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After last week’s manic, high-energy episode that was “Las Vegas” – an episode that even casual watchers seemed to find riotously entertaining, based on the various discussions I’ve had with friends and family about it – “A Hard Jay’s Night” is a rather restrained, merely decent, sort of harmless half hour. If last week’s Modern Family was an all-you-can-eat buffet of comedy, this episode is comfort food. The viewer gets exactly what he or she expects and little more.
As the patriarch of the series, Ed O’Neill has gotten precious little to do all season – although, compared to Craig T. Nelson’s Zeke Braverman on Parenthood, another show about a large family in its fifth season, he is working tirelessly. The writers’ attempts to make the character more than just a logical curmudgeon who likes to poke fun at his family’s shortcomings, such as a foray into writing a novel, »
- Jordan Adler
Disney CEO Bob Iger recently revealed that the studio is moving forward with a sequel to Pixar's "The Incredibles," which was released in 2004 and grossed around $600 million worldwide. While promoting "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Samuel L. Jackson was asked if he'll be returning to voice his Frozone character. "Every time I run into [director] Brad [Bird], he always tells me Frozone is part of what's going on, so I have to believe that," he explained. "I guess they could be the Incredibles without Frozone, but I think Frozone would be a wonderful addition to what's already there." In addition to Jackson, "The Incredibles" features a voice cast comprised of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee, Elizabeth Pena, Sarah Vowell, and Bird. »
Samuel L Jackson has played Marvel hero Nicky Fury in seemingly countless films, but fans will also remember him as the cool-as-ice super known as Frozone. According to the actor, we'll likely hear him reprise the voice role in Pixar's recently announced "The Incredibles 2." Writer-director Brad Bird is expected to return, although no official announcement has yet been made. Disney CEO Bob Iger recently revealed the studio's plans for a sequel to the 2004 original which earned some $600 million worldwide. "Every time I run into Brad, he always tells me Frozone is part of what's going on, so I have to believe that," Jackson told DigitalSpy. "I guess they could be the Incredibles without Frozone, but I think Frozone would be a wonderful addition to what's already there," he added. "The Incredibles" also featured the voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee, Elizabeth Pena, Sarah Vowell, and Bird himself. »
- HitFix Staff
"Troop Beverly Hills," the flawless 1989 comedy and utter box office failure, turns 25 today. Holy Craig T. Nelson, we're all so old. Fortunately the memory of righteous, glamorous den mother Phyllis Nefler is eternal. All hail the permed wilderness guru of the late '80s! I hope you appreciate this because the people around here can be so self-involved. Oh, shit, I broke a nail. »
- Louis Virtel
The 1989 Shelley Long luxury vehicle Troop Beverly Hills turns 25 today, which means 1) You’re even older than you thought, and 2) It’s high time Phyllis Nefler — troop leader to us all — receives the (likely waist-cinching) sash of Wilderness Girl patches she has always deserved. Join me on this stroll down memory lane before those stinkin’ Red Feathers swarm in like poisonous water moccasins and corrupt the route!
The Anne Shirley Commemorative Puffed Sleeves patch:
The Putting Things In Perspective patch:
“Smokey the Bear isn’t going through a terribly messy divorce.”
The Appropriate Gardening Attire patch:
“The neighbors around here can be so self-involved… »
- Annie Barrett
(via Kevin Hart’s Facebook page)
The movie is scheduled to open nationwide on Friday, March 27, 2015.
When millionaire hedge fund manager James King (Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell Lewis (Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison. Together, the two men do whatever it takes for James to ‘get hard’ and, in the process, discover how wrong they were about a lot of things – including each other.
- Michelle McCue
With two current comedy stars in Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart and a stalwart 'That Guy' in Craig T. Nelson, prison pic Get Hard needed a little female energy for balance. It now has it thanks to Community’s Alison Brie.Admittedly, Deadline’s claim to an exclusive casting scoop would be a little more convincing if Etan Cohen, the Tropic Thunder writer who is making his directorial debut with the film, hadn’t tweeted a picture of Brie and Ferrell reading the script at the weekend.Written by newcomers Ian Roberts and Jay Martel, Get Hard tracks what happens when nerdy investment manager Ferrell is wrongly convicted of a crime and sentenced to time in the slammer. Before he heads to the big house, he contracts the streetwise guy who washes his car (Hart) to toughen him up. Nelson is playing his boss, while Brie will be his fiancée. »
Here's what John Hollander had to say at the summit about The Incredibles, though it isn't known when they may release this 3D version.
"Right now we're working on The Incredibles, which is a lot of fun in 3D. I'm not sure what the release strategy for it will be. It's been an interesting challenge to work on technology because - while the film was released 10 years ago - the technology is even older as it took four years to make."
He also spoke about the Ratatouille 3D conversion, which has already been completed.
"We have a version of Ratatouille, which works really well in 3D and we're trying to figure out exactly what the release strategy for that will be. »
It’s no disrespect to Craig T. Nelson to call him one of our favourites from the that-guy-from-that-thing fraternity. He’s played Marines, sports coaches, cops, doctors and judges, not to mention a superhero in The Incredibles' Mr. Incredible. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the latest thing he’ll be that-guying in is Will Ferrell / Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard.Despite a title that seems designed to pack cinemas with thousands of Sid Jameses, Get Hard is an odd-couple pre-prison caper that sees Ferrell nerdy investment bank manager calling on Kevin Hart’s streetwise joe to toughen him up before a stretch in prison. The twist? Ferrell is totally innocent and, presumably, not all that good at fighting.According to the trade title, Nelson will play Ferrell’s boss at Barrow Funds and the dad of his fiancée.It’s Tropic Thunder writer Etan Cohen’s first stab at »
Craig T. Nelson is joining Get Hard, the Warner Bros. comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. The film, to be directed by Tropic Thunder writer Etan Cohen, follows an innocent man who is convicted of a crime and prepares for prison with help from the man who washes his car. Warner Bros. recently announced a March 27, 2015, release date for the film. Story: 'Ride Along 2' Moving Forward With Kevin Hart, Ice Cube in Talks to Return Nelson will play Martin Barrow, the founder of Barrow Funds. He's Ferrell's character's boss and also the father of Ferrell's fiancee.
- Rebecca Ford
Ah, Valentine’s Day- that special time of year when, if you’re in a relationship, everything seems just wonderful. If you’re not, you pretty much wish everyone around you would stop being so damn lovey-dovey and just grow up already.
The horror genre has seen its share of passionate lovers and soul mates over the years willing to fight it out to the end, whether they’re being chased by creatures, psychotic serial killers, Mother Nature or even as they struggling against internal forces that threaten those they love most in the world.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day this Friday, I decided to pay homage to some of my very favorite couples in the horror that demonstrate to the very fullest the idea, “til death do us part.” Check out the first part of my 14 Favorite Horror Couples countdown below and look for part two later this week right here on Daily Dead! »
- Heather Wixson
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