Universal has released another theatrical trailer for July 9′s Despicable Me, the supervillain-oriented animated movie starring Steve Carell, from Ice Age producer Chris Meledandri. Unlike the first trailer (kid bounces off a pyramid), and the second (Carell’s Gru gets repeatedly thwarted by his supervillain archenemy Vector), this one delivers more narration, more of Gru’s vast army of minions, who resemble shelled peanuts (SNL‘s Stefon might call the minions on this movie poster a “non-human bathmat”), and a better glimpse of Gru’s domestic life. Supervillains: They’re just like us! They get annoyed by lines for coffee! They have to deal with small problems (three kids on the doorstep)! They go to ballet recitals! They win stuffed animals at the Games Games Games Games arcade for the little ones! They want to go steal the moon! READ FULL STORY
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On his Twitter feed GhostPanther, Adam McKay, director and cowriter of Will Ferrell’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, has announced that Paramount and the producers could not agree on a budget for a sequel, and since the studio owns the rights to Anchorman, the film is dead unless someone has a change of heart. READ FULL STORY
a BBC interview. The interviewer noted that Carell’s contract with The Office only runs through next season. Carell: “That will probably be my last year.” (NBC is not commenting on the interview.)Dunder Mifflin Corporate won’t be happy about this. Steve Carell recently dropped a bombshell at the tail end of
This may just be the opening salvo in a year-long salary negotiation (this is an NBC sitcom, after all), but if you ask me, Carell’s departure could be the best thing to happen to The Office. It could give next season an added emotional heft, not to mention the sure-to-be-hysterical turf war that could ensue over who gets to take over as head honcho of the Scranton branch. And most of this season has been spent on building up the minor characters (as in the Erin-Andy romance). It’s always hard for a show to survive without its star, but talent runs deep in the Office bench.
What do you think of the news, PopWatchers? Do you think Carell will really leave the show, and would you watch it without him? Who would you like to see take over as regional manager? (My money’s on Ryan.) And check EW for further developments…
Steve Carell and Paul Rudd are like peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin, breasts and bags of sand. In the trailer for Dinner for Schmucks, we learn that Carell is the pathetic dinner companion, and Rudd, who played a semi-schmuck in the bromantic-comedy I Love You Man, is the cooler fella pressured to humiliate his unassuming new pal. Points for Barry’s mouse-terpiece, a collection of taxidermied rodents depicting The Last Supper. Points for Barry’s mangling of a John Lennon quote (“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not.”) in a way that Michael Scott would especially appreciate. And points for Zach Galifianakis for playing a caped character who wrote a book titled, “Your Brain is My Puppet.” Capes make any character 14 percent funnier. It’s science. READ FULL STORY
Steve Carell and John Michael Higgins team up to develop USA original series. My head just exploded like that dude from 'Scanners.'
this.Today, USA announced a line-up of original programming, which includes Robyn, an update of Robin Hood starring a female protagonist; A Legal Mind, about a stoner college dropout; and the program that gets me most excited, an untitled project about an insurance investigator…brought to the network by Steve Carell and John Michael Higgins. Honestly, just writing the last part of that sentence made me laugh so hard, my head did
Little is known about the series as of right now, but if I were USA, I would accept any script from Carell and Higgins, even if it was just a photocopied screenplay of Pod People. (And I’m pumped about this even considering the fact that the two words “insurance investigator” immediately make me fall asleep.)
Could this be anything but awesome, PopWatchers?
I realized something watching last night’s episode of The Office: Everyone has become Jim and Pam. By which I mean, even the minor characters are getting romantic. There’s Erin and Andy, along with Oscar and Warehouse Matt. There’s the never-ending slow-mo train wreck that is Ryan and Kelly (if you mash up their last names, you get “KapHow,” which sounds a bit like a bomb going off.)
Don’t forget, this season started with Stanley’s affair. And now, we’re even venturing back into love-triangle territory with Dwight, Isabel, and Angela. (The only characters who haven’t had a romantic plotline are Meredith and Creed. Hmmmm. Meredith and Creed. I like the sound of that.) READ FULL STORY
This week's cover: 'Date Night' costars Tina Fey and Steve Carell imagine a Liz Lemon/Michael Scott hookup
In Date Night, a comedy in theaters April 9, Tina Fey and Steve Carell play a married couple with kids whose rare romantic evening on the town goes haywire thanks to an epic case of mistaken identity. Instead of sipping fine wine and strolling through Central Park, they flee dirty cops, seek help from a pathologically shirtless weapons expert (played by Mark Wahlberg), and attempt a comically inept routine at a strip club. Naturally, then, one of the first questions we asked the costars was what would happen if their hapless small-screen alter egos, 30 Rock‘s Liz Lemon and The Office‘s Michael Scott, went on a date of their own. Here’s what they said:
Tina Fey: Oh, Liz Lemon would f— it up. Michael Scott would probably be very open, but Liz Lemon would be sour and judgmental and she’d blow it. [Laughs]
Steve Carell: Blow it? With Michael? I don’t think there’s any way she would agree to go out with Michael Scott unless she had been tricked into it. I don’t think you go from Jon Hamm to Michael Scott. Michael Scott should be so lucky.
TF: We should just say, “That’s the series finale this year!”
SC: “We’re planning a little cross-pollination. There’s a tornado, and we all have to huddle somewhere between New York City and Scranton! It makes complete sense!” [Shakes his head.] No way.
TF: It would be so bad. It’s not gonna happen.
Bummer, right? But a fan can dream.
For more on Fey and Carell, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday, March 19.
Oooh, a new clip Tina Fey and Steve Carell’s upcoming comedy Date Night.
Like the trailer from a few months ago, this clip seems to emphasize that the film’s a jokey impossible-task action flick — more in line with The Hangover than 30 Rock or The Office. I don’t doubt that that’s a terrific, A+ marketing strategy, one that’s sure to put cheeks in seats; a real crowd-pleaser with its Everybody Loves Raymond jokes and cartoonish gun violence. I just hope the movie is a lot more than that, too. READ FULL STORY
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steve Carell has a difficult decision to make. He can probably only make one movie this spring when The Office goes on hiatus, but he’s currently linked to two promising projects. One is a dramedy from Dan Fogelman (Fred Claus) about a father trying to maintain a relationship with his children while his marriage is in turmoil. The other is a comedy titled Mail-Order Groom, in which Carell would play a poor immigrant acquired by a desperately single Tina Fey.
Steve Carell is our friend, and we all want him to do well, so I think we owe it to him to help think this through. The dramedy sounds reminiscent of Dan in Real Life, a solid hit that showcased the actor’s “family man” sensibility. You liked it. Your mom liked it. A safe choice.
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