Saturday Night Live is one of the most unique shows on television because of the fact that every new episode is created in a single week and performed live with just minutes between commercial breaks for new sketches to be set up. It’s always impressive what SNL is able to pull off live on the air.
For those who have wondered just how SNL is able to pull off some of the more technically impressive aspects of the show, some video featurettes have given us a glimpse behind the scenes of Studio 8H when the live show is going on. We’ve seen how quickly a set can be torn down from the cold open to the monologue, and now you can see what a fast-paced make-up transformation is like when Kate McKinnon has to go from playing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Shud the Mermaid.
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Most commercials are awful. That’s just the reality of the advertising world. But every now and then, a solid commercial comes along that almost makes you forget that a company is trying to sell you something. Such is the case with a new Domino’s commercial that takes more than a cue from the John Hughes classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Stranger Things supporting actor Joe Keery (aka the son of Parks and Recreation star Ben Schwartz) stars in the commercial that puts him in the shoes of a cool Ferris Bueller type teen who is trying to make it home before his Domino’s pizza arrives. It’s quite the loyal, albeit abridged recreation of Ferris Bueller’s race against the clock to get home before his parents get back from work.
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Have you ever wanted to see Deadpool sing in a bar just like Gaston in Beauty and the Beast? Which Supergirl guest star just got upgraded to a series regular? When is the next trailer for Justice League arriving? What would Michael Shannon look like as Cable? Is Chris Evans up for more Captain America after Avengers: Infinity War? Will Guardians of the Galaxy 2 get you pregnant? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
The art of comedy is one that is constantly evolving. While there is some consistency in what people find funny, the style of comedy fluctuates and changes over the years. But if there’s one thing that is having a big impact on the state of comedy right now, it’s how people react to it. In the age of Twitter, it’s easy for people to get outraged about something and suddenly have an army of people vocalizing their anger online. Some of these movements are justified and can have a significant impact on society’s behavior while others are just people who take every opportunity to be offended.
There’s Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber co-director Bobby Farrelly recently participated in a panel at the Sun Valley Film Festival where he talked about the state of modern comedy, which involves thin-skinned audiences and a lack of mid-budget feature comedies. There’s a lot to chew on here. Read More »
Director/producer Brett Ratner believes that the film review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes is the worst thing we have in today’s movie culture. Is Rotten Tomatoes to blame for the destruction of Hollywood’s movie business as Ratner suggests? Of course not.
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Posted on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 by Jacob Hall
After last week’s disappointing episode, Legion is back on track in a big way. “Chapter 7” finds FX’s X-Men series topping itself once again – this is one of the most clever, frightening, bizarre, and funny hours of television we can hope to see all year.
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(Welcome to Nostalgia Bomb, a series where we take a look back on beloved childhood favorites and discern whether or not they’re actually any good. In this edition, we revisit the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series.)
I have to admit, I somehow missed the whole Mighty Morphin Power Rangers phenomenon altogether. I was just shy of ten when the show premiered and I felt too old to care about teenagers turning into superheroes. Give me Ghostwriter mysteries or Zach Morris’ perfectly moussed coif on Saved by the Bell and keep the cheesy monster battles, thanks.
But with the Power Rangers movie looming (which even I admit, looks pretty cool), /Film editor Jacob Hall asked me if I might be interested in giving the original series a watch. Could someone who has zero knowledge of the Power Rangers universe find some charm in it or does it only hold nostalgic value? And most of all, in the age of Marvel blockbusters and Academy Award-winning superhero films, does it hold up at all?
So we both watched the first 10 episodes of the original series and convened to hash this whole thing out.
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What’s up, /Film readers? My name is Ben Pearson, and I’m new here. Talking about movies is clearly a huge part of what we do on the site, so a fitting way for me to introduce myself is to present you with my 15 favorite films of all time so you can either appreciate or scoff at my choices. Let’s get started Read More »
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One of the most thrilling moments in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is when you realize the ending of the movie is leading right up to the opening of Star Wars: A New Hope. There was something very exciting about seeing the moments that led to the chase that opened the movie which started it all, helped immensely by that added Darth Vader sequence.
The only problem with the Rogue One ending is that the credits roll, and if you felt the urge to watch A New Hope immediately, you had to wait until you got home. But now you can experience the seamless transition between the ending of Rogue One and the beginning of A New Hope thanks to an easy but inevitable mash-up of the two movies.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by David Chen
The Tobolowsky Files is back, and will be releasing weekly episodes for the next 12 weeks! In this episode: A journey down the creek past the end of the known world leads to treasure and the unexpected – proving that what is gone, can return with a vengeance.
The Tobolowsky Files is a podcast from the people who brought you the /Filmcast, featuring a series of stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry, as told by legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. You can e-mail Stephen at stephentobolowsky(AT)gmail(DOT)com. You can also follow him on Facebook or on Twitter.
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