Kevin James, we have a movie for you. Seven people were arrested Saturday night after a brawl erupted in a Matteson, IL Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant. This is a movie, right? >> Posted 12.20.12 by Jud
Welcome back to the 80s.
The "buddy cop" comedy was a familiar theme in the 1980s, helping to inspire recent movies like Cop Out and The Other Guys, which attempted to revive the subgenre. Perhaps the last successful "buddy cop" comedy franchise was the Rush Hour trilogy, but that could end with The Heat, which pairs a no-nonsense FBI agent (Sandra Bullock) with a "loose cannon" Boston street cop (Melissa McCarthy) to track down a drug dealer. If that sounds pleasingly familiar to you, get ready for The Heat.trailers from every genre
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Bateman isn't taking identity theft lying down, even if McCarthy is.
What's It About: Account rep Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) is quietly living his life in Denver until it all falls apart once his identity is stolen by Diana (Melissa McCarthy), a retail-purchasing fiend living outside Miami. With only a week left before his world crumbles, Sandy travels to Florida to bring Diana back to Colorado and, as we know from previous road trip comedies — Due Date, Planes, Trains and Automobiles — nothing is going to be easy, and in the first trailer for the movie, it looks like Bateman and McCarthy will have their fair share of car accidents and throat punches.
Why it should work:Bateman is reuniting with his Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon for Identity Theft, while McCarthy is coming off of an Oscar–nominated performance in Bridesmaids. Plus, who doesn't like a good throat punch?all the latest trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 09.27.12 by Ryan
Last summer, Seth Gordon helped Jason Bateman try to kill his boss, now he has designs to steal Bateman's identity.
Variety reports that the Horrible Bosses director is set to reunite with Bateman in the upcoming comedy ID Theft for Universal. The plot, as the title suggests, involves Bateman getting his identity stolen by a character that was originally a man, but after seeing Melissa McCarthy's scene-stealing performance in Bridesmaids, Bateman reportedly asked for McCarthy to be cast instead. more about ID Theft >> Posted 01.17.12 by Ryan
Last week, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Universal Pictures was considering doing a sequel to its break-out comedy hit Bridesmaids without co-writer and star Kristen Wiig. "We aren't working on that," Wiig succinctly told the publication. "[Co-writer] Annie [Mumolo] and I aren't planning a sequel. We are writing something else."
Universal clearly would like a sequel, after Bridesmaids surprisingly grossed $288 million in worldwide box office, so the studio reportedly took Wiig to dinner to convince her of the sequel's necessity, but the Saturday Night Live actress didn't bite (on the sequel). That hasn't exactly slowed Universal's interest in a possible Bridesmaids 2. "We are over the moon with the success of Bridesmaids, and if we do a sequel we want to get it right," a Universal rep told THR. "We are talking to filmmakers now about concepts, and if the right one emerges, we'll move forward."
In lieu of Wiig, Universal co-star Melissa McCarthy as a "key player" for another Bridesmaids, however, McCarthy recently told E! Online that she has little interest in working on Bridesmaids 2 without Wiig. read mccarthy's comments >> Posted 01.10.12 by Ryan
When it comes to picking our favorite moments at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, not surprisingly Barry Pepper taking home the Lead Actor statuette for his portrayal of Bobby Kennedy in The Kennedys heads the list.
Other highlights include Melissa McCarthy's and Margo Martindale's sweetly emotional speeches, the Dunphy domination in the Best Supporting Actor/Actress in a Comedy category, and the Daily Show writers' absurdly awkward acceptance speech. We also were both amused and confused by the Emmys choir and Joel McHale's inexplicable presence therein. more best (and worst) moments >> Posted 09.18.11 by Mandy
Brad Pitt is currently shooting Paramount's adaptation of World War Z, but that hasn't stopped a new role going his way.
THR reports that Pitt is in negotiations to join The Gray Man with similarly named director James Gray (Little Odessa, Two Lovers). The movie won't be a biopic for Gray, but will follow Pitt as a CIA operative-turned-assassin who is targeted for assassination and must evade death while trying to save the lives of two daughters who are unaware he exists. Adam Cozad wrote the script for the movie, which made the 2010 Black List of unproduced screenplays. The "Gray Man" is a nickname that Pitt's character is known by.
No word on when the production will start, as Pitt's deal for the movie is not official yet. Pitt and Gray have wanted to work together since 2009, when both the actor and director attached themselves to an adaptation of The Lost City of Z, based on the novel of the same name by David Grann. No movie version has surfaced so far, so perhaps The Gray Man will be more successful. Jason Bateman Joins Melissa McCarthy in ID Theft; Spider-Man to Sing Buckley Tunes >> Posted 08.17.11 by Ryan
Melissa McCarthy is going from the Judd Apatow-produced Bridesmaids to the Apatow-directed, untitled spin-off of 2007's Knocked Up, THR reports.
The movie, at one point called This is Forty, won't follow the characters played by Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen but will instead focus on Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd, who played Heigl's sister and brother-in-law in the 2007 comedy. McCarthy has been cast as the mother of another new cast member, Super 8's fireworks-obsessed Ryan Lee, who attends school with Rudd and Mann's children, played by Mann and Apatow's real-life children Iris and Maude Apatow. The two Apatow kids are likely working on this movie as well, though their names were not included in the report.
Production on the spin-off has already begun, with Apatow (Judd) using his Twitter account to release a photo from the set that showed Rudd on his cell phone. No sign of cast members Albert Brooks, who plays Rudd's dad, or Megan Fox, whose role is unknown. The untitled comedy opens June 1, 2012, giving Apatow plenty of time to figure out the title. stallone getting some company >> Posted 07.09.11 by Ryan
This summer's movie schedule is filled with the sequels, prequels and big-budget blockbuster tentpoles audiences have come to expect every year, but this summer also brought out several R-rated comedies, such as The Hangover Part II, Bad Teacher, Horrible Bosses, and Bridesmaids.
While The Hangover Part II has easily earned the most money so far (Horrible Bosses comes out this Friday), Bridesmaids has been a strong second, earning, to date, $154 million domestically, making it the highest-grossing movie of Judd Apatow's career (the Knocked Up director produced the movie). In an interview with Movieline, Bridesmaids director Paul Feig discussed the landmark.
Feig writing Dumb Jock for his Bridesmaids actors >> Posted 07.06.11 by Ryan
It’s kinda what I secretly hoped would happen. The funny thing was, pretty much from the moment we wrapped and started editing, Judd would always — joking, but serious — refer to this as his most successful film. It was really exciting that it actually turned out to be that.
With the recently-released comedy Bridesmaids holding onto the #2 spot at the box office for two weeks in a row, the movie looks like its headed for a box office take of over $100 million (it's already more than halfway there). And, in Hollywood terms, that can mean only one thing: sequel.
While some may ask whether a sequel is even possible, considering the upcoming Hangover sequel, it wouldn't seem impossible for "the female Hangover" to get another installment. Director Paul Feig recently admitted to Vulture that he's "up for the challenge." what did Feig say? >> Posted 05.23.11 by Ryan