Now that there's word from Harold "Egon" Ramis himself that that there will indeed be a Ghostbusters 3 in 2011, news that it will include both the old Ghostbusters and a younger cast of new Ghostbusters headed by a grown-up Oscar (Dana's baby in Ghostbusters 2) has uber-nerd Michael Cera saying that he wants in.
While there have been no official casting announcements for the next generation of Ghostbusters, Cera has reportedly been campaigning to play Oscar. The actor informed People magazine that during the filming of Year One, he constantly harangued Ramis, the movie's director, about the Ghostbusters franchise and potentially playing a part in the third movie.
I loved Ghostbusters! As a kid, I wanted to be Bill Murray's character. Harold told me lots of stories and I memorized every word.
Obviously this doesn't mean Cera is a shoe-in for a part in Ghostbusters 3, but it is some interesting "rumor" news, and he would make a perfect Oscar.... Posted 12.31.09 by reelz
This morning, Jack Black and Michael Cera were on the CBS Early Show to promote Year One, which will be in theaters Friday.
When asked about the plot, Black made good on his well-known arsenal of musical trivia and referenced a few notes from a Genesis song (get it? Genesis ... movie about prehistoric times?). He then likened the Harold Ramis-directed comedy to another well-known comedy from 30 years ago:
So we're cavemen ... prehistoric dudes, and we're just sort of wandering through Biblical times. A lot like, you know, one of the old Biblical comedies like Life of Brian, in that flavor.
It would probably be foolish to expect Year One to deliver the same level of hilarity as the 1979 movie. That's a tough act to follow. On the other hand, we have to admit that the costumes and set design look very similar.
Compare the two trailers to see what we mean: Posted 06.15.09 by reelz
Sony Pictures recently released this hilarious new movie trailer from the upcoming Harold Ramis (Groundhog Day) film, Year One. The film stars Jack Black (Nacho Libre) and Michael Cera (Superbad) as two lazy hunter-gatherers who get banished from their village and set about on an epic quest.
Year One also stars Olivia Wilde (Turistas), Paul Rudd (Role Models) and David Cross (Arrested Development). Posted 06.12.09 by BrentJS
Two new clips from the upcoming Harold Ramis directed Year One show the social dangers our ancestors faced in the past. In the first clip, Michael Cera is having trouble meeting the girl of his dreams:
In this clip Cera and Jack Black try to talk their way out of death by stoning: Posted 05.18.09 by Ryan
A new international trailer for Year One has appeared. The comedy, about two hunter-gatherers (Jack Black and Michael Cera) who set out on a journey through the ancient world, was directed by Harold Ramis from a script by the writers behind the upcoming Ghostbusters 3. The movie looks hilarious, and hopefully won't be affected by a recent trim to make a PG-13 rating. Posted 05.08.09 by Ryan
With seconds left till the half, Pittsburg has intercepted the ball and run it back for a 100 yard return touchdown--the longest in history! With the extra point, it is now 17-7 for the Steelers.
Now that we're going into the half, I'm getting to play a little trailer catch-up for a couple previews that I haven't blogged about yet.
First off, I just saw a trailer and 3-D promo for Monsters vs. Aliens -- the next computer animated offering from Dreamworks. This has the looks of a fun family favorite. When hostile aliens invade, only Earth's monsters can save us from annihilation. If it looks a little blurry, it's because you need 3-D glasses.
For those of you with the 3-D glasses, here also is the SoBe promo featuring the Monsters.
May I say, that as always, the commercials and trailers are way better than the half-time show. I'm re-living the 80's watching Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, and praying that there isn't going to be another wardrobe malfunction this time.
Another animation that I didn't get to blog about earlier is the Pixar picture Up. While Pixar movies are never bad, this one, about an old man (named Carl Fredrickson) who ties a bunch of balloons to his house and floats away, just doesn't do it for me. Maybe I'm getting jaded in my old age, but does this storyline sound interesting to anybody? The trailer was cute, as they all are, but when I want to see funny old people, I visit the local rest home. But hey, I didn't think Wall-E sounded particularly interesting, and yet it has turned out to be one of my favorite Pixar flicks. So what do I know, huh?
Finally, one I missed mentioning right at the beginning was The Year One, a comedy from Harold Ramis starring Jack Black and uber-nerd Michael Cera. You can't go wrong with this one. The trailer had a funny stoning scene that I couldn't find for you, but the below clip makes up for not finding the actual trailer Posted 02.01.09 by reelz