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Christopher Guest to reunite with regular acting talent for Mascots

26 August 2015 9:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Writer-director Christopher Guest (A Mighty Wind) is to reunite with most of his regular line-up of actors and comedians for his new Netflix feature Mascots, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

Mascots is the latest in a long-line of “mockumentaries” made by Guest, the most recent being 2006’s For Your Consideration. THR’s sources have suggested that Parker Posey, Bob Balaban, Jane Lynch, John Michael Higgins and Jennifer Coolidge are in talks to join the film, as well as Bridesmaids’ Chris O’Dowd, who starred in Guest’s TV show Family Tree. However, word is that Guest’s frequent collaborator Eugene Levy and co-star Catherine O’Hara will not appear in the film due to scheduling conflicts with their Canadian TV show Schitt’s Creek.

Mascots tells the story of “The 8th World Mascot Association Championships, where a group of ‘unusual’ men and women, with big heads and furry suits, compete »

- Scott J. Davis

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Jane Lynch, Bob Balaban And Jennifer Coolidge Join Mascots

26 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Earlier this month, when we learned that Christopher Guest was working on a new mockumentary called Mascots, we figured (we were going to say “guessed” but didn’t want to hear all the groaning) that a good chunk of his regular acting troupe would be part of it. And so it is coming to pass, with Guest veterans Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, John Michael Higgins, Jennifer Coolidge and Bob Balaban all busy making deals to star. Also mentioned in The Hollywood Reporter’s story is Chris O’Dowd, who is in talks to reunite with Guest after starring on his short-lived TV comedy Family Tree. From the sounds of it, fellow regulars Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara might be unavailable as they’re working on Levy’s Canadian comedy show Schitt’s Creek, though we’d figure they’ll make the time if Guest asks, even if it means »

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Christopher Guest Lands Netflix Deal for New Film, 'Mascots'

11 August 2015 2:01 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Actor-filmmaker Christopher Guest has revolutionized the "mockumentary" format, satirizing rock spectacle (This Is Spinal Tap), stage musicals (Waiting for Guffman), dog shows (Best in Show) and folk music (A Mighty Wind). For his latest project, he's teamed with Netflix to poke fun at a more obscure topic: the grueling grind of mascot competitions. The streaming service announced Mascots on Tuesday, Deadline reports, teasing the movie with a poster outlining the basic plot. 

"Welcome to all the drama, intrigue and occasional excitement of the 8th World Mascot Association Championships, where a »

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Christopher Guest’s next movie will be a Netflix original

11 August 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While Christopher Guest is a familiar face to film fans for his numerous roles, including that of Nigel Tufnel in This Is Spinal Tap and the six-fingered Count Rugen in The Princess Bride, his work behind the camera has been similarly prolific, garnering him critical acclaim throughout his career. Having co-written This is Spinal Tap, Guest made his directorial debut in 1989 with The Big Picture, going on to direct numerous other films, with his last feature, For Your Consideration, coming in 2006. Guest moved to television shortly after, with his series Family Tree running for one season on HBO in 2013, and many fans wondering when he’d return behind the camera. Guest’s next project has now been announced, but it’s also poised to be on a small screen, as his next film will be a Netflix original.

Guest joins a growing roster of original movie creators and selections for the streaming service, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Netflix Suiting Up to Distribute Christopher Guest's 'Mascots'

11 August 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Now Christopher Guest joins the Netflix conga line. Walking his way behind Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Ricky Gervais, Chelsea Handler, Adam Sandler, the Wachowskis and Mark & Jay Duplass, just to name a few, the mockumentary actor-director has agreed to put Mascots, his first movie since 2006, on the streaming site according to Variety. In the past, the filmmaker already mocked dog shows, home town theater, the movie industry and folk and hair metal music before by making Best in Show, Waiting For Guffman, For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind and starring in /co-writing This is Spinal Tap, respectively, and with his latest faux documentary Guest takes the piss out of... mascot conventions. The movie, to debut sometime in 2016, takes audiences to the 8th World Mascot Association Championships as men and women compete to bring home the Gold Fluffy Award, the competition's top prize. The premise and concept aren't necessarily as universal »

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Christopher Guest is returning to the world of mockumentary in the Netflix movie Mascots

11 August 2015 10:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christopher Guest will return to the world of mockumentaries for a new Netflix movie.

He is making his first feature film in nine years with the 2016 project Mascots.

Guest's forthcoming comedy will be told in the faux-documentary style within the world of competitive sports mascots.

Netflix describes the project as having "all the drama, intrigue, and occasional excitement of the 8th World Mascot Association Championships, where a group of 'unusual' men and women, with big heads and furry suits, compete to win the prestigious Gold Fluffy Award and be crowned best mascot in the world."

Mascots marks the director's return to the faux-documentary style in a feature for the first time on film since A Mighty Wind.

He more recently used the style on television for Family Tree, which was cancelled by HBO after a single season in 2013.

No word yet if Guest's regular ensemble cast - which includes Jane Lynch, »

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Christopher Guest Working On Mascots

11 August 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It’s been a while since we’ve had a new comedy from Christopher Guest – 2013 TV effort Family Tree only lasted a season and his most recent film was 2006’s For Your Consideration. So we’re happy to learn that Netflix is backing a new movie, announcing that Guest is working on Mascots. Not much is known about the plot or who might be in it, but Netflix’s tweet about the film contains the following basic concept: “Welcome to all the drama, intrigue and occasional excitement of the 8th World Mascot Association Championships, where a group of ‘unusual’ men and women, with big heads and furry suits, compete to win the prestigious Gold Fluffy Award and be crowned best mascot in the world.”It definitely feels like it’ll be along the lines of Best In Show et al, and will hopefully live up to the consistently entertaining standards »

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Christopher Guest’s ‘Mascots’ to Premiere on Netflix

11 August 2015 9:24 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Christopher Guest’s film “Mascots” has been acquired by Netflix for a 2016 release. The mockumentary will feature “all the drama, intrigue, and occasional excitement of the 8th World Mascot Association Championships, where a group of ‘unusual’ men and women, with big heads and furry suits, compete to win the prestigious Gold Fluffy Award and be crowned best mascot in the world.” “Mascots” is the first film directed by Guest since 2006’s “For Your Consideration.” His 2013 series “Family Tree,” starring Chris O’Dowd, ran for one season on HBO in 2013. Also read: Netflix Renews 'Sense8' for Season 2 Netflix previously announced the premiere. »

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The week in comics: Rachel McAdams loves Neil Gaiman, Stephen Amell hates goatees

31 July 2015 2:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Join us for a rundown of all the biggest comics stories from the past seven days:

Arrow's Oliver Queen will never have a goatee

We think we can take this as the final word on Green Arrow's traditional chin fluff.

100% no. Never. Our show could go 14 seasons and a goatee will never appear. Hope that clears things up. Forever. https://t.co/pudAfBIhsD

Stephen Amell (@amellywood) July 29, 2015

X-Men in Egypt

This takes me back to #raidersofthelostark #notallgreenscreen #xmen #xmenapocalypse

A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Jul 27, 2015 at 10:08am Pdt

Bryan Singer is a bit of a social media fiend when he's shooting, so we can't pay attention to every picture that goes up.

But we couldn't resist flagging up this impressive set piece, which must be from the titular villain's base in X-Men: Apocalypse or we don't know comics at all.

Is Bendis teasing a second Iron Man series? »

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NBCUniversal Moves Tom Coan to London Production Base

29 July 2015 8:37 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — NBCUniversal International Studios, the Hollywood major’s London-based international production arm that oversees shows like “Downton Abbey,” has promoted Tom Coan to the role of senior VP, and moved him from Los Angeles to London, where he will help strengthen the company’s international scripted output.

Coan was most recently VP, scripted programming, at NBCUniversal International Studios. He previously served as an exec at DreamWorks Television and Fox21. Coan will continue to report to executive VP, scripted programming, JoAnn Alfano.

Coan will work across the development and production of scripted programming within the NBCUniversal International Studio’s portfolio of companies. These include Carnival Films, which is producing forthcoming drama “The Last Kingdom” for the BBC, and created “Downton Abbey”; Lucky Giant, which specializes in comedy and produced Christopher Guest comedy “Family Tree” for BBC and HBO; and Working Title TV. He will also work closely with Keston International Productions and Hardy Son & Baker. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Sdcc: Full list of winners from the 2015 Eisner Awards

11 July 2015 4:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last night the Indigo Ballroom of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront played host to the 27th Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, and thanks to Bleeding Cool we’ve got a full list of all the winners…

Best Short Story

“Beginning’s End,” by Rina Ayuyang, muthamagazine.com

“Corpse on the Imjin!” by Peter Kuper, in Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (Simon & Schuster)

“Rule Number One,” by Lee Bermejo, in Batman Black and White #3 (DC)

The Sound of One Hand Clapping,” by Max Landis & Jock, in Adventures of Superman #41-42 (DC)

“When the Darkness Presses,” by Emily Carroll, http://emcarroll.com/comics/darkness/

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

Astro City #16: “Wish I May” by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo/DC)

Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, by Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)

Madman in Your Face 3D Special, by Mike Allred (Image)

Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration »

- Gary Collinson

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First images of Nicholas Hoult in Kill Your Friends

2 July 2015 9:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first images of Nicholas Hoult in Kill Your Friends have been released, exclusively via Empire. Following on from his rousing success in Mad Max: Fury Road and before stepping into X-Men: Apocalypse, Hoult will star as Stephen Stelfox, a 27-year-old A&R man. Stelfox is a man powered by cocaine, alcohol and prostitutes, attempting to carve out a career in the London music industry as he tries to find the next massive hit.

Black Mirror director Owen Harris is set to direct as his first feature, with Jim Piddock (Family Tree) playing Derek Summers, the managing direct of Stelfox’s record label. James Corden (Into the Woods) is also reportedly attached to the picture, playing a character named Waters.

The film will also star Joseph Mawle (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Rosanna Arquette (Desperately Seeking Susan) and the pictured Craig Roberts (Submarine).

Kill Your Friends is set for release November 6th. »

- Jake Wilson

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'The Sopranos' Rewind: Season 1, Episode 4: 'Meadowlands'

24 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to the fourth installment of our summer trip through "The Sopranos" season 1. When I revisited early seasons of "The Wire," as well as the whole run of "Deadwood," I did separate versions of each review for newcomers and veterans, but over time realized that the newcomers weren't commenting much, if at all, and that it therefore made sense to simply do one review. Any significant spoilers for episodes beyond the one being reviewed will be contained in a separate section at the end of the review; so long as you avoid that, and the comments, you should be fine. Thoughts on the fourth episode, "Meadowlands," coming up just as soon as I take a five minute cool down period... "Here we go: the War of '99." -Big Pussy Later seasons of "The Sopranos" would wax and wane in their interest in the mob stories — particularly in comparison to many »

- Alan Sepinwall

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2015 Eisner Award nominations

24 April 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Comic-Con International has announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for 2015. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, highlight the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today, from companies big and small, in print and on line. The awards will be given out during a gala ceremony on Friday, July 10 during Comic-Con International: San Diego.

Best Short Story

“Beginning’s End,” by Rina Ayuyang, muthamagazine.com

“Corpse on the Imjin!” by Peter Kuper, in Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (Simon & Schuster)

“,” by Lee Bermejo, in Batman Black and White #3 (DC)

“,” by Max Landis & Jock, in Adventures of Superman #14 (DC)

“When the Darkness Presses,” by Emily Carroll, http://emcarroll.com/comics/darkness/

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

Astro City #16: “Wish I May” by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo/DC)

Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, by Evan Dorkin »

- Luana Haygen

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Is Fame Responsible for Honey Boo Boo's Weight Issues?

25 February 2015 6:04 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

June "Mama June" Shannon and her daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson dropped by the Et stage to discuss the 9-year-old's poor health.

News: Child Services Investigating Honey Boo Boo's Family

Even at her young age, Honey Boo Boo faces serious health issues. At just 4'6", Honey Boo Boo weighs 125 pounds -- twice the average weight of a girl with her stats. Making matters worse, Honey Boo Boo suffers from asthma.

"I don't want to be as big," Honey Boo Boo told Et's Brooke Anderson. "It's just embarrassing to me. I don't like it."

Mama June insisted that the family's dietary habits are better than the popular perception.

"People say we eat a lot of junk food, but we don't," Mama June told Brooke. "There is no junk food, really, in our house."

Likewise, Honey Boo Boo, who was famous for her Go Go Juice (a mix of Red Bull and Mountain Dew), says that she drinks »

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'The Doctors' Stage Health Intervention for Honey Boo Boo

24 February 2015 5:11 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Tomorrow on The Doctors June "Mama June" Shannon and her 9-year-old daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson are taken to task over Honey Boo Boo's eating habits and Et was backstage for the intervention.

News: What Really Happened While Making Honey Boo Boo

"Honey Boo Boo has way too much sugar," Travis Stork, M.D. said. "Way too much processed foods in the house and that's what's got to stop."

Even at her young age, Honey Boo Boo is already encountering health troubles. At just 4'6", Honey Boo Boo weighs 125 pounds -- twice the average weight of a girl with her stats. Making matters worse, Honey Boo Boo suffers from "severe asthma" caused by "severe inflammation."

"I've been concerned about her health for nine years," Mama June said. "I mean, she's been this way for nine years."

News: Honey Boo Boo Family Tree

The first step to getting Honey Boo Boo onto a healthier lifestyle is to get »

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