Dracula (Adam Sandler) and his goofy band of horror character friends have made audiences laugh in three Hotel Transylvania movies already, but in the upcoming fourth film, they’ll be appearing like never before: as humans.
In Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, Drac and his pals find themselves on the wrong end of Van Helsing’s special “Monsterfication Ray,” which turns monsters into humans, and humans – including the well-intentioned Johnny (Andy Samberg) – into monsters. Check out the new trailer below. Read More »
Hulu is now streaming a Palm Springs commentary cut, featuring stars Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti providing insight into the streaming hit. It’s a fun idea, and it’s something more streaming titles should take advantage of – the technology to provide streaming commentary tracks is there and waiting. Could this be the start of a new trend or something Hulu is trying out just to drum up more awards season attention for Palm Springs? Time will tell.
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Palm Springs duo Andy Samberg and writer Andy Siara are teaming with producers Ben Stiller and Noah Hawley for an untitled sci-fi comedy-drama over at Apple Studios. The idea for the project comes from Raphael Bob-Waksberg, creator of BoJack Horseman, but we have no plot details at the moment. Siara, who wrote Palm Springs, is handling the script, while Samberg, Hawley, and Bob-Waksberg will produce with Ben Stiller.
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Palm Springs, the excellent time loop comedy starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti, was one of the few movies that felt like it made a big splash when it hit a streaming platform earlier this year. Hulu picked up the movie for a record amount after the Sundance Film Festival, and that investment paid off: the film broke viewership records for Hulu, and it inspired tons of theories and chatter about what was going on in the movie’s many timelines.
Articles were written about what the film’s ending really meant, but what about its beginning? Let’s restart the loop all over again and talk about how the movie kicks off, complete with the editor’s description of an alternate opening that was abandoned along the way. Read More »
Last year, we heard the wild news that Hot Rod and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping director Akiva Shaffer would be tackling a live-action and CGI hybrid big screen version of the animated series Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers. But now we’re even more excited, because we have word that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse co-star John Mulaney and Brooklyn Nine-Nine lead Andy Samberg will be voicing the titular characters respectively. Read More »
Move over, Bluntman & Chronic, there are about to be even more superheroes on the scene who are high as a kite.
New Line Cinema has won the rights to a new superhero comedy pitch called Super High, which will focus on people who get superpowers after smoking a special strain of marijuana. If that’s not enough to get you stoked, Andy Samberg, Craig Robinson and Common are all attached to star in it. 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, watch as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy participate in an autocomplete interview where they answer the web’s most searched questions about them. Plus, watch a scene breakdown of the meet cute between Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti the time loop comedy Palm Springs, and check out a featurette that goes behind the scenes of the making of The Old Guard. Read More »
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Movie: Hot Rod
Where You Can Stream It: Hulu
The Pitch: Rod Kimble (Andy Samberg) is a self-proclaimed stuntman who spends his days trying to live up to the legacy of his father, who he believes used to test stunts for Evel Knievel before the famous daredevil made the jumps himself. But he also hopes to prove his manhood to his step-father Frank (Ian McShane) by beating the hell out of him in a fight. Unfortunately, a wrench gets thrown in his plans when Frank becomes deathly ill, leaving Rod with only one option: raise $50,000 to pay for life-saving surgery, all so he can finally defeat Frank.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Hot Rod was the first movie to come from the crew known as The Lonely Island on Saturday Night Live. After becoming famous for their SNL Digital Shorts, Akiva Shaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg made the jump to the big screen with an original comedy. With a script from writer Pam Brady (South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Team America: World Police), Hot Rod has the feel of a 1980s extreme sports movie mixed with the absurd comedy that people came to love about SNL Digital Shorts, and it does so with a stellar ensemble cast of comedy heavy hitters. Read More »
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Amid the global anti-police brutality protests sparked by Minnesota police officers killing George Floyd, TV shows centering around cops are starting to re-evaluate their priorities. One of those shows is the goodhearted NBC sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which we learned last month is trying to grapple with its place as a comedy show about cops by scrapping its season 8 scripts and starting from scratch. But even star Andy Samberg, who has played Detective Jake Peralta on the show for all seven seasons, admits that moving forward with Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be “a challenge.”
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Andy Samberg is in a Groundhog Day situation in Palm Springs, a new comedy hitting drive-ins and Hulu next month. Samberg plays an unlucky guy stuck in a time loop, reliving the same long day at a Palm Springs wedding over and over again. Things get further complicated when someone else at the wedding, played by Cristin Milioti, ends up in the time loop as well. Watch the Palm Springs trailer below.
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