Lincoln Center film society celebrating Judd Apatow’s movies, July 10-14, 2015
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will have a five-day feast of funny feature films this summer by presenting "I Found This Funny: The Comedy World of Judd Apatow," from July 10-14. Highlights include screenings of many movies Apatow either has directed or produced, a marathon free screen... [Read More]
Charlie Brown Almost Meets a New Girl in the Latest ‘Peanuts’ Trailer
The Paul Feig-produced Peanuts movie hits theaters this fall (Feig calls it his personal Star Wars), and the newest trailer was released today. The film premieres on Friday, November 6th, and from the looks of this trailer, Charlie Brown might just muster up the courage to meet the new girl in town.... [Read More]
Steve Martin receives The American Film Institute’s 43rd Life Achievement Award
Steve Martin has been an influence on everyone and everything in comedy since he first hit the scene as a writer on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. And even when he branched away from stand-up comedy, he become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright, pianist and banjo player, eventu... [Read More]
Misery Loves Comedy: The Laugh Button interviews with Kevin Pollak, Lewis Black, Jim Norton, and Caroline Hirsch from the premiere
This past Wednesday, we were invited to cover the red carpet premiere of Kevin Pollak’s new documentary film Misery Loves Comedy. The film was part of this year’s TriBeCa Film Festival, currently running throughout New York City. Comedy has been a big focal point of the festival includin... [Read More]
Brent White and the key to film editing: Finding the funny in hours of improvisation
How does a Mormon guy from Orem, Utah, wind up spending endless hours sifting through R-rated jokes for several of the big-screen comedies you've enjoyed in the 21st century? Brent White's journey started at Sundance. The Sundance Institute, more specifically. But how White has become the go-to edit... [Read More]
Take a Tour of Some Futuristic Brasilia Hotspots with Reggie Watts
by Megh Wright Looking for a new vacation destination? Consider Brasilia, the subject of a short film directed by Benjamin Dickinson that premiered on Indiewire today. The short features Reggie Watts as a friendly tour guide of the city in a disturbing, near-future sci-fi alternate reality. Here's t... [Read More]
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]