Corey (Tyler Poelle) is a good-hearted therapist who loves helping his sweet, eccentric clients find happiness. After two years in a relationship with carefree jock Jon (David Wilson Page), Corey decides it’s time to pop the question. When the perfect time arrives, Jon informs him he’s dumping him for a woman. OUCH. Corey then sets off on a wild journey of self-discovery that leads him to a Grindr connection in the form of hunky Joel Rush. Their friendship sparks a bromance that soon blossoms into a romance.
Love or Whatever first premiered at the Philadelphia QFest. Since then the Rosser Goodman-directed gay romantic comedy has been busy working the festival circuit. The flick was supposed to become available on home video last week, but has been pushed back til October 2013. In addition to the aforementioned cast, the film also features incredibly funny supporting performances by Jennifer Elise Cox (Brady Bunch movies) and Kate Flannery (The Office). Check out the trailer below.
I am definitely a lover of all things British. No, I don’t just mean Simon Baker- even though he stars in this movie as the impossibly charming and flawless “other man”- rather I’m referring to the caustic humour and utter lack of propriety and censorship that the English use these days for TV and film. Even in just watching the short trailer below you get an idea of the off-side comedy and racy jokes found therein BUT, is that enough to make a movie?
What I Give It a Year lacks in plot line realism or emotional connectivity with its audience, it makes up with effective storytelling and believable character growth (and regression). Long story short, it’s the classic boy meets girl and gets married too quickly believing in passionate love and quickly finds out they are NOT meant to be as friends whisper: “I give it a year.” The extra layer to this puppy is that both the bride and groom played by the amazing Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall respectively each have their own extra marital love interests played themselves by the hilarious Anna Faris and sexy Simon Baker. But, here’s the disappointing part: Rose is no longer the passive aggressive WASP of Bridesmaids and Anna is the dumb bunny of House Bunny, instead the leading ladies play shadow version of their former hilarity and you end up wishing that they were the “old them”. Still, the movie has some great scenes and combines American and British humour to produce something worth watching with someone you aren’t about to divorce… seems too on the nose.
Star Trek into Darkness was projected to open in the neighborhood of $100 million. It didn’t quite reach that but raked in $70.6 million over the weekend and $84 million since its Thursday opening. The first Star Trek film opened in early May of 2009 and made an impressive $75.2 million on its first weekend out of the gates, without the benefit of 3-D surcharges. Perhaps the four year gap was too long and fans simply didn’t care anymore. With opening box office numbers so important these days, it’s a bit hilarious that a film that rakes in this much is considered somewhat of a disappointment.
Dropping to second in its third frame is Iron Man 3. The Robert Downey Jr. flick added another $35.2 million to its domestic total. The film also passed the $1.1 billion mark worldwide this weekend. Rounding out the Top 3 was The Great Gatsby. In its second weekend, the Baz Luhrmann adaptation brought in another $23.4 million to a total of $90.2 million. Believe it or not, the Australian director has never had a film gross more than $100 million domestically. Next week, he’ll finally achieve this milestone. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.
The very first teaser trailer for the Anchorman sequel premiered in May 2012. Almost a year later, Paramount finally drops another one for the early-awaited flick. Like the first clip, it features Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, along with Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner standing alongside him. The foursome take turns dropping their unique catchphrases.
Also returning for the second film are Christina Applegate and Vince Vaughn. New blood comes in the form of Kristen Wiig, Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear. The Anchorman sequel also features a few notable cameos including Jim Carrey, Drake, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Kanye West, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Catch all the action when Anchorman: The Legend Continues hits theaters on December 20, 2013. This time around the action moves from San Diego to New York. Check out the teasers below.
Last week I had the privilege of attending the private press screening (yes I am THAT important) of the Vancouver created short film Whispers of Life at the Shangri La hotel. Short films I feel are tricky, you have to get your point across and tell a full story in a short amount of time. In the case of WoL they did it, and did it well in about 11 minutes.
Whispers of Life is a film about suicide, or even more specifically the thoughts about suicide and how it will affect the lives of the people around you. Tom (Travis Nelson) is a high school kid who finds peace on a park bench after school. One day two punks come up and start calling him a faggot and then leave him with a threat of seeing him tomorrow. When we were in high school we all know what “I’ll see you tomorrow” means from a bully. After they leave, Tom meets Charles (Patrick Gilmore) and they start up a conversation with Tom asking the question “Have you ever though about suicide?” It is here that I started to get very interested because I don’t think anyone ever real talks about it, and sometimes all you need is someone completely unbiased to has a chat with. Through his kind words and caring personality, Charles helps Tom get an idea of what the outcome would be should he kill himself.
If you’re a fan of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, you’re in luck. After a few weeks of speculation, Joss Whedon has confirmed that the twin brother-sister combo will appear in The Avengers 2. Fans were worried that their inclusion might not happen due to legal issues. The characters are mutants and the offspring of Magneto. Since FOX owns the X-Men franchise, ergo the dilemma. In the end, all seems copacetic.
“You know, they had a rough beginning. They’re interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn’t necessarily agree with The Avengers. So they’re not there to make things easier. I’m not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier.” – Joss Whedon to IGN
For those who aren’t familiar with the siblings, here’s a quick rundown. Quicksilver aka Pietro Maximoff has the power of speed, while Scarlet Witch aka Wanda Maximoff can cast hexes which manipulate probability and alter reality. No actors are attached to the roles, but Saoirse Ronan has been rumored to be the prototype for Scarlet Witch. In other Avengers-related news, Whedon addressed the possibility of Robert Downey Jr. joining The Avengers sequel. Keep reading to find out.
Back in January, Britney Spears teased that she was heading to the studio to record a song for her boys. We finally get to hear the fruits of that labor. “Ooh La La” is lifted off the Smurfs 2 soundtrack. Clearly, the track isn’t intended as a club banger or even a radio-friendly single. This one is for the kids ya’ll. With that being said, I’m sure die hard Brit fans are going to eat this up and proclaim it as the second coming. Take a listen below and give your thoughts in the comments section.
I can already picture the pitch meeting with the studio execs, “it’s The Hangover but with seniors.” In all honesty, if they rebranded this The Hangover Part 65, I would buy it as a sequel to the Bradley Cooper flicks.
When you hear of four Academy Award-winning actors starring in a film, the last thing you’d expect from them to appear in is a comedy about boozing it up in Las Vegas. It’s for that very reason that makes Last Vegas potentially a hilarious flick. Seeing Morgan Freeman getting his drunk on is worth the price of admission alone. Who knew he was such a party animal? Check out the teaser trailer and official synopsis below.
Billy (Academy Award®-winner Michael Douglas), Paddy (Academy Award®-winner Robert De Niro), Archie (Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Academy Award®-winner Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it’s these four who are taking over Vegas.