Alia Shawkat: I think my teen self would be happy with me

The former Arrested Development actor talks about co-starring in buddy movie Animals A two-hour drive from Los Angeles, in the Coachella Valley desert, lies the resort city of Palm Springs: upmarket hotels, golf courses, palm trees as far as the eye can see, mountain ranges sprawling majestically in the distance. It was a slow, suburban kind of town a very chill place to grow up, says Alia Shawkat. By the time we were in high school, we would drive around …

Ken Jeong: insecure men find my nude scenes reassuring

After the smart-aleck sitcom Community and the outrageous Hangover movies, the rude and raging comedian is returning to standup Rage, mania and disinhibition are the common factors in The Hangover and landing crotch-first on Bradley Coopers mouth like the face-hugger in Alien. Or stalking the stage at the start of his new Netflix special, making slow-motion masturbatory hand gestures, his fingers miming the spray of ejaculate in his fans faces. Far from being offended, the crowd squeals delightedly, recognising it …

Always Be My Maybe review another middling Netflix romantic comedy

Ali Wong and Randall Park cant spin enough charm from a flat-looking regurgitation of a formula we know all too well Our collective thirst for the release of a genuinely great romantic comedy has led to us looking back as well as forward, rewatching the classics ad nauseam, waiting impatiently for a worthy new addition. Those canny folks over at Netflix have been making note and as a result, they have been algorithmically constructing a string of lab-cooked, box-ticking impostors …