The Sundance Film Festival just announced its 2014 lineup, with a lot of movies starring well-known comedic actors like Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Aubrey Plaza, Lena Dunham, Jenny Slate, David Cross, and Amy Sedaris competing at the festival next month. Most of the movies debuting at Sundance will be released at some point in 2014, so this is actually a pretty solid preview of all the independent movies coming out next year. Check out a list of the comedies and dramas starring comedians debuting at Sundance below:
Andrew Rannells, who plays Hannah's gay ex-boyfriend Elijah on Lena Dunham's HBO show Girls, will be returning to the show in its upcoming third season. He appeared in eight episodes of the first two seasons, and is likely to become a regular if the show is picked up for a fourth year, according to Deadline. The show has already lost one male cast member this year, when Christopher Abbott, who played Marnie's on-again, off-again boyfriend, left at the beginning over creative differences. Below, check out a quicker teaser trailer for the new season of Girls, which premieres in January.
For a show that evolves constantly, SNL does a remarkable job preserving its brand. Despite the changes in the cast, the writers, and the culture it parodies, SNL will always be that live, hip, New York-centered show that puts up a few sketches at the end of the week to try to make you laugh. There's the "Live from New York…" throw line, the theme music, Don Pardo listing off the cast, the host walking out on stage, followed by that predictable pattern of live sketches, videos, musical performances, and the news segment. Critics put down this structure in favor of looser, more inventive sketch show formats, but given SNL's [...]
Hustler is making a porn parody of HBO's Girls, and the star/creator of the series, Lena Dunham, is not pleased about it. News of the porn parody came out this week, and here's how porno news site XBIZ described the adult film, which is titled This Ain't Girls XXX:
In the XXX parody, Hannah (Alex Chance) decides to forsake men, and boyfriend Adam, to experiment with lesbianism. After a few satisfying jaunts she returns to Adam (Richie Calhoun) – and mankind. Adam accepts her back into the fold, but, true to the original show, adds a dominant and quirky dimension to the scene.
“[Adam’s] like, ‘OK, then crawl [...]
Over the course of its second season, Girls has solidified itself into the most analyzed show on the internet, with each episode bringing up a whole host of issues and a mountain of blog posts. While season two started out on upbeat notes with each of the titular girls going after new beginnings, the second half of the season took on darker material, turning the show from a comedy with satiric edge to more of an out-and-out drama with humorous elements.
Early in the season, Hannah and company played at adulthood, but mid-way they turned to actively coveting the lives of older, more successful people. Episode 5 was a [...]