Check out our round-up of the latest posters below:
- Resident Evil: Retribution – The fifth installment of the Resident Evil franchise from director Paul W.S. Anderson stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Boris Kodjoe, Johann Urb, Kevin Durand and Bingbing Li. Resident Evil: Retribution opens September 14th.
- The Possession – From producer Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) director Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch) comes this horror film based on real life events. The Possession, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport and Natasha Calis opens August 31st.
- The Babymakers – The heist/adventure/comedy directed by Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers) stars Olivia Munn, Paul Schneider, Noureen DeWulf and Aisha Tyler. The Babymakers opens August 3rd.
Hit the jump to check out the new posters and synopses.
Here’s a look at the new schedule of release dates for some upcoming movies:
- The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz, will be pushed back a week to August 10th.
- The Babymakers, starring Olivia Munn, Paul Schneider and Aisha Tyler, will open August 3rd.
- Alex Cross, starring Tyler Perry, Rachel Nichols and Matthew Fox, will open a week earlier on October 19th.
- The Big Wedding, starring Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton and Katherine Heigl, will take Alex Cross’s previous spot, opening October 26th.
Hit the jump for more on each movie, including why Universal is delaying the opening of their fourth Bourne movie, The Bourne Legacy.
A new red band trailer for the raunchy comedy The Babymakers is online. Paul Schneider and Olivia Munn star as a married couple who want a baby, but cannot due to the husband’s low sperm count. To save his marriage, Schneider rounds up his friends to rob a sperm bank that he donated to in his more fertile days. I do not find anything in the trailers funny, and Matt did not care for the movie at SXSW. But Jay Chandrasekhar of Broken Lizard directed and co-stars, which is still worth something in the comedy community (his TV resume is more impressive than I realized), so your mileage may vary.
Kevin Heffernan, Wood Harris, Nat Faxon, and Aisha Tyler also star. The Babymakers opens on August 3. Watch the NSFW trailer after the jump.
The Babymakers is a film I would have made when I was thirteen, and that is not a compliment. Jay Chandrasekhar‘s comedy occasionally appeals to one’s guilty pleasure adolescent side, but it lacks the sophistication to bring out big laughs from its constant stream of semen jokes. The film does get some hilarity out of some of the cum gags, but a comedy cannot subsist on jizz jokes alone, and when it’s not spraying its wad all over predictable pay-offs, The Babymakers moves into creepy, exploitative territory with lead actress Olivia Munn. Paul Schneider gets to shine in a lead performance and the supporting cast gets in some great moments, but they’re not enough to overcome the obvious jokes, a weak script, and even weaker pacing.
The first trailer for director Jay Chandrasekhar’s (Super Troopers, Beerfest) comedy The Babymakers has arrived in the form of an extended NSFW look at the film. The movie centers on a young married couple who is having trouble conceiving a child. They decide the only way to have kids is to break into a sperm bank in order to retrieve the specimen the husband donated as a young man. Paul Schneider (Lars and the Real Girl) stars as the husband and Olivia Munn plays his wife. While I quite enjoyed Chandrasekhar’s previous Broken Lizard entries, this trailer is painfully unfunny. They’re basically making the same dick jokes for over three minutes and I couldn’t even crack a smile.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Written by Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow (Ice Age: The Meltdown), the film also features quite a few Broken Lizard regulars despite not being an official “Broken Lizard film”, with Paul Soter, Kevin Heffernan, Erik Stolhanske, Steve Lemme, and Chandrasekhar himself all appearing.
We have a couple quick casting notes to report. First up, Paul Schneider (Lars and the Real Girl) will star in Broken Lizard’s new movie The Baby Maker. While Broken Lizard will star and the troupe’s Jay Chandrasekhar will direct, the script was penned by Ice Age: The Meltdown writers Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow. Per Variety, “Story follows a married couple who fail to conceive after months of trying, prompting the husband to enlist his friends’ help to rob a Pasadena sperm bank, where he made a deposit as a young man. All of the Broken Lizard members are expected to co-star, with Kevin Heffernan playing the protag’s crazy best friend, who hooks him up with an Estonian master thief, played by Chandrasekhar. Other Broken Lizard members include Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske.”
Why the sperm bank wouldn’t simply give him back his own seed is beyond me. I’m also surprised that sperm keeps for that long. Logistics aside, Schneider is terrific actor and it will be interesting to see him play against the Broken Lizard gang. Hit the jump for some casting news regarding the adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s Freaky Deaky.
A clip from Christophe Honoré’s Les Bien-aimés (The Beloved) has been released, a little over two weeks before its premiere at the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival. The French movie will screen following the awards ceremony on Sunday, May 22. Starring Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroianni, Milos Forman, Louis Garrel, Michel Delpech and Paul Schneider, the musical comedy draws us “into Prague of the sixties, London of the ’80s, the world of Sept. 11 and Paris of today in a singular, melancholy and romantic work of art,” according to the film fest’s press release.
Hit the jump for the synopsis and to watch Deneuve and her daughter Chiara (daughter of late Italian legend Marcello Mastroianni) singing “Une fille légère”, written by Alex Beaupain. Les Bien-aimés will be Honoré’s second film to screen at Cannes, although it will be out-of-competition. Les Chansons d’amour, which had also starred Chiara Mastroianni, Sagnier and Garrel, competed at the fest in 2007.
20th Century Fox has released a new international trailer for Water for Elephants. Based on the novel by Sara Gruen, the film tells the story of a man who joins a traveling circus during the Great Depression after his parents die in a car accident. While at the circus, he finds himself falling in love with one of the main stars of the show, who is married to the circus’ cruel and violent animal trainer. The film stars Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Hal Holbrook, and the always great and underused Paul Schneider; Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) directs. Hit the jump to watch the trailer and read a full plot synopsis.
The trailer for Water for Elephants has gone online. Based on the novel by Sara Gruen, the film is directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) and stars Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon, Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz, and MTV Movie Award-winner Robert Pattinson. The story is set during the Great Depression and centers on a veterinary student (Pattinson) who drops out of school and joins a second-rate traveling circus after his parents are killed in a car accident. While at the circus, he falls in love with Marlena (Witherspoon), who is married to a cruel and violent animal trainer (Waltz).
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars James Frain (TRON: Legacy), Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild), and Paul Schneider (Parks and Recreation). Water for Elephants opens April 15, 2011.
Opening this Friday, in limited release, is the new film from director Jane Campion “Bright Star”. The film premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and it’s a portrait of love and loss between the 19th-century Romantic poet John Keats and the 18-year-old muse-next-door, Fanny Brawne. They’re played by Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish. To help promote the film, we’ve been provided with 4 clips and they’re after the jump. Take a look.
During the first season of “The Office” there is a moment where a character is forced to admit that she had a hysterectomy. It’s not a funny moment at all. Instead, it seeks to remind the audience that these are real human beings with trauma and history behind the chuckles. It is a moment that in large part defined that show for me. Greg Daniels pseudo-spin off “Parks and Recreation” has no such subtlety on its mind.
Whereas the Steve Carell lead ensemble of “The Office” is anchored in humanity and a certain sense of pain, “Parks and Recreation” is a show about characters who tilt at windmills and remain optimistic and oblivious to their obvious shortcomings. More after the jump:
As I wrote when I posted the new images from “Mr. Nobody” and “The White Ribbon”, the Toronto Film Festival starts in a few weeks and like every year, the Festival is loaded with plenty of world premieres. While I had planned on attending this year’s festival as a member of the working press, due to my deciding to attend too late, I missed the cut for getting a press badge. However, I’m still going, and hope to be able to report on the films and interview a lot of the people attending.
Anyway, with the festival gearing up to start, I’ve been provided with a lot of new images from the films premiering. So after the jump take a look at images from Jane Campion’s “Bright Star”, “Creation”, “Defendor”, and “Solitary Man”.
Opening on June 5th is director Sam Mendes new movie “Away We Go”. Since all reviews are under embargo for a few more weeks, I need to be careful what I say.
However, I don’t think anyone at Focus Features will mind me saying that I loved the movie. Loved. “Away We Go” has a brilliant script, beautiful cinematography, great acting, and Sam Mendes directed this thing to perfection. While the film isn’t some big budget summer extravaganza, it’s a film absolutely worth checking out when it gets released. Especially if you’re in your twenties or thirties and still trying to figure life out.
Anyway, to help promote the film, we’ve been given 5 clips from the movie and the trailer, so check them out after the jump.