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D’OH! Going For Thirty? FOX Orders Two More Seasons of The Simpsons!

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Homer Simpson and his epically dysfunctional unique family will be with us for seasons 27 and 28. FOX made the announcement this afternoon.

That begs the question: will The Simpsons be the first sitcom to achieve 30 seasons? After all, as Homer puts it, “I’ve outlasted Letterman, Jon Stewart and ‘McDreamy,’ because I have something they don’t: a costly 200-donut-a-day addiction!”

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NBC Premieres Up All Night and Free Agents Early To Avoid Going Up Against ABC’s Hit Comedies Out of the Gate!

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NBC gets the new season underway with the Wednesday premieres of Up All Night [10/9C, then moving to its regular timeslot of 8/7C next week] and Free Agents [premiering at 10:30/9:30C and moving to its regular timeslot of 8:30/&:30C next week]. As things stand, the retooled Up All Night has a lot of potential, but Free Agents is funnier out of the gate.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Let’s spend another Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

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Larry Daley is a guard at the Museum of Natural History in NYC. He takes on an adventure we will never forget when the museum’s exhibits and animals come to life. A few years later, he leaves the museum life behind and becomes the CEO and inventor of Daley Devices. We meet him on the set of his informercial promoting a glow-in-the-dark flashlight with George Foreman.

Larry Daley has the life he always wanted but something is missing. He decides to revisit his old stomping ground at the museum. Only to find out that the museum is undergoing a change to the 21st Century. The museum will now have holographic displays that will interact with the vistors while the original exhibits will be sent down to the Federal Archives in Washington, DC for permanent storage. He decides to spend one more night at the museum to say goodbye to his old friends before they head to DC. All is well until he receives a call from Jedidah informing him that Ahkmenrah’s brother has come back to life to seek a tablet that holds power to control the world.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Night at the Museum Wins the Battle to be a Good Family Movie

 

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A few years following Larry Daley’s (Ben Stiller) first adventure as night watchman in New York City’s Museum of Natural History, Daley discovers that his friends, the exhibits which come to life, are now being shipped to the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C.  Upon arrival however, Daley’s old compatriots now find themselves battling against a whole slew of new, evil exhibits bent on conquering the world.

When the first Night at the Museum was released, I thought it looked a little silly to even be fun. Eventually when I rented it, I was pleasantly surprised by its charm. Battle of the Smithsonian definitely continues in this tradition and if anything, takes the creativity to new enjoyable places.
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MOVIE NEWS: Meet the Cast of Night at the Musem: Battle of the Smithsonian, Hollywood Comes to DC!

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Hollywood has come to Washington D.C., as Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, the sequel to the 2006 family hit movie debuts in the museum’s backyard. Since most of the action takes place in and around the famed exhibits surrounding the National Mall, the cast and crew decided to come promote the film by holding a press conference in the Smithsonian Castle.

Sitting before me was a star-studded lineup including: Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Rick Gervais, Hank Azaria, director Shawn Levy and writers Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon.

Stiller started things off by talking a little bit about his character of Larry, and how it felt like the right time to revisit the series. He mentioned how Larry is no longer really happy in his life, and he finds himself needing that bit of adventure back, which is what launches the story.

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Run, Fatboy, Run: An Exercise in Clichés!

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Apparently, even Simon Pegg’s rewriting of a Michael Ian Black script wasn’t enough to keep Run, Fatboy, Run from becoming a mash-up of romantic comedy and sports movie clichés. This is not quite one of the worst movies of the year. There are major spoilers in this review – because, well, I can’t see the point in not mentioning them. They’re clichés!

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