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Comedy Legend Carl Reiner Passes Away at Age 98

Comedy legend Carl Reiner passes away at age 98 It is with great sadness that ComingSoon.net (via Deadline) must report the passing of writer, director, actor and comedy legend Carl Reiner of natural causes at age 98. The father of noted actor/director Rob Reiner was most famous for creating The Dick Van Dyke Show, directing The Jerk and his role as Saul Bloom in the Ocean’s movies. Here is his final Tweet made three days ago… PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone...
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This map shows where you can donate to bail funds that help protesters arrested amid escalating police confrontations

Police, encouraged by Trump, have become increasingly violent with protesters in recent days, arresting thousands, many of whom were demonstrating peacefully. In response, people are donating to local bail funds to help keep protesters out of prisons, which have become coronavirus hot spots. Celebrities including Drake, Chrissy Teigen, and Steve Carrell have all pitched in, and one fund raised $20 million in just four days, The New York Times reported. This map, created by developer Ornella Fr...
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Don Cheadle Is Having The Best Time Messing With Sonic Star Ben Schwartz

Don Cheadle is struggling to figure out who Ben Schwartz is... psych!
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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Sequel is Officially in the Works

Faster than you can say “gotta go fast,” a Sonic the Hedgehog sequel has been greenlit. Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy announced that development has begun on a sequel to 2020’s Sonic the Hedgehog, after the incredible box office success of the video game adaptation earlier this year, despite being cut short by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy were fast to pick up a Sonic the Hedgehog sequel, announcing that a follow-up to the live-action family comed...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sequels, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Sega, Paramount, Josh Miller, Variety, Tim Miller, Pat Casey, Action/Adventure, Family Films, Robotnik


Paramount Pictures Developing Sonic the Hedgehog Sequel!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Paramount Pictures developing Sonic the Hedgehog sequel! This year saw the long-awaited film adaptation of the iconic Sega video game character Sonic the Hedgehog race to critical and commercial success for Paramount Pictures and after months of waiting on word about the future, Variety has confirmed the studio is developing a sequel! RELATED: CS Soapbox: How Sonic’s Mid-Credits Scene Sets Up Sonic 2 Though the film is still in early development and no casting decision...
Tags: Movies, Jim Carrey, Adam Pally, Mindy Project, Ben Schwartz, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Josh Miller, Tom, Variety, Tim Miller, Green Hills, Pat Casey, ComingSoon, Movie News, Sonic


Sonic The Hedgehog Blu-Ray Review – Zippy Family Movie Surprises

Ignoring the controversy over the look of the world’s most popular hedgehog, releasing a film now seemed like an odd decision. For those who pay attention to such things, it felt a little like something spawned from contractual obligations… unless, Sonic has been going through some resurgence in popularity that eludes an old guy like me. Suspicions of money grabs and strange motivations aside seemed to plague Sonic the Hedgehog all the way to release, and while I’m still not clear why now ...
Tags: Featured, Movies, Digital, Earth, Movie Review, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Dvd, Tom, James Marsden, Blu Ray, Newsline, Carrey, Robotnik, Jeff Fowler, DVD Review


‘Space Force’ Review: Netflix’s Comedy Series Shoots for the Moon, But Can’t Stay on Trajectory

The last time actor Steve Carell and writer/producer Greg Daniels teamed up, it resulted in The Office on NBC, a show that initially stumbled in the shadow of its British predecessor but became one of the greatest television comedies of the 21st century.  Now Carell and Daniels have ventured out on their own with Space Force, an original workplace comedy coming to Netflix that takes a cue from the real life creation of a space warfare branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Unfortunately, while the se...
Tags: Lisa Kudrow, Comedy, New York, Texas, Television, Movies, Nbc, Colorado, Defense, Sci-fi, Features, Netflix, Washington Dc, John-Malkovich, Silicon Valley, Steve-Carell


Exclusive ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Clip Goes Behind-the-Scenes on Bringing Sonic to Life

Sonic the Hedgehog hits Blu-ray this week on May 19 , complete with his last-minute redesign that made the character more visually appealing and less toothy. In honor of the physical media release, we have an exclusive clip that delves into the creation of the movie-version of Sonic. This featurette doesn’t go into the first design – the one that gave everyone nightmares – but instead the final look that ended up in the film, and how it drew on the original video games for inspiration. Soni...
Tags: Movies, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paramount Pictures, Video Game, Video Clips, Blu, Behind the Scenes Footage, Sonic, Robotnik, Jeff Fowler, Robotnik Jim Carrey, Tom Wachowski James Marsden


Exclusive: Alex Wolff’s 10 Favorite Horror Films of The Last Decade

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Exclusive: Alex Wolff’s ten favorite horror films of the last decade After rising through the film and TV world with side characters in everything from coming-of-age drama Coming Through the Rye to romantic comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, but he would find his breakout in the horror world with 2018’s Hereditary. While chatting with the 22-year-old star for his latest role in the drama Castle in the Ground, ComingSoon.net explored the current state of the horror genre ...
Tags: Movies, Ben Schwartz, Imogen Poots, Mandy, Wolff, Poots, Tom Cullen, Keir Gilchrist, Joey Klein, Alex Wolff, Alex Wolff Imogen Poots, Midsommar Wolff, Mommy Wolff, Unfriended Wolff, Unfriended Mandy Wolff


Daily Crunch: Tom Cruise might shoot a movie in space

Tom Cruise is talking to SpaceX about taking the ultimate step to top his crazy movie stunts, Apple and Google’s exposure notification API will not provide access to detailed location data and we survey seven VCs about the new media landscape. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 5, 2020. 1. Tom Cruise reportedly talking to SpaceX about shooting a movie in space Perennial action star Tom Cruise, who has a penchant for striving for ever bigger and more blustery stunts and set pieces, may be aiming ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Media, Entertainment, Office, Tech, Nasa, Netflix, Steve Carell, Ben Schwartz, Tom Cruise, Alex Wilhelm, Space Force


Watch the first trailer for Netflix’s Space Force starring The Office’s Steve Carell

Netflix has released the first trailer for its series Space Force, which is a parodic take on the newest branch of the U.S. armed forces. The project was announced pretty shortly after the space-focused military branch was made official, so it’s actually pretty impressive to see a trailer for what looks like a pretty polished production in such a short time – even as the actual U.S. Space Force has only just begun graduating its first cadets. The show arrives on May 29 (coincidentally just...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Media, Office, Tech, Nasa, Netflix, United States, The Office, Steve Carell, Astronaut, Ben Schwartz, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Outer Space


Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Middleditch & Schwartz’ might change your mind about improv

We’ll admit it: Some of your Original Content podcast hosts are a little skeptical about improvised comedy. Of course, we can enjoy improv when it’s done well. It’s just that we’ve seen it done less well, often by friends who are so enthusiastic without being particularly funny. And our friends aside, live improv has rarely been translated successfully into an on-screen show or special. So we had some reservations going into “Middleditch & Schwartz” on Netflix, which consists of three hourlon...
Tags: Apple, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Ben Schwartz, Thomas Middleditch, Schwartz, Middleditch, Original Content Podcast, Middleditch Schwartz


Ben Schwartz and Sam Rockwell to Reunite in New Comedy for Searchlight Pictures

2020 will go down as an awful year in global history, but if we put the pandemic aside, comedian/actor/writer Ben Schwartz is actually having a pretty solid year career-wise – and it just got even better. Schwartz will write the screenplay for a mysterious new comedy for Disney’s Searchlight Pictures, which he’ll also executive produce and star in alongside Oscar winner Sam Rockwell. Ben Schwartz and Sam Rockwell previously starred in the 2018 indie movie Blue Iguana, but this seems like it w...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Office, Disney, Netflix, Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Steve Carell, Bob, Fox Searchlight, Ben Schwartz, Paramount, Parks, Hamilton


Sam Rockwell, Ben Schwartz To Lead Secret Comedy

Sam Rockwell, Ben Schwartz to lead secret comedy Two of Hollywood’s biggest goofballs, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, Sonic the Hedgehog) and Sam Rockwell (Richard Jewell, Jojo Rabbit), are teaming up from a secret untitled comedy at Searchlight Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: The French Dispatch Given New Release Date by Searchlight Pictures The film is based on a pitch from Schwartz, who is also set to pen the script for the project, although plot details are...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Ben Schwartz, Thomas Middleditch, Schwartz, Sam Rockwell, Rockwell, Steve Carrell, Movie News, House of Mouse, Ben Schwartz Parks, Greg Daniels, Jean Ralphio, Space Force


NBC Releases A Parks and Recreation Special on YouTube!

NBC releases A Parks and Recreation Special on YouTube! A day after the surprise reunion episode of the beloved NBC sitcom, the network has released the full A Parks and Recreation Special onto YouTube for free featuring the return of everybody’s favorite characters from Pawnee, Indiana! The episode can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: CS Soapbox: A Parks and Recreation Reunion is Exactly What We Need In addition to NBC releasing the full episode, Ben Schwartz (Sonic the Hedgehog) t...
Tags: Amazon, Video, TV, Movies, Nbc, Youtube, America, Amy Poehler, TV News, Parks and Recreation, Chris Pratt, Ben Schwartz, Parks, Michael Schur, Leslie Knope, Leslie


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Middleditch & Schwartz’ Delivers Improvised Comedy Gold That Will Crack You Up

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: Middleditch & Schwartz Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: Middleditch & Schwartz is a two-person improvised show. Based on a short audience Q&A where someone in the crowd tells the duo about something they’re exciting about or dreading in the future, Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Ben Schwartz (Sonic the Hedge...
Tags: Comedy, Texas, Television, Movies, Features, Netflix, United States, Ben Schwartz, Thomas Middleditch, Schwartz, NYU Skirball Center, Netflix/Streaming Video, Middleditch, Featured Stories Sidebar, Thomas Middleditch Silicon Valley, Middleditch And Schwartz


CS Interview: Bad Boys for Life’s Jacob Scipio on Success & Hopes for Future

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Bad Boys for Life’s Jacob Scipio on Success & Hopes for Future Just in time for the 4K UHD and Blu-ray release of the long-awaited Bad Boys for Life, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to catch up with star Jacob Scipio to discuss his joining of the hit action franchise, the threequel’s success and his hopes for the future of the franchise. Click here to purchase Bad Boys For Life! Warning: Some Spoilers Lie Ahead for Bad Boys for Life RELATED: CS Intervie...
Tags: London, Movies, Interview, Digital, Features, Miami, Josh Brolin, Will Smith, Sony Pictures, Ben Schwartz, Smith, Terry, Doug Belgrad, Victor, Marcus, Mike


The Adventures of Tintin Video Game In Development!

The Adventures of Tintin video game in development! Video game publisher has announced that to celebrate its 35th anniversary it is developing a game based on the iconic French comic book series The Adventures of Tintin focused on the iconic adventurer and reporter, according to VitalThrills. RLEATED: Exclusive: Sonic Star Ben Schwartz’ Favorite Video Game Movies The game, which is being developed by Microids and Moulinsart, is being created for both consoles and PC and will be an action-a...
Tags: Games, Tibet, Movies, Ben Schwartz, Steven Spielberg, Tintin, Haddock, Video Game News, The Adventures Of Tintin, Microids, Moulinsart, Thomson Thompson, Stéphane Longeard, Benoît Sokal Syberia Paul Cuisset Flashback, Philippe Dessoly Toki, Pierre Adane Top


CS Editor’s Desk: April 21, 2020 Edition

CS Editor’s Desk: April 21, 2020 Edition Hey everyone! ComingSoon.net Managing Editor Max Evry here with the new edition of CS Editor’s Desk, where I gab directly to CS readers about what’s going on this week and in the weeks ahead, both at the site or in the industry at large. We also have a special announcement this week about the very first ComingSoon.net podcast, which will be released very soon! Check out the video below, along with a list of some of our more interesting stories of the ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, Netflix, Ben Schwartz, Michael Shannon, Sam Raimi, Jonah Ray, Brian Dennehy, Movie News, Max Evry, CS Editor's Desk, Max ComingSoon


James Marsden Isn't Above Going Full Cyclops During Chat With Sonic Co-Star

Ben Schwartz just checked up on the X-Men character.
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Myst: Thor, X-Men: First Class Writer Ashley Edward Miller Penning TV Pilot

Myst: Thor, X-Men: First Class Writer Ashley Edward Miller Penning TV Pilot Slashfilm brings word that Ashley Edward Miller (Thor, X-Men First Class) will pen the pilot and serve as showrunner for the Myst TV series adaptation. It was that the classic adventure puzzle video game is being developed into a multiplatform universe for film and television by Village Roadshow Entertainment Group. The franchise features a deep canon spanning thousands of years of mythology and history, though th...
Tags: TV, Movies, Australia, TV News, New Mexico, Anna, Ben Schwartz, Miller, Ryan Miller, Village Roadshow, Myst, Ashley Edward Miller, Isaac Testerman, Yale Rice, Cyan Productions


CS Interview: Ben Schwartz on Sonic the Hedgehog Success, Possible Future

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Ben Schwartz on Sonic the Hedgehog success, possible future Sonic the Hedgehog has raced into the hearts of audiences and critics alike since it hit theaters in February and just in time for the digital release, ComingSoon.net ran just fast enough to catch up with star Ben Schwartz again to discuss the film’s success and the possible future of the franchise. RELATED: Pixar’s Onward Gets an Early Digital Release & Disney+ Debut! The film was originally set t...
Tags: Extras, Games, Movies, Ben Schwartz, Feature, Interview, Movie News, Video Game


How ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ director Jeff Fowler turned a looming disaster into a Hollywood happy ending

Director Jeff Fowler worked on “Sonic the Hedgehog,” his feature film debut, for more than four years, but mention just one specific date — April 30,2019 — and he laughs, knowing exactly what happened that day and the question that’s about to come. “A day which will live in infamy,” Fowler says, happy he can joke around after the huge commercial success “Sonic the Hedgehog” scored when it finally arrived in theaters on Valentine’s Day this year. April 30, 2019 is the day the trailer for the movi...
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Exclusive: Sonic Star Ben Schwartz’ Favorite Video Game Movies

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Feature: Sonic the Hedgehog’s Ben Schwartz favorite video game movies With his lead role in this year’s hit video game adaptation Sonic the Hedgehog, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with Ben Schwartz once again and talk about the Parks and Recreation vet’s favorite films set around the video game world. Click here to purchase Sonic the Hedgehog on Digital HD! RELATED: CS Video: James Marsden & Ben Schwartz Talk Sonic the Hedgehog The film was originally s...
Tags: Feature, Games, New York, Movies, Video Games, Getty Images, Nintendo, Mario, Jim Carrey, Parks and Recreation, Pixar, Adam Pally, Mindy Project, Ben Schwartz, Paramount, Mario Bros


Our First Look at Space Force, That Comedy About the Joke That Is the Real Space Force

Real life: Sometimes it’s stranger than science fiction. Even though we’re in the middle of a pandemic, Trump’s attempt to create a new branch of the military seems to still be underway. But until there are boots on the ground (of the moon), legitimacy is still a long way off. That is, unless you turn on Netflix.Read more...
Tags: Space, Comedy, Science, Netflix, John Malkovich, Streaming, Ben Schwartz, Donald Trump, Trump, Steve Carrell, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Space Force, Real Space Force


TV News Roundup: Netflix Drops ‘Middleditch & Schwartz’ Trailer (Watch)

In today’s TV roundup, Netflix released the official trailer for Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz’s improve show, and Disney Plus announced that its original series “It’s A Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer” will premiere May 15. DATES TBS has set the Season 2 premiere of comedy game show “The Misery Index” for May 14 at 10:30 […]
Tags: News, Ben Schwartz, Shane Smith, The Misery Index, Thomas Middleditch


Sonic The Hedgehog Was ‘Lucky’ To Have Jim Carrey And Ben Schwartz Knows It

Ben Schwartz has nothing but praise for Sonic co-star Jim Carrey.
Tags: Religion, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz


Sonic The Hedgehog’s Ben Schwartz Explains The Character Redesign And Benefit Of Backlash

The voice of Sonic discussed the viral character design with CinemaBlend's ReelBlend Podcast.
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Ben Schwartz On Sonic's Redesign, Voicing BB-8 And More

One of the funniest episodes of our weekly podcast.
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