The title Our Idiot Brother is just about the perfect description of this movie. Paul Rudd stars at Ned, a nice but naive man who, despite his best intentions, continually causes problems for his very different and more traditional sisters played by Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer. Written and directed by Jesse Peretz, the comedy sold for big bucks at Sundance and played pretty uniformly for the /Film team. We agreed that it’s entertaining, worth seeing, but ultimately sort of forgettable. Still, with that cast and plenty of laughs, there’s no denying that Our Idiot Brother has potential mass appeal. Check out the theatrical trailer, which has much more footage than the teaser trailer, after the break. Read More »
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Posted on Sunday, April 24th, 2011 by Angie Han
One film I’ve been looking forward to is Our Idiot Brother (formerly known as My Idiot Brother), which premiered at Sundance earlier this year to warm, if not spectacular, reviews. Jesse Peretz‘s dramedy stars Paul Rudd as a good-hearted but dim man who gets passed around between his three sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer) as he tries to get his life together after his latest set of mishaps — one of which involved selling weed to a uniformed police officer. He’s that dumb. Watch the trailer after the jump.
Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 by Russ Fischer
I still can’t quite believe that Your Highness exists. A raunchy sword and sorcery stoner movie from the guy who directed the arthouse fave George Washington and starring Best Actress Oscar winner Natalie Portman? Pure lunacy. (Yeah, it sucks that Universal passed on At the Mountains of Madness, but you can’t say the studio isn’t willing to take chances, looking at movies like this.)
We’ve seen one red-band and one regular trailer for Your Highness. Now there is a new red-band clip that features more vulgraity, more half-naked Natalie Portman and several other fully unclad women. Check it out after the break. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 30 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
One of the more eye-catching comedies playing at Sundance is My Idiot Brother, which stars Paul Rudd (and his beard) as Ned, a guy who is passed around between his three sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer) after he tries to get back on his feet in the wake of a string of foolish failures. That’s the first image, above, and there’s another after the break. Read More »
In November, Universal Pictures has released a restricted NSFW Red Band Movie Trailer for Pineapple Express helmer David Gordon Green‘s fantasy comedy Your Highness, which stars Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux, and Toby Jones. Today they have finally released a green band trailer (you will notice some digital enhancements…)
Ben Best wrote the script with McBride, which tells the story of “an arrogant, lazy prince (McBride) who must complete a quest to save his father’s kingdom.” Franco plays Bride’s relatively more heroic brother, Zooey Deschanel is his bride, and Portman is a warrior princess who is love interest for McBride. Hit the jump to watch the trailer now and check out the first movie poster. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Here’s a new image from David Gordon Green‘s Your Highness, which shows off the core cast of Natalie Portman, Danny McBride, James Franco and Zooey Deschanel. The ‘all audiences’ trailer for the film will hit tomorrow (we’ve seen a red band trailer already) so consider this a little advance look. Read More »
Universal Pictures has released a new restricted NSFW Red Band Movie Trailer for Pineapple Express helmer David Gordon Green‘s fantasy comedy Your Highness, which stars Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux, and Toby Jones. Ben Best wrote the script with McBride, which tells the story of “an arrogant, lazy prince (McBride) who must complete a quest to save his father’s kingdom.” Franco plays Bride’s relatively more heroic brother, Zooey Deschanel is his bride, and Portman is a warrior princess who is love interest for McBride.
Not only is the trailer not safe for work, but at three and a half minutes, it’s also well longer than the normal theatrical trailer. Hit the jump to watch the trailer now. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Posted on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Briefly: We’re not going to spend a lot of time on this, because it comes from a source that’s about as credible as a UK tabloid. But one gossip site claims that Marc Webb is looking at Zooey Deschanel to play Daily Bugle employee Betty Brant in Spider-Man. It’s not the least credible idea in the world, given that she’d be right for the part and we’ve already seen a similar casting move, with Elizabeth Banks playing the character for Sam Raimi. So take this as a nod towards the rumorcraft at work here, if nothing else — far better to claim an actress who is well-suited for a part is being sought, even if there is no justification for it.
Oh, and there’s also a rumor of Spider-Man’s actual parents appearing in the film, during scenes in which Peter Parker is a child, but right now we don’t much believe that, either. Given the paper-thin sources for these, we won’t go any further. What we do know is that Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen and possibly (likely) Sally Field are in the film, which shoots next month and will be released on July 3, 2012.