Just through its playful riffing on famous monsters and legends, the first two entries in the Hotel Transylvania franchise provided some seriously goofy summer fun. The trick was finding a core of great characters and some complementary secondary characters that could hold the screen in support.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation spends so much time on its core characters – and one newcomer – that those delightfully weird secondary characters are left with little to do. The result is a mediocre film that wears out its welcome well before the (admittedly delightful) closing credits.
The first trailer for A Bad Moms Christmas seemed pretty generic – after all the work our trio of bad moms have put into past Christmases, the year they decide ‘the heck with it,’ their moms show up.
The new trailer expands on the Bad Moms variation on this trope and the results are much better – their moms are… Well, let’s just say that when you meet their moms you’ll understand them a bit better.
A Bad Moms Christmas will be in theaters on November 3rd.
Jill Soloway’s new amazon series, I Love Dick, follows Chris (Kathryn Hahn) a frustrated New York filmmaker marooned in Marfa, Texas, where her husband, Sylvère, (Griffin Dunne) has a writing residency.
There she meets no BS-scholar Dick (Kevin Bacon) and her life begins to change.
The first season of I Love Dick will premiere on May 12th.
Casey’s just this bright kid who keeps getting into trouble – until she touches this weird pin and sees another, better place. Athena? Well, she says she’s the future.
Both are essential for/to Tomorrowland. Meet them just beyond the jump Note: the full playlist includes all teasers and trailers so far (the French trailers are just crazy fun), culminating in the Athena and Casey character videos – it’s quite a ride).
It’s impossible to review Happyish without noting that the series was created as a showcase for the late Philip Seymour Hoffman – and that he helped develop it with creator Shalom Auslander. It almost didn’t happen after Hoffman died, but when Steve Coogan agreed to sign on, it was tweaked for him.
Sadly, it might have been better for all concerned if it had been laid to rest.
Showtime’s HAPPYish features a lead character who may not quite be happy, but is willing to settle for happy-ish.
To celebrate the series premiere of HAPPYish (Sunday, April 26th, 9:30/8:30C), Showtime is setting up life-sized snow globes in New York City and Los Angeles – where fans can find themselves engulfed in confetti like it’s their own personal parade in their own private happy-ish place.
Series guest star Carrie Preston (above, True Blood, Person of Interest) will be on hand at the New York location for photo ops and interviews.
For those who cannot be there in person, there will be a companion microsite – www.myHAPPYishPlace.com – that will allow fans to create their own photos of their happy-ish place. For more, follow the jump.
Disney has released the first full-length trailer for Tomorrowland and it’s a doozy! Likewise, the premise is a big one – what if there was one person who could fix the future? What If that person was you?
Check out the mind-boggling trailer after the jump. Tomorrowland opens on May 22nd.
HAPPYish was created, essentially, for the late Philip Seymour Hoffman to play the lead role – Thom Payne, whose inner turmoil is exacerbated by his new boss, a wunderkind who uses all the hip buzzwords and generally throws his life into a state of joylessness.
The series got a second life when Steve Coogan was cast as Thom and will premiere on Sunday, April 26th (9:30/8:30C). Judging from the first trailer for the show, it was a smart decision to carry on. Check it out after the jump.