This summer brings the third installment of the Cars franchise. While the Pixar Animation film series is a monster in the merchandise department, it hasn’t been all that beloved by critics and general audiences. Many will contend that the movies are intended for kids, so that’s not a big deal, but that hasn’t stopped most of the rest of Pixar’s movies from being top notch pieces of animated cinema.
The good news is that what we’ve seen from Cars 3 so far has been more than intriguing. The trailers give the feel of an aging athlete drama with Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) not being the young hotshot racer that he used to be. In addition, the film will boast some new characters who will be voiced by Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion and Lea DeLaria, and you can see them below. Read More »
Disney premiered a new trailer for Cars 3 during yesterday’s Daytona 500 race and it has made me far less excited about Pixar’s upcoming threequel. Watch the Cars 3 Daytona 500 trailer now after the jump and let me explain why the TV spot has made me far less excited about the third entry in Pixar’s popular series.
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It’s been 11 years since Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn took matrimony by storm as John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, two expert wedding crashers who snuck into weddings and charmed the pants off any girl they could find in the aptly named R-rated comedy Wedding Crashers. And according to the recent rules of Hollywood, that means it’s time to bring them back for a sequel.
In a recent interview, Wedding Crashers co-star Isla Fisher (who had her breakout role in the comedy) said that Wedding Crashers 2 is currently in the works. Find out what the actress had to say after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
You may not know the name Lawrence Sher, but you’ve almost definitely seen his work. He’s the cinematographer behind the Hangover films, as well as Garden State, Due Date, and the recent War Dogs. Now he’s stepping up to make his directorial debut with Bastards.
Owen Wilson and Ed Helms lead the comedy as twins who’ve spent their lives believing their father died when they were young. But when their mother (Glenn Close) reveals she doesn’t know who their real dad is, the brothers set out to find the truth about their past. J.K. Simmons and Terry Bradshaw (as himself) are among the candidates they consider, and Katt Williams, June Squibb, Kate Aselton, and Ving Rhames also star.
Watch the Bastards trailer below.
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Jackie Chan quickly rose to fame in the United States in the late 1990s thanks to his co-starring turn alongside Chris Tucker in the action comedy Rush Hour, which turned into a franchise. But let’s not forget about the other buddy comedy that Hollywood brought Jackie Chan into alongside Owen Wilson.
Shanghai Noon followed Jackie Chan working as an Imperial guard in the Forbidden City of China and is sent into action when Princess Pei Pei is taken hostage to the western frontiers of Nevada. There he convinces a cowboy thief named Roy (Owen Wilson) to help him track down the princess, and of course their contrasting dynamic results in some comedy along with the action. The film was successful enough to warrant a sequel called Shanghai Knights which took them to London, and now MGM is keen in getting the duo back together for a third round called Shanghai Dawn. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
Jared Hess‘ Masterminds centers on a real-life $17 million heist, but Ocean’s 11 or Inside Man this ain’t. Instead, the thieves behind the operation include an unassuming armored car driver played by Zach Galifianakis, his flirty co-worker played by Kristen Wiig, their not-very-brilliant mastermind played by Owen Wilson. Jason Sudeikis stars as a hitman, Kate McKinnon as Galifianakis’ wife, and Leslie Jones as the cop who’s out to get them all. Yep, this film stars three of the four new Ghostbusters. Watch the new Masterminds trailer below. Read More »
Most diehard Pixar fans probably don’t rank the Cars films amongst their favorites. They’re not the company’s most acclaimed or successful animated features, but they do sell a ton of toys and, whether you like these movies or not, at least a lot of kids seem to respond to them. The ensemble of talking cars, including Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), will return to theaters next summer.
The third installment, unlike its predecessor, is not a spy film. Below, Chief Creative Officer of Pixar, John Lassetter, discusses the Cars 3 plot.
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In case you’ve forgotten, Disney and Pixar Animation still have Cars 3 on the way to theaters. With Finding Dory coming to theaters in June, I wouldn’t be surprised if some kind of short teaser trailer debuted with that Pixar sequel in order to get families excited about the return of Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his trusty tow truck sidekick Mater (Larry the Cable Guy).
But when Cars 3 arrives next summer, Mater won’t be the only friend that Lightning McQueen has on the road. Some new concept art and details about the animated sequel introduce us to a new character, one who will help Lightning McQueen adapt to the fast-changing world of racing that seems to be leaving him behind as newer, more high-tech cars start leaving him in the dust.
See the Cars 3 concept art and learn more about the new character after the jump. Read More »
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Justin Theroux was originally going to direct Zoolander 2. The co-writer and co-star of the sequel was attached to the director’s chair for a while, but due to scheduling conflicts with HBO’s The Leftovers, he had to step down. But the actor remained very much involved in the project, as he worked on the script for years, visited the set, and, of course, reprised his role as the infamous Evil DJ.
Below, read our Justin Theroux interview.
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Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
It can be tempting to react to the never-ending torrent of remakes, reboots, sequels, and spinoffs with a knee-jerk groan. Truthfully, though, that’s not always fair. Creed was a spinoff-reboot-sequel combo that restored the long-running Rocky series to its former glory. Ditto The Force Awakens for Star Wars. On the TV side, Ash vs. Evil Dead and Fargo have both managed to recapture the spirit of their respective originals, while also bringing something new to the table.
But if those titles are evidence that Hollywood’s obsession with existing IP can yield excellent results, Zoolander 2 represents the worst-case scenario. Not because Zoolander 2 is the worst movie ever made — it isn’t — but because it’s what we fear every time one of these projects gets announced: a joyless cash-grab more interested in rehashing old ideas than building on them. Read More »