May 27, 2017

Tag Archives: saturday night live

Will Forte and Jorma Taccone talk about blowing up ‘Macgruber’ to feature length

BY TODD GILCHRIST On Monday night, Austin, TX played host to the first-ever public screening of MacGruber, director Jorma Taccone’s feature-length adaptation of the Saturday Night Live skit of the same name. On Tuesday, Taccone and the film’s star, Will Forte, spoke to the press and fielded questions about bringing MacGruber[...]

SXSW: Festival preview, and off to a rough start

BY SEAN O’CONNELL We all have computer horror stories, where laptops die at the worst possible time. Here’s my latest. Roughly 24 hours before I’m due to board a plane for Austin to cover my first South By Southwest Film Festival, an annual Mecca for lovers of film, music and interactive[...]

Justin Timberlake joins cast of “Bad Teacher”

Justin Timberlake has joined the cast of Columbia Pictures’ comedy Bad Teacher starring along with Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, and Lucy Punch, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. Eric Stonestreet from “Modern Family” and Molly Shannon have also joined the[...]

“MacGruber” moved back a month

Universal Pictures announced today that “MacGruber,” the comedy based on Will Forte’s recurring “Saturday Night Live” character, will open one month later than planned: Friday, May 21, as opposed to Friday, April 23. This pits “MacGruber” against Paramount’s “Shrek Forever After,” which already had claimed that weekend.    In “MacGruber,” Forte plays[...]

Cohen, Bateman, Carell, Fey, Stiller to present Oscar Show

BY STAFF Comedic talents Sacha Baron Cohen, Jason Bateman, Steve Carell, Tina Fey and Ben Stiller will help bring laughs to the 82nd Academy Awards®, telecast producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman announced. This will be the debut appearances for Baron Cohen and Bateman. Stiller has appeared on five previous Oscar[...]

Apatow, Feig and Wiig come together for wedding party picture

BY TODD GILCHRIST Freaks and Geeks collaborators Judd Apatow and Paul Feig are set to reunite for the first time for an upcoming film cowritten by starring Saturday Night Live member Kristen Wiig. According to Variety, Feig will direct and Apatow will produce the yet-untitled project for Universal Pictures, where Apatow[...]

MacGruber leads SXSW 2010 Features Lineup

BY STAFF The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the complete features lineup for this year’s Festival, March 12 – 20, 2010 in Austin, Texas. Over the course of nine days, 119 features will screen at the festival, with 55 of those having their[...]

Blake Lively hosts SNL skit

Blake Lively, star of “Gossip Girl,” hosted a SNL skit with Kenan Thompson playing Tiger Wood’s wife in a hilarious 4 minute segment that mocks all of his “accidental” affairs. With the recent Woods’ headline news, it’s no surprise that he was the topic of the latest SNL skit and[...]
Page 13 of 13« First...910111213