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Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles: revisiting the film

Matt Edwards Aug 2, 2016

There was a third Crocodile Dundee film? Really? Was Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles any good?

Yes there was. Honestly, yes. No, not particularly.

I think we might have all been understating the cultural importance of the film Crocodile Dundee. It’s sort of mandatory that you do, I think, if you value your sanity. In 1986, when the film came out, it was a massive success at the box office. It grossed $174m in the Us, making it the second highest grossing film of the year, taking just $2m less than Top Gun. The films writers, including Paul Hogan, were nominated for an Oscar. As much as I think Crocodile Dundee is a fun film, that’s a lot to take in.

In the 1980s, the box office charts looked different to the charts of today. Where now multiplex listings are dominated by brands and superhero films with wince-inducing budgets,
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‘The View’ and Espn Analyst Matthew Berry Team Up for Fantasy Movie League Contest (Video)

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‘The View’ and Espn Analyst Matthew Berry Team Up for Fantasy Movie League Contest (Video)
Espn’s fantasy football guru has turned his sights on Hollywood, and now the women of “The View” are taking up the challenge. After helping out stars like Jay Z, Seth Meyers and Daniel Radcliffe with their NFL lineups each week, senior fantasy analyst Matthew Berry launched FantasyMovieLeague.com and is inviting “The View” fans to test their movie know-how and compete against Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Michelle Collins, Paula Faris and Raven-Symoné. The league kicked off on Wednesday and contestants have until 9 a.m. Et Friday to sign up to play. “At Espn, I’ve seen
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This week in tv news: Renewals and cancellations on all network channels

Katherine McNamara, who has been cast as Clary Fray in Shadowhunters

Ahead of network upfronts next week, a number of channels put in notices for pickups and cancellations over the week. Fox’s Backstrom, CBS’ Battle Creek, The McCarthys, and Stalker, NBC’s Marry Me, One Big Happy, State of Affairs, and Constantine all became one-season shows. NBC’s About a Boy also got a cancellation notice this week, as did Fox’s The Mindy Project and The Following.

Fox has also given series orders to Minority Report and Lucifer, while CBS has picked up Supergirl. Among returning shows, The Simpsons got a two-season renewal, while IFC renewed Comedy Bang! Bang!, and The Playstation Network gave its original series Powers a second season. NBC also renewed The Mysteries of Laura and The Night Shift, as well as the sitcom Undateable, whose entire third season will consist of live episodes.

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Matt Berry To Replace Tim Doyle As ‘Last Man Standing’ Showrunner

If Last Man Standing gets a fifth season pickup by ABC as expected, the comedy will have a new showrunner. Matt Berry, who served as a co-executive producer on Last Man on its most recent fourth season, has been named executive producer/showrunner for Season 5. He will succeed Tim Doyle, who is moving on after three years at the helm. Comedy veteran Berry, repped by CAA and attorney Jeanne Newman, previously did stints on ABC’s Malibu Country and Desperate Housewives and…
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10 Sitcom Pilots Inspired by Real People: Which Will You Watch?

Last week, in the wake of Eddie Huang's complaints that he felt ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat" was distorting and softening his childhood experiences, this column examined how hard it is for any biographical or autobiographical sitcom to be true to the life of its source and still be a crowd-pleasing primetime network entertainment. You'd think, after decades of trying, TV writers and network programming executives would be aware of this.

Nonetheless, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the networks have no fewer than ten such sitcom pilots in production, as the first episodes of potential 2015-16 primetime series. Some are based on the lives of already famous entertainers, some on the self-referential stand-up comedy routines of not-quite-famous comics, and some on memoirsts who've lived interesting lives.

Here's a rundown of these pilots, with a look at who these shows are about, who's starring in them, what the series might be like,
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Jamie Lynn Sigler Cast In ‘Fantasy Life’

The Sopranos alumna Jamie Lynn Sigler will co-star opposite Kevin Connolly, Vanessa Williams, and James Caan in Fox's multi-camera/hybrid pilot Fantasy Life, written by Tim McAuliffe based on the memoir by one of U.S.' top fantasy experts, Espn's Matthew Berry. When hard-working Mitch (Connolly) lands his ultimate dream job hosting a fantasy football show, he's forced to navigate office politics while becoming the star he never thought he could be. Sigler will play Abby
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Pilot News: Vanessa Williams Joins Fox Comedy Fantasy Life in Bossy Role

Pilot News: Vanessa Williams Joins Fox Comedy Fantasy Life in Bossy Role
Vanessa Williams has the power to turn Fox’s Fantasy Life into a nightmare.

The multiple Emmy-nominated Ugly Betty vet has landed a leading role on the network’s upcoming comedy pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Executive-produced by and starring Entourage‘s Kevin Connolly — and based on a memoir by Espn’s Matthew Berry — Fantasy Life follows Mitch, a hard-working guy who lands his dream job hosting a fantasy football show and must navigate office politics while achieving stardom.

Williams will play Terry, the
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Roseanne Barr, Patton Oswalt, George Wendt, and a bunch of other people headed to Portlandia

Collecting celebrity guest stars like so many Portland residents collect scrap lumber for their "projects," IFC's Portlandia has announced a huge roster of famous faces due to visit the satirical Pacific Northwest in its third season. In addition to appearances from returning players Kyle MacLachlan, Jeff Goldblum, and Kumail Nanjiani, plus the addition of Chloë Sevigny as Fred and Carrie's new roommate, Roseanne Barr, Juliette Lewis, Rose Byrne, George Wendt, Bill Hader, Bobby Moynihan, Jim Gaffigan, Matt Berry, Matt Lucas, Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis, members of Dirty Projectors, and even tennis champ Martina Navratilova will all be ...
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Dirty Projectors, J Mascis to Appear on Next Season of 'Portlandia'

Dirty Projectors, J Mascis to Appear on Next Season of 'Portlandia'
The Dirty Projectors and Dinosaur Jr. guitarist J Mascis are two among a whole group of guest stars slated for the next season of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's Portlandia, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Also set to appear on the IFC sketch-comedy show: Roseanne Barr, Patton Oswalt, Juliette Lewis, George Wendt, Rose Byrne, Bill Hader, Bobby Moyniham, Jim Gaffigan, Matt Berry, Matt Lucas and, to top it all off, former tennis champ Martina Navratilova

The Projectors and Mascis, of course, aren't the show's first musical guests. Last season, the Shin's James Mercer,
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Famous Faces Are Headed To 'Portlandia'

Famous Faces Are Headed To 'Portlandia'
Hollywood's invading "Portlandia!"

According to EW, Roseanne Barr, Juliette Lewis, Bill Hader, Patton Oswalt, Rose Byrne, George Wendt, Bobby Moynihan, Jim Gaffigan, Matt Berry, Matt Lucas, J Mascis, Dirty Projectors, and tennis legend Martina Navratilova will all be joining Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein on the small screen this season.

Chloe Sevigny is also heading to the IFC comedy this winter, reportedly playing Fred and Carrie's new hipster roommate.

In other casting news...

Cee Lo Green is swinging by "Anger Management." The musician and "Voice" coach will play himself on an upcoming episode of FX's Charlie Sheen comedy. [E! Online]

Kimberly Williams-Paisley may be bumped to a "Nashville" regular. If renewed for a second season, Williams-Paisley -- who plays Peggy, a woman from Teddy's past -- will have the option appear as a series regular on the ABC series. [TVLine]

Natalie Morales is "Trophy Wife"-bound. The "White Collar" vet has joined the ABC comedy pilot as Meg,
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Roseanne Barr, Patton Oswalt, So Many Others Heading to Portlandia

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Roseanne Barr, Patton Oswalt, So Many Others Heading to Portlandia
Portlandia's third season will likely have a higher population of guest stars than the city of Portland has citizens. Check out the census, via EW: Roseanne Barr, Patton Oswalt, Juliette LewisGeorge WendtBill HaderJim GaffiganRose Byrne, Bobby Moynihan, Matt Berry, Matt Lucas, tennis great Martina Navratilova, Dinosaur Jr. founder J Mascis, and the Dirty Projectors. Chloë Sevigny will recur as Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's new roommate, and Kyle MacLachlan, Jeff Goldblum, and Kumail Nanjiani will all make return appearances.
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'Portlandia': Juliette Lewis, Roseanne Barr, Bill Hader among season 3 guest stars -- Exclusive

'Portlandia': Juliette Lewis, Roseanne Barr, Bill Hader among season 3 guest stars -- Exclusive
The Pacific Northwest is about to receive a healthy influx of talent from Hollywood. Season 3 of Portlandia, IFC’s quirky sketch comedy starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, will feature guest spots by Roseanne Barr, Juliette Lewis, Patton Oswalt, Rose Byrne, George Wendt, Armisen’s SNL castmates Bill Hader and Bobby Moynihan, Jim Gaffigan, Matt Berry, Matt Lucas, J Mascis, Dirty Projectors, and, yes, tennis legend Martina Navratilova. EW reported earlier this year that Chloe Sevigny will appear in multiple episodes as the new roommate of Fred and Carrie.

In addition, past guests Kyle MacLachlan, Jeff Goldblum, and Kumail Nanjiani
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ABC Announces Full Fall 2011-12 Primetime Schedule

NBC and Fox have both unleashed their Fall 2011-2012 TV schedule, now ABC has released theirs. I’m excited to see Castle, Modern Family, and The Middle back in the mix. Most of the new shows they have line-up don’t really interest me, but there are a few that have caught my eye. PanAm is another 1960’s based TV show that will go against AMC’s Mad Men and NBC’s The Playboy Club. There’s a show called Revenge that sounds really interesting, but the new series I’m most excited about is is the fantasy series Once Upon A Time, a show where fairy tales collide with the modern day.

Here is ABC’s full schedule along with a description of all of their shows. Go through them below and let us know what TV series you’re most excited about seeing.

Day Time Series

Monday:

8:00 p.
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American Dream | Pillars of the Earth | Eastbound & Down | Garrow's Law | Any Human Heart and more | The weekend's TV highlights

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American Dream | Pillars of the Earth | Eastbound & Down | Garrow's Law | Any Human Heart and more

Saturday 20 November

BBC Switch

12noon, BBC2

The Beeb's decent teen strand continues its run of smart kids' shows with online soap The Cut (now in offline mode) featuring a guest appearance from DJ Ironik (ask your kids). Then Teensville visits Unst, Britain's most northernly inhabited island, to meet the teens that live there before meta chatshow comedy Popatron steps up with a guest slot from street dancers Diversity.

The Office: An American Workplace

7pm, Comedy Central

Another winning double bill of the Us adaptation of the sitcom. In the first episode, the return of laconic Hr rep Toby Flenderson leads to Michael (Steve Carell) trying to frame Toby – his bête noire – for possessing weed. Which is, unbeknown to Michael, a bag of caprese salad. The second episode sees Michael taking pitches for his budget surplus.
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Tonight's TV highlights: The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes | The Culture Show | Carpool | Ego: The Strange And Wonderful World Of Self-Portraits | What The Green Movement Got Wrong | True Blood

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The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes | The Culture Show | Carpool | Ego: The Strange And Wonderful World Of Self-Portraits | What The Green Movement Got Wrong | True Blood

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

5.30pm, Disney Xd

If your idea of fun is an afternoon spent watching Iron Man melting Hydra's attack-bots with his foot jets, wrangling with Shield's mandroids and then getting shouted at by Nick Fury ("You can't do this alone! You're only One Man!") then you're in luck: this new Avengers cartoon has it all. As Nick points out, Iron Man is alone in this first adventure, but it can't be long before the Avengers assemble (and build some anticipation for Marvel's much-mooted live action team-up). Rv

The Culture Show

7pm, BBC2

Andrew Graham-Dixon goes on a stroll around Florence's landmarks but the rest of this week's Culture Show is as all over the place as Wayne Rooney's loyalty. Jacques Peretti
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Musings on the ‘Scott Pilgrim’ premiere

On Wednesday I got the opportunity to be in the press pen for the European Premiere of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. This is the record of my (mis)adventures.

4:20 Turn up at the pens Stupidly early, armed with notebook, camera, notes, iPhone and press pass. This is the first time in the pen for me and frankly I feel like I should be packed in with the rest of the crowd. The bloggers pen doesn’t even exist yet, and the red carpet hasn’t been put down. There’s a nice looking Chaos Theatre set up steps off to the right as you face the cinema, which has a screen behind it in readiness. I wander about for a bit, but there’s no-one there and it’s going to be a long day, so I check out getting something to eat.

5:00 Back to the pens,
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Scott Pilgrim Vs The World European premiere report

Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim Vs The World held its European premiere in London’s Leicester Square on Wednesday and Jake was there to give us a report direct from the red carpet…

London's Leicester Square is the cinema capital of the UK. Every year there's more than a few glitzy red carpet premieres for fans of both film and celebrities to get a little bit closer to the beautiful people who make dreams come true on a silver screen.

Tonight is the European premiere of Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and hundreds of fans have turned out to get a glimpse of its star cast. Some have turned up with t-shirts emblazoned with Bryan Lee O'Malley's creation and a few have even come out in costume. Not bad for what was once a little known graphic novel series.

To bring some of you, who've never even so much
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Alan Simmons Vs. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The UK Premiere (Including Photo Gallery)

Bam! Thwok! Last night was the UK premiere of the amazing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, amongst the bustle and glitz of London’s Leicester Square. I was there on the red carpet (well in a small gated community of fellow film bloggers, just off the red carpet) to capture you some pics of the talent and what they had to say about Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

A plush (and Shake n Vac’d to within an inch of its life) red carpet led from the street to the entrance of The Empire. An offshoot of the carpet went past us lurking bloggers and up steps, modelled on Gideon’s Chaos Theatre, to a summit where the lovely Lauren Laverne laid in wait. The crowd “woo”d and screamed like their lives depended on it, small children tried to squeeze through the rails and gates for a glimpse at the action,
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Film review: Gentlemen Broncos

The new comedy from the man behind Napoleon Dynamite falls depressingly flat, says Peter Bradshaw

Hopes were high for this disappointing new comedy by Jared Hess, who gave us Napoleon Dynamite and the underrated Nacho Libre. Michael Angarano plays Benjamin, a nerdy teenage boy who attends a science-fantasy writers' camp and gets his novella ripped off by a smug bestselling author who has come along as a competition judge. Jemaine Clement (from Flight of the Conchords) is undoubtedly very funny as the plummy-voiced science-fantasy star – that voice somewhere between Michael York and British comedy actor Matt Berry – and there some laughs at the wacky sequences dramatising Benjamin's opus, starring Sam Rockwell. But this runs out of ideas after 20 minutes.

Rating: 2/5

ComedyPeter Bradshaw

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