The 2001 cult comedy is being revived by the streaming service with most of the original cast returning.
It may have taken less than $2 million at the box office back in 2001, but comedy Wet Hot American Summer has gone on to become a cult classic thanks to its impressive cast list. But now it looks as if the comedy is getting a second chance to break the mainstream, this time as an eight episode series to be streamed on Netflix.
Bradley Cooper was one of the stars of Wet Hot American Summer
The limited series has been created by David Wain and Michael Showalter, who also wrote the movie. Wain, who directed the film, will also be behind the camera this time. The duo will also serve as executive producers alongside Howard Bernstein, Jonathan Stern and Peter Principato.
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David Hyde Pierce - who played Niles Crane on 'Frasier' - is joining 'The Good Wife' season six.
In his first television role since the conclusion of Frasier in 2004, David Hyde Pierce - who played Niles Crane - has been cast in the sixth season of CBS drama 'The Good Wife'. Pierce will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is "disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago."
David Hyde Pierce has tasted success on the stage [Getty/Peter Kramer]
His character decides to do something about the crime-rate and runs for office in order to effect change, according to Variety.
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John Taylor is a criminal who has just robbed a bank and pulled it off perfectly. It's unexpected, then, when he turns on the radio in a stolen car and discovers that his crime is all over the news. Police know what he looks like and they even know what car he's driving. John needs to look for a place to hide, off the streets.
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With Nixon, Stone struggles to present a thoughtful biography of one of history's most reviled leaders and the only President in modern times to voluntarily leave office before the end of his term. Richard Nixon of course needs no introduction, and Stone takes a much different approach to the material here than he did with JFK, which remains one of my favorite films ever. Rather than focus on a single incident -- Watergate -- Stone endeavors to encompass Nixon's entire life and career, from his days as a young Quaker (complete with dying brothers) to two big failed runs at political office to the entirety of his troubled political career. All the highlights are here, at least in part: Kent State, China, Vietnam and Cambodia, and of course the tragic events of Watergate.
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The art of reading a book is slowly fading away. Disney realizes this, and even makes a not-so-veiled reference to it at the beginning of their latest literary plunder -- er, adaptation -- Treasure Planet. When we first meet our hero, 10-year-old Jim Hawkins, he's engrossed in a swashbuckling pirate novel. However, it's really a 3D pop-up novel, where interactive visual effects act out the stories for kids "reading" them. The process has begun.
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As is always the case with compilation discs, some of the eight vignettes are good/great, and some are barely watchable. The headlining short, "Laud Weiner," makes up for its obvious title with a dead-on portrayal by Pierce of an egomaniac power broker. Just four minutes long, don't expect a lot of nuance, but it's funny to see the normally mild-mannered Pierce yell at interns.
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There you have Osmosis Jones, a combination of clunky live action and cool, creative animation that tries too hard to please both adults and kiddies while journeying inside one disgusting body.
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If the name Susann doesn't ring a bell, it's because you're too young. "Jackie" was a washed-up actress and radio star when she penned her first novel, The Valley of the Dolls, which went on to become, at its time, the biggest selling novel ever. Why? In the late 60s the tale of drugs and lurid sex against the backdrop of Hollywood was shocking. Now, it's quite tepid, and so is this film, exploring Susann's rise to fame.
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Like King of the Hill and the groundbreaking videotape, some of this work is genius.
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