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!
The Horror community was filled with shock and terror when rumors about an Evil Dead remake started to float around the Internet a few years back. Should this movie even be touched if not for a proper sequel? Would Bruce Campbell or Sam Raimi be involved? Would it be modernized as torture porn or keep its campy heart? When Campbell and Raimi did announce that they’d be attached to the project as producers, some fears were calmed, but many worries still lingered. Today, we finally got to take a first look at one of Horror’s most anticipated remakes:
Gut reactions: It looks gruesome and bloody (pro!), but I’m not sure if it looks “fun” enough (con). It definitely seems to have an intensity behind it, like when Rob Zombie took over the Halloween remake series, but I’m still a little unsure. Some of the scenes seem a little torture-porn-y, but it does look scary and gory, which are both so necessary for this remake to be successful.
Because I’m a huge 80′s horror/slasher fan, I love my Horror to be campy with a healthy side of cheese, which really just explains my love for the original series (and for movies like Cabin in the Woods!). Understandably, this movie can’t be the same movie, so they needed to alter the tone of this new entry. All I ask and hope for is that there’s a solid story behind the bloodshed, with characters we can really get behind and root for. Diablo Cody has reportedly “polished” the script, adding in some additional character and dialogue, so hopefully her charm and wit can be a great addition to what looks like a hellishly frightening film.
Who’s excited? Who’s still screaming in outrage? Sound off!
This trailer hit the Web a few days ago and I still can’t tear my eyes away from it:
Holy Epic Moviefilm, Batman!
Having just finished Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy, I’ve been ecstatic to see how it was all going to play out on the big screen. The trailer is beautifully edited and executed. Panem looks exactly how I pictured it, without being overly futuristic. And Jennifer Lawrence? Been a fan of hers since Winter’s Bone. I just know she can nail Katniss’s ferocity, fragility and heart.
In case you aren’t exactly sure from watching the trailer, The Hunger Games introduces sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem where the United States once existed. The government works in a central city called the Capitol and holds all of the power over 12 different districts. The actual Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of 12 districts for a massive televised battle in which only one person can survive. The books are fast-paced, exploding with character and creativity, and are highly, highly recommended here at The Winz.