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Sony won’t release clean versions of its films if directors object

Recently, Sony floated the idea of releasing “clean” versions of some of its naughtier films so people with sensitive eyes and ears could enjoy the storyline of, say, Captain Phillips without suffering through the part where Barkhad Abdi tells Tom Hanks that he’s “the motherfucking captain now, motherfucker.” This…

Crashing exec Judd Apatow issues message of support after Artie Lange’s recent arrest

Last Sunday, news reports came out stating that comedian Artie Lange had been arrested for “alleged possession of cocaine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia” near his New Jersey home. Yesterday, Lange—who currently has a recurring role on Pete Holmes’ new HBO show, Crashing—opened up about the arrest on Twitter, assuring…

“Beware of instant chemistry”: Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust on their Love connection

A romantic comedy is nothing if you don’t want to see the leads get together—and while there are definitely parts of Netflix’s Love where it seems like the central couple should not be together, that would be a denial of the chemistry between stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust. Co-created by Rust with his wife, Lesley…

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30 For 30 looks at two Mets superstars who didn’t fulfill their early promise

When Mookie Wilson hit a ground ball through Bill Buckner’s legs in Game Six of the 1986 World Series, it was a pivotal moment in the history of two franchises—but one whose meaning would change over time. For Boston Red Sox fans, the error represented a crushing moment of heartbreak; but it was also part of a long…

The 50 best comedies since 2000

Sixteen years in, our new millennium looks like a banner age for big-screen comedy, as eclectic as any that came before it. This is when Will Ferrell transformed the multiplex into a deliriously Dadaist screaming match; when Edgar Wright and David Wain perfected the art of the spoof, even as the Epic Movie crowd…