Blood Ties, the new film from Tell No One director Guillaume Canet, is premiering at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and the first eight images from the movie have been released. The story takes place in New York in 1974, and centers on two brothers. One has recently been released from prison, and the other is a cop who is trying to help his brother out only to discover that old habits die hard. The stellar cast includes Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Mila Kunis, Billy Crudup, James Caan, and Zoe Saldana.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The Cannes Film Festival is now underway, so we should expect to hear the buzz on Blood Ties soon.
I love Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and I have high expectations for the upcoming sequel, Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers. Details on the film have been scarce, but now EW is reporting that the plot revolves around Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) returning to Swallow Falls to clean up the mess created by the FLDSMDFR only to find that food is now taking on the form of mutant beasts. “Magically, every creature is a combination of a food item and an animal that results in just a cringeworthy pun,” says producer Kirk Bodyfelt. As a fan of cringeworthy puns, this makes me even more excited for the flick.
Hit the jump for more. Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers opens in 3D on February 7, 2014.
The raunchy and outrageous comedy That’s My Boy tells the story of Donny Berger (Adam Sandler), an aimless loser who knocked up his smoking hot teacher when he was a teenager, and was left to raise their love child even though he was completely unprepared to be a parent. Now, 30 years later, Todd (Andy Samberg) is all grown up and a successful Wall Street executive who hasn’t seen his father in years. But, with Donny owing tens of thousands to the IRS, he figures that tracking down his son will not only give him the chance to ask for the money he needs to stay out of jail, but to also finally bond with his son.
At the film’s press day, writer/director Sean Anders talked to Collider for this exclusive interview about what made Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg the perfect pairing for this film, what he’d like to see on the DVD, and the collaboration he had with Sandler both in reworking the script and on set during filming. He also talked about signing on to write and direct Three Mississippi (with partner John Morris), about two Philadelphia neighbors whose annual Thanksgiving game of tackle football has become extraordinarily heated, the possibility of a Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler pairing for the film, and the status of the Dumb and Dumber sequel with Jim Carrey. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
A couple of new trailers for the upcoming R-rated comedy That’s My Boy have gone online. The first is a fairly straightforward red-band trailer for the film, and the second is a really funny trailer cut by Andy Samberg himself. The red-band trailer actually has a few genuine laughs, and it reveals that Adam Sandler, who plays Samberg’s estranged father, pretends to be Samberg’s friend throughout some of the film because Samberg told his soon-to-be-in-laws that his dad was dead. More fun, though, is a special trailer for the film that Samberg himself cut. It almost plays like a fake trailer from Funny People, and Samberg appears to know exactly what That’s My Boy looks like from an outside perspective. Though I’m cautious with every Sandler project nowadays given his recent output, I have to admit that these two trailers actually make That’s My Boy seem somewhat appealing.
Hit the jump to watch both NSFW trailers. The film also stars Leighton Meester, James Caan, Milo Ventimiglia, Will Forte and Vanilla Ice. That’s My Boy opens on June 15th.
Eight clips from the new comedy That’s My Boy have gone online. The film stars Adam Sandler as rich party animal who tries to avoid going to jail for tax evasion by getting his estranged and independently-wealthy son (Andy Samberg) to front him the cash to pay back the IRS. What’s more, the dad decides to make this play during the son’s upcoming nuptials. The film marks Sandler’s first R-rated film since 1996’s Bulletproof, and features a supporting cast that includes Leighton Meester, James Caan, Milo Ventimiglia, Will Forte and Vanilla Ice.
Hit the jump to watch the clips. That’s My Boy opens on June 15th.
Director Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer) tweeted a set photo from behind the scenes of The Amazing Spider-Man today with the tag: “got caption?” So let’s have a little fun with this one. Check out the image, which features star Andrew Garfield and some stunt performers, and come up with your best caption to submit to our comments section (or Webb himself, if you’re feeling brave).
We also have another batch of photos and video of Mila Kunis and Clive Owen from Guillaume Canet’s Blood Ties. We’ve already seen Owen propose in these set photos, so I’m happy to see they’re still getting along. The 1970s period picture set in Brooklyn follows two brothers on opposite sides of the law who are caught up in the world of organized crime. Hit the jump to check out the set photos and videos.
Clive Owen and Billy Crudup are set to lead Guillaume Canet‘s crime thriller Blood Ties. Based off the French novel Les liens du sang, Canet’s English-language debut “centers on a younger brother (Crudup) who has to ask his convict older brother (Owen) to go back into the underworld to help out the family.” As we reported back in November, Mark Wahlberg, Zoe Saldana, and Marion Cotillard were circling the picture. In addition to the casting news regarding Owen and Crudup, THR reports that Saldana and Cotillard have signed on along with Mila Kunis and James Caan. Kunis and Cotillard will play love interests. Bullhead star Matthias Schoenaerts has been offered role, and if he signs on, this cast will be even more impressive.
Canet co-wrote the script for Blood Ties with We Own the Night writer-director James Gray. For those unfamiliar with Canet, I strongly recommend checking out this 2006 mystery flick Tell No One. If the financing on Blood Ties comes together, filming will begin in April in New York.
Small Apartments deserves credit for getting inside your head through force of strangeness alone, and it has enough going on to merit at least some kind of interpretation. You can argue with yourself to no end about whether or not director Jonas Åkerlund has made a subversive slam against trying to find human connection when our own baggage shuts us off from the world, or if he’s delivered a pat, mawkish ending that doesn’t fit with previous moments of derision towards sentiment. Rather than leave your head spinning, Small Apartments just leaves your head aching.
The red-band trailer for the R-rated comedy That’s My Boy (previously titled “I Hate You Dad“) has gone online. The film stars Adam Sandler as rich party animal who tries to avoid going to jail for tax evasion by getting his estranged and independently-wealthy son (Andy Samberg) to front him the cash to pay back the IRS. The jerk-off dad decides to make this play during the son’s upcoming nuptials and chaotic hilarity ensues.
There are two surprising things about this trailer. First, this is Sandler’s first R-rated comedy since 1996′s Bulletproof. Second, I chuckled a few times during this trailer, which doesn’t make sense since I can’t remember the last time an Adam Sandler movie made me do that. Hit the jump to check out the red-band trailer. The film also stars Leighton Meester and James Caan. That’s My Boy opens June 15th.
Tony Kaye made a big splash in 1998 with his directorial debut American History X. He has kept busy in the years since, but maintained a low profile. That could change with his new film Detachment. The cast will bring name recognition to the film: veterans Adrien Brody, James Caan, Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu, Marcia Gay Harden, Bryan Cranston, William Petersen, Blythe Danner, Tim Blake Nelson are joined by fresh faces like Betty Kaye and Sami Gayle. Tribeca Films acquired the film in September, and has released trailers and clips over the last month that stand out from the vast collection of promotional material we host here at Collider. The story follows a substitute teacher (Brody) on assignment at a failing public school. The appeal of Detachment is in the execution, so hit the jump for trailers, clips, posters, and images from the film.
We’ve got quite a few casting stories for you today. First up, Susan Sarandon has joined the cast of the Adam Sandler/Andy Samberg comedy I Hate You Dad. The comedy revolves around a father who moves in with his son and his son’s fiancé just before they’re about to get married, with Leighton Meester set to play Samberg’s fiancée. THR reports that in addition to Sarandon, Will Forte, Milo Ventimiglia, Eva Amurri (Californication), Blake Clark, Meagan Fay (Party Down), Tony Orlando, Dan Patrick and previously announced James Caan are all in negotiations to join the Sean Anders-directed comedy. Sarandon will play a sexy teacher who is the mother of Samberg’s character.
Additionally, Jennifer Hudson is the latest actor to join the cast of the Farrelly brothers’ The Three Stooges. The film stars Will Sasso as Curly, Sean Hayes as Larry, Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe, Jane Lynch, Larry David, Stephen Collins and Craig Bierko. Deadline reports that Hudson will play Sister Rosmary at the orphanage that the Stooges are raised. Lynch and David play two other (presumably evil) nuns at the orphanage. The Three Stooges is currently filming. Hit the jump for the casting news of Johnny Knoxville and a lot more in Fun Size and Seth Green, Michelle Trachtenberg, Katee Sackhoff, Harold Perrineau and Billy Baldwin in Sexy Evil Genius.
The Adam Sandler/Andy Samberg comedy I Hate You Dad may have just found an Academy Award nominee to join the cast. The Wrap reports that Colombia Pictures is looking at grabbing James Caan for a role in the film. The plot revolves around a father who moves in with his son and his son’s fiancé just before they’re about to get married.
Sean Anders and John Morris (Hot Tub Time Machine) are set to direct the comedy from a script by David Case, which subsequently got a rewrite by Ken Marino and David Wain (Role Models).
Moving Pictures has released a trailer for Henry’s Crime, a heist comedy starring Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, and James Caan. While it’s basically the same trailer that leaked online back in January, we never posted it and now it’s in higher quality.
The story centers on a nice guy (Reeves) who goes to jail for a bank robbery he didn’t commit. Now released from prison, he enlists his old cellmate (Caan) to rob the bank for real this time. The film looks cute and it’s nice to see Reeves in an intentional comedy. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and click here for Steve’s interview with Reeves from when the film played back at the Toronto Film Festival. Henry’s Crime opens April 8th.
by Jeff Ames Posted: December 13th, 2010 at 11:50 am
There are literally hundreds of Christmas films lingering on the shelves of video stores around the world. Most of them are junk – forgettable slapstick fare involving goofy people doing goofy things in the name of goofiness – yet every now and again one jumps out and has enough allure to end up a perennial holiday favorite (check out Collider’s list of Top 10 Christmas flicks if you haven’t already).
Such is the case with Jon Favreau’s 2003 Elf, an otherwise forgettable film if not for Will Ferrell’s sugar-high, candy coated, even inspired performance. The former SNL-star does his damndest to ensure an enjoyable comedy experience, yet obtrudes the film in a way that makes it impossible to enjoy unless you find his overtly rambunctious humor amusing. Personally, I think the man is a god – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) remains one of the great comedies – capable of squeezing hilarity from even the most rudimentary of circumstances, and so my opinion is a biased one. Still, I can see how Ferrell’s brand of humor may turn off some; I understand why people get annoyed when he strips naked (far too often) and screams obscenities with high pitched fury. But you have to admit, the man takes chances – sometimes his method works, sometimes it doesn’t. Continued after the jump:
At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I was able to land an exclusive interview with Keanu Reeves for his movie Henry’s Crime. Premiering at the festival, Henry’s Crime stars Reeves, James Caan, and Vera Farmiga. The film was directed by Malcolm Venville and it’s about an aimless guy who ends up serving time for a bank robbery he didn’t commit. After he gets out, he decides to rob the bank for real. Things get complicated when he falls for a girl.
While you normally associate Reeves with big budget Hollywood blockbusters, you might be surprised to learn Henry’s Crime is a true indie as they don’t yet have distribution and Reeves was instrumental in getting the film made.
During the interview, Reeves talked about why he wanted to make Henry’s Crime, casting, acting techniques, upcoming projects, and a lot more. If you’re a fan of Reeves, I think you’ll like the interview as I tried to ask him some questions I’ve never heard him answer. Read or listen to what he had to say after the jump: