10 items from 2014
Sony Pictures has dropped a new trailer for The Wedding Ringer, the upcoming comedy starring Kevin Hart (Ride Along), Josh Gad, (Wish I Was Here) and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (The Big Bang Theory), and we have it for you below after the official synopsis…
Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.
The Wedding Ringer opens in the Us on January 16th, with a UK release set for March 20th, »
- Gary Collinson
Saturday Night Live aired its final episode of 2014 last night, with Amy Adams hosting and One Direction as the musical guest. One of the highlights of last night's episode was during the cold open, where none other than Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) interrupted the sketch to offer his thoughts on the Sony hack, North Korea's involvement and Sony's cancellation of The Interview's release. As you can tell from the studio audience's applause, Dr. Evil's presence was quite welcomed last night.
Mike Myers starred as Dr. Evil in the hit comedy trilogy Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). Austin Powers 4 had been in development for several years, and we last heard in 2011 that Mike Myers had agreed to come back as both Austin Powers, but we haven't heard anything else about the project's progress.
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Exclusive: Actor and comedian Tom Arnold has signed with ICM Partners following the closure of upstart agency Resolution. The move reunites Arnold with John Burnham, the former William Morris agent who landed the actor a role in his first film, 1992’s Hero, and put him in front of James Cameron who cast him opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in True Lies. Arnold can be seen in Mike Myers’ documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon. He’s currently filming Yahoo’s comedy series Sin City Saints with Andrew Santino and Malin Akerman and has indie drama Any Day with Sean Bean, Eva Longoria, and Kate Walsh coming up along with a role in Chevy Chase’s holiday film Shelby.
- Jen Yamato
A lot of people see cinema as a way to capture reality. Quite frankly, I do not see it that way. It is an artificial medium, and everyone watching knows it. The capturing reality mindset is needed for some pictures, but it is not a hard and fast rule. I think filmmakers embracing film's artificiality can make for very interesting products. One of my favorite ways to highlight that is by directly breaking the fourth wall, a storytelling technique that addresses the audience in very a direct way. It can make them complicit in a nefarious plot. It can accuse them. It can bring them in on a joke. It is a very fun device to use, and, for the most part, it works when it's used. Below is a pretty fun supercut of breaking the fourth wall in movies. Here, though, breaking the fourth wall is translated as looking directly at the lens. »
- Mike Shutt
Chicago – “No soup for you!” is one of the most memorable TV catchphrases of the 1990s, uttered into immortality by actor Larry Thomas on “Seinfeld,” who portrayed “The Soup Nazi.” Thomas was in the Chicago area recently to act in “Mind Over Mindy,” a new comedy from writer/director Robert Alaniz.
Larry Thomas was born in Brooklyn, and has been a working actor since the 1980s. He made his appearance on “Seinfeld” in 1996, and garnered an Emmy nomination for his Soup Nazi role, and he also appeared in the final episode of “Seinfeld.” Since then, he has continued to do character roles in TV and films such as “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” “Arrested Development,” “Scrubs,” a spoof called “Zero Dark Dirty” and Robert Alaniz’s previous film “You Don’t Say!”.
He also continues to appear as The Soup Nazi at events, including a recent 25th anniversary celebration of “Seinfeld’s” first season, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The film sees businessman Jimmy (Kevin Hart, Ride Along) provide a unique service: providing best man services for the most socially challenged gentleman who may not have any people close to them to be there for them on the big day. One such gent, Doug (Josh Gad, Wish I Was Here) is in desperate need of Jimmy’s service before he walks down the aisle with his bride-to-be (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, The Big Bang Theory). Cue all manner of family foibles and pratfalls.
Co-starring Ken Howard (30 Rock), Cloris Leachman (Spanglish), Jenifer Lewis (Cast Away), Mimi Rogers (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery) and Olivia Thirlby (Dredd), the comedy hits the Us on January 16th, 2015, with a UK release set for March 20th, 2015.
- Scott Davis
It is always fun recalling the hair-raising scheming of bald bad guys in cinema. These hairless hooligans make for entertaining film fiends that take being naughty on the big screen to a whole new level of devilish delight. Whenever chaos and corruption is in the mix one can count on these balding bad apples to take it to the level of insanity. Now granted that there are other Bald Baddies of the Big Screen that are just as worthy as making anyone’s top ten list besides the selections that being profiled in this column. In any event, let’s just take a gander at the follicle-challenged foes in this serving of badness and baldness, shall we?
Here are The Top Ten Bald Baddies of the Big Screen (in alphabetical order):
1.) Ernst Stavro Blofeld from You Only Live Twice (1967)
There have been many menacing James Bond villains that have »
- Frank Ochieng
The film is based on the 1970s scandal caused by New York Yankees pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich, who admitted to swapping wives with one another. Affleck and his brother, Casey, penned the most recent draft with David Mandel writing the original script.
Ben Affleck and Damon have been trying to get the film off the ground since 2010, with Damon originally eyed to direct and star alongside Ben Affleck and his brother Casey. Busy schedules and script work forced those plans to be cancelled, putting the film in development limbo ever since. Neither Ben Affleck or Damon are now expected to appear in the film. »
- Justin Kroll
I'm not the biggest gambler. Sure, I do it for fun every now and then when I'm passing through Vegas, and I always seem to come out ahead, but I don't want to push my lock, so I gamble sparingly. It's always fun when I do, though, and I love the adrenaline rush!
There have been some great scenes that revolve around gambling. I thought it'd be fun to point out awesome gaming scenes from ten different films. Not all of the films I pulled these scenes from revolve around gambling. This is just a collection of scenes that I've enjoyed watching over the years.
Look over the list and let us know what some of your favorite movie gambling scenes are!
- Joey Paur
Between films like Hitchcock, The Last Station, The Madness of King George and The Queen, heralded English actress Helen Mirren has established a storied history of portraying historical figures with grace and gravity. So it's little wonder that she's been tapped to co-star in the upcoming biopic about blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Variety reports Mirren has entered into negotiations to appear opposite Bryan Cranston in the biopic, which will simply be titled Trumbo. Should she sign on to the film, Mirren would play wife Cleo to Cranston's titular protagonist. Surprisingly, this biopic that seems suited to rousing drama is set to be helmed by Jay Roach, best known as the director of Meet the Parents and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Dalton Trumbo was an accomplished screenwriter in the 1930s and '40s, penning pictures like the romantic drama A Man To Remember and the biopic The Flying Irishman. »
10 items from 2014
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