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In the past two seasons of Netflix‘s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” we’ve seen Ellie Kemper‘s character come to terms with her psychological scars from a childhood spent in captivity, embrace her repressed sexuality, and finally complete her GED after years of struggle. Gosh, if you were to read only this sentence, you’d be forgiven for thinking that ‘Schmidt’ was a serialized version of Lenny Abrahamson‘s “Room“! Continue reading Kimmy Heads To College In The Season 3 Trailer For ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ at The Playlist.

It might be a slight reach to have Issa Rae (“Insecure”) as a frontrunner for a nomination, but our gut tells us the Television Academy will pay (or have already paid) attention to HBO’s critical comedy breakout.  Sarah Jessica Parker (“Divorce”) is Emmy royalty so even with Amy Schumer and Laurie Metcalf no longer in the mix it’s gonna be tough for Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”)Phoebe Waller-Bridge, (“Fleabag”), Constance Wu, “Fresh Off The Boat” or Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin” to crack the field. Continue reading 2017 Best Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Emmy Predictions at The Playlist.

From a distance, “The Lego Movie” looked like it could be the worst kind of modern studio filmmaking: literally an adaptation of Danish plastic bricks, sold on name recognition and not much else, and packed with corporate synergy for other Warner Bros properties. But in the hands of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, it became a surprise joy: a playful, inventive, often hilarious, frequently surprising film that’s as good as any studio animated effort in recent years. Continue reading ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Feels Like Kind Of A Letdown [Review] at The Playlist.

Louis C.K., Kevin Hart and Eric Stonestreet lend their voices to this latest romp from the team behind ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Minions.’read more

Louis C.K., Kevin Hart and Eric Stonestreet lend their voices to this latest romp from the team behind ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Minions.’read more

With a Season 3 renewal announced at TCA in January, one of Netflix‘s most original of original series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, returned for a second season on April 15. As Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) was settling into life in NYC away from the bunker, the season offered plenty of new adventures for her and the eccentric denizens she surrounds herself with, including aspiring Broadway actor Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess), failing socialite Jacqueline White (Jane Krakowski)…