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Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite," "Nacho Libre") has signed on to helm the freshly retitled "Overnight at 42nd Street". Oren Uziel ("22 Jump Street") wrote the screenplay while Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur are producing.
The story follows a recently-divorced father and son who win the opportunity to spend the night in a major toy store. While trying to patch up his relationship with his son, the father must also try to defuse a hostage situation that develops at the store.
Hess takes over from Steve Pink ("Hot Tub Time Machine 2") who became attached to direct in June last year but has since dropped out. Will Ferrell was also attached to star at one point, but he's also no longer involved.
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- Garth Franklin
After Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink and Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer were linked to direct the Disney family comedy Overnight last year, it appears a new director will get behind the camera instead. The film, which is now called Overnight at 42nd Street, will be under the direction of Jared Hess the man who brought us Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre and Gentlemen Broncos. For those just joining us, the film is described as Home Alone in a toy store where a father and son win the chance to sleepover at an incredible toy store, but it just so happens to be on the night that some guys try to rob it. That's a fun premise for a comedy, maybe even inspired by Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, where the toy store Duncan's Toy Chest comes into play. Variety reports at one time, Will Ferrell was going to play the father, »
- Ethan Anderton
Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess has signed on to direct Overnight at 42nd Street, which was formerly known as Overnight. Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine 2) became attached to direct the project in June 2014, but it appears he is no longer involved at this time. Will Ferrell was also attached to star at one point, when his company Gary Sanchez Productions was set to produce, but he isn't involved at this time either.
The story centers on a recently-divorced father and son who win the opportunity to spend the night in a toy store, reminiscent of Fao Schwartz. While trying to patch up his relationship with his son, the father must also try to defuse a hostage situation that develops at the store. The plot is described as Home Alone set in a toy store. Disney is looking to cast both the father and son before moving forward with the production. »
He may forever be known as the man who directed Napoleon Dynamite, but Jared Hess has carved out a solid career for himself behind the camera. He’s now signed on to direct family comedy Overnight At 42nd Street – usually just known by that first word – for Disney.The film, which has a script from 22 Jump Street co-writer Oren Uziel, is described as “Home Alone in a toy store” with that quick pitch opening up to reveal the tale of a divorced father and his son winning a competition to spend the night in a brand new, chock-full megastore. Unfortunately for them, their visit coincides with the very night that thieves decide to break in. And even as he's trying to thwart the criminals, the dad has to salvage his fracturing relationship with his sprog. This is one that has had difficulty finding a home. Originally developed at Sony and briefly considered for Ruben Fleischer, »
Yet while The Daily Show favorites are executive-producing the series (and wrote its pilot episode), only one of ‘em will star in it.
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The husband-and-wife team will exec produce the series, with Jones starring. Rounding out the cast are Natalie Zea (“Justified,” “The Following”), Ashley Gerasimovich (“Louie”) and Liam Carroll (“The Neighbors”).
The series, described as an honest and darkly comedic look at family, follows a couple and their two kids on a road trip to Florida. Jones stars as unfiltered dad Nate, who packs his wife, Robin (Zea), along with their rebellious daughter Delilah (Gerasimovich) and simpleton son Jared (Carroll), into the family car for what he believes will be the adventure of a lifetime, which quickly turns into a disaster.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is so bad it might make you question your allegiance to the original Hot Tub Time Machine. In 2010, Steve Pink’s comedy felt like a blast of fresh air, with its endearingly silly premise, its see-what-sticks humor, and its charming setup of a bunch of losers trying to transform their destinies by changing the way 1986 turned out. The new film has none of that. But it tries to. It tries to repeat everything the original did, and winds up leaving you stone-faced and depressed. I think there were more laughs in Schindler’s List.Anyway, since our heroes’ original bout with the hot tub of destiny resulted in lives of fulfillment, success, and tremendous wealth, the new one starts off with them … well, they’re feeling like something’s missing amid all that empty success. One thing is missing, for sure, and that’s John Cusack’s Adam Yates, »
- Bilge Ebiri
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is ready to take you guys on another crazy trip, and in celebration Wamg attended a press conference for the film where stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott and Gillian Jacobs talked to press about the film. Director Steve Pink and screenwriter Josh Heald also joined in.
Since these guys are so funny, I thought it best to let you listen to all the fun for yourselves, rather than risk losing some of the funny in text. Join the cast as they talk about Lisa Loeb, 9-11, and taking another dip in the hot tub below!
When Lou (Rob Corddry) finds himself in trouble, Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. (Adam Scott). Now they have »
- Melissa Howland
The phrase "Hot Tub Time Machine" was such an insane concept I couldn't wait to see the 2010 release. (Debbie's review) Sure, it was a fratboy movie, but it was fresh and edgy at a time when the nation was just learning to laugh again a decade after 9/11, and I loved it. Five years was a long time to wait with such anticipation for this sequel.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is a wet hot mess, with bad jokes as frequent as jacuzzi bubbles, and good jokes popping like farts in a tub. It has the same writer (Josh Heald), the same director (Steve Pink) and largely the same cast (John Cusack is replaced by Adam Scott), but it failed to capture the same magic for me. I can't say I hated it, but somehow it felt ... different, like I was watching an elaborately extended Super Bowl commercial.
The original movie was tight, »
- Mike Saulters
The stars of the new sci-fi comedy, ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2,’ including Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott and Gillian Jacobs, celebrated their second journey through time. while attending the film’s red carpet on Wednesday night at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles. The actors of the anticipated follow-up to the hit 2010 comedy, ‘Hot Tub Time Machine,’ took pictures at the premiere, which even included the title hot tub for them to pose with together. ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2,’ which was written and directed by returning series scribe and helmer, Josh Heald and Steve Pink, was distributed in theaters this weekend by Paramount Pictures. [ Read More ]
The post Celebrate Hot Tub Time Machine 2′s Release with New Clips and La Premiere Photos appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Karen Benardello
Chicago – The concept is a hot tub, that also acts as a time machine. It practically writes itself! The too-meticulous plot of “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” still delivers a decent amount of laughs, although most of them fall under the crude and rude category. Better a cheap laugh than no laugh.
It is almost impossible to critique such a film, because it basically throws every possible joke against the wall, and a number of them stick. The plot has a Dada-like surrealism to it, going in such different directions that it becomes useless to try and follow at some point, and the characters have the same lack of consistency. The script – by Josh Heald – allows each of the principal characters to do whatever they want at some point, with no regard as to what persona had been assigned to them, as long as the word ‘f**k’ is »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Written by Josh Heald
Directed by Steve Pink
“This shit’s pretty flat, bro.”
So sayeth the rudest man in the world, who just happened to be sitting behind me at the screening for Hot Tub Time Machine 2. He began the evening sitting in front of me; deliberately stealing a seat marked ‘Studio Representative’ so he could talk to the beautiful publicist. Shockingly, she rebuffed his drunken advances. “Whatever, bro,” he dismissively burped, and then ambled to the seat behind me. Yes, he’s the guy who calls both men and women ‘bro.’ He’s also the guy who talks through the entire movie, eats handfuls of popcorn with his mouth wide open (ostensibly, so he can still breathe), and kicks the back of the seat like a bored child. In other words, he’s the target audience for Hot Tub Time Machine 2. »
- J.R. Kinnard
Jose Moreno Brooks (MTV’s One Bad Choice), a former semi-pro soccer player-turned-actor, has been cast as a series regular opposite Eva Longoria in NBC's 13-episode single-camera comedy series Telenovela starring and executive produced by Eva Longoria. Written/executive produced by Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein, based on an idea by Longoria, and directed by Steve Pink, Telenovela stars Longoria as popular diva Ana Maria, star of Latin America's most beloved… »
It would be wrong to call Hot Tub Time Machine 2 an ugly, smug, hateful waste of cinema, because to do so would imply that it indeed exhibits at least a flair for the cinematic. Which, of course, is not the case. The film is a follow up to 2010's sleeper hit comedy Hot Tub Time Machine, a goofy little piece of work that managed to transcend the novelty appeal of its title, if only by a smidgen. Unfortunately, the sequel doesn't even begin to live up to its predecessor. Everyone is back this time (Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, and writer Josh Heald, and director Steve Pink) with the glaring exception of John Cusack. The fact the actor skipped out on this dreadful slog in...
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While I understand a filmmaker’s want to go above and beyond when creating a sequel, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 suffers from a serious case of “youngest child” syndrome. Steve Pink’s original time-traveling period-piece is a rather funny endeavor, only because it’s executed with a sensible craziness that boasts decent helpings of immature yucks to balance out some seriously rad 80s humor.
The sequel, trying to live up to its big brother’s legacy, essentially runs around with its dick in its hands for 90 minutes, craving the same adoring attention without exemplifying any of the previously successful methods. It’s basically Dumb And Dumber To all over again – take everything you thought worked from the original, and repurpose it a billion times over before absolutely killing whatever nostalgic enjoyment might have been attainable. Welcome back, gang!
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- Matt Donato
As far as absurdly dumb, high-concept comedies go, 2010′s Hot Tub Time Machine mostly hit its mark, riffing on everything 80′s while cramming in as many crude (and mostly funny) one-note jokes as possible. Returning five years later for the sequel that one can’t imagined many asked for is director Steve Pink, the writing trio of Josh Heald, Sean Anders, […] »
- Jordan Raup
The future of American screen comedy looks an awful lot like the present — which is to say, steeped in pop-culture references, groin-fixated humor and gay panic — if we are to believe the enjoyably screw-loose vision of “Hot Tub Time Machine 2.” Fittingly enough, given John Cusack’s conspicuous absence this time around, director Steve Pink and scribe Josh Heald have ditched their original back-to-the-’80s conceit and leapt ahead to 2025, uncovering a not-so-grim dystopia where dogs ride hoverboards and automobiles have minds of their own, but where life continues to serve up the same old setbacks and letdowns as always. Tackling its time-travel premise with even less rigor than its predecessor, but just the right amount of slapdash, surrealism-for-slobs attitude (plus the welcome addition of Adam Scott), this unaccountably likable sequel may not match the first film’s fairly modest $65 million worldwide haul, but should draw enough returning fans to »
- Justin Chang
A flop-sweaty cash grab that gives a bad name to sequels in which key talent has jumped ship, Steve Pink's Hot Tub Time Machine 2 leaps forward rather than backward in time and sort of makes one wish the world had ended while it was en route. Suffering from much more than awkwardness over the absence of the original's top-billed John Cusack, though it is certainly awkward about that, the film makes us wonder why we enjoyed spending time with his three returning costars (Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke) in the first place. Viewers who expected nothing
- John DeFore
It seems strange to describe this as "much sillier than the original," considering that "the original" in this case is a film called "Hot Tub Time Machine," but I think it's safe to say that they hit the ground running with this film, with very little focus on genuine storytelling, and for the most part, that approach serves them well. In addition to being very silly, this film is profoundly dirty. Rob Corddry's character Lou is the apex predator of the modern movement of sociopathic comedy. There is a character type, personified in Larry David or the cast of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" or Ruxin on "The League," that is completely without conscience or humanity, and I'm intrigued by just how far some comedy is willing to push that archetype. It's tricky, because if you do it wrong, you create a character that is unbearable to watch. And »
- Drew McWeeny
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