Oscar season seems to be getting longer each year, with speculation picking up in earnest in September and continues until the ceremony itself is concluded. There is much less curiosity around the fan-voted MTV Movie Awards, which also make them more fun, and this year 'Django Unchained' and 'Ted' lead the pack of nominees.
Between the ongoing success of 'Family Guy,' 'American Dad,' 'The Cleveland Show,' 'Ted' and his upcoming gig hosting the Oscars, Seth MacFarlane has the world by a string. And with live-action success at the box-office, where better to turn next than a live-action TV series? As pilot season picks up, FOX has given a strong display of faith to MacFarlane picking up to series live-action comedy pilot 'Dads,' but what role will MacFarlane take on the actual show?
After the success of the Mark Wahlberg- and Seth MacFarlane-starring 'Ted,' Universal Pictures is committed to bringing a sequel of the teddy bear-comedy to the big screen. But the flick may have some competition coming in the form of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
The WWE superstar turned actor will potentially follow up his stint in 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation,' 'Pain & Gain,' 'Fast Six,' 'Snitch' and his 2014 'Hercules' gig with a teddy bear movie of his own currently called -- wait for it -- 'Teddy Bear.'
When Seth MacFarlane was announced as the host of the 2013 Oscars we wondered whether MacFarlane would bring some of his more famous characters to the big show. Well we won't have to wait until February 24 to find out. Star Mark Wahlberg confirmed that he and "Ted" will appear together on stage at the 2013 Oscars.
New on DVD, Blu-ray and streaming this week: 'Bourne' is back, 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' tries to keep a franchise warm, plus the raucous comedy of Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted' and Christopher Nolan's first film 'Following' gets the Criterion treatment.
Meet a most unlikely box office champion: a foul-mouthed teddy bear from Boston. ' Ted' seemed a strange proposition from the get-go, but the little guy with a big heart and extensive vocabulary (courtesy of writer-director-star Seth MacFarlane) made a hefty splash when he burst onto the scene in late-June with a $54 million opening. And now, four months later, he's the King of the R-Rated Comedies.
Consider this weekend a study of three animation companies. Temporarily forget about 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and 'Ted' and 'Moonrise Kingdom.' What do the box office numbers of 'Ice Age: Continental Drift,' 'Brave' and 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' tell us about their respective studios? 'Ice Age' won the weekend, but is it actually a winner?