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Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, and Peter Dinklage have all nabbed roles in the upcoming "Angry Birds" movie at Sony Pictures. The studio has also released the first official photo which you can see below.
The news was announced in a press release which also reveals which characters they play: Sudeikis is the leader Red, Gad is Chuck (yellow), McBride is Bomb (black), Rudolph is Matilda (white), Hader is an unnamed pig, and Dinklage is the legendary Mighty Eagle.
Kate McKinnon, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Romeo Santos, Ian Andrew Hecox and Andrew Padilla also lend their voices to the film adaptation of the popular game which Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis are directing. Jon Vitti ("The Simpsons Movie") is penning the script.
Source: Sony Pictures »
- Garth Franklin
Are you or a loved one anxiously awaiting the animated Angry Birds movie that is landing in theaters from Sony and Rovio Mobile? Well, today, fans from around the world need your help in unlocking the first look at this anticipated release, which promises to be one of the biggest family films of summer 2016.
Sony has launched the new website Unlock the Flock in conjunction with the Angry Birds animated feature. clickHere to help the Angry Birds unlock this exclusive surprise by sharing #UnlockTheFlock on your Twitter page. Every share is being tracked globally, along with gameplay action that will launch one bird in your favor. When 1 billion birds are finally 'flung', we'll get our first look at this anticipated release based on the hit mobile app.
What sort of surprise can we expect? Anything from a teaser trailer, to a new poster to maybe even the first characters revealed in an exclusive image. »
Animator David Silverman has been with The Simpsons since the beginning — literally: He directed the first episode of the series, as well as subsequent classics “The Way We Was,” “Krusty Gets Kancelled,” and “Homie the Clown,” not to mention The Simpsons Movie and the Academy Award–nominated short The Longest Daycare. Fxx’s recent marathon and upcoming "Simpsons World" experience in the Fxnow app has reignited an interest in the show’s earliest days, so Vulture asked Silverman to share the stories behind some previously unreleased sketches and storyboards from his personal collection. Twenty-seven years later, the characters look virtually the same as they did then, an impressive feat when you consider their animation motto at the time was “done equals good.” Click through to see eight early prototypes and to read Silverman’s stories behind each of them. »
- Josh Kurp
We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best.
2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »
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Mark counts down 15 great episodes of The Simpsons from its often-overlooked past 15 years...
Last week, we counted down our list of the top 50 episodes of The Simpsons ever made. It's a tough list to make, picking out less than 10 percent of the 552 episodes broadcast to date, to select the very best of the best. This is despite the off-hand consensus of some viewers that the series has been total rubbish since season 10.
We don't hold much truck with this assumption. The Simpsons is an institution and to suggest that more than half of it is garbage is more than a bit reductive. Admittedly, there's much to support the argument that few episodes produced in the twenty-first century can quite stand up to the genius of the earlier canon, but anything would suffer in comparison to that golden age of the show.
If you're one of the people who stopped watching the series after the nineties, »
Fxx was so woo-hoo! thrilled to acquire the rights to The Simpsons that it programmed a 12-day marathon of all 552 episodes as well as The Simpsons Movie. (Only three-and-a-half-more days to go, sleep-deprived masses!)
The marathon, which has been a big ratings hit for the fledgling network, is actually just a training run, though: Fxx announced today that starting September 2, it will offer up Simpsons reruns on Mondays from 6 p.m. to midnight, Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight, Thursdays from 8 p.m. to midnight, Fridays from 6 p.m. to midnight, and Sundays from 4 to 8 p.m.
That leaves you »
- Dan Snierson
[As you probably already know, starting on Thursday, August 21, Fxx is running the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, running through all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." To aid in your viewing process, Team HitFix is selecting our favorite episodes from each day, plus an episode or two that you can skip and use as a bathroom or nap break.] Day 9 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon takes us from "Simpson Christmas Stories" (mid-Season 17) through "Funeral for a Fiend" (mid-Season 19). It's a bit truncated in terms of half-hour episodes, because from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fxx is airing "The Simpsons Movie." Fortunately, we've got some episodes to recommend and Sepinwall wanted to salute the movie, so you can still dedicate quality time to the Marathon. And there are some good ones we didn't get to. I love the poetry humor and author cameos in the poorly titled "Moe'n'a Lisa." And I know lots of fans love "24 Minutes," but nobody in our dwindling group of fans wanted to salute it. Feel free to watch, though! Check out our recommendations for Day 9 and chime in with your own favorites... Katie Hasty Recommends: "My Fair Laddy" (1:30 a.m.) Episode #368 Why you should watch it: There are characters in the Simpsons universe that should be sprinkled, »
- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall and Katie Hasty
The 12-day marathon of every episode of The Simpsons ever made (plus The Simpsons Movie) has done well for Fxx, and it still has five days to go as of this writing, continuing through Sept. 1. Fxx says that through its first six days, the marathon grew in viewership each day, and Fxx has ranked as a Top 5 Basic Cable Network on each night. Tuesday night’s primetime portion (8-11pm) drove the network to a No. 1 rank among all basic cable networks in Adults 18-49 (1.07 million) and Adults 18-34 (764,000). It ranked No. 1 outright, inclusive of broadcast … Continue reading →
The post Fxx announces post-marathon schedule for “The Simpsons” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Jeff Pfeiffer
With the Doctor Who series 8 opener coming to cinemas tomorrow night, Mark asks whether more TV could be screened as cinematic events...
If you're a Doctor Who fan lucky enough to see 50th anniversary episode The Day Of The Doctor in a cinema last November, you probably saw it the way it was meant to be seen. With a giant “Woo” moment coming approximately every ten minutes, it has the air of a story that is too big for your living room. It may still have been a feature-length episode, but it's one that was meant to be watched surrounded by other fans.
That one worked out pretty well for BBC Worldwide - the special screenings took £6m globally in its opening weekend. That's not bad considering it only showed on Saturday evening and Sunday morning in most cinemas. Having proven a viable strategy, the BBC are doing the same »
Grab your doughnuts and Duff beer because Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever marathon of The Simpsons is now in full swing. The 12-day marathon will showcase more than 500 episodes of the long-running Fox animated series to kick off its syndication run on the FX sister channel. The marathon kicked off at 10 a.m. Et today, Thursday, Aug. 21, and will conclude on Monday, Sept. 1 1 at 12 a.m., making it the longest-running marathon in TV history. All episodes will be shown chronologically through season 25 with The Simpsons Movie airing after episode 400. Chances are you're going to watch some quality Simpsons episodes over these 12 days. But nobody has time for all 552 episodes, right? If you do, we're jealous. If »
“The Simpsons” are going interstellar. In a new biblical, sci-fi themed promo for the show's cable premiere on Fxx, the network has released a promo that shows everyone's favorite cartoon family taking over the universe, quite literally. Also read: ‘The Simpsons’ Co-creator Sam Simon to Chronicle Cancer Battle in Fusion Documentary Every episode of “The Simpsons” will air on Fxx over 12 consecutive days, culminating in the airing of “The Simpsons Movie.” Fxx won a bidding war in November for the off-network rights to “The Simpsons,” which has aired on its broadcast cousin, Fox, since 1989. The deal, the biggest ever of its. »
- Linda Ge
Fxx has released a trailer for its “The Simpsons” marathon, beginning at 10 p.m. Aug. 21, to kick off the network’s acquisition of syndication rights of Fox’s beloved animated series.
The marathon boasts every episode ever, as well as “The Simpsons Movie,” airing all 552 episodes and 25 seasons of the show in chronological order. It will run for 12 days, from Aug. 21 to Sept. 1.
Additionally, in October Fxx will launch Simpsons World, a free website hosting all the episodes of the series as well as a wealth of show-related content.
- Kevin Noonan
Woo hoo! TV’s longest-running marathon gets underway Aug. 21 on Fxx, which will air every episode of The Simpsons — 552 episodes, 25 seasons — back-to-back in order over the next 12 days. Fxx will also air The Simpsons Movie on Aug. 29. Thank you! Come again! You’ll need a wheelbarrow full of tacos to provide adequate sustenance for this marathon. In a historic deal, Fxx won exclusive pay-tv, on demand and non-linear rights to The Simpsons, and the network is celebrating with the longest marathon on TV history: all 552 episodes from Seasons 1-25 and The Simpsons Movie … Continue reading →
The post Play D’oh!: The Simpsons Fxx marathon schedule appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Ryan Berenz
The Simpsons fans rejoiced when news broke that FX’s new specialty (ie. comedy-centric) channel Fxx nabbed the syndication rights to all episodes of the legendary animated series, and now there’s reason to celebrate once again. Fxx announced today that it will kick off its syndication of The Simpsons by showing all 25 seasons (that’s 552 episodes) in chronological order, plus The Simpsons Movie (airing after episode 400), starting on August 21st. The episodes will run 24 hours a day until the series is up to date on September 1st, making it the longest-running marathon in TV history. Starting September 2nd, Simpsons episodes will be in heavy, regular rotation on Fxx. Hit the jump for more, including how you can access every full-length The Simpsons episode on demand. Following this exciting The Simpsons marathon, the network will make all Simpsons episodes available on demand through the Fxnow app—available on smart phones, »
- Adam Chitwood
One of Fxx's promos for the channel's upcoming premiere of every "The Simpsons" repeat ever — not to mention a new website/app called Simpsons World that will allow fans to watch any episode, or clip, at any time — features a post-apocalyptic America where the world has fallen apart because people are too busy watching old "Simpsons" scenes to do anything else. By the time Fxx executives and longtime "Simpsons" showrunner Al Jean got done explaining all the features of Simpsons World, that promo seemed less parody than prophecy, at least for the "Simpsons"-loving TV critics at the press tour panel, all of whom seemed to be drooling like Homer Simpson contemplating the thought of free goo. Just from a traditional (or linear) standpoint, Fxx will have access to all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" so far, and will marathon them all in order from August 21 through September 1, 24 hours a day for 12 days. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Making the announcement at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour today, FX confirms that "Fargo" will score a second season of ten episodes. The new season will boast an all-new cast of characters and be set in a new time period.
No specific air date has been set, though the network warns the earliest we can expect it to hit screens is Fall 2015. The first season averaged 6.3 million total viewers per episode in Live+3 ratings.
Show creator Noah Hawley says he already has a second season in mind, and could probably do a third but doesn't know if he could go beyond that.
- Garth Franklin
In celebration of its landmark acquisition of the exclusive cable and authenticated non-linear VOD rights to legendary animated comedy "The Simpsons," Fxx will launch a record-breaking marathon of the series on August 21, 2014. The marathon will begin August 21, 2014 at 10 Am Et/Pt and will conclude September 1, 2014 at 12 Am Et/Pt, making it the longest-running marathon in television history. For 24 hours a day, over the course of the 12 days, Fxx will air 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" (through Season 25) as well as The Simpsons Movie (airing after episode 400), in chronological order. »
A new app and website is aiming to turn the world into Simpsons World, and both casual and diehard fans of the series should find something to love about the new service, which promises to make all 552 existing episodes of the long-running animated series available for streaming, among other perks.
During an appearance at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, executives from Fxx explained that in addition to the network's plans to air all those episodes -- plus "The Simpsons Movie" -- in order during a mega 24/7 marathon from August 21 through September 1, they would also stream through Simpsons World, an immersive app and website that will offer an easily searchable archive of episodes, clips, and trivia from the series, as well as in-depth episode guides with quotes, behind-the-scenes info, and historical and pop cultural references from each installment. Viewers can curate playlists of their favorite episodes and clips, or »
- Katie Roberts
Ay, Caramba! To celebrate its acquisition of “The Simpsons,” Fxx will air the longest running marathon in TV history, showing all 25 seasons of the veteran animated comedy (that’s 552 episodes) plus “The Simpsons Movie” in chronological order from August 21 through September 1.
The marathon kicks off at 10 a.m. on Aug. 21 and will run 24 hours a day on Fxx until 12 a.m. on Sept. 1.
In October, the cabler will also launch “Simpsons World,” described as “the ultimate ‘Simpsons’ digital experience,” allowing authenticated viewers to have on-demand access to every “Simpsons” episode through SimpsonsWorld.com and the FXNow apps on iPhone, iPad, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android phones and tablets, Smart TVs, and additional set-top devices. Through the site, fans will be able to curate personalized playlists, share clips and explore Springfield’s most memorable characters and locations.
From Sept. 2, Fxx will also schedule “The Simpsons” across their lineup on weekdays and weekends, »
- Laura Prudom
Soon you’re going to be able to watch every episode of The Simpsons anywhere you want. Cable network Fxx, which last year struck a deal to obtain the exclusive cable network rights to the longest-running primetime animated series, is putting The Simpsons archive online, all fully searchable.
Fxx is launching “Simpsons World,” a new way of getting on-demand Simpsons content. For the first time, viewers can access every episode of the series via their computer or other networked devices. “Authenticated” FX subscribers will have instant access on iPhone, iPad, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android phones and tablets, Smart TVs, and additional set-tops devices. »
- James Hibberd
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