With the recent mainstream indie success of Mumblecore pioneers Joe Swanberg’s Drinking Buddies and Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess, it seems the poorly named but important movement has officially come of age. In the mid-2000s, the films and filmmakers broadly lumped into the sometimes pejorative term “Mumblecore”, were often low-budget, low-production value films with non-professional actors navigating the conflicts and relationships of middle-class white male Americans in their late 20s.
Mark and Jay Duplass’ first film, The Puffy Chair, is a quintessential Mumblecore entry. Low-concept, relationship drama-driven, and heavy on the zoom button, the film mixes the unpredictability and reality of a documentary with the character malleability of a narrative in [...]
This is the brand new trailer Let's Be Cops, a new movie that comes out August 13th and stars New Girl's Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. as a pair of friends who start pretending to be police officers for fun. Rob Riggle, Keegan-Michael Key, and some tough sorority sisters play supporting roles.
Oscar-winning megastar Brad Pitt would like to return to big screen comedy, and he's banking on Judd Apatow to let him be his next blockbuster darling. According to a report from Radar, a source close to the 12 Years a Slave actor and producer said that he's "avoided doing comedies for several years but that's going to change soon. He's been making moves to butter up to Judd, someone he's known for more than 15 years."
Despite Apatow's friendship with Pitt's ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, the Radar report alleges that "Judd is very interested in writing and directing Brad" and the director is "going to do his best [...]
Writer/director Adam McKay (Anchorman(s), Step Brothers) has found his next movie. McKay has signed on to develop Michael Lewis's book, The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine, into a movie, which he will direct, THR reports. The nonfiction book, published in 2000, documented the housing and credit bubble. Brad Pitt's company, Plan B, will produce. "Michael Lewis has the amazing ability to take complex formulas and concepts and turn them into page turners," McKay said. "Plan B and I connected over that breathless quality the book has. Very excited to jump into this."
McKay recentled told Empire about being excited to adapt the book:
It’s the best book [...]
Two days after becoming Will Ferrell's fiancée in Get Hard, Vulture reports that Community's Alison Brie has also signed on to star in Bachelorette director Leslye Headland's upcoming film Sleeping with Other People. Brie is reportedly in talks to replace Kristen Dunst's starring character opposite Jason Sudeikis; Dunst had to drop out of the film due to scheduling conflicts. Sudeikis's role is a "womanizer" who meets Brie, who plays a "serial cheater." Hopefully one of the men she cheats on will be Adam Scott, who is also reportedly in talks to join the movie in an undisclosed role.