From Da Ali G Show to Flight of the Conchords to last year’s The Muppets to a potential spy movie, director James Bobin appears to never get involved with projects unless they’re all but guaranteed to be great. Keep this track record in mind for what may be his next non-Muppets feature film, as sources tell TheWrap that Bobin has signed to helm Tribyville, a period piece musical that Disney is currently looking to acquire from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay‘s Gary Sanchez Productions. Here’s the part where you groan and hate me: outside of the title, the “period piece” nugget, and the fact that Bobin also wrote the screenplay, there is no additional information on Tribyville. Nada. Zilch. Zero. Other words that mean “nothing.”
But, like I said before, Bobin‘s excellent track record with comedies — both normal and music-tinged — is impeccable, so, even though information on Tribyville is locked up in a vault surrounded by guards, I’m already preemptively ready to accept whatever he has to offer. There’s really no reason to think otherwise at this point… unless The Muppets 2 ends up being the worst thing ever, but I doubt that’s going to happen. Even if the choice of a lead is somewhat off-putting to some. At least Christoph Waltz may still be showing up, despite not nabbing a major role.
Does James Bobin’s body of work allow for preemptive excitement on a movie we know nothing about, or is that just being irrational?
As much as we’d love to believe certain myths, no filmmaker has simply waltzed into making a masterpiece without cutting their teeth beforehand. Jaws may have been the first modern blockbuster, but Spielberg had already created a terrifying beast with the mechanical semi-truck in a made-for-television film, Duel. Truffaut’s The 400 Blows remains among the [...]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out [...]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]