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Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig returns with an all-new episode Saturday (10:30 am), and things are about to get weirder than ever — which is saying a lot for a show about a kid whose best friend is a snake.
Related The Legend of Korra Book 4 Premiere Date, Title Revealed by Nickelodeon
TVLine has an exclusive behind-the-scenes video (above), featuring Chris Hardwick — the voice of Craig — letting loose and slipping into the (occasionally dolled-up) skin of his character. We also have a bonus clip from Saturday’s premiere below, in which Craig takes it upon himself to turn Puppy into “the best, »
To make the return to late night study sessions a little less painful, Trailers From Hell has partnered with Barnsdall Art Park Foundation to present a screening series of classic and cult films set in high school (including Tfh Guru Allan Arkush’s Rock ‘n’ Roll High School).
Here's the official lowdown from the fine folks at Barnsdall: Adolescent angst. Raging hormones. Twisted teachers. Barnsdall Art Park Foundation and Joe Dante’s Trailers From Hell present “School Nights,” an outdoor fall film series celebrating the beloved high school movie. It was a “time to remember” (or one to forget). Relive the wonder and terror of your teen years with these five essential films.
Join us on the lush west lawn of Hollyhock House. We have »
- TFH Team
Antoine Fuqua's film, an adaptation of Stephen Hunter's novel "Point of Impact", followed a former U.S. Marine Scout Sniper named Bob Lee Swagger (Wahlberg) who is coaxed back into action. He's soon framed for murder and forced to go on the run.
This continues Paramount TV's push into TV series adaptations of its library titles. The company has numerous other TV series in the works based on films since the turn of the millennium including a "Minority Report" sequel, a "Shutter Island" prequel and a "School of Rock" musical comedy remake.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Airbenders, rejoice! Nickelodeon has finally outlined the online-only return of The Legend of Korra — and it’s only weeks away.
Related Legend of Korra Is Moving Online, But ‘There Is Definitely a Book 4′
In a video uploaded late Wednesday night, the minds behind the hit animated series revealed that Book 4 will premiere Friday, Oct. 3, and will be titled “Balance.” New episodes will be available to stream on Nick.com and the Nick app every Friday.
Very little is known about the upcoming fourth season, save for the title of the fourth chapter, “The Calling,” which appears in the background of the announcement video. »
Fox is moving forward on the Minority Report TV series, based on director Steven Spielberg's 2002 sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise. The hour-long drama was ordered with a hefty put-pilot commitment, meaning the network has to produce and air the first episode, or face a significant penalty.
The weekly sci-fi thriller will actually serve as a continuation of the original Minority Report. The story takes place 10 years after the end of Precrime in D.C. One of the three Precogs has gone on to struggle with leading a "normal" human life. But he remains haunted by visions of the future. Minority Report's lead will be a female detective who helps the Precog utilize his gift for crime fighting.
Godzilla writer Max Borenstein is set to write the pilot script, which is being produced for Amblin Television, Paramount Television and 20th Century Fox Television. Steven Spielberg is on as an executive producer, »
Update: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies just won't die, and hopefully the new cast will give it the breath of life it needs to make the parody film work. Lily Collins is now out, but Lily James (the new Cinderella) is in. Other new cast members include Sam Riley (Maleficent), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Douglas Booth (Romeo & Juliet) as Mr. Darcy's friend Bingley and Emma Greenwell ("Shameless") as Bingley's sister, and Jack Huston (Kill Your Darlings) as the handsome Lt. Wickham. It hasn't been clarified if Riley is playing Mr. Darcy or if that role has yet to be cast.
May 2, 2013: Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) will star in Pride, Prejudice and Zombies and, in doing so, brings the project back from grave. Burr Steers (17 Again) will direct, which - if you're counting - makes the project's the fifth director. The movie is based on Seth Grahame-Smith's reimagining of »
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
Little no longer! This week, the cast of the 1994 kids' movie The Little Rascals gave the world a lesson in how to revel in nostalgia. In addition to making a spot-on recreation of the film's original poster, the entire cast showed up and looked happy doing it. The cast members, now all in their twenties, seemed stoked to celebrate the reunion all over social media. Hey @TheEllenShow have you seen our #Rascals20th reunion selfie?? #thelittlerascals pic.twitter.com/KGqCAJtMhA— Blake McIver (@BlakeMcIver) September 3, 2014 #Rascals20th on the front page of @Reddit @Airem23 @BlakeMcIver @Bug_Hall @BossRagley @JordanFrog @22Vision pic. »
- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie
Disney-owned Maker Studios, which creates online videos for millenials, announced the new Andrew W.K.-hosted kids series “Meet Me at the Reck, ” in which the “Party Hard” rocker and his friends will help kids explore their imaginations. The series will premiere on Saturday, Oct. 4 on Maker.tv. The six-part series follows Andrew and his band of kids–better known as “reckers” — who hang out at a Rec Center in Los Angeles’ Echo Park. Also read: Maker Studios Hit With $19 Million Lawsuit by Former Showrunner Guests include “School of Rock” star Jack Black, Zach Woods (“Silicon Valley,” “The Office”), digital superstar Joseph Garrett. »
- Tim Molloy
While studios tout records, market share and No. 1 status based on box office grosses, we thought it’d be a good idea to look at some of this year’s summer films (tentpoles and not) to see how their budgets stacked up against their worldwide grosses to date. These budget numbers do not include domestic/international marketing and distribution costs, nor do they take into account the splits with exhibitors, but they do give an idea of outlay and income. Bear in mind, that while some of the biggest offshore grosses come from China, the studios are only getting a 25% cut from that territory. Also, some of these pictures will end up doing well in home entertainment and may make a profit over time — as in, a few years.
Here are some of the films we were able to compile from smallest to highest budgets with worldwide grosses (and percentage »
- Anita Busch and Nancy Tartaglione
Netflix will be adding a host of new TV and movie options that will be rolling out on the streaming service throughout September.
Netflix's September Additions
Netflix is kicking off September by adding seasons of Californication, Chasing UFOs, Doomsday Preppers, Hinterland, Unsealed: Alien Files and Zero Hour. Soon to follow will be seasons of The League, The Blacklist, Arrow, New Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Recreation, The Walking Dead and more.
As for movies, Robin Williams’ films Good Morning Vietnam and Flubber have been added in addition to Cool Runnings, Lords of Dogtown, Crocodile Dundee and others. Among those coming soon are A Simple Man, Silver Linings Playbook and Bad Grandpa.
See Below for Complete Lists of Netflix’s New TV & Movies Offerings:
“Californication,” Seasons 1-7, Sept. 1
“Chasing UFOs,” Season 1, Sept. 1
“Doomsday Preppers,” Seasons 1-3, Sept. 1
“Hinterland,” Season 1, Sept. 1
“Unsealed: Alien Files,” Season 1, Sept. 1
“Zero Hour, »
It's almost September, which means a whole new slew of titles on Netflix! August proved pretty lucrative on the quality title front, but it looks as though September it's going to blow the rundown out of the water.
TV takes spotlight this month, with the latest full seasons of "The Walking Dead," "New Girl," "The League," "The Blacklist," "Arrow," "Bones," and "Parks and Recreation" primed and ready for streaming before their fall premieres. And fans still mourning the loss of "How I Met Your Mother" (in more ways than one) can rewatch the ninth and final season to their heart's content. Ah, memories. Showtime's recently departed "Californication" can be seen in its entirety (Seasons 1 -7) as well, starting September 1. That's a lot of TV.
- Tim Hayne
Martin Scorsese’s 2010 hit Shutter Island will be adapted into a TV series for HBO entitled Ashecliffe, named for the mental institution in Scorsese’s film and Dennis Lehane’s novel. Deadline reports that Scorsese and Lehane are attached to produce a pilot for the show beginning next year and that Scorsese will remain on as the show’s executive producer. Collider also adds that the film’s star Leonardo DiCaprio will also be attached as an executive producer through his company Appian Way.
According to Deadline, the show will be something of a prequel, focusing on the development and the secrets surrounding the Ashecliffe facility and the methods for treatment used there.
This news comes just as Scorsese-produced Boardwalk Empire enters its final season this September. It also accompanies a previously reported ’70s rock ‘n’ roll show Scorsese is working on with Terence Winter. Perhaps more interesting is that »
- Brian Welk
Because television shows are being treated with the same artistic reverence as movies now (just look at the Sundance Film Festival screening Jane Campion's "Top Of The Lake," or the upcoming Venice Film Festival unspooling "Olive Kitteridge"), big studio TV shows are desperately trying to keep up. With "Fargo" in particular showing that movie properties can become TV shows and find an audience with critics and the public, the race is on. And Paramount is going hard. With "Narc," "School Of Rock," "The Truman Show" and "Ghost" already in various stages of small screen development, next up is Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island," which is headed to HBO. The show will be titled "Ashecliffe," and the story begins before the events of the movie, with Dennis Lehane (who wrote the novel the movie was based on) penning the pilot script, and Scorsese to direct. It continues the director's ongoing. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Exclusive: As the TV biz prepares to celebrate another ground breaking year tonight, underwritten in no small effort by feature talent, the remarkable thing to consider is how much more of this is coming. Here’s one that has great potential: HBO and Paramount Television are making deals to turn the 2010 hit film Shutter Island into a TV series. Tentatively titled Ashecliffe, the plan is for the pilot to be directed by Martin Scorsese from a script by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the bestselling thriller novel that Scorsese and screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis turned into the hit film that Leonardo DiCaprio starred in.
Ashecliffe is the name of the isolated mental hospital where the movie took place, and the series begins before the events of the film. The focus is the past of hospital, and the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by its founders who erected the hospital in the early 20th »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Change can be swift over the course of 12 years. Opinions are formed, relationships sour, and unused gift cards expire. 12 years is also quite a risky timetable to film a movie, but that didn't stop director Richard Linklater (director of "School of Rock," and "Bernie"). "Boyhood" is one of the most frustrating films I've had to explain my opinion on in a while. For one, it's a milestone in cinematic history, the early stages of a life captured in real time with one cast over the course of one film. On the other hand, it's hyperbolic in its minimalism and boring in spots and its overall narrative reach often exceeds its grasp. Even still, it's one »
- Dylan Green
Keanu Reeves‘ next excellent adventure may be on the small screen.
Related Nickelodeon Orders School of Rock Series to Premiere in 2015
Reeves will headline and executive-produce Rain, a potential hour-long action series about a half-Japanese assassin whose job makes it difficult for him to form relationships, our sister site Deadline is reporting. Based on a book series by Barry Eisler, and produced by Slingshot Global Media, Rain is not yet attached to a network.
Despite appearing on several shows during his career, Rain would mark Reeves’ first starring role on television.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well… »
Who wouldn’t want to go to Italy in the summer for good food and entertaining conversation with a clever traveling companion? Quite a few people did just that, at least vicariously, via IFC Films‘ The Trip To Italy. The light-hearted sequel to The Trip easily had the weekend’s highest bow among specialty films, grossing $71,577 and averaging a tasty $23,859 in three theaters.
“The Trip to Italy opened with one of the highest per-screen (average)s of the summer, playing to sold-out shows this weekend in New York and Los Angeles,” IFC said in a statement. “The Michael Winterbottom-directed sequel has received wonderful reviews and strong word of mouth.” As with The Trip, which also starred Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on a food and talk travelogue across U.K. countryside, the road ahead looks wide open for the Italian Trip. The original opened in June 2011 with a $12,984 PTA in 6 theaters, »
- Brian Brooks
HBO has delivered some terrific comedies over the years, from the quirky musical series Flight of the Conchords to biting political satire Veep, and with the cast that the premium cable network is pulling together for its upcoming comedy The Brink, there’s reason to believe HBO has another major hit on its hands.
Now, our anticipation has been raised with news that Watchmen actress Carla Gugino has joined the cast in a multi-episode arc. Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption), Jack Black (School of Rock) and Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is The New Black) all topline The Brink, which is described as “an epic dark comedy.”
As per Deadline: The Brink focuses on “a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander (Robbins); Alex Coppins (Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Callahan (Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Domestically, the film kicked up a sterling $65 million from 3,845 locations.
So cowabunga and cue the follow-up. Part two will land in theaters on June 3, 2016, with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes returning again as a producer and screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec (“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”) coming back as screenwriters.
The sequel announcement comes after the film managed to hold off “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Analysts expected the Marvel film to take a bigger chunk out of “Ninja Turtles'” profits given that both films were expected to appeal to younger males. The comicbook film still managed to bring in $41.5 million in its sophomore weekend, a 56% drop from its debut that pushed its Stateside haul to $175.9 million. That »
- Brent Lang
A character actor with more than 80 film and TV projects to his name, Austin, Tex.-based Marco Perella is receiving his widest exposure ever—for a movie he finished shooting eight years ago. As the drunk disciplinarian stepfather of Mason (Ellar Coltrane) in Richard Linklater’s decades-spanning Boyhood, Perella plays the pathetic bully with a finesse that’s left some viewers thinking the movie was all too real.
EW spoke to Perella about his role in the film and the choice of words when he’s being praised for being bad.
The interview below references specific scenes and plot details of Boyhood. »
- Joe McGovern
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