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First Look at 'Tremors 5'!
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · OCTOBER 22, 2014 04:48 PM

Jamie Kennedy and Michael Gross star in 'Tremors 5', which is currently shooting in South Africa for a Blu-ray and DVD release in 2016.

The fifth heart-pounding installment in the action-packed sci-fi comedy-adventure franchise, Tremors 5 began principal photography in South Africa on September 22, 2014. With even more deadly creatures on the loose, Tremors 5 continues the films' hallmark combination of adrenaline-laced suspense, explosive action and tongue-in-cheek humor. Michael Gross returns for his fifth appearance in the Tremors films alongside new cast member, Scream film series star Jamie Kennedy in this original release from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Tremors 5 will be released on Blu-Ray Hi-Def, DVD and Digital HD in 2016.

The theatrical release of the original Tremors in 1990 combined suspense-filled action, sci-fi imagination and witty humor in the tale of a tiny Nevada town terrorized by giant man-eating worms known as Graboids. The Graboids eventually morphed into even more deadly creatures known as Ass Blasters. In this all-new adventure that travels halfway around the world to South Africa, the Graboids and the Ass Blasters are not only bigger and badder but Tremors 5 introduces an additional unexpected surprise that raises the stakes in the battle for survival.

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Jamie Kennedy live in Kokomo this weekend
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · JULY 25, 2014 11:41 AM

Actor and stand-up comedian Jamie Kennedy said he's excited for his first-ever trip to the City of Firsts — a place he has heard only one thing about.

He laughed Wednesday night, saying the only thing he's heard about Kokomo is that it's home to a place called the Hip Hugger. He didn't know what it was, or at least he acted as if he didn't. He guessed, though, that it wasn't a place the women here should aspire for careers at.

Kennedy said he's sure he'll learn more about the city this weekend when he performs at Laugh House Kokomo, the downtown comedy club. His performances start tonight, with a show at 8 p.m. There will also be shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Wednesday, during a phone interview, he picked up a few new facts about the city. He was shocked to learn just how small Kokomo is. He's accustomed to playing at larger venues, he said.

That should only make the shows more special, though.

"Tiny towns are the best because the people there love you and are really appreciative of your performances," he said.

He said he'll try to repay that appreciation by entertaining audiences with his new one-hour special. It's autobiographical, he said. He'll be sharing stories from his life.

The moral of his show?

Hollywood isn't what it's cracked up to be, he said.

Kennedy has made a name for himself as both an actor and comedian. He played in Wes Craven's "Scream" and starred in "Malibu's Most Wanted."

He also appeared in “Bowfinger,” the Oscar-nominated “As Good As It Gets,” “The Three Kings" and “Enemy of the State.” In 2002, Kennedy created his own sketch comedy show “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.” It quickly became The WB’s highest-ranking new show.

These days he's juggling his comedy tour with all of his other projects.

His movie "Hungover Games" was just released at Redbox, he said. He's also working on another project called "The After" with the creators of X-Files.

"I'm out there hustlin' for a dollar," he said.

He can't decide if he likes being an actor or stand-up comedian better, though. It's a tossup.

"I love the money from the shows and the instant audience reaction from live comedy," he said.

Kennedy said this weekend should be entertaining. His audiences always love when he puts hecklers in their place. He isn't afraid to call out those people who are talking and disrupting him during his show.

"People go crazy," he said. "They don't think I'm real up there. They must think it's like a hologram or something."

And after every show, he'll stay and snap some selfies with any fans who want their picture with him. That's always a lot of fun, he said, and fans seem to enjoy it.

So get out and see him perform, he said.

"Leave your grow houses for an hour to see the show, and then go back," he said, with a laugh.

Jamie Kennedy live in Kokomo this weekend
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · JULY 18, 2014 2:45 PM

Clear eyes, full hearts, MMA!

DirecTV's highly anticipated new series Kingdom, which debuts in October, is staging a Friday Night Lights reunion, as Alicia Witt is set to guest star, E! News has exclusively learned.

Witt will reunite with FNL co-star Matt Lauria, who stars in Kingdom as Ryan, when she appears in one episode as Melanie, a down-to-earth and smart woman who is stuck in a bad marriage. She'll strike up a conversation with Ryan in a bar when she is in L.A. on a year business trip. Funnily enough, Witt played Cheryl, the mother of Lauria's Friday Night Lights love interest. (From mother [in-law] to lover?!)

But Witt isn't the only new face joining DirecTV's Kingdom...

Jamie Kennedy

E! News can also exclusively reveal that Jamie Kennedy will guest star as Bucky, a low-level fight promoter who has a reputation for being a sleazy cheat. Set to appear in two episodes, The Ghost Whisperer and Scream alum's character Bucky will be a bit star-struck when he crosses paths with Ryan, whose drug addiction landed him in prison and derailed his promising career.

Set in Venice, Calif., Kingdom is set in the renegade subculture of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), and stars Jonathan Tucker and Nick Jonas (Yep, that Nick Jonas!) as Jay and Nate, the sons of MMA legend and gym owner Alvey, played by Frank Grillo. Also starring in the series, which comes from Bryan Balasco, are Kiele Sanchez and Joanna Going.

Kingdom premieres Oct. 8 on DirecTV.

 

Laugh Track
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · JULY 15, 2014 3:46 PM
Jamie Kennedy performs stand-up at the new Club Velvet at Hard Rock Rocksino this month.
Chris Van Vliet

Before landing his breakthrough role as the geeky movie buff Randy in theScream movies in 1996, Jamie Kennedy delivered pizza for Domino's. "I wasn't very good at it," says the 44-year-old. "My boss was always hollering at me saying, 'If you want to joke around and be funny, go be a comedian.' " His boss had good intuition. Kennedy has made a career out of making people laugh on the big and small screens, even creating a successful hidden camera show, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment. Before stopping by the new 310-seat Club Velvet at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park July 17-20, Kennedy chats with us.

Q. How do you feel about trying new material onstage?

A. I like to be experimental. But it can be scary, especially if these crowds are supposed to laugh. Dave Chappelle always says, "You don't always have to be funny, but you have to be entertaining." ... But for me, I just want to have your attention, and sometimes I'd be OK with people not laughing and that just comes with more confidence as you grow.

Q. Do people still quote your famous lines from movies such as Screamor Malibu's Most Wanted?

A. I seem to have the type of fame where people aren't quite sure what to say to me. I was on a plane once with Josh Duhamel [of Transformers], and the flight attendant almost threw up because she was so excited to meet him. But I have the kind of recognition where people look at me and just start laughing and will break out, "Ha-ha, oh my God, it's you!" It's like I'm everybody's neighbor or something. I'll be at like Olive Garden with my mom and just out of the blue someone will shout, "Hey, tell me the rules" from Scream.

Q. In the new Amazon Prime series The After, written and directed byThe X Files creator Chris Carter, you play a clown. How did you get in that mindset?

A. Once you put on the nose and the shoes, I think from there you just let the costume do the work. But I'm really excited about the fact that it's on Amazon Prime. It's like their version of Netflix, and this format is on the forefront of what I think watching television will be.

Another Still From Bermuda Tentacles Slithers Online
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · APRIL 02, 2014 1:59 PM

A few weeks ago we told you that The Asylum and Syfy had teamed up for a new Original Movie entitled Bermuda Tentacles, starring Linda Hamilton, and now another new still from the flick has arrived.

Hamilton (The Terminator) stars as the Admiral of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier battling an ancient monster in the new Syfy Original Movie Bermuda Tentacles, premiering Saturday, April 12, at 9PM (ET/PT).

Synopsis:
When Air Force One goes down over the Bermuda Triangle, the Navy sends its best rescue team. But in saving the President, the team awakens a monster which threatens America’s entire Eastern Seaboard and, ultimately, the world.

Bermuda Tentacles, which is a production of The Asylum (Sharknado, Sharknado 2), also stars Trevor Donovan ("90210"), Mya Harrison ("The Blues"), and Jamie Kennedy ("The Jamie Kennedy Experiment").

If there's a god, we should have a trailer soon!

 

Get Your First Look at Syfy's Bermuda Tentacles Starring Linda Hamilton

 

 

Get Your First Look at Syfy's Bermuda Tentacles Starring Linda Hamilton

 

 

Get Your First Look at Syfy's Bermuda Tentacles Starring Linda Hamilton

 

 

Get Your First Look at Syfy's Bermuda Tentacles Starring Linda Hamilton

 

 

Get Your First Look at Syfy's Bermuda Tentacles Starring Linda Hamilton

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Six More Amazon Original Pilots Receive the Green Light for Full Seasons
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · MARCH 31, 2014 3:21 PM

Amazon announced today that six more original pilot have received the green light for full seasons. They include "The After," "Bosch," "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street," "Mozart in the Jungle," "Transparent" and "Wishenpoof!" Here's the full announcement:

The apocalypse, a behind-the-curtains look at classical music, a no-nonsense Los Angeles police detective standing trial, a family full of secrets, a girl with magic wishes and a boy named Gortimer—these are the intriguing plotlines of the six brand-new original series coming exclusively to Prime Instant Video. Amazon Studios today announced that The After, Bosch, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent and Wishenpoof! will become the next Amazon Original Series following rave customer reviews of the pilot episodes.

“We had a tremendous response to Amazon Studios’ latest pilots—in fact, double the number of customers watched these pilots compared to our first season and they posted thousands of heartfelt reviews with pleas for us to continue these shows,” said Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios. “Now the fun really begins—Amazon will be working with some of the most talented casts and creators in the business to bring six new shows exclusively to tens of millions of Prime members worldwide. These series, along with our summer kids programming, will give customers a lot of viewing choices.”

Among the new Amazon Originals are two hour-long dramas. The After—from Chris Carter, the legendary creator of The X-Files—follows eight strangers who are thrown together by mysterious forces and must help each other survive in a violent world that defies explanation. Aldis Hodge, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Jamie Kennedy, Sharon Lawrence, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Adrian Pasdar and Louise Monot will be returning to star in their roles.



All This and Corey Feldman: Full Moon Horror Fest Announces Lineups, Belcourt Midnight Screenings
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · MARCH 27, 2014 5:57 PM

Grab your comfortable shoes, hit the cash machine and start looking in the mirror for a clear spot on your hide, because the 13th Annual Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Festival is coming your way. The three days of gory goodness comes rolling into its well-established home at the Nashville Convention Center, April 18-20.

 

This year’s line-up includes the “required-by-law” Walking Dead cast member (the excellent character actor Scott Wilson), Gen X heartthrob and bad example Corey Feldman, Scream star and comedian Jamie Kennedy, and for those of a more Gabba Gabba-bent, Riff Randall her ownself, P.J. Soles — along with a full cast of venerable character actors like Ken Foree and William Forsythe. The show also features the usual slate of macabre merchants and a needle-buzzing line-up of world-class tattoo artists.

The sharp cookies at the Belcourt are also getting in on the fright fun with a special midnight showing on Friday, April 18, of the original non-sparkly teeny-bopper Draculer movie, The Lost Boys —hosted by the mighty Corey Number One himself. After reliving teen thrills on Friday night, the same generation can skip forward to the nineties for a special midnight showing on Saturday, April 19, of Scream, hosted by Jamie Kennedy.

A full rundown of guests, ticket info, and other details can be found at the Full Moon Fest website, and advance tickets for the midnight screenings can be purchased here.

First Look at Linda Hamilton’s Bermuda Tentacles
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · MARCH 25, 2014 11:58 AM

Oh Syfy how we love you so. Are you guys ready for more monster mayhem? If so, we have your back as Syfy and The Asylum are set to unleash a new original movie entitled Bermuda Tentacles, and thanks to a heads up via our good friend Avery, we have your first look.

Bermuda Tentacles stars Linda Hamilton, Jamie Kennedy, Trevor Donovon, and Mya Harrison.

SynopsisAir Force One goes down, shaking up the Eastern Seaboard with an angry monster in tow.

Look for the film on the Syfy channel this April 12th at 9PM.

First Look at Linda Hamiltons Bermuda Tentacles

 

First Look at Linda Hamiltons Bermuda Tentacles

‘Sharknado’ Producers Cast Linda Hamilton in SyFy Movie ‘Bermuda Tentacles’
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · MARCH 11, 2014 6:27 PM

The “Terminator” actress stars opposite Jamie Kennedy and “90210's” Trevor Donovan

Linda Hamilton is set to star as a U.S. Navy admiral battling an ancient sea monster in new SyFy original movie “Bermuda Tentacles,” the network announced Tuesday.

The “Terminator” films’ original Sarah Connor will play an admiral of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier dispatched to the Bermuda Triangle to rescue the President after Air Force One crashes, when her team accidentally awakens a monster that presumably involves tentacles.

Hamilton most recently appeared on SyFy's “Lost Girl” and starred on NBC's “Chuck,” opposite Zachary Levi, as the title character's mother.

Trevor Donovan (“90210″), Mya Harrison (“The Blues”) and Jamie Kennedy (“The Jamie Kennedy Experiment”), are also set to appear in the SyFy original movie.

“Bermuda Tentacles” is a production of The Asylum, which produced SyFy's 2013 hit “Sharknado.” They have the sequel, “Sharknado 2,” coming up on July 31.

Hamilton is managed by Bobbie Edrick.

“Bermuda Tentacles” premieres Saturday, April 12 at 9 p.m. ET.

'The Hungover Games' is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · MARCH 11, 2014 4:18 PM
Let the games begin! The Hungover Games is now on Blu-ray: http://amzn.to/1lxkNbq
Photo: Let the games begin! The Hungover Games is now on Blu-ray: http://amzn.to/1lxkNbq.
Amazon's New Crop of Pilots, Including Chris Carter's 'The After': TV Review
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · FEBRUARY 25, 2014 7:57 PM

The streaming service's five latest scripted efforts prove that it knows how to make a good pilot and solidify its move into original content production.

The first major threat to broadcast television's dominance was, of course, cable television -- and that was pretty much the only threat until deep into the Internet era when predictions began rolling in about how we’d all be watching TV on our computers eventually, and TV itself would die a slow death.

Obviously, that dark prophecy never came to pass. The Internet needed content, and content isn’t cheap. But as Americans became more comfortable with streaming content on their computers and mobile devices (high-speed connections helped a lot), the time for Big Money arrived. Netflix proved that if you could pony up the funding, talented writers and directors who had bought into the multiplatform world would come and play. Hulu branched out into original content as well. And recently, online retailer Amazon, which doesn’t lack for money, either, started Amazon Studios and adopted the Netflix model -- but with a twist: It would “crowd source” its pilots. Its most recent batch (not counting children’s programming), currently streaming on its site, comprises five new scripted pilots -- two hourlong dramas and three half-hour comedies.

The verdict?

No one can ever doubt that the TV model has changed for good. Amazon, with its ability to draw in name talent (see: Big Money), is impressively building on what Netflix and Hulu are doing, and the result is that viewers will have even more options -- a prospect that’s more than a little daunting given how overwhelmed with quality choices we are already.

With this batch of pilots, it becomes clear that Amazon is a player. The company has previously released the political drama Alpha House and the comedy Betas, but this second wave of pilots could amount to bigger, broader success. Though some are stronger than others, all five pilots make legitimate cases for being greenlighted right now, and it’s easy to see all of them attracting some kind of devoted audience (how large, of course, is the question).

For the last two years I’ve been a judge at the New York Television Festival, and I can tell you that there are plenty of independent series creators out there who, given the chance, could make successful shows for either broadcast or cable. Funding, of course, is the key issue for independents, which is clearly not a problem for Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Given that they have money to burn, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that breaking the insular traditions of Hollywood has yielded quality results. I wouldn’t say the Amazon offerings come anywhere close to that spirit of open competition at the NYTF, but they are another testament to the depth of the below-the-line talent pool.

Here then, a look at the Amazon pilots:

Bosch: Based on the popular detective books by Michael Connelly and starring what seems like a perfectly cast Titus Welliver as Los Angeles homicide detective Harry Bosch, this series maneuvers between a modern noir story -- beautifully shot night scenes, a smoking and drinking Bosch listening to old-school jazz in his dimly lit apartment (with an overly spectacular view for his pay grade) -- and a more conventional cop drama. The latter bit is what might hurt Bosch, which does what it does with flair but isn’t moving the needle on originality. Instead, the series works best when allowing Welliver to inhabit Bosch’s skin -- a flawed guy seemingly made to be a homicide cop (given that he displays little passion for anything else in his life). The pedigree here is strong, with Eric Overmyer (Treme, The Wire) at the helm and deserving a whole lot of slack to see what he can do. I would like to see more episodes of Bosch to see if it shifts more toward something you’d view on FX or HBO, or if it’s really more like a network procedural. At the very least, the pilot established the character of Bosch, which is essential. Viewers should know by the end of the hour if they want more of him.

The AfterChris Carter (The X-Files) returns to television with another series about paranormal activity -- this time something completely unexplained in the pilot (which may have been the best thing about it). All hell breaks loose one day in Los Angeles and a group of strangers are, at least initially, stranded in a parking garage. They are a disparate -- but also kind of a cookie-cutter -- menagerie: a female cop; a clown (yep), played by Jamie Kennedy, who stands out here; an escaped convict who claims he’s innocent; a slick lawyer and his ditzy sidekick; a French actress who might be show's main protagonist; a drunken, lecherous Brit; and a super-rich widow whose sprawling mansion could become the group’s safe haven (if there is such a thing in The After, which turns end-of-the-world-spooky just before the credits roll). The best part of this pilot is not knowing the nature of the recent apocalyptic event (and also its channeling a bit of Carter’s underappreciated series Millennium). The worst part is that The After feels like a broadcast network series with pointlessly excessive swearing and a pointless nude scene.

Transparent: Created by Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight, How to Make It in America, United States of Tara), this is Amazon’s best offering and is generating the most buzz among critics -- but it also has some worrisome weaknesses in the premise. This is a dramedy series where it’s much too easy to give away the twist in the premise, so I won’t. But it revolves around three siblings -- the exceptionally castGaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass and Amy Landecker -- struggling in their own various ways to find themselves and make a living, when they are called together by their father, Jeffrey Tambor(excellent as usual), for some big news. It’s a very indie-movie-ish 30-minute pilot and was lovely to watch. I would watch this every week. But I doubt it has very wide appeal and, once the twist to the premise is revealed, it’s hard to imagine how that news is going to be the driving force, episode after episode, for the show. But again, this is the one Amazon hits out of the park.

Mozart in the Jungle: Based on the book Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs & Classical Music by Blair Tindall, this half-hour dramedy has the best, most unique (and welcome) premise: A look at the world of classical music, the people who dedicate their lives to it and how there’s so much struggle for so many talented people devoted to their art. The pilot does an excellent job of focusing on a variety of ages as it circles around the New York Symphony. Malcolm McDowell is the outgoing, aging maestro, replaced by the most sought-after of new conductors, the flashy young Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal); Bernadette Peters is the company’s chairwoman; Saffron Burrows is the talented, midcareer cellist who helps out the fresh-faced newcomer, oboist Hailey (Lola Kirke, sister ofGirlsJemima Kirke). Any time we’re given a premise that hasn’t been explored much on television, I’m in. Especially if it’s well done, which Mozart in the Jungle is. Directed by Paul Weitz, it’s created and written by Alex Timbers, Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman.

The Rebels: This is the weakest of the five offerings by a wide margin, as the comedy tries to tackle the world of professional football in a story where a former cheerleader and wife of the owner of the fictional (and awful) Los Angeles Rebels is forced to take over the team when her husband dies.Natalie Zea (Justified) completely and utterly nails the part, but there’s just not enough here to ground the series. It’s over-the-top, flimsy (as most sports comedies are) and has its funniest moment when a coked-up monkey takes a gun and starts shooting. I would watch the monkey do that every week, but The Rebels seems slight and definitely more of a broadcast series (though it lays on the swearing to seem more cable-like).

I would rate the Amazon pilots in order thusly: Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, Bosch, The Afterand The Rebels. But the fact is, Amazon Studios took a big leap in getting better at what it does, and all of these shows could easily be viable. It will be interesting to see how many Amazon goes with -- especially since the company isn’t actually hurting for money.

Tara Reid on new man, roles: 'Never been happier'
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · FEBRUARY 25, 2014 7:52 PM
Ever wanted to act in a cult classic? Talk to Tara Reid -- the actress has quite a few of them on her resume, from 'The Big Lebowski' to 'American Pie' to 'Sharknado.'
By Anna Lanfreschi
updated8:27 AM EST, Mon February 24, 2014
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Under the Radar DVD of the Week: 'The Hungover Games'
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · FEBRUARY 18, 2014 5:02 PM
By Dennis King Published: February 4, 2014

This week, the oddest DVD to appear on release lists is:

“The Hungover Games”

Even though the next installment of “The Hunger Games” is months away, and there’s no firm word yet on a fourth outing for the party-hearty Wolf Pack dudes of “The Hangover,” parody fans can have their cake and eat it too with “The Hungover Games” (due out on DVD Tuesday).

Parody movies – hodgepodge comedies that poke fun at the conventions of other popular films – seem to cycle around the cineplexes every few years (witness the likes of “Airplane,” “Spaceballs,” “The Naked Gun,” “Scary Movie,” “Spy Hard,” “Epic Movie” and so on).

“The Hungover Games” snatches characters and bits of business from both “The Hunger Games” and “The Hangover” – along with gags referencing “Carrie,” “Ted,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and others – to form a loosey-goosey narrative of sorts.

It focuses on a bachelor party at a rundown motel outside Las Vegas where four pals pass out and wake up in a strange world in which they’re being transported a ritualistic battle to the death, known as the Hungover Games. There, they meet the spoiled, immature Effing (as in Effie Trinket) and the gruff, alcoholic Justmitch (as in Haymitch Abernathy) and must go head to head with various, spoofy Pop Culture Districts (including The Middle Earth District, The Superhero District and The Johnny Depp District).

As the jokes fly fast and furious, several familiar faces show up to join the fun, including Tara Reid as Effing, Jamie Kennedy as the Haymitch stand-in and Bruce Jenner as the bluff sports commentator.

“The Hungover Games” is rated R (for crude and sexual content, nudity, language throughout, comic violence and drug use) and runs 85 minutes. It’s being released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

- Dennis King

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X-Files Creator Chris Carter's The After Shows The Moment Civilization Dies
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · FEBRUARY 10, 2014 1:52 PM

Ever wonder what it's like to realize the world is coming to an end? This might give you a pretty good idea.

Where will you be when you realize that the world, as we know it, has completely fallen apart? Based, on the trailer for the pilot of The After, a new Amazon Studios series written and directed by The X-Files Chris Carter, you probably won't realize it until after everything's already gone to hell.

The brief trailer shows a Los Angeles street crowded with meandering people who have abandoned their cars in the wake of an unknown world-staggering crisis. As it comes to light that the city's power is down and the police are no longer organized, an explosion triggers a human stampede, like a starting gun signaling the start of the apocalypse.

Amazon Studios announced The After back in October as one of two shows that will mark the service's first foray into producing serial dramas. To date, Amazon's original programming has been relegated to comedies and children's shows, few of which have garnered the success of Netflix' shows. At that time Carter said the series "explores human frailty, possibility, terror, and the triumph of the human spirit."

Amazon Studios determines which shows to produce by releasing their pilots on Amazon's streaming service. The show will debut as part of Amazon's second wave of pilots, which will be available later this year.

 

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'The After': First look at the upcoming apocalypse pilot from 'The X-Files' creator Chris Carter
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · FEBRUARY 03, 2014 8:18 PM

Call it the Apopcalypse: Pop culture’s continuing fascination with the end of the world as we know it. The latest work of epic eschatology is The After, a new mid-apocalyptic pilot from Chris Carter, the man behind shows likeThe X-Files and Millennium. The show will debut as part of Amazon Studios’ second-ever pilot season—with an exact premiere date still TBA—and viewers will get to decide whether they want a full season to find out what brought human civilization to a grinding halt. It looks a bit Lost-y in how it keeps most of its plot points in a mystery box, as eight (possibly connected) strangers are trapped together following an unexplained event. Check out the trailer by using the link below.

 

 

Look out for more on The After in the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands later this week.

 

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The Hungover Games Is Real, and It's Coming to Theaters in 2014
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · DECEMBER 10, 2013 6:58 PM

12/10/2013 at 04:30 PM EST

By now, you've probably seen The Hunger Games parodied by cats and Sesame Street. You may have enjoyed these short clips, or you may have sat there and thought to yourself, "I wish this had Bruce Jenner in it." Well if you're the latter, it's time to get excited. 

The latest production to poke fun at the blockbuster franchise is The Hungover Games, a mash-up that combines Suzanne Collins's best-selling novel with The Hangover. Instead of waking up in Las Vegas with no memory of the night before, the film's protagonists find themselves on a train to the Capitol, with Tara Reid serving as their Effie Trinket-esque guide. 

Once there, the quartet is thrown into the arena, where it appears they will face-off against movie characters such as Thor, Tonto from The Lone Ranger, Ted the talking teddy bear and Katniss herself. The group's every move is presided over by Hank Baskett and, yes, Bruce Jenner, playing versions of Casear Flickerman and Claudius Templesmith. 

The film's IMDB page lists no official release date, but judging by its trailer, you can already count us in for re–Peeta viewings. 
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Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Secures All Media Rights for Comedy The Hungover Games
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · DECEMBER 05, 2013 4:31 PM

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Secures All Media Rights for Comedy The Hungover Games

December 5
9:402013

CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has secured all media rights to the comedy, The Hungover Games, acquired from producers Ash R. Shah and Ben Feingold.

The Hungover Games is a parody of contemporary films including The Hangover and The Hunger Games series in addition to other recent blockbusters. Stars include Hangover look-alike stars and character actors Ben Begley (NCIS: Los Angeles, Franklin & Bash), Ross Nathan (the Bollywood hit English Vinglish), Herbert Russell (Law & Order, Robot Chicken) and John Livingston (Mr. Wrong, The Stickup). Katnip Everlean will be played by up-and-comer Rita Volk and comedy actors Jonathan Silverman, Tara Reid and Jamie Kennedy will also be featured. Additional appearances include Bruce Jenner, Hank Baskett, Robert Wagner, Kayden Kross, and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' stars Kyle Richards, Brandi Glanville and Camille Grammar.

 

Synopsis

After celebrating Doug's upcoming wedding in a cut rate hotel in Laughlin, Nevada, our hungover party-ers, Bradley, Ed and Zach, wake up in a strange room in an even stranger world and without their pal, Doug. After meeting the haughty and flighty Effing and the gruff, alcoholic Justmitch, our trio puts the pieces together and realizes that they are on a train car headed to The Hungover Games. But instead of the twelve districts of The Hunger Games, our guys have to go toe to toe against various Pop Culture Districts, including The Superhero District, The Middle Earth District, the Puppet District, and the Johnny Depp District.

"The Hungover Games," written by David Bernstein, Kyle Barnett Anderson and Jamie Kennedy marks the directorial debut of Josh Stolberg. Producers are Ash R. Shah, Ben Feingold, Jim Busfield, Steve Small and Jamie Kennedy.



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'A Resurrection' now available for streaming on Hulu
POSTED BY CURTIS SCHLAUFMAN · OCTOBER 21, 2013 2:53 PM

Now Live! Watch the film A RESURRECTION on Hulu & Hulu Plus http://bit.ly/ResurrectionHulu.

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