Leprechauns, ruined birthdays, and home school taunting.
Romantic comedy anthologies are becoming rather popular these days, particularly ones that revolve around a particular holiday, but comedy anthologies are a hard thing to come by — 2007's The Ten comes to mind as does the classic Kentucky Fried Movie — but coming early next year is Movie 43, which stars almost the entirety of Hollywood and has a director list almost as long. In fact, it's hard to believe there are some actors and directors that aren't associated with Movie 43.
Revealed in just the red band trailer alone, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris share a romantic(?) moment; Halle Berry ruins a blind kid's birthday; Terrence Howard reminds a basketball team of the advantage they have; Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts decide to give their home-schooled son an authentic high school experience; Emma Stone checks in on Kieran Culkin's STD; and Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville capture a leprechaun (Gerard Butler). That's not all, of course, Chloe Grace Moretz, Richard Gere, Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet also appear in the very NSFW trailer, which does its very best to be as outrageous and offensive as possible.movie trailers and more
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After making the rounds at the American Film Market for the last two years running, Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona's (The Orphanage) first English-language feature, The Impossible, will finally debut at next month's Toronto International Film Festival, in advance of its currently scheduled limited theatrical release in the U.S. in December. Based on a true story, The Impossible stars Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts as a husband and wife on vacation with their three sons in Thailand during the tsunami that devastated the country and much of Southeast Asia in December 2004. Set to Damien Rice's haunting cover of U2's "One," the new trailer for the movie is a heart-rending reminder of the power of nature's fury and the fragility of life.
read the synopsis & watch the trailer >> Posted 08.22.12 by BrentJS
Audiences are finally getting a chance to step into director JIm Sheridan's Dream House.
Shot in early 2010, the lack of snow in Toronto forced the production to schedule reshoots in December, when (hopefully) more snow was on the ground. At that point, actor Daniel Craig was already in Sweden shooting The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which then postponed the reshoots to March, which, in turn, meant that the February release date had to be changed to September.
The reshoots allowed Sheridan to add in a few additional scenes to help explain the thriller's story. "I'm happy enough with it. It will be a good movie," Sheridan told THR last December. "But it's a very unusual storyline that's sometimes hard to negotiate. At base, it's a big love story. On top of that, it's a genre horror story. On top of that, it's a psychological thriller. There's a lot of strands to keep in the air." watch the creepy trailer >> Posted 07.22.11 by Ryan
While Christian Bale and Michael Caine will definitely appear in The Dark Knight Rises, director Christopher Nolan's follow-up to The Dark Knight, Nolan has been taking his time filling two female roles in the upcoming sequel. In November, Nolan compiled a shortlist of actresses that he planned to meet with for either a love interest or villain role. The list included Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley, but latest shortlist includes several new names, with only two repeats. who's up for the roles? >> Posted 01.12.11 by Ryan
More actresses are being rumored for the female roles in Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated The Dark Knight Rises. Last week, Charlize Theron, Vera Farmiga, and The Burning Plain actress Kacie Thomas were rumored to be up for the roles of Sarah Essen, a love interest for Commissioner Gordon, and Julie Madison, all of which remains unconfirmed. MORE >> Posted 11.12.10 by Ryan
Children of Men director Alfonso Cuarón's upcoming 3-D space thriller, Gravity, just cannot find a leading lady. The movie, which takes place almost entirely in space, cast Robert Downey Jr. in March as a team leader on a remote space station just as Angelina Jolie dropped out of the lead role. A search commenced, with Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively both reportedly testing for the role earlier this month. The actresses were but a few that were trying to land the role. Who else is being considered? >> Posted 09.02.10 by Ryan
At 74 years old, Woody Allen's one-movie-a-year output is increasingly impressive, though his latest, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger seems a little lazy, depicting another tale of sexual politics complicating the lives of a British family (Allen fans might remember the exact same plot line in 2009's Whatever Works, only the setting was New York). A new international trailer shows off the usual jazzy, ensemble dramedy that is the standard for Allen movies. This time his impressive cast includes Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Antonio Banderas, Gemma Jones, Lucy Punch, and Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto. View the international trailer here >> Posted 07.09.10 by Ryan
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association cast its votes for the best movies of the "aughties," and in the end, it was David Lynch's Mulholland Dr. that came out on top, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The organization made the following statement in announcing its decision:
Lynch's film stands as both a cautionary tale and a mascot for the triumph ofart and personal vision in an industry that, from where we sit, often seems actively devoted to the suppression of both.
Mulholland Dr. stars Laura Elena Harring as an upscale LA woman who suffers from amnesia after a car accident. She meets Naomi Watts (in her breakout role), an ingenue trying to break into Hollywood, and the two set about trying to solve the mystery of the accident. The movie also features Justin Theroux as a director whose project is sabotaged by big-studio producers.
The movie both glamorizes and satirizes Hollywood, often in the same moment, and the tone runs the gamut from absurd hilarity to outright horror. It's a rhapsodic celebration of the history of movies on one hand, and yet at the same time a ruthlessly bitter denunciation of industry evils. Perfect territory for Lynch, whose very success depended partly on Hollywood capital and partly on his ability to keep his distance from it.
Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood was second on the critics' list, followed by Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of theSpotless Mind and Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain. Other contenders included Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, and Alfonso Cuarón's Y tu mamá también. Posted 01.13.10 by reelz
Always secretive about his upcoming projects, Woody Allen has released just a little teaser about his next movie, reported in THR. Called You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, the movie will star Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Gemma Jones, Lucy Punch, and Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto. Punch was called in to replace Nicole Kidman, who dropped out over a schedule conflict.
Not many details so far on the plot, other than it revolves around various members of a family and their mixed-up love lives. Meaining, it's a bit hard at this point to differentiate it from any number of other Allen flicks, except perhaps for the bold title.
Allen recently told the Telegraph that fans can tell ahead of time which of his movies will be good just by what they're called.
I never title a movie until it's finished because if I look at the film and it's no good I don't like to give it an aggressive title, I give it what I call one of my hiding titles — the kind of title that is low-key and promises nothing, so people are less disappointed by it. But if I feel the film is good, I give it an aggressive, confident title and then hope for the best.
Well, this latest title certainly does seem to be promising something. So, if this method really holds any water, Allen's latest movie just might be one of his better efforts. You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger is slated for a fall 2010 release. Posted 10.26.09 by reelz
Variety reports that Woody Allen has chosen British actress Lucy Punch to star in his latest movie, which will be shot in London. Punch replaces Nicole Kidman, who had to withdraw due to a scheduling conflict with John Cameron Mitchell's The Rabbit Hole, which she is starring in and producing. Details of the plot of Allen's movie are unclear, but according to sources, Punch may play an escort similar to the one made famous by the Eliot Spitzer scandal.
Punch's previous credits include Being Julia, Hot Fuzz, Young Americans, and CBS's sitcom The Class She joins a cast that includes Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Naomi Watts, and Freida Pinto. Posted 05.30.09 by reelz