Screen Junkies » Chris Miller http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:37:30 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Phil Lord And Chris Miller Won’t Touch ‘Ghostbusters 3′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/phil-lord-and-chris-miller-wont-touch-ghostbusters-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/phil-lord-and-chris-miller-wont-touch-ghostbusters-3/#comments Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:33:32 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260935 Back on track to be awful.

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You can go ahead and add Phil Lord and Chris Miller to the list of people who don’t want to see Ghostbusters 3 happen. Last month, the news that The Lego Movie directors were Sony’s top choice to replace Ivan Reitman was the single the ray of light in a production that has always had dark, scary, ominous clouds swirling above it. Today, with the news that Lord and Miller have walked away from the project, comes more darkness as the sequel is back on track to being an awful decision.

The decision to walk away stems from their desire to keep their options open. Which obviously means they didn’t want Bill Murray thinking they suck. That’s an important life goal for all of us. (Jeff Sneider)

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‘Lego Movie’ Directors Might Cross Streams For ‘Ghostbusters 3′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lego-movie-directors-might-cross-streams-for-ghostbusters-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lego-movie-directors-might-cross-streams-for-ghostbusters-3/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:01:36 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260386 A step in the right direction even though we still don't want our childhoods ruined.

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Sony looks like they’re doing something right with the Ghostbusters 3 movie that nobody besides Dan Aykroyd wants to see made. Though their involvement is not yet confirmed, Nikki Finke reports that the studio is meeting with Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller to use their unique ability to somehow find a way to make this movie incredibly good. If anyone can bring back the Ghostbusters without upsetting the entire planet, it’s these guys who have made unexpected hits out of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, and that movie starring Legos.

If Lord and Miller are crazy enough to take the job, they’ll replace Ivan Reitman who has decided to abandon the director’s chair following the death of star Harold Ramis and also, probably, because those chairs aren’t very good for your lower back. Keep in mind that Bill Murray has also passed on the project for the 800th time leaving only Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson to reprise their roles before passing the torch. Let’s hope that the addition of Lord and Miller doesn’t mean they’ll be writing out of the script by having their testicles fried after being shot by proton packs.

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Will Forte Is ‘The Last Man On Earth’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/will-forte-is-the-last-man-on-earth/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/will-forte-is-the-last-man-on-earth/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:04:44 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259339 MacGruber is mankind's last hope.

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Having proved they can spin anything into gold, The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller have just skipped pilot season entirely and gone straight to series at Fox with a show written by and starring Will Forte. When originally put to pilot order, The Last Man On Earth was described as the story of “two strangers who must overcome their differences and work together to ensure the survival of the human race.” Although now the concept has seemed to change with Forte brought on as the only lead. Based on that info, we’ll expect a show about a bearded Forte walking around and putting his penis in stuff until we hear otherwise. (Variety)

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Warner Bros. Lego Movie Really Coming Together http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-lego-movie-really-coming-together/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-lego-movie-really-coming-together/#comments Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:59:12 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=236233 Everything is snapping into place.

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Everything is snapping into place for the Warner Bros. Lego movie. The plot is still steeped in mystery, but a few key hires have been made and it sounds like we’ll get a pretty awesome picture, visually, at the very least… in 2014.

The Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller have re-written the script and brought in Robot Chicken‘s Chris McKay to direct. That, and the animation house behind the Happy Feet films, Animal Logic, has been hired to create the world comprised of Legos. Casting will begin in January for the film which will be roughly 80% animation and 20% live action. What a relief to the animators that they’re not going the stop-motion route. It can sometimes be a pain in the ass to separate those bricks, even with the help of a butter knife. (Empire)

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Jonah Hill’s ’21 Jump Street’ Trailer Is Dope http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jonah-hills-21-jump-street-trailer-is-dope/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jonah-hills-21-jump-street-trailer-is-dope/#comments Thu, 03 Nov 2011 13:59:08 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=234955 Are we ready for the comedic advent of Channing Tatum?

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The first trailer for Jonah Hill‘s re-imagining of 21 Jump Street is here. All I have to say is, whoa, whoa, whoa, WHOA, whoa. WHOA!! This looks pretty funny. Like, I would leave my house to go see this funny. Granted, I shouldn’t expect anything less from Clone High and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs creators Chris Miller and Phil Lord, but Channing Tatum really holds his own here.

Silly haircuts? Check. Drug humor? Check. John Woo-style gun ballet? Check. Give the trailer a watch. I’m really looking forward to seeing more. The only part that made me sad was when Ice Cube acknowledged Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and the Twittersphere. Hopefully at some point in the movie he’ll wield an AK.

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All Movies Feature Dakota Johnson Now http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/all-movies-feature-dakota-johnson-now/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/all-movies-feature-dakota-johnson-now/#comments Wed, 04 May 2011 03:57:57 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210360 The girl who didn't know she slept with the Napster guy in 'Social Network' nabbed parts in 'Goats', 'Five Year Engagement' and '21 Jump Street'.

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From Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith doing the nasty comes a brand new actress. In a world where casting directors cast different actresses to play roles, one girl said, “that’s not gonna happen anymore. I will take all the roles from now on.”

Dakota Johnson, the hot girl who didn’t realize she slept with the Napster guy in The Social Network, has been cast in three movies:

- She’s currently filming Goats, which is directed by Christopher Neil and stars David Duchovny. It’s about a teen from Tuscon who leaves home to go to an East Coast prep school. Johnson will play: some character.

- From there, Johnson will act in Five Year Engagement, which is directed by Nicholas Stoller, produced by Judd Apatow and stars Jason Segel. It’s about a newlywed couple who go through ups and downs. Johnson will play: one of the characters in the movie.

- Finally, Johnson will join the cast of 21 Jump Street, which is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller and stars Jonah Hill. It’s about young-looking cops who go undercover as teens, in a remake of the 80s TV drama. Johnson will play: a girl rock star who gets recruited by Secret NASA to fight aliens. Okay, ya got me. She’s playing some other kind of character entirely. (Variety)

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Rob Riggle Joins Very Serious ’21 Jump Street’ Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/rob-riggle-joins-very-serious-21-jump-street-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/rob-riggle-joins-very-serious-21-jump-street-movie/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2011 01:30:56 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205818 Comedian Rob Riggle ('The Daily Show') is ready to torment some kids. Or rather, cops pretending to be kids. Or rather... something. We'll see.

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Comedian Rob Riggle (The Daily Show) is ready to torment some kids. Or rather, cops pretending to be kids. Or rather… something. We’ll see.

Riggle joins 21 Jump Street, what’s sure to be a faithfully dramatic movie version of the old Johnny Depp TV show, where undercover cops pose as teenagers in high school. He’ll play the main villain in a cast that includes Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice Cube. 21 Jump Street will be directed by the same guys who brought us Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. So again, anticipate some Oscar-worthy drama here.

Columbia Pictures is distributing. (Variety)

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Ice Cube May Help Tha Police In ’21 Jump Street’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ice-cube-may-help-tha-police-in-21-jump-street/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ice-cube-may-help-tha-police-in-21-jump-street/#comments Wed, 16 Feb 2011 00:45:19 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=27274 My Man 'Friday' has more projects in the pipeline. He's in talks to star in '21 Jump Street' and he's driving around town with his car-related directing vehicle.

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Like Snoop Dogg, there are apparently two Ice Cubes. There’s the family friendly Ice Cube behind the sitcom “Are We There Yet” and movies like The Longshots. That’s the Ice Cube I’d like to keep in the freezer forever. Then there’s the N.W.A. veteran gangsta rapper who makes horrible movies like Lottery Ticket, but that’s the real Ice Cube, as far as I’m concerned. Well, looks like my man Friday has more projects in the pipeline.

Mr. Cube is in talks to be part of 21 Jump Street, based on the old Johnny Depp show that made him a dreamy teen idol, much to his emo-embarrassment. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs) want him to play the precinct captain, cast alongside Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. I kinda wish they’d ask him to play one of the undercove high school officers, cause he’s 41 and that would be very, very ridiculous.

In addition, Ice Cube is shopping around a movie he wrote, and would like to direct / star in. Will he also run craft services on Chrome and Paint, a gritty drama about South LA’s custom car culture? Probably not, but it’d be funny if Ice Cube didn’t trust anyone else to make potato salad, so he made it himself. Who would stop him? Hell, I wouldn’t even mess with the family friendly Ice Cube. (Deadline)

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Phil Lord And Chris Miller To Conduct ‘Bob The Musical’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/phil-lord-and-chris-miller-to-conduct-bob-the-musical/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/phil-lord-and-chris-miller-to-conduct-bob-the-musical/#comments Tue, 07 Dec 2010 15:54:33 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=11540 Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have lined up their next gig. In keeping with Hollywood's recent obsession with all things musical, the duo will direct Bob The Musical after they finish planting drugs in Jonah Hill's locker.

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have lined up their post-21 Jump Street gig. In keeping with Hollywood’s recent obsession with all things musical, the duo will direct Bob The Musical after they finish planting drugs in Jonah Hill’s locker.

Bob The Musical tells the story of a man who hits his head and can hear the inner songs of people’s hearts. Thus, turning the world around him into a musical. The project has passed through many hands over the last five-plus years. Some good, some terrible, but I can’t agree more with Lord and Miller on board. This could be the best musical since South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut. Especially if there is a scene with Juggalos. PLEASE let there be a scene with Juggalos. (THR)

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Channing Tatum Steppin’ Up 2 Da ‘Jump Street’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/channing-tatum-steppin-up-2-da-jump-street/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/channing-tatum-steppin-up-2-da-jump-street/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 13:27:16 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=7547 Channing Tatum is steppin' up 2 da Jump Street. The actor is in talks to don Silly Bandz and return to high school to totally narco on the student body with Jonah Hill.

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Channing Tatum is steppin’ up 2 da 21 Jump Street. The actor is in talks to don Silly Bandz and return to high school to totally narco on the student body with Jonah Hill. Before you groan and throw your body to the supermarket floor in protest and force me to drag you out by your leg, just know that this could be a good thing. There’s a lot of ver funny people calling the shots on this film and Tatum sounds like a casting choice that could work. “Clone High” creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller (who also brought us Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs) are to be rooted behind the director’s monitor, Hill scripted, and Emma Stone is rumored to be a part of the project. And everyone likes Emma Stone. She’s like sugar to us.

The film itself is said to be a blend of comedy and Bad Boys-style action, based around the concept that these cops look too young to be effective as cops. I’m not saying that Channing Tatum is the perfect choice for this (I’d be more interested in seeing Chris Pine in the role), but we could do a lot worse. How? Zac Efron and Keenan Thompson. So count your blessings and get up off the floor. You’re embarrassing me and people are trying to get through with their carriages. (HitFix)

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Matt Reeves, Jonathan Demme, and Some Other Dudes In The Running To Direct ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matt-reeves-jonathan-demme-and-some-other-dudes-in-the-running-to-direct-pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matt-reeves-jonathan-demme-and-some-other-dudes-in-the-running-to-direct-pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The director's chair left vacant by David O. Russell on Pride And Prejudice And Zombies is being retro-fitted for a few more asses. Jonathan Demme, Matt Reeves, the Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs guys, and Mike White joined previously announced asses David Slade, Neil Marshall, and Mike Newell for a shot at plunking down for some on-set bad back support. As with everything nowadays, the casting list is also uncertain now that Natalie Portman has walked from the starring role. Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Mia Wasoshoushawkasa, Tilda Swinton, and Catherine O'Hara are all rumored for the project. It's impressive that so many big names (and Mike White) are interested in the project. I'm sure it will end up in good hands (or Mike White's). (The Wrap)

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The director’s chair left vacant by David O. Russell on Pride And Prejudice And Zombies is being retro-fitted for a few more asses. Jonathan Demme, Matt Reeves, the Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs guys, and Mike White joined previously announced asses David Slade, Neil Marshall, and Mike Newell for a shot at plunking down for some on-set bad back support.

As with everything nowadays, the casting list is also uncertain now that Natalie Portman has walked from the starring role. Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Mia Wasoshoushawkasa, Tilda Swinton, and Catherine O’Hara are all rumored for the project. It’s impressive that so many big names (and Mike White) are interested in the project. I’m sure it will end up in good hands (or Mike White’s). (The Wrap)

 

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Warner Bros. Assembling ‘Lego’ Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-assembling-lego-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-assembling-lego-movie/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Warner Bros. is putting together a writing/directing team for a film based on the popular children's toy, Legos, Coming Soon is reporting. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, have been tasked with bringing the building blocks to life.Although few details have emerged, the film is being described as an "action adventure set in a LEGO world." While some might decry the idea as yet another example of Hollywood running out of original ideas, I, for one, welcome the Lego movie. It brings my childhood dream of seeing Connect Four on the big screen one step closer.

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Warner Bros. is putting together a writing/directing team for a film based on the popular children’s toy, Legos, Coming Soon is reporting. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, have been tasked with bringing the building blocks to life.

Although few details have emerged, the film is being described as an "action adventure set in a LEGO world." While some might decry the idea as yet another example of Hollywood running out of original ideas, I, for one, welcome the Lego movie. It brings my childhood dream of seeing Connect Four on the big screen one step closer.

Warner Bros. is putting together a writing/directing team for a film based on the popular children’s toy, Legos, Coming Soon is reporting. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, have been tasked with bringing the building blocks to life.

Although few details have emerged, the film is being described as an "action adventure set in a LEGO world." While some might decry the idea as yet another example of Hollywood running out of original ideas, I, for one, welcome the idea of a Lego movie. It brings my childhood dream of seeing Connect Four on the big screen one step closer.

 

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