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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Says Warner Bros. Once Denied His Request to Parody the Harry Potter Theme

Add “Weird Al” Yankovic to the growing list of artists slighted by the higher-ups at Warner Bros.No, the parody musician didn’t have a streaming project caught up in the Discovery merger; his biopic “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” debuted at TIFF in September and is distributed by The Roku Channel. Rather in an interview with […]

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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Ends With A Nod To An Iconic Horror Movie

Just in case this is necessary, spoilers for the biopic parody “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” lie ahead. You’ve been warned?If there’s one thing “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” does well, it’s a parody. Weird Al rose to fame performing hilarious takes on hit pop songs, like his version of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It,” titled […]

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Daniel Radcliffe: I Based My Career Off Harrison Ford’s Post-‘Indiana Jones’

Daniel Radcliffe didn’t want to just be a one-trick pony.After making a statement infamously shedding his “Harry Potter” persona by baring all in a West End production of “Equus,” Radcliffe solidified his fame post-“Potter” glory. Now, the “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” star is crediting Harrison Ford as his career inspiration.“I had this awareness that […]

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‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ Review: Daniel Radcliffe Gets His Goof On in a Daffy-Droll Music Biopic That Skewers Its Hero and Itself

In “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” the winningly daffy-droll postmodern satirical biopic about the beloved cult song parodist of the MTV era, Al (Daniel Radcliffe), weird but not yet “Weird,” is sitting around with his roommates when lightning strikes — or, at least, bologna. One of the roommates asks Al to name the thing he’d […]

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Quinta Brunson Transforms Into Oprah in ‘Weird’ Al Yankovic Movie Alongside Daniel Radcliffe

Quinta Brunson channels her inner talk-show host to portray Oprah Winfrey in Roku’s “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” starring Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, as the frizzy-haired musical parodist.The movie is billed as “the unexaggerated true story about the greatest musician of our time.” “Weird,” which has a runtime of 108 minutes, is slated to […]

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Aaron Paul Was Originally Supposed To Cameo In The Weird Al Biopic

Back in 2010, Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad“) starred in a Funny Or Die sketch written by Eric Appel that was a fake trailer for a film called “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.” It was really funny, with Olivia Wilde as Madonna, Gary Cole and Mary Steenburgeon as Al’s parents, and Patton Oswalt as Dr. Demento. Years […]

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Daniel Radcliffe Says Weird Al Yankovic Movie Gets as Strange as ‘Swiss Army Man’

Daniel Radcliffe has spent a decade more or less laying low since his run playing Harry Potter ended in 2021, but that’s about to change. The actor makes his return to blockbuster filmmaking this month, appearing in “The Lost City” opposite Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum. Radcliffe has earned strong reviews for his villainous role […]

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