The Film follows Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) who brings his teenaged son (Austin Abrams) to tour colleges which triggers his mid-life crisis. He starts comparing his life to those of his wealthy, successful friends and struggles with finding happiness in his comfortable suburban life.
With Brad’s Status, Writer/Director Mike White makes this mid-life crisis story different from others by inserting Brad’s narration, which helps express the Film’s message clearly. Although the message about comparing others to ourselves will only make us less happy is touching, it being incessantly relayed becomes tiring. What makes up for the repetitive message is a great performance from Stiller and the strong chemistry he and Abrams have as father and son.
Brad’s Status screens at TIFF on Sept. 9 at the Winter Garden Theatre at 8:30PM, Sept. 10 at the TBLB1 at 11:45 AM and Sept. 16 at TBLB1 at 9:30PM.
We literally are just under two weeks away from the moment we’ve all been waiting for! The Cast of ZOOLANDER2 were in Paris this weekend doing Press and it literally was all WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK! as Supermodel Cara Delevingne joined Ben Stiller in a walk-off by the Eiffel Tower.
You must see this!!
Derek Zoolander vs. Cara Delevingne. It’s a #WalkOff. #Zoolander2 https://www.instagram.com/zoolander
As if this weren’t amazing enough, Stiller and Owen Wilson dressed as their Zoolander 2 characters Derek and Hansel, modelling through the windows of the Valentino storefront in Rome also! People went crazy with tons of Instagram footage to be found!
When we saw its Trailer, our hearts raced. Now Paramount Pictures Canada + Mr. Will want to take you first to see the movie event of the year, ZOOLANDER 2!! Screenings take place Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Toronto and Montreal.
Synopsis: Derek Zoolander is back! Zoolander 2 is in theatres February 12, 2016.
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Paramount Pictures Canada release ZOOLANDER 2 on Friday, February 12, 2016.
Are you guys ready for some serious Magnum or what? A faux Perfume TV Spot from Zoolander 2 has just been released and it is magic. Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Naomi Campbell and our favourite Ben Stiller in the iconic role ofinternational supermodel Derek Zoolander, even appears as a mythical half-cow. This is too much!!
In celebration of this, we’re giving away courtesy of our friends at NTD Apparel Inc., we’d love to give away some amazing licensed official ZOOLANDER T-Shirts! All you have to do is click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will on Facebook, indicate your size request and click “share” for an extra chance! All Readers are welcome to enter!
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Can’t chance it? HMV stores across Canada will be carrying these shirts early February!
Paramount Pictures Canada release ZOOLANDER 2 on Friday, February 12, 2016.
Elevation Pictures + Mr. Will want to take Readers in Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg to see TIFF ’14 Selection, WHILE WE’RE YOUNG, starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts. Screenings take place Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Middle-aged couple Josh (Ben Stiller) and Cornelia (Naomi Watts) find their world is turned upside-down when a disarming young couple – Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried) – enters their lives.
As Josh and Cornelia begin to spend time with Jamie and Darby, they find the younger spirits inside of themselves, and soon begin to look at life, marriage and the world through younger eyes.
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Elevation Pictures release WHILE WE’RE YOUNG on Friday, April 24, 2015.
My eyes are tearing with delight!! We never thought we’d see the day, but God bless Paramount Pictures for investing in ZOOLANDER 2! Hansel and Derek fierced-it-out, renewing their famous Rivalry on the Runway at the Valentino Fall/Winter 2015 Show as part of Paris Fashion Week earlier today and they slayed it!
For those curious, here is what they wore:
Derek wears a custom Night Butterflies brocade suit with hand-embroidered overcoat and black Creeper shoes.
Hansel wears a Silk Continent print Pajama suit with Double Cashmere overcoat and Open sneakers.
Watch Derek and Hansel return to the Runway!
Did you hear that applause???
Paramount Pictures release ZOOLANDER 2Friday, February 12, 2016!
You know him quite literally as the Sidekick in pretty much everything. Adrian Martinez has starred in over 80 titles, stealing scenes alongside an A-list Resume of talent including Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Christian Bale and now Will Smith in smart new Action-RomCom, FOCUS.
The personable Funnyman was in Toronto recently to promote the Blockbuster which hopes to whet the appetites of Moviegoers craving both tough punches and romance this Valentine’s Day. The Movie centers on an experienced Con Artist Nicky (Smith) and the stunning Jess (Margot Robbie), whom he takes under his wing. Passions flare after he finds himself with conflicting emotions, careful not to let her in too deep, ultimately the two are torn apart. Fast-forward a few years and the two reunite under the most unlikely circumstances. The bonds of trust are broken and the Story takes us through several unexpected twists and turns. Will Nicky and Jess be able to make it through together, or will danger separate them as the stakes (and risks) are multiplied exponentially as other powerful figures enter the picture?
Chatting with a select group of Digital Journalists, Martinez gives candid responses about the many talented Actors he has worked with, coming a far way certainly since his one-liner debut in an Unsolved Mysteries re-enactment.
Martinez in FOCUS plays the frank, forward and multi-disguised Sidekick Farhad to Smith‘s slick Nicky, one of the few people whom the latter trusts fully. He tells us that truly he connected with this Character. “I read the Script and didn’t see the ending coming. A lot of Movies are formulaic. This one took a lot of nice twists and turns and I wanted to be a part of it”, says Martinez. “Farhad is extremely faithful to Nicky and I am faithful to-the-death to my Family and Friends being a Scorpio, and that was common ground in how to build the Character.”. “He doesn’t know everything, but he knows he has to protect his Boss (Nicky).”.
On how to play a Criminal, he says “You have to be authentic when bullsh*tting. Same thing with acting. You’re using real emotions to sell imaginary situations”. “It’s similar to being a Con-Man in that regard.”.
But does Martinez consider himself a Character Actor? “I consider myself a Lead Actor in a character suit. Like Wilson in Cast Away” he jokes, “Now he has balls.”. He adds, “Character Actors represent a tradition in acting that you need in Movies.”. “We need these kind of Actors. Not everyone can look like Will Smith or Margot Robbie, so you need these Actors to counterbalance that by grounding and putting it all into perspective.”.
I ask him of the many people he has worked with, just who inspires him most. He equates Will Ferrell much like a “Banker” off-camera – not particularly funny. “The moment he yells ‘Action!’, he is right there with the humour and timing.”. Ben Stiller is commended for what Martinez calls “mind-blowing work ethic”, pulling-in easily 16 hour work days on-set and after the day has wrapped. And although most of his work was cut from American Hustle, he jokes “Thankfully the cheque cleared!”. “I do still love Jennifer Lawrence.”.
On his experience working with Will Smith, he recalls some fond memories and feeling gratitude. “There was a sense of community and party in the air. Will would start dancing at 3 am around the Superdome (a key scene involves a high stakes Football bet). He brings this relentless sense to every take of ‘I’m really gonna f*ckin’ go for it, man!'”. Martinez recalls Smith‘s gym-equipped Trailer being the size of a block. “He is in another league in terms of work ethic”, he comments on Smith‘s physical preparation for the role of Nicky. “Meanwhile I’m like, do I choose the multigrain bagel or Cheerios?”, he laughs.
Martinez also has high praise for the stunning Margot Robbie, whom he works closely with in a few scenes in FOCUS, crediting her for making “smart choices”. “She was all ‘I’m not gonna let this guy throw me!’ and it really was a Chess Match with her.”. “She’s gorgeous, intelligent and grounded. Awesome like a Jane Bond.”.
Although often we see a comedic side to Martinez on-screen, he reveals plans for something big in-the-works. “Time-Warner and I are co-creating a Project. It’s still funny, but saucy”, he tells us before stopping himself. “I’m not supposed to talk about it, but it’s gonna be good.”.
And speaking of good, word is Martinez is a huge Fan of Poutine! We hear he loved the Pasta Poutine at his Toronto Hotel very much. Honourary Canadian.
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release FOCUS on Friday, February 27, 2015.