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‘Big Mouth’ Season 1 Voice Cast: A Visual Guide To The Adult Voices Behind The Tweens

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‘Big Mouth’ Season 1 Voice Cast: A Visual Guide To The Adult Voices Behind The Tweens
Netflix’s new animated comedy “Big Mouth” takes on adolescence from a distinctly adult point of view, tracking the middle school adventures of a pack of tweens whose bodies are changing in crazy ways. Fortunately, their antics are brought to life by the crème de la crème of voice acting — starting with the powerhouse himself, co-creator Nick Kroll.

It wasn’t a surprise when Kroll, an executive producer of the show, recruited his friend and Broadway co-star John Mulaney to the roster. After that, the voice cast list seems to be a handful of your favorite SNL alums and comedy icons. Even Dick Whitman makes a small, yet savory appearance.

Read More:‘Big Mouth’ Review: Nick Kroll’s Exemplary Netflix Comedy is a Horrifying and Hilarious Portrait of Childhood Nick Kroll (Nick, Hormone Monster, Coach Steve, Lola, Ladybug, Janitor, Nick Starr, Joe Walsh, Coach Hormone Monster, Ghost of Picasso,
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The Duplass Brothers are Back on TV! 7 Reasons to Get Excited About ‘Room 104’

The Duplass Brothers are Back on TV! 7 Reasons to Get Excited About ‘Room 104’
[Editor’s Note: This article is presented in partnership with HBO in support of Room 104, which premieres onJuly 28 at 11:30 p.m. Et.]

Room 104” isn’t like anything else you’ll see on television this year. The new half-hour, genre-bending HBO series features a number of unique facets, but they all relate back, in one way or another, to the creative minds of Mark and Jay Duplass.

The writers, producers, directors, and actors known for breakout independent films like “The Puffy Chair” and “Cyrus” as well as award-winning television like “Togetherness” and “Transparent” have come together to create the latest exciting original series on the Home Box Office network.

Set in a single room in your typical American motel chain, each week tells a different story and all 12 episodes of Season 1 were produced by the Duplass Brothers. The tone, characters, and era can all change week-to-week, and viewers should be ready for drama, comedy, horror, and at the start of each new entry. What unites each story is the common search for
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‘Room 104′ Trailer: Duplass Brothers’ HBO Series Looks Like the Weirdest Thing They’ve Ever Done

‘Room 104′ Trailer: Duplass Brothers’ HBO Series Looks Like the Weirdest Thing They’ve Ever Done
It’s been well over a year since the Duplass Brothers’ beloved HBO comedy-drama “Togetherness” signed off for good, but if you’re still in mourning (we don’t blame you) the indie duo may have just the perfect pick-me-up.

Room 104,” the new anthology series from Mark and Jay Duplass, premieres on HBO July 28, and the official trailer has arrived, promising this will surely go down as the weirdest and craziest thing the Duplass’ have ever done. And that’s saying something given how bizarre their films like “Cyrus” and “Jeff Who Lives At Home” have been.

Read More: ‘Room 104’ Premiere: Mark Duplass Stuns Atx with Genre-Bending HBO Anthology Series

Starring the likes of Nat Wolff, Melanie Diaz, Philip Baker Hall, Amy Landecker, James Van Der Beek and many more, “Room 104” tells 12 different stories across its 12 episodes. The catch is that each story is set in the same hotel room,
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‘Get Out’ Opens Hollywood’s Doors for a Promising Director: Here’s Why Jordan Peele Should Be Wary

‘Get Out’ Opens Hollywood’s Doors for a Promising Director: Here’s Why Jordan Peele Should Be Wary
It was only a matter of time before Jordan Peele signed a flashy first-look deal with a major studio. Peele’s directorial debut “Get Out” has taken in $195 million at the worldwide box office on a budget of roughly $5 million, and his deft handling of racial issues within the horror-thriller genre has put him in a class of storytelling all by himself. “Get Out” distributor Universal Pictures now has a two-year overall production deal with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, giving the studio the rights to his untitled social thriller that he will write, direct and produce.

Read More: Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’: Amazon and Roadside Land Awards Season Release Date

Everything about the pact between Universal and Monkeypaw looks like a win-win. As a part of the arrangement, Peele will be able to continue his collaboration with “Get Out” producer Jason Blum on micro-budget projects and also produce films that
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Mindhorn: Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby interview

Rob Leane May 4, 2017

The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt and Yonderland’s Simon Farnaby talk to us about their Isle of Man action comedy, Mindhorn...

When you get to chat to two comedy geniuses at once, it doesn’t feel much like an interview. It’s more like sitting in on some well-honed hilarity, and trying not to make a tit of yourself when you try and interject with a question. This is what it felt like when I sat down with Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby for twenty minutes, in a snazzy central London meeting room, to talk about Mindhorn.

See related Denis Villeneuve interview: Sicario, Kurosawa, sci-fi, ugly poetry Dune reboot: Denis Villeneuve confirmed to direct

The film, if you’re unfamiliar, casts The Mighty Boosh alum Barratt as a washed up actor by the name of Richard Thorncroft. His heyday was way back in the 1980s, when
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Mark Duplass Explains Why He Bailed on Hollywood and Embraced Netflix

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Mark Duplass Explains Why He Bailed on Hollywood and Embraced Netflix
Mark Duplass has found his happy place. At a time when many independent filmmakers are struggling to get movies made, the 39-year-old is enjoying the kind of artistic freedom most filmmakers only dream about, churning out low budget movies that afford him virtually complete creative control.

Watch: ‘Blue Jay’ Trailer: Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson Rekindle a Former Romance in Alex Lehmann’s Drama

His latest film, the romantic drama “Blue Jay,” was financed by Netflix without the company even seeing a script. Instead, Duplass wrote a 10-page outline that allowed for significant improvisation during shooting. Shot in just a few locations in and around the small town of Blue Jay, California, the entire shoot lasted just seven days.

The first project from Duplass Brothers Productions’ four-picture deal with Netflix, “Blue Jay” is the kind of movie that eschews nearly all of the qualities of conventional Hollywood movies. Shot in
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10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in September

10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in September
With school back in session and everyone coming back from far-flung beach vacations, September can be a hectic month — thankfully, it also backs up a dump-truck full of enticing new movies and TV onto Ye Olde Internet. Amazon finally unveils their collaborations with Woody Allen and Tig Notaro, respectively; Netflix's crime epic Narcos returns for another fix, while also giving us the "Wu-Tangification" of the Marvel Universe; and Ron Howard looks back on four gentlemen from Liverpool as they gave their final live performances. Block out some space in your
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Todd Phillips: War Dogs, scary Jonah Hill and Bradley Cooper

Ryan Lambie Aug 22, 2016

Director Todd Phillips talks to us about his best film in years, War Dogs, and how he made Jonah Hill and Bradley Cooper seem so scary...

Todd Phillips sits in a London hotel, feet up, coolly puffing away on his e-cigarette. He looks more like an American on holiday than a tired film director on the junket trail for his new movie, but Phillips has good reason to look content: the crime drama War Dogs is easily his best film in years.

A decidedly Scorsese-esque film based on a pair of Miami hustlers who make a fortune selling guns to the Us military, it has more than a few comic flourishes - as you’d expect from the director of Due Date and the Hangover trilogy - but War Dogs also has something serious and troubling to say about the way governments and corporations generate wealth through conflict.
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Warriors, Come Out to Plaaaay!!!

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Thanks to the Russo brothers; Swann, Ajax, Cochise, Rembrandt, and other members of “The Warriors” are coming out to play again. Let’s check it out.

In conjunction with Paramount TV and Hulu, Joe and Anthony Russo are doing a re-imagining of Walter Hill’s 1979 cult classic ‘The Warriors’ with a 1 hour drama series which will be shown on Hulu. They plan to honor the movie while adding their own touch of grit, sex and violence to the story. Story writer for the series will be Frank Baldwin.

The film is an adaption of Sol Yurick’s novel, of the same name. Set in 1979 NYC it tells the tale of a Coney Island gang that must make it back to their home turf after being framed for the murder of Cyrus, leader of the largest gang in NYC. During the trip they have to avoid rival gangs hunting them for the death of Cyrus,
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How Jay Duplass Discovered the Actor Inside Him: Video Interview

How Jay Duplass Discovered the Actor Inside Him: Video Interview
Jay Duplass grew up in New Orleans playing a very defined role: Director.

While Jay said his younger brother Mark was his collaborator as they “made things,” including magic shows and movies, Mark was always the subject, in front of the camera. Jay was behind the camera. His job was to make all their crazy ideas work, he said: “Mark would throw us off a cliff and I would make sure we had a parachute and food.”

So it came as something of a surprise when showrunner Jill Soloway decided that Jay was perfect casting as Josh Pfefferman in her new Amazon series, “Transparent.”

He wasn’t sure, having just played a small roles in a Joe Swanberg movie and “The Mindy Project” and taken one intensive Sandy Meisner class in Austin, Texas. “It was basically like learning how to be totally vulnerable and divulge all of our hangups and let it rip,
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Garry Shandling Remembered: Hollywood Mourns the Iconic Comedian

Garry Shandling Remembered: Hollywood Mourns the Iconic Comedian
The Hollywood community is in mourning once again, with another icon passing away. Garry Shandling died suddenly today at the age of 66. TMZ was the first to report the news, with sources stating that the actor and comedian has died from a heart attack "with no prior warning whatsoever." After the news first started to spread, numerous celebrities took to their Twitter accounts to mourn the loss of their dear friend.

The initial report revealed that Garry Shandling was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital, after a 911 call was received from the actor's home. He was reportedly alive when he arrived at the hospital and the original report revealed the the comedian and actor wasn't suffering from any known illness. A source connected to the actor said he was healthy, and he was talking to people earlier this morning before his untimely death.

Just last weekend, actress Kathy Griffin sent
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Kathy Griffin, Jeffrey Tambor, Jimmy Kimmel and More Stars Pay Tribute to Garry Shandling

Kathy Griffin, Jeffrey Tambor, Jimmy Kimmel and More Stars Pay Tribute to Garry Shandling
Garry Shandling is being mourned by his close friends after the star of The Larry Sanders Show died Thursday at 66.

Kathy Griffin, who spent time with Shandling and Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk on Sunday, shared a photo of the three comedians together.

"Sunday, my longtime friend Garry Shandling was here, making every1 laugh. I loved him. I'll miss our talks the most," Griffin wrote on Twitter. Odenkirk added: "I can't believe this. Very sad to say goodbye so abruptly."

In a statement to People, Griffin shared more about the late comedian.

"I'm crushed. That man, made me laugh.
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Kathy Griffin Pays Tribute to Garry Shandling, the Friend She Spent One Last Sunday with: 'I'll Miss Our Talks'

Kathy Griffin Pays Tribute to Garry Shandling, the Friend She Spent One Last Sunday with: 'I'll Miss Our Talks'
Garry Shandling is being mourned by his close friends after the star of The Larry Sanders Show died Thursday at 66. Kathy Griffin, who spent time with Shandling and Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk on Sunday, shared a photo of the three comedians together. "Sunday, my longtime friend Garry Shandling was here, making every1 laugh. I loved him. I'll miss our talks the most," Griffin wrote on Twitter. Odenkirk added: "I can't believe this. Very sad to say goodbye so abruptly." In a statement to People, Griffin shared more about the late comedian. "I'm crushed. That man, made me laugh.
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Kathy Griffin Pays Tribute to Garry Shandling, the Friend She Spent One Last Sunday with: 'I'll Miss Our Talks'

Kathy Griffin Pays Tribute to Garry Shandling, the Friend She Spent One Last Sunday with: 'I'll Miss Our Talks'
Garry Shandling is being mourned by his close friends after the star of The Larry Sanders Show died Thursday at 66. Kathy Griffin, who spent time with Shandling and Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk on Sunday, shared a photo of the three comedians together. "Sunday, my longtime friend Garry Shandling was here, making every1 laugh. I loved him. I'll miss our talks the most," Griffin wrote on Twitter. Sunday, my longtime friend Garry Shandling was here, making every1 laugh. I loved him. I'll miss our talks the most. pic.twitter.com/Ud8AQXNBXN— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 24, 2016 Jimmy Kimmel wrote
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Lolo | Review

A Child is Waiting: Delpy’s Return to RomCom a Mixed Bag

Julie Delpy has managed to balance a terrific (and prolific) career as an actress and director, breaking out over the past decade as a pragmatic purveyor of romantic entanglements thanks to her twin titles 2 Days in Paris (2007) and 2 Days in New York (2012). Although The Countess (2008), her curious English language examination of the bloodthirsty historical figure Countess Bathory was unfortunately belabored, her tendency to portray complex romantic scenarios masquerading as fluff has proven to be her overarching strength. Which is exactly why her latest, Lolo, a sometimes pleasant endeavor, feels like more of a crass disappointment than it really is. Examining an overworked single mother’s attempt to rediscover romance despite the secret sabotage of her spoiled adult child, the narrative’s dependence on familiar tropes, not to mention the neglect of its central romance, bears remarkable similarity
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Watch: The Baby-Faced Stars of 'Togetherness' Season 2 in Mark and Jay Duplass' First Short Films

Watch: The Baby-Faced Stars of 'Togetherness' Season 2 in Mark and Jay Duplass' First Short Films
Read More: Watch: Amanda Peet and Steve Zissis Try 'Togetherness' in This Exclusive Deleted Scene Remember that time you fell in love with Mark Duplass? Some audiences first discovered the comedic mastermind in 2005 with his independent film, "The Puffy Chair," where he drove cross-country to deliver a gigantic purple La-z-Boy to his father on his birthday. Although the film only grossed a total $194,523, domestically, it was enough to launch Mark and Jay Duplass into a writing-directing frenzy that would include "Mumblecore," "Baghead," "Cyrus," and "Jeff Who Lives at Home" — and now "Togetherness," their HBO comedy set to start its second season this Sunday. The two Duplass' have reached the point where they have mega production deals with Netflix and multiple shows on HBO, thanks to their executive producer credits (and voice work) on the animated comedy "Animals." But before they moved from indie...
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Jay and Mark Duplass Build an Empire, One Low-Budget Project at a Time

Jay Duplass had bronchitis for half of 2015.

The unofficial cause: writing and directing every episode of an acclaimed cable series while also starring in an acclaimed digital series, executive producing five movies that premiered at major film festivals and acting in, producing or developing a handful of other projects for film and television.

“My bronchitis was on and off the whole time during ‘Transparent,’ ” Duplass says over a bowl of cereal on a January morning at his home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock. “It started pretty early in ‘Togetherness.’ ”

Bryce Duffy for Variety; Grooming: Annie Slatsky; Styling: April Steiner at Exclusive Artists Management; On Mark: Jacket: Kenneth Cole; Sweater and Pants: H&M; On Jay: Jacket and Shirt: H&M; Pants: Kenneth Cole

From across the dining table, his brother Mark — who worked alongside Jay on the majority of those projects, in addition to a few more of his own — asks,
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Jay and Mark Duplass Build an Empire, One Low-Budget Project at a Time

Jay Duplass had bronchitis for half of 2015.

The unofficial cause: writing and directing every episode of an acclaimed cable series while also starring in an acclaimed digital series, executive producing five movies that premiered at major film festivals and acting in, producing or developing a handful of other projects for film and television.

“My bronchitis was on and off the whole time during ‘Transparent,’ ” Duplass says over a bowl of cereal on a January morning at his home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock. “It started pretty early in ‘Togetherness.’ ”

Bryce Duffy for Variety; Grooming: Annie Slatsky; Styling: April Steiner at Exclusive Artists Management; On Mark: Jacket: Kenneth Cole; Sweater and Pants: H&M; On Jay: Jacket and Shirt: H&M; Pants: Kenneth Cole

From across the dining table, his brother Mark — who worked alongside Jay on the majority of those projects, in addition to a few more of his own — asks,
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HBO Promotes Casey Bloys to President, Michael Ellenberg Exits as Drama Chief

In a shakeup at HBO, comedy programming chief Casey Bloys has been promoted to president of series, late-night and specials, while Michael Ellenberg is exiting his post as head of drama series.

Ellenberg will segue to a production deal with the network.

Rumors about Ellenberg’s departure have been circulating for a few weeks, but earlier this month the exec was front and center at HBO’s presentation at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. His move to producing comes as HBO has had its ups and downs with new series. “Game of Thrones” is one of the most valuable franchises in TV, but other shows on his watch, including “True Detective’s” second season and “The Leftovers,” have had a mixed track record.

There have been rumblings of difficulties on the set of the upcoming “Westworld,” which recently shut down production so exec producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy
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