LOL: SNL’s British Crime Movie Trailer

This weekend’s Saturday Night Live was hosted by Russell Brand, and featured a pretty funny faux movie trailer for a British gangster/crime film titled Don’ You Go Rounin’ Roun to Re Ro. The sketch takes on the British crime genre, and features Brand, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen. Watch it now embedded after the jump.

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Well, it’s about bloody time. Jason Winer‘s remake of the classic Dudley Moore comedy Arthur, starring Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Luis Guzman, Jennifer Garner and others is scheduled for release on April 8 but we hadn’t seen a trailer until now. The film is about a spoiled New York billionaire whose whole life has been set-up for him until he finally stands up to his parents and he’s forced to live without money. Check out the trailer after the jump. Read More »

‘Hop’ Trailer

In Hop, from Alvin and the Chipmunks director Tim Hill, Russell Brand voices a CGI version of the Easter bunny and James Marsden plays the human who gets stuck taking care of him. Well, it isn’t the Easter bunny exactly, but a young bunny who has been tapped to be the next global deliverer of eggs and candy. Close enough.

We’ve seen one teaser, which basically consisted of a CGI bunny playing drums, but now there is a full trailer. If you think you can be convinced that this idea is a good one, by all means press on to the point beyond the break. Read More »

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 31 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!

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I’ll say it: I like Russell Brand. Came as a big surprise to me, too. What was once a sort of uncomfortable tendency to chuckle at his antics has evolved into a full-on acceptance of his manic energy and total willingness to do just about anything for a laugh. I understand why people don’t like him, but I’m in the fan club. It’s weird, but there you have it.

So, yes, despite a general disinterest in the remake I’ll probably turn up to see him play a drunk in Arthur, especially since Helen Mirren is playing the John Gielgud role. And while there is no trailer as of yet, this first tiny snippet of footage — it is mere seconds — might serve to indicate what we can expect. In that it showcases Helen Mirren more than it does the film’s lead, the Brand-haters among you might like it more than most of the movie. Read More »

Adam Shankman‘s big-screen version of the rock opera Rock of Ages is slowly coming together. There has been a lot of word about actors circling the project, but no hard and fast casting news as of yet. The biggest name being discussed so far has been Tom Cruise, who will reportedly take a supporting role in the musical. Now Russell Brand is circling a role as well. A rundown of the possible cast as it stands is after the break. Read More »

Russell Brand To Play Dead in ‘Rentaghost’

Call it Beetlejuice with a British twist. Warner Brothers has just acquired the rights to a late 1970s/early 1980s British television comedy called Rentaghost that they’re developing as a vehicle for blossoming movie star Russell Brand. The movie is about a slacker named Fred Mumford who decides he wants to be more productive as a ghost than he was a person. So, he starts a business where ghosts can be rented out to the living. Producers are currently out to writers. Read more after the break. Read More »

Despite the headline proclaiming that Russell Brand voices the Easter Bunny in Hop — and, indeed, he does — there’s nothing to that effect in this teaser. All you’ll see of the film is some drumming bunny animation. And what of the story with James Marsden playing a guy who takes in the Easter Bunny after he accidentally injures the not quite mythical beast? None of that here, folks. But it does inform audiences that the film is from the folks behind Despicable Me. Check out the teaser after the break. Read More »

The first movie poster for the upcoming Russell Brand Easter Bunny comedy Hop has been released on Facebook (via Bleeding Cool). The film is the first live-action production from Universal Pictures’ Illumination Entertainment, the guys behind the computer animated feature Despicable Me. Hit the jump to see the first poster which gives us our first look at Brand as the computer animated Easter Bunny.
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Movie Trailer: Julie Taymor’s ‘The Tempest’

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Holy AfterEffects! Word out of festivals in the past month wasn’t terribly positive with respect to Julie Taymor’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. And now that the first trailer is here it is easy to make a guess or to as to why. The cast is phenomenal: Helen Mirren leads as Prospera, with Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou, David Strathairn, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Reeve Carney, Felicity Jones and Tom Conti. But the footage looks…well, see for yourself. Read More »