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There are red band trailers, and then there's the trailer for Todd Rohal's latest, "Nature Calls." Seeing as the R-rated comedy is about a group of—let's just say slightly immature—men who take a group of energetic (and yes, by energetic we do mean wild and hormonal) boy scouts on a camping trip, it's not all that surprising that the trailer is more than a little crass.
With Patton Oswalt, Johnny Knoxville, Rob Riggle and Patrice O'Neal in the cast line-up, this might be the dirtiest comedy of the year. While it runs just a hair over two-and-a-half minutes, we still lost count of the number of expletives and off-color references. Get More »
Every year, Hollywood loses some of its biggest talent -- on screen and off -- to sickness and tragedy. This year moviedom bid farewell to Golden Age legends (Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Russell), acclaimed character actors (Pete Postlethwaite, Michael Gough) and filmmakers young (Tim Hetherington) and old (Ken Russell).
We're taking a moment to pay tribute to 20 of the many actors, directors, producers and writers who died in 2011, but whose contributions to film will never be forgotten.
Comedian Patrice O'Neal has passed away at 41 after a long-term battle with diabetes. Though his career reached from radio (he was a regular on The Opie & Anthony Show) to TV (he recently had recurring role on "The Office") to standup (he was featured on "Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen"), it is his work in movies that we will remember most of all.
O'Neal made a name for himself with his own slant on dark, confrontational humor, but he was a master at the broad, big box office comedies as well — all but stealing the show with his performance in the hit "Scary Movie 4." (You know you saw it. Twice.)
He also dabbled in drama, however, appearing in thrillers like "25th Hour" and "In the Cut." Get More »