‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Season 2 Trailer: Showtime’s Drama About the ’70s Stand-Up Comedy Scene is Back

Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here taps into all the seedy exploits that come to mind when we think of the 1970s: sex, drugs, and…stand-up comedy. The drama series about the 1970s L.A. comedy scene is back with an I’m Dying Up Here season 2 trailer. And it looks like it’s as dramatic as ever. I’m Dying Up […]

This Week In Trailers: Impulse, Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution, Eviction Notice, The Cleaners, Never Steady, Never Still, Belly

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

How ‘Pacific Rim’ Drew Me Into Guillermo del Toro’s World of Monsters

Guillermo del Toro is a celebrated filmmaker whose stock has only risen that much more since he won the Academy Award for Best Director earlier this month. Years before he won, del Toro already had a loyal following among cinephiles, with admirers of his output banging the drum loudly for him as a visionary director, […]

The Monty Python Comedy Catalog is Coming to Netflix This Year

The comedy troupe Monty Python was a milestone in the evolution of comedy. Hailing from the United Kingdom, members Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin brought some of the most surreal, silly and satisfying laughs to television in the 1970s with their sketch series Monty Python’s Flying Circus. […]

Tiffany Haddish Joins ‘The Lego Movie 2’ Cast

Comedy superstar Tiffany Haddish has joined The Lego Movie 2 cast alongside original stars Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks. This is yet another high-profile gig for Haddish, who broke out in a big way in last year’s Girls Trip. Everybody wants Tiffany Haddish in their film now, including The Lego Movie franchise. THR reports Haddish has joined The Lego Movie […]

Bill Hader and Alec Berg on How ‘Fargo’ and ‘Boogie Nights’ Influenced ‘Barry’ [Interview]

Imagine you’re staring down the barrel of a gun, and the man pulling the trigger is the guy who played Stefon on Saturday Night Live. Of course in the world of Barry, no one knows Bill Hader from TV and he’s playing Barry, a professional hitman. On a job in L.A., Barry discovers an acting […]

‘The Big Sick’ Director Michael Showalter Plans Christmas Comedy with Jessica Chastain & Octavia Spencer

Director Michael Showalter is coming off plenty of acclaim for directing the consistently and frequently praised romantic comedy The Big Sick from last year (it’s on Amazon Prime right now if you haven’t seen it). It was his third film behind the camera, and it continued his meteoric rise in quality as a filmmaker following […]

‘Astro City’ and ‘Street Fighter’ to Become TV Shows

The television arms race continues, as two more adaptations have been announced that will vie for audiences’ increasingly fractured attention. The comic book Astro City is heading for the small screen, and after some unfortunate movie adaptations, a Street Fighter TV show is on the way as well. Astro City TV Show FremantleMedia, the company […]

The ‘Ready Player One’ Crew Put Spielberg References in the Film Despite Spielberg’s Wishes

Ernest Cline‘s Ready Player One is full of references to Steven Spielberg films, which made the news that Spielberg was directing the film adaptation himself raise an eyebrow or two. The blockbuster director planned to cut references to his films from the adaptation, but the Ready Player One movie crew had other ideas. When Steven Spielberg signed-on […]