The Big Sick

Watch the Hilarious Outtakes From ‘The Big Sick’
Watch the Hilarious Outtakes From ‘The Big Sick’
In a time of the year usually reserved for gigantic explosions and killer robots, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon‘s The Big Sick was one of the surprise hits of the past few months. Not only did the film clean up on its limited release, it also broke through with mainstream audiences; my own in-laws declared it “hilarious” after I frantically convinced them to abandon their original plans to see The Beguiled. If every year needs a razor-sharp comedy you can put on at holiday gatherings without causing much of a fuss, then The Big Sick is the perfect choice for 2017.
Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Apes’ Squashes a ‘Spider’
Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Apes’ Squashes a ‘Spider’
Who would you rather fight, a million spider-sized ape or one ape-sized spider? It’s a question that’s been haunting my mind since, oh, about an hour ago when I started to look up the box office numbers for this past weekend. And while I might not be any closer to solving my riddle, I can at least say this: when it comes to week-old spiders versus brand new primates, the primates are destined to win. Here’s the box office numbers as of Sunday afternoon:
Weekend Box Office: ‘Spider-Man’ Wins the Weekend
Weekend Box Office: ‘Spider-Man’ Wins the Weekend
Did any new releases come out this weekend? I honestly can’t remember. Someone mentioned that there was a new Marvel movie in theaters - one featuring some sort of Spider-Person - but that can’t be right. I feel like I would’ve seen that, perhaps promoted on an unprecedented level for any superhero movie? Hmm. Well, anyways, here’s the weekend box office estimates as of Sunday afternoon:
Weekend Box Office: ‘Transformers’ Bombs and Breaks Records
Weekend Box Office: ‘Transformers’ Bombs and Breaks Records
Another weekend, another Weekend Box Office Report! While it won’t surprise you to find out that Michael Bay’s latest episode of Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots won the weekend, the specifics of that win come with enough asterisks to make even Barry Bonds blush. It was a terrible weekend for Transformers: The Last Knight one on continent and a record-breaking opening on another, which just goes to show how confusing this whole box office thing can be at times. Here’s the projected numbers as of Sunday afternoon:
Interview: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon on ‘The Big Sick’
Interview: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon on ‘The Big Sick’
Every few years we’re blessed with a romantic comedy so perfect that it becomes an instant classic. I can say with 100 percent certainty — and absolutely zero hyperbole — that The Big Sick is the next film to join the great rom-com canon. Written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon (and based on their real-life courtship), The Big Sick stars Nanjiani as himself (sort of), a Pakistani-American comedian who falls for the girl of his dreams (Zoe Kazan subbing in for Gordon). But if you’ve seen the charming trailer, you know there’s just one catch.
‘The Big Sick’ Clip: French Fries, Ray Romano, and 9/11
‘The Big Sick’ Clip: French Fries, Ray Romano, and 9/11
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’ Trailer: The Next Great Rom-Com Is Here
‘The Big Sick’ Trailer: The Next Great Rom-Com Is Here
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.
2017 Summer Movie Preview: 25 Films You Don’t Want to Miss
2017 Summer Movie Preview: 25 Films You Don’t Want to Miss
The calendar may have four seasons, but Hollywood’s calendar only really has two at this point: summer and awards, and summer seems to last longer and longer ever year. Though the start of May has long been the unofficial kickoff of the S.M.S., 2017 has already seen a King Kong movie, a ghost in a shell, and the fate of Fast & Furious franchise. The change from April to May is something of a formality in 2017. Once the Oscars are over, the summer begins.
16 Great SXSW Films to Keep on Your Radar in 2017
16 Great SXSW Films to Keep on Your Radar in 2017
Dozens of movies play at the SXSW Film Festival every year, making it impossible to see all of them in just eight days. Even if you attended the annual insanity in Austin last week, chances are pretty high that you missed at least a few good movies. And if you’re a cinephile who skipped the fest entirely (congrats on your sleep), you might be wondering which films are worth putting on your radar. Lucky for the sleepless and the well-rested alike, we’ve put together a handy list featuring some of the best films from SXSW 2017.

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