New Posters from IN THE HEART OF THE SEA, AMERICAN SNIPER, THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, and More

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A collection of new posters for upcoming films has landed online.  Briefly:

  • In the Heart of the SeaThe first trailer for Ron Howard‘s telling of the tragedy of the Whaleship Essex landed earlier today, and now we have one of my favorite posters of the year.  It’s ominous without being overbearing.  The film opens March 13, 2015, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson.
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – Meanwhile, we have a contestant in the running for worst poster of the year.  I don’t know if this is an awful photoshop job or if everyone is supposed to look like a cardboard cutout.  The film opens December 19th, and stars Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Ben Kingsley, and as you can see from the poster, lots and lots of other people as well as a monkey with keys.
  • American Sniper – The Clint Eastwood drama gets another somber poster.  Bradley Cooper stars as U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who served four tours in Iraq and quickly became the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.  The film opens in limited release on December 25th.
  • Horrible Bosses 2 – Kudos to Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz for trying to make the exact same facial expression.  The comedy sequel opens November 26th, and also stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, and Jamie Foxx.

Hit the jump to check out the aforementioned posters.

New HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 Trailer: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis Are Entrepreneurs

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Warner Bros. has released a new Horrible Bosses 2 trailer for the upcoming comedy sequel.  Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis reprise their roles from the first film, and this time around they decide to be their own bosses by setting out on their own entrepreneurial venture.  When a slick investor (Christoph Waltz) steals their idea, they decide to kidnap his son (Chris Pine) and hold him for ransom.  This trailer isn’t quite as funny as the previous one, but there are still some standout jokes thanks to the main trio.  While comedy follow-ups are incredibly hard to pull off, the chemistry of Bateman, Day, and Sudeikis is fantastically infectious so I’m optimistic here.  Moreover, between this and Stretch, Pine is proving himself to be quite the comedic talent.

Watch the new theatrical Horrible Bosses 2 trailer after the jump.  Directed by Sean Anders, the film also stars Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin SpaceyHorrible Bosses 2 opens in theaters on November 26th.

New HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 Trailer Features Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis Finding Their Criminal Groove, Plus a New Poster

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A new full trailer for writer-director Sean Anders’ R-rated comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 is now online.  This cut sees stars Jason BatemanCharlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis finding their groove as criminals who opt to take part in the more lucrative business of kidnapping and ransom rather than murderous revenge.  The change in plot points this time around seems like it frees up the trio to flex their comedy muscles even more than in the original film.  While Horrible Bosses 2 could easily suffer from the usual sequel pitfalls, it’s worth the price of admission just to have these three on screen together.  Be sure to check out the previously released trailer for even more hilarity.

Also starring Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Chris Pine, and Kevin SpaceyHorrible Bosses 2 opens November 26th.  Hit the jump to watch the new trailer and take a look at the new poster.

TOP 5: DELIVER US FROM EVIL, FOXCATCHER Trailer, Saturn Awards, HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 Trailer, Our Most Anticipated Movies: July to September

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This week I rewatched Errol Morris‘ landmark 1988 documentary The Thin Blue Line for the first time in around six years and was reminded of how remarkable it is. Available on Netflix to stream instantly, the film is not only lauded for Morris’ unique use of reenactments and “interrogation” style of interviewing but also because it was the primary catalyst behind Randall Dale Adams having his murder conviction and subsequent life sentence overturned. Morris’ private investigator skills are on full display in the pic as he dismantles the flawed testimony of witnesses that led to Adams’ conviction, culminating in a final taped interview with David Ray Harris that’s as surreal and powerful a conclusion as you’ll find committed to film. I try and avoid using hyperbole as much as possible, and I don’t think I’m overselling it when I say that The Thin Blue Line is among the most important documentaries ever made. If you haven’t already, watch it as soon as possible.

My Netflix recommendation aside, this week’s Top 5 features Deliver Us from Evil interviews with Olivia Munn and more, the fantastic new trailer for Bennett Miller‘s Foxcatcher, interviews from the 40th annual Saturn Awards, the first trailer for Horrible Bosses 2, and a look at our most anticipated movies from July to September. As you’ve come to expect, a brief recap and link to each of the above rests after the jump.

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 Images Showcase New Villains

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Just a couple of days after New Line released the trailer, we’re getting a couple of Horrible Bosses 2 images from the sequel directed by Sean Anders (That’s My Boy). This time we’re treated to a more detailed view of the film’s new villains Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine. I actually like the original film, so I could go for another round of Jason BatemanCharlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis trying to channel their inner sociopaths.

When a slick investor (Christoph Waltz) takes over, “the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son (Chris Pine) and ransom him to regain control of their company.”  Jennifer AnistonJamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey also return in for more on November 26th.  Hit the jump to check out the new Horrible Bosses 2 images! 

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 Trailer Gives a First Look at Stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis

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New Line has released the first trailer for Horrible Bosses 2, directed by Sean Anders (That’s My Boy).  Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis return to start a new business in the sequel.  When a slick investor (Christoph Waltz) takes over, “the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son (Chris Pine) and ransom him to regain control of their company.”  I somehow missed the first installment from Seth Gordon back in 2011, but this new trailer makes me want to remedy that ASAP.  It’s also got the best use of “Turn Down for What” since, well, DJ Snake & Lil Jon’s video.

Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey also return in Horrible Bosses 2, scheduled for release on November 26th.  Hit the jump to watch the first Horrible Bosses 2 trailer.

Kevin Spacey Talks NOW, the Challenge of Tackling RICHARD III, the Future of HOUSE OF CARDS, HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, and More

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Now available online, on VOD, and in select theaters is director Jeremy Whelehan’s  NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage.  The documentary is a great behind-the-scenes look at what Kevin SpaceySam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company did with Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Richard III.  If you’re not aware, the company performed the show over 200 times and traveled across three continents.  The film encompasses the entire company from rehearsal to spending a year on the road together while trying to absorb the different cultures and countries they visited.  If you want to see what it’s like to travel the world performing Shakespeare with an all-star group, you should absolutely check this out.

Last week in Los Angeles, I landed an exclusive interview with Kevin Spacey.  He talked about the challenge of playing Richard, what it was like being in almost all the scenes, the experience of work shopping with Sam Mendes and finding the character, how his House of Cards character Francis Underwood was based on Richard III, what it was like performing in Greece in front of 14,000 people, how this is his final year as artistic director of The Old Vic and what’s coming up there, how long House of Cards can continue, returning for Horrible Bosses 2, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch the NOW trailer and for the interview.

Chris Pine Talks JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, Joe Carnahan’s STRETCH and HORRIBLE BOSSES 2; Says Opening Scene of STRETCH “May End My Career”

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Opening this weekend in theaters and IMAX is director Kenneth Branagh’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.  Based on the Tom Clancy character, the original story follows Jack Ryan (played by Chris Pine) as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot.  Starring alongside Pine is Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley with Branagh as the film’s antagonist. 

A few days ago I got to talk to Chris Pine at the Los Angeles press day.  He talked about the film’s long development process, whether there was any dramatic shift in the story during that time, if he collects anything, and more.  In addition, Pine talked about making Horrible Bosses 2 and Joe Carnahan‘s action-comedy Stretch, saying the opening scene of the latter “may end my career.”  Hit the jump to watch.

2014 Blockbuster Preview: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, INTERSTELLAR, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, 22 JUMP STREET, and More

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It’s no secret that 2015 is going to be a sort of moviepocalypse with regards to its sheer magnitude of massive films, but right now we’ve still got 2014 to look forward to.  There are plenty of exciting large-scale films on tap for the coming year ranging from sequels to reboots to (gasp!) original properties.  Inevitably some will be great and some will be disappointing, but right now we’re full of optimism, and we’ve put together a list of 25 promising blockbusters set to be released in the next 12 months.  Read on after the jump.

New Images from HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, ABOUT LAST NIGHT, THE MONUMENTS MEN, and DELIVER US FROM EVIL

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Check out some new images from the upcoming 2014 films:

  • Horrible Bosses 2 – Director Sean Anders’ comedy sequel starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, opening November 26, 2014.
  • About Last NightSteve Pink’s romantic comedy starring Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Joy Bryant and Regina Hall opens February 14, 2014.
  • Deliver Us from EvilScott Derrickson’s crime horror picture starring Eric Bana, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, Edgar Ramirez and Chris Coy opens July 2, 2014.
  • The Monuments Men – Writer-director-actor George Clooney’s World War II drama starring Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban and Hugh Bonneville opens February 7, 2014.

Hit the jump to view all the new images.

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 Starts Production, Confirms Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine, and Reveals Plot Synopsis

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Sean Anders’ Horrible Bosses 2 has officially started production!  In addition to returning stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey, new antagonists Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine have been confirmed.  As a bonus, the first details about the plot of the comedy sequel have also been revealed.  It seems the protagonists become keen to go into business for themselves, but soon find themselves the victims of a slick-witted investor who takes them to the cleaners, leaving them with only one option: kidnapping his son and holding him for ransom.

Horrible Bosses 2 is set for a November 28, 2014 release date.  Hit the jump for more.

Christoph Waltz in Talks for HORRIBLE BOSSES 2; Luke Grimes Joins FIFTY SHADES OF GREY; Rachel McAdams May Join Keanu Reeves in PASSENGERS

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

  • Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) is in negotiations to join Horrible Bosses 2.  New Line has set a November 28, 2014 release date for the sequel that also stars Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey and Chris Pine.
  • Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris) is in talks to replace Reese Witherspoon in the science fiction picture, Passengers, starring Keanu Reeves.
  • Luke Grimes (Taken 2) has been cast in Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation, which stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.
  • Robin Weigert (The Sessions) has signed on to Edward Zwick’s chess drama, Pawn Sacrifice, starring Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer.

Hit the jump for more on each project.

Chris Pine Confirmed for HORRIBLE BOSSES 2

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We learned last week that Warner Bros. wanted Chris Pine to play one of the horrible bosses in Horrible Bosses 2.  Today we can confirm the deal has closed.  According to Variety, Pine will play “half of a father-son duo who steal the main characters’ idea for a new invention.”  WB reached out to Christoph Waltz to play Pine’s father, but a scheduling issue will likely prevent Waltz from taking the role.

Jason BatemanCharlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis will return for the sequel to the 2011 surprise hit about three men who conspire to kill each other’s unbearable employers.  After Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon dropped out, Sean Anders (We’re the Millers) stepped in.  Horrible Bosses 2 opens November 26, 2014.

Chris Pine Could Be a Terrible Employer in HORIBBLE BOSSES 2

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I really enjoyed the first Horrible Bosses, and I’m hoping the sequel can live up to the original.  There currently aren’t any details on the new installment, but some new bad bosses are on deck.  Deadline reports that Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine are being eyed to play a father/son duo of horrible bosses, but Waltz will probably be unavailable due to scheduling.  That leaves Pine, who could be a good fit provided they’re willing to find an unexpected twist like they did for Colin Farrell.  Instead of taking his good looks to go the easy, smarmy jock route, they plastered him with a comb-over and a raging coke habit.

I was hoping that the sequel would work from the script by Horrible Bosses screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, but after Seth Gordon dropped out from directing, Sean Anders came on board and rewrote the script with We’re the Millers co-writer John Morris.  I enjoyed that movie, and since a large part of the original’s appeal was the improv between stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis, there’s reason to be optimistic.  Horrible Bosses 2 opens November 26, 2014.

Writers Jonathan M. Goldstein and John Francis Daley Talk CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2, HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, VACATION Remake, and More

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John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein make for an unusual pair. Daley is best known as a television actor, starring on the cult TV show Freaks and Geeks and now on Bones. Goldstein is a well traveled sitcom writer, contributing to shows ranging from The PJs to The New Adventures of Old Christine. Together the two have become one of the most in-demand and successful screenwriting teams in Hollywood. Their produced work covers a range of genres: the adult dark comedy Horrible Bosses, the broad comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and this weekend’s release Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

In the following interview with Daley and Goldstein, the writing duo discusses the genesis of their writing partnership, the re-writing process on Cloudy 2 and the difficulties of writing for animation. In addition Daley and Goldstein gave updates on a number of their upcoming projects: Horrible Bosses 2, Vacation (the remake to which they’re still slated to direct), their in-development pilot Punching Out and the just-sold-to-New-Line Bad Santa-esque The Bus Driver. For the full interview, hit the jump.

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