It’s been two long, weary years since Zach Galifianakis and Scott Aukerman blessed us with a new edition of Between Two Ferns — the irreverent talk show in which Galifianakis, playing a more obnoxious version of himself, interviews (or makes fun of) various guests between a pair of ferns. But Galifianakis has finally returned with a new episode, this time featuring special guests Jerry Seinfeld, Cardi B and a surprise Seinfeld reunion.
It’s a question that has perplexed Batman villains since at least 1989: “Where does he get those wonderful toys?” Finally, we have an answer. The LEGO Store. The one a few blocks from Warner Bros.’ New York offices currently sells at least eight different LEGO Batman sets, all of which appear in various forms in The LEGO Batman Movie. The film is, like The LEGO Movie before it, a feature-length toy commercial — and, like The LEGO Movie before it, The LEGO Batman Movie is far more entertaining than a giant piece of crass commercialism has any right to be.
Although just about every character in The LEGO Movie was delightful enough to deserve their own spinoff, only one truly warranted it: Will Arnett’s hilariously narcissistic Batman. The new trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie expands on what made that character so great, functioning as both a loving sendup and amazing satire of the iconic superhero. It’s kind of perfect.
With Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time, we’ve learned to expect the unexpected. First, she made the decision to update the story, having a black protagonist and a mixed-race family at the center of the story. Now, she’s trying her hand at gender-swapping, casting Zach Galifianakis in the role of the usually female Happy Medium.