The Tick Trailer

Attempting to bring a little more comedy to the superhero genre, Amazon Studios is reviving The Tick for a new live-action series that will be available exclusively for Amazon Prime members.

Our first look at The Tick arrived last summer, but since then, we haven’t gotten much promotion for the show, which will arrive on Amazon in August. That changes today with the first trailer for the series that puts Guardians of the Galaxy and Shaun of the Dead supporting actor Peter Serafinowicz (who you might also know as the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace) in the big blue suit as The Tick. He’s just a big, goofy delight.

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Comrade Detective cast

Amazon and A24 may have just genetically engineered a television show that perfectly aligns with my sensibilities. Comrade Detective, which debuts later this summer, is being made to look like a Romanian cop show from the 1980s, with Romanian actors Florin Piersic Jr. and Corneliu Ulici playing the lead roles. But here’s the part that will make people raise their eyebrows: Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are providing dubbed voiceovers for those characters, and they’ll be joined by a crazy-talented group of actors that will be doing some dubbing of their own. Read the full list of names in the Comrade Detective cast below.
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The Big Sick Alamo Drafthouse

Starting this weekend, the acclaimed Sundance hit The Big Sick is opening in theaters in New York and Los Angeles. That might be frustrating for people who live in the rest of the country, but sadly, that’s how the indie release pattern works, even when the studio who picked up the movie is Amazon and they can send you pretty much any movie you want in two days. But that’s not important right now.

What’s important is that people in those two major cities go see The Big Sick, because that helps determine how big of a wide  release the movie gets when it expands into more theaters in the coming weeks. One place you should seek out The Big Sick, if you’re lucky enough to have one near you, is at the Alamo Drafthouse. The theater chain has unveiled a special Pakistani menu inspired by the relationship between comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his real life wife Emily V. Gordon, marking the first time they’ve ever worked with the movie’s creators to plan a themed menu.

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The Big Sick Clip

The Big Sick premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and I could not pay the romantic comedy enough compliments in my glowing review, so much that the marketing department even tossed up a pull quote on the trailer and the home page of the movie’s website. Thankfully, I’m not the only one gushing about this film as it’s currently sitting at 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, and the entire /Film team named it as our favorite of Sundance.

The film follows a fledgling relationship between a Pakistani comedian (Kumail Nanjiani, playing a fictional version of himself), and a young white woman (Zoe Kazan as Kumail’s real-life wife Emily) that falls apart when the culture of Pakistani marriage threatens to tear them apart. But when Emily suddenly ends up in a coma with a mysterious illness, Kumail suddenly finds himself connecting with her parents (Ray Romano and Holly Hunter) as they wait to see if she’ll come out of it.

That may not sound particularly funny, but a new clip has just debuted featuring a hilariously awkward conversation between Ray Romano and Kumail Nanjiani about 9/11, and that should give you an idea of the great comedy that you’ll find in this movie.

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The Only Living Boy in New York trailer

After spending around five years or so of his life making The Amazing Spider-Man movies, director Marc Webb returned to movies much smaller in scale. Webb’s first post-Spidey gig, Gifted, was well liked and struck a chord with audiences, making $24 million at the box-office. His next drama, The Only Living Boy in New York, doesn’t look as accessible, based on a trailer that’s maybe a tad overstuffed.

It is the next feature from the director of (500) Days of Summer, though, and it does star Jeff BridgesPierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, and Kate Beckinsale, so the Only Living Boy in New York trailer isn’t without some promise.

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Landline trailer

Director Gillian Robespierre’s Obvious Child was such a pleasant surprise for a lot of people back in 2014 that news she was reuniting with star Jenny Slate for a new movie called Landline was greeted with cheers. Amazon Studios picked up the film and has debuted the first trailer for the dramedy, which is set in 1995 and focuses on a dysfunctional family with parents played by John Turturro and Edie Falco. But even with a cast made up of industry vets, it sounds like the film’s largely unknown youngest cast member may be the one who steals the movie.
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The Last Tycoon Trailer

Amazon is continuing the battle against Netflix with yet another new original series debuting this summer. This time, they’re reaching back into classic literature with an adaptation of The Last Tycoon, based on the novel of the same name by The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald, which just celebrated its 75th anniversary last year.

The Last Tycoon takes place back in 1930s Hollywood and follows Monroe Stahr (Matt Bomer) and his mentor Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammer) as they battle for control of their movie studio at a time sandwiched between the Great Depression and the start of World War II. It looks provocative, sexy and pretty damn good.
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Hanna gun

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • That Hanna TV series is definitely happening
  • Our first look at Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace in American Crime Story
  • Jon Stewart’s HBO series goes up in smoke
  • Comedy Central’s The President Show earns more episodes
  • And more!

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Sleepy Hollow season 4

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Sleepy Hollow, Timeless, and Last Man Standing have been cancelled
  • Scandal is coming to an end after its seventh season
  • Amazon and Hulu make some fascinating additions to their rosters
  • The LEGO Movie’s Unikitty has officially received an animated spin-off show
  • And more!

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Dario Argento‘s Suspiria is one of the greatest horror movies of all time, a surreal voyage into a realm of unanswerable questions, horrible mysteries, and visuals that defy reality. It’s a colorful nightmare. It’s a 98-minute fever dream. And its score, by Goblin, will melt your skin off and explode your ear drums.

While the news of a Suspiria remake was greeted with jeers by horror fans, it’s undeniable that something interesting is going on here. Luca Guadagnino, the director of I Am Love and A Bigger Splash, is behind the camera and he’s an inspired choice to take on a movie about a ballet school operated by an evil cult of witches. And now, things just got a little more interesting: Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has signed on to score the film.

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