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Like father, like sons! Will Ferrell was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Tuesday in Los Angeles and brought three small special guests to help him celebrate. The "Anchor Man" actor, who is rarely seen out with his entire family, posed for pics with his wife Viveca Paulin and their sons at the special ceremony -- and all his boys look a lot like their funny man dad! Oldest son Magnus, 11, looked dapper next to his father in a black suit and light blue tie. Mattias, 8, wore an adorable white suit with a denim shirt and a bow tie. And their youngest, 5-year-old Axel, wore a white button-up and dress pants. Doesn't it look like Will's boys are catching up to their dad's height?! Also honoring the 47-year-old at the event was Ferrell's "Talladega Nights" and "Step Brothers" costar John C. Reilly, fellow "Get Hard »
- tooFab Staff
In the SXSW Narrative Spotlight selection "Fresno," Natasha Lyonne and Judy Greer pair up on screen for the first time to play two very different sisters. Lyonne, who was recently up for her first Emmy for her performance as the always horny, formerly drug-addicted inmate Nicky Nichols on Netflix's hit show "Orange is the New Black," goes against type to play Martha, the overly optimistic lesbian sister to Greer's Shannon, a deeply troubled woman fresh out of sex rehab. When Martha lands her sister a job as a maid at Fresno Suites, the local hotel in Fresno, CA, things quickly spiral out of control after Shannon accidentally kills a hotel guest following a post-rehab relapse. In addition to the two funny ladies, "Fresno" features a strong, mostly-female cast that includes Aubrey Plaza as Lyonne's love interest, Molly Shannon, Allison Tolman and Clea DuVall, and was directed by Lyonne's "But I'm a Cheerleader" director Jamie Babbit. »
- Nigel M Smith
SXSW 2015 Film Review
complete coverage of the SXSW Film Festival 2015
7 Chinese Brothers
Director/Screenwriter: Bob Byington
A man unaccustomed to telling the truth learns to at least describe it. Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Tunde Adebimpe, Eleanore Pienta, Olympia Dukakis, Stephen Root. (World Premiere) (film synopsis from sxsw.com)
The film is almost about nothing, just like the title of the film. Most of the time this doesn’t matter because we get to watch Schwartzman do many Schwartzman things, including acting opposite his real-life dog. There is a very sweet and surprisingly authentic death involving a key character. Besides that moment, when the film ends, you’ll quickly forget about it and move on.
Final Score: 6/10
Out of a job after a disastrous product launch, a big-city yuppie retreats to his suburban childhood home, in this heart-warming and hilarious film about crashing hard, »
- Jeff Bayer
The titular burg will probably not be throwing a parade for “Fresno,” a mean-spirited farce whose strenuous bad taste seldom translates into actual laughs. A cast of familiar faces and funny people — though they’ve all had much, much better material — will make this a viable ancillary item, though it’s unlikely to accrue the modest cult following attached to helmer Jamie Babbit’s 1999 debut feature, “But I’m a Cheerleader.”
Babbit and her scenarist Karey Dornetto have each worked on a number of good TV comedy shows; between them, they include “Girls,” “Arrested Development,” “Community,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Portlandia,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment” and “South Park.” But the feature format is apparently not their friend, together or separately. “Cheerleader” was awfully broad, 2007’s “Itty Bitty Titty Committee” painfully so; for its part, “Fresno” provides pain and lots of broads (this is a lady-free zone), and is pretty awful. »
- Dennis Harvey
Dracula takes a leap of faith in the first teaser trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2.
While half-human half-monster grandson Johnny's parents are away, Grandpa Dracula puts him through a monster boot camp with the help of friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin (Kevin James, Keegan-Michael Key, Steve Buscemi and David Spade).
Things then get crazier as Dracula's father Vlad (Mel Brooks) turns up for an unexpected visit.
2012's Hotel Transylvania earned about $360 million (£228m) at the global box office, and also earned a Golden Globe nomination.
Hotel Transylvania 2 is released in the Us on September 25 and in the UK on October 9. »
The loveable Monster Squad – Dracula, Frank, Wayne, Griffin and Murray – return in the new trailer for Sony Pictures Animations’ Hotel Transylvania 2.
The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure.
Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania… Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire.
So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp.
But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when »
- Michelle McCue
"The Drac pack is back" in the new teaser trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2, in which Frank (Frankenstein's monster, voiced by Kevin James) faces his old nemesis: fire. We also have a look at a new trailer for The CW's iZombie and two clips from the pilot, one of which includes George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead playing on a TV in the background. A teaser for Ava's Possessions, a horror film making its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival tomorrow night, is also featured in our latest trailer round-up.
Hotel Transylvania 2: "The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, »
- Derek Anderson
Sony Pictures struck gold with its horror-tinged animated jaunt Hotel Transylvania. The 2012 outing, about the goings-on in Dracula’s monsters-only vacation spot, netted $358 million at the global box office and proved that not all movies starring Adam Sandler are bargain bin fodder. With a sequel in the can and the final touches currently being instated, the studio has now dropped the first trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2.
Original director Genndy Tartakovsky (also responsible for cooking up the promising new Popeye outing) is back at the helm for the follow-up, which revolves around a family get-together, with the bloodsucking hotelier Dracula (voiced by Sandler) awaiting the arrival of his father, Vlad (voiced by Mel Brooks). His real joy in life seems to stem from time with his half-human, half-vamp grandson, who he can be spotted teaching how to fly in this first preview.
In addition to Sandler and Brooks, Andy Samberg, »
- Gem Seddon
A $358 million worldwide haul means that a sequel to "Hotel Transylvania" was pretty much inevitable. But whether or not you actually want one is another question. Sony is hoping you say yes because today they've dropped the first trailer for "Hotel Transylvania 2," and as the tagline goes, The Drac Pack Is Back. Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key and Mel Brooks lend their voices to this one, which will once again feature more haunted hotel hijinks. Here's the official synopsis: The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable »
- Kevin Jagernauth
There are five words that can torpedo any decent conversation about the zeal, brilliance, and quotability of "30 Rock": "I'm such a Liz Lemon." Is that so? You're a slightly under-appreciated professional who messes up from time to time. I'll be, you relate to the relatable character. That's like congratulating yourself for finding a telemarketer charming. Tina Fey is one of those celebrities like Tim Gunn or Kelly Clarkson who is deemed approachable because she projects a conversational, unpretentious image. Of course Tim Gunn is a Yale-educated sculptor and professor, Kelly Clarkson is a world-class vocalist, and Tina Fey is an intellectual and damning comic writer who sometimes uses her monumental talent to play harried commoners. We should probably value her deadpan joke-telling primarily because it is insightful and hilarious, not because she sometimes acts uncool in a way that's relatable and flattering to us. Unlike the droves of Twitter »
- Louis Virtel
Fox Searchlight will release “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” on July 1 in the U.S. in a limited release.
The drama, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, won the grand jury prize and audience award for best U.S. dramatic feature at the Sundance Film Festival last month.
Thomas Mann stars as a high school senior who’s secretly making bizarre films with his only friend, Earl, when he’s forced by his mother to befriend a classmate with leukemia. Rj Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton and Molly Shannon co-star.
In the deal struck during Sundance, Fox Searchlight agreed to pay a portion of the production costs upfront. The deal also involves profit-sharing with Indian Paintbrush, with a pricetag estimated at roughly $6 million.
- Dave McNary
Growing up, I was a huge Freddy Krueger fan. I had also become infatuated with Gaston Leroux’s novel, The Phantom of the Opera, which made me a pretty easy mark for Dwight H. Little’s (Halloween 4) 1989 film based on the popular work of fiction. Focusing more on the horror contained within Leroux’s original story, this version is a wickedly ghastly and blood-soaked tale of obsession that allows Robert Englund the room to do what he does best as a performer- go nuts. And after recently checking out the Scream Factory Blu-ray, it was great to see just how well Little’s inventive adaptation has held up over time and how much fun the film still remains, despite its age.
- Heather Wixson
And we have forty years to look at. As you might have seen, SNL is turning forty this weekend, and what better way to celebrate than to get the whole gang back together and make it a night that will go down in the history books? Anyone who’s anyone is going to the reunion (well, that is anyone besides Eddie Murphy of course) and it’s sure to bring back everything that made the show what it is today.
So here we look at some of the best sketches that has ever graced our eyes thanks to Lorne Michael’s marvelous show filler for Johnny Carson. (That’s right- the whole reason the show exists is because Carson wanted »
- Catherina Gioino
It’s a pretty decent week for horror lovers, with the February 17th release of not only the latest in the popular V/H/S series hitting DVD/Bluray, but also the wonderfully entertaining documentary Life Itself, as well as various other genre and film-related entries. Thankfully, the gang at Icons of Fright have had the chance to take a peak at a few of this week’s titles, and there really aren’t any films Not worth picking up. Read on!
The third film in the V/H/S series, V/H/S: Viral takes some of the genre’s up and coming directors and sets them loose, with the result being either entertaining or lacking in some parts. The Benson/Moorhead segment “Bonestorm” is one that features skateboarders with GoPro camers »
- Jerry Smith
For the third week of February, Scream Factory is delivering a double dose of terror in their releases of the recent indie horror flick Animal as well as the 1989 cult classic adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera starring Robert Englund and Jill Schoelen.
Magnolia is also bringing us V/H/S: Viral, the latest edition of their popular horror anthology series, home on Blu-ray, DVD and VHS (which is awesome!), and indie genre fans have tons of new titles to look forward to. And for you Game of Thrones fans out there, season four is making its way on Blu and DVD this Tuesday too.
Animal (Scream Factory, Blu-ray/DVD)
When plans for a weekend getaway hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends finds themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing, bloodthirsty predator. Holed up in an isolated cabin, they turn on one another as »
- Heather Wixson
One of "Saturday Night Live's" most beloved hosts, Justin Timberlake, and one of its most successful former cast members, Jimmy Fallon, combined again for a very special cold open to the 40th anniversary show last night. Fallon and Timberlake have formerly knocked socks off with their "History of Rap" series on Fallon's various late night shows, so writers cobbled together some catch-phrase-driven rhymes to help ring in "SNL 40." Mary Katherine Gallagher (Molly Shannon) and Debbie Downer (Rachel Dratch) made guest appearances during the cold open musical number -- which, should be noted, causes ratings to go down for the show, according to Debbie. "NBC doesn't care about ratings!" exclaimed Fallon, who is enjoying his NBC slot over at "The Tonight Show." Watch the full opening and SNL history spanning intro below. »
- Katie Hasty
The Story It's a time of exciting change and fierce competition: Wagstaff Middle School is having its student-body president elections. Jimmy Jr. is running a campaign so he can be the leader of the school and, more important, reign over selecting the best songs for school dances. His biggest threat is Millie (Louise’s nemesis, voiced by Molly Shannon), running to gain power over Louise (it doesn't make sense, but it does). Back at the restaurant, Bob falls in love with his newly purchased $300, hand-forged Japanese kitchen knife, but Teddy and his prized hammer don't want to be left out. What starts as manly bonding turns into a competition all its own.The Highlight Reel Jimmy Jr. starts out the episode looking like he has the election in the bag. His initial opponent is Henry Haber, a chess mastermind with a weasel haircut and a monotonous voice. While Haber might »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon opened Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary special with a rousing rap, highlighting the show's many iconic characters. Think "Dick in a Box," more cowbell, and "The Ambiguously Gay Duo." They even had some guests: Rachel Dratch showed up as Debbie Downer and Molly Shannon as Mary Katherine Gallagher - smelly armpits and all. It was a pretty spectacular way to start the show, given that Fallon and Timberlake have been at the center of so many recognizable moments. Take a look! »
Everyone from Steve Martin to Miley Cyrus popped up at 30 Rock on Sunday night to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live" ... and it was an epic 3.5 hours of television. All of the show's best comics returned to reprise their most famous roles, with celebrity cameos including Taylor Swift, Betty White, Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone and many more. It was tough, but here are out 10 favorite moments from the night, in no particular order. 1.) That Opening Monologue Dream team Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon kicked off the show with a rap referencing sketches like Schweddy Balls, D**k in a Box, Coneheads and more. Debbie Downer (Rachel Dratch) and Mary Catherine Gallagher (Molly Shannon) both stopped by as well. It was a great way to start the night. 2.)Celebrity Jeopardy Will Ferrell returned as Alex Trebek, as well as sketch staple Sean Connery (Darrell Hammon), Justin Bieber (Kate McKinnon »
- tooFab Staff
To kick off “Saturday Night Live’s” 40th anniversary special Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake sang and danced their way through the cold open, highlighting some of the top catchphrases and skits from the show’s history.
In a number complete with top hats and canes, the duo rapped, tapped and clapped their way through a list that hit favorite quotes, skits and impersonations including “Jane, you ignorant slut,” Bill Hader’s Stefon, Schweddy Balls, The Ambiguously Gay Duo, The Californians and many more.
Rachael Dratch and Molly Shannon dropped in as well.
Steve Martin, given the task of delivering the show’s monologue, compared the special to a high school reunion for a school “that is almost all white.” He added that the show would not only entertain, but pay tribute to “SNL” members who are no longer with us, including John Belushi, Gilda Radner and Jon Lovitz, who »
- Shelli Weinstein
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