Kevin Smith confirms Mallrats sequel with cast preview (Photo)
Kevin Smith made waves last week when he announced the shooting schedule for his next slate of films: Clerks 3 in May, long-pondered hockey flick Hit Somebody this fall and Tusk spin-off Moose Jaws in February 2016. At the end of the announcement he teased a project no one suspected and most people ... [Read More]
Using Shock and Violence for Comedy's Sake in 'Wild Tales'
by Brad Becker-Parton Oscar Best Foreign Language film nominee Wild Tales, directed by Argentine filmmaker Damián Szifron, is an anthology of six short films tackling the topic of revenge. The shorts, beginning with a short pre-credit sequence that sets the tone of sadistic retribution that c... [Read More]
Tribeca Film Festival celebrates 40th anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and premieres new documentary
The new documentary, Monty Python – The Meaning of Live, about Monty Python will be premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The feature-length documentary will debut on April 25. Organizers of the festival said on Wednesday the film offers a behind-the-sce... [Read More]
Monty Python will appear at 2015 Tribeca Film Festival to introduce new doc plus 40th anniversary of “Holy Grail”
It'll be Christmas in April! All of the surviving members of Monty Python -- John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin -- will come to New York City in April to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail as well as the international premiere of the 9... [Read More]
Documentaries on SNL, the National Lampoon highlight 2015 Tribeca Film Festival slate
The Tribeca Film Festival already had announced a big, NYC-based offering to kick off the 2015 slate -- #TFF2015 April 15-26, 2015 -- with the opening-night selection of Live From New York!, Bao Nguyen's documentary looking back at 40 years of Saturday Night Live. Now the festival has added a docume... [Read More]
How 'Parks and Rec' Transcended its Mockumentary Roots
by Brad Becker-Parton NBC’s Parks and Recreation ended its seven-season run Tuesday night and will go down as undoubtedly my favorite sitcom of its era. Created as a spinoff of The Office by writers Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, the first season mostly mimicked that mockumentary style and ev... [Read More]
Watch a Short Film Based on DC Pierson's 'The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To'
by Megh Wright DC Pierson recently teamed up with Community and Mystery Team director Dan Eckman and producer Meggie McFadden to turn his 2010 novel The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To into a movie. In the meantime, they posted a proof-of-concept short today to give an idea of what a f... [Read More]
Tom McCaffrey’s Stand-Up Mocumentary, ‘Adventures in Comedy’ Now Available Online
(via Twitter) by Tina Jett Tom McCaffrey‘s inside look at the trials and tribulations of life as a stand-up comedian is now available for your viewing pleasure on the interwebs. Adventures in Comedy is a truthful account of how the stand-up life can draw you in, dance with you for a littl... [Read More]
2015 Tribeca Film Festival to open with SNL documentary, “Live From New York!”
The 40th Anniversary Saturday Night Live party continues just a little longer. Tribeca Film Festival announced that they will kick off their 2015 festival with an SNL documentary directed by Bao Nguyen. The documentary, based on the 2014 best-selling book, offers a deep and comprehensive look at the... [Read More]
Looking at the Comedy-ish Movies That Premiered at Sundance This Year
by Brad Becker-Parton Sundance 2015, the unofficial film industry new year marker, has come and gone, leaving in its wake as usual a pile of must-see titles, underappreciated gems, and new talent. The quintessential “modern Sundance film” is a quirky indie comedy compiled from equal part... [Read More]