Anchorman: The Legend Continues is shaping up to be a star-studded affair! On set in Atlanta yesterday, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were armed with crowbars as they shot a fight scene with Sacha Baron Cohen while Liam Neeson and John C. Reilly posed with extras while holding swords and muskets. Meanwhile, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Carrey arrived on set to get ready for their cameos alongside the original Anchorman stars Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Steve Carell. This week's cast of characters aren't the only stars who will be appearing in the movie. Harrison Ford hit the set in March, when it was also confirmed that Nicole Kidman and Kristen Wiig will all be featured in guest roles for the comedy, which is slated to hit theaters later this year on Dec. 20.
It doesn't matter that Steve Carell is a big, big jerk in the trailer for coming-of-age tale The Way, Way Back, because even he can't ruin the Summer for Duncan (Liam James) — though he certainly tries. It's a hot Summer, and Duncan is being dragged to a beach rental by his mom (Toni Collette) and her aforementioned jerky boyfriend, Trent (Carell). Even though Trent says discouraging, inappropriate things to awkward teen Duncan (like that he's "a three"), Duncan finds refuge at a local water park and in funny, smooth mentor Owen (Sam Rockwell). From there, he gets a little more confidence, especially around girls like Susanna (AnnaSophia Robb).
The trailer is equal parts funny and poignant, thanks to Oscar-winning screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (who also have small roles), which makes it no wonder that the movie feels kind of like Adventureland mixed with The Descendants. Given the buzz it got at Sundance and the fact that it stars so many people I love (Maya Rudolph! Rob Corddry!), I'm unabashedly excited for the July 5 release date. Watch it yourself after the jump.
In the trailer for Despicable Me 2, everyone's favorite former villain, Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), will still be sporting his good-guy hat for a brand-new adventure. This time around, he'll be joined by plenty of familiar characters, including Miss Hattie (voiced by Kristen Wiig), the adopted girls, and — of course — the adorable minions.
Gru and the gang will be battling against a bad guy as part of the Anti-Villain League, a group that fights crime. With a trailer that features the minions' silly antics and Eminem's song "Without Me," it looks like fans will enjoy the same quirky charm that's found in the first film. Despicable Me 2 opens July 3, and you can watch the trailer after the jump.
Steve Carell and Jim Carrey are joining forces for the magical comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, while Halle Berry is on the line to save Abigail Breslin in The Call this weekend. If you're not sure whether you'd be into the wacky comedy or the intense rescue film, flip through all the pictures to find out what's in store from each movie and let us know which you may be seeing this weekend!
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Justin Timberlake has been goofing around on Jimmy Fallon's late-night show all week, but things really got ridiculous when Jimmy went shopping for a suit and tie with the help of JT, Steve Carell, and some mannequin arms. There's also a princess parody blowing up on the Internet, and it's giving us real talk on life after the Disney ending for Ariel, Jasmine, and more, plus we've got a riotous "Fresh Prince" sing-along with Will Smith, a white-knuckle prank from a famous race car driver, and Game of Thrones re-envisioned as a high school drama.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone follows the life of a man who aims to leave people in awe, and while the movie itself doesn't reach those kinds of heights, it is a comedy with a few laughs and a cast that wins you over. Steve Carell headlines as title character Burt Wonderstone, a Vegas Strip mainstay whose flashy shtick has grown tired. Steve Buscemi plays his stage partner Anton, and when their act is challenged by flagging ticket sales and newer, more modern competitors, the two childhood best friends have a falling out, leaving Burt to rediscover his touch. Burt's road to a comeback is entertaining and full of goofiness that's quite dumb but still amusing.
The silliness of the movie is balanced out by how irreverent its sense of humor is. This is best demonstrated by Jim Carrey's character Steve Gray, a Criss Angel-like street magician more interested in shocking the masses than dazzling them. The gags ring true, and the observations about the business of magic are sharp and give The Incredible Burt Wonderstone an edge — not just an excuse to put the actors in ridiculous costumes. The lampooning of the industry and the jokes both provide a good time, even if the movie isn't destined to be a comedy classic. Find out what else I thought after the jump.
Olivia Wilde, Steve Carell, and Jim Carrey joined up to premiere The Incredible Burt Wonderstone in LA yesterday. Olivia wore a stunning black Gucci gown to pose for photos while her fiancé, Jason Sudeikis, bypassed the red carpet and headed straight into the event at the famed Chinese Theatre. Steve, meanwhile, posed with his wife, Nancy. Other celebrity attendees included magician David Copperfield, Melissa Joan Hart, and Steven Tyler.
The Hollywood debut comes just a few days after the cast flew out to Austin to screen the film at SXSW and less than 24 hours after Olivia Wilde's interview in Marie Claire came out. In the magazine feature, Olivia spoke about her relationship with Jason and her 2011 divorce from Italian aristocrat Tao Ruspoli. She said, "I'm so grateful for the pain and the heartbreak [from the divorce]. It gave me the courage to leave and brought me to the great love of my life."
Steve Carell, Olivia Wilde, and Jim Carrey gathered in Austin, TX, last night for the world premiere of their new comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. The screening was the first to be held during the film section of the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Texas. The red-carpet reunion for the trio came before they headed inside the city's Paramount Theatre for the screening and afterward a question-and-answer session. In the film, both Steve and Jim play magicians, and last night, Jim spoke about his interest in magic. He said, "I've always had this weird relationship with magic. I think it's fascinating and yet it annoys me because I can't figure it out." The movie is out on US theaters next Friday March 15 — make sure to check out the Incredible Burt Wonderstone trailer!