Happy Friday, everyone! Today’s Movie Morsels is guaranteed to widen the smile you’re already wearing this Fourth of July weekend, since it’s highlighted by the debuts of two new red-band trailers: for Bryan Cranston and James Franco‘s Why Him? and the all-star Bad Moms. We’ve also got a new Ghostbusters poster, the latest on It, and more!
In the tradition of Father of the Bride and Meet the Parents comes… a movie a helluva lot raunchier. Why Him? stars James Franco as a free-spirited young millionaire, Zoey Deutch as his sweet fiancée, and Bryan Cranston as the dad who’s determined to come between them. The film’s new red-band trailer offers, among other delightfully inappropriate things, the sight of Megan Mullally stoned out of her mind. Enjoy!
The ladies (and gentleman) of the new Ghostbusters have their proton packs charged and their sticks ready for business in the film’s latest come-and-get-it poster. We’ll finally see if the Paul Feig-directed comedy—starring the very funny Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth—has the goods when it opens on July 15…
Is it just me or does the sight of Mila Kunis playing a mother of two kids make anyone else feel old as dirt? Let me know after you’ve watched the new red-band trailer for Bad Moms below. Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Annie Mumolo and Jada Pinkett Smith co-star in the July 29 opener from The Hangover writers Scott Moore and Jon Lucas. You can also view the film’s much-safer-for-work green-band trailer if you’ve not yet left the office. Choose wisely…
Clifford the Big Red Dog
While it’s a tad less raunchy than Why Him? and Bad Moms, Clifford the Big Red Dog has long generated its own share of chuckles in the kindergarten set. So the news that the film version of the book series, which languished for years at Universal, is at last moving forward under writer Justin Malen as a live-action/CG hybrid at Paramount is indeed welcome.
No, it’s not as funny as any of the above comedies. But Stephen King’s It does feature the wickedest clown this side of the Joker. So three cheers! Production has at long last begun on the first half of the novel’s two-part big-screen adaptation, as revealed by director Andy Muschietti on Instagram…
Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor play the story’s teen protagonists, with Bill Skarsgard as the iconic creepy clown Pennywise. After part one opens on September 8, 2017, part two will feature the adult versions of these young heroes.
Finally today, another spot of horror… Francis Ford Coppola’s infamous debut film Dementia 13 is finally getting a widescreen release, and in HD, thanks to the film restoration company The Film Detective. Company owner Phil Hopkins remarks, “As a huge enthusiast of Dementia 13, I’m very proud to be releasing the film on Blu-ray for the first time in its correct aspect ratio. The Film Detective team took great care improving the picture and sound quality and the restored 35mm HD transfer looks incredible. I hope fans old and new will appreciate it!”
While Coppola has always been the first to admit that Dementia 13 isn’t exactly his finest screen effort, the mere fact that he went on to direct some of the greatest masterpieces in American cinema can only serve as inspiration for budding young filmmakers.
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