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Movie Review – Brigsby Bear (2017)

Brigsby Bear, 2017.

Directed by Dave McCary.

Starring Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Jane Adams, Beck Bennett, Claire Danes, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Greg Kinnear, Kate Lyn Sheil, Ryan Simpkins, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins, and Andy Samberg.

Synopsis:

James (Kyle Mooney) adores the TV show Brigsby Bear, a ramshackle slice of 80s children’s entertainment about which he has created online forums upon which to discuss his shelves and shelves of archived VHS tapes. He lives a quiet life with his father (Mark Hamill) and mother (Jane Adams), until one day his world is irreparably changed by a revelation that forces him to view the world in a completely different way.

Reviewing Dave McCary’s ode to friendship and filmmaking is a tricky ordeal, because the less you know about this wonderful little oddity, the better.

It’s tough in today’s cinematic landscape to eek out anything approaching original, but Brigsby Bear
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‘Easy’ Season 2 Review: Grading Every Episode of Joe Swanberg’s Intimate and Exciting Netflix Series

‘Easy’ Season 2 Review: Grading Every Episode of Joe Swanberg’s Intimate and Exciting Netflix Series
Joe Swanberg's "Easy" is back! After a fairly under-the-radar Season 1 release in September 2016, Season 2 got the similar low-key marketing treatment before dropping the first day of December.

But don’t take the lack of buzz as a lack of import. Season 1 asked a lot of valuable questions while delivering a beautiful and unique realization of modern Chicago. The anthology approach, with each episode functioning as a standalone short, helped cover a lot of cultural ground, and Season 2 continues that pattern in interesting ways.

While the episodes can certainly stand on their own, many bring back characters from Season 1. Context from earlier episodes isn’t prescient, but it does help, and just like last year, some stories are better than others.
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‘Easy’ Season 2 Review: Grading Every Episode of Joe Swanberg’s Intimate and Exciting Netflix Series

‘Easy’ Season 2 Review: Grading Every Episode of Joe Swanberg’s Intimate and Exciting Netflix Series
Joe Swanberg is back! After a fairly under-the-radar Season 1 release in September 2016, Season 2 got the similar low-key marketing treatment before dropping the first day of December.

But don’t take the lack of buzz as a lack of import. Season 1 asked a lot of valuable questions while delivering a beautiful and unique realization of modern Chicago. The anthology approach, with each episode functioning as a standalone short, helped cover a lot of cultural ground, and Season 2 continues that pattern in interesting ways.

Read More:7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in December, and The Best Episodes of Each

While the episodes can certainly stand on their own, many bring back characters from Season 1. Context from earlier episodes isn’t prescient, but it does help, and just like last year, some stories are better than others.

To that end, IndieWire has reviewed each episode individually below and ranked them by their assigned grades.
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Easy: Is the Netflix TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture Watch Are we going to do this the hard way or the easy way? Is the Easy TV show cancelled or renewed for a third season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Easy, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?    What's This TV Show About? A Netflix comedy anthology, Easy season two stars Kate Micucci, Jane Adams, Zazie Beetz, Michael Chernus, Kiersey Clemons, Evan Jonigkeit, Elizabeth Reaser, Jacqueline Toboni, Dave Franco, Aya Cash, Marc Maron, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Berlant, Joe Lo Truglio, Michaela Watkins, Judy Greer, and Danielle Macdonald. Easy follows diverse Chicagoans on their quest for sex and love. The modern, urban, scripted series also explores
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Easy

Network: Netflix. Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: September 22, 2016 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Orlando Bloom, Malin Akerman, Jake Johnson, Marc Maron, Dave Franco, Hannibal Buress, Emily Ratajkowski, Michael Chernus, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Aya Cash, Jane Adams, Elizabeth Reaser, Evan Jonigkeit, Kiersey Clemons, Jacqueline Toboni, Aislinn Derbez, Raul Castillo, Zazie Beetz, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Berlant, Joe Lo Truglio, Michaela Watkins, Judy Greer, and Danielle Macdonald. TV show description: From creator, writer, and director Joe Swanberg, the Easy TV show is a modern, urban, scripted comedy anthology. Easy follows diverse Chicagoans on their quest for sex and love. The series also explores what impact technology and the larger culture have upon
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Easy: Season Two; Netflix Teases the Anthology Series' Return

"This is so awful." Netflix has released the official trailer for season two of Easy.From Joe Swanberg, the anthology series follows a "set of diverse characters in Chicago as they fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology, and culture." The cast includes Aubrey Plaza, Dave Franco, Aya Cash, Judy Greer, Kate Berlant, Joe Lo Truglio, Zazie Beetz, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Micucci, Michael Chernus, Jane Adams, Jacqueline Toboni, Evan Jonigkeit, Marz Timms, and Kiersey Clemons."Read More…
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Lff 2017: ‘Brigsby Bear’ Review

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Jane Adams, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins, Ryan Simpkins, Alexa Demie, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Claire Danes, Chance Crimin, Beck Bennett, Andy Samberg | Written by Kevin Costello, Kyle Mooney | Directed by Dave McCary

Saturday Night Live alumnus Dave McCary makes his directorial debut with Brigsby Bear, an engaging and smartly judged indie comedy-drama that mixes elements from several different movies but still manages to feel entirely original.

SNL’s Kyle Mooney (who co-wrote the script with Kevin Costello) plays twenty-five year-old James, who grows up in an underground desert bunker with his “parents” Ted (Mark Hamil) and April (Jane Adams). Kyle’s only entertainment is Brigsby Bear, a children’s fantasy TV show about a talking bear who protects the universe and dispenses weekly life lessons like “curiosity is an unnatural emotion” and “trust only the family unit”.

When the FBI raid the bunker,
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Easy: Season Two Premiere and Cast Set by Netflix

Take it easy, now. Netflix has announced the season two cast and release date for its Easy TV show. From creator Joe Swanberg, Easy, season two, premieres on December 1, 2017. The first season dropped in September of 2016. Press materials for the Easy series premiere say it follows, "...diverse Chicago characters as they fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture." Cast returning in the second season include: Kate Micucci, Jane Adams, Zazie Beetz, Michael Chernus, Kiersey Clemons, Evan Jonigkeit, Elizabeth Reaser, Jacqueline Toboni, Dave Franco, Aya Cash and Marc Maron. Aubrey Plaza, Kate Berlant, Joe Lo Truglio, Michaela Watkins, Judy Greer and Danielle Macdonald are joining season two of Easy, on Netflix. Read More…
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Netflix Anthology 'Easy' Sets New and Returning Cast for Season 2 (Exclusive)

Netflix's comedic anthology Easy is officially returning for a second season with a group of new and returning faces.

The Joe Swanberg-created individual episodic anthology will return Dec. 1 on the streaming giant and continue to explore diverse Chicago characters as they fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture.  

New faces joining the franchise are Aubrey Plaza, Kate Berlant, Joe Lo Truglio, Michaela Watkins, Judy Greer and Danielle Macdonald.

Stars set to return in season two are Kate Micucci, Jane Adams, Zazie Beetz, Michael Chernus, Kiersey Clemons, Evan Jonigkeit, Elizabeth Reaser,...
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‘Brigsby Bear’ Review

The year is 2017. Homosapians live in a heavily nostalgic society always looking to Make what Made them happy as kids Make them happy as adults. Specifically all you mid-20 year olds and beyond looking for nostalgia for your comfort food. Never has there been so many fat 29 year olds with matching Batman socks looking to relive simpler times. Before work. Before bills. Before the world turned into whatever chaos engulfs our news cycles and threat of Nuclear disaster lies in the hands and a small-minded ego maniac………. (I’m talking to myself here). Kids who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s may go down in history as the most nostalgic generations, as the ones that came before didn’t have as much pop culture and future generations have too much pop culture for anything to truly stick. This nostalgia is in due part to Hollywood reviving every old franchise
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Mark Hamill Sings in Long-Lost Brigsby Bear Episode

Mark Hamill Sings in Long-Lost Brigsby Bear Episode
Kyle Mooney has an unearthed a rare, never before seen episode of Brigsby Bear which he's sharing with his fans today! Now you can experience firsthand the newly discovered footage from James Pope's beloved TV series. Just don't get too curious. Cause that would be very bad.

Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James (Kyle Mooney). When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, he sets out to finish the story himself and must learn to cope with the realities of a new world that he knows nothing about. Now, we get to see one of the episodes of Brigsby Bear that James grew up with.

One of James favorites, this is Brigsby Bear adventure Volume 23 Episode 14 titled 'The Festival of Kindness'. In the episode Brigsby Bear discovers that Arielle has been replaced by an evil robot. There's some very funny,
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Interview, Audio: Kyle Mooney & Dave McCary Create ‘Brigsby Bear’

Chicago – “Live from New York, it’s a new generation of ‘Saturday Night Live’ movies!” Four guys from SNL… performers Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett, segment director Dave McCary, and producer/performer Andy Samberg all pitch in to create “Brigsby Bear,” the odd story of a man-boy who loves a TV show.

Brigsby Bear” is a sweet movie, and “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kyle Mooney is perfect as that man-boy named James, who was kidnapped as a child and forced to live in underground shelter, because his captors Ted and April (Mark Hamill and Jane Adams) tell him the air is too poisonous to breathe. The only TV programming they give him to watch is “Brigsby Bear,” and that is produced in secret by his fake father Ted. James grows to early manhood, and a raid on the shelter puts him back into the real world, and his real
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'Brigsby Bear' Review: 'SNL' Vets' Quirk-Com Gives Us a Manchild With a Soul

'Brigsby Bear' Review: 'SNL' Vets' Quirk-Com Gives Us a Manchild With a Soul
On a scale of one to Adam Sandler screaming, Kyle Mooney would rate a solid six on the comic manchild-o-meter. Watch the YouTube videos he shot with his old sketch group GoodNeighbor or his Saturday Night Live shorts (we recommend his ill-advised freestyle battle against Kanye West), and you'll see how he's carved out a tiny corner in the beta-male niche. The comedian can do delusional, full-frontal dude-ity, but his sweet spot is a shuffling, stammering awkwardness held over from early adolescence – the shy, just-south-of-geeky guy whose development isn't arrested
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Full-Length Trailer for 'Brigsby Bear' Shows the Power of Imagination

"Try to imagine a hero..." Sony Classics has debuted the second trailer for indie film Brigsby Bear, one of the breakout hits of the Sundance Film Festival this year. This full-length trailer gives away most of the film (so watch out), but it's still a great trailer. Brigsby Bear stars Kyle Mooney (from SNL) as a kid who has grown up in an underground bunker, watching one and only one TV show over-and-over - called Brigsby Bear. One day everything stops, and he has to deal with the real world. The full cast includes Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Claire Danes, Ryan Simpkins, Andy Samberg, Michaela Watkins, Jane Adams, and Chance Crimin. The film played at Sundance and Cannes (read my review) and it's an excellent film, most of all because it's a lover letter to the power of storytelling. I hope people take a moment to go see this. Here's
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"Twin Peaks," Episode 10 Recap: True Men

Twin Peaks Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering David Lynch and Mark Frost's limited, 18-episode continuation of the Twin Peaks television series.It's worth quoting the latest (perhaps the last?) gnomic pronouncements from Margaret "The Log Lady" Lanterman (the late Catherine E. Coulson), speaking via phone to Deputy Sheriff Tommy "Hawk" Hill (Michael Horse), in full: "Hawk—electricity is humming. You hear it in the mountains and rivers. You see it dance among the seas and stars. And glowing around the moon. But in these days, the glow is dying. What will be in the darkness that remains? The Truman brothers are both true men. They are your brothers. And the others, the good ones, who have been with you. Now the circle is almost complete. Watch and listen to the dream of time and space. It all comes out now, flowing like a river. That which is and is not.
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"Twin Peaks," Episode 9 Recap: Whatever This Is

Twin Peaks Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering David Lynch and Mark Frost's limited, 18-episode continuation of the Twin Peaks television series.There's a brief, very beautiful moment in Part 7 of the new Twin Peaks, during the scene in which hotelier Benjamin Horne (Richard Beymer) and his secretary Beverly Paige (Ashley Judd) are investigating a strange sound emanating from the walls of the Great Northern. Ben points in the direction that he thinks the soft, soothing tone is coming from, and for a second he seems to be pointing right at the camera—past it, really…toward our world, at those of us on the other side of the fiction/fact divide. A blink-and-you'll-miss-it breach, but it lays some subtle groundwork for what follows: The aesthetically and thematically provocative Part 8 fitted the Twin Peaks mythos into our very real history of atomic destruction. And this week's
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Twin Peaks Episode 9 Recap: Oh, Diane

Has Diane gone over to the dark side? Is Cooper’s trusty Gal Friday no longer trustworthy? Why is she getting mysterious texts from Evil Cooper? Are they in cahoots? Wasn’t she just yelling at him in the prison and hinting at some horrible misdeeds on his part? Or does she maybe think the texts are coming from somebody else? Why doesn’t she mention all this to her old smoke-buddy Gordon Cole? Ok, enough Diane questions, on with the recap of Twin Peaks Episode 9:

On ‘The Farm’ In South Dakota l Evil Coop is just fine, despite
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