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This has been a fun, and weird, and uneven, and sometimes upsetting (Remember when He Who Shall Not Be Named hosted?) season, and it has been a pure joy to write about it, in both good times and bad. But as the great Nelly Furtado once sang, all good things come to an end, and so tonight we witness Season 41’s swan song-- guided by Fred Armisen, famous for his own run on SNL, his musical skill on Late Night with Seth Meyers, his IFC shows Portlandia and Documentary Now, and that time we let him play Obama because he was the most ethnic cast member SNL had. Cold Open: Hillary Clinton celebrates her inevitable victory while drinking at a bar with a slightly bitter Bernie Sanders. The two set aside their differences for a dance together. When people talk about how much better SNL was when it was first starting out, »
- Emilie Sowers
The only movie harder to get right than the original is the sequel. Especially if that sequel is to a comedy.
A truly good sequel to a funny movie -- whether live-action or animated -- is a rare, if not endangered, species in Hollywood. For every "22 Jump Street" or "Toy Story 3," there's a "City Slickers II" (cringe) or "The Hangover: Part III" (double cringe).
"Zoolander No. 2" is the latest film that will either live or die on the altar of new installments. In honor of all the Blue Steel impressions your friends will be making this weekend, here are 13 sequels that managed to pull off the tricky feat of not sucking. »
- Phil Pirrello
2 items from 2016
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