Last week, viewers got their second red-band glimpse at one of Hollywood’s many R-comedies coming out this year, This Is the End. The Seth Rogen-directed feature appears to be in front of many peoples’ minds, thus warranting some further footage. Sony likely wants to maintain this momentum in light of heavy competition from The Hangover 3, The Internship, and The Heat which are all vying for a similar crowd come June (or in Hangover’s case, late May.) Today’s footage is explained in the title. Hit the jump for the view. Continue Reading
Seth Rogen’s next comedy is one of the more highly anticipated genre offerings coming out this summer. Competing against the likes of Hangover 3, The Internship, and The Heat is an ensemble apocalypse laugher called This Is the End. Directed and written by Rogen himself, the pic casts James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson along with a number of cameos. Early promotion starts now as the man behind it all stopped by Conan as part of his week of shows in Atlanta. Continue Reading
Earlier today, Sony released an April Fools’ Day trailer for Pineapple Express 2 as a cloak and dagger marketing scheme for This Is the End. The project, hailing from Seth Rogen who co-directed the effort, is in the same vein thus the faux sequel attitude, although the two really could not be more different. This one has Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel, an apocalypse theme, and a ton of cameos. A brand new red-band trailer already hit the web, so go ahead and take a look if you haven’t already. Continue Reading
Whoever would have thought Seth Rogen was this marketing savvy? Apparently, he teamed up with Sony to make a fake, April Fools’ Day trailer for his next film Pineapple Express 2 which happens to be nonexistent. The catch? It is really a promo for the comic actor’s next film This Is the End, an apocalyptic comedy starring Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, and Craig Robinson. He will be on Conan tonight promoting the pic for those of you reading it on the day of this post. If not, well, you can probably Google it. Continue Reading
Ever wonder why the marketers always refer to the Super Bowl as “The Big Game” in their YouTube titles? Well, there is a very simple reason related to trademarks which Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Breaking Bad star Bob Odenkirk explore in Samsung’s Big Game teaser promo. Whether this means the trio will star in the company’s official spot, or a section of a spot, we do not know. What we do realize though is that this is pretty awesome and it is all to Saul Goodman (Odenkirk) for carrying the piece. The internet definitely needs to put him in some more stuff. [UPDATED WITH EXTENDED VERSION] Continue Reading
Check out the first trailer for This is the End formerly titled The End of the World. For those not in the know, this is a comedy project from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg that first made its way onto the net in the form of a low-budget YouTube short. Its feature-length alter ego is a lot more put together with a ton of cameos and some big names from the genre attached, thus why we are paying close attention.
Our first impression is more along the lines of ’this is what The Watch should have been like,’ however, the trailer for that one was not exactly terrible either (debatable) which makes us wonder if there is any way that a great cast could be squandered once more in the R-comedy sub-genre. We are placing our bets optimistically for This is the End to succeed as Seth Rogen has proven himself a decent writer in the past. Continue Reading
Seth Rogen was on Letterman last night where he talked about a few things. For the most part, the interview heated up with some debate at the end about the on-going marijuana legalization efforts, but the actor also discussed his new movie which he stars in alongside Barbara Streisand, The Guilt Trip. If you have not been paying attention to the details, this Anne Fletcher-directed road trip comedy was actually shot within 45 minutes of Malibu to help lure in Streisand to the role–something that Rogen mentioned during yesterday’s appearance. Rotten Tomatoes suggests the movie may have paid the price when it came to quality as the film is currently sporting a 35% on the aggregate review site. Continue Reading
Here are a heap of new television promos for the new comedy The Guilt Trip starring Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand. This road trip movie from The Proposal director Anne Fletcher and Crazy, Stupid, Love writer Dan Fogelman is among the hot films coming out this holiday season, so if you have not heard of this one yet, go ahead and hit the jump for the view to get an idea of what The Guilt Trip is all about. The plot has Rogen’s character trying to sell an invention, thus the format. Continue Reading
Here is another look at the upcoming Seth Rogen-Barbra Streisand road trip comedy The Guilt Trip. Today offers two more clips, one of which has Streisand’s character attempting to get her son’s attention in a busy airport. The theme in all this? Mothers embarrassing their children which should sell very well this holiday seasons when families look for films to see together come Christmas. Enjoy yet another look at this Anne Fletcher-directed film. Continue Reading
Two more spots have joined the collection of commercials already released for The Guilt Trip. These are pretty funny for those who might get the mother-son dynamic so be sure to check out the latest if you are all interested in the film. It is pretty much just more of Barbra Streisand’s character embarrassing her son which is definitely enough to sell us on the comedy from The Proposal director Anne Fletcher. Continue Reading
Now that the reviews are coming out positive for their comedy rival This Is 40, The Guilt Trip is hitting full promotional stride with three new spots released earlier today. The Seth Rogen-Barbra Streisand road trip comedy about a relationship between a mother and son appears like a winner, but here is a fresh look for those of you not exactly sold on spending Christmas staring at the guy from Knocked Up. Continue Reading
Of the three comedies being thrown out there for the Christmas launch period, Anne Fletcher’s follow-up to the Sandra Bullock rom-com The Proposal looks the most promising. For those unfamiliar with The Guilt Trip, it centers on Seth Rogen road trippin’ with Barbra Streisand. The goal of the getaway is to sell an invention, but it ends up being much more than that. Hopefully, the concept of parental guilt is universal enough to drive this one to box office stardom.
Ironically, the movie will be going up against a Knocked Up spin-off from director Judd Apatow. The R-rated comedy’s predecessor is responsible for Seth Rogen’s rise to fame thanks in part to its own cross-demo appeal. Ultimately, there is no better time than now to launch these movies thus why a weaker This is 40 has not backed off nor has the Billy Crystal-led grandparents comedy Parental Guidance. Continue Reading
And we have a winner! This year’s jam packed Christmas slate will feature three comedies vying for the holiday bump: The Guilt Trip, Billy Crystal’s Parental Guidance, and the Paul Rudd-led Knocked Up spin-off This is 40. At first glance, none of these appeared to be real dynamos until today when movie goers received an initial look at the Seth Rogen/Barbra Streisand-starrer The Guilt Trip.
Coming from a script by Crazy, Stupid, Love writer Dan Fogelman under the direction of Anne Fletcher (The Proposal,) you can definitely see the situational humor will bleed through the screen. That is what we expected, and that is what we are witnessing in today’s clip that helps define the film as something that will live up to its billing. While the two stars in front of the camera on this are not exactly box office draws, they are each more than capable of mirroring the talent behind the scenes if given the opportunity. I believe that is what we are seeing here today thanks in part to some stellar chemistry. Continue Reading
It looks like Seth Rogen’s directorial debut just got a little bit bigger. The apocalypse-set comedy has recruited a few more celebrities to add to its already full cast as Jason Segel and Emma Watson will reportedly play themselves in End of the World. The two actors will have relatively small appearances when compared to the core ensemble which includes Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson.
The fact that this movie has cameos in it should not be too surprising given that Rogen has gone on the record saying that the movie would be flooded with them. Of course, none are expected to be as great as the recent Johnny Depp cameo in Jonah Hill’s 21 Jump Street; however, the Harry Potter references for Emma Watson could be a recipe for comedy gold should they go the obvious route.
Both actors are coming off of tame box office performances. Jason Segel recently starred in The Five-Year Engagement alongside Emily Blunt in what turned out to be a Judd Apatow-produced dud. Emma Watson on the other hand had a supporting role in the well-received indie drama My Week with Marilyn which only banked $15 million at the domestic box office. Cameos are natural career boosters and that is why we think the appearances might help either actor’s career in the long run even if it does come in the form of making fun of their past work.
Seth Rogen’s in a new movie due out in June called Take This Waltz. The trailer hit today, so enjoy your first look at this indie dramedy where the comic actor stars opposite Michelle Williams.
Additional cast members include Sarah Silverman and Luke Kirby. Directing the movie is Sarah Polley whose credits include Away From Her
and All I Want for Christmas