Charlie Day And Jenny Slate Set To Star In Romantic Comedy ‘I Want You Back’

A huge romantic comedy is coming to Amazon Studios, and the cast is pretty damn impressive.

Charlie Day and Jenny Slate are set to star in the rom-com ‘I Want You Back‘ and they’ll be surrounded by a bunch of talented actors, including Good Place star Manny Jacinto, Gina Rodriguez and Scott Eastwood.

Slate and Day will play 30somethings, dumped by their respective partners and terrified that their shot at a fairytale life — complete with marriage, kids and houses in the suburbs — are over. With no prospects on the horizon and the thought of dying alone looming, they hatch a desperate plan to win back their exes, who are already in new relationships.

The script was written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, the co-showrunners of ‘This Is Us’ so expect this comedy to have a lot of heart.

Production is expected to begin in Atlanta next month and Jason Orley is set to direct.

I immediately fell in love with Isaac and Elizabeth’s funny, heartfelt script. I am so honored that they, along with the amazing team at Amazon are allowing me to bring their timeless love story to life, and that I get to do it with such an incredible group of actors.

This should be a good one. No official release date has been announced, but considering they’re filming in March, it could be released as soon as this fall/winter, but more likely sometime in early 2022, perhaps around Valentine’s Day.

It’s Ice Cube vs Charlie Day In Hilarious Trailer For New Comedy Titled “Fist Fight” (VIDEO)

Are you looking for an outrageous comedy movie that will make you forget about all the troubles in the world for an hour or two? We got the perfect one for you. Charlie Day and Ice Cube are teaming up to create one of the most epic battles in movie history.

Fist Fight has a pretty simple story: a mild-mannered teacher (Day) does something to piss off the most feared teacher (Cube) in the school, and gets challenged to a fist fight following the last day of school.

This movie won’t win any awards, but it does look incredibly entertaining. The Day/Cube combination is also intriguing and fresh. They could have easily went with someone like Will Ferrell to play Day’s character.

In addition to Cube and Day, the movie also stars Jillian Bell, Tracy Morgan, Christina Hendricks and Dean Norris.

Director Richie Keen makes his feature film debut with this movie. He’s been hanging out on the TV side for most of his career, and regularly worked on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which explains the Charlie Day connection.

Check out the official synopsis and trailer below. It’s scheduled to hit theaters February 17, 2017.

“On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line.  But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school.  News of the fight spreads like wildfire and ends up becoming the very thing this school, and Campbell, needed.”

 

Tracy Morgan Is Back, Lands First Movie Role Since Tragic Accident In 2014

Most of you probably saw Tracy Morgan‘s emotional appearance at the Emmy Awards a few days ago. It was a lovely moment seeing Morgan back on stage. Just hearing him joke about getting people pregnant again was enough to make me smile for a few days.

And now we have one more reason to continue smiling. 14 months after the tragic car accident that left his good friend dead, Morgan has decided to return to acting. He will join Charlie Day and Ice Cube in the comedy Fist Fight, which tells the story of two teachers (Day and Cube) who work in a terrible school system together. Day’s character is challenged to a fist fight by Cube’s character.

Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) plays the school’s principal, and the extremely hilarious Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) will play a guidance counselor. If you want to see her amazing skills, just check out this video of her and Jonah Hill.

Who will Morgan be playing in the film? Well, according to Variety, Morgan will be playing a coach at the high school. Fist Fight was written by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux.

Production on the film will start later this month in Atlanta. Also, be sure to catch Morgan as he returns to host Saturday Night Live on October 17, 2015.

Movie Review: Vacation (2015) – The Laugh Out Loud Moments Are Gone

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The Griswold family was a staple of my childhood. Watching Chevy Chase as everyman Clark Griswold, as he took his family on European vacations, family vacations, Christmas vacations and even a Vegas vacation was one of my first exposures to comedy. So I was thrilled when they decided to revamp the series, focusing on Clark’s now adult son Rusty. I was so excited. I was excited like that time I got flowers at work on Valentine’s Day.

And much like that time, it ended in disappointment. Just like those flowers, this movie was not for me.

Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) is a married father of two, who is planning a family trip from Chicago to California’s Walley World for Memorial Day Weekend. His goal is to fix the first vacation from the original family vacation movie, where they wound up at Wally World only to learn it was closed. They break the fourth wall early on for skeptical audiences.

“You want to redo your vacation?” asks wife Debbie (Christina Applegate). “My vacation had a boy and a girl,” Rusty retorts. “This one has two boys. And I’m sure there will be plenty of other differences.” That was cute, but then they just wouldn’t stop! “I’ve never heard of the original vacation,” says Rusty’s son James (Skyler Gisondo). “It doesn’t matter,” insists Dad. “The new vacation will stand on its own.”

We get it, ok. Let it go. Breaking the fourth wall requires surgeon like precision, not bashing us over the head with it over and over again.

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Of course, the road trip is filled with peril and calamity. That’s where the similarities end, because this time, the laugh out loud moments are gone, replaced with fist fights and curse words. When someone isn’t swearing or fighting, it’s just dead air, like the movie was directed by a poorly maintained radio station.

Rusty Griswold never had a good vacation, not even once. The filmmakers could have seized on this as the overwhelming theme of the movie. Instead, they insisted on referencing the old movie to bring back shades of nostalgia to an audience who knew and loved the originals.

The problem is this movie is nothing like the originals. Not even the poorly done Vegas vacation, which was a shameless cash grab. That’s right, this movie doesn’t even compare to the worst of the franchise. I felt like they wrote a basic outline of the script, and then told the actors to improv. The problem was that Ed Helms is the only one who knows anything about improv and even he didn’t bring it in this movie.

If you want to revel in nostalgia, I highly recommend watching the other family vacation movies. Those actually provided the ability to laugh, even at incredibly inappropriate times (like the whole dog getting leashed to the rear bumper and forgotten). Chevy Chase made Clark Griswold both likeable and annoying in one fell swoop. I thought Ed Helms would be able to do the same for Rusty, but honestly, it was an outright fail.

WE GAVE IT: 2 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

2 Stars

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Movie Review: Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) – It wasn’t Broke, They tried to Fix it and Failed

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I liked the original movie “Horrible Bosses”: but they didn’t seem to leave much room to make a sequel. Needless to say, I was curious as to how it was going to work out. While it hasn’t done as well as the original, Horrible Bosses 2 is doing well at the box office, though it’s not performing as well with critics.

In this story, our previous leads have invented something called the Shower Buddy. They form their own company, so they can be their own bosses and never have to deal with bad bosses again. They strike a deal with some unscrupulous distributors. When the deal goes sour, the three create an improbable kidnapping scheme (via 9 to 5) in order to take back their invention.

I’d say my biggest complaint was how far away they strayed from the original. Though exaggerated, the bosses in the original were actually bosses you could have. The bad guys in this one are complete caricatures of snake oil salesmen, and it’s pretty amazing that the three fall for their schemes.

Of course, that was accomplished by the three somehow dropping like 30 IQ points a piece since the last movie. The guys in the first movie were unlucky, but they weren’t stupid. The ones in this movie are complete idiots. The reason I liked the first movie so much was because I could say “hey, those guys remind me of me.” In this movie, they don’t remind me of anyone I’ve ever met.

In fact, they were so dumb it was nearly impossible to sympathize with them.

The office genre comedy is successful because there are so many office drones out there who feel the same way. Whether it’s tedious work, irritating coworkers or bosses that are more robot than human, we all feel like we’ve been there. Horrible Bosses 2 loses the magic of that, by turning these guys into business owners with a ridiculous invention, and then having them fail because they made a bad business decision.

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It’s much harder to sympathize with a character in one of these movies when they’re the ones making the mistakes. I mean, I’m a business owner. I would never work with a distributor without vetting them first…. or even talking to a lawyer. In this movie, the cause of the conflict was so completely unrealistic, and the characters changed so much, I could no longer empathize with them. I didn’t even care about them.

I had another problem with the movie and that was Jennifer Aniston’s character. While playing the foul mouthed sexual harassment vixen in the first movie, she was hilarious and hate-able. In this one, she does something that I think went way too far, when she pretty much sexually assaults a man who has been drugged. If the genders had been reversed, this would have been outrageously controversial and not a bit funny. I don’t care how pretty the aggressor is. If you’re going to make a joke about something like that, you better damn well be able to make it hilarious.

They didn’t

I have to say that I was disappointed by the sequel. In fact, I wish I had never seen it so I would still have the memory of the first good movie in my head. Now, that memory has been forever tarnished.

WE GAVE IT: 2.5 Stars

2.5 Stars
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Horrible Bosses 2 – Official Teaser Trailer Gets Released.

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The original movie was a sleeper for me. I didn’t know it was going to be that funny, I didn’t know that the chemistry of the cast was going to be that good, and I didn’t expect that Aniston was going to be that hot!

The trailer has been released for the 2nd installment and the 45 year old Aniston is back reprising her role as Dr. Julia Harris. Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudekis will also be back and do you remember Dean ‘Motherf*****’ Jones?MST - 05JUL014 - 1

That was Jamie Foxx as the crime consultant.

The first Horrible Bosses has banked $209 Million to date. If the second one does half as good I will be considered a success.

Horrible Bosses 2 is scheduled to be released on November 26th.

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