Mindy Kaling has ruled the romantic-comedy TV landscape lately, with her acclaimed Four Weddings and a Funeral reboot, which followed her fun but uneven comedy series The Mindy Project. But now she’s tackling girlhood, and all the ups and downs that come with it, in the Netflix comedy series Never Have I Ever. More specifically, her own girlhood, as an Indian-American teen growing up in suburban Massachusetts. Newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan plays Devi, a fictionalized version of Kaling, who introduces herself to her family’s altar of Hindu gods (and to us) in the first Never Have I Ever teaser.
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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, see what it would be like if Back to the Future replace the iconic DeLorean time machine with the latest in futuristic automobile technology: the Tesla Cybertruck. Plus, run through nearly seven dozen Easter eggs and comic book references from the new Birds of Prey movie, and watch Late Night star/writer Mindy Kaling get glam for the Oscars. Read More »
Mike Newell‘s beloved 1994 rom-com Four Weddings and a Funeral is a bonafide classic that launched Hugh Grant to floppy-haired stardom and started a long partnership with the star and screenwriter Richard Curtis that blessed us with even more era-defining romantic-comedies. Now Four Weddings and a Funeral is getting a modern update for Hulu by notable rom-com lover Mindy Kaling. But this time, instead of a young and bashful Hugh Grant, we’re following the romantic trials and tribulations of Game of Thrones‘ Nathalie Emmanuel and her colorful group of American friends reuniting at a London wedding. Watch the Four Weddings and a Funeral trailer below.
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Late Night is sure to please audiences. It’s a good-natured, timely comedy featuring the incredibly likable Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling (who also wrote the script). The Amazon-released film is already playing in limited release, and opens wide this weekend – which means it’s time for one last marketing push! Below, you can watch the Late Night final trailer, which goes heavy on the pull quotes. In addition to that, there’s a behind-the-scenes featurette highlighting the importance of diversity both in front of and behind the camera.
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When Kamala Khan debuted in the pages of her very own solo title Ms. Marvel in 2014, she was an immediate sensation. Marvel’s first Muslim superhero character to head her own comic book took on the mantle once worn by Carol Danvers (the current Captain Marvel) and became a wildly popular success, with fans quickly clamoring for Kamala’s turn on the big screen. And perhaps that turn may come sooner than we think. Mindy Kaling, who has pioneered diversity both in front of and behind the camera, confirmed that she has had discussions with Marvel Studios for a Ms. Marvel project.
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Emma Thompson is a late night talk show host looking for a career spark as she faces criticism for losing her edge and relying on an all-male writers room. Mindy Kaling is an aspiring comedy writer looking to break out of the chemical plant in which she spends her days cracking one-liners. Late Night is the movie that will bring them together in a sharp, hilarious comedy that you must see when it arrives in theaters this summer, and a new trailer will show you exactly why. Watch the new Late Night trailer below. Read More »
Awkward teenage years never were so funny. Mindy Kaling and Netflix are teaming up to develop a coming-of-age comedy series based on the Late Night star’s childhood. Co-created by Kaling and The Mindy Project collaborator Lang Fisher, the untitled 10-episode series will follow the trials and tribulations of a first generation Indian American teenage girl.
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Late Night was a huge hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and Amazon snapped it up for a lot of money. Now, the first trailer has arrived to give you a look at Mindy Kaling‘s comedy. In Late Night, Kaling plays an aspiring comedy writer who lands a job writing for Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson), the only female host in late night television. Katherine was once a comedy legend, but now her show has grown painfully stale. Can Kaling’s character turn things around? Watch the Late Night trailer below.
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One of the most buzzed about titles out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year was Late Night. Directed by Nisha Ganatra, the film stars Mindy Kaling (who also wrote and produced the movie) as a chemical plant worker who finds herself hired as the sole female writer on the all-male writing staff for a late night television show hosted by legendary British comedian Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson). The comedy was such a crowd-pleaser at Sundance that Amazon picked it up for $13 million, and they’ve just set it for a summer release date. Read More »
Take Broadcast News, mix it with The Devil Wears Prada, and throw it into the bustling world of late night television, and you’ve got Late Night, the delightful and timely new comedy from first-time feature director Nisha Ganatra and screenwriter Mindy Kaling. Funny without being unnecessarily edgy, sharp without overdoing it, and populated by a fantastic ensemble cast, this film is bound to be a real crowdpleaser. Read More »