Jason: I’m gonna level with you, 100%, alright? We are 100% sure that this is your brother. All we need from you is a simple confirmation. It can be a “yes”, it can be a nod, it can be a positive-sounding grunt. Just tell us something we can do to make this happen.
Jeremy: Maybe you can pull the sheet back and I’ll just run through a couple guesses real fast.
Jason: No, it doesn’t work like that, sir.
Bill: I kinda wanna see what he’s gonna say.
Jason: Okay, fine. Fine, okay. Ready. Let’s do it. Pull it back, here we go.
The Sundance Film Festival is a mecca for independent cinema and a pool of fresh filmmaking talent. But with nearly 200 films selected for exhibition, it can be a dizzying game of catch up. So this year, THR decided to do a bit of prep work for you; Here’s the who/what/where/when/why on a film worth putting on your radar.
Here’s a nice article on The Skeleton Twins and its director, Craig Johnson.
Bill Hader, actor, comedian, ex-Saturday Night Live cast member and host of TCM’s Essentials Jr. introduces “The Muppet Movie” (1979), poolside at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Saturday night.
paparazzi videos are so obnoxious but this one is really good because bill’s driver starts to carry bill’s stuff for him and then at the end you can see bill trying to carry it the rest of the way
i really love bill you guys
Bill Hader introducing the poolside screening of The Muppet Movie at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, California, 4/12/14
It’s actually an idea we’ve been working on for a while. Last year when we did Ian Rubbish — which was directed by Rhys Thomas who works at SNL, Seth wrote the piece, Bill was part of it — and when we made it we wanted it to look real as opposed to it just being a joke. So there was a lot of attention to detail that we sort of crammed into those few minutes that we immediately wanted to keep doing it. Not just of music, but maybe a political story or a sports story, and it kept coming up. And Bill is a huge movie fan, he knows all these documentaries — not just the documentaries you go to the movies to see, but stuff you find on Netflix and YouTube where there’s all kinds of obscure documentaries. So we thought, let’s make some. So the Ian Rubbish thing was sort of a launching pad. The other thing we thought too was just so that it’s not just me Bill and Seth at the center of it, we thought it’d be good to have some other actors in it and some other figures in it so that it looks even more authentic. (X)