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Family road trips gone awry are a staple of comedy — just ask Chevy Chase, who starred in National Lampoon’s Vacation, or Ed Helms, who’s set to lead the sequel. But We’re the Millers mixes up the formula a bit by making its lead family not really a family.
Jason Sudeikis leads the cast as a drug dealer tasked with smuggling weed into the country. As part of an elaborate plan to escape the notice of the U.S. border patrol, he gets a stripper (Jennifer Aniston) to pretend be his wife, and brings on two very different kids (Will Poulter and Emma Roberts) to play their offspring. Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball) directs. Watch the red- and green-band versions of the trailer after the jump.
It should go without saying that the red-band trailer is NSFW. Unless your boss is cool with you looking at a spider-bitten pair of testicles at work, maybe skip this one for now and scroll down for the green-band version.
The tamer edit cuts out most of the cursing and most of the testicular stuff, without losing too much of the humor.
We’re the Millers premieres August 9.
David Burke (Sudeikis) is a small-time pot dealer whose clientele includes chefs and soccer moms, but no kids—after all, he has his scruples. So what could go wrong? Plenty. Preferring to keep a low profile for obvious reasons, he learns the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished when he tries to help out some local teens and winds up getting jumped by a trio of gutter punks. Stealing his stash and his cash, they leave him in major debt to his supplier, Brad (Ed Helms).
In order to wipe the slate clean—and maintain a clean bill of health—David must now become a big-time drug smuggler by bringing Brad’s latest shipment in from Mexico. Twisting the arms of his neighbors, cynical stripper Rose (Aniston) and wannabe customer Kenny (Will Poulter), and the tatted-and-pierced streetwise teen Casey (Emma Roberts), he devises a foolproof plan. One fake wife, two pretend kids and a huge, shiny RV later, the “Millers” are headed south of the border for a Fourth of July weekend that is sure to end with a bang.
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and The Denpa Men: They Came by Wave are part of the Nintendo Downloa
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and The Denpa Men: They Came by Wave are part of the Nintendo Download’s weekly offering this time out. See the full list here.
This is truly unbelievable: Lego has built a 1:1 scale model of the X-Wing fighter using an astounding 5,335,200 bricks! It's as big as the real thing, capable of fitting the real Luke Skywalker—and Porkins.
Okay, so HBO’s True Blood may have lost me when Sookie was revealed to be half-fairy, but goddamn if the show’s soundtracks don’t continue to impress. Music Supervisor Gary Calamar has a supernatural knack for pulling together killer musicians for one bloody good collection of songs, and the fourth such release packs as much bite as ever (and I’m done).
Over 14 tracks, there are unlikely bedfellows (Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s Bethany Costentino), ungodly covers (Jenny Lewis and The Animals’ Eric Burdon’s “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”), and rising up-and-comers (CoSigned duo Deap Vally).
On Deap Vally’s “(She’s A) Wanderer”, Julie Edwards lays down a sturdy strut of a beat while Lindsey Troy comes hard with deep stomps of reverb-dipped guitars. There’s some sweetness in the background vocals, but there’s this murky underbelly, making the cut and the show a fitting pair. Check it out below.
True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series Volume 4 is due May 28th via ATO Records. Consult the complete tracklisting below.
True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series Volume 4 Tracklist:
01. Eric Burdon and Jenny Lewis – “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
02. Iggy Pop and Bethany Costentino – “Let’s Boot and Rally”
03. The Heavy – “What Makes a Good Man?”
04. Holwin’ Wolf – “Smokestack Lightnin’”
05. Alabama Shakes – “Pocket Change”
06. Bosco Delrey – “Authority Song”
07. My Morning Jacket – “Turn Turn Turn”
08. The Flaming Lips – “Your Face Can Tell the Future”
09. The Naked and Famous – “The Sun”
10. Warpaint – “Undertow”
11. Mobley – “I Wanna Be Your Man”
12. Deap Vally – “(She’s A) Wanderer”
13. Koko Taylor – “Whatever I Am, You Made Me”
14. Los Lobos – “We’ll Meet Again”
Meteorologists across the country are truly upset that the Xbox One isn't backwards-compatible.
This morning, Metallica added fuel to their fiery hype machine by releasing an official full-length trailer for their forthcoming 3D film, Through the Never. As previously reported, the part concert film, part suspense thriller was written and directed by Nimród Antal (Kontroll, Predators) and stars Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) as a “young band crew member who is sent out on an urgent mission while the band is playing a rousing live set in front of a sold-out crowd and unexpectedly finds his world turned completely upside down.” Judging from the footage here, it would appear that the San Francisco veterans are huge fans of Escape from New York and simply wanted to answer: “What would be the best post-apocalyptic concert?” Also, goddamn does DeHaan look bad ass. Watch below.
Metallica: Through the Never will premiere first in North American IMAX theaters on September 27th before receiving an expanded release on October 4th.
New video game hardware is coming down the pike and those machines are going to need showpieces, games that show off why the PS4 and Xbox One are a significant step ahead of their predecessors. The guys making Need For Speed Rivals—the next installment of the long-running racing series–believe that they’re making one of those showpiece games. It’s coming out on November 19th for current-gen consoles (except Wii U) and PC, with PS4 and Xbox One versions to follow later this year.
The head of Square Enix's American branch has left his post, just two months after the resignation of CEO Yoichi Wada.
Though there have been multiple trailers released for Franck Khalfoun‘s remake of Maniac, and we’ve even seen the first few minutes of the movie, this marks the first time the official US release gets some love.
On June 21 IFC Midnight will release the film, which stars Elijah Wood as a deranged killer whose point of view makes up most of the movie. They’ve now released a trailer and brand new poster. Check them out below.
And here’s the poster.
A 21st century Jack the Ripper set in the present day, MANIAC is a reboot of the cult film considered by many to be the most suspenseful slasher movie ever made. Frank (Elijah Wood, in a tour de force performance) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank’s obsession escalates and the number of victims increases, it becomes clear that Frank is far more dangerous than he seems. With a pulsating electronic score by Rob, the film is an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a killer and his victims.
Washed Out’s Ernest Greene will release his sophomore album, Paracosm, on August 13th via Sub Pop. The follow-up to his 2011 debut, Within and Without, “explores the album’s namesake phenomenon, where people create detailed imaginary worlds,” according to a press release.
Recorded by Greene and produced again by Ben Allen in Athens and Atlanta, GA, the new album features over 50 different instruments, including “old keyboards like the Mellotron, Chamberlin, Novatron, and Optigan.” Such relics assisted Greene in escaping into new creative avenues.
In anticipation of its release, Greene has shared a teaser trailer, which you can watch below. It’s vivid stuff.
He’ll also be appearing at a number of festivals this summer, with more tour dates forthcoming.
The GeForce GTX 680 was Nvidia’s first 28nm part featuring 1536 CUDA cores, 128 texture units and 32 ROP units. It's remained since release Nvidia's fastest single GPU graphics card of the series, second only to the dual-GPU GTX 690 which features a pair of GK104 GPUs.
Here's the first big-budget big game surprise of the E3 season: Dying Light, a first-person free-running zombie survival game from Techland, the makers of Dead Island, slated for current and next-gen consoles (and PC) for 2014. Think: Mirror's Edge with the undead.
Ripples continue from the death on Monday of Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, including a night on VH1 Classic devoted to the band’s music and the rescheduling of an event with Doors drummer John Densmore. Manzarek died at a hospital in Germany at age 74 after a long battle with bile duct cancer.
"Modern Vampires of the City," the adventurous new album by New York's Vampire Weekend, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, reflecting sales of 134,000 copies, more than the band has sold before in a single week.
A spiritual successor to the sharp-looking Super Stardust shoot-em-up franchise is in development fo
A spiritual successor to the sharp-looking Super Stardust shoot-em-up franchise is in development for the PS4 in addition to another unannounced title for Sony’s upcoming console, development studio Housemarque announced today. Their last PlayStation game was Super Stardust Delta for the Vita.
You didn't think Rockstar would release a new Grand Theft Auto game without doing it up right, did you? Come September 17 there'll be three ways to get your Grand Theft Auto V on — the $59.99 regular version, a $79.99 special edition, and the $149.99 collector's edition. What's the return on your investment?
It’s been a whirlwind of a month for The National. In support of their Top Star-earning new album, Trouble Will Find Me, the band has appeared on Fallon and Letterman, participated in a Reddit AMA, performed “Sorrow” for six hours straight, and even spent the day with our own Michael Roffman.
The band’s media blitz continued last night on The Colbert Report, where they performed “Graceless” and “Sea of Love”. Frontman Matt Berninger also sat down with Stephen Colbert for a brief interview, answering whether his own experiences inspired the album’s title, how the band came to be so hip, and the meaning of the band’s name. (Spoiler: Berninger has only experienced “average human trouble,” he’s 42 and thus not hip, and The National doesn’t mean anything.) It may sound otherwise, but the interview was hysterical.
Update: The video for “Sea of Love” is not working at the moment.
Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty’s new album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, features collaborations with everyone from Foo Fighters and My Morning Jacket to Brad Paisley and Kid Rock. Last night, he and Dawes appeared together on Late Show with David Letterman and performed their collaboration, “Someday Never Comes”. Watch the replay below.
Fogerty also appeared on Letterman Monday night, where he performed “Mystic Highway”.
Wrote a Song for Everyone arrives May 28th via Vanguard. Pre-orders are ongoing.
Recently on 2ch, Japan's largest forum, people have begun collecting images of college students decked out in similar outfits.