The Saw movies always ended with a big twist, but here’s a real-life twist I don’t think anyone saw coming. Chris Rock – yes, that Chris Rock – is set to star in and produce a new Saw reboot, with franchise filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman returning to direct. Rock came up with the idea for the film himself, and despite his presence, this isn’t going to be a comedy. Instead, the actor has cooked up something “really intense and twisted.”
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After 24 years, Adam Sandler returned to Saturday Night Live to host the late night sketch series for the first time ever. The expectations were high, and while the Sandman was back to his usual self, the overall show took some time to gain steam. Thankfully, it ended with a bang and even some tears. Plus, there were plenty of fun cameos by familiar faces of the past, as well as the perfect cameo from musical guest Shawn Mendes.
So let’s break down the best and worst sketches from the Adam Sandler hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »
Fargo is not the type of show where you can take any season for granted. Even if there is a new season – which is not a guarantee because FX and creator Noah Hawley approach each one as a miniseries – each season has a new story and new cast. Today, FX announced a fourth season of the series and its star.
Fargo season 4 will star Chris Rock and will be set in Kansas City, Missouri in the 1950s.
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Ever since Adam Sandler and Chris Rock starred together on Saturday Night Live in the ’90s, Rock has been a constant fixture in Sandler’s progressively crass repertoire — from The Longest Yard, to Grown-Ups and Grown-Ups 2.
But as the two reteam in The Week Of for Sandler’s last movie in his original four-film Netflix deal, they seem to pull off a miracle: a genuinely charming movie.
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Over Super Bowl weekend, Netflix released a mysterious teaser trailer that just featured a bunch of tambourines being played. No one was really sure what it was all about, but today we got our answer, and the payoff is coming much sooner than you think.
Chris Rock‘s first Netflix stand-up special is making a surprise debut tomorrow, on Valentine’s Day. The special in question is called Tamborine, which is the less conventional spelling for the musical instrument, but maybe there’s a reason for that. The comedian posted the same video that debuted over a week ago, but this time with his name and the title of the special appearing at the end along with the release date.
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Adam Sandler and Chris Rock have gotten together for a handful of comedies like Grown Ups and The Longest Yard, but they’ve never really shared a lot of screentime together. But in a new Netflix original film, they’ll be spending plenty of time getting on each others’ nerves.
The Week Of follows the Saturday Night Live veterans as two fathers who are coming together so their kids can be married. In the week leading up to the wedding, everything can and does go wrong, and these two are not making it any easier on anyone. 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, a video essay looks at how Andie MacDowell spent a lot of time in the 1990s getting tricked by the magic of male protagonists. Plus, watch how Netflix is mocking itself for their new promotional campaign for their exclusive stand-up specials and watch as Guillermo from Jimmy Kimmel Live interviews Emmy winners in a very unique position. Read More »
As Netflix has started to increase their library of stand-up specials, we haven’t been shy about calling the streaming service the new king of stand-up comedy. While HBO was once the prime destination for exclusive, high quality stand-up acts, they haven’t been as dedicated to the cause in recent years. The cable subscription service still has a fantastic library of stand-up available through HBO GO, and every now and then they come out with a great new special (Pete Holmes being the most recent example), but Netflix has been locking down some of the biggest names in the business for exclusive deals, and that’s just the beginning.
And here we are: there will be new 2017 Netflix stand-up specials arriving every single week. Let’s dive into the growing Netflix stand-up comedy library below.
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Following the trailer for the Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here, we have a look at another fascinating glimpse into the world of stand-up comedy, this time one from the real world.
Dying Laughing is a new documentary that feels like it should have been called I’m Dying Up Here, because it features one-on-one interviews with stand-up comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Cedric The Entertainer, Russell Peters, the late Garry Shandling and more, all talking about their worst experiences on stage. These are the times when the bombed, died, crashed and all the other words which describe the worst thing that can happen to a comedian on stage: not getting laughs.
Watch the Dying Laughing trailer below. Read More »
Netflix has become a great place for stand-up specials to find a much bigger audience than they used to. Tons of the latest specials from the likes of John Mulaney, Hannibal Buress, Morgan Murphy, Louis CK, Mike Birbiglia, Maria Bamford, Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, Jen Kirkman and more all have some outstanding comedy available to stream. But now one of the greatest stand-up comedians ever is bringing two new specials to Netflix.
Chris Rock is currently planning an all new world tour, and part of that tour will be the first of two specials recorded for Netflix in 2017. This will be the first special that Rock has done in eight years, with the last one being Kill the Messenger which premiere on HBO in 2008. Find out more about the Chris Rock Netflix stand-up specials after the jump. Read More »