6 items from 2012
I'll use any excuse to rehash The Wonder Years, a show that remains mysteriously underrated among primetime dramedies even though it won the 1988 Emmy for Best Comedy Series. Here's this week's excuse: Fred Savage just turned 36! Hooray! The man who played our well-narrated everyman Kevin Arnold also directed episodes of Party Down, Modern Family, and Happy Endings -- as well as several children's programs and the movie Daddy Day Care. Weird! I accept.
But back to The Wonder Years: I maintain that it nailed that woozy, weird, and emotional trek from childhood to adulthood with a grace and humor that we still haven't seen in primetime. Freaks and Geeks was arguably more brilliant (I mean, the transgender romance alone!), but that show tended to profile a certain type of burnout existence. The Wonder Years was given six seasons to explore universality, while Freaks and Geeks only had one for its niche world. »
When one looks at Steve Carr‘s filmography — Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle 2, and Are We Done Yet? — one is, almost assuredly, surprised he still manages to find work. But THR tells us the director’s been hired to helm an ensemble comedy, The Wedding Day, for CBS Films.
The script, a Black List entry by Andrew Goldberg, “revolves around a number of guests who meet — and whose personalities collide — over the course of one day at a wedding.” We haven’t really heard anything in the ways of casting news, so this is really all we have to go on right now — and it isn’t too much.
But I’m hoping the placement of Goldberg‘s script on a well-regarded slate could make better subject matter for Carr, rather than dumb jokes and Ice Cube as the film’s star. Although he doesn’t make the best movies, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
Say what you will about Paul Blart: Mall Cop -- and few had anything really positive to say about it . the thing made a boatload of cash ($183M against a $26M budget) and director Steve Carr deserves the right to tackle whatever project he chooses. Now we.re finding out that that project will be. Carr will helm Wedding Day, a new ensemble film based on an infamous Black List script penned by Andrew Goldberg. As the title suggests, the story takes place over the course of a wedding reception, where strangers meet, mingle and alter each other.s lives. It will be produced by CBS Films, according to THR. Carr has a couple of comedians he can fall back on if he needs help getting Wedding Day off the ground. Before Blart, the director helmed Daddy Day Care and Dr. Doolittle 2 for Eddie Murphy. Could we see Mall Cop »
Chicago – The female heroine driven film “The Hunger Games” had held the top spot for the past four weeks but has been knocked out by “Think Like a Man” based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book. The movie is directed by Tim Story and written by Keith Merryman & David A. Newman starring Michael Ealy (“Barbershop”), Jerry Ferrara (“Entourage”), Meagan Good (“The Steve Harvey Show”), Regina Hall (“Death at a Funeral”), Kevin Hart (“The Five-Year Engagement”), Taraji P. Henson (“The Family that Preys”), Terrence J (“Sparkle”), Jenifer Lewis (“Meet the Browns”), Romany Malco (“Baby Mama”), Gary Owen (“Daddy Day Care”), and Gabrielle Union (“Bad Boys 2”). The weekend gross was $34 million almost tripling the reported production budget of $12 million.
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
That's the premise of the new comedy that features Murphy as a Hollywood literary agent who's all flash and no substance, forced to learn the value of what he says when each word leads him closer to doom. (It might have helped Murphy's pal Brett Ratner to learn that lesson before the whole Oscar fiasco.) The lovely Kerry Washington and master of hot tub time machines Clark Duke costar.
1. We have three words that will solve the child safety issues here: Daddy Day Care.
2. It's Clark Duke's chance to prove he's got major swag.
- Max Evry
More so than in past years, March 2012's releases look like they could have been plucked straight from a Summer lineup. The Lorax, The Hunger Games and Wrath of the Titans will all likely reach $100 million, while John Carter is shooting for well over that mark despite a troubled production and marketing history. Comedies Project X and 21 Jump Street are also receiving strong advanced buzz, and could be hits in their own right as well. The March record was set in 2010 ($832.3 million), and with all these major titles reaching theaters there's an awfully good chance March 2012 reaches a new high mark. March 2 - The Lorax Vs. Project XAside from The Hunger Games, Dr. Suess' The Lorax looks like the safest bet this March. Chris Meledandri's Illumination Entertainment has only made two movies prior to The Lorax, and both Despicable Me ($251.5 million) and Hop ($108.1 million) were very successful. Additionally, the »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
6 items from 2012
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners