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Robert De Niro’s ‘War With Grandpa’ Gets Release Date

2 December 2016 6:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

TWC-Dimension has set an Oct. 21, 2017, release date for the Robert De Niro comedy “The War With Grandpa.”

Dimension had originally planned to open the film six months earlier, but director Tim Hill revealed last month during a presentation at the American Film Market that he would start shooting the movie in February in Toronto.

The War with Grandpa” follows a boy who’s forced to move out of his room when his recently widowed grandfather moves in. With the help of his friends, the boy devises outrageous pranks to make his grandfather surrender the room, but he turns out to be tougher than expected and all-out war ensues.

Christopher Walken and Eugene Levy have come on board to play the friends of De Niro’s character. “The War with Grandpa” is based on the 1984 children’s book by Robert Kimmel Smith. Phillip Glasser, Marvin Peart, and Rosa Morris Peart are producing, »

- Dave McNary

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The Edge Of Seventeen review

1 December 2016 9:56 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Edge Of Seventeen might just be the modern benchmark for the teen movie...

Just about every teen movie with a sparky female lead since 2004 has drawn comparisons, favourable or otherwise, back to the endlessly quotable Mean Girls. This didn't used to happen back in the heyday of American teen movies, but nowadays, it feels comparatively rare to see anything new in this sub-genre. But if writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig's debut film, The Edge Of Seventeen, is half as appreciated as it deserves to be, then it might just be a more modern benchmark.

For starters, 17-year-old Nadine Franklin is not only a uniquely and ferociously anti-social character, especially when compared to her fellow protagonists in this type of film, but she's also (at long last) a lead role worthy of Hailee Steinfeld, whose Oscar nominated turn in the Coen brothers' 2010 remake of True Grit spoke to her massive potential as a movie star. »

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First poster for The Comedian starring Robert De Niro

30 November 2016 6:40 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we brought you the first trailer for The Comedian [watch it here], and now a poster has arrived online for Taylor Hackford’s upcoming comedy featuring Robert De Niro; check it out below…

An aging comic icon, Jackie (Robert De Niro), has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother (Danny DeVito) and his wife (Patti LuPone), Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony (Leslie Mann), the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul (Harvey Keitel), and the two find inspiration in one another, resulting in surprising consequences.

The Comedian is set for a limited release on December 2nd in the States ahead of a nationwide release on January 13th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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'The Comedian' Review: Robert De Niro Can't Save Insult-Comic Character Study

30 November 2016 9:07 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Remember when Robert De Niro starred as wannabe standup comic Rupert Pupkin in Martin Scorsese's classic The King of Comedy. Since Pupkin was a full-time sociopath, it came as huge surprise when this amateur had the goods to make a go at his five minutes of fame. As Jackie Burke in The Comedian, De Niro is playing a pro, an aging comic who long ago made his bones doing stand-up and starring in a hit TV sitcom, Eddie's Home, that fans won’t let him forget. De Niro got under the skin of Pupkin. »

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The Comedian Movie Review

29 November 2016 6:16 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The Comedian Sony Pictures Classics Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: C+ Director:  Taylor Hackford Written by: Art Linson, Jeffrey Ross, Lewis Friedman, Richard Lagravenese Cast: Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Edie Falco, Harvey Keitel, Danny DeVito, Patti LuPone Screened at: Sony, NYC, 11/18/16 Opens: January 13, 2017 You may think that the new vulgarity in the U.S. makes its presence felt only in films produced by Judd Apatow and others of his ilk. Taylor Hackford thinks otherwise.  You get the impression by watching the jokes told by Jerry Burke (Robert De Niro) that comedy clubs need grossness to bring in a young audience.  For that matter, the old folks  [ Read More ]

The post The Comedian Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Harvey Karten

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'The Comedian' Starring Robert De Niro to Open Capri Hollywood Fest

28 November 2016 8:42 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The Comedian, starring Robert De Niro, will open the Capri Hollywood Film Festival on Dec. 27 in its European premiere.

The film, directed by Taylor Hackford (Ray), stars De Niro as aging insult comic Jackie Burke, who gets a second lease on life after meeting Harmony (Leslie Mann). The two find inspiration in each other, and his resulting new material finds the formerly has-been comic going viral. 

An all-star supporting cast includes Edie Falco, Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Charles GrodinCloris Leachman, Harvey Keitel and Patti LuPone. Art Linson, Jeff Ross, Richard Lagravenese and Lewis Friedman wrote the screenplay. It opens »

- Ariston Anderson

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Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz to Star in Comedy ‘The Pact’ (Exclusive)

28 November 2016 11:09 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena are set to star in Kay Cannon’s directorial debut, “The Pact.”

Eben Russell, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, and brothers Brian and Jim Kehoe penned the script for Point Grey, Good Universe, Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions, and Dmg.

The film follows three parents who, upon discovering that their daughters have made a pact to lose their virginities on prom night, go out and try and stop them before it’s too late.

Point Grey’s Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver will produce alongside Hurwitz and Schlossberg, and Dmg Entertainment’s Chris Fenton. Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe will executive produce with Chris Cowles of Dmg. John Fagen will oversee for Point Grey.

Mann most recently starred in New Line’s “How to Be Single” and Sony Classics’ “The Comedian,” which should be a contender at the upcoming Golden Globes. »

- Justin Kroll

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Rashida Jones: ‘I Got Attacked By Bubbles,’ Michael Jackson’s Chimpanzee

24 November 2016 7:16 AM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Don’t monkey around with Bubbles. Rashida Jones revealed she was bitten on the finger by the late King of Pop Michael Jackson’s chimpanzee hard enough to draw blood. The actress’ father Quincy Jones produced three of Jackson’s albums: “Off The Wall”, “Thriller” and “Bad”.  Related: That Time Danny DeVito Was Attacked By A Monkey On […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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Watch the first Nsfw trailer for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 12

23 November 2016 7:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The gang is back and wilder than ever in the debut red band trailer for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 12. Watch Dennis, Mac, Charlie, Dee and Frank blow up a car, go to a waterpark and more, all to the tune of DJ Shadow’s “Nobody Speak,” down below…

Few shows have been on air for 12 years, but even fewer shows have been on air for 12 years and are still (arguably) as good as they ever were. The behind-the-scenes team and on-camera talent have certainly settled into a groove that allows them to pump out episodes at a relatively consistent high-quality level.

While ratings for the series have certainly dipped since the late 2000s/early 2010s, much of that decrease in viewership can be attributed to the show’s move from FX to the network’s sister channel, Fxx.

In addition to the main cast, it looks like »

- Justin Cook

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Leslie Mann And Robert De Niro Star In First Trailer For The Comedian

22 November 2016 6:37 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

An aging comic icon, Jackie Burke (Robert De Niro) has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother (Danny DeVito) and his wife (Patti LuPone), Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony (Leslie Mann), the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul (Harvey Keitel), and the two find inspiration in one another resulting in surprising consequences. Through the alchemy of their unlikely friendship, Harmony and Jackie overcome their own emotional damage and emerge as better people.

Jackie Burke, embodied by De Niro in The Comedian, has been struggling for years to get back to the place he most wants to be—at the mic in a club where »

- Michelle McCue

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Disney’s Hercules, and the challenge of casting

22 November 2016 11:09 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Nov 23, 2016

Jack Nicholson was originally in line for Disney’s Hercules – but 1989’s Batman movie scuppered it…

If you believe the rhetoric, then between The Lion King and the current resurgence for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney didn’t release an animated movie of any merit. I’ve long been one of those calling bobbins on this. Between The Lion King and, say, Tangled, we had The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Mulan, Tarzan, The Emperor’s New Groove, Atlantis, Lilo & Stitch, Treasure Planet, Meet The Robinsons and The Princess & The Frog, for example. I’d argue there’s a mix of underappreciated and flat-out excellent movies in that lot.

And we also had Hercules.

1997’s Hercules wasn’t a raging box office success, and it was the first Walt Disney Animation Studios project to fall shy of $100m at the American box office since The Rescuers Down Under in 1990. Granted, »

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First trailer for The Comedian starring Robert De Niro

22 November 2016 8:29 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The Comedian set for a limited release in the Us next month, Sony Pictures has debuted a new trailer for Taylor Hackford upcoming comedy which sees Robert De Niro lead a cast that includes Leslie MannDanny DeVito, Harvey Keitel, Cloris Leachman, Patti LuPone and Hannibal Buress; check it out below after the official synopsis…

An aging comic icon, Jackie (Robert De Niro), has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother (Danny DeVito) and his wife (Patti LuPone), Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony (Leslie Mann), the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul (Harvey Keitel), and the two find inspiration in one another, resulting in surprising consequences. »

- Amie Cranswick

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First Trailer For The Comedian Sees Robert De Niro Switch Gears Into Dark Comedy

21 November 2016 1:19 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Throughout his decorated screen career, Robert De Niro has played many a role. From Raging Bull all the way down to Dirty Grandpa, for better or worse, few actors can claim to have starred in such a wide spectrum of movies as De Niro. Gauging the actor’s upcoming slate can be a difficult task, then; for every feel-good drama in the vein of The Intern, there’s The Family, a cinematic dud that attempted to tap into Robert De Niro’s history in the gangster genre and flip expectations on their head, only to come up short.

Come January 13, Robert De Niro will be back in theaters for The Comedian, a dark comedy hailing from director Taylor Hackford (An Officer and a Gentleman, Ray). A passion project for the actor from the off, Entertainment Weekly has today unveiled the first full trailer, one which finds the acting legend in the part of Jackie, »

- Michael Briers

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‘The Comedian’ Trailer: Robert De Niro Charms Leslie Mann While Insulting Everybody Else

21 November 2016 12:16 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Can Robert De Niro pull off a stand-up comic? Academy Award-winning director Taylor Hackford (“Ray,” “An Officer and a Gentleman”) seems to think so. In his latest film, De Niro plays celebrity comic Jackie Burke, a hot-tempered stand-up who’s sentenced to 100 hours of community service after punching an audience member. There, he meets Harmony (Leslie Mann), an unlikely love interest and the daughter of one of his contemporaries, played by Harvey Keitel. The rest of the cast includes Danny DeVito, Cloris Leachman, Edie Falco and Charles Grodin.

Read More: ‘The Comedian’ Critical Roundup: Robert De Niro’s Latest Film About An Aging Insult Comic Garners Early Negative Reviews

“I saw the movie as a dark drama with some comedy,” Hackford told EW, “but then we tested it with an audience, and they really laughed hard. So better to call it a dark comedy with drama.”

IndieWire’s own Ben Travers »

- Graham Winfrey

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First Trailer for Taylor Hackford's 'The Comedian' with Robert De Niro

21 November 2016 11:00 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"What a shmuck." Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled the first trailer for a film titled The Comedian, from Oscar-winning director Taylor Hackford, starring Robert De Niro as an aging stand-up comic. De Niro plays Jackie Burke, who returns to the stage to perform comedy after a long run on a TV sitcom. But things aren't exactly the same as they were in the old days. The full cast includes Danny DeVito, Patti LuPone, Edie Falco, Leslie Mann, Harvey Keitel, with an appearance by Billy Crystal. The film just premiered at AFI Fest and got slammed by critics, with some very harsh feedback making it sound like this is worth skipping. From the looks of it with this trailer, it might be better to recommend Don't Think Twice instead. Here's the first official trailer for Taylor Hackford's The Comedian, originally from EW.com: An aging comic icon, Jackie, has seen better days. »

- Alex Billington

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‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ Season 12 Red Band Trailer: The Gang Returns For More Nsfw Shenanigans

21 November 2016 9:21 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Fxx series “You’re The Worst” closed out its third season this past Wednesday, which means that fans of FX’s original programming will have to wait until January for new premieres. Both FX and Fxx will debut new seasons of “Man Seeking Woman,” “Baskets” and of course, the longest-running series on the network “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” The series will return for a 12th season that will feature, among many other things, a musical episode and a guest appearance by Scott Bakula, best known for starring in the sci-fi series “Quantum Leap.” Watch a red-band trailer for the new season below featuring the gang getting into some Nsfw shenanigans.

Read More: ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ Season 12 Teaser Trailer: The Gang is Back for More Mayhem — Watch

“It’s Always Sunny” first premiered in August, 2005 on FX. The series follows the various exploits of “The Gang, »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ Season 12 Red Band Trailer: The Gang Returns For More Nsfw Shenanigans

21 November 2016 9:21 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Fxx series “You’re The Worst” closed out its third season this past Wednesday, which means that fans of FX’s original programming will have to wait until January for new premieres. Both FX and Fxx will debut new seasons of “Man Seeking Woman,” “Baskets” and of course, the longest-running series on the network “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” The series will return for a 12th season that will feature, among many other things, a musical episode and a guest appearance by Scott Bakula, best known for starring in the sci-fi series “Quantum Leap.” Watch a red-band trailer for the new season below featuring the gang getting into some Nsfw shenanigans.

Read More: ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ Season 12 Teaser Trailer: The Gang is Back for More Mayhem — Watch

“It’s Always Sunny” first premiered in August, 2005 on FX. The series follows the various exploits of “The Gang, »

- Vikram Murthi

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Robert De Niro is ‘The Comedian’ in First Trailer

21 November 2016 8:19 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

One of the late additions to the 2016 release calendar is The Comedian, the latest film from Taylor Hackford (Ray, The Devil’s Advocate). Starring Robert De Niro as an insult comic with his glory days behind him, Sony Classics picked up the film and after an AFI Fest premiere and ahead of an Oscar-qualifying run, the first trailer has landed.

Seemingly a far cry from The King of Comedy, we said in our review, “When I consider The Comedian, I’m hard-pressed to articulate just what the movie is. It feels as though over the course of the production, whatever point it was supposed to have got lost, perhaps in the transition from one director or screenplay draft to another. What’s left is an accretion of movie stars and name comedians orbiting a plotless New York travelogue starring Robert De Niro.”

Check out the trailer below for the film also starring Leslie Mann, »

- Jordan Raup

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The Comedian Trailer: Watch Robert De Niro Yuk It Up as a Broken-Down Insult Comic

21 November 2016 7:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In 1983, Robert De Niro starred as Rupert Pupkin, a crazed fan who yearns desperately to be a stand-up comic, in the ironically titled The King of Comedy. Now, 33 years later, the seven-time Oscar nominee (he’s won two statuettes) is in contention for nod No. 8 with his lead role in The Comedian, a darkly humorous film set in the strange world of comedy clubs.

Directed by Taylor Hackford (An Officer and a GentlemanRay) and written by a quartet of industry pros including Jeff Ross and Richard LagraveneseThe Comedian features De Niro as a once-edgy Don Rickles-like stand-up named Jackie Burke. »

- peoplecomproducer

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AFI Film Review: ‘Patriots Day’

18 November 2016 12:43 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

An intense, jittery re-creation of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the four-day manhunt that followed, “Patriots Day” is the movie CBS Films was put on this earth to produce. A couple decades earlier, such a headline-driven retelling of a traumatic news event might have been made expressly for the small screen, the way NBC rushed telepics like “In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco” onto its Sunday-night movie slot mere weeks after tragedy struck.

But “Patriots Day” is no rush-job TV movie; it’s genuinely exciting megaplex entertainment, informed by extensive research, featuring bona fide movie stars, and staged with equal degrees of professionalism and respect — as suggested by the title, appropriated from the holiday on which the incident occurred. It’s also a sober homage from Boston native Mark Wahlberg, who produced alongside “Deepwater Horizon” director Peter Berg, chasing an opportunity to chase that true-story energy that fueled their earlier 2013 collaboration “Lone Survivor. »

- Peter Debruge

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