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Genesis Rodriguez Talks 'Tusk,' and Has Some Choice Words for the Naysayers

6 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Tusk" is all sorts of f**ked up.

The latest from the mind of director Kevin Smith ("Mallrats," "Red State") promises to challenge your assumptions about his filmmaking, and that's putting it lightly. The lone female in the leading ensemble, Genesis Rodriguez, is as gung-ho about the movie as an actor can be, even though she's a self-professed "scaredy cat."

Since the movie is nearly impossible to encapsulate in a short space, we'll just say it involves Justin Long getting kidnapped and transformed into a walrus. Let that sink in. Rodriguez plays Long's unfaithful girlfriend, Ally, who journeys to Manitoba to rescue him alongside Haley Joel Osment and an A-list actor in an unexpected cameo (he's revealed below).

Moviefone Canada chatted with Rodriguez at the Toronto Film Festival, and she candidly discussed her own wimpy tendencies and working with the outstanding cast. She also has a few words for the people who are badmouthing "Tusk. »

- Chris Jancelewicz

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Kevin Smith Gets 'Clerks 3' Funded Thanks to 'Tusk'

29 September 2014 2:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Kevin Smith's Tusk hasn't exactly been setting the box office on fire, pulling in just over $1 million from its first two weekends in limited release. Despite this lackluster performance, Smith has revealed that Tusk actually helped him land financing for Clerks III.

Last year, during one of his many Hollywood Babble-On podcasts, Kevin Smith explained how he was desperately trying to raise money for Clerks III so that he could release the sequel in 2014 to coincide with the original Clerks' 20th Anniversary. That obviously didn't happen, with the director moving onto the horrors of Tusk, about a man who is slowly and painfully transformed into a walrus.

In a more recent interview, the director explains how Tusk actually lead to Clerks III finally getting funded:

"Tusk was the absolute bridge to Clerks III. Because of Tusk I got my financing for Clerks III. A year and change »

- MovieWeb

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Failure of 'Tusk' Has Somehow Helped Secure Financing for 'Clerks 3'

29 September 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

It's been over a week since Kevin Smith's peculiar horror endeavor Tusk hit theaters, and the film hasn't been a hit in any sense of the word. The film starring Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment and Michael Parks currently sits with a disappointing 42% on Rotten Tomatoes and has only pulled in just over $1.4 million at the box office. However, Kevin Smith revealed in his Hollywood Babble-On podcast on Friday (via The Wrap) that his box office bomb has somehow secured financing for him to be able to make Clerks 3 for his fans. This comes after The Weinstein Company agreed to distribute the sequel, but not fund production. Speaking on his podcast, Smith said: “A year and change ago I was desperately trying to get ‘Clerks III’ made for the 20th anniversary and that desperation — I must have reeked of it because I couldn't f–king find money and shit. »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Alpha House' Returns October 24th - Watch All 10 Episodes at Once

29 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Hollywonk | See recent Hollywonk news »

After Friday’s debut of Transparent, we’re excited to announce that more comedy is coming your way. The second season of Alpha House, one of Amazon’s first Original Series, returns Friday, October 24th – with all 10 episodes to be released at once.   

This season the Senators of Alpha House are bracing for the midterm elections, and much like many of their real-life counterparts, their political futures are uncertain.  Senator Biggs (John Goodman), Bettencourt (Clark Johnson) and Laffer (Matt Malloy) might have survived bruising primaries, but now they’re facing strong Democratic challengers and have to pull out all the stops to woo voters over to their side. Meanwhile, Senator Guzman (Mark Consuelos) is preparing for a 2016 bid for the presidency, a pursuit that might bring him into competition with one of his roommates.

Several familiar guest stars will also be returning this season, including Bill Murray, Amy Sedaris, Yara Martinez and Haley Joel Osment. »

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Rome reveals 'slimmer' line-up

29 September 2014 6:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Name and focus changes for every section, which are now all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.

The ninth Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) has revealed a diverse line-up including the Italian premieres for potential awards contenders including David Fincher’s Gone Girl. the world premiere of Takashi Miike’s As the Gods Will and Burhan Qurbani’s We are Young, We are Strong and European premiere of Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind, Toronto hit Still Alice and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.

This year for the first time the award-winners in each section of the programme will be decided by the audience on the basis of votes cast after the screenings.

Each section has changed name and focus for 2014 and are all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.

Italian comedies Soap Opera and Andiamo a Quel Paese bookend the line-up.

Full line-up

Cinema D’Oggi

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- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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'Sex Ed' Poster: Haley Joel Osment Is Clueless in Love

24 September 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Haley Joel Osment is left holding his banana in the first poster for the new comedy Sex Ed. The former child actor is all grown up and taking a position at an inner city middle school. Complications ensue when this virgin realizes he has to teach a Sex Ed class, which he is not prepared for. Take a look at this hilarious expose on the turmoil of dealing with the messy realities of sex in society today. A romantic comedy by filmmaker Isaac Feder and written by the Black Listed writer Bill Kennedy.

Sex Ed follows Eddie (Haley Joel Osment) as he lands his first teaching gig at an inner city middle school, where he quickly finds that his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sexual education.&#160 Eddie isn't exactly equipped to teach them - he's a virgin.&#160 And he's falling in love with Pilar (Lorenza Izzo), the »

- MovieWeb

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Millennium Entertainment Closes $40M Credit Facilities As Ramp-Up Continues

24 September 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Millennium Entertainment is continuing to make moves following its deal to become a stand-alone distribution and catalog company. Today CEO Bill Lee unveiled that the soon-to-be-renamed outfit has closed a senior revolving credit facility and term loan facility worth $40 million.

The facilities helped finance Millennium and Virgo Investment Group’s August buyout of previous owners including Avi Lerner’s Nu Image, and will help Millennium going forward to acquire films for the studio’s upcoming slate. (The credit facilities provides for a $20 million term loan as well as a $20 million revolving line of credit with an additional accordion feature for future opportunities.)

Among those projects in Millennium’s pipeline is Madam Bovary, the Sophie Barthes-directed film that stars Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, and Ezra Miller. The company scooped up U.S. rights in a seven-figure deal sealed just before the period pic’s Toronto premiere earlier this month. Another »

- The Deadline Team

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Haley Joel Osment Is Teaching 'Sex Ed'

23 September 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The student has become the teacher.

Once best known for his role as the "I see dead people" child in M. Night Shyamalan's 1999 film The Sixth Sense, Haley Joel Osment is returning to the big screen ...awkwardly. In Sex Ed, the 26-year-old plays a guy named Eddie who lands his first teaching gig at an inner-city middle school. He soon finds that his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sexual education, and, though he isn't really equipped to teach them, he's takes on the challenge.

Photos: Biggest On-Screen Transformations

Osment isn't the only familiar face you'll spot in this indie comedy. Matt Walsh (Veep), Retta (Parks and Recreation), Abby Elliott (Saturday Night Live), Lorenza Izzo (The Green Inferno, Hemlock Grove ), Glen Powell (Expendables 3) and Lamorne Morris (The New Girl) also star in Sex Ed, hitting theaters Nov. 7, 2014.

Expect to see more of Osment on the big screen. In addition »

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Haley Osment Joel Gushes about Bruce Willis

21 September 2014 10:15 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Is Bruce Willis difficult to work with? Haley Joel Osment doesn't think so!

This week, the 26-year-old actor stopped by HuffPo Live where he was asked about filming the 1999 film The Sixth Sense with Willis. Unlike some other stars who've suggested Willis is hard to work with, Osment only had kind words for the 59-year-old actor.

"I guess I'm lucky," Osment said. "I don't have to be diplomatic because I had a great experience with him. When we were in The Sixth Sense, I think everybody was in the mode of like, 'All right, we have this wonderful thing, let's not mess it up.' So everybody was in a good place. [Director M. Night Shyamalan] created a great atmosphere on the set. Bruce was having fun making that movie."

"I feel bad for those guys because apparently they had a terrible experience but I had a good one," Osment added. "He was nice to me. »

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Haley Osment Joel Gushes about Bruce Willis

21 September 2014 10:15 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Is Bruce Willis difficult to work with? Haley Joel Osment doesn't think so!

This week, the 26-year-old actor stopped by HuffPo Live where he was asked about filming the 1999 film The Sixth Sense with Willis. Unlike some other stars who've suggested Willis is hard to work with, Osment only had kind words for the 59-year-old actor.

"I guess I'm lucky," Osment said. "I don't have to be diplomatic because I had a great experience with him. When we were in The Sixth Sense, I think everybody was in the mode of like, 'All right, we have this wonderful thing, let's not mess it up.' So everybody was in a good place. [Director M. Night Shyamalan] created a great atmosphere on the set. Bruce was having fun making that movie."

"I feel bad for those guys because apparently they had a terrible experience but I had a good one," Osment added. "He was nice to me. »

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Haley Osment Joel Gushes about Bruce Willis

21 September 2014 10:15 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Is Bruce Willis difficult to work with? Haley Joel Osment doesn't think so!

This week, the 26-year-old actor stopped by HuffPo Live where he was asked about filming the 1999 film The Sixth Sense with Willis. Unlike some other stars who've suggested Willis is hard to work with, Osment only had kind words for the 59-year-old actor.

"I guess I'm lucky," Osment said. "I don't have to be diplomatic because I had a great experience with him. When we were in The Sixth Sense, I think everybody was in the mode of like, 'All right, we have this wonderful thing, let's not mess it up.' So everybody was in a good place. [Director M. Night Shyamalan] created a great atmosphere on the set. Bruce was having fun making that movie."

"I feel bad for those guys because apparently they had a terrible experience but I had a good one," Osment added. "He was nice to me. »

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Haley Osment Joel Gushes about Bruce Willis

21 September 2014 10:15 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Is Bruce Willis difficult to work with? Haley Joel Osment doesn't think so!

This week, the 26-year-old actor stopped by HuffPo Live where he was asked about filming the 1999 film The Sixth Sense with Willis. Unlike some other stars who've suggested Willis is hard to work with, Osment only had kind words for the 59-year-old actor.

"I guess I'm lucky," Osment said. "I don't have to be diplomatic because I had a great experience with him. When we were in The Sixth Sense, I think everybody was in the mode of like, 'All right, we have this wonderful thing, let's not mess it up.' So everybody was in a good place. [Director M. Night Shyamalan] created a great atmosphere on the set. Bruce was having fun making that movie."

"I feel bad for those guys because apparently they had a terrible experience but I had a good one," Osment added. "He was nice to me. »

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Film Review: Don’t Say That You Love Me in Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’

20 September 2014 6:11 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The headline is a quote (“Don’t say that you love me!”) from Fleetwood Mac’s song “Tusk,” which Kevin Smith gratefully includes in his film of the same name. The movie is either the most outrageous audacity of the year or a blatant middle finger from Smith to the audience. You decide.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

I liked it, I hated it, I was mesmerized by some of the lengths the story took to stay on track. There were times during the proceedings where it seemed like the whole thing was a fraud, in the sense that Wizard-of-Oz like, Smith was going to walk on camera and say, “ha, dopes, you fell for it” (but he would have said something more piquant than “dopes”). The film defies logic, definition or a basis in dreamland, but it makes up in chutzpah, which has never been lacking in Smith. Whatever the final analysis will be, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Haley Joel Osment Says Bruce Willis Wasn't "Difficult" to Work With: "I Had a Great Experience With Him"

19 September 2014 4:22 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Is Bruce Willis difficult to work with? Haley Joel Osment doesn't think so! This week, the 26-year-old actor stopped by HuffPo Live where he was asked about filming the 1999 film The Sixth Sense with Willis. Unlike some other stars who've suggested Willis is hard to work with, Osment only had kind words for the 59-year-old actor. "I guess I'm lucky," Osment said. "I don't have to be diplomatic because I had a great experience with him. When we were in The Sixth Sense, I think everybody was in the mode of like, 'All right, we have this wonderful thing, let's not mess it up.' So everybody was in a good place. [Director M. Night Shyamalan] created a great atmosphere on the »

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Film Review: Tusk

19 September 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Everybody had pretty much given up on Kevin Smith. If you were like me you adored Clerks and Mallrats and the others when you were in high school, immersing yourself in the vulgarities of the View Askewniverse and buying up Jay and Silent Bob merchandise while re-watching each movie re-issue with the treasure trove of special features on all the DVDs. Then, probably around the time of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, something happened. We all kind of just gave up on Kevin Smith. Perhaps we “grew up” and got over his potty humor. Perhaps we thought the relative quality of the movies he was choosing to make (ahem, Jersey Girl) from then on seemed to be out of touch with what got us into his twisted humor in the first place. Then after that, despite a worthy and legitimately great sentimental return to form with Clerks II, it »

- Sean Hutchinson

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Tusk Is Probably the Most Talky Movie About a Guy Being Turned Into a Walrus You’ll Ever See

19 September 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Kevin Smith's midnight movie Tusk was apparently inspired by a story told on the podcast Smith hosts with longtime collaborator Scott Mosier, but don't let that fool you: This is clearly the writer-director’s own nightmare about losing his voice. The onetime enfant terrible of Jersey strip-malls made his name with that voice. Smith is a talker, and he makes movies about talkers: In Clerks, Mallrats, Dogma, and Chasing Amy, his characters held the world at bay with nonstop barriers of language, through their joking and riffing and snarking.The protagonist of Tusk is just another variation on those guys, an irritatingly self-absorbed motormouth named Wallace (a mustachioed Justin Long) who hosts a podcast devoted to dumb stuff on the internet with his pal Teddy (an unexpectedly chubby Haley Joel Osment). He travels to Winnipeg to interview a young man dubbed the Kill Bill Kid (à la the real-life »

- Bilge Ebiri

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Tusk

18 September 2014 5:05 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Tusk

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Cast: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Guy Lapointe

Running Time: 1 hr 42 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: September 19, 2014 (Chicago)

Plot: A podcaster (Long) is turned into a walrus when he meets a strange Canadian (Parks).

Who’S It For? Fans of Kevin Smith, and those who wish Quentin Tarantino made more talky Grindhouse movies.

Overall

Just as Tusk was brought into our world, so does the film itself begins with a podcast. Wallace (Justin Long) and Teddy (Haley Joel Osment) are two toking jokesters who have a big following with their Not-See Party podcast, a petty Third Reich pun that stands for their shtick in which Wallace meets eclectic people, and then tells Teddy about his experience on-air. Wallace travels to Canada to meet an internet sensation named “The Kill Bill Kid,” who infamously filmed himself accidentally cutting off his leg while practicing sword moves. »

- Nick Allen

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Tusk

18 September 2014 2:19 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

If you're a Kevin Smith junkie, as I am, you'll appreciate the verbal pinwheels he spins around the horror genre in Tusk. If not, go dull your brain cells at Hollywood multiplex gunk. Tusk feels as offhand and undercooked as a podcast, which is how it started for Smith, so the jokes are hit-and-miss. Justin Long impresses as Wallace, half of an L.A. podcasting team – Teddy (Haley Joel Osment) is the other – specializing in the bizarre. That leads Wallace to Winnipeg, where he meets wealthy recluse Howard Howe (Michael Parks, »

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How an Internet Hoax Inspired Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’

17 September 2014 7:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Oh my Lord, this is gonna be so fun for me because I am so baked!”

That was how filmmaker Kevin Smith introduced his latest movie, “Tusk,” to a packed house at the Vista Theatre in Hollywood at a special screening Tuesday night. Fresh off its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, where critics and audiences hailed the quirky flick as a return to form for Smith, A24 opens the film in theaters nationwide this Friday.

The horror-comedy tells the story of a podcaster named Wallace (Justin Long) who travels to Canada in search of an interview and is instead held captive by a madman (Michael Parks) who aims to surgically transform him into a walrus.The idea actually came about after a man in Brighton, England, put out an ad offering free rent to anyone willing to dress in a walrus suit and pretend to be said animal for two hours a day. »

- Jenelle Riley

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Haley Joel Osment Talks About His Shocking Transformation Into a Nazi for New Movie

17 September 2014 4:26 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Gone are Haley Joel Osment's days of playing the adorable Forrest Junior in Forrest Gump. Now, the grown-up former child star, 26, is taking on very different roles.  Osment made headlines last week when he was seen after a shocking movie makeover, playing a greasy-looking Canadian Nazi sympathizer in the upcoming movie Yoga Hosers, which is the sequel to this month's drama Tusk.  "I play a real person — a comic version of a real person — named Adrien Arcand, who was the Canadian fuhrer in the '30s, [...] »

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