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[Warning: We'll be discussing major spoilers and plot points from the Veronica Mars movie. Proceed with caution.]
A dude with the name Stosh Piznarski was never going to have an easy time.
As a season 3 addition to the Veronica Mars universe, Chris Lowell played the sarcastic, manic radio host whom we all came to know as “Piz,” and it was fine. He was fine. He didn’t inspire, but he didn’t harm either. He just existed. It was college and Wallace (Percy Daggs III) needed a roommate. Why not make him part of the gang? We didn’t even blame him when he fell for Veronica (Kristen Bell) — because, really, who wouldn’t? He was like »
- Lindsey Bahr
Lupita Nyong’o is in talks with J.J. Abrams to join the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Everything connected to Star Wars is hush-hush, but some sources say she is up for the role of one of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s descendents. [Hollywood Reporter] Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are still very much together and they want us to know all about it. The Spider-Man stars have been dating since 2011 and were caught making out in public on Thursday. [Daily Mail] Kristin Cavallari is the latest celeb to jump aboard the anti-vaccination wagon. She has already come under fire for refusing to vaccinate her son, Camden. [Us Magazine] Marshmallows might know all the ins and outs of Veronica Mars, but do the stars of Veronica Mars know Kristen Bell? MTV News put Ryan Hansen, »
- Meghan O'Keefe
There’s a rare breed of television show that makes the leap into becoming a feature film. Most have been paint-by-numbers modernizations, desecrating the source material, while others are made-for-television productions that waited too long for some type of forced reunion. So what happens when Veronica Mars, a cult TV show that aired on the Upn/CW gets a second chance to say, ‘thanks’ through a crowd-sourced film, seven years after if left the air?
The fate of the Veronica Mars Movie was placed in the Mars diehards, dubbed “marshmallows” with bleeding hearts. Over 90,000 financiers banded together and raised $5.7 million, nearly three times the original goal (prompting Warner Bros. to pitch in too). Not only was that a carnival-like event on the internet, it gave hope to every TV show that was ever cancelled. I can assure each and every Kickstarter who contributed to this film that their money was well spent. »
- Ernie Estrella
In the "Veronica Mars" movie, the Neptune High Class of 2006 holds their 10-year reunion, which is thanks to a bit of playing with the numbers. Considering all the drama in their small town though, was anyone ever paying attention to what was going on in the real world?
That's what Zap2it wanted to know when we sat down with Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Krysten Ritter and Chris Lowell at the "Veronica Mars" junket. Lowell's Piz may not have gone to Neptune High, but he's as much a part of the gang as anyone.
It might not seem like that long ago, but quite a bit has changed since 2006. Can they remember the truly important things, like TV shows and celebrity couple breakups? Watch our quiz above to find out.
"Veronica Mars" is in theaters now. »
One of the more popular tropes of fandom today is when people break down into teams along the romantic fault lines in whatever it is they're watching, the most famous case being the "Twilight" movies and their "Team Jacob" and "Team Edward" camps. Before Jacob and Edward divided fans, though, there was Logan and Piz, and this weekend, "Veronica Mars" will once again be able to pick sides in what I feel like is a very smart and canny nod to the way fans feel. Rob Thomas could easily have done a full reset between the end of the show and the start of the film, and he could have simply left Chris Lowell's character Piz out of things completely if he'd wanted. If you didn't watch the show and you didn't read my guide to everything you need to know about the show to enjoy the movie that we published yesterday, »
- Drew McWeeny
We love Fox's Enlisted for so many reasons, but our number one reason? The brothers' chemistry. And that chemistry will be front and center in tonight's episode of the sitcom, "Vets," when the trio of goodlooking brothers, charmingly played by Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell (Oh hi, Veronica Mars' Piz!) and Parker Young, must work together when they are tasked with looking after three army vets, who are basically future version of themselves. Chaos and introspection, obviously, ensue. We've got an exclusive sneak peek from the episode, which features the three bros making a pretty big mistake on Soldier Appreciation day. So how did Pete (Stults), Derrick (Lowell) and Randy (Young) manage to »
The "Veronica Mars" cast made their last public appearance before the movie's release Thursday (March 13) at the opening night of Paleyfest 2014. It was a night of love from both the actors and the audience as everyone celebrated the arrival of the fan-funded film.
Though the panel was jam-packed with jokes, most of which came from Chris Lowell's assertion that everyone hates Piz, creator Rob Thomas and his cast also revealed some very interesting facts about the history of the movie and series.
They almost Kickstarted the movie in 2012That's right, it almost happened a year earlier. Thomas told the audience that the video that was eventually used with the campaign was actually shot in 2012. The original campaign was only three or four days from launching when Warner Bros. pulled the plug. According to Thomas, that was the lowest point of his career, as he thought "Veronica Mars" was dead in the water. »
This year's PaleyFest kicked off Thursday night at Hollywood's Dolby Theater, and its first panel -- hosted by HitFix's own Alan Sepinwall -- gave the most diehard TV fans of the past decade their ultimate fix: the cast and creator of "Veronica Mars" all assembled, psyched, and taking questions about their Kickstarter-funded movie. The "Veronica Mars" film, which opens today, is a triumph for fans of the long-mourned series who want to see how Kristen Bell's wry heroine handles adulthood, a reunion with Logan, and a reintroduction to the seedy, strange world of Neptune, California. Attendees at PaleyFest also got to see a 40-minute documentary called "By the Fans," which detailed the "Veronica Mars" movie's progress from hopeful internet campaign to its exhausting filming experience. Here are the 12 biggest takeaways from the highly spirited "Veronica Mars" panel, where creator Rob Thomas and stars Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, »
- Louis Virtel
After a seven-year absence, private investigator Veronica Mars has returned, and she’s come to the big screen with the help of a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. In the film, Veronica (Kristen Bell) has come back to her seedy hometown of Neptune to help her old flame Logan (Jason Dohring), who has become the prime suspect in the homicide of his celebrity girlfriend. The film also stars Enrico Colantoni, Chris Lowell, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, Ryan Hansen, Tina Majorino, Martin Starr, and Krysten Ritter. At the film’s press junket last week, I got to talk with creator and director Rob Thomas, and even though we spoke for 18 minutes, I wish we had more time since there was so much to discuss. However, during our conversation, we did get to go in depth on the movie’s Kickstarter campaign, the behind-the-scenes logistics, the studio’s involvement in the process, and more. »
- Matt Goldberg
A long time ago, or so it seems to fans of the show, teen detective drama Veronica Mars was cancelled. Since its somewhat abrupt end, the series has grown a larger cult following through people introduced to the show via subscribed streaming services (raises hand) or DVD sets borrowed from friends (the case for my sister). The question high on the mind of these dedicated watchers: When will we get a movie?
Thanks to a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, this weekend the film is being released. Veronica Mars will simultaneously open in select theatres at the same time that digital copies are available for purchase. The film, from Austin director/showrunner Rob Thomas, will be the first to be released in such a fashion. It is apt that this film, funded partially through new media, be the selected title to test this out.
Guided by the exuberant response from fans, »
- Elizabeth Stoddard
In the Veronica Mars movie, the titular character (once again played by Kristen Bell) has left small town Neptune behind in favor of life in New York City – as a lawyer and significant other to Stosh “Piz” Piznarski (Chris Lowell). However, when her high school classmate and love interest Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring) is accused of murdering his pop star girlfriend, Veronica returns to her hometown in order to help Logan select competent legal counsel in preparation for his trial.
Yet, as Veronica learns more about the murder, she becomes increasingly convinced that Logan is faultless, framed by the true killer, and sets out to prove his innocence. In the process she enlists the help of old friends, faces off against former nemeses, and butts heads ...
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- Ben Kendrick
Chicago – A TV movie for the silver screen, “Veronica Mars” is a historical film that was Kickstarted into existence by the will of 91,585 backers. Now, it stands like a crossroads in the intersection between TV and film, showing that what may work in TV doesn’t necessarily make for a great film.
Our world is introduced/re-introduced to the universe of “Veronica Mars” with a slideshow and voiceover, which could be the opening credits for the original TV show for all I know. After the catchup we find our title hero (played with lightness by Kristen Bell) interviewing for a job at a law firm, where her potential boss Gayle Buckley (Jamie Lee Curtis) helps fill in more background with obvious exposition. We learn not long after that Veronica has a boyfriend (Chris Lowell) as well, who has become a good-humored support despite her history that everyone seems to know about. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The high school reunion at the center of Veronica Mars is a perfect symbol for the movie. All the swirling feelings that come with blunt-force nostalgia are there, and it’s amazing to slip back into the old rhythms with beloved friends. The entire thing is like returning home to smiling faces and warm embraces. But the prickly awkwardness is there, too. Questions about why we’ve stayed away for so long, why people haven’t evolved as much as they should, whether those old rhythms are really the best ones. Wanting what we’re used to while demanding something more. If ten-year reunions are for people on the cusp of understanding adulthood, Veronica Mars‘ reunion comes with a full on mid-life crisis. A dozen years and a thousand lifetimes after Veronica (Kristen Bell) solved the biggest, most personal case of her young life, she returns to Neptune to help out former/eternal flame Logan (Jason Dohring) when »
- Scott Beggs
Marshmallows got more than they bargained for at PaleyFest’s opening night, where “Veronica Mars’” creator Rob Thomas surprised the audience with an hour-long behind-the-scenes documentary titled, “By The Fans: The Making of the Veronica Mars Movie.”
The documentary opens with the day the now-famous Kickstarter campaign launched, March 13, 2013, and continues throughout the entire filming process and then some. The audience got to see footage of the cast reuniting, goofing off and even giving Stosh ‘Piz’ Piznarski (Chris Lowell) a hard time.
Without a doubt, the theme of the film was the fans. Weaved throughout each segment were fans who traveled from all over the world to attend Comic-Con and other panel events. Some even crossed the ocean just to catch a glimpse of the actors filming. There were even a few fans who popped up at every single event.
Thomas couldn’t be any more appreciative of the fans who made the movie happen. »
- Francesca Bacardi
When Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell unveiled their Kickstarter campaign last year, it wasn’t just the fans who were on the edge of the seat to see if a movie would be made. Some castmembers from the prematurely canceled TV series were on the edge of their seats too — to see if their characters would make the cut.
“I just called to make sure I didn’t have to be the $10,000 donor to be in the film,” Chris Lowell said of his surprise over the polarizing Piz ending up in the movie during Thursday night »
- Katie Atkinson
Did you guys know that the "Veronica Mars" cast has reunited to film a movie? You might've read that somewhere on the Internet. On Thursday (March 13), the night before the Kickstarter-funded movie hits theaters, the cast is reuniting yet again for the opening night of the 2014 Paleyfest celebration.
Not in Los Angeles? You can watch the panel on the Paley Center for Media's website thanks to Verizon Digital Media Services. The "Veronica Mars" stream will begin at 8 p.m. Pt/11 p.m. Et, and is also available on the free Paleyfest App.
In case you're curious, here's when the live streams of the rest of the 2014 panels will begin:
Friday, March 14, "Orange is the New Black": 7:15 p.m. Pt/10:15 p.m. Et
Saturday, March 15, "How I Met Your Mother »
Finally! After an excruciatingly long wait, Veronica Mars has returned with her very own feature-length film. It’s been a long time coming, too, as ever since the original TV show went off the air in 2007 fans have been clamouring for more of the titular private investigator. Now, thanks to a very successful Kickstarter campaign, we have the highly-anticipated Veronica Mars.
In the film, Kristen Bell reprises her role as we catch up with all of the characters from the original series nine years after the events of season three. Now living in New York, Mars tries to get away from her old life in Neptune but finds herself returning to her hometown when Logan Echolls, her ex-boyfriend, finds himself accused of murder.
- Macario Hernandez
In the “Veronica Mars” movie, our heroine is supposedly all grown up, but she still acts like she’s in high school. She certainly sounds like a teenager and faces the same romantic woes in an old love triangle. And her career hasn’t progressed much either, since she finds herself in her fictitious hometown of Neptune, Calif., on the trail of another hot case.
I won’t spoil the details of the murder mystery, because that would be impossible. I had no idea what was going on. Or who the characters were. Or why, despite being in their 20s or 30s, they all seemed to be auditioning for roles on “The O.C.”
To those of us who weren’t among the 2 million viewers who tuned into “Veronica Mars” on TV, a series which ran on Upn for three seasons before facing cancellation in 2007, the big-screen adaptation could use some footnotes. »
- Ramin Setoodeh
It's been nine years since Veronica (Kristen Bell) left Neptune and cut Logan (Jason Dohring) out of her life. When the much-anticipated Veronica Mars movie picks up, she's back with Piz (Chris Lowell) and even about to meet his parents. But old habits are hard to break, and Veronica's never been good at resisting Logan's charms. It's entirely possible LoVe will overcome — but should it?
We weigh Veronica's two options below:
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- Sadie Gennis
After a seven-year absence, private investigator Veronica Mars has returned, and she’s come to the big screen with the help of a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. In the film, Veronica (Kristen Bell) has come back to her seedy hometown of Neptune to help her old flame Logan (Jason Dohring), who has become the prime suspect in the homicide of his celebrity girlfriend. The film also stars Enrico Colantoni, Chris Lowell, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, Ryan Hansen, Tina Majorino, Martin Starr, and Krysten Ritter. At the press junket last week, I got the chance to talk with Bell about the film. During our conversation, we talked about the Kickstarter campaign, the character’s maturing, returning to play the role after a six-year absence, a show that’s off the air she’d like to see come back as a movie, and more. Hit the jump to check out the interview. »
- Matt Goldberg
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