Paddington 2: 2018

On January 10th 2018, the comedy written by Paul King and Simon Farnaby based on the Paddington Bear will be released in the United States. The comedy has received three nominations which include  Best British Film and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Grant. Rotten Tomatoes has qualified Paddington 2 with an 8.6/ 10.

“Paddington, having settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, has become popular in his community, offering people emotional support in various ways. In order to purchase a unique pop-up book of London in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop for Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington performs several odd jobs and saves his wages, but the book is stolen, and the culprit escapes. With no evidence that the thief existed, Paddington is wrongfully convicted and sent to prison. The thief soon returns home, revealed to be Phoenix Buchanan, an egotistical actor who lives opposite the Browns.

Whilst in prison, Paddington befriends many of the inmates, including the short-tempered chef Knuckles, who hires Paddington, impressed by his marmalade sandwich recipe. The Browns work to clear Paddington’s name, putting up sketches of the thief. Buchanan begins using the pop-up book to locate a series of clues within London’s famous landmarks, which he believes will unveil the location of a secret treasure. During their efforts to prove Paddington’s innocence, the Browns encounter a fortune teller who informs them that the stolen book leads to the hidden fortune of the original author.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddington_2

 

Father Figures

“Fraternal twin brothers, Kyle and Peter Reynolds (Owen Wilson and Ed Helms) have learned that their father did not die when they were young as they had previously believed, and their eccentric mother, Helen Baxter (Glenn Close) had slept with many rich, famous and powerful men in the 1970’s. When they go on a road trip to find out who their real father is, they find out more about their mother than they probably ever wanted to know, as well as encountering a mysterious hitchhiker and other misadventures.”

Was Jim’s Enlightenment Just Media Bait for New Netflix Over-The-Top Documentary?

So, was it all fake? Did Jim Carrey go on an attention seeking mediatic rampage to set the stage for new Netflix documentary about his over-the-top involvement in the making of the film about an over-the-top comedian? Try saying that 10 times fast.  “Man on the Moon” remember? This is the movie where Jim stars in the biopic about the 70’s comedic icon Andy Kaufman. The guy was so eerie you just could not stop staring, and in the 90’s, Jim played the part to the point of international praise.  Was Jim really getting all “high on the existential nihilism of modern quantum physics” or is this mediatic genius setting the stage for his brand new Netflix biopic about his great role in the Kaufman biopic? Just look at some of Jim’s more WTF moments:

So, well, Netflix is Hollywoodizing the making of the man on the moon, so this is what Netflix says about Jim:

Now, thanks to Jim’s re-entry into the attention of mass media, it’s really tempting to look at the original footage, and if you do, then I’m sure you be driven to watch the original Andy Kaufman recordings as well, although I’d recommend you skip down to the last video first ( Pure 100% Kaufman Mind Farts).

So here is some real Bizarro a;’la Kaufman:

 

Why the Terrible Reviews of “Just Getting Started” Movie?

So this is probably one of the most bullied and criticized movie of 2017 I’ve seen so far. Why is everybody ganging up on “Just Getting Started”?

The video above is a 2/4… that’s the best review they get. I’m such a fan of the cast that it’s painful to see the reviews. But apparently, it’s not that funny.

“A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run (1988), about an ex-F.B.I. Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer in the Witness Protection Program (Morgan Freeman) having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.” – Source

A rather lazy boondoggle by Shelton, who waited 14 years to direct again and didn’t bother to make it worthwhile.

“Some bad movies trigger swells of anger and outrage, while others prompt industrial-grade snark and scorn. And then there are leaden clunkers like “Just Getting Started” that provoke an ineffable sense of sadness as one considers how much time, money and talent has been squandered on something so thoroughly useless. Unduly protracted, clumsily contrived and dreadfully unamusing, this misbegotten project brings out the worst in all parties involved; even top-billed Morgan FreemanTommy Lee Jones and Rene Russo do little more than embarrass themselves here. It’s altogether apt that the film’s pro-forma theatrical exposure is a pre-Christmas dump (without, unsurprisingly, pre-release screenings for critics).” – Source

 

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How did “The Room”, the worst movie ever, inspire the best movie of 2017?

So there once was a movie that was sooo “so bad that it was good”, that it turned out to be the greatest worst movie ever made and thus, a cultural iconic cult film with an expanding following. Anyways, how’s your sex life? As I was telling you, the cult fandom grew so fast, it got noticed by Seth and the Franco boys and they turned the story into a Moviementary project. Now it looks like the documentary about the greatest worst movie ever made is setting itself up for prime Oscar recognition, as the top movie critiques are gifting amazing reviews about it!

This bizarre ode to badness is so peculiar and works so well I almost want to believe that the Franco Bros and Rogan created the character “Tommy Wiseau” in order to create the movie and then create the movie of the movie! Too much? it’s hard to escape the temptation of speculation on some conspiracy theory. But you be the judge. Let’s start with the trailer…  

Now to get a taste of the movie here are some of scenes that are so bad, they are good.

And now for some high contrasting reviews, (about the how good the movie about the making of “The Room” is:

The Disaster Artist is primarily a pedestal for the ultimate James Franco performance — it’s his Lincoln. – Vulture.

..not funny yet? ok, then watch this:

…so this makes the amazing reviews of the documentary even funnier, just check out what Vulture had to say: Just as Johnny Depp gave his career-best performance as Z-movie auteur Ed Wood, Franco achieves what could become his most iconic role. -Peter Debruge, Variety 

Sincere and sporadically funny, The Disaster Artist is an endearing tribute to failing in Hollywood. Anyway, how is your sex life? – John Nugent.

More reviews: Empire – James Franco’s The Disaster Artist is funny and somewhat depressing, one of those haha movies that make you wonder if its laughs are really on us. –

Let’s hear it straight from the horse’s mouth, this is Franco talking at GOOGLE of all places, about his masterpiece.

San Diego Reader: Wiseau also makes a pretty good avatar for Franco himself: a mercurial, relentless performer whose ambition encompasses a thrilling willingness to crash and burn. And it’s that identification that makes the comedy work here: Franco kids because he loves.

Can we expect more from Wiseau? ( Yes.):

So, I’m watching this. How about you? Ok guys, I’ve got to go now.

What is a Meme?

” A meme (/ˈmm/ MEEM) is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture — often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme, or meaning represented by the meme. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices, that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.

Proponents theorize that memes are a viral phenomenon that may evolve by natural selection in a manner analogous to that of biological evolution. Memes do this through the processes of variation, mutation, competition, and inheritance, each of which influences a meme’s reproductive success. Memes spread through the behavior that they generate in their hosts. Memes that propagate less prolifically may become extinct, while others may survive, spread, and (for better or for worse) mutate. Memes that replicate most effectively enjoy more success, and some may replicate effectively even when they prove to be detrimental to the welfare of their hosts.

A field of study called memetics arose in the 1990s to explore the concepts and transmission of memes in terms of an evolutionary model. Criticism from a variety of fronts has challenged the notion that academic study can examine memes empirically. However, developments in neuroimaging may make empirical study possible. Some commentators in the social sciences question the idea that one can meaningfully categorize culture in terms of discrete units, and are especially critical of the biological nature of the theory’s underpinnings. Others have argued that this use of the term is the result of a misunderstanding of the original proposal.

The word meme is a neologism coined by Richard Dawkins. It originated from Dawkins’ 1976 book The Selfish Gene. Dawkins’s own position is somewhat ambiguous: he welcomed N. K. Humphrey’s suggestion that “memes should be considered as living structures, not just metaphorically” and proposed to regard memes as “physically residing in the brain”. Later, he argued that his original intentions, presumably before his approval of Humphrey’s opinion, had been simpler. At the New Directors’ Showcase 2013 in Cannes, Dawkins’ opinion on memetics was deliberately ambiguous.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme

Victoria and Abdul

Victoria & Abdul is a 2017 biographical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Lee Hall. The film is based on the book of same name by Shrabani Basu, about the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and her Indian Muslim servant Abdul Karim. An unofficial sequel to the 1997 film Mrs Brown, it stars Judi DenchAli FazalMichael GambonEddie IzzardTim Pigott-Smith and Adeel Akhtar. The film had its world premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival, and was theatrically released on 15 September 2017 in the United Kingdom and 22 September 2017 in the United States. It has grossed over $42 million

The House (2017 film)

The House is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Andrew J. Cohen, who co-wrote it with Brendan O’Brien. The film stars Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Ryan Simpkins, Nick Kroll, Allison Tolman, Michaela Watkins and Cedric Yarbrough. Principal photography began on September 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. The film was released on June 30, 2017, by Warner Bros. Pictures, received negative reviews from critics and has grossed $9 million. After losing their daughter’s college scholarship, husband and wife Scott (Ferrell) and Kate (Poehler) team up with their neighbors to start an illegal casino in their basement to raise money to pay for their daughter’s tuition.

Cast

  • Will Ferrell as Scott Johansen, husband of Kate and father of Alex .
  • Amy Poehler as Kate Johansen, the wife of Scott and Alex’s mother
  • Jason Mantzoukas as Frank Theodorakis, Scott’s best friend and Raina’s husband with a serious gambling problem and who gives the couple the idea to start a casino.
  • Nick Kroll as Bob Schaeffer, a crooked City Hall council member and man who creates trouble for Kate and Scott when he finds out about their gambling ring.
  • Jeremy Renner as Tommy
  • Ryan Simpkins as Alex Johansen, Scott and Kate’s daughter
  • Allison Tolman as Dawn Mayweathe, Scott and Kate’s financial advisor.
  • Michaela Watkins as Raina Theodorakis, Frank’s wife, who’s separated from Frank due to his heavy gambling problem and now wants him to sign divorce papers.
  • Cedric Yarbrough as Reggie Henderson, a hardworking suburban resident who starts gambling in the new casino to de-stress.
  • Andy Buckley as Craig
  • Andrea Savage as Laura
  • Rob Huebel as Officer Chandler, a police officer and gambler in the illegal casino.
  • Jessie Ennis as Rachel, Alex’s wild best friend
  • Frank Gerrish as Butcher
  • Lennon Parham as Martha, a woman who gets a little too caught up in the Las Vegas-style lifestyle that emerges in the neighborhood
  • Steve Zissis as Carl Shackler
  • Wayne Federman as Chip Dave
  • Rory Scovel as Joe
  • Kyle Kinane as Garvey
  • Sam Richardson as Marty
  • Christina Andrea Offley as Davida
  • Gillian Vigman as Becky
  • Alexandra Daddario as Corsica
  • Randall Park as Wall Street Guy – Buckler

Production

On February 25, 2015, it was announced that New Line Cinema had won an auction for the comedy script The House written by Brendan O’Brien and Andrew J. Cohen, and that Cohen would make his directorial debut with the film. Will Ferrell would star as a husband who teams up with his wife and neighbors to start an illegal casino in his basement to earn money, after he and his wife lose their daughter’s college scholarship. Ferrell and Adam McKay would produce through Gary Sanchez Productions along with Good Universe and O’Brien. Amy Poehler joined the cast of the film on June 12, 2015, to play Ferrell’s character’s wife. On June 16, 2015, Jason Mantzoukas joined the cast to play Ferrell’s character’s best friend who’s dealing with a serious gambling problem and who gives the couple the idea to start a casino. On August 28, 2015, Ryan Simpkins was added to the cast to play Ferrell and Poehler’s characters’ daughter. On September 15, 2015, Cedric Yarbrough signed on to play Reggie Henderson, a hardworking suburban resident who starts gambling in the new casino to de-stress. Frank Gerrish also joined the film. On September 18, 2015, Rob Huebel was added to the cast of the film as a gambler in the illegal casino. On September 21, 2015, Allison Tolman and Michaela Watkins were added to the cast, with Tolman playing a financial advisor and Watkins playing Mantzoukas’ character’s wife, who wants him to sign divorce papers. Nick Kroll also joined the cast. Mariah Carey was supposed to have a cameo in the film but was kicked off set due to what co-star Rob Hubel called “multiple unrealistic demands”.

Principal photography on the film began on September 14, 2015, in Los Angeles.

The House was released on June 30, 2017,[13] which Warner Bros. moved from the June 2, 2017, date.[14]

As of July 2, 2017, The House has grossed $9 million in the United States and Canada and $2.7 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $11.7 million, against a production budget of $40 million.

In North America, The House opened alongside Despicable Me 3 and Baby Driver as well as the wide expanse of The Beguiled and was projected to gross $10–14 million from 3,134 theaters in its opening weekend.[15] The film made $3.4 million on its first day (including $800,000 from Thursday night previews). It went on to open to $9 million, marking the lowest studio debut of Ferrell’s career.

On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 17% based on 33 reviews, with an average rating of 3.4/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “The House squanders a decent premise and a talented cast on thin characterizations and a surfeit of funny gags.” On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score of 31 out of 100, based on 17 critics, indicating “generally unfavorable reviews”. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “B–” on an A+ to F scale

 

Rough Night – (2017) – Behind the Scenes, Sneak Peaks and Trailers

With a very rotten, “Rotten Tomatoes” score of 52%, sexy Jess ( Scarlett Johansson ) and her girlfriends try to do the female version of Hangover. Let’s hope dumb teens don’t think this is safer, realistic or desirable. ( That’d be really stupid, but probably)

Five best friends (Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Zoë Kravitz, Ilana Glazer, Kate McKinnon) from college reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amid the craziness of trying to cover it up, they’re ultimately brought closer together when it matters most.

The initial release is also planned for June 15, 2017 ( in Brazil?). The film, directed by  Lucia Aniello, got Dominic Lewis to do the music, Paul W. Down to help her co-write the script, all thanks to money men ( Producers and Patrons) Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, Matthew Tolmach and Dave Becky. Their collective efforts are for not really appreciated with average rotten tomatoes score of  5.8/10, but this is still early. It might just be one of those “Cult Films”

Adam Sandler and His Hidden Connections

Adam Sandler, an orginal New Yorker, was born on September 9, 1966. As a kid, he was always making jokes and making people laugh and was so good at that, that it turned him into a professional comedian. *(Check out some of his early work on the video bellow). It all started when his brother encouraged him to go and perform at the Boston Comedy Club at age 17. He continued to perform in Boston until he left for New York University. After graduating he kept as a regular on MTV´s game show Remote Control.

In 1990 Adam Sandler was employed on Saturday Night Live by Dennis Miller, a great starting and pivoting point for his carrier that launched him to fame over the next 5 years. Shortly after, Adam makes some of his characters such as Cajun Man, Opera Man and Canteen Boy. Source: https://www.biography.com/people/adam-sandler-9542505.

During the 1990´s he made several comedy albums named: ´They´re all gonna laugh at you´ (1993), “What the Hell Happened to me?” (1996). “What´s you name?” (1997), and “Stan and Judy´s Kid” (1999). Two of these were awarded a double platinum.

Sandler started coming up in TV shows since 1980 but it was until 1990 that he starts to receive recognition on for movies. He appeared in Coneheads with Chris Farley and Dave Spade. He founded his own company´Happy Madison Productions´in 1999, during the years he filmed many movies under the banner. https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/adam-sandler-582.php

As a young stand-up comedian, Adam Sandler probably didn’t foresee himself becoming one of the most successful funnymen in Hollywood, complete with a sweet Netflix deal, but he did. While his movies are often beaten up on by critics, the actor has starred in some pretty classic comedies, like Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, and The Wedding Singer. However, if you look long enough at the man’s movies, you’ll spot numerous in-jokes and all sorts of references scattered throughout his filmography…

The Star Wars connection | 0:27
The Godfather connection | 1:32
A Vendetta for V | 2:12
The Tarantino Connection | 3:06
The cat connection | 3:55

 

Baywatch the Movie 2017 – Great Sneak Peaks and Pictures!

Yes, the womanizing std propagating BS series *(Sorry! Action Drama, is what it calls itself) about super models bouncing their juggling milk factories on the sand while the go over the same formulaic episode format finally reached its perfect mix of nostalgia and nuance to create a movie with of course non other than the perfect cast for the 2017 Baywatch movie.

And while I hope that deep inside my fellow reader’s realize that they are much better off watching the informative productive posts in pasmov.com, much needed in our backwards Ideocracy of a civilization, but mind farts and brain sneezes are also good sometimes.

This is all you need to know before watching the Baywatch Movie of 2017.

Yes, yes… now for some of the nice pictures we got to juice from the nice Mr. Trailer man. And Some other pictures that some how where found on the licence for re use with modification on google image search.

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Director:

Seth Gordon

Writers:

Michael Berk (based on the series “Baywatch” created by), Douglas Schwartz (based on the series “Baywatch” created by) | 7 more credits »

-Source: Click on any of the links my friend…

GLOW Series Official Trailer HD Netflix

Guts, glitter, glory… Are you ready to GLOW?

Glow created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch is a new upcoming American comedy drama television series. Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin), a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life turns out not to be what it seems. At the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling super stardom.

GLOW is executive produced by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie), Carly Mensch (Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie), Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black, Weeds) and Tara Herrmann (Orange is the New Black).

Check out this first season to be released on Netflix June 23, 2017!

 

Movie Clip: Paris Can Wait 2017 Coming Soon!

Paris Can Wait Movie Clip – Are You Okay? 2017.  Take a look at the new movie clip starring Diane Lane and Alec Baldwin!

Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne’s senses and giving her a new lust for life.

What Is Netfilix’s Anne With an E about?

Visit Green Gables, May 12 on Netflix. Anne is a coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and many challenges, fights for love and acceptance and her place in the world. Set in Prince Edward Island in the late 1890s, the series centers on Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty), a young orphaned girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an aging sister and brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform the lives of Marilla (Geraldine James) and Matthew Cuthbert (R.H. Thomson) and eventually the entire small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination. Anne’s adventures will reflect timeless and topical issues including themes of identity, feminism, bullying and prejudice. Watch Anne on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80136311 or Connect with Anne Online by giving her a Like Anne on FACEBOOK at or her twitter. Follow Anne on TWITTER:

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Top 10 Hilarious Spoof Scenes in Movies

These hilarious movies included scenes that spoofed or mocked and made fun of other iconic films. WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Funniest Spoof Scenes from Movies. But what will take the top spot on the list? Scream’s garage door death parodied in Scary Movie, Back to the future III’s parody of the bulletproof vest trick from A Fistful of Dollars, or Willem Dafoe’s death from Platoon parodied in Tropic Thunder? Watch to find out!