Accidental Love review: This bafflingly bad nail fail is irredeemably bad

Accidental Love review: This bafflingly bad nail fail is irredeemably bad
Director: Stephen Greene; Screenwriters: Kristin Gore, Matthew Silverstein, Dave Jeser; Starring: Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Hader, Tracy Morgan; Running time: 100 mins; Certificate: 15

Be careful what you wish for. Abandoned due to financial reasons before production could be completed in 2010, Academy Award-winning director David O. Russell's Nailed has finally emerged in the form of Accidental Love. It's so irredeemably bad that even Alan Smithee wouldn't touch it. The directorial pseudonym of choice here is Stephen Greene, and the movie was completed without O'Russell's involvement or blessing.

The premise is an intriguing one and the cast is impressive, hence the understandable clamour for this abomination to be seen. It involves Jessica Biel's rollerskating waitress Alice receiving a nail to a head in a freak accident, causing her to have an increased sex drive that sways her hips away from her loser lover and thrusts her into the path of Jake Gyllenhaal's creepy Congressman.
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Golan the Insatiable

Network: Fox

Episodes: Ongoing (shorts, half-hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: November 23, 2013 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Josh Miller, Mary Mack, Rob Riggle, Aubrey Plaza, Maria Bamford, Rachel Butera, and Matt Silverstein.

TV show description:

This animated comedy series revolves around the strange relationship between a mighty godlord and a macabre, nine-year-old girl.

Golan the Insatiable (Josh Miller, then Rob Riggle) is a demigod warlord who rules over the alternate dimension of Gkruool with an iron fist. That reign of terror comes to an end when he is whisked away to Earth and ends up in the town of Oak Grove, Minnesota.

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‘Golan the Insatiable’ Readies for Fox’s Primetime

‘Golan the Insatiable’ Readies for Fox’s Primetime
After making a go at latenight viewing as a segment in Fox’s Adhd programing block, “Golan the Insatiable” is gearing up for its spot on the network’s primetime lineup.

Starting Sunday, the TV series will expand from 15 minutes to a half hour and appear in the same weekly lineup as Fox staples “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons.”

Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, who developed “Golan” for TV along with Joshua Miller (author of the online novel that inspired the Adhd series), say that this was something that was always on the horizon.

“It was always part of the plan for one of these 15-minute shows to kind of grow and be a big boy show,” said Jeser. “It is also a family show and it felt like a great fit for animation night on Fox.”

Not that the added word count is a problem.

“It is easier to
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Golan the Insatiable Sneak Peek: Rob Riggle, Aubrey Plaza Preview Their Twisted Monster-Child Friendship

Golan the Insatiable Sneak Peek: Rob Riggle, Aubrey Plaza Preview Their Twisted Monster-Child Friendship
Mix one part totalitarian ruler with one part arrested manchild monster, and you have the main character of Fox’s Golan the Insatiable.

The new animated comedy (premiering this Sunday at 9:30/8:30c) takes a “really spoiled Beverly Hills brat who’s never been told no” type and turns him into “a dark overlord with superpowers,” star Rob Riggle (Modern Family), who voices the titular creature, describes in TVLine’s exclusive first look.

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Golan gets thrown for a loop when he’s transported from his Conan the Barbarian
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Adhd’s ‘Golan the Insatiable’ Returns to Fox This Summer

Adhd’s ‘Golan the Insatiable’ Returns to Fox This Summer
Golan the Insatiable,” the animated program that first aired on Fox as part of its latenight Animation Domination HD programming block, is returning to the network and will air during primetime this summer with a new cast.

The updated version has Rob Riggle voicing a mighty overlord from another dimension who winds up in Oak Grove, Minnesota. His only friend is a wry 9-year-old girl (Aubrey Plaza) who would love for him to wreak havoc on her town. Additional voice talent includes Ken Marino, John Dimaggio, Maria Bamford, Rachel Butera and Nick Rutherford.


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“Golan” was created by Joshua Miller and developed by Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser. Nick Weidenfeld and Hend Baghdady serve as executive producers, alongside Silverstein and Jeser. Miller serves as a co-executive producer. The series is produced by Weidenfeld’s Friends Night, in association with Double Hemm.
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Film Review: ‘Accidental Love’

Film Review: ‘Accidental Love’
At one point in “Accidental Love,” the movie’s crusading heroine flips on a TV and catches a glimpse of George A. Romero’s seminal 1968 zombie opus “Night of the Living Dead.” And, like one of Romero’s own restless undead, this mirthless, misshapen social satire cum romantic comedy has managed to crawl out of the early grave to which it was consigned in 2008, back when its title was “Nailed” and its director was David O. Russell. Pieced together by unknown parties after years stuck in litigation (resulting from the bankruptcy of financier David Bergetsin’s Capitol Films), “Accidental Love” turns out to be no “Margaret”-style diamond-in-the-rough, but merely a not-particularly-interesting curio from the low ebb of a great director’s career. Russell (credited here as Stephen Greene), original producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher, and the starry ensemble cast have understandably kept their distance from this opportunistic cash-grab release,
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Nailed Becomes Accidental Love As Missing David O. Russell Film Gets A Trailer

Before there was the internationally acclaimed The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook or American Hustle, there was Nailed – a David O. Russell comedy that has languished in production hell since 2008. Now, effectively disowned by its director, it seems it will finally see the inside of a movie theatre, against all odds, and with the new, less interesting title of Accidental Love.

Starring Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal and James Marsden, and written by Kristin Gore (War Story), Dave Jeser (The Cleveland Show), Matthew Silverstein (Golan The Insatiable) and David O. Russell, the movie takes a swipe at American healthcare provision – setting a romantic comedy amid insurance coverage issues.

“Formerly known as Nailed (David O. Russell), Accidental Love tells the story of a small-town waitress (Biel), who accidentally gets a nail lodged in her head as her boyfriend (Marsden) attempts his marriage proposal. Her predicament leads her on a journey to Washington D.
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Fox Developing Top-Secret Hybrid Comedy From Drawn Together Creators

Fox Developing Top-Secret Hybrid Comedy From Drawn Together Creators
The duo behind Drawn Together are sketching out a potential new series for Fox that’s… unconventional to say the least.

Meet the Kellers, written and exec-produced by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, is being described as a half-hour family sitcom that is part scripted and part hidden camera.

The 20th Century-produced project is said to be in the early development stage, and further details on the premise are being kept under very tight wraps.

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Will Russell's Hustle Become His Biggest Box Office Hit to Date? Chances Are Good

American Hustle’ and David O. Russell movies box office: Russell’s latest has stronger than expected wide-release debut, could become the director’s top-grossing movie (photo: Amy Adams in ‘American Hustle’) Directed by David O. Russell, and starring Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner, American Hustle opened with a better than expected $19.1 million after expanding to 2,507 North American locations, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Some pundits had been expecting a debut in the low-to-mid teens. For comparison’s sake: Three years ago, David O. Russell’s The Fighter, which also featured American Hustle‘s Christian Bale and Amy Adams, expanded to 2,503 locations, grossing a considerably more modest $12.56 million. Comparisons to last year’s Silver Linings Playbook — also directed by Russell, and featuring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence — are impossible to make, as that film expanded to 2,523 locations only on its tenth
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Sibling Comedy From Matt Silverstein & Dave Jeser Gets Fox Put Pilot Commitment

Exclusive: Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, executive producers of Fox’s Animation Domination HD series Axe Cop, are expanding their relationship with the network on the live-action side. Fox has given a put pilot commitment to an untitled multi-camera comedy written and executive produced by Silverstein and Jeser and produced by 20th TV. Loosely based on Silverstein and Jeser’s shared childhood experiences, the project centers around brothers from a multi-racial family who, when reunited in their hometown as adults, quickly find that their past as troublemakers (and occasionally a**holes) is about to finally catch up with them. Silverstein and Jeser both grew up in New Jersey and met in high school. They landed their first gig in 1998, writing and producing segments for Comedy Central’s The Man Show. The two went on to create the network’s animated comedy Drawn Together and also have worked on 3rd Rock From The Sun,
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Comic-Con 2013 schedule: See what's happening Friday

Comic-Con 2013 schedule: See what's happening Friday
Friday’s Comic-Con schedule has landed! And it’s totally packed with action, from Simon Pegg’s latest The World’s End panel to a special Veronica Mars presentation.

In case you missed it, click here to see Thursday’s schedule and below you’ll see Friday’s TV and movie highlights. For more info and the complete schedule head over to the official Comic-Con site.

10:00am-11:00am, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Cartoon Network: Regular Show: Care to join the not so regular cast and crew for an eventful hour of over the top regular?
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Comic-Con 2013 Schedule for Friday, July 19th

Comic-Con International has announced the schedule for the second day of San Diego Comic-Con 2013 on Friday, July 18. You can clickHere to check out the full schedule, including comic book-related events, but we have pulled out all the movie, DVD, and TV-related panels right here. Take a look at what this day has to offer.

10:00 Am - 11:00 Am Cartoon Network: Regular Show

Care to join the not so regular cast and crew for an eventful hour of over the top regular? Yeeeeeeeeuh you do! Check out exclusive content and get the inside scoop on your favorite slackers and some of their closest friends. The panel features: Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel (voice of Mordecai), William Salyers (voice of Rigby), Sam Marin (voice of Benson, Pops, and Muscle Man), Sean Szeles (supervising director), Matt Price (writer), and storyboard artists Toby Jones and Calvin Wong. Part of the back-to-back Regular Show/Adventure Time Panel Extravaganza,
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Daytime Emmy nominations: 'Young and the Restless' leads CBS

Daytime Emmy nominations: 'Young and the Restless' leads CBS
The Young and the Restless tallied 23 nominations as honors were announced this morning for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Restless’ impressive take helped CBS lead all networks with 50 overall nominations. PBS and ABC followed, with 44 and 38 nods, respectively.

General Hospital, which earned 19 nominations, joined Restless in the race for Outstanding Drama Series, and Sesame Street received 17 nods, including three for Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo who faces allegations of sexual misconduct.

Good Morning America and Today will bring their ratings rivalry to the Emmys, where they’ll be joined by CBS Sunday Morning in the Outstanding Morning Program category.
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WonderCon Video: Fox’s ‘Axe Cop’

Fox today released a trailer for Axe Cop, one of the quarter-hour series that will launch Fox’s late-night alternative animated programming block Animation Domination High-Def, which premieres Saturday, July 27. It is based on the Axe Cop web comic, created by then five-year-old Malachai Nicolle, who did the writing, and his 29-year-old brother, Ethan, who drew it. It chronicles the adventures of an axe-wielding police officer and his loyal team of allies as they fight bad guys. The first five installments of Axe Cop were put online on January 25, 2010 and went viral in a matter of days, spawning a graphic novel by Dark Horse Books. Axe Cop was developed for television by Fox’s animation unit head Nick Weidenfeld and Judah Miller. Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser serve as executive producers/showrunners. The series ensemble cast includes Megan Mullally, Patton Oswalt, Ken Marino and Peter Serafinowicz.
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Adult Swim Orders 8 Pilots Including an Animated Harold & Kumar Series and a New Series from Community’s Dan Harmon

The future of Adult Swim, Cartoon Network’s weird older brother, just got a little bit clearer, as the cable network has announced a bevy of new pilots that will compete for a schedule spot in 2012-2013. The most prominent of the bunch are an untitled animated continuation of the pot-fueled adventures of Harold & Kumar and Rick & Morty, a comedy from Community creator, Dan Harmon. The former is being scripted by franchise writers (and directors of Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay) Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg and will see stars John Cho and Kal Penn giving voice to animated versions of themselves. Rick & Morty, meanwhile, follows the adventures of an inventor and his dimwitted grandson. Hit the jump for more. Per The Live Feed, the remaining pilot orders consist of: Coffin Dodgers: A 30-minute comedy about a rowdy retirement home from Drawn Together masterminds Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser.
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[DVD Review] The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!

Far be it from me to harp on an animated series to want a second wind via direct-to-dvd movies. With the success stories of how Family Guy and Futurama got renewed after their DVD movies, you just know Drawn Together is hoping for a similar result. To be perfectly honest: it doesn’t deserve it, and for many reasons, only a few of them having anything to do with the movie itself. For starters, Family Guy and Futurama ended prematurely. The former got yanked because Fox’s execs didn’t quite understand its appeal and the latter got kicked around from one timeslot to the next, its ratings plummeted accordingly. Drawn Together? It started brilliantly and lambasted a ripe part of popular culture. It just couldn’t keep up the laughs. Quickly it devolved into a cheap string of dick and fart jokes and lost all of what made it great to start.
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Interview: Creators Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser On ‘The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!’

Back in 2004, fans were introduced for the first time to the animated world of Drawn Together. What started off as an animated spoof on subjects ranging from Josie and the Pussycats to Big Brother later turned into an out of control thrill ride of raunchiness and comedy, some of which would even make the writers on South Park blush.

Sadly, the vulgarity and hilarity wasn’t enough to sustain Comedy Central’s expectations, and the show was canceled in 2008. Luckily, the sales of the DVD and internet buzz kept the show alive just enough for the network to offer creators Matt Silverstein and Dan Jeser a direct-to-dvd feature, which hits shelves today.

We were lucky enough to sit down with Matt and Dave to discuss the fall of Drawn Together and what the sales on The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie could mean for the future of the franchise.

The Flickcast: Before we get started,
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Drawn Together Movie Coming to DVD in 2010

Following in the footsteps of other animated comedies like Family Guy and Futurama, Comedy Central has announced it is developing a movie version of its cult show Drawn Together. The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! will arrive on DVD in 2010. The network said that the straight-to-dvd release currently in production will be "the first animated film based on the 'Drawn Together' series." It will be released by Comedy Central Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment in March. A parody of reality shows with spoofs of several famous types of animated characters, Drawn Together premiered on Comedy Central in Oct. 2004 and aired for three seasons and 36 episodes. It was created by Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser. In the film, mystery-solving musician Foxxy notices she and her fellow housemates can suddenly curse without being bleeped, they realize that their show has been cancelled and start fighting to get it back on the air.
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'Drawn Together' movie announced

'Drawn Together' movie announced
New York -- Comedy Central is working on a movie version of its cult show "Drawn Together" that is set for a 2010 video release.

"The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!" was unveiled Wednesday by Lauren Corrao, president, original programming and development, Comedy Central.

The network said that the straight-to-dvd release currently in production will be "the first animated film based on the 'Drawn Together' series." It will be released by Comedy Central Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment in March.

Both are units of entertainment giant Viacom Inc.

"'Drawn Together's' reunion with Comedy Central is like marrying an old ex-girlfriend," said quipped creators, writers and executive producers Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser. "I mean, are we doing this because we love each other and are destined to be together? Or is it because neither one of us could do any better? As is often the case,
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Fox tunes up trio of toons for 2008-09

Fox is stocking up on dysfunctional animated families for next season.

The network is developing three projects: an animated version of its 2003 short-lived live-action comedy The Pitts, from The Simpsons veteran Mike Scully; Relative Insanity, exec produced by Jack Black; and Mothballs, from Drawn Together creators Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser. All three shows hail from 20th Century Fox TV.

Fox has ordered two scripts from Pitts. The studio is casting the project for a table read. If that goes well, Pitts will be ordered straight to series, bypassing the monthslong process of producing a presentation.

The live-action Pitts, about the unluckiest family in the world, aired for four weeks in March 2003 before being canceled by Fox. But creators Scully and his wife, Julie Thacker-Scully, never lost faith in the project and kept bringing it back in pitch meetings.

"It will be a new show to America, because so few people saw it outside of our immediate family," Scully said. "It's show we've always been very fond of."

The idea of making Pitts a cartoon first came up in the writers' room of the original series.
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