Netflix is continuing to show off its series adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events starring Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf.
We first saw a teaser featuring Snicket, the pen name of the author of the books the series is based on, Daniel Handler, who’s played on the show by Patrick Warburton. Then came a teaser trailer introducing Harris’s version of the Olaf character, a tough role to take on after Jim Carrey famously played him in the 2004 feature film adaptation. More recently Netflix has gotten to the good stuff, releasing a full trailer last month and now a second full trailer today. You can watch both of the full trailers below.
If this election cycle is driving you insane, take a break from the seriousness of it and enjoy Undecided: The Movie. Directed by Julio DePietro and co-written by the director and stars Jason Selvig & Davram Stiefler, Undecided is an assault on the general insanity the 2016 election is causing all over the nation. Filmed as part mockumentary, part improv prank show, the film is about two losers, John (Selvig) and Dan (Stiefler) who are, as the title suggests, undecided voters. They are chosen for a reality show where they will travel around from caucus to convention meeting, greeting and offending candidates along the way. After watching the film earlier this week, I got a chance to speak to both stars just a few days before the Presidential election.
Undecided: The Movie VOD
Written by Julio DePietro, Jason Selvig, Davram Stiefler
Directed by Julio DePietro
Starring Jason Selvig, Davram Stiefler, Jena Friedman, Aasif Mandvi
Undecided Reality 2016 Productions, LLC
Runtime: 86 minutes
Release date: October 18, 2016
“It was weird to shoot a gun near Rick Santorum because I’ve never shot one before and no one asked who I was.”
Imagine if Impractical Jokers-style prankers took on modern politics and attended campaign rallies throughout the most divisive election year in American history. Well stop imagining, because it’s here. Shot as a Spinal Tap-style mockumentary, Undecided: The Movie was co-written by Julio DePietro, Jason Selvig, and Davram Stiefler, and stars Selvig and Stiefler as two shnooks chosen to be on a reality show where they try to find a candidate to back in the 2016 election. What follows is nearly 90 minutes of “OMG” moments, pure insanity, and legitimately funny and insightful political commentary.
Million Dollar Arm Director: Craig Gillespie
Writer: Tom McCarthy
Cast: Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, Suraj Sharma, Madhur Mittal, Pitobash, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Alan Arkin
Walt Disney Pictures
Rated PG | 120 Minutes
Release Date: May 16, 2013
Million Dollar Arm strikes the right feeling in Disney’s winning line of sports films. With an aptly cast Jon Hamm portraying real-life agent J.B. Bernstein, the movie balances the essence of the tough and sometimes manipulative world of athletics with the right amount of heartwarming spirit. But does Arm play hardball or go straight for the sentiment? The uplifting tone may be everything you would expect, but the journey it takes in reaching that point throws some curveballs along the way.
For those who have not yet heard, the NSA surveillance scandal apparently goes deeper than just phones and e-mail. A new report claims that agent shave been planted in games such as World of Warcraft and Second Life to spy on gamers.
So of course this was something far too tempting for Jon Stewart and his team at The Daily Show, including correspondent Aasif Mandvi, to take on in a recent episode.
You can watch the video of their take on the story below!