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‘Dying Laughing’: Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock & More Recount Nightmares in Stand-Up Comedy

10 January 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Following the trailer for the Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here, we have a look at another fascinating glimpse into the world of stand-up comedy, this time one from the real world. Dying Laughing is a new documentary that feels like it should have been called I’m Dying Up Here, because it features one-on-one interviews […]

The post ‘Dying Laughing’: Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock & More Recount Nightmares in Stand-Up Comedy appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Trailer: Emma Watson Sings ‘Belle (Reprise)’ in New TV Spot

8 January 2017 7:15 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In just a couple of months audiences will be enchanted by Disney’s live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast.” During the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, a new trailer for the upcoming movie was released, which features Emma Watson singing “Belle (Reprise).”

“I want adventure in the great wide somewhere. I want it more than I can tell,” she begins. “And for once it might be grand. To have someone understand. I want so much more than they’ve got planned.”

The 30-second spot shows a handful of scenes we’ve previously seen, as well as a little snippet of Watson singing in a wide, green field.

Read More: ‘Beauty and the Beast’: Disney Teases Emma Watson Singing ‘Something There’ — Listen

The tale as old as time is directed by Bill Condon and features a star-studded cast with the likes of Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Teaser Trailer: Drew Barrymore Craves Human Flesh in Twisted Netflix Comedy

8 January 2017 5:20 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix would like to introduce viewers to “Santa Clarita Diet,” their upcoming comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, and a new killer diet that will let you “eat whoever you want.” Yes, you read that right! The first teaser trailer for the series has just been released, check it out below.

[Editor’s Note: Spoilers for “Santa Clarita Diet” follow. Proceed at your own risk.]

Created by Victor Fresco, “Santa Clarita Diet” follows Sheila (Barrymore) and Joel Hammond (Olyphant), married realtors in the suburbs of Los Angeles who have a secret that takes them “down a road of death and destruction.” After Sheila unexpectedly dies, she comes back to life and craves nothing but people. Now, the couple and their teenage daughter, Abby (live Hewson), will have to work together to suppress her new craving, all while living normal lives.

Read More: ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ First Look: Drew Barrymore Eats People in Twisted New Netflix Comedy

The 10-episode series is a departure from »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Dying Laughing’ Trailer: Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart and Amy Schumer on the Highs and Lows of Stand-Up Comedy

8 January 2017 2:32 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The connection between stand-up comedy and sadness has long been apparent, and what we see of these performers onstage is almost never the full story. For a more lighthearted examination of this than, say, the documentary “Misery Loves Comedy,” consider the trailer for “Dying Laughing” — a nonfiction look at the failures that preceded the successes of Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Jerry Lewis and more.

Read More: ‘Sadako vs. Kayako’ Trailer: ‘The Ring’ and ‘The Grudge’ Villains Do Battle in J-Horror Crossover

“Comedy is purely a result of your ability to withstand self-torture,” says Seinfeld as it opens. Lewis, meanwhile, points out that audiences can always tell the difference between a rehearsed joke and something spontaneous that “comes from the heart.” None of them are exempt from bad nights and hecklers, of course, and Kevin Hart — by many metrics the most successful comic in the world at the moment — recounts being »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Sadako vs. Kayako’ Trailer: ‘The Ring’ and ‘The Grudge’ Villains Do Battle in J-Horror Crossover

8 January 2017 12:52 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After screening at Fantastic Fest and the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, “Sadako vs. Kayako” — aka the movie pitting the villains of “The Ring” and “The Grudge” against each other — will soon be available to watch on the streaming service Shudder. Watch the film’s trailer below.

Read More: ‘The Ring Vs The Grudge’ Trailer: Japanese Horror Mashup Gets Wild First Trailer

Preceded by the likes of “Alien vs. Predator” and “Freddy vs. Jason,” the film makes no secret of being total fan service for the two respective J-horror franchises. (Both have been remade here in America, of course, though purists contend that neither live up to the original.) The trailer gives a brief rundown of the two villains’ mythologies — Sadako comes from a cursed VHS, while Kayako is tied to the house in which she died — before setting them loose on one another, ostensibly as a means of »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Death Race 2050’ Red Band Trailer: Things Get Bloody in Roger Corman’s Post-Apocalyptic Racing Film

7 January 2017 2:40 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

From cult icon Roger Corman comes the sensational, action-packed film “Death Race 2050,” sequel to his 1975 post-apocalyptic picture “Death Race 2000.” The red band trailer, which was recently released, features even more car crashes, explosions, blood and pedestrian fatalities.

Directed by G.J. Echternkamp, the film is set in the year 2050 when America is controlled by a powerful corporate government ruled by The Chairman (Malcom McDowell). The story follows the most violent event of the year, as drivers compete cross-country in a road race, scoring points for shamelessly running people over, as well as crashing each other off the road.

“Now this is all about freedom,” says The Chairman. “The freedom to sit on your big, fat ass all day and watch the single greatest sports event known to man. Welcome to the Death Race.”

Manu Bennett co-star as Frankenstein, the reigning champion of the race. Additional cast members include Marci Miller, »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Take the 10’ Trailer: Tony Revolori’s Netflix Comedy Involves Drugs, Car Chases and Andy Samberg

7 January 2017 1:39 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What happens when two friends steal concert tickets and drugs from a dealer? Tony Revolori and Josh Peck tell us the outcome in the new trailer for their upcoming Netflix comedy, “Take the 10.”

Written and directed by Chester Tam, the movie follows Chester (Revolori) and Chris (Peck), two buddies extremely prone to antics and hijinks who get tickets to a music festival by questionable means. Naturally, everything doesn’t go according to plan and the two fight to survive this wild ride that, per the film’s synopsis, involves “drugs, sex and Andy Samberg.”

The comedy also co-stars Fred Armisen, Stella Maeve, Cleopatra Coleman and Kevin Corrigan. Check out the trailer below.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Trollhunters’ Get Mashed-Up In Inspired New Netflix Trailer — Watch

Revolori is best known for his breakout role in “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” He’s currently seen in “Son of Zorn” and will »

- Liz Calvario

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Trailer Premiere: Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, Mike Epps, Cedric the Entertainer + More in Documentary ‘Dying Laughing’

7 January 2017 7:12 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

From directors Lloyd Stanton and Paul Toogood comes the feature documentary “Dying Laughing,” which is described as a candid look at the complicated and fascinating lives of some of the world’s greatest stand-up comedians. Synopsis: A beautiful, moving, funny and… Continue Reading → »

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'Dying Laughing' Trailer: Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock Talk Heckling Horrors in Comedy Doc

6 January 2017 1:29 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

"Comedy is purely a result of your ability to withstand self-torture," says Jerry Seinfeld in the trailer for Dying Laughing.

Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Cedric the Entertainer, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Sarah Silverman, Steve Coogan and the late Garry Shandling are among the dozens of comedians who discuss the highs and lows of their profession in the documentary by Paul Toogood and Lloyd Stanton.

In the preview, comics recall the worst things they've ever heard while performing onstage. "When I was younger, it used to literally kill me," says Jamie Foxx of heckling. "Now I'm able to float through it »

- Ashley Lee

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‘Frontier’ Trailer: Jason Momoa is a Merciless Fur Trader in Netflix’s Period Drama

6 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Among IndieWire’s list of Netflix original series to be excited about this year is the period drama “Frontier,” starring Jason Momoa. Before he hits the big screen as Aquaman in “Justice League,” he’ll be seen as the merciless fur trader Declan Harp, a man driven by lust and revenge. Netflix has released the first trailer, check it out below.

The six-episode series is set in 1700s Canada, against a stunning raw backdrop and follows Declan, a part-Irish, part-native American outlaw campaigning to breach the fur trade. “Frontier” is described as a “thrilling action-filled drama revolving around warring factions vying for control of the fur trade in a ruthless game of wealth and power.”

The trailer shows how the other men are out to get Declan, as he “only cares about his own game.”

“Killing him is not enough, we must make an example of him. We must make him suffer, »

- Liz Calvario

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