Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Lonely Island head to the big screen in the 'Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping' red-band trailer

If I was going to create a list of things that defined my middle school years, there'd be a few that I would definitely mention. Super 8 leads the list- it came out around the time that I started to blog and it kickstarted my movie obsession in a way. I would probably also mention pop music, James Bond, raunchy jokes at lunch, LMFAO, general middle school drama, and, without a doubt in my mind, the music and videos of The Lonely Island. I distinctly remember singing along with songs like "Threw it on the Ground" and "Jack Sparrow" and watching the videos for "Like a Boss" and "Dick in a Box" at recess. It was all wildly inappropriate and we ate up all of it. So I gotta say, I'm pretty excited to see the trio of musical comedians (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone) head to the big screen. Before last week, their first film was only known as the Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie, but now, it has a title and a very funny red band trailer. Check it out below:

This looks incredible. There's no other way around it. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping looks fast, funny and biting- all things that are right in the wheelhouse of The Lonely Island. This was a great little tease, but its style leaves a lot of questions about the direction that the film is headed. Is it a mockumentary? A Zoolander-esque tale of a dimwitted superstar? Something else entirely? At this point, who knows. And honestly, I'm not sure if it really matters at all. But if they go towards the first option, this could be the greatest musical mockumentary since This is Spinal Tap. From the trailer, directors Schaffer and Taccone have seemingly tapped (pun intended) into the tone of both Rob Reiner's 1984 classic and the current climate of the musical industry. On top of that, Samberg's Conner4Real looks like the perfect mix of Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, and Macklemore and if the script is really good, he has the potential to be an iconic character. Everything about this looks great so far and I'm hoping for a terrific summer comedy with some classic Lonely Island musical numbers.

In addition to a bunch of celebrity cameos, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping stars Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader, Will Forte, Joan Cusack, Martin Sheen, Imogen Poots, Tim Meadows and Will Arnett and will hit theaters on June 3.

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