klown forever clip

I’ve previously written about how much I enjoyed Klown Forever, the very good and very funny follow-up to 2010’s Klown (which just so happens to be one of the funniest and most offensive movies ever made).  Now, we’re pleased to premiere this new clip from director Mikkel Nørgaard‘s sequel, which is set to arrive in limited theatrical release and on VOD next month from Drafthouse Films.

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The Defenders showrunners interview

We first spoke with Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez by phone when they wrote and produced the second season of Daredevil. They are big fans of /Film, especially Ramirez, so when I met them in person at a Marvel Television cocktail party for the Television Critics Association, it was fun to geek out together in person.

Ramirez and Petrie went from showrunning Daredevil to showrunning the long-anticipated Marvel TV series The Defenders. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will meet in the fifth Marvel TV series on Netflix in 2017. Here is what Petrie and Ramirez were able to say about the upcoming show at this point.  Read More »

The Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel Studios had initially announced that they would be making the third and fourth installments of The Avengers series back to back, under the guise of a two-film epic event titled The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2. But recently Disney changed the title of the first film to The Avengers: Infinity War, while the second is now untitled. So what is the reason behind that change? If The Avengers 4 is no longer an Infinity War film, what will it become?

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Mr. Robot Season 2 Twist

Last night’s episode of Mr. Robot, “eps2.5h4ndshake.sme,” featured a pretty big twist that left some fans upset and others feeling it was too obvious all along. Our own Corey Atad has already offered a significant analysis of the episode, but I wanted to take a deeper look and also find out what series creator Sam Esmail has to say about the intention and response.

It should be noted that the following post delves into major spoilers for season 2 of Mr. Robot up through last night’s episode “eps2.5h4ndshake.sme.” If you haven’t watched the August 17 episode yet, please bookmark this post for a later time.
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The People v. O.J. Simpson Scott Alexander interview

FX’s miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was such a sensation, they presented a second panel on it for the Television Critics Association. Now all ten episodes have aired, more than reporters got to see in advance of the premiere, and it is nominated for Emmys, so the creators and stars came back to discuss it.

At a cocktail party following the FX panel, screenwriting duo Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski got separated. I got to speak with Alexander about their work crafting the series based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book The Run of His Life and real events. I’m still obsessed with the jurors, as the episode on their sequestration seemed like the biggest tent in the whole circus. Alexander and Karaszewski have some more true story screenplays in the works, and Alexander told us the extent of their work on the Death Wish remake in our interview.  Read More »

Mr. Robot Handshake recap

Oh boy, oh boy. Where to even begin? Let’s spiral around the issue at hand this week. That strikes me as the only way to make some sense of what’s going on in “Handshake.” Beware spoilers!

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Training Day Will Beall interview

CBS did not present a Television Critics Association panel for their upcoming series Training Day, based on the 2001 movie, but the cast and creators attended their evening party. Screenwriter Will Beall adapted the movie for television under producers Antoine Fuqua and Jerry Bruckheimer. I actually ran into Beall just as he was about to leave the party, in line at a waffle truck parked for dessert.

Beall said this was the first formal interview he had given on Training Day, which now has veteran Det. Frank Rourke (Bill Paxton) take rookie Kyle Craig (Justin Cornwell) under his wing. The movie had Denzel Washington as a corrupt cop training a rookie played by Ethan Hawke. Beall is also working on the feature film scripts for Aquaman, The Legend of Conan, and Robin Hood, and we discussed them all during our conversation. Training Day could be on CBS this fall or midseason. Note: this interview contains spoilers for the movie Training DayRead More »

The People vs OJ Simpson

In light of its 14 Emmy nominations, FX had a second Television Critics Association panel for The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story after introducing the show in January. Among the panelists were Joe Robert Cole, a screenwriter who wrote pivotal episodes five and eight, chronicling the jurors’ visit to the crime scene and their epic sequestration.

After the panel, FX had a cocktail reception with its talent and we got to speak with Cole one-on-one. Cole is currently at work on the Black Panther film screenplay with co-writer/director Ryan Coogler. Cole shared in-depth details about his O.J. Simpson juror research and was open to discussing his approach to Black PantherRead More »

Kenny Baker, The Man Inside R2-D2, Has Died at 81

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This weekend brings some sad news for Star Wars fans. One of the most beloved characters in the entire sci-fi saga is R2-D2, the astromech droid who has been the longtime counterpart of C-3PO. Though the character is a droid who can easily be brought to life with the magic of visual effects today, in the days of the original Star Wars trilogy, he was controlled by the 3 foot 8 inch tall actor Kenny Baker. Sadly, the actor has died at age 81. Read More »