Posts Tagged ‘ted’

Release Dates for TED 2 and HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

A grown up Ted crashes the party.

The Hot Tub Time Machine sequel was filmed this past summer and is wasting no time making its way to theaters.  Steve Pink returned to direct and Clark Duke, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Chevy Chase returned to their roles from the 2010 time travel comedy.  Adam Scott took over the lead role from John Cusack, playing the grown-up son of Cusack’s character.  Hot Tub Time Machine 2 may be in theaters by March 2014 reports Collider from their interview with Scott and Clark about the upcoming released of A.C.O.D.

“I think Hot Tub comes out in the spring,” said Scott, after which Duke chimed in and clarified, “In March.”

Another comedy sequel people are waiting patiently for is Ted 2.  Seth McFarlane had tweeted something about April 2015 in our last report, and he wasn’t too far off.  Universal announced today that the follow-up will officially open in theaters on June 26, 2015. The following 4th of July weekend will see the Terminator reboot and Independence Day 2 hit theaters, so that should be a sequel heavy month.  Seth MacFarlane returns to direct and co-write with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild.  No plot details yet, but I bet the bear swears a lot.

TED 2 Release Date Announced

Friday, August 16th, 2013


Seth McFarlane has tweeted with regards to Ted 2, “We’re aiming for a 2015 Passover release date”, but right now, Universal is only going so far as to say April 2015. [via ScreenCrush]

Currently McFarlane is working on A Million Ways to Die in the West, which is due out on May 30, 2014.  Let’s hope Ted 2 doesn’t overdue it and is kept grounded so they get this release date…ah hell, they will end up in Vegas and there will be a female Bear this time, cue explosions and strip clubs.  The replies to his tweet made me laugh though:


2013 Oscar Nominations Announced; Ben Affleck Snubbed for Best Director

Thursday, January 10th, 2013


That’s really all I have to say about the nominations, Ben Affleck got snubbed.  Argo was one of the best movies of the year and he didn’t get nominated for directing (although it’s up for Best Picture).  Don’t take this year’s nominations seriously; Flight got a nomination for writing.

The 85th Academy Awards will take place on February 24th, check out the nominations below:


CoF Weekend Preview: Thunder Buddies For Life

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Too easy…

Welcome to The CoF Weekend Preview, here is a look at what’s opening this weekend and don’t forget to check out the City of Films SUMMER MOVIE GUIDE so you can plan your summer movie experience. See you here Monday for a new City Strip and Tuesday for The City of Films Show Series 2 Episode 1!

TedRT (67%) – CoF


Reel: Seth MacFarlane is Ted

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012


If you want to see how Seth MacFarlane played a Teddy Bear in his upcoming movie Ted opening everywhere this weekend, check out the video below.  I’ll give you a  hint, it’s motion-capture.  I’m looking forward to his first feature film; you can see a red-band trailer we posted over here.

Hit the jump to watch the featurette via Funny or Die.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since.


The City of Films SUMMER MOVIE GUIDE 2012

Friday, May 4th, 2012


The 2012 Summer Movie Season is on and The City of Films has put together your guide of the must-see movies including each superhero extravaganza, highly anticipated blockbusters and the lesser known movies getting a limited release.

So sit back and grab a cold one as we take a look at this summer’s releases.



Red Band Trailer For Seth MacFarlane’s TED

Monday, April 2nd, 2012


Here is the first trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s feature directorial debut Ted starring Mark Wahlberg and Macfarlane as the voice of Ted.  It’s a pretty great looking trailer showing how much promise this movie has to be as rude and crude as an R-rated comedy can be.   The film also stars some Family Guy regulars – Mila Kunis, Joel McHale, Patrick Warburton, and Giovanni Ribisi.

Ted tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since.

Ted opens July 13th, watch the trailer below:


The CoF Presents: Movies To See In 2012

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012


2012 is here and so is another line up of movies, I won’t be the first to say this but, it’s going to be an incredible year for the movie business. If 2011 was the year of sequels, 2012 is the year of blockbusters. Big and small, I welcome them all. Each of us here at the City of Films put together a TOP 5 MOVIES TO SEE in 2012 along with other notable releases.

What are you warming up to see? Did we miss something? Shout out in the comments below.  And list:


Today’s Links 4/20/2011

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • Leatherface 3D is Still Alive and It Has a Director []
  • Best Film Speeches and Monologues []
  • Patrick Warburton (David Puddy, The Tick) Joins Seth MacFarlane’s Ted [Deadline]
  • Kevin Smith’s Red State Has Already Paid for Itself [gigaom]
  • Michael Bay, Kathryn Bigelow, James Cameron & More Stand Up Against Premium VOD Plans [theplaylist]
  • Steve Johnson Shares His I Am Legend Make-Up Tests, See what the ‘Zombies’ Could Have Looked Like [shocktillyoudrop]
  • Interactive Fast Five Trailer [yahoo]

Second International X-Men: First Class Trailer: (more…)

Seth MacFalane To Make R-Rated Comedy About A Teddy Bear

Monday, April 12th, 2010
Family Guy

Still waiting for the entire episode of this...

The fine folks over at Deadline have graced us with some exciting news regarding Family GuyAmerican Dad!The Cleveland Show creator Seth MacFarlane.  Universal Pictures has gotten their hands on the rights to a $65 million budget R-Rated comedy called Ted. The script was co-written by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. The comedy will be directed by MacFarlane, which will make Ted his first feature film.  For those waiting out for a Family Guy movie, just wait longer.

The movie is described as a hard ‘R’ comedy about a man and his teddy bear. The movie will be a mix of live action and CGI. MacFarlane will also co-star and provide the voice for the CG-generated title character Ted.  I like Seth MacFarlane, when he speaks I agree with everything he says as he is very smart.  His cartoon domination on Sunday’s is something I look forward to as I enjoy his brand of laughs.  Family Guy however is slowly falling into that ‘let’s throw shit at the wall and see what sticks’ category (think SNL).  It will be interesting to see how he works at the feature film game with this flick.