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User Video Reviews and Movie Clip: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

In the highly-anticipated “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” debuting June 24, 2009, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) again joins with the Autobots® against their sworn enemies, the Decepticons®.          Watch Transformers 2 movie trailer

In the film clip from "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson belong to a elite special military unit hunting down Decepticons.  They arrive in Shanghai to uncover a Decepticon hiding in a construction zone. 

Michael Bay directs from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman.

Studio:    Paramount
Release Date:    June 24, 2009
Starring:    Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro
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Oscar Nunez: From TV to Movies

Steve Carell (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Bruce Almighty), John Krasinski (Away We Go), and Ed Helms (The Hangover) from NBC's THE OFFICE have proven themselves at the movies with their successful move to the big screen.  Now another staff member from the hit TV show is off to the movies.  OFFICE regular Oscar Nunez steals the show in THE PROPOSAL starring alongside Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds opening June 19.  

CineMovie's Alysha del Valle caught up with the actor who plays a stripper, a waiter, a priest, and the local grocer for the romantic comedy.  One of the scenes includes a gyrating Oscar dance for Sandra Bullock in his speedo.  We find out how Oscar prepared for his nearly naked moment and if waxing like his OFFICE co-star Steve Carell (The 40 Year-Old Virgin) was an option.  

                            Interview with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds



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Interviews: Sandra Bullock Bares All

In her first nude scene ever on screen, Sandra Bullock (Speed, Two Weeks Notice)  didn't mind baring it all for the comedy THE PROPOSAL opening June 19.  Sandra shares other comedic moments on film with co- stars Ryan Reynolds, Betty White (TV classic The Golden Girls), and Oscar Nunez (NBC's The Office)Watch a clip.

In our interview with the cast, CineMovie posed the question, which scene was the most difficult to shoot; Sandra's nude scene with Ryan Reynolds (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Betty White feeling her up, or Oscar Nunez's gyrating lap dance?  Sandra replied, "When you put it like that, it makes it sound like we shot a soft porn."

Watch the interview for Sandra Bullock's reaction to the question alongside Ryan Reynolds, Betty White, and Oscar Nunez where she breaks down each scene and which shot proved the most difficult on set.

Sandra Bullock's Lap Dance from Oscar Nunez in The  Proposal movie

Movie Synopsis:

In THE PROPOSAL, when high-powered book editor Margaret (Bullock) faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she's actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant Andrew (Reynolds), who she's tormented for years.  The unlikely couple head to Alaska to meet his quirky family and the always-on-control city girl finds herself in one comedic fish-out-of-water situation after another.  



Studio:    Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date:    June 19, 2009


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Movie Clip & Reviews: Year One starring Jack Black

When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers (Jack Black and Michael Cera) are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world in Columbia Pictures’ comedy Year One. Harold Ramis directs.

In this film clip from YEAR ONE, Jack Black and Michael Cera are condemned to stoning.


Genres:    Comedy
Release Date:    June 19, 2009 (wide)
MPAA Rating:    TBA
Starring:    Jack Black, Michael Cera, Oliver Platt, David Cross, and Hank Azaria
Directed By:    Harold Ramis
Produced By:    Harold Ramis, Judd Apatow, Clayton Townsend
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Movie Clip and User Video Reviews: Imagine That

Evan Danielson (Eddie Murphy) is a successful financial executive who has more time for his blackberry than his seven-year-old daughter. When he has a crisis of confidence and his career starts going down the drain, however, he finds the solution to all his problems in his daughter's imaginary world.

In this clip from IMAGINE THAT, Eddie Murphy is sidelined by a fast-talking kid (Bobb'e J. Thompson of ROLE MODELS). 


Studio:    Paramount
Genres:    Comedy
Release Date:    June 12, 2009 (wide)
MPAA Rating:    TBA
Starring:    Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Nicole Ari Parker, DeRay Davis, Ronny Cox
Directed By:    Karey Kirkpatrick
Produced By:    Ric Kidney, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Ed Solomon


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Movie Clip & Reviews: The Proposal

Sandra Bullock (TWO WEEKS NOTICE, SPEED) returns to comedy in THE PROPOSAL alongside Ryan Reynolds (X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE), Malin Akerman(THE WATCHMEN), and Oscar Nunez (TV's THE OFFICE). 

In THE PROPOSAL, when high-powered book editor Margaret (Bullock) faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she's actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant Andrew (Reynolds), who she's tormented for years.  The unlikely couple head to Alaska to meet his quirky family and the always-on-control city girl finds herself in one comedic fish-out-of-water situation after another. 

In this film clip from THE PROPOSAL, Andrew's grandmother (Betty White) and mother (Mary Steenburgen) inform the fake couple they are sharing a room and a baby maker blanket during their stay.


Studio:    Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date:    June 19, 2009


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Interview: John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph

John Krasinski (TV's The Office, Leatherheads) and Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) star as Bert and Verona in AWAY WE GO, directed by Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road, American Beauty. In AWAY WE GO, the hippie go lucky couple travel to find a new home to give birth to their first child. 

CineMovie's Viviana Vigil sat down with the charismatic actors to discuss their new film.  Watch as Viviana makes John Krasinski blush on the topic of lactacting nurses.

                                                    Sam Mendes Interview

Movie Synopsis:  

Exploring the comedic twists and emotional turns in one couple’s journey across contemporary America, Away We Go is the new movie from Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes, from the first original screenplay by novelists Dave Eggers & Vendela Vida, and featuring music by singer/songwriter Alexi Murdoch.

Longtime (and now thirtysomething) couple Burt (John Krasinski) and Verona (Maya Rudolph) are going to have a baby. The pregnancy progresses smoothly, but six months in, the pair is put off and put out by the cavalierly delivered news from Burt’s parents Jerry and Gloria (Jeff Daniels and Catherine O’Hara) that the eccentric elder Farlanders are moving out of Colorado – thereby eliminating the expectant couple’s main reason for living there.

So, where, and among whom of those closest to them, might Burt and Verona best put down roots to raise their impending bundle of joy? The couple embarks on an ambitious itinerary to visit friends and family, and to evaluate cities. The first stop on the grand tour is Phoenix, where the duo spends a day at the (dog) races with Verona’s irrepressible (and frequently inappropriate) former colleague Lily (Allison Janney) and her repressible family, including husband Lowell (Jim Gaffigan); then it’s Tucson, and a visit to the lovely Grace (Carmen Ejogo), Verona’s sister.

An intimate conversation with her sister, who is her lone living relative, gives Verona a refreshed perspective – which she will sorely need in Wisconsin, where Burt’s childhood “cousin” Ellen, now known as LN (Maggie Gyllenhaal), and her partner Roderick (Josh Hamilton) have Burt and Verona over to their home. After LN and Roderick elaborate on their intractable ideas for raising children and running a household, Burt and Verona bolt for Montreal and a warmer welcome from their former college classmates Tom (Chris Messina) and Munch (Melanie Lynskey).

Even though the latter’s house is full of children, comfort and joy, a night out for the four old friends provides a bracing reminder of how much it takes to sustain a relationship and a family. When an emergency phone call forces Burt and Verona into an unanticipated Miami detour to visit Burt’s brother Courtney (Paul Schneider), they realize that they must define home on their own terms.

A Focus Features presentation in association with Big Beach of an Edward Saxon/Big Beach production in association with Neal Street Productions. A Sam Mendes Film. Away We Go. John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, Chris Messina, Catherine O’Hara, Paul Schneider. Casting by Ellen Lewis and Debra Zane, C.S.A. Music by Alexi Murdoch. Music Supervisor, Randall Poster. Costume Designer, John Dunn. Film Editor, Sarah Flack, A.C.E. Production Designer, Jess Gonchor. Director of Photography, Ellen Kuras, ASC. Executive Producers, Mari Jo Winkler-Iofredda, Pippa Harris. Produced by Edward Saxon, Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf. Written by Dave Eggers & Vendela Vida. Directed by Sam Mendes. A Focus Features Release.


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Will Ferrell and Land of the Lost Interviews

Will Ferrell, Danny Boyle, Anna Friel star in Land of the Lost movie

Will Ferrell Rules This Land

Will Ferrell, his "Land of the Lost" co-stars Danny Boyle, Anna Friel, and director Brad Silberling recently sat down with CineMovie  to discuss their big screen adaptation of the popular 70’s tv show which has transformed into a Will Ferrell comedy.

This modern take on "Land of the Lost" is not the family adventure everyone remembers.  The family is replaced with adults, sexual tension, and references sure to go over kids heads.   Watch Trailer

CM:  As a fan of the original show Will, why make those changes?

Will:  We didn’t want my character saddled with two kids.  We thought it would be a better platform for comedy to have a love interest and a funny man like Danny Boyle.  We didn’t want it to be a Disney film in a way.  The humor had to be cool and pushing that PG-13 rating.  This is the first family I’ve done in a while but the jokes are original and sophisticated which you’re not going to find in a movie in the same vain.

CM:  Were any of original actors approached for a cameo in this film?

Will: The kids from the original tv show did have a cameo at the end of the movie but they were cut out.  I’m not sure why.

CM:  Will we be seeing it on the DVD?

Will:   Yes.

CM:  Chaka, the half man, half ape character has evolved from naïve child-like character to a bit of a pervert as seen in the funny scene with Chaka grabbing
Chaka from Land of the Lost movieHolly’s chest played by Anna Friel.  Was that in the script all along or was it taken further through improvisation on set? Watch hilarious Land Of The Lost movie clip

Will:  That was always in the script. Chaka quickly figured out that the way to communicate with women is to grab their breasts.  He’s kind of sly and a little bit, touchy feely.  We just that would be a funny place for Chaka to go. Jorma (Taccone) did such a great job and he added stuff like touching me all over the place when we first meet Chaka and he steals my wallet.  It was really funny to play off of.

WILL:  Originally the script called for a panel with Al Gore, Stephen Hawkins and Rick Marshall.  Hawkins goes after me to debunk my theories and I lunge at him.  It was funny on paper and then you start making the phone calls and they’re like ‘No, no we’re unavailable.’  So then it became the "Today Show" and they were really up for it.  Matt was totally game and that became plan B which worked beautifully so much so that we went back to reshoot a scene for the end of the movie.

CM:  Will Ferrell and Brad Siberling tell us Matt Lauer did his own improvising during that last scene when Ferrell’s Rick Marshall returns to promote my book “Matt Lauer Can Suck It.”

Will:  Matt said “lets do one more take’ and then he just tackled me which was great. And I’m trying not to laugh because I’m so surprised that he tackling me.  That was brilliant.

  Matt tricked me into a second take and then he improvised the tackle.  It was hilarious.

CM:  Perhaps Matt Lauer was channeling what he would have liked to have done to Tom Cruise once upon a time.  

Sid and Marty Krofft, owned the children’s airways with their numerous tv shows (H.R. Pufnstuf, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, The Bugaloos, Dr. Shrinker, Donny and Marie Show) during the 1970’s.

CM:  What do the creators of the classic tv show think about converting Land of the Lost to an irreverent Will Ferrell comedy? 

Marty: We would not have done it without Will Ferrell.

The original Land of the Lost was a lot more serious than Will Ferrell’s take.

Marty:  We’re okay with that.

Sid:  Our shows were always on the cutting edge.

CM:  Do you think there will be a sequel to Land of the Lost?

Marty:  I hope so but we have to see after it opens June 5th.

The Kroffts have a lot riding on this movie - another of their classic tv shows H.R. Pufnstuf is headed to the big screen.  Fans of the show and Will Ferrell fans are sure to make this tv adaptation a success at the box office this weekend setting the stage for more 70's shows coming to the movies.  


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Movie Trailer and Reviews: My Life In Ruins

My Big Fat Greek Wedding's Nia Vardalos is back on screen as a Greek tour guide trying to eecapture her "mojo" by guiding a ragtag group of tourists around Greece and showing them the beauty of her native land. Along the way, she manages to open their eyes to wonders of an exotic foreign land while beginning to see the world through a new set of eyes in the process.

Tom Hanks produces My Life In Ruins.

Studio:    Fox Searchlight
Genres:    Comedy
Release Date:    June 05, 2009 (wide)
MPAA Rating:    PG-13 for sexual content.
Starring:    Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Harland Williams, Rachel Dratch, Caroline Goodall
Directed By:    Donald Petrie
Produced By:    Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Nathalie Marciano
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Movie Clip and User Reviews: The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

In Tony Scott's The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Denzel Washington stars as New York City subway dispatcher Walter Garber, whose ordinary day is thrown into chaos by an audacious crime: the hijacking of a subway train. John Travolta stars as Ryder, the criminal mastermind who, as leader of a highly-armed gang of four, threatens to execute the train’s passengers unless a large ransom is paid within one hour. As the tension mounts beneath his feet, Garber employs his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages. But there’s one riddle Garber can't solve: even if the thieves get the money, how can they possibly escape? Watch the above clip for a little taste.

Genres:    Action Thriller
Release Date:    June 12, 2009 (wide)
MPAA Rating:    TBA
Starring:    Denzel Washington John Travolta John Turturro Luis Guzman James Gandolfini
Directed By:    Tony Scott
Produced By:    Todd Black Tony Scott
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Movie Clip and Reviews: The Hangover

From the director of “Old School” comes a new comedy about a bachelor party gone horribly wrong. Two days before his wedding, Doug and his three buddies drive to Vegas for a blow-out night they’ll never forget. But when the three groomsmen wake up the next morning with pounding headaches, they can’t remember a thing. 

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In this movie clip from "The Hangover," they encounter Mike Tyson in their hotel room and have no idea why he's singing show tunes.
Studio:    Warner Bros. Pictures
Genres:    Comedy
Release Date:    June 05, 2009
MPAA Rating:    rated R for pervasive language, sexual content including nudity, and some drug material.
Starring:    Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, Jeffrey Tambor
Directed By:    Todd Phillips
Produced By:    Todd Phillips, Dan Goldberg, Chris Bender, J.C. Spink, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, William Fay, Scott Budnick
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Movie Reviews and Clip: Sam Raimi's DRAG ME TO HELL

SPIDER-MAN director Sam Raimi returns to his horror roots since EVIL DEAD with his new scary film DRAG ME TO HELL starring Alison Lohman and Justin Long. In the horror flick, Christine denies an old woman an extension on her home's foreclosure and all hell breaks loose when the woman unleashes a powerful curse. 

In a clip from DRAG ME TO HELL (above), Christine's sleep is disturbed by a pesky fly.

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