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Nick Kroll Nails the Transition From Sketch TV to Indie Movies in ‘Adult Beginners’

Last month, Comedy Central’s Kroll Show came to an end — not due to dwindling ratings or network indifference, but because its creator/star decided, simply, “We’re done… as opposed to stringing out more seasons, we wanted to feel like we were going out with the best work that we’ve done.” Not to worry, though; Kroll retiring the show that bears his name doesn’t mean that he’s stepping out of the spotlight (nor does it mean, sadly, that NBC finally picked up the option on that “Crazy Ira and the Douche” Parks and Rec spin-off I keep writing spec scripts for). In fact, right on schedule, here we have his first starring role in a feature film, Ross Katz’s Adult Beginners, which functions as both an enjoyably modest comedy/drama and a bit of a sales pitch for Nick Kroll, Movie Star. … Read More

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Surprise! Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Fantastic in His New Indie Drama ‘Maggie’

I’ve seen some strange things at the Tribeca Film Festival — this was, after all, where Robert De Niro met Lil’ Bub. But if there’s one thing I wouldn’t have imagined seeing at this, or frankly any other, film festival, it’s an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. And in the Q&A following last night’s world premiere of his new film Maggie, the former Terminator and governor expressed the same surprise. “I never dreamt in my life that I would one day be here at Tribeca, and getting this kind of reception.” The reception was the real deal, and so was his performance — a serious, heartfelt, dramatic turn, and he totally nails it. I’m as surprised as you are. … Read More

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Disney Acquires ‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan’s Jack and the Beanstalk Project

Yes, you heard that correctly. The Vince Gilligan who brought us the tale of the best blue meth in Albuquerque is now… Read More

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Sesame Street Is Not a Nice Place: Links You Need to See

Sesame Street has been home to lovable, diverse puppets ever since 1969. Over those 46 years, Big Bird and his buddies have done some cool stuff, mostly singin’ about numbers and letters and playin’ street ball with kids and elderly neighbors. … Read More

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Fred Armisen Adorably Announces He’s Joining the Cast of ‘Zoolander 2′

Portlandia star and SNL alum Fred Armisen announced that he’s joining the ever-expanding cast of Zoolander 2, which has… Read More

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New Details Revealed About Coen Brothers Musical Comedy ‘Hail, Caesar!,’ Starring Tilda Swinton and Scarlett Johansson

The Coen Brothers’ frequent collaborators — composer Carter Burwell and sound mixer Skip Lievsay — gave a master… Read More

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Extensive Study Shows Deep-Rooted Bias Against Female Directors in Mainstream Cinema


A three-year study of the film industry has statistically reaffirmed that the lack of female-directed films comes from deep-rooted sexism.… Read More

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Joss Whedon: “Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ Script Was The Best Script Marvel’s Ever Had”

Joss Whedon’s Marvel Universe tentpole film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, is set for a May 1 premiere in the U.S.,… Read More

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Stanley Tucci and Ewan McGregor Cast in Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as Talking Piano and Candle

Stanley Tucci and Ewan McGregor are adding something beastly to their resumé: the live-action remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.… Read More

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