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Netflix’s ‘Love’ Couldn’t Resist a Season 2 Trailer on Valentine’s Day

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 5 days ago
Netflix
There wasn’t any way to find Love Season 2 explicitly on Valentine’s Day, but Netflix has the next best thing. See Gus and Mickey give it a second go in the first official trailer for the Apatow comedy’s second season, along with a fresh poster.

Netflix ‘Love’ Keeping Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust Together for Season 3

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 8, 2017 @ 11:11 AM
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It took some time for Judd Apatow’s Gillian Jacobs-Paul Rust relationship comedy Love to land its initial two-season order, but don’t expect Mickey and Gus not to make a third go of it. Netflix confirms that Love will return for Season 3 as well, while Season 2 premieres next month.

Netflix Falls in ‘Love’ Again With Season 2 Premiere Teaser

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 26, 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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Whether or not you fell in Love with Netlix and Judd Apatow’s Gillian Jacobs-Paul Rust anti-romance, the series will officially March on with Season 2. A new teaser and photos confirm a spring premiere, as Gus and Mickey continue their disastrous courtship.

‘The Big Sick’ Review: The Cure for the Common Rom-Com

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by Matt Singer January 21, 2017 @ 12:18 AM
Courtesy of Sundance Institute
There’s always a stupid reason why the couple in a romantic comedy can’t be together until the closing credits. An ex-girlfriend or boyfriend appears at the most narratively conveniently moment, or one of the leads becomes a ghost, or there’s a misunderstanding that could easily be cleared up if the characters just sat and talked to one another for literally 15 seconds. One of the best things about The Big Sick is that the obstacles (plural, there are several) facing this relationship are real and relatable and believable and hugely serious.

Pete Holmes’ HBO ‘Crashing’ Pays Tribute to ‘The Wire’ in New Trailer

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 15, 2016 @ 5:34 PM
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HBO’s most recent comedies haven’t proven the commercial breakthrough that Westworld was for drama, and it may take some big names for Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes’ Crashing to get there. The newest trailer bring out both Sarah Silverman and T.J. Miller, also namedropping everything from Chris Rock to The Wire.

The 25 Blu-rays Every Movie Lover Must Own

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by Noel Murray November 22, 2016 @ 8:33 AM
Given how much space physical media takes up, it’s hard for movie buffs to say no to the great promise of “cloud storage,” and the idea that we could summon anything we want to watch with just a couple of clicks. But so far, reality hasn’t matched the hype. Streaming services have been focused on exclusives and original programming, to the extent that the only way to have access to everything available is to spend hundreds of dollars a month on subscription fees. Meanwhile, older films keep disappearing from the digital archives; and even items that cinephiles “own” sometimes become inaccessible whenever software updates or a site shutters.

HBO Sets ‘Girls’ Final Season, John Oliver and Pete Holmes’ 2017 Returns

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 17, 2016 @ 12:58 PM
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Whether or not you’re ready to say goodbye to HBO’s Girls, the end is officially nigh. HBO has formally set a date for the final episodes of Lena Dunham’s twenty-something trials, along with a badly-needed return date for Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, and a premiere for Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes’ Crashing.

‘Girls’ Final Season and Judd Apatow’s ‘Crashing’ in HBO 2017 Footage

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 31, 2016 @ 11:15 AM
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The sixth and final season of HBO’s Girls will be here before you know it, and the network is already looking forward to 2017. See the first footage of the final season in a new collective HBO promo, along with other first looks at Pete Holmes comedy Crashing, and more.

The Queerness of Pee-wee Herman, From the Closet to Netflix’s ‘Big Holiday’

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by Erin Whitney March 22, 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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Pee-wee Herman has long existed in a queer space, though one only subliminally alluded to. Paul Reubens’ feminine boyish persona, oscillating between effeminate gay man and asexual man-child, has long played with ideas of gender expression that comment on an underlying queerness. From the drag queen genie Jambi in Playhouse to Pee-wee’s episodes of crossdressing, from his makeup and exaggerated feminine gestures to the fluctuating inflections of his comical voice, Pee-wee has been deconstructing gender and sexuality norms all along while disguising it as campy comedy. Yet Pee-wee never directly acknowledged the queerness of his imaginative universe and even struggled with embracing it, as an early episode of “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” shows. In the Season 2 episode “Pee-wee Catches a Cold,” the host reveals the daily secret word as “Out,” and then immediately falls ill, as if weakened by the idea of being out to the world. But after a 28 year absence from the big screen, Pee-Wee is finally coming out.