Posts tagged as movies

Ice Cube Wants to Make a Fourth 'Friday' Movie Called 'Last Friday'

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Friday, the cult classic starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker is returning to theaters tonight for a special 4/20 screening, and if Ice Cube has his way it'll help revive interest in another sequel from movie studios. Speaking with The Wrap, Cube said it's his "dream" to make a fourth film in the franchise (tentatively titled Last Friday) and that everyone involved in the first three movies are onboard to make one more. "It’s really up to the movie companies to step up," he said. "When they see stuff like this, they’ll realize how much people love this movie. Sometimes you owe [...]

Check Out 'The A.V. Club's Oral History of 'Airplane!'

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Airplane! this year, The A.V. Club has a new oral history out today on the film's origins, casting, production, and impact with writers/directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker as well as a bunch of the cast. Here's what Jerry Zucker had to say on the film's unexpected cult popularity:

I think we’d spent so much time—years—convincing other people that it was going to be a hit that we started to believe it. [Laughs.] But we had our ups and downs, and we had moments of “Oh, my God, it’s never going to work.” We were certainly bullish on the movie [...]

Rebel Wilson Confirms 'Pitch Perfect 3' Is on the Way

Pitch Perfect 2 hasn't even hit theaters yet, but Pitch Perfect 3 is already a go. Rebel Wilson recently confirmed with the Los Angeles Times that she's signed on to reprise her role as Patricia "Fat Amy" in the third film. No other cast has been confirmed yet, but considering the first film made over $100 million at the box office in 2012, they're likely to return for the third round. Pitch Perfect 2 debuts in theaters on Friday, May 15th and also makes Elizabeth Banks's directorial debut; check out the newest trailer below:

Judd Apatow to Produce a Movie Starring and Co-Written by Andrew Rannells

Grammy winner and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells has a new movie in the works. According to Deadline, Universal Pictures has put into development an untitled comedy that will be co-written by Rannells and Jersey Boys' Mike Doyle with Rannells potentially attached to star. Details on the film are being kept under wraps, but Judd Apatow is expected to produce. In addition to his Broadway work on The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rannells has appeared in plenty of TV comedies like Girls, How I Met Your Mother, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Glee, and he's slated to debut his first major movie role [...]

The New 'SNL' Documentary 'Live from New York' Premieres in Theaters June 12th

After opening the Tribeca Film Festival next month, a brand new SNL documentary might be headed to a theater near you in June. Variety reports that Bao Nguyen's Live from New York will hit theaters in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago on Friday, June 12th. The documentary features archival footage and interviews with past and present cast, crew, and hosts like Tina Fey, Chevy Chase, Chris Rock, Alec Baldwin, Laraine Newman, Candice Bergen, John Goodman, and Amy Poehler. Hopefully it gets a VOD release date soon.

Ben Stiller Confirms Billy Zane Is Returning for 'Zoolander 2'

Ben Stiller has been hard at work filming Zoolander 2 in Rome this month, and on Instagram today he revealed another original cast member set to return for the sequel: Billy Zane. Zane joins previously confirmed original cast members Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, and Christine Taylor as well as new additions Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, and Cyrus Arnold as Derek Jr. Still no word on the return of David Duchovny as legendary hand model J.P. Prewett, but Stiller probably has a lot more surprises to reveal in the coming weeks.

Check out Stiller's Instagram video with Zane below:

Watch a Sneak Peek of 'Misery Loves Comedy' with Marc Maron and Judd Apatow

Kevin Pollak has a brand new documentary premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival next week called Misery Loves Comedy, which takes a closer look at every comedian's need to connect with audiences in the spirit of "misery loves company." Pollak interviewed over 60 comics and actors for the film like Maria Bamford, Jimmy Fallon, Larry David, Amy Schumer, Tom Hanks, Jim Gaffigan, and Steve Coogan. Ahead of the film's theatrical release next Friday (it's also out today on iTunes and Amazon), check out a sneak peek of Marc Maron musing on the "horrendous hurricane of bullshit" comedians put to use onstage, then watch another clip of Judd [...]

Here's Your First Look at Derek Jr. in 'Zoolander 2'

Ben Stiller is currently filming the sequel to his 2001 cult hit Zoolander in Rome, and today he gave the world a sneak peek of Derek Zoolander Jr., now all grown up. Cyrus Arnold — who has appeared on Comedy Bang! Bang!, Nickelodeon's Sam & Cat, and NBC's About a Boy — has been cast as Derek Jr., and as you can see, he's got a long way to go until he's ready for the catwalk. Kristen Wiig was also spotted on the Zoolander 2 shoot in Rome earlier this month in the mysterious, villainous role of Alexanya Atoz, which you can check out below. Consider [...]

Spike Lee's Wife Tonya Is Producing a 'She's All That' Remake

Your prayers have finally been answered: She's All That is getting a remake. According to The Wrap, Spike Lee's wife Tonya Lewis Lee is producing a remake of the 1999 teen comedy originally starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, and Paul Walker with Kenny Leon onboard to direct. The plot will be similar to the original film and is currently being developed "with diverse leads in mind." Between She's All That's big screen remake and revivals of Full House, Coach, and Mr. Show on the way, 2015 is turning out to be a very productive year for '90s comedies.

Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig Made a Secret Lifetime Movie Called 'A Deadly Adoption'

Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig are headed to Lifetime. According to THR, the pair recently found time in their busy schedules to secretly film a two-hour Lifetime movie called A Deadly Adoption. The movie centers on "a successful couple who house and care for a pregnant woman (Jessica Lowndes) with the hopes of adopting her unborn child — then things quickly go awry." Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions is behind the film, and The Spoils of Babylon's Andrew Steele wrote the script. Apparently Ferrell is "a huge fan" of Lifetime movies, and A Deadly Adoption is an intentionally campy sendup of the genre to celebrate the [...]

Critics Are Having a Lot of Fun Destroying 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2'

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 hits theaters today, and as you might've guessed, it's not getting the warmest reception from critics. Currently holding strong at an impressive 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, the Kevin James-starring sequel to the 2009 box office hit has received a lukewarm critical response at best, but most online reviewers haven't held back from panning the film for its lack of laughs (save for some silly slapstick and CG jokes), director Andy Fickman, and setting at a Wynn hotel and casino in Las Vegas (New York Daily News calls the movie "basically an hour-and-a-half commercial for Wynn"). Here's a roundup of what critics are [...]

Travel Back in Time with the First Teaser for 'Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser'

The wait is almost over: Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser is premiering on Sony's Crackle this summer, and the streaming service released the first teaser today. According to Entertainment Weekly, the sequel follows Mr. Dirt as he "finds himself transported to the recent past. There begins his epic journey to get back to his loved ones in the present." Christopher Walken, Dennis Miller, Brittany Daniel, Adam Beach, and Mark McGrath round out the cast, and original Joe Dirt writer/director Fred Wolf returned to direct the film and co-write with Spade.

Go Behind the Scenes of 'SNL' with the First Trailer for 'Live from New York'

Bao Nguyen's new documentary Live from New York opens the Tribeca Film Festival in New York next week, and the first trailer was released today. The trailer features interview excerpts from Laraine Newman, Amy Poehler, Candice Bergen, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Rudy Giuliani, and of course Lorne Michaels with his famous saying "We don't go on because we're ready, we go on because it's 11:30." The documentary hits theaters in New York, LA, and Chicago on Friday, June 12th.

Kristen Schaal Joins the Cast of Melissa McCarthy's 'Michelle Darnell'

Daily Show regular and The Last Man on Earth costar Kristen Schaal just added a new film role to her busy schedule. According to THR, Schaal has joined the cast of Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's Michelle Darnell and will play a scout leader. Schaal joins previously announced cast Kristen Bell, Kathy Bates, and Peter Dinklage. The film is currently in production in Atlanta and hits theaters on April 8, 2016.