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slugfest
It's that very rivalry that's the subject of the Russo Brothers-exec produced Slugfest, a 10-part Kevin Smith-narrated docuseries set to hit Roku (as part of its Quibi clearance sale buy) on December 24th Inspired by Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle Between Marvel and DC by Reed Tucker, each episode does a deep-dive into the[...]
reno 911
By now, we all know the story of Quibi- the service whose content turned out to be better than the service itself So much so that Roku acquired the now-defunct service's programming slate earlier this year for its Roku Channel One of those included in the purchase was the return of Robert Ben Garant, Thomas[...]
Ice Cream Man (Images: Image Comics/Quibi)
Maxwell Prince and Martin Morazzo's Image Comics series Ice Cream Man as a horror anthology (in October 2018) and that short-form content provider Quibi would be its home (in February 2020) In that time, both nothing and something has happened- "nothing" in the sense that we have yet to see the series and "something" in that[...]
Reno 911! will be returning for Season 8 later this year. (Image: Roku)
One of the original selling points of the short-length programming provider Quibi was the return of the beloved Comedy Central series- and the series didn't disappoint But Quibi did Big time So big in fact that "The Greatest Innovation of 2020" ended up going belly-up by the end of the year (and reportedly $2B-plus with[...]
Your Voice Chicago - SNL
We're talking Arrowverse, The Walking Dead, Joss Whedon, Quibi, Titans, UFC, 50 Cent, Bob's Burgers, Kaley Cuoco, Snoopy, The Venture Bros., Archer, Run The Jewels, and a whole helluva lot more: Your Voice Chicago (BCTV Image: NBCU-SNL) Saturday Night Live: Kanye West Accuses Issa Rae of Being Used by SNL: Kanye West is an example of someone[...]
50 states of fear
What do you get when you combine a global pandemic that forces people to stay home and in front of their screens, media powerhouses Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, and nearly $2 billion in start-up capital? Reportedly not much, with news circulating on Wednesday that Quibi will be officially shutting down The Wall Street Journal[...]
Poster For DC Vs Marvel Slugfest, From Russo Brothers For Quibi
The following poster for the new Quibi series from The Russo Brothers, Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel And DC, was shown off at the NYCC/MCM/Metaverse, in a panel hosted by Kevin Smith – who is narrating the show The panel included former DC publisher Jenette Kahn, Thanos creator Jim Starlin, Superman actor[...]
50 States Of Fright Review: S2E01 "Almost There"
With the options presented on streaming platforms today, original content that seeks to frighten the viewer can easily fall flat, but Quibi decided to go for it with their original series 50 States of Fright. The second season of the horror anthology recently premiered on the platform with the story entitled "Almost There" starring Taissa Farmiga. Set[...]
Giancarlo Esposito's Best Comedic Roles
We're a little scared of him always. "The Princess Bride" Esposito is really pushing for these comedic roles, showing up in Quibi's recent Princess Bride at Home remake Taking on the iconic role of the grandfather, we get to see that warmer side of his personality that we never expect from his villain turns It's a lot[...]
A look at Reno 911! Part 2! (Image: Quibi)
Just when you thought it was safe to walk the streets of Reno, Nevada, original series creators, writers, and cast members Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, and Kerri Kenney-Silver are bringing Dangle (Lennon) and his dysfunctional squad of potential do-gooders back to Quibi for Reno 911! Part 2 Starting August 24, viewers will be treated to[...]
The Gang from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Image: FX Networks)
It started when Olson celebrated her Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actress: Short Form Comedy/Drama with a backhanded way of reminding McElhenney it wasn't for Always Sunny (see the trailer for her Quibi series Flipped below) McElhenney followed that up with a pic of the Emmy nominee making a "bold hair choice," but the "Bobblehead Mac"[...]
Paula Pell in Mapleworth Murders (Image: Quibi).
Have you heard of Mapleworth Murders? It's actually pretty good, which is surprising because it's on Quibi Of course, that means the bar is already set so low, it basically just had to show up and not be a flaming pile of dog poo (not you, Reno 9-1-1) However, it's much better than any other[...]
A scene from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Image: FX Networks)
See, she wasn't nominated for Sunny, but for her turn as Cricket Melfi opposite Will Forte in the Quibi series Flipped So she picked the perfect Death Cab for Cutie moment to "remind" him that she was nominated for a show he didn't write Ouch While we thought it would end there, five days later? McElhenney posted[...]
In Praise of Lo-Fi Television (Image: NBCU)
Here are what isn't working: gimmicks, forcing things, "corporate synergy." And here I'm going to do something I thought I'd never do: I'm going to say something nice about Quibi Their Princess Bride remake is masterful It is, however, likely lightning in a bottle and it's not clear it could be replicated with any other film[...]
Wall of Images (Image: Shutterstock.com)
EX: "Sandy needed Bob to Netflix his story about his kids or she was going to throw herself out the ninth-floor window." or, "Jeff thought he was in "porn star" mode, but Emily hoped he'd Netflix it so she'd still have time to wash her hair." Quibi: Fans of Rick and Morty will understand the "Squanchy"[...]
A look at The Fugitive (Image: Quibi)
On Friday, short-form digital content service Quibi released the official trailer as well as preview images for its take on The Fugitive, starring Boyd Holbrook (Milk, Gone Girl) as innocent-man-on-the-run Mike Ferro and Kiefer Sutherland (24, Designated Survivor) as head fugitive hunter Detective Clay Bryce Developed by Nick Santora (Scorpion) and directed by Stephen Hopkins[...]
Trevor Noah and Ninja (Image: The Daily Social Distancing Show)
Self-professed best non-professional FIFA player on the planet, The Daily Social Distancing Show host Trevor Noah and Quibi are teaming up for a new series to prove that the late-night host is the best at a whole lot of other games, too In Player vs Player with Trevor Noah, Noah will go head-to-head with some[...]
Tomie Deluxe Edition from Viz Media
Quibi continues their fake-it-till-you-make-it strategy and announced an adaptation of Junji Ito's infamous horror manga series Tomie Adeline Rudolph, fresh off filming the final production of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, will play the title character The new production will be written by Aquaman screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and European horror producer-director Alexandre Aja, who came[...]
Chrissy's Court on Quibi
I canceled my subscription to Quibi today The time had come to pull that band-aid off and end this pretense that we were ever really in a relationship together In a world where I really love broadcast television (and precious cable!), I love Netflix, I love Hulu, I love Disney+, I love HBO Max, and[...]
Punk'd and Singled Out (Image: Quibi)
Apparently Quibi didn't get the memo that nobody is watching their short-form mobile streaming app, because they've just renewed two of their reality shows for a season 2 Well, kind of theirs Quibi revivals of MTV reality classics Punk'd and Singled Out are both renewed for season 2 on the streamer app The prank show[...]
Doctor Who, Lucifer, Randy Orton, Alienist & More: BCTV Sunday Slices (Image: Netflix)
*Yawn* Pattern wall of pile colorful retro television (TV) Image: jakkapan / Shutterstock.com So what do we have on the slate for this week's BCTV Sunday Slices? How about bad Quibi moves and John Cleese on a mission? We've got Khary Payton and his son Karter, woke Randy Orton, The Gambler v2.0, and a wise subject for[...]
Paula Pell in Mapleworth Murders (Image: Quibi).
Those [Editor's Note: "folks at Quibi"] But for real: the streaming app has done Mapleworth Murders dirty How you may wonder? By taking advantage of the market For the first time, Quibi might actually be making a sound business decision You see, the Mapleworth Murders cast sounds like a stellar lineup for an SNL reunion[...]
'Murder House Flip' Quibi Trailer
New short-form digital content service Quibi quickly won me over for their ability to deliver content in under 10 minutes and calling them "quick bites" Now if they only had some decent content to match the tech, because their DIY reality show Murder House Flip was a crime scene in series form The series is[...]
Dangle hears the squirrels in Reno 911!, courtesy of Quibi.
Comedy Central favorite Reno 911! came kicking down the doors of our lives this week, with original series creators, writers, and cast members Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, and Kerri Kenney-Silver bringing the dysfunctional Dangle (Lennon) and his deputies to Quibi for a new season protecting the mean streets of Nevada This week, we've been[...]
Dangle won't make it through this morning briefing on Reno 911, courtesy of Quibi.
Comedy Central favorite Reno 911! makes an arresting return this Monday, with original series creators, writers, and cast members Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, and Kerri Kenney-Silver bringing the dysfunctional Dangle (Lennon) and his deputies to Quibi for a new season protecting the mean streets of Nevada To get everyone up-to-speed on the "who's who"[...]
A scene from Dummy, courtesy of Quibi.
Quibi continues to trot out its shows with efficient regularity It's the only thing the streamer has been good at since their "spotlight content" isn't generally that good As more and more scripted shows premiere, it feels like they're in the middle of a giant race to the bottom Is there a contest for what[...]
The officers of Reno 9-1-1 return for a new season, courtesy of Quibi.
With only days to go until our favorite law-enforcement officers come storming back into our lives with the return of Comedy Central favorite Reno 911!, Quibi and original series creators/writers/cast members Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, and Kerri Kenney-Silver are treating fans to the official poster key art and trailer for the series' return[...]
Christoph Waltz makes a deal in Most Dangerous Game, courtesy of Quibi.
It's the second cut-up movie to finish its run on Quibi It feels odd to review a movie in pieces, but it gives the viewer time to think about the pieces in more detail Viewers know that likable lunkhead Dodge (Liam Hemsworth) will survive being hunted through the city by some rich assholes We're curious[...]