Movie Trailer: ‘Barney’s Version’

Sony Pictures Classics have released the movie trailer for Barney’s Version,an independent drama which premiered at the Venice/Toronto film festivals in September to mostly positive reviews.

Based on Mordecai Richler’s prize-winning comic novel, the film stars Paul Giamatti as Barney Panofsky, a “hard-drinking, cigar-smoking, foulmouthed 65-year old hockey fanatic and television producer” who “reflects on his life’s successes and (numerous) gaffes and failures as the final chapters of his own existence come sharply into focus.” Directed by Television vetren Richard J Lewis (CSI, Due South, North of 60, Family Law), the film co-stars Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, Bruce Greenwood, Rachelle Lefevre, Scott Speedman, Saul Rubinek and Mark Addy.

Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Dinner For Schmucks Movie Trailer #2

Dinner For Smucks

Paramount Pictures has released the second movie trailer for the Steve Carell/Paul Rudd comedy Dinner for Schmucks. The film, helmed by Jay Roach (the director of the Austin Powers and Meet the Parents films), tells the story of a rising executive who “succeeds” in finding the perfect guest, an IRS employee, for his boss’s monthly event, a so-called “dinner for idiots,” which offers certain advantages to the exec who shows up with the biggest buffoon.

The film is a remake of the french comedy film Le Diner de Cons. The movie co-stars Ron Livingston, Bruce Greenwood, Jemaine Clement, Stephanie Szostak, Jeff Dunham, Rick Overton, and Zach Galifianakis. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Dinner For Schmucks Movie Trailer

Meet The Smucks
Paramount Pictures has released the first movie trailer for the Steve Carell/Paul Rudd comedy Dinner for Schmucks. The film, helmed by Jay Roach (the director of the Austin Powers and Meet the Parents films), tells the story of a rising executive who “succeeds” in finding the perfect guest, an IRS employee, for his boss’s monthly event, a so-called “dinner for idiots,” which offers certain advantages to the exec who shows up with the biggest buffoon. Here si the official plot synopsis:

“Dinner for Schmucks” tells the story of Tim (Paul Rudd), a guy on the verge of having it all. The only thing standing between him and total career success is finding the perfect guest to bring to his boss’ annual Dinner for Extraordinary People, an event where the winner of the evening brings the most eccentric character as his guest. Enter Barry (Steve Carell), a guy with a passion for dressing mice up in tiny outfits to recreate great works of art. From Jay Roach, director of “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers” comes an unforgettable feast about two unlikely friends and one very memorable dinner.

The film is a remake of the french comedy film Le Diner de Cons. The movie co-stars Ron Livingston, Bruce Greenwood, Jemaine Clement, Stephanie Szostak, Jeff Dunham, Rick Overton, and Zach Galifianakis. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Bruce Greenwood is Christopher Pike

The newly cast Bruce Greenwood was caught by a few outlets while doing some press for I’m Not There. Greenwood, who plays Captain Christopher Pike in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek is keeping pretty quiet about the upcoming project, but revealed a few small details.

Greenwood told MTV that he begins shooting in April 2008, confirming that the Star Trek uniform has a somewhat familiar look, saying “I think there will be a certain nod to the 60s.” The actor claims that the script was only available to him in JJ Abrams office with a watch gaurd firmly in place. Greenwood jokes, “I’m not sure if any of us are going to be allowed on set.”

Greenwood revealed to IESB that he isn’t a Trek fan, but is prepared to “do the research on Pike and [Jeffrey] Hunter.” It was mentioned that Greenwood is older than Jeffrey Hunter, who played Pike on the original series, to which Greenwood responded “Well that was thirty years ago.” Confirming that the story if a prequel, Greenwood responded with a grin “Yes… So what?”

Rachel NicholsToday has been a hot day for Star Trek news with the casting of Captain Christopher Pike, Janice Rand, Spock’s Mother, and some behind the scenes photos which have sparked even more rumors.

Earlier today we reported that 51 year-old Canadian actor Bruce Greenwood had been cast as Captain Christopher Pike in the JJ Abrams prequel/reboot. Devin at CHUD nailed it with the headline “Star Trek XI Miscasting Just About Complete”. But let’s get to the other new bits of information.

First up let’s start with a report that came from Wednesday’s Toronto Sun confirmed that Rachel Nichols has been cast.

“I’m very restricted on what I’m allowed to say,” Nichols told the Sun. “But yes, there’s a good chance you’ll see my shining face in the new Star Trek … My mom even e-mailed me about it because she saw it (online) and I hadn’t told her yet. There’s a lot of buzz about it, but honestly, I don’t even know the name of my character.”

But will the former Alias star be playing USS Enterprise yeoman Janice Rand (AICN thinks so) or someone else entirely? See the photo to the right for a comparison.

Jennifer Morrison

IESB received photos from the set (mostly extras outside of a warehouse studio covered up in parkas, nothing all too interesting), and one of the photos shows an actress who looks a lot like House star Jennifer Morrison. Is this Morrison (see IESB’s photo above), and if so, is she the new Janice Rand? We’re waiting on a confirmation.

Winona Ryder

Variety is now reporting that Winona Ryder has been cast as Amanda Grayson, the Vulcan mother of a young Spock (played by Zachary Quinto in the new film). Spock’s mother was played by Jane Wyatt in episode 44 of the original series (titled Journey to Babel). According to Star Trek.com, “Grayson was a schoolteacher from Earth who married the Vulcan diplomat Sarek and gave birth to Spock in 2230. She reunited with her son when she accompanied her husband aboard the Enterprise during the Babel Conference in 2267, and was instrumental in helping Sarek and Spock reconcile some of their differences.”

Take a look at the previously announced cast of Chris Pine as James T Kirk, Simon Pegg as Scotty, John Cho as Sulu, Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov, Karl Urban as Dr. McCoy, Nichelle Nichols as Uhura and Eric Bana as the villainous Nero in our First Look: The Cast of Star Trek feature.

Bruce Greenwood is Christopher Pike

James T. Kirk is not the Captain of JJ Abrams’ Enterprise, and rumored cast member Josh Lucas has signed to Edgar Allen Poe inspired psychological thriller Tell-Tale. So who will play Captain Christopher Pike in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek reboot/prequel?

51 year-old Canadian actor Bruce Greenwood.

You might not recognize Greenwood by name, but he has appeared in over 40 films over the last 30 years, including roles in The Core, Hollywood Homicide, I Robot, Racing Stripes, Capote, Eight Below, Deja Vu, Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There, and the upcoming National Treasure sequel, Book of Secrets. He is also well known for his television appearances as Mitch Yost in John from Cincinnati, Roger Bingham in The Larry Sanders Show, and Thomas Veil in Nowhere Man.

Pike, played first by Jeffrey Hunter, was a Captain in the original Star Trek pilot, which was rejected. The character appeared in a later episode titled “The Menagerie” (played then by Sean Kenney). Pike is the first Captain of the Enterprise recognized in Star Trek canon (to go into the non-canon background would be boring). The character was severely injured while rescuing several cadets from a baffle plate rupture onboard a J-class training vessel, and appeared in “The Menagerie” confined to a wheelchair. The delta ray radiation made him mute and badly scarred, so the wheelchair is operated by brainwaves. Pike communicated through a light on the chair: one flash meaning “yes” and two flashes indicating “no”.

Production on JJ Abrams’ Star Trek began yesterday.

source: THR

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