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NBC Buys ‘Sour Mash’ Workplace Comedy From ‘It’ Producer Vertigo Entertainment

NBC has put in development Sour Mash, a single-camera half-hour family workplace comedy from Blacklist feature scribes Michael Gagerman and Andrew Waller (Search Party), Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment, producer of the smash boxoffice hit It, and Warner Bros. TV. Written by Gagerman and Waller, Sour Mash is about a brilliant Latina chemist from Brooklyn with a passion for making bourbon who is tapped to become the master distiller at a failing family-owned distillery in…
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‘Making History’ Star Adam Pally Arrested for Misdemeanor Drug Possession

‘Making History’ Star Adam Pally Arrested for Misdemeanor Drug Possession
Making History” and “Happy Endings” star Adam Pally was arrested Tuesday night in New York and hit with two misdemeanor drug possession charges, a New York Police Department spokesperson confirmed to Variety.

A source tells Variety that Pally was seen smoking marijuana with an e-cigarette in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen in public view at about 10:46 p.m. When police arrested him, they found that he had a small bag of cocaine, and cited him with the second drug charge. He’s since been released from custody.

He has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, and criminal possession of marijuana in the 5th degree. Pally’s ticket requires that he appear in front of a judge within 30 days.

His reps did not immediately respond to request for comment on Wednesday. TMZ first broke the news of the arrest.

Pally is best known for his role as Max Blum on
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Peak TV Treasure: People of Earth

Peak TV Treasure: People of Earth
Are you overwhelmed by how much television is available right now? Is life getting in the way of keeping up with the shows you wanna try out? We feel your tube-related pain. Here’s a handy feature that’ll help you locate the hidden gems in this era of Peak TV.

People Of Earth

Network | TBS

Created By | David Jenkins

Number Of Episodes | 10

Episode Length | 30 mins.

Premise | Acclaimed reporter Ozzie Graham (The Daily Show‘s Wyatt Cenac) relocates to a small town in upstate New York, where he intends to profile the members of StarCrossed, a support group for people
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John Early & Kate Berlant Arrive in Vimeo Series ‘555’ — Watch the New Trailer

John Early & Kate Berlant Arrive in Vimeo Series ‘555’ — Watch the New Trailer
Alternative comedy fans have long been enamored with the explosive John Early and biting Kate Berlant’s collaborative friendship, but now the up-and-comers will bestow their rapid fire eccentricities on a wider audience in “555,” a new Vimeo original series which released its trailer today.

Read More: The 16 Best Breakthrough TV Performances of 2016

In five standalone episodes, Berlant and Early cast their keen satirical eyes to Hollywood, and the outlandish and groveling figures they encounter on their quest for stardom. Each part of this mini anthology series lampoons the greed, egotism and ignorance of ambitious stage mothers, naive acting students, and an agent fallen from grace, among others. Blink and you’ll miss it, but the trailer promises guest appearances from Jane Adams and Kristen Johnston.

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Early has wracked up an impressive array of
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John Early & Kate Berlant Arrive in Vimeo Series ‘555’ — Watch the New Trailer

John Early & Kate Berlant Arrive in Vimeo Series ‘555’ — Watch the New Trailer
Alternative comedy fans have long been enamored with the explosive John Early and biting Kate Berlant’s collaborative friendship, but now the up-and-comers will bestow their rapid fire eccentricities on a wider audience in “555,” a new Vimeo original series which released its trailer today.

Read More: The 16 Best Breakthrough TV Performances of 2016

In five standalone episodes, Berlant and Early cast their keen satirical eyes to Hollywood, and the outlandish and groveling figures they encounter on their quest for stardom. Each part of this mini anthology series lampoons the greed, egotism and ignorance of ambitious stage mothers, naive acting students, and an agent fallen from grace, among others. Blink and you’ll miss it, but the trailer promises guest appearances from Jane Adams and Kristen Johnston.

Read More: ‘Search PartyReview: A Millennial Mystery Exploring the Highs and Lows of Generation Me

Early has wracked up an impressive array of
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Office Christmas Party Review

Maybe it’s the holiday spirit jingling my bells, or my appreciation of an office party gone absurdly out of control (as a cubicle drone, I understand such a fantasy), but Office Christmas Party hits the dankest, dopest celebration notes. Does it break storytelling boundaries or re-write tradition? Hell no. Co-workers freak, fight and let their inhibitions strike fear into Hr representatives to a degree that only extravagant dollar signs and Hollywood influence can miraculously achieve. It’s the kind of sexy, sinful yuletide action that would land you on Santa’s special naughty list, moronic in reality, yet drunkenly jolly enough to light the f#%kin’ candle this Xmas season.

T.J. Miller plays Clay Vanstone, the son of Zenotek’s recently deceased CEO and newly appointed Branch Manager to his father’s favorite office. He’s the fun-loving boss who cares for each employee like family – basically the opposite
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Flock Of Dudes Review

Flock Of Dudes is a star-studded bromance dissection about becoming one with maturity, yet Bob Castrone’s film lacks the same motivations that its characters lazily ignore. A who’s who of almost A-list comedians float through a vague, generic period of rediscovery without ever making good on their thematic promises. Comedics flounder, drama dissipates and relationships aimlessly shamble on for far too long, until Castrone’s reformed herd of drunken steers shuffles towards an expected finality. Scot Armstrong’s Search Party went the bromigo route earlier this year, and while Castrone’s film is admittedly more stable, at lest Armstrong swung for the fences. Only Eric André delivers as expected here, while a host of other extremely funny comedians play drab, unfunny versions of themselves – because this is a serious movie, dammit!

Stand-up veteran Chris D’Elia stars as Adam, a party-loving bachelor who lives with his three best friends (Eric André,
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‘Search Party’ Exclusive Key Art: Alia Shawkat Stars As Nancy Drew-Esque Amateur Sleuth In New TBS Comedy

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‘Search Party’ Exclusive Key Art: Alia Shawkat Stars As Nancy Drew-Esque Amateur Sleuth In New TBS Comedy
TBS has two brand-new comedies premiering this fall. The first is “People of Earth,” starring Wyatt Cenac about a support group for alien abductees, and the second is “Search Party,” a dark comedy mystery starring Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development”) who makes it her personal mission to find a missing college acquaintance.

Shawkat plays Dory, a bored personal assistant of a rich housewife who needs some fulfillment in her life. The series also stars John Early (“High Maintenance”), John Reynolds (“Stranger Things”), Meredith Hagner (“Veep”), and Brandon Micheal Hall (“Broad City”). Check out the exclusive Nancy Drew-inspired key art below.

Read More: Laff Review: Amber Tamblyn’s ‘Paint It Black’ Shows That Loss Isn’t a Zero Sum Game

The show is executive-produced by Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers and Michael Showalter, as well as Tony Hernandez (“Broad City,” “Inside Amy Schumer”) and Lilly Burns (“Difficult People,” “Younger”) of Jax Media.
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‘Search Party’ Exclusive Key Art: Alia Shawkat Stars As Nancy Drew-Esque Amateur Sleuth In New TBS Comedy

‘Search Party’ Exclusive Key Art: Alia Shawkat Stars As Nancy Drew-Esque Amateur Sleuth In New TBS Comedy
TBS has two brand-new comedies premiering this fall. The first is “People of Earth,” starring Wyatt Cenac about a support group for alien abductees, and the second is “Search Party,” a dark comedy mystery starring Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development”) who makes it her personal mission to find a missing college acquaintance.

Shawkat plays Dory, a bored personal assistant of a rich housewife who needs some fulfillment in her life. The series also stars John Early (“High Maintenance”), John Reynolds (“Stranger Things”), Meredith Hagner (“Veep”), and Brandon Micheal Hall (“Broad City”). Check out the exclusive Nancy Drew-inspired key art below.

Read More: Laff Review: Amber Tamblyn’s ‘Paint It Black’ Shows That Loss Isn’t a Zero Sum Game

The show is executive-produced by Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers and Michael Showalter, as well as Tony Hernandez (“Broad City,” “Inside Amy Schumer”) and Lilly Burns (“Difficult People,” “Younger”) of Jax Media.
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Search Party Blu-ray

From the co-writer of Old School and The Hangover Part II comes the riotous road comedy Search Party. When the love of his life (Shannon Woodward) jilts him at the altar thanks to his hard partying pals Jason (T.J. Miller) and Evan (Adam Pally), Nardo (Thomas Middleditch) follows her down to Mexico where he’s carjacked and left naked in the middle of nowhere. Reluctantly summoning Jason and Evan to help reunite him with his runaway bride-to-be, Nardo becomes involved in an escalating series of outrageous misadventures courtesy of the guys who created the mess in the first place.

Search Party looks hilarious! Check out the trailer:

Now you can win the Search Party Blu-ray!

We Are Movie Geeks has two copies of it to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment below answering this question: What is your favorite movie with the word Party in the title?
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‘Joshy’ Trailer: Thomas Middleditch & Jenny Slate Get Weird In Sundance Comedy

‘Joshy’ Trailer: Thomas Middleditch & Jenny Slate Get Weird In Sundance Comedy
If there were an award for most independent film acting and directing talent to appear in the same trailer, it would likely go to “Joshy,” the 2016 Sundance comedy starring Thomas Middleditch and Jenny Slate.

Directed by Jeff Baena (“Life After Beth”), the film also stars indie directing darlings Joe Swanberg and Alex Ross Perry alongside Aubrey Plaza, Nick Kroll, Jake Johnson, Alison Brie, and Adam Pally. The movie made news in March when Lionsgate and Hulu teamed up on a theatrical and streaming rights acquisition deal. Here’s the film’s synopsis:

After his fiancée breaks off their engagement, a man takes a trip with friends on what should have been his bachelor party weekend, and his self-absorbed friends are so focused on their own issues that they fail to ask him how he’s doing.

Joshy” has a similar premise to a film Middleditch starred in in 2014, “Search Party,
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From Dusk Till Dawn Season 3 Directors Announced, New Cast Members Revealed

The characters fortunate enough to survive the blood-splattered brawl at the end of Season 2 will return in the upcoming third season of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, and to help hold over fans with a culebra-like thirst for new episodes, Miramax and El Rey Network have revealed Season 3’s directors and additional cast members.

Press Release: June 7, 2016 (Los Angeles, CA / Austin, TX) – Miramax® and El Rey Network released today the list of directors that will helm the 10 episodes of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series season three. Additionally, Nicky Whelan (House of Lies, The Wedding Ringer) and Maurice Compte (Breaking Bad, Narcos) have joined the cast of season three. Compte will play Brassa a mysterious Rasputin-like figure who takes on the Gecko brothers. Whelan’s character will be revealed on air.

The list of directors includes several newcomers to the series including Eagle Egilsson, who is known for
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Ready Player One Gets Deadpool Star T.J. Miller

Ready Player One Gets Deadpool Star T.J. Miller
After helping the Merc With the Mouth break box office records as Weasel in Deadpool earlier this year, T.J. Miller has signed on to another high-profile movie. The actor will star in director Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One, which is based on the popular novel by Ernest Cline. T.J. Miller will play an online troll named i-R0k, who scours the online forums of a popular virtual reality game known as Oasis.

Ready Player One centers on a teenager named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), who becomes obsessed with this virtual reality world that allows players to live out their fantasies. After the game's creator suddenly dies, an elaborate treasure hunt is held within the Oasis world, with the winner emerging to take control of the entire company. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes
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Alita: Battle Angel Wants Maze Runner Star Rosa Salazar as the Lead

Alita: Battle Angel Wants Maze Runner Star Rosa Salazar as the Lead
Last month, a report surfaced claiming producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez were eyeing four actresses for their long-awaited adaptation Alita: Battle Angel. The four candidates were Zendaya Coleman (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Bella Thorne (The Duff), Maika Monroe (Independence Day: Resurgence) and Rosa Salazar (The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials). Today, we have word that the director and producer have decided on their leading lady, with Rosa Salazar reportedly winning the role.

Previously, sources claimed that Zendaya Coleman may be the front runner. But that initial report also revealed the actress may have scheduling complications with her hit Disney Channel TV series, K.C. Undercover. This news hasn't been confirmed by the studio, but our story from last month claimed producers would make their final decision within the next few weeks. And it seems they've finally chosen their leading lady. It isn't clear when production may begin.

It has been stated
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[Review] Search Party

Scot Armstrong’s Search Party, which is packed to the gils with comedic talent — most of whom, thankfully, have found work that’s more tailored to their abilities — is mostly just a terrible movie. But while it’s a deeply unpleasant experience, dragging down even the most potentially funny scenes by ramming in tone-deaf jokes or indifferent rhythms, it’s also instructive in demonstrating how not to make incredibly funny people humiliate themselves for 90 minutes.

The plot of Search Party has been repeated ad nauseam so many times in the years since Todd Phillips’ irritatingly influential fratty touchstone The Hangover that not even the movie feels particularly invested in mapping out the geography or progression of its narrative. Search Party is set in motion within the opening minutes as as Nardo (Thomas Middlemitch) passes around a joint in a hotboxed van with his two life-long friends, Evan (Adam Pally) and
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Review: Search Party

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Plot: Two friends attempt to help their brokenhearted buddy try and get back together with the woman he was going to marrry. Review: There is so much talent involved in the new comedy Search Party - - well not that new considering it was made in 2014. The cast features a ton of very funny people including T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Adam Pally, Alison Brie, Krysten Ritter,... Read More...
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Review: ‘Hangover’-Esque Comedy ‘Search Party’ Starring Adam Pally, T.J. Miller, Alison Brie & Thomas Middleditch

When a film has been delayed for several years, it doesn’t have to be a bad sign. Sure, more often than not you have a situation like the recent “Jane Got A Gun” or “Serena” or “Nailed”/“Accidental Love,” a film with a troubled production, disavowed by key personnel, recut by financiers and eventually dumped by […]

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Film Review: ‘Search Party’

Film Review: ‘Search Party’
Now three seasons into the HBO series “Silicon Valley,” T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch have developed terrific chemistry as tech-world outsiders — the former a gaseous stoner, the latter a quivering bundle of anxiety. That same dynamic is more or less on display in “Search Party,” a woeful road comedy that was produced before “Silicon Valley” but is only now sputtering out into the world. Stepping behind the camera after partnering with director Todd Phillips as a writer on hits like “Road Trip,” “Old School,” and “The Hangover: Part II,” Scot Armstrong bros out again with a lewd-and-loud blockbuster comedy in the Phillips tradition. A binge-drinking session away from being a fourth “Hangover” movie, the film is a non-starter in theaters, but a who’s-who of alt-comedy talent may give it a boost on VOD, with attendant morning-after regrets.

Patching together elements of his previous scripts like refrigerator-magnet poetry, Armstrong
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Search Party Review

Search Party is one of those shelved Black List productions you so desperately want to succeed, if only for its cast of on-the-bubble, breakout-seeking lead actors. T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch and Adam Pally are all star-worthy comedians (Silicone Valley/The Final Girls/Night Owls/Happy Endings), but Scot Armstrong’s directorial debut struggles to muster its own frat-comedy voice (Armstrong wrote a majority of Todd Phillips’ films). There are funny moments, and enjoyably deranged comedic beats, but they’re sandwiched between characters who only find humor in offensive insults and an obsession with Middleditch’s dangling member. It’s no direct-to-dvd Road Trip sequel, but stoner comedy of the highest order this is not – pun intended.

Armstrong’s wild ride begins when Jason (T.J. Miller) and Evan (Adam Pally) ruin their best friend’s wedding, sending the depressed groom, Nardo (Thomas Middleditch), into an emotional draught. With his heart still broken,
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'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' and This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Deadpool (decidedly adult superhero action-comedy; Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller; rated R) The Boy (horror; Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans; rated PG-13) Where to Invade Next (documentary; Michael Moore; rated R) Mustang (drama; Gunes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu; rated PG-13) Search Party (comedy; T.J. Miller, Adam Pally; premieres 5/13 on cable Mod and in theaters; rated R) The Trust (action; Nicolas Cage...

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