With the release of The Change-Up a little over a week away, Universal Pictures has released a brand new red band trailer for the movie to let audiences know just how "R-rated" the R-rated comedy really is.
Embracing the raunchiness of The Change-Up has been a focus of the movie's promotional campaign from the start, with the first red band trailer debuting in April. Starring Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds as two friends with opposite lives who switch bodies, and, clearly, the marketing team doesn't want audiences to think they're going to see another remake of Freaky Friday, which is why the posters for The Change-Up have been keen to point out that the movie was written by The Hangover screenwriters Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and directed by Wedding Crashers's David Dobkin. And the new red band trailer does a good job of revealing that this isn't your average body-switching comedy. watch the trailer >> Posted 07.28.11 by Ryan
In the upcoming The Change-Up, a married middle-aged guy (Jason Bateman) and his young, single, lothario friend (Ryan Reynods) awake to discover they've somehow switched bodies. In anticipation, Hollywood's Top Ten, the show where fans control the countdowns, wants to know which body-swap movies top your list. Vote now for your favorites, then tune in to see if your picks make the cut .
Vote for your top 10 body-swap movies >> Posted 07.26.11 by reelz
Body-switching comedies aren't too complicated in plot, usually taking two disparate people and finding some mystical and fantastic way for them to end up in each other's bodies. Father and son or mother and daughter are two common pairings, but the upcoming The Change-Up eschewed the usual and opted to use two friends instead. Dave (Jason Bateman) is a family man, while his best friend Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) is still heavily involved in the singles scene. While drunkenly relieving themselves into a fountain, the two find themselves yearning for each others' life, and get their wish granted by the powers of movie-making.
After already receiving a red band trailer and a cleaner version of that same trailer, Universal Pictures has released the first preview clip from the movie to Yahoo!. In the clip, Dave (who is now Mitch) asks Mitch (who is now Dave) what he should do if Dave's wife Jamie (Leslie Mann, who also appeared in the 2009 body-switching comedy 17 Again) should want to have sex with him (now that he is Mitch and not Dave). watch the clip >> Posted 07.20.11 by Ryan
The R–comedies of the summer season have found remarkable success so far, with The Hangover 2 edging out Bridesmaids for the top grosser with $527 million worldwide (though Bridesmaids' $168 million-and-counting worldwide take is also impressive). While Bad Teacher couldn't match up against the family–friendly 3-D of Cars 2, the Cameron Diaz comedy still fared well, opening to $31 million last weekend.
Warner Bros. is hoping to continue the success they had found with The Hangover Part II with director Seth Gordon's Horrible Bosses, which follows three friends (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis) who band together to kill their respective employers (Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston, and Kevin Spacey). The premise certainly seems like one audiences can get behind, since many are likely have the same fantasy. To help promote the movie, the studio has released three preview clips to Yahoo! to give audiences a taste of the movie before it opens next month. watch the clips >> Posted 06.29.11 by Ryan
Warner Bros.' upcoming comedy Horrible Bosses takes a fairly common working class fantasy — killing one's boss — and spins it with comedy's proverbial "rule of threes" — three friends (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis) and three bosses (Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell).
The first trailer revealed the movie's storyline, while the first preview clip and TV spots have concentrated on the three friends and poor attempts at becoming murderers, including looking for a hitman over the Internet.
Yahoo has revealed the second preview clip, which shows Bateman's motivation behind killing his boss, after Mr. Harken (Spacey) grossly overlooks Bateman for a promotion that was promised to him. To make matters worse, Spacey's character clearly did not have a loving bond with his grandmother. watch the clip >> Posted 06.23.11 by Ryan
This summer's Horrible Bosses is dark comedy that explores what would happen if three friends decided to actually do what many people fantasize about and kill their bosses.
Nick (Jason Bateman) has a boss (Kevin Spacey) who won't give him a promotion and seems Hell bent on destroying him; Dale (Charlie Day), a dental assistant, is suffering from sexual harassment by his boss (Jennifer Aniston); and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) has a sleazy boss (Colin Farrell) who wants him to do all his dirty work — including firing other employees.
Warner Bros. released the first trailer last month, but the movie's first preview clip comes exclusively from MTV, as Sudeikis is hosting the network's upcoming MTV Movie Awards. The clip shows the three friends staking out Farrell's house in hopes of tailing him. watch the clip >> Posted 06.02.11 by Ryan
Many body-switching movies were made before The Change-Up, but as Jason Bateman has pointed out, this is the only body-changing comedy from The Hangover screenwriters Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and directed by Wedding Crashers's David Dobkin.
To show how adult this body-switching movie would be, the first footage released was last month's red band trailer, but for those who would like a cleaner version of a trailer about two friends (Bateman and Ryan Reynolds) who switch bodies after drunkenly relieving themselves into a magical fountain, the latest trailer is for you. Watch the trailer >> Posted 05.11.11 by Ryan
Body-switching comedies are one of those ideas that Hollywood just won't stop producing. The sub-genre (if we can call it that) had a heyday (if we can call it that) of father and son body-switching in the 1980s starting with 1987's Like Father, Like Son (starring Dudley Moore and Kirk Cameron) and followed in 1988 by Vice Versa (starring Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage) and, in a real change of pace, 18 Again! (starring George Burns and Charlie Schlatter as a grandson and grandfather combo). Also in 1988 was Big, which had a twelve-year-old kid switching bodies with his older self (Tom Hanks).
Jason Bateman was all too-aware of the body-switching deluge, and admitted to Entertainment Weekly (print edition) that he suffered a "Really?" moment when first presented with the idea of joining The Change-Up. See what changed his mind, plus the trailer >> Posted 04.21.11 by Ryan
Fox's short-lived sitcom Arrested Development went off the air over five years ago, and the show's loyal fanbase has been waiting for the Arrested Development movie ever since.
Jeffrey Tambor, who played the patriarch of the show's fictional Bluth family, said the movie was "a go" back in 2008, and early last year, Jason Bateman revealed that series creator Mitchell Hurwitz's commitment to another Fox sitcom, Wilde Kingdom (also canceled), would delay the movie until the end of 2010. In July of last year, Hurwitz revealed that a script exists, but requires rewriting.
In a recent interview with MTV, Bateman admitted that the constant delays were "embarrassing" for the cast, however, the actor did reveal that he had met with Hurwitz and progress was looking good for the script. what's the progress? >> Posted 03.10.11 by Ryan
There's been plenty of foreign promotion for the upcoming comedy Paul, which follows Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (previously partnered in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) as two (appropriately) British sci-fi geeks who are touring around America in a RV to see Area 51 where they meet an actual alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen). So far, there's been an international teaser trailer, followed by a full-length international trailer. Even an Italian poster has been released.
The reason for this is simple: Paul opens in the U.K. a full month before it opens in the U.S. However, at long last, a domestic trailer has finally been released, and includes footage previously unseen in the other trailers. Watch the trailer >> Posted 01.07.11 by Ryan