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Week in Review: The New York Times will no longer review every movie opening in NY

22 May 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In this day and age of film criticism, less of it is seemingly always a bad thing, and when a bastion like The New York Times announces they’re cutting back, it seems like a particularly painful blow. However, Variety Thursday obtained an email from Nyt Film Critic A. O. Scott explaining that the Times would no longer be reviewing every movie opening in New York, and the ironic truth is that this “new” policy may go a long way toward bettering the film coverage.

“Because of the increasing volume of new films released each year, the Times is no longer able to guarantee reviews of all New York theatrical releases,” Scott said in an email. He went on to add in a phone interview to Variety that the paper had already instated such a policy quietly earlier this year, and coyly confirmed as much on Twitter.

In 2013, the Times published nearly 900 film reviews. »

- Brian Welk

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Courteney Cox On How David Fincher Helped Shape Her Directorial Debut, and Why She Won't Crowdfund

20 May 2015 8:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "Just Before I Go," is available now On Demand. Need help finding a movie to watch? Let TWC find the best fit for your mood here.] Ever since becoming a household name as Monica on the hit sitcom "Friends," Courteney Cox has been a persistent screen presence, most notably in film for her recurring role as the feisty survivor Gale Weathers in the "Scream" franchise. She currently enjoys a devoted fan base for starring in the TV comedy "Cougar Town," for which she also produces and often directs. It is no surprise, then, that Cox has now turned to filmmaking, with first the Lifetime movie "TalhotBlond" and most recently her theatrical feature debut, "Just Before I Go." The film follows Ted (Seann William Scott) as he returns to his hometown to settle some unfinished »

- Melina Gills

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Jay Baruchel To Direct Hockey Comedy Sequel 'Goon: Last Of The Enforcers'

18 May 2015 8:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There is a small, but devoted and vocal contingent, who believe the 2011 Canadian hockey flick, "Goon," is a modern sports comedy classic. And while I am not one of those people, there are enough of them that it has turned the talk of a followup into a reality. Read More: Review: 'Goon' Is A Middling Sports Comedy Elevated By A Surprising Turn By Seann William Scott Jay Baruchel will get on the ice to co-write (with Jesse Chabot), make his directorial feature debut, and star in "Goon: The Last Of The Enforcers." Seann William Scott will return to reprise his role as Doug Glatt, whose skills on the ice have less to do with puck-handling and goal scoring, than with using his fists. The new film will find Glatt back in action with the Halifax Highlanders when there's a pro hockey lockout, presumably leading to more unhinged on-ice action. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jay Baruchel Directing The Goon Sequel

17 May 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

When last we checked in on the progress of the sequel to 2012’s hockey comedy Goon, word was that the film would shoot in the summer under the direction of the first film’s Michael Dowse. There has been a slight change in plans as Jay Baruchel will instead make his directorial debut with what we now know is called Goon: Last Of The Enforcers.Baruchel has been a driving force behind the Goon films from the start, and he’ll add directing to co-writing (with Jesse Chabot) and acting in the movie this time.Seann William Scott is back as hockey enforcer Doug “The Thug” Glatt for a story that sees his team, the Halifax Highlanders playing alongside new team members during a lockout. Scott has been busy training again in both fighting and skating for the film. He told Reddit users in an Ama that “if everybody »

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Jay Baruchel to make directorial debut with Goon sequel

17 May 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Jay Baruchel (This Is the End, Man Seeking Woman) has signed on to make his directorial debut with a sequel to the cult 2011 hockey comedy Goon.

The film – entitled Goon: Last of the Enforcers will see Seann William Scott back as Doug ‘The Thud’ Glatt, with Baruchel returning as Glatt’s best friend in addition to directing and co-writing with Jesse Chabot.

According to THR, the sequel will see Glatt’s team the Halifax Highlanders reuniting with a host of new players during a pro lockout. Production on the film is set to get underway next month in Toronto.

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- Gary Collinson

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Jay Baruchel Makes His Directorial Debut With 'Goon: Last of the Enforcers'

16 May 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Only after this year's fantastically funny new series "Man Seeking Woman" did I ever appreciate Jay Baruchel presence. The Fxx series, easily the best new show I've seen this year (although I haven't seen "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" or "Bloodline" yet), is highly inventive and way more inspired and clever than your average 20-something-based sitcom, and Baruchel carries the show with as much stride as an awkward lead character can. Now converted to Baruchel's on-screen work, I'm curious to see what he can do behind the camera. In addition to co-starring in the 2011 hockey comedy Goon, he also helped pen the screenplay beside Evan Goldberg, and with a sequel to the film in the works, Baruchel is pushing for more involvement. As he returns to this sequel, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, as a writer alongside Jesse Chabot and actor, reprising the loud, foul-mouthed best friend Pat, he will also »

- Will Ashton

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Jay Baruchel to make directorial debut with sport comedy Goon sequel

16 May 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A follow up to 2011's sports comedy Goon is in the works and Jay Baruchel is set to helm the project.

Baruchel will not only direct Goon: Last of the Enforcers but co-write and reprise his character, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Goon follows Doug (Seann William Scott) - a bouncer who becomes a hockey player after beating an opposing player during a game he attends with his best friend Pat (Baruchel).

Scott also returns to his role as his team will "reunite with a host of new players during a pro lockout".

The first film was directed by Michael Dowse and written by Baruchel and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End). Baruchel is co-writing the sequel with Jesse Chabot.

Baruchel currently stars in Fxx's Man Seeking Woman, which premiered in January. It was renewed for a second season in March.

The actor also appeared in Idlewild's latest single 'Every »

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Actor Jay Baruchel Will Direct 'Goon' Sequel 'Last of the Enforcers'

15 May 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Now this is good news. THR is reporting that the sequel to Goon, the awesome cult hockey movie starring Seann William Scott, will be directed by actor Jay Baruchel, making his directorial debut with this film. Baruchel is a major proponent behind the entire film, as he's co-writing the screenplay with Jesse Chabot, and also starring again as Seann William Scott's character's friend Pat. Of course they've got Seann William Scott back as violent hockey player Doug "The Thug" Glatt and they're already gearing up to start filming in June in Toronto. I've got a good feeling about this, it all sounds quite promising, especially with Baruchel. It was also revealed the title of this follow-up is Goon: Last of the Enforcers. Bring on the hockey fights. The film will be produced by David Gross, Jesse Shapira, and Jeff Arkuss of No Trace Camping and André Rouleau of Caramel Films. »

- Alex Billington

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Jay Baruchel Will Make His Directorial Debut on Goon: Last Of The Enforcers

15 May 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Jay Baruchel (This is the End) is set to make his directorial debut on Goon: Last of the Enforcers, the follow-up to Michael Dowse’s (What If) 2011 hockey comedy Goon. Baruchel co-wrote the first film Evan Goldberg (The Interview) and is penning the script for the sequel alongside his writing partner Jesse Chabot. Goldberg will return as executive producer. The first film followed Sean William Scott's Doug 'The Thug' Glatt, a bouncer-turned-minor league hockey player with a penchant for fist fighting. Per THR, Scott is set to reprise his role as the pugilistic puck slinger "in a story that sees his team, the Halifax Highlanders, reunite with a host of new players during a pro lockout." [caption id="attachment_151296" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Magnet[/caption] I look forward to seeing what Baruchel can do as a director. In addition to being a solid writer writer, he's a skilled comedic actor, and has really »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Jay Baruchel to Direct ‘Goon’ Sequel, Titled ‘Last of the Enforcers’

15 May 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

As we proceed through the Stanley Cup playoffs, here’s a bit of big news from the world of hockey movies. A sequel to 2011’s Goon is finally moving forward. Titled Goon: Last of the Enforcers, the new film will once again star Seann William Scott as Doug “the Thug” Glatt. Jay Baruchel, who produced, co-wrote, and co-starred in the […]

The post Jay Baruchel to Direct ‘Goon’ Sequel, Titled ‘Last of the Enforcers’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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The Week in Blu-ray: Us Edition – Fifty Shades of Grey, Blackhat, Mortdecai, Still Alice

12 May 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis returns with his weekly look at what’s on offer in the world of Blu-ray…

In this week’s Us edition we get tied up with Fifty Shades of Grey, twitch our mustache’s with Johnny Depp as Mortdecai, go computer hacking with Thor in Blackhat and see Julianne Moore Finally win an Oscar for Still Alice

Fifty Shades of Grey: Unrated Edition

With over $550million grossed worldwide, audience (mainly female) flocked to see the film adaptation of the best-selling novel by author El James this Valentines Day, so expect mega numbers from the Blu-ray sales as well as Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan get even steamier in this unseen edition of Fifty Shades of Grey. Expect it to be one of the year’s biggest sellers.

See Also: Read our review of Fifty Shades of Grey

Order Fifty Shades Of Grey: Unrated »

- Scott J. Davis

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"Just Before I Go" On DVD and Blu-ray- May 12, 2015

7 May 2015 11:22 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek a red band trailer from first time director Courtney Cox' new comedy feature "Just Before I Go", starring Garret Dillahunt, Sean William Scott, Kate Walsh, Olivia Thirlby and Rob Riggle, available on DVD and Blu-ray, May 12, 2015 from Anchor Bay Entertainment:

"...'Ted Morgan' (Scott) has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for creating the shell of a person he has become.

"But life is tricky. The more determined Ted is to confront his demons, to get closure, and to withdraw from his family, the more Ted is yanked into the chaos of their lives. So, when Ted Morgan decides to kill himself, he finds a reason to live..."

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- Michael Stevens

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Time Machine: Best Picture Nominee Co-Star Timberlake on the Oscars' Red Carpet

1 May 2015 7:34 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Justin Timberlake on the Oscars' Red Carpet Justin Timberlake at the Academy Awards The Social Network actor Justin Timberlake arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards, which took place on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the ceremony, Timberlake and Black Swan actress Mila Kunis introduced the nominees – and eventual winners – in the animation categories. Throughout the proceedings, he pretended to be the elusive Banksy, whose Exit Through the Gift Shop was a Best Documentary Feature contender. The joke fell mostly flat, but Timberlake actually elicited some laughs when he imitated three-time Oscar-nominated veteran Kirk Douglas*, who mercilessly stretched the Best Supporting Actress announcement into what seemed like hours. Admittedly, Douglas was funny. (The winner in that particular category turned out to be Melissa Leo for David O. Russell's The Fighter.) As announced by the Justin Timberlake-Mila Kunis duo, the Best Animated Short Film was Shaun Tan »

- D. Zhea

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Time Machine: Classy-Looking 'Tangled' Singing Stars at the Oscars

26 April 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Zachary Levi and guest on the Oscars' Red Carpet Zachary Levi at the Academy Awards Pictured above is Zachary Levi and a guest on the 83rd Academy Awards' Red Carpet this past Sunday, Feb. 27, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the Oscar ceremony, Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore performed "I See the Light," a Best Original Song nominee – music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater – from the animated feature Tangled. The 2011 Best Song winner turned out to be Randy Newman's "We Belong Together," from another animated feature, Toy Story 3 – last year's biggest domestic box office hit. Zachary Levi movies Below is a partial list of Zachary Levi films.* His movie debut took place in Mark Douglas Miller's comedy short Reel Guerrillas (2005), while his feature film debut was in a supporting role in John Whitesell's comedy Big Momma's House 2 (2006). Thor: The Dark World (2013). Director: Alan Taylor. »

- D. Zhea

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Film Review: ‘Just Before I Go’

26 April 2015 2:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The end can’t come soon enough in “Just Before I Go,” a dismal, tonally disastrous small-town farce in which one man’s death wish becomes the occasion for a feature-length group therapy session. Aiming for a seriocomic examination of mid-life regrets and missed opportunities, Courtney Cox’s directing debut falls back on fat jokes, erection sight gags and other vulgar asides to offset a succession of teachable moments involving homosexuality, bullying, depression, abandonment and Down syndrome. Despite a much better cast than the material warrants, this Anchor Bay release (opening almost a year after its premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival) is already on its way to a watery grave.

At the age of 41, divorced pet-store owner Ted Morgan (Seann William Scott) has decided to kill himself, but not before returning to his hometown and settling accounts with every jerk who ever crossed his path — like his antagonistic seventh-grade »

- Justin Chang

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Courteney Cox Talks Directorial Debut Just Before I Go, Gus Van Sant’s Advice, and More

26 April 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

From first-time feature director Courteney Cox, the off-center dramedy Just Before I Go follows Ted Morgan (Seann William Scott), who has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted decides to go home and face or confront the people he feels are responsible for turning him into who he has become. But the more he tries to get closure from his demons, the more he realizes that everything isn’t always what it seems. At the film’s press day, Courteney Cox spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about wanting to tell a story that provokes extreme emotions, the challenges of making this film, getting great filmmaking advice from both David Fincher and Gus Van Sant, why the editing process comes easy for her, how her background in acting helps her as a director, and how fortunate she feels about being in the position she’s in, »

- Christina Radish

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Just Before I Go | Review

23 April 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Drop in the Bucket: Cox’s Uneven Directorial Debut

Actress Courtney Cox makes her directorial debut with Just Before I Go, based on the first feature screenplay from television alum David Flebotte. Attempting to navigate a trajectory of meaningful emotional pathos through a gutter of adult humor many write off as mere vulgarity, Cox’s film ultimately feels like the R rated version of some made-for-tv film as it attempts to extend the horizon of outsider ennui to all origins of suicidal tendency. The film isn’t without a laugh or two, but a severe tonal swerve from black comedy to sentimental PSA seems more silly than sincere, and the narrative just simply isn’t strong enough to correctly reconcile the supposed melancholy of its likeable protagonist with such a pedestrian resolution.

After his wife Penny (Elisha Cuthbert) leaves him, pet store worker Ted (Sean William Scott) decides that he wants to kill himself. »

- Nicholas Bell

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Goon 2 to shoot this summer

22 April 2015 10:45 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel are back for Goon 2 - which finally goes before the cameras this year...

The 2011 ice hockey comedy Goon was, by distance, one of the most violent films of that year. It was also really rather good. Starring Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel, the plan for some time had been to make a sequel to the movie. And finally, that sequel is happening.

Seann William Scott confirmed the news on Reddit, where he's just done one of its Ama whatsits. He wrote that "I did a bit of fight training for Goon. For Goon 2, I’ve been fight-training for the past month, and next month in May I start working with an Mma fighter, and then some skating (obviously, a lot of skating). We start shooting Goon 2 in mid-June, and if everybody does their jobs and we execute the amazing script »

- simonbrew

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Bruce Jenner In A Dress Is All ‘The Talk’ Videos

22 April 2015 10:21 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

TV Rewind: The Talk Hosts Discuss Bruce Jenner Dress Photo & Sandra Bullock Named People’s ‘Most Beautiful’ plus Seann William Scott Visits – (4/22) Bruce Jenner is all The Talk.The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star said he is putting his family first in a new clip from his tell-all interview about his reported sex change.Talking about his 10 kids (6 his/4 step) in the 30-second clip, Bruce said: “Those are the only ones I’m concerned with…I can’t let myself hurt them.”According to reports, Bruce will be using the show to present his female self. The show focuses on his […] »

- April Neale

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News Bits: Goon, Walk, Selection, Frankenstein

22 April 2015 9:58 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Goon 2

"Goon" film star Seann William Scott has revealed that a sequel to the hockey comedy is set to start filming in a couple of months time. In a new Reddit Ama, Scott says he's been fight-training for the past month and begins work with an Mma fighter next month ahead of some skating lessons.

Filming begins mid-June from a script co-written by Jay Baruchel Jesse Chabot. Michael Dowse is thought to be returning to the director's chair for the follow-up. [Source: Collider]

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Ang Lee confirmed at Sony's CinemaCon presentation that he will shoot all of his military drama "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" in 3D and at a ultra-high frame rate of 120 frames per second - twice that of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" film trilogy.

This marks the first film ever shot entirely at the 120 fps and is aimed at immersing viewers in »

- Garth Franklin

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