BAD MOMS

Imagine if Mean Girls‘ Regina George never got hit by that bus, and instead continued along the path she’d been on before she met Cady Heron. Imagine the smug, gossipy, mean mom she’d grow up to be. That’s more or less the character Christina Applegate plays in Bad Moms, the new comedy from 21 & Over writer-directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Together with her two besties (Jada Pinkett-Smith and Annie Mumolo), Gwendolyn rules the PTA with an iron fist.

But they aren’t the “bad moms” of the title. That’d be Mila KunisKristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn, three stressed-out suburban moms. Fed up with the pressure to be perfect parents, they decide to indulge themselves for a change. When Gwendolyn stands in their way, they realize they’ve got to take her down. Watch the Bad Moms trailer after the jump.
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Bad Moms Trailer

Since Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend, there’s no better time to unleash the Bad Moms trailer. Mila Kunis is sick of trying to be the perfect mother, so she decides to just take a break from trying to please everyone all the time and just live it up. Joining her for the carefree lifestyle change are Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn while Christina Applegate plays the uppity, high-strung PTA mother who is not about to let them get away with their reckless behavior.

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Leslie Mann comedy

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 »

‘21 and Over’ Trailer #2: Naked and Screaming

Think you had a wild 21st birthday? Unless your evening ended with you screaming atop a minivan with a teddy bear dangling from your genitals, it’s safe to assume the guys of 21 and Over have you beat.

Justin Chon (Twilight) stars as straight-A college student Jeff Chang, whose plans for a quiet birthday celebration are thwarted in epic fashion when his two BFFs (Pitch Perfect‘s Skylar Astin and Project X‘s Miles Teller) surprise him with a night out. Watch the new trailer after the jump.

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We’ve witnessed frat boy shenanigans from both grown-ass men (Old School, the Hangover films) and underage teens (Project X), and we’ll be seeing them from the senior citizen set when Last Vegas opens next year. But such antics never seem more appropriate than when they’re being perpetrated by actual college-aged kids.

21 and Over is exactly what the title suggests — a comedy from the “one crazy night” subgenre about a boozy 21st birthday celebration gone horribly, hilariously wrong. Justin Chon (Twilight) stars as birthday boy Jeff Chang, who’s planning a quiet night at home in preparation for an important grad school interview. His plans change when his BFFs (Miles Teller and Skylar Astin) arrive unannounced, dragging him out for a wild evening that just keeps getting stranger. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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Today’s TV Bits centers mostly around renewals, pickups, and projects in development, though there’s an interesting holiday-appropriate video in here for you as well. After the jump:

  • Showtime renews Homeland for a third season
  • CBS’ Elementary and Vegas get full-season orders
  • CW wants more Arrow, Beauty & the Beast, and Emily Owens
  • Jimmy Fallon’s Guys With Kids gets five more scripts
  • Big Bang Theory writer is developing Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Fox’s New Girl and Raising Hope get two more episodes
  • ABC commits to bar-set Mixology, from Hangover scribes
  • Jane Fonda books a starring sitcom gig on ABC’s Now What?
  • Boardwalk Empire writer sells Jane Austen and West Memphis Three dramas
  • Fox is working on non-superpowered superhero comedy The B Team
  • Jennifer Garner returns to TV as an executive producer
  • Watch a new clip from NBC’s Mockingbird Lane

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‘Flypaper’ Trailer

There’s a bank heist movie coming out starring Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd, Tim Blake Nelson, Mekhi Phifer, Jeffrey Tambor and Rob Huebel, directed by one of the guys behind The Lion King and written by the guys who did The Hangover. Sounds pretty good, right? Flypaper, directed by Rob Minkoff and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore tells the story of what happens when three separate crews mistakenly decide to rob a bank at the same time. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will come on demand July 15 before opening in theaters August 19. After the jump, check the trailer and read why you didn’t hear much about the film after Sundance. Read More »

One’s a sequel in plot only, the other’s a sequel to a movie with no plot. And while those are obviously jokes, when the writers of the original Hangover make a movie about an evening spiraling out of control and Yogi Bear gets a follow-up, well, we’d be remiss not to kid about it a little.

Here’s the news. Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, writers of the original Hangover and upcoming comedy The Change-Up, have decided on their next film. They’ll co-write and direct a movie called 21 And Over which will star Miles Teller (Rabbit Hole) as a motivated kid whose two friends take him out for a wild night the day before a big interview. It’ll be distributed you Relativity Media.

Next up, Warner Bros. must have been happy with the $100 million Yogi Bear did domestically because they’ve just signed Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia, the writers of Rio and the first Yogi Bear, to start penning the sequel, Yogi Bear 2. Read more about each film after the break. Read More »