Neighbors is a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby.
Starring: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco
Directed by Nicholas Stoller
In Theaters: May 9, 2014 Read more
What happens when you take some of the most popular comedic actors working today and have them play heightened versions of themselves in an end-of-the-world movie?
We get a movie that’s worthy of being called ‘the funniest movie of the year.’
Written and Directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the story is about six friends (Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson) who end up trapped in a house at the beginning of the apocalypse. And if you think you’d want to spend the end of the world with your friends, after watching this, you might want to think again.
This Is The End starts when Rogen picks up Baruchel at LAX. They eat, get high and chat about life. Those scenes alone made me laugh more than any movie I’ve seen all year. And that was just the first 10 minutes!
The guys then head to Franco’s housewarming party, Baruchel a reluctant passenger. He’s not really the best of friends with the gang; he thinks they’re too Hollywood. And the way they portray themselves here, they are; Franco especially. They’re all hilariously Hollywood. Especially Michael Cera in an over-the-top cameos you’ll ever see. Good for him to play that obnoxious and crazy! Read more
It’s official: Jonah Hill is a serious actor. Sure, he might be co-starring in This Is The End and is likely returning for a sequel for 21 Jump Street, but in an interview with Rolling Stone Hill refuses to speak about his more famous filthy comedies and only wants to speak about his transition from comedian to serious actor in films like Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street.
When asked about how he managed to shed so many pounds from his once-chubby frame? He answers, “My workout routine is of little relevance.”
When asked about passing gas? He answers, “I’m not answering that dumb question! I’m not that kind of person! Being in a funny movie doesn’t make me have to answer dumb questions. It has nothing to do with who I am.” Read more
This is certainly a unique way to promote your film…
Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, and Jay Baruchel are four of the many, many celebrities who are playing themselves in the apocalypse comedy This Is The End, which was co-written and co-directed by Rogen. On the movie’s Facebook page, the above four revealed that they would post videos of themselves doing the following demeaning tasks if they receive a certain number of “Likes” on Facebook:
- 500,000 Likes = McBride waxes Rogen’s back
- 650,000 Likes = Baruchel and McBride will share a spaghetti Lady and the Tramp style
- 800,000 Likes = Rogen will paint Franco in the nude Read more
Mindy Kaling’s The Mindy Project is back on the air tonight and Thursday and to get the word out, she did a press call to chat about the show.
I’m a big fan of Mindy’s and talking to her is always a treat. She seems to work non-stop and has a bunch of projects in the works. In fact, the day after The Mindy Project wrapped, she was back at her laptop working on a follow up to her debut book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns).
In the interview, she talks about the show, working with guest star Seth Rogen, where her inspiration came from, The Office finale and how a picture of Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) ended up in The Mindy Project.
The Mindy Project airs at 9:30 on Tuesday (and Thursday) on FOX
You have such a great dynamic with all of the cast on the show, but you have a cuter dynamic sometimes with your brother Rishi. Is that based on your real experiences of your family?
Mindy Kaling: Well, I have an older brother who is very different than the character Rishi on the show, but I just love Utkarsh who plays the character. I have a very like, we immediately slipped into like a very big sister/little brother relationship with him and I like how his character…he just always calls me “woman.” He’s like, “Woman, what are you doing?” which I find very funny and appealing. Read more
This is the End, which stars every funny person working in film and TV today (Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari, Kevin Hart, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Paul Rudd) comes out in June and from the clips shown at WonderCon this weekend, it looks hilarious.
The panel, which had writer/director and star Rogen (in Wolverine costume), Robinson, McBride and co-writer/director Evan Goldberg (in an S&M outfit left over from AdultCon), was pretty damn funny, especially if you like their type of humor. Which I do.
I shot the video with my phone so the quality stinks but check it out if you have time. I also posted the newest red-band trailer.
Check them out below! Read more
It’s not easy to get Babs to agree to make a new film. Despite her appearances in the Meet the Parents series, Barbra Streisand chooses her projects carefully. And she’s the first one to admit that she might have made some diva-like requests before she agreed to star in the new film, The Guilt Trip.
Streisand admitted to NBC New York that she was ready to act again, saying, “It was time to challenge myself again, you know? Of course, I made it very difficult for them to hire me because I kept wanting an out some way. So I made it really hard.”
The main reason Streisand didn’t want to sign on for another project was the distance she’d have to travel to shoot the film. “I really don’t want to go—I never do this normally, right?—I really don’t want to schlep to Paramount. It’s two hours each way,” the Oscar-winner said. “So would you rent a warehouse and build the sets in the Valley no more than 45 minutes from my house? And they said yes.” Read more
Starring: Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Yvonne Strahovski, Colin Hanks
Synopsis: Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, and who better to accompany him than his overbearing mother Joyce. After deciding to start his adventure with a quick visit at mom’s, Andy is guilted into bringing her along for the ride. Across 3,000 miles of ever-changing landscape, he is constantly aggravated by her antics, but over time he comes to realize that their lives have more in common than he originally thought. His mothers advice might end up being exactly what he needs.
In Theaters: December 25th Read more
For a Good Time Call… is a raunchy, crude and at times hilarious film that is also one of the sweetest movies about friendship that I’ve seen in a while.
The story follows former college frenemies Lauren and Katie, who, in order to stay in Manhattan move into together. Once there, the two join forces and start a phone sex business together.
The two stars, Ari Graynor and Lauren Miller (who also co-wrote the film with Katie Anne Naylon), have great on-screen chemistry and their scenes together just make you want to see more of them, especially towards the end of the film.
Lauren (who is married to Seth Rogen) and Katie wrote the script from their real life experience as college roommates and when they were searching for the perfect person to portray Katie’s alter-ego, they found the Graynor, who told me that the pair sent her a “beautiful love letter asking me to come on” to the film.
I talked to the three of them about writing the film, the 16-day shoot, bad auditions and their advice to actors. Read more
Seth Rogen on His ‘For A Good Time Call’ Cameo: “I’ve done some pretty risqué shit in movies, but I don’t think I’ve ever jerked off in a movie before”
Seth Rogen has probably set the bar of good taste back a few dozen yards in his films, but believe it or not even he has limits. He actually ended up crossing one of those lines in his cameo in For a Good Time Call…, but as he tells New York he did it all for his wife, Lauren Miller, as twisted as it sounds.
For A Good Time Call… was produced and co-written by Miller, who also stars. She is also just about to celebrate her one year wedding anniversary with Rogen so Miller asked her husband if he would appear in her film. Rogen recalls, “She asked me [to do it] one night when we were getting ready for bed. And I think I just said, ‘Yes.’… I was honored.” Read more