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Seth Rogen is about to accept his own impossible mission.
The "Green Hornet" himself is set to go undercover as he's signed on to produce and possibly star in Disney's new spy comedy, "The B Team," according to Variety.
"The B Team" tells the tale of a kidnapped secret agent whose only hope for rescue lies in his support team of technicians and research assistants -- kind of like if gadgets specialist Q had to rescue James Bond. All other details of the script by Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman are currently classified.
This sounds like the perfect starring vehicle for Rogen, as we're assuming he would be playing one of the tech geeks who suddenly has to be a field agent. Then again, he did pretty well as the Green Hornet, so he could probably play the kidnapped spy, too.
Rogen is actually no stranger to producing, as he's »
- Bryan Enk
Pineapple Express was a comedic success back in 2008, taking in a solid $87 million at the domestic box office, from just a $27 million budget. Seth Rogen, who starred in the stoner comedy with James Franco, recently revealed he would like to do a sequel.
"I don't think it's so precious that I wouldn't want to ruin it with a sequel. So yeah, I would be [into it]. We talk about it. We joke around about it."
Back in February 2010, James Franco indicated some "practical steps are being taken to actually make it happen," referring to a Pineapple Express sequel. Seth Rogen co-wrote the Pineapple Express script with Evan Goldberg, but it isn't known if the writing duo will tackle the sequel script.
Pineapple Express was released August 6th, 2008 and stars Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Kevin Corrigan, Craig Robinson, Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Ed Begley Jr.. The film is directed by David Gordon Green. »
During our conversation with filmmaker David Gordon Green about his latest movie, "The Sitter," we discussed a lot of projects that have been on his plate for a while now, and one project that isn't in the works, but everyone still wants to know about: a sequel to "Pineapple Express."
As one might expect, Green said he gets asked about a potential follow-up to the 2008 film starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Danny McBride quite a bit, and his answer has changed from time to time. More often than not, his response is a direct result of conversations he's had with the "Express" cast and writers Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
"We always talk about it every time Franco and Seth and I get in a room," he laughed. "I would never say no, because I've said 'No' before and changed my mind."
"Those guys are such great collaborators and they »
- Rick Marshall
It’s not often you hear about a stop motion feature-length film (Tim Burton’s upcoming Frankenweenie being the only other current one I can think of), much less an R-rated one, and by the sounds of it, Hell & Back is already shaping up very nicely.
“a comedy about two best friends who must rescue their pal when he is accidentally dragged to hell.”
The ShadowMachine film comes following the successes of Robot Chicken and Moral Orel that the production company have found with [adult swim]. Ross Schuman, who’s been a director on the latter and an art director on the former, will be co-directing alongside Tom Gianas, who’s worked in the past with the likes of Tenacious D and Cheech & Chong, and »
- Kenji Lloyd
Hell, apparently, needs stand-up comics.
"Hell & Back" is an R-rated stop-motion animated film in which two best friends have to rescue their pal after he's accidentally dragged to hell (say hello to Alison Lohman when you get there, fellas!). The film is being produced by ShadowMachine, the production company that's been ramping up its feature film activity upon its success with both "Robot Chicken" and "Moral Orel" on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
Swardson and Miller, both stand-up comics, have enjoyed some recent success in the movie business. Swardson was seen last summer as Danny McBride's dim-witted partner in crime in "30 Minutes or Less" and currently plays a role in Adam Sandler's "Jack and Jill." Miller (who will always be the hapless »
- Bryan Enk
Today is Panda 2Sday! Be the first to own Kung Fu Panda 2 in Wamg’s dvd giveaway!
Jack Black is back as Po in DreamWorks Animation.s Kung Fu Panda 2, the fiercely funny, .winning sequel. (Scott Bowles, USA Today ) to the Academy Award® nominated original film. In his biggest challenge since becoming the Dragon Warrior, Po must lead his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five, on a mission of epic proportions to defeat his most threatening rival yet. Kung Fu Panda 2 packs a powerful punch that combines non-stop action, beautiful storytelling and stunning animation in an all-new, awesome adventure!
Photo credit: Courtesy of DreamWorks Animation. Kung Fu Panda 2 . & (c) 2010 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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- Movie Geeks
MTV’s animated series Good Vibes already has a great roster of actors lending their voices, including The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad, The O.C.’s Adam Brody, and Eastbound & Down’s Danny McBride. Now, the series is welcoming Friends with Benefits star Mila Kunis in a guest-spot on Dec. 15 at 11 p.m. In the episode, the actress meets the eccentric Wadska (Arrested Development’s Tony Hale), who accidentally knocks Kunis unconscious. She then wakes up with amnesia and believes herself to be Wadska’s date to the prom. EW has an exclusive clip of the episode, which also »
- Tim Stack
David Gordon Green is one of those rare filmmakers who has the comic power to make fairly despicable or unlikable characters oddly sympathetic, and oddly, likable . While Green believes everyone in the world is likable – and how he thinks that I have no idea – he certainly seems to love his antiheroes. Very few David Gordon Green characters one would want to hang out with in real life, but on the big screen, he makes oblivious, frustrating, and moronic fools highly watchable. Hopefully that’ll remain the case with his latest R-rated comedy, The Sitter. Thanks to David Gordon Green being able to say a 1,000 words a minute, similarly to Danny McBride, in my 15-minute conversation we were able to cover a lot of ground. From the greatness of breakfast tacos, a topic I didn’t foresee being discussed, to Soul Surfer topping Your Highness earlier this year, Green goes in every direction possible with any mentioned topic »
- Jack Giroux
Po and The Furious Five return on December 13 with the release of Kung Fu Panda 2 on Blu-ray 3D, as well as Blu-ray and DVD combo pack. Each of these versions includes Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters, and all-new short adventure, as well as two free online game memberships to Kung Fu Panda World.
Thanks to Paramount and Dreamworks, we will award three winners each a copy of Kung Fu Panda 2 starring the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Michelle Yeoh, Danny McBride, Dennis Haysbert, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Victor Garber on Blu-ray and DVD combo pack. You can enter for a chance to win by filling out and submitting the short entry form below. If you want to increase the odds of winning, stop back any or even every day the contest is open to enter again. »
Up until he directed Pineapple Express in 2008, David Gordon Green was more known for his ties to the independent film world and dramas like All the Real Girls , Undertow and Snow Angels . Written and produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Pineapple Express changed a lot for Green, as he was soon collaborating with his long-time friend Danny McBride on the bigger budget R-rated medieval stoner adventure Your Highness , which sadly, never found its audience. For his second movie of 2011, Green is directing Jonah Hill in The Sitter , a high concept comedy that puts Hill's character Noah in charge of a trio of troublesome kids who make his life difficult when he agrees to babysit them. Over the course of a single night, Noah and these kids end up falling foul of a »
This was the first movie they produced, which starred a then-unknown Danny McBride. This is a movie you need to check out if you like McBride’s style of comedy.
4. HBO’s Eastbound and Down
This is another Danny McBride comedic gem that will have you rolling in your seat with laughter.
3. The Landlord (Short)
This video short is what catapulted FunnyOrDie.com into the viral video world and it is a must-watch. It is so funny to see the young girl demanding the money from her tennant played by Will Ferrell.
This was a low-fi take on the quest of one young teen to lose his virginity and it was »
Comedy is the hardest thing to pull off, despite what the Academy Awards would have you believe. If you want proof of that, think of how painful it is to watch an attempt at comedy that isn't actually funny. If a drama's not that good, and can still get a cheeky enjoyability by how seriously everybody takes it. If a comedy sucks, there's no saving it. Now, we all love "Anchorman" and "The Big Lebowski," but here's a quick list of undernoticed, underseen or underrated comedies that should not be dismissed just because they don't have huge cult followings.
1. "The Jerk" (1979)
One might argue that Steve Martin's classic can't be underrated, since Judd Apatow made the enjoyment of "The Jerk" the barometer about whether or not a girl is worth dating in "Freaks and Geeks," but it makes the list because it's impossible to overrate this absurd gem, and »
With only a few leading roles under his belt, 27-year-old Jonah Hill has secured his place as one of young Hollywood's top funnymen by crafting characters who are crude, horny yet eerily relatable to most audiences.
His recent move to dramatic fare like “Moneyball” -- and his even more dramatic weight loss -- hasn't robbed him of his comedic talents (see "21 Jump Street" trailer); and with "The Sitter," we see Hill in his usual form. Yes, he shot it before losing the weight, but we mean his knack for being playfully offensive while also portraying a lovable guy next door.
In only six years, Hill has compiled an impressive number of funny moments on screen. Here we take a look at his top nine (warning: some videos are Nsfw).
9. 'The 40 Year Old Virgin' (2005)
For many, the first time we saw Jonah Hill was in this funny exchange »
- Jason Guerrasio
 Today's TV Bits offers a few things to look forward to in the not-too-distant future, including imperiled lawyers, asshole baseball players, pretty flight attendants, and a touch of dry British humor. After the jump: NBC drops two teasers for its legal thriller The Firm HBO announces premiere dates for Eastbound & Down and Life's Too Short ABC confirms that Pan Am is not cancelled Let's kick things off with two teasers for NBC's The Firm. Josh Lucas stars as lawyer Mitch McDeere, who must fight for his life when he uncovers a criminal conspiracy involving a shady legal firm led by Tricia Helfer. If that sounds weirdly familiar, that's because it's a sequel of sorts to the 1993 thriller The Firm, which starred Tom Cruise as McDeere. The new series picks up ten years after the events of the first film, as McDeere and his family come out of hiding after spending »
- Angie Han
Chicago – “30 Minutes or Less” isn’t a complete disaster but it definitely falls into the sophomore slump category given the general awesomeness of Ruben Fleischer’s incredible comedy/horror/action hybrid “Zombieland.” This follow-up would barely be noticed if it didn’t involve so many talented people taking a step down from previous work. Jesse Eisenberg rules in “The Social Network”; Aziz Ansari rules in “Parks and Recreation”; Danny McBride rules in “Eastbound & Down”. There’s really nothing about “30 Minutes or Less” that comes close to ruling.
Blu-Ray Rating: 2.5/5.0
However, it does have a few laughs, a strong sense of pace, and an enjoyable-enough final act to warrant a rental for viewers hard-up for a laugh this holiday season, as long as your expectations are low. Eisenberg and Ansari have a decent rapport as friends in crisis while Fleischer comes to life as a director when the action gets intense. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
If you're not watching MTV's newest animated series, "Good Vibes," you're missing out on some big laughs. Huge.
Though we love Mondo (Josh Gad) and Woodie (Adam Brody), our favorite character on the show is Miss Teets, voiced by "Eastbound & Down" star Danny McBride. Ms. Teets is the teenagers' Sex Ed teacher, naturally, and she can always be counted on to teach from experience. Lots and lots of experience.
She's described as "a hardpartying, truth-talking, Bbw who is Dtf," and Zap2it has your exclusive first look at the new Best Of Ms. Teets reel, which gives you a hilarious (and horrifying) look at the life and times of the most sought-after woman in Del Toro.
Let's just say we're glad she's animated.
Tune in tonight (Dec. 1) for a double hit of "Good Vibes" at 11:00 p.m. Est.
HBO has announced the return of Eastbound & Down, their Danny McBride comedy series. Season three will debut on February 19th and run on Sundays for eight episodes. It's been a long time between seasons with the last episode airing in November of 2010. The season three renewal was announced in October 2010.
Last May, McBride said that he believed season three would be the end, noting, "The third season to us has always been the climax of the story that we set out to tell." HBO hasn't made an official announcement regarding the end of the series but season three should conclude on April 8th.
Here's the press release from HBO: »
HBO Announces Midseason Premiere Dates
HBO has announced its midseason schedule, with Danny McBride’s Eastbound and Down returning for its third season from February 19th and the debut of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s new series, Life’s Too Short following on the same day.
These comedies will be preceded by new drama Luck, which commences on January 29th, following a preview after the season finale of Boardwalk Empire on December 11th.
Both Eastbound and Life’s Too Short are eagerly anticipated by viewers, with Danny McBride’s show having steadily built and now amassed a loyal following. While Gervais will be looking to capitalize on the success of The Office and Extras whilst also basking in the success/failure of his third stint as the Golden Globes host, which is in late January.
- Gregory Wakeman
The premise of a man being abducted, strapped to a bomb, and then blackmailed into robbing a bank for $100,000 sounds more like a thriller than it does a comedy, and by all rational accounts that’s usually how such a situation would be played out. 30 Minutes or Less proves it doesn’t have to go in that direction though, and with a few bumps, successfully transitions it into a comedy about witless criminals, inheritance schemes, friendship, and action flick satire with moments of hilarity. It owes a lot to Jesse Eisenberg’s ability to play the bizarre off as comical and some well-planned running gags, but all in all, 30 Minutes or Less doesn’t fail outright as a black comedy. Sadly, Eisenberg can’t completely undo the damage wrought by a Danny McBride, Nick Swardson, and Aziz Ansari unable to let go of their individual shticks long enough to play actual characters in the story, »
- Lex Walker
Hitting movie theaters this weekend:
Movie of the Week
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
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