PAIN AND GAIN Trailer Starring Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg | Collider
Call me crazy, but this looks like it might be pretty good. Wahlberg CAN be effective when directed well. I think the Rock is tremendously underrated. He has a natural charm that just shines through in anything he does and a good sense of humor. The rest of the cast(Shaloub/Ed Harris/Anthony Mackie) are all very good too. Color me...optimistic.
THIS IS THE END Red-Band Trailer. THIS IS THE END Stars Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, and More | Collider
The first clip and poster for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s directorial debut, the apocalypse comedy This Is the End, has been released online. It’s perfect timing, as tomorrow may or may not be the end of the world as we know it, so keep in mind that this could be the only piece of footage from This Is the End that your eyes will see before an unholy Mayan apocalypse engulfs us all. It’d be a shame if the world did end tomorrow, though, because This Is the End looks fantastic. Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride all play themselves in the aftermath of the apocalypse to hilarious results, with plenty of self-referential comedy to go around. McBride in particular is excellent in this clip, and if this clip is any indication of what’s to come then This Is the End will be the must-see comedy of next summer.
Hit the jump to watch the clip which features a timely introduction by Rogen and Franco, and to check out the film’s poster and a new image. The film also stars Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, David Krumholtz, Paul Rudd, Martin Starr, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, and Rihanna. This Is the End opens on June 14, 2013.
THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE Trailer Starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey | Collider
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the upcoming comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Steve Carell stars as a Vegas magician whose relationship with his partner (Steve Buscemi) becomes strained as the two start getting upstaged by a hipper illusionist (Jim Carrey). I can’t even imagine a universe where Carell and Buscemi are anything less than great as a comedy team, well-suited to play corny, old-school magicians. Likewise, Carrey is good get to play the intense adversary, and writers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley have some funny stunts lined up for his Criss Angel doppleganger: “For twelve days he’s held. His. Urine.” Yet judging by the trailer-closing joke, Alan Arkin may just steal the show as the elder magician who inspired Burt.
Olivia Wilde, James Gandolfini, and Jay Mohr also star. Directed by Don Scardino, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone opens March 15, 2013.
Terry Zwigoff Talks Battling Over 'Bad Santa,' His Preferred Director's Cut & Much More In Candid Interview | The Playlist
The studio wanted to mess with it and make it more mainstream and pour some fake sentiment on it for the people that stumble around the mall. Go to Target some day and look at who your target audience is. Look at the people who are out there going to films and you realize you are totally ****ed, you don't want to do anything these people like. But that director's cut is exactly the script I got. I wanted to protect the script. I like writers a lot. It was a lot darker.
****in' Weinsteins, man...Quote:
Have you kept in touch with the Coens?
I haven't kept in touch with them. We had a very strong disagreement about casting Tony Cox as the black elf. They said that they couldn't see the guy being black. I said I don't see the guy being black, I think the fact of him being three-foot-six is the overriding characteristic of the guy. I don't think it matters. I just think this guy is really funny in the part. And they thought that would ruin the film. They argued with me for a while and finally said, "You're the one who has to direct it, so good luck." They knew the Weinsteins get really heavily involved in editing and they didn't want to be involved in that. At one point the Weinsteins asked them to watch a cut that the Weinsteins had done that made it much more mainstream. They had added a bunch of scenes, some of which I refused to film, and they cut them in and the Coen brothers watched it. They said, "Well, you tried to make this film into 'American Pie.' It's a piece of **** now." That was their response and they got into a heated argument with the Weinsteins that ended with everyone yelling "**** you" at each other. They didn't want any part of it after that so I was stuck with it. It got pretty nasty.
I love me Bad Santa. I rarely laugh out loud but I was practically injuring myself severely cracking up repeatedly in the theater when I saw the movie for the first time.