Popstar: Never Stop Stopping (DVD)

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Description

A musical mockumentary from the comedy trio The Lonely Island. When it becomes clear that his solo album is a failure, a former boy band member does everything in his power to maintain his celebrity status.

Product Details

Barcode
6009707512865
Department
Movies & TV
Released
7 Nov 2016
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Comedy
Region
Region 2
Year
2016
Language
English
Subtitles
English SDH
Subtitle 2
German
Subtitle 3
Finnish
Sound Format
5.1 Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio
2.40:1
Studio
Universal Pictures
Runtime
87 min
Age Restriction
16L
Trailer
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Release Year
2016
Running Time
87 min
Language
English
Working Title
Conner4real
Categories
Comedies / Musicians / Parody / Poverty / Rap Music / Satire
Synopsis
This mockumentary satire of the music business and modern celebrity centers on self-absorbed pop rapper Conner4Real (Andy Samberg). Once a member of a popular rap trio called the Style Boyz, Conner is now a solo artist about to drop his second album. Unfortunately, the release gets abysmal reviews, and his career begins to melt down when his attempts at rehabing his image lead to such disasters as a global blackout and a proposal to his girlfriend interrupted by a wolf attack. Eventually, Conner considers burying the hatchet with former colleagues Owen (Jorma Taccone) and Lawrence (Akiva Schaffer) in order to reunite the Style Boyz. Tim Meadows, Maya Rudolph, Sarah Silverman, and Imogen Poots co-star. Samberg, Taccone, and Schaffer co-wrote the screenplay, while Taccone and Schaffer shared directing duties.
Cast & Crew
Director
Akiva Schaffer / Jorma Taccone
Star
Tim Meadows / Andy Samberg / Akiva Schaffer / Sarah Silverman / Jorma Taccone
Co-Star
Kirk Douglas / Eric Andre / Will Arnett / Nicholas Azarian / Big Boy / Mike Birbiglia / Edgar Blackmon / Walker William Borba / Damon Bryson / James Buckley / Liz Cackowski / Joan Cusack / Ithamar Enriquez / Evan Fine / Adrien Finkel / Will Forte / Jonah Goldstein / Bill Hader / James Hegarty / Marielle Heller / Ian Hendrickson-Smith / Andre Hyland / Maxwell Jenkins / Mark Kelley / Christine Krumme / Joy Lanceta / Adam Levine / Derek Mears / Ashley Moore / Kevin Nealon / Ben Newell / Joanna Newsom / Chelsea Peretti / Imogen Poots / Chris Redd / Alison Hermine Rich / Maya Rudolph / Patricia Schaffer / Paul Scheer / Elliott Smith / Danny Strong / Tariq Trotter / Frank "Knuckles" Walker / Mike Winfield / "Weird Al" Yankovic
Screenwriter
Andy Samberg / Akiva Schaffer / Jorma Taccone
Composer
Matthew Compton
Director of Photography
Brandon Trost
Cameo
Martin Sheen / 50 Cent / A$AP Rocky / Akon / Michael Bolton / Win Butler / Mariah Carey / Regine Chassagne / Simon Cowell / Danger Mouse / DJ Khaled / Snoop Dogg / Jimmy Fallon / Steve Higgins / Mario Lopez / Alecia Moore / Nas / RZA / Seal / Ringo Starr / T.I. / Chester Tam / Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson / Carrie Underwood / Usher / Pharrell Williams
Hairstylist
Jose L. Zamora
Assistant Director
Steve Day
Sound Re-Recording
Tony Lamberti / Mark Paterson
Stunt Coordinator
Sean Graham
Set Decorator
Lori Mazuer
Makeup
Ned Neidhardt
Post-Production Supervisor
Lisa Rodgers
Music Director
George Drakoulias / Randall Poster
Visual Effects Designer
Digital Domain
Production Manager/UPM
David Hyman
Choreographer
Danielle Hasenbein
Performer(s)
James Poyser
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"[W]hen POPSTAR lampoons the specifics of modern-day pop materialism that it finds its most inspired gags. It’s also where it gets its darkest laughs..." -- Grade: B
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky (2 Jun 2016, )
Boston Globe
"POPSTAR razzes the bloated production excesses of Bieber/Taylor/Katy-level concert extravaganzas with a costume change that becomes a wardrobe malfunction..."
Ty Burr (2 Jun 2016, )
Entertainment Weekly
"[S]martly self-aware...pretty fun....And the movie has a sweet message of bros-before-gold that’s not at all surprising considering the Lonely guys’ real lifelong friendship." -- Grade: B
Leah Greenblatt (2 Jun 2016, )
Hollywood Reporter
"POPSTAR is filled with the sort of sly jokes whose targets music fans should have no problem recognizing."
Frank Scheck (1 Jun 2016, )
Los Angeles Times
"[T]his fast, funny mockumentary is never faster or funnier than when it’s rifling through Conner’s albums and sampling his biggest, most dubious hits."
Justin Chang (2 Jun 2016, )
New York Times
"The performances and videos are the best part, of course -- inspired and inventive beats and ballads that have sufficient musical integrity to make them credible jokes."
A. O. Scott (2 Jun 2016, )
RogerEbert.com
"[I]t feels like the THIS IS SPINAL TAP for the Justin Bieber generation....What’s good about this movie is funny, and refreshing..."
Glenn Kenny (3 Jun 2016, )
Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 4 -- "POPSTAR mixes the hilarity with a surprising amount of heart."
Peter Travers (1 Jun 2016, )
The Guardian
3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] some genuine entertainment industry satire...and occasional forays into absurdism aimed at a part of the brain that isn’t impressed with TMZ."
Jordan Hoffman (1 Jun 2016, )
Variety
"[T]he movie has a jaunty good time skewering the whorish showbiz media kaleidoscope -- the tabloids, the corporate tie-ins, TMZ..."
Owen Gleiberman (1 Jun 2016, )