Fred Armisen Saturday Night Live

Last night the 41st season of Saturday Night Live came to a close by bringing former cast member Fred Armisen back to host the show for the first time. Usually when you get an SNL veteran coming back to host, that means some kind of reunion is in order and plenty of returning characters are paraded around. However, even though Fred Armisen did reprise one of his characters from his days on the show, this was mostly a night of original sketches. The good news is cast members like Maya Rudolph, Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg came back to get in on the fun.

Check out our rundown of the Fred Armisen Saturday Night Live episode after the jump.

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Neighbors 3 Video

This weekend brought Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising to theaters, the sequel to the hit comedy from 2014. Usually, comedy sequels aren’t anything to write home about, but this one has a 61% on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s a good score for an R-rated comedy, especially one that’s a sequel. While there’s no indication that Universal will attempt to capture the comedic magic from Neighbors for a third time, a new video shows that Zac Efron has an idea for Neighbors 3 that involves he and Seth Rogen facing zombies.

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Saturday Night Live Dead Poets Society

O captain! My captain! Last night Saturday Night Live brought its 41st season to a close with a finale hosted by former cast member Fred Armisen. The episode ended the season on a high note, but we’ll get to our full review of that a little later today.

However, we couldn’t help but share what was undoubtedly the best sketch of the night. Normally the best sketch of the night doesn’t warrant a post by itself, but since this particular sketch is an amazing spoof of an iconic scene from the film Dead Poets Society starring the late Robin Williams, it demands to be highlighted on its own.

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No Tomorrow

Apocalypses and dystopias are all over TV right now. Divergent and The Maze Runner are carrying on The Hunger Games‘ dystopian YA torch on the big screen, while superhero movies promise destruction and doom on a regular basis. The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead are sending zombies shuffling through the AMC lineup, The Last Man on Earth is laughing through the end times over at Fox, and The 100 delivers post-apocalyptic teen drama from week to week on The CW.

But The CW’s next apocalyptic series comes with a bit of a twist. No Tomorrow is not a post-apocalyptic story, but a pre-apocalyptic one. Tori Anderson plays a risk-averse quality-control assessor who falls head over heels for a handsome neighbor (Joshua Sasse, late of Galavant). He takes a real “live like there’s no tomorrow” approach to life because, as it turns out, he actually thinks there’s no tomorrow — he’s fairly certain the world is going to end in a few months. Sarayu Blue, Amy Pietz, Jesse Rath and Jonathan Langdon also star.  Read More »

arrested development season 5

Arrested Development season 4 arrived on Netflix nearly three years ago and the jury is still out on whether or not the return of the Bluth family was a triumph, a debacle, or something in-between. Fans remain divided and bringing up a potential fifth season of the beloved show is sure to inspire a lively debate in the right crowd.

One of the biggest cheerleaders in the pro-season five camp is, naturally, series creator Mitch Hurwitz, who started banging this particular drum shortly after the fourth season and never really wavered. Arrested Development season 5 would be a pain in the rear end to make, but he says he’s still working to make it a reality.

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Don't Think Twice

Mike Birbiglia started out as a stand-up comedian before transitioning into filmmaking with 2011’s loosely autobiographical Sleepwalk With Me, based on one of his stand-up acts. It was solid and sweet and lots of fun, but it’s his second film, Don’t Think Twice, that should really mark him as an indie director to watch.

The dramedy, which premiered at SXSW this spring and is now headed for a summer release, follows the members of a scrappy New York improv troupe played by Birbiglia, Gillian Jacobs, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Gethard, Kate Micucci, and Tami Sagher. The close-knit circle finds itself in disarray when one of their number gets catches a huge break. It’s laugh-out-loud hilarious and painfully honest and above all, deeply empathetic, and it’ll ring all too true to anyone who’s ever found themselves feeling stuck in life. Watch the Don’t Think Twice trailer after the jump. Read More »

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The Nice Guys Shane Black

In 2005, screenwriter Shane Black made his directorial debut with the wonderful Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, but years before he directed his first feature, he co-wrote The Nice Guys with Anthony Bagarozzi. The finished film is quite different from the original draft, but the spirit of that script has remained intact throughout the years. Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) and Holland March (Ryan Gosling) are still the same flawed and immensely charming duo they first were.

By this point, Black is an old hand at writing buddy films. The writer behind Lethal WeaponThe Long Kiss Goodnight, and The Last Action Hero has written some of the most memorable on-screen duos of the past 25 years. We’ll see if Healy and March manage to stand the test of time like some of Black’s other characters, but it’s difficult to imagine audiences not sharing Black’s enthusiasm for these two down in the dumps heroes.

The Nice Guys director, who’s affection for Healy and March rings loud and clear in the film, was kind enough to discuss his latest film with us. Below, read our Shane Black interview.

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Ghostbusters Trailer

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s new Ghostbusters trailer, an international trailer has debuted online, and it shows a bunch of new footage that we haven’t seen yet. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones can be seen kicking some major ghost tail, but we also get to see them trying out the proton stream as a method of catching ghosts for the first time. Plus, we get to see more of just how dimwitted Chris Hemworth’s character really is.

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The Nice Guys animated

If there’s one movie I hope is a hit this summer, it’s Shane Black‘s The Nice Guys. While the original buddy detective movie was pegged as a slight underdog going into the summer movie season, it has a lot going for it. Besides starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, there isn’t another movie like The Nice Guys coming out anytime soon. The film, which is currently hovering above a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, is a breath of fresh air from what we typically see this time of year. It’s not driven by set pieces, toy sales, or an attempt to appeal to China. The Nice Guys is a bit anomaly in this day and age, so when you see a film like this come along, you can’t help but to root for it.

Warner Bros. has been getting crafty with the marketing for The Nice Guys. The studio has released videos of Crowe and Gosling in therapy sessions together, but the latest piece of marketing turns the two actors into ’70s Hanna-Barbera style cartoon characters.

Check out The Nice Guys animated below.

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