JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA .5/Unrated Trailer Features the Return of Spike Jonze as Gloria

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The Jackass films have always come complete with tons of deleted/unseen footage when they hit home video, and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is no different.  Ahead of the film’s Digital HD release, Paramount has unveiled a Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5/Unrated trailer that offers a look at unseen footage that was cut from the film, including the return of Spike Jonze in old lady makeup as “Gloria” and Catherine Keener as another makeup-clad character.  Entertaining hijinks will no doubt ensue.

Hit the jump to watch the Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 trailer.  The film will be released on Digital HD June 3rd, followed by a proper Blu-ray/DVD release on July 8th.

BAD GRANDPA Blu-ray Review

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When Ryan Dunn passed away, it meant there was a hole in the heart of the Jackass crew, and likely spelled the end of the group’s feature film work.  To sidestep that tragedy, Johnny Knoxville took a character from those shows and movies and spun it off into a feature film: Irving Zisman, the dirty old man who once bellowed he was Lon Chaney’s lover.  Zisman is the focus of the move Bad Grandpa, and here the Jackass group are working within the confines of a narrative feature (which makes it feel similar to the Sacha Baron Cohen films), but get great results.  My review of Bad Grandpa on Blu-ray follows after the jump. 

Director Jeff Tremaine Talks JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA, the Unrated Cut, Confronting the “Marks” after the Prank Has Been Revealed, and More

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One of the more fascinating aspects of the ‘hidden camera’ gag happens after the cameras stop rolling and the joke has been revealed.  In order to use any footage with civilians, one must first get them to sign a waver – thereby allowing the show/film the ability to use the footage just shot.  As someone who has been on his fair share of ‘hidden camera’ sketches, I can attest to just how difficult sometimes it can be to get people to ‘sign’.  There’s no telling how someone will react when they discover that ostensibly they’ve been made a fool of.  So I can only imagine what that process was like on Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.  There are genuine moments where Johnny Knoxville pushes unknowing people to the very brink of violence.  But what happens after the prank is revealed?  What goes through these poor people’s minds?  How do they react to the ‘joke’?

Earlier this week I interviewed director Jeff Tremaine, in accordance with the Unrated Blu-ray release of Bad Grandpa, about these very matters.  In addition, the filmmaker also discussed what footage was added back into the Unrated Cut, the difficult editing process on the picture and, briefly, his next directorial project: the Motley Crue biopic Dirt.  For the full interview, hit the jump.

Watch the Red-Band Trailer for the Uncut Version of JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA

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If you missed Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa in theaters, you’re in luck because the comedy is coming to home video in an uncut version.  Johnny Knoxville stars as 86-year-old Irving Zisman, who takes a trip from Nebraska to North Carolina to take his 8 year-old grandson, Billy (Jackson Nicoll), home.  There are a couple of new jokes in this trailer, but the uncut version is sure to be chock full of them.

Available digitally now, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa will be released on Blu-ray combo pack on January 28th.  If you buy the digital version, you can watch it live with Knoxville online tonight at 8pm ET.  Hit the jump to watch the red-band Blu-ray trailer.

Weekend Box Office: ENDER’S GAME Wins Frame with $28 Million; THOR: THE DARK WORLD Hits $109 Million in International Debut

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The adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s beloved science fiction novel Ender’s Game hit theatres on Friday, and while it’s not looking like a break-out hit, it did not embarrass itself either. Fellow newcomers Last Vegas and Free Birds, came in about equal, but – considering the latter’s family-earning potential – its estimate seems a bit underwhelming. In more impressive news, Thor: The Dark World flexed its muscles overseas, taking in $109.4 million from its first 30 territories.

Title Weekend Total
1.  Ender’s Game $28,000,000 $28
2.  Bad Grandpa $20,500,000 $62
3.  Last Vegas $16,520,000 $16.5
4.  Free Birds $16,200,000 $16.2
5.  Gravity $15,130,000 $219.1
6.  Captain Phillips $8,500,000 $82.5
7.  12 Years a Slave $4,600,000 $8.7
8.  Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 $4,200,000 $106.1
9.  Carrie $3,400,000 $31.9
10.  The Counselor $3,250,000 $13.3

Weekend Box Office: BAD GRANDPA Claims First with $32 Million; THE COUNSELOR Falls Short; 12 YEARS A SLAVE Makes the Top Ten

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Gravity’s winning streak came to an end this weekend, courtesy of Johnny Knoxville. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa easily claimed first place in its debut with an estimated $32 million from 3,366 locations. Also in its first frame, Ridley Scott’s The Counselor was far less impressive. The Fox thriller took in just $8 million in spite of its A-list cast. Fox Searchlight had better results with 12 Years a Slave. The early Oscar contender earned a spot in the top ten on the strength of just 123 venues.

Title Weekend Total
1.  Bad Grandpa $32,000,000 $32
2.  Gravity $20,300,000 $199.8
3.  Captain Phillips $11,800,000 $70
4.  The Counselor $8,000,000 $8
5.  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2   $6,100,000 $100.6
6.  Carrie $5,900,000 $26
7.  Escape Plan $4,340,000 $17.4
8.  12 Years a Slave $2,150,000 $3.4
9.  Enough Said $1,555,000 $13
10.  Prisoners $1,063,000 $59.1

Friday Box Office: BAD GRANDPA Rises Above GRAVITY; THE COUNSELOR Underwhelms

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jackass-presents-bad-grandpa-sliceAfter leading the box office for three consecutive frames, Gravity will slip to second this weekend. No surprise, the movie that is taking the deep-space drama down is Bad Grandpa – the latest feature in the successful Jackass franchise. According to Paramount estimates, Bad Grandpa earned $12.6 million on Friday, including $1.4 million from Thursday night and midnight previews. That puts the R-rated release on track for about $30 million through Sunday: significantly topping the studio’s lowball $19 million projection.  Though knocked from first, Gravity remains a box office force. The global hit should take in another $20 million this weekend, putting it close to $200 million in total domestic earnings.

Ridley Scott’s The Counselor failed to make its case to audiences in spite of its A-list credentials. The Fox drama starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz and Brad Pitt earned an estimated $3.2 million on its first day in theatres. That means that The Counselor is unlikely to hit $10 million this weekend – the higher end of the film’s (very modest) pre-release projections.  We’ll have complete details and the top ten tomorrow.

 Title Friday Total
1.  Bad Grandpa $12,620,000 $12.6
2.  Gravity $6,160,000 $185.6
3.  Captain Phillips $3,625,000 $61.9
4.  The Counselor $3,200,000 $3.2
5.  Carrie $1,950,000 $22

Johnny Knoxville & Jackson Nicoll Talk BAD GRANDPA, Scripted Pranks, Eye-Poking, Arm Hair, the Future of Billy & Irving, and More

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When you pose the challenge of poking yourself in the eye without tearing up to the star of a new Jackass movie, he’s bound to take you up on it.  Bad Grandpa features Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll as Irving and Billy. When Billy’s mother is hit with some serious jail time, it’s up to Irving to drive cross-country so he can dump the kid with his father and not get stuck with him himself. Even though Irving is disappointed that his newfound single status is tarnished by this little “cock block,” he soon comes to realize that they make quite the destructive, insulting, outrageous and lovable pair.

When Nicoll and I weren’t busy jabbing our fingers in our eyes during our interview at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nicoll and Knoxville enlightened Collider on the risk involved in staging stunts, behind-the-scenes pranks that couldn’t make the final cut, Nicoll’s passion for fishing, speedos and sandwiches, and more. Enjoy watching Nicoll count Knoxville’s arm hairs in the video after the jump and click here for my review.

New Red-Band Trailer for BAD GRANDPA, Starring Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll

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A new red-band trailer for Bad Grandpa is now available.  Why is it red-band?  It might have something to do with 86-year-old Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) getting his penis caught in an ATM.  Or maybe it’s the scenes of Zisman giving his eight-year-old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll) alcohol.  Then again, it could be all the cussing caused by Zisman pissing off innocent bystanders with his childish antics.  Whatever the cause, the effect is sure to be audiences laughing their asses off when Bad Grandpa opens this Friday, October 25th.  Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.

First Clip from JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA Sends Johnny Knoxville on a Ride

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The first clip from director Jeff Tremaine’s comedy Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is now available.  It offers up an extended look at a sequence seen in the film’s trailer.  It also shows off the gimmick that has worked so well for Jackass films in the past, that of performing crazy stunts in the midst of unsuspecting passersby and then recording their reactions.  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze and Jackson Nicoll star in Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, due out October 25th.  Hit the jump to watch the clip.

First Posters for LABOR DAY and CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN; Plus New BAD GRANDPA Poster

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A few new posters tonight:

  • Labor Day - Josh Brolin plays an escaped convict who forms a makeshift family with a single mother (Kate Winslet) and her son (Gattlin Griffith) in the latest from Jason Reitman (Up in the Air).
  • Charlie Countryman – Formerly known as The Necessary Death of Charlie CountrymanShia LaBeouf plays the title character who “enters into the hallucinatory, Romanian underworld filled with violence and, strangely enough, love.”  Evan Rachel Wood and Mads Mikkelsen also star.
  • Bad GrandpaJohnny Knoxville brings back his 85-year-old Irving Zisman character from the Jackass movies and adds an 8-year-old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll).

See the posters after the break.

New Posters for THOR: THE DARK WORLD and JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA

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A pair of international posters for Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World have made their way online, each highlighting a specific character from the Alan Taylor-helmed sequel.  The Thor-centric poster shows Chris Hemsworth’s titular character laying the hammer down, while the Loki poster boasts Tom Hiddleston putting on a happy/mischievous face as he likely contemplates his revenge.  Thor: The Dark World opens in 3D on November 8th.

Additionally, Paramount has released the first poster for Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.  The film finds Johnny Knoxville reprising his 85-year-old Irving Zisman character from the Jackass movies, but this time he has his 8-year-old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll) in tow.  The first trailer promises plenty of juvenile hijinks, and this debut poster is in that same vein.  Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa opens on October 25th.  Hit the jump to check out all three posters.

First Trailer for JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA Starring Johnny Knoxville

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Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for director Jeff Tremaine’s comedy Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.  The film finds Johnny Knoxville reprising his 85-year-old Irving Zisman character from the Jackass movies, but this time he has his 8-year-old grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll) in tow.  In a style akin to Borat, the pic blends Jackass-style pranks with a narrative involving Zisman and Billy, and based on this trailer the results look to be incredibly juvenile and really, really funny.  I’m still uncertain as to whether the Bad Grandpa sketch can sustain an entire movie, but the gag at the end of this trailer involving Nicoll’s character had me laughing incredibly hard.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa opens on October 25th.

First Images from JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA; Film Blends Prank Footage with a Narrative Story

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Paramount Pictures made a bit of a surprise announcement a few weeks ago when we learned that the heretofore rumored film Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa had not only been filmed already, but was slated for release in theaters this coming October.  Now the first images and details from the pic have landed online, giving us a clearer idea of what the Jackass spinoff entails.  Johnny Knoxville reprises his 85-year-old Irving Zisman character in the film, which blends Jackass-style prank footage involving the unsuspecting public with a narrative arc (not unlike Borat).  Knoxville is joined onscreen by his Fun Size co-star Jackson Nicoll, who plays Zisman’s 8-year-old grandson Billy.  Jackass staple Jeff Tremaine directed the film and co-wrote the script with Knoxville and Spike Jonze.

Hit the jump to check out the first images, and click here to watch the trailer.  Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa opens on October 25th.

JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA Set for October 25th; PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 5 Pushed to January 3, 2014 [Update]

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The Paranormal Activity has been a hit for Paramount every year for the past four years, but after a drop off of almost 50% from Paranormal Activity 3 to Paranormal Activity 4, the studio may be thinking it’s time to give the franchise a bit of a break.  Paranormal Activity 5 was slated for October 25th, but now that date will go to Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.  The film, based off the popular sketch featuring Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze hitting the streets in old people make-up and participating in various shenanigans, will now be the studio’s low-cost, potentially high-reward flick this October.  We hadn’t heard anything about the feature for over a year, but I suppose we should start seeing some advertising for it in the not-too-distant future. PA 5 will now open on January 3, 2014 and face off against Fox’s horror film, Devil’s Due.

Hit the jump to check out the “Bad Grandpa” sketch. [Update: The Wrap is reporting that the delayed horror film is not Paranormal Activity 5 even though that's how Paramount referred to it in their press release.  According to The Wrap, the movie set for January 3, 2014 is the Latino-targeted spinoff The Oxnard Tapes, which "exists in a parallel universe" to the Paranormal Activity movies.  Paranormal Activity 5 will reportedly be released next October.  There is currently no script for the film, but editor Greg Plotkin, who worked on the last three PA movies, is being tipped to direct.]

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