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Paul Feig Talks Spy, Jason Statham, and Test Screenings

26 March 2015 6:44 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When a big movie studio is willing to show a film months before its release, they know they have the goods. That was definitely the case when 20th Century Fox world premiered writer-director Paul Feig’s comedy Spy at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.  The potential franchise-starter features Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst who goes into the field for the very first time after her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid. Loaded with an all-star cast (Jason StathamRose ByrneMiranda HartBobby CannavaleAllison JanneyPeter Serafinowicz, and Morena Baccarin), one of the main reasons Spy is so great is that each supporting character has a moment to shine, and Statham completely knocks it out of the park in his first big studio comedy. During the premiere, the crowd was laughing so loud I missed lines of dialogue between Statham and McCarthy. Trust me, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Jason Statham, Director Paul Feig, and Bobby Cannavale Talk Spy at SXSW

24 March 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When a big movie studio is willing to show a film months before its release, they know they have the goods. That was definitely the case when 20th Century Fox world premiered writer-director Paul Feig’s comedy Spy at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.  The potential franchise-starter features Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst who goes into the field for the very first time after her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid. Loaded with an all-star cast (Jason StathamRose ByrneMiranda HartBobby Cannavale, Allison JanneyPeter Serafinowicz, and Morena Baccarin), one of the main reasons why Spy is so great is that each supporting character has a moment to shine, and  Statham completely knocks it out of the park in his first big studio comedy. During the premiere, the crowd was laughing so loud I missed lines of dialogue between Statham and McCarthy. Trust me, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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7 unexpected treats of James Corden's 'Late Late Show' debut

24 March 2015 2:56 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It is humanly impossible to be excited by the idea of a new talk show. When's the last time you sat through an entire talk show monologue? Was it recently? If so, then why? What did you hope to achieve by hearing three jokes about current events? Don't you understand that the internet will compile any worthwhile talk show clips for you in the morning? Come on. Grow up. Luckily, James Corden seemed very aware of boring talk show tropes during his "Late Late Show" debut and did his best to circumvent them. The Tony-winning actor served up a modest but promising first show with the help of guests Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis, who were brilliant and utterly boring (respectively). Kunis spent what seemed like a fortnight on Corden's couch discussing her jewelry designs. Almost bravely dull. To Corden's credit, there were practically no other lowlights to his debut. »

- Louis Virtel

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The Late Late Show With James Corden Premiere: Glad You Stayed Awake?

23 March 2015 11:36 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“I know what you’re thinking: Oh look, Andy Richter’s got his own show!” giggled James Corden, kicking off his stint as host of The Late Late Show in utterly self-deprecating fashion.

And throughout his mild-mannered opening monologue, the British comic repeatedly referenced his surprise at being chosen to succeed Craig Ferguson in CBS’ 12:37/11:37c weeknight slot and his belief that most Americans have no idea who he is.

RelatedKeep or Cut? Vote on the Fate of Castle, Dixie, Mindy and Other ‘Bubble’ Shows

If I’m being honest, though, I wish Corden — who’ll always be »

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Baby Talk, Celeb Cameos & the Ultimate Tom Hanks Tribute: James Corden Makes His Late Late Show Debut

23 March 2015 10:54 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

While we'll always miss Craig Ferguson, his robot friend Geoff Petersen, and that dancing horse, but we're already kind of in love with James Corden after just one episode. After a quick monologue during which Corden introduced bandleader Reggie Watts and told us "However shocked you are that I am doing this job, you're not as shocked as I am," we were treated to a skit in which he was given the job via golden ticket, Willy Wonka-style, beating out other hopefuls like Simon Cowell, Lena Dunham, Eddie Redmayne, and Katie Couric who opened their candy wrappers to find nothing but chocolate. Then, Corden was treated to some talk show host training sessions by Jay Leno, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Allison Janney, »

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Peculiar Children casting news

23 March 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Back in November, Screenterrier reported on the casting of Asa Butterfield as lead role Jacob, and Ella Purnell as Peculiar Child Emma Bloom, joining Eva Green in Tim Burton's Peregrine's Home For Peculiars, based upon the best-selling novel 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' by Ransom Riggs.

The unforgettable, thrilling and haunting tale centers on 16-year-old Jacob (played by Asa Butterfield), who follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.

Filming has now commenced and we can meet the young actors making up the rest of the cast of Peculiar Children, who all possess incredible powers.

Eight year old Pixie Davies plays little Bronwyn Buntley, »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Review: Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy strike gold again with genre spoof 'Spy'

22 March 2015 4:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Austin - When "Bridesmaids" was in production, I visited the set, and it seemed to me that the collaborators working on the film were flying happily under the radar, no pressure on them beyond whatever pressure they put on themselves. When they brought the film to SXSW for a "work-in-progress" screening, it absolutely destroyed the audience, and Universal suddenly realized what a hit they had on their hands. Seeing Paul Feig onstage last Sunday at the Paramount to introduce his new film as a writer/director, I was struck by how far he's come even since I met him on the set of "Unaccompanied Minors." He's always been wildly funny and very smart, and if you haven't read his book, "Superstud," you are doing it wrong. It is a tremendous piece of writing. His work on "Freaks & Geeks" is also beautiful and nuanced. But with "Bridesmaids," he was launched into that rarefied A-list territory, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Emmy appeal sends 'Orange Is The New Black' to Drama, credibility out the window

20 March 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On Friday (March 20) morning, I assembled a one-person appeals board and by a unanimous decision, I've decided that the TV Academy and its genre classification system is/are a Comedy, because darned if those clowns don't make me laugh, which is more than I can say for undisputed comedy "Nurse Jackie." For a few years, the TV Academy has had difficulties with Emmy classification, because nobody on the Emmy rules committee is capable of accepting that sometimes things that are dramatic can also offer comedic elements and sometimes things that are comedic can often have dramatic elements and sometimes things that have a running time of between 44 minutes and an hour can be comedies and, in occasional extremes, it's even been known for half-hour things to be dramatic. It's almost as if life itself is neither wholly dramatic or wholly comedic and sometimes tone is fungible. But don't expect for »

- Daniel Fienberg

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SXSW 2015, The Good: ‘Manglehorn,’ ‘Hello, My Name is Doris,’ ‘Spy,’ ‘Love & Mercy’ and More

19 March 2015 7:03 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

SXSW 2015 Film Review

complete coverage of the SXSW Film Festival 2015

The Overnight

Director/Screenwriter: Patrick Brice

Two families meet at the park and set up a playdate that has unexpected outcomes for all. Cast: Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, Taylor Schilling, Judith Godrèche. (film synopsis from sxsw.com)

Overall

It’s hilarious. The boundaries of bromance, marriage, friendship and even penis comedy are pushed to a very funny limit with this film. It’s great to see Schilling doing great work outside of “Orange is the New Black.”

Final Score: 8/10

 

Manglehorn

Director: David Gordon Green, Screenwriter: Paul Logan

Reclusive small town locksmith, A.J. Manglehorn, who has never recovered from his losing his true love embarks on a new tenuous relationship with a local woman he meets at the bank. Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, Chris Messina. (U.S. Premiere)

(film synopsis from sxsw.com)

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- Jeff Bayer

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Character Posters Revealed For Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham & Jude Law In ‘Spy’

18 March 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I just caught up with the Red Band trailer for Spy, which I’ve also included below for you, and it’s looking pretty good. Thankfully, the marvellous McCarthy also appears to be back on form when it’s released on 5th June for movie goers in the UK.

Directed by BridesmaidsPaul Feig, Melissa McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, who’s an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

It’s obviously all a little ridicolous but what else would we expect? There’s a top cast that includes the three below alongside Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Miranda Hart. »

- Dan Bullock

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UK posters for comedy movie Spy featuring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Jude Law

17 March 2015 8:37 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the movie getting rather positive reviews from its screening at SXSW, we’ve been sent over new UK posters and character posters for comedy Spy, which features Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Jude Law.

Check out the posters below:

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

Spy is out in UK cinemas on June 5th 2015 and is directed by Paul Feig (Ghostbusters) with a cast that also includes Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Miranda Hart.

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- Luke Owen

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Bella Thorne Covers "Teen Vogue"

16 March 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of "The Duff" actress Bella Thorne in the April 2015 issue of "Teen Vogue" magazine, photographed by Emma Summerton:

"The Duff" is the new teen comedy feature directed by Ari Sandel based on the novel of the same name by author Kody Keplinger, starring Thorne, Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bianca A. Santos, Allison Janney and Ken Jeong, released by Lionsgate and CBS Films.

Thorne plays 'mean girl' 'Madison Morgan' in the new film.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Duff"...

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- Michael Stevens

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'Spy' (2015) Movie Review

16 March 2015 2:54 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It looks as though there is no stopping this Paul Feig/Melissa McCarthy train. With Bridesmaids and The Heat behind us and a new Ghostbusters ahead, these two obviously have a strong relationship and will continue to work with one another. And good for them. I like the idea of partnerships, continuing to do new things with each other. Some of it works (Bridesmaids) and some of it really doesn't (The Heat). Their new film Spy kind of falls in the middle, giving McCarthy an actual three-dimensional character to play but suffers the fate of modern day alt-driven comedy. By "alt", I do not mean alternative or different. I mean the use of alts, alternate takes. On set, they improv a bunch of different variations of a joke and will see in editing which one works best. Except when this happens, more often than not, they end up wanting to »

- Mike Shutt

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Spy’

16 March 2015 4:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If recent misfires like “Tammy” and “Identity Thief” have proved anything, it’s that Melissa McCarthy is virtually indestructible, retaining her comic buoyancy, her tremendous likability and much of her fan base even when stuck with bargain-basement material. All of which makes it even more gratifying to see what she can do with a vehicle that’s firing on all cylinders for a change. In “Spy,” an uproarious blast of globe-trotting action-comedy delirium that doesn’t spoof the espionage-thriller genre so much as drop a series of banana peels in its path, McCarthy plays an eager-to-please desk jockey turned full-blown CIA operative who learns to wield a gun as skillfully as she does a one-liner — a dazzling transformation that represents the actress’s smartest, funniest, most versatile and fully sustained bigscreen showcase to date. Unsurprisingly, her key collaborator here is once again Paul Feig, who directed her to such show-stopping »

- Justin Chang

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Episodes Finale Recap: Buggin' Out

15 March 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On Sunday’s fourth season finale of Episodes, Matt LeBlanc wasn’t the only one getting bamboozled!

While Myra was off groaning her way through (unplanned?) child birth, Carol suffered the wrath of a jealous Helen, inadvertently screwing up Sean and Beverly’s new show, while Matt and Merc butted heads on the set of their madcap game show pilot.

RelatedCable Renewal Scorecard 2015: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

The Crazy Ones Strike Back | While out at lunch with Helen, Carol ran into one-time network prez and erstwhile lover, Castor Sotto, who swore »

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‘Mom’ Adds Jaime Pressly As Series Regular

13 March 2015 9:33 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jaime Pressly has been added as a series regular to CBS’ hit sitcom “Mom,” as of next season.

Pressly had been guest-starring as Jill, a rich, self-obsessed divorcee who’s been through rehab a few times and is working on her sobriety with the help of her friend and sponsor, Christy (Anna Faris).

CBS announced on March 12 that “Mom,” which also stars Emmy winner Allison Janney, has been renewed for a third season, along with “Mike and Molly” and “2 Broke Girls.”

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- Debra Birnbaum

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Mom Bumps Jaime Pressly to Series Regular for Season 3

13 March 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“Hi, my name is Jill” is a phrase Mom fans are likely to hear more often in Season 3: The CBS comedy has promoted guest-star Jaime Pressly to series regular.

The My Name Is Earl alum, who debuted as Christy’s newly sober pal earlier this season, will be a permanent part of the cast when the recently renewed sitcom returns in the fall, the network announced Friday.

Related Mom‘s Allison Janney on Bonnie’s ‘Life and Death’ Stakes After Alvin’s Demise

Pressly’s Jill is rich and a handful — which proves problematic when Christy tries to help »

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Jaime Pressly Named New ‘Mom’ Regular

13 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

After a recurring stint this season, Jaime Pressly is joining the cast of CBS’ sophomore comedy series Mom as a regular for its just ordered third season. Pressly will continue in her role as Jill, a newly sober woman with a lot of money that Christy (Anna Faris) is trying to help but gets more than her share. Pressly made her Mom debut in the second season premiere in October and has appeared in five episodes to date. In addition to Faris, Mom also stars Allison Janney… »

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It's Official: Mike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls and Mom Renewed at CBS

12 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

After about 24 hours of social media-fed rumors, fans of CBS comedies can now officially rejoice: Mom, Mike & Molly and 2 Broke Girls all will be back for another season, the network confirmed Thursday.

The Anna Faris-Allison Janney comedy was renewed for Season 3, the Billy Gardell-Melissa McCarthy sitcom will return for its sixth go-around, and Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs will keep slinging hash for a fifth season.

Related 2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

The news leaked out Wednesday via Twitter and Instagram posts from people connected with »

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CBS Has Renewed 3 Sitcoms

12 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

CBS had good news for three of its sitcoms this week - the network officially renewed 2 Broke Girls, Mom and Mike & Molly. 2 Broke Girls will return for a fifth season, Mom, starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney, is getting a third season, while the Melissa McCarthy comedy will be on its sixth. It joins CBS's other drama renewals from earlier in the year, along with a handful of other TV series that will be coming back. »

- Shannon-Vestal

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