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John C. Reilly Is Giving One of the Best Performances in TV Comedy Today

It starts with the character’s look. Reilly’s physical appearance has always served him well as an actor. There’s something about the combination of his large frame and round, expressive face that makes him look not so much tall as overgrown, like a child stretched to adult proportions. This gives him an air of vulnerability that belies his size; it lends pathos to his dramatic performances, like the sad-sack cop in Magnolia, and a goofball naïveté to his comedic turns, like the fake music legend in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.  It’s how a guy who’s six-foot-two can sing the ode to interpersonal invisibility “Mr. Cellophane” in the film adaptation ofChicago and earn an Oscar nomination, or pair up with the relatively diminutive Mark Wahlberg in Boogie Nights and come across like a natural sidekick.

In these strictly physical terms alone, Dr. Steve is his magnum opus, the idiot man-child he was born to play. Wearing a brown suit that’s at least two sizes too small, teasing his curly hair to fright-wig proportions, twisting his mouth and squinting his eyes to give his face a vibe of permanent confusion, Reilly leans into his quirks as Dr. Steve.

I wrote about how John C. Reilly’s turn as the title character on Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule is one of the best dang performances in TV comedy today for Vulture. I’ve been saying it for years and I’m so glad I got the chance to obsess on it publicly.

Shawn Michael Howard

Shawn Michael Howard (born July 31, 1969) is an American film, television and theater actor.

Howard was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Olivia C. and Frank Howard, Jr., brother of Brad Howard and Tyrone Scott Howard. Father of Elijah Howard Shawn moved to Manhattan at age 19 to study acting at New York University. He began working off-Broadway while still in school, in Mac Wellman’s Crowbar, which won the Obie for Best Play. He worked in character roles on episodic television in New York, and his first film role came opposite Tupac Shakur in Above the Rim. In 1994 he moved to Hollywood and starred in Sunset Park with Terrence Howard. A succession of recurring television roles led to his breakthrough role as Russell on the NBC sitcom The Single Guy in 1995. He has been a featured guest voice on many animated shows, including “American Dad”, “Family Guy”, and “Robot Chicken” . He voiced the character “Smokey” on the animated series, The PJs, with Eddie Murphy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Michael_Howard

I could write an essay about this but briefly

The person that wrote the paranoiac scenes of eliot in the 2nd season of mr robot really gets how nerve wracking it is to feel like this. It’s not the best scenario that i’ve seen, but as a matter of characters eliot is one of the best characters that have happened on tv. The producers knew what they were hitting for when they portray such a disturbed person in 2015. A good way to make money. Also from his acting you can tell from the first minute that he suffers anxiety and that he’s asocial. It’s not very accurate about depression but either way i love this character because literally most psychologically disturbed people are like this. Genuine, disappointed, thoughtful, lonely but yet can’t seem to be able connect with anyone around them. It’s good to see mental illness as something different than serial killings and evilness

I think the only reason Tyler doesn’t look as good in the suit is because of the heavy Photoshop. Like for one, what I would do with it is I would get the lighting a little better and I would’ve made him clenches his fists. Like he was prepared for battle. I don’t think anything is wrong with the suit at all I think it looks perfect. It’s just that the Photoshop makes them look not as good as they can. Hell anyone can make the photo look 10 times better. But what we have to realize that it’s the first photo. Yeah it may not look its best(to some people) but there are a lot of promo photos for different shows with the characters don’t look their best but look flawless on TV. I think that later on down the line that more photos will service and we’ll see that he looks 10 times better. That they both will look 10 times better. Don’t judge Hoechlin based on that one photo.

George Costanza, Frank Underwood, and... Donald Trump: Which TV character should be president?

On Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, the stars came out to celebrate all things geek at Entertainment Weekly’s annual Comic-Con party.

But beyond the superheroes and supernatural forces of the event, something else was on their mind: the forthcoming presidential election.

In an effort to keep things bipartisan, we asked celebrities which fictional TV character would make the best President of the United States. The answers? Tina Belcher from Bob’s Burgers, George Costanza of Seinfeld fame, and the actual Republican presidential nominee.

“That’s easy,” said Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham. “If you want a film or television character, you’d pick Donald Trump.”

Watch the video above, and check out more from the party here.

New Wentworth Fan

So in the last few days, I’ve skipped through most of S1, watched all of S2, seen most of S3, and watched all of S4– including tonight’s finale.

And I’m just so?? I have no words?? I can’t. I’m so new to the show but already so attached to so many of these characters.

Also, Joan is literally one of the best TV villains right now.

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Get Down’ Official Trailer Nails New York in the 1970s

The first official trailer for The Get Down shows us how music can lift people beyond their environment.

The new Netflix series from executive producer Baz Luhrmann focuses on 1970s New York City: “broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped — dying,” per the streaming service’s description. “Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them — except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans.”

The musically themed drama is led by Dope star Shameik Moore as Shaolin Fantastic — who may have the best character name in TV history — as well as newcomers Tremaine Brown Jr., Justice Smith and Skylan Brooks playing a group of teenagers who run wild in the streets of the late-1970s Bronx.

Also Read: Jaden Smith’s New ‘70s Look Revealed in Sneak Peek for Netflix Series ‘The Get Down’

The Get Down also stars Herizen Guardiola as Mylene Cruz, whose strictly religious father (Giancarlo Esposito) forbids her from singing the disco music she loves.

Jaden Smith will recur as Marcus “Dizzee” Kipling, a psychedelically talented and enigmatic 18-year-old graffiti artist. Luhrmann will direct the first two episodes and the season finale.

The series is also executive produced by Nas, Catherine Martin, Paul Watters, Thomas Kelly, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Shawn Ryan and Marney Hochman.

Also Read: Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix Series 'The Get Down’ Casts 4 Male Leads

The Get Down will premiere on Netflix on Aug. 12.

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1. What’s up?  Not much at all, I’m good tho, you? c:
2. Do you have a morning routine?  Not really, unless watching a bunch of YouTube counts xD
3. Do you have a night routine?  Kinda, but not really a routine xD
4. Last thing you ate?  Indian food
5. How many accessories do you have on right now?  None, but I wish I had more
6. Can you answer to the question “mom or dad?”  Nope
7. What school year was the worst?  Not sure tbh they were all much of a muchness xD
8. What school year was the best?  This one probably
9. Favorite character from your favorite tv show?  Kyle Barnes from Outcast
10. Favorite character from your favorite movie?  Luke from The Place Beyond The Pines
11. A part of your body you’re insecure about?  None tbh
12. Weird thing you’re attracted to?  In what way? xD  
13. Favorite album?  CAN’T ANSWER but at this very second, probably Dystopia by Megadeth
14. Ever written a song?  Yus c:
15. Favorite computer/video game?  GTA: San Andreas, and I ain’t no fake fan, I was obsessed and I can tell you alot about that fame unlike these people who post the “only 90′s kids” pics or “who remembers this?” pics, or the “if you know this, you a real G” pics.  FUCK OFF, YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW WHO CJ IS.
16. Last time you had a friend over?  Like few months ago maybe xD
17. Ever got your eyebrows done?  Nahhhhhhh
18. Something attractive about the person you like?  Not sure if I like anyone tbh
19. Are you more funny or smart?  Hopefully funny xD
20. Last time you saw your bestfriend?  Like yesterday xD
21. Who was the last person to tell you they love you?  My Ex
22. Frozen yogurt or ice cream?  Ice Cream
23. What language do you speak in your country?  English
24. Believe in the Bible?  Nope sorry
25. A part of your body you take care of the most?  My hair probably xD
26. Do you know the actual meaning of the word “daddy”?  I think so
27. Last time you got money?  Yesterday actually c:
28. Last thing you bought?  A CD probably, think it was Reign in Blood (I’m not counting food)
29. What was your last custom?  Not sure what this question is asking sorry xD  Maybe I’m just dumb
30. Comedy or action?  Action, if its done well
31. Do you want to get a plastic surgery?  No, I don’t like plastic surgery
32. When and what was the last piercing you got?  None
33. Do you have a tv in your room?  Yus
34. Last time you played an instrument?  Today xD
35. What pet do you want?  A TIGER (or a dog)
36. In what age do you want to get married?  Whenever it feels right
37. In what age do you want to have your first child?  Like 28-32
38. What kind of shirt are you wearing?  A band tee
39. When was the last time you got up in the middle of the night to grab a snack?  Few weeks ago xD
40. What hair color do you want to have?  Not sure, mines decent tbh
41. Did you believe the world was going to end in 2012?  Nah m8 xD
42. Last time you went for a swim?  Whats swimming?
43. What pair of shoes you wear all the time?  Vans
44. Do you believe in soulmates?  Yus, kind of anyway
45. Are you hungry?  Nope xD
46. What two musicians/band do you want to see preforming together?  AVENGED SEVENFOLD AND METALLICA                                                          47. Tell a story about you and your crush?   Don’t have any xD
48. Tell a story about a vacation you had?  I slipped in Universal Studios when I was like 4 xD
49. Tell a story about an injury you got?  I fractured my wrist in school
50. Are ya happy now?  Yus c:

2 down, 2 to go, thanks Anon

'Walking Dead' cliffhanger builds buzz at Comic-Con until October

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‘Walking Dead’ cliffhanger builds buzz at Comic-Con until October

Ratings juggernaut “The Walking Dead” revealed on Friday fans will have to wait until October 23 to see how one of the most talked-about cliffhangers in cable TV history works out. Showrunner Scott Gimple announced the date for the season seven opener at a discussion panel featuring cast and crew at the annual San Diego Comic-Con fanfest. The focus of season six was the debut of arch-nemesis Negan, who is seen in the comic books beating one of the best-loved characters to death. The producers of cable TV’s most successful show ever have generated huge buzz among its millions of fans by building up to the moment.

We all link arms, it’s a really shitty start to the season, but hang on because we are heading to one of the greatest showdowns of the show.

Andrew Lincoln, who plays the central character, Rick Grime

A packed crowd in Comic-Con’s 6,500-seat main venue was treated to new footage of season seven, although there were no big clues on the identity of Negan’s victim. Season seven will be broken up, with the show returning for the final eight episodes of the run in February.

'Walking Dead' cliffhanger leaves fans in dark until October

Ratings juggernaut “The Walking Dead” revealed on Friday fans will have to wait until October 23 to see how one of the most talked-about cliffhangers in cable TV history works out.

Showrunner Scott Gimple announced the date for the season seven opener at a discussion panel featuring cast and crew at the annual San Diego Comic-Con fanfest.

Viewers in 125 countries across the world will be able to see the episode, which is distributed internationally by Fox, within 24 hours of its US debut.

“It’s absolutely worth the wait,” executive producer Robert Kirkman promised of the hotly-anticipated episode, directed by fellow exec producer Greg Nicotero.

The focus of season six was the debut of arch-nemesis Negan, who is seen in the comic books beating one of the best-loved characters to death.

The producers of cable TV’s most successful show ever have generated huge buzz among its millions of fans by building up to the moment.

Season six teased audiences over whether the same character would be on the end of Negan’s barbed-wire-covered baseball bat, “Lucille.”

But it wrapped amid huge controversy with the question unanswered, in an excruciating cliffhanger that sparked outrage online among who felt they were being manipulated.

A packed crowd in Comic-Con’s 6,500-seat main venue was treated to new footage of season seven, although there were no big clues on the identity of Negan’s victim.

Instead, fans were offered glimpses at The Kingdom, a group from Kirkman’s comic books, and its leader Ezekiel and his pet tiger.

Jeffery Dean Morgan, who plays Negan, opened the session walking behind seated cast members, menacingly wielding Lucille.

Among the stars at the panel were Andrew Lincoln – who plays the central character, Rick Grimes – Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan and Steven Yeun.

“We all link arms, it’s a really shitty start to the season, but hang on because we are heading to one of the greatest showdowns of the show,” said Lincoln.

Nicotero, the show’s most prolific director over its six seasons, said helming the new episode was a surprisingly intense experience.

“It affected me in a way I didn’t expect. Rick was reduced to no control,” he said.

Executive producer Gale Ann Hurd promised a growing “Walking Dead” universe, with “more people we haven’t met living in the apocalypse.”

“We’re meeting both friend and foe,” she said.

Season seven will be broken up, with the show returning for the final eight episodes of the run in February.

Cable station AMC posted the new “The Walking Dead” trailer on its official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmUz88zoIg0