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Last summer, Maria Bamford joined the throng of must-binge Netflix shows with “Lady Dynamite.” The comedy, loosely based on her own life, was an instant hit, moving beyond diehard fans and capturing a larger audience. Now Bamford is back fo…

**Spoilers ahead** Among the many, many treasures to be found in “Master Of None” season two, “New York, I Love You” is particularly special. The episode is notable for focusing on an array of characters that would usually not amount to much more than window dressing. Framing it all is “Death Castle,” a movie within the show “starring” Nicolas Cage, Tyrese Gibson, and Emma Watson that nearly everyone in refers to at one point, before most of the players sit in the cinema at the end of the episode watching the much hyped film. Continue reading Nicolas Cage Turned Down Cameo In ‘Master Of None’ Season 2 at The Playlist.

While it might not be at the same level of Steven Spielberg‘s absurdly great cast for “The Papers,” the ensemble assembled for Andy Samberg‘s “Tour De Pharmacy” is not slouching one bit. Orlando Bloom, Daveed Diggs, John Cena, Dolph Lundgren, Phylicia Rashad, James MarsdenDanny GloverFreddie Highmore, Julia Ormond, Mike Tyson, and Jeff Goldblum are all joining in the fun of this HBO comedy. Continue reading Andy Samberg Races Into Comedy In New Trailer For ‘Tour De Pharmacy’ at The Playlist.

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.