It’s been over two years since we’ve gotten new episodes of the mockumentary comedy series Documentary Now! Thankfully, our wait for documentary spoofs is nearly over. The third season (or 52nd season) of the series returns in February, and the first trailer for the new slate of episodes has arrived, showing off the incredible line-up of guest stars, including Cate Blanchett, Michael Keaton, Owen Wilson, Michael C. Hall, Bobby Moynihan, John Mulaney, Taran Killam and more.
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Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish team for Night School, a new comedy from Malcolm D. Lee, the director of Girls Trip. Watch the very funny Night School trailer below.
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(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to what’s new on Blu-ray and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)
Happy New Year! 2018 is just getting started – there’s going to be a whole slew of exciting new Blu-ray titles to hit shelves this year. But first, here are some so-so films!
What we mostly have here are what I’d like to think of as holiday leftovers – films that weren’t big enough to hit stores as part of the holiday shopping rush. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing of value here. In fact, there are some surprisingly good titles, including a Jackie Chan movie that rises above its premise, a Watergate-based drama, a survivalist film where Kate Winslet and Idris Elba crash a plane and then get sexy, and more. There’s also a surprisingly controversial new release from The Criterion Collection. Here are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s post-politics return to the silver screen has been a mixed bag of weird and sometimes ambitious choices. The ’80s and ’90s action icon remains beloved by his many fans, but it’s become increasingly clear that many modern filmmakers don’t know how to utilize the Austrian-accented muscleman. At the same time, it’s also become increasingly clear that Schwarzenegger himself seems eager to experiment and try new things in his old age (with the notable exception of Terminator Genisys).
So enter the Killing Gunther trailer, which finds the Austrian Oak playing the world’s greatest hitman, who has been targeted by a team of assassins. But it’s a comedy, as the presence of several Saturday Night Live cast members in front of and behind the camera should indicate.
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I miss Taran Killam. Saturday Night Live has found itself in the spotlight because of the insane political climate we’re living in right now, but to me, the show has felt like it’s been missing something without his buoyant presence. While it seems like the comedian has disappeared off the face of the earth for moment, there’s good news: he’s been making his feature directorial debut on a film called Why We’re Killing Gunther, in which he co-stars with a little-known Austrian actor named Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The action-comedy doesn’t have distribution yet, but it’s being sold at Cannes right now and a first look image has been released. Grab your own handgun and join the standoff below.
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Not too long ago, we got the surprising and disappointing news that Taran Killam would be leaving Saturday Night Live along with fellow cast member Jay Pharoah and featured played Jon Rudnitsky. The latter wasn’t a surprising removal after the comedian failed to make an impact in his first season, but the departure of Killam and Pharoah will likely be felt by fans when the show returns for its 42nd season at the beginning of October.
As we get closer to the start of the new season, it’s time for the former cast members to clean our their office and bid farewell to the place they’ve worked long hours for several years. And since Killam didn’t get a grand send-off on the air, he decided to say goodbye in a different way. In what is basically one final Saturday Night Live sketch, Killam has given himself a mini-episode of the HBO sports documentary program Hard Knocks, following his final days at 30 Rockefeller Center. Watch the Taran Killam Hard Knocks parody below. Read More »
Earlier this week, Saturday Night Live confirmed that cast members Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam were leaving the show. Now we know what they’re doing next. During their Television Critics Association presentation, Showtime announced two new series: White Famous, starring Pharoah, and Mating, starring Killam. Asked if he discussed both actors with SNL producer Lorne Michaels, Showtime Networks, Inc. President and CEO David Nevins said he would have worked around SNL had they stayed, but the deals did not include reaching out to Michaels.
“Our conversations have been with the actors,” Nevins said. “It’s been happening over the last several weeks, probably over a month individually. We were prepared to work around their SNL schedules. Our schedule got easier when they ended up being released from the show.” Read More »
With the start of the new television season just around the corner, NBC’s late night comedy staple Saturday Night Live has revealed two major changes coming to the cast for the show’s 42nd season. There aren’t any new cast members announced yet (though there will be some additions announced soon), but two veteran cast members will not be back.
Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah have exited Saturday Night Live, and if their departure is surprising to fans, it’s just as surprising to at least one of the two comedians who have each been with the show for six years. Find out more about Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam leaving Saturday Night Live after the jump. Read More »
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The 42nd season of Saturday Night Live won’t hit the airwaves until later this fall, but comedy fans may be able to get their fix with the new movie Brother Nature, which features its fair share of SNL veterans. You’ve seen this premise a dozen times before before – the uptight guy must survive a vacation with his girlfriend’s wacky family – but there are some very funny people involved on both sides of the camera, including Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan. Can they freshen up a tired premise? Let’s run that new trailer footage and take a look.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
In between his attempts to revive his signature action franchises, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been flexing his dramatic muscles. First he played the grieving father of a zombie in Maggie, then he signed on for the Darren Aronofsky-produced revenge drama 478. But now he’s veering in the complete opposite direction, joining a promising new project involving some fantastic comedy stars.
Schwarzenegger will play a hitman who becomes the target in Why We’re Killing Gunther, the directorial debut of Saturday Night Live star Taran Killam. Also starring will be Cobie Smulders (The Avengers), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), and Randall Park (The Interview). Read More »