Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
Andy Samberg‘s big-screen career has been, frankly, hit or miss, but the first red-band trailer for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping suggested this one would land firmly in the “win” column. The film sees Samberg and his Lonely Island buddies doing what they do best: sending up pop music in all its ridiculous glory. Directed by Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer and written by all three, Popstar centers on a singer/rapper called Conner4real who faces a long downhill slide when his sophomore album flops.
The new green-band trailer is worth watching even if you’re adult enough to have already seen the red-band one, as it’s packed with a ton of new gags and cameos. Check out the Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Lonely Island is hitting the big screen this summer. Universal Pictures has released the first look at the awkwardly (and hilariously) titled Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, starring Andy Samberg as a singer-rapper named Conner4Real. Though he seems to be at the top of his game — thanks to the efforts of a 32-person entourage — his career takes a nosedive when his latest album flops. Humbled, he’s forced to reunite with his old boy band.
Fellow Lonely Islanders Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone co-directed, and star as Conner’s lyricist and DJ respectively. The film features murderer’s row of comedy stars including Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader, Tim Meadows, and Will Arnett, and it’s stuffed to the brim with celebrity cameos by the likes of Snoop Dogg (“Surprise, motherfucker!”), Simon Cowell, Carrie Underwood, Usher, and Adam Levine‘s hologram. Watch the Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping red-band trailer after the jump. Read More »
The Lonely Island movie was originally titled Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie, but unfortunately, that title for this summer’s comedy is no more. Produced by Judd Adapatow (Trainwreck) and directed by Lonely Island members Jorma Taccone (MacGruber) and Akiva Schaffer (Hot Rod), the film has gained a new title and poster.
Learn more about the project below.
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For a long time now, the sketch comedy staple Saturday Night Live has been the only show to tackle late-night programming on a Saturday night. But Fox is about to change the game a bit since they’ve brought in some SNL veterans to create their own sketch comedy show that will also air late on Saturday nights.
Party Over Here is a new sketch comedy series from The Lonely Island, the SNL Digital Short creators and rap parody group formed by Saturday Night Live writers/performers Andy Sambeg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. That’s right, the guys who brought you “Jizz in My Pants” and “Dick in a Box” are getting their own sketch show. Find out more about The Lonely Island TV show below! Read More »
After a weak performance at the box office, a MacGruber sequel appeared out of the question. Once the film hit home video, though, the movie gained a following. It’s been five years since the first film, based on the SNL parody of MacGyver, came out, and a follow-up seems more possible than ever. If and when the sequel is made, at least we can expect a crazy MacGruber 2 opening sequence. Learn more after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Briefly: Pack your bags for a trip to the Lonely Island next summer. Universal has set June 3, 2016 as the Lonely Island movie release date. Andy Samberg leads the cast as Conner, a rapper whose latest career setback forces him to reunite with his old boy band. Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer also star and will direct. The new date pits the Lonely Island boys against the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel and the romantic drama Me Before You.
Also starring are Tim Meadows as Conner’s “upbeat and overworked” manager and Sarah Silverman as Conner’s “sharp and sarcastic” publicist. Judd Apatow is producing. The film was previously referred to as Conner4real but was called the Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie in Universal’s latest notice. [Deadline]
Posted on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
For a musical group that exists as a parody of other musical groups, The Lonely Island has achieved some legitimate success. Their next accomplishment will be Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie, a feature produced by Judd Apatow.
All three Lonely Island members (that’s Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, and Andy Samberg) are starring. Two-thirds of them (Taccone and Schaffer) are directing. As production gets underway, some new details and a funny teaser poster have emerged. Get the latest updates on the Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie after the jump.
Update: Sarah Silverman is joining the Lonely Island gang for their movie. More details on her casting after the jump. Read More »
They’ve put their D’s in a box, had some lazy sundays, been on a few boats and now they sold another movie. The musical comedy trio Lonely Island – Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – just sold an untitled comedy pitch to Universal set in the world of music. Judd Apatow will produce and Schaffer and Taccone will co-direct. The pair also co-directed Hot Rod, which starred Samberg, and you’d imagine that dynamic will carry through here. Read more about the new Lonely Island movie below. Read More »
Last week, Edgar Wright suddenly departed from Marvel Studio’s big screen adaptation of Ant-Man, with an official statement citing “differences in their vision of the film” as reasons for the “amicable” split. Marvel Studios says they still plan to have Ant-Man in theaters for the announced July 17th 2015 release date, and Marvel has already begun a search for a new director. The movie will have to begin filming this Summer to make that date, so an announcement will likely come soon. So who should replace Edgar Wright to direct Ant-Man? I explore this question in the article below.
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