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‘Silicon Valley’ Star Thomas Middleditch On Radical Plot Shifts And The (Lost) Art Of Physical Comedy – AwardsLine

21 August 2016 6:24 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Consistently an Emmys favorite throughout its first three seasons, with 23 nominations and 2 wins to date, HBO’s Silicon Valley finally broke through in the acting categories this year, with series lead Thomas Middleditch landing a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Though the entire ensemble of brilliant comedic actors is certainly deserving, Middleditch brings something unique to the table. An actor well suited to the straight man role, who can… »

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[Watch] Thomas Middleditch (‘Silicon Valley’) dishes his ‘left field’ Emmy nomination

20 August 2016 12:36 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

“It’s pretty much how I introduce myself. I am now Emmy Award nominee Thomas Middleditch,” jokes Thomas Middleditch as we chat via webcam (watch above) about his first Emmy nomination as Best Comedy Actor for “Silicon Valley.” He adds, “I wasn’t expecting it at all. It came out of left field. I’m happy the show as well […] »

- Ralph Galvan

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Drunk History: Comedy Central Releases Extended Season Four Trailer

18 August 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Here is more of the history they never taught you. Below, watch an extended trailer for the fourth season of the Drunk History TV show. Season four premieres on Comedy Central, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:30pm Et/Pt. Created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, Drunk History is produced by Gary Sanchez Productions and executive produced by Waters and Konner, along with Gary Sanchez Productions’ Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Owen Burke.Hamilton alum Lin-Manuel Miranda guest stars in Drunk History's fourth season. The new season also features: Billie Joe Armstrong, Steve Berg, Rachel Bilson, Paget Brewster, Michael Cera, Josh Charles, Kat Dennings, Ben Folds, Dave Grohl, Tony Hale, Ed Helms, Jack McBrayer, Allan McLeod, Thomas Middleditch, Elizabeth Olsen, Busy Phillips, Aubrey Plaza, Ronda Rousey, »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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8 Funny First-Time Emmy Nominees

18 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesAziz Ansari, “Master of None” Twitter: @azizansari Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina Representation: William Morris EndeavorHe’s been rocking standup stages for years, but no one knew what to expect of Ansari’s solo dive into television. We knew he could act funny thanks to his work on “Parks and Recreation,” and we knew he could write funny considering his comedy specials, his book “Modern Romance,” and his numerous New York Times op-eds. But if you boil it all down, does it work for a series? Apparently it does, and we have 10 episodes of the whip-smart “Master of None” to prove it. Ansari is nominated three times—for lead actor in a comedy, writing, and directing—making him a first-time nominee three times over! Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley” Twitter: @middleditch Hometown: Nelson, british columbia Representation: William Morris EndeavorWhile he already had a voiceover career going, »

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Why Julia Louis-Dreyfus Deserves Her Fifth ‘Veep’ Emmy: IndieWire’s Emmys Endorsements (Comedy)

17 August 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Comedy Series

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

IndieWire’s Vote: “Veep

It hurts us to think “Transparent” and “Master of None” may never get a turn at the table, especially this year after both delivered such stellar seasons: Jill Soloway’s follow-up far surpassed her already impressive first season, and Aziz Ansari’s Netflix debut showed just how diversity in front of and behind the camera can benefit our culture (not to mention how smart, insightful writing can still appeal to mainstream audiences). But David Mandel pulled off an equally impressive feat by matching (if not besting) “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s Emmy-winning prior season, stepping into massive shoes and running a six-minute mile without tripping. The best comedy, nay, the best series on TV remains the one to beat this Emmys season. All hail the queen.

Read More: Why the Emmys Should Crown ‘The Americans, »

- Ben Travers

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Why Julia Louis-Dreyfus Deserves Her Fifth ‘Veep’ Emmy: IndieWire’s Emmys Endorsements (Comedy)

17 August 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Comedy Series

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

IndieWire’s Vote: “Veep

It hurts us to think “Transparent” and “Master of None” may never get a turn at the table, especially this year after both delivered such stellar seasons: Jill Soloway’s follow-up far surpassed her already impressive first season, and Aziz Ansari’s Netflix debut showed just how diversity in front of and behind the camera can benefit our culture (not to mention how smart, insightful writing can still appeal to mainstream audiences). But David Mandel pulled off an equally impressive feat by matching (if not besting) “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s Emmy-winning prior season, stepping into massive shoes and running a six-minute mile without tripping. The best comedy, nay, the best series on TV remains the one to beat this Emmys season. All hail the queen.

Read More: Why the Emmys Should Crown ‘The Americans, »

- Ben Travers

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Emmy Lead Actor Races Welcome Four Worthy First-Time Nominees

17 August 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With four of last year’s Emmy-nominated drama and comedy lead actors out of the running, we were guaranteed to see new faces this year. But the pleasant surprise was just how deserving the newcomers turned out to be.

Both categories welcomed one star of a freshman series and one previously overlooked lead of a veteran show. In drama, those were “Mr. Robot” breakout Rami Malek and “The Americans” anchor Matthew Rhys.

Malek’s nomination had been expected — he was up for both a Golden Globe and a SAG Award this year, and toplined what was arguably the buzziest new drama of the season (and the only freshman drama up for the top series award). It’s impossible to conceive of the show without his bug-eyed, nervous energy, his manic flights of fancy, and the deadpan delivery he brings to both the show’s playful, free associative narration and his character’s more carefully calculated dialogue.

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- Geoff Berkshire

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Emmy Lead Actor Race Analysis: Jeffrey Tambor vs. Anthony Anderson

12 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Last year there was no question. Jeffrey Tambor was destined to win his first Emmy (in a remarkable TV career that includes “The Larry Sanders Show” and “Arrested Development”) for his transformative performance as Maura Pfefferman on Amazon’s freshman sensation “Transparent.” This year, there’s a decent chance he’ll repeat. But the outstanding lead actor in a comedy series race doesn’t feel nearly as cut and dried. Five formidable competitors stand in his way, each with his own strong case for a win. Just don’t be surprised if it boils down to a battle royale between the Pfefferman family matriarch and Anthony Anderson’s Johnson family patriarch.

The Odds

Given Emmy’s fondness for repeat winners, and the continued excellence of his performance, Tambor remains the safe bet by a mile. But there’s always the chance that someone sneaks in for an upset, and the field is full of rich possibilities. If »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Showtime Orders Comedy Pilot ‘Smilf,’ Based on Sundance Short

11 August 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime has ordered a new comedy pilot based on Frankie Shaw’s short film “Smilf,” which won the Sundance Film Festival’s Jury Award in 2015. Shaw will star, write, produce and direct the semi-autobiographical pilot, with”Sideways” producer Michael London, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky executive producing. “Smilf” will take a raw look at a single, 20-something whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood. The pilot will be produced by ABC Signature as a co-production with Showtime.

The announcement was made by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. at the 2016 Television Critics Association’s Summer Press Tour.

Frankie Shaw is a Boston-born writer, actress, director and producer currently based in Los Angeles. She starred in the original short alongside “Silicon Valley’s” Thomas Middleditch. Shaw also wrote and directed the 2016 short “Too Legit” starring Zoe Kravitz, which premiered at Sundance in 2016. She also recently wrapped a »

- Laura Prudom

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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 12, 2016)

11 August 2016 1:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise), open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

For August, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 12. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

Wide

Anthropoid

Director: Sean Ellis

Cast: Cillian Murphy, Harry Lloyd, Jamie Dornan, Toby Jones

Synopsis: “Anthropoid” is based on the extraordinary true story of “Operation Anthropoid,” the code name for the Czechoslovakian operatives’ mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution, »

- Steve Greene

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Movie Review: A talented comic cast does melancholy indie debauchery in Joshy

10 August 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Jeff Baena’s Joshy uses so much architecture from indie-movie blueprints and uses so many comic actors as building blocks that it briefly seems like an elaborate spoof project. Tropes like unconventional grieving, romantic bumbling, and a weekend reunion that changes everything could easily be savaged by the likes of Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, and Adam Pally. But while it is something of a comedy, Joshy is also serious, and its comic actors follow suit. The title character, played by Middleditch, experiences the abrupt, traumatic end of his engagement in the film’s jarring first sequence, and six months later meets up with his friends Ari (Pally), Adam (Alex Ross Perry), and Eric (Nick Kroll) to convert a planned bachelor party at a rented house into a general guys’ weekend.

This could also be material for a Hangover knockoff, but a melancholic pall hangs over the proceedings. Josh »

- Jesse Hassenger

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‘Joshy’ Director Jeff Baena: Why Marketing Can Ruin a Movie

10 August 2016 10:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If filmmaker Jeff Baena had his way, this interview wouldn’t exist. The filmmaker behind films like “Life After Beth” and the soon-to-be-released “Joshy” isn’t a fan of playing to the press or penning long synopses of his films or, really, releasing any kind of information about his projects before they hit the big screen.

Unsurprisingly, Baena breathed a sigh of relief during a recent interview, when I mentioned that a first act plot point in his Sundance premiere “Joshy” genuinely surprised me. It’s a major element of the story – and one that won’t be spoiled here – that’s neatly obscured by the film’s upbeat marketing and a very well-worded official synopsis.

Read More: ‘Joshy’ Trailer: Thomas Middleditch & Jenny Slate Get Weird In Sundance Comedy

“That was intentional,” Baena said. “Ideally, I don’t necessarily want to talk about it. It’s so rare when marketing »

- Kate Erbland

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Film Review: Joshy

10 August 2016 6:04 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Millennials may be studios’ most coveted audience, but it is overly-privileged Gen-Xers, and their anxieties and midlife disappointments, that are the target demographic of the upcoming indie comedy, Joshy

A few months after the suicide of his fiancée, Josh and his bro-pals decide on a trip to the Ojai woods as a bachelor party slash coping weekend. Josh (comedian Thomas Middleditch, from the show Silicon Valley), is joined on the getaway by his best pal Ari (comedian Adam Pally, from The Mindy Project), his uncomfortably nerdy friend Adam (Alex Ross Perry), and his coworker Eric (comedian Nick Groll, from the show The League). Eric in turn invites his sidekick Greg (Brett Gelman from the show Married), to round out the fearsome fivesome of emotionally stunted buddies. 

After the characters’ arrival at the idyllic cabin, most of the movie’s runtime is eaten up by their ridiculous, immature antics, of the »

- J Don Birnam

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Ryan Gosling in 'The Nice Guys,' Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

10 August 2016 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods A Hologram for the King (drama-comedy; Tom Hanks, Alexander Black; rated R) The Million Dollar Duck (documentary-comedy; Adam Grimm, Rob McBroom; rated PG) Amateur Night (comedy; Jason Biggs, Ashley Tisdale, Janet Montgomery; premieres 8/12 on cable Mod and in theaters; not rated) Joshy (comedy; Thomas Middleditch, Adam Pally; premieres 8/12 on cable Mod and in theaters; rated R) Disorder (action-thriller; Diane Kruger...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Is Jenny Slate Talking About Her New Movie or Giving Really Solid Life Advice? You Decide

9 August 2016 5:51 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Jenny Slate, she of Obvious Child, Parks and Recreation, Married, Marcel the Shell With the Shoes on, and so many other funny gifts to the world, costars in this month's indie drama Joshy. Though the film follows a sort-of bachelor party where the wedding has been canceled for unfortunate reasons, Slate's character - one of the only females in the film - is no flimsy love interest or "device" for another character. This was an important point that Slate brought up to me when I interviewed her for the movie, which premiered at Sundance and will hit theaters Aug. 12 before coming to Hulu this Winter. Image Source: Everett Collection In fact, a lot of Slate's answers to my questions about the film included solid advice and insights that you're just not used to hearing in your typical movie interview. So moved was I by Slate's witty, smart responses that I »

- Shannon Vestal Robson

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Best Movies to See in August: 'Suicide Squad,' 'Pete's Dragon' and More

2 August 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Late summer is an odd time in the moviegoing calendar, when the last gasps of blockbuster season share cineplex marquees with left-of-center indies and slightly off-beat studio projects. August brings a varied slate of new releases, from a fantastical children's stop-motion wonder to a true story dramatized as a wartime bro-out to a comedy showcase for the cream of the sitcom crop. Pretty much every taste can find something worth investigating this month, so read on for a full briefing on what's to come:

Suicide Squad (8/5)

It's good to be »

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Movie Review – The Final Girls (2015)

28 July 2016 11:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Final Girls, 2015.

Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson

Starring Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Alia Shawkat, Alexander Ludwig, Thomas Middleditch, Nina Dobrev, Adam DeVine, Chloe Bridges, Tory N. Thompson, and Angela Trimbur.

Synopsis:

A high school student is grieving the loss of her mother. She soon finds herself and her friends transported into the cult slasher film that starred her mother Camp Bloodbath. To survive they must follow and understand the 80s slasher tropes.

In a blog for Film 4 director Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas 3D) mentions the passing of his father and the importance the arrival of The Final Girls script was. As the blog goes on to recall his cinephilic childhood of three films a day, one comes to understand that many of those intense memories transcend onto the screen. The underpinning theme of parental loss is emotionally charged and is of much dramatic weight. In parallel is »

- Matthew Lee

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Emmy Awards 2016: Handicapping the Top Series and Acting Races

28 July 2016 11:49 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

That sigh of relief you hear across town is from everyone who made it through the first round of the TV Academy’s Emmy voting. Now, the race begins in earnest to claim the small screen’s top trophies. We took a look at 11 key categories to break down the ones to beat, and the threats to watch out for, before voters cast their final ballots beginning Aug. 15.

Drama Series

HBO’s powerhouse “Game of Thrones” is once again the year’s most-nominated series with 23 noms (down only one from last year). It’ll be tough to beat the returning champ. Netflix’s “House of Cards” is second in overall noms for drama, with 13 (including eight for acting). The swan song season for PBS’ “Downton Abbey” nabbed 11, and though there may be some sentimental factor in voting for a series that never won top drama (it triumphed as a miniseries in its first season), don’t bet »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Watch Conan's Young Han Solo Auditions with 50 Cent, Adam Sandler and More

27 July 2016 11:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month during Star Wars Celebration, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy made it official by announcing Alden Ehrenreich as the Young Han Solo, who will star in the upcoming spinoff Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. A week later, during Comic-Con, Conan O'Brien took his late-night talk show to San Diego for a series of live tapings, where he showed fans some of the other major stars who also tried out for the Han Solo role, before Alden Ehrenreich won the coveted part. As you can see, the young actor had plenty of worthy competitors.

Of course, this video that surfaced on Team Coco YouTube after its broadcast is fake, with several beloved comedians and other celebrities donning that iconic Han Solo vest to try out for the role. This audition reel features stars such as Bill Hader, Will Arnett, Melissa McCarthy, Thomas Middleditch, Jodie Foster, Adam Sandler, Kumail Nanjiani, »

- MovieWeb

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Digital Download Giveaway – Silicon Valley Season 3

27 July 2016 10:28 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The tech smart and not so business savvy group of guys are back.

HBO released Silicon Valley: The Complete Third Season on Digital HD this week. It is available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, Vudo, Xbox Video, Best Buy’s Cinema Now, Nook, Playstation Video and Verizon Fios.

Here’s the synopsis for the third season:

After last season's shocking ending, which found Pied Piper celebrating legal victory just as Richard (Thomas Middleditch) was ousted as CEO, Season 3 picks up where we left off, with Richard offered the diminished role of Cto and the rest of his team – Erlich (T.J. Miller), Jared (Zach Woods), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) – facing the question of just how far their loyalty extends. With a new no-nonsense CEO hell-bent on transforming everything from Pied Piper's offices to its business agenda, the guys must find a way to triumph »

- Gig Patta

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