14 items from 2015
Seth McFarlane's Ted certainly had no shortage of jokes, which is true of nearly everything that McFarlane has been involved with thus far, with the notable exception of Hellboy II: The Golden Army. That isn't to say all the jokes (or, hell, even most of them) worked. McFarlane is of the clown-car brand of comedy, stuffing and cramming as much pop culture knowledge, immature guffaws, and crass politics into each minute of screen time available to him. It's why most of the best material in Ted was gleaned in clips and the trailers before the film was even released. The same may be true of Ted 2, which recently took over MTV in anticipation of the MTV Movie Awards and debuted an exclusive clip from the upcoming comedy. [caption id="attachment_393749" align="alignright" width="353"] Image via Universal[/caption] The clip features Mark Wahlberg's John Bennett and McFarlane's Ted meeting with their lawyer, played by Amanda Seyfried, »
- Chris Cabin
Stars: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Jonathan Banks, Lindsay Sloane | Written by Sean Anders, John Morris | Directed by Sean Anders
If ever there was a film that was not ripe for a sequel, it was Horrible Bosses. That film had a finite story, with the trio of idiots: Bateman, Sudeikis and Day, finally getting their comeuppance of their titular bosses. But of course this is Hollywood, where a film that – even when a story doesn’t warrant a sequel – if it makes enough money studio heads will go back to the well enough times to drain it dry… Hence we have Horrible Bosses 2.
This time round directing duties lie with Sean Anders, who penned the script with his frequent writing cohort Jim Morris, both of whom were behind one of the The best teen movies of the past ten years, »
- Phil Wheat
Directed by: Sean Anders
Running Time: 1 hr 48 mins
Due Out: February 24, 2015
Horrible Bosses 2 arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on February 24th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Plot: (courtesy of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment) Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in “Horrible Bosses 2.” But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.
Movie: Listen to the Horrible Bosses 2 review on MovieBS.com (2:55-12:10)
Movie Score: 6/10
– Endless Laughter Guaranteed
– Let The Sexual Healing Begin
– Who »
- Jeff Bayer
Pic follows a mild-mannered radio executive, played by Ferrell, who strives to become the best stepfather to his wife’s two children, with Wahlberg playing the freeloading father who gets in the way of that.
Morris will produce with Ferrell, Henchy and McKay through their Gary Sanchez Productions banner. Executive producers are Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland and David Koplan from Red Granite; Kevin Messick and Jessica Elbaum of Gary Sanchez; Anders; and Diana Pokorny.
Paramount and Red Granite Pictures will co-produce and co-finance. Paramount will distribute worldwide.
- Justin Kroll
As far as absurdly dumb, high-concept comedies go, 2010′s Hot Tub Time Machine mostly hit its mark, riffing on everything 80′s while cramming in as many crude (and mostly funny) one-note jokes as possible. Returning five years later for the sequel that one can’t imagined many asked for is director Steve Pink, the writing trio of Josh Heald, Sean Anders, […] »
- Jordan Raup
It seems strange to describe this as "much sillier than the original," considering that "the original" in this case is a film called "Hot Tub Time Machine," but I think it's safe to say that they hit the ground running with this film, with very little focus on genuine storytelling, and for the most part, that approach serves them well. In addition to being very silly, this film is profoundly dirty. Rob Corddry's character Lou is the apex predator of the modern movement of sociopathic comedy. There is a character type, personified in Larry David or the cast of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" or Ruxin on "The League," that is completely without conscience or humanity, and I'm intrigued by just how far some comedy is willing to push that archetype. It's tricky, because if you do it wrong, you create a character that is unbearable to watch. And »
- Drew McWeeny
Two decades after Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ endearingly dense pairing spun slapstick comedy into box office gold in Dumb and Dumber, the long-awaited sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack and On Demand on February 17, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber; There’s Something about Mary; Me, Myself and Irene) the Dumb and Dumber To Blu-ray Combo Pack offers hilarious extra belly laughs including an alternate opening, deleted and extended scenes, and a multi-part feature that takes viewers behind the scenes of the no-holds-barred comedy.
The side-splitting sequel also stars Rob Riggle (The Hangover, 21 Jump Street), Kathleen Turner (Marley & Me, Romancing the Stone), Laurie Holden (“The Walking Dead,” Silent Hill), Rachel Melvin (My Funny Valentine, “Days of Our Lives”), and Steve Tom(“Major Crimes,” Seven Pounds).
- Movie Geeks
One of the most anticipated films of 2015 is Martin Scorsese’s Silence. Although that anticipation was under the presumption that Silence would actually come out this year, let alone be made. The film has been in pre-production for ages, by Marty’s account, nearly two decades, but the film is finally coming together with funding from Fábrica de Cine and SharpSword Films, Deadline reported.
Silence stars Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver (yes, he’s in Everything now) as two Jesuit priests in 17th Century Japan on a mission to spread Christianity and locate their mentor, played by Liam Neeson. The pair face incredible, violent persecution while on their journey, and the film has been likened to Scorsese’s last East Asia epic, Kundun.
- Brian Welk
For a few moments on Wednesday night across the pond, it seemed that Will Ferrell had gone a few steps too far. Coverage on all of the major Us news networks were running footage of the comedian causing havoc at last night Los Angeles Lakers game as they took on New Orleans Pelicans, but somehow unbeknown to them, Ferrell’s antics were all in the name of comedy.
Shooting scenes for his new film, Daddy’s Home, Ferrell took to the court during the half-time break to shake things up, including throwing a basketball straight into the face of a cheerleader, and causing quite a reaction across all social media platforms. You can see some fan videos and pictures of Ferrell’s antics here…
- Scott J. Davis
The funnyman was carried away after the “attack” which was being filmed for an upcoming movie
Will Ferrell pelted a cheerleader with a basketball at the Pelicans-Lakers game in New Orleans Wednesday night .
In the video, Ferrell was supposed to attempt a half-court shot, but instead launched the basketball into a woman’s face during the halftime show. (Watch the moment at the 1:30 mark)
Fellow cheerleaders and the Pelicans’ mascot rushed by her side at the Smoothie King Center. Security swiftly dragged a “drunken” Ferrell out of the arena.
See photos: 9 NBA Stars Who Took a Shot at Hollywood »
- Alicia Banks
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg (The Other Guys) have reunited for a brand new comedy from directors Sean Anders and John Morris entitled Daddy’S Home, and it look like they both took themselves to a basketball game in the Us last night to shoot some pretty big scenes.
When a divorced guy’s (Ferrell) ex-wife re-marries someone way more uptight, he re-enters her life and wreaks havoc.
That’s the basic gist of the plot, and it looks like Ferrell is wreaking said havoc in this scene, filmed at the Pelicans game in New Orleans last night. From the slurry speech and Ferrell’s body language, it looks like his character is pretty hammered.
Watch a couple of clips from the filming below.
Daddy’S Home is scheduled for release later this year.
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- Paul Heath
Warner Bros.'s comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 reunited the original trio and soon you'll be able to bring them home on their latest misadventure, as the blu-ray has been revealed along with all the special features it'll be coming with. Come inside to see when it's landing.
Once again, it looks like February is going to be a fairly decent month of blu-ray releases with both Big hero 6 and Dumb and Dumber To also slated to hit store shelves next month. Now you can add Warner Bros. comedy, Horrible Bosses 2, to the list of films you can snag, with it releasing on February 24th .
Live like a boss when “Horrible Bosses 2” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on February 24 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The sequel to the 2011 hit comedy “Horrible Bosses,” “Horrible Bosses 2” reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis »
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have today announced the Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet) and single disc DVD releases of Sean Anders’ comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2, which will have a Region 1 release on February 24th.
The film has grossed just over $100million worldwide, and reunites returning cast members Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston with new additions Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) and Chris Pine (Star Trek). You can read our review of the film here.
The Blu-ray Combo-Pack set will include:
–Both the Theatrical and Extended Cut Versions of the Film
–Let The Sexual Healing Begin
–Who Invented The Shower Buddy
–Nick Kurt Dale Inc: Employee Testimonials
–It’s The Shower Buddy – Infomercial
–Off The Cuff: One Liners You Didn’t SeeThe DVD will include:[list]
–Endless Laughter Guaranteed!
- Scott J. Davis
From scores featuring Horrible Bosses, Marvel Agents, and Knights to movie soundtracks starring Kevin Hart and more Kevin Hart, Christopher Lennertz hasn’t slowed his TV/film composing pace since we last interviewed him during the release of Think Like A Man Too.
With audiences embracing Horrible Bosses 2 after its November 2014 opening (as of Dec. 28, 2014: $93M worldwide), I recently spoke with Lennertz about the sequel, his upcoming films The Wedding Ringer and Ride Along 2, as well as composing for ABC’s new musical comedy, “Galavant” and “Marvel’s Agent Carter.”
Cl: It’s getting really great feedback. The Nsfw red-band trailer is absolutely hilarious. The movie is described as The Hangover meets Something About Mary. The funny thing about it is it looks like »
- Michelle McCue
14 items from 2015
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