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In just a few weeks, Sony Pictures' R-rated Sausage Party will hit theaters, but writer/producer/voice actor Seth Rogen brought this outrageous comedy to Comic-Con last night for an early screening, and to release a new red band trailer. Before the screening, Seth Rogen introduced the film to the audience, where he teased that a sequel is already in the works. Of course, nothing has been confirmed by the studio quite yet, but it seems that Seth Rogen and his collaborators are already working on ideas for Sausage Party 2.
The closest Seth Rogen has ever come to making a traditional sequel was in his 2013 comedy This Is the End. In that movie, the actor played himself and, with the help of James Franco and the rest of their friends, they made a sequel to their 2008 stoner comedy Pineapple Express, while they were trapped inside after the rapture hit Los Angeles. »
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The R-Rated animated food adventure just got a brand new red band trailer, but we also caught up with Rogen and his crew at San Diego Comic-Con, where we got some inside scoop about the film. Ten years in the making, this was Rogen's chance to put his mark on the animated genre, after being inspired by Disney and Pixar for his whole life.
1. The idea originated at a dinner party
Seth Rogen explains the origins of the idea, “My wife actually remembers the dinner we were all at, »
- Adriana Floridia
Will Paul Feig’s streak of ruined childhoods and devastated kids never find its end? It’s bad enough that the Bridesmaids director had to go and make a fun, funny, female-led reboot of Ghostbusters. Now he’s going after the childhoods of today, too, by encouraging kids to buy an absolute crap-ton of toys based on his film.
That’s per Mattel, which says that its Ghostbusters line of toys has “exceeded expectations” for sales in the wake of the film’s July 15 release. That’s across both male and female demographics, apparently, which might owe in part to the company’s decision to ignore decades of cootie-prevention research and place action figures of Leslie Jones and Kristen Wiig—confirmed girls—in the “boy” action-figure aisles at stores.
“We’re thrilled with the response to the new Ghostbusters toy line,” a company executive told Variety, before presumably darting ...
- William Hughes
I have only one requirement of a comedy: It must make me laugh. A chuckle is fine. A smile or a grin is appreciated. A knee slap is great. However if you promise me a comedy, at some point i’m going to have to laugh. The Jackass movies are childish larks of grown men performing ridiculous stunts and abuse to themselves, but when those guys jump into a shopping cart and crash into a garbage dumpster, I’m laughing. Or when i’m watching Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon doing their Michael Caine impressions over a nice meal, I’m laughing. Or when the Kristen Wiig and the cast of Bridesmaids are dealing with a bout of food poisoning and desperate to find a private place to void their bowels, I’m laughing. Not all comedies work and humor is very much a subjective experience. »
- Anghus Houvouras
If you didn't think you'd watch a bunch of animated food scream and curse in terror today, think again. The latest red band trailer for Seth Rogen's raunchy animated comedy about talking food, Sausage Party, is here, and it's a doozy. Rogen plays the hot dog to Kristen Wiig's bun (note: not a sexual innuendo), who are elated when they're bought by someone at the grocery store, only to discover the grim reality of what happens to food after it's purchased: we eat it. Written by the same guys who blessed us with Superbad and Pineapple Express, the flick looks like it'll be the perfect blend of hilarity and absurdity that we've come to expect from Rogen. Check it out above, and see what happened when Rogen tried to audition for Clueless. Watch the original trailer: »
- Quinn Keaney
Mattel is reporting strong early sales for its line of toys based on the female-led “Ghostbusters” — from both boys and girls.
In keeping with the tagline “Everybody wants to be a Ghostbuster,” Mattel’s retail strategy was to sell the female-led Ghostbusters action figures in the boys’ toy aisle. The sales figures at the top retailers in the country have exceeded expectations, the toymaker reported Friday.
Children have also supported the Sony movie, which has grossed $62 million domestically in its first six days. According to comScore Post Track, that demographic gave “Ghostbusters” a 4-1/2 star score this past weekend.
Mattel said “Ghostbusters” action figures and character mini-figures, the Ecto vehicle and the Proton pack are all selling well.
“We’re thrilled with the response to the new Ghostbusters toy line,” said Joe Lawandus, senior VP of design and marketing for Mattel’s Toy Box. “We worked closely with Sony to »
- Dave McNary
"As soon as your out those doors, the gods kill our ass-ages." Sony has released one final red band trailer for Greg Tiernan & Conrad Vernon's R-rated animated comedy Sausage Party, which premiered at SXSW and also played at Comic-Con this week. We've been featuring trailers and footage from this all summer, and thankfully it will be arriving in theaters in just a few weeks. The huge voice cast features Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, David Krumholtz and others. Ethan Anderton wrote on Twitter after the Comic-Con screening that it's "positively insane, raunchy to the max, and absolutely hilarious". Here's the final red band trailer for Greg Tiernan & Conrad Vernon's Sausage Party, from YouTube: You can also watch the latest official trailer for Sausage Party here, plus the extended TV spot for more. Sausage Party »
- Alex Billington
When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, you call the Ghostbusters. But when the Ghostbusters aren’t quite up for the challenge, you call their stunt doubles. Meredith Richardson, Luci Romberg, Alyma Dorsey, and Jessi Fisher doubled for Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kristen Wiig, respectively, in the new Ghostbusters remake. And on their last day on set, the four women put together a little dance to celebrate the project:
Richardson posted the video on her Instagram, and it captures not only the ladies’ sweet moves but also what sounds like the main cast laughing at their antics. It’s almost eerie to watch the look-alikes, who each do a spot-on job of capturing the physicality of the star they’re playing. And their Instagrams are a treasure trove of more great Ghostbusters-related material:
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- Caroline Siede
Earlier tonight, Seth Rogen returned to Comic-Con to show fans his new animated movie Sausage Party, which is set to hit theaters on August 12. Fans who attended the panel were also treated to an early screening of the full movie, but for those who weren't in San Diego, they also released a new red band trailer. As you can see in this trailer, Sausage Party is not your typical animated movie.
Sausage Party, the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store. The film features the vocal talents of a who's who of today's comedy stars - Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton and Salma Hayek. »
There's a new red band trailer for the raunchy animated film known as Sausage Party. The film comes from the folks who brought us This Is The End, Neighbors, Pineapple Express, and more. The film is set to arrive soon, so this will likely be the final trailer, and you can enjoy it below:
Life is good for all the food items that occupy the shelves at the local supermarket. Frank (Seth Rogen) the sausage, Brenda (Kristen Wiig) the hot dog bun, Teresa Taco and Sammy Bagel Jr. (Edward Norton) can't wait to go home with a happy customer. Soon, their world comes crashing down as poor Frank learns the horrifying truth that he will eventually become a meal. After warning his pals about their similar fate, the panicked perishables devise a plan to escape from their human enemies.
Sausage Party arrives on August 12.
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- Mario-Francisco Robles
With a sprinkle of cutesy animation, a smidgen of food-related puns and a generous dollop of adult-oriented humor, Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan have cooked up an R-rated animation that is unlike any other.
Entitled Sausage Party, the bizarre feature was initially dreamed up by the comedic duo of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and caught just about everyone’s eye earlier this year following its premiere at South By Southwest. Now, less than two weeks out from its theatrical release, Sony Pictures has rolled out the cheeky final trailer that is packed to the brim with food-related shenanigans.
If the wacky premise isn’t enough to draw you in, the star-studded lineup ought to at least pique your curiosity. Among the voice cast is Rogen himself, joined by a familiar lineup of old cohorts that includes James Franco, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, David Krumholtz, Nick Kroll, »
- Michael Briers
Sony Pictures debuted a second red band trailer for the adult animated comedy Sausage Party at the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, and we have it for you here…
Sausage Party” is a raunchy animated movie about one sausage’s quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, our hero sausage and his new friends embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the 4th of July sale.
Sausage Party features a voice cast that includes Seth Rogen (The Interview), Jonah Hill (22 Jump Street), Kristen Wiig (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), Salma Hayek (Grown Ups 2), Edward Norton (The Grand Budapest Hotel), David Krumholtz (Numb3rs), Nick Kroll (Parks and Recreation), Michael Cera (Juno), James Franco (Good People), Craig Robinson (This Is The End), Bill Hader »
- Amie Cranswick
Even if you go into Sausage Party forewarned that it’s very crass and politically incorrect, you still will be shocked by what you see and shocked that this movie, distributed by a major Hollywood studio, exists. At a screening outside of San Diego Comic-Con tonight, the new R-rated Seth Rogen movie was screened for an audience that gasped, groaned, chorused many a disgusted “ewwww” — and was constantly cracking up. It must have been a particularly rewarding screening for Rogen et al. to sit in on. They sure got to listen in on plenty of loud reactions from the audience. After the screening, a group of the voice cast and filmmakers gathered for a Q&A (which was itself a sausage fest — neither Kristen Wiig nor Salma Hayek joined their co-stars for the event). The animated movie — about the talking food inhabiting a grocery store and discovering, to their horror, »
- Emily Rome
Straight from Comic Con comes the new, very Nsfw red band trailer for this summer’s filthy animated comedy Sausage Party. The film comes to the screen courtesy of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg who are absolutely owning 2016 following their impressive work on the Preacher TV series, which is currently airing on AMC in the Us and on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.
Sausage Party is the first R-rated CG animated movie, and is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store. The film features the vocal talents of a who’s who of today’s comedy stars – Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, and Salma Hayek. »
- Paul Heath
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Supercut of the Day: With Star Trek Beyond out this week, Mr. Sunday Movies tracks all of Captain Kirk's kills in movies over the decades: Fake Movie Poster of the Day: Started as a joke at Sundance this year by entertainment writer Mike Ryan, now that Kristen Wiig has finally addressed and joked about making AbracaDeborah, there's a fan-made poster for the fake movie (via Twitter): Cosplay Tutorial of the Day: Just in time for Comic-Con, here's a video showing how to make your own Leeloo costume from The Fifth Element: Abridged Movie of the Day: Ranker cuts The Karate Kid down to just two minutes of people...
- Christopher Campbell
As is the case with most animations, due to the laborious production process, it can feel like we’ve heard about them for many years before they finally arrive. This August, we’ll get a pair of our most-anticipated, and they are quite different. A week before Laika delivers their fantastical adventure Kubo and the Two Strings, Seth Rogen and company will debut their R-rated feature-length animation Sausage Party. Following a sausage and its quest to discover the truth about his existence, a final red band trailer has landed.
Featuring more the setpieces and, most notably, the introduction of a main human character, you’ll know pretty quickly if this kind of humor is up your alley. Starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, David Krumholtz, Nick Kroll, Michael Cera, Craig Robinson, Bill Hader, Anders Holm, Paul Rudd, Danny McBride, and more, check out »
- Jordan Raup
Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a new red-band trailer for "Sausage Party," the first R-rated CG animated movie which follows one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store.
Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, and Salma Hayek lend their voices to the film which is scheduled to open August 12th.
- Garth Franklin
After months of dealing with all the Internet noise surrounding the lead-up to the new Ghostbusters, the reboot’s co-writer found herself in a peaceful, picturesque place as the movie hit theaters: Hawaii. Katie Dippold, who co-wrote Ghostbusters with Paul Feig (her second feature with him, following The Heat), is in Oahu – though for work, not vacation, in the midst of production for her untitled mother-daughter comedy starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn. Dippold was en route to the movie’s first night shoot when I talked with her yesterday evening (late afternoon Hawaii time). “If I sound distant, I’m lost, trying to find my way to set on this island,” she said shortly after we got on the phone. But she stayed engaged in the conversation throughout our 30-minute chat (and made it safely to set), recalling plenty of laughter-inducing moments from the Ghostbusters production, describing the some »
- Emily Rome
When Kristen Wiig swung by Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday night, chances are she didn't plan on pulling a couple of her old Saturday Night Live characters out of the hat. That's exactly what happened, though, when the actress was asked to come up with tag lines for both Penelope - who, as you might remember, always had to one-up everyone around her - and Kathie Lee Gifford, who consistently had wine in hand while hosting her morning talk show with Hoda Kotb. Kristen's improvised responses are of course perfect, reminding us that she's still got that razor-sharp SNL wit we love so much. Then again, considering how she cracked us up with her JoJo Fletcher impression on The Tonight Show, we never needed that reminder in the first place. »
- Ryan Roschke
Over the 4th of July holiday weekend, Sony Pictures partnered up with the ride-sharing service Lyft to offer free rides in the Ecto-1 to promote Ghostbusters, which hit theaters last weekend. The promotion was only available in five cities across the country, but now fans who are attending San Diego Comic-Con this week will be able to get in on the fun. Lyft heard from San Diegans loud and clear that they wanted a chance to experience Ghost Mode, so they're bringing the Ecto-1 back to life, and just in time for Comic-Con.
The Lyft Ghost Mode will be available to all users at Comic-Con, which runs from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24. Ghost Mode will only be available from 11 Am to 7 Pm local time. Passengers can toggle into Ghost Mode on Lyft and request a free ride in an Ecto-1 car from the Ghostbusters movie. Ghost Mode will feature »
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