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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Who Should Host the 2016 Oscars?

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.02.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Naturally until the hosts are named I imagine everyone's father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate is going to weigh in on the possible golden tag team. Include me in the mix.

Ted 2, Seth MacFarlane, and the Age of the Brogressive

Michael Darer | Posted 07.07.2015 | College
Michael Darer

Perhaps, I'm just a masochist, but I cannot stop thinking about Ted 2. I've made no bones about my distaste for the film, but it's rare that a film so dumbly vulgar holds my attention for nearly two weeks after its release.

Ted 2 and the Empty Plea for Equality

Michael Darer | Posted 07.01.2015 | College
Michael Darer

If Ted 2 is about anything, it is about--whether McFarlane knows it or not--the difference between the empty gesture, the half-hearted promise, and the reality of what dignity actually means.

Bill Bradley

We May Finally Know The Answer To A Big 'Pulp Fiction' Mystery | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment

As movie fans know, the secret of what's in Marsellus Wallace's briefcase in "Pulp Fiction" is one of the biggest pop-culture mysteries around. Some t...

The Moral Arc of 'Ted 2': A Ribald Comedy With a Moral Message

Michael Shermer | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Shermer

What does a smart and socially savvy comedy writer, actor, and producer like Seth MacFarlane do when he wants to say something relevant about the moral progress of humanity and deliver it to a large audience? Write it into the sequel of his wildly popular 2012 hit comedy film.

Movie Review: Ted 2 Works

Carole Mallory | Posted 06.25.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Ignore the early moments of Ted 2 which are like a randy horse coming out of the confinements of an opening gate. Once set free Ted 2 lumbers unmercifully from one ribald gag to another. Some are riotously funny.

You'll Be 'Taken' With Seth MacFarlane's Liam Neeson Impression

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment

He's got a very particular set of skills when it comes to celebrity impressions. While promoting his new movie "Ted 2" on "The Tonight Show," Seth ...

Seth MacFarlane Finally Addresses Those Caitlyn Jenner 'Family Guy' Clips

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.13.2015 | Entertainment

Earlier this month, Caitlyn Jenner introduced herself to the world with a 22-page Vanity Fair photo shoot. Jenner had only publicly come out as transg...

The Trailer For 'Ted 2' Has Arrived

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.29.2015 | Entertainment

Fun fact: "Ted" grossed $549 million worldwide after its release in 2012. So here's the sequel, which reunites Mark Wahlberg with Seth MacFarlane's fo...

Seth MacFarlane Celebrates the Classic Christmas Albums of the 1940s and 1950s With Holiday for Swing!

Jim Hill | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So how did Seth and Joel go about choosing the holiday songs that would be featured on this recording? Given that MacFarlane has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the great American songbook, McNeeley opted to let Seth choose the line-up for this Christmas album.

Are You Talkin' to Me?

George Heymont | Posted 01.10.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Whether mimicking famous celebrities or cartoon characters, a talent for voices demonstrates the added value of an actor's sharp ear combined with an uncanny ability to improvise on a moment's notice.

5 Huge Mistakes You'll Make in the Film and TV Business (and How to Avoid Them)

Dean Silvers | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Why did no one see your short film? Why didn't it get into those festivals? Why wasn't your feature film bought and distributed? Why couldn't you sell your script?

Here's The Real Reason Mila Kunis Became The Voice Of Meg Griffin

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment

"Family Guy" wouldn't quite be the same without Mila Kunis voicing the family black sheep, Meg Griffin. But if not for a contract mistake, that mig...

Seth MacFarlane Makes A Generous Offer To 'Reading Rainbow' Fans

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeVar Burton's "Reading Rainbow" fundraising effort is getting a boost from a generous pal, Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane has prom...

The MovieFilm Podcast: 22 Jump Street, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and a Chat With the Cast of Jersey Boys!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.17.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

We start the show this week with my sit-down chat with John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, and Michael Lomenda, the cast of Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys. Then, it's a rip-roaring ride as Brian finally gets around to seeing A Million Ways to Die in the West -- and wonders where all the jokes went.

A Million Ways To Die In the West Is DOA

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.31.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Seth MacFarlane is the creative force behind the new movie A Million Ways To Die In the West. He co-wrote it, produced it, directed it and stars in it. Therefore any praise should go to him, and any complaints should also be aimed his way.

Zaki's Review: A Million Ways to Die in the West

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Yes, it's gross. Yes, it's tasteless. But none of that is a problem if you're making some kind of bold social observation, blazing some new trail, or just plain being funny. Instead, A Million Ways to Die in the West feels like lukewarm leftovers from comedies that got there first and did it better.

Week in Film: Maleficent, Million Ways to Die and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'm not going to apologize for laughing my ass off at Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West.

9 Ways People Die In 'A Million Ways To Die In The West'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.30.2014 | Entertainment

This post contains some unspecific spoilers about "A Million Ways To Die In The West." There are a million ways to die in the west, but only nine i...

'A Million Ways To Die In The West' Spoofs The Border

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.30.2014 | Latino Voices

Where there’s a Western spoof, there’s sure to be some comical commentary on the border. So it’s not surprising that Seth MacFarlane (“Ted...

'A Million Ways To Die In The West' Does Not Offer A Million Laughs

AP | JOHN DeFORE | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seth MacFarlane might've picked a safer place to make his lead-acting debut than "A Million Ways to Die in the West," his directo...

MacFarlane Slams His Own Movie

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment

Seth MacFarlane just figured out a million ways to pan his own movie. MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West" comes out Friday, May 30, bu...

Meet The Neighbors

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.13.2014 | TV

Dysfunctional families unite! Fox announced plans this week for a cartoon crossover event with two of the most recognizable animated families on TV...

The Internet Freaks Out Over Shocking Cancellation

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.08.2014 | TV

Wednesday, May 7, Fox went on a cancellation bloodbath that would even make "Game of Thrones" be like, "Damn." Among the list of casualties was the cu...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Raise Money From Family And Friends Of The Candidates They Support | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As super PACs supporting a single politician proliferate across the country ahead of the 2014 elections, some are reaching out for contr...