‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through New York City, three actors starred in a holiday comedy that failed to be witty.
As shown in the trailers for The Night Before, Jonathan Levine's latest film centers on best friends played by Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie, who attempt to have the most booze-soaked, drug-fueled final Christmas hurrah before their responsibilities get in the way. But there's a little more to the plot than just that. MTV has released the NSFW opening sequence from the upcoming comedy, which features some poetic narration from Tracy Morgan and sets up the film's premise.
The biggest movie screen in New York City is the IMAX at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Broadway at 68th Street — 7448 square feet in an auditorium with 600 seats. It’s Thursday, October 15; the last show of the last day of Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk’s run at the theater. In three hours, the film gets replaced by Crimson Peak.
Snowden was originally given a winter release date, putting it right in the middle of awards season, but Open Road recently removed Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden film from the release schedule, pushing it back to sometime in 2016. It was a move that confused some and seemed like a bad omen to others, but now we know exactly when to expect Stone’s latest — and you’ll have to wait a bit longer than you’d probably like.
Following a press screening of Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk, the opening film at the New York Film Festival, the director said part of what inspired his movie was that Philippe Petit’s real-life walk was never captured on film. While there are photographs of Petit walking on a high-wire between the Twin Towers on August 7, 1974, as explored in the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire, video footage of his audacious illegal performance doesn’t exist. In the film, Zemeckis attempts to turn the thrilling walk into an immersive experience with 3D and IMAX, but some moments, especially ones as majestic as Petit’s walk, should remain an unseen mystery.
There are a few things the Academy loves: biopics, movies about the film industry, period dramas, films inspired by harrowing true events, Meryl Streep in all of the above, etc. Oliver Stone’s Snowden ticks off a couple of those boxes with a biopic about famous NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, himself the subject of last year’s incredible documentary Citizenfour. Originally slated to hit theaters this winter, Stone’s film has now been pushed back to 2016, ensuring its absence from next year’s Oscar ballots.
In keeping with the Christmas-y theme of Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s rowdy comedy The Night Before, we now have a green band trailer to go along with that raunchy red band trailer from last month. It’s not as debauched as that first trailer, but The Night Before still looks like high-larious fun (sorry).
There is a lot to love in the new red band trailer for The Night Before, which feels like someone took a long look at the career of Seth Rogen thus far, selected everything about his work that people enjoy, and assembled it into one crazy package. This trailer has everything you’d come to expect from a Seth Rogen movie in the year 2015: drugs jokes, fear-of-growing-up jokes, bromance jokes, relationship jokes, unexpected sentimentality, and, of course, a cast that includes a whole bunch of people you really like.
Unlike some series, FOX’s The Mindy Project scarcely faced any danger after its initial cancellation, quickly landing on Hulu with a 26-episode order. FOX may yet live to regret their decision however, as the revered Joseph Gordon-Levitt will kick off The Mindy Project’s Hulu tenure with a guest appearance in the Season 4 premiere.
“One nation, under surveillance, with liberty and justice for all.” Damn, that’s a good tagline.