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Braunschlag: ABC Picks Up Adaptation of Austrian Comedy

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A small town, dysfunctional family, desperate mayor, and fake miracles. According to Deadline, that's the gist of ABC's latest project, a half-hour adaptation of popular Austrian comedy Braunschlag.

Created by David Schalko in 2012, the Austrian series follows the attempts of a small-town mayor to save his nearly bankrupt town amid the pressure of mobsters and a family in shambles. The series has become a critical and audience favorite in its home country.

This is not the first time an American TV network has tried to adapt Braunschlag. Last fall, Deadline reported that Fox had made a commitment to a pilot starring Rob Riggle, but the project never went into production.

Now, ABC's pilot adaptation will have a female lead instead, with The McCarthy's creator Brian Gallivan and The Goldbergs executive producer Seth Gordon involved.

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Rob Riggle Cast In Midnight Sun

11 October 2015 11:32 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Normally known for reliable laugh generation in comedies such as the Jump Street films and Let’s Be Cops, Rob Riggle is changing the tone for a new job. He’s taking on a dramatic challenge for Midnight Sun.Scott Speer is on board to direct the movie, which will be loosely based on the 2006 Japanese drama Taiyô No Uta. The American version will focus on Katie (Bella Thorne), a 17-year-old who is forced to stay indoors because of her rare condition, one that means the slightest exposure to sunlight could be deadly. But a chance encounter with Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger) sparks a summer romance that, by necessity, must be enjoyed behind closed doors and windows or at night.Riggle will be Katie’s father Jack, a compassionate sort who just wants the best for his daughter, even if she doesn’t always agree. Speer is starting the production up this week in Vancouver, »

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Rob Riggle Takes On Drama With ‘Midnight Sun’ Pic

9 October 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: This is no joke: Rob Riggle has been cast in Midnight Sun, the Ya romantic drama that stars Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger. It begins production next week in Vancouver. Based on a 2006 Japanese film, Midnight Sun centers on Katie (Thorne), a 17-year-old girl sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie (Schwarzenegger)… »

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Movie Review – Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

2 October 2015 9:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hotel Transylvania 2, 2015.

Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky.

Starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Keegan Michael Key, Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Dana Carvey, Rob Riggle, Chris Kattan, Sadie Sandler, Sunny Sandler, Jon Lovitz, and Mel Brooks.


Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.

Full disclosure, I have not seen the first Hotel Transylvania, but decided to give the sequel, simply titled Hotel Transylvania 2 a shot, partly because I take some pleasure in coming online and professionally trashing Adam Sandler’s recent lazy output. I can’t really do that this time though, because I kind of enjoyed what I saw, despite the fact that it’s clear Adam Sandler has brought his friends along again for another easy paycheck. »

- Robert Kojder

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Made Man, Rob Riggle Invite Men To ‘Gentleman Up’ For Second Year In A Row

30 September 2015 3:41 PM, PDT | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Made Man’s yearly, man-powered charity drive is back. The Defy Media-owned entertainment destination, which focuses on content aimed at men, has announced its second annual Gentleman Up campaign to support Career Gear.

Gentleman Up debuted last November, when Rob Riggle implored all men to dress up nice on a Friday to support charity. This year, the campaign has been moved up a month, but the spokesperson and the message are the same. On October 9th, Riggle will say no to casual Friday and instead don formalwear. For everyone who joins him--and posts a picture of their attire on social media with the hashtag #FormalFriday--Made Man will make a $1 donation to Career Gear, which provides clothing and job counseling for men in need.

#FormalFriday is just one part of an entire slate of Gentleman Up programming. Five series will arrive on the Made Man channel, and they all home »

- Sam Gutelle

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Sandler to Have Biggest Opening Weekend of His Career with 'Hotel Transylvania 2'? Think Again.

26 September 2015 9:54 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Hotel Transylvania 2.' 'Hotel Transylvania 2' far surpasses expectations at domestic box office: Adam Sandler a hit when heard but not seen Adam Sandler has been having his share of domestic box office flops lately. Chris Columbus' Pixels, which opened in late July to scathing reviews and indifferent audiences, was the latest one: a reported $88 million production (plus marketing and distribution expenses) that earned $76.67 million in the U.S. and Canada (plus an estimated $145.1 million elsewhere). But now comes the Sony Pictures release Hotel Transylvania 2, the concisely titled sequel to the late Sept. 2012 hit Hotel Transylvania. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the $80-85 million-budgeted animated feature should open around $48 million from 3,754 theaters according to early weekend box office estimates found at The report adds that some “rival studio box office analysts” believe Hotel Transylvania 2 may actually pass the $50 million mark. On Friday, Sept. 25, '15, it collected a better than expected (estimated) $13.5 million. »

- Zac Gille

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Megan Fox Steps in for Zooey Deschanel in 'New Girl' Season 5

18 September 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actress Megan Fox (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will guest-star in a recurring role on the upcoming season of New Girl, appearing in a multi-episode arc of the hit comedy as Zooey Deschanel takes maternity leave. Megan Fox will play "Reagan," a gorgeous, straight-shooting pharmaceutical sales rep who comes to town on business and shakes things up in the loft when she rents out Jess' (series star Zooey Deschanel) room while she is sequestered on jury duty.&#160Megan Fox will first appear in the sixth episode of the upcoming season, scheduled to premiere in January 2016. Said executive producer Liz Meriwether about the temporary swap.

"It's insane to me that such a gorgeous person can be so funny, but I guess we just all have to accept it. I've been a fan of her comedic skills since This is 40, and I'm so excited to have her on the show.&#160 We had »

- MovieWeb

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TVLine Items: Castle Meets The O.C., Rob Riggle Gets Fresh and More

4 September 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

One of Castle‘s upcoming cases will require a little help from the West Coast.

The O.C. alumna Kelly Rowan will guest-star in a Season 8 episode of the ABC drama, playing Carla Feller, the dean of a prestigious university that is left stunned by the mysterious death of a student, according to

VideosCastle Season 8 Promo: Kate’s Job Change, Rick’s New Partner and More

Since ending her run as O.C. matriarch Kirsten Cohen, Rowan has appeared on TNT’s Perception, as well as episodes of CSI: Miami and Flashpoint.

Castle‘s eighth season bows Monday, Sept. »

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Rookie Blue Boss on Series Finale-Like Ending, Andy and Sam's Wedding, [Spoiler]'s Goodbye and Season 7

3 September 2015 7:59 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Thursday’s episode of Rookie Blue.

Wedding bells were ringing on Thursday’s Rookie Blue finale as Andy and Sam finally got hitched after six seasons of running away from each other, to each other and everything in between.

RelatedRookie Blue: Peter Mooney on Nick and Juliet’s Romance, His Heroes Turn

As romantic as the nuptials were — after a wedding dress-clad Andy helped a man on the side of the road who had been stabbed by a crazy hitchhiker — there was a certain amount of uncertainty for the characters and viewers. »

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TVLine Items: Narcos Renewed, Colbert to Go Long, Mighty Spinoff and More

3 September 2015 12:14 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

It seems Netflix is already hooked on Narcos.

Less than a week after the series’ debut, the streaming giant has renewed its ’80s-set drug drama for a second season.

RelatedCable Renewal Scorecard 2015: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Narcos stars Brazilian actor Wagner Moura as real-life drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who ran Colombia’s violent Medellín Cartel. Pedro Pascal (who co-stars as Mexican DEA Agent Javier Peña) shared the renewal news on Instagram:

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam Fierro (The Shield) will take over as showrunner in Season 2, replacing Chris Brancato (who »

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Wamg’s 2015 Fall Movie Preview

2 September 2015 6:04 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

As the days get darker and the cold winds of Autumn approach, it’s time to look ahead at the upcoming movies set to hit cinemas this Fall.

The huge slate includes the return of the Jedis, the rebirth of Frankenstein and a new age of Good Dinosaurs. These movies will take audiences to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, on a voyage to Mars and to the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest.

Here’s our list of the 2015 Fall movies that we can’t wait to see!


The Visit (Sept 11)

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal PicturesThe Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. »

- Movie Geeks

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TVLine's Performer of the Week: Playing House's Keegan-Michael Key

22 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

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.

Throughout the half-hour — in which woodworking instructor Buck Finch (played by Rob Riggle) attempted to seduce Lindsay Sloane’s Tina away from Key’s Mark — there were ample warning signs »

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Go On A Rescue Mission To Hell And Back In New Posters And Trailer

20 August 2015 1:34 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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

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T.J. Miller, Mila Kunis, Bob Odenkirk Voice Satan & Co. in New ‘Hell & Back’ Red Band Trailer (Video)

19 August 2015 3:25 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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'Hell and Back' Trailer: R-Rated Stop Motion Movie First Look

19 August 2015 3:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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 »

- MovieWeb

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Trailer: R-Rated Animated "Hell and Back"

19 August 2015 3:16 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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

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‘Hell and Back’ Red-Band Trailer: A R-Rated, Stop-Motion Journey Through the Underworld

19 August 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

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

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Playing House, Ep 2.04, “Knotty Pine” is an emotional series high

18 August 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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

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Absolutely Anything review

16 August 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Monty Python's Terry Jones comes Absolutely Anything, starring Simon Pegg. The late Robin Williams steals the show, though...

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 »

- simonbrew

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Absolutely Anything review: Monty Python grant Simon Pegg absolute power and it's a terrible idea

14 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

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, »

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