It’s called Get Him to the Greek and will also star Jonah Hill (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Superbad). Brand will be playing an out-of-control rock star who needs to be escorted to a show at the Greek Theater in L.A. More good news – Nicholas Stoller, who directed Sarah Marshall will also be involved. Throw in Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, and maybe even a cameo by Seth Rogen and I’ll be happy.
The second is (unfortunately) an Eddie Murphy movie called A Thousand Words. The premise sounds interesting – Eddie plays a man who learns he has only 1,000 words left to say before he dies. But we all know Eddie can’t make a funny movie anymore.
I’ll definitely be checking out the first, since I’ll watch anything with John Krasinski in it (including License to Wed). Janney’s a scene-stealer in any movie she’s in, so I might have to check out the Eddie Murphy movie anyway.
There’s no doubt that I Love You, Man is going to be a funny movie. The cast is fantastic, and the premise is an easy setup for both big laughs and a heartwarming ending. But what I’m having a hard time deciding, is who’s going to be the funniest one of them all?
Jason Segel has proven himself hilarious time and again on How I Met Your Mother, and his upcoming movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall looks funny as well. On the other hand, Paul Rudd never fails to steal a scene from anyone he’s in a movie with.
Then we have the ladies. Both Rashida Jones and Jaime Pressley are extremely talented comedic actresses. Jones was a great straight-woman off of John Krasinski’s Jim Halpert on The Office, and Pressley is one of the highlights of My Name Is Earl (especially now that Earl’s in a coma and we’ve strayed from The List).
Since I can’t decide, who do you think is going to be the funniest one?
I heard they were filming a movie at the mall near my dayjob’s office. So, on lunch today, we took a quick ride over to the mall to eat at the foodcourt. Lo and behold, they’re filming MallCop, listed on IMDb as “Untitled Kevin James Comedy.” Folks on the set confirmed that it was originally called “MallCop,” but that they may change it.
The movie is about security guard (played by Kevin James), who has to save the mall from burglars when they break in. Doesn’t sound very interesting, does it? It may be pretty funny, actually. It’s a Happy Madison production, which means Adam Sandler’s paying for it. You remember Adam Sandler, right? He used to be funny, ten years ago?
My co-workers and I watched them film Kevin James crashing into the back of a mini-van on a people-mover five times in a row. Cut! Reset! Extras! Background! Action! They yelled each time. Pretty interesting.
The movie’s slated for release next year, and I’ll definitely be checking it out. I would have brought my camera, but it was a spur of the moment trip. Still pretty cool. We may go back and take some photos. Remember, you heard it here first.
David Schwimmer, most famous for playing Ross on Friends, was recently interviewed for The Boston Globe and expressed his hatred of “slacker-hero” movies. Apparently, movies such as Knocked Up that feature “an unemployed, pot-smoking, overweight, lazy dude” are what’s dumbing down American movie-goers, according to Schwimmer.
He tells the Globe,
I just don’t get it. I don’t get why that idea is celebrated. Maybe it’s because it taps into a male fantasy, that “Oh, we never have to work! We can sit around when we’re 35, 40 years old, smoke pot with our buddies and try to [sleep with] girls.”
From that quote, it sounds like he’s taking a direct hit at any movie Judd Apatow makes. Of course, Apatow’s not the only one making slacker comedies, he’s just the hot ticket right now.
You can read the whole article, which goes into great detail on Schwimmer’s directorial debut Run Fat Boy Run, at Boston.com.
The IMDb synopsis for Baby Mama reads, “A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate.”
It sounds like something I would never want to see, let alone pay for…until you know the cast. SNL and 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey plays the successful businesswoman and SNL‘s Amy Poehler plays the working class (or white trash, if you watch the trailer) surrogate.
The poster (below) is actually quite cute, utilizing the baby blocks for the title.