The Mitchells vs The Machines Trailer

Pixar Animation gave us the superhero family The Incredibles to take on the threats of the world. Now, Sony Pictures Animation is giving is a much more dysfunctional family tasked with saving humanity in The Mitchells vs. The Machines.

From The LEGO Movie directors and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord & Chris Miller, this new film is an epic sci-fi comedy that pits family against machine when a perturbed artificial intelligence uses all forms of technology to capture every human on the planet. Somehow, The Mitchells (Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Abbi Jacobson, and director Michael Rianda) are the only ones left who can stop these machines. Read More »

trouble movie

Danny McBride can add animated movie filmmaker to his credentials — which already include actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer. The Righteous Gemstones star and creator is developing an animated movie titled Trouble with Spire Animation Studios, a newly launched studio from Ratatouille producer Brad Lewis.

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The Foot Fist Way

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The Series: The Foot Fist Way

Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime Video and Hulu

The Pitch: Fred Simmons (Danny McBride) is one of the world’s most gifted practitioners of the Korean fighting style known as Tae Kwan Do — or at least that’s what he likes to tell people. Despite his supposed skills, Fred teaches students out of a dingy dojo, where he browbeats kids into learning the aggressive points of the martial arts without having much understanding of the philosophy or reasoning behind it.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Before writer/director Jody Hill and and actor Danny McBride gave us Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals and The Righteous Gemstones, they made waves in the indie cinema world with the low budget, dark comedy The Foot Fist Way. Take The Karate Kid (or the sequel series Cobra Kai), mix it with the oddball nature of Napoleon Dynamite‘s Rex Kwan Do, and throw it in a blender with beer, cigarettes and a myriad of narcotics, and you have the perfect recipe for The Foot Fist Way. This is the movie that launched Danny McBride into Hollywood, introducing us to his signature deadpan one-liners, abrasive antics, and oblivious arrogance that would define so many of his characters to come. Read More »

Smokey and the Bandit TV Series

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 »

Hot Rod

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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 »

the righteous gemstones trailer new

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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Halloween Honest Trailer

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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righteous gemstones trailer new

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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The Righteous Gemstones Trailer

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 »

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the righteous gemstones cast

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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