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  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ Pokes Fun at ‘Last Of Us’ With HBO Spoof Drama Based on Nintendo’s Mario February 5, 2023
    “Saturday Night Live” used Pablo Pascal’s appearance as host to push a few buttons on HBO. The NBC sketch comedy show featured a pre-taped segment imagining what an HBO drama using the famous Nintendo videogame characters Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach would look like. The answer: Pretty dystopian. In the vignette, Pascal plays Mario and […]
    Brian Steinberg
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ Tackles Chinese Spy Balloon Saga With Hilarious Bowen Yang Performance February 5, 2023
    In a rare example of using a same-day event as fodder for its usual “cold open,” NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” lampooned Saturday’s shooting down of a Chinese spy balloon by the U.S. military in a sketch that had to be prepared and written the same day it aired. Cast member Chloe Fineman played a fictional […]
    Brian Steinberg
  • Directors Guild to Wait on Bargaining New Contract Until ‘Later This Spring’ February 5, 2023
    The Directors Guild of America informed members Saturday that it has decided to hold off on bargaining a new contract with the major studios until later this spring, saying the studios are not yet ready to address its major issues. The guild has already signaled that it expects an unusually tough round of bargaining this […]
  • Shahid Kapoor, Raj & DK Talk Prime Video Counterfeiting Thriller ‘Farzi’ February 5, 2023
    Bollywood A-lister Shahid Kapoor makes his streaming debut with crime thriller “Farzi” on Amazon’s Prime Video service. Through his career Kapoor has largely starred in films that are both critically acclaimed and commercially successful, including “Jab We Met,” “Kaminey,” “Haider,” “Udta Punjab” and “Padmaavat,” working with the cream of India’s filmmaking talent. “Farzi” is led […]
    Naman Ramachandran
  • Goteborg Film Festival Prizes: Malou Reymann’s ‘Unruly’ Named Best Nordic Film February 4, 2023
    Malou Reymann’s “Unruly” won the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at Göteborg on Saturday. At SEK 400 000 ($38,000), the Award’s cash prize is one of the largest prizes in the world.  Jurors Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Sofie Gråbøl, Antonio Lukich and Matti Bye praised the film for telling a “universal story about human spirit against […]
    John Hopewell

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