The Duplass Brothers

Netflix’s ‘Creep’ Is Good Low-Budget Horror– and Good Business

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On the face of it, Creep (which premieres Tuesday on Netflix) looks like any number of low-budget horror movies. It’s shot in the handheld “found footage” style, which turns the limitations of lo-fi equipment into a storytelling tool; it has, true to that style, no musical score; it only features two speaking roles of note; the bulk of the action takes place in two (home) locations. But Creep has a more robust pedigree than your average Netflix horror streamer — it’s produced by Jason Blum, the prolific horror impresario behind the The Purge, Insidious, and (a-ha) Paranormal Activity franchises, and Mark Duplass, the equally busy actor/director/producer/indie mascot. Duplass co-stars in the film and shares a story credit with director Patrick Brice, who also helmed this summer’s indie comedy The Overnight. So what the hell are they doing making a straight-to-Netflix movie?
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Nick Kroll Nails the Transition From Sketch TV to Indie Movies in ‘Adult Beginners’

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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.
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10 Great 2012 Movies You Can Watch Right Now

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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).
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