Jump Street: Now For Her Pleasure

Word came out today that Marvel Studios is developing an R-rated Deadpool 3, but buried in that original report was a separate piece of news we hadn’t heard before. Sony’s planned female-led Jump Street spin-off reportedly has a title, and it’s appropriate given the franchise’s penchant for humor: Jump Street: Now For Her Pleasure. I guess Jump Street: Ribbed For Her Pleasure may have been a step too far.
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Awkwafina is one of Hollywood’s brightest rising stars, capping off a stellar two years in both blockbusters and indie dramas with a Golden Globe win for her tremendous performance in 2019’s The Farewell – becoming the first woman of Asian descent to win the award. And it’s only looking brighter for her, as she is set to appear in a Marvel movie, a Disney movie, and now, an intriguing new movie for Apple TV+ that reunites Moonlight stars Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris.

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Awkwafina (Crazy Rich AsiansThe Farewell) and Sandra Oh (Killing EveSideways) are set to star in a new untitled comedy from Netflix. The two actresses will play sisters in the movie, and they’ll both produce alongside comedy legend Will Ferrell. Get some plot details about the new project below. Read More »

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Jumanji: The Next Level co-stars Awkwafina and Karen Gillan are reteaming for Shelly, a comedy from director Jude Weng and writers Michael Doneger and Liz Storm. Amazon just picked up the film, which follows an assassin who finds out her next target is her high school bully. Against all odds, the two end up becoming friends, which of course complicates the whole “assassin” thing.

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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 »

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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 »