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20 items from 2015


What time is it? ‘Adventure Time’ being made into a movie

27 February 2015 4:27 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Adventure Time, Pendleton Ward’s kids show turned Cartoon Network cult sensation, is being turned into a big screen, animated movie by Warner Bros., Deadline reported Friday. Mathematical!

Chris McKay and Roy Lee, both of whom were producers on The Lego Movie, and McKay of Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken, will produce the Adventure Time movie.

The show involves a boy named Finn and his best friend Jake the Dog as they protect the citizens of the Land of Ooo from foes of various shapes and sizes, including Evil Guy (voiced by Mark Hamill) and Marceline the Vampire Queen (Cloris Leachman).

No details just yet on a director, plot or when to expect the film, as this is breaking news, but will update as more comes in.

The post What time is it? ‘Adventure Time’ being made into a movie appeared first on Sound On Sight.

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- Brian Welk

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Daniel Dae Kim Makes Directorial Debut on ‘Hawaii Five-0′

27 February 2015 2:08 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After six seasons on mega-hit “Lost” and currently starring on CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0,” now in its fifth season, fan favorite Daniel Dae Kim is stepping behind the camera.

“When I was working on ‘Lost,’ I shadowed a few directors because it was something that I was interested in, but it wasn’t the kind of series where a newcomer could just hop on. It was very complicated,” Kim tells Variety of his decision to direct.

“I just watched and learned, and when ‘Hawaii Five-0′ came along, once we had a few seasons under our belt, I thought it was the right time to ask. Thankfully, CBS and (exec producer) Peter Lenkov were kind enough to give me a shot,” Kim says. “It’s a combination of having the desire and getting the opportunity.”

The actor-turned-director, who also has multiple pilots in development with his production company 3Ad, tells Variety about »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Hawaii Five-0 Sneak Peek: Danny and the 'Killing Machine' Return to Therapy

27 February 2015 6:30 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Perhaps Hawaii Five-0‘s unseen therapist should just wave the white flag and let Steve and Danny agree to disagree?

Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled?

In the above sneak peek from tonight’s episode (CBS, 9/8c), Five-0’s top cops are subject to another round of therapy, just as they were in the Season 5 premiere. This time around, the topics at hand include someone’s “control” issues and the other’s tendency to be “overly sensitive.”

And on the heels of Danny paying his partner a compliment (of sorts?), there’s the matter of Steve response in a bothersome, »

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Boob on the Tube: Top Ten Worst Movie Adaptations of TV Shows

26 February 2015 11:42 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Some of the greatest (or at least heavily favored) American television shows got the big screen treatment when they were selected to have their small screen following turn into a cinematic experience. Unfortunately, for every beloved nostalgic television show that translated successfully in movie theaters (The Brady Bunch MovieStar Trek, Batman, etc.) there are boob tube stinkers that overtake the good crop. Sure, there are middle-of-the-road movie adaptations of television programs that have a mixed bag reception (1997’s Leave It To Beaver, 1987’s Dragnet, 2012’s Dark Shadows, etc.). Nevertheless, it is always the unflattering fare that receive the bulk of the attention (do you register, 1999’s The Wild, Wild West ?).

In Boob on the Tube: Top Ten Worst Movie Adaptations of TV Shows we will take a look at the top ten televised offenders that dared to venture into cinema’s stratosphere only to end up floating down shamefully »

- Frank Ochieng

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Inside Oscar’s Glamorous After-Parties

23 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The night doesn’t end when the final Oscar is handed out. In fact, the party is just getting started as stars and execs exit the Dolby Theater, heading to a flurry of post-awards celebrations, including the Governors Ball, the Vanity Fair Party, Elton John’s AIDS Foundation party and more. See below for an insider timeline of the festivities.

4:00 p.m. Elton John and David Furnish arrive at John’s 23rd annual AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party. The musician rocks red specs while Furnish shows off golden footwear. The theme of the night is “just straight music,” says John.

4:16 p.m. “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland arrives at Elton John’s bash, enjoying a slice of pizza on the white carpet.

4:20 p.m. Musician-producer Nile Rodgers checks in at Elton John’s party ready to perform. “Tonight, it means the world to me,” he says. “I »

- Variety Staff

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Amazon Studios Greenlights Second Seasons of Four Original Kids Series

23 February 2015 6:07 AM, PST | Hollywonk | See recent Hollywonk news »

They’ve proven to be among the most popular kids series on Prime Instant Video, and all four of them were recently honored by the Parents’ Choice Foundation. Today Amazon announced that it has greenlit second seasons of its hit kids series: Creative Galaxy, Annedroids, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, and recent Annie Award winner Tumble Leaf.  

Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy, Annedroids and Gortimer have all experienced a tremendous response from our customers and we’re excited to bring them back for another season,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming for Amazon Studios. “Working with such remarkably talented and impactful creators in both the preschool and kids six to 11 space, it’s exciting to see where the storylines and characters will take us for another season.”

Annecy International Festival and Annie award-winning series Tumble Leaf was created by Drew Hodges (Saturday Night Live, Community) and executive produced »

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Second Opinion – The Wedding Ringer (2015)

22 February 2015 12:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Wedding Ringer, 2015.

Directed by Jeremy Garelick.

Starring Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Olivia Thirlby, Ken Howard, Alan Ritchson, Dan Gill, Jorge Garcia, and Cloris Leachman.

Synopsis:

Two weeks shy of his wedding, a socially awkward guy enters into a charade by hiring the owner of a company that provides best men for grooms in need.

In a week which saw long-running NBC show Saturday Night Live celebrate its 40th anniversary as the staple of American comedy, it seems apt that a comedy starring Kevin Hart, who auditioned for the show a few years back similarly to Jim Carrey and Zach Galifianakis, is released. Like Ride Along and Think Like A Man, The Wedding Ringer relies heavily of Hart’s usual charm and comedic talents to carry a somewhat mediocre concept through to box office glory, but with a less than stellar box office take in the Us thus far (the No. »

- Scott J. Davis

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New Hawaii Five O Season 5,Episode 17 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

20 February 2015 12:58 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently,CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Hawaii Five O" episode 17 of season 5. The episode is called, "Kuka'awale (Stakeout)," and it turns out that we're going to see some interesting stuff go down when McGarrett and Danny hit up an intense stakeout scene, and try to repair their relationship simultaneously, and more. In the new, 17th episode press release: McGarrett and Danny are going to work on their relationship while they stakeout a woman's apartment after she escapes following a diamond robbery. Press release number 2: McGarrett and Danny will work on their relationship while they stakeout a woman's apartment after she escapes following a diamond robbery. Series star ,Daniel Dae Kim, makes his directorial debut. Max Weinberg, Emmy Award winner Cloris Leachman, Charlie Saxton, Jon Lovitz and Jessica Lowndes guest star. Other guest stars feature: Cloris Leachman (Ruth Tennenbaum), Jon Lovitz (Barry Burns), Charlie Saxton »

- Derek

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27 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

14 February 2015 7:02 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

At one time, 2015 was poised to be the biggest year at the movies in recorded cinematic history. But that was before Warner Bros. pushed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to 2016. Still, in the next twelve months, we'll be getting a new Star Wars movie, 2 Marvel adventures, a Terminator reboot, a Jurassic Park sequel, and a new 007. That's just the very tip top of this giant tasty cake. There are over a hundred big movies coming in 2015. We're taking a look at the best of the best. These are the movies you know you don't want to miss. Check it out as we delve into the 27 most anticipated movies of 2015!

1Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Release Date: December 18

Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow.

Director: J.J. Abrams

What It's About: Continuing the Star Wars »

- MovieWeb

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Justin Bieber Set for ‘Comedy Central Roast': Let the #Bulgegate Jokes Rip

20 January 2015 7:26 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The torching of the pop star will tape in Los Angeles on a date to be revealed soon

In a comedian’s dream come true, the next “Comedy Central Roast” will feature Justin Bieber as the punching bag and headliner.

The cable channel’s hilarious president of Content Development & Original Programming, Kent Alterman, already fired the first shot: “Justin has been asking us for a few years to roast him, and we just kept telling him to go create more source material first,” he said. “We’re thrilled he listened.”

Also Read: 18 Comedians Who Died Too Soon – From John Pinette »

- Tony Maglio

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The Wedding Ringer Review

17 January 2015 2:34 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I was surprised by The Wedding Ringer. Actually, I should clarify that statement: I didn’t hate The Wedding Ringer. Released in the January doldrums, backing Kevin Hart as its headline act and sticking by a title that sounds uncomfortably familiar to that other wedding movie from over a decade ago, not much was weighing in its favor. The movie, while entirely predictable and with the occasional questionably offensive joke, never becomes the broad, pandering slap-stick-a-thon its scant trailers make it out to be. Unfortunately, on the other hand, I’d be hard pressed to argue that anyone walking out of the theater this weekend will remember it come the Spring.

Kevin Hart plays Jimmy Callahan, the self-described wedding ringer, who sells a sort of best-friend-for-hire service to friendless grooms. At varying levels of service, he attends rehearsal dinners, talks up the groom to family, and gives a big, emotional »

- Mitchel Broussard

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Movie Review – The Wedding Ringer (2015)

17 January 2015 1:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Wedding Ringer, 2015.

Directed by Jeremy Garelick.

Starring Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Olivia Thirlby, Alan Ritchson, Josh Peck, Cloris Leachman and Jorge Garcia.

Synopsis:

Two weeks shy of his wedding, a socially awkward guy enters into a charade by hiring the owner of a company that provides best men for grooms in need.

Confession time: I find Kevin Hart and his unlimited energy for hyperactive comedy antics a hoot. We are talking so funny to the point that I almost automatically to an extent can enjoy anything Kevin Hart is a part of. He knows how to deliver lines, make the most of his limited physical stature for laughs, and how to take his frenetic style of comedy and turn it into a sledgehammer of a weapon.

So it goes without saying that I did find parts of The Wedding Ringer hilarious, but make no mistake about it, »

- Robert Kojder

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The Wedding Ringer Review: Needs More Olivia Thirlby

16 January 2015 3:10 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a likable shlub with a fat bank account, a beautiful fiance (Kaley Cuoco) and one small problem. He has no guy friends to be his best man and groomsmen at his upcoming wedding. That all changes though when he discovers Best Man, Inc. and its CEO, Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart). He won’t be your friend after the wedding, but for a small fee Jimmy will be the best best man you could have hoped for, for a slightly bigger fee he’ll also include one or two groomsmen for your special day and for $50k? For $50k he’ll roll out the Golden Tux package. The illusion works flawlessly for the first few minutes, but it’s all downhill once grandma (Cloris Leachman) catches on fire. The Wedding Ringer is less of a movie than a log line, and it’s a fact evident through almost every one of the film »

- Rob Hunter

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New The Wedding Ringer Movie Received Mostly Negative Reviews From Major Critics

16 January 2015 1:56 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Screen Gems (Sony) released their new comedy flick, "The Wedding Ringer," into theaters today, and all the reviews are in from the top,major movie critics. It turns out that the majority of them didn't like it too much, giving it an overall 32 score out of a possible 100 across 20 reviews at the Metacritc.com site. The movie stars: Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Kevin Hart, Olivia Thirlby, Mimi Rogers, Josh Gad, Ken Howard and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting. We've added blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Michael Ordona at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 score, saying: "Respect is not something viewers will find much of in The Wedding Ringer, nor propriety, nor any of those things that make for respectable family viewing. It’s just a funny, impolite, very not-for-kids romp that goes there." Alonso Duralde from TheWrap, gave it a 53 score,stating: "While The Wedding Ringer isn’t »

- Eric

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Film Review: Kevin Hart Takes a Plunge in ‘The Wedding Ringer’

16 January 2015 10:12 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “The Wedding Ringer” is a Wedding Stinker. It’s a misogynistic trip through a barren land of hackneyed premises, stock characters, female stereotypes and strained physical gags that exemplifies everything that is wrong with big studio comedies today.

The sheer fact that it even lunges out of the starting gate is a credit to the whirlwind of activity from star Kevin Hart. But the little man’s riffing can’t shock this film to life.

Rating: 1.0/5.0

Hart plays Jimmy - a professional best man for hire. He’ll give you the best man of your dreams for a very lucrative price. He’s apparently very successful – despite the fact his business is run out of a basement inside a run-down go-cart track. It’s really just another character that allows for Hart to run his mouth off. In one of the hoariest plot devices to come out of the old Hollywood script-o-matic, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Wedding Ringer – The Review

15 January 2015 9:17 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Hey film fans, are you ready for the first odd coupling “bro-mance” of 2015? Well, you’d better be, cause it’s here at the multiplex now. It owes little to that Neil Simon classic creation other than an unlikely pairing. Perhaps it’s closer the 48 Hrs films or the Rush Hour series, although race and ethnicity doesn’t factor in quite as mush as those earlier action comedies. And what instigates this team-up? Why it’s that epic fodder for catastrophe, a big wedding ceremony, where slapstick, conflict, and deception collide. Throw in a shady transaction and you’ve got a new big matrimonial farce in The Wedding Ring (get it, ring, and singer, eh?eh?). No need to mail in a RSVP, just get your tickets at the box office.

As the film opens, we meet frazzled fiance Doug Harris (Josh Gad) as he calls up every fella’ he »

- Jim Batts

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'The Wedding Ringer' (2015) Movie Review

15 January 2015 11:20 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Let's clear up a few things about The Wedding Ringer right off the bat. First, it's a Kevin Hart film. If you don't like Kevin Hart (I do) then don't go see the movie, you most likely won't enjoy it at all. Secondly, it's rather misogynistic. This is more a bromantic comedy than a romantic comedy as the men primarily speak as if the ladies aren't in the room. If such comedy offends you, perhaps you too might want to sit this one out. Otherwise, The Wedding Ringer is a mixed bag. I smiled and laughed frequently while I found myself saying, "Okay, get on with it," more than once. It's not a strong brom-com contender, but it should satisfy the right audience in a pinch. There is little out of the stereotypical norm as we meet Doug (Josh Gad), an overweight, nerdy, loner type, who's engage to be married to Gretchen, »

- Brad Brevet

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Film Review: ‘The Wedding Ringer’

15 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The sweet-and-salty chemistry of Josh Gad and Kevin Hart is good for a few yuks in “The Wedding Ringer,” a well-cast but clumsily assembled buddy-for-hire comedy that increasingly smacks of desperation as it approaches its big-day climax. It’s not that there’s anything wrong, in theory, with setting Cloris Leachman on fire or showing a guy getting fellated by a dog, but these and other sub-“Hangover” hijinks feel like over-the-top distractions from an otherwise predictably earnest tale of a big-hearted loner in need of some bromance en route to the altar. The ever-popular Hart scored a January 2014 smash with “Ride Along,” and if this Screen Gems item doesn’t hit quite the same box-office sweet spot, it could nevertheless pop a few champagne corks in Sony’s beleaguered executive suites.

Hart previously played a best man in last summer’s “Think Like a Man Too,” and he mercifully embodies a less manic, »

- Justin Chang

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‘The Wedding Ringer’ Review: Kevin Hart’s Phony Best Man Elevates This Wildly Uneven Comedy

15 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

While “The Wedding Ringer” isn’t the total waste of time that its painful trailer (and January release date) threatens, it’s also a movie whose occasional good ideas are ultimately drowned out by sloppy, contrived screenwriting. On the scale of Kevin Hart vehicles, it’s not up to the standards of “Think Like a Man” and “About Last Night” — but hey, at least it’s better than “Ride Along” or “Think Like a Man Too.”

The screenplay by Jeremy Garelick and Jay Lavender offers up an intriguing premise and some truly unpredictable comedy misdirects, but you can feel the »

- Alonso Duralde

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Two of Redford's Biggest Box-Office Hits on TCM Tonight

6 January 2015 5:20 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Robert Redford movies: TCM shows 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,' 'The Sting' They don't make movie stars like they used to, back in the days of Louis B. Mayer, Jack Warner, and Harry Cohn. That's what nostalgists have been bitching about for the last four or five decades; never mind the fact that movie stars have remained as big as ever despite the demise of the old studio system and the spectacular rise of television more than sixty years ago. This month of January 2015, Turner Classic Movies will be honoring one such post-studio era superstar: Robert Redford. Beginning this Monday evening, January 6, TCM will be presenting 15 Robert Redford movies. Tonight's entries include Redford's two biggest blockbusters, both directed by George Roy Hill and co-starring Paul Newman: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which turned Redford, already in his early 30s, into a major film star to rival Rudolph Valentino, »

- Andre Soares

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