You know those conversations wherein there’s a distinct moment of “Oh my god, I can’t believe that person just said that?” As a look into what it’s like for a Muslim-born man with a traditional family navigating the world of 21st century relationships, Kumail Nanjiani’s The Big Sick has a couple of those. For example: a hilarious new clip features Ray Romano asking Nanjiani how he feels about 9/11. Engage cringe.
The Big Sick was one of our favorites at the Sundance and SXSW film festivals this year, and it will probably become one of your favorites too when it hits theaters next month. But you don’t have to wait that long to get a little taste of what makes this movie so wonderful — the first official trailer has arrived for the new rom-com, with a special (and misleading) introduction from stars Kumail Nanjiani and Ray Romano.
Looks like HBO is bringing Tim Robbins back from The Brink. We still don’t have a name for True Blood and Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball’s new supernatural family drama, but we do know that Tim Robbins will take a lead role alongside Holly Hunter, as the series prepares to roll on its 10-episode order.
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.
There will never be another Six Feet Under (nor another True Blood, for that matter), but we’re more than game for whatever creator Alan Ball brings next. Especially now, as Holly Hunter has been cast to lead his untitled HBO drama’s curious new premise.
Even before the early reviews began rolling in, the trailers solidified Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman as the most exciting attraction in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Audiences agreed, as Wonder Woman — whose name isn’t even in the title of the film — ranked highest in a recent poll that asked fans which character they were most eager to see in Zack Snyder’s superhero epic. As predicted, Gadot’s debut is definitely the best thing in Batman v Superman, and although her part only makes up about seven minutes of the film’s 150-minute runtime, those few minutes are riveting — but not enough to justify Snyder’s unfortunate treatment of the remaining female characters.