New HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 Trailer Travels to the Future, the Past, the Way Past, and Everything in Between; Plus New Poster

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Paramount just released a new(ish) Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer for director Steve Pink‘s  comedy sequel.  The film reunites Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, and Chevy Chase, with the addition of Adam Scott and Gillian Jacobs.  As someone who was drawn to the first film for John Cusack I was skeptical about the sequel in light of his absence, but Adam Scott looks to have wonderful chemistry with the returning cast, and more Gillian Jacobs is always a good thing.  The new trailer is very similar to the red-band trailer we got a few months ago, just cleaned up a bit with a couple new gags, but most importantly it’s still really funny.  I dug the first movie a lot and love that they’re going no-holds-barred with the concept for the sequel.  It should be a lot of fun to watch this band of buffoons gallivant their way through time.

Check out the new Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer and a new poster after the jump.  The film opens February 20th, 2015.

HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 Skips THE INTERVIEW, Time Travels to February

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This isn’t all that surprising.  Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is now foregoing its original December 25th, 2014 release date and moving to February 20th.  This makes sense for a few reasons, the first of which is that it needs to get out of the way of Seth Rogen and James Franco‘s The Interview, which is shaping up to be something of a comedic juggernaut (at least in terms of my perception – it feels like awareness is high for that one).  Also telling?  My first thought when I saw this news was, “that was supposed to come out on Christmas?”  It doesn’t feel like they’ve been aggressively marketing the movie (aside from the trailer) and I feel like February is safer ground for this franchise anyway.

Paramount also moved Scouts vs. Zombies from that date and placed it on October 30th, 2015, also a move of confidence in that horror comedy it looks like.  Steve Pink‘s sequel stars  Clark DukeRob CorddryCraig Robinson, and Chevy Chase, with Adam Scott playing a new part to fill the void left by John Cusack.  Truth?  I’ll definitely be seeing Hot Tub Time Machine 2 in February. 

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.

Rob Corddry and Ellie Kemper Talk SEX TAPE, Dunkin Donuts, What They’re Willing to Do for a Laugh, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, and More

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Opening this weekend is the comedy Sex Tape.  Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel play a married couple who film a sex tape to spice up their love life.  Their video is accidentally uploaded to “the cloud,” which sends the couple through a series of hijinks to prevent everyone they know from seeing the video.  Ellie Kemper, Rob Corddry, and Rob Loweco-star in director Jake Kasdan‘s follow-up to Bad Teacher.  For more on the film, watch the regular or red-band trailer.

At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Rob Corddry and Ellie Kemper.  We talked about Dunkin Donuts finally coming to L.A., what they’re willing to do for a laugh, what it was like working with Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, how Hot Tub Time Machine 2 won’t win any Academy Awards, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Producer Andrew Panay Talks EARTH TO ECHO, How the Script Evolved, Spielberg Inspiration, and More

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Producer Andrew Panay recaptures the spirit of some of the great family movies that he grew up with and loved as a child in his new PG-rated summer sci-fi adventure, Earth to Echo, opening July 2nd.  The film directed by Dave Green from a script by Henry Gayden centers on the special bond of friendship between three young heroes, Tuck (Brian “Astro” Bradley), Alex (Teo Halm), and Munch (Reese Hartwig), who embark on one last adventure together just as their lives are about to change.  If the story of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial were to happen today, this is how it would be told by today’s generation of DIY storytellers.

In an exclusive interview, Panay talked about the challenges of making a film that’s not effects driven but can capture the imagination of today’s young audience, how his relationship with his brother sparked the idea for the story, how the script evolved from inception to final film, why Green was the right choice to direct, why he considers Spielberg one of his heroes, how technology gave the filmmakers a fun way to take their story on the road, what he learned about himself, how he hopes the movie will inspire kids, and the upcoming projects he’s excited about:  Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and CHiPs.  Check out the interview after the jump:

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.

Gillian Jacobs Talks BAD MILO!, the Adorable Puppet, Her First Reaction to the Script, COMMUNITY, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, and More

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Surprisingly, Bad Milo, which is a movie about an ass demon, also has a lot of heart.  As the pressures of Duncan’s (Ken Marino) life start mounting, his stress triggers an insufferable gastrointestinal reaction that results in a pint-sized demon living in his intestine, that forces its way out and slaughters the people who have angered him.  Trying to keep its insatiable appetite at bay, Duncan attempts to befriend it, naming it Milo.

At the film’s press day, actress Gillian Jacobs (who plays Duncan’s sweet, yet pressuring wife) talked about her first reaction to the script, making sure the story always stayed grounded in reality, how adorable she thought the Milo puppet was, and her strangest moment on set.  She also talked about her experience on Hot Tub Time Machine 2, what she’s looking forward to with the upcoming season of her NBC comedy series Community, and shooting a supporting role in the Kevin Costner movie, Black and White.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Rob Corddry Talks HELL BABY, Improv During the Shoot, Keeping a Straight Face, Using Practical Effects, Nude Scenes and HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2

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From writer/directors Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911!), the outrageous horror comedy Hell Baby tells the story of expectant couple Jack (Rob Corddry) and Vanessa (Leslie Bibb), who move into a haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans and soon find themselves enlisting the help of the Vatican’s elite exorcism team.  An overly friendly neighbor living in the house’s crawl space (Keegan Michael Key), Vanessa’s Wiccan sister (Riki Lindhome), and two inept detectives (Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer) only add to the ever-growing chaos and mayhem unfolding around them.

At the film’s press day, very funny actor Rob Corddry spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how much improvisation went on during shooting, that he’ll write down and plan stuff to try on set, how he’s good with not cracking up during scenes, how helpful it was to have practical effects to interact with and react to, and how he was worried about pulling off Riki Lindhome’s nude scene and the final battle.  He also talked about how much fun he had making Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and how much freedom they had with their much lower budget.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. 


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Check out the latest casting news below:

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Tye Sheridan to Star in GRASS STAINS, Chevy Chase and Gillian Jacobs Join HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 and Bill Irwin Joins Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

  • Tye Sheridan has graduated from Mud and will move on to Grass Stains, a coming-of-age indie from writer-director Kyle Wilamowski.  Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing) is also in negotiations to star.
  • Community co-stars Chevy Chase and Gillian Jacobs will reunite in Hot Tub Time Machine 2.  Chase will reprise his role as the advice-dispensing repairman while Jacobs will take on the female lead.
  • Bill Irwin (Rachel Getting Married) will join Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sci-fi film, Interstellar.

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement. 

Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson Talk PEEPLES, Branching Out from their Comfort Zones, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, and More

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There’s an interesting pairing schematic to this week’s Tyler Perry produced comedy Peeples. Craig Robinson and Kerry Washington star as a seemingly perfect couple… The only hitch: she’s yet to introduce her beau to the family (David Alan Grier & S. Epatha Merkerson). Both Robinson and Grier are primarily thought of as comedians, the former – a utility player in pretty much every comedy of the past five years, the latter – a founding member of one of the great sketch comedy shows: In Living Color. Their other halves however are played by dramatic actresses: Washington – the elusive object of affection in Django Unchained, Merkerson – the longest running cast member of Law & Order. The intermingling of drama and comedy performers lends the film a strong balance as a ‘dramedy’. Sure Peeples is a familiar riff on Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner/Meet the Parents; but it’s also a surprisingly charming film – and that can all be attributed to the cast and their interplay within.

In the following interview with Robinson and Washington, the duo discuss how Peeples allowed them to branch out from their comfort zones and how they choose film projects given their heavy television schedules. Robinson also discusses his penchant for playing children’s teachers (the comedian has a background in education) and gives a brief update on the status of Hot Tub Time Machine 2. For the full interview, hit the jump.

Adam Scott in Talks to Lead HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2; John Cusack Will Not Return

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A bit of a casting change is being made for the sequel to the 2010 comedy Hot Tub Time Machine.  Unfortunately John Cusack—the star of the first film—is not returning for follow-up, but on the plus side the very funny Adam Scott is in talks to take over the leading role in the sequel.  The Parks and Recreation star is in early negotiations to play an entirely new leading man in the film, as it appears that Cusack’s character will be written out.  Original cast members Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, and Clark Duke are all nearing deals to return, as is director Steve Pink.  Hit the jump for more.

Craig Robinson Talks THIS IS THE END, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, His NBC Pilot MR. ROBINSON, and More

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At WonderCon a few days ago, I landed an extended video interview with Craig Robinson.  While he was in attendance to help promote Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s awesome-looking end of the world comedy, This Is the End (click here for the red band trailer and our panel recap), we also talked about the Hot Tub Time Machine sequel (which he says starts to film in June, and John Cusack may return), and his NBC pilot that’s now called Mr. Robinson.

For those not familiar with This is the End, the R rated comedy stars everyone in Hollywood (Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Jason Segel, Danny McBrideCraig RobinsonMichael Cera, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Jay Baruchel, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, Martin Starr, and more), and it looks to be one of the better films this summer.  Hit the jump for what Robinson had to say about all of his projects, and circle June 14, 2013 on your calendar because that’s when This is the End is due out in theaters.

HOT TUB TIME MACHINE Sequel Films This June; John Cusack May Return

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As Brendan said last month, Hot Tub Time Machine had the reputation of being a flop based on a mediocre $14 million opening weekend, but the movie had legs, reaching $50 million domestic and it is exactly the kind of R-rated comedy that finds a second life on DVD and cable reruns.  This explains why MGM has been developing a sequel with director Steve Pink.  While we previously reported that Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke were set to reprise their roles in the sequel, the big story was that John Cusack might not be coming back.

However, when I spoke to Robinson earlier today at WonderCon for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s This Is The End, he told me “negotiations are still going” with the cast and he made it sound like Cusack might be coming back.  In addition, he said filming begins this June and he’s seen an early version of the script.  Since the first film featured a tremendous amount of improv, I’d imagine whatever script he’s seen will have a lot of changes on set.  Hit the jump to see what Robinson had to say about the sequel and to watch the trailer for the first film.  Look for more of my interview with Robinson soon.

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