Davis: New SB Cohen movie as raunchy as ever

10 Cloverfield Lane described as 'not a true sequel' to Cloverfield.

John Goodman (left)

10 Cloverfield Lane is being described as “a blood relative” or spiritual successor to Cloverfield by producer J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Star Wars) and not a true sequel.

It started as an original script called The Cellar, but with Abrams on board as producer, it became something more. While none of the characters nor the monster from the original movie appear in this one, there are new characters and new monsters that reflect its tone.

After surviving a car accident, a woman wakes up in an underground cellar discovering that she has been abducted by a survivalist. He tells her that a worldwide chemical attack has left Earth’s surface uninhabitable but as she tries to escape, she discovers that the truth may be even more horrific. 10 Cloverfield Lane stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and John Gallagher Jr. (TV’s The Newsroom).

When I mention the name Sacha Baron Cohen, movies like Borat and Bruno most likely come to mind.  Although he has acted in movies like Les Miserables and Hugo he is best known for his crudely comic creations. He has created another in that genre with The Brothers Grimsby, an action comedy in which he plays Nobby, an older brother who is separated from his younger sibling Sebastian at a young age. 28 years later, he is living a simple life in a small British fishing town with 11 children, a beautiful girlfriend and is an English football hooligan. However, he has not forgotten his promise to his brother to reunite and when he finds out where his brother is, goes off to find him.  What Nobby does not know is that his brother is now a top MI6 assassin and unknowingly puts them both in the centre of an imminent global terrorist attack. Sebastian must now enlist the help of his idiot brother to help save the world.

Featuring Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher, Ian McShane and Penelope Cruz, The Brother Grimsby is said to bring Cohen’s raunchiness to a whole new level, but with the help of action director Louis Leterrier (The Transporter, The Incredible Hulk), there will be a lot of stylized action with the crudeness.

First published in 1943, the novella The Little Prince is the fourth most translated book in the world and still sells two million copies annually. Although it has been adapted numerous times for stage, television and screen, this is its first time as an animated feature film. Kung-fu Panda director Mark Osborne has created a unique combination of computer generated and stop motion animation to tell the tale of a pilot who crash lands in the Sahara desert and encounters a mysterious young boy who claims to be an extraterrestrial prince.  The all-star voice cast includes Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, Jeff Bridges and Paul Giamatti.

And if you are looking for something for the kids to do over spring break, Landmark Cinemas is featuring the March Movie Break. For only $3 ($1 of which goes to Kids Help Phone) you can see one of four movies at various Landmark Cinemas locations: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip, The Peanuts Movie, Norm of the North or the classic The Princess Bride. Check www.landmarkcinemas.com for details.


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