11 items from 2014
Back in October we brought you the news that Peter Dinklage had signed up for a Bad Santa-like "R-rated leprechaun comedy". At the time the Paramount project was untitled and didn't have a director in place, but both those issues have now been rectified. The film is called O' Lucky Day, and the director will be Lawrence Sher.Sher is following Wally Pfister's recent form, seizing the director's chair following a successful career as a cinematographer. In particular, he's known for his association with Todd Phillips, acting as Dp on all three Hangover films and Due Date. He also shot Garden State, The Chumscrubber, Dan In Real Life, Paul and The Dictator. But it's not all indies and comedies: he recently contributed some additional photography to Godzilla. The only plot synopsis available for O' Lucky Day so far is that it involves Dinklage trying to pass himself off as a real leprechaun. »
(Cbr) "Bad Santa" actor Billy Bob Thornton isn’t quite as far as the North Pole, but he’s certainly hip-deep in snow, and undeniably up to no good. Thornton scrapes an ice-covered windshield in the teaser trailer for "Fargo", the upcoming FX anthology series based on the Coen Brothers’ classic Oscar-nominated film. He doesn’t do much else in the teaser, but it’s right in line with the tone and look of the 1996 original — more than enough of a tease until the show’s April 15 premiere. But if you’re hungry for further "Fargo" fun times, there’s this bit of news: Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, of Comedy Central’s "Key and Peele", have signed on for the final four episodes of the season. They join an all-star cast that includes Thornton, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk and Oliver Platt. »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
FX has released the first teaser trailer for Fargo, the Coen brothers' upcoming small screen adaptation of their classic 1996 film of the same name, which you can check out below....
The 10-episode limited series is executive produced by the Coens, who have also written along with Noah Hawley (Bones), with Adam Bernstein (Breaking Bad) directing the first episode. It will "follow an all-new ' true crime' story and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and 'Minnesota nice' that has made the film an enduring classic."
The teaser promo gives very little away, but it does give us our first look at Billy Bob Thornton's (Bad Santa) drifter Lorne Malvo, who's set to lead Martin Freeman's (The Hobbit) businessman Lester Nygaard on a path of destruction. Also featuring in the cast is newcomer Allison Toleman (Prison Break) as Deputy Molly Solverson.
Fargo is set to air later this year. »
- Gary Collinson
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 27 Feb 2014 - 05:54
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2010, and another 25 overlooked gems...
By 2010, Hollywood’s obsession with 3D movies was in full swing. James Cameron’s Avatar may have given audiences a taste of what the cutting edge of stereoscope could look like, but it has to be said that the movies ushered into cinemas in its wake were a decidedly mixed bunch. Toy Story 3's 3D was extraordinarily effective, yet Clash Of The Titans looked like a blurry mess. How To Train Your Dragon came to life in its flying sequences, but the less said about the horribly murky Last Airbender, the better.
Unless we’re mistaken, none of the movies on this list were shot or released in 3D, and few of them did particularly stellar business. A few got a certain amount of critical acclaim, »
Leading up to its SXSW screening next month, Indiewire is pleased to exclusively premiere stills from Jason Bateman's directorial debut ,"Bad Words." The photos all feature Bateman, who, in addition to his behind-the-camera work, stars in the foul-mouthed comedy alongside Allison Janney, Kathryn Hahn and Phillip Baker Hall. Read More: Jason Bateman On His Old Partying Days and Why He Made His Directorial Debut 'Bad Words' In the film, Bateman stars as a vulgar adult competing in children's spelling bees thanks to a bizarre loophole (he technically never passed the 8th grade). He soon comes to befriend an awkward little boy (Rohan Chand of "Homeland") that he takes under his wing in albeit unconventional ways (think Billy Bob in "Bad Santa"). "Bad Words" opens in select theaters on March 14 and expands across the country on March 21st and March 28th. Bateman will also be speaking at SXSW. »
- Ziyad Saadi
"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."
The words above may come from Liverpool's legendary soccer manager Bill Shankly, but they perfectly epitomise the feelings and mindsets of the characters inhabiting Peter Berg's 2004 sports drama Friday Night Lights. Set in Odessa, Texas - where high school team the Permian Panthers are the beating heart that keeps the local community alive - Berg's film hones in on the team's state championship run-in and the trials and tribulations of the players and their coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton).
Five years previously, Oliver Stone made the flashy Any Given Sunday (a drama stretching from locker to boardroom) but here the focus is on the grass-roots, a side of the game untouched by big corporate deals and mega-money professional contracts. »
We’re nearly six months past Miley’s earth-shaking performance at the 2013 MTV VMAs, but the singer is still taking it all off and shocking us.
Isn’t Miley Cyrus known for always yammering on about how she can’t stop and all that? Oh right, she has that song — and it couldn’t be anymore accurate. The singer’s boundary-pushing revolution is almost a year old at this point, but she’s still stripping down every chance she gets, whether she’s on stage or in a music video.
Miley Cyrus Strips Down For ‘Adore You’ Video
Let’s start with a bang (almost literally) — Miley’s video for “Adore You.” The singer turned her sweet song naughty with a sex tape-themed video in which the most she wore was a see-through bra and matching panties. While Miley rolled around in a bed straight up molesting herself, her entire »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
The Bad Santa actor is in line to become the latest addition to the cast of the television show spinoff, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
He will also feature in the upcoming Fargo television series.
The Entourage movie will arrive in 2015. »
As you can probably guess from the title, the new comedy Bad Words is a movie that will probably best be watched when not in the company of children. Like Bad Santa and Bad Teacher before it, the film looks like it will revel in various kinds of R-rated hijinks, including plenty of foul language and maybe some of the good ol' sex and violence. Green band trailers meant for all audiences aren't typically the best way to advertise these kinds of movies, but the truth is that even censored Bad Words still looks like a pretty fun way to spend an afternoon. Based on a script by newcomer Andrew Dodge, the new film tells the story of Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman) a former spelling bee loser who plans to take revenge on the system by exposing a loophole. Having never passed the eighth grade, Guy enters into an elementary »
Exclusive: CAA has signed John Requa & Glenn Ficarra, the emerging writer-director-producer team that just wrapped the Will Smith-Margot Robbie grifter tale Focus for Warner Bros. Requa & Ficarra produced that film through their Zaftig Films banner alongside Denise Dinovi. Requa and Ficarra, who were repped by Wme, made their directing debut on the Jim Carrey-starrer I Love You Phillip Morris. They followed by helming Crazy, Stupid, Love, the comedy that starred Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone, which grossed $142 million worldwide. They got on the map writing the hit black comedy Bad Santa, which starred Billy Bob Thornton and John Ritter. They have several projects percolating, including a film based on the rise and fall of eccentric software wiz John McAfee, who adopted an extreme lifestyle and set up a compound in Belize. After being implicated in the death of a neighbor, McAfee fled the scene. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
FX has released the first images for their much anticipated series The Strain and Fargo. The former is produced by Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) and revolves around a team of scientists who wage war against an ancient strain of virus that confers vampirism, along with those it infect. The image below shows Corey Stoll (House of Cards) looking incredibly serious and an incredibly troubling looking quarantine area. Del Toro is to direct the first episode, with Carlton Cuse (Lost) serving as showrunner.
We also have the first image from the series adaptation of Fargo. The Coen brothers are executive producing with Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug) and Billy Bob Thornton (Bad Santa) starring. The image show Martin Freeman looking incredibly “Martin Freeman” which is always a nice thing to see...
- Gary Collinson
11 items from 2014
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