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Top of the Lake co-director Garth Davis has two films in the works, one in post and one in pre-production. While Lion will see a release this fall, the latter, Mary Magdalene, has just gotten some great news as Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to star opposite Rooney Mara, along with Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus Christ, Deadline reports. Ejiofor would play one of Jesus’ 12 apostles, Peter, who was also his lead disciple and denied Jesus three times before being forgiven after the Resurrection. Mary Magdalene is being produced by See-Saw films, with a script penned by Helen Edmund and Philippa Goslett. Before then, Ejiofor will play a role in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
In comedy news, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Plan B Entertainment are set to produce Mike White‘s new feature Brad’s Status, THR reports. Ben Stiller is in final talks to star in the film following Brad, »
- Mike Mazzanti
It’s been almost a decade since we’ve seen Mike White direct a feature film. Of course, the screenwriter behind The Good Girl and School of Rock has been busy since Year of the Dog. Most notably, he created and wrote HBO’s Enlightened, a beautiful, often heartbreaking show that didn’t last long enough. He directed six episodes of the series, but now he […]
- Jack Giroux
There's something about a good dick joke that just brings the LOLs. Don't get us wrong—some men's full-frontal scenes are meant to leave the audience all hot and bothered. We're referring to a different type of penis gag, though—the kind that's intentionally hilarious (even if it still makes you cringe a little bit). Who could forget Ben Stiller's losing battle with a zipper in There's Something About Mary? Or what about Jason Biggs' attack on that warm, homemade, no-longer-wholesome apple pie in American Pie? What about Neighbors? Zac Efron and Seth Rogen gave us too many penis jokes to count with that gem... Who needs highbrow humor anyway? »
The paths of Ben Stiller and writer/director Mike White (“School Of Rock,” “Enlightened“) have criss-crossed in the most curious of ways. The actor has made cameo appearances in “Orange County” and the “Freaks & Geeks” episode “The Little Things,” which both have writing credits by White (and were both directed by Jake Kasdan, incidentally) but nothing […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
White will direct from his own script. The film is set to begin shooting this September.
The film centers around Brad who, despite a good career and happy family, is obsessed with the better fortunes of his old friends from school. While escorting his son on an East Coast tour of colleges, Brad is forced to confront his friends and his feelings of failure.
Ske is currently discussing the project with potential domestic distribution partners.
“Mike White’s bold comedic voice echoes throughout this terrifically funny, and often poignant story about family, friends and the curveballs life throws our way, »
- Dave McNary
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Plan B Entertainment (The Big Short, 12 Years a Slave) have come aboard to finance and produce the comedy Brad’s Status, an original screenplay written by Mike White (School Of Rock) who will also direct. Ben Stiller is in final negotiations to star in the film that is set to shoot in September. The film centers on Brad, who despite a good career and happy family is obsessed with the better fortunes of his old friends from school. While… »
Ben Stiller is in final negotiations to star in the comedy “Brad’s Status,” Sidney Kimmel Entertainment president John Penotti and president of production Carla Hacken announced on Wednesday. Mike White wrote and will direct the film, which centers on Brad, who despite a gainful career and happy home life, finds himself obsessed with his more successful former schoolmates. While touring colleges with his son, Brad is forced to confront his friends and feelings of failure. “Mike White‘s bold comedic voice echoes throughout this terrifically funny, and often poignant story about family, friends and the curveballs life throws our way, »
- Jordan Burchette
The story centers around Brad who, despite a good career and happy family, is obsessed with the better fortunes of his old friends from school.
While escorting his son on an East Coast tour of colleges, Brad is forced to confront his friends and his feelings of failure.
White will direct from his own script and produce alongside David Bernad. Shooting is slated to begin in September.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Mike White will direct from his screenplay about a family man obsessed with the better fortunes of his old school friends who is forced to confront them during an East Coast college tour for his son.
Ske is discussing Brad’s Status with potential Us distributors.
“Mike White’s bold comedic voice echoes throughout this terrifically funny, and often poignant story about family, friends and the curveballs life throws our way,” said Ske president John Penotti and Ske president of production Carla Hacken.
“Ben Stiller has that rare ability to balance his amazing comedic skills with an emotional depth that brings us all closer to his characters. He’s so perfect »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Directed by Paul Feig.
Starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Andy Garcia, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, Cecily Strong, Neil Casey, Elizabeth Perkins, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts.
A group of scientists team up to battle paranormal entities that are appearing all our New York.
Even though I was one of the large (record-breaking) number of people who ‘disliked’ this film’s first theatrical trailer when it appeared on YouTube, I can assure you it was not for misogynistic reasons. When this project was announced, the dread I felt wasn’t because it was a female-driven reboot, it was because I love the 1984 original so much I would have been against anyone remaking it, full stop – I’ll admit, the fact that it was being made by the team behind Bridesmaids (which, along with Frozen, gets »
- Amie Cranswick
In it, Cranston plays an overprotective but loving father who visits his daughter at college where he meets his future son-in-law played by Franco. Of course, Franco is wildly inappropriate which makes for this comedy we definitely can’t wait to check out!
Watch the hilarious trailer below and catch Why Him? when it hits Cineplex theatres this Christmas!
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- Scott Goodyer
Cohen Media Group is releasing a new 4K restoration of the Merchant Ivory classic “Howards End.” Set in Edwardian England, the film follows three social classes represented by three different families who are all vying for the ownership of a house, Howards End, essentially a metaphor for the future of England and its class relations. Based on the novel by E.M. Forester, “Howards End” starred Anthony Hopkins (“The Silence of the Lambs”), Vanessa Redgrave (“Julia”), Emma Thompson (“Sense and Sensibility”), Helena Bonham Carter (“Fight Club”), Samuel West (“Carrington”), and more. Watch a trailer for the restoration below.
Read More: Cohen Media Group Picks Up 30 Merchant Ivory Productions for Restoration and Re-issue
For decades, the name “Merchant Ivory” meant high-minded quality entertainment. Founded in 1961 by producer Ismael Merchant and director James Ivory, the production company initially focused on making “English-language films in India aimed at the international market,” often adapted from novels or short stories. »
- Vikram Murthi
Love them or loathe them, holiday comedies are a cornerstone of Hollywood’s yearly release plan. Sure, they may not scale the box office heights of the summer tentpoles, but with every year that passes, another truckload of festive-themed features light up the silver screen with varying results.
In 2016, that collection will comprise the likes of Bad Santa 2, Almost Christmas and Why Him?, the latter of which is arriving by way of Fox.
Due for release on December 25, the first and decidedly Nsfw trailer has now surfaced, pitting James Franco against Bryan Cranston’s doting father. Having wrapped his daughter in cotton wool for the best part of two decades, Cranston’s Ned is giving a stern wake-up call upon meeting her new love interest, Laird, an Internet celebrity that looks to be James Franco doing his best James Franco impression.
John Hamburg is behind the lens, flanked by a »
- Michael Briers
Check out the Red Band & Green Band trailers and new poster for Why Him?.
Red Band trailer – Nsfw!
Green Band trailer
Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry-and Ned’s panic level-escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question. »
- Michelle McCue
Of all the guys his daughter could have chosen...Why Him? That's the question the poster for this upcoming comedy asks, which arrives along with the first hilarious trailer for the Holiday release. James Franco goes breaking dad on Bryan Cranston in this first look preview, and apparently, it's not going to go well for either one of them.
Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry, and Ned's panic level, escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.
Not only do we get »
“He’s as strange as they come,” says Cranston, portraying a down-to-earth Midwestern father confronted by the fact that his daughter — played by Zoey Deutch as a Stanford student — has fallen in love with an uninhibited Internet billionaire played by Franco.
Franco tells Cranston that he’s going to marry the daughter, asserting, “By Christmas morning, you’re going to be calling me dad.”
Cranston is having none of it, despite Franco’s efforts to ingratiate himself — such as getting a tattoo on his back of the photo from Cranston’s family holiday card. “I’m going to take this octopus down,” he vows.
- Dave McNary
"I Love You, Man" director John Hamburg has teamed up with producers Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill for what looks like a fairly familiar looking comedy which banks on two clashing personalities - James Franco and Bryan Cranston.
Cranston plays a straight-laced, overprotective but loving dad who visits his daughter and meets her new boyfriend - a well-meaning but foul-mouthed and socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire. It's a rivalry for his daughter's affection, albeit completely one-sided.
- Garth Franklin
It seems to be Bryan Cranston day here on The Hollywood News today. Here’s a red band trailer for his upcoming comedy in which he stars opposite James Franco, Why Him? The film opens in UK cinemas early next year.
Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry—and Ned’s panic level—escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.
- Paul Heath
It’s got fewer Hollywood stars and a much lower budget but the sitcom movie nails fashionista desperation much better than Ben Stiller’s laboured sequel
March 2015 saw the splashy beginning of Zoolander 2’s relentless buzz-building campaign as stars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson appeared in character at Paris fashion week. It was covered extensively by both film and fashion press, and kicked off an exhaustively well-sustained assault on anyone with an internet connection all the way through to its release in February this year.
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- Benjamin Lee
Mark Harrison Jul 1, 2016
Need a laugh? Here's our guide to 25 comedies that are on Netflix UK now, and are well worth your time...
Putting aside all of the chunter about VPNs and rising subscription costs for a moment, there are more hidden gems to be discovered on Netflix UK than you might expect, and we've been combing through the streaming site's current catalogue to find some of the most underappreciated comedies on offer.
We've come up with this fairly broad selection of films that varies on several fronts. We've picked out a mix of belly laughers and dark comedies, with a couple of dramedies thrown in for good measure. They're not all big Hollywood comedies, but neither are they all films that you're hearing about for the first time, though we've tried to order them according to how well known they may or may not be. What they all have »
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