Over at The Late Late Show, host James Corden likes to have fun with the guests. And when you have two willing participants as Long Shot stars Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, then you get a new edition of Role Call where the two stars reenact 20 different beloved romantic comedies, ranging from the classic When Harry Met Sally to the more recent Love, Simon. And they even manage to sneak Knocked Up in there for a good laugh. Read More »
Long Shot premiered to rave reviews at this year’s South By Southwest Film Festival. It’s a smart, funny, charming movie that features surprising chemistry between stars Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron – but this new trailer would like to remind you that the film also has its fair share of physical comedy.
Rogen’s character, a journalist named Fred Flarsky, takes two huge spills in this trailer that would have sidelined a normal human for the rest of the movie, so it’s a good thing Flarksy is also a superhero named Long Shot who’s invulnerable to pain! (He isn’t.) Read More »
Jesse Custer might be about to finally find God. The AMC adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comic series Preacher will reach the end of its journey with the upcoming season 4. Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen developed the series, which premiered in 2016. While many of the plot elements and characters were lifted directly from Ennis and Dillion’s comic, the show also differed significantly in other ways. The fourth and final season of Preacher will arrive in August. Read More »
Seth Rogen gets his own Pretty Woman in the form of the raunchy romantic comedy Long Shot.
The comedy from 50/50 director Jonathan Levine follows the Knocked Up star as a journalist named Fred Flarsky who gets recruited as a presidential campaign speechwriter for US Secretary of State, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron). She needs some humor and charm to change the public’s perception of her, and Flarsky has no problem bringing that to the table. But he’s also bringing some unrequited feelings with him from when Charlotte used to babysit him as a kid. Surprisingly, romance ensues in the red band Long Shot trailer below. Read More »
Jonathan Levine’s Long Shot is a sufficiently safety-wrapped package of vocal demands for change structured around equally predictable rom-com beats (watch the trailer). Not the worst thing in the world by any stretch of emphasis, mind you. Cutesy Hallmark signatures are traded for shared gender relationship roles, highlighting women’s ongoing strife in daily global environments while romance flourishes under often redefined subgenre frameworks. Liz Hannah and Dan Sterling’s screenplay says less about “Red vs Blue” headbutting and chromosome-focused stereotypes than perceived, but still provides a comedic outlet for strong performers who attract “unlikely” lovestruck charms.
Oh yeah, did I mention Long Shot tempts us with the idea of Charlize Theron leading America into a brighter tomorrow? As they’d say in the meme world, “You have my sword.” Read More »
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Director Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies) is back with a new Seth Rogen/Charlize Theron comedy called Long Shot. If that title doesn’t sound familiar, you may recognize it from its earlier (and arguably more memorable) title: Flarsky. The title was changed to signify that it wasn’t primarily the story of Rogen’s character, Fred Flarsky, but more of a two-hander where Theron’s character is equally as important. “I’m only half the story,” Rogen explained. Check out the first Long Shot trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2019 by Jacob Hall
Update: On Twitter, Rogen has explained the reason for the title change. Our original article follows, and you can read his explanation below.
For a long time, director Jonathan Levine‘s new movie was going by its original title: Flarsky. And then someone at Lionsgate realized that calling a film Flarsky is an invitation to make no money at the box office because it sounds like an off-brand medicinal soda only available in three states, so they’ve changed it. Flarsky is dead. Meet Long Shot.
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