Tag Archives: Maya Rudolph
The last time we saw such an adorably dysfunctional family ensemble on-screen everyone suddenly became an indie movie expert-slash-lover a la "Little Miss Sunshine." With honorable mention to the intriguing "Stuck In Love," this new trailer for "The Way, Way Back" (which conveniently also features Steve Carell in a stolid role) threatens to take possession of that feel-good free-for-all title. Get More »
This week: Moe, Larry and Curly get reinvented for the 21st century in "The Three Stooges," an old-school slapstick comedy directed by the Farrelly brothers.
Also new this week is the sci-fi action thriller "Lockout" starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace, Mel Gibson in "Get the Gringo," Will Ferrell's Spanish-language comedy "Casa de mi Padre," the ensemble comedy "Friends with Kids," the quirky romantic dramedy "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt, and the Blu-ray debut of Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain" in celebration of the film's 60th anniversary. Get More »
DreamWorks is flying high after announcing the a impressive, star-studded voice cast for its latest animated adventure, "Turbo."
So, just how A-list are we talking? Let's see, the lineup currently includes: Snoop Dogg, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Pena, Luis Guzman (seriously, that guy is in everything these days!), Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz and Kurtwood Smith.
Exhale now. Get More »
The 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards wrapped up as dressed-to-the-nines winners and nominees left the Hollywood Palladium for a night of well-deserved celebrating.
If you were watching on VH1, you saw hosts Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel salute films that "do not have Adam Sandler dressed up as woman," including Best Picture winner "The Artist" and other big winners like "The Help" and "The Descendants."
Decidedly less glamorous than the show itself but just as exciting is the press tent where all of the big winners are paraded before an eager group of reporters frantically typing on their laptops. If you follow NextMovie on Twitter, you were fed the most memorable moments backstage as they were happening. Here are a few snippets of what went down after the winners picked up their trophies… Get More »
We love the fantasy worlds we get to visit in the movies. Who can't help but get lost in the sweeping majesty of Middle-earth, the magical halls of Hogwarts and the alternate-universe Central Park where a guy can pick up a conveniently single Megan Fox.
"Friends With Kids" follows two BFFs (Adam Scott and writer-director Jennifer Westfeldt) who decide to have a baby together while keeping their relationship strictly platonic so they can date other people. This decision seems to be inspired by the fact that their newlywed pals (Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm) had sex in the bathroom of a restaurant before joining them at the table. Get More »
For women, breaking into comedy is a tough enough nut to crack without the chauvinistic "women aren't funny" comments. Not only is it not true, but with a male-dominated writers' field in Hollywood (73 percent of the WGA's film writers are men) it's only too clear that if women aren't funny on-screen, it's probably because the only funny thing they had to do in the script was fall down and go boom boom.
The widely accepted paradigm in movies (not to mention TV) is having an out-of-shape or mildly attractive but funny husband and his hot, not-as-funny wife. And it's getting stale, baby. In order for a woman to go against that grain takes massive ovaries, the ability to generate her own material, and absolutely no fear of looking stupid. Get More »
How do you improve on Rob Reiner's 1989 romantic comedy classic "When Harry Met Sally?" The same way you improve every other movie: add vampires and zombies.
So goes the thinking in Billy Crystal's hilarious, high-profile short film for Funny or Die. With Reiner and Crystal playing themselves, the duo pitches a sequel to Adam Scott -- playing a smarmy Hollywood d-bag as only he can -- that presupposes Sally's death and how Harry can find love again. The d-bags love it, with one minor (read: major) tweak. Enter Helen Mirren and her vampiric fangs. Get More »
Hollywood is notoriously scared of funny ladies. Men can make fart jokes, women can star in by-the-books romantic comedies - it's how the movie world has been working since the invention of the camera.
So leave it to producer/comedic mastermind Judd Apatow to talk executives to take a risk and put a big studio laffer on the shoulders of the hottest lady comedians in Hollywood. Fronted by "SNL" player Kristin Wiig, "Bridesmaids" hopes to do for women what "40-Year-Old Virgin," "Superbad" and "The Hangover" did for men: turn bathroom humor into a classy, laugh riot, while raking in the dollars. Get More »