Thursday, August 5, 2010

“Movie Review: “Dinner For Schmucks” -” plus 2 more

“Movie Review: “Dinner For Schmucks” -” plus 2 more

Movie Review: “Dinner For Schmucks” -

Posted: 29 Jul 2010 04:58 PM PDT

By Dana Nigro

Daily Forty-Niner, California State U.-Long Beach via UWIRE

Director Jay Roach has another successfully entertaining movie to add to his collection that already includes 'Meet the Parents', '50 First Dates', and 'Borat'.

'Dinner for Schmucks' centers on Tim (Paul Rudd), a slightly above average analyst who is determined to win over the love of his life Julie (Stephanie Szostak) by earning a big promotion to the 7th floor (as opposed to his already comfortable 6th floor office).

Trouble befalls Tim when his boss Lance Fender (Bruce Greenwood) tells Tim the only way to land this promotion is to bring the biggest loser to his monthly Idiot Dinner.

As fate would have it Tim literally crashes into his idiot Barry (Steve Carell) who had scurried into the road after a dead mouse. Barry's hobbies include rodent taxidermy and staging the dead mice in famous instances such as The Last Supper, or the Mousalisa modeled after The Monalisa.

Steve Carell steals the movie with his infamous awkward antics and comedic flare. The plot thickens when Barry's boss Therman (Zach Galifianakis) shows up at the Idiot Dinner, with his "mind control powers".

It is only then that Rudd's character Tim realizes what a good guy Barry is and in return he helps Barry over come Therman's "mind control" by convincing Barry he has "brain control". Barry then is able to overcome Therman's mind restrains and defeat him in an epic battle of the brain.

Tim throws his promotion away but still gets the girl in the end, with an addition of an awkward but sincere friend.

Rudd and Carell's performances were superbly entertaining and accompanied by an equally gifted cast, 'Dinner for Schmucks' is the best comedy of the summer.

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Davis Guggenheim not directing Justin Bieber concert movie - Entertainment Weekly Online

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 05:13 PM PDT

Justin Bieber's concert movie/bio pic still needs its director. Paramount Pictures confirmed today that Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim will not be joining the 3-D project. The director of the upcoming Waiting for Superman documentary was a name being considered for the project, but his promotional duties surrounding his film on our nation's troubled public education system prevents him from focusing on another movie at this time. Guggenheim officially passed on the project last night.

The helmer, whose previous credits include An Inconvenient Truth, was never attached to the project, so it's unfair to say that he has dropped off it. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

Paramount and its MTV Films division intends to capture the nation's Bieber Fever with a Valentine's Day weekend release next year. The studio is looking at a few different options to helm the project, either two co-directors or one director and a strong producing team. Bieber is producing the project along with his manager Scooter Braun, L.A. Reid, and Usher.

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Nicolas Cage Quits Trespass Movie Project -

Posted: 04 Aug 2010 04:01 PM PDT

By: Jennifer Hong
Staff Writer
Published: Aug 4, 2010

Cage quits Trespass thriller movie. Nicolas Cage quits one of the latest film projects called Trespass and has retreated to the Bahamas. Trespass was only one movie that Cage is working on, and it quits just after a long promotional tour.

Trespass is a Louisiana-set thriller that was ready to begin filming in two weeks. Nicolas Cage is doing too many movies at once. In fact, the actor has pulled something of a disappearing act after a long promotional tour for Disney's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." The film is directed by Joel Schumacher.

The movie centers around a married couple taken hostage by thieves looking for an easy pay day. Nicole Kidman is set to play the wife, with Cage originally set to play the husband before he changed his mind a few weeks ago and switched to the role of the leader of the kidnappers. Producer Avi Lerner is currently scrambling to find an available actor to replace Nicolas Cage.

This means that the project has to justify the film's $35 million budget. Cage was set to make a $7 million paycheck with the movie. The actor has been a steady performer for Lerner over the past few years, having appeared in "The Wicker Man," "The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans" and the upcoming "Drive Angry 3D."

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