One of the few enjoyable moments during Sunday night's draaaaaagged out Oscar ceremony – no, please NPH, keep teasing the mystery box; I'm sure this gag will be worth it – was Tegan and Sara's performance of Best Song nominee "Everything is Awesome" from "The Lego Movie."
With random stuffed dogs, The Lonely Island rapping and fake Lego Oscars for a weirdly pumped Channing Tatum, it was easily one of the show's joyful highlights – emphasis on high. Yeah, it lost out to "Glory" – which, after the nomination snubbing of "Selma" and the powerful performance that left Captain Kirk in tears, how could it not win – but hey, at least "The Lego Movie" won Best Animated Feature (shut up, I know; let me dream). Plus, we even got a dash of the angsty Batman song! Everything IS awesome!
For those hoping to keep that brick-related sugar rush building, this week didn't disappoint, as yesterday "The Lego Movie" sequel announced its official title ... "The Lego Movie Sequel." Sounds about right.
The other big news was the newly appointed director: Rob Schrab, a veteran of TV shows like "The Mindy Project," "Children's Hospital" and, most notably, NBC's beloved cult hit "Community." He also wrote the indie hit comic book "Scud: The Disposable Assassin."
Oh, and he's also from Wisconsin! Everything is local! Everything is cool when you're from Milwaukee!
Schrab was born in Mayville, eventually making his way down to Milwaukee to attend MIAD to study illustration. While in Milwaukee, Schrab also got into the local comedy scene, performing with ComedySportz and The Dead Alewives. While with the latter troupe, Schrab performed alongside Dan Harmon, the two going on to work together on comedy albums, skits and – further down the road – "Community," which Harmon created.
"The Lego Movie Sequel" will mark Schrab's feature film debut, so this will mark a huge step for his career. However, it comes with huge footsteps to fill as well. He's replacing directors Phil Lor…Read more...