‘Wet Hot American Summer’ First Full Trailer: Camp Firewood Is Officially Open
Netflix has dropped the first full trailer and key art (see below) for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp, the prequel series to the cult hit 2001 pic. The aptly titled eight-episode series starts with the first day of camp in 1981.
We get the first look at new cast additions Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm and Jason Schwartzman along with returning stars from the movie, Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Nina… Read
Stephen Colbert Debuts On Michigan Public Access Show
Stephen Colbert has been getting his fans accustomed to his non-faux-gasbag self in advance of his September unveiling on CBS’s Late Show. But he’s been doing so in short YouTube videos. So, he headed West to Monroe, Michigan, aka birthplace of the La-Z-Boy and General George Custer, in order to guest host a 40-minute public access TV show, Only In Monroe.
During his program, he addressed the online war being waged between Jerry’s Frenchtown Bar & Grill and a Yelper known… Read
‘Magic Mike XXL’ Review: A Bare Bones Plot Won’t Matter To Fans Looking For Stripped-Down Summer Fun
2012’s Magic Mike was pound-for-pound one of the most successful films released that year. With only a $7 million price tag it became one of the most profitable movies in a long time. Naturally, having grossed well over $100 million domestically alone on this investment, Warner Bros would want a sequel and that’s what we have in Magic Mike XXL, which opens today just in time to strip away the competition.
Original director Steven Soderbergh replaced himself at the helm… Read
‘Steve Jobs’ Trailer: Michael Fassbender Takes Big Bite Of The Apple
Universal Pictures’ Steve Jobs is based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography of the iconic Apple founder. But the first trailer for the biopic that just dropped shows that Michael Fassbender is all-in on Aaron Sorkin’s script, about the sometimes flawed man that was one of the architects of the digital revolution. The first thought when watching Fassbender storming through these first-look scenes: Now we see why the filmmakers originally reached out to Christian… Read
‘Creed’ Trailer: Latest ‘Rocky’ Sequel Enters The Ring And This One Has Punch
This is two minutes and forty three seconds of just pure sublimity. It’s Ryan Coogler’s Creed, the MGM/New Line film that Warner Bros will release this fall. This isn’t just another installment of Rocky. After Coogler and Michael B Jordan teamed on the Sundance sensation Fruitvale Station, each of these young guys had their pick of projects. Coogler used his currency on his dream to make Creed. Turns out that while he was growing up, Coogler’s father showed him the Rocky… Read
‘Snowden’ Teaser Trailer: Oliver Stone Pic Flying Its Flag
“One nation, under surveillance, for liberty and justice for all.” There’s no footage from the movie but the message is clear in the teaser trailer that just dropped for Snowden, the Edward Snowden movie that is co-written and directed by Oliver Stone. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in one of the 21st centuries most notorious criminals — notorious because the country is divided over whether his release of troves of classified NSA documents was illegal or heroic. Shailene… Read
Vivendi Finalizes Deal To Acquire Video Site Dailymotion; Is This Another Step Towards Pan-Euro Netflix Rival?
Vivendi has closed a deal to acquire the French video sharing site Dailymotion, the media giant announced today. Exclusive negotiations first began in April this year. Vivendi has purchased an 80% stake from French teleco Orange for $241.85 million. The site, which offers a higher end, more B2B focus than the likes of YouTube, offers natural synergies with Vivendi’s other media assets Canal Plus and, particularly, Universal Music Group.
The site also offers a potentially… Read
‘I Am Chris Farley’ Trailer: Reminder That We Miss Matt Foley But The Man Behind Him More
Virgil Films picked up U.S. rights to I Am Chris Farley last month and has set a July 31 platform theatrical release for New York and Los Angeles — though not before it bows July 27 in Chicago, where the comic wunderkind first broke on the scene with Second City Theater. That led to SNL and a meteoric rise before it all caught up to him; he died of a drug overdose in 1997 at age 33. Brent Hodge and Derik Murray (A Brony Tale, I Am Evel Knievel) directed the documentary… Read
‘Secret In Their Eyes’ Trailer: First Look At A-List Cast Taking On Redo Of Oscar Winner
STX Entertainment made this one of its first acquisitions as a new company when it snatched up U.S. rights from producer-financier IM Global to the remake of Juan José Campanella's 2009 film — the original won the Foreign Language Oscar. Billy Ray wrote and directed the new version, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts along with Michael Kelly and Dean Norris. It centers on a tight-knit team of rising FBI investigators — Ray (Ejiofor) and Jess… Read
‘Zoo’ Review: CBS’ Campy James Patterson Adaptation Is Dumb Fun
Debuting Tuesday night on CBS, Zoo is going to make you cringe and giggle for all the wrong reasons in some of the right places. Simply put, as my video review above says, this summer series adaptation of James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge's 2012 bestseller is silly goofy dumb fun.
Here's the deal: the world's animals have decided that us humans have to go and they've started to attack. Having said that, there's not a lot of blood – this is Big 4 TV after all – but… Read
John Oliver To Media: Transgender Medical Choices “None Of Your F*cking Business”
“Some transgender people do undergo hormone therapy or sexual reassignment surgery as part of their transition; some do not. And interestingly, their decision on this matter is, medically speaking, none of your f*cking business,” John Oliver said on HBO’s Last Week Tonight, in re media questioning of transgender interview guests’ body parts. Singled out for shaming: Barbara Walters, Wendy Williams, Katie Couric, Larry King, etc.
Oliver’s note to media: “If you're still… Read
Stephen Colbert Celebrates Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Decision
CBS’ not-yet-debuted-on-air Late Show host Stephen Colbert congratulated SCOTUS on its ruling on gay marriage, announced Friday, and those it affected.
“If you're a homosexual and living in North Dakota, all your problems are solved!" Colbert raved, adding, “Wow, history moves fast. It’s hard to believe gay Americans achieved full personhood just five years after corporations did.”
And while Colbert proclaimed dissenting Justice Robert’s statements a real barn burner – he… Read