A slew of new Netflix Christmas movies hit the streaming service every year, but how about a whole series set around the holiday? Check out the trailer for Dash and Lily, a young adult romance set at Christmastime in New York City, when a budding relationship begins in a most unlikely manner: through the pages of a notebook passed back and forth throughout the city.
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There is, despite countless American Pie and Road Trip spin-offs arguing otherwise, an art to shaping R-rated comedies. Rawdog raunchiness and “F-bombs” alone don’t equate to laugh-a-minute genius.
Take a movie like Good Boys. Gene Stupnitsky’s hilarious adolescent comicality boasts heart, message, and humor in the precisely right places. Lesser creators would’ve leaned heavily on cursing “tweens” thinking with their pre-pubescent naughty parts, yet Stupnitsky and co-writer Lee Eisenberg dare to focus on a heartwarming story about coming of age with sixth-grade understanding, and then fill in the anecdotal kinky playthings and pornography gags. Read More »