Isn't It Romantic Interview - Todd Strauss-Schulson

Isn’t It Romantic? is in theaters right now. The story follows a New York architect named Natalie (Rebel Wilson) who works hard to get noticed at her job. But more often than not gets relegated to the sidelines, sent out for coffee instead of presenting her big ideas for her firm’s clients. Life takes an odd turn when Natalie gets knocked unconscious and wakes up in her own romantic comedy. It’s both an unsettling nightmare and a hilarious dream.

Director Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, The Final Girls) has created an vibrant romantic comedy world that emulates all of the genre’s tropes. But it’s also a love letter to romcoms, packed with a big beating heart that it wears on its sleeve. In order to bring this cinematic, romantic world to life, the filmmaker immersed himself in dozens of romcoms in the span of two weeks. In fact, he watched every romantic comedy made between 1988 and 2007, and it shows.

We sat down for an interview with Todd Strauss-Schulson where he talked about the extensive preparation for the movie that no one asked him to do. Plus, he discussed attempting to decode the genome of romantic comedies, making a meta comedy without feeling like a spoof, and bringing to life a scene that he’s dreamed about since he was 10 years old. Read More »

Avengers Infinity War Visual Effects

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 compilation of visual effects breakdowns for Avengers: Infinity War, including some new glimpses behind the scenes we hadn’t seen before. Plus, find out why Valentine’s Day might be the worst romantic comedy ever made, and check out the cast of Isn’t It Romantic? answering the web’s most searched questions about them. Read More »

The Hustle Trailer

This weekend brings Isn’t It Romantic? to theaters, officially turning Rebel Wilson into a leading lady. But for her next film coming this spring, she’ll be sharing the spotlight with Anne Hathaway in a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels called The Hustle. The first trailer has just arrived, and it almost feels like a throwback to the comedies of the 1980s. There’s a little bit of intrigue, a little bit of slapstick, and whatever the hell Anne Hathaway is doing with her accent. Watch The Hustle trailer below. Read More »

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Bloopers

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, check out some bloopers from all the way back in the first season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Plus, Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda get together with James Corden to perform 22 musical in just 12 minutes, and Rebel Wilson recreates some romantic comedies with Liam Hemsworth. Read More »

cats cast rebel wilson

Much like a real cat batting at a loud paper bag in the dead of night, the Cats movie doesn’t know when to quit. Tom Hooper‘s film adaptation of the long-running stage musical continues to add surprising, unexpected cast members. The latest addition to the Cats movie cast: Rebel Wilson, who will play Jennyanydots (all the cats have goofy names; we’re just going to have to accept this; thanks a lot, T.S. Eliot).

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isn't it romantic trailer

The rom-com is back in full force! Kind of. The long-slumbering genre is still just getting back on its feet thanks to a few runaway hits in theaters and Netflix, but already Hollywood is ready to make fun of it. Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth star in Isn’t It Romantic, the meta-comedy directed by Todd Strauss Schulson, the guy behind 2015’s surprising horror takedown Final Girls. See the Isn’t It Romantic trailer below.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Remake

The female-driven Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake The Hustle is officially rated PG-13. The film, which stars Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, had originally been awarded an R-Rating, but producers weren’t happy. While many modern comedies embrace their R-ratings, The Hustle was hoping to reach a wider audience. Now it has the chance.

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jojo rabbit cast

The cast of Taika Waititi‘s comedy Jojo Rabbit has a new addition. Game of Thrones actor Alfie Allen has joined the film, a World War II satire about a young boy and his imaginary friend…who just happens to be Hitler.

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Jojo Rabbit

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has begun production on his next film, Jojo Rabbit, a dark comedy that features Waititi playing a child’s imaginary friend…who just happens to be Hitler.

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Beauty and the Beast Live Concert

Disney’s live-action adaptation of its animated classic Beauty and the Beast was a huge hit last year, but it didn’t satisfy all the fans out there. Some were particularly disappointed with the obviously enhanced vocal work of Harry Potter franchise star Emma Watson when singing as the charming, sharp, bookworm villager Belle. But they might be more satisfied with the latest casting of Belle in an upcoming Beauty and the Beast live concert production coming to The Hollywood Bowl this spring.

Following previous live concert renditions of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the Beauty and the Beast live concert features an all-star cast that will be led by (500) Days of Summer and New Girl star Zooey Deschanel. And if that wasn’t intriguing enough, the rest of the cast features an interesting assembly of talent as well. Read More »