The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and three highly anticipated films are kicking off the fun at theaters. Brad Pitt, Will Ferrell, and Tina Fey's kid-friendly 3D Megamind is out, as is Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis's silly new buddy movie, Due Date. Tyler Perry's star-studded but overly serious new project, For Colored Girls, is also debuting at the box office. So, tell us — which new movie will you see this weekend?
You know what kind of disaster movie Due Date is. It's not the kind where the world is about to end, but the kind where the main characters get into so many hijinks that you generally cringe in your seat for an hour and a half until they're in the clear. If you're lucky, there's comedy along the way that makes the pain worth it.Robert Downey Jr. stars as Peter, an uptight man trying to get home in time for the birth of his first child. He's paired with Zach Galifianakis as Ethan, who gets himself and Peter kicked off their cross-country flight in the first act. Once Peter is stripped of his wallet, he desperately agrees to a road trip with Ethan, and they race against the clock from Atlanta to LA to get Peter into the delivery room with his wife.
Due Date hits its odd couple with every type of mishap: dangerous, awkward, illegal, and it doesn't let up until the final minutes of the movie. But is it worth the trip? Find out when you read more
Monday is the first day of November, and you know what that means: holiday movie season is just around the corner! The box office usually gets a jump start this time of year, thanks to studios banking on those long weekends and frosty temperatures. I've already got high hopes (and revenue predictions) for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I, but which November film most strikes your fancy?
Everyone's buzzing about Fall TV, but don't forget the Fall movies that will be hitting big screens over the next few months! Here is your sneak peek at the comedies, dramas, and award season contenders on my list of ones-to-watch. Then stay tuned for part two with even more films to look forward to!
If this morning's dose of Zach Galifianakis in the trailer for It's Kind of a Funny Story was not enough for you, then I bring you yet another preview starring the actor, this time for Due Date. He's got a big-name costar in Robert Downey Jr., who plays an uptight soon-to-be father trying to get home in time for the birth of his child.Who's Galifianakis playing, you ask? He's a slapsticky goofball providing the speed bumps on his road trip with Downey Jr. Basically, he's playing the same character he did in The Hangover. Not that that's not funny — in fact, there are a few pretty hilarious moments in the trailer — but there's also an obvious formula to it (see if you don't think of both Tommy Boy and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles as you watch).
Either way, let me know what you think when you watch the trailer after the jump.
Robert Downey Jr. was giving out tickets to the gun show as he showed off some of his martial arts skills on a break from filming Due Date in LA. We'll be seeing more of Robert's rippling muscles when he shows off his moves in Sherlock Holmes out on Christmas. This week we got a better look at one of his other anticipated upcoming projects, Iron Man 2, though in that one RDJ spends the majority of his time suited up in one way or another.
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According to Phillips, Due Date is "a buddy comedy without the buddies." The story follows an expectant father (RDJ) who "finds himself on a road trip with a mismatched partner, as he races to get there before the birth of his first child." Galifianakis is a perfect choice for RDJ's "mismatched partner." I think I've rarely wanted to be on the set of a movie as much as I'd love to be on this set. What a pair! It sounds like Due Date will be yet another major success for Todd Phillips, and I can't wait to see what he and this cast come up with.