Seth Meyers Takes on Aaron Sorkin Parodies with His Own Aaron Sorkin Parody

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Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has a very specific style, which therefore makes him easy to emulate—at least in comedic fashion.  There have been numerous Sorkin parodies over the years, from SNL to Amy Schumer, and last night when Sorkin was poised to be a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers, the writing team felt it appropriate to create an Aaron Sorkin parody of their own.  This one is special, though, because Meyers and his team make their Sorkin parody unique by acknowledging just how unoriginal the idea of making a Sorkin parody is.  It’s executed perfectly and Meyers actually makes a swell stand-in for a Sorkin hero character, and it climaxes with a very well-placed cameo at the end.  Bravo, sirs.

Check out the Seth Meyers Aaron Sorkin parody after the jump.

Seth Meyers to Host 2014 Emmy Awards

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NBC will keep things in house and let Seth Meyers host the 2014 Emmys.  It’s a logical move.  Jimmy Fallon hosted the 2010 Emmys a year and a half after he took over Late Night.  Meyers will have sat at the Late Night desk for less than a year before he’s thrust onto the Emmy stage on August 25, but NBC is ready to make the most of their turn in the rotation.  (The Emmys cycle between the big four networks.)  In addition to Late Night and years on Saturday Night Live, Meyers hosted ESPN’s Espy Awards in 2010 and 2011.

Variety reports Don Mischer will executive produce the Emmy telecast.  Mischer previously produced the Emmys, the Oscars, the Tonys—even the Olympics.  With all manner of live show experience, Meyers and Mischer have the tools to put together a great show.

First Promos for THE TONIGHT SHOW Starring Jimmy Fallon and LATE NIGHT with Seth Meyers

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The Winter Olympics isn’t the only major piece of programming poised to air on NBC in the next few months.  The network will be shuffling its late night schedule in a big way when Jimmy Fallon takes over The Tonight Show and Seth Meyers steps into his new role as host of Late Night, and now promos for both programs have been released online.  The Late Night with Seth Meyers promo is more on the fun side, complete with SNL cameos and some solid jokes, while The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon promo focuses more on the legacy of The Tonight Show.  It’s nice to see that NBC doesn’t completely gloss over Conan O’Brien’s tenure as host of The Tonight Show, but he certainly deserves more recognition than he gets in this debut promo.

Hit the jump to watch the promo videos.  The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon debuts on NBC February 17th and Late Night with Seth Meyers premieres February 24th.

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.

See Stefon’s Club Characters Come to Life in SNL Farewell Appearance

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Bill Hader is leaving Saturday Night Live after eight wonderful seasons.  In all those years, Hader’s signature recurring character Stefon somehow never grew tired.  Hader and co-creator John Mulaney consistently kept the formula fresh, coming up with inspired club names, passwords, and characters for each new Weekend Update appearance.

In last night’s season finale—hosted by Ben Affleck, who also hosted when Stefon debuted—the writers of course had to bring back Stefon for a farewell appearance.  It puts a nice button on the romantic tension between Stefon and Update host Seth Meyers, and in doing so, assembles all the crazy characters (most of them midgets) Stefon has mentioned in his guide to New York nightlife.  Watch it after the jump.

NBC Confirms Seth Meyers Will Take Over LATE NIGHT When Jimmy Fallon Moves to TONIGHT SHOW

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The network upfront presentations are upon us, and one of the first big pieces of news to be announced concerns NBC’s late night shakeup.  The network previously revealed that Jimmy Fallon will be taking over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno next year, and rumors have been swirling for months that Saturday Night Live veteran and current head writer Seth Meyers might land the Late Night gig once Fallon exits.  Well NBC confirmed today that Meyers will indeed be taking over as the host of NBC’s Late Night when Fallon leaves the show next year, vacating his position at SNL.

Lorne Michaels, who produces both SNL and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, will stay on as executive producer of Late Night under Meyers’ tutelage, and Michael Shoemaker will remain the show’s producer.  This leaves the head writer slot at SNL open, and many have already been suggesting comedian/SNL writer John Mulaney for the job.  Also vacant at SNL will be the Weekend Update desk, so start those betting pools now.  Hit the jump to read NBC’s press release on the matter.  Late Night with Seth Meyers will premiere sometime in 2014.

NEW YEAR’S EVE Blu-ray Review

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Emboldened by the success of Valentine’s Day, Garry Marshall took another crack at the holiday-based all-star anthology in 2011, with similarly repulsive results. This time, though, movie-goers commendably ignored him (and hopefully quashed plans for Columbus Day or whatever the hell was coming next). Of course, it’s never a good idea to interpret the commercial failure of a terrible movie as anything more than an aberration. But in this case, there was an encouraging sense that the world had finally revolted against a sub-genre populated by cynical, bald-faced cash-grabs.

And indeed, New Year’s Eve is the romantic comedy distilled to its basest form; a film that trots out a dizzying array of A-listers and expects applause, while abandoning time-consuming chores like character, story and dialogue. Hit the jump for the full review.

New Red-Band Trailer for THE DICTATOR; Sacha Baron Cohen Kidnaps Martin Scorsese on SNL

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A new red-band trailer for the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy The Dictator has gone online.  The clip is basically structured similarly to the other trailers, but it includes alternate takes and different jokes.  I was a big fan of Borat and admired the ballsiness of Bruno, but I’m starting to feel like The Dictator may be a bit one-note.  This is the first Cohen comedy that’s set up as a true narrative feature instead of a mockumentary, so it’ll be interesting to see how this outlandish character fares throughout a true story arc.  I liked the opening scene of the film so hopefully I’m wrong, but I’m not entirely convinced that I won’t tire of the character after 30 minutes of the film.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  We’ve also included an embed of a sketch from this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live in which Cohen appeared in character as said Dictator holding the actor’s Hugo director Martin Scorsese hostage.  The Dictator opens on May 16th.

12 Clips from NEW YEAR’S EVE

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We’ve been provided with 12 clips from Garry Marshall’s upcoming romantic comedy New Year’s Eve to share with our readers. The film features a ginormous ensemble and tells a number of intertwining stories that all take place on New Year’s Eve in New York City. The cast includes Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Swank, Zac Efron, Sienna Miller, Lea Michele, Sofia Vergara, Abigail Breslin, Til Schweiger, Seth Meyers, Jon Bon Jovi, Josh Duhamel, and Carla Gugino.

Hit the jump to watch the clips. New Year’s Eve opens December 9th.

New Posters for THE RUM DIARY and NEW YEAR’S EVE

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New posters have been released for The Rum Diary and New Year’s Eve.  The former is kind of cute and almost makes the film look like a light comic spin on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which is appropriate considering that Hunter S. Thompson was the author of both novels.  As for the New Year’s Eve poster, it perfectly encapsulates the cynical, greedy reason for the movie’s existence.  The point isn’t to convey a plot, but to jam as many stars into the film as possible in the hopes that you’ll like one or two of them enough to see the movie.  However, the stars you like will most likely be in the film for probably less than ten minutes total.  If you think watching a star you like play a poorly defined character is worth a dollar a minute, then you like wasting money.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.  The Rum Diary opens October 28th.  New Year’s Eve opens December 9th.

New Trailer for NEW YEAR’S EVE

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A new trailer for Garry Marshall’s star-studded New Year’s Eve has been released. This trailer isn’t much different from the first one in that it’s basically a montage of all the pretty celebrities and their separate stories set to pop music, though this new look does include inappropriate Abigail Breslin flashing. If you enjoyed Marshall’s Valentine’s Day, then you probably don’t need to be sold on the pseudo-sequel, and if the February-centered first film wasn’t your thing then this New Year’s Eve trailer is probably more than a little cringe-worthy. It looks like Seth Meyers may be the only saving grace for the brave boyfriends who are forced to soldier through this one.

The cast includes Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Swank, Zac Efron, Sienna Miller, Lea Michele, Sofia Vergara, Abigail Breslin, Til Schweiger, Seth Meyers, Jon Bon Jovi, Josh Duhamel, and Carla Gugino. New Year’s Eve opens on December 9th. Hit the jump to watch the New Year’s Eve trailer.

First Trailer for NEW YEAR’S EVE; Stars De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Zac Efron, More

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The first trailer for Garry Marshall’s New Year’s Eve has been released. The follow-up to Valentine’s Day stars every actor ever in the history of acting, whom I can only assume will appear for five minutes of screen time each. The trailer is basically a montage of all the actors making their New Year’s preparations and yearning for somebody to love. Nothing groundbreaking, but if you were a fan of Valentine’s Day it’s a safe bet that this movie is probably your kind of thing.

The cast includes Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Swank, Zac Efron, Sienna Miller, Lea Michele, Sofia Vergara, Abigail Breslin, Til Schweiger, Seth Meyers, Jon Bon Jovi, Josh Duhamel, and Carla Gugino. New Year’s Eve opens on December 9th. Hit the jump to watch the New Year’s Eve trailer.

First Trailer for I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT

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The first trailer for the Sarah Jessica Parker-starred I Don’t Know How She Does It has gone online. The romantic comedy, directed by Douglas McGrath (Emma) and written by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada), is based on the book by Allison Pearson, which tells the story of a working mom (Parker) trying to balance the many competing elements of her life. While it doesn’t necessarily look like a home run, the trailer seems a bit more promising than your standard “Kate Hudson is crazy but no one seems to notice” fare, if only because of the fantastic cast.

Parker stars alongside Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Kelsey Grammar, Christina Hendricks, Olivia Munn, Seth Meyers and Jane Curtin. The Weinstein Company will release the flick on September 16th. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

Seth Meyers and Jon Bon Jovi Join Garry Marshall’s NEW YEAR’S EVE

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Maybe it would just be easier to report who’s not going to be in director Garry Marshall’s New Year’s Eve. Seth Meyers and Jon Bon Jovi have joined the cast of this pseudo-sequel to last year’s equally star-studded Valentine’s Day. At this point, the cast for New Year’s Eve includes Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Halle Berry, Zac Efron, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Sienna Miller, Lea Michele, Sofia Vergara and German actor Til Schweiger.

According to THR, Bon Jovi will play (surprise!) a successful rock star, whose ex-girlfriend (Halle Berry) turns up at the same party he attends. Meyers will play Biel’s husband, who’s trying to get her to deliver their baby on New Year’s Eve in order to win a prize of $25,000. The film is set to being shooting in New York soon, and will hit theaters on December 9th, which is not New Year’s Eve.

Christina Hendricks, Olivia Munn, and Seth Meyers Join Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, and Kelsey Grammer for I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT

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Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Olivia Munn (Attack of the Show) and Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live) are in talks to join Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, and Kelsey Grammer in I Don’t Know How She Does It.  The film adapts Allison Pearson’s comic novel about “a high-powered finance type (Parker) who’s also the mother of two young children and trying to balance the many competing elements in her life.”  According to 24 Frames, Hendricks and Munn will play a friend and colleague, respectively, to Parker

Doug McGrath (Infamous) will direct I Don’t Know How She Does It.  The Weinstein Co. production begins filming in January.  Hit the jump for a synopsis of Pearson’s novel.

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