Sam Rockwell Hosted Saturday Night Live

The first Saturday Night Live of 2018 featured Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell making his hosting debut. Considering how disappointing the Christmas episode with Kevin Hart ended up being towards the end of 2017, the pressure was on for the writers and cast of the late night sketch series to come back with a vengeance.

Thankfully, the Sam Rockwell hosted Saturday Night Live was an absolute delight, even if it came with a handful of missteps throughout the night, including one hilarious f-bomb that made it onto live television. So without further ado, let’s run through the best and worst sketches of the night. Read More »

The Problem with Apu

Last year, comedian Hari Kondabolu released a documentary called The Problem with Apu, addressing problems the titular character from The Simpsons, a convenience store owner of Indian-American descent. Hank Azaria, who voices Apu, was on a Television Critics Association panel for season two of his IFC series Brockmire when he was asked about the documentary. Azaria was grateful for the chance to respond, but does it mean The Simpsons will make any changes to the character?

Find out what Hank Azaria had to say about The Simpsons Apu problem below. Read More »

Little Bitches trailer

As we step further into 2018, it’s now dawning on me that we’re only a couple years away from looking back on the last ten years of filmmaking and assessing major industry trends that have happened over the past decade. And while I’ll hold most of those observations until then, one of the things I’ve noticed is that, after an influx of teen comedies about 20 years ago, entries in that genre seem to have largely dropped off in the past few years.

But an upcoming film called Little Bitches proves that if you have a solid script and a talented young cast, the teen high school comedy will never go out of style. Check out the red-band trailer and two exclusive clips from the film below.

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Jessica Chastain - Saturday Night Live January 2018 Hosts

This weekend brings the first new Saturday Night Live of 2018 with Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell making his hosting debut. The show must have known he would be raking in awards for his turn in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, because they booked him before he even started taking home trophies. Either that or they just realized that Sam Rockwell has needed to host for awhile.

Anyway, Sam Rockwell isn’t the only talent coming to Studio 8H to host one of the first episodes of 2018. NBC has announced that Molly’s Game star Jessica Chastain will be making her hosting debut, and a certain fan favorite cast member will be returning to host again.

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Avengers TV Show

Shane Black has worked with one kind of Avenger in Iron Man 3, but he may be setting his sights on a different Avengers team. The Nice Guys director, who is currently knee-deep in post-production on The Predator, has reportedly co-written a script for a TV reboot of the British 1960s spy series The Avengers. And to be fair, they had the name first.

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Walt's Frozen Head trailer

In 2013, a low-budget independent movie called Escape From Tomorrow made headlines as the first feature film to shoot at Walt Disney World without getting the proper approval from Disney beforehand. You can read Peter Sciretta’s full review here, but it’s a trippy, disorienting, disturbing piece of experimental filmmaking, showing a dark side to the “Happiest Place on Earth” that a family-friendly company like The Mouse House couldn’t have been pleased about (even though they ultimately didn’t sue to stop the movie’s limited release).

Now comes The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head, another indie movie shot “illegally” inside Disney World without permission, and this one actually features Walt himself as a character – or at least his floating and talking head, anyway. Watch the trailer below.
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my beautiful laundrette tv series

Lots of eyes are on Kumail Nanjiani now after the success of his autobiographical comedy, The Big Sick. While the comedian is still plugging away on the HBO comedy that provided his breakout role, Silicon Valley, Nanjiani is starting to flex his acting and writing chops outside of his comfort zone.

Nanjiani will star in the TV remake of My Beautiful Laundrette, the 1985 British comedy-drama about a British-Pakistani man (Gordon Warnecke) who opens a laundromat in London with his white punk boyfriend (Daniel Day-Lewis).

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Flight of the Conchords Special

Update: HBO has announced that the Flight of the Conchords special will air this May and will be filmed live during the duo’s United Kingdom tour. Our original article follows.

As quickly as the HBO comedy series Flight of the Conchords became a hit in the United States, it came to an end. After two seasons, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie called it quits in 2009, and fans have always wanted more. Thankfully, it sounds like they won’t be waiting much longer.

According to Jemaine Clement, New Zealand’s fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo will be shooting an hour-long special sometime this year. Read More »

Best Movies Streaming Ghost Story

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

How’s 2018 going for everyone? We’re not even a full month into this new year yet, but personally, I’m already exhausted. Thank heavens for movies, that’s all I can say. Movies can be a great balm for the soul – a reminder that even when everything is a terrible mess, there are still folks out there making great art, and trying like hell to make that art connect with an audience.

Which brings us to this edition of Now Stream This. As always, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best movies streaming right now. There’s something for everyone here: drama, horror, comedy, documentary. I’m not going to say you will personally love every movie on this list, but I sure as heck hope you’ll try to love every movie on this list. This installment features a ghost story unlike any other captured on film before, an hilarious movie with puppets, a documentary about a shocking moment in sports history, a long-delayed horror movie, a one-man-show, a quirky comedy, an existential crime thriller, a cerebral nightmare, and a doc about a Stephen King adaptation. It’s time for the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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Tully Trailer - Charlize Theron

We’ve seen Charlize Theron play everything from a rough-looking serial killer to the commander of a tribe of post-apocalyptic warriors to a badass secret agent. Now we’re going to see her absolutely exhausted as a mother of three children just doing her best to get by.

Tully follows Charlize Theron as Marlo, a mother who barely makes it through each day, taking care of a newborn, doing laundry, cooking dinner, breast-pumping and more. Theron looks pretty worse for wear, but some help comes knocking on her door in the form of Mackenzie Davis. Read More »