Multiplex - a comic strip about life at the movies

Posts Tagged ‘comedy’


Trailer Watch: A Long Way Down

A Long Way Down by is the latest film adaptation of one of Nick Hornby’s books. This time, it’s adapted for the screen by Jack Thorne and directed by Pascal Chaumeil, a French director probably best known in the States for Heart Breaker with Patrick Dempsey.

The film centers around four people who meet by chance, when they all wind up on the roof of a skyscraper on New Year’s Eve intending to kill themselves, and deeply meaningful hilarity presumably ensues. Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, and Imogen Poots star as the four strangers, with Rosamund Pike (who also appeared in the Hornby-scripted An Education) and Sam Neill as Poots’s father.

It all looks a little cutesy here in the trailer, but presumably there are some darker moments waiting, unadvertised, within.

The film opens in the UK in March; there is no US release date yet.

Trailer Watch: Jean-Claude Van Damme in Welcome to the Jungle

This looks so stupid. Also funny. Maybe a little racist. But also really funny.

Rob Meltzer’s Welcome to the Jungle stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adam Brody, Kristen Schaal, Dennis Haysbert (the Allstate dude), and more. It hits theaters and on demand on the February 7, 2014.

Trailer Watch: 22 Jump Street teaser trailer

The 21 Jump Street movie was so much better than it had any right to be, thanks in large part to Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs). It did really well, and so Hollywood is giving us another one:

22 Jump Street. June 13, 2014, baby.

Trailer Watch: The LEGO Movie full trailer

Clone High and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs creators Chris Miller are back with The LEGO Movie, coming February 7.

You can read a plot description over in my post about the teaser, or just feast your eyes on this: