"Muppets Most Wanted" Unveils Official Teaser Trailer 


The Muppets are back in the new sequel "Muppets Most Wanted." Disney has unveiled the new teaser trailer featuring our favorite muppets plus a glimpse of Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, P. Diddy, and Salma Hayek. Does this teaser make you want to see "Muppets Most Wanted?" The film is set for theatrical release on March 21, 2014. Here's the trailer:



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"The Smurfs 2" and "2 Guns" Movie Reviews -- Which One is My Pick of the Week? 


Two movies to choose from this weekend, we have the live-action animated hybrid “The Smurfs 2” and the bang bang action of “2 Guns” starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington.

In “The Smurfs 2,” the evil Gargamel (Hank Azaria) returns to wreak havoc once again. This time, he wants to kidnap Smurfette (Katy Perry) so he can know the magical blue secret from Papa Smurf (Jonathan Winters). Neil Patrick Harris also returns as Patrick, the Smurfs’ human friend, and he’s there to help our favorite blue creatures rescue Smurfette. This star-studded extravaganza features the voice work of Christina Ricci (Vexy), J.B. Smoove (Hackus), George Lopez (Grouchy Smurf), and Anton Yelchin (Clumsy Smurf). Even Shaun White, Shaquille O’Neal, Jimmy Kimmel, and Mario Lopez join in on the fun.

“2 Guns” tells the tale of a DEA agent (Washington) and a naval intelligence officer (Wahlberg) who go undercover to infiltrate a drug cartel. But here’s the catch – neither knew that the other was an agent. Based on the Boom! Studios graphic novels and directed by Baltasar Kormakur, Paula Patton, James Warden, and Bill Paxton complete the cast.

So which one is my pick of the week? Take a look!



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Oscar Hopes for Wahlberg? Check Out New Trailer for "Lone Survivor" 


Universal has just released the trailer for "Lone Survivor" a U.S. Navy Seals drama starring Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana, and Emile Hirsch. Now this is from "Battleship" director Peter Berg so tread lightly. But, Berg also gave us the war drama "The Kingdom," and "Friday Night Lights." If "Lone Survivor" is good, then we'll forgive Berg for making us sit through "Battleship."

The studio seems to have high Oscar hopes for the film since it's going to be released on Dec. 27th just in time for awards consideration. "Lone Survivor" will get a wider release in January.

Based on the non-fiction book "Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10" by Marcus Luttrell and ghostwriter Patrick Robinson, the narrative takes place in Afghanistan where Luttrell (Wahlberg) and a group of U.S. Navy Seals depart in early July, 2005 for a reconnaissance mission. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS made it out alive. Guess which one is the lone survivor?

Yet, the trailer is actually gripping and makes me want to see the big screen adaptation. Take a look for yourself:



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Get Ready for "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa!" 


Okay, confession time! I have a special spot for "Jackass" and all its incarnations, TV and movies and otherwise. It's a gross-out, raunchy affair that also manages to make me laugh a little, and pout a devilish smile.

The last time we saw our friendly "Jackass" friends on the big screen was in 2010's "Jackass 3D" and yes, poop never looked so good in three-dimension! (check out my fun interviews with the cast right here)

And now, because "Paranormal Activity 5" has been delayed, Paramount decided to put "Bad Grandpa" on its slate. The fourth "Jackass" installment will now hit theaters on Oct. 25.

The studio just released the trailer for "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" to whet our appetite for Johnny Knoxville's drag persona -- the geriatric Irving Zisman. This time around, Irving and his 8-year-old grandson will travel cross-country for a road trip film full of zany gags.

Seriously, I can't wait! I like Irving and his bad grandpa self!

Here's the trailer:



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Will This Movie Win Ben Stiller an Oscar? See For Yourself! 


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a 1941 short story by James Thurber has been adapted on the big screen before with the 1947 version starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo.

Now, Ben Stiller wants to capture the good, old Walter Mitty magic with the new adaptation coming to theaters near you this Christmas Day!

I love the new trailer (see below) and I love that they used Of Monsters and Men's "Dirty Paws." The film tells the tale of a day dreamer (that would be Stiller) who works at LIFE magazine with Kristen Wiig. Sean Penn, Kathryn Hahn, Adam Scott, and Shirley Maclaine co-star.

Here's the new, official trailer for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" from our friends at where else, TIME Magazine, which shares a parent company with the online version of LIFE! (For more information on the short story, scroll below)



Here's more info on the short story from Wikipedia:

PLOT

The short story deals with a vague and mild-mannered man who drives into Waterbury, Connecticut with his wife for their regular weekly shopping and his wife's visit to the beauty parlor. During this time he has five heroic daydream episodes. The first is as a pilot of a U.S. Navy flying boat in a storm, then he is a magnificent surgeon performing a one-of-a-kind surgery, then as a cool assassin testifying in a courtroom, and then as a Royal Air Force pilot volunteering for a daring, secret suicide mission to bomb an ammunition dump. As the story ends, Mitty imagines himself facing a firing squad, "inscrutable to the last." Each of the fantasies is inspired by some detail of Mitty's mundane surroundings:

The powering up of the "Navy hydroplane" in the opening scene is followed by Mrs. Mitty's complaint that Mitty is "driving too fast", which suggests that his driving was what led to the daydream.

Mitty's turn as a brilliant surgeon immediately follows his taking off and putting on his gloves (as a surgeon dons surgical gloves) and driving past a hospital.

The courtroom drama cliché "Perhaps this will refresh your memory," which begins the third fantasy, follows Mitty's attempt to remember what his wife told him to buy, when he hears a newsboy shouting about "the Waterbury Trial" ("You miserable cur" are the last words mentioned in the fantasy. Mitty was supposed to buy puppy biscuits.)

Mitty's fourth daydream comes as he waits for his wife and picks up an old copy of Liberty, reading "Can Germany Conquer the World Through the Air?", and envisions himself fighting Germany while volunteering to pilot a plane normally piloted by two people.

The closing firing-squad scene comes when Mitty is standing against a wall, smoking.


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