Popstar Review

It may only be June, but it’s going to take some damn good comedy to top the fits of laughter brought upon by Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. After The Lonely Island trio (Andy Samberg, Akiva Shaffer and Jorma Taccone) made a splash with their digital shorts on Saturday Night Live, it’s amazing it took them this long to put together a mockumentary following the rise and fall of a faux musician in the real world music industry. But for as long as it took, the hilarity delivered by Popstar makes it well worth the wait.

Read our full Popstar review after the jump. Read More »

Garry Shandling Basketball

Sadly, last week brought news that iconic comedian Garry Shandling had passed away suddenly at 66 years old. The longtime stand-up comedian  and creator/star of The Larry Sanders Show has influenced some of the top comedians working today, and he counts among his friends some of the best in the business.

As a way of saying goodbye, over three dozen of them gathered as Shandling’s house for one last game of pick-up basketball on the comedian’s home court, something he was very fond of doing while he was alive and well. See a photo of everyone gathered for the honorary Garry Shandling basketball game after the jump. Read More »

‘I Smile Back’ Trailer: Sarah Silverman Gets Raw

I Smile Back Trailer

Here’s the first trailer for I Smile Back, which features Sarah Silverman in a highly-praised dramatic performance as a woman dealing with overwhelming depression. The film was on our list of fall movies to look out for; written by Amy Koppelman and Paige Dylan and directed by Adam Salky, the film premiered at Sundance earlier this year and will play the Toronto International Film Festival before going into release in October. Check out the I Smile Back trailer after the jump. Read More »

The Lonely Island

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 TacconeAkiva 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 »

Kyt Iron Man

Which famous female comedian is in a new issue of Deadpool? Where can you hear some of the Ant-Man score? Who are providing the voices to Batman vs. Robin? Want to see the full bar fight scene from Kingsman: The Secret Service? What do the ABC executives have to say about the ratings for Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Did Matthew Vaughn enjoy Fantastic Four? Is anything revealed in the Hasbro Avengers: Age of Ultron toys? And which superhero does Kit Harington want to play? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

SNL Fault in Our Stars Ebola in Our Everything

Hollywood loves a good sick-kid story, and as the box office figures for this summer’s The Fault in Our Stars showed, audiences adore them too. But cancer is so passe at this point. So Saturday Night Live took a more topical spin on the formula with The Fault in Our Stars 2: The Ebola in Our Everything.

Watch SNL’s The Fault in Our Stars ebola-themed parody after the jump.  Read More »

Jon Hamm Incredible Mr Limpet

With his 12-year project Boyhood set to open this weekend, Richard Linklater is turning his attention to his next film. Casting is well underway for The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Linklater’s remake of the 1964 film for Warner Bros.

And so far, things seem to be shaping up nicely. Jon Hamm is reportedly looking to join Zach Galifianakis in a major role, with Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Keegan Michael Key, and Jordan Peele in talks as well for other roles. Hit the jump for more details.

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Million Ways to Die Posters

Seth MacFarlane had already conquered TV when he released his feature debut, Ted, in 2012. The film was a smash, he went on to host the Oscars and while some are looking at 2015’s Ted 2 as the director’s next foray into the multiplex, he actually has a pretty huge film out this year.

It’s the western comedy called A Million Ways To Die In The West, which tells the story of a meek farmer (MacFarlane) who loses his girlfriend after backing out of a gunfight, then falls in with a mysterious woman who has an evil outlaw boyfriend. The cast is super impressive (Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris) and now you can see them all in character on eight different posters.  Read More »

Sarah 313

Typically, when a show fails to make it past the pilot stage, it just quietly disappears. The episode is never shown to the public, and the cast and crew stop mentioning it in interviews, and it’s basically like the whole thing never happened at all.

Still, a lot of work has already gone into the show by that point, so on the occasion that a failed pilot makes it out, the results can be interesting to see. Last year, Sarah Silverman taped Susan 313, a semi-autobiographical half-hour sitcom about a ’90s rock star coming out of a ten-year relationship. She’s now posted the pilot in its entirety online, and you can watch it after the jump.

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Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane‘s comedic western A Million Ways To Die In The West will hit theaters on May 30, 2014. It’s the story of a wimpy farmer who loses his wife, learns courage from a mysterious outsider, and then must defend his honor. It will star MacFarlane in the lead role, along with Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris. Read More »