The first Horrible Bosses movie was a lot of fun. Mainly because of the enduring likeness of Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, and Jason Bateman. A teaser trailer for the inevitable sequel has hit the web. While the plot doesn’t reveal much except something about a kidnappin’ of Cristoph Waltz and Chris Pine brandishing a gun. It also appears the entire gang got back together including the bosses Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey. They even got Jamie “Motherf*cker Jones” Foxx to reprise his role. What’s important to remember about this teaser trailer most is that Jennifer Aniston is down to be pooped on. Just let that rattle ’round your brain for a bit.
It’s a very special SNL reunion as former beloved cast members Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader reunite to co-star in The Skeleton Twins. The pair have always been very close at Studio 8H, and have played a couple in the film Adventureland. Now they will play estranged siblings that re-examine why they’re estranged after surviving a near death experience. The film was quite a hit at Sundance and will be coming to theaters September 19th.
Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan star in the new zom-com, Life After Beth. Plaza plays DeHaan’s recently deceased girlfriend, Beth, who is resurrected by her parents (John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon). Everything seems to be going pretty great, that is until Beth goes from dream girl to zombie, flesh-eating monster. Beth becomes a girl only April Ludgate could love. The film also stars Anna Kendrick, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, and Matthew Gray Gruber. Life After Beth hits theaters August 15th.
Comedy Central’s CC: Studios makes history today with the release of their first full-length film, Jason Nash is Married. The film, originally conceived as a web-series, stars comedian Jason Nash who also wrote and directed the film.
“Jason is stuck living in the shadows of his more successful wife (Busy Philipps) and two young kids. When debt threatens to destroy his family, he jump-starts his career, a move that sends him down of a rabbit hole of nefarious characters and sociopaths. Along the way, he must confront a pedophiliac movie star, a chauvinistic therapist, a trust-fund cokehead and a painful discussion about who his wife would marry if he died. Yet when Jason finally finds success he realizes there’s more to marriage than just paying the bills.”
Nash has amassed more than a millions fans on Vine, hosts the Guys With Feelings podcast, wrote for the cartoon Supernews, and produced and starred in the CC: Studios web-series The Shaman. The film also stars Busy Philipps, H. Jon Benjamin, Rob Corddry, Andrew Daly, David Koechner, TJ Miller, Patton Oswalt, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Andy Richter, Paul Scheer, Nick Swardson, Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Walsh and Casey Wilson.
Once again moviegoers show that they like Kevin Hart.
The comedian’s latest film, Think Like A Man Too has taken the #1 spot at the box office this weekend. A move that should be reassuring to studios that Hart is one of the hottest commodities in Hollywood.
Hart has opened three movies in 2014, the lowest he’s ever opened at the box office is #2 with the February release of About Last Night. Man Too joins and January’s Ride Along at the top. both opened tops at the box office.
While Ride Along raked in the dough Man Too did have a smaller opening, earning $29.2M, About $4M down from the the original Man which is less than the $33M of the first movie’s opening. In addition, Man Too also cost more to make due to salaries.
In second place, the bromantic duo of Jonah Hill and Channin Tatum were barely beaten out with 22 Jump Street earning $28M in its second week. Positive reviews and word of mouth seem to be propelling this one. Bros.
Rounding out the top 5 are How to Train Your Dragon 2 at #3 earning $26M. Jersey Boys took #4 with a $13M weekend. As Disney’s Malificent at #5 earning $13M.
2014 has been a good year for comedies which means that studios will hopefully start making more flicks to make people laugh. Read More
Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. re-unite to be fake cops in the new comedy film Let’s Be Cops. Wayans was originally cast on the Fox sitcom New Girl alongside Johnson before Lamorne Norris took Wayans place when he opted to return to ABC’s Happy Endings. Side-by-side again, check out the duo masquerade around town as cops and become neighborhood sensations in the new red band trailer. Let’s Be Cops hits theaters August 13th.
Seth Rogan and James Franco are back together again for their new action-comedy, The Interview. The pair star as celebrity tabloid reporters who get recruited by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jong-un after they land what should have been the interview of their careers. The film also stars Lizzy Caplan and Randall Park as Kim Jong-un. With no specific date set yet, the film will premiere sometime in October.
Kristen Wiig has amazed us all with her acting and writing skills, now she’ll try her turn in the director’s chair. The SNL alum is set to star and direct her first movie, a buddy comedy she’s writing with her Bridesmaids partner Annie Mumolo.
While details are still under wraps, Variety reports the film will star the pair as “best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depth.” Wiig and Mumolo are still working on the script and in a statement said, “We’re very excited to be writing. We will be going into a cave for months to finish. An actual cave. We found one that’s nice and big. We’re putting a couch in there.”
Wiig and Mumolo have kept busy since their critical and commercial hit Bridesmaids (which landed them an Oscar nomination for “best original screenplay”). Mumolo has written for the upcoming film Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence, and has a recurring role on NBC’s About a Boy. Since leaving SNL, Wiig has starred in Anchorman 2, and has been branching out and flexing her serious dramatic acting muscles in films Hateship, Loveship, and the upcoming Sundance hit The Skeleton Twins.
Bridesmaids was such a big success that with the dynamic duo back at it again, this will surely end in another amazingly hilarious film. And with Wiig wearing three hats: actor, writer, and director… consider this my most anticipated movie of whatever the hell year it comes out.