Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2018 by Fred Topel
People who watch lots of movies start to recognize character actors from role to role, especially in comedies, when a funny guy or woman keeps showing up. Jason Mantzoukas has been one of those reliable actors stealing scenes in movies like Baby Mama, The Dictator, The House, Sleeping with Other People and more. But in The Long Dumb Road, Mantzoukas finally takes the lead.
The Long Dumb Road premiered at Sundance this year, and is now playing select theaters and VOD. In the film, Mantzoukas plays Richard, a mechanic who, just after getting fired, helps Nat (Tony Revolori) with a broken down car and rides with him to college as they have a series of road trip misadventures. Mantzoukas took the time to speak with /Film about his lead role, his role in John Wick 3, and of course, the beloved movie podcast How Did This Get Made?, on which he’s been a regular with Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael since 2010. Read More »
When it comes to indie movies, road trips are a dime a dozen, featuring characters who just need to get out on the road to learn the life lessons that will set them on the right path. This year, one of those movies is The Long Dumb Road starring Jason Mantzoukas and Tony Revolori, bringing a little diversity to the proceedings, but seemingly staying comfortably in the confines of generic coming of age comedy. You’ll see what I mean in The Long Dumb Road trailer below. Read More »
Netflix’s very adult animated comedy Big Mouth is returning for a whole new season loaded with jokes about “the glorious nightmare that is teenaged puberty.” Boners, boobs, and monsters take to the screen, all in the name of wholesome cartoon entertainment. Watch the very NSFW Big Mouth season 2 trailer below.
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John Wick: Chapter 3 is currently filming, and the highly-anticipated action sequel has added some famous faces to its cast: Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston and Asia Kate Dillon. Mark Dacascos and Jason Mantzoukas have joined the cast as well, alongside a few of those terrifyingly tough badasses from The Raid.
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Puberty is the worst, but at least you can laugh about it thanks to Nick Kroll‘s new animated comedy series, Big Mouth.
The Netflix comedy follows the pitfalls of growing up as a teen dealing with raging hormones in the American suburbs, and features some of today’s funniest comedians voicing the animated teenagers. Netflix has released a few videos teasing the hormone monsters and “monstresses” plaguing these young teens, but the official trailer for Big Mouth has just dropped.
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In just a couple weeks, The House will be open for business as the R-rated comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler hits theaters. The film follows two suburban parents faced with the prospect of having no money to send their daughter to college, so their friend Frank (Jason Mantzoukas) helps them open an illegal, underground casino in his house for a month in order to make enough money to afford tuition.
Instead of just quickly making the money, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler take to the casino business like a couple characters in a Martin Scorsese movie, and when the casino starts getting the attention of local authorities and crime bosses, they find that they’re completely out of their league. You can see more of the shenanigans in the comedy in The House TV spots, now featuring Jeremy Renner. Read More »
Making time for a night out on the town can be difficult when you’re exhausted by the suburban lifestyle of going to work and driving the kids around everywhere. But what if you could experience the luxury of Las Vegas without leaving your perfect little neighborhood? It’s not a dream anymore, because Frank’s Place is here.
Frank’s Place is the illegal, underground casino from this summer’s comedy The House that Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler start in order to make enough money to send their daughter to college after they realize they’ve wasted all the money they had intended to save for her. Jason Mantzoukas (who plays Frank) gives us a guided tour of the casino and all its glorious accommodations, which includes five-star dining, a kick-ass pool and handjobs.
Watch The House casino tour below. Read More »
For the past couple years, we’ve been churning out companion pieces to go along with episodes of the comedy podcast How Did This Get Made? Hosted by comedians Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas and June Diane Raphael, the podcast features a discussion about a movie that is acknowledged to generally be pretty terrible, and in some cases so bad that the movie actually ends up being good. That’s why we’re happy to call attention to a new art exhibition inspired by the podcast.
Gallery 1988 opened up a How Did This Get Made? exhibition with artwork inspired by specific episodes of the podcast highlighting movies such as Mac and Me, Face/Off, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, Jingle All the Way, Con-Air, Demolition Man and more.
Check out our favorite pieces from the Gallery 1988 How Did This Get Made show after the jump. Read More »
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Now that blockbuster summer is in full swing, I’ve been wondering what the hit comedy of the season is going to be. Snatched has arrived and it doesn’t seem to be nearly as good as Trainwreck. Most people might say Baywatch is the next best option, but with all we’ve seen so far, I don’t think it’s going to deliver. Rough Night has the potential to break out as well, but I’m still on the fence with it. There’s The Big Sick, which we know brings the goods, but that’s a lower key release and even though it’s hilarious, it’s not a straight-up big studio comedy. But after seeing a new red band trailer for one of our summer comedy options, I’m ready to place my bet.
The House stars Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as a couple who find themselves in the unfortunate position of having squandered their teenage daughter’s college fund just as she’s graduating high school. So what’s the best way to make sure she doesn’t end up a homeless stripper? Start an underground casino with hilarious results.
Watch the new red band The House trailer below, and beware of profanity and brief nudity making this NSFW. Read More »
After Saturday Night Live alums Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler made a mockery of the world of figure skating in Blades of Glory, they’re teaming up to create an illegal underground casino in the heart of suburbia
The House basically looks like Casino by way of the writers of Neighbors (Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien). Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are desperate to get enough money in order to send their daughter to college. Jason Mantzoukas serves as the catalyst for this totally outlandish and unrealistic idea, and he looks like he’s going to be the MVP in this entire endeavor.
Watch The House trailer after the jump. Read More »