Disney's latest animated feature film Wreck-It Ralph, in cinemas now, follows video game characters from different eras who each live in their game's "world" inside a modern arcade. Wreck-It Ralph, voiced by John C. Reilly, is the villain of his '80s game, Fix-It Felix, Jr., while Fix-It Felix, Jr., (Jack McBrayer) is the hero. Sarah Silverman voices Vanellope von Schweetz of the '90s Mario Kart-esque game Sugar Rush, and Sergeant Calhoun, voiced by Jane Lynch, is the badass leader of the most modern game, Hero's Duty. The movie has a lot of fun with nostalgia — just look at their 1982 Fix-It Felix, Jr. and 1997 Sugar Rush Speedway commercials — so when we sat down to talk to John, Jack, Jane and Sarah, we asked them what they most missed from the '80s and '90s. Watch now to find out which actors miss the music of the '90s and which video games the castmates played growing up!
What a massive week it's been, and it all started with the smallest of things — the teeny tiny baby growing inside Kate Middleton's belly! The watching world was whipped into a total frenzy as Kate and Wills' news — and her subsequent hospitalisation — became public knowledge. Also in London, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried and Hugh Jackman attended the world premiere of their new film Les Misérables (get the tissues ready, it hits cinemas December 26), while across the pond, in New York, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles were stealing attention as they seemingly made their relationship official. And of course, our favourite mother-and-son duo Miranda and Flynn were out and about again, looking so happy and sweet together. There's a lot more to check out from the week — you better get clicking!
Sarah Silverman and John C. Reilly walked the red carpet at the Sydney premiere of Wreck-It Ralph at Event Cinemas on George St last night. The funny duo voice the lead stars in the new Disney animation, which is out on Boxing Day. Unlike most traditional voice recording sessions for animation, which usually involve the actors working in the booths on their own, the cast of Wreck-It Ralph, including Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch, came together for a few scenes of the video game-based comedy, which allowed for lots of improvisation. The timing of the Sydney premiere also coincided with Sarah’s first Australian stand-up comedy tour — she performed at the Opera House on Friday and has a show at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne on Dec. 8.
Kate Winslet hit the Carnage red carpet at the Venice Film Festival in a high-volume ponytail and neutral Victoria Beckham dress yesterday. The actress attended the premiere without Louis Dowler by her side, but her co-stars Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly each posed for pictures with their significant others at the debut. Among the stars in attendance was Bar Refaeli, who wore a sexy pantsuit to the event. Kate was also on hand this morning for a press conference on the big-screen adaptation of the critically acclaimed play God of Carnage. She headed to Italy following a Caribbean vacation with Louis and her children, Joe and Mia, just last week. The trip ended in near disaster when a fire broke out at the home of Richard Branson, who was hosting the foursome, but Kate saved the day by helping evacuate her loved ones and Richard's elderly mother from the house.
The Sundance Film Festival came to a close this weekend, but I've still got a few more movie goodies to keep you all informed. If you haven't already, check out my Sundance Snapshots covering movies from the likes of Josh Radnor to Ben Affleck to Ryan Gosling. For now, let's move on with the Duplass Brothers' Cyrus.
- Who's behind it? The film is written and directed by the Duplass brothers, Jay and Mark, who are no strangers to Sundance at this point. John C. Reilly, Catherine Keener, Marisa Tomei and Jonah Hill make up the cast.
- What's it about? Reilly stars as John, a regular Joe (and self-proclaimed "Shrek") who's been a bit lost since his wife (Keener) left him seven years ago. He's skeptical about finding love again until he meets Molly (Tomei) at a party and forms an instant connection with her. Everything is going smoothly between the two until John meets Molly's 21-year-old son, Cyrus (Hill). Feeling very protective of his single mother, it isn't long before Cyrus starts sabotaging Molly's relationship with John. Check out the trailer right here.
We're hoping to check out Cyrus at Sundance, but in the meantime here is its new trailer. John C. Reilly stars as a lovable dope who lands a woman way out of his league: Marisa Tomei. Everything is going great in their relationship—until he meets her grown son, Cyrus, played by Jonah Hill. I wasn't sure I'd buy Hill as the youthful Tomei's son, but in the trailer, he seems younger than his previous characters and is a surprisingly good fit for the film, which, it has to be said, is not a straightforward comedy. There's as much drama to the relationships as there are laughs (Reilly and Hill obviously get into a fistfight and verbal spars), and Reilly has always been an actor who can transition seamlessly from comedy to drama. Also, Catherine Keener makes a welcome appearance as Reilly's ex. Bottom line: I love this cast. So check out Cyrus and judge for yourself.
Michael Cera and Portia Doubleday were the center of attention last night at a premiere and afterparty for their film Youth in Revolt in LA. Their costar Justin Long had the support of girlfriend Drew Barrymore, though she also had a minute to catch up with Michael's Arrested Development pal Alia Shawkat. Michael has had a busy few weeks of promoting the film including a screening in NYC.