HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 Red-Band Trailer: The Gang Travels to the Future

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Paramount Pictures has released the first Hot Tub Time Machine 2 red-band trailer for director Steve Pink’s comedy sequel.  The film sees the return of Clark Duke, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Chevy Chase, with Adam Scott filling the ensemble spot left vacant by John Cusack.  As a fan of the ridiculousness of the first film, I find this follow-up trailer sufficiently swell.  Pink and Co. take the time travel conceit and go a few steps further, as Corddry, Robinson, and Duke’s characters find themselves transported to the future.  The jokes are on point, the visual gags are great, and the characters are still just as mean-spirited.

Hit the jump to watch the Hot Tub Time Machine 2 red-band trailer.  The film opens in theaters on December 25th.

Benedict Cumberbatch Replaces Guy Pearce in BLACK MASS; Adam Scott Joins Cast

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Production is currently underway on director Scott Cooper’s (Crazy Heart) Whitey Bulger film Black Mass with Johnny Depp in the lead role, but a couple of last-minute casting changes have been made.  Guy Pearce was originally set to play the mob boss’ brother, Billy Bulger, but the Boston Globe reports that Pearce had to drop out for unknown reasons and now Benedict Cumberbatch will fill the role.  The London-born Cumberbatch did a surprisingly solid job of nailing the Oklahoma accent for last year’s August: Osage County, so he makes a fine addition to Black Mass.  Additionally, THR adds that Parks and Recreation star Adam Scott has signed on to play an FBI agent in the crime drama, marking a change of pace for the comedic actor.

Cooper is coming off the commercially disappointing Out of the Furnace, but Black Mass is shaping up to be quite promising.  In addition to Depp, Cumberbatch, and Scott, the cast also includes Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson, Juno Temple, and Jesse Plemons.  A release date has yet to be set, but a fall 2015 release (ie. an awards push) for Black Mass doesn’t seem out of the question.

Will Ferrell Is THE YANK; Johnny Knoxville Takes SICK DAY; Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, and Judith Godreche Join THE OVERNIGHT

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A few comedy casting reports to round up:

  • Will Ferrell is attached to star in The Yank, a fish-out-of-water comedy set in London.
  • Johnny Knoxville is attached to star in Sick Day, described as a “modern-day Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
  • Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, and Judith Godreche are set to star in the indie comedy The Overnight.

Hit the jump for more on each project.

Derek Huff (Adam Scott) from STEP BROTHERS Bros Out and Rails Against Health Care

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It looks unlikely that we’ll ever get Step Brothers 2, but Funny or Die is giving us the next best thing.  Adam Scott has reprised his role as douchebag brother Derek Huff, who bros out with Mark Cuban, Jeff Probst, and Chris Daughtry.  But more importantly, Derek has got a bone to pick with health care.  With tough guy bravado, Derek proceeds to rattle off all the ways he’s injured himself and ruined his life.  This is ultimately in service of promoting healthcare.gov, and while it probably won’t be quite as successful as the Between Two Ferns episode with Barack Obama, I’m all for anything that gets people to sign up.  It also helps that the video is pretty damn funny.

Hit the jump to check out the video.

Scott and Brie in Talks for SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE; Walker Joins THE MOON AND THE SUN; Irons and Meyers to Lead THE SECRET SCRIPTURE

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We’ve a few casting stories for you today.  First up Adam Scott is planning to reteam with Bachelorette director writer-director Leslye Headland for her upcoming comedy Sleeping with Other PeopleThe movie stars Jason Sudeikis as “a womanizer who befriends a serial cheater; ultimately, the two develop a romantic attraction to each other.”  According to THR, Alison Brie is in talks to replace Kirsten Dunst, who had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict.  Headland notes that neither deal is done, and that “‘It’s not set in stone, kids.’ I’ve seen shit fall apart over less.”  As Harvey Weinstein‘s former assistant, she should know.  Hopefully, Scott and Brie will sign on; they’re both immensely talented and are terrific on two of TV’s best sitcoms, Parks and Recreation and Community, respectively.

Hit the jump for casting news on the fantasy feature The Moon and the Sun and the adaptation of the Irish novel, The Secret Scripture.

Watch: PARKS AND RECREATION Cast Reflects on 100 Episodes in Retrospective Special

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Though NBC’s comedy series Parks and Recreation hasn’t ever been a ratings juggernaut, it has secretly (or not so secretly) been one of the most consistently funny and surprisingly emotional shows on network television.  Currently in its sixth season, the show is coming up on its 100th episode, and to mark the occasion NBC has released a web-only, 20-minute retrospective special featuring interviews with Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Rob Lowe, and the rest of the Parks and Rec gang.  The actors discuss their favorite moments and episodes from the series, and while there are many highlights here that Parks and Rec fans will enjoy, my personal favorite just might be the glorious Perd Hapley.

Hit the jump to watch the special.  Parks and Recreation airs on NBC Thursdays at 8:30pm ET.

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY Review

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[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 New York Film Festival.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty opens tomorrow.]

The problem with platitudes is that they may profess a nice sentiment, but the statement tends to be an obvious one, and it will be a fleeting memory by the time you finish reading that t-shirt or bumper sticker. Platitudes can’t cut deeper and provide a thoughtful, lasting impression that would cause us to seriously take stock of our lives and values. Ben Stiller’s two-hour platitude, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, may seem like it’s championing bravery and adventure, but the presentation, while initially enjoyable, quickly becomes hollow, frivolous, and overbearing. It’s a movie where a man’s facial hair defines his character more than his actions.

New Trailer and Poster for THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

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20th Century Fox has released a new trailer and poster for Ben Stiller’s upcoming drama The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  Stiller both directs and stars in the film as a daydreaming Life Magazine employee who has to start going on real adventures in order to track down an elusive photographer (Sean Penn).  This new trailer gets some help from Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” to showcase the titular Mitty’s fantasy sequences, and the visuals in the film remain extremely strong.  The pic had a bit of a polarizing effect on critics (read Matt’s take here and Steve’s take here), but it feels more like a commercial crowd-pleaser than a critical darling.

Hit the jump to check out the new trailer and poster, which is a tad heavy on the photoshop.  The film also stars Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Kathryn Hahn, Patton Oswalt, and Sean PennThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty opens on Christmas Day.

International Trailer for THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY Starring Ben Stiller

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An international trailer has gone online for The Secret Life of Walter MittyBen Stiller (who also directed the film) stars as a daydreaming Life Magazine employee who has to start going on real adventures in order to track down an elusive photographer (Sean Penn).  The international trailer features a little more new footage than the recent new trailer, but it’s still pushing the “uplifting film you’ll see on Christmas” angle.

Hit the jump to check out the international trailer, click here for Steve’s thoughts on the movie, and click here for my review.  The film also stars Kristen Wiig, Patton Oswalt, Shirley MacLaine, Kathryn Hahn, and Adam ScottThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty opens December 25th.

New Trailer for THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY Plus the 25-Minute New York Film Festival Press Conference

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20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for The Secret Life of Walter MittyBen Stiller (who also directed the film) stars as a daydreaming Life Magazine employee who has to start going on real adventures in order to track down an elusive photographer (Sean Penn).  Steve and I saw the movie this weekend.  He liked it; I didn’t.  The trailer is a fair representation of the film, and even though it goes through a lot of the plot, the trailer doesn’t really give anything away since everything is so spaced out and mixed up.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer along with the New York Film Festival press conference.  The film also stars Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Shirley MacLaine, Kathryn Hahn, and Patton OswaltThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty opens December 25th.

NYFF 2013: THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY Review

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The problem with platitudes is that they may profess a nice sentiment, but the statement tends to be an obvious one, and it will be a fleeting memory by the time you finish reading that t-shirt or bumper sticker.  Platitudes can’t cut deeper and provide a thoughtful, lasting impression that would cause us to seriously take stock of our lives and values.  Ben Stiller’s two-hour platitude, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, may seem like it’s championing bravery and adventure, but the presentation, while initially enjoyable, quickly becomes hollow, frivolous, and overbearing.  It’s a movie where a man’s facial hair defines his character more than his actions.

A.C.O.D. Review

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[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.  A.C.O.D. opens today in limited release.]

In his feature directorial debut, A.C.O.D., Stu Zicherman has taken the premise for the episode of a sitcom, and turned it into a film that’s not only funny, but also surprisingly relatable for audience members represented by the title’s acronym, “Adult Children of Divorce”. Speaking as an A.C.O.D., my parents never had the comical, over-the top fights featured in the movie, but Zicherman and co-writer Ben Karlin manage to work in a strong, emotional center to a comedy that works in broad strokes. The movie may share the same plotline as sitcom episode, but thanks to its excellent cast and willingness to push its protagonist to emotionally unpleasant places, A.C.O.D. works for kids from broken and unbroken homes alike.

Adam Scott and Clark Duke Talk A.C.O.D., Their Real-Life Friendship, Being Deputized by Ken Howard, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, WALTER MITTY, and More

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Opening October 4th, Stuart Zicherman’s hilarious comedy A.C.O.D. centers on Carter (Adam Scott), a seemingly well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce with a successful career.  When his younger brother (Clark Duke) announces he’s getting married, Carter suddenly finds himself revisiting the chaos of his parents’ ugly divorce.  Trying to reunite his bitterly divorced parents (Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara) and their new spouses (Amy Poehler and Ken Howard) for the wedding proves more than he bargained for, so he turns to his wacky therapist (Jane Lynch) for advice.

At a wildly irreverent roundtable interview, Scott and Duke talked about what drew them to the roles, their reaction when they first read the script, why having a well written script made their jobs easier, how their real-life friendship helped them develop a genuine brotherly rapport on screen, what it was like having Poehler play their bitchy stepmother, being deputized on set by SAG President Ken Howard, and brandishing a sidearm and SAG card to get into strip clubs while shooting in Atlanta.  They also discussed what they’re working on next including Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (which they revealed will hit theaters March 2014), a new season of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  Hit the jump to read the interview.

Adam Scott and Clark Duke Reveal HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 Will Be Released March 2014

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It appears that the Hot Tub Time Machine sequel will be hitting theaters sooner rather than later.  Production on Hot Tub Time Machine 2 took place this past summer with Steve Pink returning to direct and Clark Duke, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Chevy Chase reprising their roles from the 2010 time travel comedy, but Adam Scott took over the lead role from John Cusack, playing the grown-up son of Cusack’s character.  While the film was expected to be in theaters sometime next year, we recently interviewed Scott and Clark in anticipation of the release of the comedy A.C.O.D., and the duo revealed that Hot Tub Time Machine 2 may be in theaters by March 2014.

“I think Hot Tub comes out in the spring,” said Scott, after which Duke chimed in and clarified, “In March.”  A specific date is unclear, but the first film hit theaters on March 26, 2010 and became a modest box office hit.  Look for our full interview with Scott and Duke on Collider soon.

Exclusive Clip from A.C.O.D. Starring Adam Scott and Richard Jenkins

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Today we’re happy to bring you an exclusive clip from the upcoming comedy, A.C.O.D.  The title stands for “Adult Children of Divorce” and the film centers on Carter (Adam Scott) who has been caught in his parents’ (Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara) ugly divorce for the past twenty years.  Matters become even worse when he tries to get them in the same room so they can attend his brother’s wedding.  I really enjoyed the movie when I saw it at Sundance, and this clip is a good representation of the humor and shows off Scott and Jenkins’ great performances.

Hit the jump to check out the clip.  The film also stars Jane Lynch, Jessica Alba, Clark Duke, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Amy PoehlerA.C.O.D. opens October 4th.

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