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See Stephen Colbert's Epic, Star-Studded Farewell Sing-Along

19 December 2014 6:36 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

When it was announced that Grimmy the Grim Reaper would be Stephen Colbert's final guest on The Colbert Report, fans speculated whether the future Late Show host was killing off his satirical character. Instead, Colbert's Colbert became immortal, and he closed out his nine-year Comedy Central run with a performance for the ages.

The host ended his Report with an all-star performance of Vera Lynn's "We'll Meet Again," featuring "We Are the World"-style appearances by an incredible cast of singers, actors, politicians and pundits. First out to »

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Ian McKellen Teaches Cookie Monster Self-Control on Sesame Street

18 December 2014 8:01 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

"Say there was ... a golden ring. And you really, really wanted this golden ring. It was like your precious..."

Sir Ian McKellen appeared on Sesame Street recently. In this segment he teaches Cookie Monster about resistance and self-control. You know that urge we get sometimes when we want something really, really badly? Well, McKellen wants us to resist that crap! 

You shall not pass! Please resist!The word resist means to control yourself and stop yourself from doing something you really want to do, though that's not a word that Cookie Monster really understands. Ian McKellen demonstrates.

So, our homework assignment for the rest of the week will be to put self-control into practice. We can do this! I'm gonna go eat a cookie now. Seriously.


- Joey Paur

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Ian McKellen and Cookie Monster make an irresistible couple on 'Sesame Street'

16 December 2014 5:01 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Cookie Monster may be my favorite Sesame Street character of all time, and here the lovable glutton is as adorable as I remember while learning the word "resist" from Sir Ian McKellen. Too bad I didn't see this video before eating all those Hershey's Kisses today. Oh well! Could you find a cuter couple? I giggled throughout. There's even a "Lord of the Rings" reference for folks who are into that. I could just eat Sir Ian's candy-red sweater. God grant me the strength...to be as chic and elegant as this man at age 84. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Is A Muppet Family Christmas the best holiday special ever?

15 December 2014 11:53 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Yes, The Muppet Christmas Carol is wonderful, but children of the 80s might remember another classic Muppet special...

The Muppet Christmas Carol is wonderful. It’s perfectly pitched, sharp and witty, yet also genuinely moving. It’s genius lies in how seriously it takes the material. It lets the full horror and pathos of Dickens’ original tale fill the screen, letting the Muppets manoeuvre around it, instead of dominating, so it’s just as riveting as it is hilarious. But without wanting to get heretical here, it might not actually be the best holiday themed Muppet special. I’d argue that title actually falls to a criminally under-seen 1987 ABC television special, called A Muppet Family Christmas.

Adored by those who’ve seen it, it’s been mostly keep out of circulation due to a copyright mess. A mess that results mostly from it’s greatest selling point - that is the one big, »

- sarahd

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BFI’s Sci-Fi Season: Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)

14 December 2014 1:21 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Blade Runner, 1982.

Directed by Ridley Scott.

Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah and Edward James Olmos.


A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

As part of the BFI’s Science Fiction season, Ridley Scott’s visionary dystopian cyberpunk film will be screened on December 14th, before a nationwide re-release next April. The film has gone down in Hollywood legend for its complicated existence. From the troubled, often tortuous shoot, to misguided marketing, through to a theatrical release that tore critics and (disappointing low numbers of) audience members straight down the middle. It truly was a love it or hate it affair.

In 1992, following the film being re-appraised on the burgeoning home video market through the 80’s, Ridley Scott was able to then release a Directors cut, which »

- Gary Collinson

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A Visit to William Wegman’s Studio — and a Reunion With a Beloved Relic From His Past

12 December 2014 11:09 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

By far the most clamorous reception I encountered was at the home and studio of William Wegman, from his three Weimaraners — Candy, Bobbin, and Flo. Wegman is widely known for the photographs, films, and videos he stages of his gray-furred clan. This three-decade story began with Wegman’s legendary Man Ray. Fay Ray succeeded his reign in 1986, as later did her offspring, and theirs in turn. Flo, pictured here, arrived in March of 2011, and Topper in May, shortly after my visit. Appearances over the years have included The Tonight Show and Late Night With David Letterman, and Wegman has created film and video works for Saturday Night Live, Nickelodeon, and Sesame Street. Wegman has also produced a series of children’s books (including Little Red Riding HoodMother Goose, and Chip Wants a Dog) and many others for adult readership. “I was so excited to see that chair,” Wegman said »

- Sarah Trigg

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PGA Awards Announce TV and Feature Documentary Nominations

1 December 2014 9:42 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Roger Ebert documentary “Life Itself” and global warming documentary “Merchants of Doubt” have received nominations from the Producers Guild as the outstanding documentaries of 2014.

The Green Prince,” “Particle Fever” and “Virunga” also received documentary nods.

The PGA also announced its TV nominations with “Breaking Bad,” “Downtown Abbey,” “Game Of Thrones,” “House of Cards” and “True Detective” filling the drama series category.

Comedy series nominations went to “The Big Bang Theory,” “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Orange Is The New Black” and “Veep.

The feature film nominations will be announced on Jan. 5. The 2015 Producers Guild Awards has been set for Jan. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

The full nominations list:

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:

30 For 30 (Espn)

Producers: Andy Billman, John Dahl, Erin Leyden, Connor Schell, Bill Simmons

American Masters (PBS)

Producers: Susan Lacy, Julie Sacks, Junko Tsunashima

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)

Producers:  Anthony Bourdain, »

- Dave McNary

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Voice cast for the Peanuts movie revealed

29 November 2014 1:14 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past few days we’ve seen a new images, a poster and trailer for the upcoming Peanuts movie – or  Snoopy and Charlie Brown: A Peanuts Movie to us folk here in the UK – and now the young voice cast for the CG-animated film has been revealed. Check them out below…

Noah Schnapp voices the role of Good ol’ Charlie Brown, the lovable loser who never gives up. The young actor recently filmed a role opposite Tom Hanks in director Steven Spielberg’s untitled Cold War thriller. Most recently, Noah wrapped work on the indie film We Only Know So Much, based on the book of the same title.

Hadley Belle Miller provides the voice for Lucy, known around the neighborhood (and by her little brother, Linus) for being crabby and bossy and humiliating Charlie Brown. Hadley’s voiceover credits include Sofia the Firstand Jake and the Neverland Pirates, »

- Gary Collinson

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The Peanuts Movie Voice Cast Announced

28 November 2014 1:20 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Wah wa-wah wa-wah wah. Wah wa-wah wa-wa wa wah wa-wah wa-wah wah wah wa-wah wa-wa wa wah. Wa-wah wa-wa wa wah wa-wah wa-wah wah wa-wah wa-wa wa wa-wah wah.”

Aaugh! You’re a good man, Charlie Brown, but Twentieth Century Fox pulled the football out from under you and announced the voice casting for The Peanuts Movie.

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the cherished “Peanuts” gang will make their long awaited big-screen debut in stunning state of the art 3D animation.

Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.

The Peanuts Movie flies into theaters everywhere on November 6, 2015. That year marks the 65th anniversary of the debut of the “Peanuts” comic strip and the 50th »

- Michelle McCue

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Voice Cast For The Peanuts Movie Has Been Revealed

28 November 2014 10:37 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There are still twelve months to go before the world gets to see the newest adventures of Charlie Brown in the Peanuts movie, but as is the case with marketing in today’s cinematic climate, audiences are growing to expect teaser materials at least a year in advance. So, after dropping the first trailer earlier this month, 20th Century Fox has now revealed who will be voicing the iconic characters based on Charles M. Schulz’s original comic series.

The cast of characters in the CGI-animated romp all originate from the classic children’s strip comic of the same name. For the first new feature in 35 years involving Charlie, Lucy, Linus, Franklin, Peppermint Patty, Snoopy and Woodstock, the studio has chosen a range of up-and-coming child actors to lend their voices to the much-loved troupe.

It might be considered a gamble to place newcomers into such a well-known franchise, but »

- Gem Seddon

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Walk of Fame Honoree Christoph Waltz on His Diverse Run

28 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Comedy is not necessarily top of the mind when one thinks of Christoph Waltz, but consider this: going back to his acclaimed hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live” last year, his recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” performing the “Sesame Street” theme song and now with “Horrible Bosses 2,” Waltz has opened up comedic venues for his diverse talents.

Waltz, who will receive a star Dec. 1 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, says his interest in “HB2” was piqued by a clash of narrative approaches taken in the Sean Anders-helmed sequel to the 2011 hit, in which he co-stars with Chris Pine as conniving father-son investors taking Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis for a ride.

“Three silly men or boys in a very serious story — a thriller — that’s how they treated this, and that’s why it works so well,” he says of the comedy, which opens wide Nov. »

- Malina Saval

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Fox Announces The Cast for 'The Peanuts Movie'

27 November 2014 11:11 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In celebration of Charles Schulz’s (the creator of Peanuts) birthday, 20th Century Fox has announced the voice cast of the upcoming animated film. Take a look below for the name of the actor and what character is he or she playing:

Noah Schnapp voices the role of Good ol’ Charlie Brown, the lovable loser who never gives up.  The young actor recently filmed a role opposite Tom Hanks in director Steven Spielberg’s untitled Cold War thriller. Most recently, Noah wrapped work on the indie film We Only Know So Much, based on the book of the same title. 

Hadley Belle Miller provides the voice for Lucy, known around the neighborhood (and by her little brother, Linus) for being crabby and bossy and humiliating Charlie Brown.  Hadley’s voiceover credits include Sofia the First andJake and the Neverland Pirates, and she has appeared on stage and in commercials. 

Aj Tecce voices Pig-Pen, »

- Munir Abedrabbo

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‘Peanuts’ Voice Cast Announced

27 November 2014 11:02 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and friends look set to take the CG world by storm in their upcoming feature length film, Peanuts. Based on the characters created by Charles M. Schultz for the comic-strip of the same name, Peanuts will see the world through the eyes of the young. Anyone worth their salt will already be planning on fitting A Charlie Brown Christmas into their Christmas schedule, and from the trailer it certainly looks as though the makers are trying to capture the magic of the original strip. As such, a young voice cast has been assembled, which doesn’t include any immediately recognisable names in its ranks, unless you’re a youngling yourself with a keen ear for Disney/Nickelodeon stars.

Here’s the cast, and we’re very happy that stars haven’t been crammed in to slap over posters and TV spots:

Noah Schnapp voices the role of Good ol’ Charlie Brown, »

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'The Peanuts Movie' Voice Cast Announced

27 November 2014 10:59 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox has officially announced the voice cast for their upcoming animated adventure The Peanuts Movie. Producer Paul Feig revealed the actors that will be playing the iconic Peanuts characters on his personal Twitter account, which was followed by an official press release from the studio. The voice cast is made up of mostly unknowns, with all of the actors being age appropriate, as is the tradition for previous Peanuts animated specials and series. The full cast rundown is included here, along with more information about the release:

Aaugh! You're a good man, Charlie Brown, but Twentieth Century Fox pulled the football out from under you and announced the voice casting for The Peanuts Movie today. The Great Houndini reports, "It was a dark and stormy night..."

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the cherished Peanuts gang will make their long awaited big-screen debut in stunning »

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Portlandia Sets Season 5 Premiere Date

20 November 2014 8:16 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If you’ve ever wondered what Women & Women First looked like long before it opened its doors, Portlandia‘s fifth season — bowing in January — is for you.

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s sketch-comedy series returns to IFC on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 (10/9c) for a fifth season, the network announced Thursday.

Expect the episodes to go deep with your favorite characters, such as feminist bookstore owners Toni and Candace, who’ll reveal how they came to open Portland’s lady-championing storefront.

The 10-episode season’s slate of guest-stars features faces both familiar and new; it includes Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live »

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James Franco, Amy Adams, Martin Freeman to Host 'SNL' in December

20 November 2014 5:45 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Saturday Night Live" has announced its last three hosts of 2014, and the list includes two faces familiar to Studio 8H, and one first-time emcee.

James Franco -- who'll be promoting his new comedy with Seth Rogen, "The Interview" -- will kick things off on December 6, returning to host "SNL" for a third time. Nicki Minaj will serve as the musical guest, marking her second appearance on the program.

On December 13, Martin Freeman, who stars in the final installment of the "Hobbit" trilogy, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," will make his "SNL" hosting debut. The Emmy-winning "Sherlock" star will be joined by musical guest Charlie Xcx, who is also making her first appearance on the show.

Finally, "SNL" will close out 2014 with Amy Adams, who's marking her second stint as host on December 20. The Oscar nominee will be supported by British boybanders (and recent "Sesame Street" guest stars) One Direction, »

- Katie Roberts

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The Week In Movies, in case you missed it #14

15 November 2014 12:59 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

When you spend your week rescuing kittens out of trees, taking on bad guys and getting drunk and fighting with yourself then chances are you’ll miss some of the big movie stories that have happened. Well fear not, intrepid superhero person. We’ve got you covered! To increase the saliva flow, some new posters for Mocking Jay Part One turned up Daniel Bruhl has been cast in Captain America Civil War Proving the world is ending sooner than we think, the first trailer for Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 turned up Christoph Waltz is headed for Bond land and went to Sesame Street too Have plastic sheets at the ready as the new trailer for Fifty Shades of Meh arrived! Jessica Chastain is Intense in the first trailer for A Most Violent Year You’ll never guess who is making a cameo in Dumb & Dumber To Get a glimpse of »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Jimmy Kimmel Shows Off 'Sesame Street' Gone Wild

14 November 2014 1:35 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Cookie Monster said what? No, not Cookie Monster. Yes, Cookie Monster. In honor of Sesame Street's 45th birthday, Jimmy Kimmel broadcast a special edition of his weekly tribute to the FCC, "This Week in Unnecessary Censorship." Only this time, it featured the puppets and citizens of the classic children's show getting down and dirty. Read more: 10 Reasons Why Everyone Loves 'Sesame Street' With an assortment of bleeped words and blurred body parts, the clip shows — or at least purports to show — more than a few shocking sequences. You can watch the clip for yourself below, but be forewarned

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Cookie Monster Takes on 'Too Many Cooks' in Video Parody

14 November 2014 8:35 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A team of Muppet fans is paying homage to Adult Swim's viral video sensation Too Many Cooks with their own silly parody, starring Sesame Street's Cookie Monster. Read more 'Too Many Cooks' Creator on Sudden Success: "72 Hours of Constant Adrenaline" Too Many Cookies was produced by Tough Pigs, a group calling themselves "Muppet fans who grew up," according to their website. At a little over one minute long, the Muppet video is a fraction of the length of Adult Swim's 11-minute odyssey and good for a smile. Read more 'Too Many Cooks' Creator Reveals 6 Sources of

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- Diana Swartz

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Top Videos: Christoph Waltz's Sesame Street Theme, "Gotham Begins," Box of Lies with Channing Tatum

13 November 2014 8:05 PM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

This week, Anderson Cooper found out that his colleagues hate his new scented candle, and Christoph Waltz gave a dramatic reading of the Sesame Street theme. Hulu unveiled the trailer for Season 2 of its series The Wrong Mans, and Bryan Cranston narrated a children's book called You Have to F---ing Eat. Also, in late night news, Channing Tatum and Jimmy Fallon played a rousing game of "Box of Lies" on The Tonight Show, and Jack McBrayer recalled the time he clocked Mariah Carey in the face with a Frisbee. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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