Awkwafina and Karen Gillan

Even though production in Hollywood is still shut down, there are deals being made behind the scenes for future projects. A new action comedy feature called Shelly with Jumanji franchise stars Awkwafina and Karen Gillan attached is among them. Read More »

Jake Kasdan, once known exclusively as a comedy director, is now playing in the big leagues. With just the right amount of nostalgia and newness, Kasdan turned Jumanji into one of the biggest modern franchises around. While the large scale and effects were initially new to him, he’s now growing comfortable working at that level.

Kasdan made his directorial debut with a sharp ’90s noir with a killer Bill Pullman performance, Zero Effect. It features a Pullman performance deserving of more love in this world. Kasdan followed his directorial debut with Orange CountyThe TV Set, and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. During our phone interview with Kasdan, we recently talked about how Walk Hard has changed the biopics forever, how he’s grown as a filmmaker making the Jumanji movies, and the unfortunate state of the world at the moment.

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Call Your Mother Trailer

There are countless documentary films about comedians, their stand-up tours, and their lives in show business. But Comedy Central will soon shine a light on a sparsely seen side of the lives of nearly two dozen comedians.

Call Your Mother is a new documentary created by Comedy Central and Loki Films that pays tribute to the mothers of comedians like Jim Gaffigan, Judah Friedlander, Jen Kirkman, Kristen Schaal, Tig Notaro, Norm MacDonald, David Spade, Roy Wood Jr., Awkwafina, and many more. The first trailer has arrived now that the film has been announced as part of the Tribeca Film Festival line-up this spring, and it looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. Read More »

The Baccarat Machine

Awkwafina is ready to make a fortune as The Baccarat Machine. The Farewell actress is set to star in a film based on the true story of Cheung Yin “Kelly” Sun, the most successful female gambler in history. Sun’s talent for baccarat helped her score tens of millions in less than a year with the help of legendary poker player Phil Ivey. The film comes from SK Global, the folks behind Crazy Rich Asians. 

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Robert Downer Jr. Talks Saturday Night Live

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 Robert Downey Jr. recalls his time on Saturday Night Live, remembering some embarrassing sketches he was in during one of the show’s worst periods. Plus, check out franchise end credits for the Harry Potter film series in the style of Avengers: Endgame, and see Awkwafina play Six Degrees of Separation. Read More »

The Last Jedi Lightsaber Fight Breakdown

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, Daisy Ridley revisits the throne room lightsaber battle from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Plus, Marriage Story writer and director Noah Baumbach breaks down the opening montages focusing on the two main characters played by Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, and Jumanji: The Next Level co-stars Awkwafina and Jack Black sit down to answer the web’s most searched questions about them. Read More »

nora from queens trailer

Awkwafina continues her meteoric rise with a new Comedy Central series, Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens (yes, that’s the full title). The series is loosely based on the star’s real life, and finds her playing Nora Lin (Awkwafina’s real name is Nora Lum), a “20-something woman in Queens who strives for a larger than life existence.” Watch the Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens trailer below.

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the last adventure of constance verity

Awkwafina is going to save the world. Not only will she soon be appearing in a Marvel superhero movie, the actress and comedian will be leading a blockbuster franchise of her own. Awkwafina has been tapped to star in The Last Adventure of Constance Verity adaptation as the titular heroine of the fantasy adventure novel by A. Lee Martinez. Awkwafina will be leading The Last Adventure of Constance Verity cast under Legendary.

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Full House with Nick Offerman

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 Full House opening credits improved exponentially with Nick Offerman playing every character. Find out how The Iron Giant movie compares to the original short story that inspired it, and watch as Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina strolls around Koreatown and answers 73 questions from Vogue. Read More »

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Paradise Hills trailer

While there have been some notable exceptions, 2019 hasn’t exactly been a great year at the movies. If you’ve been feeling like you’ve been slowly drowning in a sea of mediocre blockbusters, take solace in the fact that you can soon burst back above the surface and gulp down a breath of fresh air in the form of a new indie called Paradise Hills, a visually stunning fairy tale which marks the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Alice Waddington.

I loved this movie when I saw it at its Sundance premiere earlier this year, and I’ve been eagerly anticipating its first trailer so you all can see the incredible style on display here for yourselves. That day has finally come, and you can check out the trailer below. Read More »