November 30, 2014

Reframing Bing Crosby as An American Master

Robert Trachtenberg is a celebrity portrait photographer and documentarian who has given more than a few comics the respect and appreciation they deserve. From his two documentaries and an intimate look at icon Gene Wilder. He’s also worked Elvis Mitchel’s terrific series, Under the Influence, and had directed five original episodes of American Masters of undisputed icons, including George Cukor, Gene Kelly and Cary Grant, Robert.
November 22, 2014

New Fox Comedies Debut in March, Bumping Hit Shows

It looks like Fox has decided Tuesday and Sunday are their comedy nights. And with that in mind, their new series Weird Loners and Last Man on Earth have to fit into those schedules. It looks like the Mulany season will wrap in March, and Fox is holding their left of center comedies until then.
November 21, 2014

Never Ending Stories: The Worst Sequels From Classic Movies

It hurts when a great classic film gets a bad remake. We’d like to all pretend it never happened, but we can’t just erase them from […]
November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols (1931 – 2014)

Mike Nichols has passed away suddenly after a life spent shaping modern comedy on stage and screen.
November 17, 2014

Why Does Will Arnett Have So Many Failed Comedies?

Over the past 4 years, Will Arnett has starred in 5 series; "Running Wilde", "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret", "Up All Night", "The Millers", and the limited series of "Arrested Development" (after that 10 year break). "The Millers" was the only one to have a second season. And yet, since 2006, he’s received 5 Emmy nominations, once for the third season of "Arrested Development" and the other four as guest actor for "30 Rock". So why is an actor as talented as Will Arnett, not making hit TV series? What is the divide? What isn’t working?
November 17, 2014

Intersteller Becomes the First Big Movie to Sell an Unlimited Ticket

Did you love Interstellar? Do you think you need to see it again to get all that science stuff? Have you been putting it off? Well, here is your chance to watch it over and over again, as many times as you want...if you see it in an AMC theater. This morning it was announced by Paramount Pictures that they are partnering with AMC Stubs Membership to give the first ever "unlimited tickets" to Interstellar.
November 5, 2014

2001 Space Odyssey Sequel Mini-Series

Alright, we all enjoyed hearing about the Problem Child reboot and got a good laugh at the idea of a Limitless TV series.
November 4, 2014

Coming Soon: McFarland USA

Another year, another inspiring sports movie based on a true story from Disney.
November 3, 2014

Coming Soon: Furious 7

Well, the titles certainly have gotten lazy, but there seems to be as many explosions, fights, guns, boobs and fast driving as we've come to expect from this franchise.
November 2, 2014

Coming Soon: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Is the third Hunger Games movie going to be the biggest movie event of the year?
November 1, 2014

Coming Soon: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Vice is breaking into feature films and after the brutal reality of their first film, Fishing with Nets, they are going in a very different direction.
October 31, 2014

Coming Soon: Ex Machina

Novelist (The Beach, Coma) and sci-fi screenwriter (28 Says Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go) Alex Garland marks his directing debut with Ex Machina and he certainly seems to have learned something from collaborator Danny Boyle.
October 31, 2014

Add it To Your Queue Vol. 7: Alternate Horror For Halloween

Every Halloween, Horror gets its due and people stay inside to scare themselves with blood, guts, and shocks. There are a lot of bad horror movies, but there are also some really good films…and there are even some which are under the radar. If you’ve warn out your copies of The Shining, Psycho, or Halloween, here are some alternatives to add to the Halloween queue.
October 26, 2014

Buy A Mystery Sack From Eugene Mirman and H. Jon Benjamin

The stars of Bobs Burgers are open for business with a brand new store. that sells only one item- mystery sacks.
October 24, 2014

The 5: Movie Cats

This week one of the best written films of the year, Listen Up Philip, is out. And along with Jason Schwartzman, Elizabeth Moss, Krysten Ritter, and […]
October 14, 2014

My Day at Comic Con with Curtis Armstrong The King of the Nerds

Nerd icon Curtis Armstrong had a busy schedule at New York's Comic Con, and we were excited when we were invited to spend the day following him throughout his various Comic Con events. Film biographer Lesley Coffin got to spend a day in the life of a Comic Con panelist, and observed Curtis in meetings, doing signings, and appearing on radio shows, press tables and panels. She also got to sit down with Curtis and talk movies, tv and of course, nerds.
September 5, 2014

A Thank You to Bill Murray on Bill Murray Day

Considering his reputation now, Bill Murray’s “Apology” to Saturday Night Live audiences in 1977 seems like a big joke. His plea to “give him a chance” […]
September 5, 2014

Lock Yourself in Weekend: Bill Murray Movies, Five Ways

Lock yourself in weekend for Bill Murray movies? Forget about it. To create list of five or six essential Bill Murray films would be just silly. The man is a national treasure. So instead of creating just one weekend of Bill Murray fun, we created five. One for every Murray Mood: The Cameos, Supporting Roles, The Serious Stuff, Under-appreciated Gems, and Comedy Classics.
September 5, 2014

The Mythical Bill “F***ing” Murray (photo and video)

Whether or not all these Bill Murray Stories are true, fan interaction stories have taken on a mythical, “you’ll never believe what happened” status. Here are some of the best Murray Moments on the internet.
September 5, 2014

Monotone Movie Quotes: Bill Murray Edition

Quick! Don't look it up, don't cheat, don't even ask your friends. How many of these Bill Murray movie quotes can you guess correction. Good luck.
August 29, 2014

Summer Movie Time Capsule: Wrapping Up the Worst of Summer Movies Part 3

Considering this is one of the worst summer for movies (despite being one of the most profitable) it might be time to look at almost 40 years of summer blockbusters, the good the bad, and the baffling). Below is a poll of the 5 biggest movies released (or in release during summer) from 1975 (Jaws) to 2014, based on quarterly earnings and yearly box-office. This week we cover 1975-1989
August 27, 2014

Six Essential Performances By Ben Mendelsohn

More than a few great character actors have found themselves on the rise after long, distinguished careers which fell “under the radar.” In America, Ben Mendelsohn (currently in Starred Up and upcoming Lost Rivers, Black Seas, Exodus, and Slow West) is a name that has only emerged as one to watch a couple years ago, but according to director Derek Cianfrance, he’s long been “Australia’s hidden treasure.” He’s only made a few appearance in “big budget” films (Dark Knight Rises and Australia) but in the indie world, his filmography is an impressive blend of romantic leads, impulsive man-boys, and maniacs for more than three decades.
August 22, 2014

Summer Movie Time Capsule: Wrapping Up the Best of the Worst Summer Movies Part 2

Considering this is one of the worst summer for movies (despite being one of the most profitable) it might be time to look at almost 40 years of summer blockbusters, the good the bad, and the baffling). Below is a poll of the 5 biggest movies released (or in release during summer) from 1975 (Jaws) to 2014, based on quarterly earnings and yearly box-office. This week we cover the 1990′s.
August 15, 2014

Summer Movie Time Capsule: Wrapping Up the Best of the Worst of Summer Movies Part 1

Considering this is one of the worst summer for movies (despite being one of the most profitable) it might be time to look at almost 40 years of summer blockbusters, the good the bad, and the baffling).
August 11, 2014

Remembering Comedy Legend Robin Williams

The tragic news of Robin William’s death at the age of just 63 years old is only made more difficult to know that a man who made so many people laugh for so many years, killed himself after a long battle with depression. We will never know all the horrible details of his tragic death or cause, nor should we. It simply isn’t possible to grasp such despair unless you are unlucky enough to suffer from similar thoughts. And he leaves behind a family who knew him not as a brilliant comic or actor, but husband and father.
August 8, 2014

Lock Yourself in Weekend: The Art of the Heist

There aren’t many great heist movies out there, probably because they’re some of the hardest films to pull off. All about precision and specificity, any break […]
August 1, 2014

Six Essential Performances By John C. Reilly

Our newest feature salutes some of the great character actors with a primer on their greatest performances. In our first, we saluted the outstanding performances of recently deceased actor Bob Hoskins with Six Essential Performances. This week, a look at six brilliant, and sometimes overlooked roles of John C. Reilly.