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Everyone knows the walk of shame, but it’s safe to say that most are not nearly as painful and comical as Elizabeth Banks’s in the new trailer for her upcoming comedy Walk of Shame. With the film’s early May release date right around the corner, Focus Features is upping its marketing campaign with a new red band trailer.
I wasn’t too impressed by the tamer trailer that dropped back in January, and though this new preview is certainly raunchier, it still doesn’t have me convinced that Walk of Shame will be anything special, despite its exceptional cast.
Check it out below:
Other than Banks running around in a tight yellow dress, there’s not much going for Walk of Shame so far as I can see. The jokes on display just aren’t that funny, and the most talented individuals in the cast (including Community »
- Isaac Feldberg
Before there was Hannah Montana, there was Lizzie McGuire, and right from the start, you couldn't help but wish that Hilary Duff was your Bff 4ever. Lizzie McGuire hit the small screen in 2001, and Duff's lovable character had all the sass and style of one very cool tween. The show ended in 2004, and since then, Duff's Hollywood résumé has been packed with films. Although she's made some TV appearances on shows like Gossip Girl, Community, and Two and a Half Men, she hasn't been part of a regular TV cast since her Disney days. That's about to change, though, because she's starring in Younger, a TV Land series that's based on Pamela Redmond Satran's novel by the same name. The new show follows Liza (Sutton Foster), a 40-year-old single mom who gets a makeover from her best friend (Debi Mazar) and tries to pass herself off as a 26-year-old. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, of Aurora, Mo., was booked into Johnson County jail on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder after the attacks Sunday in Overland Park. At a news conference Sunday afternoon, Overland Park police Chief John Douglass declined to publicly identify the man suspected in the attacks. But an official at a suburban Kansas City jail, speaking on »
- Associated Press
If you're a fan of Doctor Who and/or the Inspector Spacetime parody seen on Community, there's a good chance you checked out the first season of "Untitled Web Series About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time." Building off of their success, the Inspector team has upped the ante and turned their second season into a feature film, titled The Inspector Chronicles: Untitled Motion Picture About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time. Series creator Travis Richey returns in the title role in a feature that also stars Sylvester McCoy, Robert Picardo, Chase Masterson, Mayim Bialik, Eric Loya, and Carrie Keranen. Hit the jump to see how you can help The Inspector Chronicles movie get off the ground! The good news is that The Inspector Chronicles movie has already reached its target goal on their IndieGoGo page, but the even better news is that you »
- Dave Trumbore
Community Season 5, Episode 12 “Basic Story (Part 1)”
Written by Carol Kolb
Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar
Season finale airs 4/17 at 8pm Et on NBC
As one half of a season (series? say it ain’t so, NBC!) finale, it’s hard to judge “Basic Story” in a vacuum. Double that when it’s an episode where nothing actually happens – until everything is happening, and the fate of Greendale is in the balance, as is the sanity of every member of the Greendale 7 (except Shirley, I guess? She just kind of vanishes at some point). In those final moments, it does feel like Community is straining a bit to give its finale purpose, throwing in tease after tease (including one I’m really hoping is just a big, fat mislead for “Basic Sandwich” to demolish) – though again, the episode plays things so close to the chest it’s hard to tell what’s actually going on. »
- Randy Dankievitch
It's rare that Peter Travers reaches back in time to highlight a film on At the Movies, but he's got a good reason for this unprecedented move. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which opened last week, is already the biggest movie to ever hit theaters in April and it'll likely take the top spot at the box office for the second straight weekend.
EW reports that Starz has ordered The Chair, a reality series from the producer of Project Greenlight. The competition will follow two first-time directors as they direct their version of the same movie script. A team of mentors — including Zachary Quinto — will oversee the process.
Twilight alum Booboo Stewart has joined the cast of The Descendants, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That’s the Disney Channel movie about the children of villains from classic animated Disney movies. Stewart will play the son of Jafar.
After CBS announced that Stephen Colbert would take over as The Late Show host, the fun was watching the meltdowns on the right wing blogosphere. Rush Lumbaugh responded that CBS “declared war on the heartland of America” while Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro called Colbert’s faux pundit character “political blackface“.
Meanwhile, Colbert’s promotion raises new questions like what will replace The Colbert Report »
- Lyle Masaki
Review Caroline Preece 11 Apr 2014 - 08:15
Greendale gets back to basics in the penultimate episode of season five. Here's Caroline's review...
This review contains spoilers.
5.12 Basic Story
As much as I enjoy the zany, novelty episodes of Community, the show is at its best for me when it’s commenting just on itself. Last week I complained about it having lost some of this relaxed cleverness in favour of an endless stream of experimental shorts and elaborate pop culture references but, in the first part of our two-part finale (to the season or the series, we don’t yet know), Basic Story, we’ve finally returned to that place we all fell in love with at the beginning. G.I. Joe and Die Hard episodes might be a ton of fun, but Community is essentially a sitcom, and sometimes commentary on its own genre can be just as entertaining.
This episode »
A review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as you come to me for atheistic rants and photos of my meals... Perhaps appropriately for an episode where Jeff keeps trying to make Abed stop looking for a plotline, there isn't much to "Basic Story." It's less an episode than it is an extended prologue to whatever we're going to get in next week's finale, "Basic Sandwich." There's some meta commentary about how this show, like any show, relies on conflict and some form of chaos to generate interesting stories, and there are a few in-jokes — Dean Pelton's idea to create a fake particle accelerator was, as Dan Harmon told me a few weeks ago, part of the original outline for the season premiere — but for much of its running time, "Basic Story" is, like Abed, just waiting for something to happen. As such, I almost feel as »
- Alan Sepinwall
After being fired at the end of the third season, the creator of the quirkiest comedy on TV is, to the delight of fans, back in charge. Here's why the show needed him back
It's not easy being a die-hard Community fan, not least because we had to spend much of 2013 refusing to acknowledge its existence on the grounds that Community without creator Dan Harmon at the helm is no sort of Community at all. After Harmon was fired in 2012 at the end of the show's third season, production company Sony and Us broadcaster NBC, rather than pulling the plug on the critically acclaimed but perennially low rated show, brought in Moses Port and David Guarascio, best known for the enjoyable but straightforward sitcom Happy Ending, to write the fourth season. For most Community fans this decision was a disaster (or to put it in Community-speak, "It was the »
- Sarah Hughes
When Marvel announced Joe and Anthony Russo would be directing Captain America: The Winter Soldier, reactions were mixed. Sure the pair had worked on some awesome TV shows like Arrested Development and Community, but movie-wise Welcome to Colinwood and You, Me and Dupree didn’t exactly scream “superhero.” Then we saw the new movie. Instantly it […]
- Germain Lussier
Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Sony:
For Immediate Release
“…one of the great shows of television's Golden Age…”
-- The Huffington Post, Maureen Ryan
The Addictive, Emmy Award®-Winning TV Drama
The Complete Series
Newly Created 16-Disc Blu-ray™ Box Set Available June 3
Featuring Hours of Bonus Content, Including the Two-Hour Documentary
Also Available for the First Time Ever as a 21-Disc Complete Series DVD Set
Culver City, Calif. (April 7, 2014) – The chemistry continues on June 3 when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases one of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning shows of all time, Breaking Bad: The Complete Series, available on Blu-ray™ with newly created packaging, and, for the first time ever, as a complete series set on DVD. Just in time for Father’s Day and graduation gift giving, »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
If you have already seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier, stop reading this and press play (or download) on the appropriate button below. If you are yet to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier, move along, nothing to see here. But bear in mind that we spoke to the directors of the Marvel sequel, Joe and Anthony Russo, so once you have seen the film, you'll need to come back here as soon as possible.As well as half an hour with the Community and Arrested Development veterans, there's also a 45 minutes of Team Empire talking about the film in rather nerdy detail, from the credit stings to the bad guys; Black Widow to The Falcon. In other words, get downloading (or get playing) straight away, or [Spoilers] will get you. P.S. You can check out our podcast photo gallery here and subscribe to the Empire Podcast via our iTunes »
Chicago – If the original is anything to applaud, the sequel usually isn’t. And even more rarely is the sequel actually better.
While it’s aggressive to market “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” as one of the “best superhero movies of all time” and more realistic to pitch it as “better than ‘The Avengers,’” it most certainly is 2014’s best action flick yet and it definitely defies common sequel disappointment.
When I think back on “Captain America: The First Avenger” three years ago, I recall it being just fine. I snoozed through a bit of it, I was somewhat underwhelmed by a lot of it and I remember leaving thinking I just got more of the same Hollywood blockbuster formula.
I wasn’t surprised, blown away or boldly thrown off guard by twists and turns I couldn’t have expected. A scrawny nobody gets a high-tech government serum and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Feature Mark Harrison 7 Apr 2014 - 07:00
Now that it's left our screens, Mark details what How I Met Your Mother did right...
This article contains major spoilers for How I Met Your Mother, especially the finale - if you're watching at E4 pace, you'll probably want to come back later in the year.
Last year, we made the case for CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother's geek credentials, and came to the conclusion that while the leads are all cool, good-looking people in that sitcom way, they also have geeky interests in common as they grow into their thirties together.
For people who don't watch the series, or have maybe seen an episode or a clip while channel-hopping past E4, this show is essentially Friends warmed up. Whenever you hear that comparison, it never seems to come across in a flattering way, but that's reductive to both Friends, »
Marvel Studios' "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", the sequel to the 2011 feature "Captain America: The First Avenger" and the ninth film in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe', is directed by Anthony and Joseph Russo ("Community").
"...while struggling to embrace his role in the modern world..."
In 2009, Johansson signed on to play 'Natasha Romanoff'/'Black Widow' in multiple films, beginning with 2010's "Iron Man 2." In the film, she is an undercover spy for S.H.I.E.L.D. posing as assistant to 'Tony Stark'.
Johansson reprised the role in "The Avengers »
- Michael Stevens
Nine films in, the movies released by Marvel Studios comprise an elaborate narrative tapestry, with connections running between films, the short DVD-extra One-Shots, and the rapidly expanding universe of TV projects. The films are purposefully designed to appeal to newcomers. I’m guessing that the vast majority of people who love Iron Man have never read an Iron Man comic book. (Side note: Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man is much cooler than pretty much any comic book version of Iron Man.) But speaking as someone who grew up devouring comic books, part of what makes the Marvel Studios films »
- Darren Franich
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is everything a comic-book superhero movie could hope to be: smart, original, exciting and funny. It is vastly superior to the first movie featuring the title character—and not just because it draws on one of the most admired stories in the Marvel Comics canon. Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have used Ed Brubaker’s concept as a springboard for bold new ideas and infused their work with a bracing sense of humor, along with a serious strain of social relevance. In the hands of directors Anthony and Joe Russo—best known for their work on the TV comedy Community—the movie feels fresh and vibrant. As icing on the cake, The Winter...
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- Leonard Maltin
I haven’t been a huge fan of the Marvel standalone films post-Avengers. I thought Iron Man 3 was fun, but silly. I found Thor: The Dark World to be drab and boring. They arrived in theaters white hot with the momentum of a colossally successful (in all regards) movie (The Avengers), and I think the films struggled to find a way to “come down” from a movie with such giant scope. Having seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier, though, I feel reinvigorated and excited for Marvel’s cinematic future.
At this point, Marvel Studios can more or less coast. They can play it safe and take it easy because the sheer power of the brand means that it will make money and sell a ton of merchandise. But it would appear that Kevin Feige and co refuse to just rest on their laurels and milk the characters for all they’re worth. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Community Season 5, Episode 11 “G.I. Jeff”
Written by Dino Stamatopoulos
Directed by Rob Schrab
Airs Thursdays at 8pm Et on NBC
There are numerous plot devices Community uses as foundations for stepping into alternate universes – none more than campus competitions and psychotic breaks, however. So when “G.I. Jeff” opens up with Jeff Winger taking on the identity of G.I. Joe (with no framing device preceding it), it’s clear there is something very wrong with Greendale’s law professor – why else would he bury himself inside an early-1980′s children’s cartoon? What follows is arguably the most spot-on parody Community‘s done in its wildly experimental five-year run; and though it kind of hustles through its final moments to justify it all, is a quiet, contemplative piece in the spirit of “Critical Film Studies”, or its most obvious spiritual companion, “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas” (written by Dino Stamatopoulos and animated by his studio, »
- Randy Dankievitch
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