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Due Date – New photos from the Robert Downey Jr & Zach Galifianakis comedy

Posted by LiveFor on January 18, 2010


The plot of Todd Phillips’ (The Hangover) Due Date focuses on two men: a highly strung expectant father (Downey, Jr.) and an aspiring actor (Galifianakis) on a cross country road trip so the father can arrive in time to see his child’s birth.

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Isla Fisher is one of the Desperados

Posted by LiveFor on November 6, 2009

islaIsla Fisher is eyeing “Desperados,” a feature comedy described as a female-oriented “Hangover.”

The story is set in motion when a woman sends an indignant e-mail to her new beau, who’s gone silent after they have sex. When she discovers he’s comatose in a Mexican hospital, she races south of the border with her friends in tow to intercept the e-mail before he recovers.

The project is being developed at Universal by Mark Gordon (“2012”) and Jason Blum, one of the producers behind the surprise horror hit “Paranormal Activity.” It was written by Ellen Rapoport.

Fisher, the Australia-raised fiancee of “Borat” star Sacha Baron Cohen, last starred in “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” She made her breakthrough as a twisted bridesmaid in 2005’s “Wedding Crashers.”

Source: yahoo

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Baywatch film moving forward – Can no one save us?

Posted by LiveFor on July 7, 2009

In a story from Variety Paramount Pictures has got Jeremy Garelick (The Hangover) to rewrite and direct Baywatch. This will be a big screen comedy that is based on the popular show about lifeguards who patrol the beaches of California.

This will be Garelick’s directing debut. It also looks like this movie will get made due to the show’s “built-in global brand awareness that studios look for in potential franchises.”

Apparently, DreamWorks put up seven figures for the remake rights in 2005. The original screenplay from Jay Scherick and David Ronn was a straight up action film. Garelick was originally brought in to punch the project up.

“It felt like the template to do a movie that was similar to Stripes and Police Academy, the comedies I loved growing up,” Garelick offered. “Rather than trying to pitch the tone, I figured it would be easier to write the first act to convey who these characters were.”

Apparently, this new script now centers around two guys that you would never think would be lifeguards. They are dropped into the same world of hot bodies that populated the original television show.

So that will be either Jack Black, Judd Apatow or someone along those lines then.

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Green Lantern – Updates and confirmations

Posted by LiveFor on June 16, 2009

Green Lantern scriptwriter Marc Guggenheim told Sci-Fi Wire that the latest draft of the screenplay was just turned in on the weekend.

“You know I really can’t [say anything]. I’ve sworn a blood oath of secrecy in relation to the project. But, you know, the thing I can tell you is that it is a very loving and respectful approach”

Guggenheim did confirm the story will focus on Silver Age DC Comics incarnation Hal Jordan and how he became a member of the Green Lantern Corps.

Guggenheim added: “The goal here is to do the best cinematic representation of the Green Lantern character. You know, there’s no desire on anyone’s part to completely change the character and just call this other character Green Lantern and try to … draft off the name recognition. This is all about ‘How do we bring the best version of this character to the silver screen?'”

As for the movie’s source material, Guggenheim said, “We’ve drawn heavily from … a lot of different sources in terms of the comic books. … The character … is several decades old, so … we’ve really had an incredible amount of source material to cherry-pick from.”

The most recent news on the film has all been about who would be cast in the lead role. The Hangover’s Bradley Cooper and Star Trek’s Chris Pine being the most recent.

“They’re all false,” Guggenheim said. “I mean, they’re all false insofar as we haven’t chosen anyone yet. They’re still in the negotiations, you know? There’s a lot of names being talked about, and there’s a lot of people being met, and a lot of … actors reading the script. But if you read online [that] Pauly Shore’s been cast as Hal Jordan, I can guarantee you we have not cast anyone.”

Shooting kicks off at Fox Studios in Sydney around the end of this year for a release Summer 2011. It is due to be directed by Martin Campbell.

Now if we could just get an announcement on who will definitely be playing Hal Jordan. What classic storyline and characters do you want to see in the film?

Who should play Green Lantern?(poll)

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Man-Witch

Posted by LiveFor on June 15, 2009

Jack Black comedy Man-Witch looks like it’s headed into production according to scribe’s Josh Stolberg’s official blog.

“It’s looking like Man-Witch is a go at Warner Bros. I can’t say much about it at this point because the casting hasn’t been officially announced but it’s looking really, really good” says Stolberg (“Good Luck Chuck,” “Piranha 3D”).

Black plays a schoolteacher who suddenly discovers he has witch-like abilities. Taken in by a coven, he is persuaded to attend a school for witches, only to discover that his classmates are all girls.

Todd Phillips (“Road Trip,” “The Hangover”) is down to direct.

Source: Dark Horizons

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UPDATED: The Hangover – Interview with the cast

Posted by LiveFor on June 11, 2009

Here is a great interview from Hey U Guys with the cast of The Hangover at the films premiere in London. Thanks Guys. An excellent job as always.

They interviewed Heather Graham, Zach Galifianaskis, Todd Phillips (Director), Justin Bartha, Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper.

Be warned I think Heather Graham was feeling a bit cold. Not sure how I know that, I may be psychic (see above). Bradley Cooper also seems to confirm his role as Face in The A-Team.

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"Stu’s Song" by Ed Helms – The Hangover

Posted by LiveFor on June 7, 2009

“What Do Tigers Dream Of?” – Stu (Ed Helms) delivers an impromptu, heart-felt song to his friends from their Cesear’s Palace suite. From the The Hangover.

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The Hangover, 2009 – Movie Review

Posted by LiveFor on June 7, 2009

Director: Todd Phillips
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Mike Tyson, Jeffrey Tambor
Running Time: 100 minutes
Score: 7 / 10

This review by C-Younkin

“The Hangover” is the work of Todd Phillips. You know him. He made “Road Trip”. He also made “Old School.” Getting a bunch of buddies together and throwing in sex, drugs, beer, and all kinds of frat-boy hi-jinx is a formula that’s served him well in the past and it does the same here. At the outset the movie is simple. One wild night followed by a couple days of trying to figure out what happened. It’s a buddy comedy and mystery, reminiscent of “Dude, Where’s My Car”, except this movie happens to be funny.

The cast is mostly unknown but Phillips has worked with that before. Comedy is about chemistry, not big stars commanding big paychecks. Bradley Cooper (last seen in “He’s Just Not that Into You”), Ed Helms (“The Daily Show”) and Zach Galifianakis (idk, “This”) play Phil, Stew, and Alan, three guys taking their buddy Doug (Justin Bartha) out to Vegas for his bachelor party. Phil and Stew are the best buddies, Alan is Doug’s mentally-askew soon-to-be-brother in-law. After a wild night, the three guys wake up the next day to a trashed hotel room and several odd, unexplained phenoms. They find a baby in the closet, a tiger in the bathroom, and Doug is nowhere to be found. Other mysteries include why did Stew marry a stripper (Heather Graham), why are Asian mobsters after them, and dude, where’s the car? The guys must retrace their steps to figure out the night and also find Doug.

Fresh surprises keep coming as the story moves along. Some, like the baby and the marriage to the stripper are missed opportunities, but for the most part they’re pretty hilarious. The tiger is a great bit, as are the Asian mobsters. What happens to be lying in the trunk of the car is another good one. What powers it all is that the guys remember nothing of the night before. The movie is like a fish-out-of water tale, just replace the water with Jagermeister and roofies. Phillips ties it all together with crude laughs that nonetheless come off very funny. Masturbation, sex, drugs, stun-guns, f-words, condoms, and a couple of baby gags that I’m pretty sure will cement his place in hell but still make people laugh pretty hard are just a few things in his comic arsenal.

The three guys are great together. Allan is awkwardly clueless, unpredictable, and a little crazy. His speech, inviting the guys into his “wolf pack of one”, is fantastic, as is what comes after that. The chubby and fully-bearded Zach Galifianakis is a scene stealer. Stew is the opposite, a guy so whipped into submission by his girlfriend that they might as well share brains. He’s a nervous nerd prone to unraveling at the first sign of pressure. And Phil is the cool, clear-headed straight-man to the other two who get most of the laughs. Cooper, Helms, and Galifianakis know their roles well and convince that these three very different guys could actually be friends. The supporting cast, which includes Rob Riggle, Rachel Harris, Mike Epps, and Mike Tyson (in a very funny cameo) help out as well, but the best one comes from Ken Jeong, playing Mr. Chow, leader of the Asian mob. His flamboyance and exaggerated speech make him a ridiculously quirky villain.

“The Hangover” is a comic adventure well worth taking and when it finishes, don’t leave yet cause you’ll miss the hilarious trip photos playing over the closing credits. The movie is fresh, lively, fast-paced, and the cast is all game. Drink it up. It’s a lot of fun.

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The Hangover – Red Band Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on May 31, 2009

Two days before his wedding, Doug and his three friends drive to Las Vegas for a blow-out bachelor party they’ll never forget. But, in fact, when the three groomsmen wake up the next morning, they can’t remember a thing. For some reason, they find a tiger in the bathroom and a six-month-old baby in the closet of their suite at Caesars Palace. The one thing they can’t find is Doug. With no clue as to what transpired and little time to spare, the trio must retrace their hazy steps and all their bad decisions in order to figure out where things went wrong and hopefully get Doug back to L.A. in time to walk down the aisle.

Director: Todd Phillips

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis

Release: June 5, 2009

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The Hangover – Red Band Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on May 31, 2009

Two days before his wedding, Doug and his three friends drive to Las Vegas for a blow-out bachelor party they’ll never forget. But, in fact, when the three groomsmen wake up the next morning, they can’t remember a thing. For some reason, they find a tiger in the bathroom and a six-month-old baby in the closet of their suite at Caesars Palace. The one thing they can’t find is Doug. With no clue as to what transpired and little time to spare, the trio must retrace their hazy steps and all their bad decisions in order to figure out where things went wrong and hopefully get Doug back to L.A. in time to walk down the aisle.

Director: Todd Phillips

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis

Release: June 5, 2009

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