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Chicago – John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill (and Marisa Tomei and Catherine Keener) prove to be a perfect comedy duo in the nearly-great “Cyrus,” a delightfully left-of-center comedy that allows these two talented men to prove that they have some of the best comic timing in the business. “Cyrus” is a daring comedy about when someone new in your life crosses the line from “eccentric” to “dangerous.” Don’t miss it.
Blu-Ray Rating: 4.0/5.0
Reilly stars as John, a sad, lonely man trying to put his life back together and realizing that one of the new puzzle pieces doesn’t quite fit. John gets drunk at parties and tells people about his depression. Strangely, his honesty and vulnerability draws him to the gorgeous Molly (Marisa Tomei), someone used to dealing with people who may need a bit more emotional attention than others because of her fragile son Cyrus (Jonah Hill).
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
DVD Playhouse December 2010
America Lost And Found: The Bbs Story (Criterion) Perhaps the best DVD box set released this year, this ultimate cinefile stocking stuffer offered up by Criterion, the Rolls-Royce of home video labels, features seven seminal works from the late ‘60s-early ‘70s that were brought to life by cutting edge producers Bert Schneider, Steve Blauner and director/producer Bob Rafelson, the principals of Bbs Productions. In chronological order: Head (1968) star the Monkees, the manufactured (by Rafelson, et al), American answer to the Beatles who, like it or not, did make an impact on popular culture, particularly in this utterly surreal piece of cinematic anarchy (co-written by Jack Nicholson, who has a cameo), which was largely dismissed upon its initial release, but is now regarded as a counterculture classic. Easy Rider (1969) is arguably regarded as the seminal ‘60s picture, about two hippie drug dealers (director Dennis Hopper »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Director: Jay and Mark Duplass
The Scoop: Reilly is John, whose social life is a total downer until he meets Molly (Tomei). Sparks fly immediately and soon they’re embarking on a romantic journey. Just one major roadblock – Molly’s son Cyrus (Hill). The 21-year-old is ultra-protective of his mom and has no intentions of sharing her attention with another man. Reilly once again makes domestic disputes utterly hilarious.
Rated R, 92 min. | Watch the trailer »
- NextMovie Staff
Running Time: 1 hr 30 min
Due Out: December 14, 2010
Plot: A lonely divorced man (Reilly) meets a fun, beautiful woman (Tomei). The catch, her weird, adult son Cyrus (Hill) is determined to break them up.
Who’S It For? Despite the actors in the title roles, this isn’t a typical comedy. Though funny at times, it’s also dramatic and kind of mature, though the characters aren’t always.
Cyrus tries to sell itself as a comedy, especially in the trailer. Though some parts are funny, I’d consider it more of a drama. It tells the story of three people who have trouble connecting, for various reasons; a mother and son who are so insular she hasn’t even had a boyfriend in years and a divorced man who »
- Megan Lehar
It’s winter break, you guys. You know what that means, don’t you?
A month of repeats, that’s what.
Yes, as much as winter break signifies rest and rejuvenation for the college student population of America, it’s all about boredom and monotony in the television world. Sure, a few cable reality shows are still going on and the occasional scripted show, but for the most part, we’re out of luck until the first week of the new year at the earliest. But don’t fret, TV fans, as there is plenty of good stuff to tide you over during the blizzards and endless holiday specials.
Here are five shows that you would do well in catching up on/completing during the holiday break:
Freaks & Geeks (NBC)
How many episodes: 18
- Shilo Adams
A look at what's new on DVD today:
Directed by Josh Fox
Released by New Video Group
Released by Mpi Home Video
"Exit Through the Gift Shop" (2010)
Directed by Banksy
Released by Oscilloscope Laboratories
If you haven't caught up on the year's best documentaries in time to fill out your top 10 list, three of them will be hitting DVD shelves this week, beginning with Josh Fox's Sundance award-winning "Gasland," an exploration of the "hydraulic fracturing" going on in own backyard, a type of drilling that has spread to 34 states in the U.S. and has left a host of reservoirs of toxic waste and frequent gas explosions along the way. For something less serious, but equally compelling, there is also Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work," which follows the »
- Stephen Saito
The untitled comedy will center on a man (Duplass) who comes between two sisters (Blunt and DeWitt).
Production is expected to commence in Seattle later this month.
- Jamie Neish
Under-appreciated no more? Michael Keaton has signed a deal with HBO to executive produce, direct, and star in projects on the network. [Variety]
Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married) will star alongside Emily Blunt in Lynn Shelton’s semi-improvised feature about a man (Mark Duplass) who comes between two sisters. Time to consult another Rosemary? [Variety]
- Kate Ward
Who has time for low budget indie films when you're being offered lead parts in the latest for Terrence Malick's latest project, Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea and will reteam with Fernando Meirelles on 360. This happens to be the case for Rachel Weisz, who is forced to vacate from the Seattle indie, but in her place we find perhaps a better casting choice in Rosemarie DeWitt. The actress best known for perhaps her supportive sister role in Rachel Getting Married, will take on the "older sis" role in what appears to be some sort of triage drama that we guess would undoubtably see Mark Duplass fall for the younger sister in Emily Blunt. I was under the impression that shooting had already begun on the Untitled Lynn Shelton project, which should soon be the case if the trades are mentioning the current switcheroo. Gist: Described as a semi-improvised project, »
We have two quick pieces of casting news for you this morning. First up, David Tennant (Doctor Who) has joined the cast of the real-life soccer drama United. The film, directed by James Strong, centers on “Manchester United’s Busby Babes, the youngest team to win the English soccer league before eight players died in the Munich air crash of 1958.” According to Variety, Tennant will play the team’s coach, Jimmy Murphy. Jack O’Connell (Skins) and Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) will also star. Filming is set to begin this month.
Hit the jump for more casting news.
Variety reports that Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married) has replaced Rachel Weisz in an untitled film from Lynn Shelton (Humpday). As we previously reported, Weisz and Emily Blunt were set to play sisters in the semi-improvised film. According to Variety, Mark Duplass will play a man who comes between the sisters. »
- Matt Goldberg
With Rachel Weisz signing on for a number of projects all shooting within the next short while, we figured at least one of them was going to get left in the dust. As you might recall, early last month Weisz signed on to star in an untitled new film from director Lynn Shelton, who was behind last year's Sundance hit "Humpday." The semi-improvised film--which also stars Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass--revolves around a man who comes between two sisters, but it looks like Blunt will be getting a new sibling. Variety reports that Rosemarie DeWitt will replacing Weisz, who has… »
Jeff Schaffer, a showrunner on FX's "The League," claims that in the first 22 years of his life he never heard the term "showrunner." Short of writing for the Harvard Lampoon in college, he had virtually no exposure to the entertainment industry. At Harvard he majored in biological anthropology, "which I've utilized in L.A. as the study of man sucking up to other men to get a job," he quips. But he now boasts an extensive Hollywood résumé, including stints as an executive producer on "Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."By contrast, Jackie Marcus Schaffer, his wife and fellow "League" showrunner, was quite familiar with the term. Though she grew up assuming she'd be an attorney, she's a Los Angeleno who went to school with Tori Spelling, daughter of producer Aaron Spelling. But after graduating from Georgetown University, where she studied political theory, she was drawn to show business and »
Cyrus, the new indie comedy from brothers/filmmakers Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 14. The standard definition DVD will be priced at $29.98 Srp while the Blu-ray will cost $39.99 Srp. The movie stars John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei and you can take a look at the cover art and special features below:
John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Oscar Winner Marisa Tomei star in this quirky, hilarious story about love, family and cutting the cord. Not-so-recently divorced John (Reilly) thinks he's finally found the perfect woman when he meets the sweet and sexy Molly (Tomei). There's just one problem - Molly's son Cyrus (Hill) clings to his mom like lint on a T-shirt, and he's not about to let another man come between them. It's one hysterically awkward moment after another as John and Cyrus fight for the right to be Molly's #1 man. »
In today's "movie that will annoy" news, Paramount has acquired the rights to Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody's upcoming movie "Young Adults" starring Charlize Theron.Here's the press release: Paramount Pictures has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Mandate Pictures’ Young Adult from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman and Academy Award®-winning writer Diablo Cody. Academy-Award® winning actress Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “The Road”) stars alongside Golden Globe nominee Patrick Wilson (Angels in America, the upcoming “Morning Glory”) and Patton Oswalt (“Ratatouille”). The movie will be produced by Academy-Award® nominated producers Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith of Mr. Mudd Productions, Mason Novick, Diablo Cody, Jason Reitman through his film banner Right of Way Films and Denver & Delilah Films. Nathan Kahane, John Malkovich, Helen Estabrook and Steven Rales will executive produce. Mary Lee, Kelli Konop, Brian Bell and Beth Kono will co-produce. Paramount’s David Beaubaire, will run point for the studio. »
Paramount Pictures has picked up worldwide distribution rights to Mandate Pictures’ Young Adult which comes from director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) and writer Diablo Cody (Juno). Charlize Theron (Monster) stars with Patrick Wilson and Patton Oswalt. Serving as producers are Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith of Mr. Mudd Productions, Mason Novick, Diablo Cody, Jason Reitman's Right of Way Films and Denver & Delilah Films. Reitman's next production job for Paramount Pictures is Jeff Who Lives At Home with Jason Segel and Ed Helms. That film is helmed by Jay and Mark Duplass and finds release in 2011. “We immediately jumped at the chance to work with Jason again,” said Paramount Film Group President Adam Goodman. “He’s one of the most talented filmmakers working today and look forward to this next collaboration.” »
Paramount Pictures has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Mandate Pictures’ Young Adult from Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman and Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody. Academy-Award winning actress Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “The Road”) stars alongside Golden Globe nominee Patrick Wilson (Angels in America, the upcoming “Morning Glory”) and Patton Oswalt (“Ratatouille”).
The movie will be produced by Academy-Award® nominated producers Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith of Mr. Mudd Productions, Mason Novick, Diablo Cody, Jason Reitman through his film banner Right of Way Films and Denver & Delilah Films. Nathan Kahane, John Malkovich, Helen Estabrook and Steven Rales will executive produce. Mary Lee, Kelli Konop, Brian Bell and Beth Kono will co-produce. Paramount’s David Beaubaire, will run point for the studio.
Young Adult marks the second collaboration for these filmmakers. Reitman, Mr. Mudd, Mandate, Novick and Cody had an enormously successful partnership on Juno. The film, directed by Reitman and written by Cody, »
- Allan Ford
Rachel Weisz and Emily Blunt are to play sisters in a new semi-improvised project. The as-yet-untitled movie, which is to be filmed in Seattle later this month, is to be produced by Steven Schardt, and is expected to take just a couple of weeks to shoot.
Indie director, writer and producer of the film Lynn Shelton has recruited the two British stars to play a pair of siblings who find their relationship is put to the test when a man, played by "Humpday" actor Mark Duplass, threatens to come between them.
Both actresses are well-known for having notoriously busy work schedules, with Weisz having spent a week on Terrence Malick's untitled new film earlier in the month, while shooting for "The Deep Blue Sea" begins in November. It is thought the brief shoot time of the Lynn Shelton film is what has allowed Weisz to take part, as she »
Paramount Pictures has purchased the worldwide distribution rights to Jason Reitman’s Young Adult. Penned by Diablo Cody, the film stars Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, and Patton Oswalt. Briefly, Cody’s script focuses on a divorced novelist (Theron) who moves back home to pursue an old flame who just had a baby. The film will see Reitman and Cody reunite for the first time since Juno (which garnered four Oscar nods including a Best Screenplay win for Cody) and will mark the third team-up between Reitman and Paramount. The studio also distributed Reitman’s Up in the Air and will perform similar duties on the upcoming Jeff Who Lives at Home which Reitman is producing. Mandate Pictures is financing and producing Young Adult.
According to Variety, principal photography on the film is set to begin in New York later this month. To check out an extended synopsis for the project, »
- Jason Barr
Seemingly locked in competition to see who can have the busiest work diary, Rachel Weisz and Emily Blunt have apparently decided to compromise and work on a film together. They’ve both signed on to indie director Lynn Shelton’s latest, untitled, partly improvised film, which will see them starring as sisters.And Shelton, who won buzz and applause for her bromantic comedy Humpday, has recruited one of the stars of that film, Mark Duplass, who is something of an indie film guru himself, who most recently co-directed Cyrus, to play the man who comes between the two siblings.So just how were the two busy bee actresses able to squeeze it into their packed schedules? Thanks to Shelton’s shooting style, the film, which is almost ready to shoot in Seattle, will take just two weeks out of their lives.Weisz has been shooting a small role on Terence »
Blunt and Weisz will play sisters in the project which will use a lot of improvised dialogue. Shelton wrote the basic script outline but plot details are presently unknown.
The several week shoot kicks off shortly in Seattle. Steven Schardt will produce. »
- Garth Franklin
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