The boys (and girl) of HBO’s Silicon Valley are about to take Pied Piper back to the drawing board once again. After last week’s premiere announcement, HBO has rebooted a first trailer for the Mike Judge comedy’s fourth season, along with a new photo.
Just days ago saw HBO announcing when Selina Meyer would begin her post-Veep career in Season 6, and so too do the boys of Silicon Valley now have their marching orders. Pied Piper will be back for Season 4 in April, albeit a bit later than their former Commander in Chief.
When it was first announced, The Emoji Movie sounded like a joke — the inevitable apex of big budget studio movies based on products least likely to inspire a feature-length narrative. But Sony Pictures Animation has followed through on its threat to unleash an animated adventure featuring a walking and talking poop emoji, and we have the first teaser trailer to prove it.
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.
Too many Hollywood comedies, Office Christmas Party included, seem to expend all their creativity in the casting office. Filmmakers assemble these impressive lineups acting talent — and Office Christmas Party has as good a collection of actors as any comedy this year — and then sets them adrift in dumb stories with no jokes, hoping their evident charisma and endless improvisations will deliver enough laughs to fill out a decent trailer. The people in this movie are funny, but the movie would be a lot funnier if it gave those people some clever material to perform.
Girls may be coming to an end in 2017, but Judd Apatow’s HBO presence is far from over. February 2017 will also see comedian Pete Holmes starting up a new series with HBO’s Crashing, the first trailer of which you can crash through right now.
Come Christmastime, there’s nothing quite like sharing in the generous Yuletide spirit by singing a few carols, trading presents, and getting completely wasteycakes-drunk with all your favorite coworkers. Unrestrained bacchanalian debauchery is the reason for the season this year in the Office Christmas Party trailer, picking up where the drug-fueled shenanigans of last year's The Night Before left off. Pour yourself a glass of eggnog, spike it with some additional alcohol, pop a tab of Ecstasy in there if you're feeling particularly merry, and buckle up for the bumpiest sleigh ride of the year.
It still remains to be seen if Disney and Marvel’s Big Hero 6 will ever get a second life in theaters, but the upcoming 2017 animated continuation is no slouch when it comes to casting. Not only will stars like Maya Rudolph and Scott Adsit return, so too will Sherlock and The Walking Dead stars join the mix.
“A bunch of hilarious people have one crazy, drunken night” is a familiar plot, and thanks to last year’s The Night Before, we’ve seen what happens when you put that in the context of holiday spirit — which makes this trailer for Office Christmas Party kind of impressive, considering how amusing it looks despite the fact that it feels like something we’ve seen before (Jillian Bell included).
T.J. Miller has such an incredible natural comedic gift that his mere presence alone almost guarantees that you’re going to laugh in less than 10 seconds. And now he’s bringing that talent to Ready Player One, the upcoming adaptation of Ernest Cline’s nostalgia-heavy sci-fi novel. But don’t think Miller’s going all serious on us now that he’s starring in a Steven Spielberg movie.