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 »
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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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20th Century Fox has released a red band movie trailer for David Gordon Green‘s Jonah Hill comedy The Sitter. The film has been described as Adventures in Babysitting meets Superbad, and the story follows a suspended college student named Noah who gets talked into baby-sitting the eccentric kids next door — two boys and a wild 8-year-old girl.
A couple years ago, I had a chance to read an early draft I read was pretty great. The Adventures in Babysitting comparison is good, as it is basically an R-rated version of that film. And you’ll see a taste of that in this uncensored trailer. I should also note that the trailer features a one-minute introduction from Hill, alongside the film’s child cast saying, as you might imagine, completely inappropriate things. If you just want to see the trailer, you can fast forward to the 1:20 mark. Watch it now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Graph the trajectory of director David Gordon Green’s career and you’ll probably get a linear, downward slope, where the X-axis is “Time” and the Y-axis is “How Highbrow His Movies Are.” Once known for atmospheric drama/thrillers like Undertow and Snow Angels, Green hit the big time with the stoner comedy Pineapple Express. His latest film, Your Highness, arrives in theaters today and seems to represent Green’s deepening exploration into base, gross-out humor and violence.
Did Your Highness thrill you with its medieval adventures? Did it make you laugh with its horrible accents and its anachronistic banter between stars James Franco and Danny McBride? Let us know in the comments, and assume SPOILERS lie after the break.
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Though we’ve heard little about it in the past year, David Gordon Green‘s plans to remake Dario Argento‘s landmark horror/thriller Suspiria have not died. Much to the contrary. He has a new draft of the script written, and wants to make it his next film. And while he plans to change some elements of the story, in recent interviews he says he is planning a very faithful adaptation. He’s even got the rights to the original film’s chilling, screeching score from Italian band Goblin, and will use the music in his version. Read More »
I still can’t quite believe that Your Highness exists. A raunchy sword and sorcery stoner movie from the guy who directed the arthouse fave George Washington and starring Best Actress Oscar winner Natalie Portman? Pure lunacy. (Yeah, it sucks that Universal passed on At the Mountains of Madness, but you can’t say the studio isn’t willing to take chances, looking at movies like this.)
We’ve seen one red-band and one regular trailer for Your Highness. Now there is a new red-band clip that features more vulgraity, more half-naked Natalie Portman and several other fully unclad women. Check it out after the break. Read More »
20th Century Fox continues to play release date roulette with its Planet of the Apes prequel, Caesar: Rise of the Apes. Originally scheduled for a June release, Fox first moved the film out of that busy month to Thanksgiving. But as other movies began to stack up against it there too, the studio has now decided to move the prequel back into the summer. Rise of the Apes, starring James Franco and directed by Rupert Wyatt, will now be released on August 5 where it will go up against The Smurfs, The Darkest Hour and The Change-Up. Fox previously had a film scheduled for that date, David Gordon Green‘s comedy The Sitter, with Jonah Hill and Sam Rockwell, but that’s now bumped till December 9. Read more about the this change after the break. Read More »
Briefly: I can’t quite believe that David Gordon Green will have two R-rated comedies out within months of one another in 2011. April sees the release of Your Highness, starring James Franco, Danny McBride, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel. And then in July there’s The Sitter, starring Jonah Hill as a guy who ends up taking three kids he’s watching across town on a mission to buy drugs for his girlfriend (Ari Graynor). Shockingly, things go wrong. Max Records, Sam Rockwell and J.B. Smoove are in the cast, and now we know that Method Man makes an appearance as well.
We don’t know his role, but as far as rappers-turned-actors go, Method Man has had a better run than many, with roles in The Wire, The Wackenss, Cop Land, Garden State and the upcoming Red Tails. (OK, there are also Meet the Spartans and My Baby’s Daddy, but let the guy just earn a paycheck here and there.) Your Highness looks like fun, especially for someone who grew up on ’80s fantasy films, but I suspect that The Sitter is at least going to be able to compete for laughs, and based on the script may come out on top. [The Playlist]
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