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6 movies that desperately tried to be Ghostbusters: Pixels, Men in Black and more

12 August 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Adam Sandler's Pixels arrives in UK cinemas this week on the back of some scathing reviews, with many critics noting the film's superficial similarities to Ghostbusters.

It wouldn't be the first movie to try and rip off the '80s classic. We look at 6 flicks that desperately wanted to be 1984's Ghostbusters below...

1. Pixels (2015)

In Adam Sandler's latest offering, video game characters spring to life and declare war on Earth after misinterpreting feeds of classic arcade games. It's down to a disparate team of former hardcore gamers to save the day.

Conceptually, Pixels is bursting with great ideas but sinks thanks to its leading man getting crowbarred in - this is very much an "Adam Sandler Movie" and much the worse for it. To hammer home the Ghostbusters link there's even a cameo role for Dan Aykroyd.

2. Men in Black (1997)

One of the more successful Ghostbusters clones, Men in Black »

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First teaser poster for Goon: Last of the Enforcers

31 July 2015 8:37 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first teaser poster has arrived online for Goon: Last of the Enforcers, the upcoming follow-up to the 2011 cult comedy Goon starring Seann William Scott back as Doug “the Thug” Glatt…

See Also: The boys are back in town in first cast photo from Goon: Last of the Enforcers

Goon: Last of the Enforcers sees Seann William Scott back as Doug “the Thug” Glatt alongside fellow returnees Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill, Marc-André Grondin, Kim Coates and Jay Baruchel, who also makes his directorial debut with the film. New additions to the cast include Wyatt Russell and Elisha Cuthbert.

Goon: Last of the Enforcers will arrive some time in 2016.

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- Gary Collinson

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Update: Poster for Goon sequel and our on-set live tweet images!

30 July 2015 3:45 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Update: Check out our Tweet embeds from the set below! Those of you who enjoy your sports films are undoubtedly familiar with Goon, which followed Seann William Scott's Doug Glatt as he left the life of a bouncer behind to become one of the leading enforcers in semi-pro hockey. Featuring the greatest sport on the planet, plenty of laughs and Seann William Scott beating the crap out of folks, Goon... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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The poster for the Goon sequel marks the return of the ass-kicking enforcer

30 July 2015 9:52 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Those of you who enjoy your sports films are undoubtedly familiar with Goon, which followed Seann William Scott's Doug Glatt as he left the life of a bouncer behind to become one of the leading enforcers in semi-pro hockey. Featuring the greatest sport on the planet, plenty of laughs and Seann William Scott beating the crap out of folks, Goon delivered pretty much everything you'd want. For fans... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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‘Unfinished Business’ VOD Review

9 July 2015 1:48 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, June Diane Raphael, Britton Sear, Ella Anderson, Nick Frost, James Marsden | Written by Steve Conrad | Directed by Ken Scott

Daniel Trunkman (Vaughn), a hard-working but disillusioned salesman, decides to set up on his own and take on the big man – or more specifically his cut-throat former boss Chuck (Miller). Accompanied by two unlikely associates; Timothy McWinters (Wilkinson) and Mike Pancake (Franco), he travels to Europe to close the most important deal of his life. But what begins as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.

Ken Scott, director of Starbuck and its Us remake Delivery Man, seems to have cornered the market in broad comedies with emotional heart. Delivery Man could have been just another gross out comedy about »

- Phil Wheat

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13 things we want to see in Made in Chelsea: La

23 June 2015 5:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Made in Chelsea's ninth series sadly came to an end on E4 last night (boo), but the closing credits gave us an exciting glimpse of its summer spin-off series set in Los Angeles.

If the La series is anywhere near as fun as last year's NYC stint, it's going to be another American adventure full of squabbles, flirting and potential new relationships. Here are a few things we definitely want to see happening when it returns:

1. Alik reuniting with Louise

Ok, Los Angeles might be quite far away from New York, but surely we'll see some kind of reunion between Alik and Louise? Despite parting ways last week, their relationship remains intact and it is a must to see the Fonz-wannabe coming back. Any excuse to see him arrive in his leather jacket shouting "hey babe!" really.

2. The return of Carson

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The boys are back in town in first cast photo from Goon: Last of the Enforcers

21 June 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jay Baruchel has taken to Twitter to mark the start of production on Goon: Last of the Enforcers by releasing the first cast photo from the follow-up to the cult 2011 comedy…

Goon: Last of the Enforcers sees Seann William Scott back as Doug “the Thug” Glatt alongside fellow returnees Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill, Marc-André Grondin, Kim Coates and Baruchel, who also makes his directorial debut with the film. New additions include Wyatt Russell and Elisha Cuthbert.

Goon: Last of the Enforcers will arrive some time in 2016.

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- Gary Collinson

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Goon 2: Jay Baruchel Shares First Image from the Last Of The Enforcers Set

20 June 2015 12:08 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The hockey comedy Goon was a nice little underrated gem of 2011, and while there had been talk of a sequel in the interim, it was unclear if the follow-up would actually come to fruition. Cut to today, where production is indeed underway on Goon 2, which is officially titled Goon: Last of the Enforcers. We know filming has begun because Jay Baruchel just shared an image of the cast reunited on set, decked out in full hockey gear. In addition to producing and filling a supporting role onscreen, Baruchel co-wrote the first film alongside Evan Goldberg. For Last of the Enforcers, Baruchel is making his directorial debut, taking over helming duties from Goon’s Michael Dowse. Goon star Seann William Scott returns in the lead role as Doug “the Thug” Glatt, who in the first film went from bar bouncer to enforcer for a minor league hockey team. In the sequel, »

- Adam Chitwood

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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

- simonbrew

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Liev Schreiber And Seann William Scott Return For Goon: Last Of The Enforcers

10 June 2015 7:41 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The cast has been announced for Goon: Last Of The Enforcers, the follow up to 2011’s Goon directed by Michael Dowse.

Entertainment One (eOne), and producers No Trace Camping and Caramel Films, have confirmed that Liev Schreiber will return as the iconic Ross “The Boss” Rhea alongside Seann William Scott as lovable enforcer Doug “The Thug” Glatt in the highly anticipated Goon: Last Of The Enforcers, set to begin production in Toronto on June 22nd.

Also reprising their roles will be Marc-André Grondin as superstar Xavier Laflamme; Kim Coates as Highlanders Coach Ronnie Hortense; and Alison Pill as Glatt’s love interest, Eva.

Joining the returning cast are stars Wyatt Russell and Elisha Cuthbert.

Wyatt Russell, most recently seen in the 2014 hit 22 Jump Street and starring next in Richard Linklater’s That’S What I’M Talking About, played professional hockey in Canada and Europe following a collegiate career at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. »

- Michelle McCue

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Hockey Brawler Pic ‘Goon’ Sequel Has Wyatt Russell Squaring Off With Liev Schreiber, Seann William Scott

10 June 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Entertainment One is dropping the puck on Goon: Last Of The Enforcers, a sequel to the 2011 indie. Wyatt Russell has just been set to star in the film, with Liev Schreiber returning as the iconic brawler Ross "The Boss" Rhea and Seann William Scott as lovable enforcer Doug "The Thug" Glatt. Jay Baruchel, who co-wrote the script with Jesse Chabot, will direct as he reprises his role as Dougthe Thug's best pal, Pat. Also reprising will be Marc-André Grondin as… »

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Elisha Cuthbert Skates Her Way Into Jay Baruchel's 'Goon 2'

9 June 2015 2:31 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

2011's R-rated raunchy-sports-comedy-with-a-heart-of-gold Goon is the latest comedy to be getting a sequel. And while law of averages are not in its favor when it comes to comedy sequels, Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Liev Schreiber and Alison Pill are all set to return and throw around hockey pucks as much as they do certain four-letter words in Goon: Last of the Enforcers. Joining them inside the ice rink, however, is Elisha Cuthbert. The "24" and Girl Next Door star joins the movie to play Pill's outlandish sister. Pill plays Eva, the love interest to rising hockey star Doug "The Thug" Glatt (Scott). This new movie finds Doug and his team, Halifax Highlanders, working with a variety of new players during a pro lockout. So it looks like Cutherbert isn't the only newbie in the Goon universe, and with production to begin on June 21 in Toronto under producers David Gross, Jesse Shapira and Jeff Arkuss, »

- Will Ashton

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Elisha Cuthbert joins Goon: Last of the Enforcers; Liev Schreiber to return

9 June 2015 6:27 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The Girl Next Door has been cast in Goon: Last Of The Enforcers. THR is reporting that Elisha Cuthbert will play the ostentatious sister of Alison Pill’s Eva in the sequel. Pill will be back, and according to the site, Liev Schreiber will also reprise his role from the first film as Ross "The Boss" Rhea. Seann William Scott's hockey enforcer Doug “The... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Casting: Cotillard, Glen, Cuthbert, Danner

8 June 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Untitled Robert Zemeckis Project

Marion Cotillard is set to join Brad Pitt in an untitled project at Paramount Pictures which Robert Zemeckis is slated to direct. Steven Knight penned the period spy thriller which will be shot before Pitt gets to work on the "World War Z" sequel which Juan Antonio Bayona directs. [Source: Deadline]

Beautiful Devils

Iain Glen ("Game of Thrones") has joined the cast of James Marquand's psychological thriller "Beautiful Devils" which began filming in London last week. The project is described as a contemporary music business version of "Othello". Filming began last week around areas of East London ahead of a Spring 2016 release. [Source: Variety]

Goon: Last of the Enforcers

Elisha Cuthbert has joined the cast of the upcoming sports comedy sequel "Goon: Last of the Enforcers" starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Liev Schreiber and Alison Pill. Filming begins June 21st in Toronto.

Scott plays hockey enforcer Doug 'the »

- Garth Franklin

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Elisha Cuthbert Joins Goon: Last Of The Enforcers

7 June 2015 7:53 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With co-writer and co-star Jay Baruchel taking the director’s chair for the Goon sequel, the further misadventures of Seann William Scott’s Doug “The Thug” Glatt is busy assembling its cast. First among the new faces for the follow-up is Elisa Cuthbert. The sequel – known as Goon: Last Of The Enforcers – finds Glatt and his team, the Halifax Highlanders back on the ice with a group of new players during a professional strike. Cuthbert will be the showy sister of Alison Pill’s Eva, with Liev Schreiber also back as rival hockey player Ross Rhea.Baruchel is set to start calling the shots on June 21 in Toronto, with Scott busy getting back in fighting shape for the film. Cuthbert, who may still be best known as the cougar-adjacent Kim Bauer in 24, worked alongside Scott on Courteney Cox’s film directing debut, Just Before I Go. She most recently appeared »

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What The Rock’s Been Cooking: A Dwayne Johnson Retrospective

29 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The key moment in the acting career of Dwayne Johnson is an obvious one that occurs not very long into The Rundown, the 2003 adventure film that paired him with the intermittently watchable Seann William Scott. As Johnson’s character, a “retrieval expert”, walks into a club to collect one of his charges, Arnold Schwarzenegger, playing himself for all we know, tips his hat to Johnson and simply says, “Have fun.” It’s a blessing, first of all, from the undisputed king of action film braggadocio, but as delivered by the Terminator himself, it’s also a warning, a reminder to not take the blows of his career too seriously, especially in an arduous career that will likely involve getting critically lambasted on the regular despite being popular as all get out. The funny thing is that Johnson has never seemed to struggle in his career, even when his talents have »

- Chris Cabin

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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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