Ruben Fleischer, the guy who directed “Zombieland” and “30 Minutes or Less,” had a hard time convincing Warner Bros. that he was the guy to tackle a gangster movie. After all, he’d only done contemporary comedies. But Fleischer wowed them with his vision for “Gangster Squad,” based on the real-life team that took down mobster Mickey Cohen in Los Angeles in the 1940s.
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The surprise departure of Glen Mazzara from AMC’s hit zombie series, “The Walking Dead,” has prompted some strong reactions from other showrunners. Both Kurt Sutter and Shawn Ryan took to social media to voice their criticism of the network and their praise of Mazzara.
Sutter, the executive producer of “Sons of Anarchy” and a notoriously outspoken man, posted his rather colorful reaction on his blog: (Warning: Language is really, really, really… Continue reading Kurt Sutter and Shawn Ryan criticize AMC after Glen Mazzara leaves 'The Walking Dead'
FOX has taken scheduled episodes of “Family Guy” and “American Dad” out of its Sunday lineup in the wake of the shootings in Newton, Conn.
The network will air repeats of the two shows instead out of concerns that the scheduled episodes contain some inappropriate content. The Futon Critic was the first to note the schedule change.
“Family Guy” was set to run an episode called… Continue reading 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' episodes pulled after Newtown shootings
FOX has decided to pull new episodes of Family Guy and American Dad, which were scheduled to air Sunday, in light of yesterday’s tragic shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
It is understood that the network decided not to air the episodes, titled “Jesus, Mary and Joseph!” and “Minstrel Krampus,” to avoid running potentially sensitive content.
Yesterday, Syfy made a similar move when it pulled a new episode of… Continue reading Fox pulls new episodes of ‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad’ after shooting