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‘The Problem with Apu’ Has A Few Problems Itself

Comedian Hari Kondabolu has had a problem with The Simpsons character Apu. So much so that he decided to make a documentary about it. The documentary is called The Problem with Apu and airs nationwide on truTV Sunday, November 19 at 10Pm Et/Pt and will be available on all VOD but there are somethings that you might want to know before going into it.

There’s a lot of opinion and some facts.

So obviously going into this, Kondabolu makes it clear that he has problems with Apu. I mean it’s pretty much the title. So you should be aware that there will be both opinions and facts in this doc. The facts are based off of what Kondabolu had to go through in his life as well as what some other actors, actresses, doctors etc. had to face when dealing with racism that they believe have to do
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Hari Kondabolu Takes on the Stereotype in ‘The Problem with Apu’ Clips

Comedian Hari Kondabolu (Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell) takes on a very popular cartoon and a specific character from that cartoon. The cartoon: The Simpsons. The Character: Apu. In the upcoming documentary The Problem with Apu Hari Kondabolu tells why he has a problem with the show, the character and minority media representation.

Below are new clips from the doc followed by the synopsis.

In this highly-personal, insightful and timely exploration of minority media representation, Kondabolu speaks with prominent South Asian actors about the damaging legacy of Apu – an animated character voiced by a white actor with a heavily exaggerated, stereotypical Indian accent. Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation), Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar), Aasif Mandvi (The Last Airbender), Hasan Minjaj (The Daily Show), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect), Aparna Nancherla (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Russell Peters (Source Code), Sakina Jaffrey (House of Cards) and Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock) share poignant
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‘Glass’: Everything You Need to Know As M. Night Shyamalan Begins Filming His ‘Unbreakable’/’Split’ Sequel

‘Glass’: Everything You Need to Know As M. Night Shyamalan Begins Filming His ‘Unbreakable’/’Split’ Sequel
The M. Night Shyamalan renaissance is going to hit its peak in 2019 with the release of “Glass.” The movie culminates a years-in-the-making passion project for the director, who was nearly driven out of Hollywood forever after a string of critical and commercial flops. Shyamalan would probably be the first to tell you he never thought he’d be returning to the world of “Unbreakable” after 17 years, but the director’s comeback with producer Jason Blum has made it all possible.

Glass,” the sequel to both “Unbreakable” and “Split,” has officially kicked off production this month and will be released by Universal Pictures on January 18, 2019. “Split” proved to be a hit with critics and audiences, and the last second reveal of Bruce WillisDavid Dunn confirmed Shyamalan had much larger plans for his own superhero universe.

As cameras start rolling on “Glass,” here’s everything you need to know about the movie right now.
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‘It,’ ‘Split’ and ‘Get Out’: Horror’s Star Continues to Rise at the Box Office

‘It,’ ‘Split’ and ‘Get Out’: Horror’s Star Continues to Rise at the Box Office
“You’ll float too.”

The catchy tag line for the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s “It” might also apply to the egos of those behind the record-shattering box office hit (which must be about as inflated as Pennywise’s balloon). In its opening weekend, the R-rated horror film is expected to earn $117 million in North America. That’s the biggest opening ever during the month of September, and for a horror movie.

Jeff Goldstein, the distribution chief at Warner Bros., said he initially hoped for a launch around the film’s production budget — in the $30 million to $40 million range. “That would have been a marvelous,” he told Variety on a call Sunday morning. “After we dropped the first trailer, we realized we had something special. It really took the zeitgeist by storm.”


Box Office: Stephen King’s ‘It’ Smashes Records With Massive $117 Million Opening

Without discounting the marketing — which certainly played a key role
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Rooster Teeth Adds Seychelle Gabriel, Zachary Levi, Chris Doubek To ‘Blood Fest’ Cast

Rooster Teeth has announced the addition of several cast members to its third feature film, the horror comedy Blood Fest, which the Austin-based production company unveiled earlier this week.

Seychelle Gabriel (The Last Airbender) will play the female lead in the movie, which is about a horror movie festival who’s creator has a diabolical agenda. Also appearing in the film are: Zachary Levi (Chuck), who will play himself in a cameo; Chris Doubek (Boyhood); and newcomer Rebecca Wagner. The lead male role in the film, Robbie Kay (Heroes: Reborn), will play Gabriel’s best friend -- the two of whom are pulled into the adventure of alongside the hapless Jacob Batalon (pictured below), of Spider Man: Homecoming fame.

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Tales From The Crypt Remake Forced Back Into The Crypt

Deadline is reporting that TNT will no longer be producing the reboot of Tales From The Crypt which was set to be produced by M. Night Shyamalan. After more than a year in pre-production, head of Turner Entertainment Kevin Reilly has pulled the plug on the series, instead partnering with Ridley Scott for a block of sci-fi programming instead. Kevin Reilly had this to say about the failure of the Tales From The Crypt reboot.

“That one got really caught up in a complete legal mess unfortunately with a very complicated underlying rights structure,” Reilly said of Tales From the Crypt. “We lost so much time, so I said, ‘Look, I’m not waiting around four years for this thing’. Maybe that will come back around but in the meantime, Ridley Scott had come up, who has so much creative enthusiasm.”

The original Tales From The Crypt ran on HBO
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M. Night Shyamalan talks micro-budget "ideas-driven" approach to Glass

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As many of us have learned from movies, TV and purchasing bedazzled jeans to impress the opposite sex (just me?) money doesn’t buy you everything. This includes quality, something director M. Night Shyamalan learned on big-budget movies like The Last Airbender and After Earth, movies that forced him to reinvent his approach to filmmaking, resulting in what many are calling a grand return to form.... Read More...
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M. Night Shyamalan On Rediscovering His Groove With Micro-Budget Blockbusters — Deadline Disruptors

M. Night Shyamalan On Rediscovering His Groove With Micro-Budget Blockbusters — Deadline Disruptors
Don't call it a comeback—M. Night Shyamalan is just doing what he does best. When The Last Airbender and After Earth struggled with critics and audiences, the Philadelphia-based director knew instinctively what to do. "I felt like I wanted to ignite the danger switch in me," he recalls. "I wanted to tell myself, 'You have no safety net.'" The result was The Visit, a found-footage horror in which two teenagers drop in on their folksy grandparents, only to find their lives…
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Split 2: M. Night Shyamalan’s Sequel To Have ‘More Traditional’ Budget

Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for Split (Seriously, though? What’s the statute of limitations on this one?).

Earlier this year, audiences were blown away by M. Night Shyamalan’s latest offering, Split. In years past, Shyamalan had slowly lost the trust of his millions of fans with films like The Happening and The Last Airbender. Not so long ago, just seeing his name in front of a trailer was enough to elicit groans from audiences. However, with last year’s The Visit, coupled with this year’s Split, Shyamalan’s given us a decent one-two punch that seems to foreshadow a renaissance in his career.

Split was an especially amazing film. Not only was it great on its own, but its ending revealed that it existed in the same universe as Unbreakable, one of Shyamalan’s more beloved early offerings. After nearly two decades of fans wondering if we
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Avatar 2 Brings in Fear the Walking Dead Star Cliff Curtis

Avatar 2 Brings in Fear the Walking Dead Star Cliff Curtis
We now have further evidence that James Cameron's long-delayed Avatar 2 and its sequels are finally happening. Shooting is expected to start later this year. And the casting process is well under way in order to keep things on schedule. Fear the Walking Dead star Cliff Curtis has joined the cast for all four Avatar sequels in a new lead role.

The news comes courtesy of Deadline, who report that Cliff Curtis is playing a new character named Tonowari, the leader of the Metkayina, a reef clan from Pandora. James Cameron has been saying for years that a lot of Avatar 2, and presumably the other sequels, will be taking place underwater. With this new casting, it looks like that will indeed be the case.

As far as Cliff Curtis goes, if you don't know him from Fear the Walking Dead, he also starred in the Oscar-winning drama The Piano,
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'Avatar' Sequels Cast 'Fear the Walking Dead' Star in Lead Role

'Avatar' Sequels Cast 'Fear the Walking Dead' Star in Lead Role
Fear the Walking Dead star Cliff Curtis has signed on for a lead role in James Cameron's four Avatar sequels, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Curtis, who is currently on hiatus, will play Tonowari, leader of the Metkayina reef people clan. Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana earlier signed deals to reprise their characters for the Avatar movies.

Curtis' credits include Trauma, Body of Proof and features The Last Airbender, 10,000 BC and Live Free or Die Hard. The movies will be made one after the other by Cameron, who has enlisted Josh Friedman, duo Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and Shane...
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Fear The Walking Dead’s Cliff Curtis Lands Lead Role In All Four Avatar Sequels

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It’s almost become a running joke in the film industry that James Cameron’s wildly ambitious Avatar sequels are coming together at a glacial pace. Almost a decade has passed since the director’s space oddity was crowned king of the international box office – to this day, Avatar remains the highest-grossing film in history with $2.79 billion, albeit when those figures aren’t adjusted for inflation – and though many have called the franchise’s staying power into question, 20th Century Fox recently staked out a handful of release dates between 2020 and 2025 for all four sequels. Count ’em, four.

The first, Avatar 2, is due to light up theaters in December of 2020, and we now have word of a new addition to the stellar cast: Cliff Curtis. Best known for his performances across The Last Airbender and AMC spinoff Fear the Walking Dead,
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Split 2 Gets An Interesting New Title

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M. Night Shyamalan has being on one hell of a comeback lately, with The Visit and Split going a long way to erasing the memories of mega flops like After Earth, The Last Airbender, and (shudder) The Happening. With Split, the man known for his love of twists deliver quite a doozy, and if you’re unaware of how the multiple personality disorder themed psychological thriller panned out, consider this your spoiler warning: The movie was actually the long awaited sequel to 2000’s grounded superhero flick Unbreakable, with Bruce Willis returning as David Dunn, the blue collar worker impervious to harm, setting him on a quest to end the reign of James McAvoy’s Kevin, who is now in control of his 24 separate personalities, and has become a powerful, supernatural entity dubbed The Horde by the media. If that juicy bit of information has you champing at the bit for more,
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M. Night Shyamalan Officially Announces His ‘Unbreakable’/‘Split’ Crossover Sequel ‘Glass’

M. Night Shyamalan Officially Announces His ‘Unbreakable’/‘Split’ Crossover Sequel ‘Glass’
Boy, the career of M. Night Shyamalan has had more twists and turns than an M. Night Shyamalan movie. He went from director of a virtually unseen indie debut, to an Oscar-nominated overnight success with “The Sixth Sense,” to a golden boy unable to do wrong with “Unbreakable” and “Signs,” to a critical pinata with “Lady In The Water” and “The Happening,” to blockbuster flop helmer (and also still a critical pinata) with “After Earth” and “The Last Airbender,” to the director of well-executed, low-budget, career-reviving horror movies.

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Contest: Win Split, Ouija: Origin Of Evil And The Visit On Blu-Ray!

Thanks to Split, 2017 got off to a flyer for fans of psychological horror and M. Night Shyamalan in particular. A taut, thrilling story coupled with James McAvoy’s tour-de-force performance – not to mention the suitably mind-bending finale – ensured Shyamalan’s latest not only signalled a return to form for the filmmaker, who had churned out three forgettable features in The Happening, The Last Airbender and After Earth, but it’s also resulted in horror fans reflecting back on Split as one of the early sleeper hits of the year thus far.

If you’ve yet to catch M. Night Shyamalan’s comeback, don’t fret; Split is now available via Blu-ray and DVD, and even comes packing an alternate ending that is purportedly much darker than the one screened in theaters. One way or another, to celebrate its home video release, We Got This Covered has a frightful prize pack
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‘Split’ Honest Trailer: M. Night Shyamalan Is Actually Kinda Good Again

‘Split’ Honest Trailer: M. Night Shyamalan Is Actually Kinda Good Again
Though January is usually a dumping ground for movies that either aren’t good enough to be Oscar contenders or have no business coming out during spring and summer, director M. Night Shyamalan delivered quite a surprise to those who had given up on the man who brought us The Happening, The Last Airbender and After […]

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Sounds Like M. Night Shyamalan Is Rustling Up A Suitably Dark Finale To His Split Sequel

For years, many feared that M. Night Shyamalan’s best days were behind him. Since breaking onto the Hollywood scene with The Sixth Sense all those years ago, his career has been defined by triumphant highs (Unbreakable) and crushing lows (The Happening). However, it wasn’t long after the release of The Last Airbender in 2010 that Shyamalan quietly began to stage a comeback – and not a moment too soon.

After Earth aside, the back-to-back punch of The Visit and January’s psychological thriller Split has in many ways reinstated M. Night Shyamalan’s status as one of the most tenacious filmmakers working in the industry today. The latter went on to become a box office hit, too – $272 million worldwide, to be precise – spawning talk of a sequel that would, in turn, close out the trilogy once and for all. Bear in mind that if you’ve yet to watch Split
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Aquaman Video Teases Amber Heard's Fight Training as Mera

Aquaman Video Teases Amber Heard's Fight Training as Mera
With production starting on Aquaman this summer, we recently saw a video with star Jason Momoa training for his role as Arthur Curry, along with a photo of Amber Heard practicing her swordplay skills for her role of Mera. Over the weekend, Amber Heard posted a new video showcasing another part of her training, where she's seen practicing her hand-to-hand combat skills, in a most impressive fashion. While there is still not much we know about Mera in Aquaman yet, it seems clear that she is not one to be messed with.

Amber Heard herself posted this brief nine-second video to Instagram over the weekend, showing her training with the 87Eleven team, a company that was founded by John Wick directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. While the founders weren't present in this video, she is seen training with Jon Valera. Earlier this week, Amber Heard posted a training photo
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In Defense of 'Speed Racer'

In Defense of 'Speed Racer'
Ghost in the Shell has downloaded to theaters, and Paramount is hoping the techno-action film avoids the land mines of other recent anime-to-live-action movies.

With that in mind, it's time to reconsider one of the films that was ravaged by critics at the time, but deserves a second look. No, we're not talking about M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender. We are talking about Speed Racer.

The Speed Racer anime took the freewheeling, car-obsessed 1960s era and mixed it with action and adventure. As it crossed the ocean to America, it was tailor-made for Saturday-morning fun. Unintentionally poor dubs and stilted animation make...
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Amber Heard Is Ready to Fight in New Aquaman Set Photo

Amber Heard Is Ready to Fight in New Aquaman Set Photo
Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Aquaman movie starts production this summer, and will continue through the fall, with a shoot in Italy planned. Fans have been waiting for more updates on this highly-anticipated superhero adventure. Last month, a video surfaced showing some of Jason Momoa's training to play the title character, a.k.a. Arthur Curry, but he isn't the only cast member who's been getting ready. Earlier today, Amber Heard, who is playing the role of Mera, revealed on social media that that she has been partaking in some wushu classes.

Amber Heard posted a photo on Instagram, which shows the actress practicing with a fake sword. The actress also revealed in her Instagram post that she is being trained by accomplished martial artist Li Jing, who has worked as a stuntwoman on big-budget movies such as Pacific Rim, The Last Airbender, Rush Hour 3 and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,
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