Akiva Schaffer on Directing The Watch, His SNL Shorts, and Being Deprived of TV As a Kid
When he’s not directing SNL "Digital Shorts" about penises, Akiva Schaffer can be found making movies that liberally reference penises. This weekend, he releases his second full-length film, The Watch — a potty-mouthed comedy starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Jonah Hill as suburban vigilantes who stumble upon an alien invasion. We asked Schaffer about his own onscreen sexcapades, how to handle actors wielding sharp objects, and blowing up stuff. Then we buckled down for a serious chat abou... [Read More]
'Neighborhood Watch' Is Now Just 'The Watch,' and it Has a New Red-Band Trailer
Woe be to the poor marketing department at Fox, who had to scramble to figure out how to market a comedy called Neighborhood Watch after the distinctly unfunny real-life neighborhood watch drama of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin unfolded. Their solution? Change the name and focus on those alie... [Read More]