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Popstar Review: Lonely Island Returns in Hilarious Fashion

2 June 2016 8:39 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in 2005, longtime childhood friends Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer were all put on the map with their now-iconic Saturday Night Live short Lazy Sunday. They also came together with their first feature film, 2007's Hot Rod, which Schaffer directed and Samberg and Taccone starred in, but it didn't fare too well with fans and critics alike (like me). They each branched out and did their own things after leaving Saturday Night Live, but now they're back, setting their satirical sights on the music industry in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, hitting theaters on June 3. While it can be a tad uneven at times, Popstar marks a hilarious return for the Lonely Island crew.

In many ways, a movie like Popstar that turns the music industry on its ear is natural progression for the Lonely Island crew, whose "digital shorts" are often long-form music videos themselves. The entire »

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Toby Jones, Anne Reid lead UK thriller 'Kaleidoscope'

13 April 2016 3:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Production underway on feature produced by Matthew James Wilkinson and Maggie Monteith.

Principal photography has begun in London on UK psychological thriller Kaleidoscope, which will star Toby Jones (Dad’s Army), Anne Reid (The Mother) and Sinead Matthews (Happy-Go-Lucky).

Described as a modern day Psycho, Kaleidoscope explores the destructive relationship between a middle-aged man and his mother and is written and directed by Toby Jones’ brother Rupert Jones.

The latter previously directed his brother in 2006 short The Sickie and more recently took the reins on well-received 2013 musical-drama The Answer To Everything, Streetwise Opera’s 10th anniversary production starring a cast of 120 homeless people, which was distributed by the BFI.

Producers are Matthew James Wilkinson (The Call Up) of Stigma Films and Maggie Monteith (Searching For Sugar Man) of Dignity Film Finance under the production banner of Longships Films Ltd.

Executive producers are Chris Reed and Phil Rymer with Roopesh Parekh (Poldark) co-producing.

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