Back in 1992, the Die Hard franchise was only at two installments, with John McClane (Bruce Willis) having successfully defending the Nakatomi building and stopped a rogue counter-terrorist unit from an airport — both on Christmas Eve. Also in 1992, Ben Stiller had yet to break out as a movie star and was working on his own show, The Ben Stiller Show, which was canceled by Fox after 12 episodes yet went on to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing the following year. To say the show was before its time would be an understatement, one that is underlined by the re-discovery of a Die Hard 12 sketch (via The Playlist), which sees Stiller stopping terrorists during a regular visit to the grocery store. It may have seemed ridiculous at the time, yet, years later, Willis would surf a military jet in 2007's Live Free or Die Hard and fight terrorists in Moscow in this month's A Good Day to Die Hard. watch the sketch >> Posted 02.23.13 by Ryan
This week has already brought a new international trailer for the upcoming comedy The Watch (formerly Neighborhood Watch), and now the first preview clip is also online via Yahoo!. The Watch follows four guys (Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, Richard Ayoade, Vince Vaughn) who start a Neighborhood Watch group to help protect their suburban community and end up discovering an aline plot to take over the world.
In this first preview clip, the guys are on a nighttime stakeout in front of a CostCo and quickly learn that one of the biggest issues of a stakeout is having to use the bathroom. No surprise that it's Vaughn's character with the urge and, luckily, a soda can. watch the clip >> Posted 06.22.12 by Ryan
With each consecutive trailer, more is being revealed about what kind of movie the upcoming The Watch (formerly Neighborhood Watch) is hoping to be. The teaser trailer released in March seemed to set up a comedy about suburban dads playing tough in their Neighborhood watch group, while the subsequent red band and green band trailers revealed that the four guys (Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, Richard Ayoade, Vince Vaughn) would also encounter a potential alien invasion.
The latest trailer is easily the funniest trailer yet, showing Evan (Stiller) bringing the group together. It also offers more looks at the other members of the group (surprise, Vaughn's character, Bob, is the obnoxiously enthusiastic one). Once the group runs over an alien with Stiller's minivan, the unlikely saviors of the planet have to find a way to stop the invasion. That's when the laughs really begin. watch the trailer and check out the new poster >> Posted 06.21.12 by Ryan
In March, the teaser trailer for the upcoming comedy The Watch (back when it was called Neighborhood Watch) was a simple affair, showing Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, Richard Ayoade, and Vince Vaughn driving around their neighborhood in a minivan trying to look like badasses in their matching jackets. The teaser did little to promote the fact that the group would eventually stumble across a possible alien invasion, something that the work-unfriendly red band trailer released earlier this month addressed almost entirely.
Clearly, the alien subplot is a selling point of the movie. The latest, work-friendly trailer for The Watch further explores the alien invasion, even revealing what the aliens look like when Stiller, Hill, and Vaughn fight one in a CostCo and later take pictures with it. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.24.12 by Ryan
20th Century Fox dropped a new red-band trailer for the Ben Stiller comedy Neighborhood Watch but also announced it's renaming the movie to simply The Watch (the change is undoubtedly related to the controversial Trayvon Martin case).
Here's the official synopsis for The Watch:
Four everyday suburban guys come together to form a neighborhood watch group, but only as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood — and the world — from total extermination. watch the red-band trailer >> Posted 05.04.12 by Chris
20th Century Fox has released the teaser trailer for the upcoming comedy Neighborhood Watch, which stars Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, and Vince Vaughn as suburban dads who form a group to protect the neighborhood. While their intent is actually a thinly disguised excuse to hang out together, they inadvertently discover a plot to take over the world. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express) wrote the script for the movie.
None of the alien conspiracy is in the teaser, however, which instead shows the three leads and Richard Ayoade rolling through the streets in their mini-van and matching jackets and tackling some of the pressing issues of suburban life. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.01.12 by Ryan
Will Ferrell's next two roles will see him play rancher Armando Alvarez in the telenovela parody Casa de Mi Padre (opening March 16) and then North Carolina politician Cam Brady in the political comedy Dog Fight (opening Aug. 10th), but his next role will see him play a man who steals flamingos.
Variety reports that Ferrell is attached to star in Flamingo Thief, based on the 2010 novel of the same name by Susan Trott. Ferrell will play lawyer Tim Forrester, who, after his wife leaves him, becomes obsessed with stealing flamingo figurines.
No director is currently attached though the search has just begun. Ben Stiller will produce through his Red Hour production company, and Michael LeSieur (You, Me and Dupree) will adapt the screenplay. Evil Dead claims another victim; Eastwood teams with Eastwood >> Posted 02.12.12 by Ryan
While she has declared she isn't working on Bridesmaids 2, Wiig has been selecting her next projects to shoot over the SNL hiatus this summer and has settled on two: a remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Comedian.
Starting in April, THR reports that Wiig will co-star with Ben Stiller in Walter Mitty, which Stiller will also direct. The remake has been in the works for years, and, at one point, had Mike Myers in the lead role.
Like the 1947 original, the movie will follow Stiller as a daydreaming magazine photo editor who finds himself wrapped up in an adventure when trying to find a missing negative. Wiig will play Stiller's co-worker and the girl of his dreams. more about both movies >> Posted 01.20.12 by Ryan
Six years ago, Alex the Lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippopotamus (Jada Pinkett Smith), and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) were safely on their way from the Central Park Zoo to a wildlife preserve in Kenya when a botched penguin hijacking found them washed up on the shores of an island off the coast of Africa in Madagascar.
In the sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, the gang decided that it was time that they return to New York City, but their plane crash-landed in the heart of Africa and, of course, trouble ensued. Now, everyone's favorite animal entourage returns in their first 3D adventure, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, in which they once again try to return to their home at the Central Park Zoo only to end up getting stranded in Europe, hooked up with a traveling circus and pursued by the police (led by Frances McDormand). watch the teaser trailer >> Posted 12.10.11 by BrentJS
Let's face it, Universal Pictures is very interested in you seeing its upcoming comedy, Tower Heist. And you can watch it in the comfort of your own home, for a price.
The LA Times reports that Universal is planning to use Tower Heist as a test for its video-on-demand service, making the comedy available on VOD just three weeks after its November 4th debut. While VOD is nothing new exactly, it is for major studios, who apparently don't know the going rate for a VOD movie since Tower Heist is going to cost consumers $59.99 to purchase on VOD. That's right — just $59.99 and you can avoid having to drive to a theater or wait for the DVD. Think of the savings! watch the trailer to see if it's worth 60 bucks >> Posted 10.06.11 by Ryan