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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam lament the fact that The Campaign doesn’t take itself more seriously, praise Beasts of the Southern Wild as a beautiful tone poem, and complain about the lack of found footage in REC 3. Special guest Scott Mendelson joins us from Mendelson’s Memos.

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It isn’t going to make things any better, but people could probably use a dose of comedy today. Personally, I’ll take pictures of cats driving cars, videos of dance routines gone horribly wrong, and, should those fail, film footage of two men vainly lusting after political office.

The latter, at least, falls into the /Film purview, so here’s a new trailer for The Campaign, in which Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis play rival political candidates who will seemingly do anything to win their competition. The panel for the film was one of the stranger ones at Comic Con last week (video of it is embedded below) and by comparison, this trailer seems pretty friendly and tame. But, in keeping with the grim news that saturates TV and online conversation this morning, friendly and tame is pretty nice. Read More »

Two badasses and two dumbasses show up on posters hitting the Web today. Above is your first look at Alex Cross, Rob Cohen‘s adaptation of the popular James Patterson novel. The film stars Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Jean Reno and others. Then we’ve got Taken 2, Olivier Megaton‘s sequel to the popular 2009 film starring Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace. Finally, Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis pop up in two new campaign themed posters for The Campaign, the comedy directed by Jay Roach. Check them out below. Read More »

When real-life politics get ugly, it’s depressing, but when fictional politics go negative, it’s hilarious. After whetting your appetite with Monday’s silly political ads, the first full-length trailer has been unveiled for Jay Roach‘s The Campaign. Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell star as rivals competing for a Congressional seat in North Carolina. As you can probably guess by that cast, it’s not long before the race spins amusingly out of control. More details after the jump.

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Though superheroes are likely to dominate the early and mid summer box office, politics could be the highlight of August. That’s when The Campaign, Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis‘s political spoof, is scheduled for release. Timed to play around height of the 2012 Presidential elections,the Jay Roach film centers on two men – Cam Brady and Marty Huggins – running against each other for Congress.

The Facebook page for the film has just updated and given us our first taste of Ferrell and Galifianakis in character. Plus, each candidate has released their own ads which reveal our first glimpse of footage from the movie. As you’d expect, it’s all incredibly stupid and funny. Check everything out below. Read More »

Tuesday morning at CinemaCon, Warner Bros held their big presentation outlining their film releases for the rest of 2012. Filmmakers and stars presented exclusive unseen footage, trailers and sizzle reels.

We screened a five minute tonal sizzle reel for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises, 10 minutes of selected cuts from Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit‘ in 48 frames per second 3D, Baz Luhrmann‘s 3D adaptation of The Great Gatsby, and Jay Roach‘s political comedy The Campaign starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.

After the jump you can find a video blog I recorded with Frosty from Collider and Alex from FirstShowing discussing our reactions to all the footage, including the higher frame rates of The Hobbit.

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This weekend EW dropped a bunch of first-look official images from upcoming films. It’s a diverse crop, but three big debuts stood out: a shot of Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in the political campaign comedy The Campaign (once called Dog Fight), a space-suited Sharlto Copley in the indie The Europa Report, and the first official shot of Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy in John Hillcoat‘s Lawless, formerly known as The Wettest County in the World, and The Wettest County.

Check out all those pics below, along with an on-set snap of Russell Crowe costumed as Police Inspector Javert in Tom Hooper‘s new adaptation of Les Miserables. Read More »

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