of misfit demons, a super sexy angel, infamous Greek legends, and the Devil himself; Hell has never been hotter!
In the film, T.J. Miller plays a not-so-svelte guy named Augie who gets pulled into Hades along with his best friend Remy (stand-up comedian Nick Swardson). The thing is, this Hell is pretty hilarious, raunchy, and boasts an all-star cast that includes Mila Kunis as a devious demon who leads the two mortals on an odyssey through Satan’s inferno. Bob Odenkirk voices the devil, and Susan Sarandon plays his angel of desire. »
- Michelle McCue
T.J. Miller appears as tubby Augie who gets a guided tour of Satan’s lair in the new red band trailer released Wednesday for the R-rated stop-motion animated comedy “Hell & Back” Mila Kunis voices demon Deema, who leads the human visitors astray, while Bob Odenkirk is the devil, and Susan Sarandon plays Barb the Angel. Danny McBride, Rob Riggle, Jennifer Coolidge and Michael Peña also appear in the movie from the producers of Adult Swim’s stop-motion series “Robot Chicken” at ShadowMachine studio. Yahoo Movies hosted the trailer release for the film, which is due in theaters Oct. 2, and posted »
- Deborah Day
T.J. Miller, Nick Swardson and Rob Riggle lend their voices to three friends who literally find themselves in hell in the first red band trailer for Hell & Back. We got our first look at Hell & Back with new photos that debuted back in May, but this age-restricted trailer shows off the film's adult-themed humor. This stop-motion animated comedy hails from the same company that produces Adult Swim's Robot Chicken. Yahoo! Movies also spoke with T.J. Miller about how voice over work takes away his biggest comedic asset.
"I lose the most valuable asset to my comedic skill set, which is how weird looking I am. You only have your voice. You can't make a stupid face. In Silicon Valley a lot of my laughs come from Erlich just giving a sort of look. It really is a lot what he looks like, even my facial hair."
Remy (voiced by »
The first red band trailer has been released for "Hell and Back," an R-rated stop-motion animated comedy feature from the creators of Adult Swim's "Robot Chicken" series. The film hits cinemas on October 2nd.
T.J. Miller, Nick Swardson and Rob Riggle lend their voices to three friends who literally find themselves in hell in the comedy which also boasts a cast that includes Mila Kunis as a demon, Danny McBride as Orpheus, Susan Sarandon as an Angel, and Bob Odenkirk as The Devil.
- Garth Franklin
In a world of kid-friendly CG animations, Hell and Back stands out as an R-rated, stop-motion endeavor. T.J. Miller and Nick Swardson lead the irreverent voice cast as Augie and Remy, who must journey into the underworld to rescue their buddy Curt (Rob Riggle). Once there, they encounter all manner of colorful characters including a devious demon voiced by Mila […]
The post ‘Hell and Back’ Red-Band Trailer: A R-Rated, Stop-Motion Journey Through the Underworld appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Playing House, Season 2, Episode 4, “Knotty Pine”
Written by Vera Santamaria
Directed by Stuart McDonald
Airs Tuesdays at 10pm (Est) on USA Network
“Knotty Pine,” the fourth episode of Playing House, marks the mid-point for the season and is the show’s finest installment, deftly moving between comedy and drama to deliver the best of both genres. The episode showcases the blossoming friendship between Tina, Maggie, and Emma, as they go on shopping dates and attend all-female woodworking classes. While the women’s friendship grows closer, Mark and Tina continue to drift apart. “Knotty Pine” culminates with an emotional conversation between Tina and Mark about the future of their relationship, a powerfully broken moment for a comedy, but one that feels completely at home in the world of Playing House.
While Playing House is a comedy, it is unlike other shows that pack a dense number of rapid-fire jokes into every scene. »
- Elena Rivera
Absolutely Anything has been on comedy fans' radars for a long time. Terry Jones' first directorial effort since 1996's The Wind In The Willows is touted as a zany sci-fi comedy with shades of Douglas Adams and Monty Python's Flying Circus, with a cast that includes Jones' fellow Pythons, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Michael Palin, alongside other comedy stars like Simon Pegg, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley and Robin Williams.
Alas, the material doesn't live up to the star calibre, nor the literally limitless potential suggested by the title. Loosely based on H.G. Wells' fantastical comedy short story The Man Who Could Work Miracles, the film begins when a group of power-crazed aliens (voiced by the Pythons) discover a probe with information on Earth's culture and decide »
Director: Terry Jones; Screenwriters: Gavin Scott, Terry Jones; Starring: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Robin Williams, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Michael Palin; Running time: 86 mins; Certificate: 12A
Legendary studio mogul Jack Warner once described the film Bonnie and Clyde as "a three piss picture", so disengaged was he with what was happening on screen he'd duck out multiple times for a bathroom break. Simon Pegg's latest comedy boasts a bladder-friendly 86-minute running time, but this is very much a "check-your-watch-three-times" kind of affair. You'll want to be absolutely anywhere else but sat in a darkened theatre witnessing this comedic travesty.
On paper, it all sounds much more appealing. Pegg takes the lead as school teacher Neil Clarke, a fortysomething ordinary Joe who's hand-picked by a group of aliens (voiced by the surviving Monty Python cast) to test out Earth's value in the cosmos. Granted infinite power, »
Absolutely Anything, 2015.
Directed by Terry Jones.
A group of eccentric aliens give a man the power to do absolutely anything in order to determine if the Earth is worth saving.
The premise of Absolutely Anything will be familiar to fans of South Park. In one particularly brilliant episode of Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s irreverently astute show, “Pinewood Derby”, a self-professed intergalactic bank robbing alien called Baby Fark McGee-zax (which is of no relevance but is too good to ignore) lands on Earth to take everyone hostage while forcing Stan and Randy to recreate the warp speed that drew him there in the first place, so that he can make good his escape with his massive haul of space cash. It turns out that *spoiler alert* it’s all an »
- Edward Gardiner
Terry Jones’ Absolutely Anything finally hits our shores this Friday, and to gear you up for the weird and wonderful high concept comedy, we have six new clips for your perusal. Showcasing just some of the amazing comedy talent, including Simon Pegg, Eddie Izzard, Rob Riggle, and the late Robin Williams, this movie brings together, they also give you a great taste of the movie’s hilarious and downright absurd brand of humour, which is exactly what you would expect from a member of Monty Python. Released: August 14th (Irl/U.K.) Synopsis: Absolutely Anything follows a disillusioned school teacher (Simon Pegg) who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens (voiced by John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin & Eric Idle), watching him from space. As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Rob Riggle will guest star on the second season of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” TheWrap has learned. The comedian will play a character named Gator Dan in the Season 2 premiere episode. Gator Dan is an employee at Gator World theme park who takes his job very seriously. The series, set in 1995, revolves around 11-year-old, hip-hop-loving Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) whose family has just moved from Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown to suburban Orlando, Florida, so that the family patriarch Louis (Randall Park) can follow his American dream of opening a Western-themed restaurant. Also Read: TheWrap's TV Stars and Showrunners Exclusive Portraits. »
- Linda Ge
"Do you have any idea the trail of hate you've left behind?" former Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle asked Jon Stewart tonight, providing the launch for a video compendium of politicians and media figures Stewart has savaged over the years saying so-long to Stewart on his final night hosting the Comedy Central show: “I'm Paul Brown, CEO of Arby's, brought to you tonight by Jon Stewart: It's like your TV threw up on your face,” said Brown. "I'll never forget you Jon… »
If you haven't seen it yet, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is the kind of film that ruins you for other blockbusters. Handily, it was deployed right at the end of July, right around the time that most of us have had our blocks thoroughly busted. As we've noted around this time in recent years, you might even be feeling a little fatigued with the smashy-bangy of it all.
But the big movies will keep coming through August. Still to come this month, as blockbuster season winds down, are films like Adam Sandler's video game-themed sci-fi comedy Pixels, horror sequel Sinister 2 and reboots galore, in the form of Fantastic Four, Hitman: Agent 47 and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Before you know it, it'll be time to »
Monty Python's Terry Jones briefly writes exactly what happens in his new film. Contains Spoilers.
Absolutely Anything is the story about schoolteacher who gets magical powers and can do Absolutely Anything (Simon Pegg). It started out as The Man Who Could Work Miracles by H.G.Wells, but it soon changed it’s spots. I just couldn’t do The Man Who Could Work Miracles so I changed it out of all recognition. It was me and Gavin Scott that wrote the script.
The Aliens (voiced by the Pythons) intercept the Voyager spacecraft when it leaves the solar system (which it has done).
And when the schoolteacher is knocked off his bicycle by an uncaring van driver, the Aliens zap him and give him magical powers.
- Terry Jones
Director: Zach Lipovsky
Running Time: 118 minutes
Dead Rising is a popular zombie video game and as always happens these days, it was popular in one medium so it got converted to another. Obviously trying to capitalise on the success of the Resident Evil films, another series based on a zombie game, comes Dead Rising: Watchtower. Players of the game may find it of interest that the events of the film supposedly take place between the second and third game, though as a non-gamer it doesn’t seem to have much of a bearing on the actually proceedings.
We start our tale in a city that has been boarded off from the rest of America, the population consisting of reformed zombies. That’s right, it’s a zombie film where there is an actual cure for zombism called ‘Zombrex »
- Kat Smith
Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Rob Riggle, Meghan Ory, Keegan Connor Tracy, Virginia Madsen, Aleks Paunovic, Dennis Haysbert, Gary Jones, Carrie Genzel, Reese Alexander, Harley Morenstein, Julia Benson, Peter Benson, Darren Dolynski, Patrick Sabongui | Written by Tim Carter | Directed by Zach Lipovsky
Rob Riggle as Frank West? That was all that I needed to know to be sold on seeing Dead Rising: Watchtower. Never mind the fact its based on one of the best zombie games of the last console generation – though we all know Left4Dead was The multiplayer zombie game – with a tongue in cheek story that played on the tropes of the genre, especially those found in the films of George A. Romero (after all, the first game was set in a mall!)
- Phil Wheat
Dead Rising: Watchtower is the live-action version of the popular video game series and it's being released worldwide on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD platforms over the next month. We have details on when you'll be able to see it and an exclusive clip that shows the beginning of the zombie outbreak:
"Legendary Digital presents Dead Rising: Watchtower, a Dead Rising/Contradiction Films Production- directed by Zach Lipovsky (Leprechaun: Origins), written and produced by Tim Carter (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), and executive produced by Tomas Harlan (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (the Transformers franchise). Based on the widely popular Capcom videogame franchise Dead Rising®, Dead Rising: Watchtower features an all-star cast including Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas, John Tucker Must Die), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time, Intelligence), Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Candyman), Dennis Haysbert (24; Men, Women & Children) and Rob Riggle (22 Jump Street, The Hangover).
- Jonathan James
NBC’s Welcome to Sweden opened Season 2 on Sunday night with 1.4 million total viewers and a 0.3 rating, matching its freshman finale demo number and hitting and tying series lows. A second episode did 1.2 mil and a 0.3.
Come 9 pm, an American Ninja Warrior rerun (2.8 mil/0.8) more than doubled the quirky comedy’s numbers.
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ABC | Family Feud (8.7 mil/2.0) ticked down a tenth but easily led the night in both audience and in the demo. BattleBots (4.5 mil/1.3) rose 10 percent and a tenth, while Boston Trauma debuted to 3.5 mil/0.8.
The girls are back in town! Playing House makes its triumphant return on Tuesday, Aug. 4 on USA Network and Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham are in fine form, even with leaky breasts. Wait, what? In the preview below, St. Clair's Emma and Parham's Maggie are adjusting to life with a new baby and all the joy that comes with it. What would Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda do? Would your best friend dry the breast milk on your blouse? Playing House, one of the best and most lovable comedies in years, returns with all your favorites including Lindsay Sloane as Bird Bones, Keegan-Michael Key as Mark, Zach Woods as Zach, and new faces including Rob Riggle, Kenny Loggins (as himself, celebrate!) and the »
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