In 2009, actor John Krasinski made his directorial debut with an adaptation of David Foster Wallace‘s Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. The film, which does feature some good performances, wasn’t received particularly well. Seven years after its premiere, Krasinski returned to the Sundance Film Festival with his second feature as a director, The Hollars, which stars himself, Anna Kendrick, Margo Martindale, Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Below, watch The Hollars trailer.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
In theory, weddings are joyful celebrations of love and community. You’re thrilled to see two people you care about commit to one another, while surrounded by the warm embrace of their friends and family. In practice, though, they’re very often recipes for awkwardness. You find yourself stuck at a table of people you barely know, making stilted small talk while trying to avoid humiliating run-ins with exes and frenemies. That’s the situation Anna Kendrick finds herself in in Table 19, the new comedy from Spellbound and Rocket Scientist director Jeffrey Blitz.
Written by Mark and Jay Duplass, Table 19 follows a woman who was supposed to be the maid of honor at a wedding, with her boyfriend serving as the best man. When the couple breaks up, she’s relieved of her duties, but decides to come to the wedding anyway. She’s stuck at table 19: the one furthest from the bride and groom, filled with random people who don’t really fit in at any of the other tables. Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Stephen Merchant, and Tony Revolori play the other members table 19, while Wyatt Russell is Kendrick’s ex. Watch the first Table 19 trailer below.
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There are plenty of comic books movies coming down the pipeline. Marvel Studios has new heroes like Black Panther and Captain Marvel getting their own movies, 20th Century Fox has another Wolverine sequel on the way, and Sony has teamed with Marvel to revive Spider-Man yet again. But one superhero we’ve heard nothing about on the feature film side of things is Squirrel Girl. Wait, who?
Believe it or not, Squirrel Girl is a Marvel superhero and she has gained quite the following in recent years. While there’s no indication that a Squirrel Girl movie is even in development, that might change once the folks at Marvel Studios hear that Anna Kendrick may have an interest in playing the superhero. Find out more about this Squirrel Girl movie chatter after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
Troll dolls last peaked about twenty years ago, but now that the ’90s revival is in full swing, DreamWorks is making a valiant effort to bring back those tiny bright-haired creatures. Coming up from the studio this fall is Trolls, an animated adventure featuring the mellifluous voices of Justin Timberlake (who released his first new single since 2013 for it), Anna Kendrick, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden, and Gwen Stefani.
Timberlake leads the cast as a grumpy troll who must join forces with an extremely chipper troll (Kendrick) to fight a greater evil. Can these total opposites learn to respect each other and work together? Will they be able to vanquish the villain with the power of love and/or joy? Will the cranky one eventually open up to reveal the song in his heart? Tough questions, if you’ve never seen a movie before.
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This summer has already gotten a big dose of comedy with Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, a refreshing comedy sequel that mixes things up just enough to be on par with the hilarity of the first film. Plus, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping will deliver some huge laughs as the This Is Spinal Tap for the next generation. But there’s still more R-rated comedy in store later this summer.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates brings Neighbors star Zac Efron and Pitch Perfect Treblemaker Adam DeVine together as a couple of wild party guys who try to find some nice, polite girls in order to tone things down for their sister’s wedding. But what they get instead are Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza, their female equals in every way, pretending to play it sweet for a free trip to Hawaii.
The most recent red band trailer just debuted last week, and now Efron and DeVine have come together to read a “children’s book” about brothers, because it’s the made-up holiday of Brother’s Day. Watch the Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Brothers Day video below. Read More »
Director Mark Romanek has only been at the helm of a handful of feature films, including One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go. But he’s had quite the lucrative career directing music videos for the likes of Taylor Swift, Madonna, Weezer and even Michael Jackson. Now he’s back behind the camera for a new music video from Justin Timberlake, and it just so happens to be for one of the many tracks that will be coming thanks to his starring role in DreamWorks Animation’s new animated musical comedy Trolls.
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Director Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) last boarded a moving train with Jane Got a Gun, a project that was plagued with problems before he arrived on set. The Western quickly disappeared from theaters this year, but it’s hard to blame O’Connor, who typically delivers quality dramas. The director’s new film, The Accountant, opens in theaters later this year. The thriller stars Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow.
Watch The Accountant trailer below.
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The last time Aubrey Plaza and Zac Efron got crazy together, it was with Robert De Niro in the dreadful Dirty Grandpa. However, in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, they have Workaholics star Adam DeVine and Pitch Perfect leading lady Anna Kendrick to help out. Plus, it helps that the script comes from Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, the scribes behind the hit comedy Neighbors and the sequel coming this summer.
A new Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates red band trailer has arrived, featuring Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza scamming the hell out of our title characters, who are desperate for some respectable ladies for their sister’s wedding. This actually doesn’t look half bad. Watch the new trailer below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Mr. Right premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The film, written by Max Landis, was met with mostly negative reviews. Landis is coming off of last year’s American Ultra and Victor Frankenstein, and both movies failed to connect with audiences and critics. While I’d argue the stoner love story is better than it’s given credit for, Mr. Right looks like another potential miss from Landis. Watch the first Mr. Right trailer below.
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Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
One of the recurring themes of 2016 is going to be Zac Efron, comedy star. The High School Musical alum has not one, not two, but three separate comedies coming out this year. The first, Dirty Grandpa, has already come and gone, and this summer brings Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.
Efron leads the latter as the titular Dave, while Adam DeVine plays Mike. As the title suggests, the Stangle brothers need wedding dates. Their hard-partying ways have ruined every family gathering, and their dad (Stephen Root) figures a couple of sweet girls will help keep them in line at their sister’s wedding. They end up with Tatiana (Aubrey Plaza) and Alice (Anna Kendrick), who turn out to be much, much more than they bargained for. Watch the first Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates trailer after the jump. Read More »