Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Cartoon Network Peeks Over The Garden Wall
First-Ever Miniseries Spans Five Mysterious Nights Beginning Monday, November 3
Come along with brothers Wirt and Greg on their puzzling adventures filled with twists and turns, friends and foes. Cartoon Network’s first animated miniseries Over The Garden Wall will premiere over five consecutive nights beginning Monday, November 3 at 7pm ET/PT. This ten episode mystery adventure, created by Patrick McHale (Adventure Time), features the voices of Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men) and Collin Dean (The War At Home) and is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.
Over The Garden Wall is the story of two brothers, Wirt (voiced by Elijah Wood) and Greg (voiced by Collin Dean), who find themselves lost in the Unknown; a strange forest adrift in time. With the help of a wise old Woodsman (voiced by Christopher Lloyd) and a foul-tempered bluebird named Beatrice (voiced by Melanie Lynskey), Wirt and Greg must travel across this strange land, in hope of finding their way home. At the heart of Over The Garden Wall are two brothers who are looking for direction in different ways. Wirt gets lost in his own thoughts, while Greg gets lost in the wonder and fun of the world around him. Join them as they encounter surprises and obstacles on their journey through the wood.
The visually stunning series offers a soft and nostalgic storybook feeling, inspired by folk art, classical illustrations and features a soundtrack full of Americana-influenced original songs. The ten-part miniseries includes guest voices from film, television, theater and music. They include Chris Isaak, Bebe Neuwirth, John Cleese, Shannyn Sossamon, Jack Jones, Samuel Ramey, Tim Curry, Deborah Voight among others.
Over The Garden Wall is based upon McHale’s award-winning short, Tome of the Unknown, which took home the Bruce Corwin Award for Best Animated Short at the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Produced under Cartoon Network’s prolific shorts program, Tome of the Unknown joins an illustrious list of animated shorts to become fully produced series on Cartoon Network (Regular Show, Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa, Clarence, and the recently greenlit We Bare Bears).
Monday, September 29, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
A documentary film by Des Doyle
I Want My REMTV -- Six-DVD Collection Chronicles The Band's Special Relationship With MTV Through Live Performances, Award Show Highlights, And A New Feature-Length Documentary
I WANT MY REMTV
Six-DVD Collection Chronicles The Band's Special Relationship With MTV Through Live Performances, Award Show Highlights, And A New Feature-Length Documentary
Available On November 24 From Rhino
Documentary To Also Premiere Simultaneously On VH1 Classic And Palladia
LOS ANGELES - R.E.M. and MTV came of age together. From the start, their fates were intertwined, with the band releasing its first single in July 1981, just weeks before the network premiered its first music video. From that point on, MTV documented everything about R.E.M, their music, their stories, and ultimately, their decision to disband in 2011.
This entire story, beginning to end, is chronicled in REMTV, a new six-DVD set that includes live performances, award show highlights, and television appearances, as well as a new documentary about their shared history. REMTV will be available on November 24 at retail outlets for a suggested list price of $99.98.
"It occurred to us that there's all this footage of some of the band's absolute career highlights sitting in some MTV vaults in London and New York-- and thanks to a lot of effort and digging and arranging, this is our chance to share that music with various generations of R.E.M. fans in a pretty unique release," said longtime manager Bertis Downs. "And Alexander Young's documentary is a fine way to tell the story of R.E.M. through its various twists and turns, as captured in real time by MTV's cameras-- it has some great funny bits too!"
The first disc combines both of the group's performances on MTV Unplugged (1991 and 2001) and features the outtakes that debuted earlier this year on the audio release Unplugged: The Complete 1991 And 2001 Sessions, including songs like "Get Up," "The One I Love" and "World Leader Pretend."
"This is the first DVD project to unite material from all across Viacom's networks," said Bill Flanagan, EVP of the Viacom Music Group. "Not only are we drawing from the vaults of MTV - domestic and international - but from VH1, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon. I don't think anyone realized just how much terrific R.E.M. footage we were sitting on. To gather the best of it in one collection is pretty overwhelming. R.E.M. started great, stayed great and ended great - here's the evidence."
The band's 1998 appearance on VH1's Storytellers opens the second disc, and has been expanded with unaired performances of several songs, including "New Test Leper" and "(Don't Go Back to) Rockville." Also featured are performances taken from various MTV award shows through the years, as well as the band's 2007 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Longtime fans will certainly delight in two vintage performances included here. First is a 1983 performance of "So. Central Rain" and "Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)" from Livewire. The next clip features five songs the band played in 1984 on The Cutting Edge, including "Driver 8" and a cover of Brownsville Station's "Smokin' in the Boys Room."
The next three discs present a trove of rare live performances recorded between 1995 and 2008 in countries around the world. Of the 99 songs that are spread across these three discs, nearly half are unique song titles, offering a deep exploration of the band's live legacy. Especially noteworthy are two massive free concerts filmed for broadcast: Live In Cologne (5/12/01) and R.E.M. Live In Athens, Greece (10/5/08). More than a dozen songs from those shows did not air during the original broadcasts. Both concerts appear here in their entirety for the first time.
Undoubtedly, the heart of this superb collection is the new feature-length documentary, R.E.M. By MTV, included on the final disc. Drawing exclusively on archival events, the film traces R.E.M. and MTV in real time, which makes it feel as exciting and immediate as it did when it was happening. "All the energy and momentum of both the band and the network come roaring through," writes Anthony DeCurtis in the set's liner notes.
R.E.M. By MTV will also premiere simultaneously on VH1 Classic and Palladia later in November, marking its first television run in the United States. Additional information about air dates will be announced.
The Cutting Edge
MTV 10th Anniversary Special
Video Music Awards 1993
Video Music Awards 1995
European Music Awards 1998
European Music Awards 2001
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2007
The Colbert Report 2008
R.E.M. In Dallas
R.E.M. Uplink At Bowery Ballroom
Live In Cologne
Live In Cologne Outtakes
R.E.M. At The Tabernacle, London
MTV Sonic Milan
Rock AM Ring
Rock AM Ring Outtakes
Live At Rolling Stone, Milan
Live At Oxegen Festival
R.E.M. Live In Athens, Greece
R.E.M. By MTV
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories premieres TONIGHT Thursday, September 18th at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
Sweet dreams, everyone.
Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim return to Adult Swim - writing, directing and starring inTim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories - an anthology series in the tradition of Twilight Zone. Each episode offers a unique tale: dark, horrifying, perverse, insane… hilarious - featuring a wide array of comedic and dramatic guest stars. High production value replaces “awesome show” era cable access low-fi - but there’ll be no question whose minds are behind “Bedtime Stories.”
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
HALLOWEEN COMPLETE COLLECTION "Michael Myers Alumni Reunion" Signing at Dark Delicacies on Tuesday, September 23rd!
HALLOWEEN Films Reunion at
Dark Delicacies Bookstore in Burbank!!!
of Mammoth 15-Disc HALLOWEEN COMPLETE COLLECTION Blu-ray Set
from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory
WHAT: Eighteen actors and creative artists, spanning the entire 35 year history of the iconic Halloween film franchise, will descend upon Burbank’s famed gothic retailer Dark Delicacies to sign copies of Anchor Bay Entertainment and Scream Factory’s massive 15-disc HALLOWEEN Complete Collection Blu-ray set. Come see a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of on-screen and behind-the-scenes graduates from the “Michael Myers Film School of Survival!”
WHERE: Dark Delicacies Bookstore
GUESTS: PJ Soles, Halloween (“Lynda Vanderklok”)
Raymond O’Connor, Halloween 4 (“Security Guard”)
Tom Morga, Halloween 4
Erik Preston, Halloween 4 (“Young Michael Myers”)
Kathleen Kinmont. Halloween 4, (“Kelly Meeker”)
Matthew Walker, Halloween 5 (“Spitz”)
Frankie Como, Halloween 5 (“Deputy Nick Ross”)
Daniel Farrands, Halloween 6, Writer
JC Brandy, Halloween 6, (“Jamie”)
Jeffrey Landman, Halloween 6, (“Billy Hill”)
Daisy McCrackin, Halloween Resurrection
Brad Hardin, Halloween 6 and Halloween H20, Special FX Make-up
Adam Hann-Byrd, Halloween H20 (“Charles Deveraux”)
Chris Durand, Halloween H20, (“Michael Myers”)
Donna Keegan Avery, Halloween H20, Stunt Double JLC
Gary Glayton, Halloween Resurrection (“Young Michael”)
Caroline Williams, Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2
Alan Howarth – Composer for 5 Halloween films
Sean Clark – Documentary
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Mike Tyson Mysteries Comes Out Swinging On Adult Swim
New Animated Series Premieres On October 27th
Adult Swim announced today that their new animated adult comedy series, Mike Tyson Mysteries, will premiere on Monday, October 27th at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The original series from Warner Bros. Animation stars Mike Tyson himself and as the network builds on its big summer ratings, the show is poised to knock out the Monday night competition.
In Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets … by solving mysteries! Aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team — the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensberry, Mike's adopted Korean daughter Yung Hee, and a pigeon who was once a man — Mike Tyson will answer any plea sent to him. If you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. The gloves come off in this quarter-hour series as the former heavyweight champ and his team gears up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries down for the count.
Mike Tyson Mysteries stars Mike Tyson, Norm Macdonald (Saturday Night Live), Rachel Ramras (MAD) and Oscar® winner Jim Rash (The Way Way Back, Community), and is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!, MAD, The Looney Tunes Show) serves as executive producer with Hugh Davidson (MAD, The Looney Tunes Show, Robot Chicken) as producer.
Across the summer (June – August 2014), Adult Swim stood alone as basic cable’s dominant #1 network for both primetime and total day delivery of all young adult and young male demos. The network claimed the #1 ranking in primetime among adults 18-24 & 18-34 and men 18-24 & 18-34, while its total day performance ranked #1 across the board—adults/men 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES THE BIG BANG THEORY: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON ON BLU-RAYTM COMBO AND DVDSEPTEMBER 16, 2014
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES
THE BIG BANG THEORY: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SEASON
ON BLU-RAYTM COMBO AND DVDSEPTEMBER 16, 2014
Includes All 24 Episodes from the Seventh Season Plus All New Bonus Extras
BURBANK, CA (September 8, 2014) – The most-watched comedy and #1 entertainment series among Adults 18–49 on broadcast TV and called “…one of television’s smartest shows” by the New York Daily News, The Big Bang Theorycontinues to capture the hearts of viewers and critics alike, averaging nearly 20 million Total Viewers per week during the 2013-2014 season, a +5% increase from the previous season! Now fans can relive all of the laughs of one of the best seasons to date of this comic mainstay when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Seventh Season on DVD and Blu-ray Combo September 16, 2014. Season Seven is also available to purchase on Digital HD. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Seventh Season – which is available to own for $44.98 / $54.97 SRP – includes all 24 episodes plus all-new extras including six featurettes and a hysterical gag reel!
The Big Bang Theory—which was renewed for three more seasons—revolves around Leonard and Sheldon, two roommates who are brilliant physicists – geniuses in the laboratory, but socially challenged outside of it. Enter beautiful, street-smart neighbor, Penny, who aims to teach them a thing or two about life. Despite their on-again, off-again relationship in the past, Leonard believes he’s found true love with Penny. Even Sheldon has found a female companion – entering into a “Relationship Agreement” with neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler. In their free time, Leonard and Sheldon continue to enjoy frequent trips to the comic book store and fantasy role-playing games with their ever-expanding universe of friends, including fellow scientists Raj and Howard, and Howard's adorable microbiologist wife, Bernadette. Season Seven features unexpected story arcs, captivating all-star celebrity guest appearances from the worlds of science and science fiction, and, of course, sidesplitting moments of laughter.
“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is thrilled to bring all the laughs of The Big Bang Theory to Blu-ray Combo and DVD with the release of The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Seventh Season,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing. “The Big Bang Theory continues to be the #1 comedy on television and a best-seller in home entertainment. Now fans can add all the delightful moments of this memorable season to their collections.
With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Seventh Season Blu-rayTMrelease will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 5-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (2 Blu-rayTM discs, 3 DVD discs) will feature a high-definition Blu-rayTM, standard definition DVD and a Digital HD copy of all 24 episodes from Season Seven.
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Seventh Season on Blu-rayTM Combo and DVD includes 24 half-hour episodes:
- The Hofstadter Insufficiency
- The Deception Verification
- The Scavenger Vortex
- The Raiders Minimization
- The Workplace Proximity
- The Romance Resonance
- The Proton Displacement
- The Itchy Brain Simulation
- The Thanksgiving Decoupling
- The Discovery Dissipation
- The Cooper Extraction
- The Hesitation Ramification
- The Occupation Recalibration
- The Convention Conundrum
- The Locomotive Manipulation
- The Table Polarization
- The Friendship Turbulence
- The Mommy Observation
- The Indecision Amalgamation
- The Relationship Diremption
- The Anything Can Happen Recurrence
- The Proton Transmogrification
- The Gorilla Dissolution
- The Status Quo Combustion
DVD Standard Features: *
- 3 DVD-9s
- DVD Audio – English (5.1), Portuguese (2.0)
- DVD Subtitles – ESDH, Chinese, Portuguese, Latin Spanish, French, Thai, Korean
- Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Blu-rayTM Combo Pack Features: *
- 5-Disc Elite (2 BD-50s, 3 DVD-9s)
- DVD Audio - English (5.1), Portuguese (2.0)
- DVD Subtitles – ESDH, Chinese, Portuguese, Latin Spanish, French, Thai, Korean
- BD Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English, Portuguese 2.0, Spanish 2.0
- BD Subtitles - ESDH, French, Castilian Spanish, Latin Spanish, Korean, Portuguese
- BD and DVD: Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Packed with Special Features: *
§ String Theory Serenade - Comedy folk duo Garfunkel and Oates (Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome) lend their unique brand of songwriting to help Wolowitz serenade his quarantined bride Bernadette
§ James Earl Jones: The Un-Conventional Guest Star - When silver screen titan James Earl Jones makes a guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory, everyone knew it was going to be a blast, but no one suspected the man behind Darth Vader's voice would be laughing hardest!
§ BBTea Time - What happens when Kaley, Mayim, and Melissa encounter a precocious trio who bear a striking resemblance to their younger selves? Cute overload!
- The Big Bang Theory's May the 4th -In honor of Star Wars Day, The Big Bang Theory enlists the help of legendary special effects studio, Industrial Light and Magic to imbue Professor Proton (Bob Newhart) with the powers of a Jedi master.
- The Convention Conundrum Johnny Galecki Crashes the BBT Writers Panel
§ The Big Cendrowski : Backstage with the Coolest Director and Cast in the Universe - Series director Mark Cendrowski takes the audience on a guided tour of the non-stop action he and the cast endure every week while filming The Big Bang Theory.
§ 2013 Comic-Con Panel
- Gag Reel
This week DreamWorks Animation is premieringfive all-new episodes of Turbo FAST! These new episodes debutTHIS FRIDAY, Sept. 12, only on Netflix, and each 22-minute episode is made up of two fast-paced 11-minute stories. This time around, they’ve got hilariously varied plots.
There’s Gills!, in which Whiplash is convinced he’s seen a giant man-eating goldfish (and Turbo gets to utter the classic “we’re gonna need a bigger boat” line) … there’s Beware the Chickipede, which finds Turbo and his friends stumbling onto a maniacal madman’s plot to create a hybrid chicken and centipede (100 chicken legs on every bird!) … there’sPrank’d, which features an outlandishly complicated Rube Goldberg-like device.
With this new set of five episodes,Turbo FAST now has a perfectly “bingeable” 20 episodes available on Netflix, and the zany, pop-culture-driven humor is great for kids and “grown-ups” to share together. Turbo FAST has quickly become a Netflix must-see, and I really hope you’ll check out the series to find out why!