The Incredible Burt Wonderstone stars Steve Carell as the titular Vegas magician whose relationship with stage partner, Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi), becomes strained with the arrival of edgy street magician, Steve Gray (Jim Carrey).
In a bid to beat the Mayan apocalypse, Seth Rogen and James Franco have released a red-band trailer for their upcoming comedy, This Is The End.
Comedian, writer and director Ricky Gervais confirmed today via his twitter account that he has signed up to play the human lead in James Bobin's sequel to 2011's The Muppets.
Holy balls, this trailer has me so excited that I am going to rant and rave. Yes, a Michael Bay movie has inspired a mini-essay that isn't entitled "Our culture has AIDS now."
As a film fan, it is always heartening to know that great cinema is being protected. The great, lost films of history are a real sticking point for any connoisseur of the art form, so this is why I love The National Film Preservation Board so much.
The organisation has made its annual selection of 25 films to join the National Film Registry, with prints to be housed and preserved in the Library of Congress, recognised forever as important works of American film.
Alejandro González Iñárritu's talent for powerful drama, grappling with dark and ponderous themes and drawing intense performances from his actors have won him acclaim throughout the film industry - from critical circles to those of his peers. His 'Death Trilogy' (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel) and following feature Biutiful have cemented him as one of (if not the) most accomplished and proficient Mexican directors working today.
A film-maker famous for peering thoughtfully into the abysses of the soul and the finality and impact of death does not, on paper, present a stellar candidate to helm a comedy feature. That, however, is next on Iñárritu's agenda.
There are plenty of great reasons to watch Modern Family: across the board, the writing and performances are hilarious. One thing, however, makes it unmissable: Ty Burrell's performance as Phil Dunphy - idiotic, childish, out of control and supremely awesome patriarch of American comedy's funniest family.
Kevin Smith has promised to quit directing for a while now. Anyone with even the faintest hint of objectivity probably wishes he had made good on that threat sometime after Chasing Amy, but 15 years on and we are still stuck with him. That could well be changing soon, though, as Smith announces a third Clerks movie.
Silver Linings Playbook is a fresh drama/comedy based on the debut novel of the same name by Matthew Quick. Winner of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice and a host of other independent awards, it deals with some pretty sensitive subjects that in the wrong hands could’ve been a disaster, but instead serves to highlight issues and make them a bit less daunting. Think of a cross between Little Miss Sunshine and 50/50 and you’ll probably have the right idea.
Ok, so dognappers are doing a clever dognapping scam and it’s all going well until they take the wrong dog, which belongs to a psychopath. It has long been established that one must not cross the wrong psychopath, and that consequences will ensue. When consequences rain down, there’s always an innocent party. Here, the innocents are screenwriter Marty, played by Colin Farrel and a little shih tzu. The dognappers are Billy and Hans, played by Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken respectively, and the key psychopath is Charlie (Woody Harrelson). Great cast, great start. And, as the title suggests, there are more mentalists to come.