2019 Comedy Actress Roundtable

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 The Hollywood Reporter’s comedy actress roundtable with some of the big, potential Emmy contenders this year, such as Natasha Lyonne, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Maya Rudolph. Plus, Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley runs through every key toy from the Pixar franchise, and actor and filmmaker Paul Dano raids Criterion Collection‘s movie closet. Read More »

the marvelous mrs. maisel season 2 trailer

Midge Maisel is ready to be the biggest thing out there. And with the soaring, upbeat trailer for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2, it looks like she’s well on her way. The Emmy-winning comedy series makes its return to Amazon Prime Video this winter, with a new season 2 trailer announcing the long-awaited premiere date. The best rising female comic is back, baby, and she’s taking on all of New York City.

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the marvelous mrs. maisel season 2 trailer

Pack up your troubles and just get happy, because The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is coming back. Amazon has released the first trailer for the sophomore season of its Emmy-nominated, Golden Globe-winning comedy, and it looks as marvelous and charming as the show’s breakout first season. So get prepared to have Rachel Brosnahan charm your pants off as Judy Garland croons “Get Happy” in the background.

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Mad TV 20th Anniversary

If you’re not a Saturday Night Live fan like myself, maybe you found some laughs with the sketch comedy series Mad TV that ran on Fox from 1995 to 2009. The show was basically an alternative to SNL, opting for recorded sketch comedy with a live audience instead of a live show, though it never really got the same acclaim or audience. But now fans can take a trip down memory lane with a Mad TV 20th anniversary special coming in January. Read More »

Zoe Saldana is in talks to join Mark Ruffalo in Infinitely Polar Bear, the directorial debut of screenwriter Maya Forbes. The drama follows a bipolar man (Ruffalo) and his long-suffering wife (Saldana). When the husband goes off his meds, he finds his life deteriorating along with his psychological condition. As he loses his job and his mind, his wife returns to work and then eventually moves out, leaving him to take care of their children.

The film is being produced by J.J. Abrams, who previously worked with Saldana on Star Trek, and financed by Megan Ellison, who executive produced True Grit. Shooting for Infinitely Polar Bear will take place in September, just before Saldana is scheduled to reprise her role as Uhura in the Star Trek sequel. [Vulture]

After the jump, Xavier Samuel and Myles Pollard board Drift, and ParaNorman adds to its voice cast.

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