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While everyone slept on last year’s hilarious “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” it’s good to know that Andy Samberg still has outlets for comedy beyond the very fun “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” He’s found a home at HBO who backed 2015’s uneven tennis comedy, “7 Days in Hell,” and now Samberg is taking to the world of sports again, this time with the cycling comedy “Tour De Pharmacy.” READ MORE: It’s Game On For Emma Stone & Steve Carell In First Trailer For ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ In case the title didn’t tip you off, the movie will detail a drug-fuelled bike tournament, and there will be plenty of cameos and stars along with way, with John Cena, Daveed Diggs, Orlando Bloom, Freddie Highmore, J.J. Continue reading First Trailer For Andy Samberg’s HBO Comedy ‘Tour de Pharmacy’ With John Cena, Orlando Bloom, Freddie Highmore, More at The Playlist.

If you want to understand why Hollywood is usually reluctant to greenlight R-rated, mainstream films, all you have to do is look at last year’s “Deadpool,” “The Nice Guys,” and “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.” The first film, of course, was a massive smash, and soon there were calls for the industry to take more risks with R-rated films. So, the same summer, two original, and very good R-rated comedies arrived, and both underperformed. Continue reading Andy Samberg Talks ‘Popstar’ Flop, Says Film Is Finding Fans Through “Word Of Mouth” at The Playlist.

If the Golden Globes have always been the looser, cooler brother to the Oscars, the Indie Spirits are the unpredictable, wilder cousin. This afternoon, the warmup to the big show tomorrow unfolded, and not only was it finished in just over two hours, it was actually kind of fun.  Nick Kroll and John Mulaney delivered an opening monologue that was politically sharp and hilarious, and poked fun at the nominees too. Continue reading Indie Spirits 2017: Nick Kroll & John Mulaney’s Hilarious Opening Monologue, In Memoriam Parody & Acceptance Speeches at The Playlist.

Perhaps it’s only fitting that “Storks” is a welcome late-summer/early-autumn surprise. Written and co-directed by Nicholas Stoller, who continues to exceed general expectations with charming comedies like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “The Five-Year Engagement” and the “Neighbors” films, and under WB’s newly-minted Warner Animation Group division, the team behind 2014’s astonishingly good “The Lego Movie,” it’s yet another triumph from the type of people who like to make the unanticipated succeed. Continue reading Nicholas Stoller’s ‘Storks’ Is A Charming, Animated Surprise [Review] at The Playlist.

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is just about as funny as its title indicates, which is not all that. Andy Samberg clearly misses those musical digital shorts he did so effectively when he was on Saturday Night Live, stuff like “I Just Had Sex” and the immortal “Dick In A Box,” so he’s basically turned them into a major studio movie. To be sure, the dick — and in one fairly amusing scene dickless — jokes are all over Popstar and so are some pretty funny rap parodies…

Andy Samberg plays a singer/rapper whose burgeoning solo career gets derailed in this mockumentary written and directed by the members of The Lonely Island. read more

Regaling the Saturday Night Live studio audience with tall tales of an audition that almost certainly never was — at least not as he describes it here — former SNL cast member Fred Armisen performed the season finale’s opening monologue last night as if presenting a scene from his (entirely fictional) one-man-show. “You’ll be back Funny Freddie cos nobody makes it out of this town,” he quotes his skeptical Long Island neighbors as he ran off to meet Lorne Michaels. He…