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Ben Stiller Shows Off His Surprisingly Ripped Bod While Vacationing in Hawaii—See the Pic!

5 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Looks like the Secret Life of Walter Mitty star just revealed his own brawny secrets—and they're no figment of your imagination. Ben Stiller let his ripped guns out while enjoying the fun and sun on the beaches of Hawaii, and we didn't even know he was packing this kind of heat! Spotted shirtless and drying off after a day of paddleboarding, the 48-year-old funnyman known for his Blue Steel look in Zoolander also served up some abs of steel in his multicolored, floral board shorts. Paddleboarding in Hawaii seems to be his workout of choice because we've caught him reveling in this water sport before. Back in 2012 Stiller was on a holiday getaway with his family in Kauai, and »

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Comic-Con: First 'Penguins of Madagascar' Clip and New Poster

11 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following their Comic-Con panel yesterday, DreamWorks Animation has released the first clip and poster from the upcoming feature Penguins of Madagascar, arriving in theaters November 26. Benedict Cumberbatch headlines a talented voice cast as Classified, who leads this group of highly-trained spy penguins on a mission to stop the nefarious Dave (voiced by John Malkovich) from destroying the world.

Take a look at the poster and this first scene where Dave lets the Penguins know that he still has the upper hand, despite some humorous technical difficulties on his end, from this animated feature arriving in theaters November 26.

On November 26, discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then... you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dave, »

- MovieWeb

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Event TV, ‘Housewives’ and HBO Shows Heat Up Parody Landscape

24 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TV parodies are gaining momentum thanks to social media and viral videos, with some popular Web series making the jump to TV. Yahoo got onboard in 2012, with dating-show spoof “Burning Love,” produced by Ben Stiller. Jimmy Fallon extends the reach of “The Tonight Show” with skits, designed for social sharing, that parody shows such as “Breaking Bad” (“Joking Bad”) and “Game of Thrones” (“Game of Desks”).

Why the swell in spoofs? “It becomes part of what used to be water cooler conversation and is now a social media conver-sation,” said IFC president Jennifer Caserta.

Epic Inspiration: The Spoils of Babylon

“When something becomes very popular, relevant or part of the cultural conversation, you know it’s arrived when people start to make fun of it,” Caserta said. IFC’s “The Spoils of Babylon,” a spoof of epic-scale television, is produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay of Funny or Die, »

- Shelli Weinstein

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‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’ Trailer Teases a Win for Simon Pegg

23 July 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

There’s no doubt that Simon Pegg is a star, but after dozens of feature films it’s safe to say his biggest successes — both financially and memorably — have been as parts of franchises. Star Trek, Mission: Impossible and his work with Edgar Wright and Nick Frost (yes, I’m counting “The Cornetto Trilogy” as a franchise) have all become part of our collective film conscience, but how many of his solo films can you name? He’s had six leading roles in non-franchise movies… even if you can name a couple of them can you honestly say they were all that good? As a fan of Pegg’s I always hope for the best with each new film of his, and thankfully the trailer for his latest gives me reason to expect the best this time too. Hector and the Search for Happiness is the story of a psychiatrist (Pegg) who realizes one day that not »

- Rob Hunter

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Marvel Guards Its Properties But Isn’t Afraid to Take Chances With Its ‘Galaxy’

23 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kevin Feige should be riddled with doubt.

Each time the president of Marvel Studios has greenlit a movie, he’s been barraged by skeptics. “Iron Man” was considered too obscure. “Captain America” too American. And “Thor” too much of a fantasy figure.

With each movie costing in the neighborhood of $200 million to produce, these questions are certainly warranted. But so far Feige has proved his critics wrong, launching some of Hollywood’s biggest franchises: The nine films Marvel Studios has made since 2008’s “Iron Man” have collectively earned more than $6.4 billion at the worldwide box office.

Now comes the 10th, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” debuting Aug. 1 — along with even more raised eyebrows.

The space-set actioner, which will be promoted at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con, revolves around a ragtag group of otherworldly misfits on the run after stealing an orb whose power threatens the cosmos. It stars Chris Pratt, »

- Marc Graser

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James Murphy Scoring Noah Baumbach’s ‘While We’re Young,’ Nick Cave & Warren Ellis Tune Up New Viggo Mortensen Film

23 July 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The line-up for the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival has been announced, and as usual, that means news of other creative types involved in some of your most anticipated films of the year. And usually, the reveals are music related. Yesterday’s announcements were not much different and unveiled a plethora of good talent involved in upcoming Tiff pictures. According to the Tiff site, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy has scored Noah Baumbach’s upcoming dramedy “While We’re Young” starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts among others (first look photos are here). This shouldn’t be too much of a surprise for fans of the filmmaker or Murphy. The musician scored the director’s 2010 comedy “Greenberg” and even had a little walk-on blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo. In case you’ve forgotten, that score was the opposite of Murphy's electronic/dance music work and more in the vein of Baumbach’s beloved Ram album by Paul McCartney. »

- Edward Davis

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First Images From While We’Re Young, Coming Home, Force Majeure, and A Second Chance

22 July 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Earlier today, the Toronto International Film Festival announced additions to their Galas and Special Presentations programs.  Among the films with new images and synopses are: While We’re Young (Directed by Noah Baumbach) starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried and Charles Grodin. Force Majeure (Directed by Ruben Östlund) starring Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren, Kristofer Hivju and Fanni Metelius. Coming Home (Directed by Zhang Yimou) starring Chen Daoming and Gong Li. A Second Chance (Directed by Susanne Bier) starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Lykke May Andersen. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.  The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4th-14th. Via Tiff. While We're Young Noah Baumbach’s exploration of aging, ambition and success, stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged couple whose career and marriage are overturned »

- Evan Dickson

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Rami Malek Talks Need For Speed Sequel and Night At The Museum 3

22 July 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Need For Speed is out on DVD and Blu-Ray and I caught up with Rami Malek who plays Finn in the movie, alongside Aaron Paul. We shot the breeze about stunts, Scott Waugh and a possible sequel for the video game adaptation, to which Rami says that he signed a multi picture contract  and is completely game on for the next one. We also spoke about Night At The Museum 3 where he co-stars with Ben Stiller. To get the full interview all you have to do is take your choice from below. TuneIn App Users Click here – iOS / Android / Windows Phone Stitcher Users Click here – iOS / Android Subscribe on iTunes – Click here (Click view in iTunes and the click Subscribe) If you’re already a subscriber, the latest episode is ready to download. iPhone / iPad Users– Click here to open your iTunes podcast app and click Subscribe! Direct Download »

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Jon Stewart, Steve Carell Films to Premiere at Toronto Film Festival

22 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jon Stewart's directorial debut Rosewater, Reese Witherspoon's naturalist weepie Wild and Jake Gyllenhaal's noirish character study Nightcrawler are among the big films premiering at the Toronto Film Festival this year. The venerable festival, long considered a key stop for Oscar hopefuls, announced its Galas and Special Presentations lineup this morning, thus signaling the kick-off to this year's awards season.

David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' to Premiere at New York Film Festival

The Daily Show host's film is an adaptation of journalist Maziar Bahari's memoir »

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Tiff First Look: Noah Bambach's 'While We're Young' Starring Ben Stiller And Naomi Watts

22 July 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Something to remember: Noah Baumbach actually has two movies in the can. An untitled project with "Frances Ha" collaborator Greta Gerwig (which we bet hits Telluride) and "While We're Young," which goes to Toronto to make its World Premiere. Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver, this one follows two sets of couples who find their lives intertwined. Here's the official synopsis: Noah Baumbach's exploration of aging, ambition and success, stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged couple whose career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives. Charles Grodin, Maria Dizzia and Adam Horovitz co-star and there's no U.S. distributor for this one yet. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Toronto 2014 unveils first wave

22 July 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) has fired its awards season opening salvo, announcing a slew of world premieres for the September edition, which will close with Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos.Scroll down for full list

Not to be outdone by the New York Film Festival, which has staked a claim to the world premieres of Gone Girl and Inherent Vice, and Venice, which will open with Birdman, artistic director Cameron Bailey and his team announced on Tuesday (22) close to 50 galas and special presentations.

Two factors are certain to ratchet up the sense of anticipation heading into September. Most of these titles are without Us distribution and that said, it remains to be seen which films will qualify for a coveted first-weekend slot.

Tiff top brass made it clear earlier this year that any title that sneaks into Telluride will be forced to screen after the first four days of the festival. Tiff runs from »

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Toronto Film Festival lineup announced -- Breaking

22 July 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has announced its initial slate of galas and special presentations, which includes 37 world premieres and several films with Oscar ambitions. The Judge, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as a big-city lawyer who reluctantly returns home and ends up defending his revered father (Robert Duvall) against criminal charges, will have its world premiere in Toronto. His Avengers pal, Chris Evans, will unveil his own directorial debut in Toronto, titled Before We Go.

Also noteworthy: James Gandolfini’s final film, The Drop, which also stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace; another Jason Reitman Toronto world premiere, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington’s ‘Equalizer,’ Kate Winslet’s ‘A Little Chaos’

22 July 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced over 40 titles — a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international art-house fare — screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer,” a pair of Reese Witherspoon projects and closing night film “A Little Chaos,” Alan Rickman’s period pic starring Kate Winslet as a landscape gardener assigned to construct the garden at Versailles.

World-preeming Galas announced this morning at the Tiff Bell Lightbox also include “Pawn Sacrifice,” Ed Zwick’s biopic on the legendary Cold War-era chess match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), and “Black and White,” Mike Binder’s tale of a grieving widower (Kevin Costner) in a custody battle, as well as WB fall releases “The Judge” (Robert Downey Jr.) and Shawn Levy’s dysfunctional family comedy-drama “This Is Where I Leave You.”

International titles world-preeming on the »

- Jennie Punter

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'Wild,' 'The Judge' and 'The Equalizer' among initial 2014 Toronto Film Festival premieres

22 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles. Among the major studio films, David Dobkin's "The Judge" with Robert Downey Jr. and Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" each received gala slots and should premiere over the festival's opening weekend. Other announced galas so far include Bennett Miller's acclaimed "Foxcatcher," which debuted at Cannes, and Mike Binder's "Black and White" starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie. Toronto has also scheduled special gala screenings for David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars" with Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, François Ozon's "The New Girlfriend," Ed Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice" with Tobey Maguire, Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club," Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild," Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's "Samba" and Shawn Levy's "This is Where I Leave You »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Bear Grylls and Zac Efron: gunning for TV success | Media Monkey

22 July 2014 2:03 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Survival expert and Bad Neighbours star go shirtless in trailer for new Running Wild series

Let no one say Bear Grylls doesn't know how to get publicity. Fresh from sparking controversy by showing contestants having enemas on his UK reality show The Island, the survival expert has recruited Zac Efron for the trailer for his NBC series Running Wild. Not only that but he persuaded the High School Musical and Bad Neighbours star to strip off his shirt as the buff buddies rappel down a cliff in upstate New York. The inevitable beefcake fest features Grylls proclaiming "we're gonna do this together" before lashing himself together with Efron and heading over the edge. The series also apparently features the pair skydiving, while Monkey can't wait to see what Grylls persuades Ben Stiller to get up to.

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Channing Tatum's Best Moment from "Running Wild" Involves Bear Grylls' Testicles

21 July 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

NBC has commissioned a new reality series called "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," that will feature the British survivalist, as he takes celebrities, including Channing Tatum, Zac Efron and Ben Stiller, into the most remote locations for 48-hour adventures. toofab's Rachel Hoffman caught up with Grylls during a conference call on his press tour, to find out how these stars performed in the wild.While Bear had the opportunity to skydive, repel down the cliffs of Utah and battle torrential wind and rain in Scotland, he said his most memorable moment with Tatum was off-camera when the pair was cooking dinner.  "One of my favorite moments was with Channing," he revealed. "I said to him, 'You've done all these crazy things -- you've jumped out of helicopters into a lake, you've climbed on rock ledges, chased rattlesnakes -- what was your favorite bit?'" "My favorite part of the whole »

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Review: Arrested Development Season Four

21 July 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

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It was a sad day for Arrested Development fans back in 2006 when it was cancelled after three seasons. One of the most original and innovative, not to mention funny, shows on television it didn't conform to any of the usual norms for television comedy, and instead forged its own wry, witty path as the saga of the Bluth family unfolded on our screens.

When Netflix announced that they were bringing it back there was joy in this reviewer's heart as I'd missed the Bluth family, as dysfunctional and appalling as they are, and couldn't wait to see what further adventures they would get up to.

This being Arrested Development, nothing about returning for a fourth season was ever going to be conventional. Rather than being shown weekly, all fifteen new episodes were released simultaneously on Netflix, and for good reason, as while they »

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Video: Zac Efron goes shirtless in 'Running Wild' clip because, of course

20 July 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

By now, we’re all well-aware that Zac Efron has a penchant for taking his shirt off—he’s gone shirtless in a Nicholas Sparks romance, in a Seth Rogen comedy, even in Disney Channel Original Movies. But now he’s taking it off for… a show with Bear Grylls?

Famous survivalist Bear Grylls lured in some famous friends, including Ben Stiller and Channing Tatum, to go on remote adventures with him for new NBC reality show Running Wild. For Zac Efron’s episode, the two ventured into the Catskill Mountains of New York to repel down cliffs and jump out of helicopters—shirtless, »

- Ariana Bacle

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Watch Shirtless Zac Efron Jump Off a Cliff with Bear Grylls (Video)

19 July 2014 | | See recent news »

From a wild romance with Michelle Rodriguez to a crazy stunt in the wild! Zac Efron, who never seems to run out of opportunities to show off his well-toned chest, appears in Monday's series premiere of Running Wild with Bear Grylls to go rappelling, among other things, with the famed adventurer and TV host. "We reached out to him and he kindly said he was a fan of the show and that he was in 120 percent," Grylls tells People. "He asked for the biggest, baddest adventure and it was an honor to oblige." Grylls, 40, said he chose an area of »

- Lynette Rice

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Sex, Drugs, Shock and Lol: A Quick and Dirty History of the Raunch-Com

18 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A glob of stray semen is slathered on as impromptu hair gel. A high school flutist describes all the graphic details of her "one time at band camp." A slobbering frat boy climbs a ladder for a close look at disrobing co-eds — a glimpse so revelatory that he plummets backward without batting an eye. Raunch-comedy history is littered with off-color climaxes, and the genre hasn't blown its load quite yet.

Barely Legal: 30 Nearly Pornographic Films

From full-blown sex romps to softcore substitutes spruced up with gags, Hollywood's history of »

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