Monday, September 10, 2012

HILARIOUS TRAILER FOR "PARENTAL GUIDANCE" WITH BETTE MIDLER & BILLY CRYSTAL! CHRIS EVANS IN "A MANY SPLINTERED THING"! "ICE AGE" CHRIS WEDGE TO HELM "CARDBOARD" ANIMATED FILM

 According to reports from "Deadline", one of HOLLYWOOD SPY's favourite movie stars Chris Evans will star in romantic film A MANY SPLINTERED THING. Chris will also executive the film which is actually called an antiromantic comedy. In the vein of "Amelie" and "500 Days Of Summer" the film tells the story of a young man disillusioned by love who meets a breathtaking young woman (Michelle Monaghan) at a charity dinner by pretending to be a philanthropist. Turns out that she’s engaged to a guy who doesn’t like her going on dates. Challenged by the chase, and egged on by his eclectic friends, he feigns a platonic relationship in order to keep seeing her as he tries to conquer her heart. The screenplay was featured on the famous Black List of best unproduced scripts in Hollywood.
HOLLYWOOD SPY HEADLINES
Yesterday, I wrote about Dreamworks' new animated film THE CROODS, and now "Variety" reports of a new animated project: 20th Century Fox is
apparently planning to do a movie adaptation of graphic novel CARDBOARD by Douglas TenNapel. The story revolves around a young boy who receives only a cardboard box for his birthday from his widowed father. They both turn the box into a boxer named Bill, who somehow comes to life. The duo must protect their creation from the neighborhood bully, who has nefarious plans. Tobey Maguire will produce and possibly lend his voice to one of the characters, while amazing Chris Wedge, the creator of ICE AGE, is negotiating to take the director's seat.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE CLIP
 To cheer you up a bit since it's Monday, here's a funny trailer for new comedy PARENTAL GUIDANCE with a delightful duo Billy Crystal and Bette Midler starring as grandparents who get a dose of the 21st
Century behaviour when they agree to look after their grandchildren. Coming out this November, the film follow old school grandfather Artie, accustomed to calling the shots, who meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Diane's old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, it's learning to bend - and not holding your ground - that binds a family together.The only weird moment is Marisa Tomei playing Bette's and Billy's daughter. Isn't she about their age?

39 comments:

  1. I love Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. Have to take them in small doses; but the trailer looks like they will be good together. I'll have to watch that one. Catching up on your posts, I'm intrigued by Atlas Shrugged too. A couple of inspirational lines in that trailer. Definitely one not to miss.

    Where has Toby Maguire been? He seems to have dropped out of the lime-light. Seriously love his eyes.

    Thanks for the music gems - seems to be my day for listening while I blog. That Euphoria one was especially powerful. Rain storms can do that. I thought you might like this one - its easy to relax to.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyPW2d-kfPQ&feature=related

    .......dhole

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    1. I love Bette especially :)
      I think Tobey has done a lot of producing lately, he is after all married to a daughter of one of Hollywood's biggest bosses :)
      Glad you liked EUPHORIA, isn't it a superpowerful video?
      I rememberKurt Nilsen from back years and years ago when he won the one and only WORLD IDOL. Sad to say I don't find him appealing. I prefer this version of PERFECT DAY :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09RqlKsygwY&feature=related

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    2. She does have a beautiful voice for the song, and the sentiment. The addition of the choir adds a perfect touch :)

      ......dhole

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    3. it was a very festive performance :)

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  2. First-Chris Evans-nom nom nom. Thank you for the pic darling.

    Parental Guidance is going to be so funny and will come out at the perfect time. So many people are depressed during the holiday's and this will pick them right up. Billy and Bette together-stroke of genius.

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    1. It took me ten minutes to choose which of Kiss Evans' pics to publish today :) I've got such an abundance of material on him :)
      I love the casting in the lead roles for PARENTAL GUIDANCE too.

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    2. You can post every pic you have of him and I won't complain!

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    3. I have one, which is extremely touching and terribly charming at the same time, but it isn't a naked one, and Mondays require nakedness :)

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  3. I must admit I'm a fan of most Billy Crystal shenanigans!

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  4. Oh my gosh - what a great movie Parental Guidance looks to be. I was actually giggling while I was watching the trailer. I think Crystal is a funny and talented man and I've always enjoyed Tomei. I think you're on to something though...they may be fairly close in age LOL

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    1. I was also gigggling a lot :) especially the parts with Bette :) Well, Tomei can't be younger than 50 and Billy and Bette aren't older than 60. I'm sure.

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    2. here, I checked it out, Tomei was born in 1964, Crystal in 1948 and Bette in 1945, so Tomei can only be their younger sister :)

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    3. That makes Tomei under 50 and younger than me. I think she and Bette look great for their ages. I love Billy but he's showing his age a bit.

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    4. Bette always looked amazing and had great attitude, love her. When it comes to age and such discriminations I love Ashley Judd's attitude on it.

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    5. Tomei is five years older than me. You're not 50 yet, Anne =PP

      Interesting how they cast the roles like that - with all of them so close in age. I wonder why? I suppose it all comes down to Money?

      What does Ashley say?

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    6. Annzie will forever be 35 for us :) If we say differently she might kill us :PP
      Here is Ashley's manifesto which made me adore her even more:

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/09/ashley-judd-slaps-media-in-the-face-for-speculation-over-her-puffy-appearance.html

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    7. WOW - Dezzy - just WOW. I never even paid attention to her appearance in Missing when Devin and I watched. We simply watched it. I missed the nonsense that was spread about her and I'm glad I did. How hateful and useless it all was. Women can be so horrible to each other. It breaks my heart. Correction, people can be so horrible to each other.

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  5. Oh, Dezzy, your remark about Marisa Tomei -- MEOW!

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    1. LOL you have the scientific explanation in the comment right above yours :)))

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  6. Chris looks HOT! I'd love to see that film.

    You know they are always casting 20 somethings to try and play 35 so we can shave a few years from Marissa. :) The film looks great, though.

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    1. It's an utterly irresistible picture, isn't it? :)
      Love the trailer, off course!

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  7. Parental Guidance looks kind of funny and adorable. Love Bette Midler and Billy Crystal as a couple. :)

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  8. I can't believe how old Crystal is now

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    1. I wonder where did his eyebrows disappear?

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  9. I quite like the duo of Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan. Oh and that PARENTAL GUIDANCE looks quite fun!

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    1. I like the Evans part of the duo :) Imagine Kiss Evans and Lukester Evans together in a movie! Oooo....

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  10. I didn't think I would like Crystal and Midler together but actually, it looks like a good film.

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  11. I love the trailer of Parental Guidance - the Billy Crystal scene at the baseball resonates as I have have frequently seen that angry parent at my kid's footy matches (fortunately without the same consequences for Billy!) - its so true - what an absolute hoot!

    The good thing about the hugely experienced Crystal and Midler is that they both can be hugely funny without over-egging it or just being gross as so many younger comedians appear to be (OK - showing my age here!) AND - unusually for Americans, they understand subtlety.

    They can deliver great laughs with witty dialogue not over-the-top anal humour which in itself makes for a refreshing change.

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    1. everything you said is my own deep opinion too, Doc! You've probably noticed that HOLLYWOOD SPY doesn't cover most of the young comedians and most of the anal humour comedies....

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  12. It feels like a variation of the Cheaper by the Dozen movies. :\

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  13. That Parental Guidance trailer was really funny - looks like a must-see!

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  14. All that Chris Evans goodness and nothing for the boys.

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    1. sorry, Joshie, the news dictate whether there will be male or female candy :) U know I use every opportunity to publish some naughtiness :)

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