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Bruce Campbell and Edgar Wright will be on hand for a groovy 35mm double bill of The Evil Dead and Evil Dead II at this October's Beyond Fest, held in Los Angeles and presented by Shudder. Other screening highlights include the Kurt Russell-starring Bone Tomahawk, Karyn Kusama's The Invitation, the Henry Rollins-starring He Never Died, and much more.
Press Release: Los Angeles, CA - Thursday, September 3, 2015- Beyond Fest, the highest attended genre film festival in the Us, is excited to announce its full slate of 2015 programming featuring 25 events of mind-bending, movie madness. Presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood's famed Egyptian Theatre for 11 days of movies, music and mayhem spanning Thursday, October 1st - Monday, October 12th to generate funds for co-presenter, the nonprofit American Cinematheque.
With a diverse slate that includes films from all corners of the globe Beyond Fest is proud to present »
- Derek Anderson
Season twenty-six saw The Simpsons break new ground by crossing over with two other big animated sitcoms: Family Guy, once seen as an heir to The Simpsons throne, and Futurama, created, as was The Simpsons, by cartoonist Matt Groening.
Crossovers on The Simpsons generally come few and far between: the show, while openly lampooning popular culture on an almost weekly basis, and featuring guest star after guest star (often in cameo appearances playing themselves), generally sticks to its own little world. Rarely have other animated icons – or characters from other shows in general – appeared on the series, which is what makes two in one season, and full blown episodes as opposed to just minor cameos , so special.
Of course, those weren’t the first times characters from other series have made appearances, or even the best of the crossovers the show has had. And with that in mind, lets »
- Jay Anderson
Angry Birds Movie: First look at Spring 2016 released animated film.
The very first images from the upcoming Angry Birds movie has debuted online courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. The film arrives in cinemas next year from Sony Pictures, in collaboration with Rovio Entertainment, the creators of the game.
Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) is one of a community of beaked denizens on an all-bird island paradise, but what separates him from his chirpy chums is how easily his feathers get ruffled.
“The question Rovio gets more than anything is ‘Why are these birds so angry?’” says producer John Cohen »
- Paul Heath
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.
Production is »
- Justin Kroll
Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article.
Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – TV Broadcast Monday Aug 24, 2015 – Sunday Aug 30, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 2 The Voice 11,160 2 1 America’s Got Talent 10,522 3 10 Dancing With The Stars 3,052 4 3 America’s Funniest Home Videos 2,749 5 4 Empire 2,093 6 7 So You Think You Can Dance 1,288 7 – Gotham 1,285 8 6 Glee 1,217 9 8 Scream Queens 1,211 10 – The Simpsons 1,178 –
Cable/Streaming Monday Aug 24, 2015 – Sunday Aug 30, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 Key & Peele 12,917 2 3 Lip Sync Battle 6,626 3 2 Dance Moms 5,906 4 5 Beyond Scared Straight 4,048 5 4 Top Gear 3,877 6 8 Pretty Little Liars 3,425 7 7 Teen Wolf 3,199 8 10 WWE Tough Enough 2,664 9 – Hand of God 1,882 10 – Impractical Jokers 1,841 –
Late Night Monday Aug 24, 2015 – Sunday Aug 30, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 2 Jimmy Kimmel Live! 36,211 2 1 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 23,905 3 3 Conan 13,671 4 4 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 9,536 5 5 The Late Late Show With James Corden »
- Jason Klein
For most horror filmmakers it's a near-impossible task to break the mould or serve audiences up with something they've never seen before.
Wes Craven, who passed away yesterday at the age of 76, was different. Over a career spanning five decades he put an immeasurable stamp on the genre on four separate occasions.
Here are four essential Craven horrors that blazed a trail and led others to follow.
1. The Last House on the Left (1972)
After giving up a career as a teacher, Craven moved to New York to break into the film industry. He worked in post-production before making "many hardcore X-rated films" (as revealed in documentary Inside Deep Throat) and shifting into low-budget horror with his 1972 debut The Last House on the Left.
The plot follows a con artist couple (Thurman and Roth) who avoid paying a large debt to a gangster (Maggie Q) by escaping to La.
They then take part in a jewel theft involving Roth's ex-wife (Eve) as a way of winning back the money.
Variety reports that Vergara will play the mistress of Eve's character's new husband.
The actress will also voice Bart's new teacher Mrs Berrera in an episode of The Simpsons season 27. »
How you doin? Last week a deleted scene from Friends went viral, and it was fascinating to watch a rarely-seen moment from a much-loved sitcom.
With hours of footage shot for TV shows, some will never see the light of day. But thanks to DVDs and YouTube, we can see bonus scenes that were cut from broadcast. Here's 11 great clips that may have passed you by...
1. Game of Thrones: Bronn gives Shae some deadly words of advice
In the original episode, viewers just see Tyrion ask Bronn to escort Shae away in order to save her life, only for her to turn on him in dramatic fashion. This scene adds an extra layer of context as to why Shae betrayed her former lover so badly, and how Bronn might have more business smarts than he lets on.
2. Doctor Who: Rory says goodbye to his dad
In a scene which »
Professional wrestling is already half-fictional. You can debate what the fraction is, I guess, but you get the idea; a significant portion of our favorite pseudosport is a fiction, and the same can be said of its performers. That’s why the idea of a fictional pro wrestler is so fascinating: it’s an actor, usually a wrestler himself, playing the part of a second performer playing a different role. It has the potential to be endlessly recursive, but it’s always fun to watch.
The following grapplers may not be real, but maybe they should be.
13. The Shrieking Sheik – The Simpsons
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This one is really just a throwaway gag, but it’s really a sublime one. It’s prime-era Simpsons, first of all, and it’s also related to a strange Bret Hart cameo. They never revealed where Springfield is, but I »
- Matt O'Connell
Start salivating. Prepare for meat sweats. Dab uselessly at that pesky blob of ketchup on your shirt. Yes, today marks National Burger Day, 24 hours in which to celebrate that magical combo of juicy meat pattie and toasted sliced bun.
Burgers have been gracing the silver screen for decades, from quotable Tarantino scenes to deadly weapons in Jim Carrey comedies. So let's serve up eight iconic burger scenes to watch with relish. Fries with that?
1. Pulp Fiction's Big Kahuna
The undisputed king of movie burger moments, Samuel L Jackson's Jules tucks into a Big Kahuna seconds before laying his vengeance upon a quivering Frank Whaley. See also: the Royale with Cheese scene and its painfully awkward homage in John Travolta's From Paris with Love.
2. American Beauty's Mr Smiley's
We waited decades for Harry Shearer to finally win an Emmy for "The Simpsons." For years, the actor, who voices dozens of characters including Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders and Principal Skinner, was the only regular cast member not to have won, but the TV academy finally righted that wrong in 2014 – 25 years into the show's run. This year voters can catch up with another unrewarded actor from the long-running series: Tress MacNeille. -Break- Exclusive Video: 'Louie' star Pamela Adlon 'stunned' by Emmy nomination for gender-bending episode MacNeille isn't usually cited among the core voice cast of "The Simpsons," but she has nevertheless played numerous characters on the show since 1990, in addition to her years of work in "Futurama." This year she contends for playing Laney Fontaine, Shauna and Mrs. Muntz in the episode "My Fare Lady," in which Marge Simpson begins driving for a transportation app se »
Al Jean has been in his current office on the Fox lot for about 10 years, though he’s been with “The Simpsons” since the show started in 1989. What you won’t find there: his Peabody or eight Emmy Awards, which stay at home. As showrunner, Jean actually oversees two writers’ rooms. “With this show, you’re always working on five things at once,” he notes. “But everybody’s been here so long, everybody knows what they’re doing. It’s a really good group.”
Ye Rin Mok for Variety
The one animated character in doll form that adorns the office is Spider-Pig (aka Harry Plopper), which first appeared in 2007 in “The Simpsons Movie”; Jean teases he’ll make an appearance on the show this fall. He loves that Spider-Pig dolls are now for sale, saying, “I had a hand in creating the character, so I was thrilled.”
- Jenelle Riley
Last month, Lego unveiled new trailers for the upcoming video game Lego Dimensions, where we saw iconic characters such as Batman and Doctor Who in Lego form. Today, Lego Dimensions has released yet another gameplay trailer, which features beloved characters Shaggy (voiced by Matthew Lillard) and Scooby-Doo (voiced by Frank Welker) as they get tricked into entering the Lego world. There we see them interact with Gandalf (voiced by Tom Kane) from The Lord of the Rings along with The Lego Movie's Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) and Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks).
When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various Lego worlds, different characters from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings and The Lego Movie are swept away. To save their friends, Lego Batman, Lego Gandalf and Lego Wyldstyle journey to locations beyond their wildest imaginations, and they soon realize that Lord Vortech is summoning villains from »
Horror isn't just blood and gore. Dark Places, based on Gillian Flynn's novel of the same name, will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD this October. Also in this morning's round-up: details on The Walking Dead #1 variant for purchase at Wizard World San Jose and a new Mad Max video game trailer.
Blu-ray.com reports that "Libby Day (Theron) was only seven years old when her mother and two sisters were murdered and her brother Ben (Tye Sheridan, Joe) was jailed for the crime. Now, twenty-five years later, Libby discovers shocking evidence that Ben may be innocent and the real killer is still at large. Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road), Chloë Grace Moretz (If I Stay), Sterling Jerins (World War Z), Corey Stoll (Ant-Man) and Christina Hendricks (TV's "Mad Men") costar »
- Tamika Jones
Crouching Geisha, Infuriating Elimination.
If this week’s So You Think You Can Dance had to be summed up by a twist on an Oscar-winning movie title — and let’s be honest, what major life scenario couldn’t/shouldn’t fall under those terms? — then what better way to express the joy of Gaby’s Japanese-inspired hip-hop number and Edson’s blow-to-the-gut exit at the exact moment he broke on through to the future all-star side?
I know not everyone was fully sold on the Season 11 Twitter Save, »
The Girls actor is set to play himself in a spring episode of Fox’s never-ending ‘toon, TVLine has learned exclusively.
RelatedFall TV 2015: Your Handy Calendar of 90+ Season and Series Premiere Dates
In the installment, slated to air in early April, Marge takes Lisa on a girls’ weekend touristy trip to Capitol City, where they attend a performance of Bad News Bears: The Musical starring Rannells. During a backstage meet-and-greet after the show, Rannells reminds Lisa — who’s going through a rough spell with Marge »
The Teen Choice Awards are kicking off Sunday night, gathering some of the biggest stars in music, movie, TV and the Web world to let teenagers decide who wins.
“The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Furious 7” head up the nominations, nabbing five each. Also strong contenders, “Insurgent,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” “Avengers” and “Empire” received four nominations each.
See a full list of nominees below, updated live as winners are announced.
Choice Movie Actor: Action
Dylan O’Brien, The Maze Runner
Choice Movie: Action
Furious 7 (Winner)
- Variety Staff
The Teen Choice Awards are kicked off Sunday night, gathering some of the biggest stars in music, movie, TV and the Web world to let teenagers decide who wins.
In music, One Direction and Fifth Harmony took home an impressive bounty, winning such awards as choice selfie taker and choice summer song, respectively. “Empire” unsurprisingly won the prize for best breakout TV show, and “The Vampire Diaries'” Nina Dobrev won her final award for the drama.
See a full list of winners below.
Choice Web Star: Female
Bethany Mota (Winner »
- Variety Staff
Shakira is the latest name to join the cast of Disney's upcoming animated movie Zootropolis.
The singer will voice Gazelle, who is described by The Hollywood Reporter as the biggest popstar in Zootopia - which, incidentally, is what the film is called in the Us.
Shakira fans will be even happier to hear that she will perform a new song for the film, which is titled 'Try Everything'.
Zootropolis will be released in March 2016. »
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this fantastic Friday? We learn about a heavy metal band inspired by The Simpsons' Ned Flanders, the new trailer for The Hateful Eight gets mashed up with The Thing and a breakdown of Wonder Woman's costume evolution. We also get to watch as a scientist dissects Fantastic Four! So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Inspired by The Hateful Eight trailer's "isolation, snow, dudes and Kurt Russell," Youtube user Paul Garrison Dean has crafted a wonderful mashup with the 1982 horror classic The Thing. The video shows The Hateful Eight footage with dialogue from The Thing that, with the help of some crafty editing, works incredibly well. »
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