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No matter what crass hijinks Ted gets in to in his sequel this week, he will never be as disturbing as. The Country Bears (2002) Director: Peter Hastings Stars: Christopher Walken, Haley Joel Osment, Diedrich Bader Christopher Walken is mad at bears for ruining his armpit farting career. The Country Bears gets the historical distinction of being Disney's first film... Read More »
- Jason Adams
Exclusive: Haley Joel Osment has landed the title role in Jay Berger Wants To Be Your Friend, an indie comedy from first-time feature director Josh Goldsmith. The R-rated pic centers on an adult who loves his old summer camp way too much. Paul Bernon and Sam Slater of Burn Later Productions (Drinking Buddies) are attached to produce. Goldsmith wrote the script with Cathy Yuspa; the pair also collaborated on What Women Want and 13 Going On 30. Osment has been busy lately… »
Directed by Doug Ellin.
Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back – and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold on a risky project that will serve as Vince’s directorial debut.
HBO’s Entourage, a show about the glitz, glamour and dark underbelly of Hollywood, half inspired by co-developer Mark Wahlberg’s real early life in tinsel town, is something of an acquired taste. Therefore I should really preface this by saying how big of a fan I am. It would be deceptive not to. And by big, I mean massive. If fans were movie stars, I’d be Vincent Chase. Perhaps (okay, undoubtedly) that’s the reason I enjoyed this film so much; certainly, any film »
- Edward Gardiner
“It’s probably the first film that didn’t condescend to American teenagers.”
“There wouldn’t be a John Hughes movie without it,” Mitchell continued.
The event concluded this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival with a one-night-only reading, chosen and directed by filmmaker Eli Roth, and performed exclusively for those present in the audience. As always, no recordings were allowed.
Roth is known for extreme horror films, so his selection of a teen comedy may have seemed surprising to some. But the 43-year old director is an avowed fan of ’80s high school movies like “Porky’s,” “The Last American Virgin” and “Zapped!” which made his choice almost inevitable.
“‘Fast Times’ is one of my all-time favorite movies,” Roth told »
- Matthew Chernov
Director: Doug Ellin; Screenwriter: Doug Ellin, Rob Weiss; Starring: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Billy Bob Thornton, Haley Joel Osment; Running time: 104 mins; Certificate: 15
An entertaining and undemanding watch on the small screen, HBO's Entourage lifted the lid on the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to show what it might be like to live the life of a movie A-lister. Heavy on star cameos and bro banter, the show whizzed by in 30-minute instalments and swiftly built up a cult following.
There was something hugely appealing about living vicariously through fast-rising star Vincent Chase and his boys from Queens. That's not to mention Jeremy Piven's agent Ari Gold, whose unwavering loyalty to Vince was matched only by his explosive temper.
An Entourage film has been long in the works, though its arrival long after the show's creative and pop cultural peak can't »
Still eschewing irony, satire or self-awareness, TV’s bros-before-hos celebration of young guys living the celeb dream reaches the big screen
Producer Mark Wahlberg’s Hollywood un-satire Entourage ran for 96 episodes on TV from 2004 to 2011; now he has brought it to the big screen. It’s another bros-before-hos celebration of young guys living the celeb dream – riding smugly around La together in that bromantic four-seater convertible. There are unfunny and unsatirical star cameos, including one from our own Piers Morgan. As ever, where you might expect irony and biting comment, there is uncritical adoration. Super-hot young actor Vince (Adrian Grenier) is super-hotter than ever; he has just blown off his young wife after a few days of marriage and the status quo reasserts itself. He is always accompanied by his boys, his entourage. Lovable deadbeat brother Johnny “Drama” (Kevin Dillon) is still a failing actor – though he’s also supposed to be seriously good. »
- Peter Bradshaw
First there was "The Spoils Of Babylon," IFC's miniseries soap opera parody that brought together a ton of big stars (Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire, Tim Robbins, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer) for one big goof. Now, the creative team behind that is back with "The Spoils Before Dying," and the first trailer for this mystery riff is here. Read More: Watch An Extended Look At 'The Spoils Of Babylon' Michael K. Williams leads the effort with Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Haley Joel Osment (all three appeared in 'Babylon'), Maya Rudolph, Michael Sheen, Kate McKinnon, Tim Meadows, and Chris Parnell joining in the fun that follows a jazz musician who discovers his lover and another man dead. And it gets pretty surreal from there. “It was the weirdest world to be in. There was just no up, no down,” Williams told EW. “[My character] wakes up and the love of his life is dead, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A jazzy potboiler, a lustful murder mystery, add the irreverence of Will Ferrell and the work of author-turned-director Eric Jonrosh’s magnum opus The Spoils Before Dying, and July is looking pretty steamy for fans of the tongue in cheek genre.While his book was burned and the film shocked a nation before being destroyed for public safety, one copy remained. On Wednesday, July 8, at 9p, Michael Kenneth Williams, Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, and Will Ferrell will bring Jonrosh’s piece de résistance to life on your television screen. The six-part saga stars also stars Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, Tim Meadows, […] »
- April Neale
IFC has released the first trailer for Eric Jonrosh's long-delayed adaptation of his own Infinite Jest-sized novel, The Spoils Before Dying, set in the jazz scene of the 1950s and featuring Michael K. Williams' first major lead comedic performance as Rock Banyon. In a thoughtful touch, the trailer is made to look like the actual trailers for long-lost films, such as Orson Welles' Too Much Johnson, and includes snippets of Will Ferrell's Wellesian author-filmmaker-drunk Jonrosh introducing the film, much like he did in IFC's deliriously nonsensical The Spoils of Babylon. [caption id="attachment_473719" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via IFC[/caption] The trailer also gives us a first look at Haley Joel Osment, playing Banyon's confidant, Michael Sheen and Kate McKinnon in unspecified roles, and Maya Rudolph as Fox, whose murder Rock is framed for and must ultimately solve. The rest of the plot of this parody, which will have three episodes in total premiering on IFC, »
- Chris Cabin
Last week Max Landis’ directorial debut Me Him Her premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival. Shortly before heading to Seattle, I sat down with the very busy screenwriter for an extended video interview. During the wide-ranging conversation, Landis and I talked about so many things it would be impossible to summarize it in an intro. Suffice it to say, if you’re curious about what it really takes to make a movie, this interview is definitely worth your time as he reveals a lot of the real inner workings of Hollywood. If you’re not familiar with Max Landis, he’s written a number of projects over the past few years (like Chronicle) and he’s got a lot getting released soon like American Ultra, Victor Frankenstein, and Mr. Right. And this doesn’t count all the projects he’s working on that are still under wraps. However, while »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Channel 4’s new sci-fi thriller imagines a near-future world where we rely on intelligent robots to do our bidding. What could possible go wrong?
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Think of sci-fi habitats and you might think of spaceships – of Ash going berserk on the Nostromo in Alien. You might think of dystopias – of Blade Runner’s rain-drenched, neon-soaked Los Angeles. You might even think of the pristine New Jersey futurescape of AI, and that bit where Haley Joel Osment’s face melts on to a dinner table. One place you probably don’t think of is Gerrards Cross. Yet London’s commuter belt now doubles as the set of Humans, a new eight-part drama series from Channel 4 and AMC. On the day the Guide comes to visit, the very first thing we see is a body bundled from a car boot into a detached family house. »
- Gabriel Tate
Warner Bros. Pictures released their new comedy film, "Entourage," into theaters this past Wednesday, June 3rd, and all the top, major movie critics have turned in their reviews. It turns out that it didn't quite resonate with the majority of them, getting only an overall 38 score out of a possible 100 across 38 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Jeremy Piven, Nora Dunn, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Dillon, Debi Mazar, Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, Rhys Coiro, Kevin Connolly, Haley Joel Osment, Constance Zimmer, Perrey Reeves, Emily Ratajkowski and Rex Lee. We've supplied blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Mick Lasalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a pretty good 75 grade, saying: "The party scenes are entertaining fantasy, but the insider-business end of the picture is occasionally interesting in its own right." Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75 score. He stated: "Entourage, the show and the movie, »
Now playing in theaters is writer/director Doug Ellin’s feature film adaptation of his long-running HBO series Entourage. The movie picks up where the series left off, with Ari (Jeremy Piven) now a successful studio head and Vince (Adrien Grenier) stretching his “talent” by making his feature directorial debut on a supernatural adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The film also stars Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Billy Bob Thornton, Haley Joel Osment, Rex Lee, Debi Mazar, Constance Zimmer, Emily Ratajkowski, and Ronda Rousey. For more on the film, here’s all our previous coverage and eight clips from the film. At the Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Doug Ellin. He talked about his original idea for the film and how it changed, what he learned from test screenings, the cameos, his Blu-ray plans, what it was like directing Rob Gronkowski, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 5. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.] Wide Beyond the Mask Director: Chad Burns Cast: Andrew Cheney, John Rhys-Davies, Kara Killmer, Adetokumboh M'Cormack, Steve Blackwood, Thomas D. Mahard, Marc Bowers, Carl Harry Carlson, Samrat Chakrabarti, Rebekah Cook, Connie Craig, Jennifer Dixon, Dennis Doyle Jr. Synopsis: "A former assassin tries to redeem himself by becoming a masked highwayman in Colonial America." Entourage Director: Doug Ellin Cast: Jeremy Piven, Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Billy Bob Thornton, Haley Joel Osment, Perrey Reeves, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rhys Coiro, Constance Zimmer, Nora Dunn Synopsis: "Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back - and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold on a risky project that will serve as Vince's directorial »
- Steve Greene
What’s the first thing you think of when you think “Forrest Gump?” Maybe one of its memorable lines? “My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get,’ ” or “Run, Forrest! Run!” Or maybe you just think of the film as a whole, and the wonderful performances it gave us. As one of the most iconic films of all time, and the 1995 best picture winner, “Forrest Gump” provided some incredible acting. Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Sally Field, and a teeny tiny Haley Joel Osment among others—the talent in “Forrest Gump” is exemplary. Below, we get to see Hanks, Wright, and others doing scenes from the film, presumably before those final casting decisions were made—the decisions that changed their careers and cinematic history! Want to see more? Check out "9 Great Actors’ Audition Tapes!" »
Before the boys hit the big screen, the folks at Screen Junkies have decided to revist the TV show that started it all – and brought bro culture to the mainstream – with an Honest Trailer for Entourage; check it out…
See Also: Read our review of the Entourage movie here
See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here
Movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.
Also starring are Billy Bob Thornton and Haley Joel Osment as father and son, Larsen and Travis McCredle. Returning cast from the series also includes Perrey Reeves as Ari Gold’s wife; Emmanuelle Chriqui as Sloan; Rhys Coiro as Billy Walsh »
- Gary Collinson
World premiering this weekend at the Seattle International Film Festival is Max Landis’ directorial debut Me Him Her. The sexual identity comedy is about three millennials trying to figure out love, friendship, sex, and life in present day Hollywood. The film stars Dustin Milligan, Luke Bracey, Emily Meade, Alia Shawkat, Rebecca Drysdale, and Haley Joel Osment. The other day I sat down with Max Landis for an extended video interview. While I already posted his edition of “Save or Kill”, tomorrow I’ll have him talking about making Me Him Her and how he put together the great cast. Until then, we’re happy to premiere the first clip, which is a sequence that takes place at the beginning of the film between Milligan and Bracey. Here’s the Me Him Her clip followed by where you can see the film this weekend, some filmmaker info, and the official synopsis: »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
In the big screen installment of Entourage, we are reintroduced to some old friends. And if you are a fan of the show, it’s a fun ride. While all the familiar faces are back, it is not surprising that Vince and the gang have a whole slew of guests joining in on the fun. Aside from the many cameos, the addition of both Ronda Rousey and Haley Joel Osment gives a little fresh blood to the Hollywood... Read More »
With Max Landis’ directorial debut Me Him Her world premiering this Friday night at the Seattle International Film Festival, I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the busy screenwriter for an extended video interview. If you’re not familiar with Me Him Her, the dramedy is about three millennials trying to figure out love, friendship, sex, identity, and life in present day Hollywood. The film stars Dustin Milligan, Luke Bracey, Emily Meade, Alia Shawkat, Rebecca Drysdale, and Haley Joel Osment. Over the next few days I’ll be posting a few different parts from my extended interview with Landis, but today I’ve got him playing “Save or Kill”. If you haven’t seen it yet, the game reveals which franchises, characters or bands someone would choose when pitted against another of equal value. Han Solo or Indiana Jones – If you were told you could only save one »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Chicago – I actually did watch the HBO show this big-screen iteration is based on, and I looked back in surprise to find the show actually lasted for 8 years. That’s a long time for a show that peaked in season two, and petered out into irrelevance somewhere around season four or so.
“Entourage” the movie stubbornly offers the audiences who do show up exactly what they came for. It’s even structured like a TV episode, with a callback to the show’s opening credits. It’s back not because the creators have a great story to tell, or even because audiences wanted to hang out with the characters for a little longer.
It seems especially like an ego-stroking exercise to show off creators Doug Ellin and Mark Wahlberg’s bulging celebrity contact list. While every Entourage episode has indulged in gratuitous celebrity cameos, the ones here are of the blink-and-you’ll-miss-them variety. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
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