Hollywood mega-producer Scott Rudin is one of the few people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award (EGOT), and he’s arguably as well-known for his theater work as he is for his movies. Now he’s combining those two mediums and producing a film adaptation of the Broadway play The Humans, and he’s secured an excellent cast to star. Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Steven Yeun (Burning, The Walking Dead), and more are on board. Keep reading to learn about the story and who else is involved. Read More »
Amy Schumer is going through some growing pains, in more ways than one. The comedian performed her second Netflix comedy special while pregnant and used it to reflect on her current experience as a newlywed going through her first pregnancy. The comedy special, aptly titled Amy Schumer: Growing, was taped during some recent performances in Chicago and has a trailer out now.
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2018 saw a dramatic dip in female directors working in Hollywood — an already low-statistic that can’t afford to take any more hits. This in spite of the work of the Time’s Up and Me Too movements that have taken Hollywood by storm, making accountable the powerful men and abusers who had eluded justice before.
But it’s not enough just to call out abusers, Hollywood needs to prop up underrepresented women as well. That’s what the new Time’s Up Challenge is about: encouraging Hollywood’s movers and shakers to work with a female director in the next 18 months. Proposed by Tessa Thompson, the challenge is called the #4PercentChallenge, based on the measly fraction of women who have directed the top 100 studio films in the last decade, and has already been accepted by dozens of directors, producers, writers, and actors.
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Thought not quite as celebrated as the Christmas episode, Saturday Night Live always does something special for Mother’s Day. This time they pulled out pull the stops for the cold open, opting to avoid all of the typical political satire (kind of) and deliver a heartwarming tribute to the cast members’ mothers. In fact, the episode as a whole pretty much steered clear of politics entirely.
As for Amy Schumer, in her second time hosting the comedian was extremely comfortable. This should come as no surprise since Inside Amy Schumer gave her plenty of sketch comedy experience, but unfortunately this time the episode as a whole wasn’t quite as good as her hosting debut. There were still some big laughs to be had, especially when Melissa McCarthy showed up for a surprise cameo. Read More »
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, see how some fans built a life-size Millennium Falcon cockpit in his garage. Plus, watch the Black Panther costume designer provide an in-depth breakdown of the various, and check out Amy Schumer behind the scenes of Saturday Night Live before she hosts the show for a second time this weekend. Read More »
Back in 2015, Juno and Tully screenwriter Diablo Cody was hired to pen the script for Sony’s Barbie movie. Except here’s the thing: according to Cody, she never even finished a first draft.
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The latest vehicle starring Amy Schumer may appear on the surface to be a romantic comedy about an insecure woman who gets a blow to the head and suddenly sees herself as the most beautiful woman she’s ever seen. However, the heart and soul of I Feel Pretty is the bond Schumer’s Renee has with her long-time best friends Jan (Busy Phillips of Cougar Town and Vice Principals) and Vivian (SNL’s Aidy Bryant, in her follow-up to last year’s The Big Sick).
Marking the directing debut from popular writing team Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (co-writers on Never Been Kissed, He’s Just Not That Into You, and How to Be Single), I Feel Pretty speaks a sometimes brutal truth about how women’s self-esteems are chipped away systematically on a daily basis by the world at large. But using humor, it also delivers a message about empowering oneself and not giving a toss what the world thinks about you. On top of that, it’s also a sweet love story and a tale of a woman who infiltrates a high-end makeup company and gets them to more effectively market their products to all women.
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Spring is upon us, which means a lot of our favorite TV shows are coming to a close. Summer will allow the cast and crew the recharge while the writers get the next season in order. And no writing staff deserves an extended break like those who make the miracle of Saturday Night Live happen. But before SNL goes on hiatus for the summer, they’ll be closing season 43 with three big name hosts that fans should be excited about. Read More »
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I Feel Pretty sparked all kinds of controversy when its trailer first debuted, with critics accusing the comedy of fat-shaming. But star Amy Schumer refuted the backlash. Wait until you see the movie, she insisted, promising that I Feel Pretty was actually an empowering movie about self-confidence.
Well, critics have seen the movie. And a lot of them have the same opinions as they did when the trailer first arrived.
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Soon after the first trailer for I Feel Pretty made waves on the internet, STXfilms is moving the Amy Schumer-starring comedy up by two months.
The female empowerment comedy debuted its first trailer just a week ago to buzz both positive and negative, but like its heroine, that seemed to be enough to inspire confidence in STXfilms. Read More »