Isn't It Romantic Interview - Todd Strauss-Schulson

Isn’t It Romantic? is in theaters right now. The story follows a New York architect named Natalie (Rebel Wilson) who works hard to get noticed at her job. But more often than not gets relegated to the sidelines, sent out for coffee instead of presenting her big ideas for her firm’s clients. Life takes an odd turn when Natalie gets knocked unconscious and wakes up in her own romantic comedy. It’s both an unsettling nightmare and a hilarious dream.

Director Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, The Final Girls) has created an vibrant romantic comedy world that emulates all of the genre’s tropes. But it’s also a love letter to romcoms, packed with a big beating heart that it wears on its sleeve. In order to bring this cinematic, romantic world to life, the filmmaker immersed himself in dozens of romcoms in the span of two weeks. In fact, he watched every romantic comedy made between 1988 and 2007, and it shows.

We sat down for an interview with Todd Strauss-Schulson where he talked about the extensive preparation for the movie that no one asked him to do. Plus, he discussed attempting to decode the genome of romantic comedies, making a meta comedy without feeling like a spoof, and bringing to life a scene that he’s dreamed about since he was 10 years old. Read More »

Hellboy Beer

Hellboy already received an official whiskey a couple years ago. But Big Red likes his booze, so it should come as no surprise that Mike Mignola‘s hellish hero has inspired a new series of six craft beers from Oregon’s Gigantic Brewing Company. Starting in March, there will be a new beer released roughly every seven weeks that pays tribute to a specific character from the Hellboy comics. Below you can find out more about the Hellboy beers, including when you can get them, and how you can be the first to try them. Read More »

LEGO The Great Escape

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a fanmade LEGO animated film that feels like it could be part of The LEGO Movie universe. Plus, watch as lifelong friends Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes take on each other in a rap battle, and listen as comedian Ken Jeong takes a look back at his most memorable characters in film and television. Read More »

Avengers - Thanos as Genie

Who is voicing M.O.D.O.K. in the new Hulu animated series? Are you ready for Captain Marvel to arrive in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3? Did a leaked LEGO set give up a spoiler for War Machine in Avengers: Endgame? How much did Brie Larson get paid for Captain Marvel? When can we expect a new Hellboy trailer? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Star Trek Animated Series for Kids

There’s already a new Star Trek animated series in the works for CBS All Access that will let Rick and Morty writer Mike McMahan play with the support crew on the lower decks of one of the least important ships in Starfleet. But CBS Television Studios is really keen on wringing out the Star Trek brand for all it’s worth, so there’s a different kind of Star Trek animated series in the works elsewhere.

CBS is teaming up with Nickelodeon to develop a new Star Trek animated series that will be geared towards kids. It would be the first new Star Trek project to debut outside of CBS All Access, which is the home for all the new properties taking place in the final frontier. Read More »

Clerks - Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

Kevin Smith‘s breakthrough indie comedy Clerks takes place entirely at two locations. One is the Quick Stop Groceries, where Dante (Brian O’Halloran) works, even when he isn’t supposed to be there that day. The other is RST Video, the video rental store where Randall (Jeff Anderson) wastes his day away. But it sounds like one of those locations is getting replaced in Kevin Smith’s forthcoming comedy sequel, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Read More »

All That Revival

Fresh out the box. Stop. Look and watch. Ready yet? Get set. It’s Allllll That!

Any child of the ’90s who was fortunate enough to have cable will tell you about their love for the sketch comedy show All That. The show was basically Saturday Night Live for kids, featuring a series of young comedians mostly in their teens (some in their early 20s) putting on a variety of sketches. Now an All That revival is in the works at Nickelodeon, and it’s being executive produced by All That veteran and current Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson. Read More »

Love Death + Robots Trailer

Netflix has plenty of animated fare for adults on the comedy side of things with shows like Big Mouth, BoJack Horseman, Paradise PD and F is for Family. But they’re about to step into some seriously violent and sexy territory with Love, Death + Robots, a new anthology series from the minds of Deadpool director Tim Miller and Se7en director David Fincher. You can watch the first Love Death + Robots trailer below, but beware it’s NSFW due to blood and nudity and sheer insanity. Read More »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Opening Line

Back in the fall of 2017, Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson would be at the helm of an entirely new Star Wars trilogy. Since then, we haven’t heard anything about the project other than the first movie might arrive in 2020. That’s largely because he’s been busy bringing together an incredible cast for his murder mystery thriller Knives Out. But a new rumor recently emerged that gave another reason for the lack of updates on the trilogy.

Last night, in a story that has since been deleted, the pop culture news site Super Bro Movies reported a rumor that Rian Johnson was no longer working on his own Star Wars trilogy. It’s a rumor we’d admittedly heard circulating around Hollywood, but it was not something we could corroborate. The story spread like wildfire, but thankfully, it didn’t last long, because Rian Johnson doused the flames with a dose of truth. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

MacGruber TV Series

Last week, we got the tantalizing news that Jorma Taccaone and Will Forte had been pitching the idea for a MacGruber TV series. That was a change of pace from the sequel talks we heard about not too long ago, but we’ll take more adventures with MacGruber in any way we can get them. So we’re happy to see Will Forte confirm the possibility of a MacGruber TV series on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, complete with a tease of a perfectly inappropriate scene as only MacGruber can deliver. Read More »