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I’m not the biggest fan of remakes, but sometimes they jell and get a smile from me (The Brady Bunch in 1995, 21 Jump Street in 2012). Dax Shepard and Michael Peña are perfectly cast in the remake of the classic TV series, with Shepard also on directing duties. They are surrounded by an awesome supporting cast that includes Adam Brody, Kristen Bell, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jessica McNamee, Ryan Hansen, and Maya Rudolph. The movie comes out on March 24th, 2017. You can check out the trailer here.

High Maintenance - Web Series

Sure, High Maintenance is not a big budget series, like House of Cards, or a revival of an awesome show that was canceled too soon, like Arrested Development, but I give Vimeo big props for jumping into the original content fray.  For those of you unfamiliar with Vimeo, it is a site just like YouTube where users can upload videos and make them available to the world (or keep them private). It is widely used by media professionals and filmmakers, who want to be able to showcase their work and reels, without the baggage that YouTube comes with.

High Maintenance was created in 2013 the husband and wife team of Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, and produced by Janky Clown Productions. The series has aired 13 episodes (which are still available to watch for free on Vimeo). The series focuses on a “nameless cannabis delivery guy delivers his much-needed medication to stressed-out New Yorkers.” Vimeo has given the greenlight to 6 new episodes that will be available exclusively on Vimeo On Demand. Unlike Netflix and Amazon, which offer a single price for all of their content, Vimeo On Demand will allow viewers to just pay for the particular episodes that they want to watch. Actual pricing has not been revealed yet, but it will be tricky to compete with the Netflix and Amazon models.

Have you watched High Maintenance? Excited to get a new season? Are you willing to pay to watch a web series?

Posted on June 9th, 2014 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Season four has brought a lot of changes to FOX’s musical drama Glee. It split the action between McKinley High in Ohio with the actual Glee club and New York City where graduates Rachel and Kurt moved to at the end of last season.The split is ambitious to say the least and it sorta feels like there are two separate shows going on at once- I’m not fully sure if this is a good thing yet. It comes off a little scatter brained and as someone who doesn’t care much for Rachel or Kurt, I feel myself zoning out whenever the show cuts to New York (that is unless Whoopi is guest starring).

Last week saw the New Directions, led by Finn, losing Sectionals and putting the future of the club on the line. This was a pretty good twist after the team came off winning Nationals last year and not only knocks them down a peg, but breaks us from the constant format of always working towards Sectionals, Regionals, then Nationals… a format that feels very tired in the show’s forth season. I’m very interested in where they will go from here.

Official Description, “Swan Song”: Finn thinks about his future with the glee club after Sectionals are over. Elsewhere, Rachel gets ready for NYADA’s winter showcase; and Kurt gets a second chance at an audition.

The new Glee episode airs tonight at 9:00pm on FOX. What else is on tonight?

8PM

CBS: The Big Bang Theory/Tw0 & a Half Men (comedies)
NBC: 30 Rock/Up All Night (comedies)
ABC: Last Resort (spy drama)
FOX: The X Factor (music competition)
CW: The Vampire Diaries (supernatural drama)
BET: Apollo Live (variety)
SPIKE: Impact Wrestling (wrestling)

9PM

CW: Beauty and the Beast (supernatural drama)
NBC: The Office/Parks and Recreation (comedies)
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy (medical drama)
CBS: Person of Interest (action drama)
GSN: Newlywed Game (game show)
HGTV: Extrene Homes (docu)
TLC: Four Weddings Holiday Showdown (reality)

10PM

ABC: Scandal (drama)
NBC: Rock Center (news showcase)
CBS: Elementary (action drama)
USA: Burn Notice (action drama)
FOOD: Sweet Genius (cooking competition)
FX: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia/The League (comedies)
DSC: Ghost Town Gold (docu)

Finale week continues as Key & Peele caps off its second season within a year. I’ve been a fan of the duo since their days on Mad TV, a sketch show I wish Fox hadn’t canceled. That series, which introduced me to the likes of Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project), Josh Meyers (Seth’s brother, who is equally as funny), Bobby Lee, and Will Sasso amongst others. Sure, it never launched a star as big as some former SNLers but it was much more consistently funny then SNL and I would watch it during SNL slumps. It is because of Mad TV that Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele became friends and it is because of that series that they’ve been able to become masters of sketch comedy.

This is a funny show. Much funnier then a lot of non-SNL sketch shows of the past and it has become more popular with each episode. The keynote sketch, from this show, that you’ve probably heard of is, the Obama/Luther Anger Translator sketch where President Obama supposedly has an anger translator, named Luther, whom he uses to vent for him. It is a great sketch. One of many from this show. And it’s one that has actually been watched, and commented on, by the President himself.

Definitely an underrated comedy show, though it’s not appointment television. It’s good enough, in my mind, too always have on your DVR and watch when you’ve got nothing else better to do on a slow day. The show deserves a third season and thankfully, just yesterday Comedy Central announced that it would be getting that third season.

Key & Peele airs on Comedy Central at 10:30 PM.

8PM

CW: Arrow (action drama)
ABC: Charlie Brown Christmas (holiday)
CBS: Survivor: Philippines (reality competition)
FOX: The X Factor (reality competition)
NBC: Christmas in Rockefeller Center (holiday)
MTV: Pranked (clip comedy)
TRAVEL: Baggage Battles (reality)

9PM

ABC: Modern Family/Suburgatory (comedies)
CBS: Criminal Minds (crime drama)
NBC: SNL Christmas (holiday)
CW: Supernatural (supernatural drama)
FOOD: Restaurant: Impossible (reality)
SYFY: Ghost Hunters (reality)
TRAVEL: Toy Hunter (docu)

10PM

ABC: Nashville (drama)
CBS: CSI (crime drama)
BRAVO: Top Chef (reality competition)
E!: The Soup (clip comedy)
FOOD: Restaurant Stakeout (reality)
FX: American Horror Story (horror drama)
TVLAND: Hot in Cleveland/Happily Divorced (comedies)

The Eddie Izzard Special on January 15 was recorded at a sold-out MSG during his latest tour, Stripped. The event premiers on EPIX, the premium entertainment channel from Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate found on cable and online at Epixhd.com.

Eddie’s last EPIX special (“Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story”) was such a smash that he has returned for a second go-round. On Saturday (1/15/10) at 8 pm et, catch him in “EDDIE IZZARD: Live from Madison Square Garden”. He’ll be riffing on cake mix iTunes and “everything that’s ever happened…with a few gaps.”

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Posted on January 13th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off on Eddie Izzard EPIX Special on 1/15/11
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Tonight, Kevin Smith will have a live Q&A with fans and will be screening his new comedy “Too Fat for 40” on EPIX. You already know who Kevin Smith is, but do you know what EPIX is? It is a joint venture by Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM, and is an online database of movies and original programming. They are trying to merge the experience of a cable TV channel, a VOD series and an online source for movies. some of their current movies include recent movies Ironman, Star Trek, Gamer, and Brothers, classic films including Teen Wolf and Stargate, along with Kevin Smith’s new special, they recently added Louis C.K.’s Hilarious.

EPIX has released two new clips from the special. In the first clip, Kevin Smith talks about working with Seth Rogen and a special request that the actor made to him on the set on Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

In the next clip Kevin Smith talks about Cop Out and shares a story with Bruce Willis.

You can score a two week free trial to EPIX by heading here.

Earlier this week Phasekitty and I were invited to the SmodCastle to preview Kevin Smith’s upcoming EPIX comedy special Too Fat for 40 and to sit down for a Q&A with the man himself. According to Smith, when EPIX approached him with the idea of a comedy special, he jumped at the chance to be like George Carlin for a day and put on his own comedy special. Here is a short clip from special:

If you have seen any of the Evening with Kevin Smith DVDs, than you know the basic drill, Kevin Smith gets up in front of a large live audience to answer their questions and shoot the shit. One thing that sets apart this special from those DVDs is the fact that he spends the whole special answering the first audience member’s question. That is a two hour response to a basic Q&A question with as many tangents and side stories as humanly possible.

Smith knows how to talk to an audience and he isn’t afraid to split very personal details about himself, his family, friends, and people he has worked with. One thing that really struck me about the 20 minute preview of the special is how much new content was apart of it. I’ve seen Smith talk more times that I can count, trekking out to his appearances at Wonder Con and Comic Con over the years and I own all of his Evening With DVDs. He usually repeats his stories pretty often. It has been two years since his last DVD (Kevin Smith: Sold Out – A Threevening with Kevin Smith) and he has a lot of new stories that have been building, including a lot of nuggets about the production of Cop Out with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan.

Too Fat for 40 premieres on EPIX this coming Saturday, October 23rd. Before the comedy special, EPIX is holding a free hour long live interactive Q&A with Kevin Smith. Visitors to the site can submit questions to Smith in real time. For a free two week trial membership of EPIX, head on over here. In addition to the special, on EPIX you can check out hundreds of movies online, included in the mix are Star Trek, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Madea Goes to Jail, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra to name a few.

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