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The brainchild of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" alumnus Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy (aka Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (aka Crow T. Robot), Rifftrax skewers cult classic films with hilarious live commentary. The crew hit the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday evening for their first-ever New York performance, where the Rifftrax gang unleashed their signature comedic chops on Tommy Wiseau's "The Room." Before taking the stage for a packed house, the trio thanked "Bobby D" (Robert De Niro) for inviting them to the festival, and riffed on a short safety film from the 1950s. If you weren't able to catch the performance at Tribeca, don't worry, Rifftrax will be doing four other live shows this year, including "The Room," that will be broadcast into movie theaters nationwide. You can find more information on the Rifftrax Live website. Before the hilarious event, Indiewire sat down with the trio to look back on "MST3K" and dig into. »
- Casey Cipriani
Fans of Paul Feig have a new group of geeks to fall in love with, and the crew of the spaceship that makes up the set of Yahoo Screen’s Other Space are as odd and “freaky” as anything he’s come up with before.
Stewart Lipinski (Karan Soni) is mildly interested in pursuing a career in galaxy mapping, or whatever, and as we enter the show, he is taking his final test to become Captain of his own spaceship. He wins out over his sister, Karen (Bess Rous), largely because she is so… intense, that even the higher-ups of the space program are scared of her.
This is not exciting news for Stewart, who doesn’t want to spend a long space voyage dealing with her, especially when he has to convince her that he’s in charge.
The crew is basically a semi-typical gaggle of misfits, and Stewart »
- Marc Eastman
Mystery Science Theater fans rejoice! Our beloved Joel Hodgson has been found. The man who, in the not-too-distant future, braved "Manos": The Hands of Fate among other cinematic stinkers is part of the excellent ensemble cast of Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig’s very funny outer space comedy. (Embarrassment of riches alert: He’s joined by his MST3K costar Trace Beaulieu as a Crow T. Robot-like mechanical wisecracker named Art.) Read more: Yahoo's Paul Feig Comedy to Reunite 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Stars This time it’s the really distant future when, as an opening title card informs us,
- Keith Uhlich
The Collider Weekly TV Guide is a rundown of notable episodes, premieres, returns, finales, and opportunities to catch up on great shows (or cast an eye to the occasional TV train wreck). Here are the picks for the week beginning Monday, April 13th: Monday 4/13 Bates Motel, "Norma Louise" (A&E, 9 p.m.) -- Norma and Norman have seemingly gone their separate ways, which leaves Norman crazier than usual. Meanwhile, Dylan/Emma shippers take note; the two must work together to help a friend through a rough night. Turn: Washington's Spies, "Thoughts of a Free Man; Hard Boiled" (AMC, 9 p.m.) -- The 2-hour Season 2 premiere of AMC's under-the-radar series will see Abe attempting to infiltrate New York City. Tuesday 4/14 [caption id="attachment_435775" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via The CW[/caption] The Flash, "All Star Team Up" (CW, 8 p.m.) -- The Flash returns with an Arrow crossover featuring Felicity and Ray, and the premiere of Ray's new Atom suit. »
- Allison Keene
When I wrote for Film Threat, I reviewed every Mystery Science Theater 3000 DVD set released by Shout! Factory, so I was happy to bring my reviews to Flickering Myth and continue the streak. I’ve been a fan of the show since I discovered it in college, back around 1990 or 1991, when finding a blank videotape and programming a Vcr was a real pain in the ass. In those days, if you really liked a show, you made sure you were in front of the TV at the appointed day and time.
I never joined MST3K’s “keep circulating the tapes” movement, which exhorted fans to record episodes and pass the videotapes around. That concept, along with fanzines and play-by-mail chess, seems so quaint today, although the last several years of the show’s run coincided with the rise of the Internet, »
- Gary Collinson
The show, described as a mashup of Red Dwarf, Mystery Science Theater 3000 and The Office, centers on a crew of 22nd century space explorers who were placed on a ship as babies and wake up as confused and clueless adults. When they discover an alternate universe, the overmatched rookies must band together to explore it and attempt to find their way back home.
Other Space, the third series produced for Yahoo Screen, stars Karan Soni (Betas), Milana Vayntrub (Silicon Valley), Conor Leslie (Klondike), Eugene Cordero (House of Lies), Neil Casey (Broad City), Bess Rous (Murder in the First) and Mystery Science Theater 3000 alums Trace Beaulieu and Joel Hodgson.
The first of eight half-hour episodes of Other Space »
- A.R. Wilson
Read More: With Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Now Yahoo All Producing Original Content, Is It Too Much for TV Fans? "Bridesmaids" director and "Freaks and Geeks" creator Paul Feig is back to producing laughs with the release of a new trailer for his upcoming space comedy, "Other Space." Set in 2105, "Other Space" chronicles the adventures of a group of noobie space explorers hurtling through a galaxy full of aliens. The difference between alien gills and brain holes are explored along with plenty of other shenanigans. Karan Soni ("Safety Not Guaranteed") and Milana Vayntrub ("Silicon Valley") star alongside "Mystery Science Theater 3000" veterans Joel Hodgson and Tracy Beaulieu. Feig is also hard at work rebooting the "Ghostbusters" franchise, with Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon donning the iconic jumpsuits. The first season of "Other Space" will consist of...
- Helen Z. Carefoot
Read More: With Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Now Yahoo All Producing Original Content, Is It Too Much for TV Fans? "Bridesmaids" director and "Freaks and Geeks" creator Paul Feig is back to producing laughs with the release of a new trailer for his upcoming space comedy, "Other Space." Set in 2105, "Other Space" chronicles the adventures of a group of noobie space explorers hurtling through a galaxy full of aliens. The difference between alien gills and brain holes are explored along with plenty of other shenanigans. Karan Soni ("Safety Not Guaranteed") and Milana Vayntrub ("Silicon Valley") star alongside "Mystery Science Theater 3000" veterans Joel Hodgson and Tracy Beaulieu. Feig is also hard at work rebooting the "Ghostbusters" franchise, with Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon donning the iconic jumpsuits. The first season of "Other Space" will consist of »
- Helen Z. Carefoot
Paul Feig’s slate has never been so packed. Or so popular. His upcoming espionage chucklefest Spy is gathering positive reviews, he’s deep in development on the all-female led Ghostbusters reboot and if a recent report is correct, he’ll be shaping a Play-Doh movie for Fox. Before any of those come to fruition, however, the director’s penchant for the funny is being catapulted to the far regions of the galaxy in his forthcoming Yahoo! comedy series, Other Space.
Like the recently-revived Community, the show will debut exclusively on the online giant’s network, and orbit around a spaceship crew out and about on a ‘routine collection mission’ that leads them to uncover one of mankind’s greatest discoveries. To whet those appetites ahead of the series’ debut, the first trailer does a sterling job of clueing us in to the haphazard batch of space explorers as they embark on their mission. »
- Gem Seddon
What would happen if a coffeemaker captained a spaceship? That question is answered in the first trailer for new Yahoo series “Other Space,” created by “Bridesmaids” and “Freaks and Geeks” mastermind Paul Feig.
Set in the year 2105, “Other Space” follows a group of inexperienced space explorers on a journey through an alien-riddled galaxy. The first season will consist of eight half-hour episodes.
The clip promises plenty of fun Feig-isms, like the crew wondering what to name a planet (“Michael?”), an afflicted crew member explaining the difference between alien gills and brain-holes and some staff confusion over how soundproof the ship’s walls are.
“Other Space” bows on April 14 on Yahoo.
- Marianne Zumberge
With "Ghostbusters" on the horizon, and his hands in "Play-Doh," Paul Feig has graduated to the level of tentpole director. So, you might have forgotten that his early career found him the master of creating funny, flawed characters like those in the beloved "Freaks & Geeks." Even "Bridesmaids" benefitted from having three dimensional people at the core of the outrageous comedy. Can he work that touch again with "Other Space"? Well, see for yourself in the first trailer. Read More: Paul Feig Talks His Love Of 'Girls,' 'Mad Men' & Why He Thinks 'Freaks & Geeks' Would Have A Better Shot On TV Today Featuring Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" fame, along with Karan Soni, Eugene Cordero, Milana Vayntrub, Conor Leslie, Neil Casey and Bess Rous. It's a comedy that's basically "The Office" but set on a spaceship, with wackier characters, including a talking »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With "Ghostbusters" on the horizon, and his hands in "Play-Doh," Paul Feig has graduated to the level of tentpole director. So, you might have forgotten that his early career found him the master of creating funny, flawed characters like those in the beloved "Freaks & Geeks." Even "Bridesmaids" benefitted from having three dimensional people at the core of the outrageous comedy. Can he work that touch again with "Other Space"? Well, see for yourself in the first trailer. Read More: Paul Feig Talks His Love Of 'Girls,' 'Mad Men' & Why He Thinks 'Freaks & Geeks' Would Have A Better Shot On TV Today Featuring Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" fame, along with Karan Soni, Eugene Cordero, Milana Vayntrub, Conor Leslie, Neil Casey and Bess Rous. It's a comedy that's basically "The Office" but set on a spaceship, with wackier characters, including a talking...
- Kevin Jagernauth
Actor Robert Z’Dar, a familiar face in B-movies who played the psychotic murderer at the center of the “Maniac Cop” series, died Monday in Pensacola, Florida. He was 64 and had been in Pensacola to appear at a convention. After experiencing chest pains, he went into cardiac arrest at a local hospital.
Robert J. Zdarsky had an enlarged jawline, caused by a rare congenital condition called cherubism, that gave him a somewhat menacing visage. He began acting professionally in 1984 and ultimately appeared in 121 films. In addition to playing Officer Matt Cordell in the “Maniac Cop” franchise, Z’Dar memorably played the villainous henchman known as Face in the Sylvester Stallone-Kurt Russell prison actioner “Tango & Cash.” The actor also appeared in the 1991 gangster film “Mobsters,” starring Christian Slater and Patrick Dempsey.
According to blog the Dissolve, Z’Dar saw his popularity increase when two of his forgotten turkeys (“Soultaker »
- Variety Staff
For the second to last week of March, genre fans have a lot to look forward to as there are a ton of titles making their home entertainment debut this Tuesday. Image Entertainment is releasing Digging Up the Marrow, the latest from filmmaker Adam Green, on both Blu-ray and DVD and Grindhouse Releasing is doing the dark lord’s work with their stunning 3-Disc Collector’s Edition of Lucio Fulci’s cult classic, The Beyond. Wild Eye Releasing also has several films being released on March 24th and Shout Factory has another great Mystery Science Theater 3000 box set coming out as well.
The Beyond: 3-Disc Collector’s Edition (Grindhouse Releasing, Blu-ray)
The seven dreaded gateways to hell are concealed in seven cursed places... And on the day the gates of hell are opened, the dead will walk the earth! From legendary Italian horror master Lucio Fulci comes the ultimate classic of supernatural terror. »
- Heather Wixson
The Tribeca Film Festival has always featured macabre offerings for horror hounds to enjoy, and this year is no exception. A poignant zombie drama starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin (which was originally scheduled to premiere at last year's Tiff), a mutated wasps creature feature co-starring Lance Henriksen and Clifton Collins Jr., and Adrián García Bogliano's darkly humorous kidnapping tale are just a few films on the onscreen scare slate for the 14th Annual Tribeca Film Festival.
Press Release - "New York, NY (March 3, 2015) —The Tribeca Film Festival (Tff), presented by At&T, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screening sections as well as work in progress screenings. The 14th edition of the Festival will take place from April 15 to April 26 in New York City.
The Spotlight section features 40 films, consisting of 23 narratives and 17 documentaries. Twenty-four films in the selection world premiere at the Festival. »
- Derek Anderson
The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival will round out the second half of its 97-feature slate with a Spotlight section that includes the world premiere of a zombie movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and a documentary about New York’s “Cannibal Cop,” as well as a Midnight series and a handful of special screenings such as documentary “Mary J. Blige — The London Sessions,” to be followed by a concert performance by Blige.
A couple of work-in-progress screenings also will fill out the Tribeca lineup, following the announcement of the first half of the slate (including competition titles) earlier this week.
The 40 movies filed under Spotlight, which tend to feature the highest proportion of prominent creatives and star performers in Tribeca lineup, this year includes the debuts of films that star Mickey Rourke (Tony McNamara’s “Ashby”), Jessica Biel (Diane Bell’s “Bleeding Heart”), recent Oscar winner Patricia Arquette (Nick Sandow’s “The Wannabe »
- Gordon Cox
Experience the cult favorite film hilariously narrated live onstage
Vimeo released the hilarious RiffTrax Sharknado on February 17th, 2015 for an exclusive one week run (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sharknado).
The stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 Riff the social media phenomenon Sharknado in Sharknado: RiffTrax Live. Join Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett live and onstage at the historic State Theater in Minneapolis as they provide their hilarious commentary to The Asylum’s original … Continue reading →
Streaming video is a godsend if you want to catch up with recent seasons of TV series. But what's a TV fan to do who wants to stream older shows? Netflix has very little from before the millennium, and Amazon Prime has very little from before 1990.
That's not a knock; the big streaming services know their market. Still, it's worth remembering that Amazon's initial appeal as a bookseller was it's long-tail catalog, the notion that comprehensiveness was worthwhile because somebody somewhere would want that obscure or ancient title, that the markets for all those titles were collectively significant and worth catering to, and that the Internet had at last made it easier to connect those customers with what they wanted.
But until the big streaming services step into the long-tail breach, Shout Factory TV (at shoutfactorytv.com) is ready to make a home there. The boutique streaming service, which is free and requires no subscription, »
- Gary Susman
Shout! Factory is bringing some of pop culture’s biggest classics and cult titles to the internet. The home video entertainment company, known for distributing DVDs of favorite TV shows like Freaks & Geeks and Power Rangers, has created an ad-supported streaming service dubbed Shout! Factory TV.
Shout! Factory TV launches with over 1,000 hours of free streaming titles. The platform boasts iconic pop culture titles such as Mystery Science Theater 3000, Father Knows Best, Dennis the Menace, The Weird Al Show, and a collection of Steve Martin stand-up specials. StreamDaily also reports Shout! Factory TV will produce some original content; Weekly Shout Out!, for example, will take a look at new releases on the streaming platform from a comedic angle. Overall, Shout! Factory TV plans to distribute over 2,500 hours of movies and TV episodes.
- Bree Brouwer
Is there anything that the Shout! Factory can do to possibly make us love them more? Giving us back Mystery Science Theatre 3000 For Free is certainly a step in that direction! From the Press Release: Join us to celebrate… Continue Reading →
The post Shout! Factory Brings Classic TV Back Streaming! MST3K! Corman! More! appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Steve Barton
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