Archive for March 16, 2012
Screen Rant’s Kofi Outlaw Reviews Friends with Kids
Jennifer Westfeldt writes, directs and stars in Friends with Kids, a modern-day romantic comedy revolving around Julie (Westfeldt) and Jason (Adam Scott), two New York City yuppies who realize that they are actually aging urban professionals when their circle of friends – power couple Ben (Jon Hamm) and Missy (Kristen Wiig), and bohemian Brooklynites Leslie (Maya Rudolph) and Alex (Chris O’Dowd) – transform into stressed-out full-time parents. Julie and Jason live in the same building and are about as close as two platonic friends can be, so they concoct a crazy idea: They both want kids, but not the strain that marriages can suffer as a result of co-parenting. In ...
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Screen Rant’s Kofi Outlaw Reviews Casa de mi Padre
In Casa de mi Padre Will Ferrell plays Armando, a Mexican rancher who belongs to the wealthy and powerful Alvarez family. Armando’s father, Ernesto (the late great Pedro Armendáriz Jr.), thinks his son is something of a dunce – so it is with great pride that Ernesto welcomes home Armando’s brother Raul (Diego Luna) and his bride-to-be, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez).
At first Armando is happy to have his brother home, but things soon take a turn for the ugly: Armando learns that Raul and Sonia are mixed up in the drug trade, and have brought both shame and violence to the Alvarez doorstep. Not only is Raul at odds with ruthless cartel lord “La Onza” ...
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That header image says it all, no?
In what is either a shrewd marketing ploy or the worst exploitation of the male psyche since the McRib was invented, Paramount has paired salt-and-pepper bombshells Megan Fox and Zoe Saldana in the upcoming action-heist pic, Swindle.
The film was born out of a spec script by Scott Wilson and Enzo Mileti, which became the object of a competition between Universal and Paramount, with the latter stuido ultimately walking away with the prize. The film is being produced by Michael De Luca, who helped usher last year’s Moneyball from boring-sounding baseball stats movie to critically-acclaimed Oscar nominee for Best Picture. Deadline reports that both Saldana and Fox have been looking for a project to star in together, and the pair will produce Swindle alongside De Luca, ...
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Screen Rant’s Ben Kendrick reviews 21 Jump Street
When film buffs first heard that the iconic 1980s TV series, 21 Jump Street – about a baby-faced undercover police force that specializes in investigating crimes perpetuated at High Schools and colleges – reactions were largely negative. The backlash was due, at least in part, to the number of underwhelming franchise remakes that Hollywood has been churning out over the last few years (Miami Vice and Starsky and Hutch come to mind). However, other would-be moviegoers were simply skeptical of how producers would handle the 21 Jump Street property – specifically fan-favorite character, Officer Tom Hanson, who was played by a pre-Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp.
Then, even the most skeptical move buffs stopped and took notice when directing ...
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Here’s an easy question: when your $70 million computer-animated adaptation of a Dr. Seuss book grosses around twice its budget in the first two weeks of theatrical release alone, what’s your next move? Make another 3D animated film adaptation based on a different illustrated children’s book written by the famous “doctor” Theodor Geisel, of course.
That is exactly what Illumination Entertainment staple Chris Meledandri and Seuss’ widow Audrey Geisel are planning to do, having found success by bringing both The Lorax and Horton Hears a Who! (the latter over at Fox Animation) to life in bright and shiny 3D animated form. Now, the pair are giving The Cat in the Hat that same treatment.
The Cat in the Hat is not only one of the more famous Seuss stories, but was also previously made into a TV ...
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