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Opening this weekend is Get Hard, the directorial debut of Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3 scribe Etan Cohen. The film stars Will Ferrell as a wealthy Bernie Madoff-type investment banker who enlists the man who washes his car (Kevin Hart) to help prepare him for a maximum-security prison sentence. The film also stars Alison Brie, Craig T. Nelson, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Ariana Neal, and Edwina Findley Dickerson. For more on the film, watch the green and red band trailers. A few days ago I landed an exclusive video interview with Alison Brie. She talked about working with Will Ferrell, Community season 6, if people ever realize she’s the voice of Unikitty in The Lego Movie, Sleeping with Other People, and more. Here’s the interview followed by a list of what we talked about. [complextv contentid="FkNWw3dDoaK8jL_JXNxDsO4s10Tgssgy" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""] Alison Brie: What was it like working with Will Ferrell? How she’s »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Following their gate crashing of the Valentino show during Paris Fashion Week to announce the long awaited Zoolander 2, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson took dim witted male models Derek Zoolander and Hansel (so hot right now) for a spin around Paris to model the Valentino Spring/Summer 2015 collection with models Xiao Wen Ju and Tilda Lindstam. With Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2 scribe Justin Theroux (who also played Evil DJ in the original) at the helm, filming begins in Rome in the next month or two. Stiller, Wilson, and Christine Taylor are all slated to return, with Will Ferrell all but confirmed to reprise his role as the original's villain Mugatu. As for new cast members, Penelope Cruz is on board, with Jonah Hill, Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian rumoured to appear in supporting or cameo roles. Zoolander 2 is set for release February 12th 2016. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
If there's one thing a movie starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart guarantees, it's mixed-to-negative critical reception and decent-to-stellar audience reaction. Both seem like strong possibilities this Friday with the release of the duo's new comedy Get Hard (2015), in which a wealthy tycoon (Ferrell) insists that his employee (Hart) show him the ins-and-outs of how to survive in prison after he himself is sentenced. Early screenings of Get Hard have brought claims of homophobia and racial stereotyping, yet the popularity of the movie's two stars should be enough to potentially carry the comedy to a healthy run at the box office.
Should Get Hard succeed, it will be another victory for director and co-writer Etan Cohen, who has found success writing such hits as Tropic Thunder and Men In Black 3. Yet for a select few, his collaboration with Mike Judge on the hilarious and somewhat horrifying Idiocracy (2006) remains his best work. »
- Frank Calvillo
If you've been watching late night television over the past couple weeks, you've probably caught Will Ferrell hamming it up in order to promote the arrival of his new comedy Get Hard with Kevin Hart, which starts hitting theaters this evening. It's been a lot of fun, but nothing that we felt compelled to cover, that is until he decided to sing the iconic theme song to Star Trek with his angelic voice. Ferrell has been called the songbird of his generation and this clip from "The Late Late Show" with James Corden (fresh off his amazing viral stunt with Tom Hanks) proves it's absolutely true. Why does Kevin Hart tell him to stop? Here's Will Ferrell's majestic rendition of the Star Trek theme from "The Late Late Show" YouTube: You can watch the previous final red band trailer for Get Hard right here. Get Hard marks the feature »
- Ethan Anderton
★★☆☆☆ This sophomoric culture-clash comedy stars two comedy actors at different points on the career spectrum. Kevin Hart, a stand-up whose barrage of studio comedies have been huge financial successes, shares the screen with Will Ferrell, still a draw despite a string of recent critical misses. The latter plays a businessman James King, due to be incarcerated for tax evasion, who enlists Hart's character Darnell to prepare him for prison life. Having written broad but clever comedies Idiocracy (2006) and Tropic Thunder (2008), it's disappointing to see debutant director Etan Cohen deliver a film which relies so heavily on lazy stereotypes.
- CineVue UK
When a film comedy goes right, the results seem effortless. The zingers trip from the actors' lips, the jokes land with laser precision, and the 90 minute duration seems to skip by in an instant.
When a film comedy goes wrong, the one-liners drop like stones, the jokes sail wide of the mark, and time moves so slowly that it’s almost like being stuck in a bullet-time sequence from The Matrix. Get Hard slides gloomily into the latter category.
James King (Will Ferrell) has everything a millionaire could want: a loving wife (Alison Brie), a huge car, an even bigger house seemingly built entirely from polished marble, and a boss, Martin (Craig T Nelson) willing to make him a partner in a Wall Street trading company. But then James is arrested for »
Opening this weekend is Get Hard, the directorial debut of Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3 scribe Etan Cohen. The film stars Will Ferrell as a Bernie Madoff-type wealthy investment banker who enlists the man who washes his car (Kevin Hart) to help prepare him for a maximum-security prison sentence. The film also stars Alison Brie, Craig T. Nelson, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Ariana Neal, and Edwina Findley Dickerson. For more on the film, watch the green and red band trailers. A few days ago I landed an exclusive video interview with Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell. They talked about how the project came together, when they realized they would be a funny combination and that they would be able to work well together, the importance of listening in a scene instead of just waiting to say your line, Zoolander 2, Ride Along 2, and more. Here’s the interview »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Earlier this month, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson made a surprise appearance at the end of the Valentino fashion show during Fashion Week in Paris, each in character as Derek Zoolander and Hansel for the forthcoming comedy sequel Zoolander 2. But the fun with the male model duo isn't over yet as some new photos have surfaced from Valentino's Facebook page. Production hasn't officially begun yet, but surely these photos could be used in some capacity for the film, perhaps in some kind of photo montage. What's cool is that they're actually wearing real clothes from Valetino's fashion, just like real models. Look below! Here's some new photos of Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson for Zoolander 2 (via Collider): You can check out Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson's full catwalk right here. Zoolander 2 is written and directed by Justin Theroux (writer of Tropic Thunder, director of Dedication). Ben Stiller »
- Ethan Anderton
There is a moment that really stuck with me from the interview HitFix's Louis Virtel conducted with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart for "Get Hard" which posted yesterday. Virtel asks, "You are both very smart and funny people. During the scene in the movie where you kind of do a mockingly effeminate voice [to Hart] and you gag at a dick as though it's the worst thing that can happen to a straight guy [to Ferrell], in a gay situation, did you think: this is mildly mean spirited or at the very least, a little bit dated?" Before Hart responds, the camera holds on Ferrell's face for a just a moment. Ferrell doesn't look annoyed. He doesn't look angry. He isn't trying to force a smile. He just looks sort of sad. "Get Hard," which Drew McWeeny reviewed out of SXSW, is the directorial debut of longtime screenwriter Etan Cohen ("Tropic Thunder") and has a pretty simple set up. »
- Gregory Ellwood
You can practically see the baton that passes between Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in the blundering bromance “Get Hard,” from last decade’s bro-comedy king to this one’s. The question is whether that baton is something anyone should have or want in the first place. The buddy comedy arrives freighted with accusations of racism and homophobia after its world premiere at SXSW last week, with some decrying its recycling of racial stereotypes and gay panic — staples of dude-driven farces since Ferrell’s breakthrough years on “SNL.” But there’s a daring comedy somewhere inside writer Etan Cohen’s (“Tropic Thunder”) directorial debut, »
- Inkoo Kang
The trailer for "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation," which hits theaters July 31, is filled with gritty fight scenes and one unbelievable airplane mishap. It is also filled with shots of Tom Cruise at his most "Ben Stiller in 'Heavyweights.'" Watch. Study. Then watch this. I know Tom Cruise is a "Tropic Thunder" alum who knows he can seem a little delirious on camera. But when you're making a movie with as much delirium as "Mission: Impossible," it's impossible not to connect the two actors. »
- Louis Virtel
David Hasselhoff and Bo Derek are braving the storm with Ian Ziering and Tara Reid in The Asylum and Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Featured in our latest round-up, the third installment in the tongue-in-cheek franchise has received a summer release date. We also have a casting update for the second season of Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, as well as a Friday the 13th 35th Anniversary T-shirt from Fright Rags.
Press Release (via TV by the Numbers) - New York – March 18, 2015 – Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the official title of the latest installment in the global pop culture sensation is Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The two-hour original movie will devour the planet on Wednesday, »
- Derek Anderson
By design, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart.s new comedy Get Hard is racist. Stop for one second and think about the plot. A clueless white executive (Ferrell), upon learning that he.s going to prison, hires a random black man (Hart) to train him on how to survive behind bars. Forget the fact that Hart.s character has never served time. But after the film.s World Premiere in SXSW, the audience had hard questions about the opinions in Get Hard, and director Etan Cohen stood his ground. Get Hard screened in the Paramount on Monday night in a prime slot on the SXSW 2015 schedule. During a Q-and-a session following the film, an audience member got up and accused Cohen (screenwriter on Tropic Thunder) of making a movie that is "racist as fuck," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Obviously, due to content, the movie was going to tow the »
Just two weeks after the red band trailer debuted, Warner Bros. has released a slew of new photos for Get Hard, arriving in theaters March 27. The upcoming comedy brings comedy superstars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart together for the first time, with the story of one man who will do whatever it takes to survive in prison. Etan Cohen, the screenwriter behind Idiocracy, Tropic Thunder, Men in Black 3 and the upcoming Scouts Vs. Zombies, makes his directorial debut with Get Hard.
When millionaire hedge fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James' one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison. »
Austin - It will come as no surprise to anyone who reads me on a regular basis that I am a Will Ferrell fan. Even before he made the jump to leading man in the world of features, I was already fully onboard. There's just something about the particular brand of lunacy that so many of his characters embody that entertains me completely. There are few things I enjoy more than seeing what happens when Ferrell and Adam McKay are turned loose on something together, two halves of one mutant brain, the combination of the two resulting in something remarkable. Etan Cohen, you are no Adam McKay. I actually do like some of Cohen's work. "Idiocracy," for example, is a script I adore, co-written by Cohen and Mike Judge, and "Tropic Thunder" is tremendous. But "Get Hard" is impossible to defend thanks to a disastrous choice made early on in the development process. »
- Drew McWeeny
With a boombox perched on his shoulder, Will Ferrell and his latest screen foil, Kevin Hart, brought a South by Southwest crowd to its feet for a hip-hop dance party ahead of the world premiere of their buddy comedy, Warner Bros.' Get Hard. Joined by the film's first-time director, Etan Cohen – the writer of films like Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3 and a punch-up writer on other Ferrell projects – the two comedy superstars encouraged the crowd to get the word out. "If you don't like it, I want you to go out
- Seth Abramovitch
After premiering at the South by Southwest Film Festival, the comedy Get Hard starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart is coming to theaters in just under two weeks. And to help promote the film, the two co-stars got together on Funny or Die to talk about how great it was to finally work together. Why hadn't they teamed up before? Well, their agents keep putting them up for the same roles, and now we get to see what films like Anchorman and Elf would have been like with Kevin Hart and what Ride Along would have been like with Will Ferrell. It's pretty amusing, and hopefully their first collaboration will be too. Watch! Here's Kevin Hart & Will Ferrell's lost audition tapes from Funny or Die: You can still watch the most recent red band trailer for Get Hard right here. Get Hard marks the feature directorial debut of Etan Cohen »
- Ethan Anderton
With 145 total films on tap, including 100 world premieres drawn from a record 2,385 feature-length submissions, SXSW Film is offering a massive slate in 2015, with selections ranging from big studio comedies to microbudget indies, music docs, political docs and episodic TV.
It’s almost too bad that wasn’t the plan.
“We were not intending to increase the number of films,” says SXSW Film head Janet Pierson. “We were literally trying to do the opposite.”
Arriving midway between SXSW Interactive and SXSW Music, the Austin, Texas, film fest has always been both enriched and complicated by the frenzied atmosphere surrounding it.
The fest has served as a launchpad for a plethora of films ranging from “Short Term 12” to “Chef,” “Tiny Furniture,” “Bridesmaids,” “Monsters” and Oscar-winning docu “Undefeated.” But with nearly infinite distractions around town — including the countless peripheral events unaffiliated with SXSW proper — simply making sure that the films on display »
- Andrew Barker
El Rey Network and Miramax announced today that Danny Trejo (Machete, Machete Kills) has joined the sophomore season of Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. Trejo has been cast in the roll of "The Regulator," a horrifying agent of evil who has been summoned to perform a deadly errand. Trejo appeared in the From Dusk Till Dawn film franchise as "Razor Charlie."
Trejo has had a prolific career in the entertainment industry, yet his road to success has been hard earned and anything but typical, spanning imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction, to acting and producing. Trejo has starred in dozens of films including Desperado, Heat, the From Dusk Till Dawn film series, Con Air, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, the Spy Kids movies, Grindhouse, Machete, Machete Kills, Dead in Tombstone and Muppets Most Wanted. He can be heard as The Voice of Skeleton »
Given his relationship with Robert Rodriguez, it may be more surprising that he didn't appear in the first season. However, it has been officially announced that Danny Trejo will be appearing in Season 2 of From Dusk Till Dawn as a new villain known as The Regulator:
"Austin, TX- March 11, 2015 -- El Rey Network and Miramax announced today that Danny Trejo (Machete, Machete Kills) has joined the sophomore season of Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series." Trejo has been cast in the roll of "The Regulator," a horrifying agent of evil who has been summoned to perform a deadly errand. Trejo appeared in the "From Dusk Till Dawn" film franchise as "Razor Charlie."
Trejo has had a prolific career in the entertainment industry, yet his road to success has been hard earned and anything but typical, spanning imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction, to acting and producing. »
- Jonathan James
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