Screened Out – Popstar

By : Stephen Miller
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Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Shaffer, Chris Redd, Tim Meadows, Sarah Silverman, Maya Rudolph, Joan Cusack, Imogen Poots, Bill Hader, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Will Arnett, Mike Birbiglia, Usher, Pink, Seal, Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dog, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Justin Bieber, Danger Mouse, Carrie Underwood, Nas, 50 Cent, Michael Bolton, Ringo Starr, Simon Cowell, Akon, Mariah Carrie, Adam Levine, A$AP Rocky, Mario Lopez

Popstar is three or four brilliantly stupid songs in an album full of filler. Go for the concert footage; fall asleep in between.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is Andy Samberg’s baby. After his Saturday Night live stint – where he and Justin Timberlake perfected musical numbers like “Dick in a Box” – Samberg’s career has had highs and lows. His series Brooklyn Nine-Nine just finished its third season on Fox. However, every so often, Samberg has also been stuck in crappy Adam Sandler flicks. One of his amazing – but less well-known – side projects is a great spoof band called The Lonely Island; here he and his band mates get to show that off. It’s the best part of this pop mockumentary.

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Screened Out – Trainwreck

By : Stephen Miller
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Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, LeBron James, Tilda Swinton, Colin Quinn, Brie Larson, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, Daniel Radcliff, Marisa Tomei

Schumer’s first movie lead definitely proves she has a future in acting. However, it doesn’t completely show how great a writer she usually is.

Especially in the first half, there’s some great comedy – the smart, self-deprecating, and profane hilariousness we come to expect from her TV show Inside Amy Schumer (which she also writes). Trainwreck, though, ends up waaaay less edgy than her Comedy Central gig. Underneath all the reckless trappings, this flick, directed by Judd Apatow, is actually a very traditional – and somewhat disappointing – romantic comedy.

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Screened Out – Inside Out

By : Stephen Miller
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Voices of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Kaitlyn Dias, Richard Kind, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Lane

Take tour of an 11-year-old girl’s troubled mind, guided by her conflicting emotions. It’s worth the trip.

Disney’s comic drama Inside Out brilliantly explores modern psychology while offering a treatise on animation’s far-reaching possibilities. And it’s all wrapped in a guise of a kiddie flick.

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SNL alum talks tasty men, Stefon and his ‘license to be totally fabulous’

By : Chris Azzopardi
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Saturday night is a lot less spicy without Stefon, the fabulous “Weekend Update” club correspondent that turned actor Bill Hader into a comic star. But fear not. While Stefon has retired from Saturday Night Live to a “haunted diaper” in Chelsea, as Hader tells me in our recent chat, the funny-man flexes his impressive dramatic chops in the limited-release film,The Skeleton Twins, playing Kristen Wiig’s twin, Milo, a struggling actor.

Aaaand, he’s gay.

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