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‘Finding ‘Ohana’: Netflix’s Reimagined Take on ‘The Goonies’ in Hawaii Soars with Authentic Casting

There aren’t many recognizable faces in “Finding ‘Ohana,” Netflix’s adorably entertaining reimagining of “The Goonies” set in Hawaii. Though Chris Parnell and Marc Evan Jackson jazz up some very funny “Drunk History”-inspired scenes, the speaking roles include Branscombe Richmond, a veteran Hawaiian actor who played owner of the bar where Jason Segel sings his Dracula […]

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How ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Turned a Recasting Problem on Its Head

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” Season 4, Episode 8, “I’m Not The Person I Used To Be.”]On Friday’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) can’t recognize her alcoholic ex-boyfriend Greg (Santino Fontana) when he shows up at his high school reunion party after two years away. That’s because “Pitch Perfect” star Skylar […]

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Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown Join Voice Cast of ‘Angry Birds 2’

Sony Pictures and Rovio Entertainment are adding a new flock of comedic talent to Angry Birds 2.Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters) will voice the film’s villain character, while Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, The People vs. O.J. Simpson), Mexico’s breakout Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included, Overboard), Zach Woods (Silicon […]

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Paramount Players Sets Female-Driven Comedy From Aline Brosh McKenna & ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Writers

Exclusive: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna and two of her writer-producers on the CW musical comedy series, Rachel Specter and Audrey Wauchope, have closed a deal with Paramount Players for a female-driven comedy set in the world of law enforcement. Specter and Wauchope will pen the untitled project with Brosh McKenna producing. No further […]

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