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"How hard can it be - you load up a truck, and drive away." Relativity has debuted a second, full-length trailer for Masterminds, the crazy hilarious heist comedy coming out later this summer from filmmaker Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre, Gentlemen Broncos, Don Verdean). Zach Galifianakis & Kristen Wiig star as a couple who plan a heist that goes right, and they end up with $17 million with their friends Owen Wilson, Ken Marino and Devin Ratray. But once they get the money, that's when things start to fall apart. Jason Sudeikis and Kate McKinnon also star. This does look very funny, I can't deny that. I just might have to go see it after all. Owen Wilson looks like he's having fun. Plus - explosions galore.
"Walley World… here we come!" Warner Bros has debuted the new "green band" trailer for Vacation, from writers/directors John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, a continuation and update of the comedy classic National Lampoon's Vacation. This time we follow Rusty Griswold all grown up, played by Ed Helms, who takes his family on another road trip back to Walley World. The first red band trailer showed quite a bit of promise because they could include the raunchy jokes. In this trailer they hold back a bit, but it still looks ridiculous and potentially amusing in the right ways. It's got a huge cast, and seems absurd but still funny.
Thunder buddies for life. Universal has debuted yet another red band trailer for Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2, the return of everyone's favorite foul-mouthed teddy bear. This ain't even the first red band trailer either. They basically pack all kinds of jokes and ridiculous scenes into this trailer that they can't normally show to regular audiences. F-bombs, lots of pot smoking and pot jokes, and a little bit of the plot. Mark Wahlberg returns along with Seth MacFarlane as the voice of Ted, joined by Amanda Seyfried, who shows up in just about every scene of this trailer, plus Morgan Freeman and Jessica Barth as Tami-Lynn. Have fun.
"Nobody had seen any movies like this before - where the stoners were the good guys, and the cops were the bad guys." The Academy (of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, that gives out the Oscars) has launched an online featurette profiling Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke, the classic stoner movie that has influenced pretty much every stoner movie ever since. The video has interviews with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, along with plenty of others, and it looks back at the film's release and impact on the comedy genre. There's a charming, laidback vibe to the video and their feelings about the film's impact. He really hits the nail on the head when Chong says: "it feels like you just smoked a nice joint, you know…" Yeah man, totally.
"This is the kitchen, huh?" Now this is a great mashup video. Editor Steve Ramsden has cut together a quick mashup video called The Grand Overlook Hotel, combining Kubrick's classic horror The Shining with Anderson's Oscar-winning feature The Grand Budapest Hotel for Wes Anderson's The Shining. You're definitely going to want to book a room in here. These two films have such intricate framing symmetry between certain shots, and Ramsden took advantage of this to put together a trailer that feels like they could be combined into one film and actually work. Have a quick stay at The Grand Overlook Hotel below. Enjoy!
There's nothing like Kung Fury! Get a load of this. There is a crazy throwback 1980's action comedy short film going around the web called Kung Fury, written & directed by David Sandberg, that you just have to see to believe. It's intense and well-made and features nazis, dinosaurs, vikings and cheesy one-liners packed into one 30 minute short. It's actually the kind of breakout cult sensation that we love coming across nowadays, because it's made with such love for all the cheesy 80's movies, but also fits perfectly in today's cinematic marketplace. Don't second guess, don't think about it, just dive in & enjoy the glory of Kung Fury.
You are what they eat. Lionsgate Premiere has debuted a trailer for the Sundance midnight film Cooties, about an elementary school full kids that gets transformed into zombies. Only the teachers can't get sick (the way they explain this in the trailer is super cheesy and yet oddly still amusing). Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Sunny May Allison, Armani Jackson, Leigh Whannell and Morgan Lily star in this horror comedy "with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills." The trailer doesn't seem to give away all of it, so have fun and let us know if you're interested in catching cooties. Check out the poster below as well.
"Make sure that's the one!" This Thursday (May 21st) it will be "Red Nose Day", a major charity event held to "have fun, raise money and change the lives of children living in poverty in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities around the world." It centers around wearing a red nose to spread laughter, but NBC is also hosting their own big TV special on Thursday night to raise money. It will feature all kinds of celebrity appearance, funny sketches and more. One of them debuted online early (via SlashFilm) and features the amazingly talented Anna Kendrick playing Indiana Jones in one of the scenes from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the one where he drinks water from the Holy Grail. It's an amusing riff on that scene.
"I've never even heard of the original Vacation…" Back to Walley World they go! Warner Bros has finally debuted the first official trailer, thankfully a red band to show you how vulgar this R-rated sequel is, for the raunchy comedy Vacation. From writers-turned-directors John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, this continuation of National Lampoon's Vacation series picks up with Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold when he's older, now with his own family, taking a return
trip vacation to Walley World just like he did when he was a kid. Oh boy. I wish there was more footage in this, but it still looks like fun and I love the connection to the original throughout. Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Regina Hall also star.
He's back! Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is back into acting, appearing in the zombie flick Maggie in theaters this summer, as well as Terminator Gensisys. He's out promoting and recently stopped by "The Late Late Show With James Corden", where he acted out pretty much every film he's been in. As one of those kids who grew up watching Schwarzenegger movies all day, whether it be True Lies or Terminator or Predator or Kindergarten Cop or whatever, it's quite amusing to see him relive his past and have fun while at it. It's just a fun six minute comedy sketch where Corden and Schwarzenegger act out his entire filmography, and it should make you smile and laugh to watch. Plus he talks about which one is his favorite.
There's no doubt that Hawkeye has been the butt of many jokes regarding his position on The Avengers, mostly because he seems to just be a skilled agent with a bow and arrow standing beside Earth's mightiest heroes with super strength, magical weapons, near-invincibility and more. As I understand it, Hawkeye has a great line addressing this in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but you'll have to see for yourself later this week. In the meantime, Jeremy Renner appeared on "The Tonight Show" last night as Clint Barton to sing about the superpowers people may not know he has, all to the tune of an Ed Sheeran song. Watch below!
Earlier this year, during the heart of awards season, "Sesame Street" had some fun by parodying Birdman with the help of Big Bird. Now that it's blockbuster season, the children's television workshop is back with another Crumby Pictures production that has a new spin on The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Instead of an assembly of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the usual heroes, this team is powered by vegetables to make The Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon. The citizens of the city are having their vegetables ruined by sweets, and only The Aveggies, composed of Onion Man and Captain Americauliflower can stop the chaos.
If you're one of those action fans who has been waiting for a sequel to Face/Off or another installment in the Rush Hour franchise, what if we told you that it was possible to kill those two birds with one stone? Sean Combs (aka Diddy, P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Honey Combs) and Byung-Hun Lee (RED 2, Terminator: Genisys) have teamed up for the ultimate blockbuster sequel: Rush Hour 4: Face/Off 2. If you've been in Los Angeles, you might have seen a billboard for this project around town, and now it's finally arrived. This is such a weird idea, and I honestly can't believe it even exists. Hollywood is desperate.
Fresh new late night host James Corden has only been at the reigns of "The Late Late Show" for a few weeks, but his schtick has already become clear. After reenacting the entire filmography of Tom Hanks in under eight minutes and also doing some Pretty in Pink lip syncing with Jon Cryer reprising his iconic role as Duckie, this time Corden had Michael Douglas on as a guest, which prompted the late night host to dress up in drag and perform the iconic interrogation scene from Basic Instinct. For all those squinting for nudity when Sharon Stone uncrossed her legs in the film, you'll want the exact opposite this time.