Identity Thief looks to make identity theft funny again!

[adrotate banner=”1″]Trailers and character posters for the comedy Identity Thief have hit the web, and despite the fact director Seth Gordon’s Horrible Bosses was largely awful with a few very funny moments, Identity Thief looks like it will be more funny than runny. I don’t know what that joke means, because I stole it.

Unlimited funds have allowed Diana to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads “Sandy Bigelow Patterson”… and it belongs to an accounts rep who lives halfway across the U.S.

With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back.

The trailer and plot make it look like one of those road trip buddy comedies where they aren’t buddies and get caught up in danger and bad things. Which could be good. Melissa McCarthy is hilarious and Jason Bateman can play a good sweet straight man who does occasional wacky things. John Cho, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, T.I., Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, and Robert Patrick also star, so Identity Thief has potential. And if it does suck, they’ll just rename the movie Star Wars! Can Identity Thief be funnier than the time the Lifelock CEO guy got his identity stolen 13 times? We shall see on February 8, 2013!

Identity Thief Jason Bateman
Identity Thief Melissa McCarthy

Red Faction Origins on SyFy

[adrotate banner=”1″]This Saturday, June 4th, on SyFy Channel we get the premier of the video game movie Red Faction Origins, based on the first person shooter games that feature players fighting for freedom on Mars against the evil Ultor Corporation. Some games in the series take place on Earth, and by 2009’s Red Faction: Guerrilla the game was a third person open world environment (again on Mars). The film Red Faction Origins takes place 25 years after Red Faction: Guerilla and before the upcoming Red Faction: Armageddon. Red Faction Origins stars Brian J. Smith, Robert Patrick, Danielle Nicolet, Tamzin Merchant, Devon Graye, Gareth David-Lloyd, and Kate Vernon. There is a rumor this is a pilot movie and it the ratings are high, we’ll have a Red Faction Origins tv series.