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Based on comments from the cast, Alien: Covenant won’t be a joyride. A few months ago, director Ridley Scott revealed that the upcoming film will receive “a pretty hard R” rating, and a scene that’s "much worse" than the vicious chestbuster sequence from Alien. On top of that, Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, This Is the End), a few weeks ago, said that the upcoming film is a “dark horror movie,” that has no comic relief at all. Now, Michael Fassbender is the latest member of the cast to assure the film’s scariness. In a recent interview with Collider, the 39 year old actor promised that the 2017 film will frighten a lot of people. “This Alien is going to be...I’m very excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying this is a film that we all want to see. It’s much scarier than »
In just a few weeks, Sony Pictures' R-rated Sausage Party will hit theaters, but writer/producer/voice actor Seth Rogen brought this outrageous comedy to Comic-Con last night for an early screening, and to release a new red band trailer. Before the screening, Seth Rogen introduced the film to the audience, where he teased that a sequel is already in the works. Of course, nothing has been confirmed by the studio quite yet, but it seems that Seth Rogen and his collaborators are already working on ideas for Sausage Party 2.
The closest Seth Rogen has ever come to making a traditional sequel was in his 2013 comedy This Is the End. In that movie, the actor played himself and, with the help of James Franco and the rest of their friends, they made a sequel to their 2008 stoner comedy Pineapple Express, while they were trapped inside after the rapture hit Los Angeles. »
If you didn't think you'd watch a bunch of animated food scream and curse in terror today, think again. The latest red band trailer for Seth Rogen's raunchy animated comedy about talking food, Sausage Party, is here, and it's a doozy. Rogen plays the hot dog to Kristen Wiig's bun (note: not a sexual innuendo), who are elated when they're bought by someone at the grocery store, only to discover the grim reality of what happens to food after it's purchased: we eat it. Written by the same guys who blessed us with Superbad and Pineapple Express, the flick looks like it'll be the perfect blend of hilarity and absurdity that we've come to expect from Rogen. Check it out above, and see what happened when Rogen tried to audition for Clueless. Watch the original trailer: »
- Quinn Keaney
To celebrate the end of production on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant, star Danny McBride took to Instagram to share a photo of himself on set. In the film, McBride portrays a pilot, so it’s only fitting that the posted picture features the actor in his ship’s cockpit, sporting a space cowboy look. The snapshot was accompanied by a caption that read, “That’s a wrap on #aliencovenant. Ridley is going to scare the shit out of you.” See it here…
Of course, the actor is best known for his comedic work in such films and TV shows as Pineapple Express, This is the End, Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals (which premiered on HBO last week), so Covenant will certainly be new territory for McBride, as it brings him into a darker and more horror-infused environment.
Lastly, the first behind-the-scenes photo from Alien: Covenant showing »
- Justin Cook
Earlier tonight, Seth Rogen returned to Comic-Con to show fans his new animated movie Sausage Party, which is set to hit theaters on August 12. Fans who attended the panel were also treated to an early screening of the full movie, but for those who weren't in San Diego, they also released a new red band trailer. As you can see in this trailer, Sausage Party is not your typical animated movie.
Sausage Party, the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store. The film features the vocal talents of a who's who of today's comedy stars - Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton and Salma Hayek. »
There's a new red band trailer for the raunchy animated film known as Sausage Party. The film comes from the folks who brought us This Is The End, Neighbors, Pineapple Express, and more. The film is set to arrive soon, so this will likely be the final trailer, and you can enjoy it below:
Life is good for all the food items that occupy the shelves at the local supermarket. Frank (Seth Rogen) the sausage, Brenda (Kristen Wiig) the hot dog bun, Teresa Taco and Sammy Bagel Jr. (Edward Norton) can't wait to go home with a happy customer. Soon, their world comes crashing down as poor Frank learns the horrifying truth that he will eventually become a meal. After warning his pals about their similar fate, the panicked perishables devise a plan to escape from their human enemies.
Sausage Party arrives on August 12.
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- Mario-Francisco Robles
The minds behind This is the End, Superbad and Pineapple Express set out to make an animated movie and this is what they came up with, Sausage Party. “In a supermarket called Shopwell’s, a sausage named Frank lives with various groceries. In a peaceful life, their ultimate goal is to get picked by a customer, […]
Read Watch What You Eat in the New Red Band Trailer for Sausage Party on Filmonic.
Boxer-turned-entertainer Mike Tyson has come aboard Lionsgate’s upcoming prank comedy-adventure “Public Disturbance.” The production, starring YouTube comedy stars the Janoskians, began on Tuesday, the studio announced. Other cast members include Bobby Lee (“Pineapple Express,” “MadTV”), Skyler Samuels (“Scream Queens,” “The Duff”), Amber Stevens West (“22 Jump Street”), Joey Lawrence and DJ Dillon Francis. Also Read: Janoskians Are Uncensored and Tell Semi-Truth in New Mockumentary Trailer (Video) The film is being directed by Danny Lee (“After the Raves,” “30 for 30 Shorts: Friedman’s Shoes”) and the screenplay was written by Dan Ahdoot, Don Deleon, Paul Davidson and Tommy Honton. Hernany Perla (“Eden”), Jeremy Skaller (“Janoskians:. »
- Meriah Doty
Is Sausage Party the Saving Private Ryan of CG animated comedies? The latest extended sneak peek surely supports that idea. After an innocent hot dog is sliced right down the middle, his food friends all decided to take a stand. In the process, they call an all-out war on the human race. But let's face it. These guys are all pretty far down the food chain, and when the BBQ smoke clears, the jams and jellies have beed mopped up, and all the guac has been sponged off the floor, we can't imagine these edibles will reign victorious.
Sausage Party is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store. This latest sneak peek brings new footage, and all of it is downright terrifying. While the R-rated »
Danny McBride and Walton Goggins' upcoming HBO comedy Vice Principals hasn't even premiered yet, but the team has already wrapped up the entire series of eighteen-episodes and apparently this was the plan from the very start. Coming to us from David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) and Jody Hill (Eastbound & Down), Vice Principals stars McBride and Goggins as as two vice... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
One new televisions series I’m excited about is HBO’s Vice Principals. The dark comedy series, which begins airing on July 17th 2016, is from Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green and Eastbound & Down creator Jody Hill stars Danny McBride and Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight) as two vice principals “who are an in epic […]
The post HBO’s Vice Principals Won’t Last That Long, But That’s Part Of The Plan appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
Today marks the beloved 4th of July holiday, which many Americans will be celebrating with fireworks and a good old fashioned BBQ cookout. Before you chow down on hot dogs and hamburgers this Monday, Sony Pictures' animated R-Rated comedy Sausage Party has a special message in a new TV spot. Seth Rogen's Frank asks fans to eat responsibly!
Sausage Party arrives this August as the first R-rated CG animated movie in history. And while kids will be clamoring to see it, it's quite obvious, especially from this new PSA, that this is definitely not a family movie. Unless you plan on leaving your kids starving, crying and scarred for life as part of your summer vacation activities.
This Pixar spoof features an epic ensemble of voice actors including Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, »
Subverting the Unexpected
At the end of the 20th century, Bobcat Goldthwait’s legacy read like a cheap joke: He was a screaming comedian from the eighties best known as Zed in the “Police Academy” franchise who once tried at his hand at directing a movie (“Shakes the Clown”). Those achievements barely skimmed the surface of Goldthwait’s ability, as the ensuing years made clear, when Goldthwait completely transformed his career into one of the most provocative American filmmakers working today. With the microbudget “Sleeping Dogs Lie” (aka “Stay”), Goldthwait showed his potential to funnel taboo subject matters into oddly touching, relatable human dramas, a proclivity he kicked up to a whole new level with the subversive black comedy “World’s Greatest Dad,” which features Robin Williams in one of his all-time great roles.
Goldthwait has kept innovating, with each new movie offering a fresh perspective on the naive assumptions »
- Indiewire Staff
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Studio Tour of the Day: Steven Spielberg guides us on a fascinating tour of the Universal Studios backlot, with focus on his history there and the remaining sets from his movies (via /Film): Superhero Franchise Parody of the Day: The Fantastic Four face their greatest nemesis, the Fox studio executive, in this sad animated parody from Dorkly: Experiment of the Day: Vanity Fair had people describe criminal characters from Pulp Fiction, Heat, and Pineapple Express to a forensic sketch artist to see how well he'd draw them: Casting Interpretation of the Day: With Kellan Lutz rumored to be up for He-Man in Masters of the...
- Christopher Campbell
Superbad and Adventureland director Greg Mottola is back at it with Keeping Up With The Joneses, which pits Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher against new neighbors Gal Gadot and Jon Hamm. Ahead of a release this fall, 20th Century Fox have now released the first trailer.
The preview promises an action-comedy blend akin to Pineapple Express or Knight and Day by way of Neighbors, with slapstick comedy and meek one-liners from Galifianakis accompanying the flying bullets and explosions. Hopefully a comedy bright spot during the fall awards season, see the trailer below.
An ordinary suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher) finds it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses (Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot) – their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors – especially when they discover that Mr. and Mrs. “Jones” are covert operatives.
Keeping Up With The Joneses hits U.S. theaters October 21st.
- Mike Mazzanti
Last time we got a glimpse of Michael Fassbender's David, and this latest behind-the-scenes snap from the set of Alien: Covenant provides a first look at Danny McBride (Tropic Thunder, This Is The End, Pineapple Express) alongside director Ridley Scott. No details on his character just yet - but it's obviously safe to assume he'll be a member of the Covenant's crew. The image also gives us a good look at the interior of the new spacecraft. “Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the ‘synthetic’ David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.” Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demien Bichir and Danny McBride, and is set to hit theaters on August 4, 2017. »
Chad Hartigan’s “Morris From America” earned high praise at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, winning the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. The film follows Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas), a 13-year-old who just relocated with his father (Craig Robinson) to Heidelberg, Germany. Morris is a fish out of water in his new home as he struggles to fit in with other kids, but when his German tutor (Carla Juri) insists he spend more time with his peers, he falls for Katrin (Lina Keller), a fellow classmate. He tries to impress her with his nascent rap skills while Morris’ dad attempts to acclimate himself and his son to their new life, but both of them will slowly learn that the best strategy is just to be themselves. Ahead of its theatrical release later this summer, A24 and DirecTV have released the film’s trailer, which features the new song by DJ Shadow and Run the Jewels “Nobody Speak.”
Read More: Sundance Review: ‘Morris From America’ Puts a Fresh Spin on Familiar Ingredients
“Morris From America” is Hartigan’s third feature film. His second film “This Is Martin Bonner,” about a man in his 50s who relocated to Reno, Nevada for a new job and forms an unlikely friendship, also premiered at Sundance in 2013 and won the Audience Award for Best of Next. Star Craig Robinson is best known for playing Darryl Philbin on “The Office,” along with his performances in “Pineapple Express,” “Hot Tub Time Machine,” and “This Is The End.” He will also be featured in the new animated film “Sausage Party” and James Franco’s latest “Zeroville.” Robinson won a Special Jury Award for Acting for his performance in “Morris From America.”
Read More: A24 Makes First Sundance Deal With Crowdpleaser ‘Morris From America’
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- Michael Nordine
James + Semaj is a column where James Franco talks to his reverse self, Semaj, about new films. Rather than a conventional review, it is place where James and Semaj can muse about ideas that the films provoke. James loves going to the movies and talking about them. But a one-sided take on a movie, in print, might be misconstrued as a review. As someone in the industry it could be detrimental to James’s career if he were to review his peers, because unlike the book industry—where writers review other writer’s books—the film industry is highly collaborative, and a bad review of a peer could create problems. So, assume that James (and Semaj) love all these films. What they’re interested in talking about is all the ways the films inspire them, and make them think. James is me, and Semaj is the other side of me.
This week’s column is about “Swiss Army Man,” which opens theatrically on Friday.
James: So this is “a farting corpse bromance.”
Semaj: Don’t spoil it.
James: Ok, it’s “an endearing dark comedy about loneliness and the human need to connect to another.”
James: “Child of God” is a little darker than this movie.
Semaj: Yeah, but only because the character in “Child of God” sleeps with his corpses and then starts to murder more people to have more companions.
James: That character, Lester Ballard, was loosely based on the real murderer, Ed Gein, notorious bone and skin collector and exhumer of bodies. He made lampshades out of skin, and bedposts out of skulls.
Semaj: Ed Gein also inspired Robert Bloch’s “Psycho” (the human taxidermy, Norman dressing up like his dead mother) and Nicholas Winding Refn’s favorite movie of all time, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
James: Why are you bringing up Nicolas Winding Refen?
Semaj: He’s always talking about “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” I think he took his wife to see it on their first date ever.
James: Anyway, “Swiss Army Man” does deal with a corpse like all those films, but it does it in a different way. Somehow it’s not as bleak, and grisly. It’s pretty skillful how they pull it off.
Semaj: “Weekend at Bernie’s” already pulled off a corpse comedy.
James: This isn’t like “Weekend at Bernie’s” either. That’s a straight-up comedy, but like the Two Corey’s classic, “License to Drive,” the comedy comes from the characters trying to disguise the fact that they are carting around a corpse.
James: Yeah, but in those movies they have no meaningful interactions with the incapacitated (or dead) characters. The bodies are usually temporarily animated to deliver a moment of comedy.
James: Exactly. Paul Dano’s character is so lonely that on the brink of suicide he meets the Daniel Radcliff corpse and immediately begins to develop a friendship with him.
Semaj: In a way, it’s as if Paul Dano’s character is animating the corpse with his own thoughts and feelings.
James: Exactly! He provides the corpse with his personality.
Semaj: Sort of like you do with these columns — you animate both sides of a conversation.
James: Yeah, I guess so. Maybe I’m lonely, too.
Semaj: I’m here for you.
James: Thanks, man.
Semaj: So, does that mean that Paul Dano’s character is having a bromance with himself?
James: Sort of, but it’s more complex than that. One of the things that is great about necrophilia stories, despite their disguising reality, is they allow an intense examination of what it means to be intimate with an other. Dano’s character wants what everyone wants: to connect to another, to love and be loved. But he has been damaged by a loveless father, and is so insecure that he is incapable of speaking to the woman he’s attracted to on his bus route.
Semaj: So he isolates himself in the wilderness, and becomes lonelier.
James: He has given up on conventional social interactions, he can’t do it, the world has rejected him. He feels ugly and unlovable.
Semaj: But when he finds the corpse he can infuse it with all his ideas of a perfect mate. He is out in the woods with no one to contradict him, so his imagination can run wild, and he can believe, without any objections from the greater world, that his new corpse friend can talk, and use his farts to propel them over the water like a jet ski, or light fires, or shoot them up into the sky to evade dangerous animals.
James: Exactly. So you think that all that fantastic stuff is in Paul Dano’s imagination?
Semaj: I think so, but it doesn’t really matter after a while because the movie takes us on his ride, we are experiencing everything through his eyes, so whether that stuff really happens or not doesn’t matter as much as having those experiences affect him, and seeing that they are emotionally real for him. Because of that, the audience also feels.
James: That’s one thing the movie does really well: it draws you into his quirky world so you can get on board with what would otherwise, in actuality, be a fucked up situation.
Semaj: I think the farts have a lot to do with making the whole thing more palatable.
James: You’re exactly right. It seems like a silly thing, and amongst people I’ve talked to, the movie is already known as the “farting corpse movie,” but the idea that the corpse’s gas aids Dano’s imagination when animating the corpse is crucial. From the first meeting on, the corpse farts, and it immediately takes the tone of the film out of the macabre and into the more enjoyable realms of a quirky bromance, where two oddball guys can enjoy fart jokes, talk about women, masturbation, and in the end forge an intimate bond.
James: The movie was directed by two guys with the first name Daniel, so they’re credited as “Daniels.”
Semaj: Maybe making the movie was a kind of bromance for them, too.
James: There is nothing more intimate than creating something with someone. That’s why I collaborate with all my friends again and again.
Semaj: Basically the corpse provides Dano with everything he was denied by everyone else in his life.
James: Exactly, just like all bromances do. In “Pineapple Express,” Dale realizes that his weird drug dealer Saul is actually his best friend; in “Superbad,” the boys learn that they love each other more than anyone; “This is the End” is partly an examination of the strain that trauma puts on friendships, and ultimately the triumph of true friendship, even when facing the end of the world.
Semaj: It’s weird that they didn’t let you go to heaven at the end of that film.
James: You’re telling me! I mean Wtf? I sacrificed myself for Seth, and I still don’t get to go to heaven?
Semaj: Danny McBride dragged you down to Hell.
James: Well, Hell would be heaven with a friend like Danny, and Heaven would be Hell without Seth.
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- James Franco
Sausage Party is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store. An extended TV spot has arrived, which doesn't offer too much in the way of new footage. But it certainly is terrifying. If you've ever wanted to see food wage a war against humans, you'll definitely get your chance this summer!
Sausage Party arrives this August as the first R-rated CG animated movie in history. And while kids will be clamoring to see it, it's quite obvious, from this somewhat tame sneak peek, that this is definitely not a family movie. Unless you plan on leaving your kids starving, crying and scarred for life as part of your summer vacation activities.
This Pixar spoof features an epic ensemble of voice actors including Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton and Salma Hayek. Producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are also responsible for creating the film, their first attempt at doing a full-length animated feature film. The duo previously penned the script for teen classic Superbad and dope adventure Pineapple Express. They made their directorial debut with 2014's This is the End, and directed the pilot for AMC's summer series Preacher, which aired its third episode last night.
Directing this animated horror comedy are Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, who take their adventure gleefully to the edge of Nc-17. Though, the film is confirmed to have an R-rating from the MPAA. Seth Rogen headlines this adventure as a hotdog just looking to get laid inside a delicious bun. But he soon discovers his destiny lies upon a different path. Here's what co-director Evan Goldberg had to tell us about the movie as production was starting back in 2014.
"Sausage Party is an existential mock-Pixar movie, and we are very, very proud of it. It's our opus. It's like Mr. Holland's Opus! It's our take on a Pixar movie. It is very, very R rated. I wish there were fifty Pixar movies every year. But listen, someone should take those motherf*ckers down a notch. Those high and mighty bastards. We're mocking all animated movies, with a special eye on Pixar. It is about a sausage in a supermarket. He goes on an epic journey to get back to his isle before the 4th of July, and reunite with his pack of sausage friends."
Sausage Party is hitting theaters on August 12. It will be going up against the biblical remake Ben-Hur as well as Disney's family adventure reboot Pete's Dragon. Universal will also launch the supernatural military thriller Spectral, which is the studio's answer to Ghostbusters. And Paramount is releasing the biopic Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep. It's quite obvious Sausage Party is unique and not like anything else arriving this summer. That alone could make it an unexpected hit. While we await it's gore soaked arrival, take a look at the latest war torn footage in the extended TV Trailer courtesy of Youtube. »
Den Of Geek Jul 26, 2016
Ridley Scott's Prometheus may have had some gory and violent moments, but it wasn't exactly the tightly-wound ball of tension the director so boldly introduced in the original Alien. But with its sequel's very different title - that's Alien: Covenant, fact fans - there's hope that its tone will be closer to a pure space horror than a big-ideas exploration picture.
In an interview with Collider, David actor Michael Fassbender has lent further weight to those hopes, as he suggests that, while Alien: Covenant will offer a similar sense of scale as the 2012 film, it will also be "scarier than Prometheus."
“This Alien is going to be… I’m very excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying this is a film that we all want to see. »
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