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The only thing more fun than watching a movie like "Armageddon" is making fun of it later. It's even better when Ben Affleck is doing the dissing, so props to Screen Junkies for including the actor's commentary in the new "Armageddon" Honest Trailer.
"Gear up for the best film about drilling into an asteroid and nuking it since the one that came out two months earlier," the trailer begins, giving a nod to "Deep Impact." "And let yourself enjoy this guilty pleasure that's the movie equivalent of Taco Bell. Looks Ok on the surface, but for the love of God, don't think too hard about what's inside." Just sit back enjoy a movie where everyone is always yelling, the clock is always ticking, Michael Bay works at Nasa, and "everything that can go boom will go boom," including the title of the movie itself. Oh, and don't forget that "space dementia" is a thing. »
- Gina Carbone
A few nights ago, Warner Bros. hosted a very canny event that our own Louis Virtel attended at the Playboy Mansion, a screening of "Entourage" that may have felt like virtual reality for those who attended. While I doubt being surrounded by scantily clad bunnies influenced Louis one way or another on the film, it's likely you'll see a number of reviews that are perhaps more enthusiastic than they would otherwise be, and it'd be hard to blame anyone who fell for it. One of the reasons the setting seemed so right for that particular film is because much of the charge of "Entourage" is watching the core ensemble swagger their way through Hollywood, doing whatever they want and rarely if ever facing any consequences as a result. It's always presented with a wink and a smile, just a case of boys being boys. We live in a world right »
- Drew McWeeny
DreamWorks Pictures Comedy is undoubtedly the most subjective movie genre of the bunch. Everyone simply has a difference of opinion as to what they think is funny. Some people might find the sight of someone vomiting on another person hilarious while others prefer their comedy to be slightly more sophisticated. Neither preference is wrong, just different (and certainly not mutually exclusive).
The turn of the century saw a shift in the cinematic comedic landscape. The dominance of Jim Carrey was on its last leg, and fellow comedy heavyweights such as Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy would soon find themselves relegated to mostly lowest common denominator films that lack comedic souls.
The early 2000s saw the rise of Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and many others. By the time the mid-to-late-2000s came around, guys like Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen and Zach Galifianakis were running things. Fast forward to present day, »
- Jesse Gumbarge
The making of threequels can be a thorny business, especially when it comes to the most beloved of franchises, but that hasn't held back the creation of some truly phenomenal third films.
With the recent arrival of the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in Sky Store, we're celebrating some of the best threequels out there:
The Harry Potter series gave us a unique chance to watch a group of young actors growing up over more than a decade from cute little kids to major stars with some serious blockbusters under their belts.
As with Jk Rowling's original novels, The Prisoner of Azkaban revealed the full potential of the series. It is darker and scarier, sure, but also richer and more complex with some great character moments from its young cast.
Director Alfonso Cuarón brings a touch of magic to »
The latest news spreading across the internet at the moment is that MGM (Who did the first two movies) are making big steps towards a third installment, something i am sure all Jackie fans will be excited about.
Shanghai Noon was released back in 2000 and the second (Shanghai Knights) released 3 years later, so why has it taken 12 years (Yes 12 years) before planning a third? Jackie has always stated he would love to make a third along with actor Owen Wilson, but insisted the script must be right. I loved the first two, Shanghai Noon being my favorite which also featured Yuen Biao as a stunt double and he also helped with the action choreography.
It will be interesting to see where this movie location ends up, Shanghai Noon was East meets West, Shanghai Knights they traveled to England, so what will happen in the third installment? I am happy this is happening, »
Box office winner and Golden Globe nominee Will Ferrell (Get Hard, Anchorman 1 and 2) will star in the comedy Tom’S Dad to be directed by Oscar nominated director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, The Hundred-foot Journey).
Principal photography on the feature film is slated to begin early next year, with further casting underway.
Set in 1960s Nevada, Arthur (Ferrell) is a struggling nightclub performer hoping to make it big with his stage act involving circus animals. He is forced to reconnect with his estranged 12-year old son, Tom, when his ex-wife departs on a three week trip, leaving the pair to rekindle their father-son relationship.
It was announced today by producers Joni Levin and Keith Clarke (The Way Back, upcoming Ben Hur) of Point Blank Productions, Christi Dembrowski and Johnny Depp of Infinitum Nihil (Hugo, Rum Diary, Dark Shadows) and Arsenal’s John Ptak (Let Me In, »
- Michelle McCue
Shanghai fans, the wait is over. Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan are set to reprise their famous roles in the long-awaited third installment of the Shanghai franchise, Shanghai Dawn. Here are the latest details. According to The Tracking Board, comedy duo Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan are officially on board for the newly-revived Shanghai Dawn, which is the sequel to Shanghai Knights and will be the third film in the Shanghai franchise. No doubt news of Shanghai Dawn will be exciting for fans of the previous Shanghai movies, as the long-overdue sequel comes nearly 12 years after the last film in the moderately successful series. We also know that Jonathan Glickman is on board to direct, however, there is no official word on who will pen the upcoming western comedy. Only time will tell, but it does raise an interesting question about why Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are not writing »
MGM is moving forward with "Shanghai Dawn," a third installment in the franchise that includes "Shanghai Noon" and "Shanghai Knights." Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson are set to reprise their roles of Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon. The original film, "Shanghai Noon," was a Western action comedy that was released in 2000 and grossed $99 million on a budget of $55 million. A sequel followed in 2003, grossing $88 million on a budget of $50 million. Wilson spoke about doing a third film while promoting the second one. He said: "There's talk about going to Egypt. This does seem like a Hope/Crosby thing. You can put the characters in all different situations and it works." »
The third film, set to be called Shanghai Dawn, will see Wilson and Chan return to the roles of Roy O’Bannon and Chon Wang, which the duo played in 2000’s Shanghai Noon and 2003’s Shanghai Knights. Both films were written by Alfred Gough and Miles Miller, with Tom Dey (Failure to Launch) directing the first and Wedding Crashers helmer David Dobkin the second.
Both films took almost $190 million at the worldwide box-office combined, so rumours of a third film are nothing new.
What do you think of a new Shanghai Noon film? Would it generate enough interest nearly 12 years later? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below…
- Scott J. Davis
Not notably a fan of any of his sporadic Hollywood outings, Jackie Chan has nevertheless been persuaded to get back in the saddle for a belated threequel. He's agreed to re-team with Owen Wilson for Shanghai Dawn, reprising the role of Chon Wang ("terrible name for a cowboy") that he first played in Shanghai Noon (2000) and Shanghai Knights (2003).The original kung-fu Western was a mismatched buddy comedy in which Chan's Chinese imperial guard was dispatched to the old west and forced to join forces with the laid back rascal Roy O'Bannon (Wilson) to rescue princess Lucy Liu. In the sequel the pair met again in Victorian London, on the hunt for the murderer of Chon Wang's father.Both films were successful - although the second didn't take quite as much at the box office as the first - and Shanghai Dawn was being talked about even back then. "We met with the writers, »
Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights stars Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan have signed on for the new sequel Shanghai Dawn, which is moving forward at MGM Studios. Jonathan Glickman will oversee the project for MGM, which is currently seeking a screenwriter to craft a new story. No plot details were released at this time, and it isn't known when production may begin.
Owen Wilson's Roy O'Bannon, a small-time thief, and Jackie Chan's Chon Wang, an Imperial Guard, first teamed up in 2000's Shanghai Noon, which was coming off the heels of 's success in teaming up with Chris Tucker in 1998's Rush Hour. The story followed the unlikely team of O'Bannon and Wang as they joined forces to save a kidnapped princess. The movie only made $99.2 million worldwide from a $55 million budget, but it spawned the sequel Shanghai Knights in 2003, which took the action to London. The sequel »
The third Shanghai movie, Shanghai Dawn, is finally on, it seems...
A quick recap on the series so far. Shanghai Noon was an excellent series opener, and a solid hit. The sequel, Shanghai Knights, wasn't up to the same standard, and the box office fizzled a bit (although it still did respectable numbers). Plans for chapter three were quietly put away.
Now, 12 years later, the project is back on. It's early stages, as the hunt is currently on for screenwriters. It's unclear too whether directors Tom Dey (Noon) or David Dobkin (Knights) would return. Thus far, it's just Wilson and Chan who are confirmed to be back.
More on Shanghai Dawn as we hear it. We hope this one gets made, »
With the Vampire Diaries season finale now just hours away (The CW, 8/7c), TVLine sat down with the ultimate wedding crasher — sorry, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, but Chris Wood makes you guys look like amateurs — to discuss Kai Parker’s wild Season 6 ride.
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There’s really nothing we didn’t touch on in the interview, from Wood’s biggest Kai-related regret to his favorite one-liner. Naturally, we also had to discuss “BonKai,” arguably the weirdest ‘ship in Tvd history — though I’m »
Tracking Board announced the news, saying the pair will reprise their roles in the film which is currently seeking writers. Jonathan Glickman, who now runs MGM, will return as producer.
Both previously films grossed just under $100 million each at the box-office. At the time of the second film's release the was talk of a third with this title, but that version never came together... until now it seems. »
- Garth Franklin
The Weinstein Co.’s Cannes presentation is always an early launching pad for fall awards season. But on Thursday afternoon at the Majestic Hotel, Harvey Weinstein actually started handicapping the 2016 Oscars race from the South of France.
Joined by Jake Gyllenhaal onstage, Weinstein said it was an outrage that the star was snubbed for his performance in “Nightcrawler,” which was released by Open Road Films last fall. “We’ll get revenge,” Weinstein said. “This transformation in ‘Southpaw’ is amazing,” Weinstein added about the upcoming summer movie directed by Antoine Fuqua, where Gyllenhaal plays a professional boxer. Weinstein revealed that “Southpaw” had been selected for Cannes, but it couldn’t play in competition because Gyllenhaal is a member of the jury.
- Ramin Setoodeh
Who wouldn’t want to be Anne Hathaway’s best friend?
The first trailer for The Intern has acting legend Robert De Niro playing that role as the two star in writer/director Nancy Meyers’ latest comedy. The film also stars Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Andrew Rannells, Adam Devine, Celia Weston, Nat Wolff, Linda Lavin and Zack Perlman.
The Intern follows De Niro as Ben Whitaker, a retired widower who decides to get back in the game by becoming a “senior intern” at a major fashion company, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). Before long, Ben proves himself a valuable member of the team and an important person in Jules’ life.
Meyers also directed and wrote The Parent Trap, Something’s Gotta Give, It’s Complicated, and The Holiday so the comedic tone hits much the same, even though they exchange a romantic relationship for a more platonic one. »
- Zach Dennis
"I thought it was right," he says. "It is what I thought it was. How it happens came later." When you talk to him—as I did at Toronto a year ago when he premiered his ill-fated movie directing debut, "Are You Here," an amiable buddy comedy starring Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis, and again last week at L'Ermitage Hotel—you realize the USC film school grad loves movies. That's where he's coming from, in his references and inspirations. (His question "what's the one movie and song that always makes you cry?" launches a long detour on "Stella Dallas" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow.") Like any good writer, Weiner is curious about people, listens, observes. He's intuitive. He's easy to talk to. I found myself revealing things, which surprised me. He feels safe. Now that the show is done, he's enjoying being relaxed, writing alone, recharging, and hanging with his. »
- Anne Thompson
I don't think anyone is surprised to see a PG-13 rating for Jurassic World, but if you'd like the reasoning for said rating see below. This week's bulletin also includes an R-rating for Peter Bogdanovich's new film She's Funny That Way, which hasn't been receiving the kindest reviews, but does star the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Imogen Poots, Lucy Punch, Owen Wilson, Kathryn Hahn, Jennifer Esposito, Debi Mazar, Rhys Ifans, Will Forte, Cybill Shepherd, Tatum O'Neal, Illeana Douglas, Quentin Tarantino and Richard Lewis. So, there's that. Finally, Tangerine is the Sundance film that received a lot of attention because it is apparently a.) good and b.) was shot entirely on an iPhone. The complete bulletin is listed below. Awol-72 Rated R For violence, language throughout and brief sexuality. Batkid Begins Rated PG For some mild thematic material. Dovid Meyer Rated PG For thematic elements. Dragon Blade Rated R For bloody violence. »
- Brad Brevet
Relativity Studios is pushing back the release of “Masterminds” by two weeks, Variety has learned.
The heist comedy will debut on Wednesday August 19, giving it a jump on a trio of wide releases that open on August 21 — the action comedy “American Ultra,” the video game adaptation “Hit Man: Agent 47,” and the horror film “Sinister 2.”
“Masterminds” was originally slated to bow on August 7, where it would have faced off against the superhero adventure “Fantastic Four,” the Meryl Streep dramedy “Ricki and the Flash,” and the animated film “Shaun the Sheep Movie.” It would have also had to contend with the second weekend of “Vacation,” a reboot of the “National Lampoon’s Vacation” series.
The hope is that “Masterminds” will get a boost from the later August release date. The time of year that historically has been hospitable to comedies such as “Tropic Thunder,” “Superbad,” and “Let’s Be Cops. »
- Brent Lang
Sometimes, all you can say is "Wow." And if you're Owen Wilson – you say it a lot.
A YouTube user by the name of Owenergy Studios assembled all (or at least a very large sampling) of the moments Owen has said "wow" in his films in one supercut.
The 2:35 clip is full of fast wows, slow wows, happy wows, sad wows, a whisper wow, a cat wow – and even one "wow" that may have even been more of a "whoa."
Photos: Say 'Wow' To These Photos Of Owen Wilson
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