After witnessing Rebel Wilson carry “Pitch Perfect” almost singlehandedly, I am at least ninety-nine percent certain that anything the Australian comedienne touches is guaranteed to be hilarious. That said, I have especially high hopes for “Super Fun Night,” Rebel’s upcoming ABC comedy vehicle. The pilot, executive produced by Conan O’Brien, will hit the network this fall, and follows “three nerdy female friends” as they decide to “have super fun every Friday night.” The first trailer is a little lame (there, I said it), but fingers crossed they just put all the worst jokes up front. Right? Maybe? But if the show itself is anything like Rebel has promised — she said of “the anti-Sex and the City,” “when these ladies eat at night, they’re not talking about dick,” which, you know, should be the show’s official tagline — then I trust that it will be excellent. Check out the trailer above, and let us know what you think! [CinemaBlend]
Pete Doherty must be part cat; it seems like he’s had a zillion lives. Despite his rampant heroin addiction, he’s still around and kicking — and doing new projects. Like a French film with Charlotte friggin’ Gainsbourg called “Confession of a Child of the Century,” where Doherty plays a 19th century bon vivant with a bad attitude and an addiction (WHAT A STRETCH). Anyway, here’s a trailer featuring the walking heroin husk. [Guardian]
We’ve been waiting for Melissa McCarthy’s next move post-”Bridesmaids,” and we are so happy she’s going to be in a new movie with Jason Bateman. In “Identity Thief,” Jason and Melissa go toe-to-toe over a stolen identity and mountains of debt. Very stoked for this!
The trailer for “Vamps,” Amy Heckerling’s first movie with Alicia Silverstone since “Clueless,” is here — and it looks really funny. It stars Silverstone and Krysten Ritter as two vampires looking for love in all the wrong places. And the dude who plays Matthew Crawley on “Downton Abbey” plays Ritter’s love interest. I. Can’t. Wait!
The trailer for the biggest television event in Lifetime’s history is here. Infamous, scandalous, dangerous. They drink, they fight, they fornicate. Love affairs, diamonds, paparazzi. Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. That pretty much sums up the “Liz & Dick” trailer. Is it almost November? [MTV]
The new movie “Hello I Must Be Going” stars Melanie Lynskey as a newly divorced woman and Chris Abbot (Marni’s hot woodworking ex-boyfriend on “Girls”) as a much younger (like, 19-year-old) man who enter into a fling. The film’s gotten very mixed reviews (not that those will stopping us from seeing Charlie get naked), but it does highlight a hidden truth. The allure of a younger guy being all up in your business can be powerful. Even if you, as an older woman, know that he’s got little or nothing to offer you in the long run. When I was 27, I had an 18-year-old boy chasing me around for a summer, and though I found it sort of depressing (I mean, he invited me to come stay at his parents’ lake house — with them), a lot of women would jump at the chance to make out with a young, fresh dude.
Have you ever hooked up with a much, much, younger guy?
Confession: I have never read Anna Karenina. Is that, like, a weird thing? Has everybody read it except me? If that’s the case, then don’t spoil the whole thing for me quite yet, because the trailer for the new film adaptation just came out and I am feeling it. I love period films, high society, Russia (represent), Jude Law (!!), and Keira Knightley (!!!), so it’s kind of my dream. (I hope the book makes for an acceptable poolside read, because that’s where I plan on getting my Russian tragedy on this weekend.) It goes without saying that I’m also head over heels with the style aspect of the forthcoming film: lush, heavy fabrics, rich colors, over-the-top opulence, and, rising like a storm cloud over the incredible beauty and passion, a prevailing undercurrent of dread. Oooooh. Check out the trailer for the film (out November 9th) above and, after the jump, my take on some Anna Karenina style inspiration. I do hope you like fur. Keep reading »
Uh, look up! There’s a long-skinny (Ami’s term) coming your way! Run! Hide! Tetris, the game, is reaaaaaaaaaaaal! [Buzzfeed]
Jennifer Westfeldt is some kind of voodoo witch doctor sorcerer. Not only has she captured the heart of Jon Hamm, but she has also written and directed a romantic comedy with an ensemble cast and, you guys, you’re not going to slit your wrists while watching it. “Friends With Kids” comes out March 9 and stars Jennifer, her manpiece, Kristen Wiig (!), Maya Rudolph (!), Chris O’Dowd (!!!!!), Adam Scott (!), and Edward Burns (!!!!!). That’s like half of the “Bridesmaids” crew, which is why it actually looks funny. Goddamn, woman. How did you keep Katharine Heigl from being cast in this? Burning crosses and heads on stakes? [YouTube]
I’ve gotten really annoyed with the recent spate of movie remakes. Do we really need to see Channing Tatum in a reboot of “21 Jump Street”? Probably not. But then I watch previews for actually new original movies — like the trailer for this new flick called “ATM” — and it makes me long for another overblown “Charlie’s Angels” sequel. At first, I thought, there’s no way this could be real, but then I remembered that in 2002 Colin Farrell made a similarly ridiculous movie called “Phone Booth,” in which he was stuck inside a phone booth for the length of the film. [IMDB]