If you love laughing, political debate, and British accents, then you know that “Last Week Tonight,” the news program hosted by John Oliver, is one of the very best shows on television. Period. It somehow is both smarter and funnier than “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report,” with the additional thrill of hearing him say the F-word. And sadly last night was its season finale. There aren’t enough frowny face Emojis in all the internet to properly express how sad I am
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If you love laughing, political debate, and British accents, then you know that “Last Week Tonight,” the news program hosted by John Oliver, is one of the very best shows on television. Period. It somehow is both smarter and funnier than “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report,” with the additional thrill of hearing him say the F-word. And sadly last night was its season finale
Folks are going wild for ” Birdman ,” which stars Michael Keaton as a faded action star who’s giving Broadway a go. Keaton’s Riggan Thomson quit the biz after the “Birdman” sequel in 1992, and when Alejandro González Iñárritu’ s modern-day movie catches up with him, he’s trying to restart his career by taking it to the stage. Fox Searchlight has cooked up a nifty fake trailer for Thomson’s “Birdman Returns,” which riffs on Keaton’s real-life performance as Batman in Tim Burton’s awesomely creepy ” Batman ” and ” Batman Returns ,” which came out in, you guessed it, 1992. This trailer even has the look of a slightly older film, right down to the older model police cruisers
The first trailer for director Ava DuVernay’s ” Selma ” is here, and it’s got Oscar watchers a-buzz. “Selma” takes place in 1965 during the most crucial months of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign for equal voting rights, including the historical march from Selma to Montogomery, AL. David Oyelowo stars as the civil rights leader alongside Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Dylan Baker as J.
At long last, the final, full trailer for “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is here, and it’s just as sweeping and epic as you’d imagined. “Five Armies” is the third and final installment of the “Hobbit” series, which brings together the residents of Middle Earth to duke it out for world domination, following the defeat of the dragon Smaug (or “The Desolation of Smaug,” if you will). While the sprawling fight is described as “a plan long in the making,” that phrase could easily apply to the “Hobbit” films themselves, which took director Peter Jackson years to get off the ground and into theaters. At one point during the trailer, the wizard Gandalf ( Ian McKellan ) asks a group of warriors, “How shall this day end?” Moviegoers eager to see how Jackson and co. plan to wrap up the big screen adaptation of J.R.R.
The Districts are heading for rebellion, but the Capitol still has plenty of surprises in store for Katniss ( Jennifer Lawrence ) and her comrades in District 13. This short but sweet clip from ” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 ” shows a broadcast of Caesar Flickerman ( Stanley Tucci ) interviewing Peeta Mellark ( Josh Hutcherson ), who is alive and well despite events during the Quarter Quell. Meanwhile, Katniss is watching in shock, and not just because Peeta is wearing some sort of terrible white suit. Peeta tells Caesar, “First off, you have to understand that when you’re in the Games, you only get one wish.
DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Shy bladder sufferers want DirecTV to stop airing a television ad where a “painfully awkward” actor Rob Lowe says that he can’t urinate in public. The satellite TV company suggests its critics should be able to take a joke. Part of a campaign to encourage people to switch from cable, the ad features two Lowes: a handsome one in a slick suit who claims to be a DirecTV customer, and a goofy-looking Lowe wearing a fanny pack with his hair parted in the middle. “Painfully awkward” Lowe is a cable customer
A new teaser trailer for the upcoming fourth season of “Girls” gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the show, and some insight into what’s happening with our main protagonists these days. The clip opens with Hannah (creator and star Lena Dunham ) excitedly talking about the changes in her life, including whether or not to uproot and move to Iowa to attend the famed writer’s workshop sans her boyfriend, Adam (Adam Driver). “I feel like I made the right decision, which is a totally new sensation for me,” she says. “I mean, I’m eating grapes as a snack!” We also get glimpses of Marnie ( Allison Williams ), who’s giving her singing career a real shot; Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet), who’s dealing with bickering parents; and Jessa (Jemima Kirke), who’s as free-spirited as ever. There’s also teasing of some of this season’s big guest stars, including Ana Gasteyer (who’s playing Shoshanna’s mom), Zachary Quinto , and Gillian Jacobs
“It’s a Wonderful Life.” “Christmas in Connecticut.” That Muppets special where John Denver sings a bunch of songs with the Muppets and it makes you feel oddly gooey inside. Be prepared to add another title to the list of “certifiable Christmas classics” when “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever” premieres on Lifetime on November 29 th . Just watch the trailer below for confirmation.
“Just when you didn’t think it could get any better.” Paul Walker exclaims this in the opening moments of the “Furious 7″ trailer and, seconds later, there are custom rides falling out of the sky. Seriously. The trailer opens with a short, adrenaline-filled clip and it’s just… wow
If it’s someone you would peg with getting the assignment to direct a quartet of heartwarming holiday ads, chances are your mind wouldn’t immediately leap to Sofia Coppola, the Coppola daughter responsible for such wonderful (if somewhat gloomy) films as “Lost in Translation,” “The Virgin Suicides,” and, most recently, “The Bling Ring.” But, defying convention, Coppola has authored four spots for the mall staple (seriously – if the Gap ever goes out of business, will there even be malls anymore?) and they are all super charming and wonderful. The ads are only tangentially holiday-related (those sweaters), the best of which features a little kid lip-syncing to an old chestnut. It perfectly figures into the new ad campaign, which is, “You don’t have to get him/her/them, to get him/her/them Gap.” Coppola, of course, follows in the footsteps of fellow American auteur David Fincher, who helmed a series of moody black-and-white pieces earlier this fall. Coppola is currently hard at work on a big screen adaptation of classic fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.” Hopefully she’ll cast the lip-syncing kid in a major role
It’s no secret that David Fincher’s ” Gone Girl ” is one of our favorite movies . It’s a sleek, taut thriller that is gorgeously photographed, psychologically complex, and asks deeper questions about the nature of marriage, contemporary gender roles, and the media’s vampire-like thirst for blood. But one thing that the movie was desperately missing was kittens.