Posts Tagged ‘John C. Reilly’
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are reuniting in Border Guards, a new comedy that Adam McKay (Step Brothers, Anchroman) might direct as well. Deadline says that Ferrell and Reilly play two hapless but earnest friends who decide to give purpose to their lives by protecting America’s borders from illegal immigrants. In the process they find themselves accidentally stranded in Mexico without identification and must sneak back into the USA. As I hinted at in the post title, I already see people calling this movie racist, forgetting what comedy does in a lot of cases; turning real life drama into fodder for laughter. It’s a joke people.
This all sounds good to me; the only newcomer to the trios style of humor is the man writing the script, Jesse Armstrong (Four Lions, In the Loop). I get the sense that these guys only use a script for location in most cases; their ad-libbing and behavior could only be random right? Otherwise they might truly be insane geniuses – good luck Mr. Armstrong.
Disney’s new animated film Wreck-It Ralph has a terrific trailer for you to watch below. I’ve heard things here and there about the feature and didn’t know what to make of it, but the trailer had shed any doubts, it’s looking pretty funny.
John C. Reilly voices Wreck-It Ralph, a villain in an arcade game for the past thirty years, but he’s grow tired of it and wants to be a good guy. He abandons his game and goes on a journey across what looks like many different genres of video games to do so.
Honestly, they won me over with cameos from Super Mario Bros. villain Bowser and Street Fighters Zangief.
Wreck-It Ralph opens in 3D on November 12th.
He gave us Borat, Ali G, and Brüno – now we get The Dictator. Sacha Baron Cohen stars as a Middle Eastern dictoator who gets sent to the United States, it tells the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. Megan Fox, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley, Anna Faris, B.J. Novak, Aasif Mandvi, and Jason Mantzouakas also star.
I didn’t find it all too funny, but I may come round. Cohen tends to get into a role 100% and give it his all which makes it great. I’m not a fan of timey jokes (there’s a Kardashian joke in here), but it will work in a movie like this that won’t necessarily stand the test of time itself.
Watch the first trailer below, Directed by Larry Charles (Borat), The Dictator opens May 11, 2012.
The first trailer for Roman Polanski‘s Carnage is here for your viewing pleasure. It’s based on a play called “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza and follows two sets of parents who come together to discuss a fight between their children. Things don’t go too well as you will see in the trailer which is filled with great humor and cringe worthy moments. Who knew parents would come off as ridiculous and childlike when it comes to defending their own?
The great cast includes of Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz, and Kate Winslet.
Carnage will play at the Venice Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. It opens December 16th. Watch the trailer:
We Need to Talk about Kevin is a 2011 British film directed and adapted by Lynne Ramsay from American author Lionel Shriver’s 2003 novel of the same name [wiki]. In a very short premise we know that “A mother (Tilda Swinton) recounts the events leading up to and following her son’s massacre of students and teachers at his high school”. Well they all can’t be CGI talking animals movies right? Drama such as this and last years The Rabbit Hole are what I look to most in the fall months.
We Need to Talk about Kevin played at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and has positive buzz surrounding it. North American audiences will get their first look at the movie when it plays at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie opens domestically on December 2nd.
Trailer via The Playlist:
The trailer for the indie comedy Terri is here, and as I alluded to in the title it reminds me of Angus for those who were unfortunate enough to see that. The synopsis below paints a very different story though, maybe it’s just the whole overweight loner kid in High School thing that brings the two together in my mind. Terri stars John C. Reilly, hit the jump to check out the trailer. Terri opens July 1st.
Synopsis: Orphaned to an uncle who is ailing, mercilessly teased by his peers, and roundly ignored by his jaded teachers, Terri finds himself alienated and alone. But when the dreaded vice principal, Mr. Fitzgerald, sees a bit of himself in the boy, they establish a friendship that encourages Terri to consider the possibility that life is something to be shared, even enjoyed, not just endured. (more…)