Surly Squirrel returns this summer in a sequel that’s really unnecessary. The (unjustly) much maligned – first film had a manic Tex Avery-like energy and the audience I saw it with was thoroughly engaged throughout.
Even with key players – Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph – back for the sequel, it seems just as odd as the original, so I’m hoping it will also be unexpected fun.
The first trailer isn’t terrible. Check it our after the break. The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature opens on August 18th.
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Do you have what it takes to survive being gonged? Will Arnett wants to know because ABC is looking for contestants for his reboot of The Gong Show.
Details follow the break.
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The low-rent talent show that made Chuck Barris a star and Jaye P. Morgan famous for flashing the contestants is being revived by ABC.
Yes, folks, The Gong Show – the show that gave us Gene Gene The Dancing Machine and The Unknown Comic – is coming back thanks to Will Arnett’s Electric Avenue Productions, Den of Thieves and Parincipato Young Entertainment.
Over ten weekly episodes, see a ‘revolving panel of judges featuring Hollywood’s hottest stars praise, critique and gong contestants’ – un-traditionally talented contestants plucked from the internet and dropped on a primetime stage. Read on for more…
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The Turtles are coming – to home video, that is! On November 25th, TMNT will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray/DVD Combo-Pack. The Blu-Ray will contain eight extra features – including an extended ending sequence and the Shell Shock music video.
Follow the jump for further details.
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Here’s a first – when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lets the Turtles be teenaged guys, the film is strikingly funny and even, at times, endearing. When the story takes over it gets boring really quickly.
Continue reading TMNT Sparkles When Nothing’s Happening!
‘Anything else we should know?’
Check out the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer after the jump.
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On February 17, 2012, Walt Disney Studios will present The Secret World of Arrietty – Studio Ghibli’s adaptation of Mary Norton’s classic novel, The Borrowers. Co-written by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi [a key animator on Miyazaki’s brilliant Ponyo], the English voice cast of The Secret World of Arrietty features Bridgit Mendler [Wizards of Waverly Place], Amy Poehler [Parks & Recreation], Carol Burnett [The Carol Burnett show, Horton Hears a Who], Will Arnett [Up all Night, Arrested Development], David Henrie [How I Met Your Mother], Moises Arias [Astro Boy].
Follow the jump for the trailer, official synopsis and three stills.
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NBC has picked up the new comedies Up All Night and Whitney for the remainder of the 2011-12 season, while the cancellation axe fell upon “The Playboy Club”. Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment made the pick-up announcement today stating, “We made comedy an important goal for us this season and I’m very pleased to be making full-season commitments to both ‘Whitney’ and ‘Up All Night’. We’re thrilled with the creative direction of both shows as well as the potential for them to continue to build loyal audiences over the coming months. We’re proud of all of the producers, writers, actors, and directors who have worked so hard to bring these shows to life.”
“Up All Night,” created by Emmy Award nominee Emily Spivey (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” and “Saturday Night Live”) and executive-produced by multi-Emmy winner Lorne Michaels (NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock”), is an irreverent look at modern parenthood. Christina Applegate stars as Reagan Brinkley: loving wife, successful career woman, life of the party and, most recently, mom. Determined not to compromise her career or cool reputation to the clichés of motherhood, Reagan adjusts to life with a baby and returns to work with the support of her stay-at-home husband, Chris (played by Will Arnett).
NBC’s new multi-camera comedy “Whitney” is a hilarious look at modern-day love, which centers around Whitney (Whitney Cummings, “Chelsea Lately”) and Alex (Chris D’Elia, “Glory Daze”), a happily unmarried couple. Together for three years, the duo is in no rush to get hitched, which seems to get a mixed response from their friends. At the end of the day, Whitney and Alex try to have a relationship on their own terms – in a world that expects a more traditional approach.
ADDENDUM: My apologies. Rather than stating it as a fact that “The Playboy Club” has been canceled, the phrasing should have been that “the cancellation axe appears ready to fall on The Playboy Club”. As of today, there has not been any definite decision.
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.
Continue reading NBC Premieres Up All Night and Free Agents Early To Avoid Going Up Against ABC’s Hit Comedies Out of the Gate!