The summer of 2011 is looking pretty solid when it comes to comedies. Bridesmaids is already something of a hit, we know The Hangover Part II is going to be a monster and with the recent releases of trailers for films like 30 Minutes Or Less, Friends With Benefits, Crazy Stupid Love, Bad Teacher, The Change Up and Horrible Bosses, maybe this summer will be remembered less for its loud explosions and leotards and more for its laughs.
Out of all of those films, though, arguably the one with the most pre-release buzz is Horrible Bosses. The trailer was an almost universal hit and people who’ve seen test screenings of the film say it lives up to the hype. Now, with the release of these eye-catching and clever posters, even more people are going to start getting excited about the film which stars Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day as three friends who conspire to kill their “horrible bosses” played by Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey. Directed by Seth Gordon (The King of Kong), it’ll be released July 8. Check out the posters after the jump. Read More »
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Jason Bateman fans: today is all yours. We just saw a new theatrical trailer for The Change-Up, his body-switching comedy with Ryan Reynolds, and now here’s the first trailer for Horrible Bosses. This is a comedy where three friends (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day) scheme, in seemingly moronic ways, to knock off their three bosses, played by Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston. We’ve had high hopes for this one, and the trailer has a few good laughs. (Many from Colin Farrell.) Check it out after the break. Read More »
Just a couple years ago Chloe Moretz looked like a munchkin in (500) Days of Summer, and now in this off-set still from Hick, she’s looking a bit older than fourteen as she’s tarted up for her role as “a 13-year-old Nebraska girl who gets more than she bargained for when she runs away to Las Vegas.”
The full photo is after the break, along with a collection of images from Horrible Bosses, in which Seth Gordon (The King of Kong) directs Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston as three people you really don’t want to work for. Read More »
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Sony has released the first movie trailer for the new Adam Sandler comedy Just Go With It. Directed by Dennis Dugan (Grown Ups, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Happy Gilmore), the valentine’s week romantic comedy release tells the story of “a plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant’s kids become involved, and everyone heads off for a weekend in Hawaii that will change all their lives.” The film co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Brooklyn Decker, Dave Matthews, Nick Swardson, and Kevin Nealon.
It seems like a by the numbers generic romcom, but someone on the IMDB forums claims to have seen a press screening and gave it a possitive review:
thought it was quirky and fun and endearing. The chemistry was good between the characters and the location shoots in Hawaii were beautiful. Sandler and Anniston were good together and the suppoorting cast and quirky cameos of other characters brought some huge laughs.
Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Writer/director Hany Abu-Assad tackled some pretty weighty subject matter with his 2005 film Paradise Now, a very well received drama about suicide bombers. For his latest picture though, the upcoming action/thriller The Courier, he’s turned his focus to more audience-friendly fare. The film was written by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (the team behind the 3:10 to Yuma remake and Wanted), and stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan as “a courier who has tackled dangerous assignments and never missed a drop. He’s hired to deliver a briefcase to a notorious crime boss who can’t be found. The courier finds himself pursued by corrupt cops, double-crossing feds and rivals from the criminal underworld.”
Now Mickey Rourke and Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds) have joined the cast, with Schweiger playing an FBI agent and Rourke in an unspecified role. Additionally, Schweiger has also joined This Means War, McG’s spy flick about two best friends (Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) who fall in love with the same woman (Reese Witherspoon).
I loved Morgan’s work in Watchmen, and have been awaiting another stand-out performance from him. With this cast and director alongside him, The Courier may provide him an opportunity to live up to his potential—if not as a thespian, at least as an action star. [The Wrap, Variety]
After the break, Jennifer Aniston gets a dad in Buttercup. Read More »
Wanderlust, the Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston comedy about a married couple who try to escape modern society and end up in a hippie commune, is really starting to come together. Much of the cast has already been set—first Justin Theroux (Mulholland Dr.) joined, then Six Feet Under’s Lauren Ambrose hopped on board, and most recently Alan Alda and Malin Akerman were thrown into the mix—and now the always enjoyable Ray Liotta has been added to round out the group. No word on what the part entails, but I’m betting on him playing a stern, ill-tempered police officer who complicates things for our protagonists. Here’s hoping he proves me wrong by getting cast against type this time around.
Judd Apatow is producing the film, along with Paul Rudd, David Wain and Ken Marino, the three of whom teamed up before on Wet Hot American Summer and Role Models. Wain is directing from a script he co-wrote with Marino. This pairing sold me from day one, and the cast certainly doesn’t hurt. [The Hollywood Reporter]
After the break, the single-location thriller ATM gets a casting change. Read More »
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Which actors in Hollywood are the best investment for the movie studios greenlighting new projects? Forbes has published their annual list, and for the second year in a row, Shia LaBeouf ends up at #1. The star has is earning not-so-high paychecks for big budget films such as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and the Transformers films, each of which have made a fortune at the box office. According to Forbes, each $1 studios spend Shia for one of their films, returns an average $81 of profit. I wonder if he will retain his title after the release of Wall Street 2 and Transformers 3. Sequels are almost always a good bet. Check out the full list of the top 10 wisest investments in Hollywood, after the jump.
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