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The Watch – new trailer

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2012 by dc

The Watch (previously Neighborhood Watch – long story and if you don’t know it by now I’m not going to explain it) features Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Richard Ayoade and Jonah Hill and sees the foursome form a neighbourhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines – only to find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.

The film is directed by Akiva Schaffer and has a sxcript written by Superbad and Pineapple Express pair Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Check out the new trailer below:

The Watch is out in the UK on 29th August (our fortunate US cousins can see it a month earlier on 27th July.)

Neighborhood Watch – trailer

Posted in Comedy, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2012 by dc

Here’s the newly released trailer for Neighborhood Watch, the forthcoming film directed by Saturday Night Live and The Lonely Islands writer/director Akiva Schaffer.

The film stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and (more surprisingly) the IT Crowd‘s Richard Ayoade. The plot concerns a group of suburban dads who form a neighbo(u)rhood watch group to get time away from their families, only to discover a plot to destroy Earth:

Neighborhood Watch is released in the US on the 27th July and should have a UK release soon after.

Is a Zoolander sequel and/or animated web series imminent?

Posted in Cartoon, Film with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2011 by dc

Back in late 2010, rumours surfaced regarding a possible Zoolander animation being in the works. Since then things seemed to have gone a bit quiet.

Just yesterday though, Ben Stiller tweeted that an animated web series was being now considered – along with link to a cartoon still (left).

Whether this means it’s only going to be released online is seemingly unknown at the moment – although one hopes that’ll change, once Stiller lets a bit more info slip.

As for a sequel to the succesful and chucklesome Zoolander film, Stiller confirmed way back in Spring 2010 that his production company were, “…in the process of getting a script written. It’s in the early stages, but it’s gonna happen. We’ve been trying for years to… figure it out. It’ll have input from all the… ‘Zoolander’ people. It’s just… taken awhile.”

So is 2012 the year the sequel finally drops? Who knows, but as a shooting schedule isn’t in place it looks unlikely. The good news however, is that a script has now been completed with Stiller’s Tropic Thunder co-writer Justin Theroux, and Stiller is clearly still intent on reviving the character.

Here’s hoping we all hear something more concrete in 2012.

Rentaghost the Movie – yeah, that’s right – Rentaghost the Movie

Posted in Film, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2011 by dc

It what must be one of the oddest Hollywood decisions in years, 20th Century Fox look set to film a movie adaptation of BBC kids TV show, Rentaghost (which ran on the beeb for eight years between 1976 and 1984).

I’m not going to pretend this is breaking news as it appears the rumour has been circling for quite some time.

The rights were originally owned by Warner Brothers, who had Russell Brand down to star as a Fred Mumford, a newly dead slacker who runs a temp agency for hosts. After the disappointment of Brand’s Arthur remake, Warner Brothers have since passed on the rights to 20th Century Fox - and rumour has it that Ben Stiller is now set to take the lead role (which has now morphed into an American management consultant sent to the UK to revive the fortunes of an ailing Rentaghost company).

No news yet on whether there’ll be a Mr Claypole (see right), but it all sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

Jonah Hill joins the cast of Neighborhood Watch

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2011 by dc

Neighborhood Watch, a forthcoming comedy penned by Hollywood ‘funny man of the moment’ Seth Rogen (plus Evan ‘Rogen Regular’ Goldberg and Jared ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’ Stern), is expected to arrive in cinemas around July time next year.

And the cast of the film is growing by the week, getting a whole host of comedy ‘go-to-guys’ onboard, including Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Rosemarie DeWitt and presumably Rogen too (in at least a cameo).

As of today, you can also add to that list, Superbad, Cyrus, Get Him to the Greek, Funny People and Forgetting Sarah Marshall star, Jonah Hill.

Neighborhood Watch, tells the story of a neighbourhood (notice how I’ve spelt it properly this time, American readers) watch group, that acts as a smokescreen for a bunch of suburbanite fathers to spend some bonding time together away from their families. So far so ‘bromance’ – but things go awry when the group discover an alien invasion plot. Crazy.

The film will be directed by Saturday Night Live writer, one third of sketch-show / music-parody trio, The Lonely Island (remember, Dick in a Box anyone? Or Jizz in My Pants? Or I’m on a Boat – if not, you need to stay in more!) and Hot Rod director Akiva Schaffer.

Sounds promising.

In the meantime here’s a chance (any excuse) to watch Schaffer’s / The Lonely Island’s hugely chucklesome, Dick in a Box sketch/music video:

Tower Heist – TRAILER

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by dc

Ben Stiller’s been in shit loads of successful films and his star’s still shining.

Supporting roles in the Shrek films and Dreamgirls aside, Eddie Murphy hasn’t had a hit in years. Not since the kiddy daftness of The Nutty Professor in 1996 in fact. And he’s been in at least ten absolute turkeys in the past 15 years too.

Stiller expects a hit, Murphy needs one.

Well the good news for you who loved the first two Beverley Hills Cop films, Coming to America, 48 Hours, Trading Places and The Golden Child, is that it looks like Murphy is about to star in a big hit again.

The potential ‘big hit’ comes in the shape of Tower Heist and there’s a trailer for it below.

Directed by Brett Ratner, and starring Murphy and Stiller (along with Casey Affleck, Alan Alda and Matthew Broderick), it looks slick, fun and rather ‘blockbuster-ey’.

The plot sees a group of staff members that work at a luxury apartment block deciding to take on the evil multi-millionaire upstairs that’s taken all their money in a scam.

It looks a bit 48 Hours meets Welcome To Collinwood, and Eddie’s clearly hoping it’s his big live-action comeback.

Find out if it is when it hits cinemas on 4th November.

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