Gravitas Ventures has released the first Ping Pong Summer trailer for writer/director Michael Tully’s 1980s-set indie comedy. The film takes place during the summer of 1985 and revolves around a shy 13-year-old kid (Marcello Conte) who, while on family vacation in Ocean City, strikes up new friendships, gets a crush, and becomes embroiled in the local ping pong scene. The pic looks to be a pretty funny take on the coming-of-age story, and it absolutely nails the ‘80s aesthetic without coming off as cliché or contrived. It actually feels a tad reminiscent of The Way, Way Back, and the ensemble cast is definitely promising.
Hit the jump to watch the Ping Pong Summer trailer. The film also stars Susan Sarandon, Amy Sedaris, Lea Thompson, John Hannah, and Judah Friedlander. Ping Pong Summer will be released in theaters and VOD on June 6th.
If you missed the social media sensation that was Sharknado, congratulations; you’re one of the lucky ones. The rest of us were subjected to awful special effects and equally laughable acting in a campy “so bad it’s (not really any) good” natural disaster flick that found thousands of sharks flung into a flooded Los Angeles. Original stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return to combat the farcical force of nature in Sharknado 2: The Second One, which will also star: Vivica A. Fox as Fin’s (Ziering) old high school friend, Skye; Mark McGrath as Fin’s brother-in-law; Kelly Osbourne as a flight attendant; Andy Dick as a police officer; Judah Friedlander as Brian, and poor Judd Hirsch as the taxi driver, of course. Production begins next week as the Sharknado preps to hit New York City. Look for the sequel sometime this July. (Via Deadline)
With director Chris Wedge’s animated adventure comedy Epic set to debut at the end of May, we were recently granted a behind-the-scenes preview of the Blue Sky and 20th Century Fox production. While the trailer gives a nice idea of the world the film exists in, the footage we were shown – some of it still a work in progress – was absolutely beautiful. On a storytelling note, many have drawn comparisons between Epic and that of 1992′s FernGully: The Last Rainforest and 1989′s Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and those comments are certainly not unfounded. Though Epic is aimed at audiences too young to have seen either of those films when they opened, there is much more to the story here than just a rehashing of familiar elements.
Featuring the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz, Beyonce Knowles, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Aziz Ansari, Blake Anderson, and Judah Friedlander, Epic opens in 3D on May 24, 2013. Hit the jump for more on our behind-the-scenes preview and here’s the new trailer.
A new trailer has been released for the animated film, Epic. The story tells of a hidden land deep in the forest where the battle between the forces of good and evil continues under our very noses. A teenage girl is magically transported into their secret universe by shrinking down to their size, where she must combine forces with an assortment of colorful characters in order to save both worlds. This trailer doesn’t give me much hope for the movie. The main focus is “Look at all the celebrities we gathered to do voice work!” Instead, that voice work comes off particularly distracting at points since I’m not seeing characters but seeing Aziz Ansari and Christoph Waltz in a recording booth.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also features the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Blake Anderson, Judah Friedlander, and Beyoncé Knowles. Epic opens in 3D on May 24th.
A new trailer for the 20th Century Fox animated film Epic has been released. The story tells of a hidden land deep in the forest where the battle between the forces of good and evil continues under our very noses. A teenage girl is magically transported into their secret universe by shrinking down to their size, where she must combine forces with an assortment of colorful characters in order to save both worlds. The pic still looks a little like Ferngully 2013, but I’m not entirely sure that’s a bad thing. There’s more humor in this trailer than in the first, and the “miniaturized” story device should provide for some fun set pieces in the forest.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film features the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz, Beyonce Knowles, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Aziz Ansari, Blake Anderson, and Judah Friedlander. Epic opens in 3D on May 24, 2013.
After having finished watching the entirety of season 3of 30 Rock, two things came to me. One is that 30 Rock – especially among its niche following – is the most quotable show around these days. From Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) doing her Muppet walk or saying “what the what?”to “I want to go there” to Baldwin paying homage to Malice, without having seen this season of 30 Rock at all, much of it was familiar by remembering tweets and things people said. My Review after the jump.