"Hermoine just stole all of our s**t."
After the release of an April Fool's joke trailer for a sequel to 2008's Pineapple Express, an actual, red-band trailer has been released for the upcoming, apocalyptic comedy This is the End.
The movie follows Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill and Jay Baruchel as fictional versions of themselves trying to stay alive while living in Franco's house after an apocalypse hits the planet. The NSFW trailer shows the movie's many cameos, including Michael Cera, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari and a not-messing-around Emma Watson, whose apocalypse survival instinct is take what's hers. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.03.13 by Ryan
"We should make more sequels to our movies."
For those that loved the 2008 comedy Pineapple Express, you're in luck: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson, along with Jonah Hill, have teamed up for a sequel, sort of.
In what is clearly a April Fool's joke, Sony Pictures has released a trailer for Pineapple Express 2, reuniting Dale (Rogen), Saul (Franco), Red (McBride) and henchman Matheson (Robinson), that quickly revealed to be the trailer for This is the End instead. The upcoming comedy sees those same actors (plus Jay Baruschel) play fictional(?) versions of themselves as they live together in a single apartment while a global apocalypse destroys the Earth. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.01.13 by Ryan
Have Mother, will travel.
The upcoming The Guilt Trip isn't the only comedy about a mother and adult son trying to forge a bond, and no one is more aware of that than director Anne Fletcher (The Proposal). "About the only one that comes to mind is [1996's] Mother," Fletcher said to USA Today of the possible comparison to The Guilt Trip. "I went back and watched it again, just to make sure we didn't do anything similar."
And, in fact, it looks like the movie has more in common with a road trip comedy like Planes, Trains and Automobiles as it sees Seth Rogen play an inventor who decides to bring his mother (Barbra Streisand) along for a cross-country trip where he tries to sell his product. "It's a story about a guy who is trying to not be really annoyed by his mother all the time," said Rogen of the movie, which finally has its first trailer online. trailers that don't hitchhike
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The cast for Seth Rogen's directorial debut, The End of the World (formerly The Apocalypse) continues to grow. Last year, Rogen revealed that Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and James Franco would play versions of themselves in the movie, which will follow Rogen, Jay Baruchel, and the rest of the cast as they are holed up in Franco's apartment while the world crumbles. Baruchel revealed in 2010 that one of the movie's running jokes will be a series of Hollywood celebrities who will cameo as corpses. Well some of those cameos are starting to be revealed.
On the heels of Franco's slip that singer-actress Rihanna has a "a little part" in the movie, THR reports that Emma Watson, Jason Segel and David Krumholtz will also appear as themselves in the movie, though the extent of their cameos is unknown. Watson's appearance could be tied to her history with the Harry Potter franchise, as Rogen admitted last September that Daniel Radcliffe was up for a role, but that the actor wasn't "willing to push things as far as we [are]."
The End of the World is based on the 2007 short Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse and is written by Rogen and his co-director Evan Goldberg, Rogen's writing partner on Superbad and Pineapple Express. The movie is scheduled for a June 14, 2013 release date. Watson can be seen next in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, opening on September 21st. Posted 05.01.12 by Ryan
One of the long-gestating projects for actor-writer Seth Rogen has been the end-of-the-world horror-comedy Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse, which we first reported on in 2008. The "Jay" of the the title is Rogen's Knocked Up co-star Jay Baruchel. To promote the production, the two actors made an eight-minute short (NSFW) that took place in a dingy apartment with a dwindling water supply in a post-apocalyptic world.
Now, after several years of waiting, it looks as though the full-length movie version is on the way, but will include more than just Baruchel and Rogen, as Rogen revealed to MTV: more cast and plot details revealed >> Posted 09.22.11 by Ryan
The upcoming R-rated dramedy 50/50 opens at the end of the month, but recently screened in advance at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The movie follows 27-year-old Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and his best friend Kyle (Seth Rogen), who helps him beat it. From that description alone, the jokes just write themselves.
The script was written by Rogen's screenwriter friend Will Reiser, who is himself a cancer survivor. While attending the TIFF press conference for 50/50 (via the National Post), Reiser explained how he decided to turn his story of survival into a script.
watch the clips and read more from the cast >> Posted 09.15.11 by Ryan
The way we dealt with it was we didn’t sit around and talk about our feelings. We just made jokes and we sort of tried to make fun of the absurdity of the entire situation. One night we were at a party and someone asked me if I had made a bucket list of all I wanted to do...I was like, "I’m actually really sick. I just want to sleep. I don’t really want to go to Africa." We started talking about how there’s never been a comedy about cancer. We started talking about it, well, why don’t we do a buddy comedy.
Director Jonathan Levine (The Wackness) knew he would have it tough convincing audiences there was humor to find in cancer with the upcoming dramedy 50/50, which stars Joseph Gordon Levitt as 27-year-old Adam who is suddenly diagnosed with cancer and Seth Rogen as his best friend. At first, Levine turned down the movie, but then one of his family members was diagnosed as well. Levine told The Playlist that the experience "made the script resonate that much more for me — I went through those experiences where you know things are just so ridiculous and so intense that you have to laugh and I went through those experience where things are so ridiculous sometimes that you have to cry." Levine soon accepted the movie.
More hurdles were to follow. First was in casting, with James McAvoy, initially cast in Gordon-Levitt's role, but, after his wife went into early labor, McAvoy dropped out just as the movie was about to start. Gordon-Levitt accepted with "about a week to ten days to prep."
head shaving, name changing and more >> Posted 09.12.11 by Ryan
We were definitely freaking out, but, honestly, there was something in the chemistry that we all had, we had too good of a thing going here for it to fall apart, and we just kind of put our heads down and did our jobs. And thank god they sent [Gordon-Levitt] the material... I know we would have been heartbroken if Joe had not been able to make it.
When we first heard about 50/50, the R-rated dramedy about cancer starring Seth Rogen, we were a little confused. Would that work? Can Rogen make cancer funny? Is hard-R material appropriate in a movie about cancer?
Written by Rogen's screenwriter friend Will Reiser, himself a cancer survivor, the first and second trailers released for the movie look like they've pulled it off. Part of the comedy comes from the amount of honesty included in the movie, as seen when Kyle (Rogen) convinces Adam (Joseph Gordon Levitt) to use his situation to pick up women and ends with humiliating results. More of the comedy's brutal (and hilarious) candor can be found in three recently released preview clips. watch the clips >> Posted 08.26.11 by reelz
Last month, actor-producer Tom Cruise was confirmed to produce and act in Paramount Pictures' adaptation of author Lee Child's novel One Shot. Finally, Cruise is getting some company.
Deadline reports that Rosamund Pike is in negotiations to take the female lead, that of a defense attorney named Helen Rodin. In the novel, Cruise's character, former Military Police Officer-turned-drifter Jack Reacher, investigates the deaths of five individuals, all shot by a lone sniper. Pike's Rodin is defending the man arrested for the shootings, and joins up with Cruise's Reacher to bring down the real culprits.
One Shot was adapted by screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (Valkyrie, The Usual Suspects), who will also direct for the first time since his 2000 crime drama The Way of the Gun. Production on the movie will start this fall in Pittsburgh. No release date for One Shot has been announced so far.
Pike can be seen next in September's Johnny English Reborn, followed by the October comedy The Big Year and, next March, in Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to Clash of the Titans. Hill and dewitt to join Stiller and Vaughn in Neighborhood Watch >> Posted 08.17.11 by Ryan
The first trailer for Summit Entertainment's 50/50 debuted in May, long before the movie's September release date, and offered the first look at the cancer comedy that stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen as two friends whose lives are changed when Gordon-Levitt is diagnosed with cancer.
Based on Rogen's friend and 50/50 screenwriter Will Reiser's real life, the movie is arguably a tough sell, getting people to laugh at a subject of cancer. The newly-released second trailer continues the trend of keeping the subject matter light, including the angle that having cancer could be a good way to pick up women. To that end, the second trailer adds more footage of co-star Anna Kendrick (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). watch the trailer >> Posted 08.12.11 by Ryan