- It's fall (aka queue up the Oscar movies), so not surprisingly there are more dramas headed into theaters than this past summer. Also on the upswing are 3-D movies — in fact, nearly 1/3 of the fall titles boost the extra dimension, with 100 percent of the Kids/Family movies playing in 3-D.
By the numbers, here's how the season breaks down: fans of action/adventure (7), horror (6), drama (6), and comedy (5) are in luck, with the offerings fewer and farther between for kids (4) and mystery/thriller fans (3). Get details on all of them, including who stars, and check out the trailers and photo galleries.
see our 2010 Fall Movie Guide >> Posted 08.11.10 by reelz
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Due Date, director Todd Philips' upcoming follow-up to his smash hit The Hangover. The movie is a little like Planes, Trains and Automobiles except instead of Steve Martin joining John Candy on a cross country trip to make it home in time for Thanksgiving, Robert Downey Jr. joins Zach Galifianakis on a cross country trip to make it home in time for his child's birth. Downey Jr. has already called Due Date his "second greatest movie". Watch the trailer below and see if he's right. Posted 07.15.10 by Ryan
Thanks to the success of movies like Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes, actor Robert Downey Jr. has become known as something of an action hero of late. But, it was his 2008 role in the comedy Tropic Thunder that earned him an Academy Award nomination, his first since Chaplin in 1992. So, teaming Downey, Jr. with Zach Galifianakis, the break-out star of director Todd Philips' hilarious smash comedy The Hangover, seems like the perfect recipe for movie magic. And, according to Downey, Jr., that's exactly what fans should expect from Due Date, Phillips' latest comedy about an expectant father (Downey, Jr.) who is forced to hitch a ride with a college slacker (Galifianakis) on a cross-country trek to make it to his child's birth on time. Read what Downey Jr. said about the move and Galifianakis >> Posted 05.02.10 by BrentJS
Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. seem like an odd pairing for a movie, which is precisely why director Todd Phillips chose the two actors for Due Date, his follow-up to The Hangover. The movie has an expectant father (Downey Jr.) traveling cross country to see his child's birth, in the process ending up with an unlikely travel companion (Galifianakis).
Phillips told Collider that directing is mostly "about casting,", though the first meeting between Galifianakis and Downey Jr. didn't go as smoothly as he would have hoped. Find out what happened >> Posted 03.30.10 by Ryan
Director Todd Phillips is following up his hit movie The Hangover with another comedy, Due Date, which tells the story of a father-to-be (Robert Downey Jr.) who reluctantly hitches a ride with a college slacker (Zach Galifianakis) in an attempt to get home before the birth of his child.
Alan Arkin told Collider that he has joined the production to play Downey Jr.'s estranged father, who Downey Jr. has not seen in twenty-five years. Arkin claims that his scenes are largely improvised.
We did a lot of improvising and restructuring the stuff I was in. [Downey Jr.]'s got a very, very fast mind. He thinks about every aspect of the production. He knows exactly what he needs and what the scene needs, and he's very quick to be able to play around with the structure, within all those things that are going on. He's a very, very smart young man. Posted 11.17.09 by Ryan
A busy man after the success of Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. is currently shooting the comedy Due Date. He has plenty of upcoming projects, including a "re-imagining" of Harvey and the comic book adaptation of Cowboys and Aliens, not to mention Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man 2 awaiting theatrical release.
Yet, Downey Jr. told Esquire magazine that what he really wants for his next project is to direct.
I will not be able to remain happy and sedate being whatever — being an increasingly hirable actor type. I think the best thing I could do for my soul and my own development would be to direct.
I'm not sure exactly how things are going to shake out, because it's really easy for me to do landgrabs with my day job, and I still have a lot of passion for it. But if I had to guess, that would probably be my next move.
Downey Jr. claims that directing is "in his blood" from his dad and that getting behind the camera is one of those things that remains "very, very much unrequited." With so many projects lined up, it's anyone's guess when Downey Jr. will take a break from acting and start directing, though Downey Jr. may skip out on Cowboys and Aliens. Posted 11.12.09 by Ryan
Variety reports that Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA will star with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis in Due Date, the upcoming comedy from director Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Old School, Starsky & Hutch).
The story involves a soon-to-be father who is in danger of missing his child's birth. In order to make it on time, he has to enlist the help of an underachieving college student, who takes him on a road trip.
The RZA has already starred in and produced music for a number of features, perhaps most notably those of indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. If you haven't yet seen it, check out this hilarious clip from Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes, in which RZA discusses the ills of caffeine addiction with fellow Wu-Tang member GZA and ... Bill Murray.
RZA is also starring in Paul Haggis's upcoming movie The Next Three Days and is scoring Robbie Brenner's Warriors Way.
Due Date also stars Michelle Monaghan and Jamie Foxx and is scheduled for a November 5, 2010 release. Posted 10.08.09 by reelz
Todd Phillips took a chance when he forced Warner Bros. to let him cast Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis in The Hangover, but his gamble paid off when Hangover became the highest grossing R-rated comedy ever in July. Up next for Phillips is Due Date, a road trip comedy about an expectant father (Robert Downey Jr.) trying to race home to see the birth of his child alongside an annoying travel partner (Galifianakis).
Variety reports that Michelle Monaghan is set to join the comedy as Downey Jr.'s pregnant wife, reuniting her with her Kiss Kiss Bang Bang co-star. Shooting begins this fall. Posted 09.18.09 by Ryan