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The first teaser trailer has arrived online for Roadies, the Showtime series from Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous), which stars the likes of Luke Wilson (Old School), Carla Gugino (San Andreas), Imogen Poots (She’s Funny That Way), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Game of Thrones), Rafe Spall (Life of Pi). Check it out here…
Roadies chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes and puts the spotlight on the backstage crew who get the show on the road while touring the United States for the mega stadium band Staton–House.
Roadies has been picked up for 10 episodes, and will premiere in 2016.
- Gary Collinson
After cinematic adventures such as We Bought A Zoo and the recent Aloha, Cameron Crowe is returning to his music-filled Almost Famous wheelhouse – albeit on the small screen – with the Showtime series Roadies, for which we now have the first teaser trailer. Characterized as a comedy show, Roadies has been picked up for 10 episodes, and centres on the backstage crew of a touring rock band.
The series brings together some impressive talent, both onscreen and off, with Winnie Holzman lined up as showrunner, and J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk set for executive producing duties. The cast will feature Carla Gugino, Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots and Rafe Spall, among many others, and expectations of excellence are high.
Check out the press release from Showtime below for more:
- Sarah Myles
Will Ferrell‘s famous catchphrases have now been brought to life for late-night libations at a New York City bar. Stay Classy New York opened in the city’s Lower East Side earlier this month, offering artisan cocktails based on the actor’s roles on “Saturday Night Live,” “Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights” and “Old School.” Launched by Zach Neil and Brian Link, the bar serves up crafted classics such as The F-cking Catalina Wine Mixer, Smelly Pirate Hooker, We’re Going Streaking and — a house favorite inspired by Ron Burgundy — A Whale’s Vagina, made of vodka, triple sec, orange juice and gin. »
- Debbie Emery
Of course Will Ferrell is getting his own bar. And of course fans are going to be pouring in from all over the country. Zach Neil and Brian Link have just opened Stay Classy New York on the lower east side of Manhattan. And it's a shrine not just to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy but everything the actor has ever done.
The best part about this new bar is that is offers plenty of cocktails named after some of Will Ferrell's biggest hit comedies. And the artisanal menu comes packed with plenty of inside jokes from Anchorman. Step Brothers has spawned the 'Did We Just Become Best Friends?' double shot for you and your best friend, whom can redeem his shot at a later date. Order a Dirty Mike and the Boys from The Other Guys, and you'll be handed two draft beers and a house shot. »
Are you still obsessed with Step Brothers, the 2008 comedy starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly? Yeah, us too, and that means you're going to freak out about this news. The Catalina Wine Mixer - the big event from the end of the movie - is actually going to happen in real life. Better known as "the f*ckin' Catalina Wine Mixer" according to Adam Scott's character, Derek, the event was fictional, until this year, when the event will take place on Catalina Island on Sept. 13 - yes, this weekend! According to the announcement on Instagram, the Dan Band (of Old School fame) will be playing, and as you can see, the event was 100 percent inspired by the movie. So, now the only question is, what are you doing this weekend that can't be canceled?! »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
The first trailer for sports drama Concussion has appeared online today, which you can view below, as well as the film’s first poster…
The drama stars Will Smith (Focus) and is based on the story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, “the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of Cte, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.”
Based on the GQ article by Jeanne Marie Laskas called ‘Game Brain’, the film is written and directed by Peter Landesman (Kill The Messenger) and co-stars Alec Baldwin (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Suicide Squad), Luke Wilson (Old School) and David Morse (The Rock).
Concussion is set for release on Christmas Day.
- Scott J. Davis
The death of horror pioneer Wes Craven has spawned an outpouring of warm remembrances from friends, collaborators and fellow fright-flick luminaries like John Carpenter and Joe Dante. See below for a roundup of reactions (to be updated throughout the week). New Line Cinema: In 1984, Wes Craven brought “A Nightmare on Elm Street” to New Line, and in so doing, altered the course of the studio’s history. We are eternally grateful to our friend and partner, and are proud to be “The House That Freddy Built”. Robert Englund: Rip Wes Craven, my director, my friend. A brilliant, kind, gentle and very funny man. A sad day on Elm St and everywhere. I'll miss him. — Robert B. Englund (@RobertBEnglund) August 31, 2015 Hollywood's lost a rare species in Wes Craven. The true Gentleman. — Robert B. Englund (@RobertBEnglund) August 31, 2015 William Friedkin: Wes Craven will be missed by all who Love and appreciate his work, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Shortly following the turn of the millennium came a transitional moment in Hollywood humour. Comedies featuring adolescents and comedies featuring adults had never been a rare sight, but following the Farrelly brothers’ There’s Something About Mary (1998), the maturation of the American Pie (1999) series, and particularly with the rise of the Frat Pack (a term coined in a Variety review of Old School (2003)), it became increasingly popular to combine the two, and to blur the line dividing maturity and immaturity that is supposed to magically appear during the progression into adulthood.
Suddenly, it was common to see films reversing the coming-of-age narrative of many teen comedies, continuing the natural progression of slacker films such as Clerks (1994), and intensifying the feckless nature of adults from examples such as The Big Lebowski (1998) and Office Space (1999). The Frat Pack were at the forefront of that change, and their movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) was its harbinger, »
- Liam Ball
Roadies follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes — the crew members who get the show on the road. Gugino will play the band’s production manager Shelli, a world-class multi-tasker, passionate music fan and tireless work partner to the band’s tour manager (Old School‘s Luke Wilson). The duo’s unique personal and professional relationship is forever »
For Bobby Brown, the show must go on. With his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown in hospice care, Bobby fulfilled his prior commitment to perform during the Affordable Old School Concert Series at Wolf Creek Amphitheater in Atlanta July 4. The lineup featured other '90s musicians, including Juvenile, Mint Condition, Tweet and J.J. Williamson. "Hold on Atlanta. Atlanta, I can't hear y'all. I know it's a little early, but God.. I probably know but one of you all up in here. Let's have some fun!" Bobby said at one point during the 30-minute set. "Yo, I was skipping songs and s--t...I feel like I have been up here for like two hours. Trust me I'm not gonna do anything that I don't do. »
While his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, hangs on in hospice care, Bobby Brown sought comfort in his music on Saturday, July 4. The former bad boy of R&B was the opening act for the group Mint Condition at the Affordable Old School Concert Series at Wolf Creek Amphitheater in Atlanta, Georgia. Bobby, 46, came out wearing an all-pink ensemble and was sweating profusely throughout his set. "Fans loved his performance," an onlooker tells Us Weekly. "Bobby did his New Edition classics and busted out into some of his [...] »
Vince Vaughn has admitted that he got "too comfortable" with his "assembly-line comedies".
The True Detective star made a name for himself in the mid-2000s with a series of popular comedies including Wedding Crashers and Old School. However, in recent years films such as The Internship, Delivery Man and Unfinished Business have been less well-received.
Ahead of his dramatic starring role in True Detective, Vaughn told GQ that he has grown tired of appearing in such films.
"I'm not blaming anyone else but myself here," he said. "The machine can make you idle. You read a script and then you agree to a role, then soon enough you're on set looking at a scene that has had all the juice and the life sucked right out of it.
"You become a hired gun doing a very inoffensive PG-13 movie and, well, you kind of just go along with it. »
When it comes to letting loose, Animal House, for many of us, provided our first lesson on partying. From John Belushi who played the beloved John Blutarsky to John Vernon's role as Dean Vernon Wormer, the head of the fictional Faber College, the characters in the frat boy film are timeless—and we'll admit, we were never able to look at a toga in the same way after watching the 1978 classic. 25 years later, Old School introduced audiences to Frank the Tank (played by Will Ferrell) while simultaneously schooling us in the art of beer bong. And just four years after its release, Superbad hit the big screen, which illustrated why having a fake I.D. pretty »
Middleditch stars in Search Party as Nardo, whose ruined wedding ceremony causes a spiral of bizarre events as he desperately tries to win back his fiancée.
Nardo ends up on the run from Mexican drug-runners, while his two best friends (Adam Pally and Miller) have to stave off femme fatales and organ thieves to save him.
Search Party opens on May 29 in the UK. A Us release date has not yet been set. »
If you were wondering why we haven't seen the next Old School/Hangover clone yet, well, wonder no more! From the aformentioned writer of those two films, Scot Armstrong, comes the trailer for his directorial debut that looks to take the ingredients of those films and throw 'em in a blender. Search Party follows a pair of friends who must embark on a mission to reunite their pal with the woman he was going to marry. The only issue is that this friend has been kidnapped in »
- Sean Wist
Some comedians burn brightly then fade away. Surfing a hit TV series or breakout supporting role to a movie lead, sometimes even a hit one, they can become overexposed, or have too many flops, and find themselves returning to relative obscurity or more modest creative pursuits. Will Ferrell is not one of those people. 2015 marks twenty years since he first appeared on “Saturday Night Live,” on which he quickly became one of the most valuable players. Twelve years since he became a fully-flung movie star with “Old School” and “Elf,” and Ferrell still remains one of the most in-demand comic names around. Sure, there have been misfires and flops along the way (this week’s “Get Hard” being one of them, at least according to our review), but his success rate has remained higher than most. Even in his worst films, or in his briefest appearances in other people's films, »
- The Playlist Staff
Recently, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma was disbanded when members were caught on tape singing, "There will never be a n****r Sae." Since the release of the video, students at Sae chapters outside Oklahoma University have also come forward saying they too have heard the song on their campuses.
News: 14 Times Will Ferrell Balled So Hard at Mlb Spring Training
"The incident in Oklahoma, that is a real argument for getting rid of the system altogether, in my opinion, even having been through a fraternity," Ferrell, 47, answered when asked during a New York Times Q&A in Austin, TX what he thought of college fraternities.
"Because when you break it down, it really is about creating cliques and clubs and being »
In a competitive situation, Showtime has landed Dice, a single-camera scripted comedy starring controversial actor-comedian Andrew Dice Clay, with a six-episode straight-to-series order. Created and written by Scot Armstrong (Old School, The Hangover Part II), Dice, from Fox 21 TV Studios, chronicles “the semi-true stories of Andrew Dice Clay, one of the most polarizing men on the planet.” It follows the comedian as he works in Las Vegas to resurrect his career while… »
Hickory dickory dock, Showtime is giving Dice a shot.
Andrew Dice Clay, the chain-smoking, R-rated comedian who gained notoriety in the 1990s, will headline a scripted series loosely based on his life, the premium cabler announced Friday.
Dice, a half-hour single-camera comedy, will follow the abrasive stand-up “as he works in Vegas to resurrect his career while supporting his family. And his girlfriend. And his ex-fiancée. And his ex-wife. And his mother-in-law. And his son’s band,” per the series official logline.
Video Happyish: Showtime Series’ Trailer Has Harsh Words for a Founding Father
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment present two of the best comedy-drama actors around as they take on the story about two estranged siblings who are reunited after ten years apart. Winner of Best Screenplay at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, The Skeleton Twins was directed by Craig Johnson (True Adolescents), written by Johnson and Mark Heyman (Black Swan), and co-stars Luke Wilson (Old School), Ty Burrell (TV’s “Modern Family”), Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Joanna Gleason (Last Vegas).
The DVD also features a whole host of extras which includes a Gag Reel, Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Craig Johnson, “To Whom it May Concern: Making The Skeleton Twins” Featurette, “Sweet Moves” Featurette, a load of audio commentary and this exclusive outtake clip, »
- Dan Bullock
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