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‘Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist’: The Cult Animation Returns in New Audio Series

Amazon’s Audible is launching an audio series based on the cult animation “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist,” created in 1995 by software developer and former teacher Tom Snyder and stand-up comic Jonathan Katz. The new 15-episode audio series is titled “Dr. Katz: The Audio Files.”

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Dr. Katz is a divorced father who has custody of his 23-year-old slacker son Ben, who is too lazy to find a real job. The new new audio series takes places almost 20 years after the original show and Ben is now a 40-year-old man still living with his dad.

Similar to the original show, some of the biggest names in comedy will guest-star in the new audio series. Sarah Silverman, Ted Danson, Ray Romano, Margaret Cho, Weird Al, Maria Bamford, Pete Holmes, Dana Gould, Emo Philips, Ron Funches, Andy Kindler, and more will
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Review: BvS Is A Four-Letter Word

Did you ever endure some sort of traumatic injury knowing full well that a minute or two after the moment of disaster it was going to hurt a hell of a lot worse?

That’s how I felt after seeing Batman v Superman. Bright-eyed fanboy that I am, I walked into the theater with the highest of expectations. I had heard from a couple of friends who saw the Los Angeles screening that it was pretty good. Now I’m reconsidering my position on medical marijuana. Maybe the fault here is mine: I had been on OxyContin following some dental surgery earlier in the week and I guess I quit taking that shit too early. I wanted to like the movie – for one thing, it took two and one-half hours out of my life. For another, successful movies inure to the benefit of the comics medium and, arguably, my cash flow.
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Head to Head Review: ‘The Green Inferno’ – Pro vs. Con

With Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno finally hitting UK cinemas next week (on limited release) we thought we’d present our review a little differently, with not one but Two reviews of the cannibalistic horror film from two horror loving guest reviewers… Check out both reviews below; and if The Green Inferno isn’t showing near you next week, don’t worry – it’s released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 22nd.

Stars: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Sky Ferreira | Written by Eli Roth, Guillermo Amoedo | Directed by Eli Roth

Green Inferno – Con

Review by Scott Clark

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I have a love/hate relationship with horror. I love its ingenuity and its ability to ponder the greater mysteries from behind a gory veil, but I’m realistic, I can enjoy entertainment horror when it comes pounding my way,
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Tiff 2013 Review: ‘The Green Inferno’

Stars: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Sky Ferreira | Written by Eli Roth, Guillermo Amoedo | Directed by Eli Roth

Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I have a love/hate relationship with horror. I love its ingenuity and its ability to ponder the greater mysteries from behind a gory veil, but I’m realistic, I can enjoy entertainment horror when it comes pounding my way, and yet, I have little place in my heart for lazy horror. And that’s just what Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno is.

A group of do-gooders rush to the amazon rainforest in order to disrupt forestry that will destroy a rarely seen tribe of natives. After a series of mishaps and an unfortunate mix-up, the group find themselves at the mercy of a vicious tribe of cannibals. This squandered
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Catch-up TV guide: from Adventure Time to All Songs Considered

Adventure Time | Tribeca Film Festival Experience | Broadchurch | The Century That Wrote Itself | Boss | All Songs Considered

TV: Adventure Time

Heated debates rage online as to which is the best kids' show of the moment: Pendleton Ward's wildly inventive animation or the no-less frenetic Regular Show. For us, Adventure Time just nicks it, largely due to its superior voice cast: Mark Hamill, Henry Rollins and Emo Philips are some of the names to have provided voices for the show's bizarre cast of characters. Non-Cartoon Network viewers can catch up with the first four series on iTunes.

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Film: Tribeca Film Festival Experience

Cineastes unable to attend New York's Tribeca film festival can find some consolation in the form of this pay-per-view sextet of official selection titles, which include the Rashida Jones-starring break-up drama Monogamy; and Rubberneck, a psychological thriller directed by and starring Alex Karpovsky (Girls' laconic man-child Ray). Available until June.
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Is Adventure Time the weirdest kids' TV show ever?

Matt Groening is a fan but unlike in Springfield, the residents of the Land of Ooo are subtly ageing – just one of the ways that Pendleton Ward's animation does things differently

Welcome to the Land of Ooo, a world where rainbow-coloured unicorns bark in Korean, vibrating worms elicit hallucinogenic nightmares, and where Abraham Lincoln is still alive and reigns as the "King of Mars". Ooo is also home to Finn, a courageous, stick-limbed boy, and his best friend Jake, an elasticated, shapeshifting dog. They're the stars of Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, a cartoon which may well be the most imaginative – and indeed entertaining – on TV.

Like SpongeBob SquarePants and Yo Gabba Gabba! before it, Adventure Time has found that sweet spot between pre-teen adoration and countercultural cool; it's the latest "kids' show that it's Ok for adults to like". Matt Groening and Graham Linehan regularly proclaim its greatness,
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Matthew Broderick Guest-Stars on Adventure Time

Matthew Broderick will play The Dream Warrior on Cartoon Network's popular animated series Adventure Time. This new character is a used car salesman summoned by series protagonists Finn and Jake in a shared, extraordinary dream to offer advice on defeating a substantial rival. “I heard about Adventure Time because my son, James, loves it,” Broderick said, “I like that it doesn’t talk down to anybody." Adventure Time’s current season also has other well-known guest voices including the likes of Donald Faison, George Takei, Erik Estrada, Andy Milonakis, Emo Phillips, Bobcat Goldthwait and Susie Essman. Adventure Time introduces viewers to unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants. The best of friends, our heroes always find themselves in the middle
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Matthew Broderick Guest-Stars on Adventure Time

Matthew Broderick will play The Dream Warrior on Cartoon Network's popular animated series Adventure Time. This new character is a used car salesman summoned by series protagonists Finn and Jake in a shared, extraordinary dream to offer advice on defeating a substantial rival. “I heard about Adventure Time because my son, James, loves it,” Broderick said, “I like that it doesn’t talk down to anybody." Adventure Time’s current season also has other well-known guest voices including the likes of Donald Faison, George Takei, Erik Estrada, Andy Milonakis, Emo Phillips, Bobcat Goldthwait and Susie Essman. Adventure Time introduces viewers to unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants. The best of friends, our heroes always find themselves in the middle
See full article at Upcoming-Movies.com »

Interview with ‘Dinner for Schmucks’ director Jay Roach – Hollywood In Ten

HollywoodNews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s interview feature, “Hollywood In Ten,” showcases the creative individuals responsible for the movies we love and corners them for 10 quality minutes.

Recently, Anthony D’Alessandro caught up with “Dinner for Schmucks” director Jay Roach who has a reputation for catapulting comedies to the top of the box office chart. Since first working with Mike Myers on the first “Austin Powers” in 1997, Roach’s producer-director credits have racked up over $2.2 billion at the global B.O.

Roach talks about his criteria for choosing projects, “Austin Powers 4,” method comedic actors, stand-up Emo Philips, a looming Tom Hanks feature and his role outside the director’s chair on the third “Meet the Parents” chapter, “Little Fockers” (which Roach still served as producer on).

Dinner for Schmucks,” based on the 1998 French film “The Dinner Game” follows a burgeoning financial executive played by Paul Rudd, who in order to
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If you enjoyed those 'Peter Kay' one-liners in your inbox, they were probably written by Emo Philips

Helium-voiced survivor of 1980s alternative comedy boom on internet plagiarism, his 'subconcious' hairstyle, and being the original emo kid

Stop me if you think that you've heard these ones before. "My girlfriend always giggles during sex, no matter what she's reading." "I ran three miles today, and finally I said, 'Lady take your purse.'" "When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bike, then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way, so I stole one and asked him to forgive me." "I'm a great lover … I'll bet."

We're all familiar with the work of Emo Philips without even realising it. His jokes are often so pithy and perfectly formed that they gain a life beyond the confines of his routines. They've been passed between workmates and friends via word of mouth; lifted wholesale by other acts (as Philips once said, "My
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

What to see in summer 2010

Stevie Wonder hits the UK, Toy Story goes 3D, and it's the last ever Big Brother – our critics pick the unmissable events of the season

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Stevie Wonder

Anyone who can't face braving Glastonbury to see the Motown legend's Sunday-night set can head to London's Hyde Park for this headlining show. It's likely to be heavy on the hits, but a little too heavy on the audience participation, if complaints from disgruntled punters at Wonder's recent shows are anything to go by. And be warned: Jamiroquai seems to have been enticed out of retirement to provide support. Hyde Park, London W2, 26 June. Box office: 020-7009 3484.

T in the Park

This beloved Scottish festival is prized as much for its atmosphere as its lineup. And they're certainly wheeling out the big hitters this year: Eminem, Muse, Kasabian, Jay-z, Black Eyed Peas, Florence and the Machine, La Roux, Dizzee Rascal and Paolo Nutini,
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

What to see in summer 2010

Stevie Wonder hits the UK, Toy Story goes 3D, and it's the last ever Big Brother – our critics pick the unmissable events of the season

Pop

Stevie Wonder

Anyone who can't face braving Glastonbury to see the Motown legend's Sunday-night set can head to London's Hyde Park for this headlining show. It's likely to be heavy on the hits, but a little too heavy on the audience participation, if complaints from disgruntled punters at Wonder's recent shows are anything to go by. And be warned: Jamiroquai seems to have been enticed out of retirement to provide support. Hyde Park, London W2, 26 June. Box office: 020-7009 3484.

T in the Park

This beloved Scottish festival is prized as much for its atmosphere as its lineup. And they're certainly wheeling out the big hitters this year: Eminem, Muse, Kasabian, Jay-z, Black Eyed Peas, Florence and the Machine, La Roux, Dizzee Rascal and Paolo Nutini,
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

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