The Duplass Brothers

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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10 Great 2012 Movies You Can Watch Right Now

As the year comes to an end, the heavy concentration of movies still in theaters — or, even worse, not yet in them — can get a little frustrating. In preparing our own “best of 2012″ list (keep an eye out for it next week), we wanted to take the opportunity to point out some of the less-discussed films of this very, very good year for movies. These are films that didn’t quite make it on our final list, but runners-up that are not only well-deserving of your time and attention, but available for viewing via Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, Vimeo, or other services — at this very moment, for anywhere from ten to zero dollars. Do some holiday-break movie cramming after the jump, and just follow the link to find out how to watch it now (via our friends at GoWatchIt). … Read More

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The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. The new self-titled Bon Iver album, which isn’t officially due out until June 21st, is currently streaming online. Justin Vernon has said that “Beth/Rest” is his favorite song on the LP because, “It’s definitely the part where you pick up your joint and re-light it.” What’s yours?

2. That girl… Read More

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