The Director’s Guild of America has chimed in with their nominations for their annual awards honoring the finest achievements in directing in film and television for the year 2018. Much like his nomination for the American Society of Cinematographers Awards, it should come as no surprise that Roma director Alfonso Cuarón ended up with a nomination, especially after winning Best Director at the Golden Globes last weekend. But how did the other four nominations shake out?
Find out all of the 2019 DGA Awards nominations below, including film and television. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, we take a look at some of the highlights from last night’s 76th annual Golden Globes, honoring achievements in film and television from the year 2018. Watch Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh‘s opening monologue where they brutally roast some of Hollywood’s finest, see Jeff Bridges‘ acceptance speech for the Cecil B. deMille award, and more. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2018 by Fred Topel
The Farrelly Brothers became the kings of comedy in the ‘90s with Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin and There’s Something About Mary. However, Green Book is Peter Farrelly’s first solo film and his first drama.
Based on a true story, the film follows Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) as he gets a job as a driver for Dr. Shirley (Mahershala Ali). While Shirley tours the south with his jazz trio, he needs a savvy problem solver to bail him out of jams that may come up between gigs in racist communities. The “green book” of the title is the guide to southern hotels that accept black people.
Peter Farrelly spoke with /Film by phone about making Green Book. He elaborated on how the film consolidated the real life road trip Tony and Dr. Shirley took and shared some stories that didn’t make it into the film. Green Book is now playing in select theaters and opens wide Wednesday, November 21.
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The idea of a road trip bringing about some kind of life-changing experience in characters is quite the cliché on the big screen. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done well. And that’s exactly what comedy director Peter Farrelly looks to be doing with his first foray into drama.
Green Book tells the true story of a working class Italian bouncer named Tony (Viggo Mortensen) who gets hired as the driver and security for black classical pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Oscar winner Mahershala Ali of Moonllight) as he takes a tour of venues on the South side of the Mason-Dixon line in 1962. The result is a friendship that gives each of these travelers a little perspective on the world around them. Watch the first trailer below to see what we’re talking about. Read More »
Last week brought the first trailer for Robert Zemeckis‘ jarring juxtaposition of comedy and drama in Welcome to Marwen starring Steve Carell. It sounds like reactions to the trailer have Universal questioning whether it would have successfully opened up against the likes of Creed II, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 and Robin Hood, because they’re pushing back the release date a month.
Welcome to Marwen will no longer be opening on November 21, 2018. Instead, the film will hop back to a December opening just before Christmas and the drama Green Book will take the pre-Thanksgiving release date instead. If you’re not familiar with Green Book, don’t worry, we’ll explain what it’s about below. Read More »
Peter Farrelly is currently working on a solo directing effort. The Farrelly brother is hoping to shoot a drama, Green Book, this fall, and he has Oscar nominee Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic) currently circling the lead role. Farrelly’s next film sounds a whole heavier than There’s Something About Mary, Kingpin, and Dumb and Dumber.
Below, learn more about the new Peter Farrelly project.
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Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly, better known as The Farrelly Brothers, are responsible for some of the biggest and most quotable comedies of the past twenty years. This week, they’re making their first sequel, which also brings them back to the film that made them famous: Dumb and Dumber. Dumb and Dumber To reunites Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as idiots Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, and in so doing almost brings twenty years of comedy full circle.
To celebrate the release of Dumb and Dumber To, we’re ranked all 12 directorial efforts of the Farrelly Brothers. Theirs is a career that started with a bang and has since slowed down a bit. Still, their work is an impressive collection of films with unique and innovative plots.
Below, read our ranking of the films of the Farrelly Brothers. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
It took some 20 years to get from Dumb and Dumber to Dumb and Dumber To (with detours into prequel and TV territory in between), but we may not have to wait quite so long for Dumb and Dumber 3. As Dumb and Dumber To heads to theaters, both co-director Peter Farrelly and Jeff Daniels have already said they’d be on board for Dumb and Dumber 3.
Hit the jump to read their Dumb and Dumber 3 comments.
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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck might have the action and drama covered when it comes to Project Greenlight, but now they’ve added some help with the comedy. Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the filmmakers behind Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary and so many more, have been added to the upcoming HBO series, which recently selected its twelve finalists. The Farrellys will be part of the judging panel to select the winner then serve mentors to the eventual winner as he or she directs a movie on HBO. Read more of the Farrelly Brothers Project Greenlight news below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
Age doesn’t always mean wisdom, as evidenced in the new Dumb and Dumber To international trailer. Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) may be twenty years older, but they’ve still got the combined mental capacity of an eight-year-old.
The sequel follows the pair on another wacky road trip, this time to track down the daughter that Harry never knew he had. Watch the Dumb and Dumber To international trailer after the jump.
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