The world of Netflix’s raunchy animated series Big Mouth will soon be expanding with the spin-off Human Resources. Taking place in the world of the hormone monsters Maurice and Connie (Nick Kroll and Maya Rudolph), the series will spend more time with the various creatures who guide humanity through all the stages of life, from childbirth to puberty and and even our autumn years. Since there are much more than hormone monsters hanging around, Netflix has recruited some top-tier voice talent to join the cast. 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, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)
In this edition, watch as director Paul Feig takes a look back at the hilarious Bridesmaids airplane scene for the comedy’s 10th anniversary. Plus, listen as Star Wars franchise star Ewan McGregor interviews The Mandalorian himself, Pedro Pascal. And finally, get an up close look at the Friends apartment LEGO set and learn some secrets from the playset’s designer. Read More »
This summer, Disney and Pixar are taking audiences to Italy with Luca, their latest animated family film. To celebrate National Streaming Day (which Disney very well could have made up in order to have an excuse to release a bunch of featurettes today), the studio released a new Luca featurette which focuses on the special friendship at the center of the story.
Come for the beautiful visuals and friendship discussion, but stay for Maya Rudolph, who voices one of the film’s characters and almost goes off the rails as she recalls the glory days of the summers of her youth.
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It’s been nearly 14 years since Disney released the fantasy comedy Enchanted, taking a meta approach to their animated fairytales with Amy Adams playing a naive cartoon princess lost in the bustling metropolis of New York as a flesh-and-blood person. The sequel Disenchanted has been in the works for quite some time, and it’s finally coming to fruition with the original cast returning. But they’ll also be joined by some new faces too, starting with former Saturday Night Live star Maya Rudolph playing the movie’s big bad. Read More »
Pixar Animation gave us the superhero family The Incredibles to take on the threats of the world. Now, Sony Pictures Animation is giving is a much more dysfunctional family tasked with saving humanity in The Mitchells vs. The Machines.
From The LEGO Movie directors and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producers Phil Lord & Chris Miller, this new film is an epic sci-fi comedy that pits family against machine when a perturbed artificial intelligence uses all forms of technology to capture every human on the planet. Somehow, The Mitchells (Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Abbi Jacobson, and director Michael Rianda) are the only ones left who can stop these machines. Read More »
After appearing as Vice President Kamala Harris several times over the past couple years, Maya Rudolph finally came back to Studio 8H to host Saturday Night Live again. Unfortunately, the material didn’t accompany the energy and enthusiasm that the Bridesmaids star brought to the table, resulting in an episode that was sub-par, but still had a handful of highlights.
So let’s get down to the best and worst sketches of the Maya Rudolph hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »
Maya Rudolph is the latest notable person headed to Apple TV+ as the new-ish streaming service continues to amass an impressive stable of talent. Apple TV+ has given a straight-to-series order for a new half-hour Maya Rudolph comedy series, created by Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard. In the series, Rudolph will play a woman “whose seemingly perfect life is upended after her husband leaves her with nothing but 87 billion dollars.”
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Saturday Night Live is gearing up to kick off three back-to-back episodes starting on March 27. NBC already announced that Maya Rudolph will be returning to SNL again as host, after making several recent guest appearances as Vice President Kamala Harris. But today, the network also revealed Oscar nominees Daniel Kauuya and Carey Mulligan will be hosting the sketch series for the first time in April. Read More »
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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, listen to a couple Turner Classic Movies hosts talk about the plot device known as a McGuffin and how it’s evolved over the years. Plus, hear Up director Bob Peterson and shading art director Bryn Imagire discuss introducing the talking dog known as Dug. And finally, watch Maya Rudolph answer Vanity Fair’s Proust Questionnaire. Read More »
Issa Rae was meant to host Saturday Night Live back in the spring, before coronavirus shut down production on the sketch show in the studio. But Lorne Michaels brought her back to make good on their original plans. Unfortunately, this meant she was forced to host an episode where political satire is taking up the space of three sketches, giving her far fewer opportunities to shine throughout the night. Even the sketches that managed to include her didn’t make use of her comedic potential, which only added to the frustration that this subpar episode brought to the table.
Anyway, let’s look at the best and worst sketches from the Issa Rae hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »