While the majority of audiences would rightfully recognize Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreations, the actor is using his success on the NBC show to launch into the feature film world. In 2012 he had bit parts in 21 Jump Street, Smashed and Casa de mi Padre and this year is already shaping up to be a major one with the Sundance premieres of Toy’s House (review) and In a World… (review), as well as Diablo Cody‘s directorial debut and the major summer comedy We’re the Millers.
But before any of those arrive in theaters, a small SXSW hit will be making its way to audiences and the first trailer has arrived today. Premiering at last year’s festival, we called Bob Byington‘s Somebody Up There Likes Me the most detached comedy of the year thus far, with its intentionally lifeless performances. One can easily see the claim come true in the promising trailer below, for the film also starring Jess Weixler, Keith Poulson, Megan Mullally, Kevin Corrigan, Kate Lyn Shell, Stephanie Hunt and Jonathan Togo.
Somebody Up There Likes Me arrives on March 8th in theaters and four days later on VOD.
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 […]
In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]
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 […]
Writing about the films of Robert Bresson usually begins by informing reader that his films must be discussed through a trance of hushed tones and quiet veneration. There is no room for rushed judgement or quick-witted observations; Bresson makes Serious Art, as opposed to Hollywood directors who do not. There are the key phrases to […]
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