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FEMALE BUDDY COMEDY “HOT PURSUIT” GETS TEASER TRAILER
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema have just released the teaser trailer of its upcoming comedy “Hot Pursuit,” starring Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. The trailer may be viewed below:

In “Hot Pursuit,” an uptight and by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal”) directs from a screenplay written by David Feeney (TV’s “New Girl”) & John Quaintance (TV’s “Ben & Kate”) and Dana Fox (“What Happens in Vegas”) & Katherine Silberman (TV’s “Ben & Kate”). John Carroll Lynch (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”) and Rob Kazinsky (“Pacific Rim”) also star.


Set for release across the Philippines on May 7, “Hot Pursuit” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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  • parang pilit at walang chemistry.. plus seems like its just another version of Melissa Mcarthy and Sandra Bullocks movie.. parang hindi pang gantong comedy si Reese.. kala ko she's getting more good material after her slump?

    at si sofia.. same old schtick.. sa modern family na *** sya.. lol

    sana ginawa nalang nilang sequel nung latter.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    REESE, SOFIA ARE “SORT OF DANGEROUS” IN “HOT PURSUIT” POSTER
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    Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara are “armed and sort of dangerous” in the first poster art for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema's upcoming comedy “Hot Pursuit” which has just been launched.

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    In “Hot Pursuit,” an uptight and by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

    Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal”) directs from a screenplay written by David Feeney (TV’s “New Girl”) & John Quaintance (TV’s “Ben & Kate”) and Dana Fox (“What Happens in Vegas”) & Katherine Silberman (TV’s “Ben & Kate”). John Carroll Lynch (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”) and Rob Kazinsky (“Pacific Rim”) also star.

    Set for release across the Philippines on May 7, “Hot Pursuit” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    “HOT PURSUIT” STARS GET OWN CHARACTER BANNERS
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    [JUSTIFY]
    “Hot Pursuit” stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara get their own character banners which have just bee n released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema.


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    True to the roles they play, Witherspoon's banner describes her character as a “Straight Shooter,” while Vergara's, as “Dangerous Curves.”

    In “Hot Pursuit,” an uptight and by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

    Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal”) directs from a screenplay written by David Feeney (TV’s “New Girl”) & John Quaintance (TV’s “Ben & Kate”) and Dana Fox (“What Happens in Vegas”) & Katherine Silberman (TV’s “Ben & Kate”). John Carroll Lynch (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”) and Rob Kazinsky (“Pacific Rim”) also star.[/JUSTIFY]

    Set for release across the Philippines on May 7, “Hot Pursuit” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    WITHERSPOON CHANNELS BIEBER IN NEW “HOT PURSUIT” TRAILER
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    The new, international trailer of the comedy “Hot Pursuit” starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara have just been revealed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema, and may be viewed below:

    In “Hot Pursuit,” an uptight and by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

    Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal”) directs from a screenplay written by David Feeney (TV’s “New Girl”) & John Quaintance (TV’s “Ben & Kate”). John Carroll Lynch (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.”) and Robert Kazinsky (“Pacific Rim”) also star.
    The film is produced by Bruna Papandrea (“Wild,” “Gone Girl”), Reese Witherspoon and Dana Fox, with Jeff Waxman, Sofía Vergara and Luis Balaguer serving as executive producers.

    Fletcher’s behind-the-scenes creative team is comprised of several of her collaborators from “The Proposal,” including director of photography Oliver Stapleton, editor Priscilla Nedd Friendly, production designer Nelson Coates and costume designer Catherine Marie Thomas. The composer is Christophe Beck (“Frozen”).

    Set for release across the Philippines on May 7, “Hot Pursuit” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    “HOT PURSUIT” - NEW COMEDY FROM “THE PROPOSAL” DIRECTOR
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    From Anne Fletcher, the director of the hit comedy “The Proposal” which starred Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, comes New Line Cinema's new female buddy comedy “Hot Pursuit.”

    In the film, super-straight arrow Officer Cooper (Reese Witherspoon) is both honored and thrilled to be assigned the seemingly simple task of escorting mob wife Daniella Riva (Sofia Vergara) across Texas, where she and her husband will testify against a major drug lord. It’s a rare day out of the property room, and the intensely enthusiastic petite policewoman vows not to let her captain down. Having already earned the unfortunate distinction of prompting her own verb within the precinct, she is determined not to “Cooper it” this time.

    However, upon meeting the dynamic Mrs. Riva—a curvaceous Colombian beauty with opinions as strong as her accent—it’s clear this will be no walk in the park. And before they can even agree on what high heels the statuesque Daniella can pack, the cops and Mr. Riva are ambushed, making his wife a widow and turning their anticipated easy drive from San Antonio to Dallas into a run-for-your-life race against time…and a lot of flying bullets!

    Veteran comedy director Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal”) offers, “It’s something of a modern-day female ‘Odd Couple’ sort of buddy comedy, with Reese Witherspoon playing the wild and crazy one and Sofía Vergara playing the straight man—or in this case, woman. But Reese’s cop is so normal she’s a little off, and Sofía’s trophy mob wife is a lot more resourceful than she seems.”

    “I was interested in directing this movie because I love Reese and Sofía,” Fletcher continues. “I instinctually understood the visual opportunity for comedy in their physical pairing and felt the brilliance of their chemistry, which I knew would be there. Putting those two together just seemed like a lot of fun to me.”

    “Reese came to me about the movie at a time when I was in the middle of a million things, but I’m so glad the timing worked out and that I was able to jump on board with her,” Fletcher states. “Every day was a joy to work with Reese, not only as an actor but as a fellow filmmaker. Showing up and participating is important to her. That helps the process, and I really enjoyed working with both her and Sofía in their on- and off-camera roles.”

    Vergara, known for the liveliness she infuses into the parts she plays, admired Fletcher’s energy. “She has so much of it, it’s insane! It’s so great to be on set at four in the morning when everybody else is passing out and it’s like she’s just woken up!” the actress declares, adding that she “couldn’t have picked a better director for my first movie role where I’m in almost every scene. She was so patient and so empowering. It’s not that I don’t want to work with men, of course, but this was very refreshing. I was so proud to work with Anne.”

    Witherspoon felt the same, stating, “Anne has this incredible personality that’s funny and engaging, and she loves her work. She also has a terrific sense of physical comedy and was so helpful just coaching me through the very physical moments in the movie.”
    Like climbing—or more precisely, being shoved—out of a window, being dragged by her co-star, and even (sort of) impersonating a world-famous male pop star.

    “I love physical comedy,” Fletcher says. “As a dancer and choreographer, that was my go-to, that’s heaven to me. And what these women brought to the table, how silly and crazy they were willing to be…I loved it. It’s rare to get to do physical comedy with people who are truly capable of it, so when I get that little gift, I take it and run.”

    “She always finds a funnier way to do it,” Witherspoon observes, “while clearly understanding the emotional journey of the characters. As she puts it, ‘If you strip all the comedy away you still have to have a great friendship at the center of the film.’”
    In addition to her esteem for her leading ladies, Fletcher also loved the characters at the core of that relationship. “One has one way of doing things and the other has another, very different way. But they have to work together and figure out how to get where they need to go—without getting killed along the way!”

    Set for release across the Philippines on May 7, “Hot Pursuit” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    “PACIFIC RIM” PILOT ROBERT KAZINSKY STARS IN “HOT PURSUIT”
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    He previously starred in Guillermo del Toro’s hit sci-fi actioner “Pacific Rim” as hotshot pilot. Now, British actor Robert Kazinsky stars in New Line Cinema's comedy “Hot Pursuit” as Randy, who is not averse to aiding and abetting the female fugitives played by Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara.

    Randy is not exactly on the right side of the law himself and is, in fact, sporting an ankle monitor.

    In “Hot Pursuit,” an uptight and by-the-book Officer Cooper (Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow, Daniella Riva (Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

    “The women discover Randy when they steal his truck…without realizing he’s passed out in the back,” director Anne Fletcher grins. “So now he’s seen them, he knows who they are, and they’re in another predicament because that monitor allows the authorities to track him down once he’s outside of the jurisdiction. But Cooper may know a way around that, if Randy’s willing to help.”

    Kazinsky offers, “Randy decides to help them because, first of all, he finds Cooper exceptionally attractive and appealing, and second, they’re wanted, he’s a criminal himself and, well, the enemy of my enemy is my friend, right?”

    The Englishman says he was eager to play the role because “I wanted to work with Reese; that was the key thing. I’ve been an admirer of hers for a long time so this was an opportunity to get to do that. And Anne is a great comedic director and this part was unlike anything I’ve done before.”

    While Kazinsky acknowledges it’s a small, though critical, role, he confesses, “In my entire career I’ve never played a nice guy, or a ‘good guy,’ or somebody who doesn’t die! It was a chance to play something funny and light, and a character who’s not a total *****, and it was not something I get offered very often,” he laughs.

    “We did a far-reaching search for Randy,” producer Bruna Papandrea notes. “We joked that we went all the way to England to cast our real American man. But Rob is just so charismatic and dynamic and has all the qualities we wanted Randy to have. Cooper has to be kind of swept away by what is really the opposite of what she might expect to find.”
    “Rob was just fantastic,” Witherspoon agrees. “He brought such great energy to Randy and played him as this sort of loveable, noble guy who likes to take care of women and protect them from the bad guys, even though, you know, he’s a convicted felon. A felon and a gentleman.”

    Kazinsky will next be seen on the big screen in the action adventure fantasy “Warcraft,” directed by Duncan Jones and based on the video game of the same name.
    On television, he has appeared on the hugely popular HBO series “True Blood,” playing Ben, the love interest of Anna Paquin’s character, Sookie, and recently wrapped filming on the FOX pilot “Frankenstein.”

    Set for release across the Philippines on May 7, “Hot Pursuit” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    REESE WITHERSPOON, LEGALLY BACK TO COMEDY IN “HOT PURSUIT”
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    She has created the kind of unforgettable characters that connect with critics and audiences alike, making her one of Hollywood’s most sought after actresses. Now, Academy Award-winner Reese Witherspoon returns to her first comedy film in years with New Line Cinema's female buddy comedy “Hot Pursuit.”

    In the film, an uptight and by-the-book Officer Cooper (Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow, Daniella Riva (Sofia Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

    Before they even get the key in the ignition of their commandeered-*****-stolen Cadillac convertible, before they run their first red light, Officer Cooper and Daniella Riva are completely at odds with one another. Despite Cooper’s best intentions to carry out orders, the ranting and raving Mrs. Riva wants no assistance from the policewoman whom she deems too “teeny-tiny” to serve and protect her—at least from the kind of criminals that she and her husband are set to snitch on. Her lack of cooperation throws Cooper for a loop and forces her to assert herself even more than is already natural to her.

    “Cooper tries really, really hard, but she keeps making a mess of her life, so when she meets Mrs. Riva, who is confident and composed and commanding, Cooper is a little intimidated,” Witherspoon reveals. “But she’s kind of like a Yorkie—small but able to access her aggressive side whenever she feels threatened. I think that’s her spirit animal, the Yorkie.”

    Director Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal”), smiling, loves that the actress finds fun and unique ways to “delve into a role that make her character so genuine you can’t help but find the humor in it, because she’s found the humor in it. You fall for Reese’s characters because she’s made them quirky or interesting or whatever she’s decided to do with the role. You love them for their authenticity and sincerity.”

    As the film opens, we are introduced to Cooper as a very young girl being raised by a policeman father whom she idolizes as a role model, both personally and professionally. While most kids were playing telephone, Cooper was listening to a scanner. Now a cop herself, she knows her Texas law enforcement handbook like a good preacher knows his Bible: chapter and verse.

    When we first see her all grown up, Cooper is out of uniform, though by her behavior she appears to be undercover, chasing a perp through the streets of San Antonio. Not so, Witherspoon explains. “She’s looking for love, but clearly doesn’t know how to behave on a date! She’s awkward and aggressive when she doesn’t mean to be. Then you learn she doesn’t get along with the other police officers in her unit, either. Due to a prior incident in which she accidentally lit a teenager on fire, they’ve stuck her in the evidence room. And despite all the ribbing she gets, she even takes that job a little too seriously.”

    Imagine, then, her determination to succeed when given a serious assignment. Intent on obeying the rules and following protocol, Cooper rigidly tries to steer her charge, Mrs. Riva, out the door and on the road to Dallas. But Daniella is used to doing things her own way and in her own time. That is, until everything goes completely awry and Cooper is her only chance at survival.

    Set for release across the Philippines on May 7, “Hot Pursuit” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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    From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema comes the comedy “Hot Pursuit,” starring Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line,” “Wild”) and Sofia Vergara (“Chef,” TV’s “Modern Family”), under the direction of Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal”).
    In “Hot Pursuit,” an uptight and by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.
    “Hot Pursuit” is set to hit theaters locally beginning May 7, 2015 and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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  • carlhirocarlhiro PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
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    Philippine Release Date: May 7, 2015
    Director: Ann Fletcher
    Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, Matthew Del Negro, Michael Mosley, Robert Kazinsky

    [JUSTIFY]It seems like Hot Pursuit will be a funny movie with its two leads that have established themselves in comedy. But instead we get a lazy script going for the cheap laughs along with a not-so-good comedic chemistry of the leads. The film is a step back on what Hollywood is trying to establish in this era, good female-led comedy films.

    The film probably depended too heavily on the supposedly funny premise of an uptight by-the-book police officer Cooper (Witherspoon) escorting a Latina drug lord’s wife Daniella Riva (Vergara). But as buddy films become a common trope in comedies nowadays, a lazy rehash of forcing two opposite characters together should at least offer something new in order to stand out. But no, they settled with the usual physical comedy that the actresses didn’t even perform well and some racial jokes that already been smothered to death by Sofia Vergara’s previous characters.

    The suspect of this mess is definitely the uninspired script; combine that with an underwhelming twist, badly written adversaries and a wasted potential love story arc. The inclusion of Robert Kazinsky as Officer Cooper’s love interest should’ve helped in unleashing the hilarity in her character’s intense nature, but instead was shelved in order to have a more female-centered arc. He do served the film’s eye candy role well though, I cannot complain more.

    With all the lazy jokes and cheap laughs, I find it surprising that this film did not annoy me at all. Maybe because the jokes are just lame, not too offensive. But judging from the other people I watched the film with, they were reacting to it quite good and their laughs were audible. So maybe this film will make you laugh. I did, but just a few times.[/JUSTIFY]

    [CENTER-HIDDEN]Rating: 3/10

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    Hot Pursuit is now showing in theatres nationwide.

    Discuss the movie here: Hot Pursuit
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  • bitter_ocampobitter_ocampo 10th PEx Oscar Pool Top 10
    carl :wave: Napaka-responsive ng crowd kagabi! :lol: Actually pati kami nung kasama ko. :glee:

    Nag-enjoy naman ako and I thought it was fun while it lasted. Nothing original or special about it though. Honestly, I wouldn't suggest spending money on this movie. :glee:
  • carlhirocarlhiro PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^

    Hahaha. Super responsive, nainis ako at some point. :lol: Pero I won't take it against them. I would have loved it more if it was a bit more mature, pero super safe niya masyado, so most of the jokes ended up lame.
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    as of May 12, 2015 (PDT)

    Rotten Tomatoes : 6%
  • Naked_SalvationNaked_Salvation Moderator PEx Moderator
    I liked it :hiya: Kakapanood ko lang a few hours ago and natuwa and natawa naman ako sa movie.

    Nakakapanibago lang na hindi glamorous si Reese. Si Sofia naman, she's funny. Her "OA" ways especially the accent worked IMO. :lol:
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