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Zach Galifianakis. Rob Corddry. Adam Scott. Bob Odenkirk. Jeffrey Tambor. Maggie Q. Ving Rhames.

If at least one of those names hasn’t yet piqued your interest, you might want to check if you have a pulse. This is the cast of Operation: Endgame, an action-comedy that sees two teams of government spies pitted against one another. If it seems like the film has come out of nowhere, that’s because it has. The movie was originally being developed under the title Rogue’s Gallery, but now it’s finding itself unceremoniously dumped to DVD and Blu-ray after playing in only a couple of theaters. Find the red band trailer and green band trailer after the break.

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Tangled Teaser Trailer #2

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a new teaser trailer for their 50th full-length animated feature Tangled.

Directed by Byron Howard & Nathan Greno (the co-director and head of story on Bolt respectively), this new telling of the classic fairy tale Rapunzel (the original title of the film), will transport audiences “to a stunning CG fantasy world complete with the iconic tower, an evil witch, a gallant hero and, of course, the mysterious girl with the long golden tresses. Expect adventure, heart, humor, and hair, lots of hair.” The lead heroine is voiced by Mandy Moore while Chuck‘s Zachary Levi will play a “dashing bandit” named Flynn Ryder who hits the road with the “rebellious, teenage hair apparent.”

I’m definitely digging the watercolor/storybook-look they are employing with this new film. And the trailer is definitely playing up the prince’s character, likely in an effort to appeal to more boys. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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The Hangover Movie Trailer #2

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At ShoWest, Warner Bros premiered a new trailer for Todd Phillips‘ new comedy The Hangover. It’s pretty much an extended version of the teaser trailer. The film tells the story of three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures in Las Vegas, then must retrace their steps in order to find him.

Phillips is the director of Old School and Road Trip, and while this movie doesn’t look as good as either of those films, it still looks pretty damn funny. And it’s rare to find a comedy that isn’t either produced by Judd Apatow, starring the regular Apatow crew, Adam Sandler or Will Ferrell now-a-days. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, and Jeffrey Tambor. Watch the trailer after the jump and tell me what you think in the comments below.
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Plans for an Arrested Development film have been in motion for a while. However, according to Mitch Hurwitz, they’ve been flummoxed by actor Michael Cera, who has previously been mentioned as the lone holdout from the cast who wasn’t ready to commit. This position that was buttressed recently when Cera claimed that he was holding out for a script and that the movie was “more hypothetical than you think.
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Last winter, Jeffrey Tambor, the actor who played the scheming patriarch in Fox’s brilliant, underwatched and now-cancelled Arrested Development appeared on The Ron & Fez Show on XM radio, saying that there was a “real push” to get a movie version of the TV series made. Then this summer, lead actor Jason Bateman also seemed to confirm that the wheels were in motion for the a film version of Arrested. A hefty container of water was thrown on the fire last month when Michael Cera disavowed any knowledge of such a film, and expressed doubt that Arrested fans would even want to see an Arrested movie.

Now from Collider comes the latest twist in the creation of the Arrested Development movie. Steve “Frosty” Weintraub spoke with Tambor at an event to promote Hellboy 2 and asked him if he was sick of people asking about the Arrested movie. Shockingly, Tambor responded as follows:

Well no, because we’re doing it. We are going. It’s a go. I just actually this week talked to Mitch Hurwitz, so we’re doing it.

Clearly taken aback by the positive response, Frosty pressed for details, as any Arrested fan would. After all, we’ve been through too much to have our hopes let down again. Was there a start-time? A script? Tambor, referring to Hurwitz, said:

No, but when the writer calls you, the director and the executive producer calls you, it’s a pretty good sign.

Color me skeptical. Several obstacles stand in the way of this movie getting made, the most significant of which seems to be getting the sprawling cast back together again, many of whom have continued on to impressive careers in TV and film. A small, dying, withered part of my soul still wants to see the gang reunited for one last redemptive chance at showing the whole movie world what a unique and fantastic phenomenon Arrested Development truly was, but until I hear something more solid, I really can’t risk being disappointed again. The constant threat (and subsequent reality) of cancellation back when the show was still on the air…That was already almost too much to bear.

Make sure you head on over to Collider to check out the rest of Frosty’s great interview.

Superhero Cast Announced

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Dimension Films have finally announced the completed cast line-up for their upcoming superhero comedy spoof. The cast of Superhero includes: Drake Bell (Yours, Mine and Ours), Sara Paxton (Sydney White), Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore), Leslie Nielsen (The Naked Gun), Kevin Hart (Soul Plane), Marion Ross (Happy Days), Ryan Hansen (Palo Alto), Jeffrey Tambor (Hellboy) and Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

I’m a little disappointed with the cast list (with the exception of McDonald and Spiner), but I’ve already set my expectations really low as Scary Movie 3 & 4 writer/director Craig Mazin will helm the project. I really think a superhero spoof could be great if done right. I’m kind of surprised that they’re not calling it “Superhero Movie”, or has America caught on that the Scary Movie franchise sucks? If so, I’m surprised it took four films.

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