SUNDANCE 2020: catching up with Andy Samberg and the cast of “Palm Springs” on the red carpet (there’s more)

Park City, Ut. - So many movies, so many stars—and so many red carpets. At Sundance, this week, I was able to get some facetime with the makers and stars of a select few films on the press lines (while being shut out of a few others, naturally). Andy Samberg was in town for the premiere of “Palm Springs,” for which he both starred in and acted as producer. The film stars Cristin Milioti (“The ... more >

That’s my boy

Single parenting ain't all it's cracked up to be
Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg
Directed by Sean Anders

Adam Sandler and R-rated comedies usually don’t go together. The last one he did was Judd Apatow’s criminally underrated “Funny People” in 2009, a movie I can only assume was too cerebral to be seen as a Sandler movie. And while “That’s My Boy” is in no way cerebral, it’s nice to see a bit more “dirty” from an actor who's long been playing it safe. His character, Donny, begins the film as a ... more >

Celeste and Jesse Forever

The so-called finality of breaking up
Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg
Directed by Lee Toland Krieger

Rashida Jones ("The Social Network") was funny when she appeared on shows like “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.” I had to keep reminding myself of this when I discovered her in her first starring role in “Celeste and Jesse Forever” (Jones co-wrote the screenplay in collaboration with Will McCormack), a movie like “(500) Days of Summer” although not as good. Jones plays Celeste to Andy ... more >