Ever since he left Saturday Night Live, Andy Samberg has done a pretty good job of staying in the pop-culture limelight, breaking out like other former SNL cast members in new television and film projects. Now the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star has a movie coming out on Blu-Ray and DVD where he plays a pop star who is trying to remain relevant.
The film is a comedy called POPSTAR: NEVER STOP STOPPING and it was written by Samberg and his Lonely Island homies. I’ve got the details about the Blu-Ray/DVD release in the following press release. And I’ve got digital copies to give away to a couple lucky Geek To Me readers!
Check it out:
AN OUTRAGEOUS NEW COMEDY FROM THE LONELY ISLAND AND ‘TRAINWRECK’ AND ‘40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN’ PRODUCER JUDD APATOW
POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD AUGUST 16, 2016, ON DEMAND AUGUST 30, 2016, AND BLU-RAY AND DVD SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
“Insanely funny!” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Universal City, California, July 12, 2016 – Andy Samberg stars in this hilarious comedy as a former boy-band member trying desperately to salvage his failing solo career, coming to Digital HD on August 16, 2016, On Demand on August 30, 2016, and Blu-rayTM and DVD on September 13, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. This side-splitting comedy goes behind the scenes as music sensation Conner4Real (Samberg) finds his popularity plummeting after a disastrous album release, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he’s no longer the dopest star of all. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping on Blu-rayTM and DVD comes with over an hour of outrageous bonus features, including deleted scenes, a gag reel, celebrity interview outtakes and more!
(More info and contest details after the jump!)
Andy Samberg is Conner4Real, the breakout star of a popular but disbanded hip-hop group, whose life and career go off the rails just as he launches a highly publicized solo tour. Written by “Lonely Island” co-founders and SNL alums Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, and co-driected by Schaffer and Taccone, this razor-sharp, music-filled sendup of pop celebrity chronicles the exploits of the lovably egotistical singer-rapper (and his 32-person entourage) as he attempts to win back the hearts of his once-adoring fans.
Comedy mastermind Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy) produced the film along with Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, the comedy collective known as The Lonely Island (“I’m on a Boat,” “Lazy Sunday”), who also wrote and star in the film. They are joined in the cast by a who’s who of comedy superstars, including Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Maya Rudolph, Joan Cusack, Imogen Poots, Chris Redd, Bill Hader, Kevin Nealon and Will Arnett. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping delivers laugh-out-loud cameos from such music-world VIPs as Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Carrie Underwood, DJ Khaleed, Seal, P!nk, Nas, , Usher, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ringo Starr, , Simon Cowell, Questlove, Mariah Carey, RZA, T.I., and “Weird Al” Yankovic .
BLU-RAY AND DVD BONUS FEATURES:
- 45 Minutes of Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
- Interview Outtakes
- Bonus Footage
- 6 Music Videos
- How to Donkey Roll
- Big Boy Freestyle
- Shooting Hoops
- “Turn Up the Beef” Backstory
- Fun at CMZ!
- And More!
The film will be available on Blu-ray with DIGITAL HD and UltraViolet and DVD.
- Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of
DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
- DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
- DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or
WANT TO WIN A DIGITAL COPY OF POPSTAR: DON’T STOP STOPPING?
To enter, send an email to RedEyeGeek[at]gmail.com with the answer to the following trivia question: “What is the name of the song featured in the Andy Samberg/Justin Timberlake music video that featured a ‘unique gift’?”
All correct replies will be entered into a random drawing for 1 of 2 codes for a digital copy of POPSTAR: DON’T STOP STOPPING. Deadline for entry is 10 pm CST on Friday, August 19th 2016. Code to be sent via e-mail. One entry per person, per household please.