Universal Pictures has released eight still images and the first trailer for its new comedy, Get Him to the Greek, exclusively to Apple.com. Directed by Nicholas Stoller (Yes Man), Get Him to the Greek is a spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall (FSM), with Russell Brand reprising the role of Brit-rocking boy-toy Aldous Snow. Jonah Hill is also back, though as Aaron Green, an intern at Snow's record company, not as the Snow-loving resort employee from FSM.
When we revisit Snow in Get Him to the Greek, he's a shadow of his former self. The confident, self-absorbed, rock god Snow of FSM has been replaced by a heart-broken, heavy-drinking Snow fearful that he's entering the "greatest hits" phase of his music career. Snow's producer, Sergio Roma (Sean Combs), tasks the eager-to-please Green with escorting Snow from London to L.A., where he is supposed to start a world tour aimed at reviving his career. When Snow learns that his one true love, model/pop star Jackie Q (played by Rose Byrne), is in L.A., he makes it his mission to get there before his tour begins, dragging Green through a "minefield of London drug smuggles, New York City brawls, and Vegas lap dances."
Clint Morris of Moviehole claims to have read the original script for Get Him to the Greek and described it as having "great jokes, some wonderful cameos, and, believe it or not, a half-decent plot to boot." Morris went on to say that, unfortunately, he imagined many of the "racier" scenes in the script would have to be cut to meet the R-rating, saying they "do borderline on both soft-porn and unfilmable rancidness." Posted 02.15.10 by BrentJS
Fans of full-frontal male nudity will be delightedto learn that this week's DVD Tuesday features the home-video debut ofForgetting Sarah Marshall, starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, and apre-VMA meltdown Russell Brand. Also releasing today: Taxi to the Dark Side, theOscar-winning documentary chronicling the beating death of an Afghani cabdriver; Chapter 27, the little-seen Mark David Chapman biopic for which JaredLeto gained a whopping 67 pounds; and Bigger, Stronger, Faster*, first-timefilmmaker Chris Bell's fascinating examination of steroid abuse in America. Our DVD pick of the week is Iron Man, the best superhero movieof all time not named The Dark Knight. Maybe you've heard of it. Posted 09.30.08 by reelz
The box office got a much needed shot of adrenaline this weekend as two fan favorites battled it out for tops. In the end, the combo of Jackie Chan and Jet Li in the family-friendly PG-13 Forbidden Kingdom proved too much for the latest gross out comedy from the Apatow gag, Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Kingdom ended up with a $20.8 million take while Sarah Marshall took in $17.3 mil. Last weekend's top flick, Prom Night, took the third spot with $9.1 million while the weekend's other major new release, the critically lambasted Al Pacino starrer 88 Minutes, made $6.8 million for fourth place. Posted 04.21.08 by reelz
This weekend Forgetting Sarah Marshall officially announces the arrival of Russell Brand in America and Brand isn't missing a beat. He's already signed to co-star opposite Jonah Hill in another Apatow comedy and he will next be starring opposite Adam Sandler in Bedtime Stories.
We went straight to the source during our exclusive interview with Brand to ask about the Adam Sandler project.
"[My character]'s called Mickey and it's a Disney movie, so that's really exciting. I'm Adam Sandler's comic foil... Sort of a grubby room service waiter that ultimately gets the girl... It's a good part. It's all the way through the film."
More on Brand and his future projects to come! Posted 04.19.08 by reelz
Russell Brand has arrived in America and if you don't know who he is just yet, you soon will.
As Brit rocker Aldous Snow in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the fast-talking, seat-of-you-pants comedy stylings of Brand steal more than a few scenes. And believe it or not, aside from the singing, his Sarah Marshall alter-go isn't that far off from who he is in real life.
Brand has been a sensation in Britain for a few years now, VJ'ing on MTV Britain, hosting radio and internet shows and writing an autobiography ("My Booky Wook") that will soon be adapted into a movie.
Reelz.com had a very entertaining interview with the incomparable Brand during which he gave us the back story of his career, some tips on clearning the homeless and how he got fired from MTV for dressing as Osama Bin Laden on September 12, 2001. Seriously! Check out our full Russell Brand interview right here. Posted 04.18.08 by reelz
Find out how the Judd Apatow Team comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall compares to the similar 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Superbad. We were at last night's first screening and caught fans' first reaction.
Next week we'll be at the first showing of the Harold and Kumar sequel Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Posted 04.18.08 by Dack
Up until recently, Jason Segel has been more of a familiar face than household name. As with fellow Apatow grad Seth Rogen, life is about to change for the likable Segel. You might remember him best as Rogen's friend Jason in Knocked Up (the guy who goes out clubbing with Rogen's Ben Stone the night the accidental pregnancy is conceived). Segel is also on the popular TV show How I Met Your Mother and got his start in the little scene but beloved Apatow shows Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared.
Now that Apatow has gone from critically-acclaimed-but-financially-strapped to rolling in dough from 40-Year-Old-Virgin and Knocked Up, he's sharing the wealth. He helped Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg get their long-gestating coming-of-age comedy Superbad produced last year and now Jason Segel is getting that same chance as the writer and star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Check out our revealing Exclusive Interview with Jason Segel where we discuss puppet threesomes, prepping a nude scene and more. Posted 04.17.08 by reelz
As you may have already heard,actor Jason Segel drops some serious trou in this weekend's sure-to-be blockbuster, Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
In honor of his daring to bare all, GrrlzChannel is back with the topic we know you love best: Full-frontal male nudity in film. Our tireless and intrepid reporter (i.e., me) has logged more quality time in front of the tube on the hunt for that most elusive of creatures--the actor who will get nude on film.
So without further ado, please direct yourself on over to our article, GrrlzChannel: Full-frontal male nudity in film (Part II) to find out which of your favorite actors have joined the ranks of Segel--and which ones just want us to think they have. Posted 04.17.08 by reelz
Well, after all of the viral marketing and hype, the opening weekend for Forgetting Sarah Marshall is here. We've been following the movie over the past several months and here's just some of what we have:
» Our early review. (We liked it.) Posted 04.14.08 by reelz
» 10 Forgetting Sarah Marshall clips
» Mila Kunis interview
» All about the marketing campaign including billboards
» New Today! Judd Apatow and crew discuss full-frontal male nudity
The beautiful Mila Kunis is right on the verge of transitioning from TV to big screen pin-up girl. As the anti-Sarah Marshall in the upcoming Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Kunis is every broken-hearted man's post-breakup fantasy girl.
Reelz.com spoke to Kunis about keeping up with the talented improv cast of an Apatow production, the Universal marketing bonanza and, well, penises and boobies. Honestly, I'm not making this up. Check out the full Mila Kunis interview to see for yourself! Posted 04.10.08 by reelz