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A couple weeks ago I was invited to go to participate in a press day for the newly-released animated film Despicable Me 2, during which time Carell fielded questions from film reporters during a press conference. Read on below to discover the origins of Gru’s voice, fear of becoming a too overprotective parent, and the horrible, lasting effect that romantic rejection early in life can have.
Kids these days. Well, more specifically, kid stars these days. Just when you think we've gotten away with making people famous way, way too early, allowing the Jodie Fosters and Natalie Portmans of the world to grow up just fine, you get a Lindsay Lohan or Corey Haim or Amanda Bynes to break your heart all over again. And the crazy thing is, we keep making more of these kid stars. You'd think they might be able to make a system like the way they have stunt bears
Gru is undeniably a crowd sensation, showcased best when he’s allowed to run around and dance in the audience to some disco. Not a whole lot of actual conversation about the movie takes place, seeing as how to Gru, there is no movie, but we do find out that he’s from Albuquerque and that he ran into Ellen at a Starbucks on a previous occasion.
If you haven’t caught the film, yet, it’s still playing in some theaters, but if you are just waiting for the home entertainment release, you’ll be able to purchase the film beginning on June 25. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem as if Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be putting together an early digital release for the flick, which means Blu-ray copies, DVD copies, and digital downloads will be available simultaneously.
A lot of films sold for some pretty good money at this year's Sundance Film Festival, but none for quite so much-- and quite so much attention-- as The Way Way Back, a comedy from the Oscar-winning co-writers of The Descendants, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. The duo also make their directorial debut on the film, a nostalgia-filled story about a teenage boy's summer
Date Night wasn't a great movie by any means, but Carell and Fey did make for a funny leading couple and had some really good chemistry. It's too bad that we'll have to wait a while before we see them on screen together again, but at least a delay is better than a cancellation.
The comedian’s slate is a mixed bag of surefire hits, Oscar hopefuls and dead projects … like Of All the Things. A feature version of a musical documentary centered around songwriter and producer Dennis Lambert – who worked with the Four Tops and Dusty Springfield – has been unplugged after years of development.
“I think magicians are a lot more arrogant,” Carrey said. “That’s what bothered me about magicians growing up. I was always fascinated by it growing up, they’re kind of like, ‘Abracadabra, you’re an idiot!’ They don’t let you in on the joke. Comedians are in on the joke, unless you’re Andy Kaufman.”
It presumably won’t take any amount of elaborately constructed mirrors or intentional distraction to make The Incredible Burt Wonderstone a runaway hit. It’s directed by Don Scardino, a television veteran with who helmed a season and a half of 30 Rock throughout its run. Stars Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey are playing over-the-top comedic roles that still feel atypical to what we normally see them doing
This tongue-in-cheek trailer features Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as Las Vegas magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton at the high point of the dynamic duo's career. But that has passed. Nowadays, audiences want something new and strange. Wonderstone and Marvelton are playing to dwindling crowds while a street performer (Jim Carrey) steals their thunder with bizarre fetes and grungy goth fashion sense.
I'm pretty sure there's a clause in every single contract Meryl Streep signs that she's allowed to do whatever the hell she wants. Suddenly turn Hope Springs into a musical? Sure. Be a famous American playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady? Hey, it won her an Oscar! It might even go so far that every contract for every movie includes a Streep clause
We’ve all heard the classic line about how it’s always more fun to play the villain, but surprisingly you never hear about the benefits of playing the asshole hero. Sure, playing the baddie allows a sense of freedom from consequence...
The Way, Way Back will hit theaters on July 5th, 2013. There it will face off against the sprawling and massively budgeted adventure epic The Lone Ranger as well as another Steve Carell effort, Despicable Me 2. There's some buzz that this indie could be the sleeper hit of the summer, but...
He's got three promising movies coming this year, starting with the upcoming magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, leading into the likely summer release of Sundance hit The Way Way Back, and then culminating, of course, in Anchorman 2. Any one of those could make his movie career huge again, and he's got more than a few projects lined up to potentially capitalize on that
Steve Carell has built a career out of playing the sad sack everyman, but in his next movie he’ll drape himself in sequins and become a superstar. The new movie Burt Wonderstone casts Carell and Jim Carrey as rival magicians out to destroy each other.
Do you ever feel like you must be the unluckiest person in the world? Well, then you would probably relate on some level to the plight of one poor shmuck in Spain who was the only member of his very small town to not win the lottery. While his neighbors celebrating an auspicious win that netted them $950 million, he was the lone loser. It's a story so sad that it's pretty hysterical, so Disney is developing the premise into a new comedy.
Given that Columbia Pictures-- a.k.a. Sony-- was behind the successful and Oscar-lauded Moneyball, it makes sense that they would want to continue being in business with director Bennett Miller. So it's not especially surprising to learn that Sony has picked up the distribution rights to Miller's next film, Foxcatcher
James Gandolfini has been in a few comedies over the course of his career, with roles in movies like Get Shorty, In The Loop, and Surviving Christmas, but they are hardly what he's known for. Thanks to his enormous stature, he has made a career out of playing mafiosos and muscle men, most notably during six seasons of The Sopranos...
At one point in its development Hope Springs looked like the ultimate Oscar bait, uniting Streep with another actor up to her level in Jones, plus Steve Carell going for some post-Office credibility. Now this trailer and the summer release date make this look a whole lot lighter
It worked extremely well when Steve Carell and Toni Collette were paired up as part of the ensemble cast that made Little Miss Sunshine, so it's not hard to see why Oscar winners Jim Rash and Nat Faxon would want the actors for their directorial debut.