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Heart Biopic in the Works at Amazon, Says Band Vocalist Ann Wilson

A biopic about Seattle-based classic rock band Heart is being produced for Amazon, vocalist Ann Wilson revealed to SiriusXM’s “Volume West” host Lyndsey Parker.According to Wilson, Carrie Brownstein, guitarist of punk band Sleater-Kinney and star of IFC’s comedy series “Portlandia,” will write and direct the film. Lynda Obst, most known for her work on “Flashdance,” […]

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‘The Nowhere Inn’ Review: St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein’s Wacky Mockumentary Is Not What It Seems

Some 40 years after “This is Spinal Tap,” the prospect of another mockumentary on self-involved rock stars might not sound so appealing. Fortunately, “The Nowhere Inn” goes beyond the call of duty with a mesmerizing seriocomic descent into the madness of modern fame. This unclassifiable whatsit from singer-songwriter St. Vincent and Bff Carrie Brownstein works […]

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‘Shazam! 2’ Gets Release Date as ‘Sesame Street’ Live-Action Film Moves to 2022

Warner Bros. has moved back its live-action “Sesame Street” movie six months to Jan 15, 2022, and set an April 1, 2022, release date for its “Shazam! 2” sequel.“Portlandia” director and co-creator Jonathan Krisel will helm the “Sesame Street” musical, co-financed by Warner Bros. and MGM. Shawn Levy is producing with Michael Aguilar. Mike Rosolio […]

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Bo Burnham Boards ‘Sesame Street’ Movie for Warner Bros.

Bo Burnham is on his way to Sesame Street.The “Eighth Grade” director is set to contribute songs to a Warner Bros. live-action adaptation of the popular children’s show, which will hit theaters Jan. 15, 2021. “Portlandia” director and co-creator Jonathan Krisel is helming the musical, co-financed by Warner Bros. and MGM.Also attached to the film […]

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‘Sesame Street’ Movie Taps ‘Portlandia’ Co-Creator Jonathan Krisel as Director (Exclusive)

Warner Bros. has finally found the filmmaker to help them get to Sesame Street.Sources tell Variety that “Portlandia” director and co-creator, Jonathan Krisel, is set to helm the live-action “Sesame Street” movie for Warner Bros. The film will be a musical, according to sources.Shawn Levy is producing with Michael Aguilar. David Guion & Michael Handelman […]

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The Morning Watch: ‘Oh, Hello’ Comes to ‘Portlandia’, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Retrospective &

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, John Mulaney and Nick Kroll’s characters from their […]

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‘Portlandia’: Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Want To Reunite One Day, But Not In a Cheesy Movie — Turn It On Podcast

“Portlandia” has successfully skewered modern relationships, pop culture and well-meaning misguided characters over the course of eight seasons. But looking back, Carrie Brownstein admits that she cringes at a few older sketches that don’t necessarily hold up.In particular, Fred Armisen’s characters make references early in the show’s run to Netflix — but the mail-order DVDs, […]

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