SEX TAPE Review

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One would think that a movie entitled “Sex Tape” wouldn’t have a problem being raunchy.  Sadly, director Jake Kasdan‘s latest picture can’t seem to find the balance between a sweet relationship and salty dialogue, and mostly goes with the former at the expense of the latter.  Even more baffling is why the movie constantly feels the need to justify its premise as it reiterates plot points, character decisions, and the technological chicanery involved in the story’s inciting event.  There’s always more emphasis on explaining what’s going on instead of going all the way.

Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz Talk SEX TAPE, Being Fearless When it Comes to Comedy, Playing a Couple in a Healthy Relationship, and More

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Opening this weekend is the comedy Sex TapeCameron 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 Lowe co-star in director Jake Kasdan‘s follow-up to Bad Teacher.  For more on the film, watch the regular or red-band trailer.

A few days ago I landed an exclusive video interview with Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel.  They talked about being asked a lot of inappropriate questions while promoting this movie, how they’re both fearless when it comes to comedy, why Segel won’t do “mean jokes,” playing  a happy couple in the film, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

SEX TAPE Clip and Images: Cameron Diaz Does Her Best Rollergirl Impression

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Sony Pictures has released the first Sex Tape clip from director Jake Kasdan’s upcoming comedy, as well as a batch of new high-resolution images from the film.  The pic stars Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz as a couple who, after discovering that their three-hour intimate video has accidentally been uploaded to the cloud, set out to delete the video from the iPads of their friends and family and ensure that their reputations aren’t ruined.  This new clip appears to be a scene from the “inciting incident” that leads to the aforementioned sex tape, as Segel’s character is very excited about Diaz’s sexy mobile get-up.  Segel also shares screenplay credit on the film with Nicholas Stoller and Kate Angelo, which is encouraging.  He and Diaz are both talented comedic actors and I’m a big fan of Kasdan’s Walk Hard, so hopefully this one delivers on the promise of a solid summer comedy.

Hit the jump to check out the new Sex Tape clip and high-resolution images.  The film also stars Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, and Rob LoweSex Tape opens in theaters on July 18th.

New SEX TAPE Red Band Trailer: Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel Try Every Position in THE JOY OF SEX

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It’s trailer night on Collider!  Following trailers for The Judge, The Wedding Ringer, and The Good Lie, we now have the latest Sex Tape red band trailer for you.  Sony has already released three Sex Tape trailers, but for a raunchy comedy bluntly titled Sex Tape, it can’t hurt to offer more dirty jokes for a red band audience.  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 Lowe co-star in director Jake Kasdan‘s follow-up to Bad Teacher.  Sex Tape opens July 25.  Check out the Sex Tape red band trailer after the jump.

New SEX TAPE Trailer and 5 New Images Featuring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz

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A new UK trailer for Jake Kasdan’s crime drama/heist thriller Sex Tape is now online and … wait, what?  This is supposed to be a comedy?  Well that changes everything!  The new trailer is startlingly short on laughs and chooses instead to focus on the heist angle of the couple who must retrieve their sexcapade from “the cloud” before all their friends and family watch it.  I’m sure there are some jokes throughout the movie, and they’re probably much cleverer than a dog flying off a treadmill, right?

Starring Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, and Rob LoweSex Tape opens July 18th.  Hit the jump to watch the new UK trailer and five new images.

New SEX TAPE Trailer Starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel

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Following up on the debut red band Sex Tape trailer, Sony has released a comparatively more chaste green band trailer.  Still raunchy enough, given the premise centers on a married couple (Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel) who films 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—their son, her boss, the mailman, Rob Corddry—from seeing the video.

Ellie Kemper and Rob Lowe co-star in director Jake Kasdan‘s follow-up to Bad Teacher.  Sex Tape opens July 25.  Check out the Sex Tape trailer after the jump for a few new jokes.

First Red-Band Trailer for SEX TAPE Starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel

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Sony Pictures has released the first Sex Tape red-band trailer.  Director Jake Kasdan‘s (Bad Teacher) comedy stars Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz as a couple who, after discovering that their three-hour intimate video has accidentally been uploaded to the cloud, set out to delete the video from the iPads of their friends and family and ensure that their reputations aren’t ruined.  Segel and Diaz look to have solid chemistry as the lead comedic duo, and it’s promising to see that the film isn’t shying away from its R-rating.  There are a few comedic tropes glimpsed in this trailer that are well-worn territory, but Kasdan certainly has the capacity to go the unexpected route (see: Walk Hard), so hopefully Sex Tape avoids delving into too many cliches.

Hit the jump to watch the debut trailer.  The film also stars Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, and Rob LoweSex Tape opens on July 25th.

New Images from SEX TAPE Starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel and ANNIE Starring Jamie Foxx

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Sony Pictures has unveiled new images from two very different Cameron Diaz films slated for release this year.  First up is director Jake Kasdan’s (Bad Teacher) comedy Sex Tape, which stars Diaz and Jason Segel as a couple who, after discovering that their three-hour intimate video has been stolen, set out to recover the tape and ensure that their reputations aren’t ruined.  These images give us a first look at the ensemble beyond Diaz and Segel, as we see Rob Lowe, Ellie Kemper, and Rob CorddrySex Tape opens in theaters July 25th.

The other Cameron Diaz film is director Will Gluck’s (Easy A) musical redo Annie, in which Diaz takes on the role of the mean Miss Hannigan.  The young Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) takes on the title role as an orphan who is taken in by a New York mayoral candidate (Jamie Foxx) in a thinly veiled campaign move.  The film’s first trailer promised a few full musical numbers, and these images tease just that.  Annie opens in theaters December 25th.

First Look at Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz in SEX TAPE

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Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz “made a sex tape,” and our first preview of the finished product is now online.  The two star in director Jake Kasdan’s (Bad Teacher) upcoming comedy Sex Tape, which revolves around a couple who, after discovering that their three-hour intimate video has been stolen, set out to recover the tape and ensure that their reputations aren’t ruined.  This first image from the pic gives us a tease of what that sex tape may entail, as Diaz is seen in bed sporting a pair of roller skates (one assumes she’s just really into Boogie Nights).  Segel co-wrote the screenplay with Kasdan and Kate Angelo, and as a big fan of Kasdan’s Walk Hard—not to mention the impressive comedic abilities of Segel and Diaz—I’m very much looking forward to seeing what they’ve cooked up for this new film.  Expect a debut trailer soon.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film also stars Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, and Rob LoweSex Tape opens on July 25th.

Jason Segel to Play David Foster Wallace Opposite Jesse Eisenberg in THE END OF THE TOUR; James Ponsoldt to Direct

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Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg are attached to star in The End of the Tour, an adaptation of journalist David Lipsky‘s account of his five-day trip with David Foster Wallace during the last leg of the Infinite Jest book tour in 1996.  I picture many long conversations in hotel rooms, but the book synopsis notes a few adventures for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies to spice up the road trip script including a dash to the airport, an encounter with a “terrible reader,” and a Baptist church dance.

Segel is attached to play Wallace—Eisenberg will play Lipsky.  According to The Wrap, James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) is attached to direct.  Segel vs. Eisenberg and the focused biopic angle were likely enough, but signing Ponsoldt locks The End of the Tour as a project I look forward to.  Production is tentatively scheduled to begin in February or March.  Read the book synopsis after the break.

Jason Segel to Star in Real-Life Maple Syrup Heist Comedy; HORRIBLE BOSSES Director Seth Gordon Will Helm

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Sony Pictures has just acquired a stranger-than-fiction pitch that will see Jason Segel playing a maple syrup thief.  Inspired by real events reported by Anne Sutherland in the Montreal Gazette, the film chronicles the 2012 heist of over $20 million worth of maple syrup that was stolen from Quebec’s Federation of Maple Syrup Producers (this is a real thing that exists).  As of now, over 20 individuals have been arrested in connection to the maple syrup crime (also a thing that exists).  Segel is attached to star and Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon is onboard to direct.  Hit the jump for more.

Comic-Con: Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel Talk HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, What’s in Store for Lily and Marshall, Working with Babies, and More

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At the end of last season we finally did it.  We met the mother.  It was a moment eight seasons in the making, and delightful as it was, fans are still waiting to see the titular moment when Ted Mosby meets the future mother of his children.  In honor of their ninth and final season the cast of How I Met Your Mother made their Comic-con debut to a packed house of fans and bring them a glimpse of what to expect from the show’s conclusive season.

Following the panel Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel spoke with the press. They talked about coming to Comic-Con, what season nine brings for Lily and Marshall, working with the babies, and making each other laugh on set. Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Comic-Con: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Panel Recap; Cast and Crew Tease Season 9 and How It Takes Place Over One Weekend with Flash Forwards

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Jason Segel, Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, and Alyson Hannigan were joined by producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, and Pamela Fryman at the first and last How I Met Your Mother Comic-Con panel this year to show a teaser for the final season of the show and to take questions from a loving audience.  How I Met Your Mother will return Season 9 on September 23.

Hit the jump to read a recap of the panel, what fans can expect from the final season, how the show’s new framework will work out, and just how much we will find out about “the mother.”

Sony Moving Forward with BAD TEACHER 2; Cameron Diaz Expected to Return

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Sony Pictures is putting the wheels in motion for a sequel to the 2011 comedy Bad Teacher.  The studio announced today that it is developing Bad Teacher 2 with Jake Kasdan returning to direct and Justin Malen writing the script.  The first film starred Cameron Diaz as a rough-around-the-edges gold digging middle school teacher who tried to play nice in order to win a cash prize that would pay for breast implants.  Though a little uneven on the comedy side, the film was funny enough and featured a stand out performance from Lucy Punch.

It was also a box office success, bringing in $216 million worldwide—pretty impressive for an R-rated comedy.  While Diaz has yet to sign a deal to return for the follow-up, the project is being developed for her to star.  Hit the jump for more on the sequel and the Bad Teacher TV show.

THIS IS THE END Review

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Judd Apatow‘s past collaborators have exceeded him.  Left to make a movie without his direct oversight, stars Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson have made a film with the influence of Apatow’s past work, but none of his recent weaknesses.  That’s not to say that these actors are only indebted to Apatow or that their comic talent came from working with the successful writer/director/producer.  But they’ve all worked with him in the past, and their latest effort, guided by a script and direction from Rogen and Evan Goldberg, leaves behind comic one-upmanship and endless riffing to provide a balanced comic dynamic that’s able to navigate a loose plot to big laughs.

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