Newswire: Brickleberry is dead

Stop all the rape jokes, cut off the foul-mouthed bear, Prevent Daniel Tosh from barking with sardonic air,Silence the theme song and with muffled curseBring out the coffin, let the cast no more rehearse. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overheadScribbling on the sky the message, Brickleberry Is Dead. Comedy Central has chosen not to renew the Tosh-starring animated sitcom for a […]

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Newswire: College professor uses Seinfeld to illustrate psychological disorders

To anyone who has ever told you can’t succeed in college by sitting around watching reruns, the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School offers a rebuttal with its course nicknamed “Psy-feld.” Open to third- and fourth-year medical students, “Psy-feld” is taught by Dr. Anthony Tobia, an associate professor of psychiatry, and requires students watch a rerun of Seinfeld on TBS every […]

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Newswire: The Silicon Valley guys are making a “docu-comedy” series for Nat Geo

The National Geographic Channel is working with the guys behind Silicon Valley to make a “docu-comedy” series about world history. John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, who created the HBO tech comedy series and ran Fox’s King Of The Hill for several years, will combine “sketch comedy, animation, puppetry, documentary and archival footage to explore weighty questions such as how the […]

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The Serial Serial: This week, The Serial Serial takes on Jay’s first big interview

Serial‘s first season might be over, but The Serial Serial isn’t. Just before holiday break, we posted our interview with Rabia Chaudry, the lawyer and Syed family friend who sparked Sarah Koenig’s interest in the case. Then, right around the holidays, Jay Wilds—Koenig’s great white Serial whale—gave his first interview, a three–parter with The Intercept. As intrepid Serial fans and […]

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Newswire: Elle Fanning to be drenched in neon by Nicholas Winding Refn

Now that Cliff Martinez is busy twiddling knobs and the pink and blue lighting gels have been ordered, it’s time to assemble the cast for Nicholas Winding Refn’s next movie. Refn’s new film, The Neon Demon, will reportedly feature an all-female cast and is being described by its director as “a horror film about vicious beauty.” And according to Indiewire, […]

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Newswire: Now the prosecutor in the Serial case is talking

Podcast phenomenon Serial may have ended, but its story clearly hasn’t. Since the This American Life-affiliated series aired its last episode in December, two key players in the story—who notably wouldn’t give Serial much or any time—have given extensive interviews to The Intercept. First there was a three-part talk with Jay Wilds, the prosecution’s key witness against Adnan Syed in […]

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Coming Distractions: The trailer for Finnish film Big Game has a child rescuing President Samuel L. Jackson

Big Game is a Finnish film by the makers of Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale in which a child, out on a hunting quest as part of some rite of passage, stumbles upon the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson) after Air Force One is downed. The child (Onni Tommila) then has to protect the muthafuckin’ leader of […]

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Newswire: The Writers Guild also liked Boyhood, thought Guardians Of The Galaxy was fun

With the Screen Actors Guild and Producer’s Guild nominations already in, the Writers Guild of America has released its list of nominees for the WGA awards. (The Directors Guild has yet to release its list of 2015 nominees, which is fitting because it’ll probably scrap most of what the writers did anyway.) In defiance of its better looking and more […]

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