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Watch the Trailer for Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Here's trailer for Wes Anderson's upcoming film The Grand Budapest Hotel, which will have to hold us over until it's released in March. The movie follow Ralph Fiennes as Gustave H, a concierge at a fancy hotel who befriends a lobby boy. It's got an incredible cast, including Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, and of course, Bill Murray.

Seth MacFarlane Has a Story for the 'Family Guy' Movie

“We do know what the Family Guy movie will be. The Simpsons movie, I thought, was hilarious, but the one criticism I would have is that it’s a story they probably could've done on TV. There could've been an episode that had that plotline. That’s the challenge with animation. You pretty much can do any story you want, so what is the reason for the movie? We finally hit on the answer to that question, and it will be something that would be impossible to do on TV… I can’t tell you what that is."

- Seth MacFarlane talking to a bunch of college kids about his plan for a Family Guy movie (via EW).

Ted Mosby's Going Back to College…

And majoring in Beard Growing, with a minor in Zach Braffian Archetypes. This is the second film Josh Radnor wrote, directed, and starred in, after 2010's happythankyoumoreplease. Both seemingly aspire to show the different sides of Radnor as an actor yet both characters just seem like Ted Mosby by way of Sundance. Mosby went to Wesleyan; this dude went to Kenyon (like Radnor himself) – same diff. Both are overeducated sad sacks. That being said, it's a boom time for overeducated sad sacks in movies, so shine on you crazy (and sadz) diamond.

Apatow Produced Pee-Wee Herman Movie to Start Filming Very Soon

While at an event promoting the Disney animated series TRON: Uprising, Paul Reubens updated Collider on the new Judd Apatow produced Pee-Wee Movie:

As far as I know, it’s getting shot very soon. I actually wasn’t supposed to talk about it, initially. I was talking about it in this very veiled, secretive way, saying, “Oh, I wish I could talk about it.” A journalist figured out that it was Judd Apatow that I was talking about because my writing partner was in the audience and he’s written so much with Judd. So, it got leaked about six months to a year before it was supposed to.

The [...]

There Are Two Dueling Del Close Biopics in Development

There's been a lot of hubbub in the press lately about two competing Steve Jobs biopics, but now, The Chicago Tribune reports that there are two dueling movies based on the life of Del Close, the father of modern improvisational comedy. Close, amongst other things, trained dozens of well-known comedians like Bill Murray, John Belushi, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and Amy Poehler at Chicago's Second City and ImprovOlympic theaters from the early '70s up until his death in 1999. Here's the info on the two similar movies, one called Guru from the Second City camp and another called Del from the ImprovOlympic camp:

Guru - Produced by Second [...]

The Duplass Brothers Are Working on a Secret Project

Mark Duplass, star of The League and Safety Not Guaranteed and one-half of the indie writing/directing powerhouse known as "The Duplass Brothers," spoke to the press yesterday about his role in Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden hunt movie Zero Dark Thirty and he teased a new top secret project he's working on with his brother Jay. Duplass told The Hollywood Reporter, "My brother and I are working on a secret project that will be announced probably in the next month or so." Could it be the new Star Wars movie? Definitely not, but go ahead and assume it is anyway, everyone! Take it from here, internet!

Larry David's HBO Movie Is Very Larry Davidian

Last week, HBO confirmed they're going to air the rumored Larry David movie but we still didn't know anything about it. Well, the LA Times got a copy of the script/outline. They're reporting the movie focuses on a prickly man (David, obvs) who gives up his stake in an electric car company, only to have the company become a huge success. The plot follows him trying to exact revenge on the inventor. For those familiar with David's film work, this should sound slightly familiar. Both 1998's Sour Grapes, which he wrote and directed, and 2004's Envy, which he did the original pitch for and executive [...]

Review Roundup: The Five-Year Engagement Engages But for Too Long

It was hard to get a sense in the trailer if Five-Year Engagement, the new film from Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, is going to be good. The pedigree is there both in front and behind the camera but the trailer included a pretty awful "I heard that black pianese are much bigger" joke. So what have the critics been saying?

Currently, it's at a 60% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 59 on Metacritic, which is definitively in the pretty good range. (In comparison, Forgetting Sarah Marshall clocked in at 84% and 67 respectively.) What's interesting is most of the negative reviews and positive reviews [...]

Watch the Teaser Trailer for the 'Alan Partridge' Movie

Here's the brand new teaser trailer for The Alan Partridge Movie, which has (what I'm assuming is) a joke title, Alpha Papa. Centered on Steve Coogan's beloved TV character, the movie follows Alan Partridge's battle with a media conglomerate after they take over the digital radio station he works at and rebrand it "Shape." There are no plans for a US release yet, but the movie hits UK theaters – or as they call them, "cinemas" – on August 17th.

Hit the jump for some official images from the movie:

'Friends' Producer Says There Won't Be a 'Friends' Movie

With reunion movies in the works for Arrested Development, Entourage, Party Down, Bored to Death, and more shows probably, one sitcom that won't be given the big-screen treatment is Friends, according to producer Kevin S. Bright. Promoting the Blu-Ray release of the wildly-popular 90s series, Bright told TV Guide, "There is absolutely, 100 percent no talk about a reunion. Maybe they'll find a reason one day, and obviously the reason can't be about money and things like that. Other than that, I don't think there is a reason to do it. There will be no Friends movie." Rumors of a Friends movie have been swirling around for years, with [...]

Pixar's 'Monsters' Are Going Back to School

The fact that Monsters University wasn't already used as the name of a movie, TV show, toy line, or energy drink makes me respect all business people less. The clip shows a lot of partying, maybe too much partying for young kids, but don't worry, Walt Disney's frozen head has informed me that excluding this 1 minute clip, the other 89 minutes of the film is just animated college lectures about sleeping and the psychology of fear.