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‘What Would Diplo Do?’ EPs On What The Real Diplo Thought Of The Viceland Comedy Series: “It’s Lit” – TCA

28 July 2017 2:21 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The team behind Viceland’s first scripted comedy made its inaugural appearance on the TCA stage today. The What Would Diplo Do? panel included star/Ep/showrunner James Van Der Beek, Ep-director Brandon Dermer and cast members Jamar Malachi Neighbors, H. Michael Croner, Dora Madison and Dillon Francis. Described as “Louie meets WorldStar HipHop crossed with This Is Spinal Tap,” or as Van Der Been put it, “Edm Jesus sucks at life,” the series centers on afictional version… »

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TVLine Items: Andy Garcia Is HBO's Mr. Roarke, Luke Cage Castings and More

6 July 2017 10:34 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

HBO’s TV-movie about Fantasy Island star Hervé Villechaize has found its Mr. Roarke, in Oscar-nominated actor Andy Garcia.

My Dinner With Hervé stars Game of ThronesPeter Dinklage in the title role, while Garcia will play Richardo Montalbán aka the Mr Roarke to Villechaize’s Tattoo on the aforementioned 1970s/80s ABC drama.

In addition to Dinklage, Dinner‘s invite list includes Jamie Dornan, Mireille Enos, Oona Chaplin, Harriet Walter and David Straithorn.

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

* Marvel’s Luke Cage has added Mustafa Shakir (The Deuce) and Gabrielle Dennis (Rosewood) for Season 2, playing John McIver, »

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‘What Would Diplo Do?’ Trailer: First Look At James Van Der Beek’s Viceland Comedy

5 July 2017 5:01 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Viceland has dropped a trailer for What Would Diplo Do?, its first scripted comedy series starring, written and executive produced by James Van Der Beek and also executive produced by Grammy-winning musician/DJ Diplo. In Wwdd, described as "Louie meets WorldStar HipHop crossed with This Is Spinal Tap,” Van Der Beek plays a fictional version of DJ superstar Diplo in a collection of parables about life as told through the eyes of guy who can bring 60,000 people to their… »

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Zoolander of Edm: James Van Der Beek in Viceland’s What Would Diplo Do?

5 July 2017 11:53 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Diplo (played by James Van Der Beek), in the new Viceland comedy What Would Diplo Do? appears to be the Zoolander of the Edm scene. The five-part series is coming to Viceland in August. Borrowing a bit of premise from both classic comedies Zoolander and This is Spinal Tap, this ripe-for-the-picking world of celebrity DJ’s and Edm (electronic dance music) is the setting for What Would Diplo Do? Starring James Van Der Beek, the story is a farcical journey of a real superstar DJ that recounts his humble beginnings of selling CDs from the boot of his car to making...read more »

- April Neale

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‘What Would Diplo Do’ Trailer: James Van Der Beek Does the Impossible in New DJ Mockumentary Series

5 July 2017 11:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the lives of the rich and talented behind closed doors? Or better yet, yearned for a superstar’s guidance? Well, Viceland heard your cries and has answered your prayers (sort of).

Read More: ‘Nirvanna The Band The Show’ Review: Spike Jonze-Produced Viceland Comedy is Here to Gleefully Entertain Us

“What Would Diplo Do?” is Viceland’s first fully scripted comedy series and centers around the everyday life of superstar DJ and producer Diplo. James Van Der Beek writes and stars as Diplo, showcasing his many talents, faults, and ninja moves.

According to Viceland, the series can be described as “a loving send-up of the electronic dance music scene.” Described as a hybrid of “Louie” and “World Star Hip Hop” crossed with “This Is Spinal Tap,” the “Dawson’s Creek” and “Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23” star plays a »

- Gabrielle Kiss

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‘What Would Diplo Do’ Trailer: James Van Der Beek Does the Impossible in New DJ Mockumentary Series

5 July 2017 11:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the lives of the rich and talented behind closed doors? Or better yet, yearned for a superstar’s guidance? Well, Viceland heard your cries and has answered your prayers (sort of).

Read More: ‘Nirvanna The Band The Show’ Review: Spike Jonze-Produced Viceland Comedy is Here to Gleefully Entertain Us

“What Would Diplo Do?” is Viceland’s first fully scripted comedy series and centers around the everyday life of superstar DJ and producer Diplo. James Van Der Beek writes and stars as Diplo, showcasing his many talents, faults, and ninja moves.

According to Viceland, the series can be described as “a loving send-up of the electronic dance music scene.” Described as a hybrid of “Louie” and “World Star Hip Hop” crossed with “This Is Spinal Tap,” the “Dawson’s Creek” and “Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23” star plays a »

- Gabrielle Kiss

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Christopher Guest Reveals Real-Life Inspiration Behind Spinal Tap

14 June 2017 5:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Christopher Guest revealed the initial inspiration for This is Spinal Tap at the A.V. Club comedy festival. Rob Reiner's This is Spinal Tap is the legendary mockumentary on the fictional hard rock band Spinal Tap that has spawned countless imitators and has even been turned into a descriptive term to poke fun at musicians and the entire music business as a whole. Many bands have spoken up to claim that they were the inspiration for This is Spinal Tap and there have been a few confirmed stories that made it into the movie, but the original inspiration for the cult-favorite mockumentary has never been revealed.

After taking part in the School of Film live event for A.V. Club's comedy festival, Guest took questions from the audience. One audience member stood up and asked Guest if any of the characters that he has portrayed over the yeas were autobiographical. »

- MovieWeb

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Radio Birdman: brutally honest doco cements legacy of volatile Sydney punk band

9 June 2017 3:14 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The 70s band battled poverty, depression and infighting. Descent into the Maelstrom shows how they also changed the face of Australian music

The drama of the dysfunctional band has long been a staple of the rock documentary form. In a case of life imitating art imitating life, films from Some Kind of Monster (which sat in on Metallica’s group therapy sessions) to End of the Century (which chronicled the tragically bitter life and death of the Ramones) play like a reprise of the intra-band bickering so perfectly satirised in This Is Spinal Tap.

As the credits roll on Spinal Tap, Marty Dibergi, played by the director, Rob Reiner, asks bass player Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) whether playing rock’n’roll keeps you a child. I was reminded of this watching Descent into the Maelstrom, the story of Radio Birdman, as this brilliant, influential and notoriously volatile band squabble over their history and their legacy. »

- Andrew Stafford

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Odds And Sods: Christopher Guest discusses his love for Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove

9 June 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The A.V. Club’s comedy festival wrapped up last weekend, featuring comedians like Patton Oswald, Aparna Nancherla, and Mike Judge. Among those guests was actor, writer, and director Christopher Guest, who is probably best known for his work on the 1984 film This Is Spinal Tap. Taking part in the festival’s Modern School Of Film live-event series, Guest talked about his love for Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove and why this particular Stanley Kubrick film resonates with him. »

- Baraka Kaseko

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What to Watch on Netflix Before They Leave in June 2017

30 May 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

5) This Is Spinal Tap – While it’s true that most comedies tend to fall flat for me, certain movies – the undisputable classics that have made movie-goers laugh for generations – always seem to hit home for me.  Whether it’s a parody like Young Frankenstein or something as over-the-top as The Blues Brothers, it takes a certain kind of movie to make me belly-laugh with the best of them.  This Is Spinal Tap just so happens to be that kind of comedy. To the uninitiated, it’s hard to nail down what exactly makes the movie funny.  The jokes are

What to Watch on Netflix Before They Leave in June 2017 »

- Brian Hadsell

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‘House Of Cards’ Season 5 Turns the Drama Up To 11

29 May 2017 10:20 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Netflix releases Emmy-winning political staple House of Cards Season 5. Does it succeed in the middle of a beleaguered Trump administration? Before we jump into my review of Netflix’s House of Cards »

- Clarence Moye

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Netflix Is Getting Rid of These 45 Movies and TV Shows in June

29 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Now that we know what's coming to Netflix in June, it's time to bid adieu to what's leaving. There are some serious heartbreakers (I don't care how cheesy The Prince & Me is, I'll love it forever), so make sure you read through the full list in case any of your favorites are on there. Related16 Netflix Shows You Can Binge in 1 Weekend (We Promise) June 1 D2: The Mighty Ducks Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Heterosexual Jill House of Wax Kidnapped Knuckleball! L'Auberge Espagnole Serendipity The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 The Blair Witch Project The Good Guys season one The Hustler The Little Rascals The Prince & Me The Teacher Who Defied Hitler The Three Musketeers The Way of the Dragon This Is Spinal Tap Two Step We Are the Giant June 6 Private Practice seasons one to six June 8 Xenia June 9 4:44: Last Day on Earth Farewell Herr Schwarz Free the Nipple »

- Quinn Keaney

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Here’s What’s Leaving Netflix in June 2017

23 May 2017 2:03 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last call for 'This Is Spinal Tap', 'Jane Eyre', and 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids'! »

- Haleigh Foutch

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16 Good Movie Pick-Me-Ups on Netflix Right Now

26 April 2017 8:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Why so glum, chum? Movies are fun and they need watching.

In the immortal words of Shane Black via Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight, “Life is pain. Get used to it.” These days life has been really painful though, and it’s not so easy to get used to it. Thankfully movies are always here to pick us up when we need it, or bring us down if we’re looking to wallow. This month we’ve made a list of movies that will leave you smiling and feeling good about humanity after you watch them — at least for a little while. Click on their titles to be taken to their Netflix pages.

Pick of the Month: Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

It’s possible that Big Trouble in Little China might be the stupidest movie ever made. It’s about a fast-talking, rock-stupid, man-child truck driver battling Asian mystics over the fate of his »

- Nathan Adams

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The Films of Frank Capra III, Ranked

14 April 2017 5:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

As The Fate of The Furious enters theaters, a ranking of its 1st Assistant Director’s oeuvre.

Friday brings us the release of The Fate of the Furious, the eighth film in The Fast & The Furious series. Thus, there could be no better time to look back and rank the previous works of one of the films most notable craftsmen, a man whose name is legendary. I speak of course of First Assistant Director Frank Capra III.

Capra III is the grandson of director Frank Capra, a Hollywood legend whose work includes It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and It’s a Wonderful Life. How did that pedigree fare two generations removed? This exhaustive look at Mr. Capra III’s 1st Ad career will tell the tale.

While the film’s director often gets the lion’s share of the credit, the First Ad is one of the most critical positions on set. In »

- The Bitter Script Reader

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Tcmff Day 2: Carl & Rob Reiner Honored at Handprint Ceremony

8 April 2017 10:19 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Anne Marie

While Turner Classic Movies is typically known for celebrating film history, today TCM made history. Carl Reiner and Rob Reiner, writer/director/actor/producer quadruple threats whose career includes Sid Caesar's Show of Shows, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Russians are Coming, The Russians Are Coming, The Princess Bride and This Is Spinal Tap, were the first father/son duo to be immortalized in the Chinese Theater handprint ceremony. Before the two cemented their legacy next to Marilyn Monroe, Al Pacino, and Trigger the Horse, friends and colleagues from their cumulative 135 year long careers paid tribute to two of the funniest men in Hollywood »

- Anne Marie

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Harry Shearer: Why My 'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit Affects All Creators

4 April 2017 7:19 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A little over three decades ago, This Is Spinal Tap perfectly parodied hard-rock excess with a pint-sized Stonehenge, amps that go "one louder" and the unforgettable phrase "Hello Cleveland." The mockumentary, which Ozzy Osbourne has said felt all too realistic, was written by its stars, comedians Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, and director-actor Rob Reiner. "The closer we dared to get to the real thing, the closer the real thing dared to get to us," Shearer once told Rolling Stone. "It's like reality is calling our bluff at every step along the way. »

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New to Netflix: Spinal Tap, Blazing Saddles, Jurassic Park...

3 March 2017 5:12 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

It's that time of month when we get our new streaming options. Here are random new titles on Netflix for March (or that showed up late in February), freeze framed at totally random places, whatever comes up. As we do...

It's part of a musical trilogy I'm doing in D minor, which I find is really the saddest of all keys. I don't know why but it makes people weep instantly.

This is Spinal Tap (1984)

Heh. So funny this movie. Christopher Guest and Rob Reiner's collaboration became a classic. Without it we probably wouldn't have had Waiting for Guffman or Best in Show or whatnot. 

More films after the jump...

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- NATHANIEL R

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New to Streaming: ‘One More Time With Feeling,’ ‘Memento,’ ‘Frailty,’ and More

3 March 2017 9:30 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Catfight (Onur Tukel)

Who knew that one of the year’s most potent representations of America’s addiction to abrasive conflict would be Anne Heche and Sandra Oh beating each other to a pulp? Onur Tukel’s Catfight is an unabashedly silly and political film, but it’s also a funny one, with its two lead actresses literally and figuratively hurling themselves into their roles. Heche and Oh play »

- The Film Stage

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‘Spinal Tap’ Stars Blasted for ‘Absurdly’ Filed $400 Million Lawsuit

28 February 2017 2:41 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The 1984 film “This Is Spinal Tap” might be a beloved cult classic, but it was far from a blockbuster. At least that’s the assertion in a new filing relating to the $400 million lawsuit revolving around the movie. In papers filed Tuesday, Vivendi and Studiocanal say that “Spinal Tap” stars Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner should be dropped from the suit, because they lack the standing to file a claim. While expressing “genuine admiration for the talents” of Shearer, et al, Tuesday’s motion to dismiss claims that they don’t “have any right to file this lawsuit, »

- Tim Kenneally

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