It seems like rideshare drivers are all the rage in movies and TV these days, but where Stuber finds the comedy in it, American Dreamer shows the dark side.Actor/comedian Jim Gaffigan takes a dramatic turn as a cash-strapped rideshare driver who escorts a drug dealer on the side to make extra money. But when he’s driven to desperation, he decides to kidnap a drug dealer’s child, and things quickly go south from there. Watch the American Dreamer trailer below.
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Here’s one way to make sure film marketing piques my interest: completely change approaches from one trailer to the next in the hopes of obscuring a movie’s actual premise. I honestly wouldn’t have given a second thought to the animated feature Playmobil: The Movie after seeing its first trailer, but today’s new one got my attention for the way it hides the premise explored the first time around. The film even has a brand new official synopsis which also tries to shield its actual plot. See what I mean below.
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Comedian Jim Gaffigan is so likable on stage that it’s always a joy seeing him get mean in a movie. In Miranda Bailey‘s Being Frank, Gaffigan does away with his charms and stars as a man who’s almost always wrong. Gaffigan never tries to sugarcoat or lighten up Frank, a two-faced liar fighting to keep his two families from realizing each other’s existence. Frank is, as Gaffigan says, a prick, but the actor still miraculously pulls off a few moments of empathy.
It’s another performance that shows more range from Gaffigan, who’s very funny as a very unfunny character. Being Frank is only one of the many projects we’ll see from the actor-comedian this year, including his upcoming Amazon special and a variety of movies. Three of those movies premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, which is the first of many subjects we covered with Gaffigan. If you want to read the comedian get nerdy about stand up comedy, look no further.
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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 »
It was only a matter of time before the makers of Playmobil took a look at those LEGO Movie box office numbers and said: “Why not us?” The figures, which originated in Germany, are kind of like LEGOs, but with a lot fewer pieces. And now they have their own movie! In Playmobil: The Movie, a pair of siblings end up being turned into the tiny plastic toys, and getting sucked into their world. Watch the Playmobil: The Movie trailer below.
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It’s no secret that the Kennedy family has been stricken with grief on numerous occasions, so much that Ted Kennedy, the youngest brother of John F. Kennedy, once wondered if there was some kind of curse that hung over his name. Now, audiences will see a dramatization of the tragedy that led to this heartbreaking conclusion.
Chappaquiddick takes us back to 1969 when Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) was the last hope at continuing the Kennedy family bloodline. During a celebration for a group of women known as the Boiler Room Girls (who worked on his brother Bobby’s ill-fated presidential campaign the year before), he went off for a night drive with one of the female campaign workers, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara). Little did he know that there was another tragedy in his future. You can find out what we’re talking about in the Chappaquiddick trailer below. Read More »
I’ve seen all of the Rocky movies a handful of times, but I’ve somehow never thought to do any research into writer/star Sylvester Stallone’s inspiration for his underdog boxing story. Sly apparently wrote the script in three and a half days after watching an unknown fighter named Chuck Wepner beat the odds and miraculously go 15 rounds against one of the greatest boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali, and now IFC Films is telling Wepner’s story in a new biopic starring Liev Schreiber. Check out the Chuck trailer below.
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As if the cast of Fargo season three weren’t good enough already, the extraordinarily talented David Thewlis (Naked, Harry Potter) has been enlisted to play a mysterious loner on the hit series. Thewlis is in good company, as he’s joining the likes of Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jim Gaffigan, and others.
Below, learn more about the Fargo season three cast.
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Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Fargo season 3 cast just keeps getting better and better. The latest addition to the cast is Jim Gaffigan, joining Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor, and Ewan McGregor again. (Yup, McGregor has two roles.) Find out who he’s playing below. Read More »
A couple days ago, the final episode of the second season of The Jim Gaffigan Show hit TV Land. For those who haven’t been watching, the comedy series was hilarious, almost surprisingly so since it was airing on a channel not known for the best comedies. Plus, sitcoms starring comedians as themselves can be hit or miss, but Jim Gaffigan succeeded in bringing his own brand of humor to television with clever writing from him and his wife Jeannie Gaffigan and a cavalcade of outstanding guest stars. But sadly, the show is coming to an end after just two seasons. Find out why after the jump. Read More »