Chad Hartigan’s ‘Morris From America’ opens with a close-up of the titular 13-year-old boy bopping his head to an old school hip-hop song with his father Curtis (Craig Robinson). Morris (Markees Christmas) confesses he’s not a fan, calling out the song for its lack of a hook. Offended his son can’t appreciate the roots of the music genre they both love, he sends Morris to his room. It’s playful, but he’s not kidding. That’s the kind of relationship Curtis has with his son, loving, but firm, where the two share more of a brotherly bond. Curtis treats Morris like an equal, entrusting the boy to make his own decisions, but challenging him to grow into a more thoughtful adult.
Few moments in life are as revealing as the one where you find your dinner table at a wedding reception. So many things are suddenly brought into focus: whether your self-image is accurate or not, where you stand in the hierarchy of your friendships, and, most importantly, whether the bride and groom are really and truly worth the planet ticket and hotel room costs you just forked over. Everyone has been to a wedding where they are the odd person out and found themselves speaking to the childhood babysitter or the Semester at Sea acquaintance while starring longingly at the front of the dining room. It happens to everyone. It will happen to you.
The Sundance Film Festival loves a good coming-of-age story, and that was certainly true in 2016, when this year’s fest fell hard for Morris From America, the story of a young teen (Markees Christmas) with dreams of hip-hop stardom who moves to Germany with his single father (The Office and Hot Tub Time Machine’s Craig Robinson). The film won two awards at Sundance 2016, one for screenwriting plus a Special Jury Prize for Robinson in an unusual dramatic role, and got great reviews from critics and audiences. It was eventually acquired by A24, who will bring the film to theaters in the U.S. later this summer.
Tilt your head and get ready for some weird composition, Mr. Robot is officially back for Season 2! After a long wait, the breakout USA hacktivist drama is back for more mindf—ery than ever, as the official Season 2 trailer picks up with Elliot’s lost days, while President Obama himself is feeling the crunch of fsociety’s deeds.
Given how great a surprise the whole first season of USA’s Mr. Robot turned out to be, it stands to reason each Season 2 announcement proves more unexpected than the last. Following some recent additions, The Office star and Hot Tub time-traveler Craig Robinson has joined Mr. Robot Season 2 in a surprising new role.
Hey, sorry if you weren’t planning on seeing Hot Tub Time Machine 2, because after you watch this clip of stars Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, and Clark Duke jamming out to the comedy sequel’s unofficial theme song, you’re not going to have a choice. The very catchy – and, let’s be honest here, very familiar – song is an instant earworm, the kind the will wiggle right into your brain and not let go.
The original ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ feels more like something a group of stoners came up with and giggled about for a few hours than an actual movie. And yet, it exists. And it made enough money to justify a sequel. And that sequel now has a new trailer. Ladies and gentlemen, the ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ trailer!
It's time to dive back into the madness and the mayhem of time travel that hinges on how a hot tub does or does not properly perform, because the first trailer for 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' is here, and it's sudsy and silly as all get out.
Stephen Colbert might have dominated the late-night landscape with the announcement of his succession to 'Late Show' host David Letterman, but NBC has stolen back a bit of thunder with help from 'SNL' veteran Maya Rudolph. The network has officially scheduled 'The Maya Rudolph Show' variety special for a late May premiere, with guests such as 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' star Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell and more, but what are the chances of an ongoing series?
Finally! We'd all-but given up hope that 'The Office' vet and 'Hot Tub Time Machine' franchise star Craig Robinson would land back on NBC for his eagerly-anticipated new sitcom, especially after NBC left the series off the most recent development slate, but it seems 'Mr. Robinson' will finally move forward with a series order, and a few new tweaks.