April 17, 2013 |
Funny or Die says iSteve, its first full-length feature film, was written in three days, mostly based on Wikipedia articles, and shot in five days. No wonder the website isn't expecting any film awards. The Steve Jobs biopic roughly--and we may be understating it--traces the life of the late Apple co-founder, who is portrayed by the company's former spokesman Justin Long. Considering its extensive research, the comedic movie takes literary license to new levels. For instance, Jobs and fellow Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who is portrayed by Jorge Garcia from the show "Lost," meet and a little later on the same day build their first computer, the Apple I. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 The 78-minute long movie can be found online and watched for free.
October 8, 2012 |
The Los Angeles premiere of "Other Desert Cities" by Jon Robin Baitz is to feature Jeannie Berlin, JoBeth Williams and Robin Weigert. The actors are joining the previously announced Justin Long and Robert Foxworth in the comedy about a wealthy family living in Palm Springs. "Other Desert Cities" -- which was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for drama -- is scheduled to open Dec. 9 at the Mark Taper Forum. The play premiered off-Broadway in 2011 and transferred to Broadway the same year with a cast that included Stockard Channing, Judith Light, Stacy Keach and Rachel Griffiths.
October 21, 2013 |
Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood will star in "Into the Forest," a story of two sisters set in the not-too-distant future against the collapse of society. Jean Hegland's novel will be adapted by writer-director Patricia Rozema. Page will also be producing the film as well, her first time stepping into the behind-the-camera role. Kelly Bush Novak, founder and CEO of the publicity firm ID-PR, will also be a producer, along with Sirim Das. PHOTOS: Billion-dollar movie club Page, seen on-screen this year in the eco-terrorism paranoia thriller "The East" and the holistically tinged romantic comedy "Touchy Feely," recently wrapped filming on "X-Men: Days of Future Past.
December 23, 2009 |
In the years since an aspiring small-time actor named Ross Bagdasarian bought a variable-speed tape recorder and sang "The Chipmunk Song" into its embedded microphone in 1958, his mischief-making rodents have sold 47 million copies of their 31 albums and amassed a worldwide fan base. In fact, though "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" only opened in theaters today, the soundtrack to the sequel to 2007's breakout animated hit is already a bona fide success. Released on Rhino Records Dec. 1 and featuring hits by the Kinks, Katy Perry and Beyoncé, the album sold 77,000 copies in its first two weeks of release, compared with just 7,000 for the first two weeks of sales for the 2007 film's soundtrack, which went on to move more than 1 million copies.
March 18, 2013 |
The first Steve Jobs movie will premiere next month, but it's not the film anyone expected. Funny or Die will release a parody biopic titled "iSteve" on April 15 on the Internet. It'll be the first of three movies based on the late Apple co-founder to be released. The movie will star Justin Long as Jobs. You might remember, of course, that Long was once a major part of Apple's marketing, playing the Mac in the "I'm a Mac and I'm a PC" commercials of the 2000s. The movie will run between 60 and 75 minutes long and be the longest project made to date by Funny or Die, a website that specializes in short parody videos that often feature well-known celebrities.
February 4, 2008 |
No one can say "Strange Wilderness" writer-producer Peter Gaulke and writer-director Fred Wolf ducked responsibility for the gross-out comedy misfire. The "Saturday Night Live" alums not only kept their names on the movie, which opened Friday without advance screenings, but they also lent their monikers to the main characters.
January 19, 2012
SERIES The Big Bang Theory: Could Leonard and Penny (Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco) be rekindling their romance? Jim Parsons and Simon Helberg also star in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). 30 Rock: Liz (Tina Fey) scrambles to do damage control after a cellphone video of Tracy (Tracy Morgan) on an offensive rant hits the Internet, and Kenneth and Jenna (Jack McBrayer, Jane Krakowski) seek Kelsey Grammer's (guest starring as himself) help in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). American Idol: Hopefuls perform for the judges in Pittsburgh (8 p.m. Fox)
November 1, 2009 |
Nostalgia was a driving force behind Betty Thomas' desire to direct the family film "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel," opening Christmas Day. Thomas has fond memories of the Chipmunks album, "Let's All Sing With the Chipmunks." "I'm pretty sure it was my first album," says the 61-year-old Emmy-winning Thomas, who also directed "The Brady Bunch Movie" and "Private Parts." "I thought it was the coolest thing. It was my entry into the music world. That is one reason I would have wanted to do this movie."
January 14, 2010
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Dr. Roberta Lee; Jeremy Renner. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America David Wright; Art Smith; Stephanie McClellan; Beth Hamilton. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Kiefer Sutherland ("24"); Norah Jones performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Rachel Weisz ("The Lovely Bones"); Dave Carroll. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors When a child should start talking; why a woman's period can put her in a bad mood.