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When crafting an ensemble comedy, you can do a lot worse than having names like Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade, and thatís the exact brilliant cast that director Akiva Schaffer brought to his new film, Neighborhood Watch.
Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill's talents and senses of humor have collided on screen more than once already. Hill had a small but amusing role in the Night at the Museum follow-up Battle of the Smithsonian, in which Stiller starred. And the two were both featured among the voices of the 2010 animated film MegaMind. Coming soon, we'll see them both featured more prominently together in the upcoming Akiva Schaffer directed comedy The Watch.
With the premise well established in the theatrical trailer, Twentieth Century Fox is now reveling in the bizarre comic chemistry these funny men share. In the latest released clip these four fumbling watchmen are on a stakeout, and so are confined to keep undercover in their car. Even when nature calls
Sean Penn's acting career consists largely of dramas, so it's a little surprising to hear that the Tree of Life star is in talks to play a supporting role in an upcoming comedy starring and directed by Ben Stiller. It's surprising, but no less intriguing. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is actually a remake of a loose adaptation of a short story by James Thurber.
Nowadays it's hard to watch anything funny without seeing Kathryn Hahn. In the past few years she's been all over the place in terms of movies and television and she's done terrific in all of them (particularly her latest stint on Parks and Recreation). I hope you're all enjoying it because she's just signed on to another part that will keep her career going strong.
In their latest movie adventure, Madagascar 3: Europe' Most Wanted, Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) have washed up on the shores of Europe in another misguided attempt to migrate back to the Big Apple
With his Oscar nomination, 21 Jump Street coming in a few weeks and this movie opening July 27, Jonah Hill is having a hell of a year. And he's in good company too-- as sick as you may be of some of the nonsense Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn has made, they're more than balanced out by the likes of British import Ayoade (of The IT Crowd and director of Submarine) and the talent behind the screen
While shooting on location in New York sounds great in theory, it's incredibly hard to pull off in practice, and you can get a glimpse of that challenge in this exclusive clip from the Tower Heist Blu-Ray, which goes onsale today. Ben Stiller's character Josh gets collared by Tea Leoni's character Agent Denham, But to make that happen on a crowded city sidewalk
It looks like Parks and Recreation heartthrob Adam Scott could be the latest comedian to sign on to Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The charming TV star who first drew buzz on the woefully short-lived Staz sitcom Party Down, is in final negotiations to join the cast that already includes such comedy heavyweights as Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt and Shirley MacLaine. Stiller will direct the remake of Danny Kaye's classic comedy...
Based on the 1947 Danny Kaye film, Stiller will play Walter, a meek man working for LIFE magazine who constantly daydreams and fantasizes about wild adventures. One day, however, his life completely changes when he goes on the hunt for a missing photograph negative and ends up having the adventure he's always wished for. In the film Oswalt will be playing a character named Todd who helps Walter set up an online dating profile.
With the exception of an episode of Saturday Night Live that Stiller hosted last year, the two haven't actually done a movie together yet. The film is simply the newest on Wiig's plate, which overflowed following the success of Bridesmaids last year. Over the next few years she will be coming out with Imogene (an indie film that should come out later this year)...
the Oscar winner is in talks to play Ben Stillerís mother in the adaptation thatís being set up at 20th Century Fox. Stiller also will direct the film, which is based on the James Thurber short story about a daydreaming man who goes off on adventures of the mind to escape the humdrum doldrums of his everyday life.
We ran a trailer for Madagascar 3: Europeís Most Wanted in December, and the sequel has circled a June 8, 2012 release date. So isnít it a little late in the process for adding voice talents? Canít it take years for an actor or actress to record an animated character? I wonder if this means Chastain, Cranston and Short already recorded their parts.
Watching the neighborhood may not always be an easy job, however based on the photos released from the Akiva Schaffer helmed comedy Neighborhood Watch, these suburban men are up to the task.
Iím not here to argue logic and reason donít matter. I could write five thousand words on all the ways this film could have been improved, but I donít want to. Like the rest of the audience, all I want to talk about are the moments that really worked.
"We did not plan Occupy Wall Street." Believe it or not, Brett Ratner felt compelled to explain that at the press conference for Tower Heist, held high above Columbus Circle at the swank Mandarin Oriental Hotel. An enterprising but naive reporter asked Ratner and his Tower Heist cohorts
Ever the busy beaver, Ben Stiller always seems to have half a dozen films going that heís involved with in one capacity or another. Still hard at work on the remake of the classic Danny Kaye comedy/fantasy crossover The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Stiller has four other movies slated for a 2012 release, and has just added one more.
According to sources, there are several names circling the project, but none on the dotted line just yet. Warner Bros. is apparently keen to sit director Guy Ritchie in the driver's seat, and he wants Brad Pitt as the lead. They're not the only contenders in this race, however. Supposedly Real Steel director Shawn Levy is also interested, but with Ben Stiller as his choice to headline the film.
The original Rentaghost series was British, so the movie will play on Stiller's American-ness by having him play an American consultant sent to the UK to help a company turn around-- presumably, a ghost rental company. Yes, I know, there's nothing kids love more than stories about corporate executives on business trips
Even though decade-later sequels rarely turn out all that great, I'm really hoping that this project can come together. The characters in the 2001 film were so rich and hilarious that you could put them in any situation and still have it be funny.
When the trailer for Tower Heist appeared in July, it gave everyone here at CinemaBlend a small bit of hope that the movie, which very obviously pulls from about a dozen other heist movies, may actually be something worth watching. Most shocking of all is that we may willingly sit down and see a movie that Brett Ratner directed. Insane!
On The Office Ed Helms plays Andy Bernard, a Cornell graduate from Connecticut who comes from a wealthy family and has a penchant for wearing sweater-vests. To put it bluntly, he's the definition of upper-class white dude, and whenever a character like that pretends to be a "gangster" it usually results in some pretty good laughs.
If you think weíve underestimated one of your favorites or forgotten a beloved ignoramus, let us know in the comment section. Otherwise, stand back and let the idiocy waft over you. Salt shakers are about to be thrown, shoes are about to be eaten, little coats are about to be ripped and itís going to start smelling of boats and hos in here
The main reason why I think this might work is because Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg penned the screenplay, and Schafferís a founding member of The Lonely Island, the group responsible for "Dick in a Box" and "I'm On A Boat" among other classics. If DeWitt joins the cast, sheíll appear alongside Stiller and Vince Vaughn in a comedy thatís due to hit theaters in 2013
The shorts will be distributed online, one per week, sometime last this year, with "a partner to be named shortly"-- probably something like Funny or Die, but hey, who knows what site might want to step up to the plate on this. Stiller already has some of his familiar collaborators on board, including Tropic Thunder co-writer Justin Theroux