“The Big Lebowski” gets his White Russian in the form of the National Film Registry alongside “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
The 1998 cult movie classic The Big Lebowski that has spawned its own annual festival, 12 years strong now and nationwide, will be going into the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. It’s film’s version of the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. 25 films a year get in and have... [Read More]
Scott Thompson's Buddy Cole Hosts His Own Film Festival
by Megh Wright Here's a brand new video from Funny or Die starring Scott Thompson as his beloved Kids in the Hall character Buddy Cole, who decides to host the first ever Buddy Cole's Real People's Film Festival after the Toronto International Film Festival rejects the "dance-Western-non-musical" he... [Read More]
Documentaries on Tig Notaro, Barry Crimmins, The National Lampoon among 2015 Sundance Film Festival premiere selections
The year in movies may end with Oscar, but it always begins with Sundance. The 2015 Sundance Film Festival has unveiled its official selections, and among them are new documentaries on stand-up comedians Tig Notaro and Barry Crimmins, the history of The National Lampoon magazine and brand, plus a lo... [Read More]
'High Maintenance' and the Art of the Audience Surrogate
by Brad Becker-Parton With the release of three new episodes last week, High Maintenance went from the one web series you need to be watching to the one web series you still need to be watching. Long-trumpeted by critics of both traditional and new media as the pinnacle of what creators are accompli... [Read More]
Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson set to co-star in buddy cop film
And the film credits keep rolling in for Kevin Hart. According to Variety, the comedian will co-star alongside actor and former wrestler Dwayne Johnson for a new buddy cop film. The pair will star in New Line Cinema’s Central Intelligence which will be directed by We’re the Millers&rsquo... [Read More]
Christopher Nolan on Why He Won't Make Comedies: "There's No Hiding Behind the Art of the Film"
by Megh Wright "I would try anything I think except comedy or romantic comedy. Those are very tough genres to work in. They rely on an unanimity of audience response. You screen a comedy for people, and if they don't laugh, you've got to figure out a way to make them laugh. There’s no hiding b... [Read More]
Rashida Jones and Will McCormack Are Writing 'Toy Story 4'
by Megh Wright Writing partners Rashida Jones and Will McCormack just added a big movie project. Slash Film reports that they've signed on to cowrite Toy Story 4, the latest sequel to Pixar's megahit franchise after the original film in 1995 and two sequels in 1999 and 2010. Disney CEO Bob Iger conf... [Read More]
How Adam McKay Directs at the Top of His Intelligence
by Brad Becker-Parton Adam McKay’s path to becoming a director began as a notoriously mischievous improvisor under the tutelage of guru Del Close in Chicago, then joining SNL as a writer, eventually ascending to head writer in the mid-nineties. It was there he began his collaboration with Will... [Read More]
Gabriel Iglesias on the big-screen in “The Fluffy Movie”
Gabriel Iglesias has featured his voice and face in multiple motion pictures over the past couple of years -- Magic Mike and its sequel, Magic Mike XXL, now filming, plus Planes, The Nut Job and A Haunted House 2. But Fluffy didn't expect to see himself on the big screen playing himself, as he ... [Read More]
Will Arnet to star in ‘Lego Batman’ spinoff film
With the mega success that was this year’s Lego Movie, we knew a sequel was on the way shortly. Well now THR reports that in addition, a ‘Lego Batman’ spinoff will also be hitting theaters. Will Arnett will once again lend his voice as Batman in his own movie that’s being fas... [Read More]