Carey Mulligan is primarily known for starring in prestige dramas and hasn’t shown much evidence of harnessing any secret comedic chops. Though her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live undoubtedly let Carey Mulligan get a little bit more loose, she was still mostly relegated to the same position that many prestige British actresses end up: the straight-person. The good news is that the sketches still mostly delivered some solid laughs, even if they tapped into a lot of familiar and recurring bits.
So let’s get down to the best and worst sketches from the Carey Mulligan hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »
The Wonder Years is the latest series from the past to get a shiny new reboot. But rather than modernizing the drama about a suburban family living in the 1960s, The Wonder Years reboot is taking a different approach with the same formula.
Produced by Lee Daniels, The Wonder Years reboot will follow a Black family living in Montgomery, Alabama in the 1960s, providing a much different perspective than the original series that starred Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Jason Hervey, and Olivia d’Abo as The Arnold Family. The new series will focus on The Williams Family, and a first look photo has officially been revealed. Read More »
Whenever a horror movie with an exorcism comes along, it usually threatens to tear apart a family who has just moved into a new home. But soon the evil of the devil will square off with the power of friendship in Amazon’s upcoming film adaptation of Grady Hendrix’s best-selling book My Best Friend’s Exorcism. Read More »
Over the years, Hasbro’s Marvel Legend brand has been releasing prop replicas of some of the biggest artifacts from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain America’s shield, Iron Man’s helmet, Thor’s hammer, and the Infinity Gauntlet have all been given the prop replica treatment. And now it’s time to bring a piece of Doctor Strange home with the new Eye of Agamotto prop replica, complete with removable Infinity Stone. Read More »
Bad Trip is the latest Netflix project that pulls shocking pranks on unsuspecting people. Produced by Jeff Tremaine of Jackass and Bad Grandpa fame, the film features a buddy road trip story starring Eric André and Lil Rel Howery, with Tiffany Haddish hot on their trail. The narrative connects a series of wild gags unleashed on the clueless public, taking the road trip on some crazy twists and turns, from Eric André being sexually assaulted by a gorilla to Lil Rel Howery getting stuck in the bottom half of a port-a-potty. But one prank just didn’t fit in the movie, even though it was one of the best they pulled off. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- Peacock orders Queer as Folk series reboot
- Friends reunion special for HBO Max finally sets production date
- The CW’s Powerpuff Girls live-action series finds its Mojo Jojo
- Jennifer Jason Leigh joins Hunters season 2
- MacGyver canceled at CBS after 5 seasons
- And more.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week, we get stuck swimming in grain, look into the girlfriend experience as a career option, free ourselves from the small town we live in, escape from Copenhagen, and track down a killer using MySpace.
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Want to see some set photos from the live-action Powerpuff Girls series that’s in production? What surprising figure is holding Captain America‘s shield on the set of Spider-Man 3? Can you guess what rating Black Widow got from the MPAA? Is Christopher Daniel Barnes voicing Spider-Man again in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2? Will you get the Marvel Legends figure of Baron Zemo? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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If Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar was able to be released safely in theaters, we’re betting it would have become a sleeper comedy hit. Instead, it’s likely the movie is destined to become a cult favorite, gradually finding an audience as more people come around to the delightful goofiness this treasure has to offer. One such piece of pure silliness is Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan hamming it up as he gets his own ballad to sing in a breakout musical moment. Now there’s a whole music video to commemorate it, which you can watch below. Read More »
“How did they do that?” There are so many feats of filmmaking that leave us baffled, but there are many more that are so seamless that they are invisible to the eye. One of which is an age-old technique that has only been refined as modern technologies improve: filming mirror scenes. Reflective surfaces are the enemy of the camera, catching equipment and crew members on the screen when they don’t want to be, and calling attention to the artifice of it all. So how do filmmakers go about making cameras disappear? An astute video essay by YouTuber Paul E.T. dives into the intricacies of the techniques to shoot mirror scenes. Watch it below.
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