Watch Joel McHale And Kerry Bishe In Trailer For Dark Rom-Com ‘Happily’

If you’re looking for something a little different from the romantic comedy genre, then maybe you’ve found it in the upcoming movie, Happily.

The film, which was written/directed by BenDavid Grabinski, stars Joel McHale and the super talented Kerry Bishe.

In ‘Happily’, a happily married couple (Joel McHale and Kerry Bishé) discover their friends are resentful of their lustful relationship. When a visit from a mysterious stranger leads to a dead body, they begin to question the loyalty of their so-called friends.

Sounds intriguing, yeah? It at least sounds different, and the trailer looks promising as well. It looks like it’s going to be entertaining, and that’s all you can really ask for in a movie.

The movie also stars Paul Scheer, Breckin Meyer, Natalie Morales and Shannon Woodward.

And apparently, Jack Black helped produce this film, so that’s pretty cool, right?

It’s set to be released inside theaters (and on demand) on Friday, March 19. Check out the trailer below…

‘Community’ Might Not Be Coming Back For 7th Season, But The Chances Of A Movie Are Going Up!

Earlier this week, it looked like the beloved comedy series Community finally died. As most of you know, the show has been on and off life support for years. Fans have never felt safe during the show’s six-year run, but they continue to support Dan Harmon, Joel McHale and the rest of the team.

Sadly, the money just isn’t there for a seventh season, plus, several stars from the show have signed on for new projects. At this point, it would be almost impossible to film another season, and Joel McHale seemed to confirm this during a recent interview in response to the, “Is it getting another season?” question.

“No. They wanted to. But all of our contracts were up after six years. All the actors on the show, almost without exception — their stock has risen significantly and it’s out of the pay rate that is affordable to make the show. So you’re not going to be able to get Alison Brie or Gillian Jacobs at a normal television salary anymore. There is just not enough money to be able to pay for the show.”

This has obviously disappointed fans around the world, but don’t give up on Community just yet. Yahoo released a statement saying, “We’ve seen tremendous value in our partnership with Sony and are continuing to discuss future opportunities for Community.”

Interesting, right? Opportunities…hmm. Could a Community movie be coming soon? It’s certainly possible. We know the stars of the show want a movie, “I would love to do a movie. Doing a movie would be amazing.” Ken Jeong said at TCA.

We’ll see what happens. A few insiders are confident this will happen, and if it does happen, it will most likely be set up for digital distribution.

See Robin Williams In One Of His Final Movies: First Clip From The Holiday Comedy “A Merry Friggin’ Christmas”

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Hollywood is still trying to deal with the tragic death of Robin Williams. The 63-year-old actor had millions of fans around the world, and he starred in some of the most beloved movies in recent memory. It just won’t be the same without him.

But this doesn’t mean we won’t see his big smile light up the movie screen again. There are still three movies he finished shooting but haven’t been released yet. One of those films is the holiday comedy, A Merry Friggin’ Christmas. The film stars Joel McHale as Boyd Mitchler, a devoted father annoyed he has to spend Christmas with his estranged family.

Robin Williams plays Joel McHale’s estranged father in the comedy. The film also stars Lauren Graham, Candice Bergen and Jeffrey Tambor. It’s expected to open in theaters and video on demand on November 7.

Check out the exclusive clip down below…

Movie Review: Deliver us from Evil (2014)

Deliver-Us-from-Evil-2014-Movie-PosterFeels like two Clichés sewn Together

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Deliver us from Evil is a suspense movie currently performing at number 4 at the box office. It’s a unique crime thriller with a twist and is an enjoyable, if occasionally plodding watch.

The premise is this. New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), who of course has a bucket load of personal problems, is investigating a series of strange crimes. When those crimes take on a religious theme, he joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), who knows his way around an exorcism. Together, the two combat demon possessions that are terrorizing the city.

The movie plays a bit like a one hour procedural crime drama. It is based on Ralph Sarchie’s own real life cases, though I’m pretty sure they had little to do with demon possessions and more to do with people being psychos.

The movie starts excitingly suspenseful, though it follows the standard formula. The cop is a cynic who doesn’t believe in demons. The priest is desperate to convince him before it’s too late. When he eventually does, the movie fizzles out and starts to drag.

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You’d figure the action would pick up once the two decide demons are real and they need to fight them, but instead it slows down significantly. A twist to put Sarchie’s family in jeopardy feels rather forced and convoluted. It feels like the writer had a lot of time to write the first half of the movie, then got bored and phoned in the rest when it should have gotten better.

The actors do a commendable job and the priest with the checkered past is a great twist on an old school character. Bana does cynical and menacing like he was born for the part and Ramirez’ character is so well done you’d think he was real rather than an add-on character designed to flesh out the script.

Adding the Doors as the soundtrack was a stroke of genius, as this movie had that Doors dark and violent atmosphere that is underlined by the soundtrack perfectly. They really couldn’t have chosen a better score.

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The movie goes a bit too heavy on secondary plot lines in an attempt to creep us out, and there it gets confusing instead. There’s one part with a dead pedophile that I really didn’t get at all. I mean, yes, I know pedophiles are evil, but what does that have to do with demonic possession? Comments on PTSD (because the movie involves a lot of troops returning from Iraq) feel out of place as well.

The movie could have gone in an interesting direction, but instead, it relied on standard plot points for both the crime drama and exorcism genre, and feels like two clichés sewn together. The saving grace is the addition of a hard drinking, womanizing priest who is brought to life by Edgar Ramirez.

The movie is a watchable effort. It has some good scares and some good twists, but halfway through it plods a bit and struggles to regain its momentum.  Watch official trailer below:

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Movie Review: Blended (2014)

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I love Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler together. While I am not much of a romantic comedy fan, as far as I’m concerned, the Wedding Singer is the absolute standard when it comes to rom-coms. When they teemed up again in 50 First Dates, I was again floored by the combination of their chemistry, as well as their comedic timing. I truly hoped to see that come through in Blended.

It starts off with a great premise. After a absolutely terrible blind date, single parents to multiple children Lauren (Drew Barrymore) and Jim (Adam Sandler) agree that they are not meant to be and that there will not be a second date. Fate has other things in mind and they both sign up for separate family vacations at the same luxury resort for an African safari. Of course, they wind up sharing the same suite, dealing with each other’s out of controls kids and regularly getting assaulted by various exotic animals.

I am pleased to say that Barrymore and Sandler still have that same fantastic chemistry that makes you know there is going to be a happy ending. Despite this great chemistry, the plot of the movie and the eventual happy ending is a bit of a let down.

As a single parent, I can tell you that the reason I date someone isn’t because he’d great for my kid. While that’s a deal breaker, it is only part of what I seek out in a partner. This movie treats single parents like they should simply choose the partner who is best with their children, regardless of how little they actually like that person.

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The roles were underwritten for Sandler and Barrymore. In fact, the roles were flat, two dimensional stereotypes of men and women. She’s a nagging neat freak, pearl clutching professional closet organizer. He’s a dirty schlub who owns a sports store and can’t bear to hear the word ‘tampon.’

But there are some fantastic moments, like Terry Crews playing a resort singer who is far too interested in the couple getting together or a few of the cruder scenes involved animals.

Unfortunately, I really feel like the screenplay writer left far too much up to Barrymore and Sandler to carry this off. The laughs are there, I’ll give them that, but the dialog isn’t. Even though the chemistry is there, we don’t really feel the motivation for the couple getting together in the end, other than they’d make great step parents.

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The dialog wasn’t there and them being forced to share a hotel suite was contrived. They just happened to show up at a hotel where the main idea there is helping blended families get to know each other? Really? Come on.

I can’t give this movie high rankings like I would have 50 First Dates or The Wedding Singer. Barrymore and Sandler still shine. The child actors involved weren’t half bad at all. But they were all let down by a poorly written script with poorly written characters. Watch the official trailer below.

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