BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Mark your calendars, folks: the Sausage Party is nigh! For those of you who can't get enough details about Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's undoubtedly nasty foray into animated features, you'll be please to hear that we've got word on three new cast members and a release date in mind for the film. If you're not yet giggling too hard from the unintended puns, then just wait until you read the actual article.
Few knew what the future held for director Michel Hazanavicius when he took home the Oscar for Best Director and Best Picture at the Academy Awards for The Artist. A French director making a silent film in the 21st century? It's hard to figure out where to go from there. But if a new, long-dormant project called Will kicks up, it appears Michel Hazanavicius could be moving towards broad comedy.
Within the past decade, the parody film has been brought to the level of extinction. The landscape has been dominated by crass punchlines, stupid reference humor, and films that have no payoff outside of their own laughter at their own jokes. Some people think that the parody is dead. We are not those people, and weíve got just the trailer to prove that parody is not dead Ė itís just being mistreated by horrible writers.
Exciting as the casting of Michael Douglas as Hank Pym is, thereís evidence that suggests that there is more to come. Looking at both recent revelations and old, itís entirely possible that we will soon end up hearing about the casting of a third Ant-Man. No, I donít mean Eric OíGrady - Iím talking about young Hank Pym.
After a big money dispute earlier this year, Robert Downey Jr. signed a contract that will see him star in The Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Avengers 3... but that's it. At this time there are no plans on the books for an Iron Man 4 and the character's future plot-wise is totally up in the air. But that's where Ant-Man and Paul Rudd come in.
For those unfamiliar with the comics, Hank Pym is a scientist who has an incredible breakthrough when he discovers what he dubs "Pym particles." This substance allows him to shrink down to the size of an ant, but keep the proportional strength of a human being.
Remember Mac and Me? If not, youíre probably better off. The film, which probably wanted to be the next E.T. didnít exactly go down in history as one of the 80s best kids movies. But Paul Rudd and Conan OíBrien have continued to keep the memory of the 1988 film alive by showing the same clip just about every time Rudd sits down with Conan on his late night talk show.
There's been no confirmation yet, but there are some strong rumors and some telling language from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige that suggest Paul Rudd could very well be playing Ant-Man a few years down the road. And while it's a little crazy to barge ahead with one more rumor while that one's still forming, we can't help it-- the very fuzzy rumor emerging today about who might play Janet Van Dyne is too good not to discuss
According to the trade, there is a possibility that a third actor could enter into the race for the part, but that for now Gordon-Levitt and Rudd are the two "main contenders." The Ant-Man movie has become a bigger priority at Marvel ever since it was revealed last month that the film's release date was being pushed up from November 6, 2015 to July 31, 2015.
Prince Avalanche stars Rudd and Hirsch as Alvin and Lance, two road workers hired to paint lines and put up signs along a very long stretch of road in Texas that has recently been devastated by ravenous forest fires. Around them is desolation, which means isolation and boredom.
Prince Avalanche and Almost Christmas make for a pretty solid double feature. Both are dark comedies that star Paul Rudd as a blue-collar guy trying to prove his worth to his girlfriend and her young daughter. Both attempt tender character portraits, and both appear to be attempts by their directors to reclaim the critical acclaim that once embraced them.
In the film, Rudd and Fey share such a dynamic comedic chemistry that it's shocking they haven't been teamed up before! And the witty back-and-forth I witnessed on screen played out in real life when the two participated in a round table interview, stuffed with eager interviewers, a few weeks back.
It was murky day in New York City when Wolff walked into a roundtable interview packed to the gills with reporters, and he was all sunshine and easy charm. He chatted with the lot of us about playing a character far smarter than himself (or most people for that matter), working with a director he admired, a comedienne he idolized, and how his work on the movie has impacted his own college admissions process and eating habits.
It seems insane that Tina Fey and Paul Rudd have never worked together on a film before, given how important each of them has been to pretty much all the good comedy that's come along in the last decade. At long last, in this Friday's Admission, Fey and Rudd team up in a classic rom-com conflict-- Fey as a Princeton admissions officer struggling to hold on to her controlled life in this rarefied world, and Rudd as the crunchy do-gooder who's aiming to shake her up even more
Nobody depicts dudes the way Green does, and making his way up from the nadir that was 2011's The Sitter, Green is back in fine and funny form with Prince Avalanche, a story about-- you guessed it-- two guys stuck together. This time they're on the verge of becoming brothers
Paul Rudd and Apatow's real-life wife Leslie Mann reprise their roles as this fiercely funny and frequently feuding pair. The film's first trailer gave us a hint to the marital mayhem the movie has to offer, and a behind-the-scenes clip offered a look at the return of Jason Segel's flirtatious physical trainer. Now the newly released clip delivers one of the couple's more intimate moments.
Judd Apatow's This is 40 could be one of the funniest commies of the holiday season-- or the most uncomfortably personal movie this side of, well, Apatow's last movie Funny People. The writer-director has always been known for drawing from his real life for his movies, but This is 40 probably crosses a new line
Judd Apatow is calling it the "sort-of-sequel to Knocked Up," but we're just calling it one of the easiest movies to look forward to at the end of this year. This Is 40, Apatow's first film since Funny People, is coming to theaters December 21, and now a new trailer has dropped over at Yahoo! Movies
After going big on his last few projects, director David Gordon Green recently, and secretly, shot a small comedy called Prince Avalanche. It was just last week we were discussing directors who should return to their pasts and with Green remaking Either Way, with Explosions in the Sky scoring, it sounds like he may have heeded our advice.
When talking about the best comedic stars of today, it's hard to find one that isn't in some way connected to David Wain. Thanks to his work on The State, Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, The Ten and Wainey Days, the writer/director has worked with almost every single comedy star today, including Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd.