Jessica Chastain Confirmed For ‘It: Chapter 2’ And Bill Hader Could Be Joining Her!

Just yesterday (April 12) we told you that ‘It: Chapter 2′ was scheduled to start filming in July in Toronto, and we should expect to hear more casting news soon.

Well, we were right. It was confirmed late Thursday that Jessica Chastain will play the grown up version of Beverly Marsh. It’s a great casting decision considering she looks like the mother of the actress who played Beverly in the original film. As you all know, this sequel will feature a 27-year time jump to show the characters returning to their hometown as adults to take on Pennywise once again.

In addition to the Chastain casting news, we are now hearing that Bill Hader and James McAvoy are in talks to join her. McAvoy is in talks for the role of Bill and Hader is going for the role of Richie, who was played by Finn Wolfhard in the original movie.

Sources stress that negotiations are early and that the script is still being worked on,” but we wouldn’t be surprised to hear official confirmations soon. I believe Hader and McAvoy would be great in the movie.

We will continue to keep you posted as more casting news is released. We’re sure every actor in Hollywood wants to be involved. This sequel is basically a guaranteed success. The first installment made over $700 million worldwide.

That Space Comedy Starring Seth Rogen, Bill Hader And Zach Galifianakis? Well, It Just Lost Its Release Date…

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A sci-fi comedy starring a dream team of Seth Rogen, Bill Hader and Zach Galifianakis sounds incredible. It’d be like Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise, and Bruce Willis starring in some action-drama together.

The untitled project (known as The Something) was scheduled for a release date of May 26, 2017. Universal announced the news earlier this year and revealed the film would be the directorial debut of ‘22 Jump Street‘ writer Rodney Rothman. According to Variety, the story was going to center on “astronauts who happen upon a mysterious craft and find that they are not equipped to represent humankind in a battle of intelligent life.”

Sounds promising, right? Watching Rogen, Hader and Galifianakis try to communicate with a group of aliens sounds like it would be hilarious. But unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the movie will be hitting theaters next year. Heck, there is a chance production will never start.

Universal has pulled the May release date. They did not provide any details, but sources claim the studio is concerned with the budget, especially after most of their live-action comedy films failed in 2016.

Earlier this month, Rogen told Howard Stern that “scheduling issues” were holding the movie back, but that doesn’t seem likely. Rogen and Galifianakis have pretty clear schedules at the moment, and if everyone was 100% on board, we have to imagine they would be getting ready to hit the production stage right about now.

The good news is that the project hasn’t been canceled. For now, it’s just being delayed. Hopefully they can work everything out, because the world needs more Bill Hader.

Best Comedy Team Ever? Seth Rogen, Zach Galifianakis & Bill Hader Set To Star In Sci-Fi Comedy!

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It’s hard not to get excited when you hear that Zach Galifianakis, Seth Rogen and Bill Hader will be starring in the same movie together. I imagine it’s the same feeling Miami Heat fans had when their team contained Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.

Universal Pictures announced that the sci-fi comedy ‘The Something‘ will happen, and those brilliant comedy actors listed above will be starring. The writer of 22 Jump Street, Rodney Rothman, wrote the movie and he will also be making his directorial debut with the film.

According to the report from Deadline, The Something will center “on a group of astronauts in space who come upon another ship — the crews hate each other but have to work together.”

That’s pretty much all the information we know about the actual story, but I mean…do we even care at this point? Let’s just celebrate the fact that Seth, Zach and Bill will be working together. It’s hard to see how this movie won’t be a huge success at the box office. The logline for this film could be, “Three dudes share a jar of mayonnaise together while watching episodes of Family Feud, but what happens when all the mayo disappears?” And people would still watch it because of the star power.

No release date has been announced yet. We’ll keep you posted.

Movie Review: Trainwreck (2015) – A Rom-com Without Sap; I Didn’t Think It Was Possible

There is a reason that I hate most romantic comedies. It’s not because of the lack of realism in the plot. I can pretty much enjoy anything that requires a leap of the imagination. Nope, it’s because there’s never a character I can identify with. The girl is always this Type A, high strung ball breaking business women who never had time to settle down because of her career.

Note to movie writers, some of us aren’t in relationships and it has nothing to do with our careers. Some of us are just incredibly immature bed hopping binge drinkers. I can’t identify with some Type A nutjob. That’s why I don’t like romantic comedies and that’s why I loved Trainwreck. Finally, there is a character that represents us. For the first time, I didn’t just like a romantic comedy. I loved a romantic comedy. For that, I thank Amy Schumer.

Trainwreck starts out with young Amy learning all about the dangers of monogamy from her father, who explains it by asking Amy “What if I told you this was the only doll you could ever play with for the rest of your life?” Drilled that monogamy is a bad thing, Amy lives on one night stands and drunken benders. That is until she meets a cute, almost virginal doctor in the course of her job as a magazine writer. Then starts Amy trying to grow up and settle down.

It’s a paint by numbers rom-com but what made it shine is the edge. That edge comes in the form of Amy Schumer and some seriously biting sarcasm and humor. There are so many laugh out loud moments. They’re able to keep it rude without going too crude, and it sucks any overly sappy sweetness right out of the movie.

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A rom-com without sap. I didn’t think it was possible. I think it probably has something to do with some of the most flawless casting I’ve ever seen.

Colin Quinn was a stroke of genius as the belligerent, commitment probe dad. While I have never once thought of Bill Hader as a romantic lead, it this movie he just plain shines. While some thought the movie was too cameo heavy, I found that they managed to fit in the cameos pretty seamlessly.

Especially the movie long cameo for LeBron James. He plays Hader’s best friend and he’s pretty good. A lot of that was smart writing. They knew to not give James more than he could handle, and he handled it well. You never forget he’s LeBron James, but I imagine that’s probably what being LeBron James’s best friend is like anyway.

But the big star in this one is Amy Schumer. She is just plain fantastic in this movie and I think it might be her breakthrough. This girl is about to go from being a cable cult following, to a big name star. They didn’t change her up too much from her personality on “Inside Amy Schumer” but it still worked for a romantic comedy.

Trainwreck was very well written and even better cast. If you like Amy Schumer, and even if you hate romantic comedies, this one is worth the watch.

WE GIVE IT: 4.5 STARS!

four and a half stars

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Movie Review: Inside Out (2015) – One Of The Most Inventive Storylines I’ve Seen In Years

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Pixar is back and they’re blowing minds with the new release “Inside Out.” With an inventive storyline and lots of humor, this movie is sure to delight audiences young and old.

The story focuses on Riley (voice of Kaitlyn Dias) an eleven year old girl who has just moved to San Francisco with her parents. It’s not a particular thrilling storyline. Not much happens. She tries out for sports, goes to a new school and is homesick for her old home. The action happens on the inside of Riley, where her feelings are embodied by a bunch of characters including Joy (Amy Poehler), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Bill Hader), Disgust (Mindy Kalig) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). From a control center in the brain, they react to Riley’s life and occasionally, fight over who gets to be in charge.

It’s a simpler storyline than Pixar has ever done. Riley isn’t a teen detective or friends with an alien. She’s just an average girl reacting to life around her. As a result, her character is infinitely relatable.

Despite the simplicity of the storyline, there’s tons of laughs and lots of intrigue. The voice actors chosen for their rolls couldn’t have been better. Lewis Black is the very embodiment of anger and he was the ideal pick for this. I imagine the guy could be ordering at a drive through and still sound like he wants to murder everyone.

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Per the standard with Pixar, the animation was flawlessly adorable. They used bright colors that popped and lots of rounded edges to give the movie a soft but vibrant overall feel.

But the real winner with this movie is the pure world building done. There’s lots of fun puns and cute site gags, along with unique ideas as far as how Riley receives her experiences (as colorful bowling balls) and a train of thought comes puffing through at regular intervals. Fun puns and lots of imaginative characters keep the story moving and keep audiences of all ages engaged.

This truly is one of the most inventive storylines I’ve seen in years. The writers and animators clearly used their imaginations to the nth degree on this one. As far as imagination goes, this story is going to be hard to beat.

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It’s one of those kid’s movies that’s for adults too. That’s obvious in some of the choices of actors, which tend to resonate more with adult viewers. These are all voices we’ve heard before, but now we’re seeing them in an entirely new way.

It’s adorable, but not so adorable that it comes off as sugar floss. It’s just cute enough to entertain kids and just edgy enough for parents to enjoy as well.

This one is a home run. Pixar used a simple storyline to build a complex world, got the best possible voice over actors and then set it all up with perfect animation. I can really think of nothing I didn’t like about this movie.

This one isn’t just a worth the watch. It’s a must watch.

WE GAVE IT: 5 STARS! Watch the Official Trailer and See the Official Movie Poster below

5 Stars

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First Red Band Trailer For Judd Apatow’s ‘Trainwreck’ — Does LeBron James Steal The Show?

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When LeBron James gets tired of making everyone look silly on the basketball court, he may have a second career as a comedic actor. Judd Apatow, director of the upcoming comedy Trainwreck, claims Mr. James has got some serious skills.

The Hollywood Reporter talked with the director about LeBron’s guest starring role in the film. Here is what he had to say…

“We tested the movie, and he gets laughter as big as anyone. LeBron is a very strong actor, and he has a fantastic sense of humor. We do a lot of improvisation, and he was really good at it. As a result, it’s a really fun, wild, slightly strange performance that really scores.”

And that’s saying something because the hilarious Bill Hader and Amy Schumer star in the movie. As mentioned above, Judd Apatow is the director behind this film, and it’s interesting he decided to take on this monster. Typically, Apatow only directs films he helped write. This movie only has one person receiving credit for the script, and that person is Amy Schumer.

Universal Pictures just released the first trailer for the film, which is scheduled to be released July 17, 2015. The premise of Trainwreck is similar to several romantic comedies out there, except the gender roles seem to be reversed in this movie. In most romantic comedies, it’s the sex-crazed man falling in love with that special girl who makes him change his douchebag ways.

In Trainwreck, Amy Schumer shows that girls can be just as afraid of commitment. Check out the trailer down below. We’ll definitely be checking this one out.