March 30, 2017

Tag Archives: Jay Roach

Hollywood Contenders – Is there room among biopic contenders for Bryan Cranston and “Trumbo”?

Among the many biopics swarming Academy voters this year (much like every other year), few will take you as much by surprise as Trumbo. I say this as someone who was very much surprised by how entertaining this look at screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and the Hollywood black list was, despite[...]

“The Campaign” with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis Trailer

HollywoodNews.com: “The Campaign” with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis trailer. When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naïve Marty Huggins[...]

Zach Galifianakis at the Hollywood Awards Gala

HollywoodNews.com: Zach Galifianakis will soon be seen in Todd Phillips’ “Due Date,” co-starring Robert Downey Jr.. He moved to New York City after failing his last college course by one point at North Carolina State University. He got his start performing his brand of humor in the back of a[...]

Hollywood Fest to Honor Zach Galifianakis and Jennifer Lawrence at the Hollywood Awards Gala

HollywoodNews.com: The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that the star of “Due Date” Zach Galifianakis will receive the “Hollywood Comedy Actor Award” and actress Jennifer Lawrence will be recognized with the “New Hollywood Award,” at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony. The[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Schmucks’ looks to kick ‘Inception’ auds awake

HollywoodNews.com: Three films are attempting to stir moviegoers to the fact that there are other films at the multiplex other than the blockbuster “Inception.” Paramount bows Jay Roach’s “Dinner for Schmucks” starring Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Zach Galifianakis – a much needed comedy in a summer that has only touted[...]

REVIEW: Saggy main course almost dooms “Dinner for Schmucks”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Dinner for Schmucks (**1/2 out of 4 stars) Jay Roach’s “Dinner for Schmucks” starts strong. It even ends strong. It’s that saggy, aimless middle section that might leave an unsatisfied taste in your mouth. The cringe comedy tears out of the gate riding a stream of consistent,[...]

Steve Carell, Zach Galifianakis lock horns “Between Two Ferns”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Yes, it’s pure promotion for their upcoming comedy, “Dinner for Schmucks,” which opens in theaters tomorrow (Friday, July 30). But that doesn’t stop this latest edition of Zach Galifianakis’ bizarre talk show “Between Two Ferns,” with special guest Steve Carell, from being one of this week’s funniest[...]

Interview: “Dinner for Schmucks” director Jay Roach on Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Sacha Baron Cohen

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Don’t call it a remake. Yes, Jay Roach’s latest comedy “Dinner for Schmucks,” which opens this Friday, drops Steve Carell and Paul Rudd into hilariously uncomfortable situations that are reminiscent of French director Francis Veber’s 1998 comedy, “The Dinner Game.” But Roach, who recently spoke with Hollywood[...]

Steve Carell’s ‘Dinner for Schmucks’ shows exactly why he’s meant to be a movie star

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Steve Carell is so startlingly good in Jay Roach’s hilarious “Dinner for Schmucks” you can see why he’s ready to leave “The Office.” “I do think it’s time,” Carell told me last night at the Schmucks party at the aka Boom Boom Room atop the Standard Hotel. The[...]

‘Dinner for Schmucks’ forks out $1.5M for Beatles song

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: The Beatles rarely if ever give permission for their records to be used in movies. Sometimes they allow the songs to be covered by other artists. But it’s a given that the answer is ‘no’ when a film producer asks for a Beatles record to be part[...]
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