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Austin - Lake Bell’s film “In A World...” – which she directed, wrote and lead acted– is laugh-out-loud funny, with what she calls a “scoop of message” on top. Leading the charge with a comedic ensemble that includes Dmitri Martin, Rob Cordry, Tig Notaro, Ken Marino, Nick Offerman, Stephanie Allynne and more, Bell outlines what is essentially a battle of the sexes. Bell’s character Carol is a voice actor trying to make a dent in the commercial world doing voiceover gigs; Fred Melamed, who plays her father Sam in “In a World…,” is a master of the craft (both in the »
Title: In a World… Director: Lake Bell Starring: Lake Bell, Fred Melamed, Demetri Martin, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Ken Marino, Nick Offerman, Alexandra Holden, Tig Notaro, Stephanie Allynne, Jason O’Mara, Eva Longoria, Geena Davis For years, in movies like “Over My Dead Body” and “No Strings Attached,” Lake Bell has played the best friend or colorful third lead, exhibiting a nice instinct for comic timing. With her superb directorial debut, Bell has finally blossomed, creating her own showcase for her true voice. And what a voice it is, too. Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, “In a World…” is a sharply sketched, wonderfully [ Read More ]
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If there's one way to get people to see your movie, it's telling them to go see it. Literally.
At least this is what comedians Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne had in mind when they filmed these exclusive videos telling people to check out their latest project. The funny ladies appear in the upcoming comedy, "In a World…," which was written, directed and produced by actress Lake Bell. Oh, and did we mention that she stars in it, too? Sheeesh.
"In a World…" follows Carol (Lake Bell), a struggling vocal coach who decides to enter the world of movie trailer narration. But her aspirations to become a voiceover star are cut short when she realizes her biggest competition is none other than her own father, the industry's reigning king. The film, which won Best Screenplay at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, also stars Fred Melamend, Demetri Martin, Michaela Watkins and Ken Marino. »
- Jacqueline Lem
In a world where…wait, no. I can’t really start this review with “in a world,” can I? I imagine literally every review is going to read the same way – wait, I already did. Shit. Whatever, guess I’ll have to embrace it. What’s that? Yes, I know there’s a delete key – but I’ve come too far already.
In a world where female voice-over artists struggle to join the boy’s club such a profession has become, one heroic woman plans to stand up and let her majestic voice be heard. That woman is played by the funny and talented Lake Bell, who also serves as both writer (she won Best Screenplay at 2013′s Sundance Film Festival) and director for her first feature film In A World…, which features a who’s who of comedic talent and popular off-screen voices. Didn’t know the voice-over game was such a big deal? »
- Matt Donato
Today’s film is the 2013 short Gregory Go Boom. The film is written and directed by Janicza Bravo, and stars Brett Gelman, Stephanie Allynne, and Michael Cera. Cera has seen his comedic profile rise over the past decade, beginning with his breakout role in the cult television hit Arrested Development, following it with performances in movies such as Superbad and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Cera reprises his role as George-Michael Bluth in the fourth season of Arrested Development, which makes its premiere on Netflix in its entirety today.
- Deepayan Sengupta
5 items from 2013
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