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The first trailer has debuted for director Rick Alverson’s upcoming comedy drama Entertainment which stars Greg Turkington, John C. Reilly and Michael Cera. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
A broken, aging comedian tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his estranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona. Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement, he trudges through a series of increasingly surreal and volatile encounters. In Alverson’s hallucinatory fugue, Gregg Turkington stars as The Comedian, caught in a struggle between being the center of attention and the object of alienation, occasionally challenged by an unexpected cast of characters played by Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Amy Seimetz.
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- Gary Collinson
It’s been a long road back to Camp Firewood.
It seems that ever since the release of the original Wet Hot American Summer movie back in 2001, writers David Wain and Michael Showalter have been teasing the idea of a reunion. However, given that the film featured a cast which included Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd - each only a fraction as famous at the time as they are now - the idea fast became a dangled carrot which seemed to get further and further from anyone’s grasp. It was going to take a Goliath to make it happen.
Enter Netflix, who in January announced (following a long period of speculation) that it would be stumping up the cash to get the band back together. »
Entertainment goes to the dark side of comedy, and threatens too strand its audience there forever in a sweaty torturous Hell. It's an experience only Neil Hamburger could bring to the screen. The alter-ego of actor Gregg Turkington, Hamburger's comedian is never mentioned by name as he suffers his wearisome fate in this wicked expose that delved deep into the pitch black human experience. Will he survive? The first trailer hints that he just may not. And for fans, its an extension of everything they've come to know and love about this anti-celebrity.
In Entertainment, a broken, aging comedian tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his estranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona.
Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement, »
Diablo Cody, a.k.a. Brook Maurio, won an Oscar for writing "Juno" in 2007, but since her hailed debut, she's delivered more complicated, unconventional, and hair-raising movie scripts featuring women in starring roles. "Jennifer's Body" gave us Megan Fox as a zombified cheerleader; "Young Adult" offered up Charlize Theron as a jaded, sociopathically self-absorbed writer who pines for her high school boyfriend. Even 2013's "Paradise," Cody's directorial debut starring Julianne Hough, focused on a religious woman who rebuilds her life in Las Vegas following a traumatizing accident. Now, Cody's giving us yet another antiheroine with "Ricki and the Flash," her new film starring Meryl Streep as a rocker and wayward mother who returns to her Midwestern roots when daughter Julie (Mamie Gummer, Streep's real-life daughter) experiences a devastating breakup. With director Jonathan Demme at the helm and a spellbinding cast (Streep, Gummer, Kevin Kline, Rick Springfield, Audra McDonald, and more »
- Louis Virtel
Read More: Magnolia Pictures Will Release Rick Alverson's 'Entertainment' Alternative comedians are joining forces in Rick Alverson's "Entertainment." Gregg Turkington stars as the film's protagonist, ambiguously named The Comedian. We follow The Comedian as he tours the California desert, lost in a vicious cycle of third-rate venues and tourist attractions. While the tour may seem futile for his career, it is motivated by the search for his estranged daughter. The film vacillates between hallucinatory and real events in The Comedian's life, and it involves an eclectic cast of characters played by Michael Cera, Gregg Turkington, John C. Reilly and Tye Sheridan. Watch the visually stunning trailer above. Read More: Sundance Review: 'Entertainment' Features Neil Hamburger, the Saddest Comedian in the World »
- Sarah Choi
"That's what it's all about folks - having fun." A few years back filmmaker Rick Alverson broke out with a controversial comedy called The Comedy, which premiered at Sundance to both rave reviews and constant walk outs. Alverson is back again this year with a new film, Entertainment, starring Gregg Turkington as The Comedian, a performer "caught in a struggle between being the center of attention and the object of alienation". The cast includes Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Amy Seimetz. This is a very funky film that seems like something more from the mind of Quentin Dupieux, with lonely, dusty California landscapes and kooky characters aplenty. This is not for everyone, but might tickle your fancy. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Rick Alverson's Entertainment, in high def from Apple: »
- Alex Billington
Early in 2001's summer camp movie parody "Wet Hot American Summer," Bradley Cooper's Ben told his fellow counselors, "Hey, let's all promise that in ten years from today, we'll meet again, and we'll see what kind of people we've blossomed into." It's been 14 years, and Cooper, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks have blossomed into some of the biggest comedy stars around, while "Wet Hot" itself has become a beloved cult classic. Director David Wain and his co-writer Michael Showalter have remained tight with the cast, and as the movie's reputation grew well beyond the paltry box office (it grossed less than $300,000 during its initial release), there were rumors of a sequel that would fulfill Ben's request, and perhaps allow Wain and Showalter to spoof the reunion movie genre next. Instead, all the original stars — and many, many, many more of the talented friends they've made as their »
- Alan Sepinwall
Those crazy Bluths aren’t finished quite yet. Fans of the Fox cult comedy Arrested Development were over the moon when Netflix resuscitated the long-since-canceled series for a fourth season, despite the final product ending up as a slightly uneven, much less hilarious go-round than the first three seasons. Luckily, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos remains committed to giving creator Mitchell Hurwitz another chance to get the formula right.
At the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour, Sarandos spoke at length about Netflix’s upcoming slate, revealing that BoJack Horseman would be coming back – and that Lilyhammer would not – in addition to a slew of upcoming originals. And when asked about the current status of a fifth season of Arrested Development, he seemed cautiously optimistic:
“We are plugging along… It’s a very long complex deal to make for these guys both because the talent is very busy and working on other shows, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Netflix just can't get enough of the Bluths. Maybe. While "Arrested Development" producer Brian Grazer recently indicated that the streaming service is full steam ahead on a fifth season of the comedy, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos seems a little more reticent -- though optimistic. At today's TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour, Sarandos said that Netflix is in "negotiations" now to bring the show back. “We are plugging along,” Sarandos said. “It’s a very long complex deal to make for these guys, both because the talent is very busy and working on other shows, but also because the show is owned by Fox… It is our intent to have a new season of 'Arrested Development.' All the negotiations are underway.” The fourth season was plagued by complex scheduling problems due to the stars' hectic professional lives, so similar complications may be slowing the train a bit. »
- Roth Cornet
Alternating between indie-circuit hits (Young Ones) and blockbuster hits (Maleficent), Elle Fanning has worked steadily to emerge out of older sister Dakota’s Hollywood shadow, and she’ll be aiming squarely for the hearts and minds of the Ya crowd in upcoming project All the Bright Places. This morning, producers have announced that Fanning will team with Youth in Revolt director Miguel Arteta for the pic, an adaptation of Jennifer Niven’s novel.
Fanning has been attached to the lead role of Violet since last year. Niven herself is penning the script for the adaptation, which is a priority for financiers Demarest Media and Mazur/Kaplan.
“Violet and Finch’s achingly heartfelt and authentic story is the most convincing portrayal of teenage life I have ever come across. It’s such a privilege to bring it to the screen with the help of its engaging author and the »
- Isaac Feldberg
nspired by console, computer, or arcade games, movies like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Wreck It Ralph, and the Resident Evil franchise take us into the often unrealistic world of gaming, where double-sided axes are as popular as iPhones, dinosaurs are totally real, and Michael Cera is an action hero.
This weekend, two other very unlikely heroes, Adam Sandler and Kevin James, militarize their pinball wizard skills for some interplanetary combat in Pixels. Along for the ride are “Game of Thrones”’ Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad (Frozen), and Michelle Monaghan (“True Detective”).
To celebrate Pixels (and all things pixel-related), we threw together a supercut of some of favourite video game movies. Watch the video below, and you’ll gain 43Xp, 87Hp, and the irresistible urge to run straight home and kill some Resident Evil zombies.
Continue? 10, 9, 8…
- Sasha James
Check out Ciara's music video for "Dance Like We're Making Love" - Vulture Ariana Grande continues to make headlines on tour - HuffPost Entertainment Did Michael Cera pass on a part in the Harry Potter spinoff? - MTV News What you need to know about the Green Inferno movie - Cracked Check out these Bachelor in Paradise spoilers! - BuddyTV Are you the Spencer Hastings of your friend group? - Pretty Little Liars James Corden gets emotional on his 50th Late Late Show - Splitsider There's a new Flip or Flop show coming to Hgtv! - Popsugar Home »
The caped crusader’s crime-fighting partner returns to the big screen for the first time since 1997’s ill-fated Batman and Robin
The 27-year-old star of Superbad and Scott Pilgrim vs the World will join Will Arnett, who is returning in the role of the gruff-voiced caped crusader. Chris McKay, animation supervisor on The Lego Movie, is taking the director’s reins on the spin-off, which is based on a screenplay by Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter’s Seth Grahame-Smith.
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- Ben Child
Batman has found his sidekick: Michael Cera is set to voice Robin in the upcoming "Lego Batman" movie.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Cera has just finalized a deal to play the plastic version of the comic character, alongside Will Arnett's titular hero. Arnett is reprising his role from 2014 hit "The Lego Movie," which is being spun off into a tale centered around his brooding Batman.
While there's no plot yet for "Lego Batman," the flick will retain much of the creative team that made the first flick so fun. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are producing the spinoff, and "Lego Movie" animation supervisor Chris McKay is directing. Screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith is penning the script.
"Lego Batman" will also be a reunion for Arnett and Cera, who starred together on "Arrested Development." That series is due for another round of episodes on Netflix sometime next year, though no »
- Katie Roberts
The last time we saw Batman's crimefighting sidekick, Robin, on the big screen things didn't go well. Chris O'Donnell realised the role in two Joel Schumacher-directed Batman films in the 1990s, and it would be fair to say that he wasn't in danger of winning too many awards for his take on the character.
Michael Cera, however, we suspect may fare better. He's lending his voice to the character of Robin in the upcoming The Lego Batman Movie, which sees Will Arnett voicing Batman, as he did in The Lego Movie.
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- Christopher Campbell
The team behind The Lego Movie’s Lego Batman spin-off (currently known, somewhat logically as Lego Batman), already have Will Arnett back as the Dark Knight. So who would you cast as his Robin? They've picked his on-screen Arrested Development nephew, of course, with Michael Cera taking on the role. Cera feels like the perfect choice for this one, and we can already imagine his Robin as a nerdy, nervy and slightly whiny take on Bruce Wayne’s ward, most likely a little sick of his boss’s arrogant style and tired of his own sidekick status. The people in charge of bringing the new film to life include Seth Grahame-Smith on script duty and Chris McKay, animation co-director/editor on Lego, directing. Franchise overlords Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are producing. Promising to cover all aspects of the character’s long history, Lego Batman will be with us on February 10, 2017. In related Cera news, »
"Trainwreck," the new Amy Schumer/Judd Apatow movie, examines the plight of one snarly woman as she exits her familiar world of sexual freedom and hangovers for a detour into serious romance. Though several eye-popping cameos and supporting performances buttress the film, Schumer's performance is the acting triumph of "Trainwreck." Without her shaky conscience and burgeoning sense of fulfillment, the movie's conventional story might feel staid. Thankfully, it's anything but. Schumer's performance marks a welcome addition to cinema's long line of strident, hilarious female protagonists. We're celebrating that lineage with a list: the 20 best female-driven comedies ever. Some are old and some are new, but all are marked by a degree of cosmopolitan fun and nerviness -- and the occasional slap from Cher. 20. "How to Marry a Millionaire" We remember Lauren Bacall as a glamor girl with a damning grimace, but let's start revising that narrative to include her chops as a comic force. »
- Louis Virtel
Will Arnett proved to the be the perfect man to voice Lego Batman in The Lego Movie, and given that the upcoming Lego Batman Movie will acknowledge every iteration of the character, it makes sense that Robin would play a part. It looks like Arnett will be keeping it in the (Arrested Development) family, as Michael Cera has just signed on to play Batman's sidekick, Robin. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller... Read More »
- Sean Wist
One of the biggest surprises of last year was not only the financial success of The Lego Movie, but, on a personal note, how much I enjoyed the film on a pure entertainment level. If I had to point to my favorite thing about the film it would likely be Will Arnett taking on the film's comically moody version of Batman and with The Lego Batman Movie on the way, we know we'll be getting more where that came from. Arnett is back on board to voice the yellow-hued Caped Crusader and it appears Warner Bros. has found his Robin with Variety reporting "Arrested Development" and Superbad star Michael Cera will voice Batman's most popular sidekick. The film isn't set to open until February 10, 2017, but now that Arnett and Cera are teaming up for the project, I have to wonder if any other "Arrested Development" cast members will lend »
- Jordan Benesh
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