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Watch: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg Are Dueling Dads in ‘Daddy’s Home’ Trailer

19 June 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount has released a new trailer for Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg comedy “Daddy's Home,” just ahead of Father’s Day.

Ferrell portrays a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best possible stepfather to his wife’s two children. Wahlberg plays their freeloading father — who everyone adores in the new trailer.

“There is no way this man is not your better in every way” a Spanish-speaking limo driver tells Ferrell’s character.

The fathers wind up competing for the affection of children, culminating in a scene where Wahlberg’s character has scored courtside seats for a Lakers game. The trailer includes footage that’s already gone viral of Ferrell hitting a cheerleader (played by Taryn Terrell) in the face with a basketball.

Ferrell and Wahlberg previously collaborated on the cop comedy “The Other Guys.” Sean Anders directed from a script by Brian Burns, with revisions by Anders, »

- Dave McNary

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Chris Hemsworth Joins 'Ghostbusters' Reboot as Receptionist

11 June 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Chris Hemsworth has signed on to play a receptionist in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. The Australian action star will give a male update to a role played by Annie Potts in the 1984 original, Variety reports, continuing the gender reversal theme for Paul Feig's comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as the all-female ghost hunting crew. "Our receptionist," Feig tweeted on Wednesday, along with a picture of Hemsworth and the hashtag #whoyougonnacall."

According to Variety, Sony approached Hemsworth early on, but the actor (best known »

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For Will Ferrell And Mark Wahlberg, Daddy’s Home This Christmas

3 June 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Paramount Pictures has thrown its hat into the ring for the more-competitive-than-ever Christmas Day release date, setting Mark Wahlberg-Will Ferrell starrer Daddy’s Home for a wide release on December 25.

Horrible Bosses 2 team John Anders and Sean Morris wrote and directed the comedy, which was put on a fast track once the stars of 2010’s hit The Other Guys decided to team up once again (Ferrell was previously attached with Vince Vaughn, but that iteration of the pic, with Ferrell’s Get Hard director Etan Cohen, fell apart a while back).

The film centers on a radio executive (Ferrell) who wants to be the best stepdad in the world to his wife’s children. When the lazy, loudmouthed real father (Wahlberg) appears on their doorstep, though, the mild-mannered guy finds himself in a furious tug-of-war for his new family’s affections.

This year, the Christmas slot will »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Mark Wahlberg-Will Ferrell Comedy ‘Daddy’s Home’ Gets Christmas Release

3 June 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount has set a Christmas release date for Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg comedy “Daddy’s Home.”

It’s the fifth title to land on Christmas, following Open Road’s “Snowden,” Fox’s Jennifer Lawrence drama “Joy,” Warner Bros.’ remake of “Point Break,” and Sony’s Will Smith drama “Concussion.”

Ferrell portrays a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best possible stepfather to his wife’s two children. Wahlberg plays their freeloading father.

Ferrell and Wahlberg previously collaborated on the cop comedy “The Other Guys.” Sean Anders directed from a script by Brian Burns, with revisions by Anders, John Morris, Chris Henchy, Adam McKay and Etan Cohen.

Morris is producing with Ferrell, Henchy and McKay through their Gary Sanchez Productions banner.

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- Dave McNary

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‘Daddy’s Home’ Release Date Set For Christmas Day

3 June 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Paramount Pictures has thrown its present under the box office Christmas tree, today setting a December 25, 2015 wide release for Daddy's Home, the comedy that reteams Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell. Horrible Bosses 2 helmers Sean Anders and John Morris directed the pic, which remember was originally set up with Vince Vaughn and Ferrell, with Etan Cohen directing. That package fell apart, and Wahlberg came aboard to pair with his co-star of the 2010 hit The Other Guys.… »

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Cannes 2015 jury tried to "balance out" awards

24 May 2015 3:15 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Co-president Ethan Coen said the jury tried to “balance out” the awards while Jake Gyllenhaal addresses “controlled suicide”.

The Competition jury of the 68th Cannes Film Festival have spoken out after awarding the Palme d’Or to Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan and a host of other prizes.

Click here for full list of winners

The jury, made up of actors, filmmakers and a musican, was led by co-presidents Joel and Ethan Cohen.

Speaking at a press conference after the ceremony, Joel said of their approach to judging the 19 Competition titles: “We are not a jury of film critics - we are artists looking at work and deciding what to celebrate in each of the works.”

Ethan said: “We couldn’t give a top prize to every movie - but we did try to balance out the attention on each of the films.”

Joel added: “We would have given more films multiple prizes but those are the rules »

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Cannes 2015 jury reflect on their decisions

24 May 2015 3:15 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Co-president Ethan Coen said the jury tried to “balance out” the awards while Jake Gyllenhaal addresses “controlled suicide”.

The Competition jury of the 68th Cannes Film Festival have spoken out after awarding the Palme d’Or to Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan and a host of other prizes.

Click here for full list of winners

The jury, made up of actors, filmmakers and a musican, was led by co-presidents Joel and Ethan Cohen.

Speaking at a press conference after the ceremony, Joel said of their approach to judging the 19 Competition titles: “We are not a jury of film critics - we are artists looking at work and deciding what to celebrate in each of the works.”

Ethan said: “We couldn’t give a top prize to every movie - but we did try to balance out the attention on each of the films.”

Joel added: “We would have given more films multiple prizes but those are the rules »

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Cannes 2015: Audiard, Haynes & Director's Fortnight

17 May 2015 9:55 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

The eagerly awaited Official Selection for this year's 68th Cannes Film Festival (13-24 May) was announced in Paris this morning. As previously revealed, celebrated sibling filmmakers and Cannes regulars Joel and Ethan Cohen will preside over the jury this time around. Emmanuelle Bercot will become the first female director to open the festival in 28 years with her comedy-drama La Tête Haute (Head Held High), starring Catherine Deneuve and Rod Paradot. Meanwhile, highlights of this year's Palme d'Or race include new films from Jacques Audiard, Matteo Garrone, Todd Haynes, Jia Zhangke, Paolo Sorrentino, Gus Van Sant and Denis Villeneuve. Directors whose latest films appear to have missed out this year include Terence Davies, Michael Haneke and Ben Wheatley.

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- CineVue UK

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DreamWorks Animation's Home Invades The Us Box Office

29 March 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

There was some much needed good news for beleaguered DreamWorks Animation this weekend as its latest CG ‘toon offering, alien invasion comedy Home, scored a win at the Us box office, opening in first place with $54 million, according to studio estimates. The company has suffered several embarrassing write-offs in recent years and has been selling facilities and downsizing staff at a fast pace. But Home, which scored a surprise victory over Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart’s latest, Get Hard, will help to bolster the company’s bottom line.And perhaps it wasn’t that much of a surprise: after all, the new comedy from Tropic Thunder writer Etan Cohen, which sees Ferrell as a dim bulb Wall Street trader framed for fraud and sentenced to maximum security prison, has been beset by its own issues, with complaints about racist and homophobic comedy and terrible reviews. The movie opened to $34.6 million Stateside, »

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T.I. Harris Talks Get Hard and Ant-man

29 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is Get Hard, the directorial debut of Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3 scribe Etan Cohen. The film stars Will Ferrell as a wealthy Bernie Madoff-type investment banker who enlists the man who washes his car (Kevin Hart) to help prepare him for a maximum-security prison sentence.  The film also stars Alison Brie, Craig T. Nelson, Tip T.I. Harris, Ariana Neal, and Edwina Findley Dickerson. For more on the film, watch the green and red band trailers. A few days ago I landed an exclusive video interview with Tip T.I. Harris. He talked about working with Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell, if he got to see Kevin laugh a lot during takes, how much of his dialogue was scripted versus improvised, Marvel’s Ant-Man, and more. Here’s the interview followed by a list of what we talked about. [complextv contentid="puNXg3dDpe8LJBwBNmjaWtq_x6_Mp65j" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""]   T.I. Harris: How does he manage six kids? »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Weekend Box Office: 'Home' Soars Past 'Get Hard' To the Top Spot

29 March 2015 5:35 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer

New York (AP) - Business was brisk at the weekend box-office, where the DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" with a resounding debut of $54 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

While the two films had been expected to vie for the top spot at North American theaters, "Home" came in well above expectations, handing DreamWorks Animation a much-needed hit. Though a distant second, "Get Hard" also opened strongly with an estimated $34.6 million, rewarding the Warner Bros. pairing of two of the most bankable stars in comedy.

Last week's top film, the young-adult sequel "The Divergent Series: Insurgent," slid to third with $22.1 million.

With a $100 million-plus debut expected next weekend for "Furious 7" - a franchise built on street-racing adrenaline and a diverse cast - Hollywood scored with two films that sought a variety of audiences. »

- The Associated Press

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Get Hard Review

29 March 2015 2:51 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

There is no denying that Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart are the two most popular big screen comedians at the moment, so it was only a matter of time till they would team up. And on paper, Get Hard must have seemed like the perfect vehicle for the pair, with Ferrell as James King, a prison bound hedge fund manager who hires his car washer Darnell (Hart) to train him to survive, all on the assumption that Darnell has served time. Which he hasn't. It is a premise that has some great comedy potential, but first time director Etan Cohen (not that one) wastes it all and fills his movie with a string of offensive, stale, and downright stupid gags. For the two big names on the poster, Get Hard is really a waste of their talents. They fall back into tired old routines, Ferrell pulling out his idiot man »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Second Opinion – Get Hard (2015)

28 March 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Get Hard, 2015

Directed by Etan Cohen

Starring Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Craig T. Nelson, Alison Brie, T.I, Edwina Findley Dickerson, Ariana Neal, Paul Ben-Victor

Synopsis:

When millionaire James King is nailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.

Let’s just address the elephant in the room; Get Hard is one of the most relentlessly offensive movies to be released in quite some time, which is a loaded statement considering that pretty much all R-rated comedies are about being juvenile. That isn’t a bad thing though; complete stupidity can yield hilarious material so long as the execution is not malicious, but intended for fun. Yes, Get Hard goes for broke with racial and sexual content (there is literally a scene where Will Ferrell comes inches away from sucking on a penis) but I’ll be damned »

- Robert Kojder

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Film Review: ‘Get Hard’ is Less Than the Sum of Its Parts

27 March 2015 5:20 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Will Ferrell is a funny guy. Kevin Hart can be a funny guy. But the prison buddy comedy “Get Hard” is woefully less than the sum of its comedic parts. It fires buckshot of lame jokes at its audience, but precious few come anywhere near their targets as it squanders nearly every comic opportunity that comes its way.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

Ferrell stars as a wealthy hedge fund manager with a gold-digging fiancée (Alison Brie), and a house full of servants who can barely conceal their disdain for him. His life begins to crumble when he’s accused of fraud and embezzlement, and arrested at his own birthday party. No one is asking for “The Verdict” in a Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy, but even by the lackadaisical standards of a studio comedy, Ferrell is convicted and sentenced to 10 years hard labor in San Quentin based on alarmingly little evidence and with little or no provocation. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Weekly Movie Reviews: "Home" Vs "Get Hard"

27 March 2015 12:07 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Two big movies for you, we have the animated film .Home. from DreamWorks Animation and .Get Hard. from Warner Bros. Pictures. .Home. is based on The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex and the voice cast includes Jim Parsons (Oh), Rihanna (Tip), Jennifer Lopez (Lucy), and Steve Martin (Captain Smek). This one.s from director Tim Johnson who gave us 1998.s .Antz..

In .Get Hard,. Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart teamed up for the comedy for first-time director Etan Cohen (writer of .Tropic Thunder.). How is the chemistry between Ferrell and Hart? Is the movie funny or just brutally offensive? Take a look at my reviews of both .Home. and .Get Hard..

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- Manny

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Outrage Watch: 'Get Hard' backlash is getting louder by the day

27 March 2015 9:19 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to the March 27, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's (almost) daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: "Get Hard" is getting slammed. The Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart prison preparedness comedy has been dogged by controversy since its SXSW premiere, when an audience member asked Hart, Ferrell and director Etan Cohen, "Were you nervous -- and/or how nervous were you -- presenting this in front of a live audience being completely, absolutely and unapologetically ... racist and hysterical at the same time?" during an audience Q&A. Not only that, but it's been deemed homophobic by a number of critics and journalists, and our own Drew McWeeny had this to say in his review: "I just couldn't bring myself to laugh at something that will reinforce hatred, that plays into this idea that gay sex is somehow inherently more disgusting than regular sex. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, March 27; What Will You See?

27 March 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, March 27. (Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.) Wide Get Hard Director: Etan Cohen Cast: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Gary Owen, Alison Brie, T.I. Synopsis: "The prison-bound manager of a hedge fund asks a black businessman -- who has never been to jail -- to prepare him for life behind bars." Criticwire Grade Average: C- (11 reviews) Home Director: Tim Johnson Cast: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin Synopsis: "When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human, and together they »

- Steve Greene

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Get Hard – The Review

26 March 2015 9:30 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

It’s team-up time for twin titans of comedy once again . Actually one of the stars of this new film was attempting this just a couple of months ago. The in-danger-of-over-saturation star Kevin Hart made an attempt to broaden his fan base by joining up with another rising comic star, Josh Gad, In the modest hit (couldn’t have cost that much) The Wedding Ringer. Well it certainly worked for Kevin’s comic predecessors Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, and Chris Tucker. But this time out he’s truly going for it, making a run for the comedy big leagues, by teaming with an established superstar of laugh-filled flicks, Will Ferrell (sure he’s had some duds, but when he scores, he scores big). And this new film takes some hot-button current topics, and gives them a spin that may remind you of certain Pryor and Murphy classics. So, let’s »

- Jim Batts

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Alison Brie Talks Get Hard and Sleeping With Other People

26 March 2015 7:52 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening this weekend is Get Hard, the directorial debut of Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3 scribe Etan Cohen. The film stars Will Ferrell as a wealthy Bernie Madoff-type investment banker who enlists the man who washes his car (Kevin Hart) to help prepare him for a maximum-security prison sentence.  The film also stars Alison Brie, Craig T. Nelson, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Ariana Neal, and Edwina Findley Dickerson. For more on the film, watch the green and red band trailers. A few days ago I landed an exclusive video interview with Alison Brie. She talked about working with Will Ferrell, Community season 6, if people ever realize she’s the voice of Unikitty in The Lego Movie, Sleeping with Other People, and more. Here’s the interview followed by a list of what we talked about. [complextv contentid="FkNWw3dDoaK8jL_JXNxDsO4s10Tgssgy" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""]   Alison Brie: What was it like working with Will Ferrell? How she’s »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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The real reason I'm confused by how ugly the 'Get Hard' rape jokes are

26 March 2015 5:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Because they can do better. I was told today on Facebook that we should stop talking about "Get Hard" this week. Never mind that in a typical week leading up to the release of a movie, you'd typically see many articles about it, exploring different aspects with interviews and reviews and maybe premiere photos, and no one seems to complain about that. The reason I was told to stop talking about it is because we are supposedly "too sensitive" about the way the film leans on some really ugly stereotypes and lazy comic set-ups, and in doing so, managing to be unpleasant and even offensive. I've been told that we should stop discussing this because "it's a joke." The only people I see wringing their hands that things are getting "too P.C." are those who want to be able to say anything to anyone without consequence. That's really what »

- Drew McWeeny

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