Although it was probably a good move for Jason Segel, I must admit to being slightly bummed that the Forgetting Sarah Marshall star decided against writing and starring in next year’s Muppets Most Wanted. Luckily, director (and now co-writer) James Bobin and writer Nicholas Stoller are back, and as we can see in the newly released theatrical trailer, it seems we’re in for another treat from the Muppets!
The Muppets head out on a global tour, but trouble comes in the form of Constantine, a Kermit look alike who steals a bunch of shit and frames Kermit for it. The rest of the gang must figure out that their new Kermie isn’t their old Kermie before the real Kermie gets decapitated by a guillotine on Death Row!
Just kidding. That was a mostly stupid joke. But dammit – they’d better figure it out fast…or……or else!
Segel may be out, but Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, and Ty Burrell are all in, along with what will probably be 9,002 celebrity cameos. Academy Award-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie also returns to provide the music.
Muppets Most Wanted is set to hit theaters March 21, 2014. And hopefully without another Tex Richman song.
There are going to be so many fake mustaches in this movie.
You can keep your Breaking Bad and Walking Dead, and though I do love a good romping with the Sons of Anarchy, you can forget about all of it.
Because Jessica Lange is back.
Here’s the first look of FX’s American Horror Story: Coven and it’s looking as batshit crazy as ever. There’s a dead thing with a cow’s head (?), a crazy kitty, floating people glued on walls (??), and three badass witches on super-high stilts – which serves as our first peek of series newbies Kathy Bates and Angela Bassettt.
The three powerhouses will be joined by Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts, and Jamie Brewer. If Season 2 was any indication as to what we’re in store for…buckle up. Shit’s gonna get bumpy.
American Horror Story: Coven premieres October 9 on FX.
According to this trailer straight from Showtime, Season 3 of Homeland will be filled with tears, awkward glances, lots of slow-mo, and crappy songs by Coldplay wannabes (the song here is actually “To Build A Home” by The Cinematic Orchestra).
Jokes aside, there’s no doubt that Team Homeland will pull off a very successful third season…but damn, this trailer sucks. And why is Brody’s daughter taking pictures of her tits? That makes me feel uncomfortable.
Anyways, I guess they’re saving the real goods for the show’s premiere, September 29th at 9pm.
On May 26, Netflix will air a fourth season of one of the most beloved-yet-cancelled TV sitcoms to ever grace your living room television. The show is so underrated and unknown that I bet none of you know about it. It stars that guy from Teen Wolf 2, (you know, the teen wolf who’s not Michael J. Fox). It also stars the dude Amy Poehler ditched, and that nerdy kid who was in that movie where he played two versions of himself, except one version of himself was just like, him with a mustache. (In fact, he played a nerdy character so well, that he basically played it in like 10 more movies after that movie.) Oh, and Ellen’s wife is in it too.
I bet you couldn’t even Google this show because so few people know about it that Google wouldn’t even be able to decipher the search from your context clues. If it was the 80′s right now, I bet it wouldn’t even be out on VHS. Well let me share this nugget of information with you, gentle readers. The show is called Arrested Development. And Jason Bateman was the second teen wolf.
Arrested Development is a show about a dysfunctional family. There are hardly any shows like it! The Bluths were formally wealthy, but their dad broke a bunch of laws and got thrown in jail. Now they’re poor and super-entitled and eldest son Michael has to deal with all their bullshit. And boy are they zany!
I don’t want you to be too hard on yourself that you haven’t heard of it, though. It’s not like Arrested Development has been getting non-stop media coverage for the last seven years or anything. I mean, it’s not like all of its actors starred in countless other projects and then showed up to Conan or Leno or whatever, and the host would be all: “So, Arrested Development, huh!? People love it, huh?!” Clearly nobody on the Internet gives a flying squirrel about it because it’s one of the most forgettable shows you could ever possibly watch.
What I’m getting at is: There has never been a less hyped season of television in the history of the Internet. Or in the history of television, for that matter. If someone told me I was wrong, and claimed that AD was in fact more talked about than Kim and Kanye’s unborn fetus, I’d exclaim: “Get out of my town, hermano!” I’d bet all my bananas that I was right.
Netflix released the very first trailer of unseen footage from the upcoming season. It features the cast members I mentioned above. There are also a few others, too, like Archer‘s Mom and that weirdo guy from Veep.
You should try watching Arrested Development sometime! Netflix has Seasons 1-3 up now and 4 will be here before you know it!
The Amityville Horror is one story that just won’t die.
We all know the gist, yeah? Ronald DeFeo, Jr. goes cuckoo and murders his parents, two brothers and two sisters in their beds? George and Kathy Lutz move in a year later with Kathy’s three children and crazy shit starts happening? Surely, you’ve seen, you’ve heard, you know.
This Friday in select theaters and on-demand, a new documentary will tell the story of Danny Lutz, who moved into the house at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, N.Y., in 1975. In My Amityville Horror, Danny tells his side of the story and how he was a “victim” of nucking futs paranormal activity. Yikes.
In the middle of writing, directing and cranking out the third highest grossing movie of all time (The Avengers), Joss Whedon collaborated with some friends to make yet another movie, because clearly the man is not a fan of sleep or free time. The movie in question: Much Ado About Nothing, a modern-day version of a Shakespeare comedy, adapted and directed by The Man Himself.
Flimed in just 12 days, Much Ado features some beloved actors from Whedon’s past works, including Amy Acker (Angel) and Alexis Denisof (Buffy, Angel) as Beatrice and Benedick, Nathan Fillion (Firefly) as Dogberry, Clark Gregg (The Avengers) as Leonato, Fran Kranz (Dollhouse, Cabin in the Woods) as Claudio and Reed Diamond (Dollhouse) as Don Pedro. Some of Whedon’s cast are even veterans of Shakespearean theater – bonus!
As the trailer shows, the movie was shot in gorgeous black and white, and follows the story of two unlikely lovers who inevitably fall in love. I don’t know this story at all and am avoiding spoilers because of that, but since there was a gun in the trailer and it’s Shakespeare, I’m assuming everyone dies at the end. And Whedon is GREAT at killing everyone!
The film opens in North America on June 7 and in the UK and Ireland on June 14. Check out the trailer below (which includes a hot track from St Germain called “Rose Rouge”):
Maybe, just maybe, the world will finally fall in love with Amy Acker.
The Interweb has brought forth yet another trailer for Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem and I can’t quite make up my mind about it:
On the surface, it looks like yet another Zombie film that I’ve already seen before. But that said, I do respect Zombie for his originality and brutality, and definitely think he’s put his own stamp on the Horror genre at large. So…yanno…props.
But can the dude ever stop casting his wife, Sheri Moon? She doesn’t totally suck (I liked her a lot in The Devil’s Rejects, actually), but is she really his muse? There aren’t any better choices out there? Can she even handle a lead like this? Can I even make out what “this” is from that trailer? So many questions.
I’m somewhat intrigued and have my fingers crossed that Zombie has concocted something completely disturbing…but I’m not quite ready to commit to a theater viewing. Am I crazy? Will you be checking out Lords?
It’s challenging to try to avoid the number one most belabored line from the Die Hard series, but dammit, it just feels good to say so lets get it out of the way up front: Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker!
John McClane returns to theaters February 14 in the series’ fifth installment entitled: A Good Day to Die Hard, proving that God exists and that life on planet earth is just swell. There will be explosions, guns, bad language, and hopefully an overflowing sea of cheesy one-liners. (“Attention, whoever you are, this channel is reserved for emergency calls only.” “No fucking shit, lady. Does it sound like I’m ordering a pizza?“) Classic.
This resurgence of 80′s action star films is just excellent in my book. Any time Bruce Willis or Ah-nold are back on screen, it’s usually great fun. (I may draw the line at Segal and JCVD, but in an ensemble, they can also be a tasty treat).
In conclusion: A Good Day to Die Hard is being released in nine days. On Valentine’s Day. If your lady is cool enough, take her to see Die Hard, maybe following or preceded by an activity of her choosing. If she doesn’t want to see it, DUMP HER. She sucks.
This has been relationship advice, free of charge, from TLW. You’re welcome. Now watch this trailer:
When the Foo Fighters set out to record their latest release, Wasting Light, frontman Dave Grohl and his bandmates went old school, digging the art of analog from its grave and recording straight to tape. No computers, no bells, no whistles. With the upcoming Rock-Doc Sound City, Grohl is still celebrating analog from the vantage point of LA’s renowned, yet sadly defunct Sound City Studios.
Grohl’s film (yes, he directed it) has appearances by Trent Reznor, Stevie Nicks, Josh Homme, Lars Ulrich, Butch Vig, Rick Rubin, Tom Petty, Frank Black, Krist Novoselic, and many more, all of whom sit down to discuss and focus in on the humanistic element of music and recording…and, of course, Sound City itself. After all, it was only the recording place of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Nirvana’s Nevermind, and Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush, to name a few. But what makes it so damn special, and what have computers actually taken away from music? Grohl’s film will answer these questions and many more.
Sound City is set to premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, but until then, check out this just-released trailer:
This is what happens when you break up with a sociopath.
The critically-acclaimed Judd Apatow-produced and Lena Dunham-penned HBO series Girls is back soon and from the looks of the trailer, it seems like quite the follow-up to the series brazen” female-youth-takes-on-NY” debut. Brazen, did I say? While the premise may seem like a humdrum journey of already-explored fictional territory, Girls never gets all Sex and the City on you – in fact, it’s its modern day polar opposite.
Girls, wittily written, directed by and starring Lena Dunham, tells the tale of aspiring writer Hannah whose parents cut her off financially, two years after her college graduation. Hannah alternates between sinking and swimming as she attempts to get her life on track and carve her own niche in her career, neighborhood and personal life.
Of course, she has a few quirky friends along for the ride as well. She dates a weirdo, gets a job, fucks up the job, fights with her weirdo boyfriend, bickers with her friends, breaks up with the weirdo, and walks aimlessly through much of Season 1 – it’s a chillingly accurate (and fictionally appealing) example of youth in its young-twenty-somethings. Will Hannah’s mistakes help define her later down the road, or will she never figure it all out? Either way, it’s hilarious to watch her try.
Season 2 premieres January 13 at 9 pm on HBO. Catch up on Season 1 via HBO Go or pick up the Blu-rays on December 11. For now, you can ponder your own fuck-ups with the new season trailer – hurray!