Watch Zoey Deutch In First Trailer For Dark Comedy Film ‘Not Okay’

Searchlight Pictures has blessed us with the first official trailer for their upcoming social media satire, Not Okay, starring Zoey Deutch.

The film is described as a cautionary tale about social media fame and fortune. And it apparently features some “unlikable” characters, because the trailer begins with a cheeky message stating, “This film contains an unlikeable female protagonist. Viewer discretion advised.”

Deutch is playing this unlikeable protagonist, Danni Sanders.

An aimless and friendless writer who fakes a trip to Paris on her Instagram page. And why is she so unlikeable? During the fake trip, a terrorist attack rocks the city, forcing Danni to incorporate the chaos and drama of the tragedy into her sham vacation posts. But as the cracks in her feigned survivor status emerge, karma comes knocking, and Danni’s online world soon implodes.

That’s actually a really neat premise and I can’t wait to watch this movie. In addition to Deutch, this movie co-stars Dylan O’Brien and Mia Isaac.

Quinn Shephard directed and wrote the project. It’s set to debut on Hulu on July 29. Check out the trailer below…

Watch Teaser Trailer For ‘Not Okay’ Starring Dylan O’Brien And Zoey Deutch

Hulu surprised fans this week by dropping the first teaser trailer for Searchlight Pictures’ satire comedy film, Not Okay. The movie star Dylan O’Brien and Zoey Deutch.

It was written/directed by Quinn Shephard, who previously worked as an actress before making her directorial debut in 2017.

‘Not Okay’ follows Danni Sanders (Deutch), an aspiring writer going through a period of arrested development. When Danni decides to fake a trip to Paris in an attempt to gain Instagram clout, she winds up in the middle of a huge lie that casts her as a public hero. Along the way, she meets school shooting survivor and activist Rowan (Mia Isaac, ‘Don’t Make Me Go’) and connects with her dream guy, Colin (O’Brien). Danni also gains a growing audience of followers, but life as an influencer turns out to be more complicated than she may have imagined. 

Sounds a little complicated, but with the potential to be hilarious. Sometimes these satirical films can come across as a little out of touch or corny, but this seems to have a young filmmaking crew behind it, which should help fight against that.

Not Okay is scheduled to premiere exclusively on Hulu on July 29, 2022. Check out the trailer below…

Christmas Is Getting Dirty With New Red-Band Trailer For ‘Why Him?’ Starring Bryan Cranston And James Franco

Looking for a movie to watch with your grandma during the holidays? Well, we got the perfect film for you. It’s the classic scenario, what does a father do when his daughter falls for the wrong guy?

Bryan Cranston plays the loving (slightly strange) father of a successful and bright woman played by Zoey Deutch. When Zoey’s character brings her new boyfriend (James Franco) home for the holidays, Cranston is shocked to see how vulgar and douchey this guy is.

When you look at the cast, you think, “Wow! This movie is going to be amazing!” but then you watch the trailer and see just how generic it looks.

Maybe the folks behind ‘Why Him?’ are trying to keep the best jokes out of the trailers, but that seems extremely unlikely because that goes against everything Hollywood stands for.

It just looks like such a safe movie, and that’s not what you’re looking for when you hear that Bryan Cranston and James Franco are making an R-rated comedy together.

But hey, I’ll still give it a chance. Maybe it’ll surprise everyone. It’s scheduled to be released December 23, 2016.


Movie Review: Dirty Grandpa – This Literally Might Be The Unfunniest Film of the Year.

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When paired correctly Zac Efron can be an excellent comic actor. When paired correctly Robert De Niro can be a great dramatic actor and a great comic actor. When paired together, it seems some kind of weird chemical reaction happens that makes these two stars just a little bit irritating and a whole lot of disturbing.

The premise is this. Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm he works at. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. This is a wacky road trip/buddy movie that winds up feeling awkward simply due to the mismatched cast.

Road trip comedies, provided they are hilarious and have the right casting, don’t have to be complex or intelligent. They can be really stupid and really thin, but still be enjoyable. Consider movies like “The Sure Thing,” “Little Miss Sunshine” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” None of the plots are particularly complex, but they work because of the actors and because of the dialog.

What didn’t make them work was endless dick jokes.

It was like the writers went out of their way to make every single character as repellant as possible. Every last one of them has some deep seated, controversial issues, whether they’re selling drugs to kids or trying to molest aging pensioners.

Efron clearly made an effort to give his character heart and sympathy. It’s one of his first times playing the straight man in a buddy comedy and I felt like he gave it his all. Surprisingly, where it fell apart was De Niro. De Niro is an excellent actor, as long as he’s playing ‘straight’. The responsible mobsters, the overbearing father, the strict mentor, these are all roles he shines in. The ‘kooky grandpa’ role is not one of them. There’s just something so uncomfortable about watching De Niro trying to get laid.

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I’m not a fan of movies that depend on being crude to be funny, because crude isn’t always funny. Sometimes it’s just crude. See Andrew Dice Clay as an example. I have to say, if this is writer John Phillips best effort, I have little hope for the upcoming Bad Santa 2.

In a movie like this, it’s important to like the characters. While Efron works to be likeable, De Niro is that creepy old dude in the bar, standing in the corner, watching girls young enough to be his granddaughter dance, while he drools slightly. He’s not funny. He’s just gross. Honestly, if I met this character in real life, I probably would have maced him while blowing my rape whistle.

This literally might be the unfunniest film of the year. A script devoid of humor, and leads that come across as unlikable, make this movie one that’s sure to earn a Golden Raspberry nomination. This is not even remotely worth the watch. In fact, it’s one I wish I could unwatch.

We Gave it: 1 Star: Official Movie Trailer and Movie Poster Below

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Movie Review: Vampire Academy (2014)



You ever wonder what would happen if movie writers had put Harry Potter and Twilight into the same movie? Yeah, neither have I, but they decided to cash in on the hype from both and do it anyway. This creates a movie like Vampire Academy.

Rose (Zoey Deutch) and Lissa (Lucy Fry) are best friends and also vampires. Rose is some kind of body guard vampire, while Lissa is a princess vampire. (No, I swear to god I am not making this up). They attend St. Vladimir’s Academy, a school for vampire bodyguards and princesses alike. There, they deal with mean girl shenanigans and convoluted plot twists.

To describe this movie in one word, I would have to say ‘weird’. But not weird in a good way like Existenz; weird in a bad way like the Alice in Wonderland remake. With such an original plot, you would think that there would be tons of things to do with it, but instead the producers fell back on contrived twists and canyon sized plot holes.

For a supernatural movie, there is a sparse amount of special effects. The ones that do show up are silly and ridiculous looking.

The main problem I’m seeing is that this movie comes from a series of 6 books. To me, it feels a bit like they tried to cram every single book into a 105 minute movie. You will need a series of graphs, timelines and charts in order to follow this movie.

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Zoey Deutch played Rose and she was one of the bright shining spots in this movie. Her flip delivery keeps the character engaging, despite what could be some pretty tired dialog. For example: “Trust me. You do NOT want to have to get a nose job in Montana”. Wow, way to insult every doctor in Montana for no good reason.

This movie might seem Harry Potter meets Twilight at first glance, but you also need to throw in a bit of Cruel Intentions because these are adults in teen bodies, getting it on at every opportunity. There are also some serious lesbian undertones between the two leads, so if you’re into that, this movie will be great for you.

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It’s a cute movie that could have done with a bit of better dialog, and at least some special effects. The ones in this film were cheesy and forced together. In addition, a convoluted plot and frequent info dumps by the characters make this movie hard to follow. They tried to shove too much into one screenplay.

I think half of what made Harry Potter and Twilight work as movies is that much of the screenplay for the movies followed the books. This resulted in people becoming interested who had never read the books. Fans of the Vampire Academy books might enjoy Vampire Academy, but it is doubtful it will pull in a new audience with this halfhearted effort.  Watch the trailer below.

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