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

3 hours ago | 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

4 hours ago | 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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Watch Melissa McCarthy, Adam Sandler, Jodie Foster and More Audition for Han Solo on ‘Conan’

24 July 2016 10:22 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Alden Ehrenreich is officially the new Han Solo, having nabbed the role for the upcoming “Star Wars” anthology film. But the casting process wasn’t easy, and he apparently had to beat out some seriously A-list stars to score the highly coveted role.

In a clip TBS’ “Conan” aired this weekend, Melissa McCarthy, Bill Hader, Will Arnett, Jeff Goldblum, Adam Sandler, 50 Cent, Jodie Foster and “Silicon Valley’s” Thomas Middleditch and Kumail Nanjiani put on the famous smuggler’s vest and try to become a part of the franchise. Though McCarthy certainly brings conviction to her audition, the wigged “Ghostbusters” star confuses “Star Wars” for the Harry Potter franchise, and isn’t quite sure was a parsec is, confusing it for parsnips.

“Parsnips is funnier,” she assures the casting director. “No one knows what a parsec is.”

Hader, who kicks off the clip, tries to take a different approach to the Han Solo character. “He »

- Alex Stedman

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6 Things We Learnt At The Silicon Valley Sdcc Panel

23 July 2016 9:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Bachmanity has begun! Well, not entirely, but the spirit of Erlich Bachman’s season three game-changer was palpable as the cast of HBO’s Silicon Valley got together for their first ever panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Cast members Thomas Middleditch, Amanda Crew, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, writer/director/executive producer Alec Berg and co-creator Mike Judge were in attendance as fans were treated to exclusive extras, some (minor) hints for season four and also got to watch the cast hijack the panel from the poor Entertainment Weekly writer tasked with leading their conversation.

Sadly, missing from the panel were T.J. Miller, Big Head himself, who is “off filming some movie with Steven Spielberg” (Ready Player One, for those not paying attention) and Martin Starr, Aka Gilfoyle, who happens to be in Atlanta filming Spider-Man: Homecoming that, “obviously not one person at Comic Con would have any questions about, »

- Chelsea Perrotty

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Silicon Valley Stars Talk 'Turdmonster' Twist, a More Dramatic (?) Season 4

22 July 2016 10:49 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

HBO’s Silicon Valley recently closed Season 3 with its characters in “kind of happy” place, series lead Thomas Middleditch allows. But that likely will not last for long.

Related Complete Comic-Con Coverage: Videos, Casting News, Scoop and More

After all, Richard and the others still have that “turdmonster” Erlich — aka the “most blowhard, pompous character” — to deal with, Kumail Nanjiani, who plays Dinesh, and Middleditch told Michael Ausiello at TVLine’s Comic-Con studio presented by Zte.

Also pointing to more drama ahead is the fact that, as Zach Woods “scooped” for his castmates, the HBO comedy is adding some, well, »

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‘Silicon Valley’: Mike Judge and Cast Tease Next Season at Comic-Con

21 July 2016 5:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The “Silicon Valley” writers are back to work and breaking stories for Season 4 – and one thing’s for certain: The Pied Piper crew will continue to experience both highs and lows.

“We feel the guys are outsiders,” executive producer Alec Berg told the audience Thursday at “Silicon Valley’s” San Diego Comic-Con panel. “As soon as they become the winners, the show gets less interesting.”

Added executive producer Mike Judge: “It’s more fun to watch these guys be uncomfortable and fail and be humiliated. They’re funnier that way. If they become successful and live happily ever after it will be less fun to watch.”

That doesn’t mean the crew won’t continue to occasionally experience victories. “[The show] does a good job of having plausible triumphs,” said Zach Woods (who plays Jared).

Read More: ‘Silicon Valley’: Season 3 Finale Goes Where The Series Has Never Gone Before

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- Michael Schneider

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‘Silicon Valley’: Mike Judge and Cast Tease Next Season at Comic-Con

21 July 2016 5:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The “Silicon Valley” writers are back to work and breaking stories for Season 4 – and one thing’s for certain: The Pied Piper crew will continue to experience both highs and lows.

“We feel the guys are outsiders,” executive producer Alec Berg told the audience Thursday at “Silicon Valley’s” San Diego Comic-Con panel. “As soon as they become the winners, the show gets less interesting.”

Added executive producer Mike Judge: “It’s more fun to watch these guys be uncomfortable and fail and be humiliated. They’re funnier that way. If they become successful and live happily ever after it will be less fun to watch.”

That doesn’t mean the crew won’t continue to occasionally experience victories. “[The show] does a good job of having plausible triumphs,” said Zach Woods (who plays Jared).

Read More: ‘Silicon Valley’: Season 3 Finale Goes Where The Series Has Never Gone Before

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- Michael Schneider

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Mike Judge Receives Comic-Con Award During ‘Silicon Valley’ Panel; Writers Busy On Season 4

21 July 2016 4:54 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The riotous T.J. Miller was a no-show at HBO’s Silicon Valley Comic-Con panel this afternoon — he was busy shooting Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. No problem. Comic-Con exec Laura Jones lauded Silicon Valley co-creator Mike Judge with a career achievement award for his work in film and TV, and Miller not stealing all the laughs in the packed Indigo Room over at the Hilton Bayfront, that responsibility went to Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods and Thomas Middleditch, who… »

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‘HarmonQuest’: Dan Harmon Has Managed to Turn Role Playing with Friends into a TV Show

13 July 2016 4:22 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Dan Harmon began playing Dungeons & Dragons with his pals as a kid. Now he’s turned a life-long affinity for role-playing games into a full-fledged TV show.

“HarmonQuest,” which premieres July 14 on Seeso, features Harmon and pals on stage as they improvise through the Pathfinder Roleplaying World, with much of their interaction and gameplay then set to animation.

Harmon told IndieWire that he was inspired by HBO’s “The Ricky Gervais Show,” which took Gervais’ podcast with Karl Pilkington and animated their conversations. “I was endlessly entertained by impromptu audio coupled with animation, with the animation bringing what was being said to life, especially when what was being said was absurd,” Harmon said.

“In TV or all things creative, it’s your job to follow your own laughter,” he added. “When I was watching that show I’d be laughing so hard my sides would hurt, which is a rare thing. »

- Michael Schneider

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‘HarmonQuest’: Dan Harmon Has Managed to Turn Role Playing with Friends into a TV Show

13 July 2016 4:22 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Dan Harmon began playing Dungeons & Dragons with his pals as a kid. Now he’s turned a life-long affinity for role-playing games into a full-fledged TV show.

“HarmonQuest,” which premieres July 14 on Seeso, features Harmon and pals on stage as they improvise through the Pathfinder Roleplaying World, with much of their interaction and gameplay then set to animation.

Harmon told IndieWire that he was inspired by HBO’s “The Ricky Gervais Show,” which took Gervais’ podcast with Karl Pilkington and animated their conversations. “I was endlessly entertained by impromptu audio coupled with animation, with the animation bringing what was being said to life, especially when what was being said was absurd,” Harmon said.

“In TV or all things creative, it’s your job to follow your own laughter,” he added. “When I was watching that show I’d be laughing so hard my sides would hurt, which is a rare thing. »

- Michael Schneider

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HarmonQuest: Community Creator's New Series Debuts on Seeso July 14

12 July 2016 7:04 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

As fans of the twice-cancelled Community TV series know, creator Dan Harmon is a fan of Dungeons & Dragons and other RPGs (role-playing games). Below, watch two trailers for Harmon's new HarmonQuest TV show, premiering on Seeso, Thursday, July 14, 2016. HarmonQuest is a live-action/animated RPG and TV series, starring executive producers Harmon and Spencer Crittenden, along with Erin McGathy, Jeff Bryan Davis and guest stars, as they play the Pathfinder RPG.Also featured in HarmonQuest are: Aubry Plaza, Chelsea Peretti, Thomas Middleditch, Steve Agee, Paul F. Tompkins, Ron Funches, John Hodgman, and Kumail Nanjiani. The entire 10 episode first season drops July 14th. Seeso is NBC-Universal's ad-free, paid-subscription S-vod (streaming video-on-demand) platform. The membership rate in the Us is currently $3.99 per month. The first episode of HarmonQuest is currently streaming for free on Amazon.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Kumail Nanjiani Talks About That Crazy Nude Scene in ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’

10 July 2016 3:12 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

When Kumail Nanjiani‘s very first nude scene screened for the first time — in front of a crowd of studio executives and movie theater owners at CinemaCon in Las Vegas a few short months ago — his world changed right away. As he recalled to TheWrap during a recent interview, “That was the day my Twitter blew up.” If you’ve seen the memorable sequence in Fox’s comedy “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” in theaters now, you know why. Also Read: Paul Dano on Daniel Radcliffe's 'Swiss Army Man' Farts: 'It Was Glorious' The actor, best »

- Meriah Doty

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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: Too Many Hashtags, Not Enough LOLs

10 July 2016 12:35 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If this is the comedy Hollywood thinks millennials want, we’re screwed.

Mike and Dave Stangle are two hard-partying brothers whose frat boy antics always end up ruining the party. The boys have messed up enough family gatherings that their parents demand that they bring respectable “nice girls” as dates to their sister’s wedding in Hawaii so they don’t hit on other girls or do anything that could potentially destroy the big day.

The premise is very loosely based on the true story of the real-life Mike and Dave Stangle whose viral Craigslist ad for wedding dates led to a book and movie deal. (It doesn’t hurt to have a CAA trainee as a friend.) Hollywood felt there was enough fodder in their story for a movie, but it wears thin quick. What starts off as an adventure about two bros on a quest for dates turns into a battle of shenanigans between bros »

- Paola Mardo

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Film Review: ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’ is Hilarious Joy

8 July 2016 8:27 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In these difficult times, we flat out need a belly laugh. The timing of “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” couldn’t be better, because this group of comic actors and this movie provides a respite of hilarious joy. By simply exploiting the truth of the based-on-a-real-story premise, “Mike and Dave” is the type of farce that anybody can relate to, and laugh at gratefully.

Rating: 4.5/5.0

The genius is in the likeliness of the scenario. Like “Bridesmaids” before it, everyone can relate to the fake wedding piety, that is an absolute recipe for disaster in the right (or wrong) circumstance. The boys in the story who need dates are familiar, the gruff-but-benign Dad is everybody’s Dad at some point in life and the two party girls looking for a free vacation are all of us. Everything becomes a recognizable tipping point that is taken to a comic extreme. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Movie Review: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

7 July 2016 9:31 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, and I’m RSVP’ing as a +1. Someone please pass the champagne and a hanky, because this is the wedding party of the year. Though there’s been no lack of wedding-themed comedies as of late (or ever), it’s high time another raucous matrimonial flick graced the summertime big screen. Stunning new concept? No. Totally absurd and uproarious? Absolutely. Look, if you’re looking for a classy cinematic masterpiece, by all means, do not go see this movie. But if you could use a good laugh or 100, and aren’t offended by vulgarity, then leave right now and buy a ticket.

Lauded as the next Wedding CrashersMike and Dave Need Wedding Dates has at least one thing going for it that Wedding Crashers doesn’t: the foundation of a true story. Based on the escapades of Mike and Dave Stangle – a pair »

- Mandi Ruffner

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Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates – Review

7 July 2016 7:32 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Summer’s in full swing with big family gatherings and social events. It’s the perfect time for some raunchy laughs at the multiplex. Eleven years ago (no, really!) R-rated movie comedies made a big, big comeback when Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson were Wedding Crashers. Four years later, the lead up to nuptials ignited a comic trilogy with The Hangover. Then the ladies got in on the act just two years later with Bridesmaids. This weekend’s new flick doles out a bit from all those entrees in the funny flick buffet, expanding on a comedy staple (or main course in the food analogy), namely the comic team. This doesn’t quite harken back to Stan and Ollie or Bud and Lou, rather the inspiration may be a bit over twenty years ago to Harry and Lloyd, those Dumb & Dumber dudes, continuing through Harold and Kumar, on to various unions of Rogen, »

- Jim Batts

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The 21 Best TV Episodes of 2016 (So Far)

7 July 2016 1:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Warning: Spoilers below for the listed shows.  “The Americans

“The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears” (Episode 8)

Time jumps are a tricky business, especially for a show where every moment matters. And on “The Americans,” you better believe the devil is in the details. So Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields’ choice to jump forward seven months after a particularly tough stretch for everyone’s favorite secret agents was a damn ballsy move — that paid off big time. That being said, the opening of Episode 8 was just as important as its ending, and just as tricky. Told in nearly absolute silence, Phillip’s ride to the airfield with Martha set a stark tone for what was coming, making it all the more believable the Jennings would need a seven-month vacation soon after. A beautiful story told in thrilling, variant rhythms, “The Americans” knows itself so well it »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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The 21 Best TV Episodes of 2016 (So Far)

7 July 2016 1:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Warning: Spoilers below for the listed shows.  “The Americans

“The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears” (Episode 8)

Time jumps are a tricky business, especially for a show where every moment matters. And on “The Americans,” you better believe the devil is in the details. So Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields’ choice to jump forward seven months after a particularly tough stretch for everyone’s favorite secret agents was a damn ballsy move — that paid off big time. That being said, the opening of Episode 8 was just as important as its ending, and just as tricky. Told in nearly absolute silence, Phillip’s ride to the airfield with Martha set a stark tone for what was coming, making it all the more believable the Jennings would need a seven-month vacation soon after. A beautiful story told in thrilling, variant rhythms, “The Americans” knows itself so well it »

- Ben Travers, Liz Shannon Miller and Hanh Nguyen

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How Aubrey Plaza Became a Personal Butt Consultant for Her ‘Mike and Dave’ Co-Star (Exclusive Video)

7 July 2016 1:06 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sugar Lyn Beard knew exactly how to make her butt look good during that massage scene in “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” but she found a personal butt coach in costar Aubrey Plaza. The hilarious clip of a massage therapist (Kumail Nanjiani) giving bride Jeanie (Beard) a massage she’ll never forget has been something of a sensation since the movie’s red-band trailer debuted. “I was on set that day,” Plaza told TheWrap. “I wasn’t shooting, but I was doing some behind the scenes stuff. And I kept running over and messing with Sug when she was naked on the table, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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The X-Files: The Event Series Review

6 July 2016 11:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After nine years of monsters, aliens and shadow government conspiracies, The X-Files closed its doors during the spring of 2002. Taken off air as a result of declining ratings and a general drop in quality, its loss left a large hole in the hearts of many who’d followed along since the early 90s.

Thankfully for us Xphiles, what was once thought to be dead didn’t stay buried long. In 2008, creator Chris Carter brought his now iconic series back into the limelight with the stand-alone movie, I Want to Believe. However, while it brought fans the married Mulder and Scully tandem that they’d been pining for for years, an uninteresting plot, some embarrassing writing and poor casting decisions led to a box office flop.

I Want to Believe‘s high profile failure was thought to be the final nail in the show’s coffin. Fans were unhappy, Fox was »

- Chad Goodmurphy

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