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Living With Yourself Review: Paul Rudd Doubles the Fun of an Oddball Comedy

Living With Yourself Review: Paul Rudd Doubles the Fun of an Oddball Comedy
If adding Paul Rudd to any film or TV project makes that project better — and I think we can all agree it does — Netflix doubles down on that notion with its new series Living With Yourself, debuting next Friday, Oct. 18 on the streamer. (I’ve seen all eight episodes.) The immensely likable Rudd puts his casual charisma to great use here in a boldly surreal, Charlie Kaufman-esque sci-fi comedy, and though it runs out of narrative gas in later episodes, the unapologetically weird concept and Rudd’s appeal make it worth sticking around to see how it all turns out.
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Search Party

Network: (seasons 1-2), HBO Max (season 3- )

Episodes: Ongoing (half hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: November 21, 2016 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Alia Shawkat, John Reynolds, John Early, Meredith Hagner, and Brandon Micheal Hall.

TV show description:

This dark comedy TV series revolves around five self-absorbed twenty-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery.

Dory (Alia Shawkat) is a fragile and frustrated life-long doormat who's not particularly proud of her impact on the world -- especially since her greatest accomplishment to date is organizing clothes to be donated to Goodwill for her wealthy employer.

She feels stuck in a stale and disconnected relationship with her boyfriend, Drew (John Reynolds). He’s a kind of clueless, complacent, spoon-fed doofus who just really loves Christmas.
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‘Search Party’ Gets Season 3 (and 4!) at New Home, HBO Max

Have you binged through Barry? Finally finished Girls? Watched all of Breaking Bad for the 900th time? May we recommend an underrated TV series that combines them all and then some? Search Party aired on TBS for two 10-episode seasons, crafting a suspense-filled murder mystery at a breakneck pace — while still being riotously funny in the process. The cast, featuring comedy vets like Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) and John Early (Late Night), is aces. The contrasting tones are deftly handled by showrunners Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers (Fort Tilden) and co-creator Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American …
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Search Party gets a 4th season and a move to HBO Max

  • The AV Club
It’s been nearly two years since we last saw Alia Shawkat and her Search Party friends, and a year and a half since we heard about the show getting a third season, but accidental murderer Dory is making up for lost time with a pair of big announcements. First off, Search Party is getting a fourth season, which is…
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‘Search Party’ Moves From TBS to HBO Max for Season 3 – Streamer Orders 4th Season

  • The Wrap
TBS comedy “Search Party” is moving over to HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service for its third season. The streamer also ordered a fourth season.

“Search Party” will debut next spring, when HBO Max launches. “Search Party” was renewed for a third season more than a year ago.

“With HBO Max we have the unique opportunity to continue this brilliant, acclaimed series and connect with even more of the younger, digital natives who have worshipped it the most,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max and president TNT, TBS and truTV.

Also Read: Nicole Byer, Nat Faxon Join HBO Max Comedy Pilot 'Delilah'

The comedy stars Alia Shawkat, Meredith Hagner, Brandon Micheal Hall, John Early and John Reynolds as a group of twenty-somethings that cover-up a murder.

Season 3 finds the gang swept up in the trial of the century after Dory (Shawkat) and Drew (Reynolds) are
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‘Search Party’ Moves to HBO Max for Season 3, Scores Season 4 Renewal

  • Variety
Fans of “Search Party” will soon be searching for the show on HBO Max.

In another example of a series being shuttled off a linear cable channel, the TBS comedy series is moving over to WarnerMedia’s nascent streaming service for its upcoming third season. In addition, the show has been renewed for a fourth season with the move. Season 3 is slated to air in spring 2020 and the first two seasons of the show will also be available to stream.

“With HBO Max we have the unique opportunity to continue this brilliant, acclaimed series and connect with even more of the younger, digital natives who have worshipped it the most,” said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer for HBO Max and president of TNT, TBS and truTV.

“Search Party” was originally renewed for its third season last year. The series stars Alia Shawkat, Meredith Hagner, Brandon Micheal Hall, John Early and John Reynolds.
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‘Search Party’ Moves From TBS To HBO Max For Season 3, Gets Season 4 Renewal By Streamer

  • Deadline
‘Search Party’ Moves From TBS To HBO Max For Season 3, Gets Season 4 Renewal By Streamer
TBSSearch Party is becoming an HBO Max original. The upcoming third season of TBS’ cult comedy series will air on the upcoming WarnerMedia streaming platform, which also has ordered a fourth season of single-camera series.

Season 3 of Search Party, starring Alia Shawkat, Meredith Hagner, Brandon Micheal Hall, John Early and John Reynolds,, will debut on HBO Max at launch in Spring of 2020, two years after it was originally ordered by TBS.

A critical darling, the dark comedy about a group of privileged, self-absorbed twenty-somethings covering up a murder, was never well suited for a linear network like TBS.

Sensing that, TBS brass gave the series a multi-platform launch, which included a binge release of the entire first season over Thanksgiving week, which drew more than 1.1M viewers per episode across all platforms over five days, showing strong appeal to millennials, with 18% of its audience in the adults 18-34 demo.
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Search Party Moves to HBO Max From TBS — And Gets Season 4 Renewal

Our search party for TBS’ long-missing Search Party has at long last returned, and boy do they have news to share.

The satirical dark comedy, which stars Alia Shawkat, Meredith Hagner, Brandon Micheal Hall, John Early and John Reynolds, wrapped its sophomore TBS run back in December of the year 2017 and has been Mia ever since. But it was announced on Monday that Season 3 will premiere… on HBO Max, when the WarnerMedia streaming service launches in Spring 2020. (Sources say that although Search Party struggled to find an audience on cable, it was decided that it might find new legs on HBO Max.
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'Search Party' Moving From TBS to HBO Max for Seasons 3 and 4

'Search Party' Moving From TBS to HBO Max for Seasons 3 and 4
Search Party's future is coming into focus.

Following months of speculation, the critically adored comedy starring Alia Shawkat — which last aired in December 2017 — is officially moving from niche comedy-focused cable network TBS to WarnerMedia's forthcoming streaming service HBO Max. The series will begin airing its previously announced third season when HBO Max launches in spring 2020. Additionally, HBO Max has handed out an early fourth-season renewal for the show from Jax Media and executive producer Mike Showalter.

"With HBO Max we have the unique opportunity to continue this brilliant, acclaimed series and connect with ...
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First Cow | 2019 New York Film Festival Review

Viva La Vache: Reichardt Paints A Surprising Portrait Of Friendship

Kelly Reichardt conjures up an unlikely buddy-movie out of 19th-century fledging America: a tender, no-frills ode to friendship, spiked with pockets of suspense and unexpected laughter. Her vivid, mud-caked frontier (previously explored in her impressionist western Meek’s Cutoff) convinces but never distracts. Instead, from its opening frame, First Cow is rooted in human emotion—and here, it thrives. Reichardt achieves the thrills and laughs of a traditional buddy-movie, with none of the affectation. In fact, her masterfully understated touch is what makes her seventh feature film a winner.

Co-written by repeat collaborator Jonathan Raymond (and very loosely inspired by his 2004 novel “The Half-Life”), the film opens with a thesis from William Blake’s Proverbs of Hell: “The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” In the first scene—clearly set in the present—a young woman (Alia Shawkat
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New Trailer For Netflix Feature Animation ‘I Lost My Body’

Netflix has released a new trailer for its upcoming feature animation I Lost My Body. The film lands on the streamer later in the year. The debut comes after successful premieres at film festivals all over the world.

In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body in this Cannes Critics’ Week selection. During a hair-raising escapade across the city, the extremity fends off pigeons and rats alike to reunite with pizza boy Naoufel. Its memories of Naoufel and his love for librarian Gabrielle may provide answers about what caused the hand’s separation and a poetic backdrop for a possible reunion between the three. Based on the novel “Happy Hand” by Academy Award© nominee Guillaume Laurant (Amelie).

As well as the new promo, Netflix has also revealed the casting for the English-language version of the film. Dev Patel, Alia Shawkat,
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I Lost My Body gets a poster, trailer and English voice cast

Netflix has released a trailer and poster for the acclaimed animated drama I Lost My Body, while the streaming service has also announced that Dev Patel, Alia Shawkat and George Wendt will lead the English dub version of the film under the supervision of director Jérémy Clapin. Check out the poster and trialer here… In […]

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Dev Patel, Alia Shawkat Voice English Dub Of Netflix’s Cannes Critics’ Week-Winning Animated Pic ‘I Lost My Body’

  • Deadline
Dev Patel, Alia Shawkat Voice English Dub Of Netflix’s Cannes Critics’ Week-Winning Animated Pic ‘I Lost My Body’
Dev Patel, Alia Shawkat and George Wendt have recorded the English-language dub of I Lost My Body, the French animated film that won the top prize at Cannes Critics’ Week this year.

Netflix swooped on the project’s global rights, excluding China, Benelux, Turkey, and France, following its Cannes bow. The film will have an awards-qualifying theatrical run in cinemas beginning November 15 in the U.S. and November 22 in the UK, before arriving on the platform November 29. It will also screen at the BFI London Film Festival on October 4.

Jérémy Clapin directed I Lost My Body, which follows a severed hand that escapes its unhappy fate in a Parisian laboratory and sets out to reconnect with its body. Patel is voicing pizza boy Naoufel, the owner of the hand, and Shawkat is voicing his love interest Gabrielle.

Andrew Bujalski oversaw the English dub under supervision from Clapin. The roles were
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‘I Lost My Body’: Find Yourself in Trailer for Netflix’s Animated Cannes Critics’ Week Winner

  • Indiewire
Netflix scooped up global rights to Cannes Critics’ Week Award winner “I Lost My Body,” from Xilam Animation, after its premiere at the festival. Now, the streaming giant has tapped Dev Patel, Alia Shawkat, and George Wendt to lead the English-language cast of French director Jérémy Clapin’s animated feature debut, in which young love and childhood memories intertwine as a severed hand crosses Paris in search of its owner.

Additionally, filmmaker Andrew Bujalski has been named the Creative Lead of the English dub under the supervision of director Clapin. Patel, Shawkat, and Wendt will take on the voice roles from the original French voiceover cast led by Hakim Faris, Victoire Du Bois, and Patrick d’Assumçao.

The film’s official synopsis reads: “In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body in this Cannes Critics’ Week selection. During a hair-raising escapade across the city,
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‘I Lost My Body’ Trailer: Dev Patel, Alia Shawkat & George Wendt Voicing English Version Of Cannes Hit

One of the best pictures of the year is likely a film you haven’t heard of. Despite winning the top Critics’ Week prize at Cannes and screening at the Annecy International Film Festival it doesn’t have a Metacritic score yet (it’s 100% on Rotten Tomatoes if that matters). The movie is Jeremy Clapin’s “I Lost My Body” and it not only won the Audience Award at Annecy but took home the festival’s prestigious Crystal award as well.

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Dev Patel, Alia Shawkat Top English Voice Cast of Cannes Favorite ‘I Lost My Body’

  • Variety
Dev Patel, Alia Shawkat Top English Voice Cast of Cannes Favorite ‘I Lost My Body’
Dev Patel, Alia Shawkat and George Wendt are leading the English cast of the critically-acclaimed animated film “I Lost My Body,” directed by Jeremy Clapin.

The unique film, which follows the adventures of a severed hand as it tries to find its way back to its body through the subways and streets of Paris, won the Nespresso Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival’s Critics’ Week, beating out its all live-action competition. Variety’s chief film critic Peter Debruge said of the film: “It’s one of the most original and creative animated features I’ve ever seen: macabre, of course — how could it be otherwise, given the premise? — but remarkably captivating and unexpectedly poetic in the process.” It also won both the Critics and Audience awards at the Colcoa Film Festival in Hollywood on Oct. 1. It is the first time in the festival’s 23-year history that a film has won both awards.
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Transparent

Network: Amazon.

Episodes: 40 (half-hour) + musical special.

Seasons: Five.

TV show dates: August 27, 2014 — September 27, 2019.

Series status: Ended.

Performers include: Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Rob Huebel, Kathryn Hahn, Alexandra Billings, Zackary Arthur, Carrie Brownstein, Melora Hardin, Jenny O'Hara, Brett Paesel, Cherry Jones, Trace Lysett, Emily Robinson, Alex MacNicoll, Kiersey Clemons, Jerry Adler, Clementine Creevy, Julia Butters, Alia Shawkat, Anjelica Huston, Bradley Whitford, and Lawrence Pressman.

TV show description:

An Amazon dark comedy, the Transparent TV show centers on a Los Angeles family. After some false starts, patriarch Mort Pfefferman (Tambor) comes out to her family as Maura -- a transgender woman.

The clan includes Maura's former wife Shelly (Light), who has long
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Nyff Review: In ‘First Cow,’ Kelly Reichardt Finds Generosity in an Otherwise Selfish Landscape

In First Cow, Kelly Reichardt carves out space for friendship and generosity amidst an otherwise selfish landscape. Set in the 1820s Pacific Northwest, a familiar realm for the Oregon-loyal Reichardt, the film’s twin protagonists are atypically sensitive souls, both towards each other and their environments, and yet they remain hyper-conscious of the cruelty that enervates within their community. Reichardt probes at the limitations of self-preservation as a life philosophy, even though it’s basically required to survive such a hardscrabble existence. What’s the purpose of survival if life doesn’t incentivize assisting your fellow man?

Loosely based on the 2004 novel Half-Life by Jonathan Raymond, a frequent Reichardt collaborator and the film’s co-writer, First Cow follows soft-spoken cook Otis “Cookie” Figowitz (John Magaro) as he travels with a group of hard-bitten fur trappers to a community trading post in remote Oregon. One night, Cookie spots a naked Chinese man,
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Sophie Hyde hopes ‘Animals’ has time to reach its audience

Sophie Hyde (right) on the set of ‘Animals’. (Photo: Tamara Hardman)

Sophie Hyde’s Animals drew warm response from critics after its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January and positive box office numbers following its UK release last month.

Bonsai Films launched the film in Australia yesterday, but the director has “no idea” if local audiences will come out to see it, noting the difficulty smaller films have in getting cut through and remaining on cinema screens long enough to garner word-of-mouth.

“People have been really warm, excellent audiences so far. But it’s a limited release. I don’t know if there’s a young audience for arthouse in Australia… it’s just hard to get people into the cinemas,” Hyde told If earlier this week.

“My hopes are that it gets enough time for people to be able to find their way to it, because
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‘First Cow’ Review: Kelly Reichardt’s Sweet Buddy Movie Is ‘Old Joy’ in the Oregon Territory

‘First Cow’ Review: Kelly Reichardt’s Sweet Buddy Movie Is ‘Old Joy’ in the Oregon Territory
Few filmmakers wrestle with what it means to be American the way Kelly Reichardt has injected that question into all of her movies. In a meticulous fashion typical of her spellbinding approach, “First Cow” consolidates the potent themes of everything leading up to it: It returns her to the nascent America of the 19th century frontier at the center of “Meek’s Cutoff,” touches on the environmental frustrations of “Night Moves,” revels in the glorious isolation of the countryside in “Certain Women,” and the somber travails of vagrancy at the center of “Wendy and Lucy.”

Mostly, though, “First Cow” unfolds like “Old Joy” in the Oregon Territory. Once again, The appeal of this hypnotic, unpredictable movie comes from how they find that place through mutual failure, and the nature of that outcome in the context of an early, untamed America has rich implications that gradually seep into the frame. Reichardt
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