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Everyone Says I Love Woody – What Romantic Comedies Owe to Mr. Allen

6 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Woody Allen’s back catalogue casts a long shadow across contemporary romantic comedy. His tropes and trademarks are as ingrained into the collective sense memory as mother’s perfume. At the first tremble of a clarinet, mutter about mortality or meander across a Manhattan neighbourhood, we inhale the nostalgia like Bisto kids. And arguably we’d never have met Harry and Sally, walked the Sidewalks of New York or dined alongside Friends with Money without his influence.

The Longest Week is peppered with Woody base notes. Over the course of seven days, Conrad (Jason Bateman) has been stripped of the safety net of his wealth and the cushion of his ego, moved in with his cynical best friend (Billy Crudup) and accidentally fallen in love with his girl (Olivia Wilde). His eventual dilemma – to be or not to be a better man – is as timeless as Annie Hall.

Now, to coincide with its DVD release, »

- Emily Breen

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Harmontown Gets Its First Trailer

8 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Dan Harmon wants to be the guy that makes people happy – so says the man himself in the first trailer for Neil Berkeley’s documentary Harmontown. It is sad to think that, despite having created one of the best comedy series in recent memory – Community – Harmon is probably best known for his spectacular firing from said show, following mounting conflict between him and cast member Chevy Chase. What does the man who wants to make people happy do to heal such a damaging wound? He takes his popular podcast on tour, of course – using the love of his dedicated fanbase as a revitalizing salve.

On the face of it, it sounds incredibly narcissistic, egotistical, and perhaps even desperate. In reality though, with this trailer, it is a beautiful thing to watch. Harmon is not only a refreshingly honest voice in relation to Hollywood as a whole, but also in relation to the human race, »

- Sarah Myles

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Harmontown Trailer: Go on the Road With the Genius Behind Community and Rick And Morty

18 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I have a love/hate relationship with Community.  At its best, the show transcends merely being funny and offers truly unique insight into the types characters that other programs either reduce into caricature or marginalize completely.  At its worst (not counting the apparently abysmal Season 4), it's self-indulgent and overly reliant on meta in-jokes concerning its own universe.  Thankfully, it's usually great.  And if you've seen Rick and Morty you know that that show in particular can be astoundingly good.  They both come from the mind of Dan Harmon, which isn't always a pleasant place to be as evidenced by this trailer to Harmontown. The film focusses on Harmon's podcast/comedy tour last year and features interviews with the likes of Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, the cast of Community and more.  It was written and directed by Neil Berkeley the Orchard will be releasing it in theaters and VOD on October 3rd. »

- Evan Dickson

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Watch: Dan Harmon Documentary ‘Harmontown’ Gets New Trailer

23 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Community” fans will get a closer look at the creator of the cult favorite comedy with the Dan Harmon documentary “Harmontown,” for which The Orchard released a new trailer on Thursday.

Neil Berkeley directs the documentary that follows Harmon after he was fired from “Community” and embarked on a tour with his podcast, performing live across the country. It touches on such subjects as the infamous Chevy Chase voicemail that Harmon played for the public and features Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Chris Hardwick, Jason Sudeikis, John Oliver and “Community” stars Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Ken Jeong, and Yvette Nicole Brown.

Before “Community,” Harmon wrote for “The Sarah Silverman Program” and the Black/Stiller pilot “Heat Vision and Jack.”

“I’m his biggest fan, and I fired him,” comments Silverman in the trailer.

Though Harmon was fired ahead of “Community’s” fourth season, he returned »

- Alex Stedman

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Toronto plans acquisitions push

22 August 2014 10:37 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: In a bid to drive acquisitions, Toronto top brass are understood to be collaborating with select sales agents to allow festival staff and volunteers to attend four early-stage private buyers screenings.

Screendaily has learned the move is being orchestrated to replicate the buoyant atmosphere of public screenings in an effort to stir up sales.

The timing of the move is dictated by a growing recognition that most decision-makers at distribution companies will have left town by the time these films officially premiere in the second week, despite Toronto’s efforts to spread its riches across the duration of the festival.

That strategy was informed in part by the festival’s new and well documented policy of holding back until the second week premieres of anticipated films that will receive their actual world premiere in Telluride.

Two cases in point are North American premieres of The Weinstein Company’s Benedict Cumberbatch starrer The Imitation Game and Fox »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Stand Up To Cancer: Jennifer Aniston, Ariana Grande, Rob Lowe & More Join the Cause!

20 August 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Some of your favorite stars are once again uniting to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) for a telecast airing Friday.

Some of your favorite stars are once again uniting to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) for a telecast airing Friday.

Pics: Must-See Celeb Sightings

Among those expected to attend are Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Jon Hamm, Kiefer Sutherland, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Mark Harmon, Rob Lowe, Eric Stonestreet, Danny McBride and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Viewers will be treated to special performances by The Who, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco with Common, Ariana Grande and Dave Matthews.

These stars join many others who have helped out in the past, including Mark Harmon, who gave us a behind-the-scenes look at his PSA last year.

The show will stream live on Hulu and Yahoo!, while CBS, ABC, Fox, NBC and 27 other networks will donate one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the »

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Halle Berry, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Hudson, the Who Set for ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ Telecast

20 August 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The stars are aligning once again to support Stand Up to Cancer, which will stage its fourth telethon on Sept. 5.

The broadcast, which airs live across ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC and 28 cable nets, will feature appearances from Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Jon Hamm, Ben Stiller, Danny McBride, Dane Cook and many more. Performances by the Who, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco & Common, Ariana Grande and Dave Matthews will also be featured.

Stand Up to Cancer, the fundraising org launched by a clutch of biz heavyweights including Katie Couric and Sherry Lansing, has staged a telethon every other year since 2008.

Rather than a traditional celeb-staffed phone bank, the telecast will also feature a “digital lounge” hosted by Yahoo News Global’s Couric.  Stars in the lounge will reach out to viewers via phone, Facebook and other social media platforms as part of a campaign, We’re Calling You. »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm and Will Ferrell Headlining ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ Telecast

20 August 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The old adage claims that laughter is the best medicine, and Sept. 5's “Stand Up to Cancer” telecast will have that in spades. It also contains tremendous star power, as first wave of participating entertainers proves. Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller and Rob Lowe are just a handful of the stars joining host Katie Couric in the digital lounge next month. Also involved are Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Harmon, Danny McBride, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale, Dane Cook, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marg Helgenberger, Matt Passmore, Rob Riggle, Italia Ricci and. »

- Tony Maglio

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Stand Up to Cancer Participants and Performers Announced: Get All the Details on the Charitable Event!

20 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Stand Up to Cancer is back and bigger than ever. The charitable event, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, returns for its fourth biennial fundraising telecast. Sept. 5. Participants will include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan, Dane Cook, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Will Ferrell, Tony Hale, Jon Hamm, Mark Harmon, Marg Helgenberger, Rob Lowe, Danny McBride, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Passmore, Italia Ricci, Rob Riggle, Ben Stiller, Eric Stonestreet, Kiefer Sutherland, Bree Turner and Reese Witherspoon. Ariana Grande, Lupe Fiasco and Common, Jennifer Hudson, Dave Matthews and The Who will perform. Additional celebrities and performers will be announced in the coming »

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Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide Ending After 45 Years – Internet Kills Iconic Print Paperback

19 August 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Another print icon bites the dust.

Leonard Maltin’s 2015 Movie Guide will be the final edition of this film lovers’ guide, which started in 1969 under the title TV Movies. But in recent years, the annual guide, which now numbers 1,611 pages and features nearly 16,000 capsule movie reviews, has become a victim of the changing times and the way information is consumed by a new generation. The new edition, which comes out Sept. 2, is the last, bad news for many industry-ites and film lovers who used it religiously.

“An entire generation has been raised to acquire all their information online from their mobile devices or computers,” Maltin told me this morning. “These are not the likely customers for a physical paperback reference book. Our sales have sharply declined in recent years.”

The virtual death of bookstores likely didn’t help the cause either. “We still have a loyal readership,” Maltin said. “It »

- Pete Hammond

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to reprise Shaun of the Dead characters

19 August 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are to reprise their Shaun of the Dead characters for a Phineas and Ferb special.

Pegg confirmed the news that they would be appearing in animated form on Twitter today (August 19).

Re-Viewed: Shaun of the Dead - Simon Pegg's rom-zom-com classic

Shaun and Ed will star in the cartoon's Halloween Special later this year. 



Other past guest stars on the Disney show have included Seth MacFarlane and Ben Stiller.


Here's news, @nickjfrost and myself will be once again stepping into Shaun and Ed's shoes for the #PhineasAndFerb Halloween special. W00t!!

Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 18, 2014

Meanwhile, earlier this week, Pegg confirmed that he is working on a new film with Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright.

Pegg said: "Edgar and I were having a conversation the other day about it, and it has a title and everything. We're kind of into a creative cycle now. »

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David Letterman Remembers Longtime Friend Robin Williams

19 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

David Letterman just gave the most touching tribute to Robin Williams. The late night host addressed the death of his longtime friend on Monday, and shared some sweet stories about the two comedians when they were first getting started in showbiz. See what Letterman said about his 38-year friendship with the "Hook" star in the video above. David and his crew threw together a touching montage of all of Williams' appearances on "The Late Show," and revealed how Robin helped David in Hollywood. News: Ben Stiller on Robin Williams' Death"I met him at the Comedy Store [in Los Angeles]. He and I were kids, we wanted to make people laugh," Letterman explained. ""In those days we were working for free drinks. It wasn't until I started the NBC version of this show, it wasn't until then that I sort of got to really know Robin Williams. He would come on to promote movies, »

- tooFab Staff

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Hector and the Search for Happiness Review

19 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Just last year audiences were treated to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which saw Ben Stiller undertake a world-traversing voyage to understand the meaning of life. This time it’s Simon Pegg trying to get in touch with his happy-self in Hector and the Search for Happiness. Based on French psychiatrist François Lelord’s best-selling novel of the same name, and directed by Peter Chelsom, Simon Pegg plays our dissatisfied protagonist Hector; a quirky psychiatrist who realises his methods aren’t helping his patients, and so embarks on a trip around the world in a bid to discover the secret of happiness.

Among the destinations Hector jaunts too are Shanghai, The Himalayas and more. Chelsom does well to capture the energy of the various locales, and if nothing else the aesthetics in Hector are mostly impressive, all the more so when you consider the tight budget. As for the film’s relatable messages, »

- Amon Warmann

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Running Wild with Bear Grylls: Cancel or Keep the New NBC Series?

19 August 2014 12:54 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

NBC didn't find much ratings success with Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls so the show was cancelled. Now, they're trying a celebrity twist with Running Wild with Bear Grylls. Will it be cancelled as well or, will it be renewed for season two?

On Running Wild with Bear Grylls, adventurer Bear Grylls takes celebrities to remote locations across the world, on journeys that push the physical and mental stamina. The first celebrities are actor Zac Efron, actor-director Ben Stiller, actor Channing Tatum, NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, actor Tom Arnold, and Today anchor Tamron Hall.

The series debuted at the end of July to a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.43 million viewers. That was a decent start for a summer reality show. The second episode dipped a bit in the ratings but last week's Channing Tatum installment hit a new »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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FilmNation to sell Tiff duo

15 August 2014 3:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Glen Basner’s New York-based production, finance and sales company is handling international rights to Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young and Chris Rock comedy Top Five, both of which are set to premiere in Toronto next month.

UTA Independent Film Group represents the Us on both features and will be shopping rights to buyers during the festival.

While We’re Young follows a middle-aged couple whose lives are thrown through a loop when a young couple arrives on the scene.

Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried star. Rudin and Baumbach produced with Lila Yacoub and Eli Bush.

Top Five is the story of a film star and former comedian who reappraises his career and life following an encounter with a journalist.

Rock wrote, directed and stars alongside Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Whoopi Goldberg and Jb Smoove. Rudin and Bush »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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FilmNation to sell Top Five

14 August 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Glen Basner’s New York-based production, finance and sales company is handling international rights to the Chris Rock comedy, set to premiere in Toronto next month.

UTA handles Us rights to the story about a film star and former comedian who reappraises his career and life following an encounter with a journalist.

Rock wrote, directed and stars in Top Five (pictured) alongside Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Whoopi Goldberg and Jb Smoove.

Scott Rudin produced the film, as he did Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young, which as previously reported is also on the FilmNation sales slate.

The story follows a middle-aged couple whose lives are thrown through a loop when a young couple arrives on the scene. Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried star.  UTA handles Us rights. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'Gone Girl' and 'Birdman' top our 25 most anticipated Fall Festival Films

14 August 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After an underwhelming summer, the fall festival season is finally upon us.  And, unlike previous years, it appears the wealth of world premieres has been spread across the Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York Film Festivals. Moviegoers are no doubt excited about the prospects of David Fincher's "Gone Girl" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice," but the festival season is also providing intriguing new films featuring big names such as Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Al Pacino, Anna Kendrick, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Garfield and Ben Stiller, among others. Most of those names are actually starring in movies looking for distribution. So, they may or may not be part of this upcoming awards season, but they could hit your local theater in the next year. HitFix's movie team culled the hundred plus titles that hope to make waves at all four festivals and have selected our 25 most anticipated »

- Gregory Ellwood, Kristopher Tapley, Drew McWeeny

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Emmys Will Honor Robin Williams With Primetime Tribute

13 August 2014 2:52 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Producers of the Primetime Emmy Awards are making plans to pay tribute to Robin Williams, who died Monday, during their August 25th telecast. "Plans for the In Memoriam segment are in discussion," executive producer Don Mischer told The Hollywood Reporter. "While we are all still coming to terms with this week’s tragic news, we are working to give Robin Williams the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves." Mischer also TV Guide, "It's about what can we do to properly remember Robin and create perhaps an emotional moment about him. »

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Ben Stiller Might Return To The Director's Chair For Zoolander 2

12 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Zoolander 2 is the sequel that just won't die. Thirteen years after the first one took us to the School For Kids Who Can't Read Good, plans have stopped and started repeatedly for a follow-up to the Ben Stiller comedy epic. The latest news had Justin Theroux stepping in to direct, though with the actor busy with various other commitments these days, it looks like he might step aside. But this is not a roadblock: Zoolander 2 is still coming. Speaking to Vulture, Justin Theroux revealed that none other than Ben Stiller himself is now leaning towards returning to direct Zoolander 2. While one might think that position would be too good to pass up, it looks like Theroux can't do it due to his commitments to HBO's The Leftovers. Said the actor/writer, "I don.t think I.m going to do it anymore. It really depends on whether »

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Ben Affleck on Robin Williams: He Made Matt and My Dreams Come True

12 August 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Ben Affleck just released a statement about the death of his "Good Will Hunting" costar Robin Williams."Heartbroken. Thanks chief - for your friendship and for what you gave the world," he posted on Facebook moments ago. "Robin had a ton of love in him. He personally did so much for so many people. He made Matt and my dreams come true. What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything. May you find peace my friend. ‪#‎RobinWilliams‬"Matt Damon also released a statement, telling toofab:"Robin brought so much joy into my life and I will carry that joy with me forever. He was such a beautiful man. I was lucky to know him and I will never, ever forget him. I truly hope the people in the media can find it within themselves to give his family some privacy during this horrible time."Williams won an Academy »

- tooFab Staff

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