7 New NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB Character Posters Use the Title Six Different Ways

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20th Century Fox has released seven new Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb character posters.  After saving the day (or night) at the Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian, security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is off to the British Museum in London where he hopes to uncover more secrets about the mysterious tablet that brings the museum figures to life.  These posters all find a way to incorporate “Night” into the tagline except the one featuring Attila the Hun.  I like to think about the tagline copywriters burning the midnight oil, rolling up their shirt sleeves, chain smoking, crumpling up sheets of papers, and getting into shouting matches because they couldn’t figure out how to make a play on words with “hun” and “night”.  Then they gave up and cried themselves to sleep.

Hit the jump to check out the Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb character posters.  The film opens November 19th, and also stars Robin Williams, Dan Stevens, Ben KingsleyRicky GervaisRami MalekSteve CooganOwen Wilson, Rebel WilsonPatrick GallagherMizuo PeckBill CobbsDick Van Dyke, and Mickey Rooney.

Joel McHale Talks A MERRY FRIGGIN CHRISTMAS, Working with Robin Williams, COMMUNITY Season 6, Moving the Show to Yahoo and More

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The family comedy A Merry Friggin Christmas follows Boyd (Joel McHale) who, along with his family, is forced to spend a dreaded Christmas at his parents’ house with his eccentric father (Robin Williams) that he has been avoiding for years.  But when he realizes that he left his son’s gifts at home, Boyd and his father must hit the road in a blizzard to retrieve the gifts before sunrise and save Christmas.  The film also stars Lauren Graham, Candice Bergen, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tim Heidecker, Clark Duke and Oliver Platt.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Joel McHale talked about being a part of telling this father-son story, why the holidays seem to bring out the worst in families, and his fondest memories of working with Robin Williams.  He also talked about how it feels to be doing Season 6 of Community for Yahoo, returning to work on November 17th with a bigger budget, and that they didn’t get picked up until the last day of their contract, along with why he decided to renew his contract hosting The Soup through 2016.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

A MERRY FRIGGIN’ CHRISTMAS Trailer Pits Joel McHale Against Robin Williams in one of His Final Roles

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This one sort of came out of nowhere for me, but here it is, ready for holiday release in less than a month.  Robin Williams and Joel McHale star in A Merry Friggin’ Christmas, the trailer of which just hit this morning.  The movie looks fine I guess, but it’s still hard for me to contextually separate Williams’ upcoming work from his untimely passing.  Though I’m sure that stuff will fade away while watching the actual movie.

The film also stars Clarke Duke, Lauren Graham, Oliver Platt, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tim Heidecker and Candice Bergen. Hit the jump to check out the A Merry Friggin’ Christmas trailer and poster.  The film opens on November 7th from eOne Entertainment.

THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR and NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB Footage Preview Recap

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Last Thursday I headed down to Fox to check out over 30 minutes of footage from The Penguins of Madagascar and about 15 minutes of footage from Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.  Both films are due for release later this year so it was a chance to catch up on what to expect from the more family friendly side of Fox’s upcoming slate.  The seems quite confident when it comes to The Penguins of Madagascar given the amount of stuff we were shown, and they’re not wrong to feel that way.  The film opens in 3D on November 26th, and features the voices of Tom McGrathChris MillerChris KnightsJohn MalkovichBenedict CumberbatchKen JeongAnnett Mahendru, and Peter Stormare.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb was directed by Shawn Levy and stars Ben StillerRobin WilliamsDan StevensBen Kingsley, Rebel WilsonRicky GervaisRami MalekSteve CooganOwen WilsonPatrick GallagherMizuo PeckBill CobbsDick Van Dyke, and Mickey Rooney. That film hits theaters on December 19th.  Hit the jump for a brief breakdown of the footage shown from both movies.

THE COLLISION: Episode 101 – Robin Williams

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This week on The Collision, Perri joins us to talk about the life, work, and sad passing of Robin Williams.  During our conversation, we talk about how Williams’ films personally touched our lives, why he was so memorable, his unique talents, his legacy, and much more.  As always, we finish up with our recommendations.

Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode (“Why We Love Talking about Movies”), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg, @AdamChitwood, and PNemiroff.

TOP 5: THE EXPENDABLES 3, The Problem with Superhero Sagas, Guillermo del Toro Involved in New SILENT HILL Game, THE GIVER, THE BABADOOK

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There’s nothing I can write in the space allotted here that will do justice to the life and career of Robin Williams. His talent was enormous and just as we’re all the better for the work he did, his loss robs us of the things he might still have done. When I was a kid, Williams and Francis Ford Coppola‘s Jack was the first film that ever made me cry. I can remember being 10-years-old and dumbfounded by his ability to make me smile and sob within the context of a single scene. In spite of knowing that it would break my heart, I couldn’t wait to rewatch it as soon as it ended so I could laugh and cry all over again. In the grand scheme of things, his turn in Jack isn’t anywhere near his most beloved work. Given the film’s 17% RT score, I seem to be among the few who have any endearing memories of the film. We should all be so gifted that even our misses leave a lifelong impression on others.

In an impossible segue, this week’s Top 5 features interviews for and Matt’s review of The Expendables 3, Adam’s editorial on why he believes that treating movies like television is a bad idea, the news that Guillermo del Toro is involved in the next Silent Hill game, interviews for and Adam’s review of The Giver, and the new trailer for writer/director Jennifer Kent‘s horror pic The Babadook. Keep reading for a brief recap and link to each of the above.

R.I.P. Robin Williams; Legendary Comic and Actor Dead at 63

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Some incredibly sad news to report this afternoon as it appears that actor/comic Robin Williams has died of an apparent suicide.  The news broke in a report filed by the Marin County Sheriff and has now been confirmed by the actor’s wife Susan Schneider.  All of us here are incredibly shocked and saddened to learn of his passing.  I really loved his performances in Dead Poets Society, The Fisher King,  Good Will Hunting, World’s Greatest Dad, Good Morning VietnamMrs Doubtfire and many other films.  There’s not much else I can say right now.

The Marin County Sherriff’s report follows below.

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB Trailer: The Action Moves to London to Bring One Last Museum to Life

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The very first Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb trailer is here.  After saving the day (or night) at the Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is off to the British Museum in London where he hopes to uncover more secrets about the mysterious tablet that brings the museum figures to life.  I’ve only seen bits and pieces of the previous two films so I can’t speak to how this trailer stacks up to the rest of the franchise, but there are some genuinely funny bits throughout.  Rebel Wilson looks to be a scene stealer as a British security guard, and there’s an amusing running joke involving a caveman that looks exactly like Stiller.  The British setting is also a smart move, as it should provide plenty of fresh opportunities for the series as a whole.  The Museum franchise has always skewed younger, though, and I imagine kids will find Secret of the Tomb to be a swell new adventure.

Hit the jump to catch the trailer for the third and final installment of the Night at the Museum series.  The film also stars Robin Williams, Dan Stevens, Ben KingsleyRicky GervaisRami MalekSteve CooganOwen WilsonPatrick GallagherMizuo PeckBill CobbsDick Van Dyke, and Mickey Rooney, and is due in theaters on December 19th.

First NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3 Images: DOWNTON ABBEY’s Dan Stevens Debuts as Lancelot

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20th Century Fox has unveiled the first Night at the Museum 3 images from director Shawn Levy’s upcoming sequel.  Officially titled Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, the third and final entry in the franchise takes the action to London’s British Museum and the city as a whole, where Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens brings the legendary Lancelot to life.  Ben Stiller reprises his role as night watchman Larry Daley, and Robin Williams also returns as the bombastic Theodore Roosevelt.  The previous sequel, Battle of the Smithsonian, raked in over $400 million at the worldwide box office, so the holiday debut for Secret of the Tomb should ensure solid business for the family film.  With these new image debuts today, I imagine a premiere trailer should be on the way shortly.

Hit the jump to take a look at the first images from Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.  The film also stars Ben Kingsley, Rebel Wilson, Rami Malek, Steve Coogan, Owen Wilson, Patrick Gallagher, Mizuo Peck, Bill Cobbs, Dick Van Dyke, and Mickey RooneyNight at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb opens in theaters on December 19th.

MRS. DOUBTFIRE 2 in Development; Robin Williams and Chris Columbus Will Return

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With $219 million, Mrs. Doubtfire ranks second on the 1993 domestic box office charts, just behind Jurassic Park.  That was Robin Williams‘ peak as a box office draw, so he was in no rush to make a sequel.  Fox started developing a Mrs. Doutbfire sequel in 2001, but Williams reportedly rejected the script in 2006, and the project has remained dormant since.  The actor noted in a recent interview, “They kept trying and it doesn’t work… because at the end of the first one they reveal who [Mrs. Doubtfire] is.”  David Berenbaum (Elf) must have found a way to make it work, because The Wrap reports Fox 2000 has revived Mrs. Doubtfire 2 with a script by Berenbaum.  Williams is on board and Chris Columbus will return to direct.

In the original Mrs. Doubtfire, Williams played a recently divorced actor who whipped up a disguise as a Scottish nanny to spend more time with his kids.  The report does not specify where Mrs. Doubtfire 2 will pick up.  More after the jump.

Trailer for THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN Starring Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, and Peter Dinklage

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The trailer has been released for the comedy The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. Robin Williams plays an obnoxious New Yorker who badgers an annoyed doctor (Mila Kunis) about how much time he has left, and she decides to tell him 90 minutes even though that’s not true.  Believing this false diagnosis, the man tries to right all of the wrongs in his life, and the regretful doctor tries to track him down.  It’s an amusing premise for a comedy (it reminds me of the episode of The Simpsons where Homer thought he only had a day left to life) and it has a good supporting cast (Peter Dinklage and Melissa Leo co-star), so I might check this one out.

Hit the jump to check out the The Angriest Man in Brooklyn trailer.  The Angriest Man in Brooklyn opens in theaters and will be available on VOD on May 23rd.

Promo Poster for ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING Starring Simon Pegg and Members of Monty Python

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Last week at the European Film Market (EFM), Steve landed some images of promo art for upcoming movies.  EFM is loaded with promotional materials as production companies attempt to woo financing and distribution deals.  Among the materials was a promo poster for Terry JonesAbsolutely Anything.  The story revolves around Neil Clarke, “a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has magical powers, bestowed upon him by aliens.”  Simon Pegg is set to star and the voice cast will include Jones, fellow Monty Python alums John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, and Michael Palin as well as Robin Williams.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  Production on Absolutely Anything is set to begin in London on March 24rd.

Trailer for THE FACE OF LOVE Starring Annette Bening, Ed Harris, and Robin Williams

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IFC Films has released the trailer for director Arie Posin’s (The Chumscrubber) upcoming drama The Face of Love.  The film stars Annette Bening as a grieving widow who happens upon a man (Ed Harris) who looks almost exactly like her deceased husband.  The two strike up a relationship and a flood of old feelings come rushing back to her again.  The film looks to be a pretty interesting romantic drama that sidesteps the clichéd psychological thriller aspect that the premise might suggest.  Bening and Harris appear to have solid chemistry, and I’m interested to see how the story plays out.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Robin Williams and opens in select theaters on March 7th followed by a VOD release March 13th. 

Robin Williams in Talks to Return for Shawn Levy’s NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3, Olga Kurlyenko to Co-Star in Russell Crowe’s THE WATER DIVINER

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Here’s tonight’s casting news:

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THE CRAZY ONES: CBS Comedy Pilot Goes Big and Wins

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Of all of the network comedy pilots screened so far this season, The Crazy Ones is the first to come ready-made out of the box.  Most comedy pilots rely heavy on tropes and convention to start with in order to win over a broad audience, but The Crazy Ones does its own thing in the clear hope viewers will join along.  Created by David E. Kelly (Ally McBeal), the show also marks Robin Williams‘ first TV role since Mork & Mindy, illustrating once again that some of the best roles today are on the small screen.  Hit the jump for why “you need a break today.”

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