Paramount has released the new trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. The Channel 4 News Team, Ron (Will Ferrell), Brian (Paul Rudd), Champ (David Kochner), and Brick (Steve Carell) have moved from a whale’s vagina to New York to work at GNN, a 24-hour news network. While there does seem to be a little of a retread with Ron having friction with a co-worker (Meagan Good) who’s not only a woman but also black, this trailer still had me laughing non-stop. This looks like the Anchorman sequel I was hoping we’d get.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Paramount has gone heavy on promoting the movie with a museum exhibit, Ron Burgundy’s autobiography, Dodge Durango commercials, and a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor. As for the film, it also stars Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison Ford. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20th. [Update: We've now added the also-hilarious international trailer.]
After years of development, filmmaker Edgar Wright’s adaptation of Ant-Man for Marvel is finally coming to fruition, and now it appears that Wright and the studio have narrowed down their choices for the titular lead role. Wright has been working on Ant-Man with Marvel for quite some time, and he co-wrote the script alongside Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) a few years ago. The director chose to write and direct this year’s excellent The World’s End before diving into the Marvel world, but now filming on Ant-Man is poised to get underway next year in anticipation of a July 2015 release date.
So who may be donning the antennae for Wright? Apparently Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd have emerged as frontrunners for the lead role. Hit the jump for more.
The first trailer for the dark comedy All Is Bright has been released online. Directed by Phil Morrison (Junebug), the film stars Paul Giamatti as an ex-con out on parole who, when faced with a dwindling job market, decides to go in with his ex-partner (Paul Rudd) and sell Christmas trees. This trailer highlights a bitingly dark comedic tone, and the chemistry between Rudd and Giamatti looks great. Hopefully the film is a winning entry in the “cynical Christmas movie” genre.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Sally Hawkins. Almost Christmas will be available VOD on September 10th and hits theaters on October 4th.
New images have been released from the upcoming films:
- Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – Ron Burgundy, Veronica Corningstone, and the Channel 4 News Team stay classy in two new images. The film stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Steve Carell. The sequel opens December 20th.
- Prisoners – Three new images from the crime-thriller starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, and Paul Dano. The film will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening on September 20th.
- Grudge Match – The first official image from the film starring Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Jon Bernthal, Camden Gray, and Kim Basinger. The comedy gets into a crowded box office ring on December 25th.
Hit the jump to check out the images.
[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Prince Avalanche opens today in limited release.]
Director David Gordon Green broke through with indie films such as George Washington and All the Real Girls, and then seemed like he would make a strong transition to larger budget features after the success of Pineapple Express. However, the quality of pictures decreased as the concepts increased. The stoner medieval comedy Your Highness was painfully disappointing, and the mean-spirited The Sitter was even worse. His new film, Prince Avalanche, is a welcome return to form as it puts Green back inside an indie budget but lets him hold onto the goofy humor of Pineapple Express and Eastbound and Down (he has directed ten episodes over the course of the series). The result is a quiet, sweet, and funny picture about loneliness featuring noteworthy performances from stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.
Magnolia Pictures has released a new trailer for director David Gordon Green’s (Pineapple Express) low-key dramedy Prince Avalanche. The film stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch and follows two workers as they spend their summer repainting traffic lines in the middle of a country highway. I was a little worried that Magnolia would try to play heavy on the comedy angle when really the film is more of a dramedy, but instead this trailer is pretty spot-on when it comes to the tone of the picture. There is some humor, but it also shows the more dramatic elements and the strong performances from Rudd and Hirsch.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer, and click here to read my review from Sundance. Prince Avalanche will be available in theaters and VOD on August 9th.
A new trailer has been released for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Things have certainly changed for the news crew since Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Baxter’s still hanging around and Brick is as clueless as ever, but even though Veronica Corningstone makes an appearance, Ron seems to be pretty heavily into dating someone new. More challenges await the team as the network enters into a twenty-four hour news cycle and new youthful anchors threaten their place atop the pyramid. It’s not exactly what I expected for the first look at the sequel, but that’s not a bad thing. Bring on the scotch!
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Meagan Good, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison Ford. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens on December 20th.
Paramount Pictures has released a new teaser trailer for director Adam McKay’s sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Much like the initial teaser trailer that was unveiled before the film even began production, this trailer doesn’t show any actual footage. In fact, it actually looks like it may have been shot at the same time as that initial teaser, but it’s no less hilarious. We get individual greetings from Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, and Steve Carell all in character, but unsurprisingly it’s Carell’s Brick who steals the show. This movie cannot get here fast enough.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Meagan Good, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison Ford. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20.
Magnolia Pictures has released the first teaser trailer and poster for director David Gordon Green’s (Pineapple Express) upcoming dramedy Prince Avalanche. The film stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch and follows two workers as they spend their summer repainting traffic lines in the middle of a country highway. I caught the pic at Sundance and it’s a wonderfully peculiar film with two fantastic performances from Rudd and Hirsch. There are literally only four characters that appear onscreen in the entire movie, with Rudd and Hirsch sharing the lion’s share of the pic’s screentime alone. It’s really the perfect blend of Green’s indie and commercial comedy sensibilities, as the film’s scenes alternate between hilarity and heartbreak. This trailer does a nice job of showcasing the chemistry between Rudd and Hirsch while playing up the pic’s funnier moments, but there are plenty of nice dramatic beats to be found in the full feature as well.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer, and click here to read Matt’s review of the film from Sundance. Prince Avalanche will be available in theaters and on VOD August 9th.
After the first red-band trailer debuted earlier this week, a new green-band trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s This Is the End is now available. The film definitely looks funny, but I’m wondering how long the premise of celebrity-self-parody can last. Usually, this kind of performance is a cameo, but This Is the End is all about Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, and Craig Robinson playing “versions” of themselves. I’m assuming that as long as the quips and jokes keep coming as quickly as they do in this trailer, then the self-parody won’t wear out its welcome.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Martin Starr, and more. This Is the End opens June 12th.
It’s weird to think we’re only four movies in to Judd Apatow’s directing career, because for the last ten years he’s become a brand. Between working with Adam McKay and Will Ferrell on their comedies, to launching Seth Rogen and Kristen Wiig (and more), he established that he was one of the biggest forces in comedy. But his most recent film, This is 40, came out and it didn’t feel like event. It’s a modest film that’s enjoyable enough, but feels like a B side. Our review of This is 40 follows after the jump.
Paul Weitz is a director I have come to dread. About a Boy was a long time ago, and in the interim he has done some truly abysmal films such as Cirque du Freak, American Dreamz, and Being Flynn (I didn’t even bother with Little Fockers). But after a 12-year-drought, Weitz has delivered a film that’s almost as funny and sweet as About a Boy. His new movie, Admission, is a playful, nice little story where leads Tina Fey and Paul Rudd have the room to exercise their comic and dramatic abilities, and do so with a charming screenplay from Karen Croner. Even though it heads towards safe places, Admission never feels gratingly familiar.
Paul Weitz’s new film Admission turns an inside eye on a subject near and not-so-dear to many of us- the college admissions process. At the heart of it is Portia Nathan (played by a more serious Tina Fey than we are used to seeing), a Princeton admissions officer whose world is suddenly thrown for a loop when a routine visit to an alternative school forces her to cross paths with a teacher (Paul Rudd) who thinks he may have found the son Portia gave up for adoption in college. Portia finds herself bending the rules, both official college rules and rules she has imposed upon herself to help this boy (Nat Wolff) get into Princeton, while falling into an oddly sweet relationship with his teacher. The film also stars a hilarious Lily Tomlin as Fey’s feminist, fire-breathing mother.
At the press day for the film Admission, Collider was present as stars Tina Fey and Paul Rudd spoke to a small group of reporters about the film and their experiences making it. The two discussed meeting each other for the first time, working with director Paul Weitz and the atmosphere on set. They also spoke about how improv influenced their acting, the comedy community, if it’s too soon for a 30 Rock reunion, and discussed a shared experience doing a live reenactment of Sixteen Candles that sounds too good to be true.
Check out new images and synopses for the following films from the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival:
- Adult World – Scott Coffey’s comedy starring Emma Roberts (Celeste and Jesse Forever) and John Cusack (The Raven) that centers on a recent college graduate with dreams of becoming a famous poet who ends up working at an adult book store instead.
- Almost Christmas – Phil Morrison’s comedy features Paul Rudd (This Is 40) and Paul Giamatti (Sideways) as two French Canadian Christmas tree salesmen who travel to New York to sell trees.
- Bottled Up – Previously titled Something in the Water, the Enid Zentelis’ film starring Josh Hamilton (Dark Skies) and Melissa Leo (The Fighter) centers on struggles with addiction.
Hit the jump for the images and synopses.
With director Paul Weitz (About a Boy) comedy-drama Admission opening March 22, Focus Features have provided us with six clips from the film. The film stars Tina Fey as an admissions officer at Princeton University whose life is thrown for a curve when she runs into an old friend (Paul Rudd) while visiting an experimental New Hampshire high school. The simple idea of Fey and Rudd together sounds like a pitch-perfect comedic pairing, and the trailers hint at some strong dramatic material as well. Hopefully the full film delivers on both fronts.
Hit the jump to check out the clips. The film also stars Lily Tomlin, Michael Sheen, Wallace Shawn, Nat Wolff, and Gloria Reuben.