9 items from 2014
Tumbledown, a romantic comedy starring Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall, has begun principal photography in Devens, Massachusetts, it was announced by producers Kristin Hahn and Bron Studios' Aaron L. Gilbert and Margot Hand. Dianna Agron, Blythe Danner, Griffin Dunne, Joe Manganiello and Richard Masur also star. Tumbledown is directed by Sean Mewshaw from an original screenplay by Desi Van Til.
Deep in the Maine woods, Hannah (Hall) is unable to move on after the death of her husband, an acclaimed musician and the subject of a biography she's struggling to write, when she meets Andrew, a brash New York academic who has a different take on her husband's life - and death. The unlikely pair must collaborate to craft the famous singer's story and begin to write the next chapter in their lives together.
Jason Sudeikis has been pencilled in to step into the scruffy basketball sneakers of Irwin M Fletcher in Warner Bros’ Fletch Won. Based on the 1970s mystery novels of Gregory McDonald, the original Fletch saw Chevy Chase as an investigative reporter with a penchant for elaborate disguises, getting in over his head when an La businessman arranges to have himself murdered…by him. A big hit in 1985, Michael Ritchie’s film spawned a sequel four years later, Fletch Lives, in which Chase confronts murder, TV Evangelism and the Ku Klux Klan.
Since then, several attempts have been made to kick-start the franchise, notably by Kevin Smith who was announced as writer and director of Fletch Won for Miramax back in 2000. Now, Warners have given the green light to a new script that has attracted the attention of Jason Sudeikis. It is unknown at this stage if the film will be »
- Cai Ross
After a series of starts, stops, and restarts, it looks like Gregory McDonald’s character, I.M. Fletcher (“Fletch,” for short), will finally be heading back to the silver screen. McDonald introduced the investigative reporter to the world in 1974, and would go on to publish 12 books about the character. The character is best known to mainstream audiences through the two Chevy Chase films about him that came out in 1985 and 1989. The first Fletch is considered a classic, while Fletch Lives…not so much.
Hollywood, however, has been trying to bring Fletch back to theaters for quite some time. Over the years, many actors have been sought for the role- including Chevy Chase in an abandoned sequel, and Jason Lee (My Name is Earl), who would’ve starred in a series reboot written by Kevin Smith. Other notable names on the I Was Almost Fletch List are Ryan Reynolds, Zach Braff, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Gabriel Luna (Bernie) has landed the lead role in the new action drama TV series, Matador. The series was created by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Alias, Fringe) for Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network, and will also feature Nicky Whelan (Hall Pass) as the female lead.
The TV show will follow popular soccer star Antonio ‘Matador’ Bravo (played by Luna), using his successful sports career as a cover for his real role as a skilled CIA operative, expertly executing covert missions for an ultra-secret branch of the intelligence organization. Described as ‘a Latino take on James Bond,’ the show will boast a pilot directed by Robert Rodriguez, and is slated to begin production in Los Angeles in late March.
The El Rey Network, which is set to broadcast the show, was launched by Robert Rodriguez in December 2013 as an English language TV channel whose programming choices target Latino audiences in particular. »
- Sarah Myles
Digital Release Date: March 11, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 1, 2014
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Ron Burgundy takes on New York in the 2013 comedy Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
The followup to the original 2004 movie finds Will Ferrell’s (The Campaign) Burgundy relocating to New York to work for the first 24-hour news station. He’s back with his old crew, including Brick Tamland (Steve Carell, The Way, Way Back), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd, Admission) and Champ Kind (David Koechner, Hit and Run), but also has some big competition in the good-looking and loud-mouthed Jack Lime (James Marsden, Straw Dogs).
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues beat out the original in both box office and critics’ love. The movie grossed $125 million in »
For the third weekend in a row, The Lego Movie easily took first place at the domestic box office. Meanwhile, 3 Days to Kill and Pompeii both attracted little interest from moviegoers.The Lego Movie fell 37 percent to an estimated $31.5 million. That's the second-highest third weekend ever for an animated movie behind Shrek 2 ($37.9 million). Through 17 days the movie has earned $183.2 million, and Warner Bros. recently announced that they are moving ahead with a sequel (currently scheduled for Memorial Day 2017). In second place, 3 Days to Kill opened to an estimated $12.3 million. That's a bit lower than The Family, which was the last collaboration between Relativity Media and French producer Luc Besson. It is at least a minor improvement over recent EuropaCorp outings like Colombiana ($10.4 million) and From Paris with Love ($8.2 million). More so than other Besson productions, 3 Days to Kill seemed like a close relative to 2009 hit Taken: both movies »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
Blu-ray Release Date: May 27, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $39.95
Bill Murray (Lost in Translation) stars in Wes Anderson’s (Moonrise Kingdom) quirky 2004 comedy adventure The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, which makes it’s Blu-ray debut on the venerable Criterion label.
Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Murray) and his crew—Team Zissou—set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou’s partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. They are joined on their voyage by a young airline copilot (Owen Wilson, Hall Pass), a pregnant journalist (Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine), and Zissou’s estranged wife, Eleanor (Anjelica Huston, Crimes and Misdemeanors).
Criterion issued Steve Zissou on DVD in 2005 and has ported over that edition’s bonus features for the Blu-ray edition. »
Every now and then, we need to be reminded of what a bad movie looks like, just so we can appreciate the truly great ones we get each and every year. While I enjoy a good sexy comedy every now and then, 10 Rules for Sleeping Around looks like it misses the boat on every possible level. It feels like a straight-to-dvd version of Hall Pass, but with a mediocre cast desperate for any work. The film stars Jesse Bradford, Tammin Sursok, Chris Marquette, Virginia Williams, plus Wendi McLendon-Covey, Michael McKean, Bryan Callen and Bill Bellamy were coaxed in to getting involved. Ugh. Watch it? Here's the first trailer for Leslie Greif's 10 Rules for Sleeping Around, originally from Apple: 10 Rules for Sleeping Around is written and directed by reality show TV producer and "Walker Texas Ranger" writer Leslie Greif. Ben (Marquette) and Kate (Sursok) are on the verge of marriage »
- Ethan Anderton
Brad Peyton's San Andreas , already set to star Dwayne Johnson, has scored another lead in Percy Jackson franchise star Alexandra Daddario, Deadline reports. Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore wrote the first draft of San Andreas with Chad and Carey Hayes recently having provided a rewrite. Set in the aftermath of a devastating California earthquake, San Andreas follows a helicopter pilot (Johnson) and his quest to save his estranged daughter. Daddario's other big screen project include Texas Chainsaw 3D and Hall Pass . She has also been playing a supporting role on HBO's new series, "True Detective." San Andreas is set for release June 5, 2015. (Photo Credit: WENN.com) »
9 items from 2014
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