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The first trailer has debuted for director Rick Alverson’s upcoming comedy drama Entertainment which stars Greg Turkington, John C. Reilly and Michael Cera. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
A broken, aging comedian tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his estranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona. Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement, he trudges through a series of increasingly surreal and volatile encounters. In Alverson’s hallucinatory fugue, Gregg Turkington stars as The Comedian, caught in a struggle between being the center of attention and the object of alienation, occasionally challenged by an unexpected cast of characters played by Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Amy Seimetz.
Entertainment is »
- Gary Collinson
Entertainment goes to the dark side of comedy, and threatens too strand its audience there forever in a sweaty torturous Hell. It's an experience only Neil Hamburger could bring to the screen. The alter-ego of actor Gregg Turkington, Hamburger's comedian is never mentioned by name as he suffers his wearisome fate in this wicked expose that delved deep into the pitch black human experience. Will he survive? The first trailer hints that he just may not. And for fans, its an extension of everything they've come to know and love about this anti-celebrity.
In Entertainment, a broken, aging comedian tours the California desert, lost in a cycle of third-rate venues, novelty tourist attractions, and vain attempts to reach his estranged daughter. By day, he slogs through the barren landscape, inadvertently alienating every acquaintance. At night, he seeks solace in the animation of his onstage persona.
Fueled by the promise of a lucrative Hollywood engagement, »
Read More: Magnolia Pictures Will Release Rick Alverson's 'Entertainment' Alternative comedians are joining forces in Rick Alverson's "Entertainment." Gregg Turkington stars as the film's protagonist, ambiguously named The Comedian. We follow The Comedian as he tours the California desert, lost in a vicious cycle of third-rate venues and tourist attractions. While the tour may seem futile for his career, it is motivated by the search for his estranged daughter. The film vacillates between hallucinatory and real events in The Comedian's life, and it involves an eclectic cast of characters played by Michael Cera, Gregg Turkington, John C. Reilly and Tye Sheridan. Watch the visually stunning trailer above. Read More: Sundance Review: 'Entertainment' Features Neil Hamburger, the Saddest Comedian in the World »
- Sarah Choi
"That's what it's all about folks - having fun." A few years back filmmaker Rick Alverson broke out with a controversial comedy called The Comedy, which premiered at Sundance to both rave reviews and constant walk outs. Alverson is back again this year with a new film, Entertainment, starring Gregg Turkington as The Comedian, a performer "caught in a struggle between being the center of attention and the object of alienation". The cast includes Tye Sheridan, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Amy Seimetz. This is a very funky film that seems like something more from the mind of Quentin Dupieux, with lonely, dusty California landscapes and kooky characters aplenty. This is not for everyone, but might tickle your fancy. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Rick Alverson's Entertainment, in high def from Apple: »
- Alex Billington
The 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival now has something of a slate. Festival toppers Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling presided over a press conference Tuesday morning where more than 34 films were announced including the world premieres of "The Martian," "The Family Fang" and "Demolition." It's an intriguing initial lineup for the venerable Canadian institution and something of a steadying the ship after losing some major debuts to Venice, Telluride and the New York Film Festival over the past few years. Well, maybe. The most impressive world premieres include the aforementioned "Demolition" with Jake Gyllenhaal (officially the best opening night film in recent memory), "The Family Fang" with Nicole Kidman, "Legend" with Tom Hardy, "Trumbo" with Bryan Cranston, "The Martian" with Matt Damon and Lance Armstrong doc "The Program" with Ben Foster and Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next." Notable films that will have premiered »
- Gregory Ellwood
Fox Searchlight has set an April 8th limited release for Jean-Marc Vallee's romantic drama "Demolition" starring Jake Gyllenhall and Naomi Watts. Gyllenhall plays an investment banker trying to rebuild his life after his wife's death, a complaint letter to a vending machine company catches the eye of a customer service rep (Watts) with issues of her own. [Source: Deadline]
Nicole Perlman, one of the co-writers of Marvel Studios' upcoming "Captain Marvel" project, says the new film is a much tougher challenge than her work co-writing "Guardians of the Galaxy" due to the complicated nature of the character.
Perlman says: "We have this constant back-and-forth about how to tell a story that is compelling, entertaining, moving, kick-ass, and fun, and also be aware of what those larger implications might be. It’s a lot more complicated than just writing Guardians.". [Source: Wired]
Romark Entertainment and Markerstone Pictures have acquired the »
- Garth Franklin
Here are a bunch of sequel bites for those of you who are always wanting more... Wreck-It Ralph 2 During an interview with an Irish radio station over the weekend, John C. Reilly revealed that he's signed on for a sequel to Disney's Wreck-It Ralph. It's possible that he's been on board for a while and that this isn't actually a new development, but we can hope. Reilly voiced the title character in the 2012 original, which follows video game characters residing in a shared universe after the arcade shuts down for the night. (Coming Soon) Kill Bill Vol. 3 With Quentin Tarantino at Comic-Con promoting his upcoming film, The Hateful Eight, he was once again asked about the possibility and status of another Kill Bill installment...
- Christopher Campbell
This fall will mark three years since Wreck-It Ralph hit the big screen, and we’ve yet to hear any updates on progress towards making a sequel. Last we heard from composer Henry Jackman was that a story was in the works, but that’s all he could say. As of now, we’re still not sure when […]
- Ethan Anderton
Wreck-It Ralph was a big hit for Disney, and like Frozen, getting a sequel felt more like a matter of “When” rather than “If”. Frozen 2 was officially announced back in March, and now John C. Reilly has told producer Penny Hart of Irish radio program “Rte Arena,” during an interview at the Galway Film Fleadh that he’ll be wrecking it again in Wreck-It Ralph 2: John C Reilly announced at the interview today that he has signed on for Wreck it Ralph 2!— Penny Hart (@pennyrosehart) July 12, 2015 While it’s good to know that Reilly is coming back and that the studio hasn’t forgotten about the movie, it could still be a long ways off. The studio has Zootopia and Moana planned for 2016, and then there’s the question of how fast they want to/are able to get Frozen 2 into theaters. And this is all in addition to »
- Matt Goldberg
I think we all know with Disney, sequels are never about ifs but whens. We already have an unsurprising continuation of Frozen confirmed to be in the works, so it would seem Wreck-It Ralph 2 was only a matter of time, and that time is today as the voice of the titular character, John C. Reilly, revealed he's signed on to lend his voice talents to the forthcoming animated movie. Reilly unveiled the announcement at the Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland's international film festival where the actor was this year's guest of honor. His name on the dotted line is about as much information that's known at this point-in-time. When the movie would be gearing towards production, when he would be getting in the booth to record lines or when the animation studio would hope to have this movie ready for theaters is all still unknown at this moment. Also confirming the »
- Will Ashton
While there has been talk of a sequel to Wreck-It Ralph ever since the first one smashed box office records, it.s been a little while since we.ve heard anything about it. That has now changed. We.ve received some confirmation about Wreck-It Ralph 2 from the best possible source, Ralph himself, John C. Reilly. Well, we got it from this tweet, because we.re not in Ireland. John C Reilly announced at the interview today that he has signed on for Wreck it Ralph 2! . Penny Hart (@pennyrosehart) July 12, 2015 Penny Hart is a producer on the Irish radio program Rte Arena, on which John C. Reiley was recently a guest. On the show he confirmed that he has officially signed on to voice the video game villain turned hero for a sequel. While we had heard a year ago that the Wreck-It Ralph 2 was being written we.ve heard essentially »
This summer's Pixels isn't the first movie to utilize popular 80s video game characters in an original story. 2012's Wreck-It Ralph actually got their first, and it proved to be such a hit with young and old fans alike, Disney is finally moving forward on a sequel. John C. Reilly has officially announced that he will return to voice the title character, a destructive video game villain who just wants to be loved.
Producer Penny Hart of Irish radio show Rte Arena tweeted out the news shortly after the actor offered up the info during an interview at the Galway Film Festival. There has been talks about a sequel since the first film arrived three years ago, earning over $470 million at the worldwide box office. Rich Moore, who directed the first film, has, in the past, teased that Wreck-It Ralph 2 will have Ralph jumping into the worlds of online gaming and console gaming, »
It's surprising that given the $470 million worldwide haul of Wreck-it Ralph that we haven't heard more about the sequel lately . . . until now. It was always a assumed that we'd be getting a follow up to John C. Reilly's beloved character, and now we have confirmation. At Ireland's leading film festival, the Galway Film Fleadh, C. Reilly served as the guest of honor... Read More »
- Sean Wist
John C. Reilly announced he has “signed on” for a sequel to the 2012 Disney animated film “Wreck-It Ralph.” The “Talladega Nights” actor made the statement on the Irish radio show Rte Arena as he was visiting the Emerald Isle to attend the Galway Film Fleadh film festival. Disney has not officially greenlit the sequel yet, but director Rich Moore has said in previous interviews that he began exploring the idea for a sequel just after the first film came out.
“Wreck-It Ralph” saw Reilly playing Ralph, »
- Joe Otterson
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- Scott Beggs
Reilly reportedly revealed the news during a recent interview with Irish radio program Rte Arena, a scoop that was shared by the show's producer, Penny Hart, on Twitter. "John C Reilly announced at the interview today that he has signed on for Wreck it Ralph 2!" Hart wrote.
John C Reilly announced at the interview today that he has signed on for Wreck it Ralph 2!
- Penny Hart (@pennyrosehart) July 12, 2015
That's great news for fans of the clever flick, which centered around video game character Ralph (Reilly), who wanted to transform from a villain into a hero. The Oscar-nominated film featured lots of winking references to beloved video games including Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros. (Mario himself is never featured, though Bowser »
- Katie Roberts
Just over a year ago, composer Henry Jackman let slip his impression that a sequel to Disney Animation's hit Wreck-It Ralph was in the works. All was quiet after that, but now John C. Reilly - the voice of Ralph himself - has revealed at the Galway Film Fleadh that he's officially signed up for Wreck-It Ralph 2.The first slice of 8-bit adventure grossed $471m worldwide, a more than respectable return on its $150m+ budget. It wowed nostalgic gamers and dazzled kids, with its story of a video-game villain questioning his place in the gaming universe and wondering if, perhaps, there isn’t more to life than smashing up buildings and being repeatedly bested by squeaky-clean hero Fix-It Felix, Jr. (Jack McBrayer). In cohoots with Sarah Silverman’s Vanellope von Schweetz, he sets off on a life-changing adventure across numerous gaming worlds.The rumour mill suggests that Disney have been »
Reilly, appearing as this year's guest of honour at the Galway Film Fleadh, starred in the original as a video game villain who tries to change his programming and become good.
Nods to other video game characters are expected to be expanded in the sequel, with Disney said to be in discussions with Nintendo over licensing over characters like Mario and Link.
Source: Entertainment.Ie »
- Garth Franklin
Moore said that they had been throwing around ideas that included introducing Mario, “We’ll really come up with something good for Mario…to be able to present him in the sequel would be great.” Sounds awesome to me but it was all just rumours back then.
Well now it looks like Wreck-It Ralph 2 is definitely happening.
While attending the Galway Film Fleadh, John C. Reilly – who voices the titular star – confirmed that he had officially signed on for the sequel. We don’t have a quote but according to attendee Penny Hart – who works as a producer for radio talk show RTEArena – Reilly dropped the news during an interview.
It’s not a huge surprise that Disney are »
- Gavin Logan
Veteran character actor John C. Reilly has revealed at an Irish film festival that he has signed on with Disney for a sequel to the brilliant video game movie Wreck-It Ralph. Reilly provided the vocals for the title character in the 2012 original, and according to Rte producer Penny Hart’s twitter feed, the actor revealed the news in an interview at the Galway Film Fleadh at the weekend.
John C Reilly announced at the interview today that he has signed on for Wreck it Ralph 2!
— Penny Hart (@pennyrosehart) July 12, 2015
There’s not much more other than that, but considering that Wreck-It Ralph made a huge $470 million around the world, and received almost universal critical acclaim, »
- Paul Heath
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