Frequently enjoyable comedian and Breaking Badder Bill Burr is joining Adam Sandler, The Popples, and so many others in letting Netflix's warm stream pour over them. Burr has reportedly secured a series order with the service for F Is for Family, an animated comedy to premiere in 2015. Burr, Laura Dern, and Justin Long are among the voice cast who will play, as Burr describes them, "characters of my childhood the way I remember it to be." This goes directly against his creed to treat shows like a boat--never having one of his own but showing up to improve them--but nonetheless, let's hope for the best.
There's some good news for fans of large-scale, worrisomely-powerful team-ups like the Avengers and the synergistic conglomerate that is the Walt Disney Company: the first trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron is heading to ABC. As reportedly announced to those who watched the last Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a teaser for the Avengers sequel will premiere sometime during next week's episode of the show, airing Tuesday, October 28 at nine. Tune in, or be forced to wait until it's uploaded to the internet twenty minutes later.
- As goes the passage of time, the sun's rise and fall, Matthew Perry's being in a short-lived sitcom where he's cynical, Christian Slater has been given another series that will be canceled. Deadline reports that Slater has joined USA's Mr. Robot, in which he'll play "a mysterious anarchist" who recruits an anti-social programmer to join his underground hacker group. The series will premiere in 1998.
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In development since at least 2011, the remake of 1974's The Gambler has gone from being another Scorsese/DiCaprio collaboration to a union of Planet of the Apes revisionists Rupert Wyatt and Mark Wahlberg. As much as that would seem to be a slip in quality and rise in a planet of the apes, judging by this first teaser for the film, that might not be the case. While it's not a Scorsese film, there's still a script from The Departed's William Monahan, and co-star John Goodman seems to be chewing it up nicely. Perhaps now chewed enough to swallow Wahlberg as a former English professor, but at least Brie Larson, Michael K. Williams, and Jessica Lange are there to help us get it down.
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Threatening the sacrosanct validity of Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation's subtitle, ABC has given a put pilot commitment to further needlessly extend the Bachelor Party franchise with an anthology series. The pitch comes from New Girl producer-writers JJ Philbin and Josh Malmuth, two guys who, by all evidence, have not actually seen Bachelor Party. Though the series is described as "loosely inspired" by the 1984 Tom Hanks comedy, from the description, you've never guess the connection. It's said the series would each season look at marriage through the relationships of three different couples--one engaged, one divorced, and one just beginning to fall for each other. But before you dismiss this entirely as cashing in on the nostalgic brand in name only, know that each season will end in one of the couples fucking a donkey.
Though you'd never know it to watch his films, apparently Tyler Perry has been exhibiting some sort of restraint in how implausible and over-the-top exaggerated he's been making Madea. The evidence: he's amazingly found a way to make her even more cartoonish by actually making her a cartoon. In the apostrophe-filled Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love, Tyler Perry's version of himself in makeup makes her animated debut in a fairly boilerplate Madea tale of her getting in trouble with the law, then finally revealing a caring yet still sassy side. But since now she is animated, here she also skateboards (skateborts?) and can spin her purse around to fly like a helicopter (heller-copter?).
Despite such slightly more-outlandish-than-usual elements, Tyler Perry's brain has still found a way to work this into actual Madea canon; the film is only thrown into animation once our heroine pushes a magic button on her television remote. That's Tyler Perry for you--always ostensibly setting things in reality but also tossing some bat-shit crazy stuff in there.
Here's the trailer:
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Though he's through recording the ooky, spooky voice of Vin Diesel for Fast & Furious 7, director James Wan is keeping on with haunting things with a return to The Conjuring franchise. Deadline reports that Wan, now "creatively rejuvenated" from not having to think about anything on the set of the latest Fast sequel, has gotten excited about some new ideas he's come up with for The Conjuring 2: Not Just About a Doll This Time. Thusly, he's now made a deal with New Line to direct the sequel, which Wan says will "tell the story of the next case-file of Ed & Lorraine Warren and expand on this world we've created." Still, though Fast & Furious 7 is reportedly "finished," the Conjuring follow-up's release date has been pushed from October 2015 to sometime in 2016, allowing Wan to first complete his promotional duties appearing beside Diesel and The Rock for perspective.
Continuing his tradition of joining his friend Ian McKellen in everything, Patrick Stewart will now join the Apt Pupil star in having played an old Nazi. According to The Wrap, the actor has signed on to the cast of writer-director Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin follow-up, Green Room. Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, and Alia Shawkat are already attached to star in the film as punk band members who witness a hate crime and end up trapped in a venue fighting against the skinhead perpetrators. Stewart is playing the Pacific Northwest white supremacist sect's naturally-skinheaded "unflinching and industrial leader." So kind of like when there was an evil, Borg Captain Picard, except instead of being bionic, this Picard is just wildly intolerant.