When “Our Idiot Brother” was released this summer it kind of fell by the wayside. The tale of an easygoing hippie pot dealer (wonderfully embodied by Paul Rudd) who meddles in the lives of his urbanite sisters (played by Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer), was smooth, unfussy, and while rated R, didn’t traffic in the kind of bawdy outrageousness that the other summer comedies did. Its relatively small business was a shame, because the movie was perfectly charming; a light, breezy antidote to all the big budget relentlessness. With the movie hitting DVD and BluRay this week, we talked to Jesse Peretz, a founding member of influential indie rock band The Lemonheads who went on to direct commercials, music videos, and now feature films. We spoke about the development of the project, the long road from Sundance to the local cineplex, and what happens when the Weinsteins »
“It’s not about a dude in a rain coat with sweaty hands.”
That’s one way to look at the newest film starring Michael Fassbender, Shame, which is directed by Steve McQueen, of Hunger notoriety. The film co-stars Carey Mulligan and centers around a New York bachelor named Brandon (Fassbender) who struggles with his sexual addiction while his sister crashes at his swanky apartment.
I sat down with Fassbender and McQueen in a roundtable interview to discuss addiction, the meaning of Fassbender’s character to all of us, McQueen’s idea behind constructing a gripping opening scene, and more.
Shame opens in Chicago on December 2.
Has this been sort of an odd press tour considering the questions people have been asking?
Steve McQueen: Well, I don’t want to talk about my sex life. It’s one of those things you don’t talk about.
Sex addiction isn’t generally discussed in media. »
- Nick Allen
The Fray will be special musical guest at next week’s Clinton Foundation Millennium Network event on Thursday, December 8, at Terminal 5 in New York City.
Chelsea Clinton, Paul Rudd, and hundreds of rising leaders and philanthropists will join President Clinton next Thursday in support of the Clinton Foundation’s innovative programs that are improving global health, promoting healthier childhoods, strengthening economies, and protecting the environment.
Find out more about this event here.
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Chicago – “Our Idiot Brother,” recently released on Blu-ray and DVD, is a light, good-natured comedy with a stellar ensemble that doesn’t quite click into place as a truly stand-out entry in the genre but features such a positive tone and overall message that it’s a difficult movie for which to mount too much of an offense against. The cast is so incredibly likable and so is the overall theme of the movie that it’s easy to approach like its title character and just go with the flow.
Blu-Ray Rating: 3.5/5.0
Rudd plays the hippie Ned, the kind of guy who helps out a uniformed police officer having a very bad day by selling him some weed. Yes, he’s an idiot, but he means incredibly well almost every time he’s acting like one. He goes to jail for awhile and comes out to find that his girlfriend »
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Hitting movie theaters this weekend:
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The Plot: A haunting portrait of Lucy (Browning), a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.
The Buzz: This film’s trailer contained more than a few subtle hints that Sleeping Beauty was to enact some very sinister sexual episodes, and a very creepy/harsh vibe was diffused throughout. I saw the film a few weeks ago and found that it fully lived up to its advertising.
The film was thoroughly dark, and had somewhat of a male-hating bent to it — I suppose that’s why I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d anticipated I would. There’s also a professed loathing of the wealthy therein, »
- Aaron Ruffcorn
Check out what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Blockbuster and, of course, Netflix. Cable On Demand Cable offers VOD programming (same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pre-theatrical exclusives) for rent, usually for 24- or 48-hour periods at prices from about $2.99 for older titles to $9.99 for new or exclusive releases. Since cable offers a direct connection from your cable provider, its VOD offerings are usually less prone to outside interference and can be streamed with surround sound and 3D when available. Paul Rudd stars as the titular sibling in Our Idiot Brother—a comedy about a clueless idealist who turns the lives of his sisters (Elizabeth...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Lots of new DVDs and Blu-rays hitting stores this week just in time for the holiday shopping rush, and we will probably continue to get a steady stream of releases over the next few weeks as well. The Smurfs is the big family film that is likely to be one of the hottest sellers this Christmas, but we've also got a handful of comedies including 30 Minutes or Less starring Jesse Eisenberg and Danny McBride, Friends with Benefits starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, and Our Idiot Brother starring Paul Rudd. Some smaller releases sneaking into stores today include the instant cult classic Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, 4-part horror omnibus Chillerama, Renny Harlin's 5 Days of War, and a couple of sci-fi love stories: Mike Cahill's Another Earth and Miranda July's The Future. Last but certainly not least, we've got 30 Rock: Season 5, Smallville: The Complete Series and Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams, »
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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil A very fun film and one I've watched more than once and definitely recommend you give it a look as anyone that has ever watched a horror film, and hardcore horror fans especially, will enjoy taking part in how Tucker & Dale vs. Evil pokes fun at traditional horror film cliches with outrageous performances from Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine. You can read my full review from earlier this year right here.
Our Idiot Brother I'm happy to look upon it now and see Our Idiot Brother was able to manage over $24 million at the box-office on a measly $5 million budget. It's a film I enjoyed despite a few things that turned me off. Paul Rudd was perfect for the role of Ned, an idealistic hippie of sorts with a big heart and T.J. Miller delivers some solid laughs. »
- Brad Brevet
Paul Rudd stars in the charming hit comedy Our Idiot Brother, which finds one wayward drifter disrupting the lives of his three sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer) after a stint in jail.
We recently caught up with director Jesse Peretz to celebrate the film's release on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, November 29th.
Here is our conversation.
Talking to Paul Rudd, he explained that there were a couple of different dogs playing Willie Nelson. Also, it was pretty hot during the shoot, so you didn't always get the performance you were looking for out of them...
Jesse Peretz: At the end of he day, it's hard to get an animal to do what you want it to do. If you talk to people who work on sets, who work with animals, there is always that depressing reality about »
They say the U.S. doesn't make things anymore -- that we've lost our way and are no longer No. 1.
Well, "they" are wrong. No country on Earth is capable of producing the quantity, quality and quantity of idiots that our fair land churns out with alarming regularity.
Affable favorite Paul Rudd continues the proud tradition of representing our country's most common commodity in "Our Idiot Brother," nwe on DVD and Blu-ray this week. But can he be stupid enough to join the ranks of elite morons, or does he still have a few more brain cells to kill? Let's review his imbecilic competition.
Sample Quote: "Russ, it's really great that I can spend time with you and... uh... uh..."
Why He's an Idiot: In this poetic ode to the summer vacation, family man and buffoon Clark tries to »
- Ben Freiburger
Chris O' Dowd loved fighting over Megan Fox in his new movie. The 'Bridesmaids' actor stars in Judd Apatow's 'This Is Forty' - which will Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles from the 2007 movie 'Knocked Up' - and Chris, who plays an employee of Paul's character revealed battling Jason Segal for Megan's affections was a dream come true. He said: ''I play a guy who works for Paul Rudd's record company. He's got a bad moustache and an even worse attitude. He has good taste in music. He's so wrapped up in his »
No matter how idiotic your brother might be, he's always good for one thing: New music. Sure, his taste may be a little out of whack, but you can always count on your brother to have some interesting, offbeat or catchy new tune on his iPod, ripe for you to rip when he's not paying attention.
Yes, it's good to have a brother to get music from. But it's even better when that idiot brother is Paul Rudd, which is why we're so excited to offer you our brand new giveaway, which includes a copy of both the "Our Idiot Brother" DVD as well as the film's hot soundtrack.
And music is a central ingredient in the success of "Our Idiot Brother," which has been earning raves from fans and critics alike since it debuted at Sundance earlier this year. Not that the film necessarily needs the help; after all, »
- NextMovie Staff
The two pals shared a full-on smooch during a comedy skit about an over-amorous family and Segel insists Rudd is a great kisser.
He tells USA Today newspaper, "That was the best kiss I have ever had. It was deep, it was intense, and it was a long time coming." »
If you loved the film “Our Idiot Brother,” starring Paul Rudd, when it made its theatrical release, you might love to know that ShockYa has two copies of the film to giveaway! To win, all you have to do is tweet. The rules for the contest is simple. First, follow us @ShockYa. Second, Tweet the phrase “@Shockya is Giving Away Our Idiot Brother, Follow and Retweet This.” You have until Monday, November 30 at 5 Pt to tweet us. The two winners will be chosen at random. According to the Facebook page, “Our Idiot Brother” is about the black sheep of the family who can’t seem to be as successful »
Jason Segel has joked that kissing Paul Rudd was the highlight of his Saturday Night Live hosting stint last weekend. Rudd made a cameo appearance in the recurring SNL sketch 'Kissing Family', where the overly affectionate Vogelcheck family swapped Thanksgiving smooches. Segel revealed in an interview with Moviefone that his lip-lock with Rudd happened only by chance. "Everyone knew that I really wanted to do SNL. And it's, by a standard, a marker in your career. And our little group is very close and very supportive of each other," the Muppets actor explained. "Jonah [Hill] flew out and watched the show. And Rudd came to watch the show." Segel added: "As soon as we heard that Paul is there, we were already doing the 'Kissing' sketch. And he originated the 'Kissing' sketch. (more) »
- By Justin Harp
Jennifer Lopez made out with her dancer guy Casper at an AMAs afterparty - Us Weekly Despite an injury, George Clooney keeps a football date with Stacy Keibler - People Josh Hutcherson, aka Peeta, made a dapper appearance at an La bash - hot? - Lainey Gossip Beyoncé said her pregnancy made it harder to breathe while performing - Huffington Post Is Bella Swan's wedding dress the best ever on film? - The Daily Beast Jason Segel shows (a lot of) love for Paul Rudd - TooFab Will you watch the big-screen version of Dr. Who? - Rotten Tomatoes Will a Jersey Shore producer have another hit with VH1's Mama Drama? - Hollywood Reporter Chelsea Handler clears up her single status with Piers Morgan - Wonderwall Kelly Ripa has moved into Regis's chair on Live - Lifeline Live Lady Gaga to receive a special award - Zap2It What »
- Allie Merriam
Segel showed off his comedic talents in an outrageous sketch in which he brought home his girlfriend for Thanksgiving to meet his mum and dad, played by Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen, who he greeted with sloppy smooches.
The funnyman took the scene one step further after Rudd made a surprise cameo - Segel swooped in and embraced the Clueless actor, before planting a series of steamy kisses on his mouth. »
20 November 2011 1:52 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
A Muppets-filled Saturday Night Live rose in the ratings with first-time host Jason Segel and musical guest Florence and the Machine. SNL averaged a 4.6 rating in the metered-market households for NBC, up slightly from last week's season low with second-time emcee Emma Stone and Coldplay (4.6 vs. 4.5). Sketches included a search for Regis Philbin's replacement on Live!, a Segel-Paul Rudd kiss and a Kemper-pedic bed commercial. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, SNL drew a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49, tying the Oct. 12 telecast
- Philiana Ng
On his first crack at hosting Saturday Night Live, Jason Segel got out all his nervous jitters with a good ol' fashioned Muppets jingle—and a serious make-out session with Paul Rudd! "I gotta be totally honest," Segel said in his opening monologue. "The one thing I was really nervous about tonight was this monologue…because I really have no idea what to say. So, if you guys don't mind I thought maybe I would sing a song about the way I feel instead." Segel then hopped on the piano, and after saying he fulfilled two dreams this year—hosting Saturday Night Live and "making a movie with the Muppets," Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog popped up to get the party started »
Jason Segel reunited with his " I Love You Man " co-star Paul Rudd last night on " Saturday Night Live " ... and did it with their tongues! Rudd was a surprise guest during one of the skits, which had Segel bringing his girlfriend (played by Vanessa Bayer ) to meet his overly affectionate family -- who greeted each other with far too inappropriate kisses. Paul popped up at the very end and got the most over-the-top greeting of them all. Check it out above! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
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