Category: Comedy

From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mum and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan.

The film stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd.

Summary: 
Ian Boldsworth and Barry Dodds visit the most haunted village in the world, the home of the world’s most violent poltergeist, the underground labyrinths of Edinburgh, and everywhere in between.

Year: 2020

Cinema Release Dates:  7th January 2020 (UK)

VOD Release Dates: TBA

Country: UK

Director: Ian Boldsworth

Screenwriter: Ian Boldsworth

Cast: Ian Boldsworth (himself), Barry Dodds (himself), Carol Fieldhouse (herself), Chris Finch (himself)

Running Time: 108 mins

Classification: MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK)

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Stan today announced that the smash-hit romantic comedy anthology series Love Life will return on October 28, launching with the first three episodes the same day as the US, only on Stan. 

To watch and share the brand new trailer, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZZS4rrOg-w   

Season two will remain set in New York City but will focus on a new character’s journey – with Anna Kendrick’s character Darby passing the baton over to new protagonist, Marcus Watkins, played by the Emmy-nominated William Jackson Harper (The Good Place).

Marcus is coming out of a years-long relationship with the woman he thought was going to be the one. After the rug is pulled out from under him, he is plunged back into the search for the romantic fulfilment that he thought he had already found.

Familiar familiar faces from season one will reprise their roles, including Darby herself, as well as Sara (Zoë​ Chao), Jim (Peter Vack), Mallory (Sasha Compére) and Magnus (Nick Thune). They will be joined by a host of new faces too, played by Jessica Williams (Booksmart, The Daily Show), Punkie Johnson (Saturday Night Live), and Chris ‘Comedian CP’ Powell (Empire).

Love Life is an HBO Max series produced by Lionsgate Television and Feigco Entertainment. The series comes from creator Sam Boyd (In a Relationship), who co-show runs with Bridget Bedard (Transparent, Ramy). Boyd and Bedard serve as executive producers alongside Anna KendrickPaul Feig (A Simple Favour, Bridesmaids) and Dan Magnante (Someone Great).

Love Life Season 2 will return October 28, launching with the first three episodes, same day as the US, only on Stan. 

All episodes of Season 1 are available to stream now in 4K.

“Only Murders in the Building”, the hit original comedy series starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez has been picked up for a second season. The show will stream on Disney+ in Australia and is the most-watched Star Original on premiere day on Disney+. 

“Everyone in our amazing “Building” worked with such love and expertise through extraordinary times — and with incredible support from Disney, Hulu and 20th TV — to create a first season that might live up to our legendary cast, our beloved New York City, and to make a show about connection. To feel we’ve connected with our audience and hit the mark enough already to have the chance to continue — and to carry on our show’s wild ride of mystery-comedy-empathy — is too exciting for words.  So I’ll shut up now — and just say a huge thanks to all and I can’t wait for more!,” said co-creator and executive producer John Hoffman. 

From the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman comes a comedic murder-mystery series for the ages. Only Murders in the Building follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realise a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.

Only Murders in the Building hails from co-creators and writers Steve Martin and John Hoffman (“Grace & Frankie,” “Looking”). Martin and Hoffman executive produce along with Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Jamie Babbitt, “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.

Today, Disney+ released the teaser poster for the all-new animated adventure “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” which begins streaming this holiday season. Be sure to check it out and share with your readers. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” premieres exclusively on Disney+ December 3, 2021.
 
The first book in Jeff Kinney’s worldwide bestselling series comes to Disney+ in the all-new animated adventure “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Greg Heffley is a scrawny but ambitious kid with an active imagination and big plans to be rich and famous – he just has to survive middle school first. To make matters worse, Greg’s lovable best friend Rowley seems to coast through life and succeed at everything without even trying! As details of his hilarious – and often disastrous – attempts to fit in fill the pages of his journal, Greg learns to appreciate true friends and the satisfaction that comes from standing up for what is right. Directed by Swinton Scott (“Futurama”) and written and produced by Jeff Kinney, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” features the voices of Brady Noon (“The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”), Ethan William Childress (“mixed-ish”) and Chris Diamantopoulos (“Mickey Mouse”).
 
Jeff Kinney is one of the world’s bestselling authors; “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books have sold more than 250 million copies globally in just 14 years. Kinney, who serves as both screenwriter and producer, says, “This film feels like the book come to life, and it’s exciting to see Greg Heffley and his family and friends in their fully-animated glory. It is the Wimpy World in a way no one has seen before. Working on this movie, I feel like we have been sitting on a wonderful secret. I can’t wait to finally share it with the world!”

Summary: 
The comic “Bluntman and Chronic” is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation, they set out to wreck the movie.

Year: 2001

Cinema Release Dates:  31st January 2002 (Australia), 30th November 2001 (UK), 24th August 2001 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: Available in all regions.

Country: USA

Director: Kevin Smith

Screenwriter: Kevin Smith

Cast: Joey Lauren Adams (Alyssa Jones), Ben Affleck (Holden McNeil/Ben Affleck), Jeff Anderson (Randal Graves), Jules Asner (herself), Diedrich Bader (Miramax Security Guard Gordon), Jerome Benton (himself), Jason Biggs (himself), Marc Blucas (The Guy), Gavin Brooks (Baby Jay (voice)), George Carlin (Hitchiker), Wes Craven (himself), Matt Damon (himself/Will Hunting), Morris Day (himself), Shannon Doherty (herself), Eliza Dushku (Sissy), Shannon Elizabeth (Justice), Dwight Ewell (Hooper LaMont), Will Ferrell (Federal Wildlife Marshall Willenholly), Carrie Fisher (Nun), Walter Flanagan (Walt Grover The Fan Boy), Mark Hamill (Cocknocker), Renee Humphrey (Tricia Jones), Matthew James (The Dude), Bryan Johnson (Steve-Dave Pulasti), Garry Johnson (himself), Steve Kmetko (himself), Zak Knuton (The C.L.I.T. (voice)), Ali Larter (Chrissy), Jason Lee (Brodie Bruce/Banky Edwards), Jason Mewes (Jay), Jamie Kennedy (Chaka’s Production Assistant), Monte Moir (himself), Tracy Morgan (Pumpkin Escobar), Alanis Morissette (That Woman (God)), Scott Mosier (GWH2 Assistant Director/William Black), Judd Nelson (Sheriff), Brian O’Halloran (Dante Hicks), Chris Rock (Chaka Luther King), Torrell Ruffin (himself), Brian Andrew Saible (Baby Jay), Sean William Scott (Brent), Scott Sener (Quiet Scott), Rusty Sheridan (Afroed Whitney), Harley Quinn Smith (Baby Silent Bob), Jennifer Schwalbach Smith (Missy), Kevin Smith (Silent Bob), Ricky Smith (himself), Jon Stewart (Reg Hartner), James Van Der Beek (himself), Gus Van Sant (himself), Scott William Winters (Clark/himself), Quentin Wright (William Dusky)

Running Time: 104 mins

Classification: MA (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

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Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today announced it is partnering with acclaimed Australian production company Roadshow Rough Diamond on a range of new Stan Original projects.

The partnership announcement comes as Stan continues to increase its investment into Australian television and film. The strategy will see Stan ramp up to deliver around 30% of its first-run slate from original productions.

Founded by Australian producers Dan and John Edwards and Roadshow Films, Roadshow Rough Diamond’s partnership with Stan will see brand new seasons of the record-breaking Stan Original Series Bump coming soon, with season two currently in production in Sydney. Claudia Karvan returns to star in the new season and will co-produce, alongside Dan and John Edwards. Stars Nathalie MorrisCarlos Sanson Jnr and Angus Sampson are also set to return, alongside the series’ stellar supporting cast.

Following the series’ unprecedented success with audiences and critics alike, Bump Season 3 will begin production in 2022.

Stan and Roadshow Rough Diamond are also partnering on other Stan Original projects, including Year Of and IronsideYear Of is a multi-generational drama spin-off from the highly successful Stan Original Series BumpIronside is a criminal drama inspired by the true story of the AFP’s use of the encrypted ANOM app to track and trap criminals.

Stan Acting Chief Executive Officer Martin Kugeler said: “Partnering with the biggest producers from Australia and around the world to deliver high calibre homegrown projects is core to Stan’s original content strategy. Today’s announcement with Roadshow Rough Diamond reflects Stan’s commitment to investing in local production. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Roadshow Rough Diamond’s Dan and John Edwards on these new Stan Original projects.”

Screen Australia Head of Content Sally Caplan said: “Not only has Bump proven enormously popular with viewers on Stan with its relatable characters and entertaining scripts, it also continues to provide great opportunities for emerging creatives to further their careers. We’re very proud to continue to support the talented team at Roadshow Rough Diamond to bring Seasons 2 and 3 to life together, and I look forward to seeing what’s in store for Oly, Santi and their families.”

Roadshow Rough Diamond Co-Founders Dan and John Edwards said: “Stan has proven to be a perfect creative partner on both Bump and Romper Stomper. We’re thrilled to extend the relationship with Year Of and Ironside. This comes as Rough Diamond is at the beginning of an expansion phase as we bring creative producing partners under our umbrella.”

Led by Claudia Karvan (Angie Davis), who also acts as producer, the second season of the record-breaking Stan Original Series Bump welcomes back stars Nathalie Morris (Oly Chalmers-Davis) and Carlos Sanson Jnr (Santiago ‘Santi’ Hernandez), alongside Angus Sampson (Dom Chalmers), Catalina Palma (Angel), Safia Arain (Reema), Paula Garcia (Rosa Hernandez), Ioane Saula (Vince Ingram), Christian Byers (Bowie Chalmers-Davis), Claudia de Giusti (Bernadita), Miguel Andrade (Alejandro) and Ricardo Scheihing Vasquez (Matias Hernandez).

Season two begins with Oly and Santi in a new place of hope and uncertainty. They’ve had a baby, fallen in love, moved in together and then back out; now they might even get to know each other. Just four-ish months into baby Jacinda’s life, both families are also about to deal with the fallout after Rosa discovers Angie and Matias’ transgression.

Oly will be caught between her big dreams and her very small, rather high maintenance and yet adorable reality. Santi will find his unexpected fatherhood is taking him back to losing his mother as a child, and the impact it’s had on him and his dad. He’ll learn on the job about good decisions and bad ones, and the kind of father he really wants to be. A newly free Angie will be torn between her feelings for Matias and her promise to Oly. Dom will get another shot, and Bowie comes home. Rosa will struggle between family and freedom and attempt to come to terms with Matias’ betrayal.

Season two sees the return of directors Geoff Bennett (Stan Original Series Wolf Creek) and Leticia Caceres (The True History of Billie the Kid), with Matthew Moore (The Great) and Jessica Tuckwell also directing. The series is created and co-written by Kelsey Munro, who is joined again by her season one writing team: Jessica Tuckwell, Timothy Lee, Mithila Gupta and Steven Arriagada, alongside Fernanda Penaloza.

Following the series’ unprecedented success with audiences and critics alike, Bump Season 3 will begin production in 2022.

The Stan Original Series Bump is produced by Roadshow Rough Diamond with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Stan. Financed with support from Screen NSW. ITV Studios will manage international sales.

YEAR OF

Year Of is set in and around the senior years of high school – exploring the liminal time between childhood and adulthood for the kids and the renegotiations with adults that it brings. Of course, the school and the teachers – we’ve already met in Bump. Young love and angst, humour and tragedy, rub against each other in a powerful mix. Roadshow Rough Diamond’s Dan and John Edwards are working alongside the talented writing team of Jessica Tuckwell and Kelsey Munro on the series.

IRONSIDE

Ironside is a criminal drama inspired by the extraordinary true story of the Australian Federal Police and FBI’s development and use of the encrypted ANOM app to track and trap international criminals. Roadshow Rough Diamond’s Dan and John Edwards are working hand-in-hand with acclaimed writer and director Gregor Jordan and Nine’s multi-Walkley award-winning journalist for 60 MinutesThe Age and The Sydney Morning Herald Nick McKenzie on the series.