There are a lot of new movies and TV shows inspired by the coronavirus pandemic coming down the pipeline. Thankfully, there are still plenty of ideas being generated as a result of the pandemic without shining more of a light on COVID-19, and Showtime has picked one of them up in the form of a new anthology series called Cinema Toast.
Created by Jeff Baena (Horse Girl, The Little Hours) and produced by Mark & Jay Duplass (Room 104, The Overnight), Cinema Toast will take footage from old movies in the public domain and re-contextualize them into new stories through editing and voice dubbing, including the voices of Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Fred Armisen, John Early, Christina Ricci, Megan Mullally, Chloe Fineman and Christopher Meloni. Read More »
Alison Brie‘s Sarah is just a normal girl who loves horses. She’s a bit awkward, sure, and may be more happy interacting with horses and crime shows than people, but who isn’t these days? But then Sarah begins to have strange lucid dreams that start to trickle into her real life, and Sarah becomes convinced that she has been abducted by aliens. Written by Jeff Baena (The Little Hours) and Brie and directed by Baena, Horse Girl is an eerie psychological thriller that is soon coming to Netflix after it makes its Sundance premiere. Watch the Horse Girl trailer below.
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The Little Hours is based on one of the tales found in The Decameron, a collection of 14th century novellas from Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio. But even if, like me, you’d never heard of that author before (let alone read his work), all you really need to know about this film is that it features a cast of hilarious people doing filthy, hysterical things. The trailer prominently features a quote from the Catholic League that refers to the movie as “pure trash” – but there’s an important distinction that needs to be made there. It may be trashy, but it’s definitely not trash. The Little Hours is one of the funniest films of 2017. Read More »
If your parents or grandparents are the churchgoing types, then The Little Hours is the number one movie to take them to see this summer! Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, and Kate Micucci play three charming nuns who are relatively nonchalant about the rules. They get a little rowdier in Jeff Baena‘s film when the hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco) arrives at the convent.
Below, watch The Little Hours trailer.
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Last year, director Martin Scorsese brought us Silence, a pensive, harrowing story of 17th-century Portuguese missionaries, who embark on a perilous journey to Japan to find their missing mentor and struggle with the decision of renouncing their faith or suffering an agonizing death. This year, director Jeff Baena brings us a trio of raunchy, horny nuns who just want to fuck the new servant at their convent.
The Little Hours follows Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Kate Micucci as three nuns who are anything but holy. I’ll just leave it at that, because the red band trailer does a much better job of showing you just how wild these sisters can get. Watch red band The Little Hours trailer below. Yes, this is NSFW because of ample dirty language and even some nudity. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 27th, 2016 by Angie Han
Cersei’s wild gambit may be getting all the attention this morning, but last night also marked the season finale of HBO’s other great saga about power and manipulation, Silicon Valley. The good news is that the season ended on a high note — season three has been its best to date and the finale was every bit as hilarious and tragic as the episodes that have come before it. The bad news is that this means we’ve got many months to wait until we can check back in with Richard, Jared, and the rest of the Pied Piper gang.
Until then, though, we’ll have other opportunities to enjoy that cast. Silicon Valley lead Thomas Middleditch, for example, stars in Joshy, as a bereaved man who tries to enjoy what would have been his bachelor party. Jeff Baena‘s Sundance dramedy is lousy with comedic talents including Adam Pally, Nick Kroll, Brett Gelman, Alex Ross Perry, Jenny Slate, and Aubrey Plaza. Watch the first Joshy trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 by Angie Han
Plenty of zombie movies deal with the heartbreaking difficulty of having to kill a zombie with a familiar face. Not many deal with the pitfalls of trying to date one. Jeff Baena‘s Sundance comedy Life After Beth is one of the select few.
Dane DeHaan plays Zach, who’s mourning the sudden death of his girlfriend Beth (Aubrey Plaza). When she comes back as a zombie, he’s delighted to get a second chance at their relationship — even if it means putting up with her rotting flesh and newfound appetite for humans. Anna Kendrick, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, and Cheryl Hines also star. Watch the first Life After Beth trailer after the jump.
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Most everyone has been through a breakup that took place for a reason, but still left at least one person pining for a chance to do things over. Life After Beth seems as if it wants to be a zombie-filled fable exploring that situation. Dane DeHaan is Zach, whose relationship with Beth (Aubrey Plaza) dies along with her. But Zach gets a second chance with Beth when she returns home, seemingly alive — only to find that she is quickly losing whatever shreds of humanity she had left.
Not only does Life After Beth offer a confused and somewhat gross take on relationships, it wastes a great comic cast (Matthew Gray Gubler, Cheryl Hines, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Paul Reiser, and Anna Kendrick) with comedy that is as sloppy as splattered brains. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 by Angie Han
There was a time when you could always count on geeks to be the beleaguered underdogs of cinema and television. In recent years, however, nerds (or geeks, if you prefer) have enjoyed a surge in social status — comic book franchises are huge, Judd Apatow and his Freaks & Geeks gang are the kings of comedy, Jesse Eisenberg is a sex symbol (at least on Tumblr). And this might be the ultimate symbol of how far we’ve come: Warner Bros. is planning a film called Revenge of the Jocks, which will “update” the 1980s films Revenge of the Nerds. Jackass co-creator Jeff Tremaine is set to direct. Read more after the jump.
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