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"The year's funniest movie" (Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune), the boisterous road trip Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa hits the gas on January 28, 2014 when it arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Jackass ringleader Johnny Knoxville reprises his role as 86-year-old Irving Zisman in the story of a crotchety old man unexpectedly saddled with the care of his 8-year-old grandson, Billy (Jackson Nicoll). The two generations of troublemakers soon develop a bond, as they hustle their way across the heartland of America pursuing hijinks and pulling pranks on unsuspecting, real-life people-all of whom had no idea they were starring in a hidden camera film and "one of the sharpest comedies of the year."(Scott Bowles, USA Today).
Here's what Johnny Knoxville had to say about all the extra footage found on the unrated Blu-ray.
"We had so much hilarious footage that we had to cut for various reasons, »
Johnny Knoxville.s Bad Grandpa character has been a popular addition to the Jackass franchise films over the years, but it was still a bit of a surprise to hear the character would be getting his own movie. Despite the quick turnaround between the film's announcement and its theatrical release, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa ended up premiering to swell numbers and reviews when it hit theaters, and if you are a fan of the prankster character you can catch the flick when Paramount Home Media Distribution brings it onto Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on January 28. The box art calls the flick "the funniest movie of the year," although I.d rank it somewhere between We.re The Millers and This is the End in terms of amusement. The more important factor to note is that Johnny Knoxville.s Bad Grandpa character can capably carry a movie, a fact I was »
They don't reference Zack Snyder's upcoming movie specifically, but in the below vid the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Hiddleston, Michael Fassbender, Harrison Ford, Chris Hemsworth, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Roberto Orci, Johnny Knoxville, Elizabeth Banks, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings and even Stan Lee all choose which character the like best and a give a reason for their pick. Who comes out on top? You'll have to watch and find out. »
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Compiling a worst-dressed list for you guys is harder than you might imagine — where do you put the folks like Lady Gaga, who are trying very hard not to look human? And how about stars like Kristen Stewart, who are under contract to wear whatever suits the designers paying their checks? Do we fault men for being slobs and women for taking risks?
Those dilemmas hit us hard this week, as we browsed through photos of Juliette Lewis and Angela Simmons looking glamorously silly, and others of Reggie Watts and Johnny Knoxville disregarding the fact that cameras might actually take pictures of them on red carpets. It was easy to call out Flo Rida for blaspheming the face of Jimi Hendrix in camo, but what do we do about Laura Prepon’s muumuu? It’s nice to see Paula Abdul out and about, so should we blame »
- Sabrina Rojas Weiss
Get your kicks out of this adjustable bed clip from Johnny Knoxville's Bad Grandpa. Knoxville stars as an 86-year-old-man who takes his grandson on a trip across the States. With Knoxville at the helm of this Borat style flick, we can safely assume that there will be cringe worthy and life endangering stunts at the expense of unsuspecting victims, er, we mean public. »
Much has been made of the vocal performance that Scarlett Johansson delivers as the title character in Spike Jonze’s latest film, “Her,” about a computer operating system named Samantha who falls for her human owner Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix).
There’s another perfectly cast voice in the movie too — a foul-mouthed alien child who appears inside a videogame played by Theodore. The actor? Jonze himself. “It might be his best role yet,” jokes the helmer’s longtime editor, Eric Zumbrunnen. Asked why the filmmakers didn’t enlist a real child for the part, Zumbrunnen instantly responds, “We did!”
“Childlike” is a word used often by those who know Jonze best, including a tight-knit group of collaborators the filmmaker ferries from set to set, some of whom he’s worked with for nearly 20 years. “He’s a handful,” says Johnny Knoxville, who collaborated with Jonze as an actor on MTV’s “Jackass” series and movies, »
- Jenelle Riley
The first weekend in December is a notoriously weak one at the box office, and, true to form, most movies faced harsh declines this weekend after the record-breaking Thanksgiving frame. But Disney’s animated musical Frozen managed to score a not-so-severe 53 percent fall to $31.6 million this weekend, which sent it past Catching Fire and straight into the No. 1 spot on the chart.
Frozen has earned $134.3 million after 12 days in wide release, 39 percent more than 2010′s Tangled, which had earned $96.6 million at the same point in its run. The film will match its $150 million budget by this time next week, and »
- Grady Smith
It’s not easy making a great movie, but it’s even harder making a great trailer. Like all advertising, movie trailers have evolved in the last few decades to become a genuine pop culture event. An effective trailer can do wonders for a film, especially for a film that doesn’t come with a built-in audience. There’s no faster way to create buzz than with a good trailer, and a well made trailer can turn a movie from a first-time director starring a bunch of then-unknowns into the most-buzzed about movie for weeks. Meanwhile a poor trailer can doom a movie right from the start. Every year there are but a few trailers that, independent of the film they’re promoting, capture everyone’s full attention. Here are the trailers of 2013 that were able to do that best.
Please note: This is Ricky’s list. Deepayan’s list will follow next week. »
The Writers Guild of America has remained tough on qualifying scripts for its screenplay awards, excluding more than a dozen high-profile scripts, including John Ridley’s screenplay for “12 Years a Slave.”
The guild’s restrictions — far more rigorous than other guilds — require that scripts be produced under WGA jurisdiction or under a collective bargaining agreement in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or the U.K. The WGA had no immediate comment on the exclusions, but the restrictions on eligibility are a longstanding practice at the guild.
Other notable screenplays excluded include Peter Morgan’s screenplay for “Rush”; Ryan Coogler’s script for “Frutivale Station”; “Philomena,” written by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” penned by William Nicholson.
Voting to determine the WGA’s nominees launched Tuesday on 95 eligible screenplays — 41 in the adapted category and 54 in the original category. The guild’s restrictions also require that the »
- Dave McNary
The director's offbeat love story Her – about a man who falls in love with his computer operating system – is tipped for Oscar triumph. As he prepares his final cut, he talks exclusively about its stars, the past and the future
Spike Jonze is looking to the future. "I kinda think, as I look around, that everything is slowly getting a little bit nicer. You can go on Nike's website and choose exactly what fabrics and colours and shapes you want your sneakers to come in. Everything in La is; it's just an easy place to live in. The houses are nice, the backyards are nice, you got the ocean right there and the mountains behind you, there's an idealised easiness to the way you live and the whole environment.
"There's more good food here than ever before, better restaurants. In some parts of the world, like right here, you can »
- John Patterson
The grossery store re-opens for business as Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-o, Wee Man and the rest of MTV's foremost idiots take horseplay to the third dimension. The squeamish should look away now as the boys subject themselves to the sort of wince-making, gut-churning stunts that can – and often do - make grown men cry. Remember: don't try this at home. »
Box-office takings shot up to 72% to $20 million, thanks to the two newcomers and a reasonable hold by Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.
The first Hunger Games wound up with $31.2 million so the sequel starring Jennifer Lawrence as feisty heroine Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Philip Seymour Hoffman has an excellent chance of beating that, particularly with no new films targeting that demographic in the next few weeks.
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor 3D rang up $1.5 million from 107 locations on Sunday, »
- Don Groves
Everyone’s heard of the Jackass movies even if they haven’t seen them. Movies where people with an extremely high pain threshold put their minds and bodies to the test in various dares and pranks. These movies have been put to the test in the public’s eye as an interactive form of movie watching where the main characters (in what could almost be considered a documentary style) play pranks on the public and on each other and, so far, the films have been welcomed into society.
- Catherina Gioino
The comedy movie - which achieved Au$3.4m on its opening weekend - sees Johnny Knoxville reprise his role as 86-year-old Irving Zisman on a journey across America with his 8-year-old grandson Billy.
After two strong weeks at the top, Thor: The Dark World was pushed down to number two in the chart, adding over Au$2.7m to bring an overall total of Au$18.1m in only three weeks on the big screen.
With The Counsellor at number four, Gravity rounds off the top five, taking over Au$600,000 each.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa opens in Mexico until next week (11/29) but Johnny Knoxville already visited the city to support the release. Together with director Jeff Tremaine, producer Derek Freda and co-star Jackson Nicoll, Knoxville met with the press for a short conference and, actually, leaved all the crazy fun for another time. There was no bad grandpa makeup or anything weird, just a regular 18-minute talk with Knoxville and Tremaine as protagonists. The most interesting subject discussed was co-writer Spike Jonze's character, which didn't make the final cut of Bad Grandpa and most likely will be seen on the Blu-Ray. In the gallery below you can read more about Knoxville, Jonze and Bad Grandpa with the top quotes from the Mexico City press conference! Jackass Presents:...
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Thor: The Dark World had a bit of an Ender’s Game moment at the box office, slipping massively from its debut after a successful opening day. However, when your opening weekend is $85.7 million, to earn an estimated $38.5 million the second is hardly cause for alarm, as Marvel continues its unstoppable press of successful films here and worldwide. It managed to beat out the debut of the positively received The Best Man Holiday, a sequel to the 1999 film The Best Man. The romantic comedy cost $17 million to make, but made an estimated $30.6 million this weekend, somewhat restoring director Malcolm D. Lee’s reputation after the abysmally received and only minimally successful Scary Movie 5 from earlier this year.
Last Vegas and Free Birds took the next two spots, with neither film getting warm critical reception. However, Last Vegas fought an uphill battle and won, with an estimated $8.9 million this weekend giving it $47 million in total, »
- Seth Paul
Australian cinemagoers have really sparked to an exuberantly crude comedy starring Johnny Knoxville as a crotchety 86-year-old man who reluctantly embarks on a road trip with his eight-year-old grandson.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa grabbed $3.4 million last weekend, including Wednesday night previews. That.s a bit below Jackass 3D, which opened with $3.58 million in 2010 when the 3D boom was at its height and well before the format started to lose its lustre.
Thor: The Dark World kept drawing fans, pulling in $2.74 million in its third frame (down 38%), bringing its earnings to a lucrative $18.1 million.
- Don Groves
Just how scared of Thor: The Dark World was Hollywood? Last weekend, not a single studio opened a wide release against it. (Though, About Time did expand into wide release.) And this weekend, only one movie, The Best Man Holiday, will face off against the bearded Norse superhero. Originally, The Wolf of Wall Street was set to open on this date, but Paramount pushed the film to Christmas Day, leaving Holiday as the sole contender. The comedy has no chance of usurping Thor’s throne, but that doesn’t mean it’s headed for trouble. Here’s how the box »
- Grady Smith
Reviewed as part of the 27th Leeds International Film Festival (6-21 Nov, 2013)
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The road movie has long been a staple of American cinema, a cross-country billboard for the brilliant, beautiful and, above all, young as they embark on the scenic route towards self-discovery. When Alexander Payne decides to bundle his characters into a car, however, you can guarantee it’ll be a bumpy ride. These are men, middle-aged or older, driven to -and driving from- despair. About Schmidt (2002) followed a downtrodden widower (Jack Nicholson) as he travelled to his estranged daughter’s wedding, and Sideways (2004) paired buddies Miles (Paul Giamatti), a frustrated writer, with washed-up actor Jack (Thomas Haden Church) on a wine-tasting trip through California. And it is this same sense of sour grapes that pervades Payne’s fantastic fifth feature.
Once again, the premise- a father and son take a road trip from Montana »
- Dan Wakefield
With “Thor: The Dark World” dominating the weekend box office with its $86 million opening, the box office suspense came from the race for No. 2 – and “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” has won it by just over $100,000. Monday’s box-office results revealed the Johnny Knoxville comedy from MTV Films took in $11.3 million. The animated family film “Free Birds” was second at $11.18 million and the old-guy comedy “Last Vegas” came in third at $11.1 million, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Also read: How Martin Scorsese Helped Thor Get Ready for His Box-Office Date With Katniss Everdeen The three movies were in »
- Todd Cunningham
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