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Why Dodge is Using Comedians to Sell Cars

8 August 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

Craig Robinson and Jake Johnson are bickering over a car. In a new series of commercials being released over the next two months, the actor-comedians play two neighbors—one with a Dodge Dart and one without. “It’s pretty clear that Dodge is going younger and targeting the millennial audience,” said David Schwab, the leader of Octagon First Call, which helps foster partnerships between celebrities and brands. »

- Lucy Feldman

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Film Review: James Brown Bio ‘Get On Up’ Stuck in a Funk

1 August 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “Get On Up” contains one dynamite performance trapped in a frustratingly mediocre movie. James Brown’s life and music offer a wealth of material to work with, that doesn’t necessarily adhere to the conventions of a formulaic musical biopic.

Director Tate Taylor instead decides to put his life on shuffle. Taylor and screenwriters John-Henry Butterworth and Jez Butterworth seem to be intentionally trying to avoid making a straightforward Hollywood biopic. They’ve made a borderline incoherent one instead.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

When I saw Chadwick Boseman in the Jackie Robinson story “42” last year I thought he looked like an actor being crushed by the weight of the legend of the man he was portraying. But he is more than up to the task of channeling the Godfather Of Soul. Boseman proves he can get down, entertainingly recreating Brown’s moves on stage right down to those leg-stretching splits. But the performance goes beyond mere impersonation. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Tate Taylor talks about Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in 'Get On Up'

1 August 2014 7:22 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Today, August 1st, director Tate Taylor's newest movie, "Get on Up," opens nationwide.  A biopic starring Chadwick Boseman as James Brown, the movie is debuting nearly three years to the day after Taylor's previous directorial effort, "The Help," which opened on August 10, 2011. While the films are not the same by any stretch, there are undoubtedly similarities between the two – both take place the South, both take place during our recent history, and both feature Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer.  The elements worked well for Taylor last time out, earning positive reviews and garnering several awards and nominations including an Academy Award for Spencer. The new movie is already receiving positive reviews for Boseman's performance.  Taylor, sitting down with HitFix recently for an interview, said that he knew on the first day that Boseman's work would be something special. "We, as a producing team, to aide Chad, we kind of stacked »

- Josh Lasser

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Get On Up – The Review

31 July 2014 9:03 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Although usually the domain of pre-Oscar, end of the year holiday season, the feature film biography, or “bio-pic”, will occasionally pop up amongst the big Summer blockbusters. A little over a year ago it was 42, the story of Jackie Robinson. Its late Spring release might also be seen as a response to 2011′s surprise Summer smash The Help which also explored American race relations, but used fictional characters. This weekend sees the release of Get On Up, the biopic of music superstar James Brown. And while most of Get takes place a decade after Robinson’s barrier-breaking entry into then all-white major league baseball, Brown shattered some similar barriers and became one of the first major black entertainers that captured fans of all races. And, wouldn’t you know it, the talented young actor who played Jackie Robinson last year, Chadwick Boseman, trades in his cleats for florescent platforms in »

- Jim Batts

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'Get On Up' (2014) Movie Review

31 July 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I don't expect biopics to ever give me the full story or even an accurate story for that matter. In fact, many documentaries are only giving us one side of the argument and sometimes less than that when compared to films based on a true story. So when it comes to Tate Taylor's take on the life of the "Godfather of Soul", James Brown, Get On Up plays like a film that gives us a small taste of the darkness that was in Brown's soul after a rough upbringing and a life in which he felt he was always on his own. The result is entertaining and inspiring while also being a little bloated in the middle. One thing, however, is for certain, Chadwick Boseman continues to impress, following up his performance in 42 with another "out of the park" portrayal of an iconic, bigger-than-life star. The screenplay by Jez »

- Brad Brevet

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Goes Terminator with Red-Band Trailer

29 July 2014 10:27 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Well, it turns out that a hot tub time machine can do more than travel backwards in time, and it might have a mind of its own, as we learn in the e new red-band trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2. As the Repairman states: “The hot tub doesn’t take you where you want to go, it takes you where you need to go.”

In the new red-band trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2, the sequel to Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke (we’re already skeptical due to the absence of John Cusack, who has been replaced by Adam Scott) are living the high life after Lou (Corddry) altered their futures at the end of the first film. But when a would-be assassin attempts to kill Lou, they must use the hot tub again to save his life by preventing the attempt on Lou’s life. »

- Mike Tyrkus

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How '42' helped Chadwick Boseman play James Brown in 'Get On Up'

29 July 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In 2013, Chadwick Boseman appeared on the big screen as Jackie Robinson in the Brian Helgeland written and directed "42."  The movie was by no means Boseman's first feature, but it wouldn't be unfair to suggest that it is the movie which thrust him into the public consciousness.  After appearing in "Draft Day" earlier this year, Boseman is now back in a new biopic, "Get On Up."  The movie is about James Brown and directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help").  It counts among its producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger and opens in theaters on August 1st. On a recent Saturday morning, Boseman took some time to sit down with us to talk about the new film, its relation to "42," and where the actor might go from here.  He made it quite clear that there is a whole lot of effort that is needed to get playing someone else right, and that »

- Josh Lasser

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 20 Pairs of Passes to James Brown Story ‘Get on Up’

26 July 2014 11:18 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 20 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new music biography “Get on Up” starring Chadwick Boseman (“42,” “Draft Day”) as James Brown!

Get on Up,” which is rated “PG-13” and opens on Aug. 1, 2014, also stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd, Craig Robinson, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Fred Melamed, Jill Scott and Josh Hopkins. The film is directed by Tate Taylor (“The Help,” “Winter’s Bone”), written by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth and produced by Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger.

To win your free “Get on Up” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Comic Con: Interview with Hot Tub Time Machine 2 star Clark Duke!

26 July 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Standing in the press line for Paramount this year proved to be a great time at the Con. It is always a pleasure to talk with Clark Duke. The actor will soon be appearing in Hot Tub Time Machine 2 along with Adam Scott, Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson. We.ve been able to sit down with this fine fellow nearly every year at Comic Con and it is always a good thing. While it may be a bit of time before we get to soak in the time traveling hot tub . scheduled release is December 25th . you can »

- JimmyO

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2014) Red Band Movie Trailer

25 July 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Trailer. Steve Pink‘s Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2014) red band movie trailer stars Angela Kerecz, Adam Scott, Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Amaya, and Thomas Lennon. Hot Tub Time Machine 2‘s plot synopsis: “The story involves Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Rob Corddry‘s characters who take [...]

Continue reading: Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2014) Red Band Movie Trailer »

- Rollo Tomasi

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'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' Comic-Con 2014 Panel Video with Clark Duke

25 July 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Pictures brought their slate of upcoming releases to Comic-Con 2014 yesterday, including the R rated comedy Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Clark Duke arrived to represent the film in Hall H with two beautiful women at his side, before letting the Hot Tub Time Machine 2 red band trailer unspool for the first time, which brings the gang back together for an adventure into the future. Check out selected moments from the panel, with Clark Duke giving an interview immediately afterwards. You can also check out the trailer if you missed it yesterday.

Set 10 years after the original, Rob Corddry's character Lou is now a billionaire, after using the time machine to change Google to Lougle. The story centers on Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) who use the time machine to try and get back to the past after Lou gets in trouble, but they inadvertently end up in the future, »

- MovieWeb

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Get Back to the Future in This Red-Band Trailer for 'The Hot Tub Time Machine 2'

25 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Fire up the hot tub, because we’ve got the official red-band trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2! The sequel to one of the surprise comedy hits of 2010 finds three (Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke) of the four (sorry, no John Cusack this time out) original cast members returning for another trip through time and space. Laughs, nudity and outlandish situations are sure to follow. The lengthy new red-band trailer (which is not safe for work) reveals what’s happened to our leads since their first adventure. When Lou (who has apparently become the “father of the Internet”) is shot by an unknown assailant, the boys have to fire up the time machine again to save their friend. Lots of hilarious mishaps follow. Recapturing the lightning-in-a-bottle...

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- Mike Bracken

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Everything is like The Terminator in first Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer

25 July 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Rob Corddry (Sex Tape), “The Office”’s Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke (Kick-Ass 2) are back as the rag tag, drunken group of time-travelling best friends in their sequel to Hot Tub Time Machine. After living out their lives through the 90s and 00s, Lou (Corddry), Nick (Robinson), and Jacob (Duke) have abused the system, pretending that, yes, they really did write that Lisa Loeb song, and they’re totally the inventors of the Internet.

But something, of course, goes terribly wrong, and Adam Scott takes the vacated seat of John Cusack (no!) in the hot tub to prevent some “future crime.” The boys aren’t going back to the 1980s, but rather, they’re going to the future – to 2024.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 also stars “Community”’s Gillian Jacobs and Chevy Chase.

Check out the red-band trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 below! »

- Sasha James

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Watch Craig Robinson in First Trailer for 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2'

25 July 2014 7:32 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

I actually wasn't even aware that a sequel was in the works! But say hello to "Hot Tub Time Machine 2," the sequel to the 2010 film "Hot Tub Time Machine," directed by Steve Pink, from a script penned by Josh Heald. What's it about? Well, it's called "Hot Tun Time Machine." The film stars Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Rob Corddry, Chevy ChaseGillian Jacobs, and Clark Duke. It is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2014. This time, our friends Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) use the time traveling hot tub to try and get back to the past to save Lou (Rob Corddry), after he is shot, but they inadvertently end up ten years in the »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch the 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' Red Band Trailer

25 July 2014 6:49 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Paramount has premiered the first trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2, which will be hitting theaters this coming Christmas, bringing back the majority of the cast members from the first one including Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott, Chevy Chase and Gillian Jacobs. Sorry, no John Cusack. The 2010 original followed a group of best friends who've become bored with their adult lives: Adam (John Cusack) has been dumped by his girlfriend; Lou (Corddry) is a party guy who can't find the party; Nick's (Robinson) wife controls his every move; and video game-obsessed Jacob (Duke) won't leave his basement. After a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, the men wake up, heads' pounding, in the year 1986. It's their chance to kick some past and change their futures. There isn't an official synopsis for the sequel just yet, but I don't think it's going to »

- Brad Brevet

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'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' red-band trailer goes into the future

25 July 2014 6:46 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Turns out the hot tub time machine can do more than go back in time.

In the new red-band trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2, the sequel to the 2010 comedy Hot Tub Time Machine, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke are living the life after they traveled back in time and used their knowledge of the future to get rich. But when Lou (Corddry) gets shot (in a very sensitive place), they return to the hot tub to save his life. Only this time, they end up in the future—2024, to be exact. From there, we get a little Adam Scott, »

- Samantha Highfill

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Red Band Trailer Offers Raunchy Laughs

25 July 2014 6:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Honestly, why not? That’s the conclusion I’ve come to about Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Paramount’s unlikely sequel to the 2010 hit. After all, in the last few years, we sat through three Hangover movies, two awful Think Like A Man movies and there’s even a Horrible Bosses sequel on the way. So why not give Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Rob Corddry another chance to earn our laughs in this sequel? Especially when the jokes seem as funny as they do in this new red band trailer.

Comic-Con is typically reserved for superheroes and geek properties, but Paramount saw fit to deliver this raunchy new preview for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 - and I’m glad they did. Though I was hesitant at first about a sequel to a movie with the sort of one-joke premise you come up with after a night of heavy drinking, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' Looks Funnier Than the First

25 July 2014 3:32 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

You gotta make time to watch this red band trailer. Warning: Nsfw.

You gotta make time to watch the red band, Nsfw Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer!

There are So many jokes per minute in this first look at the comedy-- and even better, they're actually funny.

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While John Cusack does not return for the sequel, Children's Hospital star Rob Corddry and The Office actors Craig Robinson and Clark Duke are back! Also on board is Parks and Recreation favorite Adam Scott.

The trailer begins by showing how the men used their access to the past for financial gain-- which includes Nick (Robinson) singing Lisa Loeb's Stay like he wrote it himself. Everything is going fine until Lou (Corddry) gets murdered.

That's when the men decide to use the time machine again to find his killer, only they are transported to the future instead.

Dare we say »

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First Red-Band Trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2

25 July 2014 2:33 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Four years on from the success of the first film, Craig Robinson and co. are back for another bout of time-travelling comedy in Hot Tub Time Machine 2.

Landing at Christmas this year, the sequel sees the gang accidentally transported into the future, and though they’re minus one John Cusack this time around, this first red-band trailer suggests it won’t miss a beat.

Rob Corddry and Clark Duke complete the leading trio, with Adam Scott joining them in Cusack’s place, and support from Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs, Christine Bently, and Kellee Stewart.

Steve Pink is back in the director’s chair with another script from Josh Heald.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 will hit cinemas in the Us on Christmas Day before arriving on Boxing Day in the UK. For now, here’s the great first trailer, and a reminder that it’s highly unsuitable for work. »

- Kenji Lloyd

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First trailer arrives for Hot Tub Time Machine 2: watch now

24 July 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

The first red-band trailer has appeared online for Hot Tub Time Machine 2, which sees the gang from the first film travel into the distant future. The new film picks up with Clark Duke, Craig Robinson and Rob Corddry’s characters (John Cusack isn’t here this time around) in 2014, with the trio having used their knowledge of the future to make themselves extremely wealthy since the 80s. However, when Corddry is shot by a mystery gunman, the trio are forced back into the hot tub in an attempt to alter the course of time once more. ...

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- George Wales

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