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Fall 2015 Movie Preview . Films I.m Dying to See

7 hours ago | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

From big blockbusters to small independent films, here are the movies I.m dying to see this Fall. (Official synopsis provided by studios)

September 18 (Friday)

About Ray When a young woman (Elle Fanning) decides to transition from female to male, her announcement is met with both opposition and support from her mother (Naomi Watts) and her lesbian grandmother (Susan Sarandon).

Black Mass In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history. -- (C) Warner Bros

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials In this next chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien »

- Manny

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Seth Meyers and the Cast of Hulu’s ‘The Awesomes’ Celebrate Season Three

13 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Awesomes” are suiting up once again. Hulu’s popular animated superhero comedy from the minds of Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker returns Sept. 8 with more laugh-out-loud moments. With “The Awesomes” now in its third season, the cast have  found their stride and mastered the voice-recording skills necessary for the tongue-in-cheek adult show.

“For me, doing the voice work is easy, because I’m recording basically my own voice and not playing a character,” Meyers told Variety at the show’s screening party Wednesday evening at the Microsoft Loft in New York. “For the rest of the people, we tried to make it very easy for them because so many of them are friends who are giving their time, and we just wrote towards their strengths. Kenan Thompson never needs more than two takes because we know Kenan really well. We don’t try to write things outside of his wheelhouse. »

- Paul Chi

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This Game of Thrones Moment Almost Ended Amanda Peet’s Marriage

16 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Togetherness star Amanda Peet, who can be seen next alongside Community‘s Alison Brie and Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudekis in the upcoming film Sleeping With Other People, was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and while the conversation between the two of them certainly touched upon the projects Peet was involved in, things got taken to another level when the pair discussed the recent season of Game of Thrones, of which Peet’s husband, David Benioff, is the showrunner. The topic came up after Kimmel mentioned about how Peet and Benioff live in Ireland for part of the year, while Game of Thrones is in production. After Kimmel praised Thrones as “one of the best shows ever,” telling Peet that he loved her husband, she responded, saying, “I don’t love him anymore,” before explaining to the laughing crowd that it’s because of one main »

- Chris King

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Donald Trump Totally Supports Kanye West's Bid for President: "I Hope to Run Against Him Someday"

23 hours ago | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Imagine the Saturday Night Live sketches! Donald Trump told Rolling Stone this week that he's totally in favor of Kanye West running for president in 2020 — especially if it means they get to run against each other. In what may or may not be a legit proclamation, the rapper, 38, announced his bid for the White House on Sunday, Aug. 30, at the tail end of his 13-minute acceptance speech for MTV's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 VMAs. Trump, 69 — who currently [...] »

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Will Ferrell's 10 Best Co-Stars, Ranked

3 September 2015 12:25 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In his long history of comedy filmmaking, Will Ferrell has almost always found himself surrounded by cast members equally adept to going for the funny stuff. Maybe it's something left over from his Saturday Night Live days, or maybe he's just that easy to work with, but either way the chances are good that Ferrell and his co-star are going to have at least one gut-busting scene together. With Josh Gad signing on as the Roger Ebert to Ferrell's Russ Meyer in Russ And Roger, the streak looks like it will continue for now, but it leaves us with a big question to be answered: Out of all of the co-stars he's managed to click with in his career, who's the best co-star to have made their bones in a Will Ferrell movie? Brace yourselves, as we're about to evaluate days of Ferrell past and count down the 10 best partners »

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Let’s Meet the 3 New Daily Show Correspondents

2 September 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It's hiring season for our late-night comic institutions. Days after Saturday Night Live recruited stand-up Jon Rudnitsky as a featured player, The Daily Show has signed up three new correspondents of its own. (All of the current correspondents are keeping their jobs; there will be no de-Stewart-ization at Tds.) As Trevor Noah prepares to sit in the host's chair, let's get to know the three new hires! They are: Ronny Chieng, a Malaysian-born stand-up comic who currently resides in Australia. He won Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2012, is a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe and Montreal Just for Laughs festivals, and has opened for Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr during their Australian tour stops. Here's a highlight from Chieng's appearance at Micf last year, about Kanye West's "Bound 2": Roy Wood Jr., a veteran actor, stand-up, and radio personality. He came in seventh in the »

- Nate Jones

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‘Rugrats’ Revival? Nickelodeon Mulls Return of Classic Shows

2 September 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Before SpongeBob SquarePants, before Dora the Explorer, before “iCarly,” there was still Nickelodeon.

The Viacom-owned kiddie outlet rose to notice on the backs of programs like “The Adventures of Pete & Pete,” “Double Dare” and “Hey Dude!” And now, its top programming executive suggested, the network is considering ways to bring a small handful of its oldest programs back to its schedule.

“We are looking at our library to bring back ideas, shows that were loved, in a fresh new way,” Russell Hicks, president of content and development at Nickelodeon, told Variety.

Under the plan, the network might seek to experiment with retooled versions of classics that could include “Rugrats,” “Hey Arnold!” “You Can’t Do That on Television” or “Victorious.” The shows might not come back as series, but could appear in other formats, like a movie or special. And they likely would not constitute the bulk of the network’s development efforts. »

- Brian Steinberg

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Watch bonus footage from SNL’s Hobbit Office sketch

1 September 2015 5:54 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While many great sketches and shorts made it to air during the 40th season of Saturday Night Live, for fans of both The Office and The Hobbit, perhaps none were quite as funny or memorable as The Office: Middle Earth, otherwise known as Hobbit Office. Now, bonus footage from the sketch has been released on the SNL YouTube channel. Watch it below…

Martin Freeman was hosting the long-running comedy show in December 2014 to promote The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third and final Peter Jackson Hobbit film, when Hobbit Office originally made its debut. The actor of course played Tim on the original UK version of The Office

The sketch featured Bobby Moynihan as a Gandalf/David Brent hybrid, Freeman as a Bilbo/Tim hybrid and Taran Killan as a Gollum/Gareth hybrid. 


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Josh Gad On To Play Roger Ebert

1 September 2015 1:41 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The unlikely – but true – story of how film journalist Roger Ebert and thrifty-budget cinematic showman Russ Meyer came to work together was always destined to become a film. Russ & Roger Go Beyond has been developing for a while and Josh Gad has locked in the role of EbertWill Ferrell was attached to this one first, after flirting with the idea last August. Since then, Michael Winterbottom has come aboard to direct, working on a new draft of the script with Partridge/Veep laugh-generating experts Neil and Rob Gibbons.Originally Written by Saturday Night Live and Simpsons veteran Christopher Cluess, the comedy focuses on Meyer's late 1960s desire to combine his pulp talents with big studio backing, hashing out a deal with 20th Century Fox boss Richard Zanuck to produce something for a low budget. Targeting soft-core tale Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls, Meyer approached Ebert, then a low-on-the-roster »

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Josh Gad to Play Roger Ebert in STX’s ‘Russ & Roger’

1 September 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Josh Gad has closed a deal to play the legendary film critic Roger Ebert in the Stx comedy “Russ & Roger.”

Will Ferrell is on board to play sexploitation maestro Russ Meyer with Michael Winterbottom directing. Gad had been in talks to star for some time, contingent on scheduling.

A debauched comedy where truth is crazier than fiction, the film is an outrageous look at two no-holds-barred outsiders who defied the Hollywood establishment to make one of the first X-rated films ever released by a major movie studio (“Beyond the Valley of the Dolls”) — having the party of a lifetime in the process.

The film is being produced by Mark Amin’s Sobini Films and David Permut’s Permut Presentations along with Richard Waltzer. The script was penned by Emmy-winning “Saturday Night Live” and “The Simpsons” scribe Christopher Cluess, with Winterbottom, Neil Gibbons and Rob Gibbons doing a polish.

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- Justin Kroll

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Jon Rudnitsky Joins ‘SNL’ Cast

1 September 2015 11:19 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The 41st season of Saturday Night Live welcomes Jon Rudnitsky as their newest cast member. Jon Rudnitsky Joins ‘SNL’ Rudnitsky, 25, won the Laugh Factory’s Laugh Bowl College Comedy Competition in 2012. At the time he was in his senior year at USC’s Bfa Acting Conservatory. In 2014 Rudnitsky performed an Oscars parody of True Detective […]

The post Jon Rudnitsky Joins ‘SNL’ Cast appeared first on uInterview. »

- Elisabet Stenberg

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Saturday Night Live: Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd & Demi Lovato Are Season 41’s First Musical Guests

1 September 2015 10:23 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Miley Cyrus will be pulling double duty again when Saturday Night Live kicks off its 41st season in October. As previously reported, the singer/actress, who has hosted SNL twice before, will return for a third time in the Season 41 premiere on Oct. 3, and now NBC has announced that, in addition to hosting, Cyrus will also be the musical guest for the episode. Meanwhile, the following week, on Oct. 10, when Emmy nominee and Trainwreck writer/star Amy Schumer hosts Saturday Night Live, The Weeknd will serve as musical guest. The singer, most well-known for his hit single “Can’t Feel My Face,” which has reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, just released his album, Beauty Behind the Madness, this past Friday, Aug. 28. Lastly, as previously announced, Oct. 17’s episode will feature the highly anticipated return of SNL alum Tracy Morgan, who will be hosting Saturday Night Live for the second »

- Chris King

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Miley Cyrus, the Weeknd, and Demi Lovato Are This Season’s First SNL Musical Guests

1 September 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

We already knew that Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer, and Tracy Morgan would be the first three hosts of SNL's 41st season next month, and now we know the musical guests who will accompany them on the famed stage. In the October 3 season premiere, Cyrus will be joined by her biggest fan, Miley Cyrus; Schumer will be joined by the Weeknd, finally living up to his name; and Tracy Morgan's undoubtedly emotional return to the SNL studio will be soundtracked by the soothing hymns of Demi Lovato. Pretty cool! »

- Nate Jones

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BFI London Film Festival 2015 Line-Up announced with Gala screenings of Steve Jobs, High-Rise, Trumbo, Black Mass, Carol & Suffragette

1 September 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 59Th BFI London Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Programme

You can peruse the programme at your leisure here.

The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals. It introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. The Festival provides an essential platform for films seeking global success; and promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers through its industry and awards programmes. With this year’s industry programme stronger than ever, offering international filmmakers and leaders a programme of insightful events covering every area of the film industry‎ Lff positions London as the world’s leading creative city.

The Festival will screen a »

- John

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Miley Cyrus to Pull Double Duty on ‘SNL’ Premiere: Musical Guests Revealed for First 3 Episodes

1 September 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Miley Cyrus will pull double duty as both host and musical guest on “SNL’s” Season 41 premiere next month. Over the following two weeks, The Weeknd and Demi Lovato will perform their hits, respectively. The “Wrecking Ball” singer was previously announced as the first host of the season on Oct. 3, to be followed by Amy Schumer and former cast member Tracy Morgan. Also read: Tracy Morgan to Host 'SNL' in October On Sunday, Cyrus served as host of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, where she performed the song “Dooo It” off of the surprise new album “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, »

- Tony Maglio

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Bill Murray Details 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Cameo

1 September 2015 7:14 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Bill Murray has confirmed that he filmed a cameo for the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, despite his initial reluctance to rejoin the supernatural comedy franchise. In early August, it was reported that Murray would participate in the Paul Feig-directed comedy, which stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, two actresses that Murray openly lobbied for when talks of an all-female Ghostbusters began. "I like those girls a lot. I mean, I really do," Murray told Vulture, adding that he was approached by them for the cameo. "They are tough to say no to. »

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7 Most ‘SNL’-Worthy Jon Rudnitsky Web Moments: Meet Lorne Michaels’ Newest Hire (Video)

31 August 2015 3:23 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

On Monday, “Saturday Night Live” announced the hiring of new featured player Jon Rudnitsky. “Who?” most of the web asked. TheWrap has answered. Below are the seven best web clips from the 25-year-old comic’s young career. Get to know him, because as we reported earlier, Rudnitsky will be the only new hire on “SNL’s” 41st season. All Season 40 cast members are set to return, however, filling the show’s 16 roster slots. Rudnitsky will technically make his “SNL” debut on Oct. 3, when Miley Cyrus opens the year as host. That is, if he makes it into the live sketch show on his. »

- Tony Maglio

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TVLine Items: New SNL Player, View Shake-Up Continues and More

31 August 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Saturday Night Live‘s opening credits will look just a tad different in Season 41.

Stand-up comedian Jon Rudnitsky has been added as a featured player for the sketch series’ upcoming year, NBC announced Monday.

VideosSaturday Night Live: Watch Season 40’s 15 Best Sketches Now!

Rudnitsky joins fellow featured players Beck Bennett, Pete Davidson, Leslie Jones, Kyle Mooney, Sasheer Zamata and Weekend Update co-anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost.

As previously announced, Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer and SNL vet Tracy Morgan will host the first three episodes of Season 41.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

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Emmy predictions slugfest: Will Comedy Guest Actor go to Jon Hamm, Bradley Whitford or ... [Video]

31 August 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Who will win the Emmy for Best Comedy Guest Actor? While Gold Derby editors Marcus James Dixon, Rob Licuria and Riley Chow are split between frontrunners Jon Hamm ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt") and Bradley Whitford ("Transparent"), they admit that the trophy is really anyone's to take. Watch our new video slugfest at the bottom of this post. -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Last year's winner was Jimmy Fallon for hosting "Saturday Night Live." While he isn't eligible this time around, two other "SNL" hosts are nominated: Louis C.K. and Bill Hader. They are up against past Emmy winners Mel Brooks ("The Comedians"), Paul Giamatti ("Inside Amy Schumer") and Whitford, plus perpetual also-ran Hamm. Hamm plays Rev. Richard Wayne Gary Wayne and contends for "Kimmy Makes Waffles." He has three Emmy nominations this year, bringing his career tot...' »

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'SNL' Adds New Player

31 August 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

There will be a new face in Studio 8H for Season 41 of "Saturday Night Live."

NBC announced that comedian Jon Rudnitsky will join the cast as a featured player.

Jon, who hails from Harrington Park, New Jersey and lives in New York City, studied at the University of Southern California.

Read: Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer & Tracy Morgan To Host 'Saturday Night Live'

He was the winner of the 2012 Laugh Factory College Comedy Competition and was featured at the Just For Laughs 2015 festival as part of their "New Faces" showcase.

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