7 items from 2016
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is back, and I have a review of the season 4 premiere coming up just as soon as I can identify the female lead in Failure to Launch... As phony, status quo-upending cliffhangers go, Jake and Holt being put into witness protection is pretty decent. Yes, we know that the two will wind up back at the 99 within a few episodes (just as Jake did after his undercover assignment, Holt did after his transfer, Jim Halpert did after going to Stamford, etc.), but it's a situation that none of the characters believes to be permanent. So the fun is in watching our heroes both deal with an exile that's running much longer than planned, and in seeing them finally take action themselves to return to Brooklyn. And this first part of "Coral Palms" smartly leaves the rest of the cast on the shelf for the week. Much as I'd love to see Terry, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Ed Helms and Owen Wilson are men in search of answers in the new trailer for the upcoming comedy film, Bastards. The project is the directorial debut of The Hangover cinematographer Lawrence Sher, and is the first feature-length script from Justin Malen (Trophy Wife) to reach the big screen. With high stakes and hijinks, the movie sets itself as some comedic relief for the new year, with its post-Christmas release window.
The winning elements of this trailer include the way in which the collection of older men approached by Peter and Kyle Reynolds recall their mother (Glenn Close). These wistful memories, dripping with lust, serve to teach these young siblings a valuable lesson – that the image they hold of their mother is not the only version of her that ever existed.
While it is doubtful that Bastards will emerge as ‘Comedy Of The »
- Sarah Myles
Warner Bros. have just released the brand new trailer for the upcoming comedy Who’s Your Daddy? – a new comedy featuring the talents of Ed Helms (The Hangover films) and Owen Wilson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Zoolander). Joining the duo is an all-star supporting cast featuring Glenn Close (Guardians of the Galaxy), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and Terry Bradshaw (Failure to Launch).
Helms and Wilson play Peter and Kyle Reynolds, two brothers whose eccentric mother (Glenn Close) raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out to find their real father, learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know.
Watch the new trailer below. The film is released in UK cinemas on February 7th, 2017.
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- Paul Heath
Two brothers go on a quest to find the father they always thought was dead in the first trailer for Bastards, arriving in theaters January 27, 2017. Ed Helms (The Hangover films) and Owen Wilson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Zoolander 2) star in Alcon Entertainment's comedy Bastards, under the direction of Lawrence Sher. The film marks the directorial debut of the veteran cinematographer, who had worked on The Hangover trilogy and, most recently, War Dogs, starring Miles Teller and Jonah Hill.
Helms and Wilson play Peter and Kyle Reynolds, two brothers whose eccentric mother raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out to find their real father, learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know. This R-rated comedy was originally in development at Paramount Pictures five years ago, before it shifted over to Warner Bros., »
Matthew McConaughey's movie career hit the skids for the better part of the 2000s, with the mega-star taking on roles in a series of generic (albeit occasionally financially successful) rom-coms (Fool's Gold, Failure to Launch, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past), a quickly-forgotten Al Pacino sports-gambling drama (Two for the Money), a notorious big-budget flop (Sahara) and one totally inexplicable dud, the bizarre passion project that was Surfer, Dude. After spending the late '90s as one of Hollywood's premiere male sex symbols, America's favorite Texas golden boy hardly seemed to be trying anymore, and audiences responded in kind. Then he came back! The McConaissance, as it came to be known, arrived early the following decade, when the actor began taking roles in actual good movies: The Lincoln Lawyer, Magic Mike, Killer Joe, Mud. Then came True Detective and his Oscar-winning turn in Dallas Buyers Club, the twin jewels in his comeback crown. »
- Chris Eggertsen
We’re now deep into the McConaissance folks. Yes, in the last few years, we’ve seen Matthew McConaughey really make the leap to the next stage of his career, shaking up the industry in the process. With this week marking the release of his new film The Sea of Trees, I wanted to take a look at his best work to date. Even before I started tackling heavier fare, he was someone I enjoyed, but that’s only grown these days. Whether in supporting or lead roles, he’s a unique and talented actor with a lot to offer. The years to come will be very exciting, both for us and for him… The Sea of Trees is a drama about a pair of suicidal men looking for a way out of a forest in Japan. One is Arthur Brennan (McConaughey), the protagonist, while the other is Takumi Nakamura »
- Joey Magidson
Matthew McConaughey opens up about falling in love, raising three kids and his provocative new film Free State of Jones. Subscribe now for an inside look into his journey from Texas to Hollywood, only in People. Matthew McConaughey has shared the screen with a dazzling lineup of A-list leading ladies, from Sandra Bullock and Kate Hudson to Jennifer Garner and Reese Witherspoon. But which Hollywood actress won his heart long before they'd even met? "I had a big crush on Sarah Jessica [Parker] growing up," the Free State of Jones star tells People in this week's cover story. When the two »
- Elizabeth Leonard, @lizzleonard1
7 items from 2016