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ScreenCrush Staff Picks for Watch to Watch the Weekend of April 21

by ScreenCrush Staff April 21, 2017 @ 8:38 AM
If you can’t decide what to watch this weekend, ScreenCrush’s Staff Picks are here to help. They’re like the recommendations at an old video store, except you don’t have to put on pants or go outside to get them. Here are four things to watch this weekend:

Bill Hader Hitman Comedy ‘Barry’ Eyes 2018 HBO Premiere, Spring Shoot

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 14, 2017 @ 12:35 PM
Boy, it sure seems like a great deal of the most anticipated TV shows are all making us wait until 2018. Either way, SNL and Trainwreck star Bill Hader is finally headlining his own series on HBO (and a hitman comedy at that), and Barry is suiting up for production this spring. Don’t expect to see it until 2018, though.

Bill Hader Hitman Comedy ‘Barry’ Gets Series Order at HBO

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 2, 2016 @ 6:12 PM
HBO has undergone some notable transition in recent months, adding a new programming president in the wake of multiple lukewarm developments, but the first major order at its new regime is at least a hopeful one. SNL vet Bill Hader will front his own series, bringing Barry to life as a dissatisfied hitman in a new comedy.

‘The BFG’ Trailer: Mark Rylance Isn’t Like a Regular Giant, He’s a Cool Giant

by Britt Hayes May 15, 2016 @ 8:46 AM
Following its premiere at Cannes (where reactions were decidedly…mixed), Disney has unveiled a new trailer for The BFG, Steven Spielberg’s fantastical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book. Starring Spielberg’s new BFF Mark Rylance in the titular role, The BFG takes us to an enchanting but dangerous world filled with bone-crunching, gizzard-gulping giants. But don’t worry, the BFG of The BFG is a nice giant. Promise!

‘Finding Dory’ Adds Bill Hader and Kate McKinnon as the Perfect Fishy Couple

by Britt Hayes March 30, 2016 @ 5:26 PM
Universal / Pixar / NBC
Just yesterday a bunch of new photos introduced us to several of the characters from Finding Dory, including some totally cute sea otters (seriously) and a pair of sea lions voiced by Idris Elba and Dominic West (The Wire reunion!). But Pixar’s long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo isn’t done casting (no pun intended) up yet, as former SNL star Bill Hader and current SNL star Kate McKinnon have joined the lineup.

BB-8 Originally Spoke Written Dialogue in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

by Mike Sampson February 11, 2016 @ 3:37 PM
If you stuck around through the Star Wars: The Force Awakens credits (perhaps waiting in vain for a post-credits scene), you may have noticed that both Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz were credited as “BB-8 Voice Consultants” for the film. Hader spoke about his involvement only briefly saying, “JJ f–-ing around with this sound effects app on his iPad that was attached to a talk box operated by me.” Now Schwartz has spoken about his contributions revealing that he was originally reciting written dialogue.

Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis and Bill Hader Team Up for ‘The Something’

by Britt Hayes February 2, 2016 @ 7:16 PM
Jason Merritt, Getty Images
In what sounds like something truly special, Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis and Bill Hader will combine their comedic forces for The Something, the directorial debut from 22 Jump Street scribe Rodney Rothman. The project has been percolating for a while, but it looks as though Rothman and Co. are finally ready for take-off with the space-set comedy.

The New ‘Angry Birds’ Trailer Is Urine-Drinking Fun For the Whole Family

by Charles Bramesco January 27, 2016 @ 8:39 AM
Even as video games go, the mobile app Angry Birds is pretty conceptually thin. There are birds. They are angry, ostensibly because green pigs have constructed elaborate castles all over their bird-world...