Billy Crystal is still kicking around. He’s been laying pretty low for the most part, starring in small productions like The Comedian, Untogether, and Standing Up, Falling Down, usually playing a funny father figure. Now the comedian is keeping that tradition going strong in a new film, and he’ll be joined by one of the most popular comedians at the height of their career.
Here Today finds Billy Crystal starring as a veteran comedy writer who forms an unlikely friendship with a New York lounge singer played by Tiffany Haddish. What starts as a meeting neither of them really asked for turns into a a charming bond that will change both of their lives. If that sounds cheesy, you’re absolutely right. Watch the Here Today trailer below. Read More »
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, listen as Sacha Baron Cohen breaks down one of the many raucously hilarious scenes from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. Plus, let Patrick (H) Willems explain why Batman: The Movie from 1966 is actually fantastic. And finally, check out 16 minutes of Netflix’s biggest and best comedians doing crowd work off the cuff during their stand-up specials. Read More »
The 63rd Grammy Awards were held last night on CBS, awarding the best achievements in music. Within the plethora of winners, there are always a handful of awards that we’re interested in due to our love for the soundtracks and scores from our favorite movies.
Since the qualification window for the Grammys is different than most movie awards, there are always some older nominees than we’re used to seeing, which is why Joker and Jojo Rabbit earned awards. But this year, we also have the strange circumstance of No Time to Die winning a Grammy, even though the movie hasn’t been released yet.
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Eric André (The Eric André Show, Man Seeking Woman) rarely shies away from comedic extremes in his work, and it appears that streak will continue in Bad Trip, the new prank movie which debuts on Netflix later this month.
The streamer has released a new trailer for the film that showcases some pranks we’ve seen in previous marketing materials, but also reveals a new bit involving André and co-star Lil Rel Howery as the two – well, there’s no way to put this delicately – get their dicks stuck in a Chinese finger trap and wander onto a golf course. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
Bad Trip, a movie I remember seeing trailers for in theaters over a year ago, is finally being released – on Netflix. The hidden camera comedy featuring Eric André, Lil Rel Howery, and Tiffany Haddish, was once slated to arrive in theaters in 2019. Then it got pushed to 2020. And then, of course, the pandemic got in the way. At one point, the film dropped onto Amazon Prime Video – even though it wasn’t supposed to be there. It was promptly pulled from that service, and now it’s officially headed to Netflix next month.
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There’s a moment in Jerrod Carmichael‘s directorial debut On the Count of Three where the comedian’s character Val delivers a line that feels like it could have easily been part of one of his stand-up acts. As he ponders why suicide is looked down upon by so many people, Val says, “When you’re a kid they tell you the worst thing in life is to be a quitter. Why? Quitting’s amazing. It just means you get to stop doing something you hate.” But in this movie, that line is much more than a quip. It’s the blunt, perturbing backbone of this dark buddy comedy where two best friends form a suicide pact to kill each other by the end of the day. Read More »
Tiffany Haddish has been incredibly busy since her big breakout role in Girls Trip from 2017. Since becoming an instant star in that film, she’s been in more than a dozen movies and appeared in dozens of episodes of television, but now the bombastic comedian is poised to appear in a genre in which she hasn’t done much work yet: science fiction.
Haddish is in talks to star in Landscape with Invisible Hand, a movie adaptation of a sci-fi novel about an alien invasion on Earth with a strange twist. Cory Finley, who recently directed the Hugh Jackman-starring corruption film Bad Education, is on board to write and direct. Read More »
Word came out today that Marvel Studios is developing an R-rated Deadpool 3, but buried in that original report was a separate piece of news we hadn’t heard before. Sony’s planned female-led Jump Street spin-off reportedly has a title, and it’s appropriate given the franchise’s penchant for humor: Jump Street: Now For Her Pleasure. I guess Jump Street: Ribbed For Her Pleasure may have been a step too far.
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Plenty of industries are hurting because of the coronavirus pandemic, and that includes entertainment. But while movies and TV shows are starting to get back into production, live stand-up comedy shows are still mostly non-existent because gathering a bunch of people in a single room to open their mouths and guffaw incessantly isn’t the smartest movie when there’s a contagious virus kicking around. But Netflix recently put together a little video to hold us over with some of their biggest comedy stars.
Netflix asked comedian Neal Brennan to check in with some of his fellow comics like Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Tig Notaro, John Mulaney, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Tiffany Haddish, David Letterman, Wanda Sykes, Sarah Silverman, Steve Martin, and many more. Brennan wanted to provide some levity not just for the comedians stuck at home without an audience, but also for their fans who miss seeing the on stage, so he asks them all about their favorite jokes, comics, previous jobs, and more. Read More »
Can a single movie contain the unbridled energy of both comedian/movie star Tiffany Haddish and the frequently unhinged cinematic whirlwind that is Nicolas Cage? We’re about to find out, because Haddish has been cast in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, the upcoming meta action-comedy in which Cage plays a heightened version of himself who ends up being forced to channel his most famous characters in order to save the day. Read More »