Dirty Grandpa finds an earnest corporate lawyer being persuaded to drive his grandpa to Florida the day after his grandma’s funeral – and a week before his own wedding.
If the movie’s title, TV spots and online trailers haven’t made it clear, Dirty Grandpa is a loud, crazy, vulgar farce that attempts to mix crudity with heart. That it mostly succeeds is something of a surprise.
We Are Your Friends is a rags to (almost) riches tale of a young DJ who stumbles into the mentorship of a once great DJ and falls in love with his girlfriend – all while trying to maintain a loyalty to a very Entourage-ish group of far less cool friends.
Despite hitting many of the notes we’ve seen in other movies, WAYF works because it comes from a genuinely heartfelt and sincere place – and the cast commits to that.
NBC has ordered six episodes of Bear Grylls’ new celebrities in the wild series Running Wild with Bear Grylls. Each week, Grylls will take a different celebrity into the wild for 48 hours. Celebrities set to take part are: Tom Arnold, Zac Efron, Tamron Hall, Deion Sanders, Ben Stiller and Channing Tatum.
Running Wild with Bear Grylls will premiere on Monday, July 28th. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.
Back in 1978, National Lampoon’s Animal House introduced the crude-with-a-heart frat house comedy. Since then no one has done it better, but with Neighbors, there’s a new wrinkle that comes very, very close: college fraternity versus the previous generation. It features – among other things – career performances from Seth Rogan, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron.
It seems that every time you turn around, there’s another Nicholas Sparks movie playing at the nearest multiplex. Some are good [The Notebook, The Last Song], some are appallingly bad [Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John] and some are just there. The Lucky One is one of the latter.
If you somehow had the chance, would you do your life over? Thirtysomething Mike O’Donnell (Matthew Perry) would. Then one mysteriously magical moment, Mike gets his chance. He’s suddenly back at Hayden High where he’s the star of the basketball team, a total hottie, and a classmate to his own teenage kids…which gives Mike (Zac Efron) a chance to go from not-so-good dad to really cool friend.
That’s the premise of this sort of teenage comedy movie which Warner Brothers Home Video is releasing on DVD, Blu_Ray, iTunes and On Demand starting this Tuesday, August 11th. 17 Again is a charming movie that takes it’s cues from forerunners such as Freaky Friday, 13 Going on 30 and with a touch of Back to Future thrown in for good measure.