Star Wars was the highest grossing film in the United States in 1977, but do you know what movie sits in the #2 spot? It’s the high speed action comedy Smokey and the Bandit starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed and a slew of impressive car chases and crashes. Now, 43 years after the movie kicked off a franchise, there’s a Smokey and the Bandit TV series in the works from Universal Content Productions, and it’ll be produced by some heavy-hitting comedic talent. Read More »
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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 »
If there’s one thing Danny McBride does well, it’s making very funny shows about loud, crude jerks. And he’s at it again with The Righteous Gemstones, a new HBO series that looks like it has its fair share of rude loudmouths while also being pretty damn funny. The series focuses on a world-famous televangelist family that is clearly anything but holy. Watch the latest The Righteous Gemstones trailer below.
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Universal revealed plans for two more Halloween sequels last week. Halloween Kills will pick up where the 2018 sequel left off. Halloween Ends promises (threatens?) to end the series once and for all. That will be the 11th sequel, and if you include the Rob Zombie remake and its sequel, there will be 13 movies total. Even Friday the 13th hasn’t made it to 13.
Writer Danny McBride and writer/director David Gordon Green were at WarnerMedia’s Television Critics Association party for their new HBO show The Righteous Gemstones. /Film spoke to them about whether Halloween Kills would really be the end, their plan for the trilog,y and new kills.
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The folks behind Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals are back with The Righteous Gemstones. The series follows a world-famous televangelist family who are clearly anything but holy. McBride stars with John Goodman, Adam Devine, and Edi Patterson, and from the looks of things, this is going to be a must-see. Watch a new Righteous Gemstones trailer below, sinners.
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Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green have teamed up on the outstanding HBO comedies Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, making baseball and high school more twisted and vulgar than usual. Now they’re bringing that same sensibility to the place that needs it the most: church.
The Righteous Gemstones stars Danny McBride, John Goodman and Adam DeVine as a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work. But it’s for the lord, so it’s all good. Watch The Righteous Gemstones trailer below to see how sacrilegious things are going to get. Read More »
The Vice Principals team of Danny McBride and Walton Goggins are set to reunite as part of The Righteous Gemstones cast. The comedy series about a world-famous televangelist family stars McBride and John Goodman, and is set to premiere sometime this year. While news of the show, and its main cast, had already been released, word just arrived that Goggins would be appearing in a recurring role as well. Lear more about Goggins’ Righteous Gemstones part, and see the first photo of him in character, below.
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Those Angry Birds are making the jump from your mobile game to the big screen again with a sequel to their animated feature film. And as the latest The Angry Birds Movie 2 trailer reveals, there’s a new threat that will force birds and the egg-stealing pigs to join forces.
The titular birds and their pig enemies discover an icy island, which we became very well acquainted with in the teaser trailer that introduced us to Leslie Jones as a purple-feathered fowl who is sick of her chilly surroundings. Somehow her dissatisfaction with home has led to threatening the nearby angry birds and the dastardly green pigs with a frigid weapon that could destroy their own islands. Can the birds and pigs overcome their differences in order to survive? Read More »
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There have been rumblings of a Halloween sequel before the new Halloween even hit theaters, but the information has varied. Now, screenwriter Danny McBride has confirmed that sequel talks have definitely begun, and that he and the other writers have been asked to figure out where the franchise can go from here. More on the potential Halloween sequel below.
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Halloween isn’t out yet, but a sequel might already be in the works. Word is things might be moving fast on the Halloween sequel, and the creative team of David Gordon Green and Danny McBride might not be involved. Is this a good thing, or are the powers-that-be rushing too quickly into a follow-up film? More on the Halloween sequel below.
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