Kevin Pacalioglu sees ghosts – which is cool. They expect him to help them with their unfinished business – also cool. But Kev is a slacker and and while he’s willing to help, he’s also unwilling to expend more the absolute minimum energy necessary to do so.
Tyler Labine stars as Kevin in Hulu’s Deadbeats – which retunrs for its third season on April 20th. Check the clever trailer after the break.
One of TV’s most intriguing competition shows is coming back. Following the success of the two-hour special that aired on January 4th, FOX has ordered eight one-hour episodes of Superhuman – Kal Penn will return as host.
People with extraordinary skills – in memory, hearing, taste, touch, smell and sight – can apply to the show’s online casting website. follow the jump for details.
Next month you will have your mind blown/expanded/fried by the feats of twelve normal people who each have one extraordinary ability in the range of memory, hearing, taste, touch, smell and sight.
Hosted by Kal Penn, Superhuman features a panel of judges that consists of brain surgeon Dr. Rahul Jandial, Iron Mike Tyson and 24’s Mary Lynn Rajskub – who will determine which of the twelve will win $100,000. For a taste of what these super humans can do, follow the jump. the 2-hour Superhuman special airs on FOX, Monday, January 4, 2016 (8/7C).
Kal Penn (House, MD) will be hosting a unique new competition special coming to FOX in the new year.
Superhuman is a two-hour special in which twelve ordinary people will exhibit their superhuman abilities for a shot at a $100,000 grand prize. Each contestant possesses a unique extraordinary ability, such as memory, hearing, tasting, touch,smell or sight.
Joining host Penn will be judges boxer/entertainer Mike Tyson, actor/comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub and neurosurgeon Dr. Rahul Jandial.
Superhuman will air on Monday, January 4th, 2016 (8/7C). For more, follow the jump.
In March, CBS will premiere two new procedurals that are at once distinctive yet familiar. Battle Creek (March 1st, 10/9C) is a buddy cop show with cops who aren’t likely to ever be buddies, while CSI: Cyber (March 4th, 10/9C) takes the CSI franchise into the realm of cyberspace.
Check out the first TV spots for both after the jump.
CBS mid-season dramas Battle Creek and CSI: Cyber have premiere dates. Battle Creek will debut on Sunday, March 1, 2015 (10/9C) and Battle Creek, David Shores expansion on a series idea by Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad) will premiere on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (10/9C).
The reunion of Harold, Kumar and Neil Patrick Harris [playing ‘Neil Patrick Harris’] is a joyous paean to the power of bromance, true love and claymation – it’s also rude, crude, crass, vulgar and all sorts of wrong on so many levels. That’s what makes it so much fun!
Since it’s officially “Summer Blockbuster’ season, let’s start out by taking a look at what’s already in the theaters before we take a look at what’s currently in production.
Top five movies at the box office right now are:
1. Toy Story 3 – Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
2. Grown Ups – Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Kevin James
3. Knight and Day – Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard
4. The Karate Kid – Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson
5. The A-Team – Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley
Judging by these box office results, Tom Cruise and Jackie Chan are both getting the stuffing kicked out of them by a bunch of beloved Toys. Out of these five movies, I’ve seen Knight and Day, The Karate Kid and The A-Team. The Karate Kid reboot left me wondering why they bothered. Other than an absolutely powerhouse performance by Jaden Smith, and I firmly believe he is going to be a huge star for a long time to come, I found the reboot to be tedious and without the storytelling power of the original. I like Jackie Chan, but have to be honest and say I found him to be dull and lifeless in this movie. On the other hand, I thoroughly enjoyed both the A-Team and Knight and Day. Finding both movies to be satisfying action adventures to while away a hot summer afternoon with.
In Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, the pair’s craving for a specific kind of fast food was turned into an epic quest – call it the stoner version of Homer’s Odyssey. Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay turns them into the mutant spawn of The Fugitive and Hope & Crosby’s “Road” movies.
When Harold [John Cho] and Kumar [Kal Penn] head for Amsterdam hours after the first movie’s conclusion, they are victimized by racial profiling and mistaken for terrorists when Kumar’s high tech bong is mistaken for a bomb. After being tossed into Guantanamo Bay, they escape – with idiot Homeland Security Agent Ron Fox [Rob Corddry] hot on their heels. Throughout, Kumar fills the Bob Hope role by getting the pair into further difficulties, while Harold is the sensible one.
While taking accurate shots at aspects of the current political situation, Escape From Guantanamo Bay’s funniest gag is that these absolutely normal American guys could be getting into all this trouble just because they want to smoke a bit o’ weed and find their One True Loves. Throw in Neil Patrick Harris – once again playing the Bizarro World version of himself – shattered and reinforced redneck stereotypes and a delightful take on Dubya [here, he may not speak real good English, but he’s slyer, smarter and mellower than we are expecting] and the result is a solidly funny movie that Says Something more by highlighting the characters of Harold and Kumar than by the political jokes.
Somehow, the crude, lewd and grotesque bits that are meant to be funny actually are funny – and the relationships [buddies Harold and Kumar; each of them and their OTLs] work because, at its heart, there is an innocent [yes, innocent] charm to these guys.