Alia Shawkat

‘Drunk History’ Goes Full ‘Hamilton’ in First Season 4 Trailer

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 17, 2016 @ 9:04 PM
Comedy Central
Drunk History has made its way around the block, from web series to Emmy nominations, and Season 4 on Comedy Central may be the most satisfied year yet. Not only do we get a first taste of Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda retelling the famous duel, but the first trailer brings a bevy of celebrities from Elizabeth Olsen to Ronda Rousey.

Aubrey Plaza and Alia Shawkat Take ‘Hamilton’ Roles for ‘Drunk History’

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 14, 2016 @ 11:14 PM
Getty Images, Michael Buckner / Nicholas Hunt
It was Lin-Manuel Miranda himself who pointed out that the first Drunk History had already chronicled Alexander Hamilton’s rivalry with Aaron Burr, before signing on to Season 4's post-Broadway recreation. Now, Arrested Development alum Alia Shawkat and star Aubrey Plaza have landed the new Hamilton roles, along with other details of the November bow.

‘Green Room’ Review: One of the Most Intense Movies in Years

by Matt Singer April 12, 2016 @ 9:18 AM
I would like to formally apologize to the Park Avenue Screening Room for permanently denting two of their armrests. It couldn’t be helped. I was watching Green Room, which might be the most intense thriller of the last five years, and I needed somewhere to release all the tension. If the damage can’t be repaired, please send the bill to Jeremy Saulnier, the film’s director. It’s all his fault.

‘Green Room’ Red Band Trailer: None of This Ends Well

by Britt Hayes April 8, 2016 @ 6:59 PM
The latest red band trailer for the intense new thriller Green Room is here, and don’t you dare underestimate that I-word — the latest effort from Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier is incredibly, unnervingly intense. And not the kind of in-your-face intensity you’ve become familiar with in your average action-thriller. This movie is a master-class in creating and sustaining tension, and for all the gory details, there’s a weird elegance to the film’s pacing and tone. You can get a hint of that in the new trailer, though you may want to wait and experience it for yourself in the theater.

Patrick Stewart Gets Violent and Ruthless in the Latest ‘Green Room’ Trailer

by Charles Bramesco March 15, 2016 @ 10:21 AM
The life of a mid-to-lower-tier band on tour ain’t for the faint of heart. Sleepless nights spent driving the red-eye shift, siphoning gas to save a little pocket change, going days without showering, accidentally driving into the occasional cornfield — it takes a dedicated soul to see it through. But even months spent crashing on floors and couches in kindred souls’ apartments can’t measure up to the torrent of hell that befalls the Ain’t Rights, the tightly-knit punk outfit at the heart of Jeremy Saulnier’s supremely brutal new feature Green Room. Being hungry and smelly is unfun; accidentally witnessing a murder, getting locked in a small room by neo-Nazis hopped up on crank, and viciously picked off one by one is another matter entirely.

The Red-Band ‘Green Room’ Trailer Goes in for the Kill

by Charles Bramesco February 2, 2016 @ 9:29 AM
One of the most unexpectedly pleasurable treats at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September was Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room, a brutal, nasty thriller with the technically...

‘Green Room’ Teaser Trailer: Skinhead Patrick Stewart Wants You to Know This Won’t End Well

by Britt Hayes January 14, 2016 @ 4:22 PM
It’s been a rough week, but A24's teaser trailer for Green Room should perk you right up — and I say should because you need to get pumped about Jeremy Saulnier’s masterfully tense follow-up to Blue Ruin immediately. After playing on the festival circuit for a bit in 2015, Green Room is primed to become one of 2016's best films, and this teaser trailer aptly teases just a tiny taste of what’s in store.

‘The Final Girls’ Trailer: The Ultimate Camp Slasher Movie

by Britt Hayes August 21, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Not to be confused with the upcoming horror film Final Girl (which does not look very good), The Final Girls is a charming and clever ode to camp slasher movies, and the first trailer lays that charm on pretty thick. A metatextual homage to classic horror, The Final Girls follows in the footsteps of Scream (but way funnier) and The Cabin in the Woods (but more heartfelt).

'Drunk History' Season 2 Adds 'Arrested Development,' 'Friday Night Lights' Stars and More

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 3, 2014 @ 8:59 PM
Comedy Central / EW
Comedy Central's adaptation of classic FunnyorDie sketch "Drunk History" exceeded our wildest expectation across its first season, bringing in countless celebrities both to inebriatedly narrate and star in their best recollections of world events. Now that season 2 has been set for a summer 2014 debut, Comedy Central has revealed the full roster of guest stars, including some famous faces from 'The Walking Dead,' 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Game of Thrones' and many, many more.

Adult Swim's 'NTSF: SD: SUV::': Ed Helms, Alia Shawkat and Jack McBrayer to Guest

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 20, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Adult Swim / NBC / Netflix
Adult Swim's 'Childrens Hospital' spinoff (if it can even so be called) 'NTSF: SD: SUV::' will soon premiere its third season on Adult Swim beginning July 25, and as per usual the show has recruited a number of impressive guest stars for the short-form action thriller. Not only will 'The Hangover Part III' star Ed Helms show up to reprise an earlier role he'd played on the series (with a new twist), but so too will 'Arrested Development' star Alia Shawkat and '30 Rock' vet Jack McBrayer join the cast!