In October 2011, I was lucky enough to visit the set of Jonathan Levine‘s Warm Bodies. The film follows R (Nicholas Hoult), a zombie who falls in love with the non-zombie Julie (Teresa Palmer) after eating her boyfriend’s brains. Judging by the trailers, it looks like Levine has crafted a sweet, funny rom-zom-com.
In addition to getting zombified on the set, I got the chance to interview Rob Corddry. Corddry plays “M”, R’s best friend and fellow zombie. During our interview, we talked about the physicality of his character, working with Cirque du Soleil to get the right movements, his appreciation of the zombie genre, his [adult swim] TV series Children’s Hospital, and much more. Hit the jump to check out the interview. Warm Bodies opens February 1st.
With Comic-Con 2012 just around the corner, word is starting to leak out about what movies and TV shows will/won’t be making an appearance. We have a good idea of the film panel slate in Hall H, and now official word regarding TV panels is trickling down. As a quick reference guide, we’ve rounded up the TV panels that have been confirmed thus far in one easy article. Briefly:
- Thursday – MAD, Nikita
- Friday – The Big Bang Theory, Arrow, Bones, Childrens Hospital, Cult, 666 Park Avenue, Brickleberry, Bob’s Burgers, The Venture Bros, NTSF:SD:SUV, Robot Chicken, Black Dynamite
- Saturday – Glee, The Vampire Diaries, Revolution, The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, Person of Interest, Futurama, The Following
- Sunday – Fringe, Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, DC Nation, The Cleveland Show
Hit the jump for more details, including which actors will be in attendance and where the panels will take place. Comic-Con 2012 will run from July 11 – July 15.
With the summer movie season in full-swing, it’s time to start looking towards this year’s Comic-Con. We’ve still got a little over a month to go before Geek Fest 2012, but Warner Bros. Television has gotten a head start on the festivities and announced their slate of TV panels. Appearances have been announced for Nikita, Person of Interest, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Childrens Hospital, and new series like Arrow, The Following, 666 Park Avenue, Revolution, and Cult. Furthermore, panels for Supernatural, Fringe and The Big Bang Theory will be taking place in the coveted Hall H this year. Interestingly, The Big Bang Theory‘s Hall H panel takes place on Friday when TV has been previously held exclusively on Sunday in Hall H.
Fans will also get a chance to screen the pilot for The CW’s Green Arrow series Arrow, executive producer J.J. Abrams’ Revolution, and more. Hit the jump to take a look at the full schedule, which includes confirmed talent appearances for some of the panels as well as times and locations. Comic-Con 2012 takes place July 11 – July 15 in San Diego.
If you thought Thursday was crazy at Comic-Con, then the schedule for Friday will make your brain break apart. There were some high profile panels on Thursday, but Friday it’s non-stop. Sony is looking to own the day with their 90-minute panel for Total Recall, 30 Minutes or Less, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and The Amazing Spider-Man. Hall H will also be hosting presentations for The Adventures of Tintin, Raven, Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire, Underworld 4, Batman: Year One, Pacific Rim, Seventh Son, Paradise Lost, Mass Effect, and Fright Night.
The TV side is also on overdrive with a pilot screening of Locke & Key, and panels for The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, Children’s Hospital, Bones, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The River, Black Dynamite, Eureka, Bob’s Burgers, Falling Skies, ThunderCats, Robot Chicken, Ugly Americans, Warehouse 13, and True Blood. Hit the jump for a list of schedule highlights for movies and TV.
Rob Corddry. Lake Bell. Rob Huebel. Malin Akerman. Megan Mullally. Henry Winkler. Erinn Hayes. Ken Marino. If you’re a fan of comedy, chances are you’re a fan of more than a few of these people. So what happens when you squeeze all these personalities, plus notable guest appearances by Paul Scheer, Adam Scott, David Wain, and more, into 11 minute episodes parodying medical dramas? Childrens Hospital, a sporadically hilarious, consistently goofy satire that’s worth your time, if only for its brisk run time. Continue reading for a full review of the show and a rundown of the DVD extras.
Warner Bros. has just announced which of their television series will be making appearances at Comic-Con this year. This list of shows that will have panels includes: Fringe, The Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Nikita, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Children’s Hospital, Alcatraz, Person of Interest, The Secret Circle, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated, ThunderCats and Young Justice.
Hit the jump to read the full press release, which includes the talent that will be appearing on each panel as well as locations and times. We’ll have many more Comic-Con 2011 announcements for you in the coming weeks, leading up to our full coverage of the convention beginning July 2oth.
Two important facts to remember about Childrens Hospital: 1. It’s the funniest show about doctors currently on air (2nd was the now defunct Off the Map) 2. Practically nobody has ever heard of it. The latter is rather hard to understand given the show features a who’s who lineup of comic personalities: Rob Corddry (The Daily Show), Rob Huebel (Human Giant), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), Megan Mullally (Will and Grace), Ken Marino (Party Down), David Wain (The State) and the voice of Michael Cera (Arrested Development) to name just a few.
At UCLA Tuesday Night, select cast and crew (Huebel, Corddry, Mullaly, Marino, Wain, Nick Kroll (The League), Malin Akerman (The Comeback), Erin Hayes (Kitchen Confidential) and writer/producer Jon Stern screened the opening third season episode and then held a Q&A, wherein they discussed “special” guest stars for the upcoming season, the deference to non-continuity on the show, casting, endometrial cancer and their favorite porn stars, among many other topics of conversation. For more, hit the jump.
Following in the footsteps of Time Warner brethren, Adult Swim revealed its development slate and announced series renewals today. Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 (formerly Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Childrens Hospital, Delocated, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, Metalocalypse, Mongo Wrestling Alliance, Robot Chicken, Squidbillies, and Superjail! are all back for at least another season.
Looking to the future, the network ordered five new series: NTSF:SD:SUV:: (created by Paul Scheer); The Heart, She Holler (starring Patton Oswalt) ; China, IL; Tight Bros; and an animated series based on Black Dynamite. Looking even further into the future, Adult Swim is developing series with Mr. Show co-creator Bob Odenkirk, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter writer Seth Grahame-Smith, and indie rap group Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All.
Hit the jump for the official synopses for all the new series.
In case you find it useful, here are links to the Collider take on anything and everything that went down at Comic-Con on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Here’s Thursday’s coverage…hit the jump for Friday and Saturday:
Are you unable to attend Comic-Con, instead living vicariously through our wealth of coverage? Heck, even if you’re in San Diego right now, there’s no way you can see everything. In case you find it useful, here are links to the Collider take on anything and everything that went down at the Con on Thursday and Friday.
Are you unable to attend Comic-Con, instead living vicariously through our wealth of coverage? Heck, even if you’re in San Diego right now, there’s no way you can see everything. In case you find it useful, here are links to the Collider take on anything and everything that went down at the Con on Thursday.
Today I had the privilege of participating in a roundtable with the creators and cast of Adult Swim’s Childrens’ Hospital. Initially a web series on TheWB.com, the hilariously over-the-top primetime drama parody is crossing platforms, and will premiere its second season on Adult Swim on August 22nd. Members of the show participating in the interview included: creator Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine), Lake Bell (It’s Complicated), Erinn Hayes (Parenthood), Paul Scheer (Human Giant), Rob Huebel (The Other Guys), Nick Kroll (Get Him to the Greek), and writer/director David Wain (Role Models).
It probably goes without saying, given the comedic talents of those involved, but the roundtable was a very light, very funny place for the amount of time we were given. Hit the jump for a bulleted breakdown of some of the highlights.
Warner Bros. has announced a record 14 shows are heading to this year’s Comic-Con and they’ve included a listing of what days each show is presenting their panel and some of the stars that will be there. Included in the lineup are The Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Fringe, Human Target, Nikita, Smallville, Supernatural, V, The Vampire Diaries, Childrens Hospital, Unnatural History, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, MAD, and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. They’ve also confirmed they’ll have a nearly 3,000 square-foot booth to host signing, show video game demos, and giveaway swag to the fans. They do this every year so it’s not really a surprise.
For more info on what day they’re doing their panel and what stars are already confirmed, hit the jump:
As the outrageous twists of medical soaps like Grey’s Anatomy and House are ripe for parody, Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine) took it upon himself to create Childrens Hospital for TheWB.com, a web series which sends up the silly doctor dramas with an all-star cast. Adult Swim took notice, and in a rare live-action effort, ordered an adaptation of the web series for their late night programming. In addition to Corddry, the regular cast includes Malin Akerman, Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, Megan Mullally and Henry Winkler. On top of that, such notables as Ed Begley Jr., Lizzy Caplan, John Cho, Paul Scheer, and David Wain are all slated for guest spots.
Childrens Hospital premieres July 11 at 10:30 on Adult Swim. Check out the press release, and the first episode of the web series, after the jump.