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With over a hundred credits to his name, Adam Scott has become one of the most prolific comedic actors of the last decade, perfecting the duality of his nice guy/jerk persona to create some of the most memorable scene stealers in recent comedies. After early career credits that ran the gamut from Torque to Party of Five, Scott soon became a fixture of the Judd Apatow universe earning sizable parts in films like Step Brothers and alt-comedy television landmarks like Party Down, Burning Love, and beloved network comedies like NBC’s Parks & Recreation.
These days, he’s still as impossibly busy, starring in films like the last year’s dark Yuletide comedy Krampus, creating oddities like The Adult Swim Golf Classic, and producing notable indies like The Overnight and Other People through the production company Gettin’ Rad that he created with his wife Naomi Scott. And even as his public profile is constantly rising, »
- Michael Snydel
Sophie Goodhart’s charming, low-key debut My Blind Brother is a deceptively emotional experience. It’s the story of a love triangle between a deluded megalomaniac, his unappreciated brother, and a young woman who believes that she’s being punished by the universe for her recent actions, but as cartoony as that potential scenario sounds, it’s very grounded.
The two brothers in this case are Bill (Nick Kroll) and Robbie (Adam Scott). Since becoming blind at an early age, Robbie’s life has become a series of athletic feats. As we begin, Robbie has just finished running a marathon, and hours later, he’s already planning to swim the length of a local river. He’s accompanied on all of these endeavors by Bill, his brother whose life has become defined by his need to be Robbie’s sighted guide.
Their life is significantly complicated by Rose (Jenny Slate »
- Michael Snydel
Image Source: Santa Catalina Island Company Before 2015, Step Brothers was just another funny R-rated comedy from the aughts, a boon to the film résumés of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly along with talent who would go on to bigger things, like director Adam McKay, who broke out of the genre last year and earned an Oscar nomination for The Big Short. Like The Hangover and Old School, Step Brothers was filed away as a quotable, fun movie, but not much more beyond that. Then, the first Catalina Wine Mixer happened in September 2015, and suddenly, Step Brothers achieved cult classic status. Because of one climactic scene at the end of the movie - set at a fictional event on the Southern California island - tourism inspiration was born. Image Source: Everett Collection I remember how social media exploded in 2015 at the event's first announcement, how Santa Catalina island was embracing »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
Is there a current actor as skilled at modulating his charm levels as Adam Scott? Although he’s probably best-known for the offhand but immense likability of his TV roles on Parks And Recreation and Party Down, he’s been equally convincing as a hilariously loathsome alpha bro in Step Brothers and a buttoned-up cold fish in Sleeping With Other People. In My Blind Brother, Scott plays both sides of the fence as Robbie, who was blinded in a teenage accident and has dedicated much of his life since to charity work for other blind children. Perhaps not coincidentally, this charity work involves frequent displays of his athletic prowess, then giving faux-humble speeches that trade on his status as a local-news hero.
Having Scott play a blind man who’s both vaguely insufferable and also unassailable is an inspired notion and leaves the lovable underachiever role to Nick Kroll ...
- Jesse Hassenger
Are you still obsessed with Step Brothers, the 2008 comedy starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly? Yeah, us too, and that means you're going to love this news: the Catalina Wine Mixer - the big event from the end of the movie - is now a real thing that happens. The first event was held last September, and after its success, the island off the coast of Southern California has made it an annual event, with the second round happening this weekend, Sept. 23-25. Better known as "the f*ckin' Catalina Wine Mixer," according to Adam Scott's character, Derek, the event was fictional, until last year. And, according to the event's press release, the mixer went so well that it's happening again, and this year will be even bigger. There are lots of movie-inspired events, like a screening of the film and a movie-themed party where attendees are encouraged to dress up like Dale, »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
Ahead of its release next month, a trailer has arrived online for the upcoming comedy My Blind Brother which stars Nick Kroll, Adam Scott and Jenny Slate; check it out below after the official synopsis…
Nick Kroll, Adam Scott, and Jenny Slate star in this hilarious comedy that takes sibling rivalry to new heights. Bill (Kroll, Adult Beginners, Date Night) has always lived in the shadow of his overachieving brother Robbie (Scott, “Parks & Recreation”, The Overnight, Step Brothers), an arrogant athlete and local celebrity who happens to be blind. After years of thanklessly helping Robbie achieve one goal after another, Bill finally catches a break when he finds a connection with the charming Rose (Slate, Obvious Child, Zootopia), who is dealing with her own crisis. But when Rose starts dating Robbie, Bill must decide if he can finally put his own happiness over his brother’s and compete for the ultimate prize. »
- Amie Cranswick
We’ve seen Adam Scott play the cocky jagoff sibling before (Step Brothers), and we’ve borne witness to Jenny Slate’s skill at playing relatably confused characters dealing with moral quandaries (Obvious Child). The trailer for My Blind Brother, though, offers a relatively new side of Nick Kroll. The comedian, whose characters usually ooze smarmy confidence, plays a likable schlub who is forever in the shadow of his over-achieving blind brother (Scott), with whom he winds up competing for the affections of the same woman (Slate). In his review of the film after viewing it at Tribeca, The A.V. Club’s Jesse Hassenger noted that “Kroll makes a surprisingly credible leading man,” even while lamenting some missed opportunities with Slate’s character.
This is British writer-director Sophie Goodhart’s first feature film, based on a 2003 short of the same name which which was inspired by the real-life ...
- Dennis DiClaudio
The Big Short was one of the strangest success stories of 2015. It was directed by Adam McKay, the guy who gave us Anchorman and Step Brothers and had not shown he was able to direct Academy Award winning movies, but his film about the recession in the mid-2000s became one of the most acclaimed movies of the year. It won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay and McKay was even nominated for Best Director, which is just strange to think about. It was certainly worthy of all of those accolades, but in hindsight it looks like a miracle that it worked so well. Todd Phillips is trying to do the same thing with his new film, War Dogs. He is known for his outrageous R-rated comedies (The Hangover, Old School, Due Date), but he is taking a stab at the dramedy genre with this based-on-a-true story flick. Much like The Big Short, »
- Scott Davis
Zendaya joins Spider-Man: Homecoming, a new Arrival trailer, and more in our weekly news round-up!Zendaya joins Spider-Man: Homecoming, a new Arrival trailer, and more in our weekly news round-up!Adriana Floridia8/19/2016 3:01:00 Pm
First off, we are absolutely loving the news that Disney actress Zendaya has been cast in the role of Mary-Jane Watson in the highly anticipated Spider-Man reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming. This is huge news and a major progressive step in casting. She will star alongside Tom Holland, who already has won our hearts as Spidey, as he stole the show in Captain America: Civil War.
- Adriana Floridia
Titled Holmes & Watson, the new Sherlock Holmes movie (yes, another one for the pile) will reunite Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly once again. According to Deadline the Talladega Nights and Step Brothers stars will play the detective duo in a new comedy from Sony Pictures. As you can probably guess Will Ferrell will […]
For those who have long been clamoring to see a sequel to one of the century’s finest comedies, Step Brothers, that day has yet to arrive. However, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly will once again reteam, this time for a the Sherlock-inspired Holmes & Watson. Directed by Etan Cohen, Ferrell will take the role of Holmes and Reilly will take on the Watson role. It’s not said yet which time period the film will take place in, but production on the Sony Pictures production begins later this year, so expect more news soon.
Next up, Deadline reports Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård are set to star in an adaptation of the best selling novel The Aftermath, which Fox Searchlight have acquired the rights to after an intense bidding war. The story is set in post-war Germany and concerns a Rachael (probably Knightley) who reunites with her husband (probably »
- Mike Mazzanti
With Benedict Cumberbatch playing the super sleuth for the BBC, the character getting an American makeover with Elementary, and Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law apparently getting ready for a third installment of the feature film franchise, you might think we’re all a bit Sherlock Holmes-ed out at this stage. Well, Sony Pictures don’t seem to think so, tapping Tropic Thunder screenwriter and Get Hard director Etan Cohen to take the reins of Holmes & Watson, a comedic take on the super sleuth and his loyal side kick. What will make you stand up and take notice though is that Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly have signed on the dotted line to take the lead roles of Sherlock Holmes and James Watson respectively, marking the third feature collaboration between the pair following Talladega Nights and, of course, Step Brothers (I’m not counting Reilly’s cameo in »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Holmes & Watson: Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, who previously starred together in Talladega Nights and Step Brothers (above), will reunite in Holmes & Watson. It's a comedy about famed fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and his investigative partner Dr. Holmes. Etan Cohen (Get Hard) will direct. [Deadline] The Flash: We first heard back in April that the half-machine, half-man comic book character Cyborg might be joining The Flash spin-off movie and now...
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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly stole the show when they teamed up for Talladega Nights and Step Brothers, but they’re now set to finally reunite in a brand new comedy for Sony Pictures. According to Deadline, they’ll be paired up for Holmes & Watson, a PG-13 movie with a similar tone to their previous collaborations. […]
- Josh Wilding
Ferrell will star as Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective, while Reilly will play his trusted sidekick. Etan Cohen will direct and wrote the script for Holmes and Watson, which puts a comedic spin on a story inspired by a classic Sherlock Holmes tale. Cohen has penned several beloved comedies, including Tropic Thunder and Idiocracy, and he made »
There are some great comedic duos in the modern age of cinema, but there are few that rival the love and success that Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly have managed to obtain. The pair have been wanting to team up again for quite some time, and they finally are. It isn't for a Step Brothers sequel though, as one might expect. Ferrell and Reilly will be taking on the classic duo of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson with the new movie Holmes & Watson.
The news comes courtesy of Deadline and reveals that the new movie is happening over at Sony Pictures. Holmes & Watson is said to be taking on the characters made famous by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but will be putting a PG-13 comedic spin on it. Ferrell will be re-teaming with another recent collaborator, as the report also notes that Etan Cohen will be directing the movie, »
David Crow Aug 17, 2016
There are two Sherlock Holmes shows on TV at the moment, and one dormant movie franchise that might be starting back up. So why not another? Clearly, the market hasn’t saturated yet, and maybe there is humour to be found in the overabundance of deerstalker caps? This must be the thinking at Sony since the studio has just given the greenlight to Will Ferrell and John C Reilly in Holmes & Watson.
Deadline reports the long-stalled project was put into turnaround by Sony Pictures Tom Rothman when he first came aboard Columbia Pictures. Originally, a Sherlock Holmes comedy with this title had been devised as a star vehicle for Sacha Baron Cohen, but that project has since stalled for likely financial reasons. But Ferrell and Reilly have long had a »
We’re not sure the world needs another take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories—what with the Guy Ritchie movies, the BBC show, and the CBS show—but sometimes a movie studio just has to jump on a great idea when it gets the chance. That’s what Sony is apparently doing now, because according to Deadline, it’s moving forward with a film called Holmes & Watson that stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as the famous detective and his dutiful sidekick (respectively).
If Step Brothers—the 2008 Ferrell/Reilly classic that has apparently become a weekly tradition on Comedy Central—is anything to go by, though, the actual plot reasons that bring these two guys together isn’t going to be nearly as important as the crazy shenanigans they get into. After all, they also appeared in Talladega Nights, which featured this incredible haunted ...
- Sam Barsanti
Reunited and it feels so good. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are getting back together, this time to star in Holmes & Watson, a comic version of Sherlock and his trusted sidekick. Deadline is reporting that the movie will be directed by Etan Cohen, who previously directed Ferrell in the 2015 movie Get Hard. Cohen also wrote Get Hard as well as blockbuster comedies Tropic Thunder and Men In Black 3. Ferrell and Reilly have joined forces previously, in the 2008 flick Step Brothers and in 2006’s Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby. Both movies were hits with Step Brothers grossing an unadjusted $128 million globally while Talladega Nights brought in $162 million worldwide. The two were in talks to work with Adam McKay on a border patrol comedy, but this project still seems to be in development. This is not the only Sherlock Holmes movie being discussed these days. In a May interview, »
- David Eckstein
After introducing audiences to the “shake and bake” in “Talladega Nights” and becoming best friends in “Step Brothers,” Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are reuniting once more to portray comedy versions of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in Sony’s “Holmes and Watson.”
Per Deadline, the duo has been wanting to find another opportunity to work together, and now they will in the upcoming Etan Cohen-directed comedy. Ferrell will portray Holmes and Reilly will play his right-hand man Watson. The story is inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tale about the popular private detective.
The project will be produced by Mosaic and Gary Sanchez. Jonathan Kadin will oversee for Columbia, with Chris Henchy and Jessica Elbaum overseeing for Gary Sanchez. Production is set to begin after Thanksgiving.
The film originally starred Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen, »
- Liz Calvario
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