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Suicide Is the One-Way Ticket to Heaven in ‘The Discovery’ Trailer

by Charles Bramesco February 22, 2017 @ 10:52 AM
Netflix scooped up a lot of hot property back at the Sundance Film Festival, and after they’ve pulled back the curtain on the award-winning I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore come February 24, their next big unveiling will be The Discovery. The high-concept sci-fi drama will be fully available through the streaming service on March 31, and while the element of mystery has remained a major part of the film’s advertising campaign, a new trailer does offer some more clues on what the deal is. The most important reveal of all: Mary Steenburgen is in this film.

‘The Discovery’ Review: Netflix’s Mysterious Afterlife Movie Doesn’t Quite Live Up to Its Ambitious Sci-Fi Premise

by Erin Whitney January 22, 2017 @ 11:40 PM
What happens when death, the thing people fear most, becomes the most desirable part of life? Charlie McDowell’s The Discovery imagines a world where the afterlife has scientifically been proven, and as a result millions of people are committing suicide “to get there,” as it’s often referred to in the film’s not-so-distant future. But the biggest and most disturbing quandary is, what exactly is “there?” If life after death does exist, what if it’s worse than the world we know, or perhaps an even scarier thought, what if it’s better and what does that mean for the value and meaning we place on the lives we’ve been living?

What in God’s Name Is Going On in the Trailer for Netflix’s ‘The Discovery’?

by Charles Bramesco January 18, 2017 @ 10:26 AM
The trickle of trailers hyping Sundance premieres continues with a new glimpse at The Discovery, an enigmatic sci-fi project that Netflix snatched up back in the summer. As we say in showbiz, there’s a lot of heat behind this one: the stacked cast collects endearing goof Jason Segel, Rooney Mara (how dare she look this good with bleached-blonde hair), Kirsten Dunst spouse Jesse Plemons, starlet on the rise Riley Keough, and how about that, Sundance king Robert Redford. Director Charlie McDowell also arrives with a handsome pedigree, having last helmed the metaphysical romance The One I Love, and it looks like he’s going high-concept once again for his new feature.

Netflix Acquires ‘The Discovery,’ Starring Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, and Robert Redford

by Matt Singer June 13, 2016 @ 11:58 AM
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As a television company, Netflix has already established itself as one of the best and most important studios in the business. As a distributor of documentaries, they also have an impressive track record. But when it comes to feature films, Netflix still hasn’t quite put itself on the map. True, its Beasts of No Nation received good reviews last fall, and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday was a fairly entertaining trifle. But much of the rest of their feature film slate has been met with bad to oh-my-god-how-in-the-world-did-this-happen? reviews. Their Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel was delayed and then mostly ignored. Ricky Gervais’ Special Correspondents was nowhere near the heights of his TV work. And two movies in, Adam Sandler’s four-picture deal with Netflix seems like an experiment designed to test Netflix’s customers willingness to maintain their subscriptions.

Jason Segel Is Working on a ‘Lego Movie’ Spinoff

by Matt Singer March 25, 2015 @ 3:46 PM
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The LEGO Movie proved audiences’ appetite for charming, mildly subversive animated movies about talking toys. Now Warner Bros. is testing that appetite with a whole line of LEGO movies. There already announced Ninjago film in 2016, a Lego Batman Movie in 2017, and The Lego Movie 2 in 2018. Per The Hollywood Reporter, that onslaught will also includes a fourth film, a LEGO spinoff titled The Billion Brick Race, which will be co-written and directed by Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Muppets’ Jason Segel.

'Tonight Show Family Feud': The Fallon Family vs. The Questlove Family

by Kate Erbland September 9, 2014 @ 11:15 AM
Most of the time, Jimmy Fallon confines the 'Tonight Show' games to just one or two participants, enough to keep things clean and easy to follow, with plenty of attention for his various guests. On last night's edition, however, the host decided to pump things up just a bit with an all-star take on 'Family Feud' that crowded the show's stage with a metric ton of Hollywood talent.

Here's The Cast Of 'Sex Tape' Sitting and Smiling

by Mike Ryan July 18, 2014 @ 1:16 PM
In 'Sex Tape,' Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz play a married couple who accidentally load a sex tape to their cloud, which results in the couple having to collect all of the iPads they gave out as gifts in order to save embarrassment. Anyway, this could never happen. But, hey, it's a movie, and movie sometimes have to stretch reality in order to be entertaining and interesting -- which 'Sex Tape' didn't accomplish either.

'Sex Tape' and the Problem With Movies About Married People With Boring Problems

by Britt Hayes July 17, 2014 @ 7:25 AM
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Did you hear the one about getting married and having a family? When you get married and have children, you no longer get to have sex. This basic knowledge has become such a tired movie cliche and yet entire films continue to be built around it, including 'Sex Tape,' the new film that reunites 'Bad Teacher' director Jake Kasdan with his stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel -- a combination that should make for easy entertainment, but instead lends itself to exasperated groans.