A mercurial assassin (Simon Pegg) discovers he isn’t the only person trying to kill the siren (Alice Braga) of a sun-drenched surfing town. In this darkly comedic thriller, the hitman finds himself unravelling three tales of mayhem, murder, blackmail and revenge.
Here’s a brand new uncensored clip from the upcoming movie Unfinished Business starring Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost, James Marsden. Is that a crease?
Will Ferrell will star in and produce the upcoming comedy The House. The story centers on a married couple, husband played by Ferrell, who lose their daughter’s college fund. They team up with their neighbors to start an illegal casino in their basement to earn back the cash. New Line is moving fast on the hot project, aiming for an August shoot. Written by the team behind Neighbors, Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. Ferrell will produce through his Gary Sanchez banner along with Good Universe. Ferrell will next be seen in Get Hard with Kevin Hart out March 27. His other upcoming movies include Daddy’s Home and Zeroville, directed by James Franco.
A while back, many comedians in Hollywood were competing against each other to land the role in the forthcoming Richard Pryor biopic. The three names that kept popping up as being in competition for the title role included Nick Cannon, Marlon Wayans, and Mike Epps. While Epps finally landed the role, a new video has hit the web showing Wayans channeling Pryor as he shot some audition footage for the role. Read More
We previously mentioned the forthcoming release of comedian Tom McCafferty’s mockumentary, Adventures In Comedy. In it McCaffrey has Spinal Tap-esque moments attempting to navigate the world of stand-up comedy. We also had McCaffrey on our most recent podcast to discuss the film. Now, the film has been released far and wide on the Comedy Dynamics platform, which means you can watch pretty much anywhere there’s streaming video on demand. Read More
They’re Back: 11 reboots and sequels including “The Naked Gun,” “Police Academy,” and “Vacation” happening in 2015
With everyone a buzz about the rebooting of the Ghostbusters franchise, and Dan Aykroyd revealing recently he still hopes to get his own conventional Ghostbusters sequel into cinemas (separate from Feig’s), we thought we would take a look at the year in comedy films and what will be coming our way. And as we dug deeper we’ve come to realize that 2015 is the year of the sequel and reboot of comedy films. Included here are 11 film sequels or reboots to previously existing franchises. We thought 11 would be enough to make our point. Now this isn’t a completely new found idea, but with the comedy universe becoming ever more present in the scope of the pop culture zeitgeist, it seems comedy is in higher demand than it has ever been and the studios like familiarity. Familiarity means guaranteed interest. And guaranteed interest means guaranteed money. It all kicks off this weekend with the release of Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Here are the breakdowns of said 11 films. Read More
Jim Gaffigan featured in “Hot Pursuit” trailer for comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara
In Hot Pursuit, an uptight and by-the-book cop played by Reese Witherspoon tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow of a drug boss, played by Sophia Vergara, as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen. The trailer features Jim Gaffigan’s character while the film also stars comedian Mike Birbiglia. The movie hits theaters May 8th.
Check out the trailer for Trainwreck which was directed by Judd Apatow, written by and starring Amy Schumer. The film also features Colin Quinn, Bobby Kelly, Dan Soder, Dave Attell, Jon Glaser, Mike Birbiglia as well as LeBron James and John Cena. The movie hits theaters July 17th 2015. Read More
A dark comedy about a likeable guy played by Ryan Reynolds pursuing his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets. But things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.
Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne are moving back in for Neighbors 2. Universal announced today the sequel to last year’s surprise R-rated hit will get the May 13, 2016 opening slot. The original racked up almost $50M in early May and ended up grossing $268M-plus worldwide, making it the year’s top-grossing original comedy. Nicholas Stoller ( The Muppets, Get Him To The Greek) is returning to direct. Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, who wrote the original, will executive produce alongside Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake. Rogen, Stoller and Goldberg will also do some writing on this one. Universal had previously staked out the date for an untitled R-rated comedy, and last summer Rogen and Goldberg said they had been taking meetings about a sequel to the summer comedy but weren’t sure a deal could get done. On the first one, they had trimmed the budget to $18M, making for a hefty profit. Here’s your warning, it’s either time to move in or move out of the Neighborhood. See you summer of 2016.