Here’s a David O. Russell movie (sort of) without the good kind of buzz that has been accompanying his films like Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. A trailer is finally out for Accidental Love, formerly called Nailed, starring Jessica Biel as a woman who gets a nail stuck in her head. READ FULL STORY
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Chris Rock is one of the funniest people on the planet. He’s not arrogant about it and is quick to point to the comedy icons who influenced him—from Richard Pryor to Eddie Murphy. But Rock, 49, has been around long enough now to have a major impact on the comic stylings of the next generation of stand-ups. In Top Five, out Dec. 12, the hilarious romantic comedy that riffs on his own life as a comedian and movie star, he filled out the cast with his funniest friends, some of whom grew up idolizing Rock.
“It’s a dream come true,” Saturday Night Live‘s Michael Che says in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip about the wild anything-goes scene where Rock’s character brings a New York Times reporter (Rosario Dawson) back to his ‘hood. “It really feels like you’re playing with the ’96 Bulls. This is the guy that a lot of us started comedy watching.” READ FULL STORY
Get ready for trolls! The big mythical beings get a makeover as sweet and stout creatures in the newly released trailer for the stop-motion, animated adventure film The Boxtrolls.
In the trailer, viewers can get a glimpse at the underground mechanics and high-flying action of the trolls, as well as the extreme love of cheese by Cheesebridge’s townspeople, all of which is portrayed in a unique, eye-catching animated style. Based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls tells the story of a young orphaned boy, Eggs (Isaac Hemstead Wright), who is raised by underground, cave-dwelling trolls.
The townspeople of Cheesebridge believe the trolls to be monsters who are out to steal its children and fine cheeses, when in reality, the trolls are sweet oddballs — who wear boxes, hence the title — interested in dumpster diving and mechanical junk collecting. When Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley), an evil exterminator, is out to get the trolls in order to enter the high society of Cheesebrige, Eggs and his friend Winnie (Elle Fanning) must come to the defense of his adopted family.
Can’t wait until The Boxtrolls‘ Sept. 26 release date? Check out the trailer, and its adorable trolls, here: READ FULL STORY
On the heels of ParaNorman’s success, Focus Features has just closed a deal to release their third animated feature: The Boxtrolls. The film will be a 3-D stop motion and CG hybrid feature and is currently in production at LAIKA (the studio behind ParaNorman and Coraline) with a high-profile voice cast including Tracy Morgan, Toni Collette, Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, and Elle Fanning.
Based on Here Be Monsters!, Alan Snow’s bestselling children’s novel, the film is set in the wealth, status, and cheese-obsessed town of Cheesebridge. The Boxtrolls are a group of trolls who live underground and come out at night to steal precious cheeses from the townspeople. When Archibald Snatcher (Kingsley) decides to eliminate the misunderstood creatures and it’s up to a young human girl (Fanning) to help the town and its underground dwellers find peace.
In Why Stop Now (titled Predisposed at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival), Jesse Eisenberg plays Eli, a promising concert pianist whose career rests on a single audition, which happens to fall on the same day he needs to drop off his drug addicted mother, Penny (Melissa Leo), at rehab. Things don’t quite unfold as planned, and her main drug dealer, Sprinkles (Tracy Morgan), and his associate, Black (Isiah Whitlock Jr.), get involved.
In this exclusive clip, Penny, Eli, Sprinkles, and Black all pick up Penny’s daughter, Nicole (Emma Rayne Lyle), who has developed perhaps an unhealthy attachment to her ill-mannered sock puppet Julio. One could observe that having a family as unconventional as Nicole’s might lead the young girl to escape into her own fantasy, but, really, it’s just funny watching Tracy Morgan yell at a sock puppet. Who knew that drug addiction could be such fertile ground for family comedy? Check out the clip below:
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