downhill review

If you watched Ruben Östlund’s uncomfortable dark comedy Force Majeure and thought, “This is good, but it would be better if it was nicer and more watered-down,” you’re in luck. Downhill is exactly that – a remake that is more or less the same movie as its original – with most of what made the original so special tactfully removed.

That’s not to say Downhill is bad – it’s not. It’s perfectly fine. And anyone watching it who hasn’t seen Force Majeure beforehand might find even more to love. But even removing Force Majeure from the equation, Downhill harkens back to the era of forgettable ’90s rom-coms, where any semblance of conflict is tidily wrapped up by the time the credits roll.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Apple TV+ Deal

Apple is continuing to build their roster of talent with exclusive deals, and this time they’ve added a big comedic talent.

Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, fresh off her Emmy-winning run as the lead of the HBO comedy series Veep, has signed a multi-year overall deal with Apple to develop, executive produce and star in projects exclusively for Apple TV+. It’s the first time she’s ever signed a deal like this with a streaming service. Read More »

downhill trailer

When it was announced that there would be an American remake of Ruben Östlund’s excruciatingly good Swedish comedy-drama Force Majeurewell, it was all downhill from there. Fittingly, that remake, starring Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a couple in crisis, is titled Downhill. But with a comedy all-star team in front of the screen and an Oscar-winning duo behind the camera, could Downhill actually reach the heights of its Swedish predecessor? Watch the Downhill trailer to find out.

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Onward D23

Disney/Pixar is pumping the brakes on sequels, and its next movie is a totally original animated fantasy adventure called Onward. As usual, the cast is wildly impressive: Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Octavia Spencer star, and Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) is the writer/director behind the new feature.

We learned a bit more about this elf-centric adventure film during today’s D23 presentation – here’s what we know so far.
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Walt Disney Pictures Different Logos

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 collection of the various makeovers given to the Walt Disney Pictures castle logo from 1985 through present day. Plus, take a look back at the first time Paul Rudd ever pranked Conan O’Brien with a clip from Mac and Me, and listen as Julia Louis-Dreyfus breaks down some of her most famous characters from throughout her career. Read More »

Onward Trailer

Pixar Animation has given us adventures toys, bugs, fish, cars, monsters, robots, rats, superheroes and emotions. But now they’re about to dive into a different arena altogether with their latest movie from Monsters University director Don Scanlon.

Onward is a new fantasy family comedy starring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland as Barley and Ian Lightfoot, two elf brothers who have lost their father and decide to embark on an adventure to see if there’s some magic left in the world. The first Onward trailer has arrived, and it certainly feels like something completely different from Pixar. Read More »

Onward first look

Following the release of Toy Story 4, Pixar is entering a new era: one that no longer includes sequels or prequels. For fans of the award-winning animation studio this is great news — even though Pixar’s sequels were of higher quality than most sequels or reboots out there, there’s nothing like watching a fresh, original Pixar film.

The first of these is Onward, a magical adventure film that stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt as two elf brothers living in modern day suburbia. Disney has released the first Onward first look at the Holland and Pratt’s elvish characters, who “go out on an adventure to see if there’s a little magic left in that world.”

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veep season 7 teaser

Selina Kyle is ending things on her own term(s). The final season of the Emmy-winning HBO political comedy series is upon us, and the new Veep teaser reveals that the show is just as sharp and whip-smart as ever, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus‘ Selina Kyle not losing her foul-mouthed edge. Now, the new teaser trailer for the final season of the show finally offers us a premiere date.

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Avengers Infinity War

Pixar Animation has announced the first four cast members in their upcoming animated fantasy adventure Onward, the story of two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.

Marvel Cinematic Universe fans will be excited to hear that Guardians of the Galaxy frontman Chris Pratt and Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland will be voicing the two lead characters in the film, but they’re not the only cast members announced for the film. Read More »

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Accepts the Mark Twain Prize

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, Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts the prestigious 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Plus, take a look back at some of the original cinematic universes that came together before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and listen as Claire Foy takes a look back at the memorable characters she’s played in her career so far. Read More »