Trailer and Poster for Clint Eastwood’s JERSEY BOYS

April 17th, 2014 by Graham McMorrow

“Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, and “Walk Like a Man” are just some of the sweet sounds you will hear from Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys.  It tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic `60s rock group The Four Seasons.

The first trailer is here for your viewing pleasure; I don’t know if this was what I was expecting or not, but the speaking into the camera from the actors was a little surprising.  I understand that’s a nod from the stage musical, so it might add a little something to an otherwise typical musical biopic.  After this though, can the darker and more broody Eastwood come out and play again?

The film stars John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Vincent Piazza, Michael Lomenda, and Christopher Walken.

Jersey Boys opens in theaters on June 20th, check out the poster and trailer below:

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It’s a Slow News Day, So Here are Updates for MRS. DOUBTFIRE 2 and BEVERLY HILLS COP 4

April 17th, 2014 by Graham McMorrow


A sequel to the 1993 box office hit Mrs. Doubtfire has been talked about for over a decade, so what’s the latest you and or your mom might be asking?  Well, after Robin Williams reportedly rejected a script in 2006, and the project has remained dead, the actor noted in a recent interview, “They kept trying and it doesn’t work… because at the end of the first one they reveal who [Mrs. Doubtfire] is.”

Fast forward a few years and David Berenbaum (Elf) may have found a way to make it work, because The Wrap reports Fox 2000 has revived Mrs. Doubtfire 2 with a script by Berenbaum. Williams is on board and Chris Columbus will return to direct.  The report does not specify where Mrs. Doubtfire 2 will pick up or who else will return; but we know Mara Wilson won’t be:

Anyone out there looking forward to Mrs. Doubtfire 2?

In other sequel news, Beverly Hills Cop 4 may begin filming this summer.  During an interview with Bloomberg, Jerry Bruckheimer said that they are still finishing the script for Beverly Hills Cop 4 with tentative plans to shoot in a few months.

We’re in the process of getting the script finished. Paramount is very excited about making it, Eddie is very excited, Brett Ratner is excited about doing it, so I think we’re moving forward. Hopefully we’ll start end of summer, beginning of fall and get rolling on it. We’re going to take Eddie back to Detroit – he’s going to be in Beverly Hills and we take him to Detroit. So we’re going to have some fun with him, he’s really excited about doing it.”

Does anyone feel a lot older after this news?

It’s the Fantastic Final X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Trailer

April 16th, 2014 by Graham McMorrow


The final X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer is here, and it’s great.  It’s all here: the setup, story, comedy and tons of action; it’s everything you want from an X-men movie and more.  I’m mostly excited to watch Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) and the rise of the Sentinels; it’s going to be awesome.

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

The film stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Evan Peters, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Lucas Till, Omar Sy, Adan Canto, Daniel Cudmore, and Bingbing Fan.

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in 2D and 3D on May 23, watch the trailer below:

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Plot Details for Woody Allen’s MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT Starring Emma Stone

April 16th, 2014 by Graham McMorrow


We have some info to share about Woody Allen’s upcoming film Magic in the Moonlight; it’s a romantic comedy about an Englishman (Colin Firth) brought in to expose a phony mystic (Emma Stone), only to end up falling for her. The film is set in the south of France in the 1920s against a backdrop of wealthy mansions, the Côte d’Azur, jazz joints and fashionable spots for the wealthy of the Jazz Age.  Marcia Gay Harden will play Stone’s mother and co-conspirator.magic_in_the_moonlight

Allen says he had the idea for “ages” but it only recently came together when he decided to set it in the south of France in the 1920s rather than the present day.  He loves that Jazz age.  I’ve enjoyed his more recent movies of the past few years (Match Point, Whatever Works, Midnight in Paris, Blue Jasmine) so I will no doubt be checking this one out with great optimism.

Magic in the Moonlight opens July 25th.  Allen can be seen acting in Fading Gigolo with its writer/director/co-star John Turturro.

via: thefilmstage


The City Strip #178 – Sticks & Stones

April 16th, 2014 by Graham McMorrow

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Welcome to another fun-filled week of news and laughs here at COF, we have just the thing this Monday morning to get your work week started.  It’s a new City Strip comic about a particular Hellraiser we all know and love.  He appeared in City Strip #86 as well, one of my favorites.

Check out that comic and this week’s The City Strip #178 – Sticks & Stones.

Your Day Just Got Better: It’s the LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS Poster

April 16th, 2014 by Graham McMorrow


If you’re a fan of the original Leprechaun movies (all six of them), then you may or may not be happy to see they are rebooting the beloved franchise.  You can’t see me, but I laughed while typing that.  The horror icon is back and this time WWE’s very own Hornswoggle, taking over for Warwick Davis in Leprechaun: Origins.

I don’t know if this will be direct-to-DVD but the film has been described “a dark, hard-R horror film” and is expected to be released in August.  An official poster has made its debut which you can check out below along with a classic clip from the first Leprechaun movie, starring Jennifer Aniston.  Stay tuned for a trailer.

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Satire to Be Lost on Many: BORDER GUARDS, a New Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly Comedy

April 16th, 2014 by Graham McMorrow


Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are reuniting in Border Guards, a new comedy that Adam McKay (Step Brothers, Anchroman) might direct as well.  Deadline says that Ferrell and Reilly play two hapless but earnest friends who decide to give purpose to their lives by protecting America’s borders from illegal immigrants. In the process they find themselves accidentally stranded in Mexico without identification and must sneak back into the USA.  As I hinted at in the post title, I already see people calling this movie racist, forgetting what comedy does in a lot of cases; turning real life drama into fodder for laughter.  It’s a joke people.

This all sounds good to me; the only newcomer to the trios style of humor is the man writing the script, Jesse Armstrong (Four Lions, In the Loop).  I get the sense that these guys only use a script for location in most cases; their ad-libbing and behavior could only be random right?  Otherwise they might truly be insane geniuses – good luck Mr. Armstrong.


Reminder: FX’s FARGO Series Begins Tonight

April 15th, 2014 by Graham McMorrow



I’ve been waiting patiently for this day and now it’s finally here, Fargo!  It’s not the movie, it’s not a remake and it’s not the same characters.  It is produced and was partially written by Ethan and Joel Coen (the writers and directors of the feature film of the same name).  On top of all that, the same tone and dark comedy that you loved from the film is intact – you have nothing to worry about.

The limited 10 episode series begins tonight and stars Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Kate Walsh, Adam Goldberg, Oliver Platt, Glenn Howerton, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Joey King, and Julie Ann Emery.

Catch up on all our Fargo coverage:

Attention Lawbreakers: MAGIC MIKE 2 Is Being Released on July 3, 2015

April 15th, 2014 by Graham McMorrow


Warner Bros. has set the release date for Magic Mike 2 (or Magic Mike XXL), the sequel will bust a move on July 3, 2015.  That summer date is mental right now (Terminator: Genesis, Ant-Man, Despicable Me Minions) so don’t be surprised if there is some shuffling.  The indie dramedy is definitely counter viewing for the women, so set your schedules accordingly gentlemen.

Channing Tatum recently told MTV, “I think everyone’s gonna be back, I think, Obviously no one’s deals are done which is always kind of scary.”

So basically:


In Flogging a Dead Horse News: The Next FRIDAY THE 13TH Reboot Might Have a Director

April 15th, 2014 by Graham McMorrow


How many chances are these people taking with this franchise?  Good gravy, Friday the 13th was never a money machine anyways, are we out of ideas for horror now that we have used all the shaky camera footage?

Paramount Pictures has found a director for the next Friday the 13th reboot reports The Wrap.  David Bruckner (V/H/S) is in talks to take the job which the studio hopes will make a new Friday the 13th franchise happen.  The 2009 attempt was dead in the water (pun intended) and last November we heard plans for this reboot in the found footage style.  I would be curious to see what Bruckner could bring to the table to put life back into the series; someone has to hand in good script first I assume.  Michael Bay will produce this one too this his Platinum Dunes which already has a March 13, 2015 release date.

If they want COF to write a comic for this reboot, we got a spec going:

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