Netflix Inks Indie Darlings Jay And Mark Duplass To Adam Sandler-esque Deal

News has broken of yet another landmark deal for Netflix. Per Deadline, the streaming platform has inked brothers Jay and Mark Duplass to a four-film deal, reminiscent of the company’s recent four-film deal with maestro of schlock, Adam Sandler. The key difference here is that Sandler’s films are Netflix exclusives, while each feature of the Duplass quartet will see a brief theatrical run.

The news came out of Sundance, where Netflix numbers among the many buyers and the Duplass brothers have a hand in four different productions: The BronzeThe OvernightTangerine, and Animals

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Woody Allen Will Write and Direct His First TV Series For Amazon

After decades of consistently entertaining audiences through the world of film, Woody Allen has signed on to write and direct his very first television show.

According to an announcement made by Amazon early Tuesday morning, January 12, iconic filmmaker Woody Allen will write and direct the first season of a new series made exclusively for Amazon Prime’s streaming service. No details regarding plot or casting have been made available, but we can confirm that the series will hit Prime Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany when it arrives. When that will be, however, is currently anyone’s guess.

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Quentin Tarantino Would Like To Release A ‘Django Unchained’ TV Miniseries

Cannes has been under way for several days now, and as anticipated a flurry of exciting and bizarre headlines have begun to emerge. One of the most interesting, at least as far as cult film fans are concerned, involves a special announcement made by none other than Quentin Tarantino a few short nights ago.

While addressing a room of press and fans, Tarantino expressed a desire to transform Django Unchained into a four-hour, four-part TV miniseries. To accomplish this, the director would take the current film and insert footage originally left on the cutting room floor. “I have about 90 …

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Ten Cool Things I Saw at ‘Fun Fun Fun Fest’

In a sea of festivals lacking a personal identity, Austin’s ‘Fun Fun Fun Fest’ is truly one in (seemingly) a million. Now in its 8th year, ‘FFF’ specializes in a unique blend of metal and hardcore, indie rock and old-school hip-hop across three genre-themed musical stages, in addition to a comedy tent and skate ramp.

The resulting lineup was drastically different than any other festival poster you’ve seen this year: Slayer, Ice-T, Television, Sarah Silverman, Snoop Dogg and Descendents (just to name a few). Did I mention the world’s first and only Taco Cannon? It’s literally a cannon that launches …

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WATCH: Kanye West’s Full Interview On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel have had a large on going feud where both sides seemed a tad out of place. Kimmel mocked West’s interview with the BBC, using children to quote West in an attempt to mock him. West responded with over the top angry Twitter rants that were unwitty and petty. The two were accused of it being a publicity stunt, but it appears that this was not the case.

Last night, Kanye West had a lengthy appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. As such, it makes for a compelling interview, with West explaining his reaction as overcompensation …

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Larry g(EE) Makes Television Debut On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Our Texas brethren in funk outfit Larry g(EE) made their television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and rocked the house, courtesy of Ourstage. The group performed the two songs “Yo Mama” and “Camera Phone” for an excited audience.

These songs are off of Larry g(EE)’s EP, entitled Weekends, which was released independently last December. Under The Gun has featured these guys on numerous accounts throughout the past year and believe this is the group to watch take over in 2013.

If you’d enjoy watching the official music video for “Yo Mama” as well be sure to click …


Battle Royale May Become A TV Series

Any self-respecting film fan ought to be pretty darned familiar with Japanese cult classic Battle Royale, released way back when in 2001 (although it wasn’t officially released in the U.S. until 2011). Based on the novel by Koushun Takami, it tells the tale of a futuristic, totalitarian Japanese society which forces a group of schoolchildren to fight each other to the death on a remote island. Long mooted for a U.S. remake, it seems the film may now get its English-language makeover by way of TV.

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Refused Make Television Debut Tonight

This is purely a reminder that Refused will play Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight! Be sure to tune in and rock out with the UTG crew.

“We make our television debut tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:35am EST, make sure you tune in!”


REASONABLE REMAKES: The Return Of “Dallas”

Under The Gun is continuing our efforts to bring you more original and engaging content with REASONABLE REMAKES. Written by film-nerd Justin Proper, this column aims to highlight Hollywood’s forgotten gems and spark debate.

You see, we’ve grown tired of Hollywood rehashing ideas we’re old enough to remember. Why remake something the majority of the planet still remembers and loves deeply when there are tons of films that deserve a chance to be as great as modern technology and skill can make them? If you agree, this column is for you.

This week’s guest columnist: UTG Editor James

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Hot Water Music Perform “State Of Grace” On Television

Hot Water Music were filmed performing their song “State Of Grace” on television and can be seen through the jump.

Get ready for the band’s new Exister to hit stores on May 15 through Rise Records. Pre-order your copy of the album right now.

If you are interested in catching Hot Water Music on tour please head through to their official website.

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FreeSol Make TV Debut On Letterman

FreeSol made their television debut on The Late Show With David Letterman last night and it was a great time!

The band performed their new single “Fascinated” with an incredible amount of energy, charisma and soul.

UTG does not know a bunch about these guys but by the reaction to their recent live set it seems inevitable that great things are going to happen for them. Click through the jump to watch this incredible live showing.


DMX Premieres “Keep Your Head Up”

DMX is finally returning to music and recently premiered his latest single on Dr. Drew’s TV show. Don’t worry, we have the footage.

Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers is a daytime television that aims to help teens going through medical and drug related troubles. On yesterday’s show, Drew had the one and only DMX on to perform a heartfelt new track entitled “Keep Your Head Up” for the audience. The track features lots of signature X growls and barks, but also showcases much more of his faith than his other recent material. You can stream the performance after the jump.

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