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What We Do In the Shadows review – the undead prove dead funny

This seductive blood-sucking comedy about the everyday struggles of a gang of vampire housemates in New York is silly, deadpan and full of killer gags

Television loves a good vampire, but for some reason, the eternal torment of immortal parasitic killers tends to lend itself more to melodrama than humour. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s perpetually unfortunate sexual attraction to the undead, to the Twi-lite of The Vampire Diaries, bloodsucking fiends are usually much less funny than they are in the wonderful and charismatic new comedy What We Do In the Shadows.

The series is based on the 2014 film of the same name, co-written and co-directed by Flight of the ConchordsJemaine Clement and Thor: Ragnarok’s Taiki Waititi. The pair also starred in the original film, but have handed over acting duties in the TV iteration to a new gang of undead roommates, making the most of the talented comedians who play them,
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Robert Pattinson in talks to play the caped crusader in Matt Reeves’ Batman

After months of speculation, Variety is reporting that ‘Good Time’ and ‘High Life’ actor, Robert Pattison has entered into negotiations to take on the role of Bruce Wayne aka Batman in Matt Reeves’ ‘Batman’.

Since Ben Affleck officially confirmed he would not be returning to don the bat mask in Reeve’s noir ‘Batman’ rumours have been flying high as to who would be next in line to take on the role. Whilst many, are baffled by a possible casting of Pattinson as Batman, others have been quick to defend the choice comparing the outrage to when the late Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy.

It has also been stated that while there is no real confirmation at this point, Pattinson is indeed the frontrunner, with Nicholas Hoult playing a close runner up.

Reeves has previously said of the stand-alone noir project that the
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What We Do In The Shadows’ Jemaine Clement joins ‘Avatar’ sequel

What We Do In The Shadows’ co-creator Jemaine Clement has jumped on board James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ sequels.

Clement, who takes up the role of marine biologist Dr. Ian Garvin, will be joining Michelle Yeoh who will play the role of scientist Dr. Karina Mogue, Zoe Saldana, who reprises the role of the Na’vi princess Neytiri. Sam Worthington will also return as the human-turned-Na’vi Jake Sully. Sigourney Weaver and bad guy Stephen Lang will be back too. Other newcomers include ‘Game of ThronesOona Chaplin and Fear the Walking Dead’s Cliff Curtis will be joining the sequels, and Edie Falco is playing the new character General Ardmore. Kate Winslet will also be reuniting with Cameron playing the role of Ronal.

“I’ve loved Jemaine’s work for years and I’m really pumped that he’s joining our cast as Ian Garvin, one of my favourite characters,
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Mark Proksch (‘What We Do in the Shadows’): Vampire comedy is ‘Friends’ but with people that want to kill you’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Mark Proksch (‘What We Do in the Shadows’): Vampire comedy is ‘Friends’ but with people that want to kill you’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
When Mark Proksch first saw “What We Do in the Shadows” (2014) at a film festival prior to its release, he admits to being “so jealous of how smart the idea was, and how well they executed it.” He considers that the highest form of praise: “being so jealous about how smart it is you’re angry you didn’t come up with it.” So he leapt at the opportunity to star in a new FX series based on the original movie. Watch our exclusive video interview with Proksch above.

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Created by Jemaine Clement, who co-wrote, co-directed, and co-starred in the film with Taika Waititi (who helmed the pilot), “What We Do in the Shadows” centers on three centuries-old vampires who share an apartment in Staten Island. “It’s basically a roommate comedy,” Proksch explains. “It
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Avatar Sequels Bring in Jemaine Clement as Marine Biologist Dr. Garvin

Avatar Sequels Bring in Jemaine Clement as Marine Biologist Dr. Garvin
The cast for Avatar 2, as well as the other sequels, continues to grow as Jemaine Clement has been added to the ensemble. James Cameron has been planning out what will eventually be a five-movie saga for the better part of the last decade and production is well underway on the next installments, which will be released by Disney in the coming years, thanks to the merger with Fox. While we await some actual footage, or even photos, we have word that a very funny individual will be making his way to Pandora.

The official Twitter account for the Avatar franchise announced that Jemaine Clement, known best as one half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, has boarded the sequels. Clement will reportedly play a marine biologist by the name of Dr. Ian Garvin. The announcement (which includes a little Flight of the Conchords joke) reads as follows.
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Legion and What We Do in the Shadows alum Jemaine Clement joins Avatar cast

  • JoBlo
After bursting onto the scene as one half of the New Zealand folk duo Flight of the Conchords, Jemaine Clement, alongside his musical partner Bret McKenzie, established himself as a comedic talent to watch. In the years to follow, Clement co-wrote and co-directed the mockumentary horror comedy What We Do In The Shadows with his film partner Taika Waititi. After audiences took a bite out of Clement's…
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Jemaine Clement Has Been Cast in James Cameron's Avatar Sequels

Jemaine Clement has joined the cast of James Cameron’s Avatar sequels. He will be taking on the role of a marine biologist named Dr. Ian Garvin. Cameron had this to say about the casting in a statement:

“I’ve loved Jemaine’s work for years and I’m really pumped that he’s joining our cast as Ian Garvin, one of my favorite characters.”

I’m a fan of Clement and his work. He’s a very funny guy and I imagine he will be bringing some comic relief to these Avatar movies.

The first of the Avatar sequels is set to be released on December 17th, 2021, which is a year after what Fox had planned before it was bought by Disney. The other three Avatar sequels will be released in December of 2023, December of 2025, and finally December of 2027, when we are eight freakin’ years older than we are now.
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Taika Waititi On Tackling Hitler In ‘Jojo Rabbit’, The “Brilliant” ‘Bubbles’ Script & His ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Triumph — Deadline Disruptors

Taika Waititi On Tackling Hitler In ‘Jojo Rabbit’, The “Brilliant” ‘Bubbles’ Script & His ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Triumph — Deadline Disruptors
Without disruption, we’re doomed to repeat ourselves,” says Taika Waititi. He applies the label to his own sense of adventure in filmmaking, insisting that he must disrupt his own comfort in order to push himself as a director. “When something feels like an obvious choice, it feels a little too easy, and I need to disrupt it and be a bit more chaotic.”

But it’s the quiet kind of disruption with which Waititi has upended Hollywood that has earned him a place among our 2019 class of Disruptors. Few could have imagined, as his body of work built through Eagle vs. Shark, Boy, What We Do in the Shadows, and The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, that the brand of odd New Zealand humor practiced by him and his regular collaborators, including Jemaine Clement and Rachel House, would be so warmly and universally embraced that it would lead him to
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‘What We Do In The Shadows’ Co-Creator Jemaine Clement Lands Role In ‘Avatar’ Films

‘What We Do In The Shadows’ Co-Creator Jemaine Clement Lands Role In ‘Avatar’ Films
Jemaine Clement, the co-creator behind FX’s new comedy series, What We Do in the Shadows, is the latest to join James Cameron’s Avatar films in the role of marine biologist Dr. Ian Garvin. “I’ve loved Jemaine’s work for years and I’m really pumped that he’s joining our cast as Ian Garvin, one of my favorite characters,” commented Cameron.

Clement created What We Do in the Shadows series based on the 2014 vampire feature mockumentary of the same name, which he wrote and directed with Taika Waititi. The show was recently picked up for a second season. Jemaine wrote and executive produced the series in addition to directing most of the episodes.

His other acting credits include starring in FX’s Legion series, and films such as Dinner for Schmucks, with Steve Carell, Men in Black 3, The Bfg, which was directed by Steven Spielberg, and Waititi’s Eagle vs.
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Jemaine Clement Joins James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Jemaine Clement Joins James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels
Jemaine Clement, the star of “Flight of the Conchords” and the creator of “What We Do In the Shadows,” is the latest actor to join the cast of James Cameron’s four “Avatar” sequels, the film announced on its social media channels Wednesday.

Clement has been cast as marine biologist Dr. Ian Garvin in the films. He joins a cast that includes Kate Winslet, Oona Chaplin, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Giovanni Ribisi, David Thewlis, and Cliff Curtis among the newcomers joining Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang.

The “Avatar” sequels were recently pushed back by Disney, with the first of the four planned films will arrive on Dec. 17, 2021. It was previously scheduled to open in December 2020. The third film is delayed two years to December 2023 and the fourth bumped from December 2024 to December 2025. The fifth film is now expected to be released in December 2027.

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Jemaine Clement Boards the ‘Avatar’ Sequels as a Marine Biologist

Jemaine Clement Boards the ‘Avatar’ Sequels as a Marine Biologist
Jemaine Clement is the latest in a long string of actors who have been announced to join the Avatar sequels. But the New Zealand-born actor is seemingly the first all-out comedian to join the sprawling cast, suggesting the multiple sequels to James Cameron‘s 2009 sci-fi mega-hit could be gaining a sense of humor. But that’s down to […]

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James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels Casts Jemaine Clement

  • Variety
James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ Sequels Casts Jemaine Clement
Jemaine Clement is joining the cast of James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequels. He will play marine biologist Dr. Ian Garvin.

“I’ve loved Jemaine’s work for years and I’m really pumped that he’s joining our cast as Ian Garvin, one of my favorite characters,” Cameron said in a statement.

Avatar 2,” the first of four follow-ups, will hit theaters on Dec. 17, 2021, a year after what Fox had planned before it was bought by Disney in March. Disney announced last week that the remaining installments will be released on the same weekend every two years, alternating with “Star Wars” movies with “Avatar 3” arriving in 2023; “Avatar 4” in 2025; and finally “Avatar 5” in 2027.

The 2009 fantasy epic “Avatar” remains the all-time box office champion, with $2.8 billion worldwide. Cameron initially envisioned two sequels, but after meeting with the screenwriters, artists and designers, realized he had too much material and extended
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Jemaine Clement Joins James Cameron's 'Avatar' Sequels

Jemaine Clement Joins James Cameron's 'Avatar' Sequels
Jemaine Clement is joining James Cameron's Avatar sequels, playing marine biologist Dr. Ian Garvin.

He will join fellow franchise newcomers Michelle Yeoh, Edie Falco and Kate Winslet, as well as returning players Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington.

"I’ve loved Jemaine’s work for years and I’m really pumped that he’s joining our cast as Ian Garvin, one of my favorite characters," Cameron said Wednesday in a statement.

Disney recently pushed back the release of Fox's Avatar movies. The first of the planned sequel films will hit theaters Dec. 17, 2021; Avatar ...
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Sci Fi Fidelity Podcast: What We Do in the Shadows

Michael Ahr Dave Vitagliano May 12, 2019

Our genre television podcast hosts take on FX's vampire-themed single-camera comedy, What We Do in the Shadows.

We don't often tackle comedies on our genre television discussion podcast Sci Fi Fidelity, but FX's What We Do in the Shadows is in a category all its own. Although it follows in the footsteps of shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation, the show's origins as a award-winning mockumentary film as well as its liberal use of supernatural elements and special effects make it one of the most unique comedy hybrids of the day.

In the spoiler-free portion of our podcast, we go over the cast of characters and the basic premise of What We Do in the Shadows. We also delve into the original movie a bit and talk about the inspirations that transfer well over to the TV series, including the fact that
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‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Series Brings In Big Guest Stars on the Vampiric Council

Have you been watching the What We Do in the Shadows series on FX? If not, then last night you missed out on an incredible assembly of cameos from celebrities who have played famous vampires over the years, including Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, and Jonathan Brugh as the original trio of vampires from the mockumentary […]

The post ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Series Brings In Big Guest Stars on the Vampiric Council appeared first on /Film.
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Wesley Snipes' Blade Returns in Epic What We Do in the Shadows Vampire Crossover

FX just pulled off perhaps the most epic vampire crossover event in history on the latest episode of What We Do in the Shadows. The TV series, based on the 2015 movie of the same name, is currently airing its first season. The show has been generally well-received and has garnered enough of an audience for the network to grant it an early season 2 pickup. But last night's episode may have just gained the show a lot of fans, as a ton of special guest stars, including Wesley Snipes reprising his role as Blade, appeared.

Warning: spoilers ahead for the latest episode of What We Do in the Shadows. The episode, titled The Trial, sees the vampires having to defend themselves as an international vampire tribunal gathers to judge them for their transgressions. That's what led to this unbelievable gathering. Aside from Wesley Snipes reprising his role as Marvel's resident Daywalker,
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‘What We Do in the Shadows’: Here’s How Those A-List Cameos Happened

Spoilers for the most recent episode of What We Do in the Shadows follow below. Last night’s episode of the FX comedy series What We Do in the Shadows surprised fans with some stellar cameos from some very famous actors, but it took a lot of hard work to pull it off. When it was announced that FX was turning the 2014 film into a TV series, there was an expectation that Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement would reprise their roles from that movie—especially since Waititi and Clement are involved in the show as executive producers and directors. …
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What We Do in the Shadows: Season One Ratings

While FX is known for its edgy dramas, it also likes to keep a few comedies in the mix. Enter the What We Do in the Shadows TV show. Is it the right fit for this artsy cable network? Will What We Do in the Shadows be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

A supernatural FX mockumentary, What We Do in the Shadows stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, and Mark Proksch. From creator Jemaine Clement, and based on the 2014 feature film from Clement and Taika Waititi, the documentary-style series centers on a pack of vampires on Staten Island, who have been tasked with dominating the New World.

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What We Do in the Shadows: Season One Viewer Votes

Have you sunken your teeth into the first season of the What We Do in the Shadows TV show on FX? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like What We Do in the Shadows is cancelled or renewed for season two. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the What We Do in the Shadows season one episodes here. *Status update below.

A supernatural FX comedy, What We Do in the Shadows stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, and Mark Proksch. From creator Jemaine Clement, and based on the 2014 feature film from Clement and
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