To quote FOX’s series description, Son of Zorn (Sundays, 8:30/7:0C) is a hybrid live-action/animated comedy about an animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son.
In tomorrow night’s special preview – following the NFL doubleheader (8/7C) – we meet Zorn (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) as he and his animated companions thwart yet another attack on Zephyria before heading back to Orange County for his son’s seventeenth birthday. The fun begins almost immediately and never lets up through the entire half-hour.
Due to pressing circumstances, I was unable to attend the advance screening for The Angry Birds Movie and thus missed seeing it in 3D. After hearing a lot of negative things, I was completely unprepared for watching the 2D DVD release and enjoying it.
For a movie about the then fastest man alive, Race certainly takes its time – the story of how Jesse Owens became the winner of four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics of 1936 makes up its more dawdling sections with unexpected (frequently truth is stranger than fiction) details and a strong performance by Stephan James.
While Owens’ story hits a lot of familiar sports movie beats, the moments of pure truth that require those beats overcome the movie’s moments of familiarity.
After a brief appearance on The Last Man On Earth as Phil Miller’s astronaut brother – who has been stranded in space since that virus reduced the planet’s population to a handful of people – Jason sueikis will guest star on the series during its second season.
When Last Man On Earth opens season two – on Sunday, September 27th (9:30/8:30C) – Phil (Will Forte), Carol (Kristen Schaal) and ‘their legion of loyal sports balls’ are forced to strike out on their own after being banned from Tuscon.
Remember Dan Harmon, creator of NBC’s Community (now on Yahoo), was fired from his own show? Well, after being canned, he took a bit of time to take his disappointment, rage, cynicism and ironic wit on the road. The result is the odd documentary Harmontown.
Check out the first trailer for Harmontown after the jump. Harmontown will open in L.A. on October 3rd and be available on VOD on October 10th.
In Horrible Bosses 2, Nick, Dale and Kurt – thoroughly tired of answering to higher-ups – set up their own business but get ousted by a slick investor. Once again, they see themselves as being forced to do something reprehensible to save themselves. In theory, hilarity ensues. Which it might – Jennifer Aniston is back, in full sexual predator mode; Jamie Foxx is back as the would-be advisor to the trio’s illegal activities, and even Kevin Spacey is back as one of the first movie’s titular horrible bosses.
The new trailer is promising. Very promising. Check it out after the jump. Horrible Bosses 2 will attack theaters on November 26th.