9 items from 2013
Lionsgate has announced plans for a Hellbenders Blu-ray / DVD release in February. Here’s a look at the official cover art and the list of bonus features:
“Pray that you’ll never need the professional services of the Hellbound Saints of Brooklyn Parish. Resembling members of a raucous fraternity rather than the Catholic Church, this ragtag group of priests lives in a constant state of debauchery: smoking, drinking and philandering as if in a contest to top each other’s efforts in breaking the seven deadly sins as flamboyantly as possible. Fronted by Angus (Clancy Brown of Highlander and The Burrowers), their dysfunctional leader, they are the Church’s last best hope. When a regular exorcism just won’t do the trick, they’re called in to trap a demon and drag it down to hell with them.
However, in order to be ready for fire and brimstone, the men »
- Jonathan James
Sneak Peek actor Chris Farley in his past film performances for a good-natured parody of Toronto Mayor 'Rob Ford' in "Rob Ford: The Movie".
The trailer was compiled by Toronto filmmaker Tristan Gough for "Rob Ford: The Movie", using clips from Farley's "Tommy Boy," "Black Sheep," "Air Heads," and "Dirty Work", imagining what a biopic of Ford might look like if it starred the former "Saturday Night Live" star.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Chris Farley in "Rob Ford: The Movie"...
- Michael Stevens
From new voices like NoViolet Bulawayo to rediscovered old voices like James Salter, from Dave Eggers's satire to David Thomson's history of film, writers, Observer critics and others pick their favourite reads of 2013. And they tell us what they hope to find under the tree …
My favourite books of 2013 are Drama High (Riverhead) by Michael Sokolove, Sea Creatures (Turnaround) by Susanna Daniel, and & Sons (Harper Collins) by David Gilbert. Drama High is incredibly smart, moving non-fiction about an American drama teacher who for four decades coaxed sophisticated and nuanced theatrical performances out of teenage students who weren't privileged or otherwise remarkable and in so doing, changed their conceptions of what they could do with their lives. Sea Creatures is a gripping, beautifully written novel about the mother of a selectively mute three-year-old boy; when she takes a job ferrying supplies to a hermit off the coast of Florida, »
- Ali Smith, Robert McCrum, Tim Adams, Kate Kellaway, Rachel Cooke, Sebastian Faulks, Jackie Kay
I know there's already been one video this week of Chris Farley and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, but I absolutely had to share this incredibly funny trailer for Rob Ford: The Movie starring the late comedian. The trailer uses clips from films that featured Chris Farley such as Tommy Boy, Black Sheep and Dirty Work, and it's a little creepy how well they work in this fake trailer for a movie about the politician. It also "stars" Brian Dennehy as Doug Ford, Rob Lowe »
- Jesse Giroux
10:46 Am Pt -- McDonald was released at 7:20 Am Et. He has a court date on Dec. 11. 9:30 Am Pt -- Shooter was Super wasted ... and barely able to utter a coherent sentence ... this according to one of the guys who shared a beer with McDonald just hours before his DUI arrest. Jonathan Mincher tells TMZ he and his buddies (seen in the pic below) were drinking at Lagerheads Tavern in Wrightsville Beach, Nc »
- TMZ Staff
Exclusive: On the heels of TNT’s renewal of Perception for a third season, the series’ co-creator/executive producer Ken Biller has signed a new, two-year oevrall deal with ABC Studios, the studio behind the drama series starring Eric McCormack. Under the pact, Biller will continue as executive producer and showrunner of Perception as well as develop new projects for network and cable. “Ken’s been part of the ABC family for many years, and we’re thrilled to keep him in the fold,” said ABC Studios Evp Patrick Moran. Before co-creating Perception with Mike Sussman, Biller, repped by CAA and Steve Berson, co-developed and executive produced ABC Studios’ cult syndicated fantasy series Legend Of The Seeker. “I love making television, so I’m really grateful for the opportunity to keep working at ABC Studios,” Biller said. His other series credits include ABC/ABC Studios’ Six Degrees as well as NBC’s E-Ring, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group has announced the five digital media programs that have won this year's crop of Creative Arts Emmys. Among the usual suspects (online TV companions, TV channel mobile apps, etc.), one plucky YouTube series stands out: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. The Streamy winner added the Emmy for Original Interactive Program to its trophy case, becoming one of the most popular web series to ever win an Emmy statuette. Lizzie Bennet's transmedia elements--including its characters Twitter accounts and the entire world created around the series and its spinoffs--play crucial roles in securing the Emmy. Last year's Original Program, Dirty Work, also included copious viewer interaction, and the Academy seems inclined to reward online programs that successfully turn storytelling into a game, and thanks in large part to its rabid, active fanbase, Lizzie Bennet seamlessly pulled off that fusion. Three other digital programs »
- Sam Gutelle
Alloy Digital isn't the only multi-channel network making news today. Fullscreen has announced the hiring of Larry Shapiro, formerly of Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to head its talent department. At CAA, Shapiro established a video game department and worked with many of the top game designers in the world. His experience in the video game industry may signal Fullscreen's expansion into that category on YouTube. Though the McN has not yet snapped up many top creators in that area, doing so would be wise given gaming's massive popularity on YouTube. Shapiro also previously worked at Fourth Wall Studios, the innovative online video platform that won an Emmy for its show Dirty Work. Fourth Wall, despite counting big names like MysteryGuitarMan among its creators, abruptly halted production on its original series late last year. "Our focus has always been on empowering our content creators to succeed," said Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos »
- Sam Gutelle
When Mike Myers‘ SNL skit, Wayne’s World, got spun off into a successful feature film in 1992, he kind of lucked himself into a transition from TV to movies. When he tried to anchor a film all by himself after that though, we got So I Married an Axe Murderer, and that wasn’t nearly as successful. Thankfully for him, that wasn’t the end of Myers’ story, because in 1997 he got another chance to star in a movie, and this time it was in a project that he wrote himself, a project that was tailored to play to all of his strengths as a performer. Said movie was Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, a film so successful that it spawned two sequels, including Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, which got Myers’ Scottish schtick out into the public and likely led to his starring in the Shrek movies. Wayne »
- Nathan Adams
9 items from 2013
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