It’s a phrase on billions of greeting cards, exchanged between millions of couples who may or may not mean it. “Happy anniversary.” Now it’s the title of a Netflix romantic-comedy starring Ben Schwartz and Noël Wells. But the story of a couple who grapple with their relationship on the day of their third anniversary may be more suited to tragicomedy.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week I witness abject horror at a Michael Shannon performance that must have been done to pay some back taxes or a Superbowl bet gone bad, we hunt us some Nazis, get animated about a girl trying to save her family, try to play nice with the ex-boyfriend, realize how much money we don’t have, and go on a dark road trip with our brother. Read More »
Former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams has had bit parts in movies like Delivery Man and Hot Tub Time Machine 2, but she made a big splash earlier this year when she headlined an indie dramedy called The Incredible Jessica James that played at the Sundance Film Festival. Netflix picked up the movie, and now the streaming service has dropped an energetic new trailer that showcases Williams’ eye-catching performance.
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Last year Netflix doubled the amount of original programming that they put out in 2015, and it seems like this year they’re going to have even more as they move towards having a library where 50% of their content is original. That includes a slew of new shows and movies, but it also means the return of some Netflix favorites, and one of them has just announced a return date.
Master of None marked comedian Aziz Ansari‘s first solo outing in the world of comedy serials, and his work as a creator, writer, director, executive producer and star resulted in four Emmy nominations (including Outstanding Comedy Series) and one win for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Therefore it should come as no surprise that the show is coming back for a second season, and Netflix has just announced when we’ll get new episodes, along with a tease of what’s to come.
Watch the Master of None season 2 release date teaser below, but beware that we’ll dive into spoilers from the first season below the video. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 by Angie Han
When Jessica Williams first joined The Daily Show in 2012, she was a fresh-faced newcomer from seemingly out of nowhere. By the time she left last year, she’d established herself as one of the show’s biggest and brightest stars. Now Williams is taking her next big step forward, graduating to full-fledged leading lady status in The Incredible Jessica James with style and charm to spare. Read More »
Dreamland is the feature film debut of Robert Schwartzman, lead vocalist of the rock/pop band Rooney, who has appeared in The Virgin Suicides, directed and co-written by his cousin Sofia Coppola, as well as The Princess Diaries, and composer of Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto. Dreamland stars Johnny Simmons as part-time pianist Monty Fagan, who begins a May-December romance that upends his home life. The movie co-stars Amy Landecker, Jason Schwartzman (his brother), Frankie Shaw, Noël Wells, Beverly D’Angelo, and Talia Shire (his mother). The film’s soundtrack also features several original songs by Schwartzman’s band Rooney. Hit the jump to watch the Dreamland trailer.
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Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
While we eagerly await the first full-length Jessica Jones trailer, Netflix has dropped the first promo for its other big November debut, Aziz Ansari‘s brand-new comedy series Master of None. And it looks every bit as intriguing, albeit for completely different reasons.
The show centers on a character not very unlike Ansari himself: Dev, a 30something actor trying to navigate love and career in New York City. Which may not be the most unique-sounding premise in the world, but Ansari brings his own unique perspective to things. Kelvin Yu, Lena Waithe, Eric Wareheim, Noël Wells, and H. Jon Benjamin also star. Watch the Master of None trailer after the jump. Read More »