‘Old Dogs’ road show moves to Central Park



It’s rare that we see much Cit-J action on Suburbarazzi, but today these two lovely celebrity snapshots (of Robin Williams and Kelly Preston, respectively) came our way via Lauren Smith.

Both were taken at Central Park’s Wolman Rink, where the Disney film “Old Dogs,” starring Robin Williams and John Travolta, was filming on location Monday. Last week I posted about how the movie was being filmed at Shea Stadium, and according to our commentors the crew has since been sighted shooting at the Time/Life building on July 31 and the Port Imperial Ferry Pier in Weehawken, NJ, on August 3.

In case you’re wondering, the adorable kids in the photos with Williams and Preston are Smith’s sons, Dylan (green shirt) and Matthew Smith (blue shirt).

‘Old Dogs’ John Travolta and Robin Williams at Shea today

The two actors were supposed to be at the Mets stadium today to film their Disney flick, “Old Dogs,â€? during batting practice. Filming was scheduled to take place between 10 and 11:15 a.m. And while that’s not really all that noteworthy — especially given that both men are West Coasters and probably could care less about the Mets — what would be cool is if Matt Dillon, who is also cast in the movie, was there, too.

As we all know, he’s a huge fan and threw out the first pitch at one of the 2006 NLCS games against the Cards. And why do we all know? Because the photo is in Suburbarazzi’s “Star Sightings” image gallery, of course!

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Matt Dillon joins the ‘Wild Hogs’ generation

AP/Michel Euler

It still defies all logic that “Wild Hogs” did well at the box office. As Entertainment Weekly summed it up back in March, despite critics “best efforts to warn audiences away, Disney’s suburban-doofuses- on-Harleys comedy roared into theaters last weekend with a stronger-than-expected $39.7 million, leaving the much-lauded Zodiac to eat its dust.”

What isn’t all that surprising, though, is that that after that success Disney would now greenlight any and all movies targeting (a) baby boomers, (b) middle America, or (c) motorcycle enthusiasts. Enter “Old Dogs.” Starring John Travolta (again), the movie will be about a divorced father of 6-year-old twins who need to take care of his kids for a few weeks with his womanizing best friend (Robin Williams). For some inexplicable reason, Mamaroneck native Matt Dillon has also been thrown into the middle-aged mix, playing the ultraconservative role of the head of the twins’ summer camp. And here I was thinking that whole “Herbie: Fully Loaded” sellout phase was a fluke. Ahh, somebody please get that man a Harley.

“Matt Dillon Joins ‘Old Dogs'” [Cinematical]