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On This Week's Show: Neil squeals about Team Jacob in his review of the highly anticipated The Twilight Saga: New Moon while Kevin struts around the Magical Studio in the Sky with no shirt on, desperately hoping people will mistake him for Taylor Lautner. After recounting their harrowing stories of braving the hoards of teenage girls at their respective screenings, Kevin and Neil take a trip to Planet 51 then are Blind Sided by Precious before laying down a Fat Guy Five about awesome vampire/werewolf movies (hint: neither Twilight film makes the list). There's also a bizarre discussion of where Somali Pirates might fit into one of this week's movies... how does that all work? Listen and find out! Films Reviewed this Week: The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Planet 51, The Blind Side and Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire and Not to Be Confused with the Psychic Warrior Movie That Came Out Earlier »
- Kevin Carr
Stymied on what to get that animation freak in your life? Fret no more as Comedy Central's "Drawn Together: The Complete Series . Extended & Uncensored. is hitting stores today. The DVD set includes all 36 episodes, extended and uncut, as well as tons of great bonus material, including the red band trailer of The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!, out in 2010. Also Includes "The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!" Red Band Trailer Rabid fans of the cult animated series "Drawn Together" cannot wait to get their hands on this huge, dirty package. "Drawn Together: The Complete Series . Extended & Uncensored" DVD box set, released via Comedy Central Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, arrives in stores nationwide »
- April MacIntyre
Drawn Together represents a microcosm of Family Guy’s career from start to its current agonizing continuation. Family Guy started out with smart, fresh and unexpectedly sharp commentary that rocked people expecting just another weekly animated comedy like The Simpsons; Drawn Together’s first season sparked interest in much the same way and seemed to be the continuation of the Family Guy legacy which had come to an unexpected and unfortunate end in 2003. Thus, the 2004 debut of a crudely hilarious show like Drawn Together, which takes pop-culture icons of the last 80 years and forces them to interact in ridiculous 22-minute-long episodes, seemed like the next logical step of animated television.
And it was. The characters worked in a dual-commentary fashion. Not only did they lampoon the original characters which inspired them but they also took on personalities unique to the show’s story and made new comedy from that. Drawn Together »
- Lex Walker
With the holiday season quickly approaching, it's time for the November rush... which means we're in for a seriously packed DVD release day! When you look at the major releases, the only real blockbuster here is J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, but there are a ton of interesting indie releases and a solid line-up of Blu-ray discs as well. A pair of underperforming comedies hit stores today (Bruno and The Goods) plus Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control, Chan-wook Park's vampire drama Thirst, and the Sundance hit Humpday, not to mention the Lil' Wayne documentary The Carter. On Blu-ray, we have new anniversary editions of Fight Club and Gone with the Wind, plus three Kevin Smith flicks, Galaxy Quest, and Leon: The Professional. What's on your shopping list this week? Star Trek  (DVD, Blu-ray ) Bruno  (DVD, Blu-ray ) The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard  Thirst  The Limits of Control  Humpday  Franklyn  (DVD, »
A lot of prominent TV on DVD releases this week for your home entertainment systems. But I recommend that you save your hard earned dollars for Black Friday deals or other type of holiday sales that are about to crop up. Here's a list of what to expect on the shelves tomorrow:
7th Heaven: Season Nine
Drawn Together: The Complete Series (Party in Your Box) – Didn't know that it was canceled…
Farscape – The Complete First, Second, Third, and Fourth Seasons
Farscape – The Complete Series Megaset
Hammertime – Season One
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (mini-series) – They're just releasing this!?!?!?
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas
The Little Couple – Season One
Monk – The Best Of…
Patton 360 – The Complete Season One
Rome – The Complete Series Gift Set
The Smurfs – Volume 3: World of Wonders
The Sopranos – The Complete Series (Repackaged)
The Spectacular Spider-Man – Volume 5
Star Trek – The Best of, »
- Mark O. Estes
Corrao, who will depart when her current contract expires at the end of the year, spent seven years at the cable network.
She joined Comedy Central in 2002 as a senior vp, original programming and head of development and oversaw the development and launches of such series as "Chappelle's Show," "Reno 911!," "Drawn Together," "Mind of Mencia," "The Sarah Silverman Program" and "Important Things with Demetri Martin."
Doug Herzog, president of MTV Networks Entertainment Group, who announced Corrao's departure in an internal memo Monday, said he and Comedy Central president Michele Ganeles will be looking for a replacement in the next few months.
"Comedy Central has been my passion and my family for the past seven years and I'm very proud of the legacy I'll leave behind," Corrao said. "But I feel that »
- By Nellie Andreeva
Comedy Central is working on a movie version of its cult show "Drawn Together" that is set for a March 2010 video release. The new animated project is being called "The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!" Plot: When the mystery-solving musician Foxxy notices she and her fellow housemates can suddenly curse without being bleeped, they realize that their show has been cancelled and start fighting to get it back on the air. "Drawn Together" premiered on Comedy Central in October 2004 and aired for three seasons and 36 episodes. A "Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!" panel will be held at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday. »
Well, Comedy Central just unveiled their plans to release a film based on the show that is slated to go direct-to-video sometime in 2010.
The plot will revolve around Foxxy, a mystery-solving musician in the vein of "Josie and the Pussycats," who suddenly realized that she and her fellow housemates can curse without being bleeped.
Is their show going to be canceled? Is it doomsday for the "Drawn Together" cast? Is their going to be more cartoon sex in the movie?
Comic-Con attendees will hear about the plan from Comedy Central tomorrow, Thursday. »
The network said that the straight-to-dvd release currently in production will be "the first animated film based on the 'Drawn Together' series." It will be released by Comedy Central Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment in March.
Both are units of entertainment giant Viacom Inc.
"'Drawn Together's' reunion with Comedy Central is like marrying an old ex-girlfriend," said quipped creators, writers and executive producers Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser. "I mean, are we doing this because we love each other and are destined to be together? Or is it because neither one of us could do any better? As is often the case, »
- By Georg Szalai
Bruno has already gotten a lot of attention for its controversial depictions of homosexuality, and according to Movieline the movie's original ending would have made things much worse for Sacha Baron Cohen and director Larry Charles. The pair has already suffered the ire of the gay community, even though their proclaimed intention is to mock homophobia.
Spoiler Alert!!! If you wish to see the movie without any prior knowledge, do not read on!
The movie concludes with Bruno making out with his male assistant in an Arkansas cage match, much do the dismay of the onlooking crowd (surprise, surprise). The spectators turn violent and attack the couple, resulting in serious injury. In the upcoming theatrical release, the audience is then shown Bruno and his partner, who happily reunite and decide to adopt a baby. The whole thing ends on an up note with a song supporting gay rights.
This is »
- Rich Z Zwelling
Pamela Adlon (King of the Hill, The Drinky Crow Show) has been tapped to star opposite Adam Carolla (Drawn Together, Family Guy) on the CBS comedy pilot “Ace In The Hole.” “Ace” is described as a family comedy starring funnyman Carolla as a husband and father who works as a driving instructor. Adlon, who is a regular on Showtime’s “Californication” alongside David Duchovny, will play his caring wife, a nurse and mother of two. No other casting information for “Ace In The Hole” has been released. Stay tuned to Shockya.com for the latest “Ace In The Hole” news and more from CBS. By Costa Koutsoutis (Source: Variety) »
- Costa Koutsoutis
"The Sarah Silverman Program" will be back.
"We're happy," Silverman said. "All we ever wanted was just to make our show. Nothing fancy -- just our show."
It's a happy ending to a four-day drama that threatened to make "Sarah" the first major primetime casualty of the economic crisis after Comedy Central slashed the series' budget by more that 20% and its executive producers refused to continue at those terms.
"Things were tough on Friday and over the weekend," said Comedy Central president of original programming Lauren Corrao, who spearheaded the network's efforts to keep "Sarah" on the air. "We very much wanted the show, we just couldn't »
- By Nellie Andreeva
Have a question about gay male entertainment? Ask the Monkey! (Please include your city and state and/or country)
Q: It seems like Robert Pattinson is attempting to sabotage his own success by talking about his poor hygiene habits etc. Perhaps he is just being very honest, which is refreshing. However, I am curious about his sexual orientation. I have seen him with his friend Tom Sturridge, and they seem very close, but I get the feeling that he is being told by his agent and the Twilight machine not to "come out" since his fans are predominantly young females. Haven't we gotten past all that by now? – Eileen, Gainesville, Virginia
A: First, Pattinson is reportedly straight, having been romantically linked with Nina Schubert, Katie Leung, and Camilla Belle; Sturridge is merely his best friend. And actually, I believe him. Why? Because – as you say – he is so damn honest »
13 items from 2009
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