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.
The Orchard has acquired the North American rights to Steve Hoover‘s upcoming documentary Crocodile Gennadiy, which just had its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The film looks at Gennadiy Mokhnenko, a man who forces homeless and drug-addicted kids off of
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
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.
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.
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.
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
A bleek and haunting new trailer has been released for Jeppe Rønde‘s Bridgend, which takes a fictional look at a real town in Wales where between December 2007 and January 2012 79 suicides were reported, most of whom were teenagers.
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,
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
Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce‘s new comedy Slow Learners released a new clip and poster today ahead of its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The film stars Adam Pally and Sarah Burns as two best friends who hatch a
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
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
The Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screenings programming has been revealed for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, taking place in NYC from April 15th to 26th. Click here to check out the first wave of previously announced films and be sure
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