"What's a dirty bomb, bro?"
The end of the world is everywhere these days — at least, in pop culture. Apocalyptic TV shows like Revolution and The Walking Dead have scored huge ratings on their respective networks, while, earlier this month, zombie rom-com Warm Bodies opened in first place on its opening weekend.
While no zombies have taken over the world, the apocalypse is again the subject of the upcoming comedy It's a Disaster, which follows eight couples who get together for a weekend brunch only to discover that dirty bombs have been dropped in the nearest city and the couples are trapped inside the house, unsure of what's going on outside. Don't worry, it is a comedy, sporting such comedic luminaries as David Cross (Arrested Development, Mr. Show), Erinn Hayes (Children's Hospital) and America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) to go along with Julia Stiles (The Bourne Identity, Dexter) and Rachel Boston (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past). As seen in the movie's first trailer, the result is a dark take on what the apocalypse will do to friendship. watch the trailer >> Posted 02.19.13 by Ryan
A soldier returns home after his tour of duty in Iraq in The Dry Land and struggles with readjusting to civilian life. The movie opened the Albuquerque Film Festival, a nod to the city where it was filmed. Hollywood Dailies co-host Stephanie Simmons talked with Golden Globe–winner America Ferrera, who worked on the post-war drama with her fiancé, director Ryan Piers Williams. see the interview and more >> Posted 08.30.10 by reelz
Those looking for a culture-clash comedy are in luck this weekend with Our Family Wedding, starring America Ferrera and Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker. Is it any good?
"...though the intended hilarity is forced and flat, there's a sweetness to the silliness that's likely to find a warm welcome..."
— Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
"...Guess Who's Coming to Dinner gets a modest comic update in Rick Famuyiwa's Our Family Wedding."
— Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"...be prepared to swallow a lot of empty-calorie jokes in which blacks and Latinos insult and misunderstand one another in a spirit of vigorous buffoonery before dancing together in maniacal harmony during the never-in-doubt wedding-scene finale."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"An unconvincingly broad culture-clash comedy..."
— Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"Hitching a Mexican-American bride and her African-American groom to a noisy and increasingly tiresome family feud, this broad ethnic farce serves up a full-on culture collision, but — thanks to a handful of diverting performers — stops just short of becoming a train wreck."
— Nick Schager, Slant Magazine Posted 03.11.10 by reelz
DreamWorks Animation (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens) is teasing its next project — and second digital 3-D movie — with a quick-glimpse trailer. How to Train Your Dragon tells the story of an unlikely hero, Hiccup, heir of a Viking chiefdom.
To pass an initiation into manhood, Hiccup embarks on a quest to hunt down and bring into submission the fiercest dragon. Voice-over actors in the movie include Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson, Kristen Wiig, and America Ferrera. How to Train Your Dragon is due in theaters on March 26, 2010. Posted 09.14.09 by reelz