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Warner Bros. has released a new TV spot for Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s upcoming animated film, The Lego Movie. The plot focuses on Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), an ordinary construction worker who finds himself anointed “The Special”, a master builder who will lead a band of rebels to save the world from the evil President Business (Will Ferrell). Every trailer and TV spot I’ve seen for the film has gotten at least one big laugh out of me, and this latest promo is no different. Hit the jump to check out the TV spot. The film also features the voices of Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman. The Lego Movie opens in 3D on February 7, 2014. Via Bleeding Cool. Here’s the official synopsis for The Lego Movie: The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure »
- Matt Goldberg
Zach Galifianakis is back with a new installment of his web series "Between Two Ferns," and things are just about as uncomfortable as ever. The special holiday episode of the show welcomes Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire and Arcade Fire as guests.
Things get off to a rough start when Maguire tries to help Galifianakis out with some basic TV production information, which the host doesn't really want to hear about. Galifianakis makes jokes about "Die Hard," "Snakes on a Plane," "Spider-Man" and "The Cider House Rules" before deciding to instead promote his own film, "The Campaign," which is out on Blu-ray. Maguire autographs the copy he's given and hands it back.
Finally, Galifianakis throws the show over to his musical guest, Arcade Fire. As snow starts to fall, they treat the audience to a very bizarre version of "Little Drummer Boy," which is definitely not like any other performance »
Far from perfect, but its humor is nearly Monty Python-esque, much more deliciously absurd and creatively bizarre than its predecessor. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): hated the first film
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
By Odin’s beard! The spirit of Movies 2013 is all over Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. I’m not even kidding. It’s got a “working at SeaWorld will kill your soul” vibe, just like Blackfish. It’s all superfly 70s New York bullshit and self-delusion like American Hustle. It’s got a shark fight right outta The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (and poor Kristen Wiig playing the exact same part she plays in Mitty, the gal a guy falls in love with from afar at the office, even if it’s all way goofier here). It’s got a man lamenting getting left behind »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Chicago – The comedy juggernaut of Adam McKay and Will Ferrell is about to descend on the holiday movie season with “Anchorman 2,” the sequel to the popular first film. McKay is the behind-the-scenes partner with Ferrell, producing hilarious favorites like “Talladega Nights,” and co-founding the “Funny or Die” website.
McKay has had virtually every job in comedy, and his roots are right here in Chicago as a writer and performer. In 1990, he helped to start the Upright Citizens Brigade, which came out of Chicago’s Improv Olympics (iO), and moved from there to the mainstage cast of The Second City in 1995. He auditioned shortly thereafter for “Saturday Night Live,” and he worked as a writer there from the mid 1990s to 2001, serving as head writer for three seasons.
Photo credit: Paramount Pictures
After leaving “SNL,” he »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Sure, Will Ferrell made fun of Toronto mayor Rob Ford when he appeared in-character as Ron Burgundy on "Conan." The two have some history though, which Will explained during a trip to "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday (Dec. 16) to promote "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."
Will was in Toronto to do some promotional work for "The Campaign," alongside his co-star Zach Galifianakis, and spent some time with Mayor Ford, "pre-enjoyment" of crack, as he likes to call it. "We got to go to the Hockey Hall of Fame," Will says. "We got to pull up in a Zamboni. I got to drive a Zamboni through the streets of Toronto, which is great because I got to drive and Zach for to stand there and wave at people, muttering, 'This is the worst day of my life.'"
Then the two actors attended a press conference, where they were introduced by Mayor Ford. »
Warner Bros. has released a brief new trailer for Phil Lord and Chris Miller's The Lego Movie. The plot focuses on Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), a construction worker who finds himself anointed “The Special”, a master builder who will lead a band of rebels to save the world from the evil President Business (Will Ferrell). This new trailer doesn't contain a lot of new footage, but it does have one bit involving cats that got a good laugh out of me. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also features the voices of Elizabeth Banks, Will Arentt, Liam Neeson, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, and Morgan Freeman. The Lego Movie opens in 3D on February 7, 2014. Via FindAnyFilm.com. Here’s the official synopsis for The Lego Movie: The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who »
- Matt Goldberg
Mark Gatiss treats the legends of Doctor Who’s creation as only a longtime fan can, in a lovely tribute full of the exasperated acceptance that rose-tinted hindsight brings. I’m “biast” (pro): love love love everything about Doctor Who
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
I suspect even many deeply devoted fans of Doctor Who — people who have no problem acknowledging how profoundly weird a show it is, and who know how insanely popular and profitable it is for the BBC today — have any idea how much of a crapshoot it was at its creation. And I cannot imagine a better valentine to the show and its oddball hero than this lovely docudrama looking at its creation, which has as an underlying premise the notion that only a little band of unlikely outsiders could have possibly gotten it made as something that would endure, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
We haven't heard anything about the action thriller El Presidente since 2010 when Tom Cruise was attached to the project and the actor was trying to get the likes of Jack Nicholson and even Robert Downey Jr. involved in the project with Jay Roach (Game Change, The Campaign) directing. Now Cruise is back with a vengeance trying to get the film off the ground at Warner Bros. again, and this time he has his Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman at the helm, and the two are making a last ditch effort to get Nicholson involved in the project which would mark their first big screen reunion since A Few Good Men back in 1992. For those who don't know, the story follows a dedicated Secret Service agent (Cruise) assigned to protect a bumbling and degenerate ex-president (Nicholson) with apparently hilarious, yet quite dangerous, results. The unlikely duo would find themselves on »
- Ethan Anderton
Over the past week we've seen several character posters for The Lego Movie, and now we have a new one-sheet featuring lead character Emmet (Chris Pratt) alongside Batman (Will Arnett), Superman (Channing Tatum), Wonder Woman (Cobie Smulders), Green Lantern (Jonah Hill) and a host of other minifigures; check it out here....
"The Lego Movie follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Emmet (Chris Pratt) is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared."
The Lego Movie is directed by Chris Miller & Phil Lord (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street) and Chris McKay (Robot Chicken) and also features the voice talents of Will Ferrell (The Campaign, Anchorman: The Legend Continues), Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises, »
- Gary Collinson
A trio of new character posters from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s excellent-looking animated film The Lego Movie have landed online. We’ve already seen character posters for Morgan Freeman’s mystic character Vitruvius and Charlie Day’s goofy Benny, and now we’ve got posters for Will Ferrell’s villain Lord Business, Elizabeth Banks’ female lead Wyldstyle, and Will Arnett’s Batman. The most recent trailer for the film was fantastic, and this is most definitely one of my most anticipated releases of next year. The film opens on February 7, 2014. Additionally, a new poster for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has been released that pits Martin Freeman’s Biblo Baggins against some pesky spiders. If you missed the latest trailer for Peter Jackson’s sequel, click here. The film opens in 2D, 3D, Hfr 3D, and IMAX 3D on December 13th. Hit the jump to check out all of the posters. »
- Adam Chitwood
The Lego Movie released two character posters today. The poster for the Charlie Day character (Benny) is exactly what you'd expect for a Lego movie: a big goofy smile on the classic yellow figure. It's pure joy. The other poster is indescribably creepy. Morgan Freeman's mystic character Vitruvius stares at you with glowing dead eyes. Just end with the Benny poster, and everything will be okay. The story follows Emmett (Chris Pratt), an average Lego minifigure who is mistaken for an extraordinary person who can save the world: "He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant (Will Ferrell), a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared." The Lego Movie opens in 3D on February 7, 2014. See the posters after the jump. Official synopsis: The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who »
- Brendan Bettinger
Josephson Entertainment, Madrose Productions, and Straight Up Films announced today that digital entertainment curator FilmBuff will release the hilarious and irreverent romantic comedy Someone Marry Barry in theaters and on VOD on February 13, 2014.
Written, directed and produced by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Rob Pearlstein (“Our Time Is Up”) the film stars Tyler Labine (Tucker and Dale vs Evil), Damon Wayans Jr. (The Other Guys, “Happy Endings”), Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher), Hayes MacArthur (Bachelorette, She’s Out of My League), Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign, “CollegeHumor Originals”), Lauren Miller (For a Good Time, Call…) and Joe LoTruglio (Superbad).
Someone Marry Barry is a raucous comedy following three childhood friends who plot to get rid of their socially inappropriate friend Barry (Labine) by finding him a wife. But when Barry finally meets a woman, she turns out to be even worse than he is, and now the guys have to deal with not one but two “Barrys. »
- Michelle McCue
After a series of teasers this week, Warner Bros. Pictures has now unveiled the latest theatrical trailer for The Lego Movie, the upcoming animated feature from Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street), and we have it for you right here after the official synopsis...
"The Lego Movie follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Emmet (Chris Pratt; Parks and Recreation, Guardians of the Galaxy) is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared."
Joining Chris Pratt in the voice cast for The Lego Movie are Will Ferrell (The Campaign, Anchorman: The Legend Continues), Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises, Oblivion), Liam Neeson (Battleship, Taken 2), Will Arnett (Arrested Development, »
- Gary Collinson
Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“21 Jump Street,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”), this brand new trailer for The Lego Movie stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.
The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
- Michelle McCue
Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for writers/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s new film The Lego Movie. The story centers on Emmet (Chris Pratt), an average Lego minifigure who is mistaken for the most extraordinary person in the Lego world and is looked upon to save his people from an evil tyrant named President Business (Will Ferrell). This trailer had me laughing out loud multiple times, which is no surprise when you consider that it comes from the hilariously twisted minds of Lord and Miller, the duo behind 21 Jump Street and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Pratt feels like pitch perfect casting as the film's optimistic hero, and this trailer highlights some excellent use of Lego's more recognizable IP's like Batman and Wonder Woman. Is it February yet? Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also features the voices of Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, »
- Adam Chitwood
The animated comedy adventure series follows Penn Zero, a boy from the suburbs who inherits the coolest job ever – part-time hero and leader of a team of good guys who zap to other worlds to save the day. With his sidekick Sashi and wise man Boone, the three tackle everything from outer space and the Old West, to lands of enchantment and the ultimate challenge – suburbia. The Campaign‘s Thomas Middleditch stars as Penn. Voice cast also includes Adam DeVine, Tania Guanadi, Alfred Molina, and Larry Wilmore. Jared Bush (All Of Us, Zootopia) and Sam Levine (Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt) created the series. Bush also serves as exec producer and writer and Levine exec produces and directs. Production is underway for a scheduled fall 2014 premiere. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Millennium Films aren’t wasting their time with casting for their upcoming thriller Survivor starring Milla Jovovich, Deadline have learnt hat Dylan McDermott has joined the cast for the film which is set to roll before cameras in January.
Dylan McDermott has previously been seen in The Campaign, Olympus Has Fallen and most recently in the popular Us horror series American Horror Story. McDermott is also currently playing FBI special agent Duncan Carlisle on the brand new CBS drama series Hostages. Here is the plot for the upcoming Survivor:
‘Jovovich plays a State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London, where she is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her »
- Ben Read
In 1953, Dalton Trumbo won his first Oscar for writing Roman Holiday, but the man who went up to the podium (and whose name was on the film) was Trumbo’s friend Ian McLellan Hunter. Three years later, Trumbo won a second Oscar for The Brave One, but the name engraved on the statuette was “Robert Rich.” Why did he need a human stand-in and a pen name if he was doing such stellar work? Because he had been blacklisted after serving nearly a year in prison for contempt of Congress. You see, there was a hilarious time in American history that we all look back on and laugh at because it was dominated by members of the government being terrified of ideas that were different from their own. Although it’s difficult to imagine a United States Senator (and a Republican at that!) railing against a leftist agenda in Hollywood today, it »
- Scott Beggs
With just two episodes left to air of his critically acclaimed series, "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston is making plans to headline an upcoming biopic of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Deadline reports that Jay Roach ( The Campaign , Game Change ) will direct with a screenplay by John McNamara. Trumbo published his first novel, "Eclipse," in 1935 with his first screenplay, director Louis King's Road Gang , hitting the big screen the following year. With more than a dozen subsequent credits to his name, Trumbo was the highest paid screenwriter of his day when he was brought before Senator Joseph McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Committee. Refusing to testify, Trumbo was blacklisted, but continued to write under fake names, winning Academy »
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions has a new comedy coming our way. According to a report from Variety, they’re now backing Bachelorette writer/director Leslye Headland’s new romantic comedy, Sleeping With Other People, which is about a devil may care womanizer and a woman who’s a remorseful serial-cheater getting together and teaching each other about life and stuff. Apparently what first starts off as a platonic relationship based around their shared interest in having sex with as many different people as possible eventually leads to a mutual attraction, and then complication. Headland having a new movie in the works isn’t the only news here though. Sleeping With Other People also has its stars in place as part of its deal. The same report says that Jason Sudeikis and Kirsten Dunst are all signed to play the promiscuous leads. This, of course, will be Dunst’s second teaming with Headland »
- Nathan Adams
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