There's nothing particularly original about this animated comedy adventure by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors). It has the standard fast-paced snarky tone and too-frantic imagery, but the script is smarter than average, dropping deranged lines of hilarious dialogue into every scene. This gives the conversations an improvisational quality that keeps the audience laughing all the way through, unsure what might happen next.
It's set 20 years after the storks decided that there wasn't enough money in delivering babies, so they shifted to delivering parcels instead. The boss Hunter (voiced by Kelsey Grammer) is now planning to become board chairman, so he brings in his protege Junior (Andy Samberg) as the new boss. To prove himself, Junior needs to sack Tulip (Katie Crown), an annoying human who was left behind when the old business closed. Unable to do this, Junior transfers her to a back mailroom where no one will notice her, except that she inadvertently fires up the baby factory by answering a request from Nate (Anton Starkman) to bring a brother to his parents (Jennifer Aniston and Ty Burrell). So now Junior and Tulip need to deliver this infant before Hunter finds out.
While the plot is fairly predictable, the way it plays out is riotous. The film is a barrage of random asides, unexpected twists and loveably ridiculous characters. A smarmy corporate spy called Pigeon Toady (Stephen Kramer Glickman) is amusingly smarmy, while a pair of bickering arctic wolves (Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele) add some snarling suspense, even though they're too funny to be scary. Everything is so energetic and colourful that it's difficult to mind that the plot makes very little logical sense. And the loose style of vocal performance gives the whole film a zing of comical anarchy.
Continue reading: Storks Review
An astute satire of the pop music business, this raucous mock-documentary is consistently hilarious from start to finish. Some of the jokes are corny, but everything about this movie has a point to make about fame and the music industry. The songs are jaw-droppingly wacky, as is the constant string of big-name cameos. And it's anchored on a riotously funny performance by Andy Samberg.
He plays Connor, formerly one-third of the boy band Style Boyz, alongside his childhood friends Owen (Jorma Taccone) and Lawrence (Akica Schaffer). When Conner decided to go solo, Owen tagged along with him as his deejay, while Lawrence angrily left to become a farmer. But sales of Connor's new album are wobbling, and with 32 people on his personal payroll, he needs to bring in the cash. After a marketing scheme to upload his music to kitchen appliances backfires, he heads out on his Connquest world tour, supported by unhinged singer Hunter (Chris Redd). But Owen thinks that what Connor really needs is to make up with Lawrence, and bring the Boyz back together again.
Samberg is perfect as the too-cute musician who believes all the hype and doesn't have a clue what's really happening around him. Even in his ignorance, Connor is hugely likeable, because he never means to be cruel. This makes his interaction with the people around him thoroughly engaging, and often laugh-out-loud funny, from Sarah Silverman's PR guru to Tim Meadows' enthusiastic manager to Maya Rudolph's kitchen appliance queen. Joan Cusack has some marvellous moments as his dotty mum, while Imogen Poots gets the film's best sequence as the "official" girlfriend he proposes to complete with an ill-advised pack of wolves and live music by Seal. And then there's Justin Timberlake as Connor's singing chef.
Continue reading: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Review
Over the centuries Stalks have been entrusted to create and deliver human babies to their new families. Junior's father has built up a successful business with just those deliveries but profits aren't what they used to be and now Junior's father has decided to branch out into package delivery.
Junior is set to inherit the family business and all he has to do is get through the next 24 hours but his ride goes anything but smoothly after he accidently creates a new baby by mistake. Junior asks for help from Tulip, the only human working at Stalks & Co. Tulip is an orphan who's always wanted to find her real mother and father but in the meantime takes delight in helping others fulfil their dreams.
Along the way, Tulip, Junior and their special care package run into all sorts of problems, they're being chased by Pigeon Toady who thinks he knows an unauthorised baby is about to be imminently delivered and also a pack of stealthy wolves who can't decide if they want to eat or adopt the baby.
Continue: Storks Trailer
With the passing of each decade, the music industry is constantly set alight by the most recent saviour of pop and Connor4Real is the latest major record label cash cow but behind every great talent there's a whole host of people working behind the scenes to create the finished Connor4Real package.
The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' star is set to host the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
With just a few days to go before he hosts the Primetime Emmy Awards, comedian and actor Andy Samberg is promising to “keep it light, silly and fun” when he takes to the stage on Sunday for the biggest night in TV.
The 37 year old ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ star told E! News at Wednesday’s preview night (September 16th) that preparations were almost complete for the ceremony, and that he wasn’t feeling too nervous. “I'm feeling really good, man, it's going well,” he said. “We're writing up a storm and we have shot a couple of pre-tapes, so we're editing and I feel good about it all.”
When asked what he thought he could get away with in terms of button-pushing and jokes, he replied: “Less than on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and probably about the same as on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’.”
Continue reading: Andy Samberg Talks About Hosting Style Ahead Of Primetime Emmy Awards
Count Dracula seems to have really changed his ways, embracing humans and allowing them to stay at his monster-filled Hotel Transylvania after taking a shine to his daughter Mavis' new human boyfriend Johnny. Now the pair have a child together named Dennis, and despite having vampire in his blood, he doesn't seem to possess any monster ability of any kind. When Mavis and Johnny take a break to visit the latter's parents, she asks her dad to babysit her son - but that probably wasn't the best idea. In charge of young Dennis, Dracula enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to train him up to be a real monster, and take him on a trip of their own. But when Mavis finds out what they're up to, she's less than happy and makes to come home. But she's not the only one; Dracula's father Vlad is making a surprise visit, and he's not going to be happy that the hotel is filled with humans.
Continue: Hotel Transylvania 2 Trailer
Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie has been announced by Universal Pictures
From humble beginnings as three giggling high school students, comedic trio The Lonely Island has shot to the ultimate big time as Universal Pictures announced production has begun on a feature-length Lonely Island movie.
Comedy trio The Lonely Islandare heading to the big screen
Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie will be set in the world of music and will, of course, star creators Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.
Continue reading: The Lonely Island Has Started Shooting Its Very Own Movie
Following on from the adventures in the Hotel Transylvania, in which Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) was forced to hide a human from the clients of his "monsters only" hotel, things have gotten even stranger. Jonathan (Andy Samberg), the human traveller, and Mavis (Selena Gomez), Dracula's daughter, have fallen in love and had a baby. This new, half human half vampire baby, is accepted by the monsters inhabiting the hotel. But Dracula is not as impressed as he could be: he wants his grandson to take on the ways of a vampire like he did, and is willing to do whatever it takes to help him become a terrifying monster.
Continue: Hotel Transylvania 2 - Teaser Trailer
Andy Samberg will host the Emmys in September.
Andy Samberg, the comedian who plays Detective Jake Peralta on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will direct the Prime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 20. Samberg is best known for his seven seasons on Saturday Night Live.
Andy Samberg [L] will host the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in September
"Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers! Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you're not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road," Samberg said, in a statement.
Continue reading: Andy Samberg To Present Prime Emmy Awards On September 20
The highly-rated comedian and star of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' will be the host of the 67th Primetime Emmys in September.
The 67th annual edition of the awards ceremony will be broadcast on Fox on Sunday 20th September, live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, reacted to the news by saying “It’s wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards… …his humor, insights and charisma will be an exciting addition to our annual celebration of television’s best and brightest.”
Continue reading: Andy Samberg Announced As Host Of Primetime Emmys
Andy Samberg - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Sunday 15th February 2015
Date of birth
18th August, 1978
There's nothing particularly original about this animated comedy adventure by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors). It has...
An astute satire of the pop music business, this raucous mock-documentary is consistently hilarious from...
Over the centuries Stalks have been entrusted to create and deliver human babies to their...
With the passing of each decade, the music industry is constantly set alight by the...
Since ancient times, humans have known how valuable Storks are to humanity, they're the long...
Count Dracula seems to have really changed his ways, embracing humans and allowing them to...
Following on from the adventures in the Hotel Transylvania, in which Count Dracula (Adam Sandler)...
With new writers and directors, this frenetic sequel indulges in silliness with less substance than...
Even as this comedy strains to be goofy and transgressive, it catches us by surprise...
Flint Lockwood is a genius inventor who previously caused chaos in his hometown when he...
Brandy Clark is a smart, high-achieving though particularly naive high-school graduate whose finding the prospect...
With its refusal to follow the usual romantic-comedy formula, this snappy and observant movie is...
Brandy Clark is an ordinary high school senior who finds herself suffocated under the pressures...
Eye-catching animation and non-stop jokes make this animated monster movie a lot more fun than...