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Taron Lexton directs In Search Of Fellini, about a sheltered 20-year-old who becomes obsessed with meeting Federico Fellini after she watches his 1954 classic La Strada at a film festival while on a job interview in Ohio.
Ksenia Solo from Orphan Black plays the lead in the Spotted Cow Studio production. Bello is cast as her mother, who hides a terminal illness, and Mary Lynn Rajskub (24, Julie & Julia) is the no-nonsense neighbour who urges Bello’s character to reveal her condition.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Time Warner is in the early stages of conversations that would see the media giant buy 25% of Hulu. Seems rational enough to me. But in the story, one of the ideas that is floated is that Time Warner is worried about cord cutting and looking to downplay or even end one of the main functions of Hulu as a service by doing away with next-day streaming episodes of current TV shows. If it's true, then my relationship with Hulu Plus will end immediately after a very happy nine year subscription to the service. I was an early adopter, first signing up in late 2007, and, yes, I would love to cut the cable cord completely. I have Charter Communications as my cable/Internet provider right now, and my service on the cable side is, in a word, awful. I detest cable. »
- Drew McWeeny
Look, no one wants to identify themselves as a Patty or a Selma, but that doesn’t mean the Patty- or Selma-esque people you know wouldn’t appreciate learning that CBS has ordered a pilot for a MacGyver reboot. The incredibly resourceful secret agent beloved by The Simpsons’ Bouvier sisters will return in one of two dramas out of CBS TV Studio. The new MacGyver, which knocks a decade off the protagonist’s age and focuses on how he acquired his fantastic skills, is the brainchild of Furious 7 director James Wan, executive producer Henry Winkler, and writer Paul Downs Colaizzo. CBS has also ordered a pilot for Bull, a procedural drama based on Dr. Phil’s early career in trial consulting, which means Patty and Selma are going to have a pretty full DVR in 2016. (You just know they love Dr. Phil. You just know.) »
- Halle Kiefer
Lucifer is wasting a strong lead and plenty of potential by falling back on tired crime drama conventions...
This review contains spoilers.
1.2 Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil
They say that the devil is in the detail. See what I did there? Of course you did. Having watched episode 2 of Lucifer, you’ll be more than familiar with the self-referential style the show embraces. From the lead character’s cute quips (“it’s called a Devil’s Threesome for a reason”) to the soundtrack and even smart little visual gags such as the Apple of Temptation, Lucifer is all about making us aware of The Devil’s pervasiveness in the very heart of our world through throwaway pop culture punnery and clever iconography.
There’s no doubting that it’s clever… but does that make it wise? Finding ways to squeeze in references to ‘Old Scratch’ (his favourite handle, »
CAA has signed veteran comedy writer-producer Bob Kushell. He most recently co-created ABC’s freshman comedy series The Muppets and served as an executive producer and showrunner until his exit in November. Kushell started his primetime writing career on HBO’s Dream On and went on to work on The Simpsons, 3rd Rock From The Sun, American Dad, Grounded For Life, Samantha Who?, and Malcolm In The Middle. He created the BBC comedy Way To Go among other series. Kushell was… »
Ahead of the Academy Awards, we’re reviewing each short category. See the Animation section below and the other shorts sections here.
Bear Story [Historia de un oso] – Chile – 11 minutes
While Gabriel Osorio Vargas‘ Chilean short film Bear Story tells the tale of a sad, lonely old bear, it does ultimately prove uplifting. Here’s a creature tinkering tirelessly in his shop to put the finishing touches on what could very well be his life’s work and yet any and all success or failure is met with silence. There’s no one else in his small home to celebrate or lament—just the indentations of two bodies on his mattress permanently displaying that love and company existed not too long ago. How did it come to this? We’ll never know and that’s a wonderful thing. Instead we discover that love’s strength—strong enough to render distance and death harmless. His »
- Jared Mobarak
The new clip is called ‘Elephant In The Room,’ and you can watch it in our player below. First, the synopsis.
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootropolis is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, »
- Paul Heath
20th Century Fox
In its heyday, no show delivered the laughs like The Simpsons. In its early years, Matt Groening’s iconic television phenomenon delivered some of the best and most memorable jokes in the sitcom history. Week after week, audiences would tune into The Simpsons for the laughs – so well observed and unexpected and truly clever was the writing, it changed television comedy forever.
When it comes to ranking the “best” episodes of The Simpsons, then, most lists tend to hone in all those episodes that deliver both excellent jokes and lots of heart in equal measure – episodes like And Maggie Makes Three and Lisa’s Substitute, which managed to offer up a deft blend of hilarity and genuine sentiment at the same time.
But what if you set out to pick the funniest episodes of the show, based entirely on their ability to crack you up and nothing else? »
- Sam Hill
The estate of 'Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon wants to unload 2 handfuls worth of his Emmys, but the people at the Emmys ain't havin' it ... TMZ has learned. Simon passed away last year and his foundation listed 10 Emmys -- which he won for "The Simpsons" and "The Tracey Ullman Show" -- through the Abell Auction Company. They could go for $2,500 - $6,000 each ... however, the Academy of Television says it's the rightful owner of those awards. A »
- TMZ Staff
Matt Groening is going to make an animated series for Netflix. Don't worry about The Simpsons TV series being cancelled by Fox, though. The long-running Simpsons was already renewed through its 28th season, which will air in the 2016-17 broadcast season.
Deadline says no details about Groening's new Netflix project have been leaked, but he is reportedly creating and writing the new series. Groening is still an Ep and consultant on The Simpsons.
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If you happened to be planning to buy, say, 100 dozen donuts but would rather have your hard-earned money feed a worthy cause, plop down on the couch and check this out. All nine Emmys won by The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon during his career — seven for the toon phenom and two for The Tracey Ullman Show — are going up for auction next month, along with other personal items. Proceeds will benefit the Sam Simon Charitable Giving Foundation, which supports causes including… »
The New York Knicks aren't exactly good again, but they have reclaimed some of their old swagger – and it's all thanks to Kristaps Porzingis.
With the rookie sensation dunking on fools and hitting 3-pointers like he's the second coming of Stephen Curry, the revitalized Knicks look like they can remain in contention for a playoff spot in the East. And as such, they've managed to avoid becoming a punch line – not just in the NBA, but in popular culture as well. That's what the Philadelphia 76ers are for.
Case in point, »
Netflix’s adaptation of A Series Of Unfortunate Events has quite possibly found its Count Olaf. How I Met Your Mother, Gone Girl and 2015 Oscars star Neil Patrick Harris is reportedly in talks to portray the immoral adoptive father – presumably in a variety of disguises – in the upcoming series.
If he takes the part, he’ll be stepping into the shoes of Jim Carrey, who did a fine job portraying Lemony Snicket’s orphan-harassing creation in the 2004 movie version. It’s worth mentioning that Harris has comedic villainous form of his own, having starred in Joss Whedon’s web series Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
This casting rumour has originated from The Hollywood Reporter, who have certainly hit the nail right on the head with their speculation »
Last night, Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Adam Driver hosted the first 2016 episode of Saturday Night Live, and as expected, the actor reprised his villainous Kylo Ren role. The sketch comedy show put a unique spin on Kylo Ren, with the character appearing on a fake episode of the CBS reality series Undercover Boss, set on the Starkiller Base. This powerful villain went under cover as a radar technician named Matt, where he conversed with some of his underlings, played by Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan.
Kylo Ren is most certainly a controversial one, since we learned over the course of this blockbuster that he is actually the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa. This villain is expected to return in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which starts production later this month, but no cast members have been confirmed. LucasFilm has already set a May 26, 2017 release date for the sequel. »
Netflix has set the premiere dates for ten of its shows this year including three returning series and several new ones such as Baz Luhrmann's "The Get Down," the Winona Ryder-led supernatural drama "Stranger Things," the French language original series "Marseille," the Will Arnett comedy "Flaked," the Ashton Kutcher-led dramedy "The Ranch" and several kids shows like a modern animated take on "King Kong". The schedule is as follows:
March 11th: "Flaked" (new)
April 1st: "The Ranch" (new)
April 15th: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" S2, "Kong: King of the Apes" (new)
June 3rd: "Word Party" (new)
June 17th: "Orange is the New Black" S4
July 15th: "Stranger Things" (new)
August 12th: "The Get Down: Part 1" (new)
- Garth Franklin
Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, is developing a new animated series for Netflix. Confirming the news, The Hollywood Reporter has hinted at a possible two-season run with 20 episodes in total for the as-yet-unnamed show. Groening created a cultural phenomenon with The Simpsons before turning his hand to the science fiction genre for follow-up Futurama. Despite a dip in quality in recent years The Simpsons has proven enduringly popular, still going strong with over 550 episodes and holding the title of longest running prime time U.S. television show. With erratic scheduling and a lengthy hiatus, Futurama's run proved less stable despite maintaining a loyal fan base and inventive writing up until its end in 2013. After redefining the American family for a generation of...
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Details of the project are being kept tightly under wraps, but The Hollywood Reporter is suggesting that a two-season pick-up of 20 episodes in total is likely.
- Gary Collinson
Matt Groening, the man behind The Simpsons and Futurama, may just bring his influential brand of animated comedy to the world of streaming TV. Variety reports that Groening is in talks to make an animated series for Netflix. Groening's project would join the likes of BoJack Horseman and F Is for Family on the site, though the details of his pitch are being kept secret. The streaming service is considering ordering two seasons of the series with ten episodes apiece, because if anything is a sure bet, it's an animated series from Matt Groening. »
- Jackson McHenry
As the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama — two of the most beloved animated series of… well, ever — Matt Groening‘s name will always loom large in pop culture. And now he’s preparing to add one more show to his already impressive legacy. Groening is reportedly in talks with Netflix to create a new […]
- Angie Han
Netflix is in talks with “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening to develop a new animated series, TheWrap has learned. Netflix had no comment and plot details are being kept under wraps. Groening will continue to act as showrunner on Fox’s “The Simpsons,” which is in its 27th season, and has already been renewed for a 28th season, consisting of 22 episodes. Also Read: 'The Simpsons' Goes '80s With Epic New Opening Credits (Video) Groening has won 10 Emmys for “The Simpsons” and two for “Futurama,” which ran from 1999-2003 and then was brought back from 2008-2013. »
- Linda Ge
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