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2015 is shaping up to be Amy Schumer's year. She recently did a stellar job hosting the otherwise insufferable MTV Movie Awards, sharply skewering most of the modern music industry and Hollywood with her particular brand of provocative satire and absurdism. Later this year, she's toplining Trainwreck, Judd Apatow's hugely anticipated first female-led film which was also written by Schumer. The film focuses on Schumer's commitment-phobic character, appropriately named Amy, getting romanced by a friendly sports doctor, played by Bill Hader. Apatow's film helped wrangle Schumer an EW cover and will feature supporting and cameo roles from John Cena, Brie Larson, Marisa Tomei, Tim Meadows, Tilda Swinton, LeBron James, and Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man. Perhaps, then, it doesn't come as such a surprise that Comedy Central announced today that the network will be renewing the Peabody Award-winning Inside Amy Schumer for a fourth season, likely to debut later this year or next year. »
- Chris Cabin
Whether you like it or not, the summer movie season is right around the corner! Of course, blockbusters sprout up all throughout the year, with movies like The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Furious 7 setting the box office on fire even before the "official" summer movie season kicks off...But the four-month period between May and August is simply jam-packed with big-budget tentpoles, outlandish comedies and even a few memorable indie dramas. Before you start snatching up tickets to your favorite summer movies, we have a handy guide breaking down all of the major studio blockbusters, and even a few independent flicks that have the potential to break out into the mainstream. Here our the 35 movies you simply can't miss this summer!
1Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1
Schumer portrays the brash and quirky Amy, who often finds herself unlucky in love.
Trainwreck opens on July 17 in the Us and August 28 in the UK.
Digital Spy previews the year's top blockbusters below: »
The middle of Spring actually means a new selection of summer blockbusters to look forward to, and with a ton of big-budget films slated to come out within the next few months and beyond, the summer of 2015 looks like one to remember.
From the new Mad Max (which is already on our end-of -year top ten list event though we haven’t yet seen it) to Avengers, Poltergeists, male strippers, talking teddy bears, and a reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise, this summer’s trips to the theaters will be jam-packed with sequels and new tales. From May 1st right through to the end of August, some of the movies on our list could wind up on year-end “best of” lists or even receive some Oscar talk by December.
Grab your calendar, because Wamg has a rundown of this summer’s films we’re most excited about, so check them out below! »
- Movie Geeks
In Paramount's The Gambler, Mark Wahlberg plays Jim Bennett, a professor by day and a degenerate gambler by night, who continues to rack up more and more debt from his illicit hobby. Today we have an exclusive preview where the star reveals he wanted to take on one of his toughest scenes in the movie first, a 10-page lecture where he discusses William Shakespeare with his class. The actor explains that filmmaker Rupert Wyatt was surprised by his choice to tackle this dialogue-heavy scene right away, but the actor says that he learned a trick from his time on The Fighter, where they got the most physical scenes done as soon as possible.
We also hear from Brie Larson, who plays one of Bennett's students Amy. She reveals that Mark Wahlberg must have done that scene over 100 times, over the first two days of production, and watching him work was »
The original cast announcement for Ben Wheatley‘s next film Free Fire included Olivia Wilde, but with the announcement that she’s doing Tron 3 things have changed for Wheatley’s movie. Wilde is now out, but someone just as talented, and slightly more surprising for a film like this is stepping in to the role. Brie Larson has […]
- Russ Fischer
Last fall, we learned filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers) would make his first film in the United States with a thriller called Free Fire, and he had an impressive cast that included Olivia Wilde (Rush), Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6), Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins) and also Armie Hammer (The Social Network). However, the line-up has changed slightly as Variety reports Brie Larson (21 Jump Street, Short Term 12) has taken a role, replacing Wilde, who is departing due to scheduling issues, which may be because she was just confirmed to return as Quorra in Tron 3, which starts shooting this fall in Vancouver. For those just joining us, Free Fire is a thriller set in 1978 with Larson playing a woman in Boston who brokers a meeting between two men, Murphy and Michael Smiley (a regular in Wheatley's films), and a gang led by Hammer and Evans. But the meeting turns deadly when a shootout breaks out, »
- Ethan Anderton
Trainwreck was applauded for being one of the best comedies to premiere at this year's SXSW Film Festival, with sports stars LeBron James and John Cena called out for being huge scene stealers. We have the first clip from the movie, which features one of the men in question. LeBron James plays himself, serving as the ultra-protective wingman to his on-screen doctor, played by Bill Hader.
Ever since her father drilled into her head that monogamy isn't realistic, magazine writer Amy (Amy Schumer) has made promiscuity her credo. As much as she enjoys an uninhibited life free of commitment, Amy is really in a rut. While writing a profile about charming and successful sports doctor Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), she finds herself actually falling in love for the first time -- and what's more, Aaron seems to like her too. Amy starts to wonder if it's time to clean up her act. »
Read More: Watch: Monogamy Isn't Realistic in First Trailer for Amy Schumer's 'Trainwreck' After premiering to raves at SXSW, anticipation is building for the upcoming Amy Schumer comedy "Trainwreck." In "Trainwreck," Schumer plays Amy, a magazine writer living by the credo that an uninhibited life is best enjoyed when free from stifling, boring romantic commitment. But Amy, who's in more of a rut than she wills herself to believe, finds herself falling for the subject of the new article she's writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader). Directed by Judd Apatow, "Trainwreck" appears to be a perfect fusion of the "40 Year-Old Virgin" director's sensibilities and the "Inside Amy Schumer" star's vibrant comedic energy. To further build enthusiasm, set to appear in the film is Marisa Tomei, Daniel Radcliffe, Brie Larson, LeBron James, Ezra Miller and, in what is supposedly a scene-stealing »
- David Canfield
Trainwreck screened at SXSW last month as a work in progress, but even if director Judd Apatow left it as is, he’d still be delivering his best film (as a director) since Knocked Up. (And that’s coming from someone who enjoyed Funny People and This is 40.) Trainwreck stars Amy Schumer as Amy, a magazine writer in New York City who lives by what her father (Colin Quinn) taught her as a child - monogamy isn’t realistic. She sleeps with anyone she pleases and dates with zero commitment until she meets sports doctor Aaron Conners (Bill Hader). You can check out what happens when Aaron surprises Amy with a phone call the morning after they sleep together below. It isn’t the funniest standalone clip, but I can assure you that the moment works well in context, which is actually quite similar to the large majority of »
- Perri Nemiroff
We were excited as it is for Ben Wheatley's "High-Rise," but just the cast and premise alone for his next movie — the Martin Scorsese produced "Free Fire" — now has us salivating. And another great player has joined the mix. Brie Larson is replacing Olivia Wilde in the film that already has Luke Evans, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, and Michael Smiley lined up to star. Set in Boston in 1978, and inspired by films like "The Killing," "The Big Combo, "The Driver," "Le Samourai," "The French Connection," "Goodfellas," "Casino," "Hard Boiled," "Reservoir Dogs," "The Getaway" and more, the story kicks off "in a deserted warehouse where a meeting between two gangs turns into a deadly shootout and all-out survival." Filming is expected to begin later this year. [Variety] Juliette Binoche is reteaming with her "Camille Claudel »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Wheatley's next film is Free Fire, a 70s-set crime thriller about two gangs clashing in a secluded Boston warehouse.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions is handling distribution. Wheatley will write and direct.
“Free Fire” is set in 1978 in a deserted warehouse where a meeting between two gangs turns into a deadly shootout and all-out survival. Sources describe it in the vein of “Reservoir Dogs” with a new twist.
Protagonist Pictures will produce.
Following her breakout role in “21 Jump Street,” Larson has focused on more serious adult dramas rather than big budget tentpoles. She received rave reviews for her performance in “Short Term 12″ and appeared opposite Mark Wahlberg in “The Gambler.”
She can also be seen in A24 drama “Room, »
- Justin Kroll
He might be busy finishing off his current film, J.G. Ballard adaptation High-Rise, but Ben Wheatley is already hard at work preparing for his next thriller, Free Fire. Change is afoot for the casting of the movie, with Olivia Wilde needing to drop out thanks to scheduling clashes and Brie Larson taking her place. A fair swap, if ever there was one.Free Fire, which recently secured Martin Scorsese’s services as executive producer, is planned as a hard-boiled crime film set in violence-ridden 1978 Boston. A secluded meeting between two gangs in a deserted warehouse suddenly explodes into a shoot-out and a fight for survival. Wheatley already has Luke Evans, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy and regular collaborator Michael Smiley aboard to star, and intends to start the cameras rolling in a few months. With a script by Wheatley, this one is already being talked up as a new twist on the Reservoir Dogs type setup. »
The SXSW Film Festival has always been a launching pad for women in Hollywood — it’s where Lena Dunham premiered “Tiny Furniture” in 2010, and “Girls” in 2012; where 2011’s “Bridesmaids” debuted; and where Brie Larson became a star in 2013’s “Short Term 12.”
But this year’s SXSW had more girl power than ever before, from the female-driven comedies “Trainwreck” and “Spy,” to the work of breakout directors like Hannah Fidell (“6 Years”) and Shannon Sun-Higginson (“Gtfo: A Documentary About Women in Gaming”). As Hollywood still has a weak track record of putting women in front of and behind the camera — last year, women directors made only 4.6% of studio films — it’s still a question if emerging talent at festivals like SXSW and Sundance can cross over into the mainstream. “Since the industry is run by men, men have a tendency to want to make stories about themselves,” Sally Field told Variety. »
- Ramin Setoodeh, Justin Chang, Joe Leydon and Dennis Harvey
Amy Schumer will receive CinemaCon’s Breakthrough Performer of the Year award on April 23 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Schumer wrote and stars in Universal’s “Trainwreck,” portraying a woman who lives her life without apologies. Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, John Cena, Tilda Swinton and LeBron James also star in the film, which opens July 17.
The multihyphenate is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of “Inside Amy Schumer,” which will return to Comedy Central for a third season on April 21. She’ll host the MTV Movie Awards on April 12.
- Dave McNary
I'm not all that familiar with Amy Schumer. I've never seen her television show. I've never seen her standup. My only exposure to her prior to seeing Trainwreck was a couple episodes of "Girls" she was on, but from this movie, I can sort of see what the appeal is. She talks about modern day issues for women, has a sly vulgarity about her, and she can deliver a punchline. If anything, Trainwreck made me interested in seeking out more of her material. Perhaps she's better served outside of a Judd Apatow lens. Even though Schumer wrote and stars in the film, this has the fingerprints of an Apatow production all over it, and I don't mean that as a compliment. He is at the forefront of the alt-driven comedy I loath (see my review of Paul Feig's Spy), which means where Schumer's material ends, and Apatow's material begins, »
- Mike Shutt
Austin - While it was introduced as a work in progress, Judd Apatow's new film "Trainwreck" looked pretty much locked and ready to release when it played on Sunday afternoon at the Paramount. Since "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" was released, Judd Apatow's filmography has been made up exclusively of films he wrote, many of which felt very personal. "This Is 40" felt to me like a summation of a lot of those ideas and themes, and I'm glad he took some time to decide how to follow that film. "Trainwreck" was written by Amy Schumer, and her voice runs clearly through every part of this movie. What Judd's done here, and it's not as easy as it sounds, is turned his own considerable success into a shield he could use to protect Schumer and guarantee that her voice reached the screen intact. As a result, "Trainwreck" is lacerating, smart, »
- Drew McWeeny
Yesterday evening, folks at South By Southwest (or SXSW) got to see an early glimpse at Trainwreck, the new film from A-list comedy director Judd Apatow. Penned by and starring Amy Schumer, the pairing of those minds held tons of potential, so I was waiting with baited breath to hear how the work in progress screening was received. Well, the first notices for the movie are all exceptionally good, making this a potential huge hit in the making. Not only that, we might now be in a position to start vaguely wondering if it has a chance to follow in the footsteps of Bridesmaids and gun for a few awards notices. In case you don’t know anything about this film, Trainwreck is a romantic comedy set in New York City. Amy (played by Schumer) is a modern single woman living a happy life, free of romantic attachments beyond a single night. »
- Joey Magidson
“Monogamy isn’t realistic” says a soon-to-be-divorced dad to his two pre-teen daughters in an early scene from Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck.” Two decades later, those words have taken their toll on one of those erstwhile little girls — a tart-tongued, booze-swilling serial dater (writer-star Amy Schumer) whose love life is barreling downhill with ever-increasing velocity. She’s the screwed-up, screwball heroine at the center of a somewhat shaggy, frequently hilarious romantic comedy that, like much of Apatow’s best work, delicately balances irreverent raunch with candid insights into the give-and-take of grown-up relationships. The change in scenery (New York from L.A.) and gender emphases serves Apatow well, as does Schumer’s excitingly original comic voice, which should spell a critical and commercial rebound for the comedy impresario, following the mixed fortunes of his more sober, semi-autobiographical “Funny People” and “This Is 40.” The Universal release opens wide July 17 following »
- Scott Foundas
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