This year, Thanksgiving has the rare distinction of coinciding with Hanukkah, and for Jews who've married into Gentiles, that can mean only one thing: a contrived plot wherein one secretly conducts both a Hanukkah and Thanksgiving dinner at once, comically keeping the two families separate from each other. Or at least that's how it goes in Thanksgivukkah, a faux trailer from Funny or Die that uses Nick Kroll, Fred Willard, Penny Marshall, and more in telling its tale of a clichéd, beautifully-arbitrary Holiday juggling act. It's so spot-on that, should Adam Sandler ever become clear-eyed enough to critique his filmography, he'll regret not making this long before he questions Jack and Jill.
Bale, Ledger, Hardy, Gordon-Levitt, Hathaway, and most of the rest of Nolan's Bat-cast--right down to Anthony Michael Hall--reprise their Bat-roles, but now in high school, and in a '90s comedy, in the skillfully-edited Gotham High. You will never be able to see The Dark Knigh... / Continue →
From last night's 30 Rock cold open: the trailer for Martin Luther King Day, a thankfully non-existent ensemble romantic-comedy that stars Andy Samberg, Emma Stone, Hugh Grant, Nick Cannon, R2-D2, Mankind and more. So alarmingly accurate, septuagenarian director Garry Marshall ... / Continue →
Michael Angarano, Alia Shawkat, and Mae Whitman star in Funny or Die's live-action take on Rugrats, and it's even more deeply unsettling than you'd expect it to be when you've got grown adults playing deformed infants:... / Continue →