Jesse Williams Set To Join Owen Wilson And Michael Pena In Paramount’s ‘Secret Headquarters’

It’s not a secret anymore. Jesse Williams is joining the cast of Paramount’s upcoming high-concept family action film, Secret Headquarters.

According to the report from Deadline, Williams (Grey’s Anatomy) will be playing a villain in the movie, which includes a cast of Owen Wilson, Michael Pena, Walker Scobell and Momona Tamada.

The movie is being described as “Home Alone set in the Batcave,” which, uh…I’m intrigued. I mean, I’m skeptical as well, perhaps even more skeptical than intrigued, but still, intrigued.

Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman will direct and wrote the current draft along with Josh Koenigsberg. The story is an original idea from Christopher Yost.

Secret Headquarters is expected to be released inside theaters August 12, 2022, so they’re hoping it’ll be a family-friendly summer blockbuster.

As for where you’ll be able to find Williams before August of next year? Well, probably his social media accounts. You ever think of that?

But for real, he’s also set to star in a film called Marked Man with DeWanda Wise. Not sure if that’ll be released before Secret Headquarters, but you can check out a description for Marked Man below…

Follows a young black man who joins J. Edgar Hoover’s Federal Bureau of Investigation and then infiltrates Garvey’s UNIA organization, testing his loyalty to both race and country as he grows weary of both men’s actions.

Owen Wilson Set To Star In Superhero Film ‘Secret Headquarters’

It’s not a secret anymore. Owen Wilson is set to star in the upcoming family action superhero film, Secret Headquarters.

The movie is being directed by the duo behind Project Power, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. According to the reports, Jerry Bruckheimer will produce.

Joost & Schulman & Josh Koenigsberg are writing the current draft. The story is from an original screenplay by Christopher Yost.

The film is a high-concept family action movie about a kid who discovers the secret headquarters of the world’s most powerful superhero hidden beneath his home and must defend it with his group of friends when villains attack

Sounds like an interesting concept. No word on who Wilson will be playing in the movie, but if we had to bet, he may be the clueless father who ends up being a secret superhero himself.

This will be the second superhero project for Wilson recently. He’ll be starring in the new Marvel series Loki. It’ll drop on Disney+ next month.

Wilson be getting them big bucks!

Vince Vaughn Confirms That A ‘Wedding Crashers’ Sequel Is In Development With Owen Wilson

In 2005, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn teamed up for the raunchy comedy ‘Wedding Crashers‘ and it was a huge hit. It made nearly $300 million at the box office and is still loved to this day.

Now Vince Vaughn is teasing us with news of a potential sequel. The 50-year-old actor talked to Entertainment Tonight recently, and he suggested that a sequel is in development.

Owen and I and the director of Crashers have been talking for the first time seriously [about] a sequel to that movie. There has been an idea that is pretty good. So we are talking about that in the early stages.

They were fun movies to make. It’s always fun to make people laugh and go to work with people that are funny.

As he mentions though, they’re still in the early stages. It sounds like maybe they have a treatment right now, but not an actual script.

So it’ll be interesting to see if they actually continue with this, or if it kinda fades away, which does happen often with movies in Hollywood.

That being said, the studio will be interested in this because a lot of people love this movie and they would come out to watch a sequel.

Check Out The Hilarious Redband Trailer For ‘Father Figures’ Starring Owen Wilson And Ed Helms

Owen Wilson and Ed Helms are trying to keep the outrageous, Hangover-style comedy alive with their latest film, Father Figures. The movie was originally titled Bastards, but the studio decided to change it. We’re not why, since Father Figures kinda gives off a more wholesome vibe, and as you can clearly see in the video below, there is nothing wholesome about this movie.

The two stars play twins Kyle and Peter Reynolds in the comedy. Early on in the film, they discover their mother (thanks to the free love of the 70s) doesn’t know who their true father is.

So they decided to narrow the search down to a few options, and then set out on a road trip to meet with the candidates. Terry Bradshaw, J.K. Simmons and Christopher Walken play the potential fathers. Katt Williams also stars as a hitchhiker/possible serial killer.

Father Figures is set to hit theaters December 22, 2017.

Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, And Katt Williams Star In Road Trip Comedy ‘Bastards’ Check Out The Trailer Inside! (VIDEO)

Are you ready for another generic, R-rated road trip comedy? If so, you’ll want to watch the trailer for the upcoming comedy film Bastards. There hasn’t been a lot of marketing for this movie, but that might be changing soon as we near its release date in January.

The first trailer was released this week, and while there are a few funny moments, it’s basically the same style of comedy Hollywood has been releasing ever since The Hangover hit box office gold.

Owen Wilson, Ed Helms and the always entertaining Katt Williams star in the movie. Wilson and Helms are playing brothers, and Williams plays a homeless man they pick up during their road trip to find their biological father. And since this is a Hollywood movie, we’re willing to bet Williams’ character somehow leads them to their father, and teaches them how to love each other.

Bastards was written by Justin Malen, who is currently one of the hottest screenwriters out there. His first feature film Office Christmas Party will hit theaters in December, followed by Bastards in January, and then he has the Baywatch remake next summer.

Check out the official synopsis and trailer below…

Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films) and Owen Wilson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Zoolander 2”) star in Alcon Entertainment’s comedy “Bastards,” under the direction of Lawrence Sher (“The Hangover” films).

The film marks the directorial debut of the veteran cinematographer. Helms and Wilson play Peter and Kyle Reynolds, two brothers whose eccentric mother (Glenn Close) raised them to believe their father had died when they were young. When they discover this to be a lie, they set out to find their real father, learning more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know.

 

Someone Is Trying To Kill Justin Bieber In First Trailer For ‘Zoolander 2’

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A teaser trailer was released for Zoolander 2 back in August, and while it certainly got us excited for the movie, it didn’t give us a look at any of the action.

That has all changed now. The first official trailer for the film has been released, and it’s filled with hilarious moments and some of the biggest names in Hollywood like Justin Bieber and Benedict Cumberbatch. Of course, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell are featured in the trailer as well.

Unfortunately for all you Beliebers out there, it doesn’t look like the Biebs will have too much time on screen. We learn in the trailer that the world’s most beautiful people are being hunted and killed by a criminal organization.

As you can see in the screenshot below, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Usher have all been slaughtered. If Zoolander doesn’t put an end to this madness, the world might be left with ugly people. And I think we can all agree no one wants to live in a world filled with ugly people. I don’t even like living with myself.

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Check out the trailer below. Zoolander 2 hits theaters Feb 12, 2016. Looks like the perfect movie for the romantic weekend.

 

Movie Review: No Escape (2015) – A Political Thriller That Delivers on Thrills But Can’t Make Sense of The Politics

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No Escape is Owen Wilson’s latest effort to try out his more serious side. While the movie has an intriguing premise, it suffers from an uneven plot, with the first half being excellent, while the second is less so.

Owen Wilson plays Jack Dwyer, an American businessman living abroad with his wife Annie (Lake Bell) and their two young daughters. Jack is relocating to an unnamed Southeast Asian country, but he never gets a chance to start his new job. Instead, the day they arrive the country is taken over in a violent coup. Initially, it appears that the revolution is directed against the very company Jack works for, a corporation that’s planning to privatize the country’s water supply. Then, they lose that thread of cause and just decide to go with the revolutionaries being anti-American.

The major problem I saw with this film was failing to continue on with the anti-privatizing natural resources angle. It would have given the movie a bit of conflict that might have allowed people to look at both sides of the issue, and possibly even empathize with the revolutionaries there. After all, the privatization of a necessary natural resource, in a country with an extremely poor population, is something to get upset over.

But then, they dropped that thread and instead just turned the revolutionaries into a bunch of anti-American clichés who just want to murder anything remotely western. The movie turns into extended action scenes of Jack trying to get his family to safety, across the river and to Vietnam.

The street action is gritty, upsetting and very realistic. Owen does a good job of portraying the terror of Jack as he’s being pursued by a mob that’s intent on killing every foreigner they can find. As he survives one hellacious trial after another, you feel for him, and you do get involved in the suspense.

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But the choice to not give the mob a real direction makes it feel one dimensional. Even when you’re watching a movie where you couldn’t possibly agree with the terrorists, you still want to know there’s some driving point behind their actions, some kind of turbulent political atmosphere that makes ordinary people do horrible things.

But by pulling back on the motive, and instead turning it into a ‘look how much these people hate America” outlook, it becomes so one dimensional and nonsensical that it gets a bit ridiculous. This is supposed to be a political thriller. While this movie certainly delivered on thriller, it failed to deliver on political.

It’s still watchable, but maybe instead, watch it as an action flick and don’t expect a certain amount of reason from the subjects. Don’t expect a two sided story. Instead, the movie focuses on Jack’s desperate race to freedom. While good, it’s not as understandable because it’s impossible to get why these people are chasing after a harmless family.

I think it would have been better served to at least give an opposite outlook. To give an idea of why this revolution happened. In that, the filmmakers failed. However, it’s still a watchable effort, as long as you don’t expect a lot of reason with your carnage.

WE GAVE IT : 3 STARS! Watch the Official Trailer and See the Official Movie Poster below

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Watch This Oddly Satisfying Supercut Of Owen Wilson Saying ‘Wow’ In Movies

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It’s a boring Monday for movies. Avengers: Age of Ultron continues to dominate the box office, Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara’s ‘Hot Pursuit‘ comedy opened with a miserable $13.3 million, and several people have been calling the Vacation trailer the worst trailer in film history.

But none of that is important. What is important? Owen Wilson, and his strange habit of saying “wow” in almost every single film he stars in.

It’s something I have noticed before, and even SNL briefly made fun of it during this hilarious Wes Anderson parody movie trailer. But now YouTube user and Owen Wilson fan Owenergy Studios is bringing out all the “wows” and putting them together in a hilarious video on YouTube.

Unfortunately, embedding has been “disabled by request,” so you will have to click on this link to watch it. It’s worth the click though. The most incredible part is how every “wow” sounds a little different than the previous wow. I never knew there were so many ways to say wow.

And since this is a video post, it’s only right if I include an actual video on this page. After you watch Owen Wilson say wow for 2 minutes, come back here and watch Nicolas Cage freak the f–k out for almost 5 minutes.

 

‘Zoolander 2’ Will Begin Filming This Spring In Rome!

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You are not dreaming. It’s happening, and our loyal readers shouldn’t be surprised. Back in September of last year, we told you that the Zoolander 2 project was finally moving forward. Providing you with the quote you see down below from Will Ferrell.

“We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it.”

It looks like everyone approved of the script, because we just learned that the cast will be shooting the sequel in Rome for 12 weeks. An Italian site called Bad Taste first reported the exciting news. Announcing that the mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino, met with Ben Stiller to discuss the filming that will be taking place in and around Cinecittà Studios.

The film will feature a mixture of American and Italian actors, according to the news report. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell will all be returning for this sequel, which is being directed by Justin Thereoux. He also helped Stiller with the screenplay.

It will be interesting to see how much money this sequel brings in. The first film grossed just $60 million worldwide; however, we must remember that was on a $28 million budget. Love for Zoolander really blossomed once the film came out on DVD.

We’ll see what happens. I am trying not to get too excited, especially after being so disappointed with Anchorman 2.

Movie Review: Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb – A Franchise that’s lost its magic.

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I think we all know that Night at the Museum movies are hardly high art. In fact, they’re about one step up from those straight to video movies the Olson twins made in the 90s. But the magic they do have is that they’re entertaining. So does Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb hold up to the original?

This time around, Larry (Ben Stiller) learns that the magic Tablet of Akhmenrah, the Egyptian artifact that brings the Museum of Natural History’s various exhibits to life, is starting to lose its powers. That means that Larry will soon have to say goodbye to friends like Teddy Roosevelt (the late Robin Williams), Egyptian Pharaoh Akhmenrah (Rami Malek), miniature cowboy Jedediah (Owen Wilson) and his Roman general friend Octavius (Steve Coogan). So off Larry goes to a British museum, so he can find a replacement magic tablet.

So yeah, the entire plot was conceived with the purpose of sending the museum guard to yet another museum, so he could continue meeting various historical figures. The previous movies did well with this formula, so I guess there seems to be no reason to stop now.

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Except, this results in a strange lack of energy, as if everyone is just sick of making these movies. Of course, I guess that’s what you get when you base an entire franchise of movies on a 32 page children’s book. You know what this movie is? It’s that movie you play over and over for your kids so you can get a break from them. It’s more background noise than anything else. It’s a PG non-interactive babysitter.

And an excuse to show off an array of CGI effects. Those are still as decent as the original. But that’s about all it has going for it. The first movie was supported by a cast of heavyweight comics. In this third installment, all the priors are tired and Robin Williams carries it all with his frantic energy.

Much like the tablet itself, this franchise has lost its magic. A phone in script and exhausted characters go on a short trip. In order to pad the script, two of the characters get stuck in a heating shaft and everyone has to go look for them for 45 minutes.

One bright shining spot in this is Rebel Wilson, who plays the British equivalent of Stiller’s character. As a guard at her own museum, she steals every single scene she’s in, making Stiller fall even more flat.

He clearly phoned in his effort and I think I know why. Rumor is, that when he was trying to get The Secret Life of Walter Mitty made, he actually had to sign on to do a third installment of this series. I guess when you shove someone back into a role, and hand him a tired script, you can’t really blame him for not putting forth much of an effort.

Hopefully, the studio will get the message and stop making these movies. But I highly doubt it. The movie has already raked in $17 million and is holding steady at number 2 at the box office. Despite the fact that it’s not worth the watch, it apparently was worth the making.

WE GAVE IT: 2.5 Stars

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