FOX's Will Forte-led 'The Last Man on Earth' brings the apocalypse anew this Sunday, but is Lord and MIller's latest a comedy triumph or desolate wasteland? We give you an early insight with our spoiler-free review!
Will Forte’s FOX tenure as ‘The Last Man on Earth’ under Phil Lord and Chris Miller has been fraught with secrecy, for a comedy series. And while the latest trailer for the apocalyptic comedy’s March 1 premiere doesn’t answer any of the big questions, or contradict its title with Forte’s fellow cast members, ‘The Last Man on Earth’ seems to have found plenty of destructive fun at the end of the world.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller aren’t generally known for keeping their work under wraps, but thus far FOX’s midseason comedy ‘The Last Man on Earth’ has been all-but airtight beyond ‘SNL’ alum Will Forte’s central role in the series. Now, we learn that Forte is no longer the last living soul the title would suggest, as the cast has raptured ‘Mad Men’'s January Jones, comedian Kristen Schaal, Mel Rodriguez and more.
With streaming services becoming all the more the rage, along with new havens for original programming, we'd been hearing that Amazon would soon take the leap into developing its own content. But why choose for themselves what to produce? The internet marketplace juggernaut has greenlit 6 original pilots from various producers, including Kristen Schaal ('Bob's Burgers,' '30 Rock'), Kevin Sussman and John Ross Bowie ('The Big Bang Theory'), and your choice will determine which gets produced!
Don't let the fact that it's a family friendly animated movie based on a picture book fool you: 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs' is one of the funniest movies in recent years, containing more jokes in a single given minute that most movies can fit in their entire running time. It's 'Airplane!' level of joke saturation: if one joke doesn't work for you, just wait another ten seconds because here comes sixteen gags that will. We don't know if the upcoming sequel, 'Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers' will be as funny, but it just cast Kristen Schaal, which is a good start.