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A compilation of the news regarding James Cameron and his desire to solely make "Avatar" sequels from here on out.A compilation of the news regarding James Cameron and his desire to solely make... more
On this week's episode of the Showbiz Sandbox podcast:
This year alone there are at least 15 new shows being mounted on Broadway including adaptations of movies such as “Diner” and “Big Fish”. At one point or another all were in search of financial backing, however well known productions with big name stars often don’t pay dividends. We review which upcoming stagings smart, experienced Broadway investors should be banking on.On this week's episode of the Showbiz Sandbox podcast: This year alone there... more
Yes, the network that waged a war on The Muppets, wants a federal investigation into the blasphemy of the residents of South Park, Colorado.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=42852Yes, the network that waged a war on The Muppets, wants a federal investigation into... more
For the first time ever, we polled the entire SOS staff on their favorite TV of the last 12 months. We knew that, given the fact that our contributors are (principally) spread out across Canada, the US, and Britain, that the results might well be a mixed bag. What we didn’t necessarily expect was the level of consensus surrounding the upper quartile of the list. There was a clear groundswell of support for our collective #1, but competition was fierce for the spots just behind it. Here are the 20 best TV shows of 2011, according to the staff as a whole; stay tuned for The Televerse’s year-end wrap-up, in which Kate Kulzick and Simon Howell discuss their respecive favorites – and least favorites – in greater detail.
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http://www.soundonsight.org/sos-staff-list-the-best-tv-of-2011/For the first time ever, we polled the entire SOS staff on their favorite TV of the... more
Pretty sure a lot of people are seriously OFFENDED by this... but it's FUNNY!! OMG! Watch at the link below...
http://hollywoodhiccups.com/2011/11/17/south-park-tears-up-penn-state-video/Pretty sure a lot of people are seriously OFFENDED by this... but it's FUNNY!!... more
Yay! Best news all week! We couldn't live without our South Park fix! Get the official announcement at the link below!
http://hollywoodhiccups.com/2011/11/16/its-official-south-park-renewed-through-2016/Yay! Best news all week! We couldn't live without our South Park fix! Get the... more
Finally, a reason to watch 60 Minutes
When this comes to fruition, it just might break comedy film box office records.
The animated duo will watch the MTV hit and UFC wrestling in addition to music videos
About a year ago, MTV president Van Toffler was having trouble sleeping. "I was eating Fruit Loops and Cap'n Crunch out of the box and flipping through the dials when a Lady Gaga video came on," he says. That's when he had the idea: Bring back Beavis and Butt-Head. "I felt like there was a whole crop of new artists — and what the world sorely missed was the point of view that only Beavis and Butt-Head could bring."
The new show, which debuts later this year, will be very familiar to fans of the Nineties original. "They'll be self-contained segments with the boys in different situations like they used to be," Toffler says. "But this time around, they'll watch Jersey Shore, UFC matches and user-generated videos from YouTube, in addition to music videos." All of the programming will be displayed on the duo's TV, even if it comes from YouTube — "like silly videos of cats playing music."
The show's creator, Mike Judge, who went on to create King of the Hill and direct the cult classics Office Space and Idiocracy, is returning to helm the new series. "In the years since Mike quit doing Beavis and Butt-Head, he realized that there was a lot to make fun of," says head writer John Altschuler, a veteran of King of the Hill. "We just kept coming up with ideas that Mike thought would have made good Beavis and Butt-Head episodes. Then one day, Mike said, 'Maybe we should just actually make some good Beavis and Butt-Head episodes.'"
Beavis and Butt-Head would be in their thirties by now, but they will remain the teenagers they were during the original run. "They'll have the same intelligence," Toffler says. "They're the same boneheads sitting on the same couch, commenting on things through a really simple prism." He has no fear that younger viewers won't respond to the show. "Look how popular South Park and Family Guy are," he says. "These boys are beloved characters, and even if you didn't know them the first time around, it doesn't take more than 30 seconds to fall in love with them."
MTV plans to promote the program across multiple media platforms. "It will be much more viral this time around," Toffler says. "We're going to plant seeds of the characters throughout social-media networks like Facebook and Twitter, in addition to traditional programming on television and, potentially, in theaters. It's formatted very well for the Internet because it's short-form."
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/exclusive-new-beavis-and-butthead-will-tackle-jersey-shore-and-more-20110216The animated duo will watch the MTV hit and UFC wrestling in addition to music videos... more
'The Book of Mormon' earned a whopping 14 Tony Award nominations, leading the whole darn pack. However, more people are bound to talk about WHO wasn't nominated for this year's awards. Among the Hollywood heavyweights left in the cold: Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Robin Williams and Kiefer Sutherland.
http://www.examiner.com/personalities-in-los-angeles/tony-awards-praise-book-of-mormon-but-not-daniel-radcliffe-photos-video'The Book of Mormon' earned a whopping 14 Tony Award nominations, leading... more
Kanye West's new album is being hailed by critics as a masterpiece. West was all over social networking platforms to promote the album and his image. Some believe the hip-hop star has become a master at creating and controlling his own hype. But then why does he have such a terrible reputation as a troublemaker? Plus a review of the week's top entertainment news.Kanye West's new album is being hailed by critics as a masterpiece. West was all... more
"South Park" is once again being accused of copying a viral video. This time it's the once popular YouTube video "What What (In the Butt)," based on a song by Samwell. The video, which was originally released in 2007, was parodied by the animated hit in the 2008 episode "Canada On Strike" where the character Butters starred in a shot-for-shot recreation.
The copyright infringement suit against Comedy Central, Viacom, and the show's producers is being brought by the production company behind the video, the unfortunately-named Brownmark Films. They allege that the parody was “willful, intentional, and purposeful, in disregard of and indifferent to the rights of Brownmark,” and they are seeking “a permanent injunction and maximum statutory damages.'...
http://www.examiner.com/movie-reviews-in-chicago/south-park-sued-for-copying-youtube-video-what-what-the-butt-video"South Park" is once again being accused of copying a viral video. This time... more
Those South Park boys got sued again for copyright infringment, reports Best Movies Ever, but the people suing thanked them right after the episode aired.Those South Park boys got sued again for copyright infringment, reports Best Movies... more
The new Tron: Legacy movie is set to hit theaters December 17th, and the marketing has already begun! See a whole bunch of Tron related images and videos at the link.The new Tron: Legacy movie is set to hit theaters December 17th, and the marketing has... more
BP's Tony Hayward apologizes after Moon drilling opens hole to another dimension, releases Cthulhu. Long May He Reign.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxScTbIUvoABP's Tony Hayward apologizes after Moon drilling opens hole to another dimension,... more
"South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have publicly apologized for borrowing lines from an "Inception" parody posted on College Humor in Aug. for their "Insheeption" episode which aired Wed., Oct. 20.
The similarities were first noted by Dan Gurewitch, one of the co-creators of the parody "Inception Characters Don't Understand Inception." Gurewitch took to his blog to point out several lines that seemed to be taken verbatim from his sketch. Gurewitch prefaced his accusation by stating that he's a huge "South Park" fan, but couldn't let it pass since the sketch was "lifted almost line by line."
Stone and Parker have since admitted that they took inspiration from the College Humor skit after failing to find an actual copy of the film or a theater that was playing it, resorting to searching online for a parody of "Inception" instead.
“We thought their joke was that a lot of those lines were actually in the movie, and they were banging them against each other, and showing that the ‘Inception’ characters didn’t even know ‘Inception,’ Matt Stone said in an interview. "That was a mistake, and it was an honest mistake… It’s just because we do the show in six days, and we’re stupid and we just threw it together. But in the end, there are some lines that we had to call and apologize for.”
Dan Gurewitch has since stated that he and co-writer Dan Young have accepted the apology, and plan on meeting up with Matt and Trey when they're in New York.
Last month, "SNL" was also accused of plagiarism for ripping off a "tiny hats" sketch from "Tim and Eric Awesome Show: Great Job!," though the show has never admitted any wrongdoing, and there was less evidence to support the accusation. At least in this case, the "South Park" guys admitted their mistake, and they have all already moved on."South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have publicly apologized... more
Over the last season, we have seen a sporadic, but very real, decrease in the quality of the classic cartoon from comedians Matt Stone and Trey Parker. This new season was starting very similar to the last season, sprinkles of laziness over primarily genius. But all the genius is crowded to the beginning of the 14th season, and since 200 and 201, it seems like they do not care anymore.
I couldn't be happier people enjoyed Poor and Stupid, Crippled Summer, or the Snookie episode It's A Jersey Thing. I, however, do not, and can not. I think they were seriously banking on the idea that 200 and 201 would get them kicked off the air, forever immortalizing them for going against the norm. When it didn't work, it seemed like they lost their drive.
I try to not be too critical, especially until I've watched the full season. But there have only been 4 episodes, out of 9 so far, that have remotely matched the artistic charisma and comedic observance of these two douches.
Really, I don't mind if they get kicked off of the air, but only if they get their asses to work making another feature film, and not something like Orgazmo (which was funny but could never be a wide release film). I'd like to see a film in the same vein as Team America, South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut, or even Baseketball (which they didn't direct but fueled with excellent comedic timing and a sweet DVDA song).
But until then, I just want to see one, ONE, episode of South Park that at least reaches the same level of artistic merit and social awareness as the 12th and 13th seasons.
Maybe it's just me and I don't care about pop culture references to Nascar, any TV show featuring Jersey, or contrived humor (as seen in Crippled Summer). I loved the Fatbeard, Whale Whores, The Ring, and Fishsticks episodes of the 13th season, and almost every episode in the 12th, but the 14th seems to be slowing to a putter.
And Insheeption doesn't look too promising.
I'm hoping to eat those words however.
I guess the question I'm posing to all of you is do you think this lack of spark in the recent episodes of South Park are due to being overborne by the amount of time they spend on the show, and the controversy of their most well written episodes, or if simply the duo is ready to move on to greater things?
Is the blandness of the episodes due to bitterness or exhaustion?
And more importantly, does anyone share my sentiments regarding the episodes following 200 and 201?
Will South Park return to greatness or will we need to wait for another Trey Parker directed musical before we see genius again?Over the last season, we have seen a sporadic, but very real, decrease in the quality... more