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PBS Brings Back “Curious George” and “Super Why!” For Kiddies – TCA

1 August 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Curious George returns to PBS Kids August 17 in his third feature-length adventure Curious George 3: Back To The Jungle, featuring the voices of John Goodman and Angela Bassett and music by the Plain White Ts, the network announced at TCA Saturday. Also announced were new episodes of the Emmy-nominated pre-school series Super Why!, also bowing August 17. The third George movie, already available on Netflix, is set in Africa, where the cartoon chimp crash-lands after a… »

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Watch: Step Into the Out-of-Control World of National Lampoon in 'Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead' Nsfw Trailer

31 July 2015 11:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Sundance: How 'Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead' Director Pulled Off a Documentary About The National Lampoon No one was safe when it came to National Lampoon's jokes. The boundary-pushing, one-of-a-kind publication is the focus of Douglas Tirola's documentary, "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon."  The documentary covers the founding of the magazine by two Harvard graduates, its rise to fame, expansion to radio shows, albums and other mediums and its eventual demise. Through never-before seen interviews during the magazine's prime and pictures from the magazine itself, Tirola paints a picture of the outrageous world of the magazine during its 28-year lifespan. It also features interviews with prominent names in comedy like Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Chevy Chase, John Goodman and Bill Murray. Check out the hilarious, Nsfw trailer above. Read More: Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #33: Timely 'Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead' »

- Kaeli Van Cott

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Watch: Feel 'Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead' With This Trailer For The Documentary About 'National Lampoon'

31 July 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While this weekend's "Vacation" doesn't come stamped with the National Lampoon brand, it definitely continues a lineage. Not only is it the latest installment in a series that started in 1983, it's the revival of a certain kind of anarchic spirit that was first launched not on the big screen, but in the bawdy pages of a magazine. And a documentary is coming along to share the history of this comedy landmark. "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story Of The National Lampoon" (read our review) brings together famous faces like Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Chevy Chase, John Goodman, Bill Murray, and more to tell the story of the little comedy rag that could, which soon became a big and sometimes controversial success that carried over to many media platforms. Here's the official synopsis:  From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New images from Trumbo featuring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane and Hellen Mirren

29 July 2015 6:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the news that director Jay Roach’s upcoming biopic Trumbo is set to receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, two new images have arrived online featuring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo alongside Diane Lane (Man of Steel) and Helen Mirren (The Queen)…

The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

Trumbo is set for release in the States on November 6th and in the UK on January 22nd, with a cast that also includes John Goodman, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, Louis C.K. and Alan Tudyk. »

- Gary Collinson

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New Look At Bryan Cranston And Helen Mirren In Trumbo

29 July 2015 2:26 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

New Dalton Trumbo biopic, Trumbo, sees Bryan Cranston in the title role as the blacklisted screenwriter  crushed under the wheels of the state in 1940s America. Helen Mirren co-stars as a trash-talking columnist looking to expose any reds lurking under the bed. Any bed and any reds: she was an equal-opportunities smearer. Here’s a first look at Dame Helen’s character in action.Trumbo tells the sorry chapter of American film history when, if you a Hollywood player and not drapped in the Stars and Stripes at all times, you were likely to be hauled up in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee (Huac) committee and grilled about your political allegiances. In the worst cases – like Trumbo’s – professional exile resulted.Joining Cranston on this one is Diane Lane as his wife (pictured), Cleo, with Elle Fanning as his daughter. Michael Stuhlbarg plays Edward G. Robinson and David James Elliott is John Wayne. »

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New 'Trumbo' Pictures Featuring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane and Helen Mirren

28 July 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

One of the films making its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival is Jay Roach's Trumbo starring Bryan Cranston as 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo whose career came to a crashing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. Along with making the Toronto list, today Bleecker Street, who will release the film on Nov. 6, have released two new images, both of which can be seen below. In the pics are shots of Cranston as Trumbo along with Diane Lane as his wife Cleo and Helen Mirren as notorious gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. Additional members of the cast include Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Virgil Brooks, Louis C.K. as Arlen Hird, Elle Fanning as Nikola Trumbo, John Goodman as Frank King, Alan Tudyk as Ian McLellan Hunter and Michael Stuhlbarg as Edward G. Robinson. The likes of David James Elliott will play John Wayne, Dean O'Gorman »

- Brad Brevet

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New Trumbo Photos Feature Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren and Diane Lane

28 July 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Bleecker Street has sent us these two new photos from director Jay Roach’s highly anticipated Trumbo, featuring Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren and Diane Lane.

It was announced today that the film will have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival as a Special Presentation.

The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

Featuring Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Alan Tudyk, and Michael Stuhlbarg, Trumbo opens in theatres on November 6, 2015.

The post New Trumbo Photos Feature Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren and Diane Lane appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks. »

- Michelle McCue

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Michael Fassbender Smokes Up for The Big Lebowski

25 July 2015 2:46 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Michael Fassbender is truly dedicated to his craft. On Friday night, during the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Fassbender took up the shaggy mantle of the Dude, portrayed by Jeff Bridges in the Coen brothers’ classic The Big Lebowski, as part of Jason Reitman’s live script-reading series. To get into character, Fassbender donned a pair of roughed-up shorts and a slouchy sweater and toked three J. Law–rolled cigarettes — the kind that may or may not have been packed with the Devil's lettuce — during the read. “I think Fassbender went a little too Method on this one,” said Patton Oswalt, who played John Goodman’s bombastic Vietnam vet Walter. “I hope TMZ isn’t here.” Because Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse is filming in Montreal, Fassbender and co-star Jennifer Lawrence were tapped for Reitman’s live-read. Lawrence portrayed Julianne Moore’s Maude. Dennis Quaid played the wheelchair-bound Lebowski, »

- Greg Cwik

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Michael Fassbender Goes ‘A Little Too Method’ in ‘Big Lebowski’ Live Read

25 July 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael Fassbender put his magnetic superpowers aside Friday night to play stoner icon “the Dude” in a reading of “The Big Lebowski” in Montreal, but it was Patton Oswalt’s performance as Walter Sobchak (the role originated by John Goodman) that stole the show.

Organized by the Just for Laughs comedy festival, the sold-out Live Read — at which a cast of nine read the Coen brothers’ cult-favorite screenplay for an audience of 1,300 — took clever advantage of the fact that “X-Men: Apocalypse” is shooting in the same city where North America’s biggest comedy festival is headquartered. As such, the fest managed to lure X-women Jennifer Lawrence (who performed Julianne Moore’s Maude) and Olivia Munn (stepping in as Tara Reid’s Bunny) to join Oswalt and a handful of “Silicon Valley” players — T.J. Miller as Brandt, Martin Starr as Jesus and showrunner Mike Judge doing a dead-on Sam Elliott as »

- Peter Debruge

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Bruce Willis’ Detective Comedy Adds Four More

14 July 2015 4:07 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Tyga, Ken Davitian, David Arquette and Victor Ortiz are joining Voltage Pictures’ untitled detective comedy starring Bruce Willis. They round out a cast that already includes John Goodman, Jason Momoa, Famke Janssen, Stephanie Sigman, Thomas Middleditch, Adrian Martinez, Kal Penn and Adam Goldberg. Production began last month in Venice Beach on the pic, which stars Willis as a down but not out L.A. private investigator whose professional and personal worlds collide after… »

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Michael Fassbender is The Dude in a new Big Lebowski table read

7 July 2015 7:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael Fassbender is taking on the role of The Dude in a table read of The Big Lebowski.

The 12 Years a Slave actor will appear in Jason Reitman's project in Montreal as part of the Just For Laughs comedy festival on July 24.

Speaking on the casting, Reitman told EW: "Unlike other live reads where I have a decent sense of how, for instance, Seth Rogen [was] going to play The Dude, I have no idea how Fassbender will do it.

"But he's one of our greatest performers, he's on the current Mount Rushmore of actors, so I can't wait to see what he comes up with."

More castmembers are yet to be announced, but Patton Oswalt will appear as Walter Sobchak alongside Fassbender, who is currently filming in Montreal for X-Men: Apocalypse.

Jeff Bridges first brought The Dude to life in the cult 1998 Coen brothers film, which also starred John Goodman, »

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Fassbender Is The Dude In "Lebowski" Reading

7 July 2015 7:03 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Michael Fassbender is set to take on Jeff Bridges' iconic role of 'The Dude' in Jason Reitman's upcoming script reading of "The Big Lebowski".

EW reports that the one-night-only stage reading of the Joel and Ethan Coen script will take place in Montreal later this month. Fassbender will be joined on stage by Patton Oswalt as John Goodman's character Walter Sobchak. Seth Rogen and Rainn Wilson played the roles in a Los Angeles script read of the film a while back.

Reitman admits he doesn't know what the actor will do, telling the mag: "Unlike other Live-Reads where I have a decent sense of how, for instance, Seth Rogen going to play The Dude, I have no idea how Fassbender will do it. But he's one of the our greatest performers, he's on the current Mount Rushmore of actors, so I can't wait to see what he comes up with. »

- Garth Franklin

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John Goodman & Bond Girl Stephanie Sigman Added To Voltage’s Untitled Bruce Willis Comedy

30 June 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: John Goodman, Stephanie Sigman, Adrian Martinez, Kal Penn and Emily Robinson have joined Bruce Willis in the Mark & Robb Cullen-directed untitled comedy for Voltage Pictures that just got underway in Venice Beach. They round out a cast that includes Jason Momoa, Thomas Middleditch and Famke Janssen. Willis plays an L.A.-based private investigator whose professional and personal worlds collide after his loving pet Buddy is stolen by a notorious gang. A series of… »

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VOD Spotlight: Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle

23 June 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Everyone’s favorite monkey is back! In Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle, George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, but a little “monkeying around” forces him to crash land in Africa. A worried Man With the Yellow Hat sets out to find George, while George bravely explores the jungle, making new animal friends along the way. When they reunite, the two friends have a memorable adventure with George’s new friends. Angela Basset, John Goodman, Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett and Alexander Polinsky provide voices for the movie, and the sound track of this fun-filled family … Continue reading →

The post VOD Spotlight: Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Meredith Ennis

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Steve Blauner, Who Helped Bring ‘Easy Rider,’ ‘Five Easy Pieces’ to Screen, Dies at 81

17 June 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Steve Blauner, who was Bobby Darin’s manager and a partner with Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson in Bbs Productions, which produced classic films including “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “The Last Picture Show,” died June 16 at his home in Marina Del Rey, Calif. He was 81 and was suffering from the complications of a broken hip.

After working for Screen Gems, where he was involved in sitcoms such as “Bewitched,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Hazel” and “The Monkees,” Blauner joined “Monkees” producer Schneider and director Rafelson, who had already formed a company called Raybert, in forming Bbs in the mid 1960s. Over a span of several years, the company produced the Academy Award-winning 1974 documentary “Hearts and Minds” and New Hollywood films “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “The Last Picture Show,” “The King of Marvin Gardens” and “A Safe Place.”

Rafelson said, “Steve was the most beloved of three partners, he »

- Carmel Dagan

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Steve Blauner, Who Helped Bring ‘Easy Rider,’ ‘Five Easy Pieces’ to Screen, Dies at 81

17 June 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Steve Blauner, who was Bobby Darin’s manager and a partner with Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson in Bbs Productions, which produced classic films including “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “The Last Picture Show,” died June 16 at his home in Marina Del Rey, Calif. He was 81 and was suffering from the complications of a broken hip.

After working for Screen Gems, where he was involved in sitcoms such as “Bewitched,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Hazel” and “The Monkees,” Blauner joined “Monkees” producer Schneider and director Rafelson, who had already formed a company called Raybert, in forming Bbs in the mid 1960s. Over a span of several years, the company produced the Academy Award-winning 1974 documentary “Hearts and Minds” and New Hollywood films “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “The Last Picture Show,” “The King of Marvin Gardens” and “A Safe Place.”

Rafelson said, “Steve was the most beloved of three partners, he »

- Carmel Dagan

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Ranking All of Pixar's Films: From 'Toy Story' to 'Inside Out'

17 June 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Twenty years ago Pixar Animation Studios released their first feature-length film: Toy Story. It was the first completely computer generated film out there and changed everything. Every other studio making animated films has been trying to catch up to them, not only in terms of technological achievements but in crafting stories that make everyone old and young laugh, cry, and thrilled. Not every single film they've made has been a home run, but their track record thus far has been pretty impressive. This year's release Inside Out is no exception, arriving as the fifteenth feature in the animation house's stable. Given the occasion, I've taken it upon myself to rank Pixar's first fifteen features to settle once and for all what is the best and worst from the studio. I contemplated bringing in the short films that precede each of their features, as many are just exquisite if not better than the films they accompany, »

- Mike Shutt

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X-Men Spin-Off Gambit Finally Lands a Great Director

15 June 2015 10:46 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Rupert Wyatt will follow The Gambler with Channing Tatum's solo superhero movie, and hopefully he's bringing John Goodman with him.

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- Christopher Campbell

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Michael Keaton’s Boston Globe Pic Spotlight Will Shine In November

10 June 2015 12:59 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Former Batman Michael Keaton experienced a whirlwind comeback last fall when he powered Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) to a Best Picture win and nine total nominations (including one for Keaton’s performance). Now, he’ll be in the thick of the awards race once more with Tom McCarthy-directed drama Spotlight, which Open Road has dated for November 6.

The star-studded project follows the Boston Globe‘s Spotlight Team that uncovered the Boston Archdiocese’s sexual abuse cover-up, a massive story that had gone mostly ignored by other media outlets. The team’s tireless efforts to bring the abuses to light in an incendiary series of stories ultimately earned the reporters the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for meritorious public service.

McCarthy, who was Oscar-nominated for his work writing Up, directs a cast that also includes Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schrieber, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup and John Slattery. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Ratchet & Clank looks gorgeous in the first ever PS4 gameplay trailer

10 June 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Ratchet & Clank looks gorgeous in the first ever gameplay trailer for the upcoming PS4 release.

The brand new PS4 trailer features a brief look at the upcoming animated movie, before launching into gameplay footage for the very first time.

In a post on the PlayStation blog, Insomniac community lead James Stevenson said that the studio didn't want to simply "up-res" Ratchet & Clank for PS4.

"We started out thinking of Ratchet & Clank (PS4) as a 're-imagining' of the 2002 original, revised to tie in with the deeper version of Ratchet's origin story as seen in the film," he said.

"We envisioned a curated Ratchet & Clank experience that borrowed from the spirit of the classic PS2 titles while infusing some of the best elements from the Ratchet & Clank Future games."

The studio ended up with an entirely new game with elements based on the original.

Fans can expect new modern controls, new planets, »

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