Former Olympic hopeful Molly Bloom was always the smartest woman at the table. Molly ran poker games on both coasts and made millions catering to rich, elite men who thought nothing of losing six figures in a single night. Filmed in Toronto, Molly’s Game asks us to feel empathy for a woman whom Writer/Director Aaron Sorkin clearly feels none.
As the Movie opens, Molly (Jessica Chastain hiding under thickly applied make-up) is being arrested by the FBI. Her lawyer (Idris Elba) suggests that she tell the unedited story of her time setting-up high stakes poker games for the rich, famous, and unsavoury of both LA and New York. Unwilling to betray her personal code of ethics, Molly refuses. Instead, Molly tells us the story of her boss (Jeremy Strong), Player X (Michael Cera), and all the people she met on her way down.
The audience is expected to like Molly because she has a strict moral code which only slips due ongoing daddy issues. (This is unambiguously explained by daddy himself, Kevin Costner, in an unneeded Third Act scene.) A worthy hot ticket if only for the cast, I’m calling Sorkin’s bluff and declaring Molly’s Game a weak ace.
eOne Films will screen Molly’s Game at TIFF ’17 at the following times:
Friday, September 86:00 p.m. Elgin Theatre Saturday, September 911:00 a.m.Elgin Theatre
Toronto’s own Michael Cera is back in town. While on a break filming Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin‘s directorial debut Molly’s Game, alongside the likes of Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner, he made time today to promote his work in upcoming Animated Feature THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE. The Blockbuster has him voicing the titular character’s sidekick Robin.
The 28-year-old known best for his acclaimed work on Series Arrested Development and Films like Superbad, Juno, This is the End, Sausage Party and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, did the rounds in the City pretaping several interviews in advance of the Film’s release next week.
See a Trailer below:
While we’ve met Cera a few times before, we never got the Selfie until today. He was more than nice to stop in the cold and check-in to see how I was doing.
Well that’ll make your day! Did you know about this R-rated, innuendo-filled Animated Feature, SAUSAGE PARTY? The name just says it all. Just released today is a new Trailer which will drop your bleeping jaws.
Sausage Party, the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store. The film features the vocal talents of a who’s who of today’s comedy stars – Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton and Salma Hayek.
See the Trailer:
Sony Pictures Canada release SAUSAGE PARTY Friday, August 12, 2016.
Perhaps the funniest thing we’ve seen all year? Oscar Nominee Jonah Hill did a bang-up job hosting Saturday Night Live last night and in addition to one of his new BFFsand The Wolf of Wall Street Co-Star Leonardo DiCaprio stealing the Show with a Titanic Re-enactment in the Intro, everyone is talking about Hill‘s Parody Sketch of Spike Jonze‘s HER.
The Video Sketch sees Hill falling in love with a CPU customized to be just like him and before he knows it, he finds himself falling in love himself. Superbad Co-Star and Buddy Michael Cera pops-up also, playing a Surrogate version of himself, making for a much happier ending than the one we see in the Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson-starring Drama in which this Parody is based.
Watch the Sketch below:
Canadians can watch Clips from last on Global Television‘s Website later today here.
They don’t come much more down-to-earth than these two Guys and Toronto gave two of its favourite Canadians a welcome return home at Scotiabank Theatre tonight. Writer/first-time Director Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express) and Funnyman Seth Rogen both hail originally from Vancouver but have found widespread success south of the Border.
The Duo who have long been Friends and Collaborators, are in-town to promote highly-touted Comedy This is The End, boasting an A-List Cast of Hollywood Heavyweights starring as themselves including: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, Michael Cera, Craig Robinson, Emma Watson, Channing Tatum, Rihanna and several, several more. Set around a wild Party at Franco‘s House, This is the End suddenly places these Celebrities amidst a sudden Apocalypse. Faced with the challenges of having to ration what limited supplies are left in his home, they find their Friendships tested to every possible limit. Tempers flare, daggers are thrown and the laughs are infinite.
Walking an intimate Red Carpet tonight with a few select Media Outlets, the order of the day was Work as both Rogen and Goldberg plowed through a series of Interviews, opting to stay-in for Dinner at the Theatre. They even treated Fans to a Q&A following the Advance Screening, fielding questions from Fans ranging from the Backstreet Boys’ surprise involvement in the Finale to the difficulties of shopping their Script originally. “I wish I could say it was really hard to get the Backstreet Boys, but it wasn’t that hard!”, laughs Rogen. “We released a scene in December and the Backstreet Boys had heard about the Movie and had seen a Trailer for it. Evidently, it was Movie they were excited for and we were all losing our minds!”.
On the challenges the Duo faced shopping their Script, Rogen told the Audience, “We do this thing every time we write a Script thinking we’ve re-invented the wheel, and then we put it out to sell and nobody wants to buy it!”. “We even had all six major Movie Stars attached to it and because the idea we all are playing ourselves, people were terrified”, he says. “I think it’s never been done before and Movie Studios hate to be the first one to do something. It’s happened enough times that whatever scares them, ultimately they will embrace and love in the end!”.
I captured some Clips of Rogen & Goldberg at tonight’s Screening. Watch below:
Rogen was nice enough to sign a Photo which one of my Readers will win! Simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook to enter. Share on Facebook with your Friends and double those chances! All are welcome to enter. Good luck.
Sony Pictures releases the hilarious This is the End on Friday, June 12, 2013.
Brace yourselves for one of this Summer’s funniest Surprises!
I cannot count the number of funny One-Liners in this brand new Trailer for Arrested Development Season Four. Here we see some the Bluth Family up to their old antics and if anything this season looks to take it one more notch over-the-top! Kitty Sanchez (Judy Greer) returning and flipping-out (yet again!) just makes this for me! Must watch.
See the Trailer in full below:
Netflix releases the fourth season of Arrested Development on Sunday, May 26, 2013.
We were teased with these super-cute Character Posters a few weeks back, but here are the official Posters for the long-awaited fourth season of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, poking fun at its extended Hiatus: “Now a Story of Family that could not be contained”.
See the Posters below:
Netflix releases Arrested Development Season Four in its entirety on Sunday, May 26, 2013.
Arrested Development Fans, the time has come! Netflix has announced earlier today that the full 15-episode fourth Season of the formerly-FOX Series, which has been on almost a seven-year hiatus, finally has a release date! The full season will be available for download only to Netflix Customers on Sunday, May 26, 2013!
In the meantime, the first three seasons of the Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Series are currently available on Netflix Canada. Let the binge begin!