Twelve years after a one-night stand, a man (Jason Sudeikis) and a woman (Alison Brie) run into each other and try to maintain a platonic relationship despite their mutual attraction. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay produce. Read More
The Secret Life of Pets is a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in the film, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. It’s directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio. The Secret Life of Pets hits theaters July 8 2016.
The Overnight, begins as a movie about people in their mid-thirties who have children and the strains that puts on their sexually frustrated relationship. Then it turns into a twisted dark comedy that the world might just be in need of. A red band trailer is probably the best way to showcase what the flick is all about. It stars Adam Scott (Parks & Recreation) and Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black) as the before mentioned couple – transplants to LA from Seattle – who try to make new friends with another couple who may be injecting some new found adult hijinks into the couple’s lives.
Here’s the trailer for Bill Murray’s forthcoming movie, Rock The Kasbah. In it, Murray portrays a road manager who travels to Afghanistan with one of his stars (Zooey Deschanel) but becomes stranded. While trying to get home, he discovers new talent. Danny McBride, Scott Caahn, and Bruce Willis round out the cast of this Barry Levinson-directed film.
It’s been reported by The Wrap that Netflix has landed the feature Staten Island Summer which is set to debut on July 30. The film was written by Saturday Night Live Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost and will star SNL regulars Bobby Moynihan and Cecily Strong. It was produced by Lorne Michaels as well as directed by Rhys Thomas who is also an SNL vet. The film focuses on two best friends and recent high school graduates who decide to work as lifeguards during the summer while they figure out their future. The film is reportedly based on Jost’s own experience as a young lifeguard in New York. The rest of the cast includes Will Forte, Fred Armisen, Ashley Greene (Twilight), Jim Gaffigan, Method Man and the young star of Bad Grandpa, Jackson Nicoll. Netflix is on a hot streak right now as far as comedy is concerned with upcoming series including Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, the feature Pee-wee’s Big Holiday and the Ricky Gervais’ movie Special Correspondents. We also exclusively announced that Michael Che will be releasing a stand-up special on Netflix in 2016. If you thought you were streaming before. Consider doubling that.
In the second Red Band Trailer for Ted 2 we see Amanda Seyfried’s role expanded, we see a blind man’s butt crack and the results of Ted driving a car. Ted 2 hits theaters June 26.
When a divorced guy’s ex-wife re-marries someone way more uptight, he re-enters her life and wreaks havoc. That’s the premise behind the new Will Ferrell comedy Daddy’s Home. Ferrell portrays a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best possible stepfather to his wife’s two children. Mark Wahlberg plays their freeloading father. And the rest of the cast is sprinkled with top notch comedians such as Hannibal Buress (Neighbors, Broad City) and Paul Scheer (The League, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp). The film is directed by Sean Anders (Horrible Bosses 2) and John Morris (Hot Tub Time Machine). Also rounding out the cast are Linda Cardellini (Freaks and Geeks) and Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3). The holiday season will be packed blockbusters including Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, the Point Break reboot, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip just to name a few. But with a cast like this and the track record of Ferrell and Wahlberg, this could be the surprise break-out alternate to the Star Wars community.
The pitch is simple. Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen cat by posing as drug dealers for a street gang. But the comedy is sure to be complex and smart. We can say this because the feature film, Keanu, has been written by the minds behind Comedy Central’s smash hit sketch comedy series Key & Peele. Both Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will star alongside Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man as well as the just recently announced, via The Hollywood Reporter, Will Forte. The Last Man On Earth star adds this to his already busy future schedule which includes two animated projects, Moonbeam City for Comedy Central and the featureGet Squirrely with John Leguizamo, John Cleese and Samantha Bee. This fails to mention the second season of Last Man which was renewed for a second season in early April. Forte will play a pot dealer who is obsessed with black culture in Keanu. A release date of April 22 2016 has already been set for the comedy. And be on the lookout for Forte in Adam Sandler’s controversial film The Ridiculous 6 out later this year.
The man who directed the comedy force that is Jack Black in Nacho Libre, Jared Hess, has reteamed with him for the upcoming feature Micronations. The film will be written by New Girl writers Robert Snow and Christian Magalhaes. Here’s the breakdown on the story, as of now. It’s about a lovable oddball who finds a place to belong among the bizarre and ridiculous world of “do-it-yourself countries,” inhabited by eccentrics and visionaries who have declared their own backyards sovereign nation, or “micronations.” He then finds himself recruited as head of defense for the tiny nation of Valoria (population: 12), and is thrust into an overblown battle with the neighboring Wayne County, Nevada. “Once I learned that there were people within the United States who have created their very own countries, I knew I had to make a movie about them,” Hess said. This movie just sounds awesome. Jack Black can be seen in the D-Train, out now in theaters, as well as the upcoming HBO series The Brink staring June 21. As far as Hess, he is also attached to direct Walt Disney Picture’s Overnight on 42nd Street.
From writer and director Nancy Meyers (It’s Complicated, The Holiday, Baby Boom), Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway star in The Intern, in theaters September 25. The film also features Adam Devine and Anders Holm from The Workaholics.