There’s not a lot to be joyful about this Christmas, but Disney+ will try to perk you up by fighting against that cynicism with a little magic. Coming to the streaming service in December is Godmothered, a new fantasy comedy in the same vein as Enchanted that finds Jillian Bell as a fairy godmother-in-training who sets out to prove that people still need fairy godmothers to make their dreams come true. But she has her work cut out for her when a lost letter from a 10-year-old girl in distress leads her to a 40-year old single mother (Isla Fisher) living a bit of an unfulfilling life. See how it plays out in the first Godmothered trailer below. Read More »
Godmothered, a new Disney movie that started filming right before the coronavirus lockdowns, is done and headed to Disney+ in time for Christmas. The holiday film, which stars Jillian Bell and Isla Fisher, will premiere exclusively on the Disney streaming service in December. In Godmothered, Bell plays an “inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training.”
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HBO and the Duplass Brothers have been delivering some wild, trippy, hilarious, scary, and weird stories in the late night half-hour anthology series Room 104. Each season features new episodes which all take place in the same titular room of a typical American chain motel, but they’re all remarkably different, each with a different plot, tone, and even time period, featuring various characters having all sorts of experiences. Now the anthology series is coming to an end, and if the Room 104 season 4 trailer is any indicator, we’re in for some crazy shit. Read More »
Writing and directing a Sundance darling that sells for $14 million to Amazon is no small feat. Playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo, who never seriously considered directing a movie until writing Brittany Runs a Marathon, is certainly off to a good start as a filmmaker. Making the success all the sweeter: the movie is a personal story for Colaizzo, who loosely based it on his old roommate and his own experiences in his 20s.
For Colaizzo, Brittany Runs a Marathon is a story about finding self-respect and dignity. Tired of being the funny sidekick and the overall state of her life, Brittany (Jillian Bell) decides to focus on self-improvement and starts running. The experience brings out confidence, insecurities, and an array of feelings Brittany grapples with as she struggles with her sense of self.
Recently, Colaizzo took the time to tell us about how his personal experiences influenced the film, handling tonal shifts, and why you don’t need toxic friendships.
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Bill and Ted Face the Music started shooting earlier this week, and spy photos have already caught Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter on set with a certain time traveling phone booth. But even though the movie is already filming, a new cast member was just revealed for the sci-fi comedy sequel.
Jillian Bell, best known for her breakout role in the Comedy Central series Workaholics, has landed a role in the Bill and Ted Face the Music cast that will see her interacting with both of the titular characters. Read More »
Since her breakout performance in 22 Jump Street back in 2014, Jillian Bell has popped up as a supporting player in mainstream studio comedies like Rough Night, Office Christmas Party, and Fist Fight. But now she’s stepping into a lead role in Brittany Runs a Marathon, an indie feature that debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by Amazon Studios. The first trailer has arrived, so check out the public’s first major look at a film we called an “uproarious crowd pleaser.” 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, watch a new airline safety video for Turkish Airlines created entirely with the characters of The LEGO Movie 2. Plus, go behind the scenes of Pixar’s latest SparkShorts project Smash and Grab, and watch as a roundtable of actors and actress from the Sundance Film Festival sit down for a chat about their movies and more. Read More »
In 2014, the adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild followed Reese Witherspoon’s 1,100 mile-long hike across the Pacific Crest Trail. Five years later, Brittany Runs a Marathon (one of our anticipated titles from Sundance this year) also tells the true story of a woman who uses a long distance run to get her mess of a life in order. But playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo‘s approach as a first-time writer/director is infinitely funnier, fairly less harrowing, but equally significant as a portrait of a woman who needs to find confidence and comfort in her own body. Read More »
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In today’s edition of TV Bits:
- Roseanne spin-off The Conners gets a premiere date and a new theme song
- A whole new slate of Shonda Rhimes shows coming to Netflix
- James Gunn‘s Starsky & Hutch show has been abandoned
- J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot has a new TV series in the works
- Y: The Last Man adds another cast member
- Christina Applegate heads to Netflix for Dead to Me
- Jillian Bell joins Ben Schwartz in Showtime comedy The Wrong Mans (yes, plural)
- Get Shorty gets a season 2 trailer
- And more!
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Next month, Cars 3 will likely dominate the box office when it arrives on June 16. But for those who aren’t interested in the extremely troubling and perplexing world of anthropomorphic animated automobiles, there will be counter-programming arriving in theaters that same weekend on the complete opposite end of the spectrum.
Rough Night is bringing some raunchy comedy to the table this summer as we follow five college friends (Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Zoë Kravitz) getting back together for a bachelorette party. Of course, things get pretty crazy when these longtime friends do some cocaine and accidentally kill a male stripper. You know, just another girls night out.
Watch the new red band Rough Night trailer below. Read More »