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“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star Tituss Burgess entertained his Twitter followers with a lip sync rendition of a Beyoncé song, and got co-star Jane Krakowski and the Netflix sitcom’s co-creator Tina Fey in on the action, too. The three actors, who all scored Emmy nominations for their performances in the sitcom nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, moved their lips along to the 2013 hit single “Flawless” before cracking up. “Kimmy Schmidt,” which stars Ellie Kemper (“The Office”) as the eponymous lead, follows the survivor of a doomsday cult trying to live a normal life in New York City. Also read: Tituss Burgess Blasts 'Idiots'. »
- Greg Gilman
Antonio Banderas stars in The 33, a movie based on the real-life event which took place in Chile when a gold and copper mine collapsed and trapped 33 miners underground for 69 days. We're getting a first look at the film that boasts a star-studded cast that includes Rodrigo Santoro, Kate del Castillo, Juliette Binoche, Gabriel Byrne, Jacob Vargas, Lou Diamond Phillips, James Brolin, Oscar Nuñez ("The Office"), Adriana Barraza and Cote de Pablo ("NCIS").
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We now have the trailer for the upcoming thriller "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," which is directed by Michael Bay and starring John Krasinski ("The Office"). Check it out below. The story revolves around the September 11th, 2012 attack on an American compound in Libya that left Us Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens dead. The focus is on six members of a security team that valiantly fought to defend the many Americans stationed there. They only partially succeeded: Stevens and a foreign service worker were killed in one attack, and two contract workers were killed during a second assault on a CIA station nearby. The new movie is set to hit theaters on January 15th, 2016. Trailer: »
Ed Helms, long the second fiddle in films like “We’re The Millers” or “The Hangover” franchise, is finally carrying a movie on his own. And “Vacation,” a next-generation sequel to the 1983 Chevy Chase comedy that hits theaters Wednesday, looks like a promising leading-man debut for the former star of NBC’s “The Office.” At the Tuesday night previews, the comedy raked in an impressive $1.2 million. It is expected to gross a total of $30 to $35 million its opening weekend. Also Read: 'Vacation' Review: Ed Helms and Christina Applegate Make a Few Precious Memories on a Mostly Tedious Drive That places him. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Michael Bay's new movie tells the true story of the 2012 attack on two American compounds in Benghazi, Libya. Two CIA contractors, a Us foreign service information management officer, and a Us ambassador ended up dead. Political controversy over what really happened ensued, and now there's a movie about it starring John Krasinski, his costar from The Office David Denman (Roy!), Orange Is the New Black's Pablo Schreiber, and James Badge Dale. The trailer is worth watching for Krasinski's beard alone, but you're going to have to trust me on that one. The drama is due out on Jan. 15, 2016, and you can get a sneak peek above. »
Oh, can ya’ hear it? That infectious, steady beat emanating from your local multiplex’s state of the art speakers? Is that Lindsay Buckingham imploring you to join him and cruise down the “Holiday Road”? Why of course it is! It’s time again to load up and head out on another Vacation! Oh, but hold up, this isn’t just another excursion, we’re about to switch lanes and take a different route, via the “sequel/reboot highway”. First, lets; a take a glance at our rearview mirror. In the late seventies, the National Lampoon magazine (the counter-culture’s humor monthly of choice) ran a terrific prose article called “Vacation 58″ written by freelancer John Hughes (yes, the future “Brat Pack” patron saint). Jump to 1978 when the mag exploded into movie houses with the smash National Lampoon’S Animal House. The studios desperately wanted more hit flicks from Nl. Unfortunately »
- Jim Batts
Paramount Pictures just shared the first trailer for Michael Bay's "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," which is scheduled for release on January 15, 2016. (Should somebody pre-order a ticket for Hillary Clinton?)
The action thriller is based on the non-fiction book "13 Hours," which chronicled the September 2012 attack by militants at the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. John Krasinski -- given no dialogue in this trailer, but clearly leaving "The Office" far behind -- stars with James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa, and Freddie Stroma.
Michael Bay is best known for popcorn blockbusters like "Armageddon" and "Transformers," but he did give his trademark treatment to another real-life story in "Pearl Harbor," so it's possible he'll be doing something similar here. Is that a good thing?
Watch the trailer.
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- Gina Carbone
Austin Mahone is getting down to business for his just dropped "Dirty Work" music video. Complete with a Steve Carell look-alike boss and hilarious behind-the-scenes interviews with Mahone's "co-workers," the awesome vid is one part The Office, one part hot and heavy cubicle romance and one part epic dance party. After his boss tells the 19-year-old he'll have to stay overnight to finish a project, Mahone takes full advantage of working overtime by showing a sexy new hire around the office while the entire staff watches the two get their flirt on. Mahone and the video vixen then sizzle during a steamy make-out sesh in the boss's office before the entire staff forgo all »
While his CV is diverse, ranging from episodes of "Enlightened," "The Office," and "American Horror Story" to features like "Cedar Rapids," Miguel Arteta has shown he has a voice for tales of young people. He's helmed the pilot episode of "Freaks & Geeks," guided double Michael Ceras through "Youth In Revolt," and last year experienced "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." Now Variety reports he's going to take Elle Fanning to "All The Bright Places." Based on the Ya novel by Jennifer Niven, who will also write the script, the story follows the bond formed between the wide-eyed Violet and the suicidal Theodore, in what sounds like a story where you'll need to keep the Kleenex handy. Here's the book synopsis: Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Have you ever wondered what happened to "The Office" manager? Not the U.S. one, the original U.K. "Office," starring Ricky Gervais as the Swindon lot's cringe-worthy boss, David Brent. After the U.K. series aired two seasons and finished up with a 2003 Christmas special, the U.S. version took over and Ricky Gervais' career took a different direction. Now he's back as Brent, directing, writing, and starring in a new movie called "Life On The Road," following the character 15 years later.
In "Life On The Road," David Brent is now a traveling salesman chasing a dream of rock stardom with his band, Foregone Conclusion. A documentary crew will, of course, be following his every move. As Ricky put it: "He thinks it'll be like Scorsese doing the Rolling Stones, but we'll show the full horror. He's had to take two weeks off work and cash in his pension, »
- Gina Carbone
Inside Out, 2015.
Directed by Pete Docter.
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
Moving away from monsters, toys and old-aged pensioners, Pixar’s 15th feature delves into something even larger namely the mind of a young girl, Riley. Uprooted at the age of 11 from Minnesota to move to San Francisco, her life is turned “inside out”, taking her away from her friends and her hobbies. Such thunderous events can reek havoc on the minds of the best of us, but what of that of a young girl who is still discovering about the world, still soaking up information and surroundings like a sponge, free »
- Scott J. Davis
As a taste of what’s to come this autumn, we can look forward to a behind-the-scenes mockumentary, familiar furry faces and slightly more adult humour
Footage of the new Muppet show has been released by ABC. First shown at Comic-Con, the 10-minute presentation was shot by series creators Bill Prady, Bob Kushell and Randall Einhorn instead of a full pilot. Prady produced long-running sitcom The Big Bang Theory, Kushell has written for The Simpsons and Anger Management and director Einhorn worked on The Office and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Related: Still not easy being green? The Muppets return to TV for mockumentary series
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- Richard Vine
Most prospective TV shows need a full-length pilot episode to be considered for air. With Bill Prady and Bob Kushell's new take on "The Muppets," all ABC needed to see was this 10-minute proof-of-concept video, directed by Randall Einhorn, that takes Kermit, Fozzie, Miss Piggy and friends out of their usual variety show format (though they still work out of the Muppet Theater) and instead puts them in the context of the faux documentary format popularized by "The Office," "Modern Family," "Parks and Rec," et al. A full debut episode will be produced to air in the fall, but in the meantime, ABC has posted the full presentation video (which also screened at Comic-Con) online. What does everybody think? Too adult, or still safe to watch with the kids? And do the jokes about the format feel played out (especially since "Community" has covered this territory several times), or »
- Alan Sepinwall
The first series screened on Comedy Central in March 2014, adapted from ABC Commercial.s format which was created by and starred Phil Lloyd. Review is written and executive produced by Charlie Siskel and Andrew Daly, with Daly starring as Forrest MacNeil . the host of the series. The director is Jeffrey Blitz (The Office).
The format is also being developed in the UK and Belgium. The Australian series has been sold to Africa, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden and New Zealand. Katherine McMillan, sales manager, formats for ABC Commercial said, .Review is a fantastic adaptation of the original format, and we.re thrilled that Us audiences will enjoy a second season of this hit comedy..
There is no Australian broadcast deal yet for the Us version. »
- Staff writer
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s The Office gave us so much, not least its intermittently excellent Us remake and the many other sitcoms it inspired. Its hand-held single camera style and wryly observed mundanity became so seminal that for a period in 2009, it was technically illegal to launch a new Us sitcom that didn’t emulate them.
Thus arrived Modern Family and Parks And Recreation, two shows filmed in the mockumentary style for no discernible reason besides a love of The Office and its Us remake. (Parks And Rec grew out of NBC originally »
This is a reprint of our review of "Tig" from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film hits Netflix today. Tig Notaro is a remarkable person. A long-serving and much-respected comic (the kind often described as a “comedian’s comedian”) she was, until relatively recently, known only among true stand-up nerds, aside from a handful of appearances on “The Sarah Silverman Program,” “Community," and “The Office.” But then, in 2012, Notaro suffered a series of terrible events in her personal life, culminating in an August show at L.A’s Largo that immediately passed into legend: her friend Louis C.K, who was present at the show, tweeted afterwards that, “In 27 years doing this, I’ve seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo.” C.K. persuaded Notaro to release the audio from the night on his website as a comedy album, and the result, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Fox has announced it will premiere Backstrom in the UK this September, despite the show's cancellation a few months ago by the broadcaster.
Wilson stars as Detective Lieutenant Everett Backstrom, a self-destructive cop who returns from five years in exile in the traffic division after offensive behaviour and starts leading a Special Crimes Unit in Portland.
The series starts with the investigation into the death of a Us senator's son, whose suspected suicide turns out to not be what it seems.
Backstrom will premiere its 13-episode run on Fox in September.
Watch a trailer for the show here: »
From The Office to Super to, now, The Boy Rainn Wilson has sure shown he's gone range. Here he plays the father of the titular "boy" in the new psychological thriller produced by Elijah Wood’s Spectrevision.
The film, based on Clay McLeod Chapman’s novel “Miss Corpus," hits select theaters and VOD on August 18th.
It’s the summer of 1989. Nine-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze) and his father John (David Morse) are the proprietors of The Mtn. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted’s mother left, John has drifted into despondency—becoming a living ghost, haunting the motel—leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s [Continued ...] »
Catch a new, Nsfw or little people, red-band clip from Lionsgate Premiere’s Cooties.
When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into killer zombies, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage.
The film stars Elijah Wood (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), and Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”) as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives.
Cooties will be one of the debut releases of the newly-launched Lionsgate Premiere label, which will release the film on September 18th in select theaters and on demand.
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- Michelle McCue
Equally funny and frightening, a new red band clip from the zombie film Cooties has been unleashed by Lionsgate.
"From the twisted minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of "Glee"), Cooties is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into killer zombies, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. The film stars Elijah Wood (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson ("The Office"), and Alison Pill ("The Newsroom") as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives. Cooties will be one of the debut releases of the newly-launched Lionsgate Premiere label, »
- Derek Anderson
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