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Walking Through the History of 'Between Two Ferns' with Scott Aukerman

With the Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York debuting Sunday at 8:30 before the Comedy Awards, I thought it was a perfect time to look back at the Between Two Ferns series. B2F has been incredibly popular, bringing in over 80 million views across the entire series, on Funny or Die alone. Beyond that, whenever a new one is released, it nearly instantly reaches Internet omnipresence.

It's hard to say why exactly the series has had such enduring popularity, as it has maintained relevance for over four years now (which is nearly four zillion years in Internet time or 28 years in dog time). Of course, it's wildly funny and unique [...]

Danny McBride and James Franco Get Medieval in Your Highness

What do you get when you take the team behind Pineapple Express and send them back to the era of lords and ladies? You get Your Highness, a new movie starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Zooey Dechanel and Natalie Portman, written by McBride and Ben Best (The Foot Fist Way, Eastbound and Down) and directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Eastbound and Down).

Hitfix recently visited the set of the film in Ireland and came back with the first shots and details from the movie:

What makes the film such a fascinating challenge is that it's not a spoof. It's not a parody. It's not even overtly a [...]

Ain't Nothing Wrong With The Your Highness Red Band Trailer

Sure, to be fair, Danny McBride is just playing Kenny Powers with a British accent.  But oh, how it satisfies. "Are you going to just sit here and ruin all of my jerkings?" McBride's Thadeous queries Franco's Fabious. It's like what your mama said about foul-mouth medieval stoner knight comedies: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. The Your Highness red band trailer pretty much guarantees that just because some gags are predictable (falling down, bare-chested nymphs, probably more falling down), that doesn't mean they won't feel as fresh and renewing as a cold spring against an Academy Award-winners bare ass when you're watching them. "Doesn't Courtney's new [...]

Stoner Comedies Get Medieval in the Your Highness Trailer

Here's the first red band trailer for Your Highness, the stoner comedy/medieval adventure hybrid from Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green. Starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, and Zooey Deschanel, it's scheduled to open on April 8. These guys are clearly fans of the genre of movies they're spoofing, and it looks pretty excellent based on this trailer.