Uber movies

Universal and 20th Century Fox both have Uber-themed movies in the works. The studios paid good money for the projects, both of which were announced this past week. Now, it’s a question of which movie will make it to theaters first.

Learn more about the competing Uber movies below.

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DADDY'S HOME

In terms of box office news, all anyone could talk about last winter was the complete and utter domination of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and with good reason — it smashed nearly every record in its path, becoming the third-highest grossing movie of all time. But a few films managed to flourish even in the shadow of Starkiller Base, and one of those was Daddy’s Home. Opening the weekend after Star Wars, the comedy quietly racked up an impressive $240 million worldwide over the course of its run. So you can probably guess what I’m about to tell you next.

Yup, Paramount is moving forward with a sequel to Daddy’s Home, with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell set to return as the rival dads. No director has been announced, but Sean Anders (who also directed the last film) and John Morris are returning to write the script.  Read More »

new christmas classics

Will Ferrell is heading back to the North Pole. No, it’s not for an Elf sequel — he’s set to star in a new Sony picture about a group of six middle-aged men who strike out on a snowy Arctic adventure. But if you prefer to imagine he’ll swing by and say hi to Papa Elf while he’s up there, go ahead. I know that’s what I’m doing.  Read More »

Russ and Roger director

One project that has been kicking around for a few years now is Russ & Roger Go Beyond, the film that tells the real life story of how softcore pulp film director Russ Meyer and film critic Roger Ebert teamed up to make the 1970s cult classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Will Ferrell and Josh Gad have been lined up to play Meyer and Ebert respectively for a little while now, but the project has had a hard time locking down a director, with the most recent name being Once and Begin Again director John Carney. Read More »

theroux

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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Zoolander 2 trailer

Ben Stiller had been trying to make Zoolander 2 for years. Originally going to be directed by the film’s co-writer and co-star, Justin Theroux, Stiller returned to the director’s chair for the comedy sequel. It’s been almost 15 years since the first movie, so we have to ask: is there still an appetite for these characters? After all these years apart from Derek (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson), are they still funny?

Find out what critics are saying about the film below.

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zoolander 2 trailer

The existence of Zoolander 2 becomes really interesting when you remember that the first film was not a big hit. Released during a window when no one in the world was in a laughing mood (September 2001), Ben Stiller’s goofy male model comedy only made $60 million worldwide against a budget of $28 million. Zoolander could have remained buried and totally forgotten, but the ensuing years were kind to the film as it developed a huge following on home video. And that’s why, 15 years later, a sequel is on our doorstep.

And now, the final Zoolander 2 trailer has arrived and it brings with it a number of questions. Will this sequel find the box office success that escaped the first film? More importantly, will it prove itself to be a worthy follow-up?

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Zoolander 2

It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since the first Zoolander, especially given how well Derek and Hansel’s handsome mugs have aged. Which is to say, not very much at all. Perhaps they’ve been been slathering on some of that Youth Milk from the House of Atoz Beauty Laboratory — the top-of-the-line skincare company spearheaded by Kristen Wiig‘s bizarre beauty guru character, Alexanya Atoz.

The latest Zoolander 2 promo takes the form of a promo for Youth Milk, and it’s the best beauty ad since Derek Zoolander, as the face of Aveda, uttered the immortal line “Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty.” Watch the Youth Milk ad, plus more Zoolander TV spots, after the jump.  Read More »

Zoolander 2 TV Spots

One of my most anticipated movies of 2016 is Zoolander No. 2, the sequel to the fashion comedy spawned from a character that first appeared on the VH1 Fashion Awards. The first film is a favorite comedy of mine for being so relentlessly dumb and just plain goofy, with two of the best comedic performances that Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell have ever given. And now we get another whiff of the sequel with some new TV spots, including one that perfectly parodies the always stupid fragrance ads on TV all the time. Read More »

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Gallery 1988 Zoolander

We’re just under a month from the release of the long-awaited comedy sequel Zoolander No. 2 (or 2oolander), and in honor of the beloved comedy, Gallery 1988 has opened a fantastic new gallery show. Paying tribute to the original Zoolander starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell, the Melrose art gallery has put together an exhibition of works called the Really, Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Looking Art Show. And just like Derek Zoolander’s signature look, Magnum, they’re beautiful. Read More »