5 items from 2014
If you follow the handy and regularly updated news service that is Simon Pegg’s Twitter feed, you know that his collaboration with Terry Jones and some of the other Monty Python veterans, Absolutely Anything is about to start shooting. And another comedy regular has jumped aboard, with Rob Riggle signing on.Pegg is playing Neil Clarke, a disillusioned teacher who discovers he has magical powers, albeit in more of a Thor sense of the word, because the abilities come from some alien interlopers. The extra-terrestrials in question will be voiced by director Jones alongside old pals John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin, with Robin Williams stepping into the voice booth to provide vocals for the main man’s dog, Dennis. Kate Beckinsale was a recent recruit, set to play Catherine, the object of Neil’s affection.Riggle, a veteran of The Daily Show and films such as 21 Jump Street and Going The Distance, »
Why Watch? Swelling music, moony-eyed lovers kissing as waves crash and uncontrollable sobbing may not be your style on Valentine’s Day. In fact, it’s hard to see that style being truly popular anymore. We seem to like thing a little more ironic now, and Lana McKissack is happy to oblige with a giant set of teeth and an ugly wig. This parody from director Nathan Moore mashes up The Wolf of Wall Street with the cutthroat world of stale chocolates to deliver a send up of the holiday that rivals last year’s Zero Dark Thirty romantic interrogation. It’s fun, breezy and hits all the right marks. Plus, you can catch a glimpse of Fsr’s Broken Projector co-host and Going The Distance screenwriter Geoff Latulippe ineptly trying to sell people romance. What Will It Cost? About 3 minutes. A New Short Film Every Weekday »
- Scott Beggs
To celebrate the theatrical release and upcoming roadshow of the SXSW comedy "Love & Air Sex" (f/k/a "The Bounceback"), the filmmakers have teamed with Indiewire to help you realize your dreams of becoming an Air Sex Champion -- or at least get some quick cash for your hump-and-grind skills. The film opens theatrically in select theaters February 7th, kicking off their cross-country Air Sex Road Show, and is now available to watch on iTunes and on demand. Read More: The Hilarious Sara Paxton on Going the Distance for 'Love & Air Sex' To kick off the theatrical release and cross-country Air Sex Road Show tour of the movie, the filmmakers are ponying up $1,000 of their hard-earned Kickstarter loot towards one lucky winner’s Air Sex ambitions. What is Air Sex, you say? Watch this: Then, enter the ‘Love & Air Sex Tape Contest’: Upload a video of your routine to »
A shy guy goes to extremes to impress the girl of his dreams in the IFC Films theatrical release A Case Of You, a witty romantic comedy starring Justin Long, who makes his debut as screenwriter and producer. Directed by Kat Coiro (And While We Were Here), it comes to Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films and Mpi Media Group on February 4, 2014, with SRPs, respectively, of $29.98 and $24.98.
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Young Brooklyn writer Sam (Justin Long, Going the Distance, He’s Just Not That Into You, Drag Me to Hell) works for publisher Alan (Vince Vaughn, Anchorman, Wedding Crashers) passionlessly cranking out novelizations of junk movies like Teen Vampire. But his real creative challenge comes when he falls for Birdie (Evan Rachel Wood, The Ides of March, Mildred Pierce, Across the Universe), the cute and quirky barista at his »
- Movie Geeks
It's fitting that, just weeks away from a new Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, that Espn's amazing "30 for 30" documentary series would turn its attention to the scandal that rocked the Winter Olympics 20 years ago: the 1994 attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan that was organized and carried out by associates of Kerrigan's rival (on the ice and off) Tonya Harding. The resulting documentary, "The Price of Gold" (airing tonight on Espn) is a brilliant, oftentimes heartbreaking examination of the external pressures and internal psychology that led to the violent attack, full of wonderful new interviews and telling archival footage. While most remember the attack and the resulting media circus, few probably had any understanding of the events that led it, something that director Nanette Burnstein ("Going The Distance," "American Teen") and her editors make clear in striking detail. The rivalry between Kerrigan and Harding was so vivid because the two skaters were so alike, »
- Drew Taylor
5 items from 2014
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