Having not yet seen The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, I can’t comment on the quality of the film. But the marketing has been awesome. How could it not be, really? You’ve got a stellar cast (Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde) and the world of magic to play in. The posters, billboards and trailers have all been flashy and eye-catching, selling a movie that feels fun and surprising. Come March 15, we find out if it was real or all an illusion.

The latest promo, cleverly masked as an in-casino ad, is probably the best part of the entire campaign, showing Buscemi and Carell doing some truly wacky stuff. Check it out below. Read More »

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One of the biggest selling points for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is its equally incredible cast. Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, and James Gandolfini are some of the most well-respected and popular actors working today. Among them there are two comedy legends, two brutal TV gangsters, and multiple award winners. It’s a murderer’s row of talent.

While on set of the film, which opens March 15, we were fortunate enough to talk to a few of them. And while some of the best quotes are in the first set visit report, we decided to pull a few extra quotes just to give you addition information about the film. Things such as what it was like working with Jim Carrey, who wasn’t on set and why director Don Scardino chose to shoot the comedy on 35mm. Read quotes from Carell, Buscemi, Wilde, Scardino and producer Chris Bender below. Read More »

Stay Classy…Atlanta? That’s where Anchorman: The Legend Continues is now shooting. Below, you can hear Steve Carell talking about it and even see some set photos of Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate. But that’s not all. After the jump, also read about the follow sequel bits:

  • Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore spitballs a few ideas for a sequel.
  • Vin Diesel posted a new photo from the upcoming Riddick.
  • The logo for 300: Rise of an Empire has been revealed.
  • Sony sets a release date for Resident Evil 6.
  • Comedian Ben Schwartz jokes about doing ADR on Star Trek Into Darkness
  • …while composer Michael Giacchino tweets a photo of recording the score to J.J. Abrams’ film.

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The stage at the Wadsworth Theater in Westwood, California seems average enough. With its run down seats, bland walls and single stall bathrooms, it could double for any average high school auditorium. There’s nothing spectacular about it. Except on this Monday morning.

On this Monday morning, Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi are flying through the air on harnesses sporting long blond hair and bedazzled purple velour jumpsuits. They land on the stage, introduce themselves as magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton and proceed to dance about like a couple of old men whose best days are way past them. And that’s exactly what they are.

It’s February 6, 2012, day 21 of 48 on the set of Don Scardino’s March comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. The film, set in the world of professional magic, is the story of two magicians (Carell and Buscemi) who are long-time partners. Split after years of working together, they’re forced back together when another magician (played by Jim Carrey) begins to steal their spotlight and relevance. It’s a return to physical comedy for Carrey, the feature directorial debut of TV vet Scardino, and a role that seems right in the wheelhouse of the lovable, hilarious Carell, also a producer.

Co-starring Olivia Wilde, James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin and more, the film is scheduled for release March 15 and we were on set to capture some of the magic, as it were. Read More »

The cinematic adaptation of Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day isn’t having such a hot day itself. Director Lisa Cholodenko has just exited the project, about two years after she initially signed on. This isn’t the first setback for the film, which found a new home at Disney last fall after Fox dropped it over budget concerns. On the bright side, Steve Carell remains attached to star as Alexander’s father. More details after the jump.

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Steve Carell to Star in FBI Wedding Comedy

Steve Carell has made a career of bouncing from traditional to not-so-traditional comedies. One day he’s the wacky guy, the next he’s the serious guy; we love him in both roles. Just look at the next few movies the actor has coming out. On the obvious side he’s got sequels like Despicable Me 2, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, and the magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. He’s also starring as a killer in Bennett Miller’s true-crime film Foxcatcher and a very serious type — almost a villainous role — in the Sundance hit The Way Way Back.

His latest film falls into that more wacky category, for sure. Universal has set Carell to star in an untitled FBI Wedding comedy. Originally written by Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams, Sneakers) it’s now being rewritten by TV vet David Flebotte (Desperate Housewives, Raising Hope). Read More »

Kristen Wiig Joins ‘Anchorman: The Legend Continues’

With Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate in the lead roles, plus a slew of their famous friends in supporting and cameo parts, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy certainly had no shortage of big comic talents. But in typical sequel fashion, Anchorman: The Legend Continues plans to go even bigger with a veritable “murderer’s row of day players,” according to co-writer/director Adam McKay. Now, he seems to be making good on that promise as Kristen Wiig becomes the cast’s first fresh face.

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Who’s up for another El Mariachi movie? Robert Rodriguez and Antonio Banderas definitely are. Also after the jump:

  • Could Channing Tatum or Emma Stone be in Dumb and Dumber To?
  • Steve Carell hasn’t seen a script yet for Anchorman 2
  • Jon M. Chu has things to say about G.I. Joe: Retaliation
  • Rob Zombie does not have plans for a Halloween 3
  • Robert Rodriguez is excited for Machete in Space
  • Check out the Into Darkness cover of Star Trek magazine
  • … and find out what old charater has resurfaced in Countdown to Darkness

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