Check out our round-up of the latest posters below:
- Resident Evil: Retribution – The fifth installment of the Resident Evil franchise from director Paul W.S. Anderson stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Boris Kodjoe, Johann Urb, Kevin Durand and Bingbing Li. Resident Evil: Retribution opens September 14th.
- The Possession – From producer Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) director Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch) comes this horror film based on real life events. The Possession, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport and Natasha Calis opens August 31st.
- The Babymakers – The heist/adventure/comedy directed by Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers) stars Olivia Munn, Paul Schneider, Noureen DeWulf and Aisha Tyler. The Babymakers opens August 3rd.
Hit the jump to check out the new posters and synopses.
Here’s a look at the new schedule of release dates for some upcoming movies:
- The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz, will be pushed back a week to August 10th.
- The Babymakers, starring Olivia Munn, Paul Schneider and Aisha Tyler, will open August 3rd.
- Alex Cross, starring Tyler Perry, Rachel Nichols and Matthew Fox, will open a week earlier on October 19th.
- The Big Wedding, starring Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton and Katherine Heigl, will take Alex Cross’s previous spot, opening October 26th.
Hit the jump for more on each movie, including why Universal is delaying the opening of their fourth Bourne movie, The Bourne Legacy.
A new red band trailer for the raunchy comedy The Babymakers is online. Paul Schneider and Olivia Munn star as a married couple who want a baby, but cannot due to the husband’s low sperm count. To save his marriage, Schneider rounds up his friends to rob a sperm bank that he donated to in his more fertile days. I do not find anything in the trailers funny, and Matt did not care for the movie at SXSW. But Jay Chandrasekhar of Broken Lizard directed and co-stars, which is still worth something in the comedy community (his TV resume is more impressive than I realized), so your mileage may vary.
Kevin Heffernan, Wood Harris, Nat Faxon, and Aisha Tyler also star. The Babymakers opens on August 3. Watch the NSFW trailer after the jump.
The Babymakers is a film I would have made when I was thirteen, and that is not a compliment. Jay Chandrasekhar‘s comedy occasionally appeals to one’s guilty pleasure adolescent side, but it lacks the sophistication to bring out big laughs from its constant stream of semen jokes. The film does get some hilarity out of some of the cum gags, but a comedy cannot subsist on jizz jokes alone, and when it’s not spraying its wad all over predictable pay-offs, The Babymakers moves into creepy, exploitative territory with lead actress Olivia Munn. Paul Schneider gets to shine in a lead performance and the supporting cast gets in some great moments, but they’re not enough to overcome the obvious jokes, a weak script, and even weaker pacing.
The full lineup for South By Southwest 2012 has been announced and for those of you not attending the festival, prepare to seethe with jealousy. The Austin, Texas festival will host screenings of the Will Ferrell Spanish-language comedy Casa de mi Padre, festival favorite The Raid, Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Bless America, and the world premiere of 21 Jump Street, which recently screened to press to overwhelmingly positive praise. Add these films to the previously announced festival opener Cabin in the Woods (from Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard), and I’m sufficiently envious of those making the trek to Austin.
Other highlights from the full lineup include the documentary The Imposter, Killer Joe, The Hunter, Lena Dunham’s Girls, and Kevin Macdonald’s doc Marley. Hit the jump to see the full list, but keep in mind that the midnight selections have yet to be announced. Collider’s own Matt Goldberg will be covering all the shenanigans from the festival, so keep an eye out for our coverage on the site. South by Southwest 2012 takes place March 9 – 17.
The first trailer for director Jay Chandrasekhar’s (Super Troopers, Beerfest) comedy The Babymakers has arrived in the form of an extended NSFW look at the film. The movie centers on a young married couple who is having trouble conceiving a child. They decide the only way to have kids is to break into a sperm bank in order to retrieve the specimen the husband donated as a young man. Paul Schneider (Lars and the Real Girl) stars as the husband and Olivia Munn plays his wife. While I quite enjoyed Chandrasekhar’s previous Broken Lizard entries, this trailer is painfully unfunny. They’re basically making the same dick jokes for over three minutes and I couldn’t even crack a smile.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Written by Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow (Ice Age: The Meltdown), the film also features quite a few Broken Lizard regulars despite not being an official “Broken Lizard film”, with Paul Soter, Kevin Heffernan, Erik Stolhanske, Steve Lemme, and Chandrasekhar himself all appearing.
Actress and Daily Show correspondent Olivia Munn has landed the female lead in Broken Lizard’s new indie comedy The Baby Maker. Paul Schneider (Lars and the Real Girl) is set to star, with Broken Lizard’s Jay Chandrasekhar poised to direct. The film centers on a young married couple having trouble conceiving a child. The husband decides to rob a Pasedena sperm bank alongside his friends, in order to retrieve the specimen he donated as a young man. Variety reports that Munn will play the leading female role in the flick, which is presumably Schnieder’s wife. [Update: Variety has updated their story to report that Munn is starring in a different film called "The Babymakers", which does not involve Broken Lizard. Expect a title change from one of these films.]
All of the Broken Lizard members are expected to co-star, with Kevin Heffernan playing the playing Schnieder’s crazy best friend, and Chandrasekhar taking on the role of a master Estonian theif. While I found Beerfest be an underrated comedic gem, Broken Lizard’s last outing, The Slammin’ Salmon, left much to be desired. Hopefully they’re back on track with this flick. Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow (Ice Age: The Meltdown) wrote the screenplay, with production set to begin this summer in Los Angeles. Munn’s been a bit of a hot property as of late. In addition to being very funny, she’s also extremely good-looking. Most recently, the actress landed a supporting role in Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO series tentatively titled More as This Story Develops.