Good Boys Trailer: Superbad Middle Schoolers Go on a Foul-Mouthed Adventure

We have a brand new trailer for Good Boys. This comedy is produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the duo responsible for such R-rated comedies as Superbad and Sausage Party, amongst others. This time around, they've tapped the young Jacob Tremblay (Room), as well as a couple of other talented young up-and-comers, to get delightfully inappropriate in a new coming-of-age comedy that looks like it has all of the ingredients to become a modern classic. It's also straight-up filthy, but luckily, this new green band trailer is (mostly) safe for work.The trailer showcases a trio of adolescent boys who are approaching a very important turning point in their lives. They've been invited to a party, at which there will be kissing. As we see, the three of them, rather amusingly, are pretty clueless about the opposite sex. Their journey to learn how to kiss gets them into all sorts of wildly inappropriate hijinks, with hilarious results. There is a lot going on, from drug deals gone wrong to dangerous freeway crossings, amongst other messed up scenarios. But all of it looks highly entertaining. And, in as much as this trailer is hiding all of the R-rated shenanigans, it's very clear this movie isn't going to pull any punches.Gene Stupnitsky makes his feature directorial debut here. The cast also includes Molly Gordon, Lil Rel Howery, Will Forte and Midori Francis. However, it's Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon, who pal around with Jacob Tremblay in the comedy, who are bound to steal the show. Stupnitsky co-wrote the screenplay with Lee Eisenberg. Josh Fagen, Brady Fujikawa and John Powers Middleton serve as executive producers, with Eisenberg also producing alongside James Weaver.Related: Good Boys Red Band Trailer Arrives from the Guys Behind Superbad & Sausage PartyGood Boys centers on 12-year-old Max (Jacob Tremblay) who, after being invited to his first kissing party, is panicking because he doesn't know how to kiss. Hoping to gain some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams) decide to use Max's dad's drone, to spy on his teenage neighbor. Unfortunately, things go terribly wrong and the drone is wrecked. Desperate to replace it before his dad gets home, Max and his friends skip school and set off on an adventure that leads from one epically bad decision to another.The movie made its debut at SXSW in Austin, Texas earlier this year and, generally speaking, critics have been rather kind to it thus far. As of this writing, it boasts a 78 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I myself was lucky enough to catch it during the festival and can confidently say this one is likely going to be a later-summer crowd-pleaser that is probably going to sneak up on a lot of people. Don't sleep on this one, movie lovers. Good Boys is set to hit theaters on August 16. Be sure to check out the new trailer from the Universal Pictures YouTube channel below.[embedded content] Topics: Good BoysWriter of various things on the internet (mostly about movies) since 2013. Major lover of popcorn flicks. Avid appreciator of James Bond, Marvel and Star Wars. Has a tremendously fat cat named Buster and still buys CDs. I’ve got my reasons.

The Handmaid’s Tale Recap: Aunt Lydia Temporarily Loses Her Damn Mind

RELATED STORIES Ain’t no party like a Gilead party, ’cause a Gilead party don’t stop… until Aunt Lydia goes psycho on a handmaid, right there on the living room carpet. A christening event in this week’s The Handmaid’s Tale goes really wrong, thanks to the aforementioned auntie’s extreme flip-out. It’s a horrifying scene that we’ll talk about more in a little while — suffice to say, Ann Dowd remains one of this show’s great lights — but you’ll have to forgive me if I’ve yet to put myself back together after witnessing Emily’s heartbreaking reunion with her wife and son. After so much tragedy, watching an extremely brittle Em tentatively engage with her partner and child reaffirms my faith in the resiliency of the human heart. But make no mistake: The encounter isn’t the Hallmark movie ending for which we might’ve hoped. Post-Gilead and The Colonies, how could it be? Oh, and then something goes real bad for June, Luke and little Nichole. Read on for the highlights of “God Bless the Child.” THANK THE LORD | Bells toll as everyone gathers to celebrate all the babies recently born in the district. “It takes a village,” June voiceovers as she and her fellow handmaids file by armed guardians, “and machine guns.” As they approach the church, she surreptitiously eyes everyone, wondering who might be turned into an ally to help her “burn this s–t place to the ground.” Aunt Lydia rides by on an invalid scooter, reminding her girls to be on their best behavior. “Hell on wheels,” Alma jokes under her breath. Inside, the handmaids who have given birth get prime seating. June’s new walking partner, the seemingly pious Ofmatthew, is positioned next to her. We learn she’s had three babies, one of whom is brought up to the altar when the district’s new parents (aka commanders and their wives) show off their kids. June softens a bit upon noticing that Ofmatthew is staring at a little one with dark skin. She tells Ofmatthew that her son is cute, but she gets a bland platitude in return, so she stops trying. Also of note: The Putnams are up there with baby Angela. Commander Waterford is in the audience, but Serena is not. June has a flashback to Hannah’s christening, which was a private, genial affair attended by Luke, godmother Moira and Grandma Holly. Then she considers Waterford, telling us that she should feel hatred for him, but her emotions are more complicated. But she’s certain of this: “It isn’t love.” At the front of the congregation, the commander who’s leading the proceedings brings up Nichole, whom he says was taken “by an unrepentant sinner.” He asks those assembled to pray for her safety. “Amen,” June says aloud. PARTY TIME | Afterward, the Putnams invite Aunt Lydia and the handmaids to their house for a reception. Janine is so excited to see the baby, and though Naomi Putnam doesn’t return the handmaid’s level of joy, she does thank June for what she did on the bridge back in Season 1 and even tosses an icy “bless you” Janine’s way. Then Lydia and the ladies in red are shuttled off to a back room, where they’ll hang out at their separate-and-unequal affair until it’s time to go home. When Serena arrives, she and June have a quick chat in the hallway. Serena says she didn’t want to be a “distraction” at the dedication. June uses their few moments together to give her former mistress a pep talk, reminding her that half of the women who’d backed her plan to teach Gilead’s girls to read hadn’t abandoned her when things went sideways, and the patriarchy isn’t going to smash itself. Then Serena wonders if June regrets not escaping when she had the chance. “Not without Hannah,” June replies, adding that from the inside, there’s still hope she’ll get to see her daughter again. When Fred approaches, June takes off, and Serena makes it clear that she’s there to support Naomi — not to be with him. ‘WEAR THE DRESS. PULL THE STRINGS’ | Down the hall, it’s clear the day’s exertions have taken a toll on Aunt Lydia. She wearily sits down, and Janine brings her something warm to drink. Janine exudes nothing but love for the older woman, saying she prayed for her to get better after Emily’s attack. “I know what the girls think of me,” Lydia says, noting that she’s getting hate from all sides: The commanders blame her for Emily’s escape. “I should have never saved her from The Colonies,” Lydia grouses. But Janine pipes up that she’s glad she saved her. “Me, too,” Aunt Lydia says, all maternal and loving. I know I’ve said it before, but between this scene and what happens later, Ann Dowd is a freaking national treasure. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, Fred gets a moment alone with June to tell her he’s concerned about Serena. It’s time “to get on with things together,” he says, but June wonders, “Is that what your wife wants?” He admits that it’s hard to know, but he’s pretty sure Serena isn’t satisfied “planting flowers and knitting sweaters.” So June plants the seed of his giving Mrs. Waterford “a real voice, behind the scenes of course.” To my surprise, he’s open to it, if it will “fix things” between them. Naturally, June beelines it to the Putnams’ indoor pool room, where Serena is smoking on a chaise lounge. “The commander wants to reconcile,” she announces, adding that she made a suggestion for Serena to have more freedom in her marriage. “Wear the dress, pull the strings,” June advises her. Serena wordlessly hands her the cigarette case and lighter, and the handmaid avails herself of it. Then they sit there, smoking in companionable silence. AUNT LYDIA SNAPS | When little Angela wakes up, Naomi brings her down to the parlor so the guests can ooh and aah. Janine breaks protocol in a huge way when she approaches the Putnams and asks to hold her daughter. Aunt Lydia even breaks out her billy club, but Naomi allows it. The little girl cries the whole time, but it seems to be going OK when Janine voluntarily hands the baby back to her former mistress. But then that one remaining eye gets even crazier than normal, and soon Janine is insistently suggesting that she could move back into the house and give Angela a brother or sister. “I just want to be with my daughter!” Janine cries, which Aunt Lydia apparently views as a bridge too far (too soon?). So the older woman strikes the handmaid down and continues to beat her, so out of control in her anger that she bats June away when she tries to intervene. Then June yells for someone else to stop her, but none of the commanders or their wives lifts a holier-than-thou finger to make that happen, so June puts her whole body between Janine and Lydia’s wrath and shouts, “STOP IT NO” like she’s disciplining a dog who chewed up a loafer until Lydia comes to her senses and stops. Janine is carried off by guardians. Lydia looks around, bewildered. “My deepest apologies,” she mutters before hobbling to an empty room and sobbing. FAMILY REUNION | Up in Canada, Emily and her wife Sylvia see each other for the first time in years outside a subway station. They hug, and Emily looks like she’s in pain. I mean, she probably is. Back at Sylvia’s house, the pair is awkward around each other, which they acknowledge, but it doesn’t make the situation any less weird. Their son, Oliver, isn’t home yet from school. Emily asks if he remembers her, and it’s such a terrible thought that he might not, she can barely get the question out. But when Sylvia shows Em his room, it’s covered in photos of her and them as a family. One framed drawing of his depicts her as a superhero “fighting to get home,” Sylvia quietly explains. Before Emily can have a relieved breakdown over the whole thing, Oliver comes home and runs upstairs. Emily is so happy to see him, and it lightens everything up considerably. “He’s so big!” she marvels to Sylvia. (Side note: This scene near about DID. ME. IN.) At bedtime, Oliver asks Emily to read him a bedtime story. While she does, both she and Sylvia start crying so hard that the impatient kiddo eventually decides to take over reading the book himself. After he falls asleep, Emily joins Sylvia for a beer and some stilted conversation on the porch. Elsewhere in the Great White North, Luke and Moira make arrangements to have Nichole baptized — even though the flashback earlier showed us that June was the main driver behind Hannah’s ceremony. “This little one should be absolved of their sins,” Luke says. LOOK OUT, LUKE! | While June is waiting to leave the Putnams’ house, Serena creeps close to give her some intel on how she can see Hannah playing outside after lunch at her school. And that seems like a huge win, no? Too bad a few minutes later, a guardian comes in and wants to see Commander Waterford immediately: He’s got a video of a Canadian protest showing solidarity with Chicago, which you’ll recall is rebelling against Gilead. Luke is at the protest, and he’s wearing Nichole in a carrier. The Waterfords force June to confirm Luke’s identity, which she does reluctantly. And while Serena gets all gooey over how big Nichole has gotten — why do I get the feeling that Mrs. Waterford’s allyship suddenly has gone from hesitant to nonexistent? — June walks out of the room, sits on the floor and has a whole bunch of emotions (joy at seeing her daughter safe, fear over what it means for Luke) all at once. Now it’s your turn. What did you think of the episode? Hit the comments and let us know!

Bradley Cooper to Replace Leonardo DiCaprio in Guillermo Del Toro’s Nightmare Alley?

Bradley Cooper is reportedly in talks to join Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley. Cooper has received an offer, but it is unclear if he will ultimately sign on for the upcoming project from the Academy Award wining director. Should Cooper sign on, he will be taking over for Leonardo DiCaprio, who passed on the project after the deal fell through. Del Toro is currently preparing to release his Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark big screen adaptation, which he serves as a producer and co-writer on.Nightmare Alley is based off of the 1947 novel of the same name by...


What’s Happening with The Big Lebowski Spinoff Going Places?

At long last, we have an encouraging update on Going Places, the upcoming spinoff from The Big Lebowski. For those who may not be aware, John Turturro, who played Jesus Quintana in the Coen brothers' 1998 comedy classic, directed a follow-up in 2016 centered on his character. Joel and Ethan Coen aren't directly involved, but the movie is happening nonetheless. Though, we haven't heard anything about it in a very long time. Until now, that is. And everything we're hearing is encouraging and intriguing.John Turturro based Going Places on Bertrand Blier's 1974 movie Les Valseuses. So it's an odd beast, as it's one part sequel to a cult classic, and one part remake of a foreign flick. During a recent interview, Turturro was asked about the status of the highly-anticipated project. He revealed some new key plot details, in addition to revealing that he's finally got a cut of the movie he's happy with. Here's what he had to say about it."It's a bit of a racy movie. It shows how stupid men are. That's what the movie is kinda about, the women are the stronger, more together characters. I had to tweak it a little bit but now I feel really good about it. It's basically an exploration of Jesus getting out of jail. It's a comedy but a very human comedy."There's a lot to process there. We previously learned that Jesus will be just getting out of jail after being framed for being a pedophile at the start of the movie. Couple that with the "racy" nature of the movie, as well as the clear social commentary, and this could be pretty fascinating. It should be noted, as far as we know, other characters such as Jeff Bridgers' titular Lebowski won't be appearing.Going Places centers on The Big Lebowski character Jesus Quintana. He then joins a couple of other misfits and they're irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a shocking love story. Their spontaneous nature and lax attitude continuously backfires, even as they perform good deeds. Along the way, they make enemies with a gun-toting hairdresser and they end up on the run. Not only from this hairdresser, but from the law and society as well. Another important note from John Turturro is that he has full support from the Coen brothers.Related: Jesus Returns in First Big Lebowski Spin-Off Set Photo"They're my friends, close friends, and were supportive when I said I wanna explore this character more. They said, you gotta do it cause we're not doing it! If I have something to show, I show it to them if they're around."For now, the movie remains without a release date. There was some talk that it was perhaps going to debut at Sundance, but that didn't come to pass. However, it seems like a late 2019 release is very possible at this point. We'll be sure to keep you posted as any further details are made available. This news was first reported by The Independent. Topics: Going Places, Big LebowskiWriter of various things on the internet (mostly about movies) since 2013. Major lover of popcorn flicks. Avid appreciator of James Bond, Marvel and Star Wars. Has a tremendously fat cat named Buster and still buys CDs. I’ve got my reasons.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones Final Season Premiere Recap: Holding Out for a Hero

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America’s Got Talent on NBC: Cancelled or Renewed for Season 15?

(Trae Patton / NBC) Vulture Watch How deep is our nation’s store of talent? Has the America’s Got Talent TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 15th season on NBC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to...