Good Burger

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The Movie: Good Burger

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: Good Burger follows Kenan Thompson as Dexter Reed, who ends up in a bit of a pickle when he gets in a car accident with his teacher. With no driver’s license and his mother out of town on business, Dexter must get a summer job at the local fast food joint Good Burger. The only problem is a new Mondo Burger just opened up across the street, owned by a complete douchenozzle who is threatening to put Good Burger out of business. So Dexter is left with no choice but to team up with Good Burger’s loyal but dimwitted employee Ed (Kel Mitchell) to figure out a way to keep the place afloat and maybe take out Mondo Burger at the same time.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Good Burger is by no means some kind of masterpiece. It was critically panned when it was released back in 1997, and it made $23.7 million at the box office, so it was hardly a hit. But if you grew up on Nickelodeon, then Good Burger was absolutely your jam, and I’m happy to tell you that it’s a movie worth a second look. Read More »

What to watch on Paramount

This week marks the launch of Paramount+, yet another streaming service in an era that’s already jam-packed with them. But that’s not entirely fair: Paramount+ is just CBS All Access with a new coat of paint, and that service has been around for some time now.

To celebrate (well, at least acknowledge) the existence of a “new” streaming platform, we’ve scoured the service’s library and put together a list of 10 things to watch. You probably already know that you can mainline episodes of Star Trek, the Godfather trilogy, and films like Chinatown and Clue there, but here, in alphabetical order, are some film and television titles that are available but have not been quite as highly publicized. Read More »

The Orange Years - Nickelodeon Documentary Trailer

During the 1990s, you were either a Disney Channel kid or a Nickelodeon kid. While Disney Channel may have had the roster of multi-talented stars who would become big names in film, TV and music, Nickelodeon is where risks were being taken and kids were mesmerized and obsessed with the more edgy line-up of programming that didn’t feel like it was pandering to them just because they were young.

Soon you’ll be able to find out how it all happened in the new documentary The Orange Years, and the first trailer features the many stars and creators who made Nickelodeon the definitive kids cable channel. Read More »

How to Make a Long Movie Shot

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, find out how long shots that appear to resemble single takes, such as the entirety of 1917, are created with seamless visual effects, camera movements, and editing tricks. Plus, watch the Director’s Guild of America‘s feature film symposium with the nominees of the 2020 DGA Awards, and listen to original All That cast members answer some burning questions. Read More »

I Am Mother Robot

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 as Adam Savage goes behind the scene at Weta Workshop to take a closer look at the robot from the Netflix movie I Am Mother. Plus, Shazam! star Zachary Levi has an encounter with The Tethered from Jordan Peele’s Us, and a video goes behind the scenes of some classic sketches from Nickelodeon’s original iteration of All That. Read More »

All That Outtakes

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 series of throwback outtakes and bloopers from the original iteration of the Nickelodeon sketch series All That. Plus, watch a video essay that attempts to fix some of the shortcomings in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, and Tig Notaro has no idea who Modern Family star Julie Bowen is, but she tries to figure it out. Read More »

New All That Sketches

A little while back, we heard that a revival of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show All That would be coming later this year, executive produced by veteran cast member and current Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson. Well, the All That revival finally debuts on Nickelodeon on June 15 at 8:30pm ET, and a couple sketches from the show’s return have arrived online.

Fresh out the box, All That reaches back into the past for a bit of nostalgia by bringing back Kel Mitchell as dimwitted Good Burger employee Ed. He’s joined by special guests The Jonas Brothers, and of course their order doesn’t go as smoothly as they’d like. But Good Burger isn’t the only returning sketch from the 1990s. Lori Beth Denberg returns as the loud librarian who wants everyone to keep quiet but is always the loudest one in the room. Watch the new All That sketches below. Read More »

Good Burger Pop-Up Restaurant

In case you hadn’t heard, the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show All That is returning to the cable network for kids this weekend on June 15 at 8:30pm ET. And in honor of the show’s return, Nickelodeon will bring one of the most popular sketches from the original run of the series to life in the form of a Good Burger pop-up restaurant that will be serving Good Burgers, Good Chunks, Good Shakes, and more. Get the details on where and when you can check out the Good Burger pop-up restaurant. 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 »

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Emma Stone Auditioned for All That

This weekend, Emma Stone returns to Saturday Night Live to host the late night sketch show for a third time. However, she almost starred in an entirely different sketch comedy show much earlier in her career, one that would have had her crossing paths with a certain SNL cast member at a young age.

While appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the 28-year-old actress revealed that she auditioned for the Nickelodeon kids sketch comedy show All That when she was 12 years old. Even though she didn’t end up getting the job, her audition sounds rather entertaining.

Find out what happened when Emma Stone auditioned for All That after the jump. Read More »