In Judd Apatow‘s Funny People, Adam Sandler‘s character George Simmons is a successful stand-up comic turned comedy star who has appeared in many shitty but successful movies. Apatow was forced to create some of the character’s earlier big screen hits. Some of the films appear as posters or whatnot in the background, while others actually feature prominently on screen.
Click on the poster images above to enlarge. After the jump we have a few clips from some of these films, complete with hilariously bad plot outlines.
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In Judd Aptow‘s Funny People, Adam Sandler‘s character George Simmons is a successful stand-up comic turned comedy star who has appeared in many shitty but successful movies. Apatow was forced to create some of the character’s earlier big screen hits. Some of the films appear as posters or whatnot in the background, while others actually feature prominently on screen. One of the movies is titled Re-Do, which has been described as a cross between Little Man and 17 Again, except Sandler becomes a six month old baby. Did I mention that Justin Long co-stars?
Craig, a workaholic lawyer, never made time for his relationships. Alone and depressed on his 40th birthday, he wonders about the life he could have lead. But be careful what you wish for…you might just find yourself in diapers! When a wizard gives Craig a second chance at his youth, he discovers that sometimes it takes becoming a baby to learn how to be a man.
Check out a clip from the fake movie after the jump.
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The new video on FunnyOrDie is co-directed by Hairspray director Adam Shankman and stars the biggest cast to ever grace one of the comedy site’s viral videos: Zac Efron, Thomas Lennon, Nicole Sullivan, Vanessa Hudgens, Justin Long, Nicole Ritchie, Joel Madden, Queen Latifah, Brody Jenner, Carmen Electra, Lance Bass, Brittany Snow, Jessica Stroup, Chelsea Staub, Jessica Rose, Ruta Gedmintas, Abby Pivaronas, Ryan Rottman, DJ Timbo, Mark Kvammsuck. The question is, why does the video suck so much?
I’m a huge fan and supporter of FunnyOrDie, and I understand their biggest videos have featured the participation of big name Hollywood stars. I’m sure this video will get record hits. Heck, it has Zac Efron, and in 2009, that’s almost as good as having that guy with the weird hair from Twilight. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I know the reason I’ve liked FunnyOrDie’s videos is because they were actually funny, well written, and well produced. Eric Appel took things to a new level with Gobstopper. But this video just seems like they invited a bunch of semi-famous people to a pool party and tried to film a video around the participants. Lets hope this doesn’t become the norm.
Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper and Justin Long count down 10 Chick Flick Cliches you won’t find in Warner Bros’ new romantic comedy He’s Just Not That Into You.
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New Line has released a new movie trailer, poster, and a bunch of new production photos for Ken Kwapis’ big screen adaptation of He’s Just Not That Into You.
The film has a wonderful cast: Jennifer Connelly, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, Justin Long, Ben Affleck, Kevin Connolly (Entourage) (notice how I excluded Jennifer Aniston even though she’s clearly one of the leads? That was on purpose. I don’t like her very much. She is the opposite of wonderful). The film is about modern day relationships and how men and women often misconstrue the intentions of the opposite sex. The authors of the book that the film is based on were consultant and story editors on Sex and the City, which might give you a good idea what to expect.
Three more photos after the jump.
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Earlier today, MTV released four new photos from Drag Me to Hell, Sam Raimi’s return to the horror film genre. For one reason or another, we’ve barely covered this film on /Film, so with Halloween on the horizon, I thought now might be as good of time as any other.
Co-written by Raimi with his brother Ivan, Drag Me to Hell tels the story of a young woman who isdesperate to break an evil curse. Alison Lohman stars as Christine Brown, “an ambitious L.A. loan officer with a charming boyfriend, professor Clay Dalton (Justin Long). Life is good until the mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) arrives at the bank to beg for an extension on her home loan. Christine denies the extension to impress her boss, Mr. Jacks (David Paymer), shaming Mrs. Ganush and dispossessing her of her home. In retaliation, the old woman places the powerful curse of the Lamia on Christine, transforming her life into a living hell. Haunted by an evil spirit and misunderstood by a skeptical boyfriend, she seeks the aid of seer Rham Jas (Dileep Rao) to save her soul from eternal damnation. To help the shattered Christine return her life to normal, the psychic sets her on a frantic course to reverse the spell. As evil forces close in, Christine must face the unthinkable: how far will she go to break free of the curse?”
Raimi’s name will have me at the theater on opening night, but I’ve never been a fan of stories having to do with curses and such. And the set of photos released thus far look nothing beyond the average modern horror film.
Raimi describes the film as a chance to get back to his roots and make a small movie: “This script was one I wrote with my brother many years ago, but we couldn’t get the money to make it with the director we wanted at the time. I decided it would be a great change for me to get back to the basics of filmmaking, a chance to work with a smaller budget and challenge myself with the more old-fashioned ways — not being able to afford a crane every day, covering five or six pages of material every day, back to those basics of less luxurious filmmaking. I thought that would be refreshing.”
Head on over to MTV for Sam’s full interview, and click on the photos to above them in higher resolution on MTV. Drag Me To Hell hits theaters on May 29th 2009.
Entertainment Weekly’s 20 Fall Movies We Can’t Wait to See offers us a few new looks at some of the films being released this fall. Above we have Elizabeth Banks, Justin Long and Seth Rogen in Kevin Smith‘s Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Below we have Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and the first photos of Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn in Four Christmases, and Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston in Marley & Me. Head on over to EW to see more from the likes of Twilight to High School Musical 3.
Sometimes I get to write about some really cool films like The Dark Knight, or a small little indie film which I’ve fallen in love with like American Teen, and then every once in a while I have to write about a romantic comedy. And it’s not that I hate romantic comedies, because I’m not that type of guy. I just find it hard to write about them without making some kind of snide remark or negative statement about the type of people who are excited to see these type of movies. This sometimes leads to a statement which could potentially be labled sexist, and eventually leads to the few female readers we have calling me out in the comments. So I’m going to try to stick to the facts on this one.
So what can I say about the movie trailer for He’s Just Not That Into You? Well, the film has a wonderful cast: Jennifer Connelly, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, Justin Long, Ben Affleck, Kevin Connolly (Entourage) (notice how I excluded Jennifer Aniston even though she’s clearly one of the leads? That was on purpose. I don’t like her very much. She is the opposite of wonderful). What else? The film was directed by Ken Kwapis, the guy responsible for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, License to Wed, and Dunston Checks In. And the writers of the book that the film is based on were consultant and story editors on Sex and the City, which might give you a good idea what to expect. That said, enjoy the trailer below (or you could always watch that kick ass Russian Wanted trailer again… yeah, that sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it?).
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Watch the trailer in High Definition on AOL.com. He’s Just Not That Into You hits theaters on October 24th 2008.
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