DECODING ANNIE PARKER Trailer with Samantha Morton, Helen Hunt, and Aaron Paul

Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Here is the first trailer for Steven Bernstein’s drama Decoding Annie Parker, which stars Samantha Morton as Parker, a woman stricken with breast cancer who works with oncologist Dr. Mary-Claire King played by Helen Hunt to explore the theory of a genetic inheritance of cancer.

Aaron Paul’s character seems like the insensitive and unknowing man in the otherwise lighthearted take on breast cancer; but check out his dancing below, only a genius could pull that off right?

The movie also stars Rashida Jones, Alice Eve, Maggie Grace, Corey Stoll, and Ben McKenzie.

Decoding Annie Parker opens in limited release on May 2nd, watch the trailer below and a bonus clip of Aaron Paul showing off his dance moves:

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Reminder: FX’s FARGO Series Begins Tonight

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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FX – TONIGHT

I’ve been waiting patiently for this day and now it’s finally here, Fargo!  It’s not the movie, it’s not a remake and it’s not the same characters.  It is produced and was partially written by Ethan and Joel Coen (the writers and directors of the feature film of the same name).  On top of all that, the same tone and dark comedy that you loved from the film is intact – you have nothing to worry about.

The limited 10 episode series begins tonight and stars Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Kate Walsh, Adam Goldberg, Oliver Platt, Glenn Howerton, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Joey King, and Julie Ann Emery.

Catch up on all our Fargo coverage:

Graham Norton’s Spice Girls Prank On Emma Stone Was Evil, Yet Hilarious

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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Self-declared Spice Girls fanatic Emma Stone was brought to tears last month when she was on an Australian talk show and they had her watch a video message from Melanie Brown (aka Scary Spice).  You can see that clip below as well as a new video from The Graham Norton show where he plays a delightful prank on the actress.  Evil or genius?  I think it’s a bit of both.

This is a great time to become an internet darling for her, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens May 2nd.

Watch the clips below:

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Watch a New BATMAN Animated Short? Sure!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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The 75th anniversary celebration rolls on for our beloved Batman, Warner Bros. Animation has debuted the first of two animated shorts featuring the caped crusader.  Batman: Strange Days, is directed by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and features the Batman taking on Hugo Strange in his lair in retro styled 1930s pulp.

Watch the short below:

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So Here’s the First Trailer for GIRL MEETS WORLD

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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Here is the first teaser trailer for the new Disney Channel series Girl Meets World from the creators and some cast behind Boy Meets World.  In the new show Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) are parents to their young daughter Riley (Rowan Blanchard) and she’s getting into all sorts of shenanigans.

From this clip alone, I’m a little weary about the tone of the show; although it’s Disney, I was hoping it would remain somewhat true to Boy Meets World.  BMW was funny, sweet, and often pretty dramatic for a kids TV show.  This looks a little too colorful and whacky for my taste, time will tell though.  Other original cast members, including William Daniels (Mr. Feeny), Corey Fogelmanis (Minkus), and Rider Strong (Shawn) are set to return from time to time.

Check out our GMW coverage here.

Girl Meets World premieres on Disney Channel this summer, watch the trailer below:

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Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman; Will Host, Write and Executive Producer THE LATE SHOW

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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It was just last week when it was announced that David Letterman was stepping down from The Late Show after 21 years; now we already have a new host (among other duties) to announce.

Stephen Colbert will not only host The Late Show but will also serve as a writer and executive producer.  He was probably a top 3-5 choice of most people who care to talk about these TV news items, so I don’t expect much of an uproar.  We shouldn’t expect he will bring the satire and parody that made him famous on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, it’s The Late Show after all, right?

Here’s the boring press release:

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THE SIMPSONS Will Debut On FXX With a Cromulent 12-Day, 522-Episode Marathon

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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Remember that time we told you that FXX had acquired the syndication rights for the first 24 seasons of The Simpsons?  Well it turns out they are going to celebrate with a marathon to end all marathons.  FXX paid $750 million for “the exclusive cable and VOD/non-linear rights” to The Simpsons, which gives them the right to show any episode on TV or streaming (site/app), which means good things.

FX president John Landgraf announced today that an app is coming soon, and FXX will start the episodes this August with a 12-day marathon of all of the show’s 522 episodes. Per Variety:

“It will be the longest continuous marathon in the history of television,” said Jon Landgraf, chief executive of FX Networks, at an upfront presentation held in New York Wednesday. A new app is expected to debut in coming weeks, and while executives at the presentation suggested the name “Simpsons World” had been bandied about, FX Networks spokesman John Solberg said a name for the digital outlet was “not formalized yet.” The app would be distinct from FX’s “FXNow” mobile-viewing application already available.

Well, having a job was fun.

Cue the Sun! There’s a THE TRUMAN SHOW TV Series On the Way

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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If you’re like me and think The Truman Show is a perfect movie, how do you feel knowing they are going to make it into a TV show?  Gather round folks; let me tell you yet another tale of a studio going to their movie shelf for TV ideas.

Paramount is developing a TV series adaptation of the 1998 film that was directed by Peter Weir and brilliantly written by Andrew Niccol.  Jim Carrey played a man who didn’t know that his entire life has/had been/is filmed as part of a reality television show.  The movie was great for many reasons, so I don’t quite know how to feel about this news.  The Wrap reports little more than that unfortunately, but for now, a series is in the works.  I can’t even imagine what route they will go – be it limited series, miniseries, or full-out 20+ episode season that runs and runs until you want to shoot yourself (The Office).

It’s still early but we will let you know what’s up as soon as we do.  Until then (you knew it was coming), in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!

Here is the First 7 Minutes of FX’s FARGO TV Series

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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The limited 10 episode series Fargo is only a few days away and to get even more excited we can now watch the first seven minutes.  The other day we posted a featurette to answer a few question on how this show will differ from the classic Coen Brothers film.

Catch up on all our Fargo coverage here.  The show stars Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Kate Walsh, Adam Goldberg, Oliver Platt, Glenn Howerton, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Joey King, and Julie Ann Emery.

Fargo premieres on FX April 15th, watch the first seven minutes and featurette below:

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Tom Hardy Set to Star in BBC Miniseries TABOO

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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One of my favorite actors of the last decade has to be Tom Hardy; he’s consistently great in everything I’ve watched him in.  Going back to Layer Cake and then finally getting more recognition after Inception and The Dark Knight Rises – to the smaller projects like Warrior and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the man delivers.

He will soon turn heads in the movie Locke [trailer] written and directed by Steven Knight.  Knight also created of the early 20th century gangster series Peaky Blinders (love that title) which added Hardy to its second season.  The guys must work well together as Knight is writing an eight-episode drama series for the BBC called Taboo and has Hardy set to star.

The Playlist reports that the show takes place about 100 years earlier than Peaky Blinders, set in 1813, and follows “James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), a rogue adventurer who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father. Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping empire and finds himself playing a dangerous game with two warring nations, Britain and America.”

Knight said about the project:

This man, James Delaney, is a deeply flawed and deeply troubled human being. His greatest struggle will be against the East India Company which, throughout the nineteenth century, was the equivalent of the CIA, the NSA and the biggest, baddest multi-national corporation on earth, all rolled into one self righteous, religiously motivated monolith.

Production on Taboo will start in January of 2015.

FYI: Tom Hardy will play Elton John too.