In 2000, NBC launched a series about a group of high school outcasts set in 1980 called Freaks and Geeks, and because they scheduled it Saturdays at 8, it was sort of set up to fail after one season. The weird part is that everyone involved in that show would go on to become super successful: creator Paul Feig, executive producer Judd Apatow, and cast members James Franco, Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, Busy Philipps, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, and Martin Starr. Now that’s a Murderer’s Row of talent! So would it be too much to assume that they would ever get back together for a Freaks and Geeks reunion show? (more…)
Pee-Wee Herman made a welcome return to the stage in The Pee–wee Herman Show on Broadway, winning over critics and fans alike. This reignited plans to make the long-gestating feature length follow-up to 1988s Big-Top Pee-wee, with Judd Apatow producing. Since initially announced a year ago, the script has underwent numerous revisions and now it seems they are ready to start shooting soon (although we have been hearing that they have been ready to start shooting throughout the year, so we remain slightly skeptical). One thing is a dead certain however – the Pee-Wee Herman movie will be a Netflix production; with exclusivity most likely being confined to the streaming service. (more…)
It’s been quite a long time since childhood icon, Pee-wee Herman last made an appearance on the big screen. It’s been 25 years, in fact, with Big-Top Pee-wee being the last installment back in 1988. So what’s a Paul Reubens to do? Well, the rumors have been circulating and the pot boiling for a couple of years now about a return to the franchise and now Judd Apatow, the producer linked to the film, has something new (if not completely astounding) to say. (more…)
Those Masters-of-The-Evening-News are back for another round in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and their hair is perfect, just like Prince Adam’s. The main cast returns with the notable additions of Kristen Wiig, Harrison Ford, and Megan Good. There are also a ton of cameos too long to list.
It’s all there, the over the top humor, the stylish hair and clothes, and OH YEAH, the news. Check out the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues hits theater screens on December 20th, 2013.
Nerd Art Dump: Darkwing Duck the Sith, The Avengers With Pokemon, Game of Thrones the Videogame & MOAR!
Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art. On with the dump!
Oh look, a Disney/Star Wars mash-up… This one by Xum Yukinori, features Darkwing Duck joining the dark side of the force, which appears to be more open to purple instead of the customary black. [Geek Tyrant]
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A full blown two and a half decades since his last cinematic outing it sounds like Pee-Wee Herman will soon be chewing up screen time all over again. ComingSoon.net caught up with Paul Ruebens (the characters slightly less obnoxious alter-ego) and squeezed out some details on the project.
“…It’s going great. We have a meeting this coming week. We just did a very quick little rewrite on it. As far as I know it’s getting shot very soon.”
A little over two years ago, news floated out that that a third Pee-Wee movie would be made, with Ruebens writing the the screenplay with Paul Rust and Judd Apatow producing. So, why the 2 year silence on the project?
“I actually wasn’t supposed to talk about it initially, I was talking about it in this very veiled, secret way going, ‘Oh, I wish I could talk about it.’ …It got leaked about six months to a year before it was supposed to.”
Which… is probably about 20 years to late. Now, before you start with the hate let me explain. I have nothing against Pee-Wee Herman, his playhouse, or the fact that he has a talking chair. Hell, I want a talking chair. I just question if this is a good idea. Do we need a new Pee-Wee movie? Do we have loose ends to tie up? Is this just another nostalgia based cash grab? Can they get Laurence Fishburne to come back as Cowboy Curtis?
Source: Coming Soon
The current king of gross-out gold at the box office is rumored to be producing one of Pee-Wee Herman’s upcoming movies. I KNOW YOU ARE, BUT WHAT AM I? Infinity.
I don’t know how to write a review for this movie… It kept me embroiled with poignant acting, giving all the stars involved a sense of keen, sharp skill that was smart, hitting hard with a bullet. But at the same time, the long drawn out storyline kept the funny at bay, just to unleash it forth at subtle moments to bite you in the ankle, allowing you to remember you were watching a comedy. (more…)