Tag Archives: MacGyver

Will Forte signs off ‘SNL’ on a strong note

HollywoodNews.com: Will Forte, who has been on “Saturday Night Live” for the last seven seasons, is leaving the show. Forte was best known on the show for the character he took to the big screen: MacGruber, a knock-off of ‘80s TV action star “MacGyver.” “MacGruber,” an economically priced[...]

The Spill Canvas find new ways to please fans on the road

HollywoodNews.com: The Spill Canvas are back on the road with stops all across Canada and the northern US. At their last tour stop, the band sold out of all their merchandise and found new ways to please their fans. They left a note on their Facebook page with the following[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: “Shrek” Always, but not 4ever

BY Kevin Crust HollywoodNews.com: The summer fare keeps coming with nary an original idea in sight. This week’s offerings boast a distinct “Saturday Night Live” vibe, featuring a showdown between prominent alums and current cast members. SHREK FOREVER AFTER “Shrek the Third” disappointed animation fans so expectations are on hold for what is[...]

“MacGruber” is a bomb, while “The Square” rivets with unpredictable thrills

By Sean O’Connell MacGruber (*1/2 out of 4) If Pixar and its animated output is Hollywood’s safest bet, then full-length features derived from brief “Saturday Night Live” skits have to be the industry’s riskiest gamble. It’s possible you’ll end up with a “Blues Brothers” or a “Wayne’s World,” comedies that extend their[...]

Review: ‘MacGruber’ helps redefine skit-based cinema

BY TODD GILCHRIST Last week in Austin, Texas, Hollywood News was able to attend the first-ever screening of MacGruber, director Jorma Taccone’s big-screen adaptation of the Saturday Night Live skit of the same name. Although it’s hardly the sort of film that requires deeper reflection – it’s about a mulleted,[...]