It has been reported by that comedian Dave Chappelle is still making transphobic jokes at the expense of the transgender community–and he’s still missing the point. It’s not funny and if you think it is, you’re dead wrong. If you are cisgender, let me remind you that cis people don’t get to choose what’s transphobic nor do they get to tell transgender people what is or isn’t transphobic. If a trans person tells you something…"Dave Chappelle’s Transgender Jokes are Transphobic, Not Funny"
This is Meg, starring Jill-Michele Meleán, offers us a a picture into the world of what it is like to be a working comedian who just want to make it in the showbiz industry. Directed by Alex Ferrari from a screenplay by Meleán, This Is Meg stars Meleán, Joseph Reitman, Jenica Bergere, Carlos Alazraqui, Debra Wilson, Krista Allen, Holly Wortell, Lahna Turner, Shawn Pelofsky, Ruben Dario, Carlos Oscar, and Roarke Walker. The film is inspired by true…"This Is Meg: How Social Media Changed The Game For Comedians"
(Hi there, if you’re being directed here from an article about TJM’s email, please click here). Heading into the tail end of last week, there was no score reported on Rotten Tomatoes for The Emoji Movie and there’s a reason for this–it wasn’t offered to us as a press screening. In other words, if we wanted to consider this film for awards season, we’ll have to see it ourselves. I’m not going to consider it…"I Won’t See The Emoji Movie"
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is a powerful film that will leave you talking days after you finish watching the movie and one that is on my short list for the best documentary this year. Co-directed by Jon Shenk and Bonnie Cohen, the married team behind Actual Films, the film is a follow up to the Oscar-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, about climate change. This could have easily have been a stand-alone film with…"An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is A Must-See, Powerful Film"
Colossal, the underrated sci-fi comedy released this past April is now available on Blu-ray and Digital HD. Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, the indie film stars Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson. Produced on a budget of $15 million, the film did not do anywhere near where it should at the box office as it only brought in $4.3 million. The comedy is one of my favorites this…"Colossal, An Underrated Sci-Fi Comedy, Now On Blu-Ray"
Fun Mom Dinner seems like it might be another version of Bad Moms but it is nowhere near as raunchy. Directed by Alethea Jones from a screenplay by Julie Rudd, Fun Mom Dinner stars Katie Aselton, Toni Collette, Bridget Everett, Molly Shannon, Adam Scott, Rob Huebel, Adam Levine, and Paul Rust, with a cameo appearance by Paul Rudd. Given the screenplay was written by Paul Rudd’s wife, Julie, a cameo appearance seemed to be a…"Fun Mom Dinner: A Fun Adventure"
One Week and A Day, the Israeli comedy during the Shiva mourning period, is now available on Digital HD from Oscilloscope Laboratories. Written and directed by Asaph Polonsky, the film stars Shai Avivi, Evgenia Dodina, and Tomer Kapon. Alona Shauloff, Sharon Alexander, Carmit Mesilati-Kaplan, and Uri Gavriel co-star. It’s a very interesting decision by writer/director Asaph Polonsky to write a film that’s set during the Shiva mourning period, much less make it a comedy. For…"One Week and A Day now available on Digital HD"
Brave New Jersey is an absurd comedy about the reaction to the War of the Worlds radio broadcast. Directed by Jody Lambert from a script written by Michael Dowling & Lambert, the comedy stars Tony Hale, Heather Burns, Anna Camp, Dan Bakkedahl, Sam Jaeger, Grace Kaufman, Mel Rodriguez, Matt Oberg, Erika Alexander, Leonard Earl Howze, Evan Jonigkeit, Harp Sandman, Noah Lomax, and Raymond J. Barry. Lambert was the co-writer of People Like Us and this…"Brave New Jersey: An Absurd War of the Worlds Comedy"
Chronically Metropolitan is a coming-of-age dramedy but it doesn’t come without some cynicism. Directed by Xavier Manrique from a screenplay written by Nick Schutt, the film stars Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Benson, Addison Timlin, Josh Peck, with Chris Noth and Mary-Louise Parker. The feature film is the directorial debut for Manrique, a protege of The Devil Wears Prada director and Chronically Metropolitan executive producer David Frankel. Fenton Dillane (Hernandez) has moved back home after his writing…"Chronically Metropolitan Isn’t Without Cynicism"
The Louisville-based FandomFest Comic and Toy Expo has made a mockery out of comic conventions. Over 25 celebrity guests have canceled since it was announced that the convention would move from the Kentucky Exposition Center to the former Macy’s at Jefferson Mall. It was a last-minute change as the contract for the Kentucky Expo Center was not signed–which was confirmed in a tweet on July 17th. We do not have a contract for FandomFest at…"Louisville’s FandomFest makes mockery of Comic Cons"