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'Madagascar' Director to Helm Ben Stiller's 'Rentaghost'

by Damon Houx July 27, 2012 @ 8:45 PM
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20th Century Fox has tapped Tom McGrath to direct their picture 'Rentaghost,' which has Ben Stiller as the lead. It probably wouldn't be as notable if 'John Carter' had been a success, but it's likely that people will be keeping an eye on former animation director McGrath as he transitions into feature filmmaking.

'The Watch' Review

by Matt Singer July 26, 2012 @ 6:00 PM
20th Century Fox
The zeitgeist giveth and the zeitgeist taketh away. Fortuitous timing lends some films the aura of relevance; bad timing lends others the stink of impropriety. Released last summer, ‘The Watch’ would have been just another Hollywood action comedy. Released this summer, it’s burdened by all sorts of unwanted and unintended cultural associations. It already endured a title change (from ‘Neighborhood Watch’) after the death of Trayvon Martin. Now this film -- which features a man exaggeratedly grieving for a murdered friend for comic effect and an antisocial dropout who stockpiles weapons -- opens a week after the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. This poor movie can’t catch a break, which is a shame because it’s actually pretty funny.

Check Out the First Clip From 'The Watch'

by Jacob Hall June 23, 2012 @ 12:09 PM
With 'The Watch' only a month away from its July 27th release, expect that marketing to pick up steam, especially since this (comparatively) small sci-fi comedy will be dealing directly with the box office wake of 'The Dark Knight Rises.' However, a comedy starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill shouldn't have a problem finding its audience if it's, you know, funny. With the first clip from the film now available online, we can start to see if it is.

'The Watch' Clip: Move Over Aliens, It's Time For Pee Jokes

by Sean O'Connell June 22, 2012 @ 9:53 AM
20th Century Fox
The Watch’ remains a tough movie to figure out … and we’re only weeks away from the comedy reaching theaters. Usually by now, a film has laid 90% of its cards on the table. But we’re still not sure if ‘The Watch’ is more raunchy dude humor or whiz-bang sci-fi effects. Or will it be a healthy mix of both? The newest clip sheds a little light on the mystery, shifting focus directly on the “raunchy” rather than the “whiz-bang.” Though there is some whizz.

'The Watch' Trailer: New Footage, Bigger Laughs

by Mike Sampson June 20, 2012 @ 10:59 AM
20th Century Fox
'The Watch' should be a movie that's a slam dunk for summer audiences. It features comedy heavyweights Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill caught up in a big alien invasion type movie. So why have the trailers all felt underwhelming? Well 'The Watch' is about to fix that with a hilarious new trailer. You're gonna wanna watch this trailer. (Get it?...)

'Lone Ranger' and 'Thor 2' Among Today's Release Date Shuffle

by Damon Houx May 31, 2012 @ 5:46 PM
Walt Disney Pictures
It's easy to see a release date move as just card shuffling, but a movie's success or failure is often linked to when it comes out. Would 'Battleship' and 'Dark Shadows' tanked as hard as they did if they weren't caught in the wake of 'The Avengers?' We now have new release dates for 'The Lone Ranger,' 'Thor 2' 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' and more.

'The Watch' Trailer: More Aliens, Less Neighborhood Vigilantism

by Sean O'Connell May 23, 2012 @ 11:01 AM
20th Century Fox
Conan O'Brien seemed as surprised as his audience by the two guests stars on his stage Tuesday night. First, 'SNL' and '30 Rock' comedian Chris Parnell popped up in a sketch led by Deon Cole, but walked off the stage almost as unceremoniously as he arrived. Seconds later, though, Vince Vaughn took the stage with an exclusive new trailer for his summer comedy 'The Watch.' Didn't stay up to watch this live? Don't worry. We have it below.

Sean Penn Joining Ben Stiller in 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

by Don Kaye April 23, 2012 @ 5:12 PM
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We haven't seen much of Sean Penn since he appeared in Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life' last year, but now word comes down that he is doing, of all things, a comedy. The intense (see above), Oscar-winning actor is joining Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig and Patton Oswalt in 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.'