Comic-Con: Paul Scheer, Karen Gillan, and Jonathan Stern Talk NTSF:SD:SUV, Dream Guest Stars, What Fans Can Look Forward to Next Season and More

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Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV will be returning for its third season on July 25th.  The absurd, and often times hilarious show, will bring back the National Terrorism Strike Force team once again as they continue to hunt down terrorists while gleefully riffing on every possible movie and television cliché.  The new season will also see the team travel to London for a special movie event (which will just actually be a 30 minute episode) that will find the group having to team up with their London counterparts in what is sure to be an especially memorable episode.  Collider was able to sit down for a roundtable interview with series creator/star Paul Scheer, executive producer Jonathan Stern, and new cast member Karen Gillan where the trio talked about what fans can expect from the new season and much more.  You can hit the jump to read more.

Comic-Con: COSMOS Panel Recap; Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan, and Brannon Braga Debut Trailer and Talk Reviving the Series for a New Generation

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Carl Sagan’s Cosmos was a landmark and multiple award winning television series event when it first premiered in 1980.  Now, 34 years later, Fox will be rebooting the beloved series for a new generation of television viewers with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson filling in for Sagan as our host and tour guide through the cosmos and Seth MacFarlane serving as the executive producer behind the miniseries event that will air sometime next year.  Dr. Tyson and executive producers Ann Druyan and Brannon Braga were at this year’s Comic-Con to premiere the first trailer for the new series and to take questions from the audience about what fans of the original series can expect from this new iteration of Cosmos.  You can hit the jump to read a recap of the panel for Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.

Comic-Con: THE AWESOMES Series Premiere Review and Panel Recap with Seth Meyers, Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, Kenan Thompson, and More

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From the comedic minds of Seth Meyers (SNL) and Michael Shoemaker (Late Night With Jimmy Fallon) comes Hulu’s first animated superhero comedy, The Awesomes.  The series will premiere in August and will follow the story of Prock (Meyers), the not so superhero son of Mr. Awesome (Steve Higgins), who decides to take on the task of assembling a new team made out of subpar superheroes after his father’s retirement.  The series will feature the voice talents of Meyers along with other fellow SNL alumni and comedians like Bill Hader, Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, Bobby Lee, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cecily Strong, Paula Pell, and Ike Barinholtz.

The cast and crew behind the show were at this year’s Comic-Con.  Hit the jump to read a recap of the panel along with a review of the series first episode.

Comic-Con: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Panel Recap; Cast and Crew Tease Season 9 and How It Takes Place Over One Weekend with Flash Forwards

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Jason Segel, Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, and Alyson Hannigan were joined by producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, and Pamela Fryman at the first and last How I Met Your Mother Comic-Con panel this year to show a teaser for the final season of the show and to take questions from a loving audience.  How I Met Your Mother will return Season 9 on September 23.

Hit the jump to read a recap of the panel, what fans can expect from the final season, how the show’s new framework will work out, and just how much we will find out about “the mother.”

Comic-Con: Producers Dean Zanuck, Zev Foreman, and Amy Gilliam Talk THE ZERO THEOREM, DON QUIXOTE, and Possibility of a Terry Gilliam TV Show

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Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem opens later this year and the film’s producers Dean Zanuck, Zev Foreman, and Amy Gilliam were at this year’s Comic-Con to show the first footage and to take questions from fans in Hall H.  The film stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management (Matt Damon), a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation. It definitely sounds like a Gilliam film and the images that have popped up seem to confirm that Gilliam’s trademark imaginative style will be on full display again.  Collider got to sit down with the producers of the film for an interview where they discussed how it’s like making a film with an infamous director, if Gilliam would ever venture into television, and the troubles that come along with producing a film that is so outside of the box.  You can hit the jump to read more.

Comic-Con: Patton Oswalt, John Lee, and Alyson Levy Talk THE HEART, SHE HOLLER, What to Expect in Season Two, Creating Creepy Comedy, and More

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Vernon Chatman’s (Wonder Showzen) demented and nightmare inducing comedy The Heart, She Holler will be returning to Adult Swim sometime later this year and some of the shows cast and producers were at Comic-Con this year to show clips from the upcoming season and to talk to press about what fans can expect to be disturbed by this season.  Collider participated in a round table with Patton Oswalt along with executive producers John Lee and Alyson Levy where they talked about how it’s like to create a show on Adult Swim, what fans can expect from the upcoming season, if Patton would ever create a show on Adult Swim, and if there is such a thing as something being too nightmarish for the show. Hit the jump to read more.

LAFF 2011: HAUNTERS, SENNA, SAWDUST CITY, ONCE I WAS A CHAMPION Reviews

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The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival has been going on for the past couple of days in Downtown Los Angeles and Collider has been there checking out the latest offerings from the indie world along with some buzzed about films from Sundance and SXSW.  We’ve provided some reviews for Drive and The Devil’s Double already and after the jump you can read my thoughts on some of the films that have played the festival so far like Haunters, Senna, Sawdust City, and Once I Was a Champion.

LAFF 2011: DRIVE Review

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There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Drive will be remembered as one of the best films from 2011.  It will also go down as the film that truly introduced the world to director Nicholas Winding Refn.  To put it simple:  Drive is amazing.

Refn wastes absolutely no time in letting you know that the film you are about to watch will have a unique style of its own as the film opens with a bumping synth score as a neon pink cursive title font starts rolling over immediately striking shots of Ryan Gosling cruising around a moody looking Los Angeles.  Refn makes sure that you know from the start that you are going to be watching a film that is obsessed with being as cinematic as it possibly can.  You can hit the jump to read my full review.

New Images from FOOTLOOSE Remake; Director Craig Brewer Speaks About the Film

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Some new images from Craig Brewer’s (Hustle & Flow) upcoming remake of Footloose have appeared online.  The original film told the story of a city kid who loves dancing that ends living in a place where dancing and rock & roll have been outlawed.  It looks like not much has changed in the remake after looking at these pictures, but I am still looking forward to seeing what Craig Brewer brings to the table with this one.  The film stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Ray McKinnon, and Andie MacDowell.  Hit the jump to take a look at the pictures and to read about how Brewer’s film will be different from the 80s classic.

Matt Damon Might Direct and Star in FATHER DAUGHTER TIME: A TALE OF ARMED ROBBERY AND ESKIMO KISSES

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Matt Damon may make his directorial debut with the much sought after Matthew Aldrich penned script, Father Daughter Time: A Tale of Armed Robbery and Eskimo KissesDeadline reports that various studios including Paramount and Fox were trying to get their hands on the script, with Warner Bros coming out on top with the winning bid.  There isn’t much known about the film except that the story is about “a man who goes on the lam with his daughter, his accomplice on a three-state crime spree.”   Aldrich describes the film as “not high concept, it’s a smallish, very personal, dark but playful road movie about a father and daughter.”  For my thoughts on the project and what else Damon is involved in, hit the jump.

Will Smith Frontrunner for Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED; Christoph Waltz Confirmed to Star

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Will Smith has been informally offered the lead role in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming “Southern”/Spaghetti Western, Django Unchained.  The project came out of nowhere last week and we’ve slowly been getting more details about the film during the past couple of days.  We know that Tarantino is aiming to start production in late summer or fall and we also have this plot synopsis:

“Django is a freed slave, who, under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter becomes a bad-ass bounty hunter himself, and after assisting Waltz in taking down some bad guys for profit, is helped by Waltz in tracking down his slave wife and liberating her from an evil plantation owner.”

The film is moving at a fast pace and we now have some info regarding who Tarantino is hoping to cast and which roles they play.  Here’s a hint:  Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson.  Hit the jump for more.

Laura Linney to Star Opposite Bill Murray in HYDE PARK ON THE HUDSON; Ricky Gervais’ Voice Joins SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD

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Laura Linney (The Big C) will star alongside Bill Murray in Hyde Park on the Hudson.  The film focuses on FDR’s love affair with his cousin, Daisy, during a June weekend in 1939 when the British King and Queen visited Roosevelt’s upstate New York cottage in what was the first ever visit to America by a member of the British monarchy.  As we previously reported, the notoriously reclusive Bill Murray has signed on to star as FDR.  Now, Deadline reports that Linney has signed on to play FDR’s cousin/lover, Daisy.  I’ll watch anything with Bill Murray and it’ll be interesting to see who will end up playing Eleanor Roosevelt along with the King and Queen.  Roger Mitchell (Morning Glory) will direct the film.

In other casting news, Ricky Gervais has signed on to voice the character of Argonaut in the upcoming Spy Kids film, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World.   In the press release Gervais said, “Not only am I lending my voice to Spy Kids, but they can keep it.  I’m sick of it.”  Not much is known about Argonaut besides the fact that he is a robot spy dog.  Gervais joins the cast which already includes Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven, Joel McHale, Rowan Blanchard, Mason Cook, Antonio Banderas, Danny Trejo , Alexa Vega, and Daryl Sabara.  Spy Kids: All the Time in the World opens on August 19, 2011 and it’s written and directed by Robert Rodriguez.  Hit the jump  for the synopsis.

Do These DARK KNIGHT RISES Set Photos Reveal The Lazarus Pit?

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Well, this didn’t take long.  Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises started filming in Jodhpur, India today and we already have some leaked images of the set finding their way online.  Leaked set photos normally don’t reveal much about a film, but what makes these interesting for any Batman fan is the inclusion of a green screen pool.  The “green screen pool = Ra’s al Ghul’s The Lazarus Pit” theory found its way online the moment the photos popped up and it’s easy to see why so many fans have begun to speculate this given the recent news that Josh Pence will be appearing in the film as a young Ra’s al Ghul in flashbacks.   Hit the jump to see the photos and to read more about the Lazarus Pit along with what this could mean for Nolan’s final Batman film.

WASTELAND DVD Review

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There is that classic saying that goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”  For famed artist Vik Muniz, it’s “One man’s trash is another man’s art.”  World renowned and applauded for his art, Muniz has spent the past couple of decades creating mesmerizing works of art by only using various pieces of trash and garbage as his tools.  Director Lucy Walker, along with co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley, followed Muniz for three years as he created his most ambitious work of art to date and what resulted was the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Waste Land. You can read my review after the jump.

TEENAGE PAPARAZZO DVD Review

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I’m pretty sure that there is not a celebrity out there who truly likes being followed by the paparazzi.  Actor-cum-documentarian, Adrian Grenier, happens to be one of those unlucky celebrities, who always have paparazzi surrounding them.  However, what makes Grenier’s issues with the paparazzi, and our current celebrity obsessed culture, truly unique is that he not only deals with flashing light bulbs following him everywhere he goes in real life, but also on set where he stars as the fake popular movie star Vincent Chase on HBO’s Entourage.

Constantly being pursued by the paparazzi, both real and fake, on a daily basis has lead Grenier to think about what really drives the paparazzi to stalk and pursue celebrities.  While walking through an airport one day, Grenier was photographed by a kid that he thought was just a fan, who actually turned out to be a 14-year-old professional paparazzo named Austin Visschedyk.  Fascinated by what would make a kid want to become a paparazzo, Grenier decided to turn the cameras on Austin while also using him as a prism to explore the intense relationship that exists between the paparazzi and celebrities. My DVD review of the resulting documentary, Teenage Paparazzo, lies after the jump.

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