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Tribeca 2015: MAN UP Review

The premise of Ben Palmer’s new romantic comedy Man Up is simple: Lake Bell plays Nancy, a jaded thirty-something looking to find Mr. Right and ends up stealing another woman’s blind date, who is a man named Jack (Simon Pegg). Love ensues.

Despite this bare-bones concept, the film proves to be an entertaining little romp, mostly due to the snappy dialogue and strong performances. Sure, it follows the typical rom-com formula, almost to a T, but it has fun doing so.

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Tribeca 2015: Saban Films Acquires Comedy MAN UP

Saban Films have announced they nabbed the North American rights to Ben Palmer‘s Man Up, a romantic comedy starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell, after its world premiere this past Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival. My full review for this one

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Tribeca 2015: THE OVERNIGHT Review

Patrick Brice’s The Overnight begins with an awkward sex scene between our two leads, Alex and Emily, played by Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling, setting the stage for what will be an uncomfortable, yet hilarious, 80 minutes of awkward. Brice pulls no punches in this slightly bizarre exploration into the sex lives of two thirty-something couples, as they attempt to keep the spark alive while raising children.

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Tribeca 2015: TENURED Review

Adapted from his short film Teacher of the Year from 2012, Chris Modoono’s Tenured is an uproariously funny story about a tenured 5th-grade teacher on the verge of a complete emotional breakdown after his wife leaves him and his cushy do-nothing job becomes threatened. Through a smart and consistently funny script, Modoono crafts a film that manages to be hilarious and, dare I say, touching without losing its sense of humor.

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Tribeca 2015: VIRGIN MOUNTAIN Review

Dagur Kári’s latest film, Virgin Mountain, presents a light, bittersweet character study about a 43-year-old man and his first foray into love, a frightening endeavor that will ultimately change him forever. This Icelandic drama is sad, funny, at times incredibly awkward, and a highly recommended watch.

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Tribeca 2015: BAD HURT Trailer

Mark Kemble‘s upcoming drama Bad Hurt received a new trailer today, ahead of its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, kicking off today in New York City. The film stars Karen Allen, Michael Harney, Theo Rossi, Johnny Whitworth, Ashley Williams, Calvin

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Tribeca 2015: THE BIRTH OF SAKE Trailer

The first trailer for Erik Shirai‘s upcoming documentary The Birth of Sake has been released, which is set to make its premiere this week at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows one of the few remaining traditional sake breweries in Japan,

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Tribeca 2015: THE DIPLOMAT Trailer From HBO Docs

HBO has released a new trailer for its upcoming documentary The Diplomat, ahead of its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, kicking off this week in New York City. The film take a look at the life of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke

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Tribeca 2015: Bullfighter Doc GORED Gets a Trailer

A new trailer has been released for Ido Mizrahy‘s upcoming documentary Gored, which looks at famed bullfighter Antonio Barrera and his career as the most gored bullfighter ever.

The film will be making its premiere April 16th at next week’s Tribeca Film

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Tribeca 2015: LIVE FROM NEW YORK! SNL Doc Trailer

The first trailer for the upcoming Saturday Night Live documentary Live From New York! has been released ahead of its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival next week. The film is directed by Bao Nguyen and offers an intimate look into

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Tribeca 2015: STUNG Trailer

The first trailer for the giant wasp thriller Stung has been released ahead of its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The film revolves around a garden party under attack after a batch of toxic plant fertilizer

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Tribeca 2015: First Wave of Films Announced

The first batch of films for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City has been announced, with the SNL documentary Live from New York! kicking things off. The programs announced today include the World Narrative and Documentary Feature Competitions as well