ENTERTAINMENT 02/08/2019 06:07 am ET A revealing conversation with the actress about her new movie, "The Sunlit Night," and her quest for self-discovery. By Matthew Jacobs Jenny Slate’s quest for self-actualization included a detour in goat feces. Don’t worry, it’s not some Goop-type health hack. Just another sacrifice required of an actress who has spent the past few years figuring out who she wants to be in an industry that is finally listening to women’s voices. The goat droppings entered the picture while Slate was making “The Sunlit Night,” an adaptation of Rebecca Dinerstein’s buzzy debut novel that premiered last week at the Sundance Film Festival. She plays Frances, a New York artist who accepts a low-end residency in picturesque northern Norway, where the sun never sets during summer. There she bonds with another heartbroken soul (Alex Sharp), a Viking obsessive (Zach Galifianakis) and a small goat that routinely … [Read more...] about To Better Understand Herself, Jenny Slate Endured Goat Poop And ‘Ghost-Daddies’
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Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 by Rob Hunter (Welcome to DTV Descent, a series that explores the weird and wild world of direct-to-video sequels to theatrically released movies. In this edition, we get sporty with a sequel to an underdog baseball flick that even underdogs would disown.) Comedy is subjective, so while I may worry about people who find 2006’s The Benchwarmers to be funny I don’t really wonder why. Instead, having watched it for the first time recently, I only have two real questions about the film. First, how in the hell did it cost $33 million to produce? And second, how in the hell did it make $64 million at the box-office? Both questions boggle me. I am boggled. A theatrical sequel wouldn’t necessarily have surprised me, though, as it made money and all three lead stars would clearly have said yes to it in a heartbeat, but thirteen years later we’ve gotten a direct-to-video one instead. The three … [Read more...] about Why the Hell Was ‘Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls’ Even Made and Who Actually Wants to See It?