‘Belushi’ Review: The Rise and Fall of John Belushi, Superstar

‘Belushi’ Review: The Rise and Fall of John Belushi, Superstar You’ve probably seen John Belushi’s screen test for Saturday Night Live. It’s been floating around the internet for a while, and shows up on the occasional SNL original-cast docs. Part of the ...

‘Arrive Alive’: The Script For The Unfinished Comedy Film Written For Bill Murray Is Now Available To The Public

‘Arrive Alive’: The Script For The Unfinished Comedy Film Written For Bill Murray Is Now Available To The Public Mitch Glazer and Michael O’Donoghue are not necessarily names that will be remembered by many film fans today. However, in the ‘80s, the duo was one of the more interesting writing pairs working in ...

Matty Simmons Dies: National Lampoon Co-Founder & ‘Animal House’, ‘Vacation’ Producer Was 93

Matty Simmons Dies: National Lampoon Co-Founder & ‘Animal House’, ‘Vacation’ Producer Was 93 Matty Simmons, a founder of the Diners Club credit card and Weight Watchers magazine who found his highest profile success after co-founding National Lampoon magazine and producing film offshoots ...

John Sayles

John Sayles Our 75th guest! The legendary filmmaker John Sayles joins Josh and Joe to explore some of his favorite movies. Show Notes: Movies Referenced In This Episode Ulzana’s Raid (1972) Django (1966) The ...

VHYes Trailer Promises Spooky Low-Budget Retro Comedy

Tony Sokol Dec 18, 2019 Shot entirely on VHS tape, VHYes trailer promises stranger things from the 80s. Before the internet, strangely personal celluloid was created on video tapes. Videodrome from ...

Listen: National Lampoon Plots Comeback With ‘Radio Hour’ Podcast and No Trump Jokes

Listen: National Lampoon Plots Comeback With ‘Radio Hour’ Podcast and No Trump Jokes The relaunch of National Lampoon as a comedy production house begins in earnest this week with the Dec. 19 debut of “National Lampoon Radio Hour,” a sketch comedy podcast written and performed by Cole ...

Futile and Stupid Gesture Trailer Charts the Rise of National Lampoon

Netflix has released the first trailer for their upcoming biopic A Futile & Stupid Gesture, starring Will Forte as comedy wunderkind Doug Kenney. While this icon might not necessarily be a household ...

How 'Saturday Night Live' Turned Our Trump Nightmare Into Comic Gold

How 'Saturday Night Live' Turned Our Trump Nightmare Into Comic Gold Donald Trump has desecrated pretty much every American institution he's been able to get his greasy toddler paws on. (We will never be investigated by the FBI the same way again). But Saturday Night ...

Watch: New Trailer for 4K Re-Release of Woody Allen's 'Manhattan'

"He adored New York City... He romanticized it all out of proportion." Park Circus and MGM have unveiled a brand new trailer for the 4K digital re-release this year of Woody Allen's seminal romantic ...

Sunset Song – Review

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures Sunset Song is renowned English director Terence Davies’ adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Scottish novel, a drama set in rural Scotland in the years just ...

11 TV Shows and Movies to Cure Your Downton Hangover

11 TV Shows and Movies to Cure Your Downton Hangover Downton Abbey has come to an end - both across the pond and here at home - but the period piece binge is just beginning. While Downton writer and creator Julian Fellowes has two projects in the ...

11 TV Shows and Movies to Cure Your Downton Hangover

11 TV Shows and Movies to Cure Your Downton Hangover Downton Abbey has come to an end - both across the pond and here at home - but the period piece binge is just beginning. While Downton writer and creator Julian Fellowes has two projects in the ...

Crimson Peak | Blu-ray Review

Unfortunately, Guillermo Del Toro’s original Gothic romance Crimson Peak didn’t translate to box office gold, netting thirty one million at the domestic box office (it was budgeted at fifty-five ...

Crimson Peak | Review

The Fall of the House of Cushing: Del Toro’s Haunted House Thriller Strangled by Frills There’s much to admire within the crumbling facades of Guillermo Del Toro’s latest tantalizing film, Crimson ...

‘Crimson Peak’ Review: Guillermo del Toro Scares Up Creepy Haunted Mansion Thrills

‘Crimson Peak’ Review: Guillermo del Toro Scares Up Creepy Haunted Mansion Thrills A moldering manor house, a young virgin with a predilection for ornate nightgowns and dark passages, and an aristocratic family hiding some truly terrible secrets are just some of the ingredients of ...

E. L. Doctorow, ‘Ragtime’ Author, Dead at 84

E. L. Doctorow, ‘Ragtime’ Author, Dead at 84 Novelist E. L. Doctorow, best known for the 1975 historical “Ragtime,” died Tuesday at the age of 84. The New York-born writer won numerous awards for his novels, including a National Book Award, ...

25 Years In La Part 2: 'Shawshank,' 'Sleepwalkers,' and 'Sticks and Stones'

Yesterday, I wrote about my first year in Los Angeles, which was all just a matter of settling in. Remember, when I moved to La, I knew a grand total of zero people who lived or worked here. I was not ...

Secrets to ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ Unparalleled Success, As Told by Lorne Michaels in 1985

Secrets to ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ Unparalleled Success, As Told by Lorne Michaels in 1985 These seven words comprise one of the most, if not The most, memorable lines in television history. The moment you hear them, you know you’re in for a lot of laughs, happiness, and possibly a little ...

The 'Saturday Night Live' story told through its sketches

The 'Saturday Night Live' story told through its sketches On the eve of its 40th anniversary special (though the anniversary itself isn't until October), what is left to say about "Saturday Night Live"? There have been multiple books written about the show, ...

Yipee Ki Yay! Film Nerd 2.0 shares a 'Die Hard' and 'Scrooged' holiday double-feature

Yipee Ki Yay! Film Nerd 2.0 shares a 'Die Hard' and 'Scrooged' holiday double-feature Toshi feels emboldened these days, and he's getting a bit ahead of himself. After he saw "The Terminator," he spent an afternoon going through my Blu-ray shelves and moving things around. It always ...

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