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If anyone had doubts about whether or not Adam McKay of “Step Brothers” and “Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy“ fame could pivot from comedy to drama, “The Big Short” put those to rest. Way more fun than any movie about the financial crisis and housing market crash of mid-2000s had a right to be, the picture also proved that McKay could roll with awards season players, with his star-studded movie earning a trophy for Best Adapted Screenplay along with five nominations.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Will Ferrell‘s filmography has been, more or less, stacked with his popular brand of outrageous, improv-style comedy. The classics are well-known (“Anchorman,” “Old School” “Step Brothers,” “Talladega Nights,” “Elf“) but duds have happened as well (“Semi-Pro,” “Land of the Lost,” “Bewitched,” “Casa De Mi Padre” “Get Hard,” “The Campaign“).
Continue reading Will Ferrell To Star In Adaptation Of ‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared’ at The Playlist. »
- Jordan Ruimy
Netflix just dropped the official trailer for their newest original movie, “Little Evil,” set to release September 1st, 2017. This horror slash comedy flick stars Evangeline Lilly, of Lost and Real Steel fame, and Adam Scott, popular from Parks and Recreation and Step Brothers. If you were a big fan of Netflix’s previous release, the outlandish horror, comedy mash up the “Santa Clarita Diet” (in which Drew Barrymore portrays a newly minted, flesh eating Mom and Wife) in it looks like you’ll be in for a treat. “Little Evil” is described on the Netflix page as “absurd, scary, irreverent,” and
Netflix’s Original Movie “Little Evil” Trailer Just Dropped »
- Nat Berman
It's official. Will Ferrell is The 100 Year-Old Man. The improv icon will be starring in the comedy for CBS Films. The script for this hilarious caper will be based on author Jonas Jonasson's bestselling novel The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. Not only is Ferrell set to play the lead, he'll also be producing the movie.
Will Ferrell is playing senior citizen Allan. The elderly man manages to escapes from his nursing home on his 100th birthday. While he goes on the run, it is revealed that Allan took part in several different defining events from the 20th Century. It's a lot like that little seen movie from 1994 called Forrest Gump. The movie was already made in Sweden. In that version, Allan had a fateful meeting with President Harry S. Truman. And he also had a memorable run-in with Robert Oppenheimer, the guy who created the atomic bomb. »
The project is based on bestselling author Jonas Jonasson’s “The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.”
Ferrell is producing the film with partners Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum via their Gary Sanchez shingle alongside Andy Licht and NiceFLX Pictures’ Pontus Edgren and Mikael Wallen. Felix Herngren and Henrik Jansson-Schweizer will serve as executive producers, and Joshua Mehr will co-produce.
- Dave McNary
After polling critics from around the world for the greatest American films of all-time, BBC has now forged ahead in the attempt to get a consensus on the best comedies of all-time. After polling 253 film critics, including 118 women and 135 men, from 52 countries and six continents a simple, the list of the 100 greatest is now here.
Featuring canonical classics such as Some Like It Hot, Dr. Strangelove, Annie Hall, Duck Soup, Playtime, and more in the top 10, there’s some interesting observations looking at the rest of the list. Toni Erdmann is the most recent inclusion, while the highest Wes Anderson pick is The Royal Tenenbaums. There’s also a healthy dose of Chaplin and Lubitsch with four films each, and the recently departed Jerry Lewis has a pair of inclusions.
Check out the list below (and my ballot) and see more on their official site.
- Jordan Raup
The humorous and heartwarming award-winning film, Dean, will arrive on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand August 29 from Lionsgate. Comedian and Emmy® nominee Demetri Martin (2004, Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program, TV’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”) stars alongside Academy Award® winner Kevin Kline (1988, Actor in a Supporting Role, A Fish Called Wanda) as a father and son who set out on their own paths to find a new normal following a life-changing event. The film’s all-star cast also includes Gillian Jacobs, Rory Scovel, Ginger Gonzaga, Screen Actors Guild Award® nominee Reid Scott (2012, Ensemble in a Comedy Series, TV’s “Veep”), and Academy Award® winner Mary Steenburgen (1981, Actress in a Supporting Role, Melvin and Howard). Written and directed by Demetri Martin, this comedy about loss, grief and the redemptive power of love won Best Narrative Feature at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Including two never-before-seen featurettes »
- Tom Stockman
Hours ago, Sony decided to announce release dates for a number of films on its slate, all of which are due out in 2018 and 2019.
Among the recently dated films, the most noteworthy news is that the sophomore effort in Sony’s Marvel Universe (2018’s Venom will be the lead-off film) will, in fact, be titled Silver & Black and is due out on February 8th, 2019.
That release date is interesting for a couple reasons; first off, it’s currently scheduled to be the first superhero movie release of 2019, which will surely be another busy year for the genre. Secondly, it’s arriving just a month before Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel, meaning that we’ll be getting two major female-led superhero movies within a few weeks of one another.
The cast has yet to be announced, but the film will team up mercenary Silver Sable (Silver Sablinova) with burglar Black Cat (Felicia »
- Justin Cook
Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.
The actor: If there were ever an actor perfectly made for this feature, it would be Andrea Savage. She started out on teen shows in the ’90s, then worked her way through L.A.’s Groundlings comedy theater and stand-up; has had roles on shows like Significant Others, the Hotwives series, Veep, Episodes, and iZombie; landed inspired parts in movie hits like Step Brothers and Sleeping With Other People, all the way up to producing her own sitcom, I’m Sorry, which premieres on truTV Wednesday, July 12. In it, she stars as a familiar character: a wife and mom, who’s also juggling a comedy career. At the Television Critics Association conference in January, Savage sat down »
- Gwen Ihnat
In this edition of Sequel Bits: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom wraps production this week Vin Diesel addresses the latest Fast & Furious controversy on Instagram A bunch of photos from the set of Godzilla 2 The future of the Transformers franchise Will Ferrell has talked about making a Step Brothers 2 And more! @FilmBayona getting his actors into […]
The post Sequel Bits: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Wraps This Week, ‘Godzilla 2’ Set Photos, and More appeared first on /Film. »
- Ben Pearson
During an appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live to promote his new film The House [read our reviews here and here], Will Ferrell has revealed that he’s still keen on a sequel to 2008’s Step Brothers.
After shooting down the possibility of sequels to Elf, Night at the Roxbury and Old School, Ferrell was asked whether he is keen on revisiting any of his past films, responding that: “We talked a little bit about Step Brothers and… so who knows. At the same time, you like to create new things.”
A sequel to Step Brothers has been rumoured for many years now, although back in February Ferrell seemed to rule out the possibility, stating that: “You have to resist the temptation. It’s just tough because the things everyone wants you to do sequels of are special because there’s not a sequel of it. I guess we’ll see, but as »
- Gary Collinson
Will Ferrell reveals that the only original movie that he and Adam McKay created together, that he would think about doing a sequel for, is Step Brothers. Ferrell is out promoting his new comedy The House, which unfortunately took a pretty big hit during its debut weekend. Critics were pretty brutal on the movie, some claiming that, while the movie has two great comedic stars, it has zero laughs. It may very well go down as Will Ferrell's weakest at the box office since 1999's Superstar. A lot of Ferrell's movies are torn up by critics, but later go on to cult status, which could very well be the case with The House.
Will Ferrell was recently on Watch What Happens with Andy Cohen to promote The House. During the after show, Ferrell was asked by a fan about the possibility of a sequel for Elf and A Night at the Roxbury. »
If you’re hoping for a “Step Brothers” sequel, don’t give up hope just yet. Will Ferrell appeared on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” a few nights ago, and as part of the After Show he fielded questions about follow-ups. It took him a while to get serious, of course: “I’ve got great news for you: no,” Ferrell responded after being asked about future installments of “Elf” and/or “Night at the Roxbury.”
After the actor also replied in the negative to “Old School,” Cohen asked whether there’s any movie Ferrell would like to see get a follow-up. He rubbed his chin for a bit before finally responding, “I’d love to see a sequel of ‘Kramer vs. Kramer.'”
“We talked a little bit about ‘Step Brothers, »
- Michael Nordine
There's no more damning indictment of the current state of Hollywood comedies than that Will Ferrell keeps getting cast as boring white collar blokes, in movies that aren't The Lego Movie. We don't want to defend his latest too strongly, but while it's certainly one in a line of lacklustre films like it, it's easily a cut above the bland Daddy's Home (which has a sequel coming this Christmas), and the foul Get Hard.
The House is the directorial debut of Andrew Jay Cohen, co-writer of the Bad Neighbours films, and finds another couple in yet another naughty situation. However, this couple is much further along than Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne's new parents, as devoted dad Scott (Ferrell) and mum Kate (Amy Poehler) prepare to send their only daughter Alex (Ryan Simpkins) off to Bucknell University, »
Author: Scott Davis
Everyone loves a good comedy, don’t they? A chance over the course of 90 minutes to forget one’s troubles and strife, switch the brain off and go on a fun-filled rollercoaster that will get the funny-bone tickling and the eye’s a-watering. Sadly, it’s been awhile since we’ve had a truly great comedy that has done such things so it’s somewhat surprising to report that The House, the new film starring SNL alum Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, is as much of a riot as it is.
Ferrell and Poehler play Scott and Kate Johanson, a forty-something married couple who are looking into the barrel of a midlife crisis as they prepare for the impending departure of their daughter Alex (Ryan Simpkins) who is off to college. She has her heart set on Bucknell University but to make her dreams a reality, her »
- Scott Davis
Adam McKay is an American filmmaker who is best know for the movies “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004)”Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” (2006), “Step Brothers” (2008) and “The Other Guys” (2010) among others. He’s a talented filmmaker who has directed multiple movies with Will Ferrell, but here are five things that you didn’t know about him. He co-writes with Will Ferrell The two have had extensive professional work together. McKay has co-written four films with Ferrell in addition to directing him. McKay is also a comedian who gets it when it comes to the creative genius
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Adam McKay »
- Nat Berman
In hindsight, Twitter was probably a bad idea. When Donald Trump isn’t lying about his poll numbers and film critics aren’t arguing about movies they’ve yet to see, pettiness is still afoot — like, for instance, Rob Schneider blocking Seth Rogen. The move apparently came as a surprise to Rogen, who tweeted a screenshot of Schneider’s blocked profile along with the exclamation, “What the fuck?!”
To be sure, there are many valid reasons to block someone on Twitter. Harassment runs rampant on the egg-filled social-media platform, which frequently (and justifiably) takes heat for how slow to act it is on such matters. But if the star of “Knocked Up” and “Neighbors” has done anything to earn the ire of Deuce Bigalow himself, he isn’t sharing that information with us. »
- Michael Nordine
16 June 2017 3:47 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
While Sony Pictures Home Entertainment planned to offer its new Clean Version initiative with edited versions of 24 of the studio’s movies, the program now lists just 17 movies after a number of directors objected to having their films included in the program.
Adam McKay is among the filmmakers who have opted to take their movies out of the program, which would offer the sanitized version of the studios' films — the versions shown on airlines and broadcast TV. McKay said that he was not, initially, made of aware of the initiative.
McKay's comedies Talladega Nights and Step Brothers have since been »
- Mia Galuppo
Sony messed up, but at least, they fess up when they do something utterly asinine. Recently, it was announced that Sony was going to offer “clean” versions of their films on VOD services iTunes, Vudu, and FandangoNOW. Now, people wouldn’t have been so up in arms about this decision if the films they announced were family films or even more general audience films, but a “clean” version of “Step Brothers”?
Continue reading Sony Changes Its Mind Regarding Clean Versions Of Movies at The Playlist. »
- Charles Dean
The holidays are about to get hectic in the new trailer for “Daddy’s Home 2.” Director Sean Anders is bringing this dysfunctional family back to the big screen, and adding a few new faces to the chaos.
Mel Gibson (“The Patriot”) and John Lithgow (“Interstellar”) have joined the cast of the “Daddy’s Home” sequel as polar opposite grandfathers who are in town for the holidays. Will Ferrell (“Step Brothers”), Mark Wahlberg (“Lone Survivor”) and Linda Cardellini (“Freaks and Geeks”) are all returning to reprise their roles from the previous film, while Gibson plays the wild stallion father of Wahlberg’s similarly portrayed character, and Lithgow plays Ferrell’s equally touchy-feely father.
While Wahlberg and Ferrell’s characters seem to be getting along and co-parenting smoothly, Wahlberg is convinced that inviting his father to Christmas will be an absolute disaster, »
- Gabrielle Kiss
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