The Binge trailer

You probably know the premise of Blumhouse’s The Purge films even if you haven’t seen the movies: the United States is a peaceful country with no crime to speak of – but once a year, all crime (including murder) becomes legal for everyone. Now a new Hulu comedy film called The Binge is taking a similar idea, but swapping out crime for drugs and alcohol. Throw in a classic high school party subplot courtesy of Can’t Hardly Wait, toss in a dash of Vince Vaughn, and you’ve got a movie on your hands. Check out the first trailer below. Read More »

look who's talking reboot

Those geniuses in Hollywood have done it again! After thinking long and hard about the best possible way to entertain the masses, executives and producers have found the solution: a Look Who’s Talking reboot. Yes, the ’80s film about a baby with the voice of Bruce Willis is getting an update for our terrible modern times, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

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The Wedding Ringer trailer

Kevin Hart is angling to become the king of the January box office. His $41 million opening weekend for Ride Along earlier this year was the biggest ever for that month, and in fact was so impressive that a sequel has already been slotted for the same weekend in 2016. In between those is next year’s The Wedding Ringer, another buddy comedy.

This one stars Hart as a best man for hire who takes on one especially challenging client played by Josh Gad. Hijinks ensue, misunderstandings take place, and in the end, it’s safe to assume, lessons are learned about friendship, love, life, etc. Watch the new The Wedding Ringer trailer after the jump.

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The more we hear about Paramount’s impending Baywatch reboot, the less it sounds like Baywatch. While the project started out as an action-oriented piece, a few years ago the studio decided to switch gears and tapped Jeremy Garelick (The Break-Up) to rework it as a broad comedy. Then, after Garelick left, Peter Tolan (Rescue Me) was brought on for another rewrite.

Now, given that progression, the new choice of director makes perfect sense. According to a new report, Reno 911! co-creator / star Robert Ben Garant has signed on to helm. Whether he’ll also rewrite is not clear at this point.

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Like so many other properties from our childhoods, Police Academy is roaring back to life in the form of a brand-new reboot. The project got set up at New Line since 2010, and has since acquired a director in the form of Scott Zabielski (Tosh.0). Now it’s also about to pick up a fresh draft of the screenplay, courtesy of The Break-Up writer Jeremy Garelick. More details after the jump.

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The latest addition to Neill Blompkamp‘s second feature Elysium is a good one: Diego Luna looks like the choice to play Julio, the closest friend of Matt Damon‘s character. In announcing the casting, Variety says the story ” revolves around aliens and humans doing battle on earth,” which is a slightly different description than we’ve heard in the past. Then again, we’ve heard very little description of the film so far, other than that Jodie Foster plays the head of state of an alien world, and that the film takes place 150 years in the future, with a socio-political bent.

Elysium also features Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, and Alice Braga. It shoots in Vancouver and Mexico City this summer, with a March 1, 2013 release date planned. We’re excited to see what’s in store; perhaps Comic Con will be the occasion that gives us a look at the film.

After the break, Jason Bateman joinsVince Vaughn in Insane Laws, and Garret Dillahunt gets a new role, which automatically makes the world a better place. Read More »

Did you know that there is a plan afoot to make a new feature film based on ‘Thriller,’ by Michael Jackson? Neither did we, but a rights package is being fought over that would allow a studio to further exploit the posthumous popularity of Michael Jackson and his music. The result might be a new Thriller directed by…the guy who made High School Musical? John Landis has got to be rather irritated right now. Read More »

Baywatch: The Movie Gets A New Writer/Director


If you’re like me, you’ve hoped that the Baywatch movie would just dry up and go away. The television show, which ran an astounding ten-year run (arguably dying out just as acceptance of the internet rendered a TV show filled with slo-mo jiggling red bathing suits irrelevant) has long been considered fodder for a theatrical film. A few years back there was news/rumor that Jessica Simpson would topline, but that never happened. Now Jeremy Garelick, who came up in the business working for Joel Schumacher, then co-wrote The Break-Up and became part of Todd Phillips’ rewrite crew (he did uncredited work on The Hangover) has been tapped to rewrite and direct Baywatch as a broad comedy. Get it? ‘Broad’. Yeah, I know, never mind. Read More »