Davis: Segel returns to the big screen
Jason Segel has already had a successful career with nine seasons of How I Met Your Mother and starring roles in I Love You Man and helping reboot The Muppets.
In Sex Tape, he goes back to the raunchy comedy he showcased in Forgetting Sarah Marshall that made him a star. Also starring Cameron Diaz, they play a couple who are very much in love, but after ten years of marriage and two kids, their sex life has stalled. To get the passion back, they decide to make a sex tape. It seems like a good idea until they discover the private video has gone public. In a panic, they begin a wild night of adventure—tracking down leads, roping in friends, duping Annie’s boss—all to reclaim their video, their reputation, their sanity, and, most importantly, their marriage.
Segel literally let it all hang out in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, so with a movie with a name like Sex Tape, I wouldn’t be surprised if he does it again.
Last year, Disney released Planes, its spin-off to Cars and while it did not garner the box office or the critical acclaim of the latter, the audience that did come to see it last summer made it very profitable. The sequel, Planes: Fire & Rescue sees the return of famous air racer Dusty Crophopper only to learn that his engine is damaged and he may never race again. Therefore he turns his attention to the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Dipper, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.
Another surprise hit from last summer was The Purge, a sci-fi horror movie set in a futuristic world where crime and unemployment are at unprecedented lows. This is because the government introduced The Purge—an annual night during which all crime, including murder theft and rape, is completely legal. It grossed $64 million in North America alone and considering it was made for only $3 million, a sequel was inevitable.
Set one year later, The Purge: Anarchy sees a man who initially ventures out into the night to avenge the death of his son turn around and help both a mother and daughter and a young couple escape the carnage.