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Interview: Co-Directors Josh Gordon & Will Speck Invite All to ‘Office Christmas Party’

7 December 2016 11:00 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The raucous party movie has become a reliable staple in movieland, and now a production tackles the holiday soiré, and all that can go wrong. “Office Christmas Party” is co-directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, who also gave us “Blades of Glory” and “The Switch.”

The story features T.J. Miller and Jennifer Aniston as the brother and sister who has inherited their father’s computer business. Miller runs the Chicago office, which is under performing. Aniston’s character wants to shut the branch down, but Miller thinks an epic holiday party will convince a potential client (Courtney B. Vance) to sign on and save the company, and enlists the aide of officemates portrayed by Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn and Kate McKinnon. The movie is filled with wild and funny takes on celebrating the holiday ritual, and shows off the city of Chicago in all of its winter glory. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Story Behind the Long-Lost Bill Murray Movie ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’

6 December 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Some of you might’ve been lucky enough to catch the long lost Bill Murray movie, Nothing Lasts Forever, on Turner Classic Movies over a year and a half ago. It was a rare showing of the 1984 film that never got released in theaters and starred Gremlins‘ Zach GalliganDan Aykroyd, and musician Eddie Fischer. The Lorne Michaels-produced comedy has yet […]

The post The Story Behind the Long-Lost Bill Murray Movie ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Memory Wipe: My Girl delivered death in an unbearably precocious package

27 November 2016 10:00 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The internet is choked with nostalgia for the youth-oriented entertainments of the not-too-distant past. With Memory Wipe, The A.V. Club takes a look at some of our formative favorites with clearer eyes and asks that all-important question: Were they really that great to begin with?

There was always something that irked me about My Girl. Even as a 10-year-old, I found the 1991 film’s 11-year-old protagonist, Vada Sultenfuss, a bit too much—too precocious, too dramatic, too confident. She’s a tomboy (played by an emotive Anna Chlumsky in her first leading role) who lives in a funeral home with her widowed father, Harry (a schlubby Dan Aykroyd), and her demented grandmother. Vada suffers from an intense hypochondria and an even more intense need for attention. No sooner does a body come in than Vada suddenly begins exhibiting symptoms of its cause of death, biking off for a ...

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- Laura Adamczyk

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Interview: Christine Dudley, Director of The Illinois Film Office

26 November 2016 11:06 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – When filmmakers are searching for the “rules of the road,” when seeking to produce in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois, one of the stops they need to make is with The Illinois Film Office. The Film Office is part of the state’s Department of Commerce, and not only takes care of production coordination, but the economic incentives for film, television and advertising in the area. Since 2015, the Director of The Illinois Film Office has been Christine Dudley.

Before taking on the Director position, Christine Dudley was a veteran independent consultant of strategic planning and tactical support for a wide variety of corporate, association and political clients. She has served in lead management roles throughout her career, including Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor Lynn Martin. She also has had background in the arts, appearing on the Indiana television program “Beyond Our Control,” and serving on »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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More Ghostbusters Movies Are Coming Says Producer Ivan Reitman

25 November 2016 10:04 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Paul Feig has gone back and forth on whether or not he wants to attempt a second Ghostbusters movie after his reboot faltered at the box office this summer. At first, he said no way, but as the months wore on, he seemed much more open to reuniting with his all-female cast. So far, Sony Pictures hasn't announced Ghostbusers 2: Answer the Call Again, and we haven't heard anything further about the planned animated movie that would feature completely different characters. But don't worry, the franchise is far from dead. At least according to producer Ivan Reitman, who directed the 1984 original.

The new Ghostbusters was quite controversial, as it featured all women in the team. And fans opposed it all through production leading up to its debut in theaters. And that certainly hurt its chances at the box office. Sony just isn't sure what it wants to do next. »

- MovieWeb

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Paul Feig would be “surprised” if Ghostbusters gets a sequel

23 November 2016 1:23 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the film now out on Blu-ray and DVD, Paul Feig has been talking about his Ghostbusters remake and his thoughts on the project overall. It had a lot of detractors upon its announcement and the mediocre release and box office figures did little to help its cause, but despite the post-credits tease of a sequel it’s likely we won’t see this batch of Ghostbusters bustin’ again any time soon.

“If the studio was knocking on the door to do another one, I’d have to think about it,” the director told Den of Geek. “We had so much fun, and I’d love to work with that team again. But I would be very surprised.”

It’s unsurprising that Sony aren’t knocking on the door for another movie. The film was denied a release in the now lucrative Chinese market (a market which single-handily saved Warcraft »

- Luke Owen

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‘My Girl’ 25th Anniversary: Pranks, Tears and a Swear Jar (Photos)

18 November 2016 1:04 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It may be hard to believe that the coming-of-age movie “My Girl” came out 25 years ago. Anna Chlumsky, in her first starring role as hypochondriac Vada Sultenfuss, appeared opposite Macaulay Culkin, who had already gained international fame from the hit holiday comedy “Home Alone.” Both child actors played unlikely friends in the feature, set in the summer of 1972, also with Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd. Read on to learn 10 facts about the film (collected by TheWrap in partnership with IMDb. Anna Chlumsky said she learned acting exercises from Jaime Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd, who gave her tips while making the movie. »

- Meriah Doty

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Win ‘Ghostbusters’ prizes, including a Wi-Fi Blu-ray player & signed poster!

18 November 2016 7:03 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of Ghostbusters, available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital from 21st November 2016, we are offering you the chance to win some fantastic Ghostbusters prizes!

Grand Prize

1 copy of Ghostbusters on Blu-ray (featuring more than 15 minutes of footage not seen in theatres and hours of hilarious bonus content) 1 Sony Bdp-S3700: Wifi Blu-ray Player 1 Ghostbusters film poster Signed by director Paul Feig

We will also be giving away 4 copies of the Ghostbusters Blu-ray to lucky runner-up’s!

The Ghostbusters franchise makes its long-awaited return with Director Paul Feig’s unique and hilarious take on the classic supernatural comedy, led by the freshest minds in comedy today, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth.  Together they team up to save Manhattan from a sudden invasion of spirits, spooks and slime that engulfs the city. 

Directed by Paul Feig and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, »

- Paul Heath

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Warren Beatty Praises Wife Annette Bening at ‘20th Century Women’ AFI Premiere: ‘She’s the Best Actress I Know’

17 November 2016 9:23 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Six days after Warren Beatty’s “Rules Don’t Apply” opened the AFI Fest, Annette Bening‘s “20th Century Women” held its Los Angeles premiere at the Tcl Chinese along with a pre-screening career tribute.

Beatty was in a supporting role for his spouse on the red carpet, asserting, “She’s the best actress I know of.”

Bening portrays single mother Dorothea Fields, dealing with raising her 15-year-old son in 1979 in “20th Century” — and stressed that the festivities underlined the importance of family and friends.

“Having that focus on my family has been a way of staying sane because a moment like this is fleeting,” she noted. “I’m so honored that the AFI would ask me to do this.”

She also said that director Mike Mills‘ setting the story in his hometown of Santa Barbara was irresistible, since she had grown up in San Diego.

“I had never read »

- Dave McNary

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Election Movies To Watch

8 November 2016 7:44 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

– By We Are Movie Geeks Staff –

Our long election season is finally coming to an end, and all that remains is to vote. And watch an election-themed movie!

Going through the list of movies about elections, the Movie Geeks found a lot more negative than positive ones, and more movies about manipulative people behind the candidate than inspiring candidates. While there is a lot of biting social commentary and satire, there are a few light and silly election movies too. So top cap off election season, here are a dozen election and political movies.

Don’t forget to vote!

The Campaign

Jay Roach, director of the true story political HBO filmsRecount” and “Game Change”, goes for the big laughs in this farce about a lazy, scandal-ridden incumbent congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) who faces off against a bumbling, naive altruistic Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis). This comic gem captures all the election craziness, »

- Cate Marquis

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Army Of One Review

8 November 2016 7:42 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I don’t take 1-star reviews lightly, but Army Of One is borderline unwatchable. The story itself – while factually true – feels like an out-of-date Mad TV sketch (funny that Will Sasso co-stars), while Larry Charles directs a coked-up Muppet version of Nicolas Cage. We know the dire professional straights that Cage constantly navigates, but has Russell Brand really fallen so hard to play an angsty God who makes a “holy shit” pun upon his introduction? Charles’ brand of stupidity is never comical, nor is Cage’s zany portrayal of a real-life nutjob (with a sweet heart) ever endearing. Cage may be on a mission from God, but don’t you dare lump a classic like The Blues Brothers in with this tone-deaf mess of reality.

Crazy-ass Cage stars as Gary Faulkner, a Colorado native who said God tasked him with single-handedly killing Osama Bin Laden. To do so, he makes numerous recon trips to Pakistan, »

- Matt Donato

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The Films That Help Explain The Us Election

6 November 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week, Neil Calloway looks at films that deal with political campaigns…

Unless you’ve been living away from society, disconnected from any news source for the past eighteen months, you’ll be aware that there is a Us Presidential Election this week. It’s been a hard fought, bitter campaign with serious allegations thrown at each candidate from the other side. Donald Trump can count on the backing of serious political heavyweights such as Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, 16 And Pregnant star turned porn actress Farrah Abraham, and Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase. Hillary Clinton has had to make do with the backing of Barack Obama, Colin Powell and virtually every major newspaper in America.

If you’re confused about the process, or just can’t get enough of the debates, dramas and dirt slinging, then here are a few films to watch…

The Candidate is a 1972 film starring Robert Redford as a young, »

- Neil Calloway

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Film Review: ‘Army of One’

5 November 2016 1:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In 2012, I was invited to participate in Sight & Sound magazine’s “greatest films of all time” poll. For a film critic, that’s an awesome honor — and an even greater responsibility — and for some reason I’ll never fully understand, I second-guessed my choices at the last minute, withholding my all-time favorite movie (“Fargo”) and submitting “Borat” in its place. In my defense, Sight & Sound voters always stick to the canon with this poll, since the titles with the most votes win, whereas I sincerely believe that “Borat” is the most revolutionary movie of the last decade, an anarchic social critique for the post-reality-tv era, featuring radical comedy techniques pioneered by “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” director Larry Charles.

I have chosen this space to own up to my mistake (I’ll admit, however genius I still consider “Borat” to be, it ain’t one of the 10 greatest films of »

- Peter Debruge

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Legendary composer to get 95th birthday tribute at Royal Albert Hall

2 November 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Elmer and sons, Hawaii 99, Peter right

Legendary film composer Elmer Bernstein will receive the ultimate musical tribute at the Royal Albert Hall next year, the 95th anniversary of his birth.

The writer of some of the movies’ most memorable themes – including The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and To Kill a Mockingbird – will be celebrated in a brand new show, Elmer Bernstein: 50 Years of Film Music, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and presented by the composer’s son, Peter.

He will be joined on stage at this European premiere by John Landis, whose seven classic films with the composer included The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London and Trading Places.

Lucy Noble, Director of Events at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “Elmer Bernstein is beloved across the world for his unforgettable movie music, from the rousing, triumphant themes of The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape to the tender, »

- Paul Heath

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Paul Feig still hoping to make a Ghostbusters sequel

1 November 2016 7:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A few weeks ago Paul Feig suggested that he doesn’t believe there’s been any talk within Sony about a sequel to his Ghostbusters reboot, but speaking to The Daily Beast, the director has revealed that he’s keen to get the cast back together for a follow-up, as well as discussing the positive reception to the movie following its home-entertainment release in October.

“That’s up to the studio because they have to pay for it,” said Feig when asked about the chances of Ghostbusters 2. “Nobody’s called me. But I love those characters and I know they are now heroes and mean a lot to a lot of people, so in a perfect world it would be great if we could see them bust more ghosts, kick more ass, and be awesome again.”

“Now that the movie’s kind of past all that stuff and we »

- Gary Collinson

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Is this a photo of Bill Murray or Tom Hanks? The internet can't decide

26 October 2016 12:03 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A photo posted to a Facebook group triggered debate just as furious as that surrounding The Dress – is it Murray impersonating a crying baby, or is it Hanks?

Bill Murray’s mood swings were so tempestuous during the making of Ghostbusters that Dan Aykroyd nicknamed him The Murricane. The Groundhog Day actor doesn’t have an agent and instead uses a 1-800 number for pitches and offers. On his 20th birthday he was arrested trying to smuggle around 10lb of marijuana through Chicago’s O’Hare airport. He has jammed with Eric Clapton, lived and breathed Hunter S Thompson to play him in Where the Buffalo Roam, sung a duet with Clint Eastwood and tended an Austin bar for the night with members of the Wu-Tang Clan, giving everyone tequila shots no matter what they ordered.

There is already well-established folklore around the living legend that is Bill Murray, and »

- Olivia Solon in San Francisco

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‘Sneakers’: NBC Plans Series Reboot of Robert Redford’s Hacker Comedy

22 October 2016 3:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 1992, Robert Redford starred in the comedy “Sneakers,” directed by Phil Alden Robinson. The hacker film followed a security pro who finds his past coming back to haunt him, when he and his team are tasked with retrieving a particularly important item for the U.S. government. The comedy featured a star-studded cast including Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, Mary MacDonnell and Timothy Busfield.

Now, NBC has handed out a script order for a TV series adaptation of the film, according to Deadline. Walter Parkes, who wrote the original film with Lawrence Lasker and Robinson, will executive produce the reboot alongside his wife and producing partner Laurie MacDonald. Tom Szentgyorgyi (“The Mentalist”), will also executive produce and pen the script.

The series hails from Universal TV, where Parkes and MacDonald have a first-look deal with production company.

Read More: ‘War of the Worlds’ TV Series in Development at MTV »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Sneakers’: NBC Plans Series Reboot of Robert Redford’s Hacker Comedy

22 October 2016 3:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In 1992, Robert Redford starred in the comedy “Sneakers,” directed by Phil Alden Robinson. The hacker film followed a security pro who finds his past coming back to haunt him, when he and his team are tasked with retrieving a particularly important item for the U.S. government. The comedy featured a star-studded cast including Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, Mary MacDonnell and Timothy Busfield.

Now, NBC has handed out a script order for a TV series adaptation of the film, according to Deadline. Walter Parkes, who wrote the original film with Lawrence Lasker and Robinson, will executive produce the reboot alongside his wife and producing partner Laurie MacDonald. Tom Szentgyorgyi (“The Mentalist”), will also executive produce and pen the script.

The series hails from Universal TV, where Parkes and MacDonald have a first-look deal with production company.

Read More: ‘War of the Worlds’ TV Series in Development at MTV »

- Liz Calvario

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Sneakers Adaptation Eyed at NBC, Based on Robert Redford Hacker Film

22 October 2016 7:41 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC has put into development an adaptation of Sneakers, the 1992 hacker movie that starred Robert Redford.

The original light-hearted thriller followed a group of security experts who are blackmailed by the U.S. government into stealing a top-secret device that they come to realize could be dangerous if it falls into the wrong hands. The film’s cast also included Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, Mary MacDonnell and Timothy Busfield.

Per our sister site Deadline, former The Mentalist executive producer Tom Szentgyorgyi will write the adaptation and exec-produce alongside Walter Parkes »

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Keeping Up With The Joneses – Review

20 October 2016 6:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

 

How’d that beloved tune from the “pre-fab four” go? “Another Pleasant Valley Sunday, here in status-symbol land”. Well, they might’ve been crooning about the locale of this new comedy. Everybody’s lawn is perfect, right out of American Beauty. Maybe even “picture perfect”, but more than a bit dull. Some of the residents perhaps secretly hope that things will get shaken up a tad. Ah, be careful what you wish for, so goes the old saying. That’s what happened in the final John Belushi/Dan Aykroyd team-up in 1981, Neighbors. But instead of that off-kilter, way-too friendly couple, the new arrivals bore more than a passing resemblance to Mr. & Mrs. Smith (not the Hitchcock comedy, but the first pairing of Pitt and Jolie). That’s the premise, as two “normals” risk life and limb when they’re Keeping Up With The Joneses.

The Gaffneys, Karen (Isla Fisher) and »

- Jim Batts

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