My most anticipated movie of the summer is The Trip to Spain, the third film in my favorite ongoing franchise on the planet. Directed by Michael Winterbottom, and starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as fearlessly unflattering fictional versions of themselves, The Trip series investigates middle-aged ennui (and the key to a great Michael Caine impression) better than just about any other movie I can think of. It all started with The Trip, continued in The Trip to Italy, and now resumes with this third installment.
The only thing better than watching people eat delicious food in gorgeous locations – besides actually eating it yourself – is watching two comedians do it. Michael Winterbottom launched what would become a beloved trilogy back in 2010 with The Trip, which began as a BBC Television miniseries with episodes edited into a feature-length versions. The first film found comedian-actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon traveling across Yorkshire devouring scrumptious meals and showing off their best celebrity impressions. After reuniting for a second course in The Trip to Italy in 2014, the two are back for a third excursion in The Trip to Spain, a delight that adds some introspective notes to the series.
Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan’s The Trip franchise is quite possibly the most pure and fun series of films out there. Sure, you’ve got your Avengers and your X-Men and your Dom Torettos, but sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and enjoy two hilarious actors go on road trips across Europe together. We’ve been with them through England, Italy, and now they’re off to gorge themselves on pasta primavera in Spain, and we’ve got your first look at the road ahead.
Every family argues at the table. Some squabble about religion, some yell about politics, and some get into screaming matches at Thanksgiving dinner over whether or not Jimmy Fallon is a sniveling sycophant. But while all happy families are the same, all unhappy families are miserable in their own way, and the Lohman clan has an ocean’s worth of bad blood between them. It‘ll all come to the surface when Oren Moverman’s new drama-thriller The Dinner debuts at the Berlinale Film Festival on February 10, and today, those of us unable to jet to Europe can still check it out with the newly released trailer.
Besties Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan are back in action for The Trip to Spain, the third in what’s become a runaway franchise for the two actors, as they travel the world, sample local cuisine, and become better friends by the day. In this new clip debuted by Sky Atlantic, the two buds bounce their Michael Caine and Mick Jagger impressions off of each other over glasses of wine.
There’s nothing new or marvel about cute cuddly talking animals; they’ve been the center of animated feature films since the earliest days of animation. But in ‘The Secret Life of Pets,’ the age old shtick still works.