Each year some of the commercials from the biggest brands during the Super Bowl are directed by big name filmmakers (remember Ridley Scott‘s classic Apple “1984″ Super Bowl ad). The 2012 Super Bowl commercials feature spots directed by Todd Phillips, Bobby Farrelly, David Gordon Green, Miguel Arteta, Noam Murro, Craig Gillespie, Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., Joe Pytka, Jake Scott, Fredick Bond, Peter Berg and others. After the jump I’ve collected 18 of the tv spots directed by big screen talent, breaking down who directed what.
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The sequel news is flying fast and furious and there’s no time to waste. In this edition you’ll find that:
- Simon Pegg says Khan is not mentioned in the Star Trek 2 story he’s heard.
- Pineapple Express 2 isn’t a David Gordon Green priority.
- The new poster for The Expendables 2 has been revealed.
- A trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be attached to The Adventures of Tintin.
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The Sitter is David Gordon Green‘s film that is being called an R-rated Adventures in Babysitting, and this is the second red-band trailer we’ve seen for the movie. This one has a little less sex and a lot more general mayhem as Jonah Hill plays a young jerkwad who takes a babysitting job and then drags the kids around Manhattan with him as he attempts to get laid. Check out the trailer below, if you can do so without fear that it will make you too familiar with many of the movie’s jokes. (There’s always the all-ages trailer if you want something less revealing.) Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 by Angie Han
Fans of David Gordon Green‘s early work can breathe a sigh of relief. After making his name with well-received dramas like George Washington and All the Real Girls, the director took a sharp left turn into R-rated comedy in 2008 with the stoner flick Pineapple Express. He’s stayed in funny territory ever since, helming Your Highness, the upcoming The Sitter, and episodes of HBO’s Eastbound and Down.
But Green will finally be making a return to more serious fare with his next feature. Columbia is reportedly in final talks to acquire the film rights to Evan Mandery‘s time-traveling love story Q, with Green on board to write and direct. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 by Angie Han
Over a year after we first heard about it, Danny McBride‘s comedy Bullies is finally coming together. Commercial director Randy Krallman has closed a deal to helm the feature, which will be his first. Krallman is the creative mind behind those ubiquitous E*Trade baby ads and has won several accolades for his work, including the Clio. In addition, the project is expected to begin casting shortly. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 by Angie Han
If the new slimmed down, Serious Actor version of Jonah Hill confounds you, don’t fret — The Sitter sees Hill returning to the familiar role of pudgy funnyman as Noah Jaybird, a layabout who gets roped into babysitting a trio of bratty kids. Described as cross between Adventures in Babysitting and Superbad, David Gordon Green‘s comedy follows Noah and his charges as they embark on a wild night, crossing paths with a pair of psychotic dealers (Sam Rockwell and J.B. Smoove), a horny young lady (Ari Graynor), and various other unsavory characters. Needless to say, the evening does not go well, especially for poor Noah.
A new red-band TV spot shows Noah getting smashed up in all sorts of ways by various people, while an international poster demonstrates the film’s racier side. Check out both after the jump. (Warning: The former is NSFW for language; the latter is technically SFW, but is probably the kind of thing your boss wouldn’t be thrilled to see on your computer screen at work.)
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Patton Oswalt is set to take his biggest film role since starring in Big Fan in an as-yet untitled comedy from Todd Rohal, director of The Catechism Cataclysm. The new film (“an outlandish yet poignant comedy,” says the press release) will feature Oswalt and Johnny Knoxville as “a pair of battling brothers who attempt to honor their ailing father by taking a troop of boys on a last ditch camping trip that goes wildly wrong.” Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2011 by Angie Han
A few days ago, we posted a red-band trailer for David Gordon Green‘s The Sitter, and several of you complained about the very NSFW audio that opens the trailer. I’m not sure why so many of you are watching movie trailers with the volume turned all the way up in your offices and classrooms — do your bosses really not care if you watch trailers all day as long as they’re SFW? If so, lucky you — but rest assured that you can crank this new green-band version up at top volume without risking the wrath of your superiors and colleagues.
Starring Jonah Hill, the “Adventures in Babysitting meets Superbad” comedy follows a lazy young man who gets roped into babysitting for a family friend. Naturally, one thing leads to another, and our feckless hero and his young charges find themselves on a wild ride that includes psychotic drug dealers (Sam Rockwell and J.B. Smoove), a sexy and willing young woman (Ari Graynor), at least one crazy car chase, and some punches in the face. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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