What if Louise of “Thelma & Louise” survived driving into the Grand Canyon and had a bratty granddaughter played by Melissa McCarthy somewhere down the line? You’d probably get something along the lines of “Tammy.” In the film, Susan Sarandon finds herself going along for another offbeat road trip full of crazy shenanigans, none of which take an especially dark turn like in “Thelma & Louise.” Sarandon is only the co-pilot on this particular road trip, however, playing second banana to McCarthy as the title character.
From left, Christine Corcoran from The Foothills Golf Club, Anders Berg from SwedeClean, Petra Hansen from FUNnecting LLC, Joi Ashli from Write Your Story at Foothills Summer Fun on June 28. Foothills Golf Club has partnered with Clean Comedy Club and Funnecting.com to bring a night of clean comedy.
On July 2, director Scott Derrickson adds “Deliver Us From Evil” to his cache of creepy horror films including “Sinister” and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose.” Based on the real-life experiences of former-NYPD-officer-now-demonologist Ralph Sarchie, the film stars, along with plenty of demonic possessions, a rich cast including Eric Bana as the pessimistic, skeptic cop Sarchie, Joel McHale as his joke-cracking partner and Edgar Ramirez as Mendoza, an undercover priest. GetOut had the chance to talk with Eric Bana and Joel McHale about the upcoming film.
Seth MacFarlane is one talented guy. Sure, a lot of people have written him off for his “lowbrow” and “tasteless” sense of humor. But few modern performers have mastered such “lowbrow” comedy through everything from animation to feature film to songwriting to live performances. The one thing MacFarlane has yet to do is get in front of the camera and star in a movie. We all know that he’s a gifted voice-over actor, as seen in “Family Guy,” “Ted,” and “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” (yeah, he played the guy in the containment suite believe it or not). Does voice-over acting transfer well to screen acting, though? In MacFarlane’s case, it does.
Despite being a non-fan of writer/director/actor/comedian, Seth MacFarlane (the “brains” behind such farcical fare as Family Guy and Ted), I still had high hopes for his latest project, A Million Ways to Die in the West. I love westerns and the genre is pretty easy pickins when it comes to laughs, but unfortunately MacFarlane scrapes most his material from the bottom of the comedic bucket.
If you are reading a book review column, I assume you enjoy reading. If so, it’s furthermore safe to assume that “The Storied Life of A.J. Firky” will have great appeal to you. As one reviewer claims “...this book is a love letter to the joys of reading.”
Comedies centered on rivalries can be really hit and miss. When done right, they can produce some wonderful characters and comedic situations. When done wrong, we get the lamest, broadest drivel imaginable that would even make a midseason replacement sitcom cringe. The fact that all of these movies inevitably end with a happy resolution between the two feuding parties doesn’t help. “Neighbors” is thankfully one of the better rivalry comedies of recent memory thanks to the well-suited leads, some solid one-liners, and the capable direction of Nicholas Stoller.
I’m sure there’s an audience out there for Neighbors, the new Seth Rogen comedy about irresponsible parents battling an even more irresponsible college fraternity that moves in next door to them; but the amount of drug and alcohol abuse, profanity, sex and crudity in this neighborhood would have Mr. Rogers rolling in his grave.
“The Other Woman” is a comedy that really shouldn’t work at all seeing how there isn’t a funny scripted line in the entire picture. There are two things that come close to salvaging the film, though: Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann. Both actresses, who have been doing respectable comedic work for almost two decades each, are charged with the thankless task of making unfunny material funny. The two are so good in their roles that they almost make “The Other Woman” worthwhile. Unfortunately, not even the most gifted comedians can make the flattest of scripts work.
Jude Law has always been a good actor, but he has never had a really great role until this quirky new film, Dom Hemingway, where he plays a cockney safecracker trying to repair his self-inflicted shattered life while still retaining his cocky swagger.
A temperamental, egotistical, British ex-con with a soft side for the daughter he left behind, Jude Law is magnetic as the title character in "Dom Hemingway," an amusing tale of vengeance, debauchery and redemption told stylishly by writer-director Richard Shepard.
“Divergent,” the adaptation of the hit novel by Veronica Roth, hit theaters on March 21. The film was directed by Neil Burger, of “The Illusionist,” and stars Shailene Woodley as Beatrice. The Ahwatukee Foothills News (AFN) recently sat down and talked to Miles Teller who plays Peter and Jai Courtney who plays Eric. Teller previously starred in “The Spectacular Now” and will be playing Mr. Fantastic in the upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot. Courtney worked alongside Bruce Willis in “A Good Day to Die Hard” and recently landed the role of Kyle Reese in “Terminator: Genesis.”
If you've seen the poster for "Bad Words," starring and directed by Jason Bateman, you'll see a sneer on Bateman's face. It's truly nasty. More than most movie posters, this image sets a perfect tone for the film, much of which really IS that nasty.
Jeff Dunham, one of America’s favorite comics and the star of Comedy Central’s highest-rated specials, is bringing his cast of beloved characters to Phoenix’s U.S. Airways Center for his “Disorderly Conduct” tour.