More details on the movie and release information when it is available.
For viewers in the UK, the first season of Malcolm in the Middle is now airing on FIVER. Most recently the show has only aired on Sky to subscription viewers, so its transmission on a free-to-air channel means that anyone in the UK with Freeview, Freesat and other non-subscription services can catch the show.
The Pilot episode of Season 1 aired yesterday, while episode 2 (Red Dress) airs tonight, Tuesday 4th January 2011 at 6:30pm on FIVER.
Unfortunately, it appears that the show is not included on the Demand Five video-on-demand service, so set your video recorders!
FIVER is available on Freeview Channel 30, Sky Channel 176 and Virgin Media Channel 151.
Back on the 13th March 2010, our friends at Malcolm France had a live video chat with Bryan Cranston (Hal). The chat was hosted by Antoine of Malcolm France and followed a similar questions and answers format to our chats with Bryan and Chris Masterson (Francis).
The chat lasted for more than two hours as Bryan answered questions on Malcolm in the Middle, his new show Breaking Bad and many other topics.
A full video recording of the chat is available below.
Thanks to Malcolm France for allowing us to republish the chat here!
No stranger to award nominations (or wins!) now, Bryan Cranston was recently announced as a nominee for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.
For this award, he is up against Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson in Boardwalk Empire, Michael C. Hall as Dexter‘s title character, Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad Men and Hugh Laurie’s Dr. House.
The award ceremony for the SAG Awards will be live across the US on Sunday, January 30th 2011 at 8 p.m. (ET), 7 p.m. (CT), 6 p.m. (MT) and 5 p.m. (PT) and it will be broadcast on TNT and TBS.
Jane Kaczmarek (Lois)’s charity that she co-founded with ex-husband Bradley Whitford, Clothes Off Our Back is still going strong, now into eight years of operation.
For the uninitiated, Clothes Off Our Back is a charity where celebrity attire is donated and then auctioned to raise funds for a number of charities, including Feeding America, Malaria No More and more.
Unfortunately, we have just missed the auction for a Breaking Bad DVD, autographed by Bryan Cranston and the rest of the cast, but there are still more items up for auction, including clothing worn by none other than Justin Bieber, shirts from Jerry Lewis and stuffed bears signed by young celebrities.
You can bid on any of these items to support the charities, or if celebrity clothing is not your thing, you can still make a donation to their cause.
Happy birthday from all at the VC to Frankie Muniz, who is 25 years old today (5th December 2010)!
Thanks to Kelly rr on our forums for finding and uploading this, rather old, photo of Frankie!
More recently, of course, Frankie has been continuing to drum for You Hang Up, who released a new single since Frankie joined the band, have been on tour and are now suggesting they are working on a full-length album.
Once again, happy birthday from all of us here to Frankie!
The Los Angeles Times is reportin that Justin Berfield (Reese) has sold his Calabasas house for $2.5 million. He bought the house from Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey in 2006, tried to put it on the market in August 2009 after slashing the price by half a million from the price he originally paid for it to $3.4 million.
Clearly it has lost even more value since then, selling at $2.5m, and securing a sale has obviously been very difficult. The house itself features 6,483 square feet of space, a home theatre, bar, four sun decks, five bathrooms and even a dedicated wine cellar.
You can see a gallery of photos of the property from when it was put on sale in 2009.
Update: Actor Justin Berfield, the wise-aleck sibling Reese on “Malcolm in the Middle,” has sold a Calabasas house he bought for $3.75 million four years ago for $2.1 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The Mediterranean home, on a half-acre in a gated community, had been listed as “approved for short sale at $2.5 million.” The 6,483-square-foot house has travertine floors, a home theater, a wine cellar, a bar, four sun decks, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. A soundproof room can be used as a recording studio. The grounds include an infinity pool, an outdoor dining area and a built-in barbecue.
Berfield, 24, bought the house in 2006 from Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. Since playing Malcolm’s second-oldest brother from 2000 to 2006, he has become a producer of films and shows such as “Sons of Tuscon” (2010).
Sue Walsmith and Melinda Feldman at Ewing & Associates, Sotheby’s International Realty, handled both sides of the transaction, according to the MLS.
Source: LA Times
Jane Kaczmarek (Lois) and her now ex-husband Bradley Whitford are now officially divorced, a little over a year after announcing their ‘irreconcilable differences’.
The Toronto Sun reports:
Bradley Whitford’s 18-year marriage to Jane Kaczmarek is officially over – the former couple’s divorce has been finalised.
The West Wing star and the Malcolm In The Middle actress filed for a legal separation over the summer and their union was officially dissolved this week.
The former couple split their assets evenly and will share custody of their three children, according to TMZ.com.
In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, which was published earlier this month, Kaczmarek admitted she has a new boyfriend and is looking forward to moving on with her life.
She said, “The good thing is you realise you have the chance to completely redefine yourself and start your life over, whether you want to or not. That has also, in a funny way, reinvigorated my desire to act again…
“I now have a house, my children, and I’m dating a nice fellow… My kids have a great dad… Brad was the love of my life. We were happy for a long, long time. I don’t know. Things evolve, right?”
Whitford did of course star in The West Wing, but also made a guest appearance on Malcolm in the Middle in the episode Company Picnic in Season 3.
Everyone’s favourite TV dad, Hal from Malcolm in the Middle, often didn’t get his own way throughout the series. In fact, more often than not, you’ll find Hal conceding to other’s wishes (especially in the case of Lois), often with a frustrated exclamation of “oh, all right!”, or something similar.
It’s not said frequently enough to be a ‘catchphrase’, but it is something unique to the character — and something that I thought would be interesting to put together into one video.
So, here is a quick video montage of every occasion in the series where Hal ‘admits defeat’.
Does this video manage to sum up the character of Hal in just one minute? I think I’ll let you decide.
The film, currently known only as ‘Untitled Comedy’, is set to feature a whole host of stars and be in the format of a series of risqué comedy sketches that will be connected with a ‘unifying storyline’. Actors already on board include such big names as Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Richard Gere, Anton Yelchin, Gerard Butler, Naomi Watts, Anna Faris, Johnny Knoxville and many more.
Relativity Media, LLC (RML) announced today it has begun production on the UNTITLED COMEDY project. In January, Relativity Media came aboard to co-finance and co-produce the project, and will arrange distribution through one of their studio partners. Production will continue thru late May.
Peter Farrelly, Charles Wessler, GreeneStreet Films’ John Penotti and Relativity Media’s Ryan Kavanaugh are producing the project. Executive producers are Tim Williams of GreeneStreet Films and Tucker Tooley of Relativity Media. Co-producers are Tom Gormican and Marc Ambrose. Rocky Russo and Jeremy Sosenko also serve as associate producers. Witness Protection Films also serves as a production company partner.
Originally set up at Overture Films, the project kicked into high gear after the producers met with Relativity Media last December. The brainstorming session lead to a revamp of the central premise of the film. The new team created the template for a unifying storyline for a series of sketch comedies in the vein of the 1970s hits Kentucky Fried Movie and Groove Tube.
“Relativity has been the perfect partner through the extraordinarily complicated process of putting this movie together. We are thrilled to be underway,” commented Farrelly.
The filmmakers who have already completed their work are Peter Farrelly, Brett Ratner, Elizabeth Banks, Bob Odenkirk, and Griffin Dunne. Additional directors will be announced shortly.
The growing cast includes, Elizabeth Banks, Gerard Butler, Kieran Culkin, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Knoxville, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Moretz, Liev Schreiber, Sean William Scott, Tony Shalhoub, Emma Stone, Matt Walsh, Patrick Warburton, Naomi Watts, and Kate Winslet. The producers will announce additional cast members as further deals are solidified.
“We all sat down and came up with what we think is a hilarious through-line for the movie,” said Wessler. “Given the amount of pot I had smoked, at least I think it is hilarious.”
Penotti added, “This has been one of the most fun and challenging projects we have ever undertaken. We are completely blown away by the caliber of talent that this project has attracted. It is a testament to the quality of Charlie and Pete’s original concept.”
Farrelly and Wessler are long time collaborators, working on many of the classic Farrelly Brothers comedies including There’s Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber and Shallow Hal.
Production on “Untitled Comedy” is reportedly ongoing: 14 of the sketches have been shot, with 5 to go. It is expected to be in cinemas this year.