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Electric Guest’s Asa Taccone: 5 Things to Know About the ‘Oh Devil’ Singer

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Electric Guest’s Asa Taccone: 5 Things to Know About the ‘Oh Devil’ Singer
You know the feeling: You recognize a band, their music sounds so familiar, but you’re not quite sure where you’ve heard them before. Was it a commercial, a TV show, a late night talk show appearance? Or did you catch them during a summer music festival? Maybe you just came across one of their songs on a Spotify Discover playlist. Whatever the original circumstance, the tune is undeniably catchy and you’re curious for more.

Electric Guest checks off all the above boxes. The Los Angeles-based duo, Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton, released their first album Mondo in 2012. The debut song,
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Wish Upon movie review: be careful what movies you see about wishes you should be careful about

MaryAnn’s quick take… Simple, yet stupid. A magic box grants a teen wishes… that don’t come free. Apparently they’re not making eighth graders read “The Monkey’s Paw” anymore. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Have you ever heard the phrase “Be careful what you wish for?” You haven’t? Then you are the only person besides Ohio high-schooler Clare, who acquires a magic box that grants seven wishes, and doesn’t seem to think there’s anything hinky going on even once way too many people around her are dying in freakish ways after she wishes to get rich — and does! — and wishes to be the most popular girl in school — and it happens! — and so on. I mean, one bizarre accident in your vicinity is weird, and two is a coincidence.
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The Lonely Island on the Creation, Release, and Legacy of ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’

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In hindsight, it seems crazy it took this long to get a Lonely Island movie, but Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping was well worth the wait. After making their mark on SNL, helping to usher the show into the digital age, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer entered the feature film world in various combinations with movies like Hot Rod, MacGruber, and The Watch. But it wasn’t until Popstar that the three were granted the opportunity to create a feature film from the ground up, together, and make it whatever they wanted. Producer Judd Apatow helped shepherd the …
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Val Kilmer Remembers Adam West as a ‘Real Gent’

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Val Kilmer Remembers Adam West as a ‘Real Gent’
Val Kilmer remembered “real gent” Adam West on Twitter today, shortly after news broke that the original on-screen Batman had died at age 88. “Ah dear Adam West,” Kilmer wrote. “He was always so kind when we met.” “Once when I was a kid we found ourselves in front of the Batmobile,” he continued. “I got in.” Also Read: Ben Affleck Remembers Fellow Batman Adam West: He 'Exemplified Heroism' And Kilmer didn’t stop there. The “MacGruber” villain also got into the DC Comics superhero’s tights for the 1995 film “Batman Forever.” Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck have also played the.
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Powers Boothe, Star of Tombstone, Deadwood Dies at 68

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Powers Boothe, Star of Tombstone, Deadwood Dies at 68
The Hollywood community is in mourning once again after another beloved performer was lost this weekend. Powers Boothe, an Emmy-winning character actor with several diverse roles to his credit, passed away at the age of 68 on Sunday. The actor's death was first announced online in a tweet from actor Beau Bridges, and was later confirmed by his rep, Karen Samfilippo. The rep confirmed that he died in his sleep from apparent natural causes.

The Entertainment Weekly report doesn't reveal if there will be an autopsy performed or not. The actor was born June 1, 1948 in Snyder, Texas, USA, the son of a sharecropper who spent his youth chopping cotton and became the first member of his family to attend a university, receiving a fellowship to Southern Methodist University to study acting, where he received a degree in Fine Arts. After performing in Oregon, Connecticut and Philadelphia, the actor arrived in New
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Lea Thompson, Beau Bridges and More Mourn Deadwood Actor Powers Boothe

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Lea Thompson, Beau Bridges and More Mourn Deadwood Actor Powers Boothe
Hollywood is mourning the loss of one of their own.

Actor Powers Boothe, best known for his roles in the hit television show Deadwood as well as successful films such as Sin City and The Avengers, died in his sleep from apparent natural causes on Sunday, his rep tells EW. He was 68.

News of Boothe’s death first broke online through longtime friend Beau Bridges. He tweeted, “It’s with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor, devoted father & husband.”

Actress Lea Thompson, Boothe’s costar in the 1984 cult classic Red Dawn,
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Powers Boothe, 'Deadwood,' 'Sin City' Actor, Dead at 68

Powers Boothe, 'Deadwood,' 'Sin City' Actor, Dead at 68
Powers Boothe, the character actor known for playing villainous roles in films like Sin City and Tombstone and television series like Deadwood and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., died Sunday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 68.

Boothe's representative confirmed the actor's death to The Hollywood Reporter, adding that Boothe died in his sleep from natural causes.

Actor Beau Bridges was the first to share news of Boothe's death on Twitter. "It's with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, great actor,
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After Decades of Crafting Fake Ads, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Plans Real Spots for Verizon, Apple

After Decades of Crafting Fake Ads, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Plans Real Spots for Verizon, Apple
Anyone who watches “Saturday Night Live” on NBC knows the late-night program’s antics stop when the show goes to a commercial break. In at least one coming “SNL” broadcast, that won’t be the case.

Viewers who stick around for the ads either during the April 8th or the April 15th broadcast of NBC’s late-night institution will glimpse a spot for Verizon written by “Weekend Update” anchor Colin Jost and featuring cast member Kenan Thompson. The bespoke pitch is part of an ongoing effort by NBC and executive producer Lorne Michaels’ hardworking crew of satirists to make the show more compelling to watch live, rather than via clips the next morning.

“Everyone is struggling now in a world where there is so much media,” Michaels told Variety in an interview. “We are all competing for sponsors, and everything is being reinvented. ‘SNL’ has been reinventing itself from season two.”

Saturday Night Live
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Last Man on Earth Video: Kristen Wiig Is Loving the '80s in First Promo

Last Man on Earth Video: Kristen Wiig Is Loving the '80s in First Promo
Kristen Wiig dances the night away when she first arrives on The Last Man on Earth.

RelatedThe Last Man on Earth Fall Finale Recap: Did [Spoiler] Really Just Do That?!

In the first promo (which will first air tonight during Fox’s primetime line-up) released ahead of her “mysterious” midseason debut, the Bridesmaids actress can be seen exiting some sort of enclosed vault dressed in a garbage bag, protective goggles and a surgical mask — presumably in fear of catching the virus. Once she realizes she’s in the clear, Wiig strips down to patterned leggings and a bright silver vest
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‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Exclusive Photos: Charming Stop-Motion Oscar Contender Is All About the Details

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‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Exclusive Photos: Charming Stop-Motion Oscar Contender Is All About the Details
My Life as a Zucchini” is set to open in select theaters in the United States later this month, but before heading out to see the Oscar nominee, check out these exclusive behind-the-scene photos that show some of the details that went into making this adorable stop-motion animated film, produced in France.

Read More: ‘My Life as a Zucchini’: Animated Cannes Favorite Battles Trauma with Whimsy — Trailer

Originally titled in French “Ma vie de Courgette,” the Swiss film tells the story of a blue-haired 9-year-old boy who prefers to be called Courgette (French for zucchini) instead of his birth name of Icare. After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is taken to a foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first, Zucchini struggles to fit in this strange and even hostile environment, where other kids pick on him. But he quickly makes new friends, eventually learns to
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Kristen Wiig Joins Last Man on Earth in Mystery Recurring Role

Kristen Wiig Joins Last Man on Earth in Mystery Recurring Role
Another Saturday Night Live all-star has been sucked into Will Forte’s sublime apocalypse.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Forte’s former SNL colleague Kristen Wiig is headed to Fox’s The Last Man on Earth later this season in a top-secret recurring role. A Fox spokesperson declined to comment.

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Back in Season 1, Forte recruited ex-SNL peer Jason Sudeikis to play the recurring role of his onscreen brother Mike. And in Season 2, another SNL heavyweight, Will Ferrell, made a super-brief cameo as ill-fated survivor Gordon Vanderkruik.
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‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Trailer: Animated Cannes Favorite Battles Trauma with Whimsy

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‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Trailer: Animated Cannes Favorite Battles Trauma with Whimsy
GKids has released the first official U.S. trailer for the stop-motion animated film “My Life as a Zucchini,” and it’s likely to melt your heart.

Originally titled in French “Ma vie de Courgette,” the Swiss film is about a blue-haired 9-year-old boy who prefers to be called “Courgette” (French for “zucchini”) instead of his birth name of Icare. After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer named Raymond, who takes him to a foster home filled with other orphans his age.

Read More: British Animator Peter Lord Discusses ‘My Life as a Zucchini’ in this Exclusive Featurette

At first, Zucchini struggles to find his place in this strange, at times even hostile environment, where other kids pick on him. But he quickly makes new friends, eventually learns to trust and may even fall in love.

This English-language version of the film stars Will Forte
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‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Exclusive Featurette: British Animator Peter Lord Discusses The Stop-Motion Animated Film

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‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Exclusive Featurette: British Animator Peter Lord Discusses The Stop-Motion Animated Film
Claude Barras’ stop-motion animated film “My Life as a Zucchini” (alternatively titled “My Life as a Courgette” in France) premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight section. The film follows the orphan Zucchini and his struggles in a new foster home after his mother’s sudden death. It is currently nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Animated Film and was acquired by Gkids for U.S. distribution in August.

Read More: ‘My Life as a Zucchini’: Ellen Page, Will Forte and More Join English Voice Cast

Soon, an English-language version of the film starring Will Forte (“MacGruber”), Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”), Ellen Page (“Juno”) and Amy Sedaris (“BoJack Horseman”) will premiere at Sundance in January. Ahead of that, watch an exclusive featurette with Aardman Animations’ co-founder Peter Lord praising the film.

Lord’s Aardman Animations is responsible for the internationally acclaimed “Wallace & Gromit” shorts and films,
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Margot Robbie Hosts the Premiere of America’s Rebuilding Season

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Margot Robbie Hosts the Premiere of America’s Rebuilding Season
And now, for the moment we’ve all truly been waiting for this election cycle: The premiere of “Saturday Night Live.” Last night, the sketch comedy legend kicked off its 42nd season with an uneven first episode. First-time host Margot Robbie held it down, flexing comedic muscle despite sketches that seemed unwilling to cast her as anything but “hottest person in the room.” But how did it go as a whole? Let’s take a closer look.

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Boss Lorne Michaels on Why Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam Were Axed

Alec Baldwin’s Return

A heavily disguised Michael Che got in a solid burn as presidential debate moderator Lester Holt, reminding the audience that there was “no clapping, no cheering” and “no shirt, no shoes, no service” for Trump supporters during the cold open. Fresh off an Emmy win, Kate McKinnon made her grand entrance as Hillary Clinton,
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Margot Robbie Hosts the Premiere of America’s Rebuilding Season

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Margot Robbie Hosts the Premiere of America’s Rebuilding Season
And now, for the moment we’ve all truly been waiting for this election cycle: The premiere of “Saturday Night Live.” Last night, the sketch comedy legend kicked off its 42nd season with an uneven first episode. First-time host Margot Robbie held it down, flexing comedic muscle despite sketches that seemed unwilling to cast her as anything but “hottest person in the room.” But how did it go as a whole? Let’s take a closer look.

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Boss Lorne Michaels on Why Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam Were Axed

Alec Baldwin’s Return

A heavily disguised Michael Che got in a solid burn as presidential debate moderator Lester Holt, reminding the audience that there was “no clapping, no cheering” and “no shirt, no shoes, no service” for Trump supporters during the cold open. Fresh off an Emmy win, Kate McKinnon made her grand entrance as Hillary Clinton,
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Masterminds Review

Masterminds is the summation of the strangest cinematic formula imaginable. You know director Jared Hess from such quirkiness as Napoleon Dynamite and Don Verdean, which he wrote alongside his wife Jerusha. You’ve witnessed how far off the beaten path his vision wanders, and you’ve probably sat there dumbfounded by the likes of Napoleon’s family and Nacho Libre. So what does Relativity Media do with such an individualistic filmmaker, who seems more comfortable writing his own material? Give him a ready-made script penned by three fairly fresh writers, cast A-list names and attempt to restrain Hess’ awkwardness for mainstream success. What could possibly go wrong?

Well, much like the actual bank heist Hess’ film is based on, everything.

Zach Galifianakis stars as Loomis Fargo security guard David Ghantt, who’s described as the lovechild of “Kenny Rodgers and Kenny Loggins.” His dreams of an exciting professional career that
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Will Forte and Jorma Taccone penning script for MacGruber sequel

It looks like the long-teased sequel to the 2010 action comedy MacGruber is taking a step closer to becoming a reality, with director Jorma Taccone taking to Twitter to reveal that he and star Will Forte have started working on the screenplay to the follow-up.

The writing hath begun!!! #MacGruber2 @OrvilleIV pic.twitter.com/hhLutOJt2H

Jorma Taccone (@jormataccone) September 26, 2016

No joke. #MacGruber2 pic.twitter.com/N61sLVfggn

Jorma Taccone (@jormataccone) September 26, 2016

MacGruber started its life as a Saturday Night Live parody of the TV series MacGyver, and spun off into a series of Pepsi commercials, the success of which led to a feature length adaptation, which was released in 2010 and saw Forte joined in the cast by Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Powers Boothe, Val Kilmer and Maya Rudolph. Although it received mixed reviews and flopped at the box office, it has went on to become a cult favourite… although whether
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Will Forte -- Okay, Don't Panic ... We Have More Than 10 Seconds to Write 'MacGruber 2' (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_ec05an5i"]] Will Forte's still far away from making life-changing inventions out of household materials in "MacGruber 2" ... despite the panic on the Internet. The buzz started Monday when Will's co-writer and director, Jorma Taccone, tweeted they were working on a "MacGruber" sequel. Jorma even shared a pic of the "Super Duper Rough" script. Will tried to downplay the hype when we got him at Lax, saying he has at least one other priority -- but then he slipped into character ... so,
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Will Forte & Jorma Taccone Will Write MacGruber 2

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MacGruber director Jorma Taccone confirmed on his official Twitter account that he has started writing the sequel to the original MacGruber film starring Will Forte and Kristen Wiig. Taccone uploaded a photo of the script with the headline: "No joke.#MacGruber2."

No joke. #MacGruber2 pic.twitter.com/N61sLVfggn

Jorma Taccone (@jormataccone) September 26, 2016

He added yet another photo of himself and actor Will Forte, who co-wrote the script, announcing that the two have begun writing with the headline: "The writing hath begun!!! #MacGruber2 @OrvilleIV."

The writing hath begun!!! #MacGruber2 @OrvilleIV pic.twitter.com/hhLutOJt2H

Jorma Taccone (@jormataccone) September 26, 2016

MacGruber started as an SNL skit which depicted Forte as a mediocre secret agent who would utilize everyday objects to create weapons which would help solve his missions. The skit would then turn into a feature-length film which starred Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Val Kilmer, Powers Boothe and Maya Rudolph.
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MacGruber 2 Is Currently Being Written

By all accounts, MacGruber was a failure. A feature comedy born out of an SNL sketch, the film couldn’t even make back its budget, not to mention it received a lashing from critics. However, in the years since its 2010 release, it’s found itself amassing a pretty large cult following, and now, it seems that we’ll be getting that much requested sequel.

We’ve had a few updates over the years on the status of the film, but with nothing concrete seeming to emerge, many thought that a MacGruber 2 was nothing but a pipe-dream. Putting paid to that idea is a new Tweet from Jorma Taccone, who penned the original. If we’re to believe what he’s showing us, then it seems that the wheels are finally starting to turn on the sequel.

No joke. #MacGruber2 pic.twitter.com/N61sLVfggn

Jorma Taccone (@jormataccone) September 26, 2016

As noted,
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