“Hermione just stole all of our shit” are words I never thought I would hear anyone say, but that’s exactly what happens in this latest Seth Rogan buddy comedy movie. She also swears and it’s actually so perfect and Game of Thrones worthy (let’s make this happen).
Anyways, the apocalyptic buddy comedy This Is The End stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel and just about everyone in Hollywood. It’s pretty much the who’s who of the famous people/comedy bubble, and it even includes a cameo by none other than Rihanna. So many people die in this one trailer alone that I’m sure the haters will love this flick so much that their little black hearts warm up just a tiny bit.
This Is the End is due to arrive in theatres on June 12, 2013.
Jonah Hill was the unlikely witness of an on-street birth scenario yesterday.
Occurring on the streets of New York in the middle of a park, a photographer for TMZ just so happened to witness Jonah watching the whole scene and even sneaking a photo to remember the odd event taking place in front of his eyes!
While Jonah didn’t speak much to the paparazzo that approached him on video, the actor took to Twitter to recount what he witnessed at the park.
Andy Samberg recently announced his retirement from SNL (boo) and now he’ll be starring in the upcoming lowbrow comedy “That’s My Boy” with SNL alumni Adam Sandler. Lately Sandler’s films have been disappointing and slightly slapstick but this recut trailer looks halfway decent.
“I haven’t seen the film yet but I took it upon myself to cut a trailer for it anyway,” jokes Samberg in the clip.
This version stars pretty much everyone in history, including Adam Lambert, the prime minister of Israel, Tom Cruise, and Seth Roen, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel and Ben Stiller in a tin of sardines.
It also stars a bunch of people with names spookily similar to Samberg and Sandler, like Shmandy Blanderberg. Will you see it on June 15?
Watch it here:
In honour of Project X, our resident columnist Cassandra Gallo put together a top five list of the best house party movies to watch this March Break. Who knows? Maybe the movies will serve as inspiration for your own March Break bash.
Want to know what the key to becoming legendary is? It’s simple. Just throw an epic house party, one that people will talk about for months after.
For your mission to be successful, you need more than a basement with the latest Top 20 tracks playing on your iPod’s speakers. And you need more than a few of your friends gathered around discussing the latest Justin Bieber songs. To become legendary, you need an empty house, a few hundred people, and Bieber not only to be talked about at the party but to actually be there.
Okay, the standards are high but the outcome is usually sensational. Many have tried to throw a class A bash and many have failed. To those who only wish they could throw a bash like this, I invite them to take inspiration from this list of top five teen party movies, created in honour of the theatrical release of Project X.
1) Superbad (2007)
Here’s the movie that coined the name McLovin. It follows three friends (Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse) as they try to fulfill their promise to buy alcohol for a hot girl’s party. Oh, and they want to jump-start their sex life too. This movie is hilarity at it’s best, as these three friends want to end their high school career with a “bang.”
2) American Pie (1999)
Apple pie never looked the same after the release of this teen favourite. It follows a group of guys who make a pact to get laid by their senior prom… specifically at Stifler’s after-party. This movie has it all; beautiful girls, raunchy humor, and an unforgettable post prom party. It wouldn’t hurt to catch up on all the American Pie films (even the bad ones) in preparation for their upcoming reunion.
3) Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
There’s one thing we party goers have learnt through the years … parties are messy! Either your so called best friend hooks up with your ex-boyfriend or you want to finally land a special night with your longtime crush. This movie gives us faith that parties make the unexpected possible. The film follows different students from separate cliques as they try and make the seemingly impossible possible.
4) House Party (1990)
Sneaking out, getting arrested, and dancing with hot girls/guys is the typical formula to follow when you decide to attend any rager — at least it is in the movie world. House Party is just the type of movie to prove you can get away with these things. When Peter (Christopher Martin) announces that his parents are going out of town and that he’s having a party, his house becomes the destination of the year. No matter what life throws at them the characters in this movie strive to make it to this party. RSVP at the door.
5) Risky Business (1984)
Dancing in your underwear alone at home is something we all secretly do
(just me?) and Tom Cruise made it socially acceptable. In the movie Risky Business, Joel Goodsen miraculously throws a house party co-hosted with a prostitute, all while conducting his college interview. Win!
When your party is over and morning light starts to trickle through your window you can begin to nurse that hangover. Wait, who are we kidding? Still craving more? Here are three runner-up movies that nearly made the cut: Animal House (the classic!), Sixteen Candles, Weird Science.
Saturday Night Live released the promo video for this week’s host Jonah Hill. The clip resembles a behind the scenes outtake reel with Bill Hader and Jonah sitting behind a control board.
The highlight of the video is the two actors wearing their sunglasses indoors for a ‘silky smooth’ take. What’s most promising, however, is there’s no sign of Lindsay Lohan. After watching her run last week’s episode into the ground, Jonah Hill should redeem SNL for what has been a near flawless season.
Maybe NBC will use Lindsay’s episode as a cautionary example of why it’s a bad idea to let people just walk on and host.
There’s only 20 seconds of dialogue online and it’s already apparent this movie could be the anti-cop movie people have been craving. After two awful movies based on security guards (see Paul Blart: Mall Cop / Observe and Report) taking on any project based on low-level authority is a gamble.
If anyone can pull it off, however, it’s the cast of Neighbourhood Watch. Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn are a fantastic combination and have lots of experience working together in Zoolander, Anchorman and Dodgeball to name a few. Joining them is Jonah Hill, a fantastic addition to the team, especially given his recent oscar nomination.
The movie is written by Seth Rogen, and thankfully, he won’t have to put on another uniform just yet. Hopefully this movie will be a good way to forget the crappy security guard movies of the past. There’s no way this movie could possibly suck, right?
Hit us up on twitter @andPOP and let us know what you think.
Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass who have received a lot of hype from their last film Cyrus with John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Marissa Tomei – but this could likely seal their mainstream success. It continues Duplass’ theme of family dysfunction with Segel as a naive mopey slacker named Jeff living in his mother’s basement searching for the meaning of life. He reconnects with his brother Pat (Helms) who soon discovers that his wife is having an affair – meanwhile, their mother (Susan Sarandon) is depressed. Holy dramedy, Batman!
It looks to be in the same vain as Helms’ Cedar Rapids or Segel’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall rather than their other efforts – it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to great reviews and is due in theatres nationwide on March 16th.
Jonah Hill told Jimmy Fallon that he and Glee’s Matthew Morrison were at a FOX meeting promoting their shows, and Morrison was picking on Jonah.
“I’ve got it in my head that I don’t like this guy. I am sure he is a good human being, but you don’t throw a dude under the bus,” Hill said. “He’s a big timer at Fox and I’m the new kid.”
Morrison responded last night through a video on Jimmy Fallon. ”Oh hey, Jimmy, what’s up?” Morrison says to the camera after telling the joke. “I heard that Jonah said I should bring my sh– next time. Well, guess what? This is next time. You think I can’t sing my way out of this?”
Morrison begins dancing around the “Glee” set, with this message for Hill: “I can sing my way out of it and I can dance my way out of it. Pick a date and I will meet you on ‘Late Night’ and we will settle this like men.”
Moneyball hits a home run with the sentimental crowd, but if you’re looking for this years Social Network, you may be disappointed.
The film is based on the true story of Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), the former general manager of the Oakland Athletic’s and his mathematical stratagem-sabermetrics- to choose strong players for his team while also being cost effective.
Beane is working with the lowest amount of funds to build a baseball team. Compared to the New York Yankees Beane is rather penniless. After a good season for the Athletics, but not a winning season, Beane is forced to rebuild his team, but this time he is using the mathematical prowess of Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) to help him.
The film’s crotchety circle of scouts for the Athletics proves to be funny at times and perhaps overly reluctant. Pitt works well as the semi-confident hair flipping manager. However, the film is far too centered on the emotions of Bean and the constant flashbacks of his failed pro baseball career. The flashbacks become superfluous and the film could have been at least a half hour shorter if just the flashbacks were cut.
Some will say that this is Hill’s film, that he delivered a strong acting performance and is very believable st the Yale economics nerd. On the other hand, Pitt’s screen time outshines Hill’s by ten, and while it is known that Brand is working with mathematical equations, the system becomes arbitrary when emotions rise. The system to choose players just doesn’t have the appeal that Facebook does.
Bean also has a young daughter and an estranged wife who we meet for a second in an awkward series of events. His daughter is very loving of him. It seems that his paternal nature on the field had to be supplemented by the kind father off the field to enable a full understanding of the honesty and dedication of his character. Again, the film is just too tender and the final scene is gaggable.
I almost forgot to mention that Phillip Seymour Hoffman is in the film probably because his performance is entirely forgettable. Hoffman stars as the coach of the Athletic’s, an overweight submissive underdog. The usual fortitude of Hoffman’s performance is seriously undermined and his character is difficult to even sympathize with.
Hill is worth a viewing, but the film is only decent at best. Unfortunately it is quite a bore for the crowd that doesn’t love sports or Brad Pitt.
As you can clearly see in the trailer, this is not a kids movie. He also introduces the trailer by speaking to a group of kids where he explains that he has the right to make a lot of money as a movie star.
Anyways, this one looks like a good one for the Christmas season.
Jim Carrey joined the red-headed funnyman on stage to sing ‘Superman (It Ain’t Easy)’ by Five for Fighting.
E! Online reports that other guests also made a stop to see Conan. Aziz Ansari, Jonah Hill, Jon Hamm and Jack McBrayer hit the stage later in the night to announce the name change of the “Walker, Texas Ranger Lever” (a bit now owned by NBC) to the “Chuck Norris Policeman Handle”.
The performance by the film is not surprising. With amazing 3D animation, a solid plot, and all star cast of voices, “Dragon” was destined to beat the box office. The movie would have even done better at IMAX theatres if it weren’t for a continual strong showing by “Alice in Wonderland.”
Our own Jordan Bortolotti saw the film prior to the release and was brought to tears (and he doesn’t cry easily).
Yes it was a slimefest last night at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, but in a kid friendly way. Plenty of stars were there for the show, including host Kevin James, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, and even Jonah Hill.
The show started with Rihanna arriving in a pink camouflage tank. The diva performed ‘Hard’, ‘Rude Boy’, and ‘Don’t Stop the Music,’ dancing with transformer type robots.
Kevin James hosting was admirable but nothing too spectacular. He tried his best to relate to his youthful crowd.
As well all know Jordan is a man’s man. Women and men both love him because he is strong and charming. But Jordan does have a weak side – and How To Train Your Dragon made Jordan cry. Yes a 3D animation brings tears to his eyes. He talked about this emotional roller coaster with the directors of the film.
Forget Sarah Marshall – it’s all about Russell Brand.
A sequel to Jason Segal’s hit comedy is in the works, which would centre around Brand’s obnoxious rock star character, Aldous Snow.
UK website Chortle reports that Segal and Sarah Marshall herself, Kristen Bell, have been approached but nothing has been confirmed. Jonah Hill, however, would be back, “a wet-behind-the-ears insurance adjuster instructed to ensure Brand’s wildman gets to a gig.”