Morgan Spurlock's new documentary Mansome finds folks like Zach Galifianakis, Paul Rudd, Will Arnett, and Jason Bateman exploring rituals of manliness and asking questions to find out what it takes to make a man a man. Dishing up all the beards, mustaches, back waxing, and other manscaping moments you could ever possibly want, the film's look at men and their grooming habits promises to hilariously define masculinity in the 21st century. The Old Spice guy (Isaiah Mustafa) shows up for good measure. Look for Mansome in theaters starting May 18.
Daniel Schechter's "masculine romantic comedy" Supporting Characters follows film editing duo and close pals Nick (Alex Karpovsky) and Daryyl (Tarike Lowe — who co-wrote the film with Schechter) who are hired to breathe new life into a film project directed by Kevin Corrigan's Adrian — an antsy and neurotic type. While the film evolves, the guys are forced to contend with a few bromance issues and their own romantic lives. The movie with a movie's starlet — played by Arielle Kebbel — makes things complicated for the engaged Nick. Male crises abound, but Girls' Lena Dunham is there to keep them all in line. We made that part up.
The indie-friendly Alex Karpovsky has a double premiere at Tribeca, and in Rubberneck he shows off his dark side. The Girls' actor stars as a scientist in Boston who has an intense tryst with co-worker Danielle — played by Grimm actress Jaime Ray Newman — that leaves him obsessed and wanting more. When Danielle moves onto another co-worker, Karpovsky's Paul doesn't take rejection lightly. "Paul's suppressed resentments and perverse delusions become unhinged, triggering a horrific course of events that mercilessly engulf a tortured past and fugitive present." The film is described as a "slow-burning, psychosexual thriller." The trailer is an uncomfortable and claustrophobic tease. Check it out below, and let us know if you enjoy Karpovsky's sinister side.