The comedies Robert De Niro has made in recent years have left more than a little to be desired. Still, when news of De Niro playing a stand-up comedian in a new drama from Taylor Hackford surfaced, I was hoping that we might get something akin to his darker turn in Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy. But now that the first trailer for the film has arrived, it appears I might be slightly disappointed.
The Comedian follows Robert De Niro as Jackie Burke, a big name comedian with flares of a lame Don Rickles who is coasting through the latter portion of his career. He doesn’t really get along with many people, and his comedy paints him as a bit of a jerk, which doesn’t seem entirely inaccurate. But he might have found an unlikely counterpart in a younger woman (Leslie Mann) he meets while doing mandatory community service. It just feels like it’s playing things very safe.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
Dakota Johnson basically owned Valentine’s Day weekend this year, and those inevitable Fifty Shades of Grey sequels mean she’s got Valentine’s Day 2017 and 2018 locked in as well. But for Valentine’s Day 2016, she’s going to try to dominate the box office without the aid of whips and chains.
How to Be Single stars Johnson as newly single gal Alice, who is trying to navigate the New York City dating scene with some help from her much savvier pal played by Rebel Wilson. Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, Jake Lacy, Damon Wayans Jr., Anders Holm also star. Watch the How to Be Single trailer after the jump. Read More »
Summer may almost be over, but the latest road trip with the Griswold family in Vacation doesn’t begin until next week. Ed Helms plays a grown up Rusty Griswold, taking his wife (Christina Applegate) and their two sons on a trip in order to help bring them closer together, just like when he was a kid.
Now a final NSFW red band trailer makes one last attempt to get audiences on board the new family truckster for a trip that is more raunchy and rowdy than any of the preceding National Lampoon titles. This isn’t the best trailer for the movie, but it does have some amusing moments, especially from then new Griswold kids.
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Late July brings the reboot of the comedy classic National Lampoon’s Vacation. This time it’s Ed Helms leading the new take, simply called Vacation, playing a grown-up Rusty Griswold bent on taking his own family on a trip to Walley World in an effort to bring them closer together.
There are plenty of little references to the original flick, including appearances by Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, but something else that we were looking forward to in the movie was a mini Freaks and Geeks reunion.
The cult classic NBC series starred a young John Francis Daley, who is now a successful screenwriter with writing partner Jonathan Goldstein, and the two actually make their directorial debut on Vacation. Last fall, Daley said that fellow geeks Martin Starr (Silicon Valley) and Samm Levine (Selfie) would be appearing with him in cameos. But it turns out those cameos didn’t end up in the final cut.
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Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
Some odds and ends from the world of sequels. After the jump:
- Krang is rumored to be in Ninja Turtles 2
- Gramercy Pictures relaunches with Insidious 3
- Leslie Mann and Kat Dennings join Croods 2
- Independence Day 2 adds Patrick St. Esprit
- … and Vivica A. Fox discusses her return
- Warner Bros. sets Project XX for summer 2016
- Bad Santa 2 is hoping to shoot this fall
- Mimi Rogers boards the Ash vs. Evil Dead show
- Magic Mike XXL reveals a sexy new poster
- Terminator Genisys unleashes another TV spot
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Writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (The Hangover, 21 & Over) are preparing to direct a comedy starring Leslie Mann, with Judd Apatow acting as producer. The film is currently untitled but having that duo locked as participants is good enough to mark its space in the comedy landscape. Now Paramount has picked up the project, and will release it next year. Read More »
Everyone loves a comedy reunion, it seems, and Vacation fans get a couple different versions. First there was that Old Navy ad campaign that brought Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, and Juliette Lewis back together to hawk trousers. Then there’s the new Vacation film that casts Ed Helms as the grown Griswold son, and will feature cameos from Chase and D’Angelo as the elder Griswolds. Now the two actors have a script commitment from ABC for the new comedy series that will cast them as a couple forced to raise their grandchildren. It’s not explicitly a Vacation TV reunion, but it’s close enough.
And while we’re at it, Leslie Mann is in talks to play Audrey Griswold in the new Vacation film. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 19th, 2013 by Angie Han
Facing the vengeance of not one, not two, but three women scorned would probably be pretty rough on most men. But after everything Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has been through as Jaime Lannister on this past season of Game of Thrones, some hormonal sabotage, a bit of professional betrayal, and a swift kick to the balls should seem like a walk in the park.
The Other Woman stars Coster-Waldau as a charmer with an oblivious wife (Leslie Mann) and at least two equally uninformed mistresses (Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton). But when the three ladies catch wind of what’s going on, they decide to team up to exact their revenge on him. Nicki Minaj and Taylor Kinney also star. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 by Angie Han
The first Rio saw Blu, the Jesse Eisenberg-iest tropical parrot of all time, thrown completely out of his element when he was moved from Moose Lake, Minnesota to the colorful streets of Rio de Janeiro. He eventually managed to acclimate to his new surroundings (um, spoiler alert, I guess), but the second will see him feeling like a fish out of water once again as he heads into the jungle.
At least he’s starting out with more friends this time around. Anne Hathaway returns to voice Blu’s love Jewel, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx, and will.i.am their avian buddies, and Tracy Morgan the friendly canine Luiz. Unfortunately for the gang, Jemaine Clement is also set to reprise his role as the villainous Nigel. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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Even for fans of Sofia Coppola, the biggest interest in her new film, The Bling Ring, might be for the man behind the cinematography. The late Harris Savides shot the film, and though he was not able to see the project through to release, his touch is all over it. As anyone familiar with Savides’ work would expect, the film indeed looks gorgeous, with a restrained but perfectly composed color palette.
Granted, it doesn’t hurt that Savides and Coppola were able to train their lens on Emma Watson as the ringleader of a group of teen girls that robbed the homes of Los Angeles celebrities before the so-called “bling ring” was nabbed by cops. This first full trailer gives us a good look at the full span of the movie, from the kids’ initial flush of interest in the scheme, the rush of excitement in the robberies, and their total douchebaggery when caught.
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